No matter what you may think of the Scream series of films, the Ghost Face mask became an iconic image, a frozen screech contorted into a form not unlike the classic painting “The Scream” by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. The image looked back at us from four movies, and hundreds of Halloween racks for the last 20 years, so when a TV version of Scream was announced for MTV we all wondered if Ghost Face would make the transfer intact, if he made the transfer at all. Now, a new image from the show reveals that Ghost Face has gotten a facelift, something evocative of the original, but with a new spin. (Fashion is not my forte.) (more…)

Three Ghosts

Arrow has been, overall, an enjoyable superhero romp. When it’s good, it’s great, and even when it’s not so good it still manages to be enjoyable in that, “Jeez, this is terrible but I can’t look away” kind of way. (You’d have know all about this had you been following along with my recap/reviews.) Through it all one of the biggest gripes about Arrow was Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) ridiculous green eye shadow, which they chose to give him instead of a proper crime fighter mask. Finally, that oversight has been righted. (more…)

Hey, remember when we all got excited about Hasbro’s mysterious Unit:E? Well, I hope you weren’t planning on acting out your long lusted for Jem/M.A.S.K. crossover in action figure form. Turns out, it’s just a comic book they were selling at this past weekends NYCC. For $5 freakin dollars.

Toy News International reports:

Done in-house at Hasbro, this comic is being sold here as a NYCC exclusive for $5. It features a “Hub” of stories revolving around several Hasbro iconic brands such as Jem, M.A.S.K., Micronauts and more. Could this lead to something more? Well anything I suppose is possible but right now it only seems to be a comic book.

Would you look at that... even says "comic book" right there.

They wouldn’t go to all the trouble making a comic book just for the sake of a comic book, right? They have to be doing something, right? What I said before might still come true, right?

Damn you Hasbro.

Source: Toy News International, via Topless Robot.


For awhile now the mysterious “Unit:E” brand has loomed over our heads. What is Hasbro doing? What could this be? Should someone my age still be obsessed over toys?

The Answer to the last one, is yes. For the first two questions we have the poster that sorta explains what Unit:E is and gives you full reason to be very excited for it, after the jump.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Robs a Wendy’s

Police have released the above photo depicting a man who held up a Wendy’s in Rib Mountain, Wisconsin last week.

This Ninja bandit, who is described as 5’10 with a stocky build,  waved a gun and tied up employees hands and feet with duct tape (How very un-ninja like) . He and his accomplish made off with a un-known sum of cash. Which I assume was used for pizza and whores dressed in yellow news reporting jumpsuits.

While this dilweed certainly “loved being a turtle” he’s clearly never watched a TMNT episode. Master Splinter would would never condone a life of crime, or such poor use of ninja skills. On the other hand, he did “vanish with out trace”.

Via: io9

Welcome to another edition of DVD Tuesday, where we break down the nerdiest things at the video store this week to feed your sick, sick additions (no, we’re not talking about the porn parodies; settle down). It’s a good week to be a geek, boys and girls. We get to see some recent flicks make their DVD debuts, some new Doctor Who fun, and even an ’80s cartoon box set. Here we go!



Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite as sci-fi geeks taking a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland. There they meet a smart-ass alien Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) who takes them on an insane road trip. As they struggle to return Paul home the little green man might just take the outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. From the director of Superbad Greg Mottola and with a stellar supporting cast including Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch and Sigourney Weaver, Paul is a must-own comedy adventure not to be missed!

There was a lot of hate floating around for this flick when it came out, and I never understood any of it. For fans of alien movies, raunchy comedies and just plain amusing things, this is a flick to watch. Yeah, it’s not as good as Shaun of the Dead, but what ever is? That doesn’t mean it’s not worth picking up and adding to your collection.


When sad-sack loser Frank (Rainn Wilson, The Office), a short-order cook, sees his ex-addict wife (Liv Tyler, The Lord of the Rings) willingly snatched away by a seductive drug dealer (Kevin Bacon), he finds himself bereft and unable to cope. But he decides to fight back under the guise of a do-it-yourself superhero called Crimson Bolt. With a red hand-made suit, a wrench, a crazed sidekick named Boltie (Ellen Page, Juno) and absolutely nothing in the way of superpowers Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife.

This is likely going to end up being the most acclaimed, outrageous and excellent superhero movie of 2011. How did we not think of putting Rainn Wilson in a role like this until now? Pick it up and revel in the mean streets of crime and the fury of the Crimson Bolt.

M.A.S.K.: The Complete Series

Led by multimillionaire Matt Trakker, the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, better known simply as M.A.S.K., defends the world against Miles Mayhem and his nefarious international criminal organization V.E.N.O.M., the very same group responsible for the death of Trakker’s teenage brother. With his own son, Scott, and a secret strike force including his friends (engineer Bruce Sato, courageous historian Hondo MacLean, mechanic Buddy Hawks, rocker Brad Turner, computer expert Alex Sector, stunt driver Dusty Hayes and beautiful martial artist Gloria Baker) it’s up to Trakker, equipped with special power-granting masks and a garage of custom militarized vehicles, to keep the world safe from Mayhem and the villainy of V.E.N.O.M. Includes all 65 original series episodes on 12 action-packed discs!

Who doesn’t love 80s animation, especially when it involves vehicles that turn into robots? M.A.S.K. is a poor man’s Transformers. Or is it a poor man’s Voltron? Whatever, just go get it.


Pikachu Mask by Sugarcoatidli3z

Pikachu mask by Sugarcoatidli3z

Some people like masks. Personally, I find them kind of creepy, but whatever floats your boat, right?

DeviantARTist Sugarcoatidli3z apparently doesn’t think masks are creepy. The adorable crochet artist created the Pikachu mask above for the following reason:

“well it’s getting cold and i wanted a ski mask, and i like pokemon so this is what you get when you combine all of the above.”

Well when you put it like that, even I’ll consider ordering a super-cute mask! Maybe. Thanks to Geekologie for the heads-up on the mask. Gotta catch ’em all!

After the jump, take a look at four other homemade masks of varying degrees of success. (more…)