Vinyl Pulp #16: The Kidrobot Shin Akuma SDCC

IMG_0849Vinyl Pulp takes a look at a neat Kidrobot exclusive from San Diego Comic-Con 2016.  This is the Kidrobot Street Fighter Shin Akuma 7-inch figure.  The Shin Akuma is limited to 500 pieces.

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BAIT x Transformers Logo Pins

transformerspinsI am not a pin collecting fanatic, but I do have some pins from when I went to SF Giants baseball games and get them as giveaways.  Pin collectors and Transformers fans come together with this BAIT collab.  Limited to 500 pieces – this is a 2-piece pin set featuring the iconic Autobot and Decepticon logos.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Mugen Civic Type R

mugentyperTwo words in the motoring world that are synonymous Mugen and Honda.  Inside Lane takes a drive in the Mugen tuned Honda Civic Type R FN2.  This just might be best hot hatch on the planet?

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Woot Bear SDCC 2016 Exclusives

WootBear-SDCC216-FlyerSan Diego Comic-Con 2016 is upon us!  Woot Bear will be offering exclusives from 2 artists:  Ben Seto and Scott Wilkowski.

WootBear-SDCC2016-BenSeto-BuntrooperBen Seto will be offering a limited edition GID Buntrooper in Woot Bear Colorway.  Each Buntrooper glows in the dark, comes with a special blister packaging and will cost around $70.00USD each.  Ben Seto will be at Booth O15.

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JackRabbit Clothing Late Summer 2016 Collection

jackrabbit02Summer time is a time for travel and years ago I’ve backpacked through Europe – let just tell you it was great life experience.  Two kids inspired by their 6 month traveling around Europe, friends Patrick Alick and Evan Solomon founded a small streetwear label JackRabbit Clothing.

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Music: CRZY by Kehlani

kehlanicrzyWhat I’m bumping on my steps walking?  The latest by Oakland native Kehlani with the song CRZY.  It’s a smoking in-your face bass bumping track.  She has drop two mixtapes:  Cloud 19 and You Should Be Here.

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STRANGER THINGS – A Throwback to the Best Movies of the ’80s!

Stranger Things - Netflix - RetrendersIf you haven’t seen this Netflix Series, you should!  Because I went into a sleepless night binge watching this!

Stranger Things takes place in the ’80s and with plenty of ’80s music.  It brought back so many memories of past films, this took me back to being a 5 year-old kid, because it had a little bit of The Goonies, a team of kids on bicycles. I also couldn’t help recognize the use of same dramatic theme track too.  Then there’s E.T., because of the weird girl; The Explorers, kids exploring; Stand By Me, the train track trail to find their friend; and it even had an X-Files Sci-Fi conspiracy twist that will lure you to want to watch the series until the end. Also, it’s worth mentioning, if you love Dungeons and Dragons, you’ll appreciate this series!

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The Art & Making of Independence Day: Resurgence

independencedayartbookI remember sitting at the Cornet Theater, an iconic large single-screen theater in San Francisco, before all the crazy IMAX 3D stuff and mega-mall multiplexes watching the summer blockbuster Independence Day.  Twenty years have past with a new sequel ID4 Resurgence.  The nasty aliens are back to drain Earth’s natural resources.  Okay, I admit Resurgence may not measure up to the classic summer hit ID4, but if you want some popcorn action with no thinking – then you might want to see ID4 Resurgence.  Along with the movie, Titan Books has released The Art & Making of Independence Day Resurgence.

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Vinyl Pulp #15: Kidrobot SF V Akuma 7-Inch

krakuma7Our latest Vinyl Pulp episode takes a look at the Kidrobot Street Fighter V Akuma 7-Inch.  Capcom Street Fighter fans who like these vinyl toys will definitely want to pick this up for their collection.

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Custom Old School Nintendo-Style Action Figures

The 1980s was a heyday for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and what if they had action figures made.  This is what it would look like!

deathbytoysnintendostyleToy fanatic Dan Polydoris aka Death by Toys makes these custom 1980s Nintendo-style action figures and packaging.  It’s like Super 7/Funko ReAction line-up.

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Osaka Skyline with Twists and Turns

osakaskylineRemember that 1980s cartoons “Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors?”  Watching this video “Spatial Bodies” reminds me of the Monstermind plants swarming over space, planets and skies above.  The madness of architectural shapes and patterns run amok.

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LEGO The Disney Castle 71040

disneycastlelegoOne of the most iconic theme park places is the Disneyland castle and LEGO has just announced their Disney castle version.  The LEGO Disney Castle 71040 will be one of the neatest builds with over 4,000 pieces and 5 minifigs:  Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Tinkerbell.  The Disney castle will have 5 floors of play features.

