Friday, January 14, 2011
Kidrobot just posted the photo above on flickr and The Blot is pretty excited! What you see here is the hot pink alternate colorway for Marka27’s 3” Mini-God Dunny from KR’s upcoming Dunny Azteca 2 Series. The photo’s caption reads “Dunny Azteca II ‘Special’ Giveaway Dunny,” so I assume this means it’s the free figure given away (while supplies last) to those collectors who purchase a case of Azteca II on January 20th. But I’m not 100% sure of that. Without a doubt more details will be released as we get closer and closer to the Azteca 2 Series’ release date next week.
Today’s the big day for fans of The Green Hornet as the live action feature film finally debuts in theaters. What’s strange is while the movie’s rating on Rotten Tomatoes keeps dropping, The Blot’s actually finding more and more favorable reviews online. Are critics being influenced by their low expectations? One notable paper is even claiming The Green Hornet will be the first big hit of 2011. Is that even possible? At least the marketing campaign for the film has been pretty good. I actually like the movie’s final one sheet, although it is a little strange that Kato is the poster's focal point instead of the Green Hornet. I know one thing for sure, there's no way I'm seeing this move in 3D!
The Green Hornet, directed by Michel Gondry and starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz and Cameron Diaz, debuts in theaters today, Friday, January 14th.
The internet is a buzz with our very first look at Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Personally, I LOVE the new costume! To me, it looks a lot more like what I envision Spider-Man’s duds would look like in real life. Sam Raimi’s version was definitely a lot sleeker, but it wasn’t as realistic in my mind (I know, I know, none of this is realistic but whatever).
It’s interesting to note that it appears Garfield is wearing web slingers under his costume. This means the film will be based off Peter Parker’s original origin story from Marvel Comics, in which he built mechanical web slingers to enhance his new found powers. On the one hand, I really like that Marc Webb is utilizing one of Spidey’s trademark gadgets, but I think the organic web slingers made more sense and were easier to explain. Either way, here’s hoping this Spider-Man movie is more like the first and no where near as bad as the third!
The sixth and final colorway of Jesse Hernandez’ immensely popular Ozomahtli vinyl figure is about to drop and Jesse’s Aztec monkey is definitely going out with a bang! The Shadow Edition Ozomahtli features a mono color scheme that has translucent vinyl parts. How cool is that!?! Each figure stands over 10" tall, has three points of articulation and a removable headdress.
The Shadow Edition Ozomahtli vinyl figure by Jesse Hernandez has a limited edition run size of just 100 pieces and will retail for $96 each.