Wednesday, April 30, 2014

“First Edition” Quackula Vinyl Figure by Healeymade

“First Edition” Quackula Vinyl Figure by Healeymade

The super talented Healeymade’s very first vinyl figure goes on sale tomorrow and it is a beauty!!! Quackula stands a whopping 17cm (approximately 6.7”), was sculpted by Naoya Ikeda and manufactured in Japan by Gargamel. For its first colorway (the first of many The Blot hopes) Healeymade went with the killer unpainted black Quackula.  FYI - I just added the blank white prototype pictures above so you could see more of the figure's great sculpt. Cast in soft Japanese vinyl, these Unpainted Black Quackula vinyl figures will retail for just $50. Pick one up from the Healeymade online store tomorrow, Thursday, May 1st, at 8pm EDT. But act fast, because you know these bad boys are going to sell out quickly!
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Pink Champagne Edition Octopup Vinyl Figure by Nathan Hamill

Pink Champagne Edition Octopup Vinyl Figure by Nathan Hamill

Last weekend 3DRetro dropped a very special bubbly colorway of Nathan Hamill’s adorable Octopup vinyl figure! The Pink Champagne Edition Octopup is the newest unpainted colorway of this 2” sofubi figure. Cast in translucent light pink soft Japanese vinyl with lots of glitter mixed in, the Pink Champagne Edition Octopup is now available exclusively at the 3DRetro online store for just $10.
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Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Show Poster by Mike Mitchell

Gallery1988's Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Commemorative Show Poster by Mike Mitchell

Gallery1988’s amazing Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Traveling Group Art Show is going strong after it’s week long stay in NYC! The New York show has closed, but it will be traveling to Los Angeles, Chicago and San Diego Comic-Con soon. Throughout the show’s run, Gallery1988 will be releasing some amazing screen prints by a venerable who’s who of artists inspired this iconic film. Continue to check out the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Traveling Art Show online store for upcoming releases!

Yesterday, Monday, April 28th, Gallery1988 released its third print from the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Show. The Ghostbusters Commemorative Show Poster by Mike Mitchell featuring the beloved Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is an 18”x24” digital print on glossy card stock. While the design is great, what’s really amazing about this release is it retailed for just $15! There will be approximately 150-200 prints sold at each tour stop and via the online store (which makes no sense since the poster has a limited edition run size of 600 pieces).
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Escape from New York Screen Print by Gabz

Escape from New York Standard Edition Screen Print “Call me Snake” by Gabz

Here’s the full reveal of Grey Matter Art’s upcoming release “Escape from New York” screen print by Gabz (aka Grzegorz Domaradzki)! As The Blot mentioned last week, this is the first official screen print for the John Carpenter classic released way back in 1981 and starring Kurt Russell as hero Snake Plissken. It’s hard to imagine this is the first licensed Escape from New York art poster since the film was released almost 35 years ago, but boy was it worth the wait! This movie poster is just plain awesome. I love how Gabz was able to recreate the post-apocalyptic vibe of the film with his design.

Escape from New York Variant Screen Print “The name’s Plissken!” by Gabz

“Escape from New York” by Gabz is a 24”x36” 6 color hand numbered screen print, and will go on sale at a random time (between 1-2pm EST) tomorrow, Wednesday, April 30th, at the Grey Matter Art online store. The Standard Edition print entitled “Call me Snake” has a limited edition run size of 325 pieces and will retail for $50, while the Variant entitled “The name’s Plissken!” has a limited edition run size of 175 pieces and will retail for $75 each.
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Previews Exclusive Deathstroke Pop! DC Comics Vinyl Figure by Funko

Previews Exclusive Deathstroke DC Comics Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko

One of the most popular villains of the DC Comics universe is finally getting the Pop! treatment by our good friends at Funko! The archenemy of the New Teen Titans and current foil to TV's Arrow, Deathstroke the Terminator can now battle your entire toy collection as a cute, blocky Pop! vinyl figure. Released in two different colorways (Standard Edition and Metallic Variant), the Deathstroke Pop! vinyl figure is a Previews Exclusive meaning it can only be purchased through comic book and specialty stores that order from Previews. The Blot’s pretty excited about this release, I just wish he wasn’t wearing his costume from DC’s “New 52” reboot. Deathstroke looked so much cooler back in the day!

