The Star Wars Toy Innovators panel kicked off with Lucasfilm’s Anita Castellar introducing some representatives from JAKKS Pacific, who started by talking about their Big Figures line. They already have 20 inch figures that go for $19.99 and 31 inch figures that go for $30. Their newest entry is a 48 inch Giant Darth Vader for $99.
It’s an interactive product with a sensor on his belt that triggers by movement. He has a friend and foe mode, which will give either friendly lines like “What is thy bidding?” or antagonistic lines like “There is no escape.” They jokingly described it as an action figure that replaces a piece of furniture.
A reboot starring Howard the Duck could very well be Marvel’s next big film, according to legendary filmmaker George Lucas.
Lucas, who served as executive producer on the 1986 original, believes it’s finally time the smart-mouthed space duck got another shot on the silver screen. After all, Marvel Comics wasn’t afraid to sneak him in for a surprise cameo at the very end of 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
If air vent iPhone 6 mounts are not your thing, don’t worry. There are other ways to display your device in your car. For example, a cup holder mount keeps your smartphone off of your windshield and doesn’t cover up your vent, causing worrisome heating or cooling fears.
If you’re looking to get into the drone game, the fast and fun stunt-flying Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 is a great one to start with. One of our most popular products at iDownloadBlog Deals, it also has a built-in camera for capturing aerial video footage. Our deal has it for $75 with free global shipping, a 46% discount off the list price. But the deal ends on Monday so if you’re interested, you’ll need to act fast…. Read the rest of this post here
As the flow of updates geared towards the Apple Watch continues to increase, you may be feeling a little left out as you look down at your iPhone. There’s no need to be quite so despondent though, because a bevy of exciting new iPhone and iPad apps also exploded onto the App Store this week.
Whether you’re in the mood for a thrilling adventure, a perplexing puzzle, or something in-between, this list has you covered. If you somehow still find yourself wanting more after reading through this article, remember to keep checking back. We make lists of App Store releases and updates almost every day…. Read the rest of this post here
Having been around for the better part of a century, tales of man hunting man are nothing new on the big screen. That doesn’t stop the creation of more entries into the genre however, and Michael Douglas’ latest thriller, Beyond the Reach, does what it can to reinvigorate the formula, but without great effect.
Douglas takes on the role of the hunter, Madec. He is an incredibly rich, out of touch with the real world, and generally despicable human being. On the other side is Jeremy Irvine’s Ben, the prey, a struggling lad who has just seen his childhood sweetheart head off to college. Ben could have gone with her — it is true love — but he opted to stay in his lonely California desert town because he’s the best tracker around and a member of the search and rescue team his parents were on when they died.
Using an official Nintendo Gamecube controller with your Wii U isn’t simple or inexpensive: not only do you have to pay for an additional controller ($30), you have to hunt down a GameCube controller adapter, too ($20). It also comes with the additional caveat that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the only Wii U game built to take advantage of the required hardware.
Enter the Hori Battle Pad for Wii U. This alternative controller mimics the appearance and performance of a GameCube input device, comes with the added benefit of support across a variety of games spanning Virtual Console, Wii, and Wii U—and it works right out of the box with your Wii U for just $25.
Branding on the controller is a little confusing: the box says it’s for Wii U, but the controller sports the Wii logo.
It would be utterly ludicrous if the second Paul Blart: Mall Cop film featured another gang of thieves trying to take down the West Orange Pavilion Mall. So instead, our hero heads to Vegas in this second outing.
Kevin James returns as Blart for this sequel-cum-advertisement for The Wynn as does his filmic daughter, Maya (Raini Rodriguez). The rest of the original’s cast however is jettisoned save a cameo length appearance by Shirley Knight as Blart’s mother.
In their place, the film has added several familiar faces in supporting roles. D.B. Woodside, Daniella Alonso, Nicholas Turturro, Ana Gasteyer, Bob Clendenin, and more all show up at one point or another. Assuredly a talented group of people, none are used to the extent of those talents.