Sunday, June 29, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

what is "Iron Sky"?



I'm not sure if this trailer is for a feature indie film or something completely silly, but they got my attention with Nazi's in space.

All I know the people working on this are from Finland. I like the Idea, I just hope they go the route of JIN-RO with this and not MARS ATTACKS.

enjoy



BONUS STAGE

NEW BANDAI SOUL OF CHOGOKIN RELEASE IMAGES

Some new robot images  I thought people would like.

Here's a new image of that SOC Jeeg , It's amazing how sturdy it looks considering that all of the colored body parts in this version are held together by magnetic ball joints just like the original Jeeg, the robot's bodyis made up of Nineteen individual segments that form a pretty solid looking Jeeg. 
       


Along with a new SOC release of Tetsujin 28 ( Gigantor 80's version )



and a rare villian , an SOC version of the Black ox


Friday, June 27, 2008

TWO MORE CHARACTERS ANNOUNCED FOR TASUNOKO VS CAPCOM

Courtesy of DENGEKI ONLINE

The Two characters are Batsu from rival schools, hopefully we'll See more characters from this cult underappreciated fighter from the golden era of the Sega Dreamcast.






And on the TASUNOKO side of thing we have a True 80's classic TEKKAMAN!!

how sweet is that!




I'm really looking forward to this game, I just hope they keep the gameplay tight.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

PROTOCULTURE: Traditional meets JAP-POP art


I recently visited the MURAKAMI exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum and enjoyed the clean bright colors on canvas and sweet composition of his work. It looked like he did all of his layouts on a MAC in Illustrator, blew them up, and painted over them with acrylics on enormous canvases.

A treat to see up close.

But before I throw the pictures of the exhibit on the site, I thought I might give some other cool examples of JAP-POP inspired artist to look out for.

Japanese artist Tenmyouya Hisashi 's traditional-meets-modern Gundam painting "RX-78-2 Kabuki-mono 2005 Version" went for HK$4.8 million (approx. US$600,000).
 

Hisashi about his work:
In Japan there are many "Gundam-Otaku's," and their adoration of Gundam is intense. Therefore, I did not want to change their image of Gundam. By changing Gundam's "mobile suit" to tattoos, I altered his body, and made him even more customized. I emphasized the very concept of the "mobile suit," and by setting Gundam against a background of gold leaf from traditional Japanese painting, I emphasized Gundam's samurai origins.

nice huh?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Batman's a potty mouth

The things that would get on TV before standards and practices fined you if you cursed on the air.

also, that's not the type of language you should teach a ward of the state Mr. Wayne.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen : The spider car

Traction issues aside, I think it looks and moves very nicely for a scratch build mecha.

and some rubber for grip, armor plating and you got nice little real life Fujikoma!

built with a budget of only $15,000 I wonder what the MPG on that thing is?

check it out:


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Assassin Returns

The guys at Mega64  try their hands at  Assassins Creed in real Flea market. 

I'm surprised no one kicked the guys ass for putting his hands on them.

here's the video, enjoy



Monday, June 9, 2008

SOC GX-43 Brave Leader Daimos

It's good to see that Bandai hasn't completely abondon what made it great.

Awsome retro Super robots!

Daimos was a Sunrise series that ran in japan from 1978 to 1979. it was the third 

installment in the a series of gestalt robots from sunrise 

( Combattler V & Voltes V being the first two )

Now Bandai has produce this beautiful ( and fully transforming ) piece of robot history

in full diecast for about $160 USD

Thanks to Vic F. for the heads up on the release.

check out these sweet picks!













Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sorry for the delay folks

I've had my full for the last few days.

I've been hanging out with a new friend from out of town by the name of Nico Bellic.


GTA 3 in all it's various forms ( original, vice city, San Andreas & extra crispy ) never really grabbed me. I liked the freedom they provided, but it always felt a little rough around the corners, unfinished , like..something was missing.

Everything from my characters dying as soon as he put his pink toe in water, to the secondary cast of characters that you really didn't care too much about, it just wasn't my bag.

But now in GTA 4, Rockstar has made a work of art. the Single player is airtight, story and characters right out of Scorsese, great duck and cover mechanics, excellent driving physics with each vehicle having it's own characteristics besides speed. ( especially bikes ) all of this coupled with the ability to pick up your in game "cell phone" ala THE MATRIX, call into a multiplayer game, go ape shit on some poor bastards and then go back to your single player game seamlessly is a masterstroke of gaming.

KUDOS ROCKSTAR! for living up to the name!

