Friday, January 29, 2010
Olly’s 01/07/10 Sonic Youth concert poster went on sale today, January 29th, at 2pm CST at PostersandToys.com. Moss’s signed and numbered Sonic Youth concert poster is 18”x24” and is limited to just 160 prints. Best of all, every print comes with a free “Ban The Klan” sticker also designed by Olly Moss.
The Iron Man Mark VI Mighty Mugg is basically an updated version of the 2008 SDCC exclusive Iron Man Mighty Mugg, but unlike the Optimus Prime Mighty Mugg and the 2009 SDCC exclusive Optimus Prime Mighty Mugg, there are a ton of differences between these two figures. Plus, the SDCC exclusive Iron Man is on the pricey side, so this is a nice alternative for collectors who missed out on the first Mighty Mugg Iron Man movie tie-in. As for the War Machine Mighty Mugg, he looks awesome! The Blot loves his shoulder cannons, and I can’t wait to get my hands on one!
The Iron Man 2 Mighty Muggs Wave is a Toys R Us exclusive and is already hitting store shelves on the west coast. The Blot might have to stop by my local TRU here in Houston this weekend to see if they’ve made their way to Texas yet. I believe the War Machine Mighty Mugg is rarer than the Iron Man Mark VI figure, but both will retail for around $11.99 each.
MAD has set the internet a buzz with the release of these hand painted custom 10” Guardian Mad’ls. I think it’s safe to say MAD’s Guardian character is one of his most popular, and since there’s never been a production Guardian made fans are salivating over this set of 15 custom Guardian Mad’ls. There’s fifteen different colorways in the set, and they all look amazing. The Blot can’t even begin to pick my favorite.
These 10 inch custom Guardian Mad’ls are made from vinyl, PVC, spray paint and marker. According to reports, these custom Guardian Mad’ls are already earmarked for MAD’s ’07 subbers, but a few extra were made for sale on MAD’s online store. The Blot’s not sure how many will go on sale, but it’s more than 2 and the price will be under $700.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Muttpop’s Ocran Ocinatas Tequila by Frank Kozik is limited to just 500 pieces and will retail for $80. Collectors can expect Muttpop’s latest Lucha Libre colorway to hit store shelves soon!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This moment is bittersweet for The Blot, because if DC had announced this line-up 10 years ago I’d be ecstatic over Robinson writing a JLA team that included four of my favorite Titans. Sadly, it’s come a little too late to evoke any kind of excitement now. This would have been a dream line-up for The Blot as a kid/young adult. Growing up, the New Titans, JLA and the Legion of Super-Heroes were three of my favorite books, but after years of mismanagement I’ve lost interest in all three titles. I have no idea why DC Comics continues to squander the Teen Titans franchise, but they seem incapable of capitalizing on the characters’ mainstream success.
And don’t even get me started on James Robinson! You see, ten years ago Robinson was my favorite comic book writer. Everything he touched turned to gold, especially his amazing 80 issue run of the Zero Hour spin-off, Starman. But his most recent work gets a colossal “Meh!” from me now. I’ve hated Justice League: Cry For Justice and I'm pretty ambivalent to his Superman stories. The truth is, I’ll pick up #41 because I love the idea that the Titans have finally grown up and are taking their rightful place among the DC Universe elite. It’s just sad Robinson had to have Red Arrow’s arm torn off to make this happen. As any long time Titans fan would agree, Roy Harper, as the first Teen Titan to join the JLA, should be on the team along with his childhood friends instead of Oliver Queen.
Justice League of America #41 by James Robinson and Mark Bagley hits newsstands today, January 27, 2010.
And if you’ve never seen Psych before, don’t worry. It’s not a serial bogged down by continuity, it’s one of the few shows on television welcoming to new viewers. And by the way, how cool is the Psych Season 4.5 television promo poster above??? Any serious advertisement featuring its lead characters holding water guns gets an A+ in The Blot’s book!
Join Shawn, television’s best fake psychic, and Gus every Wednesday night on Psych at 10/9c on the USA Network.
