Monthly Archives: January, 2010

Product Preview: Avatar Giclee Limited Edition (Pre-Order)

Since Avatar will be the #1 grossing movie of all time in the next few days, I thought I would do a product preview on the limitd edition Avatar Giclee. So, if James Cameron asks for a $300 million dollar budget on his next film, do you think he will get it now that he has the #1 and #2 movies of all time?

Check with Dan at the store to see if we are getting these in stock at customerservice@toyanxiety.com.

‘Aerial Battle’

Framed Giclee on Paper
Fine Art Print

Limited Edition: 150

Manufactured by: Acme Archives

Price: US $549.99 (Sideshow Collectibles)

  • Item Status:
    pre-order

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the limited edition fine art AVATAR print collectibles from ACME Archives. These giclee prints each feature custom matting and framing specially designed for each piece by Parker Jordan Fine Art.

The ‘Aerial Battle’ Fine Art Print features:

  • Limited Edition Giclee on Paper

  • 125 piece hand-numbered edition

  • Comes with Certificate of Authenticity

  • Print measurements: 10″ H x 21″ W

  • Size (Including Frame): 14″ H x 26″ W x 2″ D

James Cameron takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption, discovery and unexpected love as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. Conceived 14 years ago and over four years in the making, this epic action-adventure-fantasy breaks new ground in delivering a fully immersive, emotional story and reinvents the moviegoing experience.The visual scope of the aerial battle between RDA and the Na’vi was motivated by epic military campaigns of the 20th century. By seamlessly integrating the elements of familiar gunship warfare in an otherworld environment, illustrator Ryan Church achieved in this design the film’s standard of balance between reality and fantasy.

Product Update for 01/25/2010

*Update for 01/25/10*

New Breakdown, New Additions, & Restock!

Ignite Napoleon’s Imperial Guard

Many various head sculpts
Several DID Civil War Parts

Hot Toys Joker (Regular 1st Version)
Hot Toys Wolverine

Dragon WWII French Serge Bernier
Dragon Coldstream Guards Miles Gates
Dragon 2000 AD Gordon

Ignite Gladiator

Avatar Moves to No. 2 with Record Sixth Weekend

The Avatar juggernaut rolled on this weekend, as it left The Dark Knight in its wake to become the second-highest grossing movie in North America box office history, according to Fox’s estimates released on Sunday morning. Its $36 million haul is the biggest sixth weekend in history, and its still earning about $10 million a weekend than Titanic was a this stage of its run, so the all-time record is now assured.

Avatar’s international gross reached an estimated $1.288 billion over the weekend, putting it just just $2 million behind Titanic’s all-time record. Once full figures are in, it may actually have topped the record, and, if not, it will surely do so on Monday.

Product Update for 01/23/2010

*Update for 01/23/10*

New Breakdown!

Hot Toys Terminator Salvation John Connor Final Battle Version

WETA ANNOUNCES RANGE OF DISTRICT 9 COLLECTIBLES

Weta Collectibles announced that they are very proud and excited to be able to announce a range of limited edition collectibles from District 9, Neill Blomkamp’s acclaimed 2009 movie.

The collectibles are of course created by the same artists and craftspeople who created the original designs, props and creatures in the movie.

Further detailed announcements will follow shortly.

For you folks not familiar with Weta, there are two distinct arms to their company, Weta Workshop and Weta Digital. Below is a blurb from their web site.

Each business has its own website. This site is for fans, friends and artists, as well as clients of Weta Workshop. You can visit Weta Digital’s website here.

Weta Workshop is a five time Oscar winning conceptual design and physical manufacturing facility servicing the world’s entertainment and creative industries”

Well, that’s roughly how we sum up our company to our clients. And it’s correct. That’s what we do.

  • We’ve enjoyed a long and highly creative relationship with filmmaker and Weta co-owner Peter Jackson since the beginning of his career, working on films from Meet The Feebles through to The Lord Of The Rings trilogy (Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, Return Of The King) and King Kong.

  • The Weta Workshop team designed and crafted the armour, props, weapons and cultures for The Chronicles Of Narnia.

