As New York Comic Con's official correspondent (on behalf of Decider.com), Katie Linendoll interviews Mark Robben, Director of Marketing at Funko, the pop culture collectible manufacturer. They chat about the hottest Pop Vinyls, Funko's booming success, and how the Golden Girls action figure set became the event's hottest toy.
After a weekend of New York Comic Con my special fx artist Alicia Oliveri insisted we end the week with a pop art look! I love this! And fairly easy to achieve! Cap it off with a dry erase board fun comic bubble headband that you can change out the message on ! I got mine at Abracadabra in NYC but they are available in various places on the web :)
Netflix took the big stage at New York Comic-Con to present their brand new animated series, Trollhunters, which will arrive on the streaming service on December 23, 2016. Right before the crowd at Madison Square Garden got the first glimpse at the colorful footage, including the trailer below, we caught up with the cast and creators to get the inside scoop on the family show. Created by Guillermo del Toro, fans will be able to recognize his unique influence on the show, while keeping it friendly for all ages.
The Man In The High Castle, Amazon’s ambitious adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel, has already attracted more than its fair share of controversy. The show first found itself embroiled in scandal when it plastered the New York City subway system with Nazi imagery, and then Amazon abruptly parted ways with its creator and Season 1 showrunner Frank Spotnitz midway through the filming of the show’s second season. However, the show and its primary cast members —Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, DJ Qualls and Brennan Brown— were received with rapturous applause when they appeared earlier today at New York Comic Con.
Going through the short list of films which were able to seamlessly leverage advances in computer generated imagery (CGI) to tell an effective story to audiences, three films stand out: Jurassic Park, Avatar, and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.
Every city, no matter how big or how small, has its fair share of psychics. Sometimes they operate out of storefronts, sometimes from an individual’s residence. Well, have you ever wondered what goes on behind those closed curtains? The screenwriter Les Bohem certainly did, so he wandered into one. He came out not with a fortune but, rather, an idea for a television show.
You thought the culture war between Democrats and Republicans was fierce? It doesn’t hold a candle to the blood wars that have been going on between the lycans and vampires for thousands of years, y’all! Decider caught up with the impossibly gorgeous Kate Beckinsale and the impossibly handsome Theo James, stars of the new film Underworld: Blood Wars, at New York Comic Con earlier today, where we talked to them about their upcoming action-adventure fantasy epic.
The streets of Hollywood are littered with the detritus of big budget video game adaptations that have failed to get film franchises off the ground: Prince Of Persia, Warcraft, Doom, Max Payne … we could go on and on. This is why it’s so surprising to hear that the Resident Evilfranchise is voluntarily coming to an end in 2017 when Resident Evil: The Final Chapter hits theaters. Since its theatrical debut in 2002, the series has spawned a total of six films and grossed well over $1 billion in worldwide box office, making it the most successful film series of its kind.
As Psych taught us for years, there’s a lot of mileage when it comes to the world of fake psychics, and this December, Hulu is planning on showing us an even darker side of this world. At New York Comic Con, Hulu presented a screening and a panel for its latest drama, Shut Eye, and even with its big name protagonist, it was the women of the series who commanded attention.
Archer has developed one of the most fervent fan bases in all of television over the course of its first seven seasons. FX’s animated (in every sense of the word) spy spoof is debuting its eighth season in January 2017, and Decider —New York Comic Con‘s official correspondent— caught up with the cast last night just before they headed over to the Hammerstein Ballroom for a sold-out extravaganza.
New York Comic Con kicked off four days of craziness this morning with thousands of fans lined up outside of the Javits Center in New York City. The first stop for many of these rabid fanboys and fangirls was at the Funko booth, where the creators of the wildly popular Pop! lines of merchandise.
Tech expert Katie Linendoll needs a second segment the same day to showcase all the great gadgets she’s brought to TODAY, including a device that sanitizes and disinfects shoes, an electric bike that folds up, and a light that can project your favorite sports teams onto your home. Get your holiday shopping list ready!