There’s been no word yet on how rare this colorway will be, but the OG colorway’s ratio was only 1/25. Could this be a more rare 2nd colorway like S2009’s Gray Gloomy or a more common 2nd colorway like the French Series’ Tizieu Dunny? I guess only time will tell!
Dunny Fatale Blind Boxes go on sale this Thursday, January 28th and will retail for $7.96 per box.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The first 5 Argonaut Resins x Sam Fout Bone Ghost Agent resins figures, Agents A, B, C, D and E, will go on sale this Wednesday, January 27th, at 12 Noon EST! These figures look amazing, and The Blot absolutely loves the clear tint martini glasses each Bone Ghost Agent comes with.
Each Bone Ghost Agent resin figures is hand painted by Sam Fout and comes with handmade packaging, an original mini art print and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. These 5.5 inch figures will retail for $85 each and can be purchased exclusively at the Argonaut Resins online store.
“Haiti” is an 18"x24" signed and numbered silkscreen and will retail for $50 each. The actual edition size of the print will not be determined until a all pre-orders have been placed. The print’s pre-sale will be open for 1 week, starting Saturday January 23rd and ending Friday, January 29th. You may order as many prints as you would like, and can place your order either by mail or through paypal. For more information on how to order and pay for a print please click here.
All profits from the sale of Emek’s “Haiti” screen print will be divided among the following 3 organizations: Doctors Without Borders, Partners In Health and Mercy Corps. Oh yeah, any one person that purchases 672 posters will gets an ultra limited edition 1/1 velvet edition of the print.
The Dunny Fatale Series features designs from 18 prominent and talented female artists including Alex Anderson, Catalina Estrada, KLOR, CW, Aiko, Kathie Olivas, Wendi Koontz, Koralie, Baroness, Anna Chambers, Amanda Visell, Amy Ruppel, Julie West, Toofly, Junko Mizuno, Aya Kakeda, Tara McPherson, and Sara Varon.
Dunny Fatale Blind Boxes go on sale this Thursday, January 28th and will retail for $7.96 per box.
Monday, January 25, 2010
The long rumored 8 inch Dunny by French artist SKWAK is almost here! Strike it rich with these eye-popping, super limited Dunnys from Skwak. Sporting a maniacal grin and clutching two cans of liquid fortune, the Oil Slick Dunny is covered nearly head to toe in a healthy splattering of the crude stuff. Just don’t let him drink your milkshake!
The Gold Edition Oil Slick Dunny will be available only at Kidrobot stores and select retailers, while the Oil Edition Oil Slick Dunny will be available exclusively at Kidrobot.com. Only 500 of each edition will be produced. Ultimately what this means for most collectors around the world is that to own a complete set of Oil Slick Dunnys we’ll have to pay for shipping twice. UGH!!! But The Blot is a sucker for clear vinyl, so I must have both of these awesome looking figures.
The Oil Slick 8" Dunny by Skwak drops on February 18th and will retail for $75 each.
The Kiss of Death Dunny by The Baroness is rumored to be the rarest figure in the Dunny Fatale Series with a ratio of 1/200, but that is not confirmed yet. What is confirmed is that the Toy Baroness will be putting her Kiss of Death APs up for sale this Thursday, January 28th at 9am EST in a limited edition Dunny Fatale Artist Proof Box Set at her new Baroness Loves online store. Each set will retail for $150 each! This will definitely be the easiest way for collectors to ensure they get their hands on what will likely be the most sought after Dunny in KR’s upcoming 3” series.
While The Blot’s not sure exactly sure what will be included in the Dunny Fatale Artist Proof Box Set, a similar box set went on sale last Saturday. The Baroness Dunny Artist Proof Pink Box Set, which sold out in a matter of hours, retailed for $75 and included the extremely rare Baroness Dunny from 2006 that was never available for sale.
The now sold out Baroness Dunny AP box set included a signed dunny, metallic pink envelope holding a numbered black metal card laser etched on both sides, an acrylic display stand for the metal card, two 1” buttons and a 4” Kiss vinyl sticker. That is a ton of amazing stuff for just $75, and I’ve got a feeling the Baroness’ Dunny Fatale Box Set will be equally as good.
