Friday, October 29, 2010

Argonaut Resins Halloween Tuttz Resin Figures by Robbie Busch

To coincide with Argonaut Resins’ 2nd Anniversary, END has reteamed with Robbie Busch to produce a three figure set of custom Halloween themed Tuttz resin figures. Robbie did an amazing paint job on these figures, giving them a truly Halloween inspired look. The Blot especially love the skulls he added to their collars.

Robbie Busch x Argonaut Resins Halloween Tuttz Set

Best of all, each hand painted Halloween Tuttz comes with a mini original gouache acrylic canvass with Robbie's take on the Tuttz cat, a clear tint Skull (from the Argonaut Resins x Robbie Busch El Diablo resin releases) and a custom hand painted box!

Robbie Busch x Argonaut Resins Halloween Tuttz Resin Figures

The three Robbie Busch x Argonaut Resins Halloween Tuttz resin figures are scheduled to go on sale this Sunday, October 31st, so keep your eyes peeled on the Argonaut Resins online store this Halloween!
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Bad Dads: An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Wes Anderson

Bad Dads: An Art Show Tribute to Wes Anderson presented by Spoke Art Official Artwork by Ibraheem Youssef

This Saturday is opening night of a very special movie themed art show The Blot is very excited about. “Bad Dads: An Art Show Tribute to Wes Anderson,” presented by Spoke Art, is a group show culling from some of Wes Anderson's most memorable and loved scenes, characters, concepts and themes, realized by some of the new contemporary art scene's quickest rising and established stars. In addition to catchy soundtracks, sharp dialogue and effortless cinematography, one of the main underlying themes to many of the iconic and cult-status films of Wes Anderson is the incorporation of characters with family issues, notably father issues…hence the show’s name, “Bad Dads.”

Royal Tenebaums by Caia Koopman

Spoke Art’s “Bad Dads” group art show opens Saturday, October 30th, from 8pm to midnight at LoPo Gallery, San Francisco’s newest art space. The show will be on display till Saturday, November 27th and is free and open to the public. Check out some of the amazing art debuting at the show, including this The Blot Says… exclusive first look at Gene Guynn's amazing Fantastic Mr. Fox piece below:

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Gene Guynn

Royal Tenebaums by Dave Greco

Royal Tenebaums by Kevin Tong

“Bad Dads: An Art Show Tribute to Wes Anderson” has an all star lineup representing nearly seventy pop surrealist painters, screen printers, street and new contemporary artists working in the United States and beyond. Artists include such notable guests as Ana Bagayan, Munk One, Caia Koopman, Dave MacDowell, Carlos Ramos, Dabs and Myla, Sandi Calistro, Tim Doyle, Kevin Tong, Akira Beard, Greg Gossel, Shannon Bonatakis, Robert Bowen, Dave Correia, Jason Vivona, Zoltron and many more.

In keeping with Spoke Art's vision of making art both accessible and affordable, many of the works from the show have been produced into limited edition fine art prints. Both original and printed works will be made available for purchase through the Spoke Art online store immediately following the show's opening.
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Gargamel x Le Merde Halloween Hujili’s Ghost Vinyl Figure

The next special Halloween 2010 release is an extra-special collaboration between Le Merde and Gargamel. You see this Halloween Hujili’s Ghost is a mash-up of Gargamel's Hedoran Smog Monster and Le Merde’s Hujili's Ghost. The head and body are all new sculpts, while the arms and legs are from the Hedoran figure forming a truly unique all new 9 inch vinyl figure.

Gargamel x Le Merde Halloween Hujili’s Ghost Vinyl Figure

The Gargamel x Le Merde Halloween Hujili’s Ghost is made of beautiful clear purple vinyl with silver spray and a painted severed head. This 9” figure has 5 points of articulation, comes with a GID “Le Horror” button and retails for $95 each. This awesomely spooky figure goes on sale today, Friday, October 29th, at 11am PST in the Le Merde online store.

Hujili's Ghost back story: Hujili's Ghost is the Rocker who lost his head. Can you head bang too hard? Whatever man, doesn't matter. Head Banger Strong Dude! Losing his head has no consequence on his life or attitude though. You can't bring this "Party Dude" down! Long live the heads that "Party Hard". Severed For Life!
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Halloween BUDCAT by Scott Wilkowski

It’s almost Halloween, so you know what that means…Halloween themed toys! The Blot’s a sucker for all things Halloween, like Jamungo’s bright orange BUDCAT designed by Scott Wilkowski. Scott’s Halloween BUDCAT is made of clear resin and includes a “firecracker” and Jack-O-Lantern accessory, which looks almost as awesome as the figure itself.

