Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Daddy, Can I Have Some Candy?

Hamina, hamina, hamina... Limited Ed. likee the pretty compooter:

One step closer to a Mac tablet? Of course, there is this:

But after their tentativeness with the Newton, who knows when it will, if ever, see the light of day.

Via Gizmodo.

Monday, August 30, 2004

Where's My Robosexual?!

What a lovely weekend! I shot a miserable 115 at Occoneechee Golf Club on Sunday finishing well ahead of hurricane Gaston's visit to North Cackalacky. The more I play golf, the worse I seem to get. Of course, the lessons are helping. What I really need to get my golf game going is one of these Limited (special) Ed. Signature Series Robosapiens:

Everyone from Gizmodo to I4U Tech News has been blabbing about these things from Sharper Image. Whew, it comes in chrome or blue and is signed by Mark Tilden, the toys inventor. Yeah, but can it carry my golf bag and help me with my slice? That's the real question. Actually, the real question is, "How good is it in bed?" With a body like that, it could rock my world anyday! (Damn I need a girlfriend!)

Friday, August 27, 2004

Mini Dick?

I4u Tech News features a report today on the Limited Ed. Sony Qualia 017 MiniDisc Player:

Now while this player is pretty, made of brass coated in palladium (isn't that a club in London?), limited to only 15 units produced per month, and features HD amplification and G-Protection (protecting the g-spot?), it isn't a MiniDisc recorder, which greatly limits its functionality. For example, after I spend the $2,399.00 on the pretty, shiny toy I won't be able to take it to the Phish show and stand in the recording section with all the dirty hippies and make a lousy recording of the show and probably get knocked down and have my MD recorder smashed or stolen. What a waste.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Coolest Thing Ever!

Not really Limited Ed. but definitely one-of-a-kind, original, and hand-made are these PaperFormers:

Found via Gizmodo these paste-together D.I.Y. robots ACTUALLY TRANSFORM! How sick is that?! Not as cool as the new BinalTech BT-10 Grimlock 2005 Ford Mustang:

But what is? The PaperFormers are free, though, so that makes them slightly more cool than they would be if they cost, say, $54.95.

P.S. - if anyone wants to buy me one of those BinalTech Grimlocks, it would look sweet next to my BinalTech SilverStreak and my 20th Anniversay Masterpiece Optimus Prime.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Matisyahu On Jimmy Kimmel, LIVE!

So my favorite Hasidic Reggae Superstar, Matisyahu, was on the late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live last night making his first national television appearance. Now twelve more people know who he is! Yippee! If you are not one of the twelve people that actually watch Jimmy Kimmel's show, Matisyahu's performance was most excellent. I have been searching the internet for a bootleg of the performance but have yet to find one. If anyone knows where I can find it, let me know. Until then, I will just have to be satisfied pre-ordering Matisyahu's new CD, Shake Off The Dust... Arise:

Which will be out in October from JDub Records and listening to the three tracks that JDub has on their Audio Jukebox. I first saw Matisyahu at last year's Jeweltide: A Chanukah Bash at Southpaw in Brooklyn with Mike and Leia and have been hooked ever since. Big ups to Jah!

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Holy Crap Monkeys!

New toys, new toys, new TOYS!!! Why do I not get paid until next Monday?! Crap! Does anyone out there have a couple of hundred bucks I can borrow so that I can get all of the new Limited Ed. Vinyl Uglydolls that Ningyoushi has on their website? They are just so damn cute and ugly at the same time it makes me want to take them home and masturbate all over them. And since these ones are vinyl and not the usual plush Uglydolls, the jizz would just wash right off instead of sticking to their fur, like it does with my cat! Again, my favorites, if anyone out there wants to get me an early Hannukah present, are Icebat:

And Target:

Also, be sure to check out the cute new Limited Ed. Dalek Space Monkey Ci Boys:

On the Kidrobot website. They are limited to 2000 each, so y'all better buy them for me quick. Suprisingly, Ningyoushi beat Kidrobot to the punch on the Uglydolls, but Kidrobot beat Ningyoushi on the Space Monkeys. What does the next designer toy battle hold in store for us? Only the Shadow knows.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Exciting Weekend

