Monday, July 21, 2014

Coin Engravings By Shaun Hughes

British artist Shaun Hughes uses his engraving skills to create a wide variety of incredibly awesome hobo nickels. A couple months ago we shared his fantastic Storm Trooper Nickel. Today we share some more of his pop culture-inspired carved coins.

These pieces barely scratch the surface of the amount of artwork that Hughes produces. Be sure to visit his DeviantART gallery to check out more of his beautifully altered coinage.


3D Custom Barbie Armor

Jim Rodda, better known as hobbyist 3D printer Zheng3, recently completed work on these awesomely elaborate Barbie-compatible 3D-printed suits of medieval armor. The project was crowd funded through Rodda’s Faire Play Kickstarter project. The suit of golden parade armor is made of over 40 difference pieces, including a winged helmet, feathered tassets and a detailed coat of arms.

This 3-D printing is amazing. One day I will not have to search for the missing piece to my Oscar Goldman exploding briefcase. I could just have the 3D printer whip me up one. I could also design my own ice themed armor for my Abbey Bominable figure. That would be the height of action figure collecting when you can actually create your own professional looking action figures.

DC Themed Playing Cards

At around eight dollars a pack, these will make great stocking stuffers for the superhero fans in your life come this Christmas. I like how each card contains a different cover to enjoy every time you use them.


The 16" tall figure will have over 30 points of articulation, light features, and other fun surprises! Accompanying The Iron Giant will be a Hogarth figure, scraps of metal for him to munch on and a Seafood sign that has a removable "S" to put on his chest. He will also include an interchangeable head and gun attachment, giving a choice of displaying the figure as the regular version, or the "War" version! The figure was designed from the actual CG files used in the film, for ultimate accuracy.

Bless The Maker And His Water

Bless His Comings And His Goings
May His Passing Cleanse The World
Thanks to the boys over at Cultural Compulsive Disorder for the gummy Shai Hulud pictures. Reminded me of another toy on my grain list. For such a fan of Dune, I have NONE of the toys. There is a major hole is my collection. I search for them but finding the toys in mint condition AND at a reasonable price is harder than you would think.


The King Kong, Gollum, Frankenstein And Sharknado Variety Hour

If they include monkey cartoons this will be a hit.

Huckleberry Hound - Huckleberry Hound Meets Wee... by candsandcomics

I Teach Because I Love


Coming Back, August 2nd

Great show with great characters building a railway across the American West. It doesn't hurt my enjoyment of this show by having it filmed about a 100 kilometer south of where I live. It's nice to see the great Alberta scenery in every shot.