Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Badger Badger Badger Badger Lyrics




Badger Tribute by São Paulo designer Gringo.
 How can you not love this?
More of Gringo's work can be view at his site Work, Gringo.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Autographed Robot Chicken Mo-Larr vs. Skeletor

Bragging Rights
Autographed Eternian Dentist Set and Color Changing Orko with Prince Adam.


While navigating my way through the craziness that is Comic Con, I had one of those right-place right-moment situations.

Seth Green and Matthew Senreich (Robot Chicken creators) were signing autographs and they agreed to sign this awesome Eternian Dentist set.

Seth even included some speech bubbles, quoting the episode.




Close up images of the autographs:
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Autographed by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich.


The infamous episode:






Toy Review:
Besides a missing tooth, Skeletor's face also has a grimace.
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Exclusive Missing Tooth Skeletor











Similar to their standard (non Robot Chicken MOTU figures), Mattel has images of the other He-Man toys on the back of the packaging. Except, in this set the figures are based off the Robot Chicken sketch.
The image of Grizzlor is hilarious, poor guy!
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Robot Chicken - Grizzlor














Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Futurama Delivery-Boy Man Comic

Delivery-Boy Man Futurama Comic San Diego Comic Con Delivery-Boy Man, written by Philip J. Fry.
This Special Edition Futurama Comic and iTunes card were handed out at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.


My favorite bonus features are the center-fold poster and letters to the editor section entitled: "Messages for the Messenger."








Delivery-Boy Man Futurama Poster.Delivery Boy Man Futurama Comic
Philip J. Fry, Delivery-Boy Man:

"Delivering the Goods .... Returning the Bads!"


Characters include:

- Sergio Aragones' Moustache
- Leelis Lane (Leela)
- Boxer the Robot (Bender) "Bite my shiny metal box!"
- Invader X










Background:
This comic is based off a hilarious episode of Futurama entitled, "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences," (a must see if you've ever been to the San Diego Comic Con).

In this episode, an alien named Lrrr attempts to conquer Earth but finds himself in the middle of the Comic Con 3010 costume contest aka the Masquerade. A sub-plot involves Fry's hopes to impress his friends by creating his own comic book that features himself as a muscular super hero called "Delivery Boy Man." Fry visits the booth of Sergio Aragones' head where a sign hangs above the booth reading, "Last Actual Comic Booth."

When I was handed a copy of Delivery-Boy Man at the real San Diego Comic Con, I didn't realize that it was for an episode of Futurama that had yet to air. It was awesome when I finally saw the episode having already learned some details from the funny sub-plot.

Fry revises his comic multiple times in the Futurama episode, so you have to have a copy of the SDCC Delivery-Boy Man to know Fry's finalized story.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Color Changing Orko Exclusive



 

















Orko, the powerful mage of Trolla who watches over and guides Prince Adam.



Apparently, Orko is not just some screw-up miscreant. The Bio on the back of this exclusive reveals some interesting facts about the Trollan. For example, on his home world Orko was very powerful but some hidden mystic properties of Eternia turned his magiks into little more than entertaining tricks.




    Comic Con Version:
  • Orko color-changes to clear.
  • His magic book features a color-change sticker that reveals the SDCC logo.
  • Fully-articulated Prince Adam with both angry and smirk heads, a light purple Power Sword, and a Half Power Sword in light purple.

The basic concept of the San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Orko, is that this Orko can magically disappear. In other words by dipping the figure in warm water he becomes translucent and clear.  The color change feature on this figure actually works really well, even just holding this exclusive Orko in your hand you will notice the color starting to shift. Orko's Spell book which also has a color changing feature is also really well done.

This toy reminds me of an episode of the old MOTU series entitled "Disappearing Act - in which Orko accidentally makes Prince Adam's sword disappear while trying to tidy up his messy bedroom. In this episode Orko tells Man at Arms, "Where I come from we never hada clean our rooms."


Masters of the Universe Episode - Disappearing Act

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Aerosmith & Cheaptrick Concert




Crappy photo from my phone of the Aerosmith / Cheaptrick Concert.
My only guess is that elven blood allows Steven Tyler, at 62 years old, to jump around like he did on stage tonight.


Hot Wheels Ectomobile

The real deal Ecto-1 was on display at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.

It was awesome to get up close to this vehicle however, I will admit I am suspcious if Mattel is trying to cash in on a potential Ghostbusters 3 movie.

I must still be hurt by the way Activision flaunted their Ghostbusters Videogame only to rip it from or hands in favor of obviously more suitable games like Spyro the Dragon and Ice Age...wtf!

Since Activision's major failure to release the Ghostbusters Videogame, I can't be lied to again! Will there or won't there be more to this franchise?




I was able to purchased this exclusive Ghostbusters Ecto-1 from the Hot Wheels booth. I had a couple for sale in my store, but they are no longer avaialable.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet

What do you get when you combine the height of Amazonian Engineering with the marketing genius of Mattel?

Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet!

This exact replica was originally created as an April Fool’s prank. There was so much demand from fans it went into limited production!








WW can interact with her jet via telepathy and sometimes uses electronic devices within her tiara to command the plane's course and flight patterns. The plane is completely cloaked to the naked eye, however the human target inside is still visible - genius?!




