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- 11/19/13--14:15: _Nendoroid Snow Miku...
- 11/19/13--14:34: _10 Must Have Thanks...
- 11/19/13--14:37: _Indie Comic Roundup...
- 11/19/13--14:56: _Yoshiyuki Sadamoto ...
- 11/19/13--16:36: _Toys For Tots prepa...
- 11/19/13--18:24: _TFsource 11-18 Sour...
- 11/19/13--18:27: _DC Universe Classic...
- 11/19/13--18:35: _Martin Hsu Dragon ...
- 11/19/13--19:14: _Some Necessary Item...
- 11/19/13--19:44: _DC Universe Classic...
- 11/19/13--20:34: _blindboxed: Batter...
- 11/19/13--21:00: _Fisher-Price Octona...
- 11/19/13--21:00: _BABYDOLL Magic DOLL...
- 11/19/13--21:08: _Huck Gee Giant Roo...
- 11/19/13--21:17: _Minty Fresh Exclusi...
- 11/19/13--21:38: _ThreeA Toys: More I...
- 11/19/13--21:41: _Grass Hut Gallery g...
- 11/19/13--21:44: _ThreeA Toys: Moonba...
- 11/19/13--21:54: _"Prime" b...
- 11/19/13--21:54: _Winona Ryder May Be...
- 11/19/13--14:15: Nendoroid Snow Miku - Magical Snow ver. is unveiled
- 11/19/13--14:34: 10 Must Have Thanksgiving Dishes
- 11/19/13--14:37: Indie Comic Roundup Been a while since I’ve been one of...
- AMC has ordered a pilot for Vertigo’s infamous Preacher series. It’s being filmed for sure, which is extremely exciting news for fans of the series and Vertigo comics alike, but no word yet on who is involved.
- I reviewed Fata Morgana by Jon Vermilyea. Really recommend checking this book by Koyama Press out if you’re into illustration and beautiful colors.
- I checked out Freud by Corinne Maier and Anne Simon, published by No Brow. Very interesting non-fiction graphic novel about the infamous Sigmund Freud.
- Also reviewed Out of Hollow Water by Anna Bongiovanni last week. A definite staple in 2D Cloud’s catalogue and an impressive graphic novel overall. Strong female undertones and gripping, dark, intellectual storytelling. One of the best surprises of the year.
- In celebration of Alan Moore’s 60th birthday, Sequential has released Gary Millidge’s Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman for free, via digital download on iTunes. If you have an iPad, this is a must-have. They’ve also cut prices on some of Moore’s titles: From Hell is $3.99 from the publisher, while The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century and Nemo: Heart of Iceare priced at $2.99 each.
- ComicsAlliance posted on Oily’s subscription service as part of their Holiday Gift Guide. I wholesomely agree. Oily Comics offers a subscription service for three months and it’s a great price for great mini-comics and zines: $20 gets you 15 comics for three months, in addition to other neat things like postcards and coupons. Jump on that business.
- ComicsAlliance also posted this great article explaining Kickstarter and their popularity with funding comics. This stems from the recent funding of Fantagraphics’ Kickstarter, in which they were funded $150,000 in simply one week for asking for help from readers to fund their next years’ catalogue.
- Chris Mautner posted about six comics he grabbed from this weekend’s Comic Arts Brooklyn event. Worth reading about these comics worth reading.
- Speaking of CAB, Tom at The Comics Reporter made this giant list compiling posts about the event in case you weren’t able to attend.
- In case you missed it here on ALBOTAS, here’s a list I’ve compiled of the funniest comics I’ve had a chance to read.
- 11/19/13--14:56: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion) Draws Akira Author of...
- 11/19/13--16:36: Toys For Tots prepares for Christmas
- 11/19/13--18:24: TFsource 11-18 SourceNews! Warbotron Now Up for Preorder!
- 11/19/13--18:35: Martin Hsu Dragon Boy Shirts for Philippines Typhoon Relief
- 11/19/13--19:14: Some Necessary Items You Need For Your Baby
- 11/19/13--20:34: blindboxed: BatteryBot Kickstarter Funded Congratulations to...
- 11/19/13--21:00: Fisher-Price Octonauts Octopod Playset
- 11/19/13--21:00: BABYDOLL Magic DOLL Bottles SET Of Two MILK and Juice girls toy
- 11/19/13--21:08: Huck Gee Giant Rooftop Print Set Auction
- 11/19/13--21:17: Minty Fresh Exclusive Monotone Deathshead Smurk (11.21)
- 11/19/13--21:38: ThreeA Toys: More Isobelle Pascha Figures Coming In 2014
- 11/19/13--21:41: Grass Hut Gallery goes out with Tim Biskup x Munktiki The End (12.5)
- 11/19/13--21:44: ThreeA Toys: Moonbase Astronaut Night Shade Strigoi
- 11/19/13--21:54: "Prime" by Evan Cheng in SG
- 11/19/13--21:54: Winona Ryder May Be Doing Beetlejuice 2 I don’t know if...
[Update 3: Added the new pictures from Good Smile Company's Facebook album]
[Update 2: Good Smile Company's tumblr revealed an additional face along with a magical effect accessory!]
