Saturday, January 31, 2009

Enterprise Sets

Courtesy of Playmates toys, we get a better look at the new Bridge and Transporter Room!

First up, the Bridge!It looks great! And you can see the stand up stations (I think one will be Communications). I'm thinking the plexiglass shields behind the stand-up stations might just be that,shields to protect the crew in case of explosions. There's no sign of Spock's special Science Station Scanner though... They're probably saving that reveal for the movie!

And the Transporter Room!It looks like there will be three slider bars on the actual transporter console, so that's great! I hope the Transporter has six stations. It's quite possible they haven't included all the stations because it's a toy. The Next Generation Transporter room playset only had 2 stations, so it's quite possible.

Nothing I've seen so far looks 'wrong', if that makes any sense.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Aquaman/Batman Bromance?

I was rereading some comics the other day and came across this classic Bob Haney resolution to a tale told in The Brave and the Bold 114. Bob was notorious for not really caring about DC continuity... so much so that Brave and the Bold team-ups are said to have happened on Earth-Haney, in his honor. It explains how Batman could team-up with Wildcat (who lived on Earth-2), and others. A classic ending to most of these tales involved the friendly handshake between heroes coupled with some corny dialogue. Don't believe me?? Check this out:
"But take him all in all, he's... beautiful!"
You don't see dialogue like that in comics today!! I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing though...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Star Trek Merch!

Courtesy of TrekWeb, it appears the new movie is also going to have an incredible number of tie-in's! According to the article:

The Mattel agreement expands upon an existing worldwide deal which provides the toy maker the ability to create numerous branded Star Trek products including a line of Barbie® Collector dolls, Tyco® R/C flying radio controlled vehicles, a Scene It?® DVD game and a 20Q Star Trek trivia game.

Two new partners will further Star Trek presence in the game category. USAopoly will create a Star Trek-branded Monopoly edition for fans and Fundex will develop co-branded board games - UNO, Scrabble, Magic 8 Ball, Phase 10 and All About Trivia - for the United States and Canada.

For gifts

Vandor will develop a wide range of gift items including cookie jars, salt and pepper sets, mugs, clocks, magnets, lights and more.

Funko will introduce a pop-culture lineup of high quality bobbleheads and vinyl figurines.

For apparel

Briefly Stated will take on the adult market for sleepwear and loungewear.

E.S. Originals will create kids footwear, bags and accessories.

AME will develop sleepwear for children.

For home décor

York/Roommates is developing peel-and-stick wall art and décor, including life-size wall murals.

Rabbit Tanaka is developing lighting, wall art and other creative home décor elements.

Trends International is offering posters.

For fragrance

GenkiWear, LLC is developing a trio of fragrances celebrating classic Star Trek. "Tiberius," "Pon Farr" and "Red Shirt" fragrances will be available in stores in the spring.

For accessories is developing silver plated cufflinks

Bradford Exchange will offer direct-to-consumer items such as leather jackets, laptop bags, patches, pins and flags.

For jewelry

MBI/Danbury Mint will offer jewelry such as men's and women's rings in a direct-to-consumer deal.

That's an awful lot of merchandise... I better start saving now!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Red Lantern Wallpaper

I found this image on a Green Lantern message board. I added a logo. Art by the very talented Ivan Reis!

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Green Lantern and Booster Gold

Art by Cliff Chiang and Ed Benes!

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Green Lantern

Here's Green Lantern Hal Jordan as rendered by the talented Shane Davis!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Star Trek Props Revealed!

Courtesy of Playmates, we now know what the Phaser, Communicator, and Tricorder look like! Each of these toys are electronic, so they'll mimic the sounds used in the movie! When I was a kid, I had to buy the Exploration Set model kit and put the props together. Of course, back then they were just model props with decals, but now... Wow!
First, up, the Communicator:
Next is the Tricorder:
And finally, the new Phaser:I can't wait to see them in action!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


April's solicitations came out Monday and they confirm Aquagirl will be part of the current Teen Titans! Whoo-Hooo! But someone needs to remind the editor that clunky boots are not for swimmers!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Legion Flight Ring Alternate

An alternate version of the previously posted wallpaper!

