Diamond Select Toys has unveiled a new line of DC Comics Universe Vinimates vinyl figures! This new collection of comic based Vinimates kicks off with three figures, Batman, Green Lantern and Harley Quinn. Each blocky 4” PVC figure strikes a distinctive pose based on their appearances in popular DC comics, and features ball-jointed neck articulation.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Last Friday, Nautilus Art Prints released a killer new The Graduate movie poster by acclaimed artist Laurent Durieux! For this officially licensed poster, Laurent takes us back to a key moment in the 1967 film directed by Mike Nichols and starring Dutin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. The Blot especially loves the retro sunny California vibe this wonder image by Durieux evokes.
The Graduate by Laurent Durieux is a 24”x36” signed and numbered 12 color screen print. The Regular Edition is limited to 200 pieces and retails for $65, while the Variant is limited to 67 pieces and retails for $95. Sadly both versions are now sold out at the Nautilus Art Prints online store.
Bottleneck Gallery will be releasing its newest designer art toy today, which also just so happens to be their first collaboration with sculptor Claynext! Check out this awesome small run of Mac resin figures based on the cult classic film, Mac and Me! Each of these Mac figures is 100% made by hand and painstakingly detailed. There are even two different versions of the lovable little weirdo.
The Mac and Me Resin Figure by Claynext stands approximately 4” tall and is limited to just 20 pieces. 10 sculptures will feature Mac holding a Happy Meal, while 10 will feature Mac holding a soda. Each piece will come in a hand numbered box and retail for $60 at the Bottleneck Gallery online store.
These Mac statues will be released via lottery today, Monday, April 24th. Collectors can enter the lottery from 12pm to 1pm EST now – no purchase is necessary to enter in the lottery. Winners will be randomly selected and then notified by email with the link to purchase.
Los Angeles artist Luke Pelletier has released a beautiful new print entitled “American Fizzle”, which features a really bad ass looking panther. Living in a tourist town for much of his life, Pelletier has been heavily influenced by the seasonal economies and the multi-level relationships between tourists and locals. Much of Pelletier’s art blurs the lines between celebrating and condemning various cultures.
“American Fizzle” by Luke Pelletier is a 20”x24” signed and numbered 7 color screen print on Coventry Rag 290gsm paper with deckled edges. Limited to 100 pieces, the print can be purchased now at Pelletier’s online store for $65.
Coming soon from Clutter Magazine and Midtown Comics is the Five Points Festival, a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture! A designer toy and comic convention in New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, resin, plush, blind boxes, graphic novels, indie comics, and more – capped off by the 2017 Designer Toy Awards. The line-up for this awesome new convention is sick, but what has The Blot super excited is the Five Points Festival Exclusive Soul Collector 3” Dunny by Gary Ham!
It’s hard to believe it, but this super limited edition Ghost Rider inspired Soul Collector Dunny is Gary Ham’s very first production Dunny! When the party's over, the Soul Collector rounds up the happy and miserable souls. A collaboration between Kidrobot, Clutter and Gary Ham, the Five Points Festival Exclusive Soul Collector 3” Dunny is limited to 1,000 pieces in total, split over 3 colorways, and will retail for $14.99 each at the Clutter booth #243. But there’s a catch, the elusive yellow and black Designer Toy Awards colorway is limited to 250 pieces and only available with a VIP ticket package to Five Points Festival!
Five Points Festival will take place May 20-21, 2017 at Pier 36 in New York’s Lower East Side (299 South Street), sometimes called Basketball City. Pier 36 sits right between the Williamsburg Bridge and Manhattan Bridge.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day earlier this month, Deli Fresh Threads has released this deliciously awesome Grilled Cheese Sandwich t-shirt! This is actually the second grilled cheese themed tee Deli Fresh Threads has had on its menu. The first shirt is now sold out, so DFT turned to Lain Lee III of Third Wonder for help in solving your grilled cheese cravings!