I guess Amazonian woman are more concerned with looking hot and kicking butt, than concealing any cargo inside.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Eternia Pine - Moss Man Deodorant

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One of my biggest fears at Comic Con is getting trapped in line next to someone stinky.

It ain't easy getting those exclusives. One must battle their way through seas of people and no matter how high they crank up that AC, all those nerds in there can't help but sweat over all the rad merchandise and scantily clad cosplay girls.

Luckily this year Mattel brought some relief with their exclusive Masters of the Universe Promo: Eternia Pine. However, as with most things nerdy, these pine-fresh sticks will probably never be cracked open but instead sit proudly on collectors shelves.


















(credits: Old Moss image was posted by Poe Ghostal on He-man.org message board)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Lord of the Rings Inspired Furniture




I have one word for this : Jealous.
OK, jk I have a few more words. If you are interesting in having something like this for yourself let me know. A friend of mine made this.

Kool-Aid, part II

Pink Swimmingo

Kool Aid Swimmingo
This post is a follow up to a previous entitled "Kool-Aid", where I share some facts about the various Kool-Aid mascots. You can view the previous post here.

OK, so by now you know I love me some Kool-Aid, but even I have to admit there is something not right with Pink Swimmingo.

As a child something inside told me this guy was a weirdo. Maybe it was 'cause I was such a huge Sharkleberry fan and this Pink Flammingo seemed like he was crouchn' in on Sharkleberry's territory.To be honest I've always felt kinda cheated that this flavor is basically pink lemonade. What exactly is pink lemonade?

Upon closer inspection of the packet I noticed something suspicious: a whistle and . . . toenails?!?!?
Swimmingo, you sicko!



Just for the record I have to show 
that normal flamingos do not have 
disgusting engorged toenails.

Look, I know Kool-aid's mantra is Wacky Wild Kool-Aid Style; but this guy seems pervy to me. On what basis should he have such creepy feet?
If Kool-Aid is about being krazy and no adults, then what is Swimmingo doing with that whistle? What is he trying?

The only people I know with whistles are yard-duties, cops, referees, and life-guards (adults who regulate fun).







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There he is up in that tree, voyeristic as ever.
Like I said, creepy.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Kool-Aid

Allow me to reflect on something truly dear to my heart:
Kool-Aid, that friendly giant pitcher of punch who is constantly bustn' through walls and messn' stuff up.

































(golden nectar?)



This 1970's Kool-Aid video leaves me asking one question, whose going to pay for that hole?

OK this one is undoubtedly weird, but it's Kool-Aid and I want some!

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One of things that made Kool-aid so great were his many awesome side-kick mascots.


1. Sharkleberry Fin - a freakn' pink shark with cool sunglasses! That shark is sweet and it should be noted that the Kool-aid man is riding on his back!




2. Purplesaurus Rex - the OG of purple dinosaurs, Kool-aid man traveled back in time to find him!












3.Incrediberry - if you like red, this flavor is for you! Check out Kool-aid man's outfit, pure radness.











4. Great Bluedini - oh man, just lookn' at that magical blue octopus makes me salivate. This guy doesn't need "cool-glasses" to perform his tricks.















5. Pink Swimmingo - Hmm? Is that guy suppose to be a life-guard?



6. Rock-A-Dile Red - Wait, another reptile? I'm noticing that 3 of 6 of the mascots could be considered viscious.












J. Scott Campbell Monster Green Sketchbook





















The Art Book sold by J. Scott Campbell at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con. It has tons of color images.



Characters in this book: The Savage Dragon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vamprella, Crimson, Spider-man, Bruce Campbell, Freddy, Jason, Rob Zombie, Lasy Death, Shera and Jungo, Frankenstein, Wolfboy, Fishman, Gi Joe, Destro, Cobra, Baroness, Rat Fink, Danger Girl, Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter, Chesire Cat, Darkstalkers, Ant, Masters of the Universe: Heman, Orko, She-ran, Skeletor, Man-at-arms, Mer-man, Starwars characters: Luke, Leia, Yoda, Lando, Chewy, Hans Solo, New X-men, and tons more.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lots-O'-Huggin Bear

Check out these videos released by Disney /Pixar to promote their Toy Story 3 movie.



I love the Japanese video, where the rabbit and Big Baby bow to Lotso!

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Mattel is also releasing a special Exclusive Lotso
available only from the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.


You can purchase this
exclusive Lotso in my store!

The Comic-Con Lotso figure is a 3-3/4" reproduction of the Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear character in Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3 movie.
It's flocked and strawberry scented just like the original Collectible diorama packaging features foil-stamping and original concept sketches from the film.

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Toy Review:
Lotso is part of a series of adult collection figures released by Mattel. The packaging is in the same style as the other figures - a window box with a foil name plate and concept art sketches of the figure on the back.
All of the figures are 3-3/4 inch, however Lotso does stand much taller than the others since he is essentially a large stuffed bear as opposed to a smaller action figure like Buzz Lightyear.

One of the best things about this collector's Lotso is that it is flocked vinyl, so it looks and feels soft but is actually hard and poseable like an action figure. The sculptors also did a great job capturing his "friendly-evil" facial expression seen in the movie.

Actually, I lied. It does have a great look and feel, but the best thing about this figure is that it smells delicious! Strawberry Cereal...nom nom.