Jamungo - Halloween BUDCAT Resin Figure by Scott Wilkowski

Jamungo’s Halloween BUDCAT by Scott Wilkowsky stands 3.75” tall, has a limited edition run size of approximately 70 pieces and will retail for $65 here on October 31st at 12:00 noon CST.
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Disney x Medicom TRON: Legacy Daft Punk 100% Kubrick Set

If you didn’t already know, world renowned recording artists Daft Punk wrote and recorded the official soundtrack to the upcoming Disney film, TRON: Legacy. The electronica superstars also have a brief cameo in the movie as, of course, club DJs. To commemorate this monumental collaboration, Medicom Toy has produced a TRON: Legacy Daft Punk 100% Kubrick 2 pack featuring Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter as they appear in the film.

Disney x Medicom TRON: Legacy Daft Punk 100% Kubrick 2 Pack

The TRON: Legacy Daft Punk Kubrick set will go on sale sometime in January 2011 and will retail for around $40.  Rumor has it 400% versions of the two figures seen above will also be released sometime soon after.
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M 5 Bravo & Stee-Gar by Jeff Lamm Teaser Images

Without a doubt, The Blot favorite new toy of 2010 is Jeff Lamm’s Greasebat. The excitement in the designer toy community over this figure has been in toxicating, and I was excited to learn yesterday that Lamm already has his next two figures, M 5 Bravo and Stee-Gar, in development! But these aren’t just any two figures, but the arch enemies of Greasebat.

Teaser Image: M 5 Bravo & Stee-Gar by Jeff Lamm

Each toy is made of three interchangeable sections and can be mixed and matched as seen in the pictures above. On top of that, each figure has at least four points of articulation. You can only see a tiny portion of the wax molds in the pictures Jeff leaked, but they look pretty awesome. These should be a great compliment to the Greasebat figure…too bad they want to see him destroyed!

Here is M 5 Bravo and Stee-Gar’s official back story:

The guy with the single large eye is called M 5 Bravo. He's a rogue military prototype recon robot/monster mix. Originally intended for recon missions on harsh alien planets, his large single eye is night vision capable, telescopic and has the ability to see thermal images. He can then broadcast those images via the TV screen on his chest. He recently became self aware and has vowed to destroy Greasebat at any cost. M 5 Bravo is virtually indestructible due to his thick skin covered in armored bumps, but he does have a weakness, his bulging, ready to burst eyeball. His horns can retract to half their length, although the purpose for this is currently unknown.

The other hairy guy is Stee-Gar. He was originally developed from pollution eating microbes by research scientists Dr. Stephens and Dr. Henry "Hank" Garfield, hence the name. Demand for bigger pollution eating beasts lead to Stee-Gar’s creation. He has also gained independent thought, left his government masters and now is on a mission to destroy Greasebat, who he sees as a giant walking ball of oily pollution. Stee-Gar can fly short distances on his stubby wings, like a chicken, and his fur and thick armored scales allow him to operate in all environments.
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Princess Leia 12” Jumbo Vintage Kenner Star Wars Action Figure by Gentle Giant

Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! The sixth figure in Gentle Giant’s new line of 12 inch vintage Star Wars action figure reproductions has been announced and it’s Princess Leia. Digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾" Kenner originals and reproduced to a substantial 12" tall, this 12” Jumbo Vintage Kenner Star Wars Princess Leia action figure by Gentle Giant is an exact replica of the classic ‘70s toy.

Princess Leia 12” Jumbo Vintage Kenner Star Wars Action Figure by Gentle Giant

Injection molded and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure includes a faithfully reproduced blaster, a white vinyl cape and is fully articulated. Best of all, this classic Kenner creation comes packaged on a 1977 style Star Wars inspired blister card with a plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this awesome action figure.

The Star Wars 12 inch Jumbo Vintage Kenner Princess Leia action figure by Gentle Giant retails for $75 each and can be pre-ordered from EntertainmentEarth.com here.
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Mondo Star Wars Screen Print Series #11 - Luke’s Destiny by Frank Stockton

The eleventh screen print in the Mondo Star Wars Screen Print Series was announced yesterday, and it’s a beautiful print by Frank Stockton entitled “Luke’s Destiny.” This is the first Star Wars print by Mondo Tees to feature either Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader, and they definitely picked a killer scene to depict. Is there any scene in the Star Wars franchise as riveting and impactful than the moment in The Empire Strikes Back when Vader announces to Luke (and to the world for that matter) that he’s Luke’s father?