The Previews Exclusive Deathstroke DC Comics Pop! vinyl figure stands 3.75” tall, features one point of articulation, multicolored eyes and a sword, and comes packaged in a full color window box. While this figure is not expected to ship until July 2012, you can pre-order both versions now from Entertainment Earth for $11.99 each here.
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Agents of SHIELD: The Art of Level 7 Print #4 - “Nothing Personal” by Stephanie Hans

Agents of SHIELD The Art of Level 7 Print #4 - “Nothing Personal” by Stephanie Hans

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD: The Art of Level 7 is a new print series from Marvel and ABC, which celebrates the explosive final six episodes of the show’s inaugural season! For 6 straight weeks Marvel will be releasing a new print by a different comic book artist that corresponds to that week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. These 6 television posters will be limited to just 100 pieces, and offer fans clues to the future of everyone’s favorite SHIELD Agents.

The fourth Agents of SHIELD print is “Nothing Personal” by Stephanie Hans. This design features Agent Grant Ward, Skye and Deathlok! The Blot won’t say much about this powerful piece as any conjecture on my part will be full of all kinds of spoilers. This 16”x24” print comes individually numbered and is currently available for purchase at the Marvel online store for $49.95 each.
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Justice League Dark “New 52” DC Comics Action Figures - Constantine & Zatanna


One of the The Blot’s favorite parts of DC Comics’ soft “New 52” reboot was the reintroduction of John Constantine into the proper DC Universe. Not only has he left the “mature content” realm of the DC Comics’ imprint Vertigo, but DC gave him two books to headline! One of those books, Justice League Dark, also stars one of The Blot’s favorite characters, the mistress of magic Zatanna! For the past two decades Zatanna toiled in obscurity on the fringe of the DC Universe, but in the “New 52” reboot she thrust back into the spotlight once again.  And nothing shows that more than with the release of these awesome Justice League Dark action figures of Constantine and Zatanna!  Hopefully this is just the start of a new line of JLD action figures from DC Collectibles!

Each action figure in the DC Comics Justice League Dark New 52 toy line stands approximately 6.6”-6.7” tall, features multiple points of articulation, and will hit store shelves in October 2014. Both figures are currently available for pre-order now from Entertainment Earth for $22.99 each here.
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Batman 75th Anniversary Action Figure 4 Pack Set 1 by DC Comics

Batman 75th Anniversary Action Figure 4 Pack Set 1 - “First Appearance” Batman by Bob Kane, “Hush” Batman by Jim Lee, “New Frontier” Batman by Darwyn Cooke & “Batman Arkham Origins” Batman

Batman’s 75th Anniversary is almost here, and DC Collectibles has announced a new line of action figures to celebrate this huge milestone for DC Comics’ Dark Knight! This first set includes four different interpretations of Batman by four iconic artists: “First Appearance” Batman by Bob Kane, “Hush” Batman by Jim Lee, “New Frontier” Batman by Darwyn Cooke and “Batman: Arkham Origins” Batman from the hit video game. Each figure features a unique paint deco only available in this 75th Anniversary box set (in case you were wondering why DC Entertainment would release a box set with four figures previously available individually).

Each action figure in the Batman 75th Anniversary Action Figure 4 Pack Set 1 stands approximately 6.5”-7” tall, features multiple points of articulation, and will hit store shelves in October 2014. This exciting new box set is currently available for pre-order now from Entertainment Earth for $64.99 here.
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

RhymeSquare Spring ’14 T-Shirt Collection

RhymeSquare Spring ’14 T-Shirt Collection - AstroBear, Crypted, Bear'N'Bun & CamoBear


The awesome UK indie clothing brand RhymeSquare has just had a massive relaunch of their website, and to celebrate they’ve dropped four killer new t-shirts designed by Jon-Paul Kaiser! Each design features the brand’s mascot WhereBear sporting a different look. From thugged out to sci-fi, the RhymeSquare Spring ’14 t-shirt collection has a little something for everyone. While the “CamoBear” crossbones design is really nice, The Blot’s favorite new design is the “Bear’N’Bun” tee. What can I say, I love me some hamburgers!

Each RhymeSquare t-shirt is limited edition and include a signed and individually numbered swing ticket. They are available in guys and girls styles sizes S-XXL and can be purchased from the RhymeSquare online store for £25 each.
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“Reaper” T-Shirts by Vannen

Limited Edition “Reaper” T-Shirts by Vannen


Vannen has taken the quality, design and craftsmanship you love about their watches and applied it to a new line of limited edition affordable t-shirts! After seeing a lot of really successful brands selling their fans total garbage t-shirts, Vannen decided awesome fans deserve awesome shirts. If you’re tired of spending tons of money on limited edition shirts that fall apart after one wash Vannen has the tees for you! From here on out Vannen will be producing limited edition apparel at an affordable price.

