Get 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.
If 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!
We 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.
This 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.
For more info, go to: XCar Films.
I’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.
The 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!
In 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.
If 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!”
Hey, if you’re a little disappointed with Kevin Feige’s Phase 3 announcements with no Hulk flick with Mark Ruffalo, then you can start smashing things with this Hulk toy set. This is from Mattel (ironic that they make all the DC action figures) – this is the Hot Wheels – Marvel Avengers Assemble Hulk Smash Spin-Out Play Set. Now that was a mouthful, try saying that 3 times aloud.
The world of Mr. Potato Head and Transformers universes collide in this fun and cute toy for kids and adults. This neat set, comes with two Mr. Potato Head figures and Optimus Prime and Grimlock body parts. This is from Playskool’s popular line of Mixable, Mashable Heroes figures.
If you’re a Pokemon fan like many of my younger cousins, then this Tomy Battle Ready Pikachu is ready for action. This Pikachu shoots out foam discs with a press of a button and various electronic sounds. The cool thing, it includes 3 AAA batteries.
If you’ve seen the Gymkhana videos on YouTube then you know what’s it all about. Ken Block is getting ready for Gymkhana 7 and will use a custom 1965 Ford Mustang that is AWD V8. The engine is tuned by Roush Yates. And this is the Hoonicorn RTR:
What an 8-trac player in a Scion? This is one rad looking Scion xB is 1970s inspired conversion van for skaters. The bright orange blimp is a 2015 Scion xB x Riley Hawk Skate Tour built by Scott Kanemura of KMA Productions.
Oh yeah! SEMA 2014 is on! The biggest aftermarket car show is taking place this week in Las Vegas from November 4th thru November 7th, 2014. From Chicago, tuning outift Blood Type Racing has tuned this Hyundai Genesis Coupe into something crazy and street legal.
If you’re into collecting vinyl art toys, then there’s a new player in town. Located in the Richmond District in San Francisco, is artist Frank Kozik’s new shop Woot Beer. Our Ramen crew caught up with Frank during the opening.
I’m looking forward to AUTOart’s re-release of the iconic Toyota Trueno AE86 from the popular anime/manga “Initial D” by Shuichi Shigeno. If you’re a diecast car collector then you should also know the name AUTOart. This incredible HK toy company makes super detailed diecast cars, and this 1:18 scale “Fujiwara Tofu Ten” AE86 looks amazing.
Artist Frank Kozik’s creation, the Labbit creature has found itself onto DC Comics Universe. In this DC Collection, there are six 2.5″ figures to collect which inlcude: Batman, Superman, Red Hood, Green Lantern, Cyborg and Bane. Each of these DC Labbits have super detailed paint jobs and one neat accessory unique to that DC character.
When we started Retrenders a few years back with a couple of friends, we shared a vision of creating a cool magazine-style blog about urban fashion, geeky subjects, and just about anything that we had a deep interest in. It’s been a daunting but rewarding task to be a part of ever since, but since that the Internet and information in general is constantly growing in size, we’ve always thought wouldn’t it be great to meet and work with like-minded people to cover more of what’s out there in the world?
While working on a film project, I had the pleasure of meeting the great group of people over at Nerdstalker.com. Nerdstalker, based in the Bay Area also, covers new and emerging tech startups, up and coming websites, and anything important in the tech world. With a shared vision of covering more stories in our world, it is with great pleasure to announce that Retrenders and Nerdstalker will be partnering up and working together in the months ahead!