Some stuff has happened in the last few hours, some good, some bad, and they may or may not have anything to do with the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, which has officially started. I honestly don’t think I’ll be able to keep up with anything Comic Con related, but I’ll give it a very lazy try.
Legend of Korra Book 3
Nickelodeon decided to pull the rest of the episodes from their lineup after this Friday’s 8th episode. Ever since this season premiered almost a month ago, The Legend of Korra’s ratings haven’t been in pair with the previous seasons. So you have an idea of how bad this is, picture this:
- First episode of the series back in 2012: 4.55 million viewers.
- Second season premiere: roughly 2.60 million viewers.
- Third season premiere: 1.5 million.
The fourth and fifth episodes got as low as 1.1 million viewers. This saddens me, but at the same time it doesn’t surprise me. First, we’re still in the middle of summer. Normally networks know not to throw certain shows during summer and wait until fall, when their regular audience is back and away from the summer break. Also, from what I’ve read here and there, the third season was supposed to air in the fall, and Nick was going to show the trailer this week in this year’s San Diego Comic Con, which would makes sense considering that’s pretty much what they did last year. Sadly, because the Nick’s Mexican affiliate, MundoNick, released episodes 3 to 6 in Spanish by mistake, Nick went ahead and forced a time slot right now and without much advertising, in fact, they barely announced the new series 4 or 5 days before it aired, and even began uploading the episodes to their website right away.
To this day a lot of folks still don’t know the season had already started. My initial guess was that they would either air new episodes really far apart from each other, or suspend the season and air it again in a few months. Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, posted a follow up on his tumblr account.
My guess is they’ll either move the rest of the season to the Nick website, Hulu, or Netflix. It’s a shame, but at least it’s not being cancelled for now, but we’ll know for sure on Friday.
SDCC: Batman’s suit for the upcoming movie
DC Comics is notorious for releasing toys and figures to comic conventions, and this figures end up being spoilers. and guess what, they did it again, but this time with the batsuit for the upcoming Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice. I have to admit the colors threw me off at first, but then pictures of the actual cape display dissipated some of my doubts, so here’s the toy and the actual cape.
I was going to say there’s not much stealth in the blue and light gray, but the pictures of the cape make me think otherwise, I like what I see so far.
New Ant-Man Poster
Marvel Entertainment released an exclusive SDCC Ant-Man poster, which is pretty good considering the type crap they usually do for live-action films.
I’m impressed, it still looks a bit bloated, but way better than the usual poses badly photoshopped with crap all over the place.
Hot Toys Transformers G1 Optimus Prime, “Starscream Version”
My brother showed me a picture of this, and I initially thought it was just another fully-articulated, good-looking, but not transformable version of G1 Optimus Prime. However, when I decided to look for pictures, I stumbled upon something I never even think of: an Optimus Prime figure with Starscream’s wings.
Under license from Hasbro, Inc., Hot Toys is proud to present the Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Collectible Figure from the classic and highly popular THE TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1.
The Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Collectible Figure stands approximately 30cm tall, featuring a highly detailed mechanical structure and remarkable painting applications with distress effect, a pair of Starscream’s wings, weapons, and a rocky ground diorama base with Autobots’ logo.
Why? For the glory of Sata….Unicron, of course! But seriously, why? Anyway, there are more pictures on their official Facebook page.