Mondo Star Wars Screen Print Series #11 - Luke’s Destiny by Frank Stockton

“Luke’s Destiny” by Frank Stockton is a hand numbered 24“x36” screen print. This Star Wars print has a limited edition run size of 360 and will retail for $50 each. Collectors can purchase “Luke’s Destiny” directly from Mondo Tees at a random time today, Thursday, October 28th, here.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

DC Comics x Medicom Batman: The Animated Series 400% & 1000% Be@rbrick

Medicom continues its celebration of DC Comics’ 75th Anniversary with the release of a 400% and 1000% Batman Be@rbrick made in the style of the hit television show Batman: The Animated Series. Batman: TAS is considered to be one of, if not the, greatest super hero cartoons ever produced, and Medicom did a great job representing its source material. While The Blot really likes this black and grey Batman Be@rbrick, I think Medicom did a much better job with their previously released Batman: TAS 100% Kubrick.

DC Comics x Medicom Batman: The Animated Series 400% & 1000% Be@rbrick

The DC Comics x Medicom Batman: The Animated Series 400% and 1000% Be@rbricks are scheduled to begin shipping in April 2011. The 400% Batman: TAS Be@rbrick stands approximately 11 inches tall and retails for around $85, while the 1000% Batman: TAS Be@rbrick stands approximately 27 inches tall and retails for around $360.
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Darth Vader 12” Jumbo Vintage Kenner Star Wars Action Figure by Gentle Giant

Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! The fifth figure in Gentle Giant’s new line of 12 inch vintage Star Wars action figure reproductions has been unveiled and it’s Darth Vader! Digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾" Kenner originals and reproduced to a substantial 12" tall, this 12” Jumbo Vintage Kenner Star Wars Darth Vader action figure by Gentle Giant is an exact replica of the classic ‘70s toy.

Darth Vader 12” Jumbo Vintage Kenner Star Wars Action Figure by Gentle Giant

Injection molded and made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure includes a real black vinyl cape, a working telescoping lightsaber and is fully articulated. Best of all, this classic Kenner creation comes packaged on a 1977 style Star Wars inspired blister card with a plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this awesome action figure.

The Star Wars 12 inch Jumbo Vintage Kenner Darth Vader action figure by Gentle Giant retails for $75 each and can be pre-ordered from EntertainmentEarth.com here.
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“Eighty-Sixed” Print by Joe Ledbtter

Eighty-Sixed Giclee Print by Joe Ledbetter

Joe Ledbetter also released an all new print on Monday (via Twitter), entitled “Eighty-Sixed.” This 12”x12” giclee print was printed on heavystock watercolor paper and has a limited edition run size of 75 pieces. Each print comes signed and numbered by Joe and retails for $50 each. Ledbetter fans can head here to purchase this cute, yet disturbing, print.
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"WTF? FTW!" Custom 8 Inch Dunny by Joe Ledbtter

WTF? FTW! Custom 8 Inch Dunny by Joe Ledbetter

Check out this awesome hand painted 8” Dunny entitled “WTF? FTW!” by Joe Ledbetter. Joe first unveiled this awesome custom figure Monday via Twitter, and it was purchased for $1,200 shortly thereafter.

I’m not sure what I like about this Dunny more, the fact that he’s only wearing one Nike sneaker or the fat stack of cash coming out of the back of his underwar. The figure also included Joe’s original sketch, which is pretty cool in its own right. I don’t know who picked up this killer piece, but color me jealous!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NEMO x Tenacious Toys Custom 8 Inch Dunny Wall Mount Plaster Figure

Mike "NEMO" Mendez and Tenacious Toys have teamed up on a truly unique one of a kind custom figure being auctioned off on eBay to benefit Andy Heng of ToysREvil after his unfortunate partial stroke last week. NEMO did an incredible job on this hand painted custom Dunny wall mount plaster figure, and I can honestly say I’ve never seen a figure like this before!

NEMO x Tenacious Toys Hand Painted Custom 8 Inch Dunny Wall Mount Plaster Figure

In case you were wondering how NEMO created this 8” Dunny, he poured plaster into the plastic shell 8" Dunnys are packaged in inside their boxes. Therefore, it's completely flat on the back making it perfect to be hung on your wall. The piece is about 8 inches tall and about 3 inches deep at its thickest point.

