Thursday, February 24, 2005

Hello Kitty iPod Mini

Okay, so I am a huge closet Hello Kitty fan. And I'm not gay. But you might not think so after reading that first sentence. I guess you could call this my "Hello Kitty coming out party." Anyway, Sanrio, makers of Hello Kitty products, in association with Apple and Medicom, have just released a Limited Ed. Hello Kitty iPod Mini and Be@rbrick Set:

I don't read Japanese, so I'm not sure what their website says, but it looks like the set comes with one of the new 6GB iPod minis, all decked out in pink with Hello Kitty decals, a Hello Kitty iPod mini case, a Hello Kitty Be@rbrick stand, and three Hello Kitty Be@rbrick keychains in gold, silver and pink. According to Engadget and Gizmodo there will only be 2,000 of these produced at around $400 a pop, only available in Japan and only selling on April 10th. So get your tickets to Japan now all of you closeted and outed Hello Kitty fans out there. I've already got mine. It's just so damn cute, how could I resist? And I'm still not gay!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Ugh! You Got Me!

This has got to be the coolest knife stand ever! Unfortunately, it is also unavailable for purchase. The Voodoo Knife Display by Vice Versa:

Designed by Raffaele Iannello this knife stand is apparently just a prototype at this point, but eventually you might see one of these cute little murdered fellows adorning the countertops of your favorite counterculture compadres. Cool.

[Via Gizmodo]

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


You ain't got no alibi Miss Sui! That is one butt-ugly phone. The phone that I'm referring to is the new Limited Ed. Anna Sui Mobile by Samsung:

It looks like something a Goth chick would have in elementary school in the 80's to match her Trapper Keeper with the "Unicorn in Space" cover. I couldn't find the "Unicorn in Space" Trapper Keeper, but I did manage to scrounge up a Vintage Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper with a Pegasus on the cover:

Pretty sweet, huh?

[Via Engadget]

Monday, February 21, 2005

Super Cool

For all of my video homies in the house, JVC has released the first 3CCD camcorder that records directly to a hard drive instead of to tape with the Everio GZ-MC500 camcorder:

This bad boy will be hitting the streets in March for around $1,800. Hey my birthday is in March! If any of my video homies out there need a present idea for me, here it is.

[Via Engadget]

R.I.P. Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson
, creator of the "Gonzo" style of journalism and renowned sex, drugs, rock & roll, and firearms advocate, has apparently taken the pussy way out and shot himself. He was 67 years old. You can relive Thompson's glory days in the classic 1980 Bill Murray comedy Where the Buffalo Roam:

Or the 1998 Johnny Depp Criterion Collection version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:

He will be missed.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Zoom Zoom

Oki-ni, an independent, London-based design group which works in collaboration with a range of globally renowned brands and clothing designers such as Adidas, Evisu, Levis, Paul Smith, etc., has teamed up with Honda to produce this Limited Ed. Zoomer scooter:

According to their website:
Oki-ni in collaboration with Honda introduces the eye-catching Zoomer exclusively to the UK market. Unavailable anywhere else until summer 2005, oki-ni has managed to secure a total of 15 Zoomers, but due to the limited distribution from Japan oki-ni will only be releasing 5 zoomers per month for the next 3 months.
The Zoomer is available in three colors: plasma yellow, camouflage green and black. Apparently there is a Zoomer culture in Japan and there is an on-line magazine created especially for UK Zoomer owners at With a price of $3,915, I'd have to trade in my car just to be able to afford to join the Zoomer culture, and that ain't gonna' happen during the winter. And remember, riding a scooter is like fuckin' a fat chick; it might be fun, but you don't want your friends to see you on one.

