PickYourShoes.com is teaming up with MINDstyle to release the first ever 18" NBA All Star vinyl figure by CoolRain! The PYS Exclusive Kobe Bryant Home Yellow Lakers Jersey Edition 18" vinyl figure has a limited edition run size of 300 pieces, includes an individually numbered collector’s card and comes packaged a special carrying case. This is the first large scale vinyl figure from MINDstyle’s new NBA All Star collection, and The Blot is pretty sure we’ll be seeing more of these very soon. In fact, MINDstyle is already hinting that we’ll be seeing 18” versions Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and Dwight Howard relatively soon. Collectors can pick up one of these massive Kobe figures from the PickYourShoes.com online store for $299.99.
Friday, August 19, 2011
To capitalize off of the success of FOX’s hit film X-Men: First Class, Diamond Select will be releasing an all new Marvel Minimates box set featuring Professor Xavier’s original first class of mutant students from the X-Men comic books this September! I’m a little surprised Diamond’s releasing this set since they just released a series of Minimates based on the movie characters with basically the same name (seen here). You’d think there’d be some major confusion since there’s not much difference between the titles “X-Men 1st Class” and “X-Men: First Class.” The Blot also finds it kind of funny that the only original X-Man to actually show up in X-Men: First Class (Beast), was left out of the X-Men 1st Class box set.
This specialty market exclusive box set features four of Xavier’s first X-Men in their original blue and yellow outfits, including Cyclops, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Angel and Iceman. Each Minimate stands 2.5" tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories. The X-Men 1st Class Minimates box will retail for around $18 and comes packaged in a full color window box.
Mondo continues its Wes Craven Director Series with this beautiful Swamp Thing movie poster by Florian Bertmer. As a huge DC Comics fan I know I am a little biased, but in The Blot’s humble opinion this is the BEST screen print Mondo has released in at least the past year. And that’s saying a lot! Bertmer absolutely killed it with all of the amazing detailing he included in this piece, and I love how he centered the image around this single red flower blossoming out of a vial, symbolizing Alec Holland’s chemically induced rebirth as Swamp Thing. If I thought we had a place to hang this beautiful print, I would already be F5’ing as you read this.
Swamp Thing by Florian Bertmer is a 24”x36” hand numbered screen print. The Standard Green Edition has a limited edition run size of 230 prints and will retail for $45, while the Glow in the Dark Variant features metallic inks, has a limited edition run size of 90 pieces and will retail for $80. Both Swamp Thing movie posters go on sale at the Mondo online store today, Friday, August 19th, at a random time.