Tony's trip begins with a stroll through a farmer's market with chef Olivier Roellinger. In Tony's words, "to describe him as a chef is insufficient". His past includes a tragic story of being beaten, left for dead and in a coma for weeks, before then having to teach himself how to walk again. Now, over 30 years later, he has made a name for himself as a chef (including being awarded 3 Michelin stars in 2006). Olivier is currently running his most recent venture, Chateau "Richeux.” This restaurant and hotel has a Celtic kitchen, exotic herb garden, apple orchards, potato farms, a tee pee and...pigs. That's right, pigs. I won't ruin the segment by trying to describe the "best pork porn ever,” but if you want to find out more about these wonderful pigs then you must watch the preview video clip below from tonight’s show.
Chances are if you're an oyster eater, you've heard of Belon oysters. It's also probable that unless you've been to Brittany, France you haven't had a real Belon oyster. Tony heads to the source (the Belon River) to visit Anne Belon, a fifth-generation oyster farmer. Her family was the first to farm oysters in the area. Belon oysters are among the most famous in the world due to the rich nutrients that come from the river itself. Even the dogs eat oysters here.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations airs Monday nights at 10/9c on the Travel Channel.
Friday, January 22, 2010
The clear blue with white spray Milton and Fenton vinyl figures will retail for $15 each and be available this Saturday at the Super7 online store at 11am Pacific.
The FHP Mongolion is produced in two colorways, each based on a one-off by L'Amour Supreme, and will retail for $90 each at the Super7 online store. While the figures are blind bagged, any collector ordering two figures will be guaranteed a set.
These extremely talented artists are working on their hand painted custom figures now, and all 4 one off pieces will be available at auction very soon. Stay tuned for more info on the piece details and auction dates soon.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tonight’s Burn Notice mid-season premiere episode “A Dark Road” also features an extra special reunion of sorts as Sharon Gless’ former Cagney & Lacey co-star Tyne Daly (Judging Amy) guest stars! Fans won’t want to miss this amazing Emmy and Tony Award winning actress’ return to television to re-team with her former Cagney & Lacey partner.
If you don’t know the show’s basic premise here’s a quick overview: When spies get fired, they don’t get a letter from human resources…they get BURNED. After coming face to face with the group of people that burned him, Michael Westen, a blacklisted spy, must figure out his next move...all while staying ahead of anyone else that may have him in their crosshairs. In the meantime, he continues to use his unique skills and training to help people in desperate need of assistance.
Burn Notice also features Fiona, a beautiful ex-IRA operative who happens to be Westen’s ex-girlfriend; Sam, Michael’s closest buddy in town; and Madeline, Michael’s hypochondriac mother, who couldn’t be happier to have her boy back in town. Created and written by Matt Nix, Burn Notice combines intense action/thriller elements with surprising humor to create an iconic new breed of spy.
Burn Notice airs Thursday nights on the USA Network at 10/9c and stars Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Seth Peterson and Sharon Gless.
The Star Wars R2-D2 Mailbox bank is an exact replica of the actual mail boxes distributed by the US Postal Service in ’07. While there is no coin slot on the top or back of this Artoo Post Box, all collectors have to do to make a deposit is pull down the mailbox door and slide their change in. It really is a working mailbox, pretty cool huh? The Star Wars R2-D2 Mailbox bank is 6.3” tall and will look awesome next the 7” Krink Mailbox Kidrobot released back in 2008 (it was limited to 500 pcs and sold for $39.95).
The R2-D2 Mailbox bank will retail for around $30 and is estimated to arrive in stores sometime in February or March of 2010. You can currently pre-order this awesome Star Wars figure made of PVC from BigBadToyStore.com here.
At some point today, January 21st, OBEY Giant will be releasing “Eye Alert,” a two print set by Shepard Fairey. This is actually the first OBEY print The Blot has liked in sometime, both because of its design and message. While I never like to tell people how to interpret a piece of art, I assume Shep is making some sort of statement concerning the current healthcare crisis here in the United States.