ALL of the money made from this figure will go directly to Andy Heng, Tenacious Toys will even eat the Paypal and eBay fees…so click here and start bidding now!
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VinylHearts.com - A Benefit for Andy Heng of ToysREvil

When The Blot first learned early last week that Andy "TOYSREVIL" Heng had been admitted to the hospital after suffering a partial stroke I was stunned to say the least. Here was someone I had never met, yet felt so close to after reading his blog religiously for the past five years. Andy is a terrific blogger and an inspiration to toy bloggers everywhere, so of course when I heard the news of his illness I wanted to do something…but what? Thankfully artist Cris Rose sprung into action and created VinylHearts.com, a website where the entire designer toy community could come together and help one of its own.

Andy Heng of TOYSREVIL.net

VinylHearts.com has been a great source of news on Andy’s condition, and even features messages from Andy and his family. The website is also a place where you can offer support, donations and well-wishes to Mr. TOYSREVIL. Artists from around the globe have also chipped in by offering up customs, artwork and A/Ps for sale/auction with all of the proceeds being donated to Andy to help with his medical bills.

It’s been amazing to see the community come together like this, and I recommend all readers of The Blot Says… to head over to VinylHearts.com to see what you can do! Thanks for everything Andy, you are in The Blot's thoughts and prayers. Get better soon!
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LTD Tee - Monster Mashup T-Shirt & Art Print Box Set by JVDK & Be Happy!

The newest box set from LTD Tee became available for pre-order yesterday and it’s a good one. Just in time for Halloween, LTD Tee presents the “Monster Mashup” box set by Aussie artists JVDK and Be Happy!. JVDK and Be Happy! are both illustrators / art directors from Adelaide, Australia. Originally meeting through group exhibitions, they collaborate often between solo endeavours and freelance work. JVDK’s distinctive free flowing lines and Be Happy!’s geometric precision form like Voltron, giving their combined work an unusual, but bold dynamic.

LTD Tee - Monster Mashup T-Shirt & Art Print Box Set by JVDK & Be Happy!

The limited edition “Monster Mashup” box set from LTD Tee is available for pre-sale, exclusively at www.ltdtee.net, from October 25th through the October 31st. Each box set includes a screen printed t-shirt, a 8.5”x11” art print with a certificate of authenticity, and a LTD Tee sticker pack all packaged in a custom screen printed box. The “Monster Mashup” box set is currently available for the presale price of $24.99.
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Barneyism of the Week - Little Boy Talk

Challenge Accepted!
I, Barney Stinson, will pick up a girl while talking like a little boy.

Wow, lady you got some tig’o bitties.

Gosh, your body is a perfect…this many.

Hi, do you want to wrestle with our special bathing suit places?

Hey, want to have a three-way with me and my imaginary friend?
His name’s Otis.

Hey, hey want to come to my house and play telephone?
I’ve got the string and you’ve got the cans.

I wet myself, will you change me?
Can’t blame her on that one.

Guys, I have some terrible, terrible news.
I, Barney Stinson, can’t pick up a girl while talking like a little boy.

Challenge Forfeited….I’m sorry.

How I Met Your Mother - Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson
- Barney Stinson

“Baby Talk”

How I Met Your Mother
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Marvel Comics TRON: Legacy Variant Covers

Beginning in November, the Marvel Universe celebrates Walt Disney Pictures' 3D high-tech adventure TRON: LEGACY by producing variant covers featuring "TRON-ified" versions of Marvel's biggest heroes. For these variant covers, artists Mark Brooks and Brandon Peterson have re-interpreted Marvel’s big guns, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America and more, in the unique visual style of the TRON universe. Now this is the type of cross promotion synergy The Blot’s been waiting for ever since Disney acquired Marvel back in December of 2009!

