Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lego Sniper

"Defender of Arso" lady sniper by Arkov.

When Adam Savage from Mythbusters went as No-Face at a convention

Adam Savage from Mythbusters is famous for the homemade costumes he wears to conventions.  One year, he went as No-Face from Spirited Away:

Funny thing happened at Comic-con when I wore it. I had a satchel of gold coins in my robe to give to people I was taking pictures with. But the Otaku (who were the most freaked out and happy to meet No-Face) kept putting the coins back into my hands. Took me awhile to realize that it's because it's bad luck to take coins from No-Face. I got chills. The cosplay that happens at the cons is like a new kind of theater that only the participants understand. I love diving into that world.
It's really pretty incredible watching him perform as No-Face in the second video.

*Buy Spirited Away toys at eBay.

Art roundup

The Angels Take Manhattan by Francesco Francavilla.

Death's Master available at eBay. Via.

Shoe advertisement via.

One of several recently uploaded Mirror's Edge wallpaper-sized screenshots.

Illustration by Shigeru Mizuki.  Via.

*Buy Doctor Who posters at eBay.

The latest Super Best Friends Forever short

Super Best Friends Forever #5: Solomon Grundy No Fight Girls.

*Buy Teen Titans toys at eBay.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Shaolin Cowboy

The Shaolin Cowboy cover by Scott Gustafson. Via.

*Buy pulp cover collections at Amazon.

Yes, Cool Pizza really is that good

Let me join everyone else in highly recommending Secret Library addictive game Cool Pizza, which is free at iTunes.  It's extra fun if you pretend the skate-boarding swordswoman is Jim Rugg's Street Angel.

And speaking of cheap iOS games, Dead Space is a dollar download right now.

Art roundup

Pokemon and more by Matthew Lau.

Alice, Red Riding Hood, and more by Anand Duncan.

Masters of the Universe castle designs by Kenny McGill.

Future Cop and more by Gobi.

Bossk, Spidey, and Blanka by Serapio Calm.

*Buy Masters of the Universe Toys at eBay.

He-Bro, Sintaur, and other custom Masters of the Universe figures

He-Bro, Sintaur, and other custom Masters of the Universe figures by Jon English/masterenglish.  I wasn't entirely clear, but I think the black knight and cyclopean steed are also by him, and part of a big custom display at Power-Con 2012:

*Buy Masters of the Universe Toys at eBay.

Art roundup

Wired looks at "the world's last pinball shop" and its new X-Men game.

Commission by Kristin Tercek (who just might be open to commissions if you ask really nice).

Catwoman by Choo.

Ginormica by Sheharzad Arshad.

Poster for The Croods.  Via.

*Buy Croods posters at eBay.

Friday, September 28, 2012

An new toy based on Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot?


Giant monsters attack our cities! Where have these strange beasts come from? What can be done to stop their deadly rampage? To save the world, we must…. 
The signature Kaiju from Geof Darrow and Frank Miller's legendary comic Big Guy And Rusty The Boy Robot, TAOKING has been reimagined in the style of classic Japanese toys. Standing approximately 9" tall and sculpted by Cosmo Liquid, TAOKING melts down with terrible rage! Cast in Meltdown Maroon vinyl with Red, Yellow, Orange, and Silver Sprays 
$95.00 each 
Available at Super7 booth beginning the first day of each show! (at NYCC)

*Buy Big Guy and Rusty toys and books at Amazon.

Link roundup

1.  Excellent United States map game.  Via.

2.  Before every screening at the upscale Arclight movie chain in Los Angeles, an usher introduces the film and talks about Arclight's high standards.  Looper director Rian Johnson posed as an usher during a midnight screening of the movie.

3.  From GQ's oral history of Cheers:
Kirstie Alley: It was a boys' club, and I do well in boys' clubs. Woody and I instantly hit it off. I was married, but he would show up at my house sometimes and stay over. One night he brought this girl to bang, and then in the middle of the night he decided he didn't want to, so he was knocking on my bedroom door: "Kirs? Kirs? Can you talk to me a minute? I'm just not into this chick." I said, "Woody, you have to take responsibility. I can't coach you into sleeping with her, but you need to go back there, dude." I think she was in the bedroom crying while we were chatting about this. I had the halfway house. I can't tell you how many nights I spent around my kitchen table, soothing broken hearts.  
Bebe Neuwirth: Kirstie saved me, in a way. [At the time], I had a terrible marriage, and I stayed at her house. She was wonderful—just a kind, big-hearted, filthy girl. Somehow she could be vulgar without being vulgar.
*Buy Looper posters by Mondo at eBay.

Meat Bun t-shirts (Sponsored)

My thanks to Meat Bun for sponsoring my RSS feed this week. Above is just a sampling of their t-shirts.   Right now you can get three shirts for $33.