The “Eye Alert” screen print measures 18”x24” and comes in cream and red. Both limited edition prints have a runs size of 350. This two print set goes on sale at a random time today at the OBEY Giant online store. Each signed and numbered print retails for $45 and are limited to 1 of each colorway per household.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The MINDstyle x Disney Lilo Cosplay Stitch by Jenny Chung is 5” tall and will be released in early 2010. The run size for this awesome looking Stitch ATC has not been unveiled, but we do know the price should be around $30 each.
Only 100 of these super rare 3 inch Dunnys, created especially for Kidrobot’s KRonikle by Australian artist Jeremyville, will go on sale to the general public. The Blue Variant Free Hugs Dunny is identical to Jeremyville’s Dunny Series 2009 contribution, but with a different color scheme. Retailing for only $9.95 and with only 100 available, this Dunny is sure to sell out quickly! The Blue Variant Free Hugs Dunny goes on sale exclusively at kidrobot.com on January 20, 2010 at 10am CST.
For those of you nervous about getting one of these awesome Blue Variant Free Hugs Dunnys through KR’s general sale, The Blot has a little inside information to help you out! Jeremyville currently has 8 of these exclusive figures on sale at his online store for $40, which includes shipping worldwide. And best of all, each figure comes signed by Jeremyville when you purchase it directly from him!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
White Collar is about the unlikely partnership of a con artist and an FBI agent who have been playing cat and mouse for years. Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), a charming criminal mastermind, is finally caught by his nemesis, FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay.) When Neal escapes from a maximum-security prison to find his long-lost love, Peter nabs him once again. Rather than returning to jail, Neal suggests an alternate plan: He'll provide his criminal expertise to assist the Feds in catching other elusive criminals in exchange for his eventual freedom. Initially wary, Peter quickly finds that Neal provides insight and intuition that can't be found on the right side of the law.
Three of The Blot’s favorite TV shows currently air on the USA Network, and all three return with brand new episodes over the next week and a half. With the return of White Collar, Burn Notice and Psych, January is shaping up to be a great time for new and exciting television!
White Collar airs Tuesday nights at 10/9c on the USA Network, and stars Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, Tim DeKay as Special Agent Peter Burke, Tiffani Thiessen as Elizabeth Burke, Willie Garson as Mozzie, and Natalie Morales as Lauren Cruz.
Kick-Ass opens April 16, 2010, and stars Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mark Strong and Nicolas Cage.
Apparently, she says it a lot.” - Ted
It’s funny, I had a drinking game based on Robin.
But, it was actually on Robin.
I’d pour peach schnapps in her bellybutton…
“Dude, we agreed we wouldn’t do this.” - Ted
Sorry, you’re right.
She didn’t like it anyway.
Said it woke her up.
How I Met Your Mother
Monday, January 18, 2010
Nevertheless, these Lost: The Last Supper photos are very cool and definitely worth taking a look at. You can see the first two Lost: The Last Supper photos here.
Lost’s large ensemble cast for Season 6 includes: Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Nestor Carbonell as Richard, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Jeff Fahey as Frank (Yay!), Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Ken Leung as Miles, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Terry O’Quinn as Locke, and Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana.
The sixth and final season of Lost starts on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 9/8c. The show’s 2 hour premiere will be proceeded by a one hour recap special airing that same night at 8/7c.
The MINDstyle x Disney Tiki Stitch art toy collectible vinyl figure retails for $89.99 and can be purchased via pre-sale here.
Tony begins his trip in Istanbul hungover after indulging in one too many beverages on his flight to Turkey. What better way to remedy that than with breakfast? He heads to Kale Cafe for a traditional Turkish breakfast, which is quite different than the normal American morning meal. Eggs, Turkish lamb sausage, cheeses, breads, olives, tomatoes and cucumbers are all part of this amazing meal. And here’s an interesting fact: the Turkish word for breakfast (kahvaltı) means "before coffee,” so a black tea is served with the meal and coffee is drank afterward.