  • We built miniature ships for Master & Commander

  • We’ve built a fully functional Warthog for Microsoft’s Halo3 game promotional films

  • And much more – check out all the movies we’ve worked on.

But Weta is so much more than that…

  • Our artists created Dr Grordbort’s Rayguns. And a whole range of limited edition collectible sculptures, crafted by the very same artists who work on our movies.

  • We make award winning children’s TV shows.

  • We make public art and displays for events, exhibits and concerts

  • If it’s fun, creative and challenging, we’re into it!

And we love to engage with fans and other creative people…

That’s why our website is quite different from other companies in the filmmaking business. It includes a lot of stuff for you. The fan. The one who watches the movies. We’re all fans of something in here, be it movies, gaming, TV shows or beautiful art. So we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Disneyland Trip/NFFC Disneyana Show and Sale

We took our grandson to Disneyland for the MLK holiday weekend. Friday was a very good day to go on rides and we only had to wait a few minutes for each ride. As usual, the Park was great.

We also went to the NFFC Disneyana Show and Sale on Sunday. I was a bit disappointed that none of the usual autograph signers were there such as Margaret Kerry as Tinkerbell. I had promised some folks at work that I would try to get them autographs and pictures, but had to settle for the already signed 8x10s available at the show.

I love the Disneyana shows but have to offer an observation. I am interested in seeing all of the vintage historical items from the inception of Disneyland through today. However, the show seems to be primarily populated by Disney pin vendors. I think the pins look cool and all that, but consider them personally to be the crack cocaine of Disneyland. I was bitten by the pin collecting bug a few years ago and it wasn’t until I saw how many pins I had that I realized I had to go cold turkey. I still like to look at them, but am very hesitant to buy them.

Typically the January show is smaller than the July show, so hopefully, we will see more vintage Disneyana in July along with some of our favorite guest signers.

Here are some pictures from our trip.

 

Product Update for 01/21/2010

*Update for 01/21/10*

New Breakdowns!

Hot Toys Terminator Salvation T-600 Weathered

Sideshow Star Wars: AOTC Phase 1 Clone Trooper

Tim Burton Tells Sleeping Beauty Villain Maleficent’s Story

By Sophie Eager
National Ledger
Jan 20, 2010
  
 
Director Tim Burton is reportedly planning to tell Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent’s story in a new movie. The 51-year-old film-maker will release his movie adaptation of Alice in Wonderland in March, which stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

Tim Burton Tells Sleeping Beauty Villain Maleficent's Story?
Tim Burton Tells Sleeping Beauty Villain Maleficent’s Story?
But, not content with just one Disney flick, Burton is now said to be planning an adaptation of the Disney movie Sleeping Beauty but wants to tell the story of its villain Maleficent.

According to reports, Burton is looking to develop the movie as a type of live-action flick.

Storylines that could be explored in the film include why the witch hates the three fairies and what she has against Aurora’s parents.

Product Update for 01/20/2010

*Update for 01/20/10*

Restock!

Sideshow Indiana Jones Henry Jones
Sideshow Star Wars Rebel Fleet Trooper
Sideshow Star Wars Palpatine/Sidious

Hot Toys Resident Evil 5: Albert Wesker
Hot Toys The Dark Knight: DX01 the Joker

Ignite Viking
Ignite Viking II
Ignite Viking Mercenaries

Product Update for 01/18/2010

*Update for 01/18/10*

New Breakdowns & Restock!

Hot Toys X-MEN Origins: Wolverine

Mattel Ghostbusters Egon Spengler

Ignite Julius Caesar

Ignite Napolean

DID Napoleonic Series Eric

Hot Toys Terminator Salvation John Connor
Hot Toys Terminator Salvation Marcus Wright
Hot Toys Goemon Saizo Kirigakure
Hot Toys Goemon Cha Cha Asai

Sideshow Star Wars Lando Calrissian
Sideshow Star Wars Grand Admiral Thrawn
Sideshow Star Wars Darth Vader
Sideshow Star Wars Princess Leia
Sideshow Star Wars Leia Boushh
Sideshow GI Joe Cobra Officer
Sideshow GI Joe Cobra Sniper

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