Did you know the original grilled cheese sandwich was served open faced and started in 1920 during the great depression? In 1960, people started putting the top slice on and its been one of America's favorite sandwiches ever since! This new Grilled Cheese Sandwich t-shirt is available now, in sizes S-3XL, at the Deli Fresh Threads online store for $24.99.
On Friday, Johnny Cupcakes released an awesome new four t-shirt collection based on Marvel’s upcoming live action film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! While the film doesn’t premiere in the US until May 5th, fans can start showing their love for the Guardians of the Galaxy now by wearing one of these awesome new tees. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 x Johnny Cupcakes T-Shirt Collection includes three character crossbones designs – Star-Lord, Groot and Rocket Raccoon – plus a really cool “Guardians of the Bakery” double-sided tee that is clearly inspired by the film’s logo and teaser movie poster.
All of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 x Johnny Cupcakes t-shirts seen here are currently available for purchase at the Johnny Cupcakes online store in guys and girls styles, sizes S-XXXL, for $35.99 each.
Yesterday at C2E2 2017, Hebru Brantley and Pop !nk Editions released the third colorway of the artist’s popular Flyboy vinyl figure! Fans around the globe were salivating at the news that Hebru’s signature creation, Flyboy, was returning in a super slick monotone colorway with mellow yellow accents. The C2E2 2017 Exclusive Gray Scale Edition Flyboy comes packaged in a full color box and is limited to just 50 pieces. The Blot assumes this super limited edition release is now sold out, but keep your eyes peeled to the Hebru Brantley online store in case any figures become available online after the convention.
Pop!nk Editions is currently set up at C2E2 in Chicago, IL, where they have released a number of killer convention exclusive pop culture prints, including these two hilariously awesome hair-tastic posters by Steve Seeley! Seeley pays tribute to two of the biggest names in hip-hop, Tupac and Biggie, with these C2E2 2017 exclusive screen prints “Toupee Pac” and “The Notorious W.I.G.” Both of these 5 color screen prints are available now at Pop!nk Edition’s C2E2 booth #655.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
This Sunday, WheresChappell will be releasing his fourth Marvel Comics resin figure as part of his ongoing line of pop culture inspired resin figures featuring some of your favorite characters from movies, television and comic books rocking classic sneakers. For this release, WheresChappell draws inspiration from FOX’s hit Marvel film, Logan! Now you can get the X-Men’s most popular mutant, Wolverine, in his casual duds. There will be three different Logan colorways available: PG-13 (no blood), R Rated (bloody), and Black and White R Rated.
The X-Men Logan Resin Figure by WheresChappell is handmade, stands 20cm tall, and features dyed resin with some hand painted parts and 3D printed claws and cigar. This figure will be limited to just 100 pieces combined based on the first 100 pieces sold. All three Wolverine colorways of will go up for pre-order at 8pm UK time on Sunday, April 23rd, and will be available for 1 week or until sold out at the Cracked Hatchet online store for just £41.99 each.
Tomorrow, Alien Robot Monster is releasing a third colorway of their super popular M.U.S.C.L.E. style Stranger Things mini figure set! For this release, Eleven and the Demogorgon will be cast in light blue soft, rubbery keshi material. This set will come packaged in a re-sealable blister card with a full color insert. The Light Blue Edition Stranger Things “Stranger Minis” Keshi Figure Set goes on sale at 3pm EST on Sunday, April 23rd, at the Alien Robot Monster online store for $33.
