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

moss man eternia pine deodorant Moss Man Eternia Pine
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!

video



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.