[Update: Additional photos have been posted on twitter, both from Kahotan and the official Snow Miku twitter account. The former is of a Sapporo bus decorated with Snow Miku images, set to run on starting on November 18. The latter is an additional image of the figure from a different angle.]
Good Smile Company's Kahotan just tweeted the unveiling of 2014's Snow Miku Nendoroid. Like previous Snow Miku iterations, this Nendoroid, dubbed "Magical Snow Version," was designed by a fan and voted on in an online survey. However, what makes this design particularly special is that is actually had two contributors, one for Miku's magical girl attire and another for her animal sidekick.
They look lovely, don't they? The full image from Kahotan's tweet can be found in the gallery.
We are busy settling into our new home in California and we are so excited to be in a new place for Thanksgiving this year. Having never done a full Thanksgiving meal for my family this year I will be doing it all myself. To get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday I have started… [read more]
Indie Comic Roundup
Been a while since I’ve been one of these. Here’s a link drop of what’s been going on in the lesser-known comics world for the past week, featuring bits from Oily Comics, Vertigo, No Brow, Koyama Press, 2D Cloud, and more.
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion) Draws Akira
Author of the Evangelion manga series, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, recently provided artwork for Japan’s Anime Busience magazine in celebration for Akira’s 25th anniversary. I couldn’t find any hi-res images anywhere, but it’s pretty neat to see Sadamoto draw Kaneda for the issue’s cover. Sick stuff.
Toys for Tots is back open for business in Clark County to help give children in need a merry Christmas.
Through Thanksgiving, Martin Hsu is donating all the proceeds from the sale of his Dragon Boy Tees ($20) to Doctors Without Borders’ Emergency Response Fund which earmarks the money to provide Relief for victims of the recent tragic typhoon in the Philippines. Additionally, Martin will match the donation provided through...
Parents of a new born baby have to learn a lot in a short time. Some items which are a necessity for the baby should always be stocked. There will be other things to deal with after the baby is born, so it is better to have everything planned ahead of the birth of the […]
BatteryBot Kickstarter Funded
Congratulations to Mimoco, who have successfully funded their BatteryBot project via Kickstarter. They’ve even unlocked their first stretch goal of licensing Adventure Time designs. There are three days left to unlock the next stretch goal and another set of licensed BatteryBots, so head over to the Kickstarter page and check it out.
Fisher-Price Octonauts Octopod Playset -- $27.19
BABYDOLL Magic DOLL Bottles SET Of Two MILK and Juice girls toy -- $4.00
As part of his epic “11/10” show in 2011, Huck Gee showed a giant version (6’ x 3’) of his Rooftop Print Set on canvas. Now, the two 1 of 1 giant prints are up for auction on Ebay. At the time of this post, the current bid is $2375...
Minty Fresh has got their minty hands on their very own exclusive Deathshead S’murk figure from David Flores and Blackbook Toy. The Monotone edition features a run of only 50 pieces worldwide and will be available this Thursday, November 21st at 11AM PST. You will find them available HERE for...
ThreeA Toys has released an image, letting collectors know to be prepared for more figures to come to the world of Isobelle Pascha in 2014. What figures would you like to see? Click the thumbnail above for a closer look.
First the good news, Grass Hut will be hosting ‘The End’ (12.5) featuring work from Tim Biskup and Munktiki. The show will feature Tim’s final Pollard release -- ‘Toy Killer’ featuring clear pollards filled with tiny toys as well new Yakimon pieces from Munktiki including a new character, some mash-ups,...
ThreeA Toys has announced that this Thursday November 21st, along with the regular release of their Moonbase Omega Astronaut Strigoi figure, they will also be releasing a Night Shade variant. This one will contain a white suit, as opposed to the orange suit. Price remains the same at $160 each. Click the thumbnail above to check out this dope figure!
Met up with New York-based Evan Cheng (Character Designer at Sesame Workshop and owner at 2Bs) and his beautiful wife, June yesterday, and he gifted me with this awesome sketch(es) of a Prime bot - which was initially meant to auction off at my Black Friday charity-event for victims of the "Sandy" Hurricane last year, but I could not pull my socks up in time for - and I am greatly honored with this! Thanks again, Evan, and have a great trip to Bali, you two!"
Shown above is the initial sketch (a scanned print of) and the final black ink print. The image below is of the final blue-penciled awesomeness :)
Winona Ryder May Be Doing Beetlejuice 2
I don’t know if you’ve heard that Tim Burton was doing a Beetlejuice 2, but he is, and Winona Ryder may have signed on to do it. Katy Perry actually expressed interest in fulfilling the role of Lydia in the sequel that’s set 27 years after the original film, but it looks like Ryder is just may be taking it.
She told The Daily Beast:
I’m kind of sworn to secrecy. But it sounds like it might be happening. It’s 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia [Deetz, Ryder’s teenage goth character] so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later.
Exciting news for a sequel to an amazing film by Burton. Oh, and Michael Keaton will be reprising his role as the film’s star. Super exciting.