J.R.R. Tolkien remains one of the most influential fantasy authors to this day, giving us The Lord of The Rings series, and a legacy that continues to live on today. Fox Searchlight is readying to release a new biographical movie about the man soon, and the first trailer for it has finally dropped.
Check out the trailer below, and enjoy it with your second breakfast or elevenses:
The film stars Nicholas Hoult as Tolkien himself, along with Lily Collins as his wife Edith, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi. It’s directed by Dome Karukoski.
Here is the official synopsis from Fox Searchlight:
TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.
Funko has a gargantuan booth every year at Toy Fair, and this year was even bigger than before! Here is everything we saw in their booth during NY Toy Fair 2018.
Funko was in full force at NY Toy Fair 2018, and brought many new products for the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” along with a multitude of more horror movies. Included here are action figures, mystery minis, funko pops, bobbleheads, and a new line of classic Mattel He-Man style action figures with some familiar slashers of the 80’s.
Check out the new sports pops from Funko, including items with current roster and legendary players. Featured here are funko pops from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, and WWE.
Funko’s enormous booth also had a ton of movie licenses for their Funko Pop figures and mystery minis. Shown in this video are products from characters in Harry Potter, Ready Player One, Jumanji, Wonder Woman, Princess Bride, Jurassic Park, Home Alone, James Bond, Lord of the Rings, Thor: Ragnarok, Elf, Mad Max: Fury Road, Super Troopers, Tommy Boy, La La Land, Bright, and more.
Funko’s massive colossal booth included funko pops, mystery minis and bobbleheads from loads of TV show licenses, including Riverdale, Gossip Girl, Golden Girls, Bob Ross, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Game of Thrones, SMallville, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Tick, The Walking Dead, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Funko fanatics love Funko pops based on characters from modern and nostalgic cartoons. At NY Toy Fair 2018, the company showed off many new Pops of beloved licenses, including Nickelodeon, He-Man, Thundercats, The Jetsons, Care Bears, Rick and Morty, and Disney properties like Frozen, Winnie The Pooh, Aladdin, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Moana.
Funko Pops look especially great when they capture video game licenses, and NY Toy Fair 2018 debuted a massive amount of new products from these properties.
Included are Funko Pops and Mystery Minis Blind Boxes from Marvel Comic’s Contest of Champions, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Cuphead, Monster Hunter, Destiny, Hello Neighbor, Horizon Zero Dawn, Minecraft, Overwatch, and more.
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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.
NECA was at NY Toy Fair 2013 debuting so many new action figures that it will make your head spin!
A big hit at their booth this year was their displays for their Aliens and Predator figures. There will be several new Predator figures coming out in 2013, as well as more Aliens and Colonial Marines, including battle-damaged Aliens with exploding bullet holes! A new version of Dutch from the first Predator movie will also be out this year, which looks great. Also being shown off were new figures of ED-209 from “Robocop”, “Kick Ass”, “Prometheus”, “Lord of the Rings”, “Gremlins”, the robots from “Pacific Rim”, the new “Lone Ranger” film, and Rambo.
In the world of video games, new figures were displayed from Team Fortress 2, Bioshock Infinite, and Portal 2, including unpainted prototypes of Atlas & P-Body. Mini figures will also be released in 2013 of all of the soldiers from “Gears of War”, as well as 6-inch ones.
Also on display were large scale figures of Adam West as Batman, Michael Keaton as Batman, and versions of Iron Man and Captain America as seen in “The Avengers” movie. The Batman figures look amazing and will be a must-buy from me when they released!
Check out the gallery below for tons more photos of the NECA booth!
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