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Test to see what kind of collector you are when you see this photo … MATCHBOX COLLECTOR Is that Colin? HOT WHEELS COLLECTOR Is that from the China plant? CARS CASUAL Oh, teal CAR. CARS REGULAR It’s been a long time since we’ve see Kori. CARS AVID Whoa, it does exist with mirrors. CARS COMPLETIST [...]
While Diamond Select moves forward with their new take on Battle Beasts, TakaraTomy is indeed bringing back the original Beastformers as, at least according to one site, “Takara Beast Fight.” Go here to see the pics of the various figures. It appears to have some sort of dice game element, which makes a lot of [...]
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Kidz Bop, the No. 1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S., is releasing its latest album, Kidz Bop Ultimate Hits, on May 8. Featuring songs such as Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” and Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” Kidz Bop Ultimate Hits offers 13 popular songs in one place. Kidz [...]
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Apple really, really wants you to upgrade to Mac OSX Lion to access iCloud* – to get to Lion, you must be on Snow Leopard so Apple is willing to send all “old” MobileMe users a copy of Snow Leopard FREE … Just go HERE – you have until June. Tweet This Post
Round 2 and Captain Action Enterprises announce the launch of a licensed Marvel costume set for Dr. Evil, marking the first time this 1960s character will be able to transform into a Marvel villain. The first look, a 1:6 scale Loki costume set, will launch in August. The costume sets come in two versions. The [...]
TakaraTomy Beast Fight Collection (Battle Beast)
If you were not excited for the Transformers The Ride, Universal Studios certainly is. The company has released a teaser video explicitly stating that if you attend their Universal Studios Hollywood theme park on May 25, 2012, you will be able to ride Transformers The Ride and experience the greatest battle you will ever ride. The company has also released a sneak peek of behind-the-scenes of the ride, and features an interview with Mark Woodbury, part of the Universal Creative team. This video was made ava
I would like to publicly apologize to my dear collaborators for the first issue of *I LIKE TOYS* - for I was knee-deep into prepping and in production of the Zine, and I simply did not have an opportunity to even email other folks to ask for help promoting the issue! Alas by the time I could catch a breath from tasks, the issue had sold out! Hope I'll be able to get my shitzzle together for
Part four of Dunny Series 20XX is ready for reading, and today's artists come from across the globe, from as far away as Russia and as close as Florida. Whether they're building robots, ninjas, cute creatures or ... weird stretchy things, each of these artists is one that I'd like to see get a Dunny one day. Well, at least if I had any ACTUAL say in the matter ...
You know what to do. Hit the jump and let's check out the next four artists!
From Russia with love comes the handcrafted stylings of Sergey Safonov. Sergey's creations, while often cute, have an other-worldly feel to them. Giant birds that wear fedoras, smiling little lunar rovers, a Lovecraftian monster sitting in a little boat as it floats along; Sergey's work stands out as something different, yet at the same time, it's friendly and elegant. From what I can remember about Sergey (especially in regards to the Luno project), that other-worldly feel is intentional, as he's a fan of all things outer space. Maybe that means our little Dunny friend could be a cool-looking astronaut for Sergey's space missions? It's a fun thought, but for an artist and character designer of Sergey's caliber, he deserves mention for a series where design is important.
Of all the artists on the list, no one might get more of what he finds around the house than Singapore's Phu!, who routinely uses found objects and other odds and ends in his custom pieces. But there's more to liking Phu! and his work than just what he builds his creations with: it's how he designs everything to scale and doesn't overlook things like mechanical elements in his custom work. Though he sticks with a relatively simple color palette for the most part (lots of black, silver and purple), Phu! always manages to surprise, and I wonder what he'd come up with for something like a Dunny series. Unfortunately, being a mass-produced figure might mean no found objects on the Dunny, but I trust that Phu! could improvise a cool design (maybe a Rebel Pilot-like Dunny with a jetpack and antennae for ears?) that Kidrobot could duplicate without too much difficulty.
Most people probably know Tony "Nakanari" Shiau from his pop culture-inspired customs, taking icons like Hello Kitty and Doraemon and putting his own twist on them. For that reason, the Orlando-based artist might normally not find himself on such a list, because it might be a bit harder to get away with doing that on a mass production level. But Nakanari is no one-trick-pony: the creator of Spiki is more than happy to take his creations beyond pop culture parody, infusing some of his designs with a bit of inspiration from both Asia and the streets. The end result, especially of some of his earlier pieces like his Yeti Munnys, reminds me of something I might see tagged on the side of a building in a major city, except wrapped around a vinyl figure.
Keita Takahashi — the creative mind behind the Katamari series and Nobi Nobi Boy — always makes things that make me smile ... even when they frustrate me. And by things, I mean games. And by smile, I mean I love the art direction of his games, which is uniquely his. Using plenty of basic geometry and a cel-shaded type of look, Takahashi's style is just plain fun, not to mention rather easy on the eyes. Like Mike Krahulik and Takashi Murakami, not everyone's a fan of his style, but you can't deny that a rainbow-striped Dunny that perhaps resembles Katamari's prince wouldn't look amazing. And if you can, you have no soul.
The submissions dateline will lapse in twelve hours time (as of this post) at 12noon on April 20th (+8 GMT / Singapore-time) - whereby entries for A STEAMPUNK PERSPECTIVE: ILLUSTRATION Contest will then be put up for Voting By The Public, to determine who are to be the winers for the two contest categories: "Best Portrait" and "Best Scene"! Yes, YOU decide who are the winners!Email in your entry
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From Andy Mitchell aka Custard4gravy (@mezandy on twitter) comes the "Bombardier Balderdash" - his submission for the A Steampunk Perspective: Illustration Contest! Looks a right swell image for "Best Portrait", innit? WHAT: Submitted for A STEAMPUNK PERSPECTIVE #2: ILLUSTRATION Contest [Read Contest Details HERE]. Stay tuned for VOTING details for this submission!
MOTUC Stinkor Figure Review (Video)
Shown up above is the cover to a now ultra-classic comic book, BATMAN #73. This was the issue that introduced "Jokers Utility Belt". This story inspired a "Joker episode" for a 1966 BATMAN TV Show Script, has been reprinted numerous times, and even made an appearance on the recent BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD animated TV cartoon in an episode titled "Emperor Joker".
Well, someone made a set of videos that tell the story. I don't know what the source of the audio is but it seems like some "Story Record" you might have heard as a little kid. If anyone knows, please let us know. But hey, watch the 3 videos, they're fun!