Friday, October 30, 2009
Each set includes a Kidreaper figure, a black cape, a bloody scythe and one bonus item. There are 4 white rare chase A/P’s and 10 regular black A/P’s (14 in all). Distributed between them are 6 hand-sewn (by Ma Bell!) red capes with collars, 5 hand-sewn red capes with hoods and 3 glow in the dark 6″x8″ prints (edition of 3). You won’t know exactly which combination of figure and bonus item you get until you open your package, but any combination sounds like a killer one to The Blot!
You can take your chances with the Reaper beginning Friday the 30th at the Dead Zebra online store at an unannounced time (or times!). Each figure set will sell for $96.66.
The songs were both clever and catchy, and the writers did a great job working the songs into the episode’s storyline. The writers certainly could have taken the easy way out and inserted the songs as musical interludes throughout the show. But instead they made the songs part of the action, allowing the episode to keep its natural rhythm. Best of all, the Cartoon Network made sure to have the episode’s soundtrack available for download immediately after the first airing of the “Mayhem of the Music Meister.”
If you enjoyed last week’s episode of Batman: The Brave and The Bold as much as I did, then you’ll want to head over to iTunes or Amazon.com immediately to download/purchase the “Mayhem of the Music Meister” episode soundtrack. The soundtrack retails for $6.99 on both websites, and includes all 7 songs from last week’s episode plus the show’s official theme song. It really is a great soundtrack, and is just another perfect example of Neil Patrick Harris’ versatility and range. This is a must get for any NPH or DC Comics fan.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Chopped Wood Labbit
Pirate Ship Wood Labbit
Swamp Thing Wood Labbit
The Birds Wood Labbit
Treehouse Wood Labbit
It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but how cool is the Pirate Ship Wood Labbit? Amanda has some crazy skills, and she’s definitely showing them off on this set of 10 custom vinyl figures. Each custom Wood Labbit seen above retails for $600 (plus tax and shipping) and can be purchased by contacting Amanda Visell directly via her blog.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
“The Swan Station” is the tenth screen print released on Damon, Carlton and A Polar Bear in honor of Lost’s sixth and final season. Rob Jones’ limited edition Lost screen print “The Swan Station” measures 18”x24”, has a run size of 300 pieces, and comes hand signed and numbered by the artist. The print sells for $50 each and could have been purchased here before it sold out.
In celebration of LOST's final season and as a project of fan appreciation, 16 top designers and artists, who are also fans of the show, were commissioned to create artwork celebrating one of the series' most memorable, and unforgettable, "water cooler" moments. This ultimate "fan art" was then turned into labor intensive, hand-pulled screen prints, limited to an edition of just 300, with less than 200 available to the public through our websites. Each beautiful poster tells its own different story, allowing the fan to relive memorable and influential moments in an artistic manner, as the show's storied run comes to a close. Once this limited edition print has sold out, they will never be printed again. Celebrate the fandom, community and family created by one of televisions' greatest shows by hanging a little part of its history, inspiration and influence on your wall. (link)
The Marc Ecko x Timex Star Wars watch collection will include a mixture of metals, rubbers and nylons, and feature Timex’ trademark "indiglo" illuminating technology. The Marc Ecko Star Wars watches will also play classic Star Wars songs and sound effects, and are rumored to feature some as of yet unannounced “technologies.”
So far we’ve only see the Marc Ecko Star Wars Boba Fett watch and the Marc Ecko Star Wars Stormtrooper watch, but Mr. Ecko alluded on his blog to the release of other Star Wars character inspired watches featuring R2-D2 and Darth Vader. Can’t wait to check all these out! We should know more soon as the Marc Ecko x Timex Star Wars watch collection is due in stores sometime during the 2009 holiday season.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The A-Team stars Liam Neeson as “Hannibal” Smith, Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck, Sharlto Copley as Capt. "Howling Mad" Murdock and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson stars as Sgt. "B.A." Baracus. The A-Team, which is set to premiere on June 11, 2010, is directed by Joe Carnahan and produced by Ridley and Tony Scott.
Paying homage to Star Wars and the influence it has had over our culture and society in the last three decades, some of today's top artists have been brought together under one roof to bring you "Art Strikes Back." While the show will be taking place in Boston, Art Asylum Boston will have an interactive gallery set up on the gallery’s website for those of us unable to attend in person, so we may view this amazing art show and purchase available works.
