The Concord, California-based producer of licensed toys and collectibles, today announced their lineup of exclusive products available at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Factory Entertainment San Diego Comic- Con exclusives are available for advance purchase for the next 48 hours on their website for pick up at the show. In addition, remaining exclusives will be available directly at the booth during regular show hours. For those unable to attend San Diego Comic-Con, they’ve reserved a small quantity of each exclusive that are available for pre-order on their website to ship after the event. In addition to a fantastic lineup of their latest products on display in booth # 2647, they will also have sneak previews of forthcoming products, convention only specials, and in booth appearances and signings with Stan Lee, Deadpool Co-Creator, Fabian Nicieza, fan-favorite artist Randy Martinez and more.
The exciting exclusive line-up is here:
Game Of Thrones fans may not have her armies or ships, but if they act quickly, they can have Daenerys’ dragons! For the first time ever, Factory Entertainment will offer all 3 Game Of Thrones Dragons in a limited edition convention exclusive box set! Featuring cute and cuddly versions of Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion, these 5″ plush dragons are ready to loyally defend their master!
Game of Thrones Hand of the Queen Bottle Opener
The Hand of the Queen is widely known as the closest advisor to the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. No one else is trusted more than the appointed second in command, and when it comes time to crack open a beverage fitting for the leader of a monarch, rest assured that the Hand of the Queen will fulfill anyone’s desires with ease. Now everyone can “drink and know things…” This heavy-duty metal bottle opener features the same antique silver finish as the Hand of the Queen prop worn by Tyrion Lannister.
Justice League Cyborg Metal Miniature™
The Justice League Cyborg Metal Miniature™ features prosthetically-enhanced super genius Vic Stone, one of the featured stars of the Justice League Motion Picture coming this November. This heavyweight collector grade 1:32 scale solid metal collectible features a highly-detailed finish and is spun cast in small batches and hand-painted to exacting standards, perfect for any discerning collector.
Black Panther Metal Miniature™
The highlight of the 2018 superhero movie slate will be Marvel’s Black Panther. The Black Panther Metal Miniature™ features the protector of Wakanda himself, T’Challa, posed in a battle ready position wearing his vibranium weaved suit. This heavyweight collector grade 1:32 scale solid metal collectible features a highly-detailed finish and is spun cast in small batches and hand-painted to exacting standards, perfect for any discerning collector.
The Flash S.T.A.R Laboratories Retractable ID Badge Set and Holder
No need to kick in the door to S.T.A.R. Labs with this San Diego Comic-Con 2017 exclusive, The Flash S.T.A.R. Laboratories Retractable ID Badge Set & Holder! Featuring security badges from fan favorite Flash TV show characters: Barry Allen, Cisco Ramon, Dr. Harrison Wells, and Caitlin Snow! Each set comes with a retractable 36″ length cord attached to a belt clip and vinyl strap to secure the badge.
Back to the Future Time Circuit Keychain
Pop culture enthusiasts can go back to San Diego Comic-Con as many times as they’d like with the 2017 Convention Exclusive Back to The Future Time Circuit Keychain! This sequel to Factory Entertainment’s 2016 SDCC exclusive features this year’s show dates and times of July 19, 2017 6:00 PM to July 23, 2017 5:10 PM. Factory Entertainment’s Time Circuit Keychain will allow anyone to relive the experience over and over and over and over and over… AGAIN!
Back to the Future 18X24 inch print by Randy Martinez
Factory Entertainment is thrilled to offer this Back to The Future convention exclusive 18 x 24 inch print, featuring original and highly detailed artwork by fan favorite Randy Martinez. Experience San Diego Comic-Con with everyone’s favorite time traveling hero in his “hazmat” suit with loyal companion Einstein speeding across the front of the iconic San Diego Convention Center.
Harley Quinn SWAT™ (Soft Weapons And Tactics) Good Night Mini-Bat!
