Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SDCC 2011 Exclusive Titanium the Robot Resin Figure by Tony Montalvo

San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive Iron Man Titanium & OG Titanium Resin Figures by Tony Montalvo

Tony “Titanium” Montalvo, sculptor of Keith Poon’s Myth Warriors and the Snackz zipper pull line, introduces his newest creation: Titanium the Robot! Titanium is Tony’s homage to every influential robot he grew up watching. In fact, Montalvo built Titanium the way Frankenstein was built, taking parts from other robots and piecing them together. What The Blot really loves about this new resin figure is that 1 of its first 2 colorways is an Iron Man tribute! The Blot loves superhero colorways for the obvious reasons, and what better place for this figure to debut than San Diego Comic-Con 2011.

Each handmade Titanium resin figure stands 12” tall, features glow in the dark eyes and chest plate, and comes painted by Tony “Titanium” Montalvo. The prices and run size of the SDCC 2011 Exclusive OG Titanium and Iron Man Titanium resin figures are currently unknown, but both will be extremely limited! So keep your eyes peeled this summer for these two killer robots.
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SDCC 2011 Exclusive DC Universe Green Lantern & Sinestro 6” Mez-Itz Vinyl Figure Set

San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive Comic Book Edition Green Lantern & Sinestro Mez-Itz Vinyl Figures by Mezco Toyz

To coincide with the “Summer of Green Lantern,” Mezco Toyz will be releasing comic book versions of Hal Jordan and Sinestro as 6” Mez-Itz vinyl figures! These San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Exclusives first debuted at SDCC last summer, and The Blot was starting to wonder if these killer toys would ever see the light of day. While the previously released Green Lantern Movie 6” Mez-Itz vinyl figures are cool, I always prefer the comic book versions of my favorite characters since that’s their traditional look. Plus, you get Sinestro as a Sinestro Corp member and not a Green Lantern, which is how I prefer him. What can I say, I like my Sinestro evil!

The Mezco Toyz x DC Comics 2011 Summer Exclusive 6 inch Green Lantern and Sinestro Comic Book Edition Mez-Itz vinyl figures feature 5 points of articulation and come packaged in a sturdy collector friendly box. Even better, this SDCC 2011 exclusive set is currently available for pre-order at the Mezco Toyz online store here. Each two figure set will retail for $40 and is scheduled to ship the last week of July 2011.
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New 1of1 Ty_po Custom Vinyl Figures by Ryan the Wheelbarrow

1of1 Ty_po Custom Vinyl Figures by Ryan the Wheelbarrow

Later today, Ryan the Wheelbarrow will be dropping an all new set of one of a kind ty_po custom vinyl figures! This 1of1 ty_po custom set includes various vinyl platforms, each featuring three text_ural tones of slightly controlled chaos. Wheelbarrow has applied his trademark ty_po abstract designs on a Mini Munny ($120), a Marshall ($120), two 3" Dunnys ($60 each) and two 1.5" Labbits ($35) using vintage dry transfer instant lettering with a combination of gold, GID and/or glossy spray paint. Five of the above figures (all except the gray Labbit) will be available in Ryan the Wheelbarrow’s online store starting today, Tuesday, May 31st, so get one while you can!
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Fur Face Diggler Dallas Mavericks T-Shirt by Fur Face Boy

“Fur Face Diggler” Dallas Mavericks T-Shirt by Fur Face Boy

In honor of the Dallas Mavericks reaching the NBA Finals for the second time in franchise history, Fur Face Boy has decided to release this made-to-order limited edition basketball bobble head inspired t-shirt entitled "Fur Face Diggler" (in honor of Dirk Nowitzki naturally). Over the past 12 years Dirk has cemented himself as the greatest Maverick of all time, and with just 4 more victories can solidify his status as a legend of the game. But with LeBron, DWade and Bosh standing in his way, do Dirk and Mavs stand a chance? Tune in to Game 1 on Tuesday night to find out!

The "Fur Face Diggler" tee will be available through pre-order only at the Fur Face Boy online store from now until Wednesday, June 1st, at 11:59pm CST. The shirt retails for $29.99 and is scheduled to ship on Saturday, June 4th.
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SDCC 2011 Exclusive Doctor Who Cyberleader & The Master 8” Mego Style Action Figures

San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive Doctor Who Cyberleader & The Master 8” Mego Style Action Figures by Bif Bang Pow!

