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Shades of Taarna: The Strokes’ ‘At the Door’ Is a Familiar Cosmic Saga

The Strokes have posted a video for their latest single, “At the Door,” and we’re tempted to call it an homage to the 1981 Heavy Metal movie. There’s no Taarna per se, but there is a female protagonist who wields a giant sword and slices up some scummy bad guys. There are spaceships galore and […]

Attn. Collectors!: Taarna And Nelson Action Figures From ‘Heavy Metal’ (1981)

Taarna the Taarakian and Nelson the B-17 Tailgunner action figures, designed by FigBiz based on characters from the 1981 movie Heavy Metal, are available now at Incendium — they’ve got the full-color regular figures plus limited quantities of some convention exclusives, while they last. You’ll find them all in the Heavy Metal action figure category […]

Taarna and Den Go Skin-Deep on Fan’s Heavy Metal Movie Tattoo Sleeve!

Do you like the epic Heavy Metal movie from 1981? Of course you do! Do you like it so much that you’d put it all over your body? Do you love Taarna, Captain Sternn, Den, Hannover Fiste and the Barbarian Leader with every fiber of your epidermis? RELATED: Taarna Lives! Julianne Tura Recreates Heavy Metal’s […]

Heavy Metal Animator Jeffrey Hale Passed Away

We’re deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Hale, a premiere talent and the animator behind the classic “B-17” segment of the 1981 HEAVY METAL movie. For details about Jeffrey Hale’s life and work, please check the link below: http://blogs.indiewire.com/animationscoop/rip-lenny-bruce-heavy-metal-animator-jeffrey-hale-1923-2015-20150304