Thursday, October 28, 2004

Sweet! Death Rays!

I have been waiting for sooooo long for someone to finally get around to putting together some of that futuristic technology that was predicted in the movies of the 1940's and '50's. Now that time has come, through the tremendous work of Brotronic Weapons! Yes, my new favorite company has produced such classics of future past as the Electrolux Death Ray:

And the Minitron:

Destined to soon rule the Earth through their mastery of technology, Brotronic has already started their ad campaign of ultimate doom! I haven't been able to find any prices or availability dates on their website, but I can't wait to get my hands on some of that fine hardware when it becomes available. I think their moto says it all, "Yesterday's future, today."

[Via Screenhead]

Wednesday, October 27, 2004


In honor of Mac's request, here are some Limited Ed. food items. Unfortunately for Mac, none of them are edible.

First off are these Limited Ed. Vintage Food Posters. My favorites are the Semaine du Poisson de Dieppe Print by Rene Jeandot:

Because what's cuter and more delicious than a bunch of salmon dancing, partying and playing the tuba? I'll tell you what: this Alhambra Print by Henry Le Monnier:

I just love seeing a chef riding a pig and carrying a couple of plates piled high with pork products. Just don't let my Rabbi know I said that.

I don't know if these Japanese Noodles Capsule Toys:

Are Limited Ed., but they were made especially for gacha machines in Japan, so they can't be that easy to find in the good ol' U.S. of A.!

And finally, here is a Set of 6 Memories of School Lunches:

According to J-List:
In Japan, school lunches are made by the good-hearted blue-haired ladies everyone so fondly remembers from their own school days. However, there is an essential difference between Japanese school lunches, and say, US lunches. Yes, the food is still god awful, but they are served by the students in their respective homerooms, rather than in a large, sprawling lunchroom.
This set includes 1) the Lunch Serving Bucket and Vegetable Soup, 2) the Side Dish Pan and Vegetable Soup, 3) the Milk Carrying Case and the Spaghetti Meat Sauce, 4) the Bread Pan and Spaghetti Meat Sauce, 5) the Utensil Basket and Tendon, and 6) the Side Dish Bucket and Tendon. Sounds delicious! Enjoy, Mac.

Update: check out these Fake Sushi USB Flash Drives via Engadget. How come all of the food items I found were either French or Japanese?

New b.b. birdys In Time For Halloween

My Plastic Heart has got some new Limited Ed. b.b. birdy Jack figures in stock with scary skull faces just in time for Halloween. Unfortunately, their site is in Flash, so I can't link directly to the page with the new birdys on it, but I can show you pictures of the glow-in-the-dark Jack and the silver Jack:

Each ghoolishly fun Jack figure comes with a matching t-shirt and is limited to only 500 pieces! And for just $38.99 each, these puppies, I mean birdys, will be going fast... so get them while they last. Hey that rhymed. Maybe I should go into poetry, I hear there's big money in that!

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Quicker Than Expected

Apple has just announced their new iPod Photo:

I didn't expect this one to come out until after the new year! I guess they wanted to release it in time for people to buy it for the holidays. It comes in 40 and 60 GB versions and allows slideshows with music, but still no video playback. Check out the rest of the specs here. Also, check out the new Special (Limited?) Ed. U2 iPod:

It's black and red with signatures on the back. Cool!

[Via Josh Rubin]

Sound Guy's Wet Dream

Here's a little something for all of my friends in the movie industry to replace all of those clunky DAT recorders that they use for audio recording. From the geniuses at Aaton comes this beautiful Cantar-X digital audio recorder:

With 18 simutaneous inputs recording on 8 separate tracks to a 127 GB removeable FireWire hard drive with a built-in CDR/DVD+R burner, Bluetooth capability, and the ability to connect external FireWire hard drives, this baby really kicks all kinds of ass. Not to mention the fact that it is dust- and water-proof, has touch screen controls, large knobs, and a 10 to 15 hour battery life. I think I just stained my pants! Of course, this cute little box does run about 18 grand, so don't expect to be seeing one on my shelf anytime soon... maybe on the set of my brother's next movie.

Also check out Aaton's A-Minima Super16 camera:

The ultimate in Super16 miniturization. So tiny.

[Via Gizmodo]

Monday, October 25, 2004

Prepare For Punishment!

Ningyoushi has got some cool Limited Ed. Battle Damaged Captain America and Classic Punisher Minimates:

                      They're holding hands, how cute.

