Monday, July 28, 2014

SDCC 14 First Look: Mondo Announces A New Line of Designer Toys!

Iron Giant Action Figure by Mondo

Last week, Mondo announced they were getting into the toy game, and The Blot is beyond excited! This is the just the kind of game changing announcement the designer art toy scene really needs right now. Everything Mondo has done up to this point has been top notch, whether it be t-shirts, screen prints, vinyl records, or VHS movie tapes, so you know they'll take the same approach to toys. I especially can’t wait to see what new artists they’ll be bringing to the toy game, which in turn will hopefully bring new fans to the scene (which we desperately need). Art toys are finally making a comeback!

Lil Mikey Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vinyl Figure by Mike Mitchell

At San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Mondo debuted their first four figures: a massive Iron Giant figure with tons of articulation, an epic “Lil Mikey” TMNT figure by Mike Mitchell, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figure based on Kevin Eastman’s very first TMNT drawing, and an officially licensed Alfred Hitchcock figure with all kinds of accessories like a director’s chair and megaphone. There were also a few other Iron Giant prop replica type figures on display as well. These are all going to be so great!!! And I will hopefully be updating this blog post with more pictures soon.

Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Drawing by Kevin Eastman

All of these figures and so much more we will be released online at the Mondo online store as a pre-order at a later date, so get excited!

Alfred Hitchcock Director's Chair Accessory by Mondo
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SDCC 14 Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy Variant Screen Print by Tyler Stout

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Variant Screen Print by Tyler Stout

Yesterday on the final day of SDCC 2014, Mondo released this epic San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy Variant Screen Print by Tyler Stout!!! Stout is hands down my favorite screen print artist and he knocked this Marvel movie poster out of the park. I could say more about this release but I think the picture above is all you need to know. Expect the standard edition full colored version of this print to drop this week and have a run size of around 750 (just The Blot’s guess). I have got to snag one of the standard editions!

The San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy Variant Screen Print by Tyler Stout is limited to 350 pieces, measures 24”x36” and retailed for $110 at the Mondo SDCC booth #835.
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

SDCC 14 Exclusive Gamora Guardians of the Galaxy Screen Print by Vance Kelly

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Gamora Guardians of the Galaxy Screen Print by Vance Kelly

Mondo released this deadly Gamora Guardians of the Galaxy screen print by Vance Kelly yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con 2014! Kelly designed a beautiful Zoe Saldana don’t you think!?! This Comic-Con exclusive Marvel screen print measures 24”x 36” and is limited to just 225 pieces. It retailed for just $45 at the Mondo SDCC booth #835.
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SDCC 14 Exclusive Drax Guardians of the Galaxy Screen Print by Phantom City Creative

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Drax Guardians of the Galaxy Screen Print by Phantom City Creative

Yesterday, Mondo released this pretty nice Drax Guardians of the Galaxy screen print by Phantom City Creative at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. I don’t have any details on this Marvel print, but I assume it was a 24”x36” screen print limited to around 200-300 and retailed for around $45. It's really too bad it's been so hard to find out information on Mondo's Comic-Con releases.  But fans of Batista and the WWE will definitely want to get their hands on this print!
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SDCC 14 Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron Concept Art Movie Posters by Marvel - Thor & Hulk

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron Concept Art Movie Posters by Marvel - Chris Hemsworth as Thor

Marvel has unveiled the final two posters in their awesome San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Poster Set featuring concept art for the film! These posters feature Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk in a huge, epic battle against an army of Ultrons. These poster, which have been given away for free at Comic-Con, complete the image we’ve been forming the past few days, and now you can see the entire giant battle from Avengers 2. But where’s Nick Fury!?!

