DTLR x Starter = ’90s NBA Throwback Jackets

dtlrnbacover00Lifestyle retailer DTLR teams up with Starter to release retro 90’s NBA jackets.  The 90’s inspired “Black Label” jackets feature the bright colors and big logos with 2-side pockets.  The collection will drop this Friday October 28, 2016 at DTLR retail locations and DTLR.com.

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Crafting the Playskool Heroes Millennium Falcon

galaticheroesfalcon4One of my favorite playset/vehicles is the Star Wars Millennium Falcon.  I have memories of looking at the Kenner Millennium Falcon in toy catalogues and watching the TV ads.  Disney BOXED takes a look at designing and crafting the Playskool Heroes Star Wars Jedi Force Millennium Falcon Playset.  This is the Toys”R”Us exclusive version featuring 4 figures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, C3-PO and R2-D2.

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Hot Topic x DC TV Collection

dchottopicclothesHot Topic and DC Comics releases a fashion collection inspired by DC-based TV shows like the Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Gotham.  This collection features the DC TV Supergirl Girls Hooded Jacket, DC TV Gotham Selina Kyle Girls Hooded Jacket, DC TV Arrow Hooded Jacket, DC TV Arrow White Canary Girls Jacket and DC TV The Flash Jacket.

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KITH x Power Rangers Collection

kithpowerrangers00Grab some Go! Go! Power Ranger hipster apparel!  Streetwear brand KITH collabs with Power Rangers for this mini-capsule collection.  This 1990s Power Rangers themed collection will feature an assortment of hoodies, graphic tees, crewnecks, New Era caps for men, women and kids.

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Cinema Alchemist, A Memoir – Roger Christian

cinemaalcoverImagine yourself in 1970s Hollywood and you’re on set meeting a nobody director at the time George Lucas, who is wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.  He talks to you about this secret script named Star Wars.  What would do?  This was before so-called “Hollywood blockbusters”, before movie franchises, before green screens, and before SFX studios like ILM.  Roger Christian accepted the gig and of course, the rest is history.  Cinema Alchemist, Designing Star Wars & Alien is a memoir by Oscar-winning Roger Christian.

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Pop! Animation: Cowboy Bebop

cb1cb3Funko’s popular line of Pop! figures gets some Cowboy Bebop action.  One of my all-time favorite animes is Cowboy Bebop.  The Pop! Animation line will feature Spike, Jet, Faye and Ed.  These figures will drop this December 2016.

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Kidrobot x Street Fighter V Vinyl Toy Series

krxsf5-caseKidrobot is back with another Street Fighter vinyl toy series.  This Street Fighter V series features some new characters and new artistic design.  Vinyl Pulp host Eddie does an unboxing and review of these new 3″ art toys.

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BAIT x Street Fighter Tees

baitsfoneStreet Fighter fans will enjoy these BAIT x Street Fighter Chibi graphic tees.  This collection features 3 different tee designs:  the Chibi Boss shirt with Akuma and his crew, the Chibi Group tee with Ryu and team & the Chibi Dhalsim tee.


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Make Coffee with Star Wars Droid R2-D2

r2d2coffemaker2Are you looking for a nerdy fun way to make coffee in the morning.  Check this officially licensed Star Wars product exclusively on sale at ThinkGeek, the Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press.

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LEGO Ideas: 21306 Yellow Submarine

yellowsubmarineboxIt’s now official from LEGO, the iconic rock band The Beatles and their magical Yellow Submarine get the Lego treatment.  From the LEGO Ideas imprint the set features 550 bricks and 4 minifigures:  John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.  There is also Jeremy Hillary Boob figure included.

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Stranger Things Eleven Action Figure

specialedtoys11boxIf you have not watch Netflix’s Stranger Things, I suggest you do.  Get a Netflix account and then binge watch Stranger Things!  I was hoping Super 7 or something would do a ReAction line, but for now – Special Ed Toys and toy artist George Gaspar aka couchgrouch produced this cool Eleven action figure.  The action figure also comes with that 1980s-style toy packaging.

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Miniature Carved Pumpkins

legolandpumpkinpatchLook at these cute mini-carved pumpkins!  The Pumpkin Patch was created by artist Hedley Wiggan and is on display at Legoland Windsor Resort in the UK for the month of Halloween.  The mini Jack O’ Lanterns took over 60 hours to carve.

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Sneakers in a Bank Vault – 24 Kilates Bangkok

24kilatesbangkokWith the age of the Internets and shopping for stuff online, good old fashion retail stores need that “shock and awe” to get shoppers into stores.  Like the cool geeky Apple retail stores, streetwear boutiques have done the same by making brick & mortar stores a neat event place to come in and buy stuff.  One such shop is 24 Kilates in Bangkok, Thailand.  This innovative sneaker shop looks like a Swiss bank vault.  The shoes are kept in safety-type deposit boxes.  Now that’s neat.

