Frankie’s Garage: Rotary Drift RX-7 (FD3S)

tunerclubepisode1GT Channel’s new show Tuner Club debuts their first episode with a look at TCP Magic RX-7 (FD3S) rotary drift machine.  Tuner Club interviews Taisuke Kawato of TCP Magic and driver Manabu Fujinaka on the 700hp beast.

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The Art of Total War

totalwarcoverThe Total War series has been around for years, it wasn’t until Rome:  Total War that it garnered mass-appeal and sales.  Videogame journalist Martin Robinson takes us on ride from the very humble beginnings of The Creative Assembly studio, the rise of Total War series and glimpses into the future for the Total War franchise with Total War:  Attila dropping on February 17, 2015.   This is The Art of Total War published by Titan Books.

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Grab An Espresso & Pet A Sheep

thanksnaturecafeHave you ever thought about ordering a Chai Latte and also petting a live sheep all in the same place?  Well, you can do this in South Korea at The Thanks Nature Sheep Cafe.  Now have coffee & waffles and see sheep roaming around the cafe.

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Android Series 5 Drops

androidseries5The Android logo is more than a logo for pushing smartphones and stuff!  The Android Series 5 is dropping into retail for 2015 with killer designs from Andrew Bell, Gary Ham, Devilrobots and Google, Inc. itself.

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Photo Eating Series: “Brunchcity”

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Is it snack time yet here at the office?  My mouth is all watery and hungry to eat, because of this photo series: “Brunchcity”.  Photographer Andrea G. Portoles teams-up with illustrator Bea Crespo on this concept project.

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Polar Bear Roaming London

polarbearroamingIf you find yourself commuting in London on the ‘Tube and spot a giant polar bear … it’s not real.  To promote Sky Atlantic’s new program Fortitude, a team of Hollywood SFX crew made a animatronic polar bear.  And inside, you will find 2 people controlling the bear.

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Photo Series: Shanghai Night

shanghainight00LA-based photographer Nicolas Jandrain globe-trots around taking photos and his photo series “Shanghai Night” is for urban big-city night photo enthusiasts.  “Shanghai Night” takes a look at the giant metropolis during the night.

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Chinese Language Neon Signs

chinesesigns02As a pop-culture addict, I am very familiar with company and product logos, but seeing them in a different language and not being able to read it adds some curiosity to it.  This is designer Mehmet Gozetlik project “Chinatown.”

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The Simpsons Intro in Pixel Animation

pixelartsimpsonsLike many of you who watch the The Simpsons, we are very familiar with opening credits, now here’s a different take by illustrators Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon with music by Jeremy Dower.  An old school tribute with pixel animation.  It’s really well done!

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Lenore: Pink Bellies

Titan-LenorePinkBellies_coverShe is not Eternity Comics’ sexy Lady Death or Vertigo Comics’ hipster Death, but she’s the cute little dead girl Lenore, created the wildly imaginative Roman Dirge.  This is the latest Titan Comic’s trade release of issues #8-11 entitled Lenore:  Pink Bellies.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Ford Focus RS is Coming!

fordfocusrsThe rumors are true, the Ford Focus RS looks to dominate the hothatch world with global release.  No more Front-Wheel Drive, but this RS will be All-Wheel-Drive system.  EVO mag takes a look inside at the all-new Focus RS 5-door hatch.

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Tim Burton’s Batmobile iPhone case from Bandai Japan

batmobilecoverDo you want to be the talk of the town with all your geeky comic book friends?  If you have an Apple iPhone6 and a Batman fanatic, then you might want to pick-up this phone case.  From the Tim Burton directed and starring Micheal Keaton 1989 Batman film, this is the Batmobile replica from Bandai Japan’s Crazy Case series.

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Short Film Series: New Romantics

herefilmThis is not Taylor Swift’s “New Romantics” song from her 1989 album, but a short film series by filmmaker An Rong Xu.  “New Romantics” is a series of one short film per month by An Rong Xu.  Episode is entitled: Here, starring Nicole Tung.

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The LEGO SHIELD Heli-Carrier is Coming!

legoshieldhelicarrierMy jaw is dropping now.   I can’t wait to get my hands on this LEGO product!  From the LEGO Marvel Superheroes line, this is the SHIELD Helicarrier 76042.  Here’s LEGO Designer Marcus talking about the Helicarrier:

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Custom LEGO Dinobots

legodinobotsOne of the most popular Transformers G1 sub-team was the Dinobots.  Now they get some custom LEGO-styling, Grimlock and Sludge created by Jess Jennings aka Chief Supreme.

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Go Go Power Rangers Vinyl Figures

powerrangersvinylThe Loyal Subjects has been creating neat vinyl figures this past year, like the Transformers Wave 3 and their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wave 1 series.  I was able to buy a couple of blind boxes from these series, and what I like is unlike most 3″ to 5″ vinyl toys, The Loyal Subjects vinyl figures offer more points of articulation and accessories.  Here’s another cool line if you’re a Mighty Morphin’ fan, the Power Rangers Wave 1.

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Viral Video Friday: Followers

animationzinkThe “Followers” animated short tells the tale of man escaping prison meeting a boy running away from school. What happens next?  Just watch.

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Cloning Photgraphy by Daisuke Takakura

twinsphoto00What if X-Men’s Multiple Man decided to take photographic art?  Well, here’s what it would look like.  Photographer Daisuke Takakura new artistic project is “Monodramatic.”

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The NES Power Glove Re-invented for Animation

powergloveIf you’re an 1980’s kid, then you probably remember the 8-bit video game system – the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).  The NES was selling like hot cakes and had many peripherals, like the NES Power Glove.  The long but forgotten device gets a new use by animator Dillon Markey.

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Diamond Supply Co. x Kidrobot

diamondcuttyWhen you hear the words Diamond Supply Co., you probably think urban fashion.  Diamond Supply Co. has made their mark in the streetwear scene for years with their graphic tees and hoodies, and now with this sweet little collab with Kidrobot into the vinyl art scene with the Diamond Cutty 3.75″.

The iconic Diamond Supply Co. logo becomes the Diamond Lil Cutty 3.75″ vinyl figure.

MSRP: $11.99USD

Buy it @ Kidrobot – Diamond Cutty.

 

Comic Book Heroes in Beautiful Landscapes

silversurfer00Superheroes are usually pictured in heroic or action poses, well this series is comic book heroes meets National Geographic.  Photographer Benoit Lapray continues his work of “The Quest for the Absolute” which showcases comic heroes in picturesque landscapes.

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Marvel Legends 6″ 2015 Series

Marvellegends6Last year I enjoyed buying and collecting all of Marvel Legend’s Guardians of the Galaxy 6″ action figure series.  Now for 2015, Marvel will take a look at Thor universe of characters.

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Hasbro Despicable Me Minion Board Games

minionmonopolyThese cute yellow bubbly characters Minions are very popular from the “Despicable Me” animated films and now they get official licensed Hasbro board games.  From the iconic board game Monopoly, this Monopoly Despicable Me 2 Game gets some Minion-twists for fans.

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Stratego Battle Cards

strategobattlecardsWhen I was growing up, I remember many summer camps I’ve attended where I would spend hours playing the classic board game – Stratego with fellow campers.  Now there is new way to play Stratego with playing cards from Patch games.

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Playmobil Toys set-to Classical Paintings

playmobilart00As a little kid, I loved playing with and wanted my parents to buy me tons of these German import toys called Playmobil.  Now here’s neat series by French artist Pierre-Adrien Sollier.  He takes these iconic Playmobil action figures and puts them in popular classical and contemporary paintings.

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