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Mezco Presents: The Art of Living Dead Dolls Book

Mezco At Living Dead Dolls

Mezco has announced The Art Of Living Dead Dolls book, an artistic celebration of the beloved darkness created over 16 years ago. Featuring over 100 images from more than 80 different artists, the art book is now available to pre-order for $20.00. It's anticipated to begin shipping in September 2014.

The Art of Living Dead Dolls features works from artists such as:

Joshua Hoffine, Angus Oblong, Dan Brereton, Yuki Abiko, Emily Yishizawa, Michael Pasquale, Rotten Orange, Stephen Blickenstaff, Shelby Vogal, and many more. 

REVIEW: Jade Stars – Year of the Horse

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To celebrate 2014 - the Year of the Horse – Mini Magellan has released the first of twelve limited edition plush toys from their book “Jade Stars: The Great Race”. The book is written by Charles Huang and Stacey Hirata and illustrated by Jerome Lu of Hyperactive Monkey. The Year of the Horse plush was designed by Jerome Lu and by Patty Variboa of Fat Rabbit Farm, and makes a great gift for anyone born in the Year of the Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014).

In the Chinese lunar calendar, a different animal represents each year in a 12-year cycle. People born under a particular year identify with that animal’s personality traits, strengths, weaknesses and compatibility with the other animals.

The Year of the Horse comes seventh in the Chinese zodiac and people born under this sign are talkative, cheerful and love being the life of the party.

Mini Magellan has provided us with the Year of the Horse plush for this review.

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We Are Indie Toys (Make Your Own Resin Characters)

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We Are Indie Toys (Make Your Own Resin Characters) by Louis Bou is the follow-up to the 2010 published We Are Paper Toys. The 208 page softcover book features handmade art pieces from 30 different artists. Those artists include: Emilio Garcia; Jon Knox; Le Merde; Patient No6; Plaseebo; Dave Pressler; Cris Rose; Paul Shih; Suckadelic; Tado; Tesselate.

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The book gives readers a sneak peek at the handmade production of some of the most popular indie resin toys. There's a whole lot of behind-the-scenes photos of the sculpting, molding, production, and painting processes. Plus, each artist section features a short biography as well as a "Tips and Tricks" blurb from that artist.

With an SRP of $29.99, Amazon.com

currently has it available for $22.43.

R.Crumb’s Hup #1 and Hup #2

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The Official R.Crumb Site has announced the release of Crumb's Hup #1 and Hup #2 comics books. Part of a four series collection (Hup 3 and Hup 4 will be released next month), these comic books, written and drawn back in the early '80s, have been out of print for many years. They can be purchased for $5.00 each.

Hup 1 starts with the Ruff-tuff Cream-Puffs as they Take Charge! Crumb amazingly predicts the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld Administration, which occurred some twenty years after he drew the piece. Next Crumb brings back Mr. Natural! Then the famous My Troubles with Women Part 2 follows that and Crumb finishes with Mr. Natural's return, but only this time with Cheryl Borck, the Devil Girl!

Hup 2 presents The Mighty Power Fems, Crumb's x-rated satire of super hero comics. Next is his hilarious If I Were King, finishing off with the continuation of Flakey Foont's obsession with The Devil Girl in The Meeting. Who could blame him?

Help Kickstart Eight Little Zombies

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John LaFleur and Dave Metzger have joined up to offer a new twist on the classic children's story and song "8 Little Monkeys", updated for older kids and today's fixation with the undead. They're looking to raise funds to produce 8 Little Zombies, a book and a 12" tall plush, via Kickstarter.

Backer rewards include the plush, book, limited edition print, and a t-shirt. This project will only be funded if at least $10,000 is pledged by Sunday, March 30th 2014 at 5:08 PM EST.

RoboCop vs. The Terminator Hardcover and Gallery Edition

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While we don't talk about comic books that often on the site, this is one of those crossovers that a child of the 1980's couldn't overlook. Dark Horse has announced the re-release, nearly 20 years after its first publication, of Frank Miller and Walter Simonson's RoboCop vs. The Terminator four issue miniseries as a hardcover graphic novel and a gallery edition.

The RoboCop versus The Terminator hardcover graphic novel collection arrives on sale at finer comic shops everywhere on July 2nd 2014 for $24.99. The gallery edition will be available on July 9th 2014 for $125.00.

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REVIEW: Uglydoll: Eat Dat!

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The third Uglydoll graphic novel from VIZ is called Uglydoll: Eat Dat!. The 80 page full color comic focuses on a central theme - food. Like the first two, David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim have brought it some guest artists to lend their art and narrative to the Uglyverse.

In Volume 3, they are joined by Travis Nichols, Ian McGinty, Phillip Jacobson, Dave Cooper, Joe Ledbetter, and Michael E. Wiggam. With 16 individual stories ranging from a single page to eight pages, the visual and narrative feel of the comic is constantly changing.

For $7.99, and at 80 pages, Uglydoll: Eat Dat! has more of a graphic novel type feel to it (maybe more of a compilation of graphic novellas). Uglydoll fans will be glad to get their hands on the third book in the series, and collectors/fans of the featured artists will enjoy seeing how they tackle someone else's characters.

Da Bunny Trail Book Set Kickstarter

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Juan Muniz, who is working on releasing a toy later this year, recently launched a Kickstarter project to try to fund a two art book set based on his work - Da Bunny Trail.

Book One is a limited edition art book with 50 brand new illustration never to be used again after this project. Book Two is a coloring book with the same illustrations as Book One.

There are also a number of other rewards for Kickstarter backers, including original paintings, stickers, t-shirts, the original drawings used for the book, even a trip to Vegas. 

Da Bunny Trail Book Set project will only be funded if at least $12,500 is pledged by Friday February 28th 2014 at 10:45PM ET.