Knock stress out of the park with this San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive, the Harley Quinn SWAT™ Good Night Mini-Bat! Measuring 12″ in length, this plush collectible miniature bat is the perfect size to relieve stress, fidget with or even keep annoying co-workers or family members at bay in a soft and friendly way! This exclusive is based on Harley Quinn’s weapon of choice, her trusty ‘Good Night’ baseball bat from Suicide Squad, and is a scaled version (without sound) of the wildly popular full size SWAT™ Good Night Bat, also available to order on the Factory Entertainment website.
Gotham City 14 Miles Metal Sign
Nothing would look more fitting in a fan’s Batcave (or ‘Mancave’) than this San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive, the “Gotham City 14 Miles” Metal Sign, a replica of the road sign seen outside of the Batcave in the iconic 1966 Batman TV show. This 14″ x 9.5″ collectible metal sign comes straight from the Classic TV Series and is now ready to be displayed! Best of all, included with every purchase of this exclusive is a $100 discount code for Factory Entertainment’s Batcave Desktop Sculpture, good through September 30, 2017, while supplies last!
This full color 120 page hardbound graphic novel, offered in partnership with Shatner Singularity, comes hand-signed by creative team members Stan Lee, Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool Co-Creator), Mariano Nicieza and John Herbert. Adapted by comic book veterans including Fabian Nicieza, Mariano Nicieza, Matt Murray, Frank Lovece, Wilson Ramos Jr., Walter Flanagan and many more. Includes hand painted one of a kind variant covers, deluxe leather-look cover, bookmark ribbon, special extras pocket on the inside back cover. Limited to 100 pieces
This San Diego Comic-Con Convention Exclusive Mystery Box is a real steal of a deal! What’s inside? An awesome assortment of collectibles from fan favorite movies and TV shows. For only $60, fans will get over $200 worth of fantastic geek gear! (Value based on actual retail prices, not a fictional “retail value.”) …but that’s not all! 5% of the Mystery Boxes will also include a special “Golden Ticket” which will entitle the recipient to a free limited edition Factory Entertainment collectible with a retail value of at least $250.00. *Golden Ticket must be redeemed by mail on or prior to September 30th, 2017. Winner will be responsible for shipping and any applicable sales tax. Not available to pre-order for pickup online, only available at booth #2647 during regular show hours.
In-Booth Appearances and Signings with Stan Lee, Fabian Nicieza, Randy Martinez and More!
Factory Entertainment is also very excited to have comic legend Stan Lee appearing at their booth at 12:00 PM Friday, July 21st to greet purchasers of his God Woke Signature Edition Graphic Novel, along with Co-Creators Fabian Nicieza and Mariano Nicieza. In addition, Deadpool Co-Creator, Fabian Nicieza will be signing Factory Entertainment Deadpool collectibles, which may be pre-ordered on their website for pickup at Comic-Con, or for shipment immediately after the show. Lastly, Randy Martinez will be signing a Back To The Future 18 x 24 inch exclusive Back To The Future Print that he created on Thursday, July 17th and Friday, July 18th. Check Factory Entertainment’s booth for specific signing dates and times.
Factory Entertainment, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality licensed toys, collectibles and home goods featuring a wide variety of entertainment properties and pop culture personalities, including Marvel, DC Comics, Game Of Thrones, Harry Potter, Outlander, George R.R. Martin, Archer, Men in Black, Ghostbusters, Universal Monsters, Jurassic World, Back to the Future, Jaws, Friday the 13th, Nightmare On Elm Street, Goonies and many others. For all the latest product information, please visit www.factoryent.com.
Joy Ride Is An Extremely Raunchy And Hilarious Comedy
Joy Ride is an extremely raunchy and hilarious comedy that takes the mantle of ensemble risky
comedies that at times, leave your mouth on the floor. Joy Ride focuses on two best friends
Audrey and Lolo (Ashley Sullivan and Sherry Cola) end up getting roped up into a trip to Asia,
they end up on gals pal cross-continent trek to find Audrey’s long lost birth mother so she
doesn’t lose a huge business deal.
