Monday, July 2, 2018

Enamel Pins - Neptune's Neighbor

Randomly browsing on etsy has yet again revealed some products that I HAD to have!
Neptune's Neighbor is a design-based series of products from Karina Thome. Amongst the collection is a series of Stanley Kubrick inspired enamel pins, obviously I felt inclined to buy a couple!

There are a LOT of A Clockwork Orange badges on etsy, but during one of my very regular 'What new Kubrick stuff has appeared on etsy?' searches, this one truly stood out! The vibrant colour choices really caught my attention & it's such a iconic image from the film!
The badge is called simply 'Ultra Violence' & measures about 1.5 inches across.

For those who know me, it's common knowledge that 2001: A Space Odyssey is definitely my second favourite Kubrick film. So, when I found the '2001 Space in Outer Space' pin in the Neptune's Neighbor store as well, it was a necessary addition to my purchase! A visualisation of what is probably one of my absolute favourite scenes in 2001! This badge measures 1.25 inches.

Neptune's Neighbor also have a Lolita pin available! I was very tempted to buy it as well, but I was just a little short on cash at the time. This is definitely a future purchase!

These enamel pins are fantastic & ridiculously cheap! Only $8 USD per pin & the shipping is very reasonable(was only $4 to ship two pins to Australia!). In the grand scheme of enamel pins, these are beautifully made & truly worth the price! My photos really don't do them justice! I'm eager to see what designs Karina Thome adds to the collection in the future!

You can view Karina Thomes work on her website & find her Neptune's Neighbour series in her etsy store. You can also follow her on facebook!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Alex DeLarge - Vinyl Idolz

This will be a short blog(just another 'catch-up' post). I've been after one of these since Evil Corp originally shared a image of the design. I was so excited when they started producing toys! Thankfully they've chosen to produce some amazing characters so far & Alex is amongst them!

Last year I went to the Brisbane Supanova. I bought many things. Australia lacks variety in toys, mostly Funko & Kidrobot, but sometimes that's ok! I managed to get a little something to cover most of the realms of pop culture I indulge in!

The pinnacle item of course, was my Alex DeLarge Vinyl Idolz figure! I bought it from Popcultcha(their con booths are EPIC!). I LOVE this toy! I love the sculpt design, the smooth lines, even the paint work is quite impressive(for a Funko release).
I love that Evil Corp decided on a simple, symmetrical pose. It brings a nice contrast to the aspects of Alex's outfit that are asymmetrical.

I highly recommend the Funko Vinyl Idolz figures! Evil Corp designs are some truly aesthetically pleasing stuff!

You can check out more of Evil Corps work on their website or on their facebook!

Popcultcha no longer have the Alex DeLarge Vinyl Idolz in stock, but they do have multiple other ACO items currently available! I recommend checking out their catalogue, even international shipping tends to be quite reasonable!

Now I'm officially all caught-up with my blog! I promise to never fall so behind again! Keep an eye out for more up-coming posts. Lots of new things on there way to me that I'm eager to share!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Screen-Printed Tee - Mike McGann

Josh M Griffiths(who runs Art Whore) shares some amazing art & artists. Recently he's been sharing images of Mike McGanns t-shirt designs. Mike makes all his own screens & screen prints all his shirts himself. He's been printing shirts for decades & Art Whore has brought Mike's work to the internet!

Amongst the many shirt designs Josh has shared, this one obviously caught my attention! I love the combination of the detailed print, with the wonky writing across the top. I'm pretty sure 'googlyies' isn't a word, but it cracks me up! It's a beautiful piece of aggressive artwork & I'm proud to be able to wear it on my chest!

Being me & not being a big t-shirt fan(it's too damn hot here!), I cut the sleeves off! Much prefer my shirts in muscle-tee style & it's now a staple item in my wardrobe!
I had my Mum snag a photo(not my best picture ever, I was in desperate need of a hair cut.)! Had a few random compliments while wearing it out, always a nice moment in life.

Mike McGann is 64 & lacks any online presence. Thanks to Art Whore you can learn more about Mike & his art in a recent Art Whore 'artist feature', where you can browse some of Mikes portfolio & read more about the artist!
Or you can watch the interview Art Whore did with Mike on youtube!

If you're interested in acquiring any of Mike McGanns t-shirts(though in the case of my most awesome A Clockwork Orange shirt, I think I got the last/only one, so you're out of luck there!), you can contact Art Whore through their website & facebook.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Socks - Out of Print

I've been stalking Out of Print for years. A few months ago they had a sale on their new range of socks, so I had to buy some! I got pairs of the very awesome A Clockwork Orange Socks & their Banned Books socks(I also bought a pair of Library card socks).

