Tuesday, October 31, 2006

UrbanRetro Christmas T-shirt Offer

UrbanRetro Christmas T-shirt Offer

Alife 2nd Annual Courtyard Sale

Alife Rivington Club Courtyard Sale
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Thursday, October 26, 2006


Halloween Adidas Superstar 2Glow-in-the-dark Nike Dunk Hi-topsHalloween Nike Blazers

Just in time for Halloween, all of my favorite sneaker companies are releasing special Halloween editions of their kicks. And Pick Your Shoes has several varieties to choose from. For example, they have the new Limited Ed. Adidas Halloween Superstar 2's [pictured above, left]. These are pretty sweet, featuring a clear sole with a view of a scary, Scream-like ghost face (killah). They also feature Halloween-orange stripes and heel tabs and black and orange laces with ghosts on them. Great for the kids. Next up, Nike has got a pair of Limited Ed. Glow-in-the-dark Dunk Hi-tops available to keep yourself or your kids safely visible this halloween [pictured above, middle]. And finally, Nike has a pair of Limited Ed. Halloween Blazer Hi-tops that are just plain sick [pictured above, right]. These black leather Blazers feature laser-engraved Halloween imagery, an embroidered skull on the tongue tag, an embossed rubber skull on the heel tab, and a silver skull lace stay. These are probably the coolest pair of Nike Blazers that I have ever seen, so they probably won't last long. Hey Pick Your Shoes, how about sending me a pair in size 12 for all of the free advertising that I am providing you? Come on, be a pal. (Not pictured are the ultra-ugly Limited Ed. Nike Air Force 1 Low Premium Halloween kicks.)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Stalin Bunny
After several failed attempts, I have finally succeeded in getting a new t-shirt design up on Threadless.com! The design is entitled Stalin Bunny and is from my C.C.C.P. series (Costumed Communist Collection of Paraphenalia). The first version was rejected, but this revised version was graciously accepted, and I thank Threadless for that. Now I must implore all of my readers to show their appreciation and vote highly for my design.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Vote Early And Often!

301 Films is back, baby! Our Commander in Chief, Mike Lucas, is participating in a 48 hour horror filmmaking competition entitled Bloodshots and sponsored by filmmaking legend Robert Rodriguez. You can view the movie above, then go to the Bloodshots website to register and vote for the movie. It's the first one on the list.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

New Kidrobot Hoodie

Kidrobot Dunny HoodieI got e-mail last evening from Kidrobot letting me know that they have a new Limited Ed. Dunny hoodie [pictured above] in their clothing collection. This one is purple with an all-over Dunny print. Cute, but not something I would ever wear. I'm not a huge fan of the all-over print. I prefer just one image on my hoodies: large and in the middle of the front, small over the front pocket, or extra-large on the back. The all-over print just looks too childish. Maybe this is appropriate for clothes from a toy store, but apparently these are made for adult men, whom I don't foresee rockin' them on the block. The new Dunny hoodie goes on sale this evening at 6pm and I'm sure, even at a $165 price (hey, their hoodies used to be $140! Wahappen?), these will sell out quickly. The Dunny hoodies are limited to just 228 pieces, each one has the number and edition embroidered on the inside, and they feature an interior iPod pocket with a cord loop and button hole for your headphones. So head on over to Kidrobot NY or SF and pick yours up tonight.

Also, Kidrobot just announced the release of a new set of Gorillaz figures [pictured below]. The Kidrobot Gorillaz site is up and running, and their brand new edition of the Gorillaz figures will be available on October 26th. Fresh off their multi-platinum selling album Demon Days, Gorillaz and Kidrobot teamed up again, this time with a multi-set toy collaboration. The set features all-new designs of Gorillaz band members 2D, Murdoc, Noodle, and Russel. Each figure comes in a unique box with exclusive accessories! Figure heights range from 6 to 8 inches, and each one is available for $19.95. Check the site for more information on the upcoming toys, downloads, and more!
Kidrobot Gorillaz Figures

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Neckface Vans

Neckface x Vans Sk8 Hi Neckface x Vans DD66
I apologize for keeping all of my readers in suspense for the last few days, but I have been very busy at work, and I figured the longer I keep the post about the Potluck Show at Wootini at the top of my blog, the more people will actually go see it. Anyway, I was clicking around the blogosphere and I noticed that Josh Spear had an article on his blog about some new Limited Ed. Neckface Vans. Neckface is one of my favorite grafitti artists and Vans are one of my favorite sneaker companies, so I had to write a post about this momentous collaboration. Josh has a lot of pictures of the new kicks on his blog, but no information on price or availability. Unfortunately, there is no information on the Vans website about the Neckface kicks either. There is a little more information about Neckface and some more pictures of his work on Sneaker Freaker, but again, no price or availability on his Vans collaboration. I guess we're just going to have to wait this one out to find out when they will be available.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Potluck Show!

