Things have been pretty quiet here on the blog for the past few weeks, due to some major hours being logged in up at the shop, coupled with preparing for the next wave of stuff centering around the return of Glyaxia. Hopefully when everything comes into clearer focus, you will enjoy what you see.
Speaking of the next round, the tentative release date has been scheduled for Sunday, May 4th at 9:30PM EST. Production of the new Glyaxia order has taken a bit, as extra time was required to nail the fit and finish on all the stuff. It's been a while since we've run so much vinyl, so a few things had to be pulled off the shelf and reactivated to produce everything that we wanted to fit into this assortment.
The timing bump to May also effectively ends the monthly release schedule for 2014, which in light of the heavy frequency of offerings from across the boards, may not be such a bad thing. Some months may run in succession again, but the space between the big and little waves will spread out some more. It was fun to push the envelope, but the accompanying risk of overload has been clearly illustrated and we're tweaking the plan to keep the ship on track.
Thank you for all the feedback so far this year, your individual opinions really do make a difference and we take everything into consideration as each decision is made around here.
Pics of the new selections will start to filter in this week, along with a few sneaks from the latest projects being worked on at the shop!
Geek-film activity of the week goes to "X-Men: Days of Future Past", what with the release of the official 3rd and final trailer (XMENonFILM / PopcornX / posted above), an "Alternative" 3rd trailer (since pulled), 1-minutes' worth of the "Opening Battle" scene (XMENonFILM / PopcornX), 3 x promotional video clips from Norton (XMENonFILM / PopcornX), and two behind-the-scenes featurettes (Wardrobe on 70's Airport scene and Magneto's Helmet). Not forgetting the film's "viral" website "25 Moments" (XMENonFILM / PopcornX) which chronicles the timeline which lead to the future … but then again, I was a tad slow on the uptake for that slice of mutant news lol … and if you want to have a laugh, check out a 20 minute interview featuring James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender.
A "video-release", and hardly any still images, unlike the week before. Here's one promotional image on a flyer to add to your viewing pleasures (which I snapped just yesterday lol):
I made an "observation" about the "celluloid independence" of The Spider-Man Universe ( with two tv spots), while Hot Toys released images of their 1/6-scaled Spider-Man (They even have director Marc Webb manhandling the action figure too lol). There was even a moment of excitement that would see X-Men and Spider-Man cross over in the credits (*GASP*), but was soon debuked as just cross promotional purposes, rather than celluloid worlds…
… but if they did do "crossovers" - like how MARVEL does theirs - it might turn either "exhilarating", or "irritating", IMHO … but that's just me ;p
Godzilla the movie spawned a fan art contest, Chibi Toys of Godzilla & Muto and director Garth Edwards wants us to take the film seriously. Posted above is the latest TV Spot, while seen below are some poster-images, no longer shying away with revealing the monster's face LOL (Pics via MovieWeb).
Transformers: Age of Extinction had a small trickling of news this week with new "Cade" images (who I think is the new "Megan Fox", in terms of human eye-candy), UOB Bank promotion for Flashdrives ( / PopcornX), and as well the TV Spot during the airing of 2014 MTV Movie Awards (Transformers Roll-Out! / PopcornX).
Other TV Spots included "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - which revealed 'Splinter' for the first time - and Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise in an adaptation of a manga.
And ending on a couple of Japanese-themed movies, Patlabor "The Next Generation" erected a giant robot in a busy street in Japan! I imagine if we had anything near as awesome here in Singapore, might be a half-body of a styrofoam make, innit? LOL
Check out the Theme Song for "Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary" from Yoshiki, posted below:
Above-Left: SUITED BIRDS from Nathan Ota produced by 3D Retro, with a tentative May-release.
Above-Right: New Gold-on-Black colorway of Ron English's MOUSEMASK MURPHY ON AIRPLANE from Blackbook Toy to be on sale at Super Festival vol.65 on April 27th.
Bottom-Left: Huck Gee's DRIPPLE design (for Mighty Jaxx) revealed.
Bottom-Right: Cookie Magnet from 1000Tentacles®Toyz is available now, and you are to message him on Facebook if you intend to score some!
Above-Left: New "Carnie" from 3D Retro x Brandt Peters (Modeling by Scott Wetterschneider of Shinbone Creative).
Above-Right: The kickstarter for "Lonny" has been accomplished and goal reached. Now Bwana Spoons/Gravy Toys aims to get "Drizzz" made.
Bottom-Left: "Bitch" comparison between sculpt by Pretty in Plastic and artwork by Luke Chueh.
Bottom-Right: Mortis Spectres coming soon from Daniel Yu!
Loads of teasers featuring new mini sofubis from Circus Posterus x Tomenosuke, which gives me suspect if it all; means multiple colorways to be had? Featuring designs from Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Kathie Olivas, and we had a glimpse a Brandt Peters' chibi-Skeleve before, haven't we? *EXCITED*
Above-Left: Simone Lego of Tokidoki will be in Vinyl on Vinyl on April 26th @ 8pm.
Above-Right: Michael Lau exhibition IV "remember - disc, time - table" - 15 May-1 June 2014 (12-9pm) @ michael (pop-up) gallery, 6 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Bottom-Left: Javier Jimenez's header card illustration for Paula Hsyu's Sleepwalker Nimbus sofubi
Bottom -Right: @maihiroteam x @chanimationbrothers collaboration
Gary Ham be making wooden display stands for Dunnys and toys, and people NEED to own them!
Above-Left: Available via their online store is BAMMER BUDSKIS from The PBKS for US$35.00 per.
Above-Right: APs of the Faded Daguerreotype Edition Bella Delamere Mechtorian figure currently on sale here for £65.00, in a run of only 25pcs.
Bottom-Left: Kaiju Axron handpainted by Mark Nagata is limited to 12pc and available here for US$70.00 each.
Bottom-Right: Orange Bugbites and new drawings from Chris Ryniak go on sale April 29th in his online shop.
Below: Teenage Mutant Ninja Angry Turtle from Unbox Industries
In addition to yesterday's feature of threezero's upcoming April 25th-sale of Mazinger Z, it is now mentioned that "Everyone who will order Mazinger Z at threezerostore will get Doublas M2 severed head (shown on photos). Doublas M2 is EXCLUSIVE to threezerostore.com ONLY, while Mazinger Z himself will be available both at our store and later via retail."
Mazinger Z price at www.threezerostore.com is USD 330 (HKD is 2550) with shipping included. 40cm tall (16") and fully articulated figure goes up for pre-order on April 25th, 9:00AM Hong Kong time.