Marvel Comics - Amazing Spider-Man #651 TRON Legacy Variant Cover featuring Spider-Man by Mark Brooks

The issues featuring TRON variants are:
Amazing Spider-Man #651 featuring Spider-Man
Avengers #7 featuring Spider-Woman
Avengers Academy #7 featuring Quicksilver
Captain America #612 featuring Captain America
Incredible Hulks #618 featuring Ghost Rider
Invincible Iron Man #33 featuring Iron Man
New Avengers #7 featuring Ms. Marvel
Secret Avengers #7 featuring Moon Knight
Thor #617 featuring Thor
Wolverine #4 featuring Wolverine

Marvel Comics - Wolverine #4 TRON Legacy Variant Cover featuring Wolverine by Brandon Peterson

This unprecedented onetime event brings together the world's greatest super heroes with the hotly-anticipated blockbusters of the year, TRON: LEGACY. No pop culture fan can afford to miss Marvel's TRON variant covers! And get ready, as TRON: LEGACY invades theaters on December 17, 2010.

Marvel Comics - Invincible Iron Man #33 TRON Legacy Variant Cover featuring Iron Man by Brandon Peterson

Marvel Comics - Captain America #612 TRON Legacy Variant Cover featuring Captain America by Mark Brooks

Marvel Comics - Thor #617 TRON Legacy Variant Cover featuring Thor by Brandon Peterson

Marvel Comics - Avengers #7 TRON Legacy Variant Cover featuring Spider-Woman by Mark Brooks

Marvel Comics - New Avengers #7 TRON Legacy Variant Cover featuring Ms. Marvel by Mark Brooks

Marvel Comics - Incredible Hulks #618 TRON Legacy Variant Cover featuring Ghost Rider by Mark Brooks

Marvel Comics - Avengers Academy #7 TRON Legacy Variant Cover featuring Quicksilver by Brandon Peterson

Marvel Comics - Secret Avengers #7 TRON Legacy Variant Cover featuring Moon Knight by Mark Brooks
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Lout Yoka Artist Proofs by Motorbot

To celebrate Motorbot’s first production toy, the Texas artist has released 15 Artist Proof Lout Yokas with some serious enhancements! Originally released by adFunture as part of its New York Comic-Con 2010 exclusive New Yorka Series, Motorbot’s taken his A/Ps Lout Yoaks the next level with custom accessories and a brand new s/n print.

The Lout Yoka Artist Proof and Custom Packaging Print by Motorbot

One of the reasons The Blot loves buying A/P figures, besides the ability to give my money directly to the artist, is because of the uniqueness of the figure. Often artists will embellish their A/Ps with extra paint or sell them as a set with anything from a print, to original artwork or a t-shirt. It’s the perfect mesh of custom figure and production piece, and Motorbot has done it all by including custom accessories, custom packaging and a print with his A/P Yokas.

The Lout Yoka Artist Proof Signed and Numbered Print by Motorbot

Each A/P Lout Yoka by Motorbot comes with a custom fez, a custom cigar, comes in signed and numbered custom packaging AND includes a signed and number 4”x5” print. Best of all, this can all be yours for just $30 from the Deadbear online store.  But do it quickly, as half of them are already gone.
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs Toy Review

The Blot was randomly in Target last night and stumbled upon my very first sighting of Hasbro’s all new 3” Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs! The store had all three 3 packs in stock, and of course I couldn’t resist picking up the Boba Fett, IG-88 and Bossk set. To my surprise, these really are just miniature versions of Hasbro’s standard Mighty Muggs. They’re almost identical to the original Mighty Muggs toy line in every way, although there have been some color changes made to the Boba Fett figure. I’ve included a picture below of the original Boba Fett Mighty Mugg with his 3” counterpart for scale comparison.

Boba Fett Mini Mighty Mugg and Boba Fett Mighty Mugg

I haven’t heard much about these Mini Mighty Muggs yet, but I actually like these little guys a whole lot more than I thought I would. It doesn't hurt that I’ve been wanting an IG-88 Mighty Mugg to be produced since the toy line started a few years ago. The only complaint I have about these figures is the shoddy paint job. The quality control on these figures is definitely a step down from the original Mighty Muggs line, as all three of my characters had defects in their paint.

Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs - IG-88, Boba Fett & Bossk

I was also disappointed to learn the blasters in their hands could not be removed, but at least each figure has their own unique gun. I’m not sure why Hasbro decided to produce the figures’ guns and right arms as one piece, but at least this way you’ll never lose the figures' weapons. My guess is it was done to remove all loose parts from the toy line so it could be marketed to a younger demographic, which also explains why the box states these Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs are for Ages 3+.

Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs - IG-88, Boba Fett & Bossk In Packaging

All in all, The Blot’s really just happy to see Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs toy line continue, even if it is in a 3 inch form. Here’s hoping we see Marvel, G.I. Joe and Transformers Mini Mighty Muggs released sometime soon!

Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs 3 packs are sold exclusively at Target for $12.99. Along with the Boba Fett, IG-88 and Bossk 3 pack, there is also a 3 pack including Yoda, Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper, and a 3 pack including Captain Rex, General Grievous and Cad Bane.
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Star Trek "Journey to Babel" Screen Print by Tom Whalen

The fourth print in Mondo TeesStar Trek Screen Print Series is “Journey to Babel” by Tom Whalen. Its subject is episode #39 of Star Trek: The Original Series, which was of course titled “Journey to Babel.” In this episode, the Enterprise tasked with transporting dignitaries from a number of different races to a peace conference, only to find out an assassin is among their ranks. “Journey to Babel” is actually an important part of the Star Trek mythology because it marks the first ever appearance of Spock’s parents, Ambassador Sarek and his human wife Amanda.

Star Trek Journey to Babel Screen Print by Tom Whalen

"Journey to Babel" by Tom Whalen is an 18″x24″ screen print, and goes on sale today, Friday, October 22nd, at the Mondo Tees online store at a random time. "Journey to Babel" has a limited edition run size of 260 prints and will retail for $35.
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Mondo Star Wars Screen Print Series #10 - Palace by Tom Whalen

The tenth screen print in the Mondo Star Wars Screen Print Series was unveiled last night and it’s entitled “Palace” by Tom Whalen. The Blot loves “Palace” so much it might actually be the first print in the series I try to buy!

Mondo Star Wars Screen Print Series #10 - Palace by Tom Whalen

Whalen’s artwork is always top notch, and he does a great job incorporating all of my favorite things from Jabba’s palace into one print without overcrowding the image. I especially love that Whalen included Han Solo in carbonite and a little Salacious Crumb in the corner. If only he had found room for a Gamorrean Guard somewhere!

“Palace” by Tom whalen is a hand numbered 17.5″x26″ screen print. This Star Wars print has a limited edition run size of 260, and will retail for $50 each. Collectors can purchase the “Palace” print directly from Mondo Tees at a random time today, Friday, October 22nd, here.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Frank Miller’s Sin City Inspired Threadless T-Shirt "Sin City"

The Blot loves the fact that Threadless constantly pumps out new and creative comic book inspired t-shirts. While “Sin City” continues that trend of new comic book inspired tees, it’s definitely not all that creative. In fact, it looks like it could have been copied straight out of a Frank Miller comic book. I’m not saying it is a copy, just that there doesn’t seem to be that much creativity behind it.

Sin City by Andy Farrell

Threadless - Frank Miller’s Sin City Inspired Sin City T-Shirt

Nevertheless, as a huge fan of Miller’s Sin City I think this shirt is pretty cool. I just hope Miller is getting some sort of residual from Threadless as this design looks like a scene pulled out from the Sin City live action movie adaptation.

Inspired by Frank Miller’s seminal comic book Sin City, the Threadless t-shirt “Sin City” comes printed on a black t-shirt and is currently on sale at Threadless.com in honor Halloween for just $10 (it’s normally $18)! The shirt comes in both guys and girls styles, sizes S-2XL.
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Peanuts 60th Anniversary Clothing & Accessory Collection

Is it just me, or does Colette have the coolest stuff? First the French clothing boutique teamed up with Warner Bros. to produce the DC Comics 75th Anniversary Collection, and now it is one of the stores hosting the “Peanuts 60 Years World Tour” clothing and accessory collection! Created to honor Peanuts’ 60th Anniversary, this limited edition Peanuts inspired clothing and accessory collection will feature exclusive products created by over 15 Peanuts loving designers and artists around the world.

Peanuts 60th Anniversary Clothing & Accessory Collection - Converse x Peanuts Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers, Original Fake x Peanuts Joe Kaws T-Shirt, Hysteric Glamour x Peanuts Charlie Brown Military Watch & JouJou x Peanuts Snoopy Mobile Accessories

The one-of-a-kind creations designed for this project is sure to attract not only Peanuts fans, but also fashion-conscious people from around the world. The Blot loves seeing classic Peanuts characters like Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Woodstock reworked to create high end fashion, don’t you?

