Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fetty Krueger is Looking for a Home

My affair with Fetty Krueger was short but memorable. I made him only a few days ago, but he's now up on eBay complete with a custom packaging and everything. He was made from a Funko Reaction Freddy and a mid-90's Boba Fett.

Check out the listing by clicking here. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Customs: Ninja Turtles Based on Horror Movies

In the 90’s, Playmates created a line of Ninja Turtles for just about everything, including Olympians, astronauts, Universal monsters, mildly racist Wild West characters, and more. Those crappy (in a good way) Ninja Turtle sets were the inspiration to make some of my own vintage-style custom Ninja Turtles based on classic horror movie slashers.

I kit-bashed about a dozen different vintage figures to create these guys (individual breakdowns below), and I even accompanied them with a logo similar to the kind Playmates used for each of their lines. Given the company’s love of alliteration and apostrophes (ie. Mutant Military Turtles, Rock n’ Rollin’ Turtles, Wacky Wild West Turtles, etc…), this line was dubbed “Sewer Slashin’ Turtles.”

There are more pics below and on the CTC Flickr page, and be sure to follow CTC on Instagram to see more.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Check Out 'Star Warps,' an Online Book of Star Wars Inspired Art

One of my posters that DB included in Star Warps.
A while back, DB Burkeman asked to include a few of my Star Wars posters in an art project he was putting together. A few days ago, I was very excited to see an article on Laughing Squid about Star Warps, an extensive online book of Star Wars inspired art curated by DB and a few others.

With work from the 70’s all the way today, it’s full of insane Star Wars fan art including paintings, toys, videos, a bread dough sculpture, a soapbox derby racer, an AT-AT made of ketchup packets and more. Seeing the whole project via thumbnails, it’s amazing how much stuff DB and his buddies included in the online book.

I’m just happy to be listed along with people like Jeff Bennett (who painted Star Wars characters into Thomas Kinkade art), Dan Piraro (the cartoonist from Bizarro), and Olly Moss (an unreal designer and artist). If you’re someone who gets a Star Wars boner, you should be hard by now.

Check out the whole collection of Star Wars fan art (and enjoy the epic intro) at StarWarps.com.

Via Laughing Squid.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Nintendo Snuck a Sex Joke into a Donkey Kong Jr. Puzzle Book

Sorry DK Jr., no sex parties until you turn 18.
I recently picked up a Donkey Kong Jr. cereal box premium, which was just a few pieces of paper labeled Puzzle Book. In the midst of all the “fun” activities for kids is a nice reminder that Donkey Kong Jr. isn’t yet old enough to wife-swap with his friends. The solution to the Rebuspell on page 6 is, “Donkey Kong Jr. is too young to be a swinger.” BTW - I verified the solution in the answer key.

Whoever the artist was that designed this (I’m guessing some coked up 80's Nintendo artist wearing an REO Speedwagon shirt), he intentionally snuck this joke in here. And I think we owe it to ourselves as a nation to make this man president. Not only can he design a hell of a puzzle, but he’s not afraid to tackle the important issue of underage monkeys banging their friend’s spouses.

PS - I wrote the answer on a color scan the puzzle book, so don't think that I desecrated this lovely work of art.  

Monday, September 29, 2014

31 Short Horror Movies in 31 Days

This movie will run past both of our bedtimes.
I used to celebrate Halloween by watching 31 horror movies throughout the month of October. That was before my son was born and I was able to stay up past 10 p.m. So, for the last couple of years, I’ve adopted a new approach with much less commitment: 31 short horror films in 31 days.

This isn’t a list of the "best short horror movies," so save your bitching). In fact, some of these movies are probably going to be doodoo. I simply put together a list of short horror film that I haven’t already seen, plus a few of my favorites that I’m looking forward to watching again (Hint: Coven, Oculus Chapter 3, Terrifier).

And I still plan to watch a bunch of my favorite full-length horror movies this October, like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm St., etc… But those will be for those crazy Friday nights where I stay up past 10 (maybe).


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Go Buy My Brother's Nintendo Lullaby Album

For those of you who enjoyed my brother's album of Megaman 2 lullabies, you'll be happy to know that his second album of classic Nintendo lullabies is currently available on iTunes and Spotify.

Go buy it now, because it’s insanely awesome. My son liked it so much that he immediately shit his pants with joy. Although, he’s been known to just do that anyways. Listen to the Metroid theme below. But be sure to put on a clean diaper first.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lullaby Renditions of Megaman II Available on iTunes!

As some of you know, my brother Mark recorded an insanely awesome album of Megaman II lullaby renditions for my kid. That album has officially been released and is available now on iTunes. Do the right thing and buy one. If you don’t have a kid, I suggest you start procreating today, then pick up the album.

My brother (AKA 8-Bit Baby) has another album in the works which should be available soon. So stay tuned. In the meantime, be sure to like the Facebook page, too.