World DJ Sessions: Cape Town, South Africa

mixmagcapetownIf you ever wonder what type of dance music is trending around the globe?  Well this program World DJ Sessions takes you there.  A collaboration between UK magazine Mixmag and tequila maker Olmeca will bring 8 mega dance events featuring the top DJ’s locally.

The first episode of World DJ Sessions takes us to Cape Town, South Africa, where the hottest DJ Culoe De Song is mixing it up.  House fans you listen to this set!

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Madtoys Infinity Gokin King of Beast aka Voltron

madtoyskingofbeastFor those of you who remember Voltron cartoon show in the 1980s, and want the ultimate Voltron toy then this is it.  From Madtoys, this is the Infinity Gokin King of Beast Go Lion!  Collection DX reviews a pre-production model:

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Food: American Cuisine, Peking Duck and Noodles!

brooklynstarI said more than once than Munchies is one of my fave channels on the ‘Tube.  This episode of Chef’s Night Out takes a look at owner/chef Quino Baca’s Brooklyn Star restaurant and his favorite foodie spots.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Scion Hot Hatch Concept

imconceptOkay, Honda, look at this Toyota/Scion concept at the LA Auto Show.  This is what the Honda Civic should look like!  Since the 7th generation Honda Civic (2001) and up to the present model line – they all look ugly!  What happened Honda?  But I digress, this is the Scion iM concept hot hatch.

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Frankie’s Garage: Volkswagen Concepts @ LA Auto Show 2014

golfr400The LA Auto Show is on this week and I’m a huge fan of hot hatches.  This Volkswagen concept, the Golf R 400 has AWD action matted with a turbo 4-cylinder that cranks out 394 horses.

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EDM Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars

 

askyfullofstarsaviciiThis episode of Beat x Beat profiles a coming together of two music genres:  rock and EDM.  Frontman of Coldplay, Chris Martin takes us behind-the-scenes of the making their song “A Sky Full of Stars” from their latest album “Ghost Stories.”  Coldplay and Avicii each put their magical touch on the song.

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“Homeland” TV Program in Promo Vinyl Covers

showtimevinylcoversI’ve always found joy in CD, cassette tape or vinyl albums, because you could read the many linear notes, look at the artwork and it just felt more tangible in your hands.  Kids today are missing out with downloading and streaming music, but I digress.  The topic at hand is these cool vinyl-style jazz covers made for the hit Showtime program “Homeland.”

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MegaDrive Megatron vs PlayStation Optimus Prime

megadrivemegatronrobotGet you credit cards ready for more Transformers toy fun.  Take a hit video game console like the Sega MegaDrive aka Genesis and make it transform into Megatron.  The MegaDrive Megatron should be dropping into stores this month.

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The Big Hero 6 Japan Promo

bighero6japantrailerI’ve seen Big Hero 6 twice already at the multiplexes, so yeah, you can say I’m a huge fan of this animation.  In Japan, Big Hero 6 will get a December 20, 2014 release date, but Disney Japan’s marketing department instead of a usual trailer cut promoting the flick, it has outdone itself with this simple black & white hand drawn animation to promote the film.

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A Bathing Ape x Ultraman Collection

bapeultramancollectionIf you’re looking for cool Ultraman licensed apparel, then look no further with this hip mini-capsule collection from BAPE.  The items have just dropped online at BAPE.com.  The hand towel is already sold out!

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Building Incredible LEGO Dioramas

magmacityWe mention these guys before on our site, but this South Korean professional LEGO master build team Olive Seon knows how to build huge LEGO diorama playsets.  Above image is their latest city build – Magma City.

legothemeparkThis is another recent build of theirs, a LEGO Theme Park.

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Adidas Originals x Mary Katrantzou

adidasoriginalmarykcoverIf you’re familiar with London-based fashion designer Mary Katrantzou’s resume of work, then you know she fits right in with this collaboration project with Adidas Originals.  Her signature is using a bright patterns and bold colors that standout from the crowd.  This colorful capsule collection not only features apparel, but sneakers as well.

