While I have always enjoyed the 007 film franchise and really loved 2006’s re-start of the series starring Daniel Craig as the debonair British secret agent James Bond, nothing I’ve seen concerning the Quantum of Solace has really gotten me excited for this, the 22nd James Bond film.
The trailer made the film look just like any other generic action flick and the movie’s final theatrical one sheet promo poster (which you can see above) is a total snoozer. The color of it is bland and worst of all, it’s just plain boring. Didn’t anyone tell Craig that Bond always holds his gun up in the films’ movie posters? I think if the franchise is really trying to regain that old school, retro feel they should have gone back to the 70’s style James Bond movie posters with those groovy multi-colored illustrations.
Quantum of Solace sneaks into theaters on November 14, 2008.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Kidrobot is really pulling out all the stops this October in celebration of Halloween. First there was the creepy Hello I’m Insane 8” Dunny, then there was the Nightmare In Jeremyville 8” Dunny and now The Blot is excited to highlight the upcoming Kidrobot 15 – KidReaper vinyl figure.
While I’ve never been interested in collecting the Kidrobot line of figures based on the company’s official mascot, I’ve always really enjoyed seeing the different variations and characters Kidrobot has come up with over the past few years. Next month’s Kidreaper character might be my one of my favorites, coming up a close second to Huck Gee’s Kidrobot 14 – KidNinja.
Designed by Creatures in My Head creator Andrew Bell, Kidrobot 15 features a glow in the dark skeleton, a fabric cloak with flexi wire trim and a bloodstained scythe. Best of all, this figure has a chase! No word yet on what the chase looks like or how limited it is, but I am sure it will send collectors scrambling to find one in order to complete their collections.
KidReaper will be released on October 16, 2008 and retails for $50.00 each at stores worldwide and at Kidrobot’s online store.