Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Things That Blew Your Mind When You Were A Kid

Other mind blowing things include, but are not limited to: snow, magnets, people dressed in animal costumes, and jello.  -Raf

Source: Doghouse

Update for 08/27/2012

New Breakdowns & Restock!

Soldier Story Modern US Army in Afghanistan x4
Soldier Story WWII 442nd Henry Kano x4

Sideshow PT R. Lee Ermey x6

Dragon WWII British Terry Davies x1
Dragon WWII German Ludwig x1
Dragon WWII German Werner Lehmann x1
Dragon WWII German Rolf Wagner x2

Update for 08/24/12

New Breakdowns, New Pre-Order & Restock!

Hot Toys The Avengers: Nick Fury x6

Art Figures Raging Police (Steven Seagal) x4

Hot Toys X-Men 3 The Last Stand: Wolverine Boxed Figure

3R Heinrich Himmler x3

Dragon WWII US Scott x2
Dragon WWII US Dewey x1

Update for 08/23/12

Restock!

Soldier Story FCS Testing Team ACU Version x1

3R Adolf 1940-1945 x1
3R Toshiro Mifune x1

Superman and Wonder Woman Kiss in New Comic Book

‘Justice League’ #12: DC reveals Superman’s new leading lady… and it’s a doozy — EXCLUSIVE

by
Entertainment Weekly
When DC Comics rebooted its entire line of superhero titles last year, the publisher did away with Superman’s marriage to Lois Lane to pave the way for a new romance. Without further ado, EW can exclusively reveal that Superman’s new partner in love is no mere mortal, but a superhero icon in her own right: None other than Wonder Woman. herself. Their next level relationship begins in the pages of Justice League #12; click through to see the full cover!

Update for 08/22/12

Restock!

Zoloworld Grim Reaper (Including New Variant) x3 Each

Round 2 Captain Action, Spider Man & Captain America x2 Each

DID Captain Dan x2

Update for 08/20/12

New POPO (Pre-Order Part Out) & Restock!

Hot Toys DX Joker 2.0

Sideshow James Bond Dr No Sean Connery x1

Dragon Modern Gordon 2000AD x7
Dragon Modern Lam x3

3D Printing Adds an Innovative Approach to Stop Motion Filmmaking

Source: Major Technicality
Posted  by on Aug 17, 2012 in Interesting in Tech

True stop motion filming has been seen less and less in today’s feature films. Typically, 3D animation has moved in to replace this dwindling market. Still, there are some studios who keep the tradition going and have reinvented themselves to make use of emerging modern technologies. Laika, a stop motion studio based out of Portland, Oregon and responsible for films such as “Coraline” and the upcoming “ParaNorman”, has found an exceptional use for 3D printers in their film production.

They have tasked these printers to produce “replacement faces” that can be switched on their character models to show different expressions. A brilliant idea, as the faces can be designed through software tools and then printed ready to go with just a few minor touch-ups. This efficiency boost has allowed them to create over 1.5 million individual expression possibilities for just their main protagonist. Seem like a large number? It sure is. Jack Skellington in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” had barely over 800 expressions. “Coraline,” which was released in 2009, made some use of 3D printing and managed an inventory of 200,000 faces for its main character. Seeing the application of such a modern, fascinating technology used to bolster this type of filmmaking is remarkable. You’re going to want to Read More.

We Miss You Elvis. RIP

Update for 08/16/12

First some news. We’ve been offered Anjelica at wholesale, so we will be parting her out once she ships.
This will not likely happen with SWAT Gordon though since he’s already sold out.

Restock!

Hot Toys Captain America Red Skull x3

Sideshow GI Joe Rock & Roll x3

Shrunken Head Studios Bits & Pieces x6