Their first release is this super soft, limited edition “Vannen Reaper” t-shirt! Each shirt is printed on black American Apparel tees and comes in a variety of logo colors (white, black, maroon and teal). And if black’s not your style, Vannen has also release a heather grey “Reaper” tee with a white logo. Each color is limited to just 10 pieces of each size, and even though these are super limited Vannen is selling them for only $20 for sizes S-XL, and $23 for size 2XL. Pick one up today at the Vannen online store.
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Johnny Cupcakes Versus Series 2 Big Kid T-Shirts: Spider-Man vs Venom

Johnny Cupcakes Versus Series 2 Big Kid T-Shirts - Spider-Man vs Venom


You’ve seen “East Versus West”, now witness “Good Versus Evil.” Earlier today Johnny Cupcakes released its second “Versus Series” collection inspired by Marvel’s sensational Spider-Man! This online exclusive, pre-order only collection pits “Arachnid” Big Kid vs. “Symbiote” Big Kid in a battle for global supremacy. What a perfect release just in time for the debut of Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theaters everywhere next week. The Blot always loves cosplay Big Kid designs, and what’s better than tees featuring Big Kid as comic book heavyweights Spider-Man and Venom!?!

Both “Good Versus Evil” Versus Series t-shirts are currently available for pre-order at the Johnny Cupcakes online store for a limited time. Both shirts are available in guys and girls styles sizes S-XXL and retail for just $35 each. “Arachnid” Spider-Man Big Kid comes on a sweet heather grey tee, while “Symbiote” Venom Big Kid of course comes on an all black shirt.
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Friday, April 25, 2014

“Beeten but not Broken” Custom Deadbeet Vinyl Figures by JC Rivera

“Beeten but not Broken” Custom Deadbeet Vinyl Figures by JC Rivera

After debuting at ToyCon UK 2014, these awesome “Beeten but not Broken” Custom Deadbeet vinyl figures by JC Rivera are now available exclusively at Collect and Display! JC has a long history of amazing boxing themed customs, and he’s worked his magic once again with Scott Tolleson’s Deadbeet 7.5” vinyl figure. All the Bear Champ fans out there will definitely want to get their hands on these black and blue undead veggies.

The “Beeten but not Broken” hand painted custom Deadbeet by JC Rivera is limited to just 5 pieces and can be purchased at the Collect and Display online store for £90 each.
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Book Review: The Art of Ian Miller

The Art of Ian Miller Cover Artwork

The Blot has to be honest, I wasn’t familiar with artist Ian Miller’s work before getting my hands on this beautiful oversized hardcover art book The Art of Ian Miller. But wow, was I blown away by just the book’s cover alone! Ian Miller is a fantasy illustrator and writer best known for his quirkily etched gothic style and macabre sensibility, noted for his book and magazine covers and interior illustrations, including SF fiction covers, a host of illustrations for the Realm of Chaos supplement and the first edition of Warhammer 40,000.

The Art of Ian Miller

What’s really wonderful about The Art of Ian Miller is that the artist himself walks you through the book sharing the history of each piece and his mindset behind its creation. I especially enjoyed reading about his use of circles and what that shape can bring to an image. Miller’s line work is seriously incredible, and I love his use of black to convey emotion. My favorite section in the book is definitely his incredible dragons! You can see Tolkien’s heavy influence in those drawings especially, and his name pops up in multiple places in the book.

The Art of Ian Miller

While a lot of Ian Miller’s artwork in the book is black and white, when you hit a colored page in this full color book it really pops! I didn’t expect such a big impact from his subtle use of watercolor washes. Thankfully the color doesn’t take away from his impeccably detailed artwork. I can’t get over his use of lines and how crazy each page of this book is. You’ve gotta see it to believe it!

The Art of Ian Miller

Produced by Titan Books, The Art of Ian Miller features 160 pages and over 300 pieces of artwork spanning decades of Ian's career. This collection is a treat for all lovers of great fantasy art, and includes everything from Lovecraft novel covers to Tolkien bestiaries to Warhammer 40,000 concept art, through a veritable trove of gothic humour, fantasy battles, dragons, beasts and a world of nightmarish visions.

