Walking Dead gelatin molds allow us to consume wobby zombies

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If just watching the feel-good, life affirming adventures on THE WALKING DEAD isn’t enough for you, maybe buying these officially sanctioned jello molds from Diamond Select Toys will enable you to extend the brand right in your own home. You can make ice cubes or jello shots in the shape of disembodied limbs, or for the piece de resistance make a big, gloppy head—preferably in cherry or orange flavor. Perfect centerpiece for a viewing party.

Disney and Hasbro in talks to what end?

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Rumors that Disney is completing its march to mono-corporation by purchasing toy titan Hasbro have been going around. We have no dog in that hunt, so we reached out to our pal Paul Nomad who has his finger on the pulse of the toy biz like no one else, and his sources confirm the two companies are in talks.

Weekend distraction: Biggest Crackerjack Toy Auction in history about to go down

It’s been a crappy horrible day, but here’s something to end it on that should make you smile. The kids today may not be aware that Cracker Jack gifts weren’t always lame-of pencil toppers (seriously — who the hell needs a pencil topper???) but were once an array of tiny toys and gadgets all assembled from die cast plastic. And now it seems largest collection of Cracker Jack toys ever assembled going up for auction. It’s all part of the Dreier Collection, a massive pop culture collection which is being auctioned off by Profiles in History on July 28th. You can view the whole thing below.

SDCC12: Watchtower Friday

Lotsa headlines from Google’s finest news sources!

SDCC 2012: outside report– Cryptozoic Store

Stopped by the Cryptozoic pop up at 411 Market Street and things are hopping with free zombie make-up, game demos and signings. Tonight there’s a big launch party for The Look-outs. It’s a good spot for chillaxing and chatting and gaming.

SDCC12: Watchtower Thursday: The Rest of the Story

The other links from Thursday! Mitt Romney and the Mayor of San Diego! Science Fiction Libraries! E-books from Abrams! Finally, a sonic screwdriver which can open your car! LEGO superhero exclusives!

SDCC 12: Cryptozoic demos DC game

We got a chance to look at Cryptozoic’s latest project, the DC Comics Deck Building Game on Thursday morning. Cryptozoic has been a strong presence building geek culture games, adopting Penny Arcade, The Walking Dead, and The Big Bang Theory. Now their aim is to adopt DC’s comic universe into the next big game.

SDCC 2012: Cuddly Toys! Big Bang Theory Edition

Cuddly toys at SDCC! Expect a lot of this over the next few days, you guys

SDCC 12: Lego Brick artist recreates Jim Lee painting in Lego

Basically if you go to the Darkness and Light gallery on 5th Street on Friday you will see Lego builder recreating a Jim Lee painting in Legos.

You don’t see that every day. No sir.

SDCC12: Exclusives Previews

Comic-Con International is a bazaar of the bizarre, and many exhibitors offer limited editions and convention exclusives to generate interest and buzz! Here are some that caught my eye, and I’m already making a list for eBay after the Con!

SDCC 12: operate electronic cat ears with only your brain waves

For the past week or so we’ve been getting emails about Neocomimi, a product which offers electronic cat ears which purport to be activated by our brain waves to show emotions. Like, when you want more Fancy Feast they go down, and when you hear the Fancy Feast can being opened they perk right up. That kind of thing.

SDCC 12: From Larry King to My Little Pony

We’re not going to post every little piece of PR about Comic-Con that’s flooding our inbox, but…well…a lot is happening! Here’s some of the most unlikely and exceptional events looming. Let’s just say does a My Little Pony trolley ring your bell?

SDCC 2012 : Diamond Select Exclusives

Our friends at Idle Hands
have posted Diamond Select’s SDCC exclusives.

Yes, we’re on a rolling avalanche that will end in about six weeks. All of these are available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).

Out: DC Direct; In: DC Collectibles

“Not all of our fans have access to comic book retail locations, so by expanding our website to offer the entire product line, we’re adding an element of convenience and the ability for fans to collect every single product they’re interested in,” stated Hank Kanalz, senior vice president of digital, DC Entertainment. For fans attending C2E2 in Chicago this weekend (April 13-15) Geoff Johns will moderate a DC Collectibles panel that will showcase the new website and brand logo, and offer an exclusive sneak peak of never announced DC Collectibles products coming later in 2012.

Incredibly violent Captain America Lego video

Of all the Lego videos, this is by far the most violent and nihilistic we’ve seen…and perhaps the greatest, next to this one. It features Captain America. And the Wilhelm scream.

New Dark Knight Rises trailer in Lego

Yeah.