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron Concept Art Movie Posters by Marvel - Mark Ruffalo as Hulk

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Avengers Age of Ultron Concept Art Movie Posters by Marvel
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SDCC 14 Exclusive Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. & Agent Carter TV Poster

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. & Agent Carter Television Poster

Marvel’s been giving away these awesome Agents of SHIELD x Agent Carter television posters at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. It’s hard to believe Marvel will have two live action TV shows set in the MCU, while DC is still claiming they won’t connect their super hero TV shows with their movies (what a terrible decision). The Blot will be interested to see how Agent Carter fleshes out the history of SHIELD in the MCU. I wonder if things that happen in Agent Carter will have an impact on the 2nd half of Agents of SHIELD’s second season. We’ll find out soon!
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SDCC 14 First Look: Batman v Superman’s Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 First Look: Batman v. Superman’s Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Warner Bros gave the world its first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman from DC Comics' upcoming Batman v Superman. I have to say, she looks freaking amazing! If anyone was worried Gal couldn’t play an Amazonia warrior then think again. Plus, this is way better than Adrianne Palicki’s Wonder Woman costume from her failed pilot last year. It’s too bad I don’t feel the same about Ben Affleck’s Batman or Henry Cavill’s Superman. Don’t all three of them look pretty dour? Where’s the fun in the DC movie universe? This may be Christopher Nolan's ultimate curse. If only they could learn from the Marvel cinematic universe that comic books are supposed to be fun!

Batman v. Superman - Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman & Henry Cavill as Superman
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SDCC 14 First Look: Spider-Man Hikari Japanese Vinyl Figures by Funko

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 First Look: Spider-Man Marvel Hikari Japanese Vinyl Figures by Funko

Thanks to our friends at Toybot Studios we are at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, we have this photo of Funko’s upcoming new line of Marvel Hikari Japanese Vinyl figures!!! On display at Comic-Con were a variety of killer looking Spider-Man Hikari colorways, including OG, translucent, metallic, gold, glow in the dark and is that marbled vinyl in the background!?! From the looks of this picture, the Spider-Man Hikari is the best sculpt that I’ve seen from this fledgling toy line. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come. Bring it on Funko!
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SDCC 14 Exclusive Last Man Standing Gabriel Pop! Vinyl Figure

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Last Man Standing Gabriel Pop! Vinyl Figure

The Blot’s been a huge fan of Dan LuVisi’s art since he first started doing covers for one of my all time favorite comic book series, DC Comics’ Secret Six. From that I was introduced to his epic Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter (or LMS) graphic novel, which is truly beautiful to see. Never in a million years did I think I’d see Funko release a POP! vinyl figure of Gabriel, a genetically engineered soldier who is the star of LuVisi’s LMS graphic novel, much less as a San Diego Comic-Con 2014 exclusive. How cool/random is that!?! LuVisi must have some pretty big fans in the Funko offices.

Each San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Gabriel Last Man Standing Pop! Vinyl Figure stands 3.75” tall and comes packaged in a full color displayable window box. Collectors can pick one up exclusively at the Funko SDCC booth.
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Blot heads to The Houston Con 2014 this August!

The Houston Con Logo

Are you feeling down stuck at home while thousands of people are stuck in long lines and huge crowds at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 this weekend!?! Well have no fear, there’s an equally awesome comic-con nearby, possibly even in your city! Amazing conventions are popping up everywhere and you might just not know about them. If you live in Texas you should definitely make plans to come in to Houston for the all-new The Houston Con! This exciting new convention (which merged with the former Space City Con), will be taking place at the Hilton Houston North August 8-10 and has a really great line-up of celebrities, comic book artists and so much more!

The Houston Con 2014 Guest List

If you’re a fan of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Houston’s very own Jason David Frank (the original Green/White Power Ranger) will be at the convention!!! Along with Jason, the show will be hosting fellow MMPR alumni Erin Cahill, Alison Macinnis, Hector David Jr., Brad Hawkins and Jason Faunt! But that’s not all, The Houston Con will also be hosting Battle Star Galactica’s Richard Hatch and Kate Vernon, and Game of Thrones’ Jame Cosmo! There’s also a big contingent coming from MTV’s Teen Wolf that includes Dylan Sprayberry, Eaddy Mays, Melissa Ponzio and Mason Dye.

The Houston Con 2014 Comic Book Industry Guests

Personally, The Blot’s the most excited about The Houston Con’s awesome line-up of coming book artists! They’re bringing legendary Image creator Whilce Portacio, who is celebrating 30 years in the comic book industry, along Ale Garza (Wonder Woman, Teen Titans), Ken Lashley and Andrew Dalhouse. This is definitely one comic-con not to miss!

