Diamond Select Toys has unveiled a new line of DC Comics Universe Vinimates vinyl figures! This new collection of comic based Vinimates kicks off with three figures, Batman, Green Lantern and Harley Quinn. Each blocky 4” PVC figure strikes a distinctive pose based on their appearances in popular DC comics, and features ball-jointed neck articulation.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Last Friday, Nautilus Art Prints released a killer new The Graduate movie poster by acclaimed artist Laurent Durieux! For this officially licensed poster, Laurent takes us back to a key moment in the 1967 film directed by Mike Nichols and starring Dutin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. The Blot especially loves the retro sunny California vibe this wonder image by Durieux evokes.
The Graduate by Laurent Durieux is a 24”x36” signed and numbered 12 color screen print. The Regular Edition is limited to 200 pieces and retails for $65, while the Variant is limited to 67 pieces and retails for $95. Sadly both versions are now sold out at the Nautilus Art Prints online store.
Bottleneck Gallery will be releasing its newest designer art toy today, which also just so happens to be their first collaboration with sculptor Claynext! Check out this awesome small run of Mac resin figures based on the cult classic film, Mac and Me! Each of these Mac figures is 100% made by hand and painstakingly detailed. There are even two different versions of the lovable little weirdo.
The Mac and Me Resin Figure by Claynext stands approximately 4” tall and is limited to just 20 pieces. 10 sculptures will feature Mac holding a Happy Meal, while 10 will feature Mac holding a soda. Each piece will come in a hand numbered box and retail for $60 at the Bottleneck Gallery online store.
These Mac statues will be released via lottery today, Monday, April 24th. Collectors can enter the lottery from 12pm to 1pm EST now – no purchase is necessary to enter in the lottery. Winners will be randomly selected and then notified by email with the link to purchase.
Los Angeles artist Luke Pelletier has released a beautiful new print entitled “American Fizzle”, which features a really bad ass looking panther. Living in a tourist town for much of his life, Pelletier has been heavily influenced by the seasonal economies and the multi-level relationships between tourists and locals. Much of Pelletier’s art blurs the lines between celebrating and condemning various cultures.
“American Fizzle” by Luke Pelletier is a 20”x24” signed and numbered 7 color screen print on Coventry Rag 290gsm paper with deckled edges. Limited to 100 pieces, the print can be purchased now at Pelletier’s online store for $65.
Coming soon from Clutter Magazine and Midtown Comics is the Five Points Festival, a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture! A designer toy and comic convention in New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, resin, plush, blind boxes, graphic novels, indie comics, and more – capped off by the 2017 Designer Toy Awards. The line-up for this awesome new convention is sick, but what has The Blot super excited is the Five Points Festival Exclusive Soul Collector 3” Dunny by Gary Ham!
It’s hard to believe it, but this super limited edition Ghost Rider inspired Soul Collector Dunny is Gary Ham’s very first production Dunny! When the party's over, the Soul Collector rounds up the happy and miserable souls. A collaboration between Kidrobot, Clutter and Gary Ham, the Five Points Festival Exclusive Soul Collector 3” Dunny is limited to 1,000 pieces in total, split over 3 colorways, and will retail for $14.99 each at the Clutter booth #243. But there’s a catch, the elusive yellow and black Designer Toy Awards colorway is limited to 250 pieces and only available with a VIP ticket package to Five Points Festival!
Five Points Festival will take place May 20-21, 2017 at Pier 36 in New York’s Lower East Side (299 South Street), sometimes called Basketball City. Pier 36 sits right between the Williamsburg Bridge and Manhattan Bridge.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day earlier this month, Deli Fresh Threads has released this deliciously awesome Grilled Cheese Sandwich t-shirt! This is actually the second grilled cheese themed tee Deli Fresh Threads has had on its menu. The first shirt is now sold out, so DFT turned to Lain Lee III of Third Wonder for help in solving your grilled cheese cravings!
Did you know the original grilled cheese sandwich was served open faced and started in 1920 during the great depression? In 1960, people started putting the top slice on and its been one of America's favorite sandwiches ever since! This new Grilled Cheese Sandwich t-shirt is available now, in sizes S-3XL, at the Deli Fresh Threads online store for $24.99.
On Friday, Johnny Cupcakes released an awesome new four t-shirt collection based on Marvel’s upcoming live action film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! While the film doesn’t premiere in the US until May 5th, fans can start showing their love for the Guardians of the Galaxy now by wearing one of these awesome new tees. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 x Johnny Cupcakes T-Shirt Collection includes three character crossbones designs – Star-Lord, Groot and Rocket Raccoon – plus a really cool “Guardians of the Bakery” double-sided tee that is clearly inspired by the film’s logo and teaser movie poster.
All of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 x Johnny Cupcakes t-shirts seen here are currently available for purchase at the Johnny Cupcakes online store in guys and girls styles, sizes S-XXXL, for $35.99 each.
Yesterday at C2E2 2017, Hebru Brantley and Pop !nk Editions released the third colorway of the artist’s popular Flyboy vinyl figure! Fans around the globe were salivating at the news that Hebru’s signature creation, Flyboy, was returning in a super slick monotone colorway with mellow yellow accents. The C2E2 2017 Exclusive Gray Scale Edition Flyboy comes packaged in a full color box and is limited to just 50 pieces. The Blot assumes this super limited edition release is now sold out, but keep your eyes peeled to the Hebru Brantley online store in case any figures become available online after the convention.
Pop!nk Editions is currently set up at C2E2 in Chicago, IL, where they have released a number of killer convention exclusive pop culture prints, including these two hilariously awesome hair-tastic posters by Steve Seeley! Seeley pays tribute to two of the biggest names in hip-hop, Tupac and Biggie, with these C2E2 2017 exclusive screen prints “Toupee Pac” and “The Notorious W.I.G.” Both of these 5 color screen prints are available now at Pop!nk Edition’s C2E2 booth #655.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
This Sunday, WheresChappell will be releasing his fourth Marvel Comics resin figure as part of his ongoing line of pop culture inspired resin figures featuring some of your favorite characters from movies, television and comic books rocking classic sneakers. For this release, WheresChappell draws inspiration from FOX’s hit Marvel film, Logan! Now you can get the X-Men’s most popular mutant, Wolverine, in his casual duds. There will be three different Logan colorways available: PG-13 (no blood), R Rated (bloody), and Black and White R Rated.
The X-Men Logan Resin Figure by WheresChappell is handmade, stands 20cm tall, and features dyed resin with some hand painted parts and 3D printed claws and cigar. This figure will be limited to just 100 pieces combined based on the first 100 pieces sold. All three Wolverine colorways of will go up for pre-order at 8pm UK time on Sunday, April 23rd, and will be available for 1 week or until sold out at the Cracked Hatchet online store for just £41.99 each.