The Art of Ian Miller

The Art of Ian Miller hardcover book measures 12.4”x9.3” and is currently in book stores everywhere! This beautiful oversized coffee table art book has a suggested retail price of $34.95, but you can order it from Amazon for just $25.79 here.
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“Harlequinade” Batman: The Animated Series Screen Print by Phantom City Creative

Mondo x DC Comics - “Harlequinade” Batman: The Animated Series Standard Edition Screen Print by Phantom City Creative

After unexpectedly having to pull their Prometheus poster yesterday, Mondo released the unannounced “Harlequinade” screen print by Phantom City Creative! This beautiful print features DC Comics’ Harley Quinn and pays homage to the classic Batman: The Animated Series episode. Harlequinade is the 7th episode of the 2nd season of B:TAS and originally aired way back in 1994. The Blot especially loves that Phantom City Creative paid tribute to the creators of this episode, producer Bruce Timm, writer Paul Dini and director Kevin Altieri. 2014 is looking to be a huge year for Batman: The Animated Series with DC making it a focal point of their Batman 75th Anniversary celebration.

Mondo x DC Comics - “Harlequinade” Batman: The Animated Series Variant Screen Print by Phantom City Creative

“Harlequinade” by Phantom City Creative is an 18″x24″ Batman: The Animated Series screen print. The Standard Edition is limited to just 375 pieces and retailed for $45, while the Variant is limited to just 200 pieces and retailed for $65.
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GID Green Micro Mad’l 3D Print by MAD

Glow in the Dark Green Micro Mad’l 3D Print by MAD

MAD cooked up a little something special for his signing at Kidrobot Boulder last week…a big batch of Glow in the Dark Green Micro Mad’l 3D Prints! These are the first GID Micro Mad’ls ever produced, and from MAD’s pictures these glow like a beast. The Blot can’t wait to get one! Each 3D printed mini figure stands 1.5” tall, is made from ABS plastic and comes packaged in a small bag with a signed header card. Pick one up today at the MAD Toy Store for just $15 each.
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Snoop Dogg 7” Vinyl Figure by Kidrobot

Snoop Dogg 7” Vinyl Figure by Kidrobot

Sigh, when The Blot was 14 years old I would have loved Kidrobot’s new 7” Snoop Doggy Dogg vinyl figure. Back in 1993 The Doggfather was one of the music industry’s hottest artists and he dominated pop culture. I consumed every album, mixtape and cameo Snoop released. But nowadays Snoop Lion is but a mere caricature of his former self, and this vinyl figure is disappointing in so many ways.

Where is the artistry and design in this toy? KR could have done so much with this release, but instead we get a ‘bot reimagined as Snoop. The head sculpt is pretty nice though! But what is up with those terrible looking arms and hands!?! I expect so much more from Kidrobot. What’s even more depressing is a second wave of Snoop Dogg x Kidrobot vinyl figures will evidently be released later this month. Another missed opportunity from the former leaders of hip-hop and designer art toys.

The Snoop Dogg 7” vinyl figure is available now at Entertainment Earth for $49.99 here.
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Buff Monster Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers by Converse

Buff Monster “Design Your Own” Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers by Converse

Converse has released a new pair of Chuck Taylor All Stars in its popular “Design Your Own” sneaker series, and it features killer graphics by Buff Monster! These limited edition Buff Monster “DYO” sneakers feature a ton of Buff Monster artwork, including a few of his signature characters and iconic logo. This is one release fans of Buff’s Melty Misfits series won’t want to miss! Plus, you can customize like 9 different parts of these sneakers, including the laces, stitching, eyelets and sidewalls.

The Buff Monster “Design Your Own” Chuck Taylor All Stars are available for a limited time at the Converse online store for $80 each.
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First Look: Escape from New York Screen Print by Gabz

Grey Matter Art - Escape from New York Screen Print Teaser Image by Gabz

Our friends at Grey Matter Art have lined up a seriously epic release for their second movie poster screen print! They’ve teamed up with artist Gabz (aka Grzegorz Domaradzki) to produced the first authorized art poster based on John Carpenter’s iconic b-movie Escape from New York. This one is going to be so freaking good! The Blot can’t wait to see the full design when it’s unveiled next week.

“Escape from New York” by Gabz is a 24”x36” 6 color screen print, and will go on sale Wednesday, April 30th, at the Grey Matter Art online store.
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Super7 x Acme Archives “Space Vader” Star Wars Screen Print

Super7 x Acme Archives “Space Vader” Star Wars Screen Print

Star Wars Day is almost here (May 4th), and this year Super7 has teamed up with Acme Archives Direct to produce a pretty epic Darth Vader Star Wars screen print! With “Space Vader”, Super7 presents a vision in outer space of the Dark Lord of the Sith. If you gaze deep into the night sky long enough a familiar pattern from the dark side will emerge in the stars.

