Category Archives: TV-Tie-Ins

AMC Launches Fan-Focused Initiatives for Walking Dead Fans!

AMC is launching two new initiatives for fans of The Walking Dead and Feat the Walking Dead: The Walking Dead Fan Rewards Club and The Walking Dead Subscription Box (working title).

Fans can earn points for things they’re probably already doing (watching the show; posting comments and discussions online, etc.) through the rewards club, while the subscription box will be a quarterly box of exclusive TWD/FtWD-related, limited edition merchandise from the shows.

Both initiatives will go into effect in September – in time for The Walking Dead’s milestone 100th episode and the premiere of the second half of Fear the Walking Dead’s third season.

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Amy Poehler Joins Norman Lear on First All of the Above Podcast!

All of the Above – Paul Hipp, Amy Poehler and Norman Lear on the first edition of Lear’s new podcast – Photo courtesy of podcastone

The first edition of Norman Lear’s podcast, All of the Above, debuts today with inaugural guest Amy Poehler.

Subjects that came up include: religious history and its effect on human kind, Amy’s recent pilot with Carol Burnett and how Burnett inspired her high school musical performance in Once Upon a Mattress, and the differing points of views across generations.

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Disney/ABC Television Group Supports National Foster Care Awareness Initiatives!

Disney/ABC Television Group, in partnership with FosterMore, is working to bring awareness around and support the work of foster families, social workers, community organizations and others that are working to improve the lives of young people in foster care across the country during National Foster Care Month this May.

The company will focus on three tent-pole events, beginning with #HackFosterCareLosAngeles, dedicated to solving five key challenges with the foster care system; Foster Mother’s Day, an event celebrating foster families with a fun-filled day of food, games and family activities; and the premiere of the FosterMore public service announcement, which will feature real kids and adults who have been a part of the foster care system.

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Set Phasers On Fun! Dark Horse Present Star Trek Coloring Books!

Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book—Where No Man Has Gone Before – Cover art by Gabriel Guzmán/Courtesy of Dark Horse

Following the success of 2016’s Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book and Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book, Dark Horse has announced two more volumes for Star Trek fans to enjoy: Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book—Where No Man Has Gone Before and Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions.

Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book—Where No Man Has Gone Before goes on sale September 13, 2017.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions goes on sale October 4, 2017. Both are available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Things From Another World, and at your local comic shop.

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The Doctor Gets His Own Block!

Doctor Who is getting its own, official monthly goodies package courtesy of the folks who bring you Nerd Block.

The bi-monthly subscription box, available to ship to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom,  will allow fans of the longest-running sci-fi television series to obtain exclusive and custom-curated officially licensed collectibles featuring their favorite Doctors, companions and characters.

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Los Pollos Hermanos To Pop Up In Los Angeles and New York City!

AMC and Citizens Parking are teaming up to bring Gus Fring’s Los Pollos Hermanos to Los Angeles and New York City.

Following the successful grand unveiling at SXSW, the arrival of Gus Fring’s famous meth industry chicken franchise/front will debut in Los Angels on March 29th/30th and follow that up with two days in New York – April 9th/10th.

The pop-up restaurants herald the debut of Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) on Better Call Saul.

Season three of Better Call Saul premieres on Monday, April 10th (AMC, 10/9C).

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Blufin Goes To The Mat With WWE Wrestling Superstars Action Figures!

If you can smell what The Rock is cooking, then the new line of S.H. Figuarts WWE Wrestling Superstars from Tamashii Nations might be of interest to you.

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, steps into the ring with new S.H. Figuarts WWE action figures from Tamashii Nations featuring iconic professional wrestlers The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H.

The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin figures are available now, with Triple H debuting this week.

Upcoming figures include  “The Brothers of Destruction” Undertaker and Kane—available for pre-order now. Read on for complete galleries (double click to embiggen).

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Dark Going Behind the Scenes of Adult Swim Hit The Venture Brothers!

Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Brothers – Cover art courtesy of Dark Horse

Dark Horse will be going behind the scenes of Adult Swim’s hit series with Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Brothers.

The hardcover volume will cover every episode of the series from the pilot to the sixth season, with an in-depth interview ith series executive producers Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer; the earliest sketches of Hank and Dean; pitching the series; learning the ins and outs of animation, and more – plus an introduction from Patton Oswalt, who notes that, ‘The Venture Brothers is one of those shows, like Archer, 30 Rock, and Arrested Development, that stands up to repeated viewings. It practically demands them. And this book more than enriches your repeated visits.’

Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Brothers will be in stores on August 23rd, 2017. Pre-orders are now being taken.

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Dark Horse & HBO Reveal New Game of Thrones Figures at Toy Fair 2017!

New Dark Horse and HBO Global Licensing Game of Thrones figure – Daenerys Targaryen

Dark Horse and HBO Global Licensing are introducing new looks for some familiar characters in their bestselling line of Game of Thrones figures.

Dark Horse revealed the opening figures, Daenerys Targaryen and Melisandre, the Red Priestess of Asshai, at the American International Toy Fair earlier today.

The new figures will be released in June 2017, coinciding with the Season 7 premiere of the award-winning show this summer.

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Want To Be a Walker? AMC Announces The Walking Dead Play Dead Sweepstakes!

If you’ve ever wanted to be a Walker on AMC’s hit drama series The Walking Dead, now’s your chance.

AMC has announced The Walking Dead Play Dead Sweepstakes, with four lucky winners being flown to Atlanta for a (strangely appropriate) walk-on role as a walker in the 100th episode of The Walking Dead.

The Play Dead Sweepstakes are open to American and Canadian viewers (excluding Quebec) over the age of 21 and are open beginning during the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead.

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Ben 10: Up to Speed Game Launches!

Ben 10 – the world’s favorite ten-year old superhero is now a mobile game.

Ben 10: Up to Speed tells the story of how Ben Tennyson discovered the Omnitrex – and alien artifact that allows him to transform into powerful alien heroes – while on vacation with his Grandpa Max and cousin Gwen.

Ben 10: Up to Speed launches on January 12th and will be available on i0S, Google Play and Amazon for $2.99.

Further details follow the break.

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