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Sherlock has got his own coloring book! Sherlock: The Mind Palace lets you draw all over Benedict Cumberbatch’s face…
Ever wanted to color in Benedict Cumberbatch’s face?
Well, now you can. The BBC has launched Sherlock: The Mind Palace which promises ‘a coloring adventure’ to all those who choose to buy it.
It’s probably the perfect Christmas stocking filler for the Cumber-fan in all of us. If you have massive rectangular stockings, that is.
You’ll get ‘over 50 intricate pieces of artwork’ which allow you to ‘recreate classic scenes’ and ‘illuminate the fascinating world of Sherlock with the power of your imagination.’
Mike Collins – penciller of Panini’s Doctor Who Magazine, and regular Doctor Who graphic novel artist – has drawn The Mind Palace.
Here’s the cover…
You will soon be able to own all five inches of Benedict Cumberbatch when his new action figure is released this November.
Underground Toys is releasing a new Sherlock figure, which comes with the detective’s mobile phone, violin and a skull, just in time for Christmas.
Real life Cumberbatch hasn’t been smiling much either recently, as he pleaded with fans not to film performances of Hamlet, in which he is currently appearing at London’s Barbican.
Meanwhile, Mark Gatiss has reassured fans that there is no end in sight for Sherlock.
The hit BBC series will return for a special period episode – set in Victorian London – later this year. A full fourth series will then enter production in spring 2016.
Watch a first-look at the Sherlock special below:
Tom Hiddleston is about to be immortalized as a Funko POP vinyl for a fourth* time. There are already three Loki POPs available (one in gold horns, one in silver-gray horns and one sans horns), and in September you’ll be able to snag one based on his “Crimson Peak” character, Sir Thomas Sharpe, as well. Take a look at the little guy below!
So cute! If you’re worried about your new Funko getting lonely, keep in mind that Sharpe isn’t the only “Crimson Peak” POP you’ll be able to buy — Mia Wasikowska‘s character Edith Cushing and a specter called Mother Ghost will also be getting POPs.
The Mother Ghost POP is particularly intriguing, as it gives us an idea of who the Big Bad in “Crimson Peak” is. We’re not sure why this ghost in particular would get her own POP, if she wasn’t the main ghost in charge. As for her name, is she a literal mother? Perhaps, say, Thomas and Lady Lucille Sharpe’s (Jessica Chastain) mother, or is it a more figurative term?
Written by Guillermo del Toro (who also directed) and Matthew Robbins, “Crimson Peak” follows young author Edith Cushing as she meets and marries Sir Thomas Sharpe and moves into his and his sister Lucille’s spooky home. While there, she realizes there might be something to the warnings her friend Dr. Alan McMichael (Charlie Hunnam) issued to her about the Sharpe siblings and finds herself in grave danger with nowhere to turn.
Check out the trailer below and let us know in the comments if you’ll be grabbing a “Crimson Peak” Funko POP — available sometime in September!
COOL ITEM ALERT, they listened! Forbidden Planet has these cuties up for preorder on their site! And with 10% off today. Yes, your shelf needs them.
Eagerly awaiting Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel’s on-screen Sorcerer Supreme? Then by the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, it’s time to start prepping with some Doctor Strange action figures.
A set of Marvel Legends toys based on the Marvel Comics magic man and his supporting cast will be available from Hasbro next month at San Diego Comic-Con. Priced at $104.99, the collector’s edition comes packaged in a box resembling the Book of Vishanti, Stephen Strange’s major magical tome.
Among the 6-inch figures are Strange in his blue astral form, ally Brother Voodoo, mutant sorceress Magik, the Asgardian goddess of death Hela and Strange’s arch nemesis — and ruler of the Dark Dimension — the dreaded Dormammu.
Note for the Cumberbatch faithful: The Doctor Strange figure is not based on him but instead of the comics he’s been appearing in since 1963. (Folks will probably be able to get their Cumber-toy around the time the Doctor Strange movie, directed by Scott Derrickson, arrives in theaters Nov. 4, 2016.)
Also included is a wearable role-play Eye of Agamotto, arguably Doctor Strange’s coolest accessory.