Peanuts 60th Anniversary Clothing & Accessory Collection - Lucien Pellat-Finet x Peanuts Cashmere Sweater, N.Hollywood x Peanuts Bag and Pillow Set, Loopwheeler x Peanuts Friendship Hoodie and Gray Be Happy Flying Ace Hoodie

The Peanuts 60 Years World Tour collection includes work by Kaws (Original Fake), Medicom Toy, Converse, Lacoste, Longchamp, Art&Science, Aprosio&Co, Hysteric Glamour, joujou, Loopwheler, Lucien Pellat-Finet, Mastermind JAPAN, N.Hoolywood and more!

Peanuts 60th Anniversary Clothing & Accessory Collection - Longchamp x Peanuts Snoopy Bag & Mulberry x Peanuts Handbag

You can find the clothing and accessories seen above and much more for a limited time only at trend-setting specialty stores, as well as department stores, around the world. These stores include Dover Street Market in London, Colette in Paris, 10 Corso Como in Milan, JOYCE in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Club 21 in Singapore, and ISETAN in Tokyo.
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Heroes of the DC Universe: Hawk & Dove Busts by DC Direct

From Brightest Day to Birds of Prey, the reborn team of Hawk (Hank Hall) and Dove (Dawn Granger) are flyin' high again! Designed by illustrator Amanda Conner, Hawk and Dove are the latest characters to join the popular Women of the DC Universe and Heroes of the DC Universe bust series from DC Direct. The Blot absolutely loves it when the D-list super heroes I grew up with get their due, and that’s exactly what’s happening right now with the recent resurgence in popularity of Hawk and Dove.

Heroes of the DC Universe: Hawk and Dove Busts by DC Direct

Hawk and Dove (Don Hall) were two of my favorite heroes as members of the Teen Titans, and I was a die-hard fan of the Hawk and Dove (Dawn Granger) comic book from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Since Armageddon 2001 in 1991 they’ve been used sparingly, but then Geoff Johns brought Dove back in Justice Society of America. Since then, Johns has made Hawk and Dove an intricate part of both Blackest Night and Brightest Day, cementing their place in the current DC Universe.

These limited edition Hawk and Dove busts by DC Direct are hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain, stand around 5.5 inches tall and come packaged in a 4-color box. Each bust is sold separately and retails for $70 each (so it’s $140 for the pair). They are scheduled to go on sale June 1, 2011, but in the meantime you can follow the adventures of Hawk and Dove monthly in DC ComicsBrightest Day and Birds of Prey.
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Togo Monroe 8 Inch Dunny by ILOVEDUST Official Release Info

Kidrobot - Togo Monroe 8 Inch Dunny by ILOVEDUST

UK design collective ilovedust imbue Dunny with their trademark abstract stylings on Kidrobot’s newest release,the 8 inch Togo Monroe Dunny. Inspired by ilovedust’s MUNNYWORLD custom that lives in the Kidrobot permanent gallery, this 8” vinyl figure features tons of black-and-white surreal imagery, plus a tiny gold heart on Togo’s head and canary diamond graphic on his belly. While the design is killer, The Blot’s favorite part of Togo Monroe is its jewel topped scepter! I can't wait to see what customers do with this bad boy.

Kidrobot - Togo Monroe 8 Inch Dunny by ILOVEDUST and Packaging

This illustrative Dunny is limited to 1000 figures worldwide, retails for $60 (love this new price point) and is available at Kidrobot stores, Kidrobot.com and select retailers starting November 4th.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kings of Atlantis Resin Skulls by Argonaut Resins - Red, Blue, Yellow & Green

After lots of hints and teases, END of Argonaut Resins has unveiled his newest project, the Kings of Atlantis resin skulls! There will be ten Kings of Atlantis resin skull colorways, four of which you can see below. The first four Kings of Atlantis resin skulls to be revealed are the red War King, the blue Sky King, the yellow Sun King and the green Forest King.

Kings of Atlantis Resin Figures by Argonaut Resins - War King (Red), Sky King (Blue), Sun King (Yellow) & Forest King (Green)

The remaining and still unseen six Kings of Atlantis colorways are the indigo Sea King, the silver Peace King, the pink Love King, the gold Wealth King, the Bronze Wisdom King and the orange Vengeance King. Expect the first KoA release to be on or around Halloween. But what good are all powerful mystical magical crystal skulls without an intriguing back story? Each colored skull represents a different King of Atlantis and a different mystical power. What does it all mean? Read below to find out!

