If you happen to be in the Seattle area in March, George R.R. Martin will be presenting a show of artwork inspired by A Song of Ice & Fire at LTD Gallery. And among the items to be displayed and sold there, these caught our eye - hand-painted, wood-carved "action figures" complete with "battle damage" features and their own blister cards, by artist Mick Minogue.
It was a stipulation of the show that the art be based on the books and not the HBO series, presumably to avoid a glut of Emilia Clarke/Peter Dinklage fanfics. Minogue will be revealing 8 figures total, and says he may not stop there - stay tuned to his Facebook for further reveals, but in the meantime, if you want to see the Hound...More >>
Yeah, I think you know there was a fair involving toys...but what else happened this President's Day weekend? Lots, it turns out. With thanks to Kyle LeClair for the assist in compiling, this week's tipsters include: FakeAssName, skrag2112, Anyone00, rkwsuperstar, SlyDante777, troi, Dr.Gonzo82, Canadian.Scott, Citrus_King, Gallen_Dugall.
Keep reading for some of the weird and wonderful things you might have missed in our weekend open thread.More >>
Yes, nothing says true love like a guy in a goofy costume pursuing you in his neon yellow helicopter that, based on everything we know about science and vehicles, shouldn't actually work at all.
Chicago-based cartoonist Mark Anderson recently picked up these '66-era cards on eBay, and they give you a sense of where the comics were right around the time the Adam West show came out. Of course, we never got goofy dragons on the show, though I have no doubt Batman could have slain them with true love, had it been necessary.
Check out the rest over at Andertoons, including a weird one that tries to make the Penguin endearing to the ladies.
Who were those stylish, square-masked individuals? Perhaps one of many things you missed over the weekend, some of which have been slapped together into this one big-ass post for your enjoyment.
This week's items compiled with the assist of SlyDante777, including tips from himself and Citrus_King, rkwsuperstar, Patch999, James.k.Polk, troi, Anyone00, Dr.Gonzo82, Gallen_Dugall, clone_boy99, aidan.jeans.More >>
If you're in the Dallas area tomorrow, a group of TR regulars are planning to meet up around midday at the Sci-Fi Expo in Irvine. Email eventmeetupdfw-at-gmail.com if you're interested in attending. I can't make it, myself - got my father-in-law's belated memorial to attend.
Here are a few items still on my desktop before we call it a week:
-If James T. Kirk were a woman, wouldn't she just stay home and fondle herself?
-It's a zombie schoolgirl arcade game that turns into a dance game! It is, of course, Japanese.
-Crime dog McGruff really let himself go.
-Ye Olde Facebook, from 1902.
-Goat Simulator: The Game. Most likely not going to be made for real, but would you not play the shit out of it?
-Sweded feature-length Robocop, with some unique scene interpretations.
-The best 10 minutes of all three Bayformers movies - the transformations.
-Speaking of which, a trailer for Transformers Universe Online. Looks to be using Prime designs.
-Gary Oldman will probably be in the next Star Wars. You may remember he was to play General Grievous originally but declined because of union strikes.
-Live-action Patlabor trailer.
Some of these tips are from SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall and Anyone00
There was the Superbowl.
There were commercials.
It's easy to imagine you might have missed anything else that happened. So here are the highlights of the open-thread reader submissions. This week's tipsters include James.k.Polk, Anyone00, SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall, scarfdemon, Citrus_King, skrag2112More >>
If you weren't glued to your computer all week, here are some of the stories you missed from the open thread. Submissions this week came from Anyone00, SlyDante777, Timely-Tardis-Lego, NOT.DrAbraxas, Gallen_Dugall, troi, skrag2112, Rx79immigrant84, rkwsuperstar, James.k.Polk.More >>
It's a long weekend for me because of the MLK holiday on Monday, so have fun taking this page extra long. Before I leave off, though, a few items I didn't have room for today...
-Batman Vs. Superman Featuring Wonder Woman and Others has been pushed back a year to 2016. Official word is that it's to give the visuals time enough, but I've also heard Affleck might have injured his leg.
-A company called 3D Babies is offering life-size 3D models of your fetus, based on ultrasound photos. Not creepy in the least. (h/t FakeAssName)
-Yes, Marvel Select's new Movie Spider-Man figure will come with the fireman hat.
-Rumor: Boba Fett to be retconned for stand-alone movie. Clone version will reportedly be killed by someone else who steals the armor just before the OT era. Does this mean we get to un-dub Temeura Morrison's redubbed lines in the Empire Blu-ray?
-New teaser for Showtime's Penny Dreadful, featuring Frankenstein, Dracula and Dorian Gray, looks like a classy reboot of LXG. No, not Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic - LXG the movie version that made him madder than he's ever been since the last thing that made him mad.
-New Maleficent footage shows it to be more of a shot-for-shot remake than I think anyone would have hoped.
-More concept art from the Gore Verbinski Bioshock movie that'll never happen because nobody wants to spend Lone Ranger-level money on an R-rated film. (h/t SlyDante777)
Happy weekend, all. Maybe consider discussing these stories before doing the customary instant document dump?
Just a suggestion. Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
Collecting highlights from all the all the tidbits you might have missed over the weekend.
Everyone LOVES to bash The Simpsons on the weekend thread. But I dare you try and bash this.
This week's contributors include Anyone00, Timely-Tardis-Lego, rkwsuperstar, SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall, troi, skrag2112, andre_morello, troi.More >>
Wanna score yourself a gray T-shirt with the above logo on it? Sure you do. It's free.
Okay, so...earlier today, we found written descriptions of what, supposedly, the new movie Ninja Turtles, April, Splinter and Shredder will look like. But no pictures.
MAKE ME THE PICTURES. In any medium (no animation or animated gifs, though - static images only. You can sculpt, but the submission will be the photo of your sculpt.). You can draw up a movie poster, a scene from the movie, a rendering of the potential toys in package...it just has to include at least one of the characters as described in that article. Then post it below in comments.
Obligatory contest rules & stuff: you must be a registered commenter with an email address on your profile. I have NO mens XL shirts, and limited L/XXL. If you choose a men's or women's SMALL, you have the option of the old-style shirt with the robot on it. Enter as often as you like: I will pick TWO winners, but both of them could theoretically be the same person.
Contest ends Monday at noon. Get drawing!