Bif Bang Pow!’s next batch of San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Doctor Who exclusives are the Cyberleader and The Master 8” Mego style action figures. Each of these dastardly villains come fully articulated and includes 1970s retro style real fabric clothing recreating their classic looks from the original Doctor Who series. Each Doctor Who Mego style action figure has a limited edition run size of 3,000 pieces and comes individually packaged, but you can pre-order both figures as a set for $39.99 from Entertainment Earth here. The Cyberleader and The Master will make their debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, and will ship worldwide shortly thereafter (sometime in November 2011).
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Citrus Pocket Mummy Gator and Grape Fenton Vinyl Figures by Super7

Citrus Pocket Mummy Gator and Grape Fenton by Super7

Summer is in the air, and what better way to kick it off than with a couple of refreshing flavors of two tiny and tasty toys from Super7! The Citrus Pocket Mummy Gator seems all smiles in lemon yellow vinyl with a twist of lime spray. Don't get too close though, he's not afraid to bite the hand that feeds him, even if it's his own! Along with this sweet and sourpuss comes the Grape Fenton! Her sugary sweet smile is sure to cool down the hottest of summer days. Cast in the purpliest of grape purple vinyl with black and light blue sprays. Both Grape Fenton and Citrus Pocket Mummy Gator go on sale today, Friday, May 27th, at noon PDT for $15 and $25 respectively at the Super7 online store.
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SDCC 2011 Exclusive Doctor Who & Sontaran Styre 8” Mego Style Action Figures

San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive Doctor Who Fourth Doctor & Sontaran Field-Major Styre 8” Mego Style Action Figures

2011 is shaping up to be a huge year for Bif Bang Pow!, especially now that they have the Doctor Who license. Bif Bang Pow!’s new Doctor Who line makes its world debut this summer at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 with 5 different SDCC exclusives. First up are the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Sontaran Field-Major Styre 8” Mego style action figures. Each comes fully articulated and includes 1970s retro style real fabric clothing recreating their looks from the classic Doctor Who episode "The Sontaran Experiment.” How cool is Baker’s trademark scarf!

Each Doctor Who Mego style action figure has a limited edition run size of 3,000 pieces and comes individually packaged, but you can pre-order both figures as a set for $39.99 from Entertainment Earth here. The Fourth Doctor and Sontaran Field-Major Styre will make their debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, and will ship worldwide shortly thereafter (sometime in August 2011).
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“Mickey's Service Station” Disney Screen Print by Tom Whalen

“Mickey’s Service Station” Disney Screen Print by Tom Whalen

The fourth print in Mondo’s Disney Classic Cartoon Series will be released today, and it is entitled “Mickey’s Service Station.” Based on the 1935 cartoon of the same name, this screen print by Tom Whalen features classic versions of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy! Each new print in the series has included a new character, and this print is no different with its inclusion of Goofy. While not the focal point of “Mickey’s Service Station,” I really like Whalen’s take on Goofy with his really long and bending neck. Here’s hoping Whalen continues as the artist for these Disney Classic Cartoon prints, because I really like the continuity his unique style brings to the series.

“Mickey’s Service Station” by Tom Whalen is an 18"x24" hand numbered screen print with a limited edition run size of 370 pieces. The print will retail for $45 and go on sale at a random time on today, Friday, May 27th, at the Mondo online store.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers Disney Afternoon Vinylmation 2 Pack

Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers Disney Afternoon Vinylmation 2 Pack - Chip & Dale Vinyl Figures

The third Disney Afternoon Vinylmation 2-pack will be released this Friday and boy is it a walk down memory lane! The Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers Vinylmation Set includes the television show’s version of Chip and Dale in their trademark Hawaiian shirt and bomber jacket respectively. Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers was must see TV for The Blot in the late 1980s, and I think it’s safe to say I’ve seen every episode of this Disney Afternoon cartoon. I wonder if we’ll ever seen Vinylmation figures of Monterey Jack, Gadget Hackwrench and Zipper?

The Disney Afternoon Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers Vinylmation 2-pack has a limited edition run size of 1,000 sets, and goes on sale Friday, May 27th, at the D-Street locations in California and Florida for $26.95 each.
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Green Lantern 100% Be@rbrick

Be@rbrick Series 22 - Green Lantner 100% Be@rbrick Vinyl Figure

Medicom is set to release their latest Be@rbrick blind box series next month and Series 22 will include some big time summer movie tie-ins, like Cars 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and the figure The Blot’s most looking forward to, Green Lantern! This is the third DC Comics Be@rbrick in the past two 100% Be@rbrick Series (Batman, Superman and Green Lantern), and I have to say the Hal Jordan Be@rbrick may be the best of the three. I think the lack of capes made the Batman and Superman Be@rbricks look incomplete, while Green Lantern’s uniform (especially his mask) looks great in Be@rbrick form. Any guess as to what the Green Lantern mystery chase figure will be? Can anyone say Green Lantern Sinestro maybe???