From the San Diego and WizardWorld Comic Cons. There were only 5000 of these made and yet they are still pretty damn cheap. I guess its because they're small. Small things are funny... and cute. I like small furry animals, like chipmunks. They are so cute! They are fun to put down my pants. They make me do my happy dance. Hey, that rhymed.

Also small, but not necessarily cute, are these Woody Woodpecker Kubricks:

Hehehe! I said pecker! Funny! Anyway, now that I am almost done being juvenile, I wasn't really crazy about Woody Woodpecker. It really wasn't my favorite cartoon. Chilly Willy was kind of cute, but Woody was just annoying. The funniest thing about him was his name. I always got a laugh thinking about some chick getting splinters from his wood pecker. Okay, that wasn't very nice. Well, that's masculine insecurity for you. Can anyone out there see my bald spot?

Friday, October 22, 2004


Gomer Pyle          John Kerry

Surprise, surprise, surprise!

Thursday, October 21, 2004

No Mini No Mo'

First off, congratulations to all of those losers in Boston who can finally say, "We won!" The Sox haven't been in the World Series since their tragic appearance in 1986 when Bill Buckner let the ball roll through his legs to force a game seven against the Mets, who would eventually emerge victorious. Has the curse been lifted? I guess we will just have to wait until the World Series starts this weekend to find out. I think it's kind of funny how they call it the World Series, but only teams from America and Canada can actually compete in it. That doesn't really constitute the whole world. It's not like the World Cup where the entire world can actually participate in it. They should call it the North American Series instead. That would be more accurate.

Anyway, in Limited Ed. news, Takara, the company that produces Alternator and Binal-Tech Transformers, has pulled their Mini Cooper-based Transformer due to copyright problems. Instead, they will be producing this Limited Ed. Transformers Alternator and BinalTech Honda S2000:

I don't think it is nearly as cool looking as the concept sketches that I had seen for the Mini Cooper Transformer. It's too bad, because I had the Mini Cooper on pre-order at Action HQ and now I will get nothing. I haven't even gotten the money back from the pre-order yet! Those rotten bastards. Just kiddin' Action HQ, you know I love you guys! Everybody click on their banner ad above the Google ads on my site to show them how much I love them.

In other Takara news, apparently in addition to their Bow-lingual Dog Translator they are now producing a Meow-lingual Cat Translator:

Because I can't read Japanese and none of the translation websites are working on the Takara site, I'm not 100% positive that it is a cat translator, but that is what it looks like. Here's what I get when I try to translate the information about this device:
New cat ジャラシ where also the cat can enjoy also the person "you play and the ゃ are in playing this large maneuvers" appearance!
I'm not really sure what that means. If anyone out there can read Japanese, how about a little help here. I really want to know what my cat is thinking.

Update: I just found this product release information for the Meow-lingual Cat Translator which, I guess, people have known about for a while. How come I am always the last to know? I'm sure you will be seeing these in your local PETsMART in time for the holidays.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

To Boldly Go Where No Toy Has Gone Before...

Up my ass! That's right, I'm going to buy this "rare" set of Limited Ed. Star Trek Bridge Crew action figures:

And shove them up my ass. That's about all they are really good for. As you can probably tell, I am not a big fan of the whole Star Trek phenomenon. I am more of a Star Wars person. That doesn't mean that I still don't think that Luke was a wuss and that the new Star Wars prequels were crap. Of course, nothing can really compare to the utter crapiness of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Nothing... except maybe the comedic acting of William Shatner or the quality of these toys. I love it when someone calls something limited edition when they produced 150,000 of them. And this guy wants five hundred bucks for these things! Of course, it does include "a classic Type II hand phaser and communicator," and the box is a diarama of the Enterprise bridge. More like diarrhea if you ask me. Speaking of which, these figures are making my ass hurt something fierce. I better get them out of there before they are attacked by Klingons! Boy was that a bad joke. I can't help it, I'm tired. I stayed up way too late last night watching a tape of past Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes. Noodge.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Michael Lau Exhibit

The final Sci-fi Crazy Children exhibit by Michael Lau will be held starting this Friday, October 22nd at the new DPMHI store in SOHO, London. Not SOHO, New York, although if DPMHI is reading this, maybe they should think about opening a store on this side of the pond. Expect some never before seen pieces on display and for sale at the exhibit.

