Sunday, November 30, 2008

Coraline Box #23

The creators of Coraline sent out 50 handmade boxes to some of their favorite bloggers. Each box is unique and includes items from the movie. Box #23 belongs to ToysREvil.



You can see the rest of the boxes I've found to date here.

*Buy "Coraline: A Visual Companion" at Amazon.

Tron-inspired Lego spaceship



Fresh from the game grid, a Tron-inspired spaceship by Dave Lartigue for a "Vic Viper" Lego contest.

*Previously: Tron Recognizer desktop wallpaper.

*Buy Tron toys at eBay.

King Zombie definitively answers "why did the chicken cross the road?"



In an old issue of Nickelodeon magazine, Mike Mignola told the best "why did the chicken cross the road" joke ever. Click through for the punchline.

*Buy Hellboy toys at eBay.

King Kong and triplane Lego



King Kong and triplane made out of Lego by Matt "monsterbrick" Armstrong.

*Previously: Polish King Kong poster.

*Buy King Kong toys at eBay.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sensor-activated shadow monster


Jerry-Rigged Piezo from Aaron Amodt on Vimeo.

Sensor-activated shadow monster created by Aaron Amodt. Via.

*Previously: Shadow puppet contest.

*Learn how to make shadow puppets with these books at Amazon.

Airship engraving by Myke Amend



This is the "Airship Sabicu" by Myke Amend. Prints are $8 at Etsy, and you can buy the original here.

*See more of my Etsy picks here.

*Buy zeppelin toys at eBay.

Nihilist Mints



"Nihilists don’t believe in flavor! Each sleek, black 3" x 3/4" x 5/8" tin contains sixty completely flavorless mints." One tin of Nihilist Mints is $5. Via.

*Previously: Hangman's noose lamp.

*Buy Thanos toys at eBay. Or don't. What difference does it make?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Fallout perks you'll need to tolerate the new game



Shamus Young didn't much care for the perks in Fallout 3 and decided to create some that better reflected the game experience. You can see five more here. It's just one of a series of Fallout-related strips by Young. Here he points out just how hard it is sometimes to choose the "good" path, and here he explores the pitfalls of playing a low-charisma character. Via.

*Previously: Vault Boy desktop wallpaper.

*Buy nuke-related memorabilia at eBay.

No one can bring me down quite like Chris Ware

Cinefamily organizes classic movie showings at a movie theater in Los Angeles. Tonight they're showing "Tokyo Story" and "Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family." Chris Ware illustrated the cover of the latest Cinefamily program, which I believe is inspired by Tokyo Story. Three panels, no dialogue, and almost no movement, and yet it's tremendously depressing:



Here's the trailer for Tokyo Story, which does seem to be pretty depressing:



You can download a pdf of the Cinefamily program here, and view the calendar of events here. They're showing Alice in Wonderland tomorrow. Via.

*Previously: Batman papercraft by Ware.

*If you've been a little too cheerful, buy Chris Ware comics at Amazon.

Coraline Box #11

The creators of Coraline sent out 50 handmade boxes to some of their favorite bloggers. Each box is unique and includes items from the movie. Box #11 belongs to emmyymme:



In addition to the letter, key, and autograph by director Henry Selick that is in each box, box #11 features the monstrous arms of Coraline's other father.

You can see the rest of the boxes I've found to date here.

*Buy "Coraline: A Visual Companion" at Amazon.

Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking"



This is the cover to Carrie Fisher's new book "Wishful Drinking," which is based on her stage show of the same name. There's a funny photo of her in costume here. The book is 32% off at Amazon.

*Previously: Slave Leias in a pillow fight.

*Find Star Wars Happy Meal and cereal toys at eBay.

Evolving Darwin action figure playset



The Evolving Darwin action figure playset is $10 at Entertainment Earth.

*Previously: Darwin fish joke.

*Buy "The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form" at Amazon.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Coraline Box #1

The creators of Coraline sent out 50 handmade boxes to some of their favorite bloggers. Each box is unique and includes items from the movie. Box #1 belongs to Tomopop:



In addition to the letter, key, and autograph by director Henry Selick that is in each box, box #1 features a Coraline doll.

You can see the rest of the boxes I've found to date here.

*Buy "Coraline: A Visual Companion" at Amazon.

Thumbs Up Mirror



Thus thumbs up-shaped mirror is sure to boost your self esteem. The "Vous 2.0" mirror by Art.Lebedev is on sale here for approximately $100.

*Previously: Interactive mirror, mirror made out of wooden blocks.

*Buy "Don't Feed the Monster on Tuesdays!: The Children's Self-Esteem Book" at Amazon.

Coraline Box #10

The creators of Coraline sent out 50 handmade boxes to some of their favorite bloggers. Each box is unique and includes items from the movie. Box #10 belongs to Stop Motion Magic and is possibly the best yet:



In addition to the letter, key, and autograph by director Henry Selick that is in each box, box #10 includes: two rat mouths, a 3-D viewer, and seven 3-D frames. Thanks for pointing this out, Jeremy.

You can see the rest of the boxes I've found to date here.

*Buy "Coraline: A Visual Companion" at Amazon.

How to make a plush Bantha



Go here for step by step instructions for making a plush Bantha.

*See more plush monsters here.

*Buy banthas at eBay.

Robocop papercraft



Robocop paper toy with a removable helmet. Download it here. Via.

*Previously: Robocop at The Last Supper.

*Buy Robocop toys at eBay.

Coraline Boxes

(See also: Homemade Coraline doll.)

The creators of Coraline sent out 50 handmade boxes to some of their favorite bloggers. Each box is unique and includes items from the movie. Here are the boxes I've found so far. Follow the links for lots of great photos, and please tell me if you spot one I haven't listed.


#1 Tomopop.




#2 More Everything.




#3 Stainless Steel Droppings.



#4 Pink Is The New Blog.



#5 Fashionista Piranha.




#6 Wendy Knits.




#7 Ravelry.




#8 Knitty Blog.




Box #9 Darkmatters.




#10 Stop Motion Magic.



#11 emmyymme:



#13 /Film.




#14 Geeks of Doom.



#15 Lines and Colors.



#21 Notcot.



#22 Toycutter. (My box.)




#23 ToysREvil.




#24 Despoiler.




#27 Neatorama.



#28 Cool Hunting.



#29 Heroine Sheik.




#33 Occupation: Girl.




#34 VampireFreaks (reg. reqd).




#37 Animation Archive.




#39 Karrie A. Lyons. (Scroll halfway down)



#40 Ironic Sans.




#41 The Starlight Foundation (on sale at eBay).




#42 Cory Doctorow.



#44 Make.



#46 The Kreep.



#50 Creativity.

*For more Coraline news, visit Evil Buttons.

*Buy cigar boxes at eBay.