“Space Vader” by Super7 and Acme Archives is a 16”x20” Star Was hand numbered screen print on black heavy archival stock with light grey and glow in the dark inks. Limited to just 200 pieces, “Space Vader” goes on sale at noon PDT on May 4th at the Super7 online store for $50 each.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Agents of SHIELD: The Art of Level 7 Print #3 - “The Only Light In The Darkness” by Pascal Campion

Agents of SHIELD The Art of Level 7 Print #3 - “The Only Light In The Darkness” by Pascal Campion

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD: The Art of Level 7 is a new print series from Marvel and ABC, which celebrates the explosive final six episodes of the show’s inaugural season! For 6 straight weeks Marvel will be releasing a new print by a different comic book artist that corresponds to that week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. These 6 television posters will be limited to just 100 pieces, and offer fans clues to the future of everyone’s favorite SHIELD Agents.

The third Agents of SHIELD print is “The Only Light In The Darkness” by Pascal Campion. This design features Phil Coulson and Nathan, the cellist who won Coulson’s heart and whose life is threatened by the dangerous Marcus Daniels (a.k.a. Blackout)! This 24”x16” print comes individually numbered and is currently available for purchase at the Marvel online store for $49.95 each.
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The Sucklord x Nemo Street Spirit Resin Figure

SubUrban Vinyl Exclusive Street Spirit Artist Series - The Sucklord x Nemo Street Spirit Resin Figure

SubUrban Vinyl has released the first figure in its new Street Spirit Artist Series, which features Nemo’s killer new resin figure customized by some of the biggest names in the world of designer art toys. Who better to kick off this exciting new series than The Super Sucklord!!! Each custom Street Spirit comes splattered in The Sucklord’s signature pink with silver sprays over pasted Chinese newspaper, and holds a Gay Empire mini figure.

The Sucklord x Nemo Street Spirit Resin Figure is limited to just 6 pieces and can be purchased now from the SubUrban Vinyl online store for $250 each.
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“Pillaging Pop Culture” Series 2.5: Munchy Time Bear Blind Box Series by Task One

“Pillaging Pop Culture” Series 2.5: Munchy Time Care Bears Blind Box Series by Task One

In honor of 4/20 last weekend, Task One has brought back his popular “Pillaging Pop Culture” Series 2 blind box series with an all new run of Care Bears inspired Munchy Time resin figures! “Pillaging Pop Culture” Series 2.5 is a weed inspired release featuring 10 different colorways of Task One’s Munchy Time bear - each representing a different strain (I think?).

Each “Pillaging Pop Culture” Series 2.5 Munchy Time Bear resin figure stands 3” tall and retails for $19.99 per blind box at the We Are Not Toys online store. Collectors can also purchase the full 10 figure series for $199.99.
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Neo Hawaii GID Baby Deadbeet Mini Figures by D-Lux

Neo Hawaii Glow in the Dark Baby Deadbeet PVC Mini Figures by D-Lux

Artist D-Lux got his hand on a crop of Scott Tolleson’s new Glow in the Dark Baby Deadbeet 1.5” PVC mini figures and transformed them into these beautiful Neo Hawaii Baby ‘Beets! Featuring D-Lux’ signature Neo Hawaiian fade, these custom mini figures are limited to just 10 pieces and are available now through the D-Lux online store for just $20.
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Coming Soon: Da’ Lizard Vinyl Figure by Mark Bode

Coming Soon Da’ Lizard Vinyl Figure & Packaging by Mark Bode

Last January The Blot got to see Mark Bode’s amazing Da’ Lizard resin figure in person at the legendary artist’s solo show “The Masked Lizard Rides Again” at Aerosol Warfare here in Houston, Texas. This 6-8” tall unpainted resin figure was limited to just 50 pieces, featured 3 points of articulation and looked seriously fantastic! Unfortunately, one of these figures didn’t go home with me that night. But I did learn some good news that evening, Bode was working on a vinyl release of his Da’ Lizard sculpt!

The Da’ Lizard vinyl figure is almost here and Bode unveiled his first painted prototype and the figure’s packaging artwork. What really stands out from the pictures Mark posted on his Instagram account is that Da’ Lizard is being made by MINDstyle! I didn’t even know they were still in business. There are four colroways in the works (OG Lizard Green, White, Magenta and Brown), and at least one of those will be released by Toy Tokyo. Can’t wait to snag one of these! More details as they become available…
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Coming Soon: Choices Resin Figure by Jermaine Rogers!