Be@rbrick Series 22, including the Green Lantern 100% Be@rbrick seen here, is scheduled to go on sale in June 2011 for around $10 each.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bits n Bytes Resin Robots by Cris Rose

Bits n Bytes Mini Resin Robot Palettes by Cris Rose

The Blot is really excited for “Bits n Bytes,” an all new series of resin robots from Cris Rose. Featuring 6 popular Sprogs (these are the Bits) and 2 versions of Rotund (the Bytes), these mini resin figures are the first to be offered in solid colored resin and in 1/24th scale (instead of the regular 1/12th). Standing at a delightfully cute 1-2 inches tall, every single detail and proportion of their larger brothers is completely replicated, down to the Sprogs 2mm tall crowns.

1/12th Sprog and 1/24th Bits n Bytes Sprog Resin Robots by Cris Rose

Bits n Bytes will come bagged with header cards in packs of 2-8 (depending on the release), and will come in "Palettes" (instead of sequential Editions) offering several colors per release. For example, a Sunset Palette may offer bots in shades of pinks, orange and blues, while a Space Palette may be black, grays and silver. Some will be distressed with scrapes cut into them, others pristine and fresh from the mold…the selection of bots will be quite random, but you'll know the colors in the Palette and how many Bits and Bytes you’ll receive. Sounds like a pretty ingenious concept doesn’t it!?! Cris really out did himself with this upcoming series and its unique configurations.

Bits n Bytes Mini Rotund Resin Robots by Cris Rose

The prices for Bits n Bytes will be confirmed when the first Palette goes up on Cris Rose’s online store, but expect several min figures for the price of a regular 1/12th Sprog. There will also be a limited number of DIY packs on sale in the near future for those with creative leanings, so keep your eyes peeled on the Cris’ online store for his first ever blank release! The first Bits n Bytes Pallettes will go on sale at the Cavey 1st Birthday show on Thursday , May 26th. There will 10 goodie bags available, each with a 2 pack inside, as well as some in Cris’ pockets to give out to those that find him and say hello!
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The Muppets First Teaser Trailer: "Green with Envy"



Have you seen the first teaser trailer for the seventh Muppet movie entitled, appropriately enough, The Muppets!?! It’s hard to believe this is the first live action Muppet movie in 12 years…they used to release a new one every couple of years it seemed like. The Muppets is a comedy written by Jason Segel (of How I Met Your Mother) and Nicholas Stoller, and directed by James Bobin (Forgetting Sarah Marshall). Staring Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and more Muppets than you can shake a stick at, you know this is going to be one hell of a movie (well, at least I hope it is).

The Muppets franchise is in desperate need of a reboot, and Disney has entrusted Jason Segel to do it. Seems like an interesting choice, but I've got faith in him.  With the team behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall making the film it should appeal to both children and adults. I really got a kick out of the film’s first teaser trailer, which is a total swerve job (I could explain but it might be easier to just watch the trailer). The Blot's  got no idea what the film is about, but I’m excited to find out after seeing this!

The Muppets is scheduled to premiere in theaters on November 23, 2011. Should make for a wokka wokka wokka Thanksgiving!
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The Dark Knight Rises First Look: Tom Hardy as Bane

The Dark Knight Rises - Tom Hardy as Bane
click on the photo above for a more detailed look
We’re still very, very far away from the premiere of Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, but the movie’s alternate reality game (“ARG”) has kicked off with a bang! For its reveal, The Dark Knight Rises ARG has unveiled the world’s first look at Tom Hardy as Bane (a.k.a. the man who broke the bat). It is definitely worth noting that Hardy will be wearing a version of Bane’s trademark mask in the film. I’m glad to see it, as The Blot’s been wondering how closely Nolan would be copying Bane’s look from the DC comics. Now if only he also wore those crazy tubes that supply his body with venom, a strength-enduing super steroid drug.

The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled to premiere in theaters on July 20, 2012 (one day after my birthday!)
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Green Lantern Character Movie Posters

Green Lantern Character Movie Poster Set - Mark Strong as Sinestro

Green Lantern Corps fans are really going to love this new set of Green Lantern character movie posters. Everyone’s represented in this set, Sinestro, Kilowog, Abin Sur and Tomar-Re…heck even Hector Hammond got a poster! What’s funny is that the Hammond poster is the first one sheet to feature a character who doesn’t wear a Green Lantern ring.

Green Lantern Character Movie Poster Set - Kilowog

A year ago The Blot would have bet any amount of money that distinction would go to Blake Lively’s Carol Ferris, but she has all but disappeared from the movie’s advertising. Doesn’t speak well for Lively’s drawing power does it? It also makes me question Carol’s staying power. Does this make it less likely that we’ll see the Star Sapphire appear in a Green Lantern sequel? Heck, even Gwenyth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts got prominent placement in both Iron Man’s movie posters and trailers. Oh well, I’d definitely rather see more Kilowog and Sinestro than Carol Ferris and Thomas Kalmaku any day.