The chemistry in this movie is superb. Every character has their moment to shine and there’s
rarely a scene where you don’t get a belly laugh. I was shocked at how crazy and bold this
movie got, continually pushing the line to get a laugh. The movie does a good job of getting to
the point and getting to the scenes that really make you chuckle. There are some editing choices where the story flies by some stuff, and it feels a little incomplete, but never at the expense of really enjoying being around for the journey.
I thought that this was a sleeper for this year and certainly a movie worth watching with your
friends some weekend. It’s great to throw on if you want a laugh and really just enjoy some
great actors riffing off each other. The focus on culture was a nice touch and really elevated the movie to another level. While I would say if you’re easily offended, this movie is not for you – if you’re looking for a no holds barred comedy, Joy Ride is a trip worth taking.
Who Doesn’t Want To Wear The Ninja Suit Of Snake-Eyes Or Dress Like The Mandalorian?
Hasbro has had their pulse app out for a while now. It allows for access to items to buy, preorder, and a look into future projects and releases. It also allows for a very cool thing most nerds (a group of which I am a proud card-carrying member) have always wanted, the ability to make yourself into an action figure. I’ve contemplated making one for a time but, I finally got my chance to get my hands on one at Comic-Con this year. Now, of course, I had to wait in line as it was a pretty sought-after item. Who doesn’t want to have themselves wear the ninja suit of Snake-Eyes or dressed like a Mandalorian? I was approached by one of the booth staff as I was showing my nephew all the cool ways we could get him his own MIles Morales action figure with his face (as he’s a massive fan) and invited to take a seat and scan our faces into the Hasbro Pulse app with the help of their awesome team and make this dream a reality. My wife was with us, so of course she got in on the fun too. We scanned our faces in and it was very simple and quick. Then we all selected our figures to add our heads to. We all chose Power Rangers(Me as the Black Ranger, my wife chose the pink ranger and the nephew got the red ranger). Then we were told that we needed to wait about 4-6 weeks and we’d have our custom action figure team in our hands. This was a major part of our Comic-Con adventure and definitely, a memory my wife and nephew won’t forget (as it was both of their first Con ever). Thank you to Hasbro for being so generous(also getting me brownie points that home) and I highly suggest checking out Hasbro Pulse and all the cool stuff it has to offer.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter: Double-knock on wood!
Adapted and written largely from the Captain’s Log chapter of Bram Stoker’s magnum opus Dracula, The Last Voyage of the Demeter tells the story of Dracula’s journey by ship from Carpathia to London, and what happened to her crew in the interim.
So here we are in Bulgaria, middle of 1897, and Captain Eliot (Liam Cunningham) of the Russian schooner Demeter is here to take on some strange cargo from some unknown client and transport it to Carfax Abbey in London. In need of some extra hands, the Captain sends out his capable Second Wojchek (David Dastmalchian) to scout for some, and initially the roving black doctor and aspiring philosopher Clemens (Corey Hawkins) is passed over in favor of more work-roughened men. The adorable cabin boy of the Demeter, Toby (Woody Norman), narrowly misses being crushed by the mysterious dragon-marked crates being loaded onto the ship, saved by Clemens himself and switched out with the superstitious sailors running from the Demeter like they had been poisoned by the sign of Dracul. And now, armed with some nine or so crewmen, Doc Clemens, and Captain Eliot himself, the twenty-four strange what looks like coffins adorned with dragon signs brought mostly safely aboard, the Demeter can make for open water and the Hell that awaits them there.
The duty of showing Clemens around the ship falls to a cheerful Toby, who proudly shows him the living areas, the Captain’s quarters, the very-large cargo hold, the galley and kitchen where the overly-devout Joseph (Jon Jon Briones) cooks the crews meals, the various above decks, even the sails, and the rigging are all at least touched on, and the livestock pens that Toby himself is in charge of, including the handsome good-boy doggy Huckleberry, or just Huck. We the audience get a very clear feeling of what it’s like to actually be aboard the Demeter, just how large she really is, and what living on a ship for months at sea is really like, the reality and practicality and the dangers of it.