I also have to give a little shout out as the kids say to my local Gamestop in Forest Hills NY.
my ace combat 6 had a disk read error six months after I purchased it from that store and the clerk exchanged it for me, even though the replacement was a used disk, this was a very kind gesture, ( although my good Friend Rich E. may have something to say about how Gamestop bilks game companies out of profit ) they could have told me to fuck off or that they could do anything about it an I would have to buy a new one, but instead he helped me in exchanging the disk for one that works.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

50 Most Memorable Movie Cars part 5 ( FINAL 10 )

Courtesy of http://www.rottentomatoes.com/

A couple of quick notes before we get started. For the most part, we're only picking one car per film. Also, a car has to show up in a movie to make it on the list, so KITT and the A-Team van don't make it. And the rankings refer to how memorable a car is, not how cool it is (that would be a much different list). Lastly, a special thanks to our friends at The Internet Movie Car Database for use of their screenshots and car data.

Here are the final 10 cars, enjoy:

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

10. Mr. Frye's Ferrari

Type of car: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB

Special features: attracts joyriding parking attendants

Appears in: Ferris Bueller's Day Off


Cameron says his father loves this car more than life itself. Ferris scoffs at his priorities, but does highly recommend picking one up, if you have the means. It's a simply beautiful car, and fortunately the filmmakers destroy a mere replica, not the real thing.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off




Batman

9. Tim Burton's Batmobile

Type of car: GM Batmobile

Special features: Turbine, remote control, shields

Appears in: Batman, Batman Returns

The 1989 Batman needed to overcome a lot of the camp baggage left by the old TV show, and the new Batmobile was big step in that direction. Although the 1960s Batmobile was cool, this new one was simply mind-blowing.

Batman




Starsky & Hutch

8. Starsky's Gran Torino

Type of car: 1976 Ford Gran Torino

Special features: Mag wheels, custom paint

Appears in: Starsky & Hutch

The long-running TV show helped make this car popular, but it's the 2004 film the qualifies the iconic red Gran Torino hot rod for a high rank on the list. About ten of the cars were destroyed during filming, and only a couple have survived.

Starsky & Hutch




Smokey and the Bandit

7. Bandit's Trans Am

Type of car: 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

Special features: T-tops, CB Radio

Appears in: Smokey and the Bandit, Smokey and the Bandit II

Burt Reynolds' previous stint as bootlegger in White Lightning involved a relatively boring Ford 500. But this time around, he drives the outrageously-styled Trans Am, complete with the "Flaming Chicken" decals.

Smokey and the Bandit




Ghostbusters

6. Ecto-1

Type of car: 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor

Special features: Siren, sliding proton pack storage

Appears in: Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2

According to Ray, it just needs some suspension work and shocks. Brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission, rear-end. Also new rings, mufflers, a little wiring. But hey, the old ambulance was only $4800. That's only about $10,000 when scaled up for inflation.

Ghostbusters



Goldfinger

5. James Bond's Aston Martin DB5

Type of car: 1963 Aston Martin DB5

Special features: Oil slick, smoke screen, ejector seat, radar tracking system, machine guns, revolving license plates

Appears in: Goldfinger, Thunderball, The Cannonball Run, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale


This car is as much a part of James Bond lore as is the Walther PPK. Sean Connery can be seen driving it in Goldfinger and Thunderball, Pierce Brosnan drives one in Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies, Daniel Craig drives one in Casino Royale, and Roger Moore uses one to goof on himself in The Cannonball Run.

Goldfinger










Speed Racer



4.
The Mach 5


Type of car: Racer Motors Mach 5

Special features: Auto-jacks, bullet-proof canopy, retractable saws, tire crampons

Appears in: Speed Racer

The Mach 5 historically known for the Japanese animated TV show, but is now the star of this week's Speed Racer. The physical version of the Mach 5 is gorgeous, and lives up to fans' high expectations (even though the movie may not).


Speed Racer





The Dukes of Hazzard

3. The General Lee

Type of car: 1969 Dodge Charger

Special features: Extensive race modifications, musical horn

Appears in: The Dukes of Hazzard

Dumb movie, dumb TV show, awesome car. The General Lee is proof that you can keep a TV show on the air for 6 seasons simply based on the popularity of a single car (and Catherine Bach in tight shorts). Like some other cars on this list, the General was mainly known for TV, but found regained popularity when jumping to the big screen.


The Dukes of Hazzard




The Love bug

2. Herbie

Type of car: 1963 Model 117 Volkswagen Type 1 (Beetle)

Special features: Ultimate cruise control

Appears in: The Love Bug, Herbie Rides Again, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Herbie Goes Bananas, Herbie: Fully Loaded

The 1968 Disney film The Love Bug was partly inspired by and helped push along the Beetle craze in the 1960s. The little grey race car with a lot of personality has since gone on to star in 4 sequels and a TV movie, with co-stars ranging from Bruce Campbell to Lindsay Lohan. Why is Herbie at #2 on this list? Try finding someone who doesn't know who Herbie is.

The Love Bug




Back to the Future

1. Doc Brown's De Lorean

Type of car: 1981 De Lorean DMC-12

Special features: Flux capacitor, remote control, hover conversion, Mr. Fusion generator

Appears in: Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III

The Back to the Future movies were all blockbusters, and were all based around one thing - a De Lorean-turned-time machine invented by the eccentric Doctor Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd).

Back to the Future