Action Figure Photography Fun

Photographer “Hotkenobi” takes it one step further by posing toy action figures in humorous situations with neat special effects.

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Superhero Body Paint

kaypikemodelingCosplayers usually design and build costumes and props.  Well, this cosplayer doesn’t need it.  Just paint it on the body.  My Retrenders buddy Steve Jang sent me this YouTube video a few months back.  It was on my I’ll watch later, but I finally got around to it and was blown away.  Artist/Model Kay Pike is known for her detailed body paint of superheroes on her naked body.  She is taking superhero body paint to the next level.

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Interview with Artist Whitney Jiar

wjcoverartWe take fans into Artist Alley from FanimeCon 2015.  Ramen and a Half host Eddie Ballar interviews artist Whitney Jiar about her art work and FanimeCon.

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Custom Lego Friends MiniFigures

legofriendscoverWhen LEGO Friends appeared in retail shelves 2012, it weathered the controversy and has become a successful product line for LEGO.  Lots of fans and third-party companies have been making custom LEGO minifigures, but not many have done customization of the LEGO Friends mini-dolls.  Now, hopefully that’s about to change.  LEGO fan JustJon works on customizing Friends mini-dolls.

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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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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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Big Wow! ComicFest May 17-18, 2014 San Jose

bigwowcomicfest2014This upcoming weekend here in the SF/Bay Area is one cool geek-fest – the Big Wow! ComicFest.  The two-day convention kicks-off May 17-18, 2014 weekend at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.  Unlike other comic-book conventions I won’t name that have gone super Hollywood, Big Wow! remains the same as the headliner is all about comic books, the artists and writers in the industry.  Many notable artists will be there like Frank Cho, Neal Adams, Mike Mignola, Greg Rucka, just to name a few.

It’s safe to say Retrenders will be at Big Wow! ComicFest!  Our Ramen & A Half team Eddie Ballar and Ramon Angel will grab interviews and highlights from the event.  Look for our videos on the Retrenders YouTube channel.

Here our some of our videos we did last year from Big Wow! ComicFest 2013:

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Pictures of Me with Superheroes & Anime Characters



This kid likes to put himself into pictures with other superheroes and anime characters.  It’s pretty neat.  Illustrations by 蓋老師.

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I think this is one of the coolest LEGO minifigs – The HULK!

For more on the Hulk minfig, go to:  LEGO – Marvel Superheroes.

Simple Superhero Icon Art

Eurydyka Kata and Rafal Szczawinski of re:design bring us cool icon art of heroes and villains from both the DC and Marvel Universes.

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