When it comes to action figures, there are a few things I want done really well – excellent points of articulation, great sculpt with lots of detail, and something something scaled to size to fit with the other action figures in the line. When it comes to Art Asylum’s Juggernaut figure for the Marvel Select line, I think all my expectations are going to be fulfilled.
Hold on. Why do they always say that about the Juggernaut? I mean, am I wrong or do they not find a way to stop him EVERY TIME? Seems to me he gets stopped on a regular basis. Oh well, who cares as long as he romps and stomps right up until the stoppage? Whether he’s on the side of evil or good, everyone loves to see Cain Marko destroy anything in his path. Our good friends at Gentle Giant have been itching to see Juggy added to the Marvel Select line, especially if they got to do the sculpting, so here you go. Colors are brought to you by Eddie Wires…
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In this issue: Can anything stop the Juggernaut? The Major Spoilers Crew will find out in this brand new (and still free) installment of the Major Spoilers Podcast!
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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we dive into Marvel territory once again as the crew takes a look at Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut.
Black Tom Cassidy dispatches the Juggernaut to kidnap Madame Web in the hope that her psychic powers would help them defeat the X-Men. She receives a vision of their plan, and calls Peter Parker to ask him to stop the Juggernaut. Spider-Man makes many attempts to stop the Juggernaut, all of which end in failure. When the Juggernaut reaches Madame Web, he separates her from her life-support system, almost killing her. As Madame Web is taken to a hospital, Spider-Man again tries to stop the Juggernaut, finally trapping him in a vat of wet cement.
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I’m of two minds about the vast deluge of Avengers that struck the comic stores last Wednesday…Â On the one hand, I could see it as a marketing ploy, a way to remind us that we can’t ignore the Avengers marketing juggernaut, to give us too much of a good thing and try to make it even better.Â Of course, on the other hand, I can look at it and be certain that it’s a bad idea to ship FIVE Avengers titles (two of which have almost the same cover) in the same week, in terms of both identifiability and sell-through.Â Both sides have their strong points, I suppose, but in this case, the real loser is probably the comic buyer who can’t afford to spring for fifteen bucks worth of Avengers comics…
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If the Fraggles can do it, why not the Smurfs?Â Word out of H’wood today has Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures working on a 3D-CGI Smurf movie. Jordan Kerner is producing the project and working closely with Peyo’s daughter on the project.
“Smurfs” marks SPA’s first hybrid film — a subgenre that proved popular given the success of 20th Century Fox‘s “Alvin and the Chipmunks” — and is the first project to go into development since Hannah Minghella was named prexy of production for the division in April. SPE digital production prexy Bob Osher said the studio plans to rely on SPA for the film’s character animation, and Imageworks — which was recently taken off the sale block — for its visual effects.
No word on release date, but the announcement came as the Licensing Show kicked off in New York City on Monday.
I don’t know about you, but I grew up on the fringe of the Smurf animation juggernaut and know how much kids between 1981 – 1990 loved those little blue guys (and gal).Â While I think a more traditional cel animation might work better, Sony did wonders with Shrek, and if they use that same style again, 3D Smurfs could be a hit.