This Avengers Bruce Banner Figure Isn't Always Angry

It's been a while since I've reviewed any of the awesome Movie Masterpiece figures from Hong Kong collectible toy company Hot Toys, mainly because it's been a while since I've actually gotten one. Not for lack of want, mind you, but the cost of the individual figures puts quite a dent in my wallet. » 4/21/14 7:00am Monday 7:00am

​10 Things In The Cinematic Marvel Universe That Make No Damn Sense

Marvel's self-made superhero movies are box office blockbusters and massively fun. But they're not perfect; like so many summer action flicks, they can be plenty dumb, and there's no sense in pretending otherwise. Here are 10 plot holes from Marvel's movies that we're still trying not to think about. » 4/07/14 5:07pm 4/07/14 5:07pm

Which Studio's Attempt To Copy Marvel's Movie Universe Is Most Doomed?

The rules have changed for superhero movies. Any studio that's serious about being in the game is openly trying to copy Marvel's comic-book-esque strategy of a shared universe and an interlocking series of series, with crossovers. But which studio is most likely to succeed in grabbing at Marvel's crown? » 3/31/14 1:53pm 3/31/14 1:53pm

​7 Characters Who Were Saved by the Fans

Authors, showrunners, directors and horrible people. They kill characters we love constantly, just to make us feel emotions, or they give us awesome characters and then plan to get rid of them for no reason! Luckily, sometimes fans can come together and keep these bastards from destroying the fictional people we love — … » 3/10/14 5:40pm 3/10/14 5:40pm

The Avengers Are Assembling in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition [Update]

Marvel, Mojang and Microsoft are teaming up to deliver an official Avengers Skin Pack to the Xbox 360 version of the popular block builder. The pack, coming soon, will feature 35 character skins, including Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Loki, Wasp, Falcon, Vision, Maria Hill,… » 12/18/13 10:00am 12/18/13 10:00am

Superhero Crossovers Aren’t Going Away. Can They Please Get Better?

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Baseball starts in the spring. Just when that sport’s season is wrapping up, football kicks off and goes into the winter. When it comes to comics crossovers, though, it seems like big universe changing-events are always in season. Right now, DC and Marvel have major happenings threading across big chunks of their… » 9/11/13 5:00pm 9/11/13 5:00pm

The Most Intrepid Superhero Spaceships

On Earth, superheroes can soar through the air and swing through the urban jungle like Tarzan. But when costumed crime-fighters go into deep space, they often need a ship to zoom around in. Here's a round up of insane and awesome superhero space vehicles. » 9/02/13 5:30am 9/02/13 5:30am

This Avengers Hulk Figure Will Smash You

"Hulk smash!" Seriously, those were my first words upon opening the box containing my latest Hot Toys treasure. As those who have been following know, I've been collecting whatever Movie Masterpiece Avengers figures released from the Hong Kong collectible toy company that I can. While I'm missing a couple of side… » 8/15/13 6:00am 8/15/13 6:00am

The Problem of Premature Nerdgasms

Geeky pop culture sometimes feels like a collection of cool stuff: "Hero" moments and "holy shit did you see that" images. And sometimes it feels like the people who update our most beloved stories want to include those moments — without doing anything to set them up properly. The premature nerdgasm is a serious problem. » 7/31/13 5:13pm 7/31/13 5:13pm

Robots Are the New Mutants (Kind of) in Avengers A.I.

Mutants have waved the ‘hated & feared’ flag in the Marvel Universe pretty much since the introduction of the X-Men fifty years ago. But, after the events of the publisher’s Age of Ultron event, humanity’s evolutionary offshoot will have some competition from the non-organic consciousnesses roaming in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s… » 7/02/13 3:00pm 7/02/13 3:00pm

This Loki Figure Made Me Appreciate The Avengers Costume Designers

As people are probably aware from my fairly frequent posts about Hong Kong collectible toy company Hot Toys' Movie Masterpiece figures, I am a bit of a fan of the collectible figurine. Especially the ones that look superbly close to the real life characters they're modeled after. » 6/06/13 6:30am 6/06/13 6:30am