Coming Soon: Choices Resin Figure by Jermaine Rogers

After first being teased at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, we’re getting closer and closer to the first release of Jermaine Rogers’ newest resin figure, Choices! From the teaser seen here, Jermaine’s killer bunny looks pretty adorable (and quite deadly too!). Rumor has it Jermaine will release at least 3 different colorways of his new Choices resin figure, the first of which will be dropping Summer 2014!
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Star Wars Black Series Wave 3 6” Action Figures

Star Wars Black Series Wave 2 6 Inch Action Figures - Stormtrooper, Han Solo, Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi & Bespin Fatigues Luke Skywalker

The Blot’s been waiting a long time to blog about Hasbro’s third wave of Star Wars Black 6” action figures. To be honest, I was beyond disappointed that after just two waves and 8 figures Hasbro was already re-releasing figures. Is the Star Wars universe so devoid of popular characters that they couldn’t come up with a full wave of four figures? You and I both know that isn’t true! Not really a good sign for this relatively new toy line.

Star Wars Black Series Wave 3 includes “A New Hope” Han Solo, Bespin Fatigues Luke Skywalker, “Revenge of the Sith” Obi-Wan Kenobi and an old school Stormtrooper. Star Wars Black Series Wave 3 is in stores now everywhere, and you can purchase a full set of Wave 3 figures wave from Entertainment Earth for $79.99 here.
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Collect and Display Exclusive Undefeated Edition Bear Champ Resin Figure by JC Rivera

Collect and Display Exclusive Undefeated Edition Bear Champ Resin Figure by JC Rivera

After debuting at ToyCon UK 2014, collectors globally can now purchase the newest colorway of JC Rivera’s Bear Champ resin figure! Produced by Pobber Toys, the Collect and Display Exclusive Undefeated Edition Bear Champ sports a sharp black and gold color scheme. The Undefeated Bear Champ sports 4 points of articulation, stands 9” tall and is limited to just 50 pieces. Pick one up at the Collect and Display online store today for £65.
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Coraline Screen Print by Tom Whalen

Mondo - Coraline Disney Screen Print by Tom Whalen

The Blot loves me some Coraline! I bought the book when it first came out back in 2002 based on author’s Neil Gaiman’s name alone. But while the book is good, the LAIKA movie is great! I’m such a sucker for stop-motion animation and LAIKA did an incredible job translating the book to film. To commemorate Mondo’s release of the film’s soundtrack on vinyl today, Mondo is also releasing this new Coraline screen print by Tom Whalen. Boy are those freaking button eyes still creepy!

Coraline by Tom Whalen is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. Limited to 275 pieces, these movie posters will go on sale at the Mondo online store at a random time today, Tuesday, April 22nd, for $45 each.
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Monday, April 21, 2014

And The Winner Of The Captain America: The Winter Soldier New Era Hats Are…


Before I announce the winners of these awesome Captain America hats, I want to give a HUGE thank you to New Era for these awesome prizes!!! These Marvel x New Era Captain America: The Winter Soldier hats are in stores everywhere now, so if you weren’t one of the lucky winners make sure snag one from New Era’s online store or your local retailer of New Era caps! 

And now for the moment you've all been waiting for...the winners are: 

@toysandgeek
@smack6102 

Congrats to the winners! Please shoot me an email with your name and address and I’ll send you a pic of the hats available to choose from. Winners will rank their choices and I’ll do my best to get you the hat you want. Thanks again to everyone for entering and especially New Era for donating these hats for the giveaway.
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ParaNorman Soundtrack Vinyl Record by Mondo with Cover Artwork by DKNG

ParaNorman Soundtrack Vinyl Record by Mondo with Cover Artwork by DKNG

After originally being released as an extremely limited Record Store Day 2014 exclusive, Mondo will be releasing the standard edition ParaNorman soundtrack tomorrow! At least now The Blot can take a little solace in not being able to score the RSD exclusive Glow in the Dark Edition last Saturday. What’s really awesome about this Mondo x LAIKA Animation Studios release is that while the Standard Edition ParaNorman soundtrack is being released on two 180 gram black vinyl records, there will be a limited number of “Aggie Fights” highlighter yellow with bone haze vinyl records randomly inserted into the run!

