Must Watch! King Fury!

kingfurymovieI remember when King Fury was just a 3 minute trailer, now it’s a full on 30 short film and it looks fantastic!  If you grew up in the 1980s, then you’ll love this flick.  Just sit down and watch:

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Art on Guard – Lifeguard Tower Model Kit Show

wootbearlifeguardartshowBaywatch with David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson … well not really.  If you’ve been to the beach for a swim, you usually see a lifeguard tower, well this gallery event is Art on Guard, a show of artists building miniature scale Lifeguard Towers.  This will be the first show of its kind on the West Coast and it will be held tonight at Woot Bear in San Francisco, CA.  Our Retrenders team will be filming the event, so look for our video on our Retrenders’ YouTube channel soon!

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Viral Video Friday: One Take Drone and Team BABY-G

teambabygIf you’ve into watching dance videos on YouTube or VIMEO, then you’ve probably watched a dance video filmed by YAKfilms.  Yoram Savion and Kash Gaines were Internet video guys, who were also fans of dancing founded YAKfilms in 2008 at the Youth Uprising Community Center in East Oakland.  They’ve created a popular dance channel on YouTube and started not only a national movement, but a global dance phenomenon called “Turfing.”

Now the Internet duo film dance videos around the world and here’s the latest from Japan using a camera drone to film this in one-shot.  Dope jam!

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NECA Ultimate Dante 7″ Action Figure

danteactionfigurecoverIf you’re a fan of Capcom’s Devil May Cry series, you might want to pick up this 7″ Ulitmate Dante action figure.  And if you’re on a budget, this figure is around $30.00 bucks.  The 7″ Ultimate Dante does have a limited production run from NECA.

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Hawkeye Deluxe Quiver with Collapsible Bow & Arrow

hawkeyebowandarrowHawkeye maybe the butt of all jokes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he uses a fancy cool bow.  I’m a big kid, but this toy Hawkeye Deluxe Quiver with Collapsible Bow & Arrow is on my want list.

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Son of Batman Inker Mick Gray @ Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

mickgrayOnce again it’s Big Wow! Comicfest and our Ramen crew talks to their favorite inker Mick Gray.  Mick teases us about his latest work on Son of Batman and the character of Damian Wayne.  And more importantly, he discusses the Hero Initiative.

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BeeFy & Co. @ Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

maricuddlefishLooking for graphic tees and neat vinyl toys, check out BeeFy & Co.  Our Ramen crew was at Big Wow! Comicfest 2015 and interviewed BeeFy & Co. founder Menh Voong.

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FanimeCon 2015 is Here!

FanimeCon CoverFanimeCon 2015 is this weekend!  Stay tuned to our YouTube channel as the Ramen crew cover FanimeCon all weekend long.

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The Cosplaying Couple – Joker & Harley @ Big Wow!

cosplaycouplejokerharleyquinnWe first met this cosplaying couple 3 years ago at Big Wow! Comicfest.  Anthony Misiano aka Harley’s Joker and Alyssa King aka Joker’s Harley are back at Big Wow! Comicfest in San Jose, CA.  Our Ramen host Eddie Ballar catches up with the fun cosplaying partners and gets some relationship advice.

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FanimeCon 2015 – May 22-25 @ San Jose, CA

fanimecon2015Hello fans!  If you’re wondering where the Retrenders team will be at this Memorial Day Weekend, it’s FanimeCon 2015!  We will be there Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday covering the anime convention with our Ramen & a Half show.  So come out to the biggest NorCal anime event!

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Interview with Cosplayer Meg Turney @ Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

megturneycoverMore than just a cosplayer, Meg Turney is also Internet personality.  Our Ramen host Ramon Angel interviews Meg Turney on cosplaying and about working at Rooster Teeth.

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Interview with artist Nooligan @ Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

nooliganartcoverThe great thing about Big Wow! Comicfest is that it showcases the many talented artists like HaiNaNu Saulque aka Nooligan.  Nooligan talks about his upcoming projects and his very own comic book series Union St. Choir.

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Skullbunnies creator Ben Seto

skullbunniesTalented artist/creator Ben Seto has been drawing comics since he was in grade school.  We catch up with Ben at his artist booth in San Jose, CA for Big Wow! Comicfest 2015.