Later this morning, Huck Gee will be releasing a beautiful new series of Gummi Skullhead Blank resin figures! These Gummi Blanks are Huck’s next experiment of the Blank form, designed for collectors and customizers alike. There will be four translucent glow in the dark flavorways released (red, yellow, purple and green), with each color limited to just 50 pieces. Every Gummi Blank resin figure is hand cast, comes signed and numbered, and stands 7” tall with multiple points of articulation. Fans can purchase these awesome figures starting at 10am PST today, Saturday, April 22nd, at the Huck Gee online store for $125 each.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Pop!nk Editions will be set up at C2E2 in Chicago, IL this weekend, where they’ll be releasing a number of awesome convention exclusive pop culture prints, including two killer posters by Zach Schrey! The artist’s second design is this fun Disney tessellation design entitled “Hats Off” featuring Goofy’s signature hat. It’s a 22”x22” hand pulled 3 color screen print. Collectors can pick one up at Pop!nk Edition’s C2E2 booth #655 starting today.
Pop!nk Editions will be set up at C2E2 in Chicago, IL this weekend, where they’ll be releasing a number of awesome convention exclusive pop culture prints, including two killer posters by Zach Schrey! First up is this fun Star Wars design entitled “Many, We Are” featuring Yoda. It’s a 22”x22” hand pulled 3 color screen print. Collectors can pick one up at Pop!nk Edition’s C2E2 booth #655 starting today.
This Saturday, April 22nd, is Record Store Day!!! There are a number of awesome exclusives this year, including this awesome reissue of the original The Dark Crystal soundtrack in honor of the film’s 35th anniversary! This is the first time the soundtrack has been available on vinyl since the film’s original release. The Record Store Day 2017 Exclusive The Dark Crystal Original Soundtrack LP Vinyl Record features Richard Amsel’s original movie poster for the film as its cover artwork and is pressed on 140 gram “Crystal Clear” vinyl.
The Dark Crystal: The Original Soundtrack features Trevor Jones’ musical score written for the film, arranged specifically for an album listening experience. The album was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at the legendary Abby road studios in 1982. This release is limited to 1,500 pieces, and can be purchased this weekend at local participating indie record stores.
Track Listing: Overture (3:11) The Power Ceremony (3:57) The Storm (1:03) The Mystic Master Dies (0:51) The Funerals / Jen's Journey (5:25) The Skeksis Duel (1:41) The Pod Dance (3:14) Love Theme (3:17) Gelfling Song (1:11) The Gelfling Ruins (1:43) The Landstrider Journey (0:44) The Great Conjunction (4:13) Finale (7:14)
This Saturday, April 22nd, is Record Store Day!!! There are a number of awesome exclusives this year, including this really cool vinyl reissue of the soundtrack for the Doctor Who and The Pescatons audio play on 180g Pescaton Green vinyl. As an added bonus, this gatefold release also comes with a Doctor Who Sound Effects record on orange vinyl.
The Record Store Day 2017 Exclusive Doctor Who and the Pescatons 2xLP Vinyl Records features the original artwork for each release back to back, and is limited to 2,000 pieces. Fans can purchase it this weekend at their local participating indie record stores.
This Saturday, April 22nd, is Record Store Day!!! There are a number of awesome exclusives this year, but Star Wars fans won’t want to miss out on this awesome, limited edition Episode IV: A New Hope 10” vinyl record featuring two tracks from John Williams iconic score. Released in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, this Record Store Day 2017 exclusive features the “Main Title” on Side A and “The Throne Room and End Title” on Side B.
The Record Store Day 2017 Exclusive Star Wars: A New Hope 10” Vinyl Record by John Williams is limited to 4,000 pieces and can be purchased this weekend at their local participating indie record stores.
This Saturday, April 22nd, is Record Store Day!!! There are a number of awesome exclusives this year, but The Blot’s #1 must get is this awesome DC’s Young Animal Mixtape “Into The Cave We Wander” Vinyl Picture Disc by Gerard Way! This release includes a vinyl record picture disc, a mixtape comic and a poster. The 12” picture disc features two new recordings by Gerard, which were written to go with his new comic book series Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye from DC Comics’ Young Animal imprint.