ParaNorman Soundtrack “Aggie Fights” Variant Vinyl Record by Mondo with Cover Artwork by DKNG

The ParaNorman original motion picture soundtrack features music by Jon Brion and cover artwork by DKNG. This is the first time ever the ParaNorman sound track has been released on vinyl, and it goes on sale at a random time on Tuesday, April 22nd, at the Mondo online store for $30.
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Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary “Ecto-1” Screen Print by DKNG

Gallery1988 Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary “Ecto-1” Screen Print by DKNG

This past week Gallery1988 launched their amazing Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Traveling Group Art Show in New York City! After it’s week long stay in NYC, the show will be traveling to Los Angeles, Chicago and San Diego Comic-Con. Throughout the show’s run, Gallery1988 will be releasing some amazing screen prints by a venerable who’s who of artists inspired this iconic film. Continue to check out the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Traveling Art Show online store for upcoming releases!

Today, Monday, April 21th, Gallery1988 will release its second print from the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Show at 5pm EDT. It is “Ecto-1” by DKNG, and features the Ghostbusters’ beloved vehicle! These fun screen prints measure 18”x24” and will retail for $35 each. There will be approximately 150-200 prints sold at each tour stop and via the online store. G1988’s first Ghostbusters print sold out in mere second, so you can expect this awesome print to sell out in no time flat. Happy ghost hunting!
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Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary “The Flowers Are Still Standing” Screen Print by Mark Englert

Gallery1988 Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary “The Flowers Are Still Standing” Glow in the Dark Screen Print by Mark Englert

This past week Gallery1988 launched their amazing Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Traveling Group Art Show in New York City! After it’s week long stay in NYC, the show will be traveling to Los Angeles, Chicago and San Diego Comic-Con. Throughout the show’s run, Gallery1988 will be releasing some amazing screen prints by a venerable who’s who of artists inspired this iconic film. Continue to check out the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Traveling Art Show online store for upcoming releases!

Gallery1988 Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary “The Flowers Are Still Standing” Glow in the Dark Screen Print by Mark Englert

Yesterday, Sunday, April 20th, Gallery1988 released its first print from the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Show. It was the killer glow in the dark screen print “The Flowers Are Still Standing” by Mark Englert! These are beautiful 6 color 20”x30” screen prints featuring Slimer sold for just $40. There will also be a gallery exclusive Slimed Variant with an additional two colors, which also glows and is extremely limited. There will be approximately 150-200 prints sold at each tour stop and via the online store. This print sold out in mere second, so you can expect all future releases be equally impossible to score. Good luck!
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How I Met Your Mother Print by Jon Marro

How I Met Your Mother Print by Jon Marro

To commemorate the ending of one of Television’s most iconic half hour comedies, CBS and Acme Archives Direct have commissioned artist Jon Marro to create this legend…wait for it…dairy How I Met Your Mother print featuring callbacks and references to all 9 seasons of the show! What makes this release even cooler is each print comes signed both the artist and How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor (aka Ted Mosby)!

This HIMYM lithograph is a timed release, meaning the print will be limited to the number ordered within a specific period of time. “How I Met Your Mother” by Jon Marrow measures 18”x24” and retails for just $40. But get your orders in now, because it will only be available for purchase from the Acme Archives Direct online store for a few more hours! All orders must be placed by 10am PDT today, Monday, April 21st.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Xeaster Egg Alien Resin Figure by Motorbot

Xeaster Egg Alien Resin Figures by Motorbot

What do you get when you mash-up Alien’s Xenomorph with Easter!?! Motorbot’s newest resin creation, the Xeaster Egg! But what exactly will hatch from this festive colored Alien egg is anyone’s guess. Maybe a facehugger bunny? Each Xeaster Egg stands just under 4” tall and is made of solid resin. Available in five colors (blue, yellow, pink, purple and green), each comes bagged with a Motorbot designed headercard. Even cooler, you can get a black wash added to your Xeaster Egg for no additional cost!

Each Xeaster Egg retails for $15 each at the Meathead Toys online store, or you can order a 5 pack of Xeaster Eggs (1 of each color) for just $60 – that’s 5 for the price of 4 Xeaster Eggs. Happy Hunting!
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Gallery1988’s Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary T-Shirt Collection by Johnny Cupcakes, Homage, Rebel8 & LRG

Gallery1988’s Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary T-Shirt Collection by Homage, Johnny Cupcakes, LRG & Rebel8


This past week Gallery1988 launched their amazing Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary traveling group art show in New York City! After it’s week long stay in NYC, the show will be traveling to Los Angeles, Chicago and San Diego Comic-Con. Along with some amazing original art and prints, Gallery1988 has also released this epic Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary T-Shirt Collection by Johnny Cupcakes, Homage, Rebel8 and LRG.