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Food: The Fast Food Srirachi Burger!

sirachaburgerThe Asian hot sauce that’s creating a buzz in the country is Srirachi.  Now Jack In The Box is hopping onto the action with their own Srirachi infused burger.  You got the beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, japlenos and you can’t go wrong with some bacon slices and to top it off their creamy Srirachi sauce mix.

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Comikaze Expo 2014: Ramen and a Half meet DMC

Ramen and Half meets DMC comicsThe Ramen and a Half crew meets DMC promoting his new comic! DMC tells us how comics was a large part of his childhood life before he became the well-known Master MC as we know him today.

Cosplay-Style in the 16th Century

r2d2cosplayThis past weekend in the city of Paris a cosplay photo exhibition took place at the Grand Palais.  Artist/photographer Sacha Goldberger took pictures of cosplayers with a 16th century twist.  Many costume designers, make-up artist and cosplayers were involved in the project.

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Food: The Eats in Tehran

tehranfoodiesMany things come to mind when you mention Iran, but like Munchies, they do it with food.  Foodie host Gelareh Kiazand takes viewers on a foodie tour in Tehran, Iran.

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Frankie’s Garage: Building a Drift Mobile

driftcarbuildDrifting from around the world, here’s a look at the UK-side of things.  XCar Films interviews driver/owner Phil Morrison of Driftworks Limited.

For more info, go to:  XCar Films.

Gatling Nerf Gun

gatlinggundartzoneWho doesn’t like a gatling firing gun?  I’ve already bought a Star-Lord Nerf Blaster for Halloween, now I guess I will add this crazy toy contraption – the Scorpion Gatling Blaster by Dart Zone.

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I Want My PopTaters Stormtrooper!

starwarspotatoheadsFrom toymaker PPW Toys are the newly released Star Wars-themed Mr. Potato Heads.  The 4 figures include R2-D2, Yoda, Darth Vader and Stormtrooper.

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Frankie’s Garage: HyperChargers R/C from Jada Toys

toyotasuprahyperchargersBuilding R/C cars is an expensive hobby, so if you want a no frills, no assembly required and ready to play, check out the HyperChargers R/C car line-up from Jada Toys.

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Comikaze Expo 2014: Ramen & a Half interviews Stan Lee

Comikaze Expo - Ramen and a Half meets Stan LeeOnce we arrived at Comikaze Expo we were christened by the powers of great opportunities and got an interview with Stan Lee! He’s a pretty busy guy these days, especially when everyone at Comikaze Expo wants to meet him…but who wouldn’t want to meet the man that gave birth to the pop culture of comics. With this great opportunity, our one and only “The Eddie” got to ask Stan Lee a couple of personal questions about the man and his comics.

Mega Bloks: Call of Duty Hovercraft 6859

megablockscallofdutyhovercraftI’m not the most hardcore Call of Duty player, but I do enjoy the Mega Bloks:  Call of Duty line of brick toys.  This mega-build is a Signature Series sold only exclusively at Toys’R’Us, the Call of Duty Hovercraft 6859.

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Frankie’s Garage: ReCap of SEMA 2014

SEMA2014The aftermarket of tuning cars and trucks is alive and well.  The SEMA 2014 show last week was bigger than ever and if you weren’t there to see some of the hot tuned rides and products, here’s some fun re-cap videos from this past SEMA 2014!

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I’d Love to Draw! by Andrew Loomis

lovetodrawIn my generation, my comic book idols weren’t just the superheroes on the printed pages, but the artists who drew them.  And as an amateur wannabe artist, I tried drawing like Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri and Todd McFarlane.  As you can see below, I’m not a very good artist.

medrawingIf you want to learn how to draw, like everybody, you have to learn the basics.  One of those legendary art teachers in American history is Andrew Loomis.  He published several drawing books in 1930s-1940s that influenced many artists of today.  Thanks to Titan Books who have been republishing many of Andrew Loomis’ drawing books like this one, “I’d Love to Draw!”

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2014 COMIKAZE EXPO Trailer

Ramen and a Half - Comikaze Expo 2014  - TRAILER

The Ramen and a Half crew goes to Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo and meet some of the fantastic celebrities and comic making heroes! The experience in some cases was overwhelming and we can’t say much more other than to watch our TRAILER!

Stan Lee, Ming Chen, Comic Book Men, Debra Wilson, James Hong, DMC

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