The socks are part of Out of Prints A Clockwork Orange & Banned Books collections. Both collections include some great stuff, but being a bit of a sock hoarder, these were a top priority in my life!

The A Clockwork Orange socks are stunning, rich colours & a iconic image choice.

The banned books socks include some great titles, all of which have been banned somewhere since publication, for all kinds of insane reasons. A Clockwork Orange is amongst the titles of course.

I also love that this is a mismatched pair of socks, very fun!

The next items I hope to acquire from Out of Print are a couple of their tote bags. Just as awesome as the socks, basically the socks in tote form really :P I think they'd make an impression.

I highly recommend checking out Out of Print & their A Clockwork Orange collection.

Side note, they're having another sock sale! Buy 2 get the 3rd pair free! So get on that if you're looking for some epic footwear(or if you're like me & have a bit of a sock fetish :P)!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Rick and Morty & Clockwork Orange Mash-up Enamel Pin - Grimm & Grinz

It's been forever since I wrote a blog, obviously I'm lazy as hell & unmotivated, but I received something today I just HAVE to share(& I'll work through my backlog of stuff over the next week or two)!
Much like most of the world I have become a big fan of Rick & Morty, so when I saw this pin on etsy I just HAD to have it! It was created by Grimm & Grinz and is limited to 100.
A recreation of one of the most pinnacle scenes in A Clockwork Orange & really a pretty apt play on it. I could totally see Rick subjecting Morty to the Ludovico Technique(for any number of reasons :P).

This pin makes me ridiculously happy! Hopefully sometime in the near future I'll have a display solution for it & all the rest of my pins(use to keep them on my bag, but kept losing them). For now this is added to my pile.

You can find Grimm & Grins on facebook, or check out their etsy store(this pin IS still available)!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Living Dead Dolls - A Clockwork Orange Alex

I was caught off guard by this doll, both when it was announced & when it arrived! Didn't expect it to arrive for another two weeks & I honestly never thought this toy would exist! I pre-ordered at the beginning of June from popcultcha. It arrived about a month ago(I totally procrastinated on this blog), much sooner then I expected.

I'm so pleased by the packaging! I expected a generic Living Dead Doll coffin box, but apparently they've gone a bit more specific with their film-based dolls! Nice open window, amazing shade of orange & the classic hat/eye logo!

The doll is 10 inches tall(like all Living Dead Dolls), the box is about 13 inches tall. This is definitely one of the more domineering pieces within my ACO collection. So big I can't fit it in any of my cabinets, so for now, it has a home on top of my main ACO display.

I've seen a few people complain about the 'child-like' appearance of this doll. Insane complaint of course, as almost ALL Living Dead Dolls have a 'child-like' base. I think it's quite adorable really. They got all the details right, the hat, the eyelashes, the walking stick(which I beleive DOES have a knife concealed within it!). I personally love the overall aesthetics of this doll!

Technically this is my 2nd 'A Clockwork Orange' related Living Dead Doll. My oldest ACO collectable is my Sybil 'Fashion Victim' Living Dead Doll, which I acquired when I was about 16. It came with an additional ACO inspired outfit! I blogged about it years ago: Living Dead Devotchka. It's were my interest in Living Dead Dolls began & this new Alex doll is the doll I had dreamed they'd one day make!

I was almost tempted to unbox this doll, just to get a decent photo... but I settled & you'll all just have to deal with my less-then-great photography! I've never unboxed a Living Dead Doll & in the end I decided to stick to those convictions!

I love this doll & I'm eager to see what other movie-inspired dolls Mezco Toys produce in the future! I'm already very tempted by the Pennywise doll they released recently! I'm optimistic they might consider a Jack Torrence doll one day too!
This Living Dead Doll isn't limited & it's still available everywhere! I highly recommend you all add one to your life!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Metal Lunch Box - Aquarius

A quick follow-up from my last blog post(Puzzle/Playing Cards/Tin Signs - Aquarius). I acquired myself the metal lunch tin by Aquarius! I wanted one badly, so I pop on ebay & found myself a reasonable price($24.44 AUD & free shipping!).

Perhaps not the greatest A Clockwork Orange item ever, but I love it! It's only the 2nd lunch tin my life(the other being a Hellraiser tin) & it's one I had hoped would be made one day!
As you can see, I wasn't able to fit this in my main A Clockwork Orange cabinet... I really need to update my furniture!

Now I just need to hunt down the mugs, sticker & magnets Aquarius have produced & I'll be satisfied(I've yet to find a reasonable price for the mugs)! Well, until the next company that acquires the rights to ACO & starts producing more stuff!

The entire selection of A Clockwork Orange items on the Aquarius website if you want to check it out!