Green Lantern Character Movie Poster Set - Temuera Morrison as Abin Sur

Green Lantern Character Movie Poster Set - Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond

Green Lantern Character Movie Poster Set - Tomar-Re

Green Lantern premieres in theaters on Friday, June 17, 2011.
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The Wizard of Oz Pop! Movies Vinyl Figures by Funko

The Wizard of Oz Pop! Movies Vinyl Figures by Funko - Dorothy, the Wicked Witch and a Winged Monkey

Funko announced its latest wave of Pop! Movies vinyl figures, and it will feature characters from one of the most influential movies of all time, The Wizard of Oz! Now fans can return to Oz with cute vinyl figures of Dorothy, the Wicked Witch and a Winged Monkey. But where's the Tin Woodsman!?!  While Wizard of Oz figures might not be for everyone, The Blot is very impressed with how these 3 figures turned out. They might be the most detailed Pop! mini figures released by Funko to date.

Each Wizard of Oz Pop! Movies vinyl figure stands 3.75” tall, has a rotating head and comes in a displayable window box. While these 3 figures are not expected to ship until August 2011, you can already pre-order them from Entertainment Earth here for $9.99 each.
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Threadless Star Wars T-Shirt "Rebel Lighthouse"

Threadless Star Wars T-shirt “Rebel Lighthouse” by Andy Farrell

Rebel Lighthouse by Andy Farrell

Threadless has been on a roll lately with their pop culture inspired t-shirts. Their newest Star Wars themed t-shirt is entitled “Rebel Lighthouse,” and features R2-D2 as, well, a lighthouse (and the Death Star as the moon). I can’t lie, it’s not my favorite Star Wars design. But “Rebel Lighthouse” is creative, and I applaud the artist’s incorporation of R2-D2’s projection abilities, which is a skill the astromech droid does not utilize enough.

The Threadless Star Wars t-shirt “Rebel Lighthouse” comes printed on a navy blue t-shirt and is currently available at Threadless.com for $20. The shirt comes in both guys and girls styles, sizes S-2XL.
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Magenta Morning Garuru by Itokin Park

Super7 - Magenta Morning Garuru Vinyl Figure by Itokin Park

The Magenta Morning Garuru is up at first light, but he can't quite get his eyes open. The newest Garuru colorway features magenta vinyl with black, blue, gray, orange and gold sprays. This stunning color scheme helps the elusive and sleepy Garuru hide in the sunrise and ease into his day. This Magenta Morning Garuru vinyl figure by Itokin Park went on sale last Friday, May 20th. It retails for $35 each and can be purchased directly from Super7 at its online store.
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Barneyism of the Week - New Is Always Better Pt. 2

I have one rule, New...Is...Always...Better.

"You can’t keep saying you have one rule if they’re always different rules." - Ted

Ah, but "New Is Always Better" is my oldest rule,
which makes it the best.

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

"Challenge Accepted"

How I Met Your Mother







This is it, the final Barneyism of the Week for How I Met Your Mother Season 6! The Blot hopes you enjoyed this season's Barney quotes as much as I did. I have to say, the quotes this season were not as strong as in years past, but I do think the show was all in all better this season than it was the year before. And that's always a good thing! I for one will gladly give up some NPH funny one-liners for better HIMYM episodes.

Some people had started to wonder if the show had run its course, but then HIMYM rebounded with some moving "adult" storylines, all while keeping the "funny". I think the 2 year renewal CBS announced will really help focus the show's future storylines and help guide us to that moment we've all been waiting for...learning who the future mother of Ted's children will be.
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Pocket Invisiboy Vinyl Figure by Super7

The Pocket Invisiboy Vinyl Figure by Super7 & The Invisible Man

Lucky Bags were not the only thing released at Super7’s 10th Anniversary last Saturday night. Super7 surprised its many fans in attendance by also releasing the never before seen Pocket Invisiboy, which is a Pocket Mummy Boy head on an all new body. What’s really cool about this pocket figure is the ascot and really sweet robe it’s wearing Hugh Hefner style! While the Pocket Invisiboy invokes memories of the Playboy founder, it is actually a spot-on tribute to 1933 film The Invisible Man. The Blot’s really digging this 3” figure, and I can't wait to see how Super7 uses this new body sculpt next.

The Maroon Pocket Invisiboy is currently available at the Super7 online store for $25 (while supplies last).
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The Variants Web Series Season 2

The Variants Web Series

The Variants web series, one of The Blot’s guilty pleasures and a must watch for any true comic book fan, returned last week with the first all new episode of Season 2! For those of you unfamiliar with The Variants, it’s a web comedy series that takes you behind the counter of your favorite comic book store.



The Variants is the brain child of Richard Neal, Joe Cucinotti and Ken Lowery. In early 2009, Richard, owner of the award-winning Zeus Comics, thought all the crazy stuff he saw in his store would make excellent fodder for a comedy series. Seeing the success of web comedies like The Guild, Richard approached Joe and Ken – longtime friends, writers and regulars at the store – to help him develop the series.

