Posted by marc August 26, 2016

For all of the GCI movies out there today, it's a relief that some OG animation is still being created. Kubo and the Two Strings uses traditional stop motion animation with supplementary CGI, and the behind-the-scenes video makes it pretty clear why studios opt for CGI these days. Stop motion is extremely time intensive and tedious, and at the scale of a commercial film, requires...

Posted by marc August 26, 2016

So there are these big red balls in front of Target stores, which I assume are meant to stop soccer moms from careening their SUVs into the store when Oprah's latest book club pick comes out. But recently those balls have been repainted into pokéballs. The weirdest part? Target themselves did this, not Pokémon fans with wicked masking tape skills. The stores that have these seem...

Posted by marc August 26, 2016

Putting a twist on Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog, London-based Whatshisname is about to release a giant 47 inch fiberglass sculpture. POPek is a squatting balloon dog who has just excreted a rubbery balloon turd. The fiberglass is finished in a brilliant, high gloss red. Being so large, only ten will be produced. But don't worry. Whether you don't have the cash or the space, you can still grab a...

Posted by kristina August 26, 2016
Rato Kim Peach BreadCat Coming Soon!

It is possible for Rato Kim's BreadCat to be cuter. Introducing Peach BreadCat, the next colorway Kim plans to release! Kim posted a sneak peek of this version on Instagram and it's too cute. The color and the details, all the way to its little green leaf, makes this version even more adorable. Stay tuned as more information about Peach BreadCat and its release date. To hold you over...

Posted by marc August 25, 2016

JPK is bringing plenty of goodness to STGCC early next month, and among his customs is a mass produced platform toy. This is actually a series of toys produced by Pobber, who you probably recognize for creating the amazing Autumn Stag toy shelf unit. The first entry in the series has been co-designed with Huck Gee, getting its own sculpted face exclusive to this colorway. The Skullhead Samurai...

Posted by marc August 25, 2016

OMFG. Things just went bad to worse for the Hollywood adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Several alleged photos have leaked, showing the actors in costume. They look like they were shot on a RAZR cameraphone, which may indicate that these could just be screen tests, which is when an actor puts on his or her wardrobe to make sure it looks good enough on camera. But either way...

Posted by marc August 25, 2016

Hmm, WatermelonCat came out in July, MelonCat came out in August, and WoodCat is coming out in September? Sounds like Rato Kim is aiming for monthly releases of her super popular BoxCat platform! And WoodCat is certainly a worth edition to the series. The resin kitty features hand painted wood grain and tree ring patterns, some moss, and an adorable mushroom tail. Fans have been able to...

Posted by marc August 25, 2016

You've got to hand it to them. The boys in Every Time I Die are extremely reliable, having put out a new album every two years since 2001, save for a single three-year gap. And with their previous album, From Parts Unknown, having dropped in July of 2014, it's no surprise that their new album, Low Teens, will be out in September....

Posted by marc August 25, 2016

It's time for some back to school clothes shopping. Hey, it's a good excuse to grab some of these Joe Ledbetter shirts, even if you graduated years ago. Mr. Bunny, Fire Cat, and Unicornosaurus are all here and can be printed on your choice of t-shirt, raglan, or sweatshirt. There are plenty of color choices, too. And there's even a "I love vinyl toys" shirt for toddlers and infants....

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