The Record Store Day 2017 Exclusive Young Animal Mixtape “Into The Cave We Wander” Vinyl Picture Disc was designed by Paul Rentler using Michael Avon Oeming's art from the new Cave Carson series as well as older Cave Carson artwork. Each disc comes in a clear vinyl sleeve, and includes the following: a 32 page comic book featuring an all-new 3 page story by Gerard Way and Michael Allred, previews of four DC’s Young Animal comics: Doom Patrol, Shade, the Changing Girl, Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye and Mother Panic, and an 11”x 17” poster featuring characters from each of the series drawn by Nick Derington.
The Record Store Day 2017 Exclusive DC’s Young Animal Mixtape “Into The Cave We Wander” Vinyl Picture Disc by Gerard Way is limited to 4,800 pieces and features two songs: “Into The Cave We Wander” and “Pogi’s Cavern”. Fans can purchase one this weekend at their local participating indie record stores.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Timothy Pittides continues his fantastic Vices screen print series with “Marihuana”, a pretty appropriate release for 4/20 if you ask me! Produced by Grey Matter Art, this is the third and final poster in Pittides newest triptych, which also features “Opium” and “Cocaine”. This is the 10th screen print in the series, which is based on the propaganda films from the early 20th century.
Marihuana by Timothy Pittides is an 18”x24” hand numbered 5 color screen print with metallic ink. The Regular Edition features metallic gold ink, is limited to 70 pieces and will retail for $35, while the Variant features metallic silver and gold inks, is limited to just 35 pieces and will retail for $45. Both versions go on sale at 1pm EST today, Thursday, April 20th, at the Grey Matter Art online store.
Vertical Gallery will be at C2E2 2017 this weekend in Chicago, IL where they will be releasing this fantastic new screen print “Flynamic Duo” by Hebru Brantley! This poster is a mash-up off Hebru’s signature character, Flyboy, with DC Comics’ dynamic duo, Batman and Robin. A perfect release for a comic con like C2E2, don’t you think!?! The Blot loves this comic book inspired print, and if I was at C2E2 this Friday Flynamic Duo would be at the top of my must get list.
The C2E2 2017 Exclusive “Flynamic Duo” by Hebru Brantley is a 22”x30” signed and numbered screen print. There will be three different colorways of this poster available at Vertical Gallery’s C2E2 booth #655 this weekend: a 3 Color Edition limited to 35 pieces, a 12 Color Edition limited to 50 pieces, and a super rare 12 Color Gold Metallic Variant limited to just 8 pieces. Any prints remaining after the convention will be released online at VerticalGallery.com on Tuesday, April 25th, at 11am CST.
C2E2 Exclusive Star Wars: Rogue One “Jyn Erso (Scarif)” Screen Print by Justin Van Genderen x Galerie F
Galerie F will once again have a booth at C2E2 in Chicago, IL this weekend where they’ll be releasing a number of awesome convention exclusive prints, including two beautiful matching Star Wars posters by Justin Van Genderen! Along with a poster for The Force Awakens, Justin also designed this Rogue One print entitled “Jyn Erso (Scarif)”, which features Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, K-2SO, Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus on the beaches of Scarif with the Death Star behind them in the sky.
The C2E2 2017 Exclusive “Jyn Erso (Scarif)” by Justin Van Genderen is a 24”x18” Star Wars: Rogue One 3 color signed and numbered screen print limited to just 100 pieces. Any remaining posters will be made available online at GalerieF.com on Monday, April 24th, at 2pm CST.
C2E2 Exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens “Rey (Jakku)” Screen Print by Justin Van Genderen x Galerie F
Galerie F will once again have a booth at C2E2 in Chicago, IL this weekend where they’ll be releasing a number of awesome convention exclusive prints, including two beautiful matching Star Wars posters by Justin Van Genderen! Along with a print for Rogue One, Justin also designed this can’t miss Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster entitled “Rey (Jakku)”, which features Rey and her astromech droid sidekick, BB-8, on the desert sands of Jakku.