Well, it sure was an exciting weekend, not just for me with my cousin's engagement party and my friend Franklin's return from Germany, but also for Mr. Michael Lau, who had his latest See You At SIXS exhibit in Hong Kong, Tokyo and London simultaneously. It must have been hard for him to be in all three places at once. The exhibit did last for three days, though, so he could have flown to each event, hung out for a couple of hours and then flown on to the next event. He wouldn't have even had to fly to the Hong Kong exhibit, since that's where he lives (duh). Maharishi was responsible for hosting the exhibit in London and they already have all of the Limited Ed. figures from the exhibit available on their website. The only other place I have seen to get the new ML figures right now is W.H.Y. Workshop. I'm sure all of the other toy stores will have them soon enough, but why wait?

Sorry no product pictures today, I have been too busy with work to get to them. Also, if you click on the links, I'm sure you'll find them.

Friday, August 20, 2004


(Beware of the horrible MIDI!)

Holy crap that thing's creepy looking!

Thanks to Bifurcated Rivets for the info.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Wangcaster And Other Great Guitar Names

I saw this guitar:

On It Is OK and remembered that I had seen it before. Not on Consumption Junction where Jon obviously found it, but on it's actual homesite, Hand Carved Guitars by Doug Rowell. These are definitely Limited Ed., hand-made, one-of-a-kind, originals. My favorites, other than the Wangcaster of course, are the Sam-Bone:

Because I'm totally all into the whole darkness and death thing. In fact, I might go suck the marrow from an infant right now. But before I do, I would also like to mention one of my other favorite guitars from Doug's site, the Dragoncaster:

Because I was a big D&D nerd when I was a kid. Kind of explains the whole 'baby-marrow sucking' thing, doesn't it?

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Good News For Video Artists

This post is for everyone I know who uses digital video, which is practically everyone I know. Drew, Mike and Seth should especially pay attention to this one, if they haven't seen it already. I know it's not exactly Limited Ed., but it is really cool. And now, on to the product. Guys, check out the new MCE Quickstream DV:

This handy little device, that I found through I4U Tech News, is a Firewire Digital Video Capture Device. You hook it directly into the firewire port on your digital camera and you can capture video directly to a hard drive instead of using one of those unreliable MiniDV tapes. The drive even comes with a mounting bracket to attach it to virtually any DV camera out there. This thing makes movie-making a thousand times easier. No more spending hours capturing those boring wedding videos onto the computer. No more dropped frames. All your footage is compactly contained in one location. How convenient. Of course, if you still want a tape version of your movie masterpiece or Bret Michaels' video, you can record to MiniDV right alongside the Quickstream DV. Sweet!

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

For Mike

The guys over at My Plastic Heart have these Limited Ed. b.b. birdy Funny Club Taipei Toy Festival figures for sale:

They are limited to only 150 and come in orange and black as well. The orange are limited to 150 also, but the black are only limited to 300, so they are slightly less expensive.

But what Mike will actually be interested in is that MPH has these b.b. birdy Mini Jay figures:

These little guys are based on the many stylizations of Bruce Lee throughout his illustrious career. Our local toy store hasn't gotten them in yet, so for now, Mike has to get them from the internet. Now he just has to secure himself a credit card.

New Michael Lau Figures

Julian over at W.H.Y. Workshop has the first pictures I have seen of the new Michael Lau Figures from the See You At Sixs exhibit that doesn't even begin until Friday. I bet he had to be really sneaky to get these pics. It's too bad his grasp of English isn't as good as his photography skills. I always did love the line, "Please e-mail me if you interesting," though. I be interesting, at least people that me tell.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Everything Old Is New Again

While most companies are busy perfecting their Plasma, LCD and Vixlim technologies, Predicta is busy refining ancient art into modern masterpieces. They have taken designs from the Philco Predicta Televisions of the 1950's and recreated them with modern materials and electronics. The televisions are cable and video-game ready and even come with a remote! I especially like the Limited Ed. Meteor:

For its aerodynamic, rocket-ship-like qualities. I always imagined having a television like this as a child and using it to explore the farthest reaches of the galaxy, or my imagination, or just sit around and watch it until my eyes started bleeding. I am also fond of the Chalet:

Because it reminds me of the Swiss-style chalet that my brother and I stayed at in the hill-tribe village of Pai in Northern Thailand when we were opium mules for that prostitution ring all those winters ago.

