A Watchmen Toaster? Hurmmm…

One has to wonder if DC Comics is coming up with Watchmen-related merch in a passive-aggressive bid to make Alan Moore kill himself. The latest: the Watchmen toaster.

Yes, you read that correctly. A toaster. Beginning in September, Dynamic Forces has been licensed to produce toasters that burn images from Watchmen into the breakfast staple. I guess it’s in case you need a reminder to take your meds.

Watchmen is hardly the only property being defamed getting the pop-up treatment. DF are also producing toasters based on The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Story, Where the Wild Things Are, The Goonies, Gremlins, Little Shop of Horrors, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Mad and Friends. DF describes the project thusly:

These collector toasters will imprint iconic images from your favorite Warner Bros. films and television series onto slices of bread to make a fun impression on your breakfast, lunch or midnight snack! The extra-wide slots allow you to not only toast bread, but also bagels and more. UL tested and approved, it includes illuminated function buttons for cancel, reheat and frozen. The toaster design is a beautiful glossy black finish featuring the logo from the film or television series, and is a compliment to any counter top.

I’ll bet Moore is so furious you could fry an egg on his forehead (and then eat it on the toast).

Long Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

There’s a new trailer out for The Amazing Spider-Man (which opens July 3) that clocks in at a hefty 4:03, and it contains a nice new scene of Spidey not only being a hero, but a good guy.

Most of the rest of the clip looks to be familiar material, but with some nice new additions. It’s certainly worth watching. Looks to me like this version of the Spider-Man tale will put a lot of emphasis on the relationship between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), with a lot less angst than we saw between Peter (Tobey Maguire) and Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) in the previous three modern movies. I think new director Marc Web – who made the Zooey Deschanel vehicle (500) Days of Summer, is just the guy to pull off the relationship material. The question is, can he do action? Based on this clip, I’m gonna say Yes. In fact, it looks like action with heart!