Saturday, June 23, 2012

Convention Madness - SDCC 2012 : mixo Exclusive T-Shirt Booth # 4633

mixo NEWS - DC KookyCrafts

From the Mixo blog .. 

Hey Mixo Maniacs! We just got some pics of our upcoming Mixo Kookycraft DC Comics papercraft figures from our printer and they are looking fantastic! We had to change the original plan to emboss the sheets and went with a brilliant spot varnish/UV coating that's really make the details stand out!

BAT NEWS - Fly In The ORIGINAL 1966 BATMAN MOVIE BATCOPTER at Meadowlands NJ Fair June 22nd To July 8th, 2012

The ORIGINAL 1966 BATMAN MOVIE BATCOPTER is at the Meadowlands NJ Fair RIGHT NOW and this is your chance to take a ride! Captain Gene Nock will have his iconic BAT-COPTER there from June 22nd To July 8th, 2012. For more information be sure to check out this video and also visit the NJFAIR.COM website!

* the info in this post stolen from the Bat-Blog .. Thanx Tommy !!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rest In Peace - Leroy Neiman : A Completely Original Artist

 LeRoy Neiman, whose distinctive, vibrantly colored paintings of sports figures and athletic events made him as famous as many of the athletes he drew, died on Wednesday at age 91.
Neiman, a showman known for his handlebar mustache, sometimes painted live on television during major events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, helping make him one of the world's most commercially successful contemporary artists.
Among his subjects were boxing's Muhammad Ali, former New York Jets football star Joe Namath and baseball greats Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio.
Neiman had just published his memoirs, "All Told," which came out days before his 91st birthday on June 8.
"He had a happy birthday. He was so happy to see his memoir published," said Gail Parenteau, his publicist.
She said he died at Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan of natural causes. He had been hospitalized there in 2010 with vascular problems that required life-saving surgery to remove his right leg above the knee, she said.
By coincidence, his latest work - a multicolored golf ball 4 feet in diameter and completed in April - went on display in Chicago on Wednesday, said his archivist, Tara Zabor.
Neiman was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on June 8, 1921, and was of Turkish and Swedish descent "as near as I can figure out," according to his official website.
A child of the Great Depression whose father abandoned his family at a young age, Neiman enlisted in the U.S. military in 1942, later taking part in the invasion of Normandy and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, according to a biography provided by Parenteau.
On returning home, he attended Chicago's School of the Art Institute on the G.I. Bill.
He became a contributing artist for Playboy magazine in the 1950s and established a friendship with its founder, Hugh Hefner, one of many famous friends including Frank Sinatra and Ali.
He painted about a dozen portraits of Ali, Zabor said, befriending the boxer when he was still known as Cassius Clay.
Neiman said he ignored advice that working with Playboy would ruin his career as a legitimate artist.
"But Playboy was liberating," he wrote in his memoir. "I was drawn to it and went for it full throttle. ... I lived my life as I wanted to live it and screw what happens. I always stayed in tune with my own ambitions and attitudes and I'm still my intractable old self, for better or worse."
Patty Otis Abel, a contributor and editor on his memoir, said Hefner appreciated that Neiman came from a fine arts background.
"Hugh wanted to be able to combine a fine art and more of a commercial sensibility, and he felt that's what LeRoy brought," Abel said.
Neiman was named official artist of the Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid and Sarajevo in 1980 and 1984 and the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, cementing his image as a painter of athletic themes. He also painted U.S. presidents, jazz musicians, Las Vegas gamblers and the animals of Africa in addition to authoring 15 books.
Abel agreed he was a showman.
"There was always a genuine aspect to it," she said. "It was never phony. This was a genuine guy and a true original."

Funko Collection Update - Series 3 Star Wars POP! Complete

Plus .. my last order of the SDCC stuff I made for this year !!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Around the World in 80 Plates - Episode 7 : Thailand

Exotic Thai markets and muddy rice paddies overwhelm one contestant, throwing her off course. The chefs hit the Thai streets to convince skeptical locals that their food is authentic.

First team through the Course 
wins the Takeover advantage ..

the Essential Ingredient. 

the Course

WINNER - the BOYS  Team
John & Nookie

Essential Ingredient - 
Cooking Two Dishes

the Takeover

WINNER - the BOYS Team
John & Nookie
Immunity @ Next City - 

Bye ... Jenna
You got tossed under the bus .. bitch !!!

Check back here on Thursday's after the new episodes ..
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Around the World in 80 Plates
    Bravo's 80 Plates Website

Funko NEWS - KISS : Mini Wobblers Set


Convention Madness - SDCC 0212 : "Fonzo" Glows in the Dark @ Freak Store Booth # 4836

More SDCC 2012 news... and why not?!?!? The folks over at Freak Store are really pushing their very first vinyl figure "Fonzo", and rightfully so as it's a cut little adorable dog, and we just got word that he will make an appearance at SDCC 2012 in an all new GID colorway... SWEET!!!! 
The 6" Fonzo is a limited edition of 100 pieces for SDCC and they will be available at Gary Ham's booth #4836. Do not miss the chance to take home Fonzo autographed by Gary in this sweet new colorway! No word on a price just yet... but we are assuming it will be around $60 a piece.

* this article stolen from the Spanky Stokes blog !!

Custom Crazed - NYPD & LAPD FATCAP's by SketOne

Available on June 22nd at 12pm (EST) are a pair of 8" NYPD & LAPD Custom FATCAPs done by SketOne - with only 10 of each style produced worldwide. While price is currently undetermined, know that each figure comes signed and numbered, and as well includes a working light "that shines and rotates", and a custom billy club accessory, and a custom crash guard. 

* this article stolen from the ToysREvil blog !!

Convention Madness - SDCC 2012 : Action Figure Xpress Booth 3345 Black Widow Statue

Available at Action Figure Xpress Booth 3345! Limited Edition of 2000, Kotobukiya is proud to present an all-new rendition of the popular marvel Comics character: Black Widow Covert Ops Gray Costume Limited Edition Bishoujo Statue. Sculpted by Masahiro Takahashi (based on an illustration by Shunya Yamashita, famed Japanese illustrator) hints at Black Widow's past with the inclusion a Hawkeye mask on the base. This new release brings Black Widow to life in a larger 1/7 scale sculpt to match the current (and future) scale of the Bishoujo line. Dynamic pose captures Black Widow in action lending a sense of movement to the entire piece, and includes interchangeable parts to display with or without the knife. Display alongside other Marvel Bishoujo statues like the X-23 or the upcoming Storm!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Convention Madness - SDCC 2012 : Attaboy -- Punchy the Clown Dudebox

Attaboy will be pre-releasing his brand new 7.5" 'Punchy the ClownDudebox vinyl @ SDCC. Punchy, a clown bear, isn't the brightest tool in the shed, having accidentally ripped off his arm in his attempt to throw a wicked punch. The figure will be released from the Hi-Fructose booth (#4939) beginning on Thursday (6.12) @ Noon for $50. Attaboy will be at the booth to sign the figures.

* this article stolen from the Vinyl Pulse blog !!