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Legion Flight Ring

In honor of the Legion's first live action television appearance on Smallville this week!

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Flash Rebirth

Just some art that came together...


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Friday, January 16, 2009

New Addition

This is the latest addition to my Star Trek collection courtesy of my good friends, Liz and Karen (and Brendan)! I read somewhere that the Enterprise seen in the box is the first scene ever depicted on a PEZ dispenser. So that makes it something that even PEZ collectors would want! Very cool!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Star Trek Props!

Courtesy of, here's a picture of Uhura's earpiece (great job, looks as it should),
Kirk's communicator (looks fine, but we haven't seen what's under the hood and it may be super-cool!),
and something woefully mis-labeled as McCoy's Medical Tricorder (I'm going to venture a guess and say that it's really the inside of a hypospray, or some other medical device).I can't wait to see the actual Tricorders and most of all, the new Phaser!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Poll Results!

The last poll asked which Teen Titan was your favorite, and the results are in! Racing to the front of the pack (forgive the pun) with 29% of the vote is Kid Flash! I always thought Kid Flash's powers are pretty awesome, but he also had one of the coolest costumes ever!
Next came Robin, with 17% of the vote! I figured Robin would do this well. Every incarnation of the Teen Titans, except for one, has always had a Robin. Whether it's Dick Grayson or Tim Drake, Robin is the King of the sidekicks, and deserves to place as well as he did.
Wonder Girl finished with 11% of the vote, and once again, I think deservedly so, as the character of Wonder Girl was created for this series. Wonder Girl had appeared in Wonder Woman, but these were in flashback tales and were always about Wonder Woman herself as a girl. Donna Troy Wonder Girl exists only because of the Teen Titans. Her origin was first explained in issue 22 (and has been expanded upon ever since).Aqualad swam away with 11% of the vote! Aqualad has always had an off-and-on again relationship with the Teen Titans, but he's a founding member, along with Robin and Kid Flash. Being a founding member of the Teen Titans doesn't have any perks, unlike being a founding member of the Justice League, like Aquaman is. I have a hunch the second Aquagirl, Loreena (introduced in the last Aquaman series) will be joining the current Teen Titans team in a few months. I hope it's the beginning of a long association.
And Beast Boy (also known as Changeling) also squirrelled away 11% of the vote! Gar was a popular part of the New Teen Titans, as well as a part of the animated show, so I can see why he'd place where he did. Gar Logan was also an actor in Space Trek 2099, a show that seems very familiar to Trekkies everywhere.
Tied for next popular with 5% of the vote is Starfire, who since her first appearance, has proven to be a very popular character. And the fact that she's built like a porn star has nothing to do with it! At all. Whatsoever. What's that saying about fanboys and basements?Speedy, the Emerald Archer's ward, also got 5% of the vote. I liked Speedy as a character, but at the same time I didn't like him because it always seemed like Speedy got more appearances in the Titans books than Aqualad ever did, which drove me crazy, being an Aqualad fan. Who's a member of the Justice League now? Red Arrow (formerly Speedy). And where's Tempest (formerly Aqualad)? See what I mean?
Raven also got 5% of the vote. Together with Starfire and Cyborg, they all appeared in the New Teen Titans, making them relative newcomers to the Titans mythos. I always liked Raven's costume and since it's been varied only slightly over the years, it must say something about the design of the original that the character looks basically the same after almost 30 years.
And finally, the character who didn't even get one vote, was surprisingly enough, Cyborg. Cyborg was one of the most popular characters to come from the Wolfman/Perez New Teen Titans... He even got into the Super Friends Galactic Guardians animated show because of that popularity! Every team needs to have it's techno-whiz and Cyborg plays that part perfectly.

Thanks for voting and be sure to check out the new Star Trek themed poll in the sidebar!