Monday, June 21, 2010

I like the droid

From rebelscum, hree new figures from the final episodes of The Clone Wars season 2 have surfaced on eBay. Check out R8-B7, Bossk, and the young Boba Fett images.

The Outer Space Men

I was right! When I read the post below, I wondered if those toys had anything to do with these guys here (mostly because of the distintive tentacly Nautilus guy).

You know when you have a (toy) memory in the recesses of your mind, and you wonder if you'll ever figure out what it's about, and then the second you start investigating the answer shows up? That just happened. (Actually, I've looked these guys up before, and had to search JJP to make sure we didn't already post about them).

The Outer Space Men (or Space Warriors, if you will) were a series of bendy toys released in 1968. I have never, ever seen one. But I did once play with the Colorforms set depicted above, and wondered at the time how I was supposed to be satisfied with vinyl cut-outs of bad drawings of the cool toys pictured on the box.

Googling "action figures colorforms box space" actually got me right to the appropriate Wikipedia page, which in turn led me to the extremely satisfying Outer Space Men annotated archive, which is run by the guy who photographed these weird dudes for their packaging.

So color me intrigued for this new stuff.

Luke, I Am Not Your Spaceship: 2,500 Piece LEGO Imperial Shuttle Coming Soon

From geekology, LEGO is releasing a 2,504 piece Star Wars Imperial Shuttle this September for $260. For reference, that's four days' pay for me (plus two after-hour HJ's).

This beast is bigger than my old model, at 28 inches tall (71 centimeters) and 22 inches wide (57 centimeters) when the foldable wings are fully deployed. The cockpit allows you to sit figures inside, and it includes five minifigs:Darth Vader, Shuttle Pilot, Imperial Officer, Stormtrooper and Luke Skywalker from Return of the Jedi.

The Imperial Shuttle also has rotating double laser wing cannons, landing gear, and a display stand.

DO WANT. And not kinda want either. I'm talking really really want, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really really really wanna zigazig ha. Now I know what you're thinking, "Jesus, did the GW really just quote Spice Girls lyrics?" And the answer, my friend, is f*** no. They stole that shit from me.

See more here

Toy coolness!

From onlinedesign, The first test shots for the OSM materialized from parts unknown (or China) this week! The fit and feel on these spacey little beings are really great! Our boys in the Far East spent solid time capturing that inimitable Four Horsemen look and the initial results look awesome. We've been playing around with them for the past few days and putting each figure through the regular torture test. The most fun though, has been swapping the parts. Blending all the little bits up and putting a whole new spin on what we're used to. As crazy as it seems, the look of the two lines matches right up! Pheyden can finally try out for cosmic basketball without making deals with a Buildman for the season. And Exellis can stroll around with an all new look. And those OSM heads...they are so fun to stick on the scrunchy Glyos bodies! Total Battle Beast city with Astro Nautilus!

We are all so excited to share these new guys with all of you. The custom mania just got major reinforcements, all thanks to the unparalleled craftsmanship of the Four Horsemen and the truly visionary mind of Mel Birnkrant. Bring on SDCC!!!

Seem more coolness here

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Friday, June 04, 2010