Nothing can stop them: Avengers go designer toys

Hopefully these standing 3 3/4' tall vinyl Avenger figures created by Funko are just a small part of the whole Avenger movie toys shock wave to come. Out since March and April 2012 they are a mix of Funko's "POP!" style figures and "Bobble Heads" and mostly inspired by designer toys. Capt...


Hey! I'm the plush Avenger!

Funko created these 3.75" avenger plushies, just in time for the 2012 "Avengers" movie : Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and Nick Fury made for plush enthusiasts who love to give their favourite superhero a super hug once in a while. Also a great way to give your kids the right ideas...


Halloween – Night of the evil spirits

Halloween is a tradition largely believed to be of American origin. Well, brace yourselves: this isn’t true. Halloween is derived from the 16th century Scottish term "All Hallows’ Eve" – meaning October 31 – the evening before All Saints Day. It was celebrated in most parts of Great Britai...


Not quite MAD, but still crazy. PLOP!

Our find of the day: Plop!, "The New Magazine of Weird Humor!" is a 1970s comic book anthology published by DC Comics. It’s 24 issues ran September 1973 to December 1976, featuring a strange mix of horror and humor. Basil Wolverton created a new trademark on his 1973 Plop!-#1-cover when he...


Let's make a difference

Vampire vs. Nosferatu. What’s the diff? Well, Vampires are trendy and sexy in a dark annoying kind of way. They sometimes have great taste in music as well as a few other glamorous qualities. Francis Ford Coppola may have been the first to establish a certain mondane citizen-of-the-world-a...


For cryin' out loud! 50 years of Mars Attacks!

When Topps (under the name Bubbles Inc.) startet to release a series of trading cards in 1962 featuring artwork by science-fiction artist Wallace Wood and Norman Saunders – who painted the cards –, the story of the invasion of Earth by cruel, hideous Martians shocked and fascinated at the...


Har Har! Beware of the Domo Quees!

Toy2r is a Hong Kong based company responsible for the creation of a number of very successful designer toys and collectables. Founded in 1995 by Raymond Choy it soon turned into an internationally recognized company. Toy2r were pioneers of supporting the designer toy movement as we know i...


Sam Gambino's Tiki Art - Taste is the enemy of creativeness

"Tiki" is a funny word which in Polynesian mythology represents the first man or personification of a man and also the God of the artists. It stands for a phallic symbol and in Maori lore names "the procreative power of the god Tane" (and it’s quite clear what this means), who is responsib...


Zombies on their way to world domination

What about this sudden frenzy about a rare and almost extinct fringe group? Comic fans are going crazy, lining up for the latese issue of "Walking Dead", devouring AMC's TV series (sorry for being so graphic). Quite a number of i-phone apps help fans to create their own personal zombie eit...


Avengers – A fanboy's dream comes true

Marvel's "Avengers" hit cinemas May 4, 2012. The three hour raw cut of the film had been reduced to about 2 hrs, 15 min which makes it a worthy lenght to introduce the team of superheroes in an outstandingly cool storyline. Among others we will see Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Samuel...


State of the Art Steampunk Weaponry

Steampunk as a genre originates in the early to mid 80ies and has developed into a flourishing subculture over the years. Simply put it combines fiction, horror and fantasy with historic elements, mostly found throughout the Victorian Age. Anachronistic technology is a central element of s...


Buffy Season 9

Joss Whedon is taking Buffy back to basics. In a magic free world the Buffy universe pretty much becomes space-craft-steering-bug and witchcraft free. I'm relieved, though some of her friends don't really appreciate the sudden normal life Buffy has imposed on them with her latest lonesome...