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The $9 dollar computer is trending

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A little tech company Next Thing Co. based in Oaktown, CA is making a super cheap P.C. without all the bells and whistles.  The computer is basically a chip with 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage and runs on a Linux OS.  The CHIP can connect WiFi or Bluetooth and use any screen like composite out, VGA or HDMI.  Again, this $9 computer can do lots of stuff.

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Legions of Boom! The Filipino American DJ Crews in SF/Bay Area

legionsofboomcoverBefore the MC Jins, Far East Movements and Asian American YouTube music stars, there was the Filipino American music movement in 1990s.  Of course, I should mention the Pop/R&B music groups and artists like Pinay, Kai, Once Vo1ce, Jocelyn Enriquez, Buffy to name a few, but in the genre of DJing – no one dominated with likes of DJ Q-Bert, Apollo and Mixmaster Mike.  They were stars internationally, around the globe mixing and scratching on two turntables.  Published by Duke University Press, author Dr. Oliver Wang takes us on a historical journey and ride in Legions of Boom:  Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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A Guide to NYC by Rapper Nora Lum

bookmapnycfinacoverBorn and raised in Queens, let rapper Awkwafina aka Nora Lum take you on a journey into New York City.  No tourist sight-seeing traps, no Zagat approved bull crap and no Yelp business here on this book guided tour.

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Awkwafina provides funny insights and drops hidden gems around NYC.  She gives out her top 10 walking tours of New York City with fold-out maps, hipster places to eat and cheap places if you are on a budget.  And she provides 10 places to pee, which is very important.  This is Awkwafina’s NYC.

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The First Episode of Vinyl Pulp on Retrenders!

vinyl_pulp_onlyWe got a new show on our Retrenders’ YouTube channel – it’s Vinyl Pulp.  Since we’ve done many events at Kidrobot and Woot Bear, we had in mind on a show just focusing on vinyl toys, toy art collectibles and urban art, and so here it is, the first episode of Vinyl Pulp!

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Free Comic Book Day @ Isotope Comics SF

16737615714_d1f35188a5_kThis past Saturday was Free Comic Book Day and we went to one of the best comic book shops in SF – Isotope, The Comic Book Lounge.  And it was 10 year-old Ethan Castillo first comic book shop signing event.  This talented artist has a knack for drawing Marvel’s web crawler Spider-Man.

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Scarlett Couture Issue #1

SCARLETT COUTURE #1_CoverBThen’s been lots of HYPE over this new comic book mini-series Scarlett Couture by Des Taylor, so as it hits the comic book racks today, does it live up to the HYPE?  The four-issue mini-series focuses on new spy-heroine Scarlett Couture created, written and illustrated all by Des Taylor.

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The Art & Making of Penny Dreadful

pennydreadfulartbookI have to admit I only started watching this hit Showtime series only for Eva Green (Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire), but I stayed for for the story and characters driving the “Penny Dreadful” program.  We are already knee-deep into the second season and Titan Books has just released “The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful”, the official companion book to the program.

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Big Wow! Comicfest 2015 Recap

bigwowcomicfest2015This is our quick recap episode of the 2-day comic book event, the Big Wow! Comicfest at the San Jose Convention Center this past weekend.

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Seinfeld Vinyl Figures from Vinyl Sugar!

kramerfigure“Serenity now!”  “No soup for you!”  Classic lines from an iconic TV sitcom Seinfeld.  The wait is over, vinyl Seinfeld figures are coming from Vinyl Sugar!  The 8″ Vinyl Idolz line-up will feature:  Cosmo Kramer, Newman, The Soup Nazi, Frank Costanza, J. Peterman and Puddy.  Look for a Summer 2015 release!

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ICC Spring 2015 Lookbook

ICCSL00Looking for a new streetwear brand to rock for this Spring 2015?  Check out Ineffable Clothing Company aka ICC.  This NYC street/skate clothing brand was started in 2013 by Zach Fryer when he was just in middle school!  Yupe, that’s right.

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It’s that time again! Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

BWCF1503This is our 3rd year covering the Big Wow! Comicfest at the San Jose Convention Center.  Our Ramen team of Eddie Ballar and Ramon Angel cover the 2-day comic book convention.

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Viral Video Friday: Teen Titans Go! Funny Clips

teentitansgoViral Video Friday goes all Teen Titans Go!  Here’s a collection of funny clips collection for your cubicle break.

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