The C2E2 2017 Exclusive “Rey (Jakku)” by Justin Van Genderen is a 24”x18” Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3 color signed and numbered screen print limited to just 100 pieces. Any remaining posters will be made available online at GalerieF.com on Monday, April 24th, at 2pm CST.
The Simpsons “Springfield Film Festival” Screen Prints by Dave Perillo x Bottleneck Gallery x Acme Archives
Bottleneck Gallery, in collaboration with Acme Archives, continues its awesome The Simpsons screen print series with two brilliant, movie inspired prints from Dave Perillo! These two The Simpsons movie poster screen prints – one featuring Hans Moleman and the other featuring Barney Gumble – are based on the sixth season episode, “A Star Is Burns”, in which Springfield enjoys its own personal film festival. As BNG explains, “Despite the daunting task of creating a film poster for a cartoon series, Dave’s Pukahontas and Man Getting Hit By Football are both hilarious and visually wondeful.”
“Pukahontas” and “Man Getting Hit By Football” by Dave Perillo are 12”x24” hand numbered The Simpsons movie poster screen prints. Each print is limited to 250 pieces and retails for $50 or you can buy both posters as a set for $95. Both prints will go on sale at 12pm EST today, Thursday, April 20th, at the Bottleneck Gallery online store or at the Dark Ink Art online store.
This Friday, April 21st, at 10am EST, Buff Monster will be releasing a super shiny new colorway of his popular Mister Melty figure in his signature color of pink! Check out this rare and very limited Pink Chrome Mister Melty. According to Buff, this colorway has been in the works for a very long time, and boy did they turn out awesome! These Pink Chrome 2 Faced Mister Melty figures were definitely worth all the time and effort Buff put in to producing them. Like past 2 Faced Mister Melty releases, this Pink Chrome Edition features a sofubi (soft Japanese vinyl) head and a resin body.
The Pink Chrome 2 Faced Mister Melty Vinyl Figure by Buff Monster stands 3” tall and comes packaged in a burgundy velvet bag. Collectors can purchase one this Friday at the Buff Monster online store for just $40.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
One of the biggest announcements to come out of Star Wars Celebration 2017 last weekend is that the popular animated series Star Wars: Rebels will be coming to an end after Season 4. So there’s no better time than the present to shine the spotlight on this awesome Walmart Exclusive Star Wars: Rebels The Inquistors Pop! Series, which features three of the baddest Force sensitive Jedi hunters the galaxy has ever seen! Answering to the Sith Lord Darth Vader, The Inquisitor, Seventh Sister and Fifth Brother sought to kill any Jedi they could find with their red lightsabers. While all three ultimately perished, they are now forever immortalized by Funko as Star Wars Pop! vinyl figure bobble heads!
Each Walmart Exclusive Star Wars: Rebels Pop! bobble head vinyl figure stands 3.75” tall, features one point of articulation and comes packaged in a full color displayable window box. All three figures should be available now at your local Walmart so go get your Funko hunt on!
Now here’s some really exciting post-Star Wars Celebration 2017 news… One of the most requested Star Wars Pop! figures of all time is finally being produced thanks to Walgreens! Mace Windu and his signature purple lightsaber are finally getting the Pop! treatment from Funko and will be sold exclusively at Walgreens stores starting in early May. So get ready to start hunting down this legendary Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council in just a few short weeks!
Each Walgreens Exclusive Star Wars Mace Windu Pop! bobble head vinyl figure stands 3.75” tall, features one point of articulation and comes packaged in a full color displayable window box.
To celebrate 4/20 tomorrow, Random Skull Productions is releasing two new green colorways of its adorable Casey the Coffin resin figure. The 4:20 Case the Coffin will be available in Indica Edition and Sativa Edition, with both strains limited to just 4 pieces each. This anthropomorphic coffin with arms and short legs stands 3” tall and is 1.75” wide. Collectors can purchase both of these new figures tomorrow, Thursday, April 20th, at the Random Skull Productions online store.