Thanks to Mac for the predictably Predicta information.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Kick 'Em Out

Freshnessmag.com has an update about some new Limited Ed. Puma's:

They are a reissue of the Puma Disc Blaze originally issued in 1993. Here's the link to the pictures on Freshness's website. Personally, I think these are some of the ugliest shoes Puma has ever made, quite possibly some of the ugliest on Earth, even with the innovative disc closure system. There will be only 500 of each colorway made, so don't expect to see very many of them. Which may actually be a good thing.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Oh No! More Snakes!

So I was searching Amazon's website for tall, statuesque, warrior women when I found some more snake skin sneakers. Have a look see at these Limited Ed. Puma Women's Avanti Snakes:

You know, for the ladies. I like the quote from the Karmo Loop website:
What is this? Have you ever even heard of a sexy, slinky sneaker? No matter, just load your feet into these shimmering silver babies and mesmerize the crowd like a snake charmer at your local casbah.
And when the ladies go out to the golf course, they can look their best in these Lady Fairway 1950 Snakes:

They may not be Limited Ed., but they are snakes. Then there are these Giorgio Brutini Snakes:

They may look like women's shoes, but they are actually for men. Short, gay men. Speaking of men, Adidas even has a new pair of snakes that are not on their website, but are on Amazon.com. They are these Concord Snakes:

And I also found these ES Accel Plus Snakes:

On the Foot Locker website. So much snakeskin! Tasty.

What Happened To Tuesday?

Does anyone know where Tuesday went? I know it was around here somewhere. I'm pretty sure I saw it at one point yesterday, but I really don't remember. Everything is a whirl of a blur. It's like when I flew to Australia and crossed the international date line and it was Monday when I left and Wednesday when I arrived. Tuesday was lost somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. Same sort of thing here, but without the enjoyment of being cooped up in a plane for twenty-four hours with that nasty recirculated air and some old lady making horrible smells sitting next to me.

Anyway, I know I was planning on looking for something interesting today, but instead I came up with this, customhardhats.com: Hard Hats Come Alive! Bring your hard hats to life with eye-catching designs and vibrant colors. That's right, custom hard hats! Why? Because there are workers installing new stone tiles on the balcony outside of my office right now and they are making a horrible racket and, coincidentally, wearing hard hats. They are constantly bringing huge stone tiles through my office and distracting me from this, my distraction from actual work. I would be so much happier if they were wearing these Western Outlaw hard hats:

Or maybe one from the Freedom Series:

They include American, Canadian and Mexican patriotic freedom hard hats, but where are the Iraqi Freedom hard hats?

Personally, I have a special affinity for these custom multi-sport helmets because of the many head injuries I have suffered skateboarding and BMX biking. What skateboarder could resist this Dale Earnhardt, Jr. helmet?

And what freestyle BMX'er worth his salt could walk away from a Pittsburgh Steelers helmet?

Not me, that's for sure. Especially since after all of my injuries I can barely walk at all.

Monday, August 09, 2004

Limited Ed. Out The Wazoo!

There are several Limited Ed. items to report today. First, as reported by i4u news and Wrist Dreams, there's this especially cool new Limited Ed. XYZ Wired Hoshina Ichiro Wrist Watch:

Limited to only 100 in quantity and already sold-out to distributors, this watch is part of a new series of watches by Seiko called the XYZ Wired watches that are only available in Japan. None of them are even being exported by internet sellers. They aren't even available on eBay!

The next new Limited Ed. device out there is this Samsung Olympic Gold Phone:

Reported by Gizmodo and Josh Rubin this phone is limited to only 1000, is being auctioned online, and has already sold for around $12,000. Retarded!

You know, I thought that I had found more Limited Ed. stuff this morning, but I must have been hallucinating or something. Stupid Transformus flashbacks.

