Evolution Toy Mazinger aka Tranzor Z

mazingerzIf you’re an 1980s kid and remember another robot cartoon known as Tranzor Z, here’s an cool item from Evolution Toy.  From their Metal Action line, this is the Brain Condor Great Mazinger.  This is not the full robot, but this collectible toy focuses on the plane that docks onto Mazinger’s head.

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Movie Poster Art by Ale Giorgini

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Fargo TV Tribute

Illustrator/graphic designer Ale Giorgini has created a fan following with his series of turning pop culture films and TV shows into cartoon-like posters.  Here’s a selection of his poster art.

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Dr Strangelove Tribute

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100 Years of the Coca-Cola Bottle

100cokebottleSoft drink company Coca-Cola marks the 100 years the Coca-Cola glass bottle with an artistic celebration.  Over 130 artists, designers and illustrators from around the world took part. to take part.  Coca-Cola has collected over 250-pieces and will do a traveling art tour, The Coca-Cola Bottle Art Tour: Inspiring Pop Culture for 100 Years.

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The Ultimate Avengers Movie Marathon with AMC

amcmarvelmoviemarathonAre you folks ready to watch Marvel’s Avengers 2: Age of Ultron?  Well, AMC Theaters is offering two hype packages to get you Marvel fanatics excited.  The first is The Ultimate Avengers Marathon which will feature all 11 films leading up to Age of Ultron.  The insanity begins April 29th, 2015 on Wednesday night at 6pm @ participating AMC movie chains.

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Takara Tomy Star Wars Lightsaber Stamps

takarastarwarsstampJapanese stationery-maker Beni collabs with Takara/Tomy for stamp loving fans, the Star Wars Lightsaber Stamp Set.  These pre-inked stamps are shaped in the form of the iconic Lightsabers and there are 6 to collect:  Luke Skywalker “Good”, Darth Vader “Bad”, Yoda “Do”, Anakin Skywalker “No”, Obi-Wan Kenobi “Yes” and Darth Sidious.

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Takara PlayStation History Collection

playstationhistory20thIf you’re a Sony PlayStation fan, a miniature model collector or blind box buyer, then you might want to grab this Takara PlayStation History Collection 20th Anniversary.  Takara which has already done an NES and SEGA collection, so you know these will be popular.

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Frankie’s Garage: 85th Geneva International Motor Show

genevaautoshow2015What is the major car show going on this week?  Well, it’s the 85th Geneva International Auto Show that kicks off March 5th through the 15th.  The top automakers will be introducing incredible new supercars and performance vehicles.  Here’s a taste!

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Arrow: Heroes & Villains

greenarrowcoverEven though I grew up as a Marvel fanboy, I did buy my fair share of DC Comics, but I was never a fan of the Green Arrow.  That all changed when I watched the first episode of Arrow; now I’m addicted to all things Green Arrow.  I’ve actually made trips to comic book stores and bought many of Mike Grell’s legendary Green Arrow run and picked up the underrated trade paperback Green Arrow: Year One by writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock.  Already knee-deep into Arrow’s 3rd Season, this Titan Book’s Arrow: Heroes & Villains release comes in at the right time.

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LEGO-style – Inside the TARDIS

doctorwhocoverLEGO and Doctor Who fan Thorsten Bonsch aka Xenomurphy has built a way cool Doctor Who diorama!  Using LEGO bricks, Xenomurphy re-created the Doctor Who console control room from the TV series.

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Frankie’s Garage: LEGO Speed Champions 2015

sppedchampionslegoLEGO introduces an all-new product line in March 2015, the Speed Champions which will feature race cars from the likes of Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche.  JangBricks looks and reviews at the two of the bigger Speed Champions playsets.

porsche911playsetThis is the LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 911 GT Finishing Line 75912 which features the two winning Porsche GT cars from 24-Hour LeMan racing event.  The set also has a pit stop/winning podium playset, start/finish tower and 4 minifigures.

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LEGO The Avengers Quinjet City Chase 76032

legoageofultronquinjetThe LEGO Age of Ultron products should be hitting retail shelves at Target and Walmart in a few weeks and here’s a set on my must-buy list, The Avengers Quinjet City Chase 76032.  The new Quinjet model features new play features and pieces as reviewed by my fave brick-fan JangBricks here.