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Dolce & Gabbana Radio Bag

dolcegabbanaradiobagIf you were to look into my closet one of my favorite accessories is the bag.  I have lots of bags.  I have bags for different outfits and bags for a specific night out on the town.  Here is one bag on list, the Dolce & Gabbana Radio Bag.  The bag is made to look like a vintage boombox with the 2 speakers and cassette deck.

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DIY Cardboard Pinball Machine

pinbox3000You can now make your own custom pinball machine out of a cardboard kit from the Cardboard Teck Instantute.  The PinBox 3000 let’s you cut-up, design and build a mini-pinball machine.  The kit takes about 45-90 minutes to assemble.

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The Art of Atari by Tim Lapetino

therealataricoverIf you were that kid that grew up with the Atari 2600, you will definitely remember the distinctive box art packaging.  As a kid seeing the Atari video game box art made me go to my mom and say to her, “I want you to buy me those games!”  This October 2016, Dynamite and author Tim Lapetino take Atari fans on journey of video game artwork with The Art of Atari.

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Kidrobot x Scott Tolleson = The Odd Ones

theoddonesboxKidrobot collabs again with artist Scott Tolleson on a new Dunny series – The Odd Ones.  This Dunny collection drops tomorrow, October 8, 2016.  The 3″ Dunny series takes a Halloween themed inspiration.  There are 14 character designs including the chase figures in this collection.

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Gentle Giant LTD DC Super Powers Micro Figures

img_1669I wish I could go back in time and tell my 1980s self not to damage, throwaway or giveaway my various Kenner DC Super Powers action figures.  I was at Walgreens this week and finally spotted the Walgreens exclusive Gentle Giant LTD release of the DC Super Powers Micro Figures.  The 2″ PVC figures in Series 1 features Batman, Robin, Joker, The Flash and Lex Luthor.  The packaging is reminiscent of the 1980s Kenner DC Super Powers line-up.

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Batman: Facts & Stats from the Classic TV Show

batmanPow! Bang!  Hum the theme song!  The 1960s classic Batman TV show was colorful, bright and cheesy.  From Titan Books authors Rian Hughes and Y.Y. Flurch deliver a fun book and design feel of the 1960s Batman TV show.

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Arrow: Oliver Queen’s Dossier

arrowcoverJust in time for Arrow Season 5 on the CW Network.  This companion book is Oliver Queen’s Dossier, it is Oliver’s notes and clippings on his battle to fight crime in Starling City.

img_1667Oliver gathers up newspaper clippings, government documents, images, blueprints and maps while writing down his notes and opinions on post-its.  The dossier profiles allies, friends and enemies.  The book also provides information on weapons and vehicles used on the show.

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DC Comics Gotham Girls Makeup at Walgreens

img_1641Earlier in the year DC Comics launched a Wonder Women Makeup Collection exclusive to Walgreens.  Now comes the Gotham Girls Collection featuring Batgirl, Catwoman and Harley Quinn.  I spotted these items at my local Walgreens store this week.  The mini-collection features bags and other makeup beauty products like Batgirl lipstick, Catwoman eyeshadow and Harley Quinn brush set.  Prices range from $3.00USD and up to $12.00USD.

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Food: Halloween French Fries at Mickey D’s Japan


Why does it seem that all the American fast food chains in Asia get tasty and unique items to munch on?  McDonald’s celebrates 45 years in Japan with a Halloween inspired dish – the Halloween Choco Potato for the month of October.  The french fry item gets a sauce mix with pumpkin and chocolate.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Hyundai Racing Hatchback

hyundairn30conceptHyundai will be launching their “M” division with their N performance brand of racing inspired street legal cars.  At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Hyundai unleashes the RN30 Concept.  The hot hatchback features a 2.0L turbo 4-cyclinder engine pumping out 374 horses.  Hyundai looks to compete with the likes of the Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST segments.

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Dance Photography by Al Morales

al-morales-photography-11Al Morales has been focused on the art of dance photography these past two years.  Al has gravitated to doing most of his photography with professional dancers. He didn’t think twice about the idea, because he himself was a former dancer the last two decades. Here is a glimpse of his passion for dance photography with Rachel Winter from San Jose CA, a Studio Company Dancer at The New Ballet School.

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Snapchat Video Glasses

snapchatglassesSnapchat is a popular photo/video sharing app has now released a physical product.  The Snapchat Spectacles are video camera sunglasses, kinda of like mix of GoPro and James Bond spy glasses.  There are 3 different color choices to choose from and with a tap of a button the glasses records 10 second of video and transfers your “Memories” via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to Snapchat.

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