Art Asylum Boston will be hosting an opening reception for “Art Strikes Back” on Friday, November 6th at 7:00 - 9:00pm, and the exhibition will run through December 6th. There will also be a limited edition silk screened sticker (designed by David Friedman of http://www.ironicsans.com/) available for attendees at opening night. These stickers will be extremely limited with an edition size of only 100, and each silk screened sticker will be individually numbered.
Featured Artists Include: Adriean Koleric, Arkiv, Biserama, Cassandra, David Flores, Dolk, Dustin Mounce, Eli Rutten, Eelus, Eyeski, Evoker, Fake, Fas, Jess Tejeda, Joshua Budich, Justin Volpe, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Kaws, kevin Liell, Lil'Tuffy, Landon Richmond, MCA, Michael Mitchell, Matt Mcguire, Mr. Brainwash, Mariangela Tan, Nathan Caberara, Nick-Z, Pure Evil, RYCA, Ryan Madden, Raffa Jenn, Rourke Van Dale, Ric Stultz, Sab_One, Scribe, Shai Dahan, Sucklord, Spencer Davis, Stolen...
Kidrobot wants to see the world “nut up” with Nutter, the shell-shocked squirrel, from South African illustrator Kronk. This crazy squirrel started popping up in Kidrobot window displays around the US last week, and the buzz has been building ever since. Thankfully the rumor that Nutter would be a KR exclusive has proven not to be true!
Nutter comes armed with an acorn grenade (complete with removable pin) and is super limited! There will only be 500 of these black and white 5” vinyl figures made, and each figure will retail for $50. Nutter bombs his way into Kidrobot stores, kidrobot.com and select retailers worldwide on Black Friday (i.e. Friday, November 27th – the Friday after Thanksgiving).
Monday, October 26, 2009
These Medicom x Capcom Mega Man 100% Kubrick & Be@rbrick sets are a must get for any Mega Man, Nintendo or video game fan! The Blot’s not much of a gamer any more, but every once in a while I’ll bust out my original NES to play 80’s classics like Mega Man, Metroid or Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. Here’s hoping these sell well so that Medicom makes a 400% Mega Man Kubrick! How awesome would that be!?!
The two Medicom x Capcom Mega Man 100% Kubrick & Be@rbrick sets seen here will retail for around $30 per set, and should be released in early 2010.
I wanted to take this time to thank all the readers of The Blot Says… for your continued support over the past two years. The website’s readership has continued to grow each and every month, and I couldn’t have done it without you! In honor of The Blot Says…’ two year anniversary, please spread the word of my little blog and tell all your friends to stop by and join in on all the fun. Thanks again, and here’s to the next two years!
Friday, October 23, 2009
“The Cheshire” is one of those shirts that’s perfect for everyone, guys, girls and little kids. I personally like the shirt’s GID look, because only the Cheshire Cat’s eyes and mouth are visible, but I’m sure little kids will love the purple and pink watercolor look of the mischievous trickster. You can purchase “The Cheshire” t-shirt at Threadless.com for $18 in guys, girls and kids sizes, and it’s also available as a hoodie or onesie.
While Wednesday’s Ice Wood Labbit is still my favorite AV custom Labbit so far, The Blot can’t get over all the crazy details and extra characters Amanda included in her Moonglow Wood Labbit. And I really wish I could see the Escape From The Wood Labbit in person, so I could see how she made that crazy looking crater on the side of the figure.
Again, the first person to email Amanda with the title of the custom they want will get the opportunity to purchase these figures via an invoice. Each custom Wood Labbit retails for $600 (plus tax and shipping).
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The “I’d Love To Turn You On…” art print is PNE's weird tribute to one of the greatest bands of modern times, The Beatles. Drawing a vibe from their combined childhood love of 1970's carnival art and pop exploitation, the artists of PNE have created the type of kitsch imagery that is a constant feature hiding in the underbelly of rock and roll culture.
The “I’d Love To Turn You On…” art print comes in two editions, a Regular Edition which is limited to 200 copies and retails for $80, and a Special Edition which is limited to just 100 copies and retails for $120. Each print measures 25” x 25” and comes signed and numbered by all 3 artists! The “I’d Love To Turn You On…” Regular Edition features brilliant psychedelic colors, including a seamless color fade, while the Special Edition print is printed with special metallic inks giving the poster a very unique look and feel. Both rock posters go on sale this Friday between 2 and 3pm CST at the PNE website.
