Medicom finally announced what we’ve known for a while, that the Japanese toy company will be releasing a 10” vinyl figure of Josh Herbolsheimer’s Earth Wolf! The Blot’s a huge fan of Josh’s artwork, and his Rose Vampire from Super7 is one of my all time favorite vinyl figures, so you know I’ve been really looking forward to seeing the final painted version of this intricate character. I think Medicom did a great job transforming Josh’s painting into a 3D form, and I really like the all of the little details on the Earth Wolf's head and chest.
Monday, April 25, 2011
The first X-Men: First Class international one sheet movie poster was released last week, and sadly it’s more of the same. I don’t know why, but The Blot keeps expecting these posters to get better…and then Sony puts out more photoshopping disasters. I guess I’m just a glutton for punishment! What’s worse is the poster itself is pretty cool. I like the tagline “Witness The Moment That Will Change Our World” and that the poster features all of the film’s principle cast, but something about each actor looks off.
What really bothers me is that James McAvoy’s (Charles Xavier) head/neck looks weird. On second thought, Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Jennifer Lawrence’s (Mystique) heads look weird too. You’d think they’d put a little more effort into photoshopping the film’s main characters before they released a big summer blockbuster’s media campaign. But I guess that’s too much to ask for! Any chance they put out a decent poster before the film hits theaters?
X-Men: First Class is directed by Matthew Vaughn is scheduled to debut in theaters on June 3, 2011.
While we all knew Josh Herbolsheimer was working with Medicom on his upcoming Earth Wolf vinyl figure, no one knew he and Super7 would also be releasing a Project 1/6 exclusive Rose Vampire with the Japanese toy company! The Fake Ragon Rose Vampire is a beautiful colorway featuring dark blue, red yellow and silver sprays on purple vinyl. The Blot's not sure how I'm going to get my hands on one, but you know I'll do my best!
This Project 1/6 Exclusive Fake Ragon Rose Vampire can be purchased here for $36.50, but it will only be sold to residents of Japan. So to all you Rose Vampire completists out there, good luck hunting down one of these amazing figures!