While I was originally drawn to the web series because of its locale (Dallas’ Zeus is one of my favorite comic book stores), I stayed with the series because of its outlandish stories and zany cast of characters. Plus, there are some really great cameos by some big name comic creators! But don’t take my word for it, start watching The Variants from the pilot episode, or order you can order The Variants Season 1 on DVD here for just $15.
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Blue Teuth Resin Figure by Lysol

Teuth Blue Resin Figure by Lysol

Meet Teuth, the second resin figure from Lysol and his production company Dead Hand Toys. This is actually the second Teuth colorway, the first being the ultra limited Red Teuth, which was released as part of the Kaiju for Japan fundraiser. This 3” blue monster will be released on the world later today, Friday, May 20th, at the Dead Hand Store. The Blue Teuth by Lysol is a hand cast and painted solid resin figure, comes bagged with a header card and will retail for $20 each. Pick yours up today at noon here!
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Threadless Doctor Who T-Shirt "Doctor-Hoo"

Threadless Doctor Who T-shirt “Doctor-Hoo” by Mallory Dyer

Doctor-Hoo by Mallory Dyer

I think it’s safe to say the Doctor Who craze is officially sweeping across America! What was once considered here in the US as just an obscure sci-fi show from Britain, Doctor Who has become a full fledged pop culture phenomenon. Threadless’ first Doctor Who inspired t-shirt is entitled “Doctor-Hoo,” and reimagines all 11 doctors as, you guessed it, owls! The artist really did a great job with this design, as each owl really looks like the actor it’s based on. And I love the way they incorporated Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor’s signature scarf into the image. It really ties the whole tree limb together.

The Threadless Doctor Who t-shirt “Doctor-Hoo” comes printed on a light blue t-shirt and is currently available at Threadless.com on sale for $12 (regularly priced $22). The shirt comes in both guys and girls styles, sizes S-2XL.
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Ghost Robot Resin Figures by Cris Rose

Ghosts Robot Resin Figures by Cris Rose

Cris Rose has taken his robot resin figures to the next level with his all new (and all clear) Ghost Robots! Made entirely of clear resin, this is not an edition, nor are they high volume, numbered or centered around any specific robot style. Because of how tough these clear Ghost Robots are to make, Cris will only be producing these in very small numbers, and like all Ghosts do, will be randomly appearing on his online store.  The Blot loves clear resin, and these all new Ghost Robots look pretty awesome! Just look at all the details in their clear little bodies.

Radcliffe's Ghost Resin Figure by Cris Rose

Rotund's Ghost Resin Figure by Cris Rose

So, if you happen to be on Cris’ online store and you spy a Ghost, act quickly because you know Ghosts disappear just as quickly as they appear! Ghosts come and go without warning, without reason and without pattern, don't try and preempt one appearing, you'll probably be wrong... happy hunting ghostbusters!
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Plastic City The Aleppin Sane Vinyl Bust by Jermaine Rogers

Plastic City The Aleppin Sane Vinyl Bust by Jermaine Rogers

Plastic City, the industry’s newest designer toy producer, announced their first figure on Twitter earlier this week, and it is an 8” Aleppin Sane vinyl bust by Jermaine Rogers! The Blot is a huge Jermaine Rogers fan so you know this has me all kinds of excited. The Aleppin Sane, which is a riff of David Bowie’s Aladdin Insane album cover, debuted in a series of Foo Fighter gig posters and has since become one of JR’s most iconic characters. Not too many details are known about this upcoming vinyl bust, but we do know it will first be released at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. Look for more details on The Blot Says… as they become available!
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pretty Boi Slick Bastard Resin Figure by Erick Scarecrow

ESC Toy - “Black Gloss” Pretty Boi Slick Bastard Resin Figure by Erick Scarecrow

ESC Toy’s newest figure, the “Black Gloss" Pretty Boi Slick Bastard resin figure by Erick Scarecrow, is currently available for pre-order via ESC’s new online store. This is Erick’s 3rd Pretty Boi colorway, and what’s really cool is that no matter which version of Pretty Boi you own, each figure’s skull mask is removable and interchangeable with all of the other Pretty Boi releases.

