7.12.16

The Rebels’ secret weapon revealed! Darren Wallace Does Rogue One.


The Rebellion’s secret weapon to fight off AT-ACT walkers, is revealed! Also there’s an awkward Tie Striker landing and the Death (Metal) Troopers - thanks to Darren Wallace (Patreon / www).

6.12.16

"Creature Featurette" for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Director Gareth Edwards and Creature Effects Supervisor Neal Scanlan offer a behind-the-scenes peek at the creatures of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Folks’ll marvel at the creatures, but might hardly pay $$$ for them as “collectibles” AKA “action figures”, would they? With the exception of a select few from the first trilogy from George Lucas (“New Hope” to “Return of Jedi”), with Rancors, Wampas and even Gamorrean Guards … but these days? Stick to the humanoid bipedals and androids/robots LOL

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in theaters December 16. Not long now…

29.11.16

STORM GROOVER Art by PACK

STORM GROOVER ART BY PACK

Featured here today is this splendid tripped-out illustration of STORM GROOVER by Thai-artist “Pack”, to be used as the blister-card back for Kabuki Master’s Storm Groover resin figure (previously featured) - which is currently still open for pre-orders.

Storm Groover Pre-order

Each 7-inch tall figure priced at US$60 (+ US$25 for International shipping) and a run number of 1-39 (*You choose your desired run number!). Folks interested are to DM “Nopparat Sribandit” on Facebook to order (*Tell’em TOYSRVIL SENT YOU!).

Pre-order begun Nov 12th, with orders ending when all 39 slots are filled up.

Scroll down for more images of Pack’s work for Storm Groover, including a handy WIP-video!

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Launches Online Ticket Sales - with ”Breath" TV Spot & Featurette


With the launch of advanced ticket sales for the December 16th premiere of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, a couple of video promos have been unleashed (thus far) - with the above Darth Vader-ccentric "Breath" TV Spot prompting sales on Fandango (in the United States), and below featurette featuring actor Diego Luna on the set of the film, for tickets available in the UK at www.rogue-one.co.uk.

Singapore does not have nifty promos like these, alas…


VADER

28.11.16

The Art of Film Volume 1: Star Wars by ImagineFX


Page=flip video for “The Art of Film Volume 1: Star Wars” currently available at Basher Graphic Books in Singapore, and also online on Amazon for US$39.95* (softcover / below still images via).
"This beautiful 180 page book showcases art work inspired by the world's leading digital and traditional artists. In a series of art-led interviews, professional artists share their Star Wars-inspired work, from poster art to portraits and comics to illustrations. Plus, readers will discover rare interviews on how the six films were made, from VFX artists on A New Hope in 1977 to concept artists on the Prequels."

*Purchasing via the Amazon link helps support my blogging endeavours, thank you :)

26.11.16

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - “Trust" Trailer


New One-and-a-half minute long trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, titled "Trust" was unleashed union the www during Thanksgiving, featuring more of the same-seen-before, along with a space fight sequence which should excite!

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Source: lrmonline.com

22.11.16

Superstar Destroyer by Bill McMullen & A Mini AD-AT Retrospective

Showing a prototype of my new project with #MunkyKing toys ⚡️On display at #DesignerCon booth number 435

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On display at the recent Designer Con (Nov 19-20, 2016) is the SUPERSTAR DESTROYER from Bill McMullen AKA Billions McMillions - which sees the “Imperial Destroyer” in “Star Wars” being sneakered-out, based on original Adidas Superstars!
Sometimes people ask why I used two whites in the illustration and toy. I point out that that's how the #Shelltoe was - the whites of the leather and the rubber never really matched, which I love. -shared Bill McMullen.
To be produced by Munky King Toys, the concept was earlier seen and released as a 6-color hand-pulled silkscreened print, a year ago at DesignerCon too!



Old-skool "urban vinyl" collectors would be familiar with Bill McMullen’s adidas-themed “AD-AT” - made with Span of Sunset and released in 2004 - which has most recently been manifested as a half-size replica, with #ADATpoint5 released at DesignerCon 2014, a decade after!

Another incarnation saw the ADAT Custom upsized to over 2-feet tall and coming in with a 3 3/4" #Joystik figure. In an edition of 10, they were released at San Diego Comic Con and we promptly Sold Out.

The first AD-AT had been one of my toy-grails since I started down this “art toy” life, and had even came across one a couple of years ago too! The price asked for was pretty reasonable I reckon (about SG$400 maybe?), but alas even then it had been financially out of my reach … *man-sob*





Here's the #Joystik customized figure it comes with... #ADATCustom at #SDCC #StreetHustleStrikesBack

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Here's the box... #ADATCustom at #SanDiegoComicCon #SDCC

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'OLD SCHOOL INVASION', 2001. giclee on canvas #BillMcMullen #MayThe4thBeWithYou

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Bill’s AD-AT x adidas iconology was also made into a larger-then-life sized sculpture installation at the THIS IS NOT A TOY show in Toronto, Canada, circa 2014 - as curated by the Design Exchange.
Coincidentally with my AD-AT sculpture showing here in Toronto, the Bata Shoe Museum is having an exhibit called 'The Rise Of Sneaker Culture'. Lots of heat in the 150 or so pairs on display. They have some original Adidas Superstars here, the shoe I based the AD-AT on.

Here are more pics to gawk at!




Giant ADAT project coming together for the Toronto #ThisIsNotAToy show. #ADATtorontoDX #Festool #Sweat #Tears

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