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WATCH – Sean Astin talks TMNT, Lord of The Rings, and Goonies at BoroughCon

Sean Astin gives some behind-the-scenes insight about working on The Lord of the Rings, Goonies, and the current version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, among other stories during his panel at BoroughCon.

For those who do not want to watch the full panel (but you really should), here are a few highlights to get you interested:

Ever wanted to know the deal with that octopus scene from “The Goonies”? Sean Astin helps us figure out what was going on in that part of the famous 80’s movie, as well as a few other flubs you may have never noticed before.

During the panel, Sean Astin was asked about how he got the role of Sam in the LOTR movies, and explained that he had never read the books before, how he got the role and what it was like working on the movies.

Sean Astin talks about his experiences working on Nickeloden’s version of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”.

Sean was also a part of the “Everything Voice Acting” panel, which we highly recommend you check out as it was possibly the best panel at the entire event.

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Funko and Super7 reveal enormous line-up for “ReAction” launch

Capitalizing on the success of their “Alien” action figures, Funko and Super7 have joined together to create a new line of retro-style figures, but this time not based on existing toys.

The pair has laid all the cards on the table with their ReAction line of 3 3/4″ figures, announcing over 60 figures for 2014 including The Rocketeer, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Predator, The Terminator, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Back to the Future, Escape from New York, Firefly, Scream, The Goonies, Universal Monsters, Pulp Fiction, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, Trick ‘R Treat, Halloween and The Crow. This initial announcement takes us just to the Fall, so who knows what Winter will have in store for us!

The news was given to Entertainment Earth, who currently have photos of a few of the figures slated for Spring.

Here are all of the announced figures, which you can pre-order on Entertainment Earth:

Back to the Future (Out in June)
-Marty McFly
-Doc Emmett Brown
-George McFly
-Biff Tannen

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Out in July)
-Buffy
-Angel
-Oz
-Willow
-Spike
-The Gentleman

The Crow (Out in September)
-The Crow

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Escape from New York (Out in April)
– Snake Plissken
– Snake Plissken with jacket

Firefly (Out in April)
-Malcolm Reynolds
-Zoe Washburne
-Hoban Washburne
-Jayne Cobb
-Kaylee Frye

Friday The 13th (Out in September)
-Jason Voorhees

Goonies (Out in October)
-Sloth
-Mikey
-Mouth
-Chunk
-Data

Halloween (Out in September)
-Michael Myers

Hellraiser (Out in September)
-Pinhead

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (Out in August)
– Jack Skellington
– Sally
– Mayor
– Behemoth
– The Devil
– Barrel

Nightmare on Elm Street (Out in September)
-Freddy Krueger

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Predator (Out in September)
– Predator with closed mouth
– Predator with mask
– Predator with open mouth
– CLear masked Predator (for stealth)

Pulp Fiction (Out in July)
-Jimmie Dimmick
-Mia Wallace
-Butch Coolidge
-The Gimp
-The Wolf
-Vincent Vega

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The Rocketeer (Out in June)
-Rocketeer

Scream (Out in September)
-Ghostface

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The Terminator (Out in April)
– Kyle Reese
– T-800 tech noir outfit
– T-800 with leather jacket
– T-800 Endoskeleton
– T-800 Chrome Endoskeleton

Trick ‘R Treat (Out in September)
-Sam

Universal Monsters (Out in August)
-Wolfman
-Invisible Man
-Mummy
-Dracula
-Frankenstein
-Bride of Frankenstein
-Creature From the Black Lagoon

This is a tremendous announcement with a lot of cool items, and there is still plenty more to be revealed at NY Toy Fair next week. As for the look of these figures, it is definitely a hit or miss with them. The “Alien” line worked well because it was based on pre-existing figures that were never made and had a demand behind them. These figures are an interesting concept, but the execution may turn off some collectors from purchasing a great deal of these. However, the nostalgic look combined with the particular licenses they acquired should attract plenty of eyes and wallets to them, since they do have a unique charm with their appearance. Time will tell how successful they are, but I hope it survives for a while so we can see what else comes out of it.

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New York Toy Fair 2013: “Ripple Junction” booth

Releasing whimsical novelty items since 1992, “Ripple Junction” brought their retro and modern goods to NY Toy Fair 2013 at the Javits Center.

With items from “My Little Pony”, “The Goonies”, and even the bear coat from Workaholics, Ripple Junction brought the nostalgia back for all ages. “The Big Bang Theory” was the hot item for Ripple Junction this year, specifically anything with Soft Kitty or “Bazinga” emblazoned on it. There were hats, slippers, jackets, belt buckles, lunch boxes, Christmas ornaments, socks, t-shirts, sweaters, and just about anything else you can think of with the soft kitty on it.

My personal favorite was easily the Big Bang Theory “Soft Kitty” hoodie. Featuring cat ears on the hood, paw mittens for your hands, and a cat tail on the back, the item is available for men and female (meaning I can wear this and keep my dignity). The women’s version has a pink lining on it, while the male version does not. Offering your stomach for tummy rubs should be done at the wearer’s own discretion. Purr, purr, purr…

Check out the gallery below for all of their items at NY Toy Fair!

You can check out more of Ripple Junction over on their website, which features a much wider variety of items than shown at Toy Fair.

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