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Kickstarter: Gary Baseman presents Mythical Creatures

Gary Baseman and filmmaker David Charles travel to the Ukraine to uncover the Holocaust experiences of Baseman's parents, and re-imagine their heroic stories through an inspiring, fantastical, heart-wrenching odyssey.

Baseman has taken to Kickstarter in an attempt to raise enough money to fund the film - Mythical Creatures. Some of the pledge reward options include Baseman art, his Toby plush, shirts, and a copy of the finished film.

This project will only be funded if at least $75,000 is pledged by Monday, August 18th 2014 at 12:04 PM EDT.

Kickstarter: Mayor 4 Crack

Created by artist Beck and Mindzai Labs, Mayor 4 Crack is a designer art toy project that's hit Kickstarter in an attempt to raise funds for production. Lampooning Toronto's "infamous crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford", the 5-inch Ford will include interchangeable signs...featuring some of his colorful quotes. And while there isn't a prototype available, the final 3D render is pictured below.

There are plans for various colorways, including a DIY version. The Early Bird Original Version is limited to 75 backers and is available for a $40.00 pledge (normally $45.00). This project will only be funded if at least $12,500 CAD is pledged by Wednesday, August 20th 2014 at 11:16AM ET.

Mayor 4 Crack 3D Render

SDCC14: Fresh Monkey Fiction

Amazing Heroes SDCC Contest

Fresh Monkey Fiction will be at San Diego Comic Con to take it spread the word about their crowd-funded Amazing Heroes action figure line. Launched just last week, Amazing Heroes hopes to bring four classic and cult heroes to life as 1980s style vintage 4” action figures. The first wave includes Captain Action, the Golden Age Dare-Devil, Black Terror, and Stardust the Super-Wizard—with stretch goal figures of Champion of Mars and Silver Streak.

Fresh Monkey Fiction will be at the Captain Action Custom Figure Contest, Thursday July 24th 2014 at 3:30PM in Room: 24ABC.

They're also running the “Find Fresh Monkey Fiction” contest at San Diego Comic Con. If you find someone wearing a Fresh Monkey Fiction t-shirt, come across one of their SDCC flyers, or find a cosplayer dressed as an Amazing Hero...take a photo with the hashtag #AmazingHero (and tag the Amazing Heroes Facebook page in any FB posts), and a link to their Kickstarter page on any social media. All of the rules are available via the Fresh Monkey Fiction homepage.

SDCC14: Blurble Releases

Blurble SDCC Ooze 2

Blurble will be releasing some items at San Diego Comic Con at the Lulubell Booth #5045.

They include the Sparrow in Yellow/Black and Red/Black and Mini Rubber Oozys.

Also, Blurble and DskiOne will be doing a release on Thursday July 24th 2014 from 4PM to 5PM at the Lulubell booth. Both artists will be on hand to release a collaborative KidToxic and Oozy. Designed by Blurble and Painted by DskiOne.

Blurble SDCC Sparrow
Blurble SDCC Ooze 1
Blurble SDCC Kid Toxic

SDCC14: Jermaine Rogers’ Exclusives

Jermaine Rogers SDCC

Artist Jermaine Rogers will once again be attending San Diego Comic Con. This year, he'll be set up at Booth #4532 with several exclusives.

His Choices 8-inch vinyl will be available in two versions. The Shadow Edition (with GID eyes) will be a SDCC exclusive, limited to only 50 pieces. The regular edition will see a limited number available before its August release.

Also available, Jermaine's Aleppin Sane - Glow Variant will be limited to a run of 100 pieces. And his Family print (25" x 20") will be a signed and numbered edition of 100 prints.

Mondo Unveils Thier First Toys…

Mondo is diving head first into the realm of making toys. The launch of figures for The Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Alfred Hitchcock are Mondo's first foray into toy collectibles. These can be previewed at San Diego Comic Con at Mondo's Booth (#835).

Mondo Iron Giant

The Iron Giant Collectible Figure
The 16" tall figure will have over 30 points of articulation, light features, and other fun surprises. Accompanying The Iron Giant will be a Hogarth figure, scraps of metal for him to munch on and a Seafood sign that has a removable "S" to put on his chest. He will also include an interchangeable head and gun attachment, giving a choice of displaying the figure as the regular version, or the "War" version! The figure was designed from the actual CG files used in the film, for ultimate accuracy.

The Iron Giant Bolt Replica
The Iron Giant Bolt is a life-sized replica of the wayward flashing piece of The Iron Giant, as seen in the film. 6" in length, with a flashing light feature, and authentic details from the film, it's the perfect-sized piece to display at home, and to show that there's always hope in the end.

The First Turtle Vinyl Figure
This vinyl figure is based off of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman's very first drawing of a "Ninja Turtle," which formed the basis of the popular comic. Struggling artists Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird came up with the Turtles in November 1983 while living in North Hampton, Massachusetts and the spark came from this drawing, which Eastman drew initially as a joke featuring a bi-pedal turtle with nunchucks and a mask. The figure stands 6" tall, and features a classic black and white paint design, based on the original art.

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Buffy and Dragon Age TITANS

Titan Lunartik Buffy

Titan Merchandise and Matt JOnes (Lunartik) & myself) have announced two more series of TITANS mini figures. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer TITANS includes the 12 figures shown above in blind boxes. They are slated to be released in January 2015.

Also, the Dragon Age TITANS (apparently from a video game I"m not caught up on) are slated to begin hitting retailers around December 2014. As with other releases, Lunartik will have several artist proofs available via his site around release time.

Titan Lunartik Dragon Age