Store Update 30/03/14

Sorry for the late update – been a bit hectic again but well worth it!

As a follow up to the last update, the Harley Quinn (With Mallet) Funko Vinyls came in and we’re down to 1 already!  As a result of Harley’s popularity, the Batman Funko Vinyl also picked up the pace and 1 remains also (he’s still listed on eBay).

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A larger order has been placed for some new goodies – the store, Facebook and Twitter will be updated as and when!

In a kinda related way to the store…I say kinda because it’s a product and it’s for Nerdgazzum – we have a competition running on Facebook so check it out!  It runs until 4 April 2014.

As a thank you for hitting 200 likes on Facebook, we also have a caption style contest going on so check that out too!

So…what’s new?

The store hasn’t been updated much (most of the focus has been on the Redbubble side of things), but, we have the most fantabulous item for pre-order!

The Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Funko Vinyl is available for pre-order.  I’m gonna try and get all of the Ghostbusters line-up available but it looks like certain items have to be sourced via separate suppliers (Winston in Ecto-1 for example) but I want them for myself as well so rest assured I will be doing my damnedest to get it!

So what new designs have we got over on Redbubble?  Well, before I go onto that, I want to give a shout out to some new contributors.  Firstly, my mate Lee whom I work with has been putting together some designs and seems to have been injected with a muse serum as he is brimming with ideas!  Then there is Paul over at Sick Droid Artwork – some amazing designs and I’ve even asked him to do me a piece of work for myself!  Last but by no means least, Kasey over at Geek & Gamers – can’t wait to get more work in from these guys and get them the recognition they need and deserve!

Anyway, here’s the designs:

 

So that’s the weekly round up – check out all of the designs and stay up to date on Facebook and Twitter with any new stuff as it’s announced!

Taste our awesome!

Store Update 21/03/14

Well, what a stressful week!

But, we have some goodies for ya to get you updated on, so without further ado, check out our new additions to the store!

Harley Quinn (With Mallet) Funko Vinyls should be in this week – pre-orders have already been received.

 

We’ve got a few items listed on eBay also:

 

And last, but by no means least, our Redbubble line-up:

 

Thanks to everyone for their continued support and don’t forget our competition that is running on Facebook at the moment up until 28/03/14!

 

Store Update 11/03/14

Hello!

There hasn’t been much activity on the store in regards to new items being listed in the last week.

We have added Breaking Bad – The Pink Teddy Bear Eye Keychain.

On the Redbubble store front we have been very busy!

Sub-0 – Mortal Kombat inspired design giving Sub-Zero a different style…namely a quiff!

Excuse Me Kind Sir, Please Come Here – Mortal Kombat inspired design giving Skorpion a kinda punk style.

Fight! – Pitting Skorpion & Sub-0 together!

Sponge-Zero – A mash-up of Spongebob and Sub-Zero.  Hell comes to Bikini Bottom!

Sora The Explorer – What if Sora discovered Dora’s world?  This Kingdom Hearts and Dora mash-up is adorable!

Come Dine With Me – Hannibal Lecter cordially invites you for dinner.

We have managed to reach out to another new supplier, Bioworld Merchandise so there will be even more awesomeness of ours for you to taste!

 

 

Store Update 03/03/14

There was a bit of a major set back this past week with the store – the 10″ Daryl Dixon McFarlane Toys Action Figure is seemingly out of stock with our supplier so orders for that had to be cancelled and any money already paid was refunded.  The supplier is looking into getting more based on the amount of interest we had.

In the meantime, the Batman Funko Pop!  Vinyls we had on order have arrived today – 1 sold already and 5 remain – get your orders in now!

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There’s been less work on the store this week in anticipation of the arrival of certain orders as well as focus on the Redbubble aspect of the business – 20 new designs uploaded (with a lot more to come).  Ranging from Clerks/Kevin Smith inspired wordy tees to more Nightmare Before Christmas designs as well as Tron, Minions, Beavis & Butt-Head and Mortal Kombat.

As always, keep tasting our awesome.

The Lego Movie ‘2-up’ Review (The Cheeky Second Opinion)

This movie isn’t for everyone…By that I mean it’s not for miserable folks,  idiots (the bad kind) and people prone to epilepsy (seriously, bad things will happen).

It’ll also put off a few who dismiss it as purely for kids (wrong).  It’s sheer manic, random over-the-top-ness will dissuade others (almost the movie’s downfall…ALMOST!  More on that later).

All these people are missing out on something truly wonderful, because…. It’s bloody awesome!!  What could have been a cynical, chucked together marketing exercise, turns out to be something far more…. Although you WILL want to buy more Lego!

To sum up the film in one sentence is virtually impossible, but I’ll try…It’s like being thrown into a washing machine full of Lego, on full spin cycle, while someone shouts very funny gags at you and gives you a big hug at the end!

From the moment you hear the relentlessly upbeat theme, clearly a joke in itself, that won’t leave your head for…well…ever, you’ll be in on the joke…

Amidst the barrage of crazy visuals (real Lego?  CGI?  Pleasingly you won’t be able to tell), constantly creative settings, endless slapstick gags and one liners, brilliant comedy timing, loveable characters and amazing cameos that I won’t spoil here, is a surprisingly easy to follow story.  The potential downfall I mentioned?  I’m not sure if some people won’t be able to dial out the craziness to follow what’s going on…maybe…But for most, the plucky nobody becoming hero is done fantastically here, amid all the bonkers, this movie has real hear and draws to a truly surprising, intelligent conclusion.

