Thursday, February 28, 2013

Raz Munny (Psychonauts)

Raz from Psychonauts as a Munny by Shaun Nakasone.

*See more custom toys at Toycutter.

Art roundup

Prints by Gregory Manchess for an upcoming Wizard of Oz-themed show.

One of Ming Doyle's many paintings for an upcoming art show.

Twin Peaks print by Adam Juresko on sale here.

New Parenthood print by Anthony Petrie.

Movie posters for Trance.

Link roundup

1.  Jess Nevins's annotations to League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Nemo’s Heart of Ice (available at Amazon).

2.  Kotaku tries to unravel the status of the Star Wars 1313 game.  I bet it's dead (especially since there were rumors even at the time of the trailer's release that the main character in the trailer was nothing more than a placeholder).  I bet Detours is dead, too, and Disney will focus with laser-like precision on the new movie franchises it's going to create.  (Same way Marvel comics and movies are working in unison now.)

3.  Spinning Iranian history and Argo.

4.  Animated version of the Laughing Squid logo.

Link roundup

1.  How to track your stolen laptop or smartphone.

2.  Artist offering commissions.

3.  The 11 Most Traumatizing Moments From "Return To Oz".

Glow in the dark Blade Runner t-shirt by Last Exit to Nowhere

The Snake Pit - - a brand new glow-in-the-dark Blade Runner-inspired t-shirt on sale at Last Exit to Nowhere.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New 60's Batman toys; Alien capsule toys

New preorders at the BBTS:

1966 Mezitz Batmobile with Batman and Robin.

Alien capsule toys by Kaiyodo.

Link roundup

1.  "The Dow is on the threshold of hitting its all-time high."

2.  "McDonald’s Has Names For Each Of The 4 Different McNugget Shapes."

3.  "Today's New York Times makes it so clear that the United States education system was our way of getting kids out of factories."

4.  The super cute Disney/Pixar blind-boxed minifigures I've previously mentioned are available for peorder at EE.

5.  My purchase of the day was the latest League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book, Nemo: Heart of Ice.  $5-8 at Amazon.

Art roundup

Hoth and Tatooine by Paul Pope from Star Wars Art: Comics.

Beer packaging by Bob Studio.

Vault of Bones title card.

Relatedly, Andy Ristaino posted Flame Princess designs.  (Also, here's a gif of the chainsaw boss.)

New Remember Me screenshot.

Drawing by Charles Santoso for Niko and the Sword of Light.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Link roundup

1.  Suri Cruise's decoy body double?

2.  Update on Andrew Sullivan's new site:

When Andrew Sullivan announced that he was taking his immensely popular blog, The Dish, independent and behind a metered paywall, he raised $333,000 in 24 hours. In the remainder of January, The Dish raised an additional $185,000. Then, on February 21, the site turned on its paywall, and so far this month it’s raised $93,000, Sullivan wrote Monday. That’s a total of $611,000 in a little under two months — about two-thirds of the $900,000 Sullivan believes the site needs to operate in its first year.

The pace of subscriptions is clearly slowing — it took a day to reach the first third of the funding The Dish needs in 2013, and nearly two months to raise the second third. How long will it take to raise that remaining $300,000 or so?
3.  Mouse deer look like some kind of creepy taxidermy experiment.

4.  And speaking of creepy nature, meet the Amazonian frog that practices "functional necrophilia."

5.  The Princess Leia prayer icon I posted last week is now on sale.

Thunderbirds TB2 Ship joins the Revoltech line

Revoltech Thunderbirds TB2 Ship available for preorder.

Posters for The Shining and Beasts of the Southern Wild

Posters for The Shining and Beasts of the Southern Wild, and mythological creature travel posters, all by Fro Design Co ($35-$45).

Link roundup

1.  Nintendo can probably afford a failure or two:

Nintendo has £6.7 ($10.5) billion in the bank and, even if making big losses every year, that considerable nest egg would keep the company going until 2052.
2.  Powerful post by a woman about struggling to preserve a marriage after being diagnosed with cancer.  Via.

3.  This tumblr has a great background.  Cool ring, too.

Monday, February 25, 2013

New Valiant Comics action figures?

Looks to me like David Vonner (formerly of Toy Biz and Hasbro) is teasing Shadow Man and Bloodshot action figures.  (I'd preorder a Magnus...)  Via.

Link roundup

1.  Nightmare fuel.

2.  Reasonably priced commissions.

3.  "[T]he ratio of debt to income for the average new vet[erinarian] is roughly double that of M.D.’s." The cost of a degree has skyrocketed and starting salaries have plummeted.

Art roundup

Posters for Argo by Kilian Eng and Zero Dark Thirty by Jock for Mondo. You can find dozens of the posters being scalped at ebay.

Famous Weapons by Daniel Nyari, available as a print.  He's also drawn famous robots.

Robots by Jan Ditlev.

Assault robot by Aaron Beck.

Last Exit to Nowhere posted some new styles and designs, including this Citizen Kane tee.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Art roundup

Finn and Jake by Marcos Krock.

Logo for Zheleznogorsk, a Russian town involved in nuclear research. Via.

Hunger Games victory tour posters.

Underworld police from Star Wars.

*Buy Soviet propaganda poster collections at Amazon.