Tuesday, November 30, 2010

ROM and the Punisher by Farel Dalrymple

ROM Space Knight and the Punisher by Farel Dalrymple, who is currently looking for commissions.

*Buy ROM toys at eBay.

Link roundup

1. Has Stephon Marbury already been fired by the Chinese basketball team he was playing for?

2. How to make pie fries.

3. Leslie Nielsen at Disneyland's Submarine Ride circa 1961.

*Buy Disneyland posters at eBay.

When Scooby-Doo met Cthulhu (and Harlan Ellison)

A few clips from the recent Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode "Shrieking Madness." The Youtube description says:

With Mystery Inc. broken up, the gang decides to check out life after High School and spend a weekend at DARROW COLLEGE. But things don't go as planned when a creature called CHAR GAR GOTHAKON begins terrorizing the campus. Turns out this beast is a fictional character come to life. A creation of the author H.P. HATECRAFT who is a professor at the school. Although one of the other professors, HARLAN ELLISON, claims Hatecraft is a fraud, the creature is definitely real. And when it attacks and carries off Hatecraft to his doom, the gang realizes it has to come together once again to solve this mystery and save Hatecraft's life.
"Hatecraft" is played by Jeffrey Combs. Via.

*Buy Scooby-Doo toys at Amazon.

Russell from Up earns his jousting badge

Russell and Kevin by Chad King. This is the companion piece to the Pixar-inspired pieces I posted earlier.

*Buy Up toys at eBay.

Tron motorcycle helmet

Ruby x Tron for Colette. (Not yet on sale, although you can check out the prices of other Ruby helmets by comparison.) Via.

*Buy Tron toys at eBay.

T-shirt for zombie killers now available

Zombie Killers Union t-shirt by Kevin Hayes. I mentioned this a few days ago, but there are now several in stock at Etsy.

Link roundup

1. Fun time waster: Knifetank: The Hauntening, a web based point and click adventure in a creepy mansion.

2. Long article at Fast Company about Boing Boing. This quote from Cory Doctorow struck home:

"I don't know what a liquidity event for Boing Boing would look like," Doctorow continues, "except for a job. If we were acquired by some content giant, if Yahoo or someone bought us out, it's just a job at Yahoo." (This is purely hypothetical, he says.) "If I wanted a job at Yahoo, I'd go look for a job there; they post listings pretty regularly. I'm glad not to have a job. I don't want a job."
I came to that same realization after an extremely short-lived experiment blogging elsewhere earlier this year. So short I didn't even have time to mention it here.

3. Really nice photos of one of Neca's Alien figures. (The site is full of high quality photos of expensive toys.)

*Buy Neca toys at eBay.

Disturbing squid

Or maybe just a terrific photograph of a typical squid?

*Buy The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss at Amazon.

Tintin goes to a soccer game

Tintin in England by Dran for Marks & Stencils: the Pictures On Walls. You can see more of the show here.

*Buy Tintin toys at eBay.

Clever flash drive

Flash drive and tin by Spunk Design for Wind-Up Digital (photo retouching).

*Buy flash drives at Amazon.

Dinosaur Red Coat

Dinosaur Red Coat figurine by Ben Balistreri for the upcoming Micro Show at Gallery Nucleus.

Link roundup

1. Don't forget to participate in this month's art contest. You can see the first excellent entry here.

2. Ryan McGinness has posted several of his paintings as desktop wallpapers.

3. Ryan Cody is selling sketch cards for $18 shipped.

*Buy sketch cards at eBay.

Malcolm McLaren's Justice League

This week's redesign contest at Whitechapel is Malcolm McLaren's Justice League:

In 1975, while promoting the New York Dolls, Malcolm McLaren got some people from DC incapably drunk and walked off with a two-year license on one of their properties.
Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Felipe Sobreiro.

Timothy Bacon.

Herr Hussein.

*Buy Super Friends at eBay.

Buzz Lightyear as a demon, Wall-E as a killing machine

Buzz Lightyear by Carlos Villagra.

Wall-E by Jorge Lacera.

*Buy Toy Story Happy Meal toys at eBay.

TSA vs. Santa

TSA vs. Santa by Adam Koford on sale at Woot. Adam has another Christmas-themed design on sale at Zazzle.

*Buy ornaments at eBay.

So I received a zombie-killing kit

or more precisely, a kit full of helpful aids to restore my energy after a long day slaughtering zombies:

It's a clever promotion for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! Copies are only $7 at Amazon and of course would make a perfect holiday gift.

Even better, the kits themselves are also available for purchase. Lizzy Bennet has her own Etsy shop where you can purchase your own Unmentionable Preparedness Kit:

A kit of balms, salves, and restoratives from my apothecary, which you may use to defend yourself against the impending zombie plague. Additionally, a hardcover biography, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a tale inspired by my family’s struggle to defeat the unmentionables.

Includes Bleed-Banishing Balm, Gnaw-be-Gone Purifying Poultice, Reanimate and Perambulate Smelling Salt.
The other major characters also have their own web presences, including OK Cupid profiles, Facebook accounts, Last.fm channels, and more.