You might have noticed over the last few months that IDW has been picking up more Hasbro franchises to turn into comic books, as ROM, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, and more have joined the ranks of Transformers and G.I. Joe. But later this year, they’re all being mashed together into one universe. Just like the movies!
It’s a good time for IDW and Hasbro. The Micronauts comic has just launched, Rom is on the way, there’s now a third revival happening between the two companies. Yes, the heroes-wearing-superpowered-masks-who-also-drive-transforming-vehicles series M.A.S.K. is driving into comic books as well.
Remember those crazy plans to bring a bunch of Hasbro toy properties like G.I. Joe, Micronauts, and Rom into one hot, trendy cinematic universe? Well, those plans just took a huge step forward with the creation of a writers room that is filled with an absurd amount of talent for a movie franchise based around a bunch…
Please add G.I. Joe to the list of live-action franchises that Hollywood is determined to turn into a cinematic universe, hoping to replicate the success (or at least the ticket sales) of Marvel’s movie output. The twist is that the plan is for this G.I. Joe-verse to include several other Hasbro action figure lines,…
Please take a Channing Tatum-sized grain of salt with this news, but a new rumor says the third G.I.Joe movie will bring in the evil twins Xamot and Tomax as the film's antagonists, but that the Joe team will bring Matt Trakker and the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand to fight Cobra in this installment.
Sometimes, you see a movie that opens up a whole universe of possibilities, leaving you wondering where these characters will go next. So much adventure waiting to happen! And then... there are movies that really don't need a sequel, but get one anyway. Here are 10 film sequels that it's really hard to believe…
Our superficial, beauty-obsessed culture is pretty scary. People starve themselves or have serious surgeries so they can look a certain way. But for better or worse (definitely worse) we're all pretty used to hearing about those beauty interventions. Which is why it's unusual to see a new wrinkle-reducer and…
Alan Moore's comic V for Vendetta (and the subsequent film) inspired members of the group known as Anonymous to cover their faces with Guy Fawkes masks. Back in 1929, this newspaper seller hid his identity with a similarly mustached mask.
Italian design firm Do the Mutation is creating high-fashion (and high concept) "mutants," using individualized 3-D-printed masks. This blend of a science fiction aesthetic with cutting-edge design is creating something new and unique.
Most of us look back on the cartoons of our youth through the lens of nostalgia, but man, M.A.S.K. was horrible. I mean, just awful. It made G.I. Joe look smart, and it made He-Man look deep. And, as it turns out, it could be super, super racist, too.
There was a phrase used in the 1980s for the intangible barrier that prevented women (and minorities) from reaching the upper echelons of corporate America: "the glass ceiling." But while real women were unfortunately battling for the positions of power they deserved, cartoon women were breaking the glass ceiling and…
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA to its friends, is coming under fire in the EU from those who fear it will lead to online censorship. But it's recieved particular attention from the public of Poland, and that's been reflected by some of the nation's politicians.
Here's an awesomely creative example of being resourceful: a Star Wars fan built a Stormtrooper helmet out of two milk jugs. Yes, that helmet in the picture was made with those plastic milk gallons in your fridge right now.
In case you hadn't realize just how disgusting Apple's Photo Booth filters could be, Mark Pernice and team converted a Photo Booth self-portrait to a real life, 3D mask. Here was the before shot:
Let's get a rather important fact out of the way first: it's just a concept. Little boys reading this should cross it off their list to Father Christmas now, before their hopes rise even higher.
Designed by a physician and inspired by the US and Canadian militaries, the ColdAvenger not only protects the skin from the elements, it also protects your respiratory system with a removable ventilator.
Here's the (probably) most famous mask in the world from the inside, which you can barely see in the movies. Lord Darth Vader's mask is supposed to help him breathe, but what do all those other little electronic parts do?