Kings of Atlantis Resin Figures by Argonaut Resins Packaging

The Story of the Kings of Atlantis: With great power comes great responsibilities…Ten powerful demi-god kings ruled the fabled island of Atlantis thousands of years ago. They all perished when their paradise was destroyed by the gods. All that remain are their skulls…each endowed with an incredible power that is passed onto whomever has the skull in their possession. They say too much power for one person is not a good thing…are you willing to take a chance and find out if this is true? More to come…
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“Power Vampire” Halloween Edition Android by Andrew Bell

In honor of Halloween, Andrew Bell will be releasing a very special, limited edition “Power Vampire” Android vinyl figure on Sunday, October 31st. These Android vinyl figures, based on Google’s Droid smart phone and its Android software, have been incredibly popular, and collectors are sure to go crazy over Bell’s Halloween colorway. If previous Android releases on DeadZebra.com are any indication, this Halloween exclusive will sell out instantly upon release.

“Power Vampire” Halloween Edition Droid Vinyl Figure by Andrew Bell

The "Power Vampire" by Andrew Bell is a limited Halloween Edition Android that will retail for $10 each and come packaged in a full color window box. This figure will go on sale October 31st at the Dead Zebra online store at 2pm EST. Limit 2 per household.
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“Of Fur and Felt” Muppet Screen Print Set by Rhys Cooper

Nakatomi has just released for pre-sale a crazy three print set entitled “Of Fur and Felt” by Rhys Cooper. Each print features a different Muppet from Sesame Street and The Muppets (Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and Animal) as if they really exited in the wild. Not only did Cooper come up with some awesome reinterpretations of my favorite Jim Henson creations, but I really love all the little details like the text at the bottom of each print and the inclusion of Oscar’s pet worm Slimey. Rhys even came up with an intricate back story for these prints which you can read below.

Of Fur and Felt Muppet Screen Print Set by Rhys Cooper - Monsterous Cookiebanditous

The “Of Fur and Felt” Muppet Screen Print Set by Rhys Cooper includes three 16”×20” six color screen prints: “Animalus Wyldapsychosis,” “Monsterous Cookiebanditous” and “Oscarvorus Grouchamaximus.” Each full set ordered will also include a 3 piece mini-print set of “original field-sketched drawings,” printed with metallic charcoal ink. This set of three 8”×10” prints will only be given to those who pre-order the full set.

Of Fur and Felt Muppet Screen Print Set by Rhys Cooper - Oscarvorus Grouchamaximus

“Of Fur and Felt can be pre-ordered now through the Nakatomi online store. The full set retails for $75 for the 3 prints, plus the 3 handbills, while the individual prints are $30 each. This pre-sale option expires on Monday, October 25th at Midnight CST, so be sure to get your orders in on time!

Of Fur and Felt Muppet Screen Print Set by Rhys Cooper - Animalus Wyldapsychosis

“The Study of Species in the Field of those Rare, Wonderful, Fur & Felt.
by Prof. J. Maury. 1859″

Professor J. Maury was a rare breed of man- a rugged explorer, a learned biologist, and most importantly- an exacting artist. His field studies of the varied fauna that he discovered on his journeys delighted and amazed readers of the scientific journals of the time, and provided fodder for the “Penny Dreadfuls” and children’s books. Professor Maury rose to almost super-star acclaim, though, after his discovery of the Sesame Islands and the completely unique creatures that populated them. These brand new plants and animals appeared to develop completely on their own evolutionary course, isolated from any of the seven continents. In retrospect, one must consider the veracity of some of Maury’s claims- that of a “shaggy, earless, tuskless, mammoth’” that was invisible until believed in, and singing fruits and vegetables that wanted to teach him about local hygiene customs. The scientific establishment would have easily laughed these new discoveries off, if it weren’t for the Professor’s previously unshakable reputation and the curiously colored pelts that he produced upon arriving back from his travels. He returned with pelts of shaggy green, the most unnatural blue, and even an impossibly two-headed purple pelt.

Of Fur and Felt Muppet Screen Print Set by Rhys Cooper - Original Field-Sketched Drawings Mini Print Set

The real tragedy of Professor Maury’s story, however, is that the location of the islands was a closely guarded secret, and all records of the exact directions were lost. Many an evolutionary scholar begged him to reveal the coordinates, and even his contemporary, Charles Darwin was overheard visiting Prof. Maury on his deathbed, whispering into his ear: “Can you tell me how to get…how to get to the Sesame Islands?”

The lasting legacy of Professor Maury is his amazing field studies of the wildlife he found there, and Rhys Cooper has adapted these drawings in a series of silkscreened prints for Nakatomi available now for pre-order!
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