As the summer movie season starts, we're starting to see a ton of glimpses into the future. It's been a massive week for movie trailers, and today we've got the first look at DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which doesn't hit theaters until March 1, 2019. The third big-screen Dragons film caps off the trilogy and the this first-look presents it as perhaps the best of the series. After showing this to my girls, we're all hoping that PLAYMOBIL continues their Dragons toy line (more will be released this summer) so that we can get Toothless's new friend! Check out the new trailer,complete with Ed Sheeran's "Castle on the Hill" which also featured in the trailer for last year's Ferdinand...
The collectibles realm continues to expand, and this summer Spin Master is going POP! The toymaker has just launched a brand new line of collectible dolls and accessories called Party Popteenies. There's 25 miniature dolls to collect from across three different themed parties – Winter Wonderland Surprise, Cutie Animal Surprise and Rainbow Unicorn Surprise. For the new collection, Spin Master is getting into the surprise/reveal/unboxing craze by giving kids a chance to have elements of each in every Party Popteenies toy - right down to the packaging which resembles gift boxes and party favors. Check out the first commercial and full details below, along with the debut Party Popteenies music video!
When I was in the Hasbro showroom at the 115th North American International Toy Fair back in February, one of the action figures highlighted as part of the relaunch of The Vintage Collection was Doctor Aphra. Ripped from the pages of Marvel Comics' Darth Vader series, Aphra turned heads and quickly became one of the most buzzed-about new figures from Hasbro. While she'll be available later this year as a single-carded figure at mass retail, her debut will happen at San Diego Comic-Con International, where the tradition of Star Wars "Special Action Figure Sets" will continue. Check out the details below!
This is one of those things that can make certain members of the general public that are casual fans of things a little bit confused. More than one person has been Spider-Man, which means that the traditional story of Peter Parker sometimes gets thrown out the window. There's a storyline that's appeared in comics in which there have been many variations on Spider-Man (and not just "man"), perhaps most famously when a kid named Miles Morales dons the mask. This Christmas, that comes to the big screen in the animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," which comes to life from Sony Pictures Animation. Check out the new trailer and full details below!
It's a big day for movie trailers, and for this one we're looking ahead until February of the year 2019. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part takes things from the Mad Max-eque apocalypse that followed the events of "Taco Tuesday" and blasts off for some intergalactic adventure (soundtracked by the Beastie Boys, of course). Crank it up!
I have a confession to make. Despite promoting the show when I was writing for the Netflix #StreamTeam when that was still a thing (RIP, for now), I have not yet finished watching the first season of Stranger Things. Yes, I know - even though my love of the 80s and all the spooky stuff is powerful, I stopped watching with the idea that my wife would join the viewing and it just never happened. With Season 3 on the way, I should probably catch up, but in the meantime I'm really admiring what they're doing on the licensing and merchandising front. One of the biggest items just hit the streets this week, and it's "Mike's bike" from Schwinn. Launched alongside a 1980's-style commercial, the only way to get it is by calling 1-800-SCHWINN. Check out the commercial below!