[Via Josh Rubin: Cool Hunter]

Update: In the states the Zoomer is known as the Ruckus and is available from most Honda Motorcycle dealers for $1,999. The 2005 version comes in either black or silver/gray camo. There is also a 250cc version of the Ruckus known as the Big Ruckus:

Which will run you $5,499. Ain't it just the cutest little thing?! Kinda' like a small penis.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Dogs Playing Poker

What was once thought of as the biggest joke in the art world is now a best seller. That's right, Cassius Marcellus Coolidge's painting A Bold Bluff:

And it's companion piece, Waterloo sold for an astounding $590,400! So many jokes have been made at the expense of these paintings that I'm going to keep my hand out of it (d'oh). In terms of artistic merit, they are finely painted advertisement illustrations from the early 20th century, a technique that has been lost in today's computer-driven illustration. They are imaginative and whimsical, but they are also sooo cliche. I'm sure some high-rolling poker nerd purchased them to keep in their card room for good luck. Or maybe they will end up on the wall of some casino in Vegas. Either way, you can get your own print of A Bold Bluff at

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Valentine's Day Massacre

Sorry I haven't posted anything recently, but I have been in a coma for the last two days after a failed Valentine's Day suicide attempt prompted by my lack of female companionship, my close relationship with Gerald D. Krein, Jr. and my 99% Nerd Score. After awakening from the coma, I realized that my old pals over at Maharishi had released a set of Andy Warhol x Maharishi DPM Identifiers Kubricks:

Available at Ningyoushi, these colorful toys would have made the perfect Valentine's Day gift for that special someone in my life, if that special someone actually existed. Instead, I will do like Hardy Blechman and his Camo Kubricks and stand on my head until the blood rushes to my brain and pours out of my ears.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Crikey! Croc Ate Me Baby!

All of you Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter and Metal Gear Solid fans out there in the ether will most assuredly enjoy this new Limited Ed. 12" Metal Gear Solid 3 - Croc Head figure:

It is available for pre-order from Ningyoushi along with this pretty-in-pink, Limited Ed. 12" Metal Gear Solid 3 - Skull Face figure:

Isn't he cute with his little pink camouflage on?

Also, for those video game fans out there with a lot of disposable income, you can bid now on this extremely rare Atari Cosmos handheld gaming system:

[via Engadget]

This little piece of history is not one of the two actual working prototypes that were created in 1981, but is one of only five Atari Cosmos prototypes ever made! Pretty damn Limited Ed. if you ask me. This is, apparently, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of video game history. This is the only 3D holographic handheld video game system ever created. It's too bad it was never put into production. Just think about where we would be now if we had 3D holographic video games back in the early '80's.

Friday, February 11, 2005

More Shiny Shiny!

You didn't think it could get more shiny shiny than the 10th Anniversary Qees, BUT YOU WERE WRONG!!! Friggin' Mickey Mouse shows off some serious shiny shiny over at Kidrobot with this Future Mickey Dhyp color figure:

Designed by Hajime Sorayama, "the creator of infamous sexy robot images and partially of Sony's AIBO," this ridiculously articulated figure also boasts a retarded price tag. Out of reach for anyone except the serious Disney douche with a lot of dough to discard. Damn!

Shiny Shiny!

Bling bling is out, shiny shiny is in! Posts about my exploding anus are out, posts about shiny new Limited Ed. 10th Anniversary Metallic Qees from Toy2r are in:

These new Qees come in three colorways: gold, silver and metallic black. Each of the classic Qee shapes, the bear, dog, cat, and toyer, are represented. Each colorway will be released one at a time with each Qee packaged in a blister pack with a shiny shiny postcard. My Plastic Heart already has the metallic silver ones:

On sale for $9.99 a pop or $34.99 for the set of four. Just remember, buying individually is out, buying in sets is in.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Owww!!! My Butthole Is On Fire!!!

You might be wondering why I haven't posted anything recently. You may not care. I couldn't really give a shit, so I'm going to tell you. I have been on the can for the last three days crapping every last fiber of my being out of my body. I think I saw a kidney or a lung floating in the murky, Dagobah-esque ass-soup that I discarded the other day. It was a horrific experience during which I prayed for death. I also prayed that my favorite synthesizer producer, Dr. Bob Moog, would come out with a new Limited Ed. Electric Blue Voyager Minimoog Synthesizer:

And my prayers were answered! Hallelujah! Amen!

The difference between the Electric Blue Voyager and the standard performer edition, aside from $300 in price, is the fractal blue solid ash cabinet, electric blue backlit panel and electric blue mod and pitch wheels. Pretty sweet! But very similar to the Anniversary Edition except with a "fractal blue solid ash cabinet!" Sounds like something that slinked its way out of my bunghole recently. Excrementally exciting!