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Snow Pilot Killa Instinct Custom

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Canadian illustrator Patrick Wong presents his latest privately commissioned art toy, entitled Snow Pilot Killa Instinct. The 10-inch tall hand-painted one-off creation "plays off the urban vinyl / graffiti-inspired graphics of the original figure with the addition of the classically styled b-boy Kangol striped hat. Further emphasizing the graffiti and Hip Hop associations, Wong takes up the Pilot marker and snow camouflage military graphic motifs - the Pilot Brand's stripes being the street bomber's weapon of choice and signifying one of the best, sought-after markers in the graffiti canon." 

The Elok twins and their overgrown orange dispensing machine

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The Elok twins and their overgrown orange dispensing machine is a one-off handmade creation from Tesselate. The 7-inch tall piece is a collection of mixed media, including resin, super sculpey, foamex, and all kinds of paint locked down with acrylic sealer. It will be available to purchase beginning on Monday March 30th 2015 at 4PM ET for £85.00 plus shipping (about $126).

The Elok Twins found this abandoned military mech deep within the woods whilst out foraging one day. Weeks later, they had given it a lick of paint, invited along some friends and are about to get busy dispensing some orange.

Because who doesn’t like orange?

RETRO REVIEW: Barnyard Commandos

It’s possible that you remember a little line from 1989 called Barnyard Commandos. It was something straight out of Animal Farm…if George Orwell had dreamt up strapping heavy artillery to the backs of talking pigs and sheep.

The R.A.M.S. (Rebel Army of Military Sheep) and the P.O.R.K.S. (Platoon of Rebel Killer Swine) were rival groups of farm animals that somehow got into radioactive materials left over from an abandoned military experiment. Was it a big government conspiracy that they were trying to trick little kids into thinking that radioactive waste creates wonderful monsters rather than causing cancer and/or a painful death?

Playmates, which also released those other mutants – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, produced the toy line. In all, there were 16 characters produced – 8 P.O.R.K.S. and 8 R.A.M.S. There was also a 13-episode run of cartoons that’s likely still available at your local Blockbuster Video in VHS form.

I went on eBay and picked up a trio of Barnyard Commandos – all from the P.O.R.K.S. lineup. When I received them, I noticed the first one had a bubble that was slightly opened on the bottom. I opened the thing up and could have sworn that a live pig had been trapped in there for the past 26 years.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – 1/6th Scale Hawkeye

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With the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron creeping closer and closer, Hot Toys continues to tease fans with new products that you'll likely be dropping your hard earned money on. The latest is the 1/6th scale Hawkeye collectible figure. The movie-accurate figure is specially crafted based on the image of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developed head sculpt, new outfit, improved articulations for action poses, freshly designed bow and arrows, and a specially designed figure stand.

Sideshow Collectibles currently has the figure available to pre-order. Priced at $219.99, it's slated to begin shipping in Q4 of 2015.

The 1/6th scale Hawkeye figure features:

  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Right hand for holding bow
  • Three left hands of different styles for holding arrow
  • Dark burgundy long sleeves top
  • Black and dark burgundy long jacket with straps and guards
  • Pair of navy blue pants with belts on waist and straps on thighs
  • Pair of black boots
  • Fully-opened purple and black colored bow
  • Folded purple and black colored bow
  • Speed loader with nine arrows
  • Thirteen individual arrows and nine interchangeable arrowheads of different styles
  • Quiver
  • Pair of arrow speed loaders
  • Pair of sunglasses
  • Specially-designed figure stand with Hawkeye nameplate and the movie logo