Everyone more or less settles in for a hopefully uneventful voyage, taking mess around the common table and exchanging ideas or aspirations for when they arrive in London early thanks to the fair winds, and receive a handsome bonus for their troubles. But that involves being alive and making it to London to spend said bonus and pay, and the coffin crates spilling dark soil from the motherland and disgorging all sorts of other nasty secrets, have some serious plans to the contrary.
First, it’s the livestock, innocent and shrieking in their locked pens as a monster takes great furious bites out of their necks, and of course, the creature just straight up ruins poor doggy Huck. Then there’s the fully grown girl that gets dislodged from an open coffin-crate, covered in bite scars and as pale as death, she eventually starts interacting and talking after several blood transfusions from Doc Clemens, Toby learns her name is Anna (Aisling Franciosi). And then, as the weather turns foul and the winds begin to be a serious problem, the attacks turn toward the remaining humans onboard the Demeter.
Most people these days are familiar with Dracula, that gorgeous cunning vampire Elder who can supposedly transform into a bat or a wolf, seducing women to voluntarily offer up their veins like an unholy sacrament, a being at once beautiful and powerful, but also horrific and murderous if given half a heartbeat to smell your blood. This is not Dracula.
Instead, the creature that hunts the humans occupying the Demeter is an absolute monster, not a single human feature left to it, barely even recognizable as humanoid-shaped, instead boasting not just full-length bat wings but an entire exo-skin of bat membranes that can be used for feeding, a mouth full of needle-like teeth akin to a predator of the deepest darkest parts of the ocean, those yellowed Nosferatu eyes that will not tolerate light in any way, and of course giant pointy bat-ears. This is a thing, a grotesque straight from the depths of Hell, and no amount of glamor magic can make this Dracula (Javier Botet) seem like anything other than what he, is – a parasitic demon who only wants your blood. There is no reasoning with it, no trapping it, not even really any talking to it (kinda hard to talk when your throat has been ripped out), and, like the much more frightening Dracula stories of old, no amount of pure faith behind a symbol does anything other than give false hope.
Coming face to face with an actual abomination does different things to different people. The formerly delightfully foul-mouthed Abrams (Chris Walley) dissolves into a blubbering mess; poor Larsen (Martin Furulund) didn’t even get to see his own death coming; and it turns out Olgaren (Stefan Kapicic) wants to live so badly, he’ll suffer becoming a blank-eyed Renfield if that’s what it takes. All of Cook Joseph’s purported pure faith didn’t stop him from trying to take the coward’s way out and didn’t save him anyway when the sound of unnatural bat wings descended on him. I find that kind of irony delicious. Dear Anna, resigned to her fate to be eternal food for the horror that terrorized her village, nevertheless wants to try and save whoever is left of the Demeter with her own sacrifice, and there aren’t many. Wojchek of course wants to kill Dracula, but for all his logic and solid practical nature, has no experience whatsoever with this sort of thing, and sure doesn’t want to sacrifice the Demeter, the beloved ship he called home that was promised to him by Captain Eliot himself, in order to destroy that demon. Even poor sweet Toby isn’t safe from the creature’s clutches, and what happens to the cabin boy of the Demeter is what finally sends Captain Eliot over the blooming edge. And who could blame him? For this sort of thing to happen during the last voyage of such a proud, solid ship as the Demeter, is some serious bullsh*t.
To leave such a film open for a potential sequel, especially when called the last voyage of something, was a pretty hefty ask, and somehow the filmmakers managed it. I personally think a different version of Van Helsing, the infamous vampire hunter, teaming up with a certain black doctor who nurses a serious grudge against Dracula, could be a kickass sequel. Until then, experience the doomed final journey of the Demeter and her poor crew in all it’s bloodstained glory, in theaters now!