Plaseebo painting
Tiffany O'Brien paintingI just wanted to let all of my readers know that there will be a special Potluck Show beginning tomorrow, Friday, October 13th (Spooky! Friday the 13th!) at Wootini at Carr Mill Mall in Carrboro. The show will feature the work of such artistic luminaries as Jim Koch, Laird & Kevin Dixon, Plaseebo [featured above, top painting], Casey Robertson, "Hello, Brute", Jason Hankins, Phoneticontrol, Marialana Albani, Tiffany O'Brien [featured above, bottom painting], Forest Steel, Lany Devening, Brandon Reese, Maria Britton, Alec Grossman, Lorna Wang, Increase Maready, Alyssa Stepien, and more. If you look closely, you will see my name amongst the list. Sweet! Anyway, the show opens this Friday beginning at 7 pm and running until midnight. Music will be provided by Family, who have been on hiatus from Wootini exhibits for the last two months. Potluck-style food will be provided for the show by friend-of-Wootini Eliza. The show will run until November 8th in anticipation of David Huyck's solo exhibit, "Playground Rules".

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Spikey Watch

Pink Sandy Tokidoki watchI was checking out the Tokidoki website and noticed that they have recently added some really cool watches to their repertoire. To go along with the spikey cuteness of their Cactus Friends, they have a pink Sandy watch. I really appreciate the way Tokidoki has combined cuteness with some hard-core punk aesthetics in their designs. Tough but cute with the heart and crossbones above Sandy's head.

Moo Tokidoki!

Tokidoki Mozzarella figureMy Plastic Heart has got the new Limited Ed. Tokidoki x STRANGEco Mozzarella figure in stock. Well, maybe not in stock, but on their website and shipping in mid October. Mozzarella is the leader of the Moofia, a gang assembled to extort milk from the lunchboxes of schoolyard bullies. Mozzarella comes with a Tommy gun and a 2.5 inch tall smiling bullet companion. This toy is adorably cute, but vicious. Mozzarella will not hesitate to bust a cap in some punk-ass snitch.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Best... Collaboration... Ever!

Alife x Wu-Tang Clan SneakerAlife x Wu-Tang Clan Sneaker
I got an e-mail from Alife yesterday letting me know about their collaboration with the Wu-Tang Clan on a pair of Limited Ed. Everybody High Premium Classic sneakers and matching t-shirt. They are SOOOOOOOO DOPE!!! These will be flying off of the shelves in no time flat! They will be available starting this Saturday, October 14th, I guess when the store opens at 11am. Not only will the sneakers and t-shirt be available at Alife in New York and Vancouver, but they will also be available at Wish in Atlanta, Grey One in Pasadena, Within in Philadelphia, Huf in San Francisco, and Commonwealth in Virginia Beach. Expect long lines in each location. No word on price or how many pairs will be available, but I expect it will be expensive and there will be very few of them.Alife x Wu-Tang Clan t-shirt

Monday, October 09, 2006

Alife Beanies

Alife x Kangol Knit Caps
I got an e-mail on Friday, that I just checked today, from Alife letting me know about the new knit caps that they have created in collaboration with Kangol, my favorite cap creator, for the Winter season. Running sixty bucks a piece, these woolies are not cheap, but then again, nothing from Alife is. I like the Bugged version [pictured above, middle] the best, but the 3D version [pictured above, top] is also pretty sweet. Maybe if I trip up to NYC in December I'll stop by Alife and see if they still have any in stock. Probably not, but you never know until you try!

Ooooo Oobase!

OobaseI got an e-mail today from the online toy store Oobase letting me know that they are having a SALE! At least 15% off all of their toys in stock! That's a hell of a sale. Now I just have to rob a bank so that I can actually afford to buy something.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Clint Would Be Proud

The Good Kidrifter   The Bad Kidrifter   The Ugly Kidrifter

Of the wonderful one-of-a-kind Huck Gee, who has designed these new Limited Ed. Kidrobot Series 10, the Kidrifter figures. Limited to only 800 of each style, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly [pictured above, left to right] are an homage to the Spaghetti Western genre and to the brilliant directing of Sergio Leone and the magnificent acting of Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach. Huck Gee also pays tribute to the Lone Ranger with his The Good Kidrifter. The Ugly Kidrifter looks more like Clint Eastwood's silent man-with-no-name character. The new Kidrobot figures will drop this Thursday, October 5th with an in-store signing at Kidrobot New York by Huck Gee from 6-8pm.Kidrifter Release Party