Visell will be putting 2 of her 10 custom Wood Labbits up for sale at a time on her blog at Daily DuJour, and the first person to send her an email stating they wish to buy one of that day's custom Wood Labbits will get an invoice set by Ms. Visell. The first two custom Wood Labbits are already up for sale and they look sick. Just look at these awesome pictures of Amanda's Ice Wood Labbit and Burning Wood Labbit.
The Blot’s been wanting a regular Wood Labbit vinyl figure ever since I missed out on one at San Diego Comic Con, so you know I’d kill for one of these amazing customs. Too bad it’s a tad out of my price range! Visell will be selling her custom Wood Labbits for $600 each (plus tax and shipping). Each figure will be sold on a first come first serve basis, so if you think you want one be sure to email Amanda the moment she posts pictures of that particular Labbit online.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Modern Hero is The Blot’s favorite MAD character, and whoever won this amazing custom vinyl figure is one lucky collector! I’m still holding out hope there’s a Modern Hero Mad’l in the works to add to the many other toy lines the character has shown up in.
BATSU is NECA’s new highly-stylized line of urban vinyl figurines. Each 5” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle BATSU is poseable at the neck and shoulders and comes with the weapons unique to that specific character (bo staff, katana, nunchuku and sai). Even without the weapons, you can tell who's who just by looking at their expressions, which capture the Turtles' personalities perfectly, from Donatello's concentration to Michelangelo's goofy grin.
NECA's limited edition TMNT BATSU figures hit stores November, 2009 and will be available at the NECA Amazon storefront and other collectible stores worldwide. Each figure will retail for around $15, and you will be able to purchase a complete set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle BATSU vinyl figures for somewhere around $50-60.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
What I love most of all about Stick Up is the way Argonaut Resins has brought Three’s unique art style to life in a three dimensional figure. Not all designs are able to transfer from paper to resin/vinyl form successfully, but when they do it’s the perfect mash-up of art and toy. No word yet from Argonaut Resins on Stick Up’s price, release date or colorways, but we’ll hopefully know more soon!
I am Barney from America,
and I’m here to fix your backward ass country.
Number 1: Get Real Money.
Don’t know what board game this came from, but it’s a joke.
Number 2, and this is the biggie,
quit letting awesome chicks like Robin Scherbatsky get away.
Because guess what, you don’t want her?
I’m planting my flag in her,
if you know what I mean which you probably don’t,
and getting her the hell out of here.
You may now return to being pointless.
How I Met Your Mother
The Blot’s a huge hamburger nut, so you know I’m going to have to get the burger inspired Mad Barbarians Stitch. But the figure I’m really looking forward to is Scribe’s. Everything the Kansas City artist has released this year has been amazing, and his Stitch is no exception. And don’t even get me started on on d’Errico’s Stitch! I think it’s the most detailed paint job on any of the mass produced Stitches so far. With that being said, I have a feeling the Devil Robots Stitch or Scribe Stitch will be this series’ Angry Woebots (meaning impossible to get your hands on!).
Each Disney x MINDstyle Experiment 626 Stitch Artist Series 2 5" vinyl figure will have a limited run of just 500 pieces and will retail for around $25-30.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Like most pop art, the design isn’t overly complex. It’s just a fun idea that anyone could have come up with but didn’t! I’ve gotta give some serious props to artist Brandon Ortwein for following through on this one. The shirt features 21 pop icons from television and movies; some are animated while others have been in comic books and on the silver screen. Can you identify them all!?!
I’ve been able to identify a good chunk of these, but even The Blot can’t get them all. The top two rows are pretty obvious; you’ve got Back to the Future’s time traveling DeLorean, The Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1, the Dukes of Hazzard’s General Lee, Optimus Prime from Transformers, The Griswolds’ family station wagon from Vacation, and Speed Racer’s Mach 5. There are also shout-outs to Thomas the Tank Engine, The Blues Brothers, Grease, Maximum Overdrive and Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure included on this shirt. If you there are any you aren’t sure of, head here to see the shirt’s key.
The “It Would Have Been Cooler as a Van” t-shirt is currently on sale for $10 (regular price $18) on Threadless.com and comes in both guys and girls style tees.
The Blot is still reeling that I missed out on getting a Green Hell Rose Vampire a few weeks ago, so thankfully Super7 is already releasing an all new colorway of one of my favorite vinyl figures. The Blood Red Rose Vampire by Josh Herbolsheimer will go on sale Saturday, October 24th at the Super7 online store and retail for $25 each.