Friday, January 31, 2014

Alexander Mandradjiev posted a bunch of interesting movie concept art.

Best Madden gifs ever

"I released every member of the Seahawks and Broncos that I possibly could, and replaced them with a total of 82 players I created. "

The resulting gifs are better than anything we'll see on Sunday.

Variety says, "Warner Bros. Pictures has cast Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the upcoming Superman/Batman film."

Art roundup

Ken Taylor's Alice in Wonderland poster for Mondo and Disney.

Two by Mark Facey, who has prints on sale here.

Chicken rider by Le Tang.

Tattoos by Curtis Burgess.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

NECA's Booker DeWitt action figure

In the back, I believe that's NECA's Booker DeWitt action figure.

Art by Gunel.

Brent Engstrom posted a bunch of new Garbage Pail Kids paintings.

*Buy GPK Series 3 cards at Amazon.

Captain Marvel is a playable character in iOS game Marvel Run Jump Smash!, 99 cents at iTunes.

The Raid: Redemption [Blu-ray] is $5 (82% off) at Amazon.

Griffith Park, Los Angeles -- Fro Design Co's latest Mythic Beasts poster.

Vanity Fair headline:

Jennifer Lawrence Damaged Some Of Her American Hustle Costumes With Dorito Dust

I'm hoping the Salt Lake Tribune is some sort of parody site?

Up to 40 kids at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City picked up their lunches Tuesday, then watched as the meals were taken and thrown away because of outstanding balances on their accounts — a move that shocked and angered parents.

From Grantland's article on CM Punk supposedly quitting the WWE:

After Sunday’s Royal Rumble, rumors also began circulating that Punk had suffered a concussion during the event. Rewatching the Rumble, it appears that Punk is working at about half-speed roughly from the point when Alexander Rusev hits him with the press Samoan Drop. At about the 12-minute mark, you can see a referee checking on him as he slumps in the corner. He continues on but spends long stretches of the match lying docilely on the edge of the apron or doubled over against the ropes, away from the conflict. That’s not totally unusual for a Royal Rumble match, of course, but Punk’s inaction was peculiar. Wrestlers have clear signals to their cohorts that they’re not to be messed with, and Punk’s postures throughout the match indicate such signaling. Around the 28-minute mark, after Sheamus enters (which occurs as Punk is being set up for the Shield’s triple powerbomb; it’s unclear if they hit it), Punk can be observed hiding out beneath one of the turnbuckles. Soon after, JBL comments that “Punk’s doing the smart thing — staying out of harm’s way.” Punk exited the match when his rival Kane, whom he had previously eliminated, yanked him out of the ring, then tossed him into the ring barrier, drove him headfirst into the steel ring steps, and finally choke-slammed him through the announcers’ table. If Punk did sustain a concussion and we’re assuming it occurred sometime earlier in the match, Kane’s moves didn’t cause Punk’s head injury, but they couldn’t have helped.

"A Russian company captured seven orcas in the sea of Okhotsk last summer, northeast of Japan, and is preparing to ship two of them to its aquarium in Sochi to cash in on the Olympics."

Link roundup

1. American McGee’s Spicy Horse studio has spent a touch more on Akaneiro: Demon Hunter than it raised on Kickstarter...As McGee puts it, 'In simple math: We’ve spent $2 million, we’ve made $300k, we’re 'in the hole' $1.7 million.'"

2. The NY Times looks at the stunt players used for motion capture in Madden football:

Though the likenesses of quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning fill the video game, N.F.L. players do not portray themselves because of the risk of injury. The stunt players are journeymen like Mr. Nazel, who have collegiate and some professional experience, if not in the N.F.L. They are paid $1,000 a day and expenses for a one-week shoot; EA Sports organizes up to four shoots a year, so many stunt players act in movies and commercials to make ends meet. Some, though, hope their Madden NFL experience will catapult them into the N.F.L. 
“Everywhere I go, they call me the Madden Man,” said Kenny Bell, 33, a wide receiver and kick returner for Hofstra University, who has been a stunt player since 2003. “Why not put me in? You know what that would do? It will make history.”
3. "It takes 53 gallons of water to produce a single egg." And that's nothing compared to a bar of chocolate.

Link roundup

1. "Fill out the entry form below for a chance to win a set of twelve custom postcards, featuring photos taken by Lauren Beukes while she was researching The Shining Girls."

2.  Rattleballs storyboard.

3. "Quiznos is facing an existential crisis: it's struggling with $600 million in debt, and its total number of franchises has plunged from 3,000 to 2,100 in just two years."

4. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human is $1.99 at Amazon today.

Art roundup

Avengers by Travis Charest.

The Terminator by Marco D'Alfonso.

Japanese Jaws 2 poster available at ebay.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"Lenovo is buying Motorola Mobility from Google. This is the division within Google that the company purchased in 2011 for $12.5 billion. Motorola Mobility will go to Lenovo for $2.91 billion."

Kofi Kingston's Six Million Dollar Man-esque jump to avoid elimination at the Royal Rumble

Some impressive athleticism by Kofi Kingston.

Art roundup

Concept art by Eduardo Pena.

Scaredy Cat poster by JJ Harrison for Mondo.

Classic Planet of the Apes figures by NECA available for preorder.

Banana Guards from Adventure Time: Rattleballs.

*Buy Looney Tunes toys at Amazon.

Robotech: The Complete Set is $40 (instead of $90) at Amazon:

One of the first-ever anime imports, this saga spans several generations of mankind's fight for freedom. ROBOTECH: THE COMPLETE SET includes the remastered versions of all 85 episodes from the three Robotech Wars: THE MACROSS SAGA, THE ROBOTECH MASTERS and THE NEW GENERATION. It also includes the ROBOTECH: 2-MOVIE COLLECTION featuring the fan favorite - THE SHADOW CHRONICLES - and the latest film, LOVE LIVE ALIVE, as well as a bonus disc.

The Seattle Seahawks logo is most likely based on a Kwakwaka’wakw transformation mask that opens while the wearer is dancing.

New NECA action figure preorders: NES paint scheme Predator, Team Fortress 2 Engineer and Spy.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Marvel Legends Infinite Series - Captain America The Winter Soldier Wave 02 with Black Widow, Winter Soldier, and the rest of the Mandroid build-a-figure parts is now available for preorder.

Laurence Fishburne stars as Morpheus in the new Kia Super Bowl commercial

Art roundup

Dredd commission by Chris Weston.

Catwoman by Yingjue Chen.

Alien by Anthony Petrie.  His new Wolf Of Wall Street print just went on sale, too.

Paper toy creature available for free download.

Future Sentinel from Days of Future Past.

1/4-scale Enterbay Robocop 3 Robocop with multiple faces, jetpack available for preorder (expensive).

Cardboard and paint homemade Portal gun.

From Tom Hiddleston's audition to be Thor.

From the latest batch of soccer-style NFL logo redesigns.

Banana Guards chilling (and helmetless?) in "Rattleballs," the latest, great episode of Adventure Time. Rattleballs concept art posted here and here.

*Buy dollhouse gumball machines at Amazon.

Watch the latest episode of Dan Harmon's Rick and Morty

A monster invasion (briefly) rekindles a loveless marriage in the latest episode of Adult Swim's dark and twisted Rick and Morty.

Monday, January 27, 2014


Gifs from in development game Irkalla. Via.

Available for preorder in February, threeA's various Iron Man colorways.