ElecTRONica Artwork

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

To celebrate the start of TRON Legacy Disney will trow a party the way only Disney can. This fall, during night time, Disney California Adventure park will transform in a real TRON delight. The Hollywood Pictures Backlot will transform into a fantastic TRON scene straight from the movie. The events will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Disney has released some amazing artwork to show what you as a guest can expect on your visit to the virtual world of Tron.

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Tron Comic Adaptation (updated)

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

With Marvel being owned by Disney we can’t be surprised to see Disney related comics to appear. Movie adaptations are very common so, again to no surprise, a Tron Original movie adaptation would hit the shelves too. Marvel will release the “Tron: Original Movie Adaptation 1” in November. Release date is set for September 3rd.

This is more then a month before the next movie will hit the theaters (December 17) and should be a good reed before the sequel comes out.

I have the comic on my pull list!

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Tron: The Betrayal

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Tron is hot, so we expect to see a lot of Tron stuff appear the coming months. As a comic collector I am delighted to see a comic make it to the stands too. Marvel is releasing a Tron: The Betrayal comic book. It looks like the story in the comic will take place before the events in the upcoming Tron: Legacy movie.

Get a first look at the world of the upcoming Tron: Legacy! Following the events of the original Tron, the year is 1983 and Kevin Flynn is now in charge of Encom. He’s built it into the largest videogame company in the world. But that’s not all Kevin has accomplished – he’s also secretly built the Grid, a digital world filled with living programs! More than a place where he can race light cycles, it’s a place where he can build and test environments only limited by his imagination. But the Grid is far more complex than even its creator realizes, and even Flynn can’t be in two places at once. As this new world develops a life of its own, Flynn is going to first need the help of an old friend, a security program named Tron. Showcasing a key time of the mythology of the Tron world, part one of THE BETRAYAL will show the early days of the Grid, and the first appearances of the heroes and villains that will be seen in Tron: Legacy. (Marvel.com)

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Tron: the Soundtrack

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

If you would want to know how the Tron soundtrack will sound like you should visit the End 107.7 site. There is a collection of 6 short tracks from the soundtrack. It will give you a good idea on what to expect from Daft Punk, the group who wrote the music.

Some of these are only to be found here (at this time) and not even on the official website. Headsets up and enjoy!

Official TRON trailer revealed

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Normally Andy is our resident Comic-Con and TRON expert but just for once I’ll have to honor to forward the latest about the upcoming “TRON” movie to you, opening on the big screen (which is really big this time, as the movie will be presented not only on regular 3D screens but also IMAX 3D screens) in the US on December 17. So here we go…

Yesterday at Comic-Con the official theatrical trailer of TRON premiered following the early footage showcased in the past two years at Comic-Con as well as the teaser trailer from March. For your convenience here it is:

Looking for a HD version? Yahoo has that in several formats (as the teaser trailer and the material from last year’s Comic-Con). But wait, there is more… (more…)

Even More Tron from the Comic Con

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The events are taking place and one of the first was the Tron press event where the whole crew of the movie was present to talk about the old and the new movie. Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen director Joe Kosinski, Bruce Boxleitner, Steven Lisberger and Jeff Bridges talked about the original movie, the technology used in today’s Tron, reaction about the sequel, the costumes and lot’s more.

How do you impress the public that’s seen all the Internet has to offer:

Steven Lisberger, director of original Tron: That won’t be a problem. You’ll find out soon the look of Tron is unique, it’s one of the strongest things about it. It’s moved on to the next generation. It’s a founding myth for an entire generation. It’s almost like it’s been held back, but now when it’s come back, you feel the energy we missed in the last 25 years. (UGO)

You can read all about it on UGO

Tron at the San Diego Comic Con

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The San Diego Comic Con has started and as usual there will be a lot of hot news coming from the convention halls. For those that have been able to go to the opening preview night might already have seen some of the great gems that can be found on the convention floors. One of these gems and booths that will attract many fans is the Disney Tron booth. Big expectations after previous years convention so Disney will have to outdo themselves this year. Toy News International has a nice collection of pictures from the Tron booth. It shows the awesome Lightcycle, the new action figures are displayed, as well as the vehicle toys that will be released. Visit the TNI website to see the collection on display at the convention.

Picture copyrights Toy Story International

Tron Hot Toys

Monday, July 19th, 2010

What happens when you combine two things I love? I get very exited! I love Disney’s Tron and can’t wait to see Tron Legacy (I’ll go and see it on day one) and I love action figures. So combine the two and my wallet will suffer. But now the news has been release that Hot Toys will also bring some Tron Legacy figures to the market. These action figures cannot be considered toys anymore as they are high standard and expensive collectibles. Hot toys is known for their amazing detailed figures and have proven more then once that they are the best. They sell for well over $100 a piece and even when they leave the shop will still do well on the secondary market as they are always released in a limited quantity.

At this time the create Action figures from Iron Man, Predator, Terminator and even Michael Jackson to name a few. Tron will be one of their newest license they will tackle. Cant wait to see the result of these figures. Make sure to visit the blog regularly as I will update it once we get to see some previews of these figures.