A limited number of Marvel Legends sets will be available at HasbroToyShop.com following Comic-Con.
For fans looking for a “Sherlock” fix, there’s an app for that. The British import has a devoted and second-screen minded fanbase — they waited patiently for the series to make its way across the pond, for Netflix to finally stream it exclusively, and have been known to crowdsource Google maps.
Now there’s another way to geek out. The app, available for iOS, Android, and Kindle, includes a game where you join the Network to solve a series of cases, Benedict Cumberbatch leaves you voicemails with mission updates, and, of course, you can watch exclusive video and audio clips.
Unlike the Kardashian app, which walked the thin line between love and hate for the reality show, The Network is a whole different kind of second screen experience. The game is almost a series within itself. And if you have to make people wait until 2016 for the next installment, it’s really the least you could do.
The app, featured in the video below, was created by Project Factory and Hartswood Films.
Poster boy! Benedict Cumberbatch smoulders in a series of sexy outfits for his official 2015 calendar
**Are we cult-like?
2014 is shaping up to be a pretty stellar year for Benedict Cumberbatch and it looks like 2015 is set to be just as good..
The movie roles continue to roll in, he just scored an Emmy for Best Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie for his portrayal as Sherlock and he’s in the process of having his own wax work created at the infamous Madame Tussauds in London.
Along the way, the actor has raked in a legion of fans – who affectionately call themselves Cumberb****** – and has a cult-like following.
So it makes sense for the popular star to release an official 2015 Benedict Cumberbatch Calendar.
In the calendar, the London-born star smoulders as he stares nonchalantly into the distance, cigarette in hand, while sitting on top of a vintage car clad in a tight white T-shirt and black trousers.
In another shot, the 12 Years A Slave actor looks intensely into the camera as he sports a fedora hat.
However Benedict admitted in an interview with Conon O’Brien he wasn’t always considered a sex symbol nor confident around women.
‘I wasn’t confident around girls when I was young. I went to an all-boys boarding school, and actually used to play women in the school plays,’ the Star Trek actor revealed.
Adding: ‘I would wear wigs and women’s clothes. My first role was Titania queen of the fairies.
That was literally was what started me off at school. Then I played Rosalind [in Shakespeare’s As You Like It].’
‘I played rugby, so I was butch as well as in the evening putting on female clothes’ the good-humoured actor joked.
‘It’s very recent that polls have started deeming me sexy. My face hasn’t changed that much over the last ten years. It’s surreal,’ Benedict told.
The calender is already flying off the shelves and is expected to be in the top ten chart entries. The man himself personally chose and approved all the photos.
© 2014 Danilo Promotions Ltd The official 2015 Benedict Cumberbatch Calendar, marks Benedict’s Calendar debut and is on sale in all good stationery stores e.g. Tesco, HMV, Calendar Club or buy online at www.danilo.com or Amazon.com
Who needs Starbucks Coffee when you can have Sherlock Coffee? Wrap yourself up in a cozy blanket with your new Sherlock Coffee mug filled with piping hot tea (because British) and drift away to your mind palace.
If you like your coffee like you like your Sherlock villain: dark, bitter, and a little bit crazy then perhaps you should check off that little Moriarty box right there. It’s okay, the fandom will forgive you…maybe.
Interestingly enough, this reusable porcelain mug isn’t being sold by BBC, it’s available in limited quantities on Ebay. Can you imagine how cool you’d look at Comic Con with this thing…
*Frantically rushes to Ebay to purchase future dreams of Comic Con popularity*
Sherlock Holmes Starbucks Cup, $39.99 @ Ebay
Oh Sherlock, how we love thee. We love thee so intensely that we’d hang your portrait around our necks for all of eternity. Not surprisingly, we’re smitten with this laser-cut jewelry from UK-based LA LA LAND. There must be a geek amongst the boutique’s ranks because these necklaces pay homage to the king of the Cumbercollective, Sir Benedict, the droids we were looking for from Star Wars, and even Doctor Who‘s fiercest cyborgs. Scroll down for the charms you’ll (Reichenbach) fall for.
Benedict Cumberbatch looks mighty fine ’round your neck on this Sherlock ($17) piece.
See full article here…