Monday, October 18, 2004


What could possibly be better than combining the great musical talent of Beethoven with the strength and anger of an ape? Taking that combination and creating a 12" action figure version of it. That's right, if you live in Japan and are a member of the Medicom Toy Company collector's club, then you can pre-order for 2005 delivery, this Limited Ed. Apethoven figure:

From Medicom and Ruslan Karablin of SSUR Rebel Ape, this 12" Apethoven figure uses the Medicom Real Action Heroes body that more accurately depicts the human form. Unfortunately, Babel Fish won't translate the information page, so that's all I got. If someone out there can read Japanese and would like to provide any additional information, it would be appreciated. Until then, like the site says, "Music is higher revelation than philosophy!" Whatever that means.

[Via Squid Beats Monkey]

Friday, October 15, 2004

Deadhead Businessmen?

I'm not sure if ol' Jerry-bear would be turning over in his grave right now over this or not. I am very confused here. On the one hand, he did design the pattern on this Limited Ed. Pink Hummingbird Study Silk Tie:

But on the other hand, was he really a friend to the boardroom? Would he have wanted a bunch of greedy corporate yahoos, who probably would have never attended one of his concerts or imbibed any of his favorite mind-altering substances (well, maybe cocaine), to be wearing something with his name on it? Especially a "stunning weightier woven self tipped necktie rendered in beautiful colors of pink, yellow, pale blue and lime?" With that description, I guess he probably would have. He was a pretty big sellout by the end there. And by big, I mean rotund. And by rotund, I mean he had a huge fat ass.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Set Your VCR's

For The Learning Channel on October 25th at 11:30 am for the national television premiere of yours truly, Limited Ed.! I will be appearing, along with several of my cohorts, as the swarthy "friends" to the double-indemnified dater "Mike" on the reality show Second Chance. Yes, this is Mike's second appearance on Second Chance, a show that embarrasses it's participants by allowing long lost loves to be reunited, so the producers allowed us to pick on Mike quite a bit. It was really hard getting used to calling him "Mike" since everybody normally calls him McCloud, but we still managed to give him a good ribbing. I hope our antics don't end up on the cutting room floor. I am also interested to see if this second chance turns out better than his first Second Chance.

Bite My Shiny Metal Daffodil...

I was about to use the word "ass" in the title of two of my posts in a row! Of course, if I had, the bomb inside of me would have gone off and destroyed the entire planet. Luckily for life as we know it, along came these Futurama I-Men mini-figures:

They aren't especially Limited Ed., but they are especially cool! And for just thirty-five bucks you get Fry and Calculon, Bender and Robot Devil, Leela and Roberto, Zoidberg and Morbo, and Professor and URL Pocket Men, huh? I think they mean Robot Policeman, but with those kooks over at Cartoon Network, who can ever tell. I'm sure Cameron would love these. If it wasn't his birthday two weeks ago, and if I hadn't already gotten him Jay and Silent Bob action figures, I would have definitely gotten him these.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Big ASS Tag!

Check out this phatty, ginormous spray can cap stool:

This ready-for-production prototype from UK and Japan based design firm, Mixko, would produce one hell of a big tag. According to their website the "Aerostool" is as comfortable as it is stylish. What self-respecting graf artist wouldn't want one of these in their loft? Mixko is made up of Tokyo born designer Nahoko Koyama and Luton, UK born designer Alexander Garnett. They met while attending Goldsmith College at the University of London. Also, check out the cool Doing Time concept wristwatch from Mixko on Wrist Fashion. It seems like a good way to remind the common person how much of a slave to the clock they are. Tick-tock, tick-tock, better get back to work!

Monday, October 11, 2004

R.I.P. Christopher Reeve

Fly on my sweet angel.
Fly on through the sky.
-Sweet Angel
by Jimi Hendrix
One of my all-time favorite superheroes is Superman. I collected the comic book for years. The Death of Superman edition of the comic was one of the most collected comic editions of all time. I remember one of my earliest childhood movie memories was going to see Superman in the theater. My other early childhood movie memory was, of course, going to see Star Wars in the theater, and I'm sure I would be just as sad if Mark Hamill passed away. But the death of Christopher Reeve especially touched me because of certain situations in my life not having to do with comic books and movies. When I was younger, people used to always tell me how much I looked like Christopher Reeve; with my hair parted on the same side and the same color, the same trademark spit curl and dimpled chin. Then, in 1993, I fell off of a motorcycle and crushed my third lumbar vertebrae. I was extremely, extremely lucky that I was not paralyzed. I didn't even need surgery, although I was in the hospital for two weeks, flat on my back in excrutiating pain, then in a back brace for six months, and I will never be completely healed. So when Christopher Reeve, a man I had so admired for being Superman, broke his neck falling off of a horse, I felt like I could sympathize. Of course, my injuries were nowhere near as bad as his, which have now led to his death. In honor of this great legend and actor I present some Limited Ed. Superman stuff.