More San Diego Comic Con Tron Goodness

Monday, July 5th, 2010

With the San Diego Comic Con just around the corner we are getting some more Tron Legacy related news. The Convention has been very good in the past for Tron fans and, with the release of the movie getting nearer, this year might be even better.

Proof Tron will be big at this years con are the banners that have been placed around Downtown San Diego. There are four different styles including one of a Light Cycle battle. You can see all 4 banners here.

The San Diego Comic Comvention will open its doors as from July 22.

Disney ‘s San Diego Comic Con Exclusives list

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

It’s almost that time of the year again; The San Diego Comic Con. As usual there is a big list of exclusives that will only be sold at the convention (until they start to pop up on eBay). Here you’ll find a full list of everything exclusive Disney related.

Let’s start with Boom Studios. They are the people who bring you Pixar and Disney comics on a montly basis. Especially for the convention they added some real gems to their collection. They will have 3 blank cover comic books. These books can be used to have artist at the convention drawn something on it. Those books and the art on it makes them one of a kind. There will be a Toy Story #5 Get-A-Sketch, Cars #7 Get-A-Sketch and a The Muppet Show #7 Get-A-Sketch comic book. These three books will have a limited production run of only 500 copies each and will be sold for $20 a piece. This is without the artists drawings on it. Those that would like a drawing will need to queue with one of the artist and might have to pay another premium to get the art on the book.

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More Tron Toys

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Disney has revealed some more info on their Tron merchandise that will be release with the new movie. There is a nice list but the one I am looking forwards to the most is the the TRON 12” Impulse Projection Action Figure.

Bring the hero to life with the Ultimate Sam Flynn Figure, featuring incredible Impulse Projection Technology that reveals a lit-up life-like image of Sam’s face, light-up body, movie quotes in Sam’s voice, and tons of weapons! (Disney Consumer Products)

But that will not be the only fun thing to hit the shelves in October. There will be a TRON Zero G Light Cycle that will be able to ride on the walls and even upside down. 7,5” Impulse Projection Action Figures, TRON core vehicles, Deluxe Vehicles, iPod Docking station, TRON mouse and Keyboard. An awesome looking Wii controller. Xbox 360 game controller and even some Tron Legacy Snowboard Boots…

visit the Disney Consumer Products site for more great pictures of these items.

Pictures Copyrights Disney

Tron Legacy at San Diego Comic Convention

Friday, June 18th, 2010

More news on the Tron movie. While already reported about the new and limited toy edition that we will get to see at the Convention, Dsieny has now release some extra news on their plans for Tron Legacy during the Comic-Con. A panel will talk about the movie on Thursday July 22 in Hall H of the convention centre at 11:15am.

Returning for an unprecedented third year to the fans and Convention that “started it all,” Walt Disney Pictures is pleased to present a very special, insider look at its upcoming “TRON: Legacy” at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International Convention. At 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2010, the panel presentation will be held in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center. On the dais will be filmmakers and talent from the film, including director Joe Kosinski, producers Sean Bailey and Steven Lisberger as wells as cast members Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen and Bruce Boxleitner. The panel discussion, to be moderated by Patton Oswalt, is set to include exclusive glimpses of the film, as well as a Q & A involving all panel participants, along with special surprise guests. (more…)

Tron San Diego Comic Con Exclusives

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

The San Diego Comic Convention is almost there and as usual we will get to see some great new stuff appear.

One thing that gets me very excited is the Tron exclusives. A “regular” Tron Legacy toy line will be released by the toy company Spin Master, but at San Diego there will also be some specials.

There will be a limited edition Die-Cast Sam Lights Cycle. The collectible will be limited to 3000 pieces and will cost $5. Not to bad for an exclusive. The second exclusive will be a Tron Vintage Figure. This will be a static figure and it will be from the original Tron movie.

The best about this figure is the packaging. It will come in an arcade style box, will be limited to only 1500 pieces and will retail for $40

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Tron Anticipation

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

For the second week in a row Alice in Wonderland came up on top in the box office. During this second weekend my family and me went to see it. I was looking forwards to see the movie and, as expected, was not going to be disappointed. It was awesome, another gem from Tim Burton. But what really made my day was the trailer we got the see before the movie. Yes, it isn’t new and I’ve seen it already online, but to get to see it on a big screen was amazing. Even with the great feature movie still to come I couldn’t help myself dreaming away and thinking about what I had just witnessed watching the Tron Legacy trailer. Never ever has the anticipation been bigger to see a movie with this one.

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Tron Legacy Trailer

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

The Tron Legacy trailer is available online and it looks great! You can watch a HD version via this link or you can visit the official Disney Tron site. While it did give me chills down my spine (I love Tron), I do have some doubts about the story set up. How is it possible the arcade was there filled with the games after all these years, how come electricity is still working and what about that hidden room? How come nobody noticed the room before and how is all the equipment still there… and working. Still, to give it the benefit of the doubt, and the fact that I am a big Tron fan, I’m sure there will be a good explanation and enough good stuff to make this movie ROCK!

Tron Legacy will be release on December 17 2010 in 3D.

Picture copyrights Disney