Gallery1988 picked some of their favorite independent clothing brands to collaborate on this collection that pays homage to the classic ‘80s film, Ghostbusters. Each limited edition t-shirt will be available at all four tour stops, with each company also having a small allotment to sell themselves. The Blot would also expect a few of these tees to show up on the official Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Traveling Art Show online store. I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!
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Friday, April 18, 2014

WonderCon Exclusive Olive Edition Akashi 5YL 8” Vinyl Figure by Dave Bondi

WonderCon 2014 Exclusive Olive Edition Akashi 5YL 8” Vinyl Figure by Dave Bondi

This weekend Kusovinyl will be releasing the newest colorway of Dave Bondi’s awesome Akashi 5YL vinyl figure! The WonderCon 2014 Exclusive Olive Edition Akashi is limited to just 40 pieces and can be purchased at Kusovinyl’s booth #1247 for $65 each. The Blot assumes any remaining figures will be available for purchase at the Kusovinyl online store after the convention. And if you’re going to WonderCon, make sure to be at Kusovinyl’s booth on Saturday (April 19th) when Dave will be in attendance to sign for all the fans!

It’s been 5 years (hence the 5YL title) since the original Akashi vinyl figure was released, and Dave’s mash-up of Mickey Mouse and Super Mario is still as fresh as ever. Each Akashi 5YL figure stands 8” tall, features seven points of articulation, a removable hat, an additional set of hands, and replaceable eyes with heart shaped pupils.
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“Nuff Said” Stan Lee Exclusive Pop! Vinyl Figures by Funko

ConventionExclusive.com Exclusive “Nuff Said” Stan Lee Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko

The fifth and final ConventionExclusive.com Exclusive Stan “The Man” Lee Pop! vinyl figure by Funko has finally been released! For this release the Marvel legend sports one of his signature sayings ‘Nuff Said across his black t-shirt as he’s ripping off his jacket Superman style. After originally debuting at MegaCon in Orlando, collectors can now purchase one from ConventionExclusive.com for $24.99 each. Each Stan Lee Exclusive Pop! vinyl figure stands 3.75” tall, features one point of articulation and come packaged in a full color displayable window box with a “convention exclusive” sticker.
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REVIEW: “The Winter Soldier” Captain America 9FIFTY Snapback Hat by New Era

HAT REVIEW: “The Winter Soldier” Captain America: The Winter Soldier 9FIFTY Snapback Hat by New Era

Today is the last day to enter our Captain America: The Winter Soldier New Era Hat Giveaway, which you can still enter here! To celebrate the end of our latest contest, I thought I’d do a quick review of one of the hats from New Era’s new Captain America 2 Movie Collection. The Blot really loves this “The Winter Soldier” 9FIFTY snapback hat! This black, red and grey hat pays tribute to The Winter Soldier, one of the best “new” characters Marvel has introduced in over a decade. I don’t want to give away too much from the movie or the comics, but The Winter Soldier plays a huge role in both (and probably will for years to come).

HAT REVIEW: “The Winter Soldier” Captain America: The Winter Soldier 9FIFTY Snapback Hat by New Era

The simple design of the “The Winter Soldier” 9FIFTY Captain America snapback is really striking. Not only does the black and grey hat with red accents color scheme look sharp, but it accurately matches The Winter Soldier’s costume. It was such a great decision by New Era to use shiny, reflective material for The Winter Soldier’s red star logo on the front because it really pops off the black fabric of the hat. And I like that they use that same red shiny material for the bottom of the brim of the hat, especially since it’s hidden from most people’s view of the snapback. It’s hidden little touches like that, which make New Era hats the best!

HAT REVIEW: “The Winter Soldier” Captain America: The Winter Soldier 9FIFTY Snapback Hat Logo Tag by New Era

My only slight complaint is nowhere on the hat does it say Captain America or The Winter Soldier. Personally I’d like it to outwardly tie-in to the movie with a little text on the back, but I’m sure for some that’s probably a positive. In some ways it extends your wear of the hat since without the film’s title it can easily pass for a non-comic book or movie hat for years to go. It is definitely a Captain America: The Winter Soldier hat though, as the tag inside features the film’s logo.

“The Winter Soldier” Captain America: The Winter Soldier 9FIFTY Snapback Hat by New Era should be hitting stores everywhere soon. It doesn’t look like it’s currently available at the New Era online store, but I would imagine it will be showing up there soon.
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