First off, this Limited Ed. Superman: The Movie Collector's Set:

This set includes the fully restored and remastered DVD with three documentaries and audio commentary, a movies poster, postcard set, color booklet, and a fancy full-color box. Next, there's this Limited Ed. Fossil Superman Watch:

This is a fine, stainless steel watch at not-too-bad a price. And I'm sure the value of it is bound to go up. And lastly, because I'm starting to tear up and I can't see the screen too well through the tears, I found this Limited Ed. Superman Maquette:

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain maquette was inspired by the acclaimed Superman animated shorts of the 1940's.

To make a donation to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, go here.

Friday, October 08, 2004

This Just In

Checkin' another of my various and sundry e-mail accounts, I turned up this interesting invitation from Vans shoes. Now you cans customize your own Old Skools:

According to Vans:
Just design your shoe, submit your design through our Customs site and four to six weeks later, the Vans Customs you've created land at your doorstep. You'll now have the chance to customize 11 sections on the Old Skools with over 27 colors and patterns to choose from.
You can also win a pair of custom Old Skools in the / Jimmy Eat World Custom Old Skool Contest. So get on the good foot and go design some new shoes, slappy!

Blazin' On Da' Wheels Of Steel

I just received an e-mail from Sweaty Frog informing me that the first figure in their Limited Ed. "7 Inch Vinyls" project, DJ Danny Howells:

Will be released on October 25th and limited to only 500 pieces. Here's what Sweaty Frog has to say:
Kicking off the "7 Inch Vinyls" project, Sweatyfrog is proud to announce world-reknowned UK DJ Danny Howells as the first in a series of vinyl figures based on Club Gods from around the world. The project is a combination of personality and design: Quinlando (AKA Bufalo Club) decks out the design for this premiere with the design-talent that has made him well-known in NYC. His work has been seen in print, cloth, and 3D sculptures -- check out the Pictoplasma series for a taste of his presence.

The Danny Howells figure is 7” tall, and comes with four points of articulation: movement in the neck, shoulders, and torso. The precision accessories include a turntable in the mold of tribal drums that are accompanied by a pair of record mats and records that actually spin freely when placed in the spindle. A wire connects the back of the figure to the middle of the turntable -- the music from Danny’s mind is being translated to the turntables with a direct technological connection. Completing the cyber sound/mind connection is his ear, which is molded in the form of a speaker. The figure’s release date is set for October 25 and he's limited to 500 pieces -- it will be scarce, but can be purchased from both retail stores and directly from our website.
I think that pretty much covers it. Any questions?

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Happy Crapmas!

It's another crappy product from Hamilton Action! This cheap looking Limited Ed. The Simpsons Lighted Christmas Tree:

Simpsons Christmas Tree Exlcusive!Simpsons Christmas Tree Exclusive!
Simpsons Christmas Tree Exlcusive!

It features 26 of your favorite Simpsons characters looking all Christmasy and crap. I like how pissed off Moe the bartender looks. It doesn't say in the annoying junk e-mail that I received trying to pawn off these eyesores how limited the edition is, and the link to their website doesn't work, so that's about all I can tell ya' about this piece of crap.


Beat THIS!!!

Alec Grossman
is a
Bug-Eating Pirate Monkey

...with a Battle Rating of 7.2

To see if your Food-Eating Battle Monkey can
defeat Alec Grossman, enter your name:

"I don't know what's in 'em, I just know I can't stop smokin' 'em."

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Best Watch Ever!

I must have this watch!

If anyone has any information on how I could get a hold of one of these scarce "XXX-Rated Sexum Watches" I would appreciate it. It would look so nice positioned between my designer dildo collection and my anime sex doll computer case mod.

[Via Gizmodo and Josh Rubin, you dirty little perv's.]

