Tuesday, February 10, 2015

IN OTHER NEWS... 2/10/15

And IN OTHER NEWS... The GI Joe community mourns the loss of a prominent member, Arrow and The Flash promos, an interesting Constantine rumor, plus some news about That Figures as we move into 2015...

Site News
We've decided to instigate a some changes at That Figures, so this seems as good a place as any to share them.

Firstly, today sees the return of the IN OTHER NEWS... section (which you're reading right now.) There are a lot of news stories that haven't made the cut in the past, simply as they're either too brief or not exactly toy-related. IN OTHER NEWS... allows us to give you a handy info-dump of these marginalia and quick update-style stories without cluttering the front page or making you wade through multiple pages for your news fix. As with all features at That Figures, though, expect it to be posted on an as-and-when basis.

Secondly, we have a number of toys sitting in the That Figures Vault that never received a Review at the time of release. And that's always bugged me. So to address that we're going to start doing a few close-up looks at these older toys. And seeing as #ThrowbackThursday is already a thing, it makes sense for us to post these Reviews on that day. So if you happen upon a Review of a toy that's a couple of years old later this week and you're wondering why, now you know. And knowing is... well, you know...

Finally I'd just like to drop a quick reminder that you can help support That Figures by using our Affiliate Program Membership. Any purchase you make via the Affiliate Link features, or by clicking the Entertainment Earth banner to the right, earns That Figures a commission. The cost is not passed on to you, so if you're planning on making a purchase, please feel free to do so via our site, as that way you can help out with our running costs and show your support. And if you haven't already done so, remember you can Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter. All Likes, Shares, Retweets and Favorites are definitely appreictaed!

Here's the trailer for tomorrow's episode, which sees both the return of Count Vertigo (Peter Stormare) and the first Canary (Caity Lotz - YAY!)
Gary ''Gyre-Viper'' Head
We're saddened to report the passing of Gary Head, known to many in the GI Joe community as Gyre-Viper. Perhaps best known for his contributions to Joe Declassified, Gary is survived by his partner and three children. 

The Joe Declassified Facebook Page has announced they will be organizing some assistance for his surviving family and if you wish to find how you can contribute, please head over to their Page for details.

NBC's Constantine, despite being actually really very good, doesn't appear to be one of the network's more popular shows. Last week NBC announced renewal notices for a number of shows but the supernatural-themed drama was noticeably absent and although NBC retains the option to renew the show, things are looking a little shaky right now.

But perhaps NBC doesn't need to renew the show - at least, not as part of their line-up. According to some sources, NBC is considering moving Constantine to sister channel, SyFy, where an earlier marathon run of episodes received strong viewing figures. The reasoning is that on a channel dedicated to more outre content, Constantine could go for a more extreme, supernatural feel without fear of alienating the NBC crowd who tune in expecting to see a cop show with exorcisms. Also, as a cable channel, there's less pressure for the show to garner broadcast-level ratings, meaning that its if its respectable 3 million-plus viewers followed it to its new home their ratings would be more than enough for the SyFy bigwigs. There's even talk of re-branding the show to use the comicbook's title, Hellblazer, although it will be interesting to see how that would fare should Clive Barker's rumored Hellraiser TV show ever make it to the air...

The final episode (of Season 1) airs this Friday on NBC so it's unlikely we'll hear anything before then but in the meantime, all we can do is hope that our favorite Scouse bastard manages to cheat death one more time...

The Flash
Here's the trailer for tonight's episode, The Nuclear Man.
And while we're on the subject of The Flash, ComingSoon.net reports that The Walking Dead's Emily Kinney is set to join the show as the villainous Bug Eyed Bandit. Not only is it interesting that they've elected to cast a female as this traditionally male villain (switching his name from Betram Larvan to Brie Larvan) but more importantly, that the character is normally associated with The Atom. Could we be looking at more crossover shenanigans in the future? Only time will tell.

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