A sweet loving animated music video for Friday! With the backdrop of a bicycle race, two lovers are divided by event obstacles. The boyfriend finds a way to contact her through love. I’m spoiling it, ain’t I? Just watch:
If you grew up in 1980s and remember those old school Kenner-style 3 3/4″ action figures with nostalgia, then you have it here with the Super 7 x Funko: ReAction line-up. I already bought a couple of these action figures from my favorite films.
It’s time to break out your 1980’s Sony Walkman cassette player or cassette boombox. Marvel Music/Hollywood Records will be releasing a limited edition cassette tape Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack exclusively through indie retailers on November 28, 2014 through December 31, 2014. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOSfM0iRLaE [Read more...]
Adidas has been trying to spruce their Originals brand by signing the likes of Kanye, Pharrell and even Selena Gomez for the ladies. Now comes the latest collab with iconic fashion designer and founder of BAPE – NIGO. This Originals x Nigo collection will feature not just an apparel line, but also a line-up of cool sneakers. This collection will drop October 24, 2014.
For the past 50 years, the Hess Toy Truck company has been producing cool trucks, cars and planes. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Hess Toy Truck company and to celebrate, Hess has delivered a Collector’s Edition Toy Truck. The modern looking toy tanker hides a smaller replica, a 1964 oil tanker truck. Both trucks feature an amazing amount of LED lights.
If you’re like me, I go through many iPhone cases not because I’m a trendsetter or anything like that, but I’m emotional person and sometimes in a weird/social/cultural way, when I put on a splashy iPhone case it somehow represents me. But onto the topic hand, if you’re looking for a fun and vibrant iPhone cases, then look no further with this new collaboration between Target and Tanamachi Studios.
If you’re a Nissan Skyline GT-R purist, then is your WTF moment, or it could really be art … Sharpie doodle art!
Stationed in Japan, Collen Kelton owned a 1995 Nissan Skyline GTR R33 and he was getting kinda bored with the factory gray color and decided to let his wife Allison draw on the bumper with a Sharpie marker.
Munchies latest episode heads to Peru seeking to learn Nikkei cuisne in Peru. Japan and Peru – these two countries may seem far apart, but because of Japanese immigration since 1899, Peru has a unique mix of Peruvian/Japanese cuisine.
If you’re 0f a certain age growing up in the 1980s, you might remember this cartoon – Mighty Orbots. From Bandai Japan, this diecast toy is a solid homage to the cartoon series with all 6 robots and various accessories.
Iconic street brand LRG teams up with local San Francisco outfit TRUE to open up a special pop-up brick & mortar store for a month, starting this Saturday October 18, 2014 through November 15, 2014. The pop-up shop will be located on 1429 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA and LRG has lined-up special events like clothing exclusives and guest signings.
If you like the Star Wars’ Black Series line-up of 3″ and 6″ figures, then this Toys’R’Us exclusive that dropped a few weeks back should be on your “want list.” This is the Black Series – Battle on Endor Pack. This set is for the 3″ Black Series figures which features 8 figures: Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Ewoks Stemzee, Ewoks Chubbray, Imperial Officer, AT-ST Driver and Stormtrooper in this set along with the AT-ST Walker.
War is neither romantic or fun. Some of the greatest anti-war movies are films about war like Platoon, Full Metal Jacket and Born on the Fourth of July, and in the comic medium, two British comic legends, author Pat Mills (Marshal Law) and artist Joe Colquhoun (Johnny Red) detailed the heroic and horrific realities of World War I in Charley’s War, a comic strip that started its run on September 1979 and up to January of 1985. This newly released collection by Titan Books, Charley’s War: A Boy Soldier in the Great War collects the first 4 volumes of the strip.
Next on Retrenders Spotlight, look forward to learning about the Lowrider culture from Lindsay’s Finest Lowrider Car Show. You’ll learn how Lowrider vehicles are judged in a contest, what does a Lowrider vehicle mean to its owner, who are the “Real Housewives of Lowriding”, and was the Bat Mobile modeled after Chevy’s 1960 Impala? Find out with a little history and aesthetics behind early 1960s Chevy Impalas on Retrenders Spotlight!
Welcome back to Lindsay’s Finest 2nd Annual Lowrider Car Show at McDermont’s Field House. Retrenders Spotlight with Ruben Gonzalez and Ramona Padilla were able to bring you not only beautifully stylized lowrider cars, but a touch of history on early Chevy Impalas and their aesthetic differences between 1960 to 1964 with Gabriel Calderon and Marcelo Mota. We also get a personal experience on how judging Lowrider vehicles in a show can be with Harvey Reyes . Then how a Lowrider owner feels about his car, and we find out what the Real Housewives of Lowriding are all about.
Producer: Johnny Moreno
Executive Producer: Stephen Jang
Music: Kevin Macleod
MUSIC also USED: Snippet of “Is it Love “ by Bob Marley and The Wailers, 23 seconds in length and incidentally captured due to live ambient recording.
NOTES: This Spotlight Lowrider Episode was produced in the same fashion as last year’s – single handedly, on the fly, documentary style. The only difference was that I filmed the show in HD and decided to give you more interview stories that encompasses the production and some of the people that make up a Lowrider Car show (specifically this year’s). As a result, this Retrenders SPOTLIGHT show turned out to be 26 minutes long, informative, entertaining and it moves along pretty fast. You’ll feel that you’ve just sat down and watched a five minute show. – I think this is as close I’ll get to a Jay Leno episode on Lowriders!
On a brezzy night in San Francisco’s Haight/Ashbury area, Kidrobot held a Artist Signing and Release Party for super talented artist Martin Hsu. A few weeks back, Martin released his latest vinyl artwork – “Blacky” – the dragon/dog 4″ figure. The figure is limited to 300 pieces worldwide, so you might want to pick it up, since it’s also sold at a reasonable price of around $25.00USD.
A food cart that specializes in a yummy dessert treat – shaved ice found in New York City’s South Street Seaport. Reserve Channel interviews the 3 co-founders Danny Che, David Sat and Kenneth Sa of Wooly’s Ice. Imported from Taiwan, the 3 co-founders hope to spread Wolly’s Ice across America.
Another Munchies episode with chefs on a night out on the town in Berlin, Germany. This episode, Munchies follows co-owners Oliver Rother and Quirin Schwanck of restaurant Parker Bowles in Kreuzberg on their journey of eating out. They stop by a Chinese restaurant in Charlottenburg called Good Friends and back to Kreuzberg for some Japanese ramen at Cocolo Ramen.
If there’s a mention of Ridley Scott’s iconic film “Bladerunner” anywhere, I’m usually there in a heartbeat. The early concept art and ideas of Bladerunner began with this man – Jim Burns. The British award winning artist has the distinction of winning 3 Hugo awards and creating science fiction book covers for authors like George RR Martin, Peter F Hamilton and Anne McCaffrey.
If you ever watch the animated movies like The Ant Bully (2006) or Escape From Planet Earth (2013), one of the concept artist behind it was Greg Spalenka. The Art of Greg Spalenka: Visions From The Mind’s Eye by Titan Books showcases Spalenka’s artistic career over the years in the many art mediums he uses, from paintings, drawings, sketches and photography.
“Here was art with a purpose – communicating issues about humanity, from gun violence and racism to social welfare. These images were speaking to thousands, and in some cases, millions of people. I learned that the publishing world could be a powerful platform as well as an industry to work in.” – Greg Spalenka