A trip to Turkey just wouldn't be the same without meat on a stick, or as Tony says, "a throbbing missile of love". Despite being really classic stoner food, this stuff is delicious and freshly made. Tony also tries some soggy burgers off the street. I'll leave that one for your imagination. From lamb heads to black market mussels, Tony leaves no stone unturned. One of the most memorable segments of this episode (which you can see in the youtube video above) is Tony's time with a local taxi driver. Tony doesn't get much conversation in, but he does say, "being around Ishaan is like being in someone else's reality show". I don't know about you, but The Blot is getting hungry just thinking about all this great Turkish food!
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations airs every Monday night at 10/9c on the Travel Channel.
Friday, January 15, 2010
So at this point you may be asking why am I hyping up 24: Day 8 if the series looks to be on its last legs? Well, I’ve got three main reasons why I think 24 is due for a resurgence:
- Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff joins the cast of 24. Katee, even as just a guest star, is pretty much amazing in every show she’s ever been on. Take for instance NBC’s putrid Bionic Woman. Even on a show that bad, Katee’s evil Sarah Corvus was fun to watch!
- 24 Season 8 relocates to New York City. After 7 seasons stuck in Los Angeles (I’m choosing to ignore the horrible television movie 24: Redemption which took place in the African country Sangala), Jack finally gets save the world in a new local. NYC has it all, making it a tad bit more believable that Jack can get from one location to the next within the show’s convoluted time constraints.
- This might be 24’s last season. If this is truly star Kiefer Sutherland’s final season portraying everyone’s favorite CTU agent then maybe, just maybe, this season will carry a little more gravitas than usual. Who knows, Jack might actually perish when all is said and done!
Along with Sutherland, 24 Season Eight also sees the return of fan favorites Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O’Brian, Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor and Annie Wersching as Agent Renee Walker. The Blot hopes that Glenn Morshower’s Special Agent Aaron Pierce will also make an appearance this season. He is currently the only character, other than Jack Bauer, to appear in all 7 seasons of 24. And what came as a shock to many, Freddie Prinze Jr. joins the cast of 24 this season as CTU agent Cole Ortiz, an ex-Marine who wants to follow in Bauer's footsteps.
24: Day 8’s 2-night 4-hour season premiere begins this Sunday, January 17th at 9/8c. 24 will then air regularly after that on Mondays at 9/8c on FOX.
This stellar collection fuses iconic Star Wars characters and scenes with classic adidas Originals footwear and apparel silhouettes. Inspired by the galactic saga, the Star Wars collection consists of limited edition as well as mass distribution footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids. Classic adidas Originals track tops, and several legendary sneaker styles are represented with characters and scenes from the epic saga in reinterpreted versions.
The collection for the first season is split into three packs -- The Characters Pack, the Vehicles Pack and the Direct Pack. The products in each pack take inspiration from the respective aspect of the Star Wars lexicon from legendary characters and crafts to classic scenes and fuse them with iconic adidas Originals silhouettes. The pieces will begin to hit all adidas Originals stores and other select retailers in January 2010.
The Characters Pack takes the most iconic moments and characters from the Star Wars saga and brings them to life across five sneakers, two short sleeve T-shirts and the Superstar Track Top. The Vehicles Pack takes inspiration from the well known vehicles and crafts from the Star Wars saga and translates them to our five most iconic adidas Originals sneakers and two key adidas Originals apparel models. And lastly, the Direct Pack features Darth Vader, the Stormtroopers as well as the Women's Game Mid silhouette that is inspired by Princess Leia, featuring gold detailing paired with a modern high-top silhouette with matching apparel.
The limited edition sneakers are going to be impossible to find and probably already sold out around the world. I’m currently on the hunt for a pair of either the Slave Leia sneakers or Yoda sneakers in size 14 or 15, but I’ve got a feeling my search is going to be pretty unsuccessful. What’s really cool about the limited edition Star Wars x adidas Original sneakers is that they come packaged in full color blister cards just like Star Wars action figures. How cool is that!
The mass produced (and reasonably priced) Star Wars x adidas Originals clothing line and sneakers can be purchased directly from ADIDAS here. For those of you looking for the hard to find stuff, May The Force Be With You!