To celebrate 4:20, tomorrow Silent Stage Gallery will be releasing the fourth colorway of Woes Martin’s Panda King III Mini Resin Figure! And what better way to commemorate April 20th than with a translucent green PK3 colorway. The 420 Panda King III Mini is cast in solid high impact resin and stands 4” tall and 4” wide. Limited to just 100 pieces, each 420 Panda King III Mini resin figure comes signed and numbered by the artist. Collectors can purchase it at the Silent Stage Gallery online store for $59.99 starting at 11am PST tomorrow, Thursday, April 20th.
To celebrate 4:20, tomorrow Munky King will releasing the third colorway of Luke Chueh’s The Prisoner resin figure! Based on Luke Chueh’s original painting, The Prisoner ponders captivity in its many forms—physical, mental, or in some cases, pharmaceutical. The Kuma Kush Edition The Prisoner features a 1.5” green Bear in a medicinal marijuana pill bottle. Along with standard green figure, they’ve also made a super rare flocked green variant to replicate the fuzzy quality of marijuana.
The Prisoner Kuma Kush Edition Resin Figure by Luke Chueh is limited to 300 pieces, while the Flocked Variant is limited to just 30 pieces. These variants will be randomly dispersed throughout the run. This medical marijuana colorway will go on sale at 4:20pm PST on Thursday, April 20th (aka 4/20), at the Munky King online store.
With Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant releasing May 19th in theaters everywhere, it feels like it’s all Alien all the time these days! Which is awesome for fans of the iconic sci-fi horror film franchise and its deadly alien Xenomorph. To coincide with the film’s release, Mondo is releasing this epic new Alien movie poster screen print by one of The Blot's favorite artists, N.C. Winters!!!
As Mondo explains, “H.R. Giger’s iconic design for the Xenomorph is just about perfect. It’s instantly identifiable, timeless and terrifying. N.C. Winters has paid wonderful tribute to Giger’s brilliant design in his poster for ALIEN. N.C.’s rendering and careful attention to detail across the Xeno design is stunning.”
Alien by N.C. Winters is a 24”x36” hand numbered screen print. This movie poster is a timed-edition release, which is available now through May 19th (when Alien: Covenant is released in theaters), at the Mondo online store for $50.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Mighty Jaxx has released the newest figure in Huck Gee’s insanely popular Gold Life mini figure series, and it is a beauty!!! Meet the Golden Claw, a skilled warrior who inherited the sacred golden claws – weapons that can only be used by the strongest of all warriors – and was trained in the ways of the hidden scrolls (written by Huck Gee). Armed with his legendary namesake weapons, this shadowy master of the arts has pursued Raku for many moons. The Golden Claw, well known for his lethal determination and mysterious demeanor, is a ferocious warrior who will stop at nothing to get his bounty.
The Golden Claw Gold Life Vinyl Figure by Huck Gee is a 4” tall limited edition PVC art collectible. Each figure comes in a blister packed printed box. Collectors can purchase this exciting new figure now at the Mighty Jaxx online store for $30.
Check out this awesome new DC Comics screen print by Patrik Svensson and Bottleneck Gallery! As BNG explains, “Superhero secret identities are one of the most fascinating aspects of cape comics, and Patrik Svensson is back with a super piece that explores one of the most beloved secret identities, Clark Kent. While Superman is a sun god safeguarding Earth, Clark Kent is a farm boy turned journalist trying to hold down a job and a secret identity. Patrik’s print ingeniously intertwines both vital aspects of Superman’s character in a meticulously crafted minimalistic piece.”
“Clark Kent / Superman” by Patrik Svensson is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. Limited to just 125 pieces, this DC Comics print will go on sale at 12pm EST today, Tuesday, April 18th, at the Bottleneck Gallery online store for $40.