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Black BB

These are the first pics I have seen of the new Limited Ed. Six Years Old Gardener Box Set Featuring 6" BB and ML:

I'm not sure what else is included with this package, and unfortunately Julian over at W.H.Y. Workshop doesn't have any more information on the website than I just provided. If anyone out there knows anything else about this box set, please let me know, alright. I already have the orange version of BB, but a black version would be just as cool to own. I could even make them fight for supremacy... of my heart!

Update: I received an e-mail from Julian with more information about the black BB. Not only does it include the 6" black BB figure, but also a Mini Michael Lau figure, a Big Black Box set, a Gardener Big Poster with Holder, and a Post Card set. It's $225.00, though, so I won't be owning it anytime soon.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Yeah, But Can You Smoke It?

Alright, I think I have been looking at panties for too long. Wait a minute... is it possible to look at panties for too long? If I could, I would stare at panties all day long. But I can't, or else I would get fired from my job here at the panty factory. I just can't say enough about panties, really. Panty, panty, panty!

Here's something else to get fired for, or fire up, or get fired up for. A new Limited Ed. High Times 30th Anniversary Snowboard:

Included with this "dope" snowboard, limited to only 420 pieces, is a one-year subscription to High Times, a membership to N.O.R.M.L., Bluebird snowboard wax, a two-year warranty and an automatic entry into a raffle to win a lifetime subscription to High Times, a season pass to the ski resort of your choice, a year supply of Formula 420 products, a year supply of Bong Water soda, snowboard outerwear, a whole lotta' clothing, amplified headphones, a hand rail, a snowskate, a boardbag, gloves, and a collection of snowboard DVD's! Damn, that's a lot of swag! I think I got stoned just reading about all of it.

I Love Panties!!!

But it seems that Eric Rider, a.k.a. Ewik just likes them. Come on, Eric, you gotta' be a little more enthusiastic about panties to do a series of paintings of women wearing them. Okay, so he only has three paintings in the series, so far, but that doesn't mean he won't do more. If it were me, there would be about a thousand paintings in the series. Or maybe just a thousand pictures of girls panties in a special folder that I keep tucked away on my hard drive. But that's for another time. For now, y'all can get Limited Ed. giclee prints of each of Ewik's panty paintings here. I can't decide which of these panties, I mean paintings, I like best, so I will just show all three of them. I hope these aren't NSFW for any of y'all out there, but they might be, so be careful if you are viewing this at work:

Thank the Lord for panties! Panties! Panties!! PANTIEEEEES!!!

Also, check out Ewik's Journal for some interesting upcoming panty works.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Most Anticipated Figure

According to Ningyoushi, and who wouldn't trust the word of the store that is selling it, this Limited Ed. Sci-Fi Crazy Children #30 M.I.C.H.A.E.L. figure:

By Michael Lau is the most anticipated figure in the S.F.C.C. series. It is actually the culmination of all of the secret pieces from all of the other S.F.C.C. figures. If you have all of the other figures, I'm sure that you probably paid more than the $350.00 that Ningyoushi is charging for this figure. Of course, if you didn't buy all of the other S.F.C.C. figures, why would you want this one?

This Is My Rifle...

This is my gun, one is for fighting, the other's for fun! Now that the assault rifle ban in the good ol' U.S. of A. has ended (thank God, who is obviously a gun owner), I can finally get myself one of these fancy Limited Ed. Cold War AK-47 Victory Editions:

This beauty comes in either a Silver Tribute or Gold Tribute edition. Even though the Gold Tribute edition is more limited, at only 50 pieces, I like the look of the Silver Tribute version better. These fine weapons, brought to you by the good people of The American Historical Foundation would make a lovely addition to any gun-nuts' arsenal. I can see Drew or Franklin getting one of these to add to their collection. Of course, the price may be a slight deterant for any of my gun-toting friends.

Travel The Land In Style...

In this Limited Ed. Used 1996 Gulfstream Conquest:

I am very tired this morning and really just want to get this over with. I celebrated a little too hard last night the fact that Limited Ed. Magazine had over 1000 hits last month. Now I'm paying the price for drinking all of that Yoo-Hoo and eating all of those Ding Dongs (not those kinds, silly). Of course the price that I paid last night isn't anything compared to the $24,500.00 you would have to pay for this top-of-the-line castle on wheels. It would be a great place for me to take a nap right now, or it would be great to take out to Burning Man. That way you wouldn't have to crap in one of those nasty-ass Porta-Johns. Damn, now I've gone and pissed my pants.