Heritage Auctions Now Accepting Slabbed Retro Video Games

If you’ve ever wondered whether your vintage video games could be worth something, Heritage Auctions is now accepting “slabbed” video games as part of their collection. Just got the new Heritage Auctions newsletter and apparently "slabbed" video game cartridges are a thing? pic.twitter.com/5c6fLSJcXe — Ben Towle (@ben_towle) January 3, 2019 And yes, there are more […]

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Popeye Gets His Due from One:12 Collective with New Figure

Popeye is coming from One:12 Collectibles. Everyone’s favorite strongman will come two interchangeable heads, seven pairs of hands, SIX corncob pipes, two cans of spinach, and all kinds of other fun stuff. He is up for order now and will ship in winter 2018/1019. This is a great high-end collectible for fans of the classic […]

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Popeye and Krypto the Superdog are the Latest Funko Specialty Store Exclusives

Popeye and Krypto are coming to Funko. Both were announced today as the next wave of specialty series Pop vinyls that will only be coming to specialty shops. Both figures will be in stores in May. Every store deserves an amazing Funko exclusive! In an effort to recognize our most special accounts and loyal retailers, […]

Popeye Animated Feature Gets A New Writer

Deadline reports Sony‘s animated Popeye feature has a new writer in the form of T.J. Fixman. Fixman was a lead storyline developer on the Ratchet & Clank video games series and wrote a screenplay for the feature film version. He also has a number of projects in development, including One Night On The Hudson at […]

Even Popeye Ends Up in Just A Jockstrap With Harley Quinn

So, yes, the last few issues of Harley Quinn have seen them battling Captain Horatio Strong, a buff Popeye lookalike with an addiction to power-giving alien seaweed.   Though obviously, he’s an evil Popeye. And must be dealt with. So how, in the world of Harley Quinn does Captain Horatio Strong get dealt with? Why, […]

Fox News Takes Sexism In Comics To A Whole New Level

In a segment that looks like its right out of the 1950s, Fox & Friends this morning did a report that started off with what they called the “wussification” of Popeye and lead to complaints about Thor being a woman and Wonder Woman not being in short shorts and a halter top in the new […]

Sony Releases Popeye Animation Test With Intro By Genndy Tartakovsky

Director Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania, Star Wars: Clone Wars) is heading up Sony Pictures Animation upcoming CG Popeye movie. In the below video we get to see an animation test he did with Sony that shows Popeye, Olive Oyl, Eugene the Jeep and Bluto on a ship. The voices are temporary and no casting has […]

First Image Of Genndy Tartakovsky’s CG Popeye

The Las Vegas Licensing Expo is underway right now and among all of the completely boring reveals of logotypes and title treatments for films that don’t even have titles yet – 2015’s Mission: Impossible, 2016’s Planet of the Apes – there’s the odd gem… Apparently not on the show floor is anything to do with […]

$28 Million? Or $15? Your Choice…

Yesterday, we ran a Swipe File piece based on Cartoon Brew’s fine observational skills regarding the Jeff Koons stainless steel Popeye statue that sold for $28,200,00 and its similarity to a Dark Horse Comics Popeye toy from a few years ago, part of a set that sold for $40 then and about $75 now. Though if […]

The $28 Million Dollar Swipe File – Jeff Koons And Dark Horse Comics

Jeff Koons has created a six-and-a-half foot, two thousand pound, stainless steel statue of Popeye, auctioned for $28,200,000 by Sothebys to casino owner and art buyer Steve Wynn. The auction house stated “The history of Pop Art begins and ends with Popeye. From his first representations by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol in the 1960s, to […]

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Popeye Film To Be “As Artful And Unrealistic” As Possible

Perhaps the most exciting thing about Walt Disney’s Tangled was how the CG animation rigs for the characters became complex enough to offer up something more like the kind of extreme expressions and bold poses more familiar in 2D animation. Now it’s Sony’s turn to push that envelope, as Genndy Tartakovsky has gotten ambitious with […]

Popeye The Public Domain Man

In the European Union, Popeye went into the public domain back in 2009, but not in the US It seems to be down to Popeye being labelled work for hire in the US, and thus a beneficiary of the “Disney Laws” that extend such ownership, currently until the end of 2024. Until it gets changed […]

Genndy Tartakovsky Adds Popeye To Samurai Jack Movie On His To Do List

Showing some confidence in Hotel Transylvania, Sony have routed its director Genndy Tartakovsky to hop over and develop and direct their 3D Popeye movie. This is likely to cause, or at least exploit, further delay for his Samurai Jack picture. I’d like both, please. And a revival for the old Popeye arcade game. It may […]