Filling the play demands that exists between Hasbro's main line of Transformers action figures and its bricky KRE-O building sets have come new Construct-Bots, customizable -- and yes, fully-transformable -- new robots in disguise due at retail on August 1. CA hit the toymaker's build-a-bot breakfast this morning to see what the line had to offer and, despite my best efforts to make the goofiest figure possible, I discovered that this play system manages to handle even the ugliest designs with action figure aplomb.
Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why, each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!
The Man of Steel movie's June 14, 2013 release date is still a temporal leap over a tall building away, but for those seeking more info about the film's plot, have heart - a set of early leaked Mattel toy commercials may reveal new info about the threat Superman will face. Fans have known Supes will be up against the Phantom Zone's General Zod and Faora in the film for awhile, and if po
It can be tempting to treat robots as something entirely alien. The battle-ready robots that inhabit so much of science fiction come from a seemingly distant future, one where fashions and technologies are so removed from our own experiences that they may as well exist in another dimension
Movies: Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of Spike Lee's Oldboy live action film, based on Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi's manga of the same name.
Picks: JK Parkin was kind enough to invite me to participate in Robot 6's weekly "What Are You Reading?" feature - and also to note my love of pugs.
Classics: Tom Spurgeon's short profile of Jan Strnad and Dennis Fujitake's 1980s sci-fi series, Dalgoda, may will have you begging Fantagraphics to recollect the full run in a hardcover omnibus.
Conventions: A group o
As much as I tend to enjoy Superboy stories for their sheer kookiness, I've never really been a big fan of the concept. For the most part, they tend to just be standard Superman stories with Metropolis swapped out for Smallville and a slightly different girl with an alliterative name giving him a headache. Occasio
It cost Michael Bay $150 million to make his first Transformers film, and he didn't even get to keep the robots afterward. Chinese artist Zhu Kefeng makes his Transformers-inspired sculptures with a little scrap metal and a lot of passion, and he just wants to share his undisguised robots with the people of Zhejiang Province. That