New Michael Lau Exhibit

I just received word from our friend Julian at W.H.Y. Workshop that there's a new exhibit coming up at Michael Lau's gallery SIXS August 20-22. From this postcard for the show:

It looks like M.L. will be releasing a 6" version of Gardener #70, Stereo:

The Art of Michael Lau fansite, the Kidrobot discussion board and the Ningyoushi forum also have information on the exhibit, which means that I am a late-ass slacker as usual with the info.

Friday, August 06, 2004

No Gnus Is Good Gnus

Sorry, nothing to report today. Why don't you go over to Todd Bush's Transformus website and take a look at some dirty hippies that someone other than I took pictures of. Was that last sentence grammatically correct at all? Is anything I write really grammatically correct? At least they have a spell checker on blogger, but I never actually use it. Anyway, you can see a picture of my hat and shoulder in the bottom right-hand corner of picture number DSC_9646.jpg on Todd's site! I didn't make it into any of the other pictures because I guess I don't look like enough of a freak. Aww... too bad. Next year: more glowing crap!

On a little side note, this is the site of someone with the same first name as me that I found while looking for "glowing crap" on Google. In fact, I think he is me! Scary.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

The Most Expensive Watch In The World

So that last post got me thinking; what is the most expensive watch in the world? There is some debate on this subject. According to tyler-adam.com:
There is a company in Switzerland by the name of Chopard that exhibited, not too long ago, what is supposed to be the most expensive watch in the world. Here is what it contains. First there are three heart-shaped diamonds. The Pink Heart Diamond weighs 15 carats. The Blue Heart Diamond weighs 12 carats. And the White Heart Diamond weighs 11 carats.

Now then...for many of us this would be sufficient. After all...thirty eight carats of fancy cut and fancy color...that's not bad. Right? Wrong! These three colorful heart shapes are set in a bracelet encrusted with more white and yellow fancy shaped diamonds which make up little flowers in design. Total weight of these little doo-dads..163 carats. We are now talking over 200 carats of diamonds in white and fancy colors.
And how much does this little bauble run? TWENTY-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS according to tyler-adams. I tried to find information on the Chopard website about this one-of-a-kind piece, but alas, it was so hard to navigate that I just gave up. I did, however, find this picture and all the specs for this gaudy, ugly-ass watch on the Chopard Forum Discussion Board:

Now then, back to the controversy. According to an article in The Observer, UK News:
The most expensive watch in the world was the Ulysse Nardin 'Genghis Khan' Westminster Tourbillon, which will set the wearer back £400,000. It has tiny, movable, hand-carved Genghis Khan figures on a black onyx dial and a four-gong timing mechanism. Just 30 will be made in the next five years.
It's not as expensive as the rumored Chopard, but it is apparently available for public purchase, which the Chopard is not.

However, according to The Purists the 1979 Vacheron & Constantin Kallista is the most expensive watch in the world at five million dollars. Hmmm... still not as expensive as the Chopard, though. And the controversy continues!

Stupid Expensive Watch

Who in their right mind would buy something this stupid expensive? This Limited Ed. Rare Breguet "Souscription" Watch set:

Is very beautiful, but who can afford $169,999.00 for a watch these days? Sure, it comes with both a wrist and a pocket watch, not to mention a tool kit for any repair work that you might have to do on your own watch. But if you can afford the watch, are you really going to be doing your own repair work on it? It also comes with a walnut collector's case. Man, I love walnut! I still can't afford it, though. And apparently the price was just reduced for a blowout sale. How about this: blow it out your ass! According to Club Radiant:
The Souscription originated in 1794, when Abraham Louis BREGUET made a Limited Series of Pocket Watches that were sold by a particular method in which a deposit was made at the moment of reservation and the balance was paid at the time of delivery of the watches... Ingenious self financing system for time.
This one is obviously a reproduction of the original, which probably no longer exists, or is in a museum, and is probably worth about as much as this one, if not more.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Hey Look...

