Those of you following the Dork Dimension on Google+ may remember this post featuring The Krillman's awesome mini-figures. The cool thing about Krillman is that he actually sculpts each figure individually so every one is unique. He'll even custom-sculpt a figure for you if you so choose. Although the figures for sale on his site are cool enough, I needed something a little more... fast-foodish. Officer Big Mac and Mayor McCheese were getting a little lonely in my collection, so I asked Krillman to make a burger-themed figure for me. And here's the result!
I haven't jumped on the Clone Wars line yet, and I doubt I ever will. This isn't due to the figures themselves; I think they actually look really cool. It's just that I don't want to start collecting another style of Star Wars figures... especially since, for me at least, the Star Wars ship sailed years ago. Yet I still caved when this Clone Wars Chewie came along, proof positive that the right figure can convince me to buy it regardless of any justifications I might have against it. Let's check out the Chew-ster, animated style!
Star Trek: The Original Series was cancelled over four decades ago. The Next Generation saw its last episode 17 years ago and even the finales of Deep Space Nine and Voyager are more than 10 years old. Wouldn't it be great to catch up with the captains of each of the series to learn what Star Trek means to them today? That's William Shatner's concept for The Captains... a commendable idea that unfortunately explodes into an awkward fireball of a train wreck.
The Bio Jumpers from TGB Customs are some of the coolest Glyos accessories around. Not only are they a great augmentation for your Glyos army, they're also really cool figures in and of themselves. Marty sent me these four for the illustration work I did on their header and trading cards, and here they are!
Ninety screen-accurate figures in the Playmates Star Trek: The Next Generation line and not a single Season 1 Riker among them. Sure, there was a Riker in Season 1 uniform but he was bearded, making him specific to Season 2. One bald-faced Riker did see plastic, though: this Cadet Riker from the Starfleet Academy wave. This dude is famous as custom fodder for those collectors who just can't live without Riker from Season 1: just swap the Academy head with the Season 2 head, and you have a beardless Commander Riker, right? Let's find out if it's that easy. Set course for a Retro Toy Review... maximum warp!
Here's my artwork for the newest release from TGB Customs, Armorvors Venjorun! You might have seen images of this figure's prototypes making the rounds on the Internet after its unveiling at the New York Comic Con. It was designed by Matt Doughty of Onell Designs and sculpted by Jason Frailey (who you might remember was the sculptor of the Glyos Mutant). Check out Marty's blog for more info!
I watched the extended cut of Green Lantern last night and it's even better than the already-cool theatrical cut. There are more scenes of Hal as a kid with his dad, Carol and Hector that fill out the history behind the relationships so it doesn't seem as arbitrary when they are mentioned later in the movie. I'm not sure if these scenes would have saved the movie from the cinematic apathy that it received, but they are welcome improvements.