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Vinyl Pulp #14: The Andy Warhol Dunny Collection

krandywarholThe latest episode of our Vinyl Pulp is out!  Episode 14 takes at quick look at Andy Warhol Dunny Series that was just released.  The 3″ Dunnies get an artsy design twist from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Kidrobot x Andy Warhol Dunny Series

krandywarholThe Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts collabs with Kidrobot for this fun artsy toy series.  The Kidrobot Andy Warhol dunny series drops today online and at stores.

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Naruto Ramen Tees

naruto00Do you like watching the anime Naruto and eating ramen noodles?  This is a cool looking BAIT exclusive graphic tee picturing Naruto eating noodles.

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BAIT Transformers Graphic Tees

baitmetf01BAIT makes some classic Transformers G1-style graphic tees.  This mini-collection features the G1 Optimus Prime, G1 Megatron, the iconic Autobot and Decepticon logo tees.

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Frankie’s Garage: Tuned S13 240SX

s13s240sxtunedThe Nissan Silvia or better known here in North America as the 240SX.  The Smoking Tire host Matt Farah drives and reviews a tuned S13 240SX with SR20 engine swap.  This ride is tuned for the track and twisty hills.

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Drink: The Origins of the Fat Tire Bicycle

newbelgiumbeersI’m not much of a wine connoisseur, but I’m a beer drinking gal.  For the life of me when I drink beer, I cannot smell the apricots, the exotic hops or be specific about a fruity nut taste.  I know I’m not a beer snob, but I do like great tasty beer.  Lately I’ve been trending Chimay and Shock Top.  And Fat Tire was one of those long time “cool” beverages I drank with my girlfriends at Applebee’s a lot.  And hot buzz words for drinking beer these past few years is “craft beers.”  What is it?  Munchies profiles the Fat Tire creator New Belgium.

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Mega Bloks TMNT Collectors Series – Eastman & Laird

tmntrooftopcombatMega Bloks pays homage to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird with this neat TMNT Collector Series Rooftop Combat edition playset.  I really like the black & white feel and details, a clear tribute to the original comic book run.

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Ghostbusters Art Puzzles

ghostbusters0102Besides doodling with coloring books, building LEGOs and playing board games when I was younger, putting together puzzle pieces was entertainment in our house.  And with the new girl-power Ghostbusters flick coming out, USAopoly releases two incredible 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters Art puzzles for fans and collectors.  Both Ghostbusters Artist Series Puzzles feature 550 pieces each and form a 18″x24″ puzzle poster.

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Frankie’s Garage: Aston & Red Bull Hypercar

redbullastonmartinamrb001Red Bull making a car?  Yes, this F1 light-looking supercar is a team-up between Aston Martin, Red Bull and F1 star Adrian Newey.  Only 24 will be produced and will be delivered around 2018.

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Frankie’s Garage: Fiesta ST200 Hot Hatch

fiestast200The Fiesta gets another limited edition run from Ford with the Fiesta ST200 hot hatch.  This Fiesta gets 200 horses, upgraded suspension, performance brakes and the ST200 badges if you’re into that stuff.  Carfection reviews this limited run fast Ford hatch.

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Food: Baking in Japan with Carly Rae Jepsen

exlporebakeriesOne part of Japanese culture that’s always been interesting is the art of edible baked food.  Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen was in Japan promoting her last album EMOTION and while there, she also explored Japan’s bakeries.

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Universal Studios is all about Harry Potter

US001I haven’t been to Universal Studios Hollywood in many years and this was the year, because The Wizarding World of Harry Potter just opened.  So, this epic family trip to Disneyland, included a day at Universal Studios.  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter may not be as grand and big as Universal Studios Orlando, but if you live on the West Coast, the cheaper alternative is going to Universal Studios Hollywood.

US003Fans of Harry Potter will enjoy everything about the theme town like the unique shops and waiting in line to get your magic wand.  Forgo the kiddie mini-Harry Potter roller coaster and just head straight to Hogwarts castle.  The Harry Potter and Forbidden Journey ride is one the best 3D rides, like ever.  Take the journey with the young Harry, Hermione and Ron.

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Disneyland Anaheim Trip

DL001It’s the 60th Diamond Celebration at Disneyland and I just had to go this year.  I remember the many family trips, then trips with the cousins, going with college friends and then going as an adult over the years – Disneyland meant something special to me.  This epic summer 2016 trip would be with all my cousins and siblings and most of us did a 2-Day Hopper to check out Disneyland and California Adventure.

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