Being that the release of the Captain America: The First Avenger movie is just behind the corner it comes as no surprise that Hot Toys is also gearing up to release a collectible figure based on the Comic Book hero’s movie version. The authentic looks of the 1:6 figure and add ons like the iconic shield and an assault rifle (?) make this one hot toy. Damn, if these action figures were around when I was growing up. Maybe I need to get Maxwell one of the collectible figures, at least once he gets into the age when he learns how to appreciate action figures, he would be the coolest kid on the block (as if he wasn’t already). Nicely done Hot Toys!
Now this is something I consider the coolest thing I’ve seen today. Craftsmanship comes in many forms as we have discussed in the past, robotics being one of these forms. Japan has strong foundation on robotics, with the introduction of automata or self-operating machines working on clock-work already intruduced back in the Edo period (300 years ago). These Karakuri is an amazing tradition with modern day craftsmen still creating these early form of robotics using age old techniques. The video by Matthew Allard is definitely worth a watch.
This is probably like the third post on this particular collaboration but when something this cool comes along, it just needs to be shared. Needless to say I’m a big fan of the joint venture project between coolrain and MINDstyle, in association with the NBA of course. The NBA Collector Series 1 features a number of NBA players in a unique collectible figure form. It’s all in the details. I really hope to cop one of the figures on my desk. Probably won’t have the space for the entire collection but one should suffice. Check out pictures of the collection below and for more detailed pictures check out J.M.E.
You know we are regularly posting cool LEGO findings on the blog, from LEGO Angry Birds to Millenium Falcon made entirely of LEGOs. Today’s finding might be among the coolest things I have seen. A Kaws-Milo Dissected figure made entirely of LEGOs from Schneider Cheung. I mean the original figures are cool on their own but this piece… Words are barely enough to express this piece of work, so let the pictures do the talking. Impressive, most impressive as Darth Vader himself would put it.
More pictures after the jump.
Relationships always have their ups and downs but sometimes its the hobbies or interests of the other party that can really stir trouble in paradise. Of course it’s all about understanding but when the other party is obsessed enough with whatever his/her interest might be, it’s sure to cause a problem. One such issue could be collections. Whether it’s video games, action figures, jeans or T-shirts, everyone has their tolerance levels. One housewife just came to an end of her tolerance level with her husband’s action figure collection.
You might remember the awesome NBA figures/collectibles by MINDstyle and Coolrain? The other day I came across an awesome set of photos for the NBA Collector Series by these two toy/design houses. The figures themselves are just awesome, but when you combine great surrounding for the photoshoot you get something even better. At least the pictures made me smile.
LEGO and Star Wars mix well. I think that’s already obvious with number of successful LEGO Star Wars games and of course the LEGO Star Wars series. I myself have bought and built few of the pieces and I still have fond memories of building Boba Fett’s Slave I ship and countless other Star Wars ships with my brother back in the day. Now, LEGOLAND California is bringing in some heavy duty (and light) Star Wars inspired pieces such as huge Millenium Falcon built entirely of LEGOs. I think this part of LEGOLAND is something every Star Wars fan should visit, in case they’re wondering around at LEGOLAND. This again highlights why LEGO still inspires some really, really awesome creations. Awesome stuff.
There is no doubt that the greatest export product from Finland (after us) is the Angry Birds. Personally I don’t really get what the game is really all about, but then again I only tried the game once on my iPhone and that was it. I don’t have any other games on my phone for that matter. But many people love these angry, winged fiends and their pig dropping antics. Or whatever they might be called.
This one’s the random post of the week. Something I came across with at J.M.E. today and could not resist sharing with all y’all. We all know Japan is famous for a number of just to say interesting toys and collectibles, not to mention movie Monsters like Gojira. Well, when you combine these two elements you get something like the Japanese Kaiju Doll BECKOS and TSUNOGON. I have to admit I have not even heard of these two fellas before but find the below ad and video clips hilarious. It seems that the girl in the ad likes TSUNOGON but I am not sure if she’s horrified or happy to meet BECKOS, whom surely seems to have the hots for the girl. Hmm, maybe I need to get Maxwell a BECKOS for birthday later this year? You know, just to replace the usual Batman action figures and such. Not that he’s old enough for action figures yet anyways. Still Wayto go BECKOS and TSUNOGON!
Who doesn’t love LEGO? The endless source of inspiration that consists of numerous little blocks and pieces that together can form anything from castles to space ships and everything in between. Well what better way to visualize this than in a video dedicated to the creativity and inspiration LEGO is all about. Check it out.