You’ll come away glowing with nostalgia; Benny the Spaceman, one of the funniest characters was literally directly lifted from my toy box.

You’ll wet yourself laughing, I don’t have kids but the parents in the cinema I watched it inwere laughing as hard if not more than the young ‘uns.

Ears wringing with the message that freedom to play is what keeps us young.

It appears, everything is indeed AWESOME.

SPACESHIP!!!!!

Sent by the Mighty Bear of Truth.

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Arrow – Episode 14 – Time Of Death

The latest episode of Arrow was fantastic to say the least.

The Clock King is the featured villain this time around with the show opening to his strict time management during a robbery that goes a bit pear-shaped due to the impatience of one of his lackeys.

Sara & Laurel are still not on speaking terms until a turning point later that looks to be about to set Laurel back on the path to recovery.

Felicity feels put out as she’s no longer “Oliver’s girl” but events later on show her in a new light – interesting full-circle from an earlier conversation in the episode around scars and Felicity’s lack of them.

The highlight for me was the ending…

[su_spoiler title=”Spoiler!” style=”fancy”]Oliver is duped into going back to the Queen estate by his sister, Thea, as she has sensed the tension between Oliver and Moira (after all, they’re hiding a huge secret that would rock Thea’s world if she knew the truth about who her father really is). Moira was in the middle of a meeting and you hear a voice from someone off-screen and already you know who it is…but then Oliver walks in to meet the deathly grip of none other than Slade Wilson. Oliver’s past from the island is well and truly catching up with him. Now that Slade has made his presence known, is this the path to a chaotic run up to the finale with Deathstroke The Terminator? All I know is, I can’t wait. After seeing Slade tooled up in ‘Blind Spot’ I need more Deathstroke in my life![/su_spoiler]

There was a very touching scene in an island Flashback with Sara and the downed pilot who is about to breathe his last breath and he asks that Sara looks out for his daughter…again, a nice little full-circle moment to explain a relationship Sara has after life on the island.

After the little break Arrow has had, this is a fully engaging and teasing episode to slam us back into the action.

If only the saying ‘Tempus Fugit’ were actually true!

 

The Walking Dead – Episode 11 – Claimed

Claimed, the latest episode of The Walking Dead , compelled me to blog about it.

I don’t intend to make it a regular feature but, if the episodes are anything like they have been then it may inadvertently happen!

Potential spoilers abound – I will hide them so your wandering eyes don’t stray over them.

The comic and TV show merge in a spectacular way.  Abraham, Rosita and Eugene feature prominently after their short introduction at the end of episode 10.  Appearances-wise, they look pretty bang on in regards to their comic book counterparts.  Eugene looks like your average douche (more on him in the spoilers), Abraham is hard-talking, no-messing and all-out bad-ass!  And, Rosita is just lovely and a welcome bit of eye-candy.

This episode was pretty frantic and, I must admit, the Rick scenes had my heart well and truly lodged in my throat.

[su_spoiler title=”Spoiler!” style=”fancy”]Rick is left alone whilst Michonne and Carl go out scavenging – we get to see more of Michonne and Carl bonding and seeing Michonne’s more humane side – could she be due to go off at the deep end as a result of her pre-crisis life now making itself known?

Rick is asleep only to awake with voices bellowing – at first I thought he had gone back to his crazy episode from the prison (in the comics he started to go on a wobbler when he and Carl stuck it out in a house after the Governor’s crippling assault at the prison.  But it soon turns out that Rick is actually under threat.

Hiding under the bed, soaking with sweat, some rogues are arguing downstairs whilst one is checking out the bedroom he is hiding in.  The guy finishes his recon and collapses onto the bed.  Shortly after, another one comes in and wants the bed for himself so a tussle ensues and just before the weakest one is incapacitated him and Rick lock eyes.  This was an exhilarating scene fraught with tension.

Meanwhile, Glenn awakes to discover the bus that Maggie and co were on is hours behind as Abraham tanks along in the truck on their ‘ mission’ to get to Washington DC.  A nice little scuffle takes place between Glenn and Abraham only to be disturbed by the obvious appearance of walkers drawn by the noise.

Eugene can’t shoot worth a damn and takes out the trucks fuel tank leaving the newly formed group to have to ‘hump’ it.  Glenn is determined to find his wife (Maggie).

The group Rick encounters made me think this could either be the cannibals the group encounters in the comics who decide to feast upon Dale, leaving him to a paraplegic (that obviously won’t happen seeing as he’s dead in the show) or the planting seeds to Negan’s appearance that may happen in season 5 (Kirkman has confirmed he shan’t be in season 4).

Time will tell.[/su_spoiler]

I know the majority of this blog post is hidden as a spoiler (oops) but in summary, this episode was amazing.  I’m loving the current way they’re treating the episodes (kinda like Lost by focusing on certain characters each episode).  Back to back with no interruption (cut out the opening and credits) and I think this half of the season would be even more epic.

It’s nice to see the show converge with the comics in a big bad way unlike what they’ve done before.  I loved (and was extremely frustrated) at the developments with Eugene.  Can’t wait for episode 12 (only a few days now).

Until then, keep on walking.