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- 03/27/13--15:00: Factory Entertainment's Gillman prop replica looks handy
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- 03/27/13--16:18: Andrew Bell in Vienna OddObst @ adhocPad (4.23 4.28)
- 03/27/13--16:30: [NSFW] Aizu Project's Gisen Yagyu goes up for pre-order
- 03/27/13--17:00: PSA: Good Smile Company has a big guide to bootlegs
- 03/27/13--18:07: PapaBehr A Kick Butt Robotic Bear w/USB and Magnetic Powers
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I have to hand it to Factory Entertainment, they make some neat collectibles. Among their most recent endeavors is a prop relica of a mysterious web-handed fossil purportedly from the Devonian era that suggests a link between man and fish-man: perhaps best known as a fossilized Gillman hand, as seen in The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954).
Factory Entertainment's Fossilized Creature Hand is a recreation of the original movie prop, based on old behind-the-scenes photos as well as the film itself. The end result is a neat little curio item that should appeal to die-hard Universal Monsters fans. The replica comes with a limited edition plaque and some promotional materials, all packaged within a box designed to look like a crate.
Hit the jump for a photo gallery and an unboxing video (theirs, not ours).
Available a Walmart, Lowe’s, and Albertsons Market stores across the country, Dirty Jobs broad portfolio of cleaning products are among the strongest and most advanced household cleaning products available anywhere. They are the ideal cleaner-uppers for everyone’s own Mess Master. We were sent a gift card to purchase and test the... [Continue Reading]
AUSTIN, Texas, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 8, 2013, the Texas Supreme Court ordered the Texas Comptroller to refund the hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales tax that Roark Amusement & ...
Andrew Bell will bring the creatures in his head all the way to Vienna, Austria for a weeklong artist in residence stint @ the oh so cool adhocPad from April 23rd through the 28th. He’s planning a signing and a small gallery show with the title of OddObst. So if...
It's been a while since I last saw a big, cold cast figure, but here's one: Aizu Project's 1/6-scale Gisen Yagyu from Hyakka Ryouran. "Cold cast" refers to the materials used in the manufacturing process of this figure. There are some advantages over the usual PVC but it does tend to make things expensive: ¥16,800 to be exact.
Gisen comes in two variants. There's a normal one with eye patch, and a Magan version with exposed eye and a different expression. Both are the same price, and you can cast them off if you like boobies. I consider myself a connoisseur and scholar of boobies, so that's a plus in my book (even if they do look kind of smushed together). Both versions come out in July.
Here's a fact that should absolutely not shock you: Good Smile Company's products are popular. They're so popular, in fact, that they're often reproduced illegally and sold as bootlegs. And even the bootlegs are so popular that Good Smile Company saw fit to create a page with in-depth guides on how to spot them.
If you want to protect yourself from bootleg hell, do yourself a favor: go over that database and learn all the telltale signs of a bootleg. With practice, you can become as good at spotting fakes as Senator Vreenak. Just be aware that in the guide, official merchandise is highlighted in red.
Not all of the things on GSC's site can be spotted at a glance - some require you to open and closely inspect the merch. Really the best advice is to buy from trusted retailers. That's not always a brick and mortar store, mind you. Veila in the c-blogs ran into a retail store that sold bootlegs, but they've since closed down. There are still plenty out there, so always be careful and be educated!
[Thanks to AnimeFTW for the tip!]
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PapaBehr is an intricate kick butt scientist turned avenging robotic bear figure that just happens to double as a USB drive to add some practicality to the fun. Designed by David Ngyuen and his uncle, Guy ‘Tuy’ Buckner, who happens to be a CAD expert and the owner of one...
Inki-Jinx and Shelly Rodriguez have taken their quest to have Shelly's Crabapple Plush produced to Kickstarter. While there are a number of special rewards for supporting the project, you'll probably be interested in the $35.00 level...that's when you receive a Crabapple. This project will only be funded if at least $4,500 is pledged by Sunday [...]
Gold Luckitty KusoPon for WonderCon 2013
KusoVinyl / KusoPop will be releasing their gold colorway of the Luckitty version of their KusoPon mascot. This is my favorite color scheme so far and would look neat next to an Android Lucky Cat. They’ll be at booth #1176 if you want to pick one up for just $10. They’re limited to 200 pieces, so they may not show up online afterwards. Bummer!
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Mika: Universal Tablet Stand by Bluelounge
Bluelounge, masters of making cable management sexy, have released a new tablet stand called Mika. It can hold a Nexus 7, Nook, iPad - whatever. It can even support smaller laptops like MacBook Airs and Retina MacBooks. It clearly takes a page from the iMac’s stand design. And I’m OK with that.