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The Rated-R Power Rangers Fan Film

powerrangersfanfilmWhat would a realistic sci-fi Rated-R Power Rangers film look like?  Well, music video-maker veteran Joseph Kahn has an idea.  This “Power Rangers Bootleg” by Kahn is causing some mega ruckus on the Internet with Saban Entertainment who will be also making a their “first official” Power Rangers flick.

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Drink: the “Pin-Up” Beer Can

braziliancontibierIf you remember a few years back Coors Light had these “deep cold activation” beer cans and bottles.  The beer can would change colors telling the you that it was a cold cold beer.  Now Brazilian ad agency WMcCann has done something similar with Brazilian beer company Conti Bier with their limited edition “Pin-Up” beer cans.

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Eat a Tomato While Running!

tomatorobotAll runners out there, meet:  Tomatan.  The leading Japanese juice company Kagome teamed-up with design studio Maywa Denki to create this robotic backpack wearing device where it can feed runners on the go who need to eat veggies like tomatoes.  The backpack weighs 18 pounds extra.

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The 10K Video Experience

10kpictureQuestion of the day?  Isn’t HD 1080p the best of the best?  Then everybody said 4K and then camera nerds said 8K.  Now 10K!  Yupe, 10K video footage.  This entitled “10328×7760 – A 10K Timelapse Demo” by Joe Capra (Scientifantastic).

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Foody Vinyl Art by Zard Apuya

foodvinylartAnybody who knows about Dunnies, ‘Droids, or vinyl figures know they are more than just toys and collecting, but also an art form.  Artist Zard Apuya combines the love of food and vinyl figures together for his own unique take.

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Frankie’s Garage: The 488 GTB

ferrari488gtbFerrari unveils their newest supercar at a special event in Maranello before it premieres at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.  No hybrid crap, it’ll be a V8 3.9L with twin-turbos pumping out 670 horses.

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LEGO Attack on Avengers Tower 76038

avengerstowerThe LEGO Marvel Super Heroes line-up of toys has been very popular among fans and now the upcoming Age of Ultron flick, more LEGO Avengers toys are hitting the stores.   This is the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers:  Age of Ultron Attack on Avengers Tower 76038 playset.

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Adidas Originals x Star Wars Capsule Collection 2015

starwarsadidasdrop2superstarWant to dress your kids in something cool?  Well, this Adidas Originals collaboration with Star Wars for 2015 will make your kid nerdy fresh.  Images of the first and second drops in this mini-capsule collection have appeared and it looks great for kids to rock’em.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Ultimate Vantage GT3

astonmartingt3I love the sound of this 6.0L V12 engine.  This is the super limited edition Aston Martin Vantage GT3.  Xcar Films as well as Autocar takes an inside look at the track/street car.

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LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter 75095

tiefighterlegoLEGO announced and showcased lots of cool stuff at Toy Fair 2015, and here’s another one – the Star Wars TIE Fighter 75095.  Look for this high-end detailed model around May 2015 at the MSRP of $199.99USD.

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Toy Fair 2015 Video Playlist

toyfair2015Toy Fair 2015 kicked-off this past weekend in NYC, so if you’re wanting to know what neat toys will be hitting retail this year, then check these videos out!  Sit back, relax and watch this Toy Fair 2015 Playlist:

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The Back to the Future II DeLorean Crazy Case!

crazycasebacktothefuture2Bandai Japan has always made a splash with their Crazy Case line-up of super nerdy geeky “you-so-fresh” iPhone cases.  This time Crazy Case takes the “Back to the Future II” DMC DeLorean car and turns into a iPhone6 case with LED lights galore and special effects.  Look for a June 2015 release and will be priced around $52.00USD.

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Frankie’s Garage: The NISMO 370Z Roadster Concept

370znismoNissan’s aftermarket team NISMO debuts a concept 370Z Roadster at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.  You will find the same 3.7 V6 as in any other 370Z, but the engine and suspension is tuned by NISMO, along with special unique aero parts.

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Miniature Sculptures Made From Shark Tooth

minisharkteethTwo weeks of Shark madness beginning Febuary 14, 2015 through March 1, 2015 at the Sea Life London Aquarium will also feature the works of artist Hedley Wiggan.  Hedley is world famous for his miniature sculptures and this time he uses shark teeth to create his miniature animals.

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