The Houston Con takes place August 8-10th and tickets are now available for as low as $25 for a one day pass here. The Blot hopes to see you there!!!
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SDCC 14 Exclusive Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy Screen Print by Francesco Francavilla

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy Screen Print by Francesco Francavilla

The Blot is beyond jealous of all my fellow Guardians of the Galaxy fans who scored this beautiful Star-Lord screen print by Francesco Francavilla yesterday at Mondo’s San Diego Comic-Con booth! I love that Francesco has been working with Mondo lately because his rich, dark designs really pop as screen prints. Plus who better to design a Marvel comic book themed movie poster than an amazingly talented comic book artist?

The San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive “Star-Lord” by Francesco Francavilla is a 24”x36” Guardians of the Galaxy screen print. Limited to just 150 pieces, fans could have purchased this at the Mondo SDCC booth #835 yesterday for $75. Fingers crossed a few of these (or at least a variant of it) pops up on the Mondo online store after Comic-Con!
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SDCC 14 Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron Concept Art Movie Posters by Marvel - Hawkeye, Quicksilver & Vision!

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Avengers Age of Ultron Concept Art Movie Posters by Marvel - Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver & Paul Bettany as The Vision

Marvel has unveiled the next two posters in their awesome San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Poster Set featuring concept art for the film! While the stars of these two posters are Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver, all anyone’s talking about is the surprise character in the background of the Quicksilver poster. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, that’s the world’s first look at Paul Bettany’s Vision!!! Oh man. How awesome is that!?! The Blot can’t wait to see more. I expect sometime today we’ll get Avengers 2 posters for Thor and the Hulk. Then we'll be able to complete the image below of this epic battle between The Avengers and Ultron. Has anyone actually scored one of these posters at Comic-Con?

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Avengers Age of Ultron Concept Art Movie Posters by Marvel - Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Avengers Age of Ultron Concept Art Movie Posters by Marvel
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Friday, July 25, 2014

SDCC 14 Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron Concept Art Movie Posters by Marvel - Captain America & Black Widow


Here are Marvel’s next two posters in their awesome San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Poster Set featuring concept art for the film! These posters feature Chris Evans as Captain America and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in a huge, epic battle against an army of Ultrons. As you can tell from the picture at the bottom of this post all of these posters (which are being given away for free at Comic-Con) connect to form a giant image from Avengers 2. We’re just missing posters for Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye and Quicksilver (and possibly Nick Fury) before we can complete the image.


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SDCC 14 First Look: DC Comics Greg Capullo Batman Designer Series Wave 3 Action Figures

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 First Look: DC Comics Greg Capullo Batman Designer Series Wave 3 Action Figures - Zero Year Batman, Batgirl, Two-Face and Commissioner James Gordon

At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, DC Collectibles gave the world its first official look at the next wave of their popular Greg Capullo Designer Series Action Figures! The Scott Snyder and Capullo Batman series is The Blot’s favorite thing to come from DC Comics’ New 52 soft reboot, and these figures do an amazing job capturing the excitement Greg’s art brings to comic book. The Greg Capullo Batman Designer Series Wave 3 will include Zero Year Batman, Batgirl, Two-Face and Commissioner James Gordon.

Each action figure in the DC Comics Greg Capullo Batman Designer Series toy line stands approximately 6.7” tall, features multiple points of articulation, and comes packaged on a blister card. Wave 3 is not expected to hit store shelves until January 2015, but you can pre-order all four figures from Entertainment Earth for $22.99 each here.
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SDCC 14 Exclusive Gotham Television Poster by FOX

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Gotham Cast Television Poster

After Guardians of the Galaxy, it seems like everyone’s talking about FOX's Gotham at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. I don’t know if this Batman prequel will actually be good or not, but from all the ads and trailers The Blot’s seen I expect it to be fantastic! FOX has done an amazing job with these set of Gotham character TV posters they're giving away at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, and I love this one featuring the show's entire cast. There’s the good guys, Gordon, Bullock and little Bruce Wayne, and then the soon to be bad guys, Fish Mooney, Catwoman, Poison ivy, The Riddler and The Penguin. Gotham’s coming to show us how the heroes and villains of the DC Universe came to be the colorful characters we all know and love today, and I can’t wait!
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