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There is a meme going around the Japanese Internets which seem to have been started by Japanese High School Girls called "Makankosappo" [マカンコウサッポウ]. The Kanji is 魔貫光殺砲 and Dragonball fans will know that its a move that Piccolo does which you can see in the video below.
Not sure why Japanese High School girls started this meme but its one of the reasons that prove Japanese High Schools are the best in the world. Period.
The collection of these photos collected from the Internets by Naver and you can find more from the trending topic on Twitter. Makankosappo caught on and now not just the school girls are doing it. Any of you care to try some Makankosappo shenanigans?
The source of each photo in the following links like this > pic.twitter.com/OVS9fc1eqO
And her are more reasons why Japanese High Schools are the best in the world - its just like anime! You can see all the photos that I've taken in my school visits below.
PRESS: Unbox Industries are proud to announce their future collaboration with the Disarticulators!
Commencing later this year, Tru-Tek, Zectron & Big Man Toys will be teaming them up with Unbox who will be producing a brand new range of vinyl figures in all shapes and sizes. To get the ball rolling Unbox will be introducing the team to the public on their stand at Toycon UK.
From the Disarticulators; "The Disarticulators are proud to be bringing a number of different exclusives to the Unbox booth including the long awaited aluminium 'K-1000' KESH-E-FACE, the 'Not So Standard' TTFTD mini figure 3 pack, and the 'Midnight Assassin' Higekami, all cast in a mix of both resin and super-flexible rubber. Figures come bagged and headed with mini art print.
Joining the plethora of Disarticulator releases, Tru:Tek will also be offering up Wave 1 H.U.S.T.L.E in a ToyCon exclusive 'Regal' Gold/Plum, as well as strictly limited preview sets of upcoming Wave 2 figures from Lunartik (a joint release with the artist's booth), UME Toys and sub-brand the H.O.R.D.E."
Sam Griffiths aka Planet Domu and runDMB unveils their joint War Tourist project. Scheduled for a debut release at ToyCon UK on April 6th is the 4 inches tall pure white DIY resin cast, it would be accompanied by the first custom series of ten artists' pieces. Artists include: Jon-Paul Kaiser / Mister Lister / A Little Stranger / Stu Witter / runDMB / MapMap / Uncle Absinthe / Pete Fowler / Mimic / Mr. Gauky.
"Each blank War Tourist comes packaged in its own bespoke black cube box with a white canvas band printed with the back story and individually numbered. The artist series are boxed in the same packaging and have the artists logo printed on the band. The packaging for this piece was a big part of the design process as both runDMB and I believe that the package a piece comes in is as important as the piece itself." ~added Sam.
"To further celebrate the launch, we ran a competition to customise one of two giant, two foot tall fibreglass War Tourists. Both were made by myself and one was given to the talented Jon-Paul Kaiser to customise. The competition was won by Lisa Rae Hansen of ‘I break Toys’, she is currently doing a brilliant job of adding sculpted parts and painting the giant War Tourist. Both of these huge customs will be on display on their own plinths at the event." ~mentioned Sam.
Fox Releases ‘The Wolverine’ Trailer
Here’s the International trailer for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film, The Wolverine. Hugh Jackman reprises his role at Wolverine and we get a glimpse of what’s to come on July 26. Hope it’s good — this trailer sent me mixed vibes. Cool to see Silver Samurai on screen though!
Monster Worship will be attending C2E2 in Chicago, IL and can be found in “The Block” on Saturday April 27, 2013 at the Nakama Toys Booth #951 (time to TBA). And with them comes the offering of event exclusives, starting with the second edition of Standing Mini Greasebat to released in a red unpainted vinyl, priced at US$40 each. There's also the yellow colorway (no product stats with the images tho) to be had. All leftovers will be released online via Monster Worship on May 1st 7 PM EST.
"Those that are attending ToyConUK on April 6 should check out the Unbox Industries booth and try to snag one of a handful of the red unpainted minis for sale from Mr Jeff Lamm who will be attending."Mini Greasebat was created by Jeff Lamm. Sculpted by Chauskoskis. Produced by Monster Worship.
Poker Night 2 Screenshots Leaked
They reveal Ash from the Evil Dead film franchise, Sam from the infamous PC series Sam & Max, Claptrap from Borderlands, and Brock fucking Sampson from The Venture Brothers television series. GLaDOS from the Portal series also hovers over the poker table, but it’s not clear if GLaDOS is a playable character.
Telltale Games’ teaser site, The Key Party, also seems to confirm these characters.
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This character is packing heat. Or are they?