More new toys! I randomly found these crazy 12" figures while I was searching for stuff for my last post. First off, there's this Pot Head figure:

And then there's this 12 Oz Vandal figure:

Both of these figures were hand made by Los Angeles artist and DJ Shiro Fujioka. Fujioka has been called the next Michael Lau or Jason Siu because of his work with both two and three dimensional media. According to a press release on PR Web Fujioka and his business partner S.D. Magallanes are launching a new auction website dedicated to, "graffiti writers, street skaters, action figure and comic book collectors, Hip-Hop and Indie Rock connoisseurs, and vinyl junkies." The website is supposed to be at www.audibleauctions.net, but when I tried to go there I got an error message saying the site could not be found. You can check out some of Shiro's other work at 200 Proof Magazine and at the Vinyl Killers Shop. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find his website, if he has one. If anyone has any more information about him, I would enjoy seeing it.

New Toys!

Because I spent nearly three hundred dollars on music and camping equipment for the Transformus Festival this past weekend, I won't be purchasing any of these new toys. But for those of you out there who won't be living off of Raman noodles and microwave burritos for the next month or so, here's some fun stuff to spend your hard-earned dough on. First of all, our good friend Julian at W.H.Y. Workshop has this new Limited Ed. Bathing Ape x Clot (Juice) Edison 12" figure:

Julian also has some other nice, interesting stuff worth taking a look at.

Also, check out the new color version of the Limited Ed. Brothersfree Tank Hood Figure:

I have bought items from Pop Salute in the past, and I know they are a reputable e-bay dealer. What I really want to know is who is this guy?

Hopefully he won't be available for several months so I have time to save up enough money to purchase him for my ridiculously ever-expanding collection.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Ugliest Car Ever

Leave it to the Germans to make a car this ridiculously ugly. The die-cast car maker Vitesse, now owned by the Sun Star Group, produced this 1/43 scale Limited Ed. reproduction of the 1960 Messerschmitt KR200:

According to the Microcar Museum:
In 1952, Prof. Willy Messerschmitt needed a project to keep his RSM division busy, and a timely visit by his former employee Fritz Fend with a concept for a tandem two-seat vehicle resulted in a deal being struck. By the summer of 1952 a prototype was ready. Called Fend Kabinenroller FK-150, it included all the elements of the first production Messerschmitts except for the plexi dome made up of several pieces, and the 150cc motor.
The first production models had a lot of flaws, not the least of which being its sheer ugliness. In terms of teenie-weenie cars, the Messerschmitt is no where near as cute as this Limited Ed. 1967 Mini Cooper Silver Bullet:

I don't know if it is the fact that the designer of the Mini and I share the same first name or if it is the cute girl that is pictured with this car or maybe that there were only 500 of the Silver Bullets made, but I want one!

I have spent most of the day today figuring out what RSS is and adding it to my site. Now you too can get daily updates of the stupid crap that I post! Just check the links at the bottom of my sidebar.

Monday, August 02, 2004

Transformus, More Than Eats Your Mind!

There were plenty of Autoerotibots and hardly any Decepticraps at the first annual Transformus Music & Art Festival in Deerfields, NC this past weekend. Here are some pictures of the craziness:

It sure was a whole lot of fun. There was a lot of nudity, both good and bad. I hardly slept a bit. I spent my time swinging off of the rope swing into the lake, swimming, lounging in the sun, eating delicious Panang sausage with rice and beans, playing drums, walking around carrying heavy equipment, trying to avoid the rain, and trying to freak out the freaks with my microphone and new Roland Micro Cube:

I carried it around using batteries and made my voice sound very devilish so that I could blast at people such loving quotes as, "Satan wants to eat your soul!" and "You will all burn in the fiery pits of hell!" The Project Daedalus performace Sunday at three in the morning went off with barely a hitch. Unfortunately, there were no turntables on the main stage, so Ryan was reduced to playing one of my keyboards through the above mentioned Micro Cube. Fortunately, we met a guy who had one of these Roland HPD-15 Drum Pads:

He provided the beats for our ambient stew. We achieved my desired result for our performance, which was to entice the hippies with some sensual sounds, then slowly get very dark and evil and scare them all off. Silly hippies, so easily manipulated. It was a fun and exhausting event and I can hardly wait for it again next year.

I apologize for the lack of Limited Ed. content in this post.