Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi - review

CoverThe Last Jedi definitely feels like the middle of something rather than a joyous beginning or a nail biting conclusion. It's a crowded ensemble piece with multiple interweaving storylines. New characters are introduced and old hands are... shall we say... "retired". You are left wanting to see just a bit more of pretty much everything and everyone which is commendable considering the lengthy runtime... [click here...]

 

Thor 12-Inch Action Figure - Toy review

CoverHasbro release a new 12-inch figure in the Marvel Legends collection. Rather than the film versions with which so many people are familiar, it’s nice to see a return to the comic book interpretations. Here we have a very muscular God of Thunder, Son of Odin, with over 30 points of articulation. He is donned in his classic Asgard attire – complete with cape. There are two alternative hands and two Mjolnir hammers – one of which allows the light through it. The hands that are already on the figure are a left clenched fist and a slightly open right fist which grips the hammer. As you would expect the two spare hands are the opposite to this. So, you might have him hold both hammers, or may want to have him clench both fists and slot the handle of Mjolnir through his belt... [click here...]

 

Vault of Horror: The Italian Connection (Vinyl)

CoverCourtesy of Demon Records comes Vault of HorrorThe Italian Connection, 20 tracks from composers Ennio Morricone, Fabio Frizzi, Franco Micalizzi, Stelvio Cipriani and others taken from horror films from their heyday in the 1970s and 1980s – with one or two outside of that period. The format comes as 2 x 180G black vinyl records, a CD version and a 12 x 12 art print. In addition, film historian Alan Jones provides comprehensive biographical notes... [click here...]

 

Star Wars: Christmas Tree Sweatshirt - review

CoverAbsolute Cult's Star Wars Christmas Jumper collection will add some much needed galactic spirit to the festive period with its cool retro inspired designs. The range includes a number of different styles and colours with sizes to fit children to adults alike... [click here...]

 

 

Marvel Legends Series: Hulk 14.5-Inch Figure

CoverThe awe-inspiring 14.5-inch Hulk Legends figure from the Marvel Legends Series is an epic addition to any Super Hero and Super Villain collection. Featuring 30-plus points of articulation, alternate hands and head, and premium styling, you can set it up in epic poses and imagine Hulk smashing into battle... [click here...]

 

 

Thunderbirds Are Go: Volume 2 - Soundtrack

CoverSilva Screen Records release a second volume of music from Thunderbirds are Go, a modern remake of the classic 1960s adventure series. With the stories focused around the Tracy brothers it's fitting that another team of brothers, Ben and Nick Foster have taken on the job of providing new music for this seminal series. Facing the daunting task of following in the footsteps of the original and prolific Thunderbirds composer Barry Gray the duo have followed the same route employing a full symphony orchestra, adding modern touches to bring the sound completely up to date but retaining reverence for the original... [click here...]

 

Tank Girl: World War Tank Girl - Graphic novel

Cover“We’re coming back for you… just hold on, okay?” It’s the grand finale of Tank Girl’s first ever trilogy, from creator Alan Martin and mind-blowing artist Brett Parson. Tank Girl and the gang travel back to World War Two, in an attempt to save their strangely haunted friend Sub Girl. New allegiances lead them astray, ending up in a battle of epic proportions. Join Tank Girl, Booga, Jet Girl et al, as they jump the shark, nuke the fridge, and give the Third Reich a right good bloody nose…! [click here...]

 

Star Wars: R2-D2 Mini Light - review

CoverIlluminate your desk with a little help from the light side of the force with this R2-D2 mini light. Simply push down on the lovable astromech droid’s head to make the cylinder light up and brighten up the area immediately around it. This portable light is handy in the dark, but also looks cool throughout the day thanks to its iconic Star Wars design. Not only that, but it makes official sounds from the movie every time you switch it on... [click here...]

 

Star Wars: Stormtroopers - Book review

CoverFrom their very first appearance in Star Wars: A New Hope - in which Darth Vader marched aboard Princess Leia's ship flanked by soldiers in all white - the stormtroopers have created an indelible mark on the galaxy far, far away. They have gone from the faceless enforcers of Imperial oppression to men conscripted into service with origin stories and the ability to make decisions. Star Wars: Stormtroopers explores these striking warriors and their evolution in depth for the first time. Trace the roots of their creation and design from the original trilogy; their many iterations in cartoons, comics, novels and merchandising; their development into a central character; and their resonance within Star Wars fandom... [click here...]

 

The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Blu-ray review

CoverThe seventh season of The Walking Dead sees Negan’s savage rule pushing the residents of Alexandria to their emotional and physical limits. Rick Grimes's spirit and will to fight is broken as he realises he can't fight any more. The new world order sees Negan as the leader that all must follow. Negan's people, the Saviours, number too many to take out and with all the guns from Alexandria having been taken by Negan even a small assault is next to impossible. But some of Rick's group aren't taking this laying down. Some set out on their own quests of vengeance, whilst Rick starts to realise that Negan can not be reasoned with and that the end game will have to see them face Negan and his mighty army... [click here...]