Friday, February 22, 2008

In Memory of Ben Chapman 1928 - 2008

Ben Chapman, who is best known for his role as the amphibious humanoid monster in the classic 50's sci-fi/horror film The Creature From The Black Lagoon, has died. He was 79.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our condolences to his family and friends.


Remembering Ben ...

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The Creature from the Black Lagoon:
The DVD Legacy Collection

The Creature from the Black Lagoon - 1954
Revenge of the Creature - 1955
The Creature Walks Among Us - 1956

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The Creature from the Black Lagoon

Adult Latex Mask

One Size Fits All

by Rubie's Costumes

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This 12" 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' figure is fully articulated and comprised of a film-accurate monster portrait, solid PVC hands, feet, and a rubber wet-suit. The construction of the wet-suit is nearly identical to the original film costume, with separate upper and lower portions. The body section wet-suit covers almost all visible joint lines and stretches to allow for a strong range of posing options. The Creature will also include a fossilized 'Creature' hand in 1/6th scale, as well as a support base with 'The Creature from the Black Lagoon' film logo. Produced by Sideshow Collectibles and long out of production.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Toy Fair 2008 - Last Day ... Niteman Speaks

Well, it's the last day at Toy Fair 2008. Today Sideshow announces their newest license - 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army.' To celebrate they will be releasing a new metal prop replica of The Samaritan, which is Hellboy's famous pistol. Sideshow's exclusive edition of this piece will feature a set of four clear-tipped tracer rounds, featuring green, battery powered LED lights.

Also on today's list for pre-order release is The Iron Man Life-Size [1:1 Scale] Bust. The bust is cast in high-quality fiberglass, taken directly from the molds used to create the film costume, hand-finished and hand-painted, and features LED glowing eyes.

Let's take a look at both:

For those of you who missed reading the blog yesterday, the 12 inch Indiana Jones Exclusive Edition figure was completely sold out in record time. However if you are a fan of Harrison Ford & Raiders of the Lost Ark, you may be interested to know that you can still pre-order the regular version of Indy from Sideshow's Web site. You still basically get all the goodies but not the torch or dart accessories. This figure will be one of the first figures to feature the new Sideshow 12 inch figure body.

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»» Sideshow's Toy Fair News & Headlines

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Toy Fair 2008 Continues.....Niteman Speaks

It's Tuesday at Toy Fair 2008! I wish I could be there, but work is keeping me pretty busy. So pulling out my credit card and spending money with Sideshow as they make their new announcements will have to suffice.

Sideshow is calling today 'Adventure Tuesday' as they begin taking pre-orders for the Sideshow Exclusive Editions of both the Indiana Jones 12 inch figure from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and their first Jurassic Park diorama 'When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth' - T-Rex VS Velociraptors.

Let's take a look at both:

Indy has already become the most popular pre-order collectible on Sideshow's Web site in less than a day. And you can see why...the Harrison Ford likeness is uncanny and the number of extras you get is just awesome. And of course you get Sideshow's male body with 30+ points of articulation so you can put Indy in just about any pose that you can think of. Those lucky enough to pick up on the Exclusive Edition will get two bonus accessories available nowhere else: a torch and dart.

UPDATE [3:30PM CST] - Indiana Jones Sideshow Exclusive Edition has SOLD OUT! However, the regular edition is still available for pre-order.

»» New Products & License Announcements

»» Sideshow's Toy Fair News & Headlines

Monday, February 18, 2008

Toy Fair 2008 - Niteman Speaks

Toy Fair 2008 is organized by the Toy Industry Association and is being held February 17-20, 2008 at New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and showroom locations in the Toy District.

Although Sideshow Collectibles is not officially attending this year's Toy Fair, they will be releasing new products, announcing and revealing details of 3 new licenses, posting special behind-the-scenes features, and daily 'Ask Sideshow' Q&A sessions.

Sideshow has already announced that it will team with Hasbro and the G.I. Joe brand. Sideshow will celebrate the 25th anniversary of 'A Real American Hero' with figure collectibles in the G.I Joe line.

New products announced on Sunday were Gandalf the Grey 12 inch Sideshow Exclusive Edition with Balin's Journal! Also John Wayne Flying Tigers Pilot, a 20 inch Premium Format Figure.

Monday's announcements so far have included a preview of Obi-Wan Kenobi: General – Clone Wars 12-inch Figure, a Medicom Toy Clone Trooper - Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones pre-order and a Hot Toys Rambo III 1:4 Scale Collectible Bust pre-order.

Stay in touch during the next several days for more important collector news!

»» New Products & License Announcements

»» Sideshow's Toy Fair News & Headlines

Friday, February 15, 2008

Zombeeeeeeeeeez! Geeeeeeeeeeez!

By far the most popular pre-order this weekend should be 'The Babysitter' - Subject 1025 from Sideshow's own line of zombie collectibles called "The Dead". If you trying to capture all the figures in this line ..... get on over there now! Zombies usually move slow, but not these ... not this weekend!

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Attention: Indiana Jones Collectors

Above is a sneek peek at Sideshow's 1st entry in their new line of Indiana Jones Collectibles. Yes, it's Indy himself as a 12 inch collectible. And looking pretty good I must say. This one is a keeper and a definite pre-order sellout.

This figure is being unveiled at the opening of Toy Fair 2008 next week, but you are among the first to get a glimpse of what this awesome collectible looks like.

Stay with me and I'll soon let you know when the pre-orders begin.

-- Image above courtesy of Tomart's Action Figure Digest #163

Indy is Back! ... May 22nd

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Friday, February 8, 2008


Enter now for your chance to win an autographed Smeagol medallion from Sideshow Collectibles. These awesome-looking medallions are hand-signed by the Smeagol actor himself, Andy Serkis. Sideshow is giving away 5 of these polystone medallions to lucky newsletter subscribers from now until February 14th.

Follow the Contest link below and complete the Contest form using the Contest Code: HOBBIT NEWS [speeled corekly, uf kors] and leave the 'Answer' field blank. The contest giveaway is open to Newsletter subscribers ONLY! If you are not a current subscriber ... No Problem ... use the same form to take care of that also ... It's FREE to join!

FIVE (5) winners will be randomly chosen from all entries and their names will be posted in the February 14th Newsletter.

Enter Contest NOW!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

It's Zombie Time Again!

George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead opens in theaters on Friday, February 15th. And as you know ... nobody does zombies eating flesh, sucking brains, gnawing guts ... well you get the idea ... better than George!

ATTENTION FILM MAKERS!!! Watch the trailer below for information on how you can get your horror film on the Diary of the Dead DVD.

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