The Pretty Boi Slick Bastard resin figure stands 5.25” tall, has a limited edition run size of 30 pieces, retails for $100 each. Additionally, this hand painted semi-clear resin figure comes signed, numbered, and hand packed by artist.
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Gemini Collectibles B&W Captain America Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure Bobble Head

Gemini Collectibles Black & White Captain America Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure Bobble Head by Funko

With Marvel's Captain America: The First Avengers coming out later this summer, I expect to see lots of Steve Rogers tie-ins and exclusives released over the next few months. The first one The Blot’s heard about is this Gemini Collectibles Exclusive Black and White Captain America Pop! Marvel vinyl figure bobble head by Funko. This B&W Captain America vinyl figure has a limited edition run size of 240 pieces and is currently available for presale here for $15.99 each. This is Gemini Collectible’ first Pop! vinyl figure exclusive, but hopefully we’ll see more soon from this Funko-centric online retailer soon! Look for the B&W Captain America Pop! Marvel vinyl bobble head to begin shipping in mid-June.
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Black Unpainted Outsider & Meathead by Motorbot

Unpainted Black Gloss Outsider & Unpainted Black Gloss Meathead Resin Figures by Motorbot

Continuing Deadbear’s 1 Year Anniversary celebration, Motorbot released 2 all new blanks yesterday: the black unpainted Outsider and the black unpainted Meathead. The limited edition black gloss unpainted Outsider stands almost 10” tall and has two points of articulation, while the black gloss unpainted meathead stands 2” tall and comes with a silver eye. Motorbot has continually surprised The Blot with his color selection for May’s blank releases and this might be my favorite colorway to date! So far we’ve seen white, GID, pink and now black gloss…what color will be next? Tune in to Deadbear.bigcartel.com to find out!

Both limited edition blank black gloss resin figures seen here will be available from now until May 20th at Motorbot’s online store. The Unpainted Black Outsider retails for $55 while the Unpainted Black Meathead sells for $15.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Cast in Plastic" Custom Toy Show Opening Night at Domy Books



On Saturday night The Blot attended my very first custom toy show, and I have to say…it was awesome! Featuring custom toys by artists from around the world, “Cast in Plastic: Art from the Designer Toy Revolution” exceeded even my greatest expectations. Not only were there some truly amazing custom toys, but collectors from around the state of Texas showed up in droves to be a part of Houston’s first designer toy show. Domy Books was packed Saturday night, and The Blot was on hand with my Flip and camera to document the evening. While I was really excited to do some live reporting, let me just warn you…I’m not quite as good with the video camera as I thought I would be. Then again, it was fun putting together the first TheBlotSays.com video!



The “Cast in Plastic” custom toy show runs May 14-June 23 at Domy Books, Houston (1709 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098). The art exhibit features custom toys by Abe Lincoln Jr., Ack!, Andrew Shondrick, Anville, Babyvtec, BALD, Brett Osborne, Chauskoskis, Christian Navarrette, Daniel Anguilu, Evoker, Fried Gold Productions, Ian Ziobrowski, Igor Ventura, James Fuller, Jay Bramhall, Jeremiah Ketner, Julie Truong, George Lamontagne, Lara Slater, Luihz Unreal, Martin Hsu, Matt Anderson. MeSmithy, Mr. Den, Nreazon, Rocketboy, Rsin, Ryan the Wheelbarrow, Saner, Squink!, Valerie G, VISEone and Zam Art.
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DC Comics x Mimobot Green Lantern USB Flash Drive Collection

DC Comics x Mimobot Green Lantern USB Flash Drive Collection - Green Lantern Hal Jordan & Sinestro

DC Comics x Mimoco Mimobot Collection Wave 2 was unveiled this week and it’s an all Green Lantern release! I was a little surprised to learn the second wave wouldn’t include Superman and Wonder Woman, since you would think that a Mimobot wave of Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Sinestro would sell much better than one featuring Kilowog and Tomar-Re. But then again, what do I know? 2011 is continuing to look more and more like the Year of Green Lantern!

DC Comics x Mimobot Green Lantern USB Flash Drive Collection - Kilowog & Tomar-Re

The DC Comics x Mimobot Green Lantern USB Flash Drive Collection includes Green Lanterns Hal Jordan, Kilowog and Tomar-Re, and the villainous Sinestro. Each 4GB Green Lantern Mimobot USB flash drive will retail for $24.95, while 8GM GL Mimobots will retail for $34.99. Fans can expect Wave 2 to hit stores sometime in April 2011.
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Barneyism of the Week - Magic Lady Bits

I understand…Zoey has magic lady bits.

“What?” - Ted

Zoey’s lady bits are magic, and that’s how she controls your mind.

You see, every few hundred millennia lady bits leap forward…

“I know you’re only just getting started, but this is already gross.” - Lily

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

"Landmarks"

How I Met Your Mother
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Thursday, May 12, 2011

DC Universe Batman & The Joker 6” Mez-Itz Vinyl Figure Set

DC Universe Batman & The Joker 6 Inch Mez-Itz Vinyl Figure Set by Mezco Toyz

For Mezco’s third DC Universe 6” Mez-Itz release, the toy company returns to a sure thing: Batman and The Joker. If these figures look familiar, it’s because Mezco’s first DCU 6” release was also Batman and The Joker (which gives The Blot some serious misgivings). While I can understand Mezco wanting to release a second Batman figure with a wider release, do we really need new versions of Batman and the Joker so soon after their first release last summer?

