When your girlfriend says to you, "hey let's go see that Mars movie", you question life as you know it. After your jaw drops and you pick it back up, you don't hesitate in saying yes. :-) I was lucky enough to go see John Carter of Mars last night. I have to say I wasn't sure what to expect. After seeing it, I thought the movie was well executed and was fun to watch. Now she wants to watch Lord Of Rings, what to do...what to do. :-)
She just informed me that the actor that played John Carter filmed Friday Night Lights here in Austin and fell in love with the city and decided to build a house here. She now says she wants to meet him. Little does she know, I am also from Virginia and will smash him like the Martian bug that he is.
If your looking to get some Mars type miniatures there are 3 companies that I know of who make rather nice Martian type figures.
Black Hat carry a line called Martian Empires. The figures are 18mm, but the martian ones might actually work just fine with 15mm.
Tinman Miniatures carries a line of 32mm John Carter type figures. The figures are extremely well sculpted and have a ton of character.
Bronze Age Miniatures carries a line of 32mm Wasteland figures. The figures are a little larger than Tinmans, but would work nicely together.
Paroom Station Miniatures carries a line of 28mm Mars figures. They tend to be much smaller than Tinman or Bronze Aged Miniatures.