Not only that, but the SDCC Exclusive Batman and Joker figures are still available for retail through numerous online retailers. However, I know a lot of people prefer this black and grey version of Batman, and personally I like this version of the Joker better than the SDCC version. So I guess it all works out in the end.

Each 6 inch Mez-Itz vinyl figure is made of rotocast plastic, features five points of articulation and comes individually packaged in a collector friendly double sided window box that allows you to see both the front and back of the figure. The Batman and Joker Mez-Itz Set is currently available for pre-order through Entertainment Earth here for $23.99. It is expected to start shipping in November 2011.
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Fur Face Boy Series 5 T-Shirt Collection

After weeks of teasing, Ha has finally reveled his all new collection of Fur Face Boy t-shirts! Series 5 will be released online on Monday, May 16th, and includes 6 all new designs. The Blot’s favorite new design is the retro “FFB A.B.A.”, which pays homage to the 70’s heyday of the American Basketball Association, but I think it’s safe to say there’s definitely a little something for everyone in this release.

Fur Face Boy Series 5 - FFB A.B.A., Tufur & FFB Spray Can T-Shirts

Like in all of Ha’s FFB series, the original Fur Face Boy logo is back in two new designs. There’s the spring/summer time plaid FFB logo and the Tufur FFB logo, insired by one of Ha’s favorite poets, Tupac Shakur. Then there’s the Iron Maiden inspired “Fur Face Maiden” t-shirt, the Snoopy/Joe Cool inspired “Cool Bear Mai” and another of my person favorites, the Krylon inspired “FFB Spray Can” t-shirt.

Fur Face Boy Series 5 - FFB Blue Plaid, Fur Face American & Fur Face Maiden T-Shirts

And there you have it, Fur Face Boy Series 5! Ha seriously killed it with this Series, and there are definitely a few “must gets” in this collection for The Blot. But I am interested in which designs speak to you…so feel free to leave a comment below and let The Blot know which tee do you like best.

Fur Face Boy Series 5 - FFB Fist, Futbol Club FFB & Cool Bear Mai

To celebrate the release of Fur Face Boy Series 5, Ha and his buddy Scott Lloyd of Hamhula T-Shirt Company will be hosting a release party this Saturday, May 14th, from 4-9pm in Dallas, Texas. Besides Series 5 t-shirts, there will also be FREE food, drinks, give-a-ways and an exclusive ONE DAY ONLY, LIVE SCREEN PRINTED, CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU, LIMITED EDITION tee! Pretty cool huh!?! For the rest of us, head to the Fur Face Boy webstore on Monday, May 16th, at midnight for your first opportunity to buy 1 or all 6 of these brand new tees.
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Electric Lemon M 5 Bravo & Stee-Gar Vinyl Figures by Jeff Lamm

Electric Lemon M 5 Bravo & Stee-Gar Vinyl Figures by Jeff Lamm

Jeff Lamm announced yesterday that his two new figures, M 5 Bravo and Stee-Gar, will be released for the first time this Saturday, May 14th, at unboxindustries.info. Is this OG Colorway awesome or what? These Electric Lemon yellow figures with greenish blue spray really pop, and the sculpt looks incredibly detailed! But what makes these new figures really cool are their interchangeable parts. You can mix and match each figure’s head, torso and waist to create a truly unstoppable monster!

This OG Electric Lemon Colorway Stee-Gar and M 5 Bravo will only be sold online exclusively by their producer, Together Plus/Unbox Industries for $125 (which includes international postage). Due to international demand, these enemies of Lamm’s beloved Greasebat will be sold strictly on a lottery basis. For more complete information on the lottery process, you should check out Together Plus on Twitter at @togetherplus or sign up for their email newsletter at unboxinfo@gmail.com.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Johnny Cupcakes Operation Board Game Inspired T-Shirt

Johnny Cupcakes Operation Crossbones T-Shirt

For his latest Cupcake and Crossbones design, Johnny Cupcakes drew inspiration from the classic battery-operated Milton Bradley board game Operation! So now the question is, can you remove the JC Cupcake and Crossbones logo from Cavity Sam without setting off his red light bulb nose? Whatever you do, make sure you don’t touch the sides! The Blot loves classic board games and this tee definitely brings back some crazy memories…I never could win with those little freaking tweezers.

Board Game Inspired Johnny Cupcakes Operation Crossbones Guys & Girls T-Shirts

The board game inspired Johnny Cupcakes t-shirt "Operation" retails for $35.99 and comes in guys sizes S-3XL and girls sizes S-LX. Order one today from the Johnny Cupcakes online store!
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New X-Men: First Class International Movie Poster

International X-Men First Class Theatrical One Sheet Movie Poster

While it’s not perfect, at least we’ve finally gotten a half decent X-Men: First Class one sheet movie poster! The version seen here is in French, and The Blot can’t tell you how happy I am that they’ve finally straightened Charles Xavier’s (James McAvoy) head and given him a neck. It’s definitely a step in the right direction, but it is a little weird to see Lucas Till’s Havok get better poster placement than Jennifer Lawrences’ Mystique. What were they thinking!?!?

X-Men: First Class is directed by Matthew Vaughn is scheduled to debut in theaters on June 3, 2011.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Super7 10th Anniversary Lucky Bags

Super7 10th Anniversary 2011 Lucky Bag Teaser Image

Super7 will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this Saturday with it's yearly Lucky Bag release! If you're not familiar with S7's Lucky Bag, just know this...they're awesome! And since this is the company's 10th Anniversary you know these LBs will be even more spectacular than ever before. In fact, rumor has it no 2 Lucky Bags will be the same!

Super7 10th Anniversary 2011 Lucky Bag Teaser Image

Each Super7 10th Anniversary Lucky Bags will be sold blind box style and include seven mystery figures. Each bag will contain a unique combination of production pieces, samples, monsters, unpainted figures, hand painted figures (HPs), one-offs, and so much more! What could be in the 2011 Super7 Lucky Bags??? Put on your detective hats and examine the two teaser images very carefully. Any ideas?

The 2011 10th Anniversary Super7 Lucky Bags will retail for $275 each and go on sale at the Super7 anniversary party this Saturday, May 14th. Any remaining bags will go on sale at Super7Store.com and select specialty stores nationwide sometime soon thereafter.
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Cast in Plastic Custom Toy Show at Domy Books This Saturday!

Cast in Plastic Custom Toy Show at Domy Books this Saturday, May 14th

This weekend is a monumental event in the Houston designer toy scene, the city’s very first custom toy show! After months of teasers, “Cast in Plastic: Art from the Designer Toy Revolution,” curated by Marie Ung, will be debuting this Saturday, May 14th, at Domy Books (aka the epicenter of designer toys in Houston) from 7-10pm. The show includes over 30 different artists from around the globe showcasing their unique skills on a variety of vinyl platforms. The Blot will definitely be in attendance Saturday night, and I look forward to not only meeting fellow collectors but giving readers of TheBlotSay.com an in-depth review of the show!  Finally, an opportunity to use my Flip video recorder for some good old fashion toy blogging.

Cast in Plastic Custom Toy Show at Domy Books this Saturday, May 14th

To find out more about Domy Books’ “Cast in Plastic” custom toy show, check out these killer flyers by Abe Lincoln Jr. and then head over to the official Cast in Plastic Facebook page. The Cast in Plastic exhibition runs May 14-June 23, 2011 at Domy Books, Houston (1709 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098).

"Cast in Plastic: Art from the Designer Toy Revelution" will feature custom toys by Abe Lincoln Jr., Ack!, Andrew Shondrick, Anville, Babyvtec, BALD, Brett Osborne, Chauskoskis, Christian Navarrette, Daniel Anguilu, Evoker, Fried Gold Productions, Ian Ziobrowski, Igor Ventura, James Fuller, Jay Bramhall, Jeremiah Ketner, Julie Truong, George Lamontagne, Lara Slater, Luihz Unreal, Martin Hsu, Matt Anderson. MeSmithy, Mr. Den, Nreazon, Rocketboy, Rsin, Ryan the Wheelbarrow, Saner, Squink!, Valerie G, VISEone and Zam Art.
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King Jinx Resin Figures by Paul Kaiju

Mixed Parts King Jinx Resin Figures by Paul Kaiju

Is it just me, or is Paul Kaiju constantly pushing the boundaries of resin? Paul recently unveiled his newest resin figure, King Jinx, and The Blot can’t get over all of the little details Paul included in the sculpt…and don’t even get me started on how cool it is that he included real working joints in King Jinx’ pinchers! Some of the King Jinx figures seen here will be available in the Paul Kaiju online store very soon, including the Mixed Parts King Jinx resin figure, which is limited to just 4 pieces.

King Jinx Red and Green Resin Figures by Paul Kaiju

King Jinx Resin Figures by Paul Kaiju

King Jinx Secret Origin: King Jinx was summoned from the “Hollow Earth HELL Trench” by the notorious Captain Slugbeard! This giant creature has the ability to create and command thick PHANTOM fog, enveloping ships en route to major ports. It utilizes the powerful “Cobra Flash” on its forehead to send false Lighthouse warnings and scramble the ship’s communications and radar equipment while they are enveloped in the thick PHANTOM fog. Confused, the ships are destined for destruction where King Jinx can feast upon the helpless crews and steal valuable cargo to fill the evil Captain Slugbeard’s ever-hungry treasure vaults hidden on the dark side of New Catalina Atoll!
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