Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The man who started it all,
was honored by the Society of Illustrators in New York City this month. I discovered Mel's illustrations back in 1982 while a Sophomore at the Philadelphia College of Art. Yes, he was a God to me even back then.
Follow this link:
to hear the interview about the origins of Gene Marshall!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Only for those of you who actually come to the shop tomorrow, there will be a 20% off everything in stock sale. But ya gotta be here in person. So . . . come on down!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
It would not only be of great service to this great Nation of ours, but it would really bring joy to the cockles of our hearts!
Gaze upon the loveliest creations to grace this blog EVER!!!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Mother-of-four Debbie Ritter, 46, creates Susan’s frame using clothes pegs, wire and clay before painting the four inch models and adding a hand-stitched outfit.
It is unknown what particular material the Illinois resident uses to represent the singing sensation’s wild mop of hair.
Friday, May 15, 2009
The Terminator doll on the right is sold out so let's move on to the Chrsitian Bale doll . . . .
Sideshow Collectibles is proud to bring you the latest in Hot Toys' Terminator: Salvation lineup, the John Connor 12-inch Figure. With an authentic likeness of Christian Bale, this incredibly detailed figure uses the Hot Toys True-Type figure body with over 36 points of articulation.
The John Connor 12 inch Figure features:
Tactical full body harness
Radio with pouch
M4 magazine pouches
Pistol Magazine pouch
Demolition blocks, Drop leg panel, Armband, Patch, Assault boots, Tactical gloves, M4A1 with tactical red dot sight, XM-26 LSS, Line launcher, Pistol with holster, and Tactical fixed blade.
For ordering info go to:
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
1. The Enlighten Foundation will have a doll from Zimbabwe next year.
2. Lark High Heels is due the end of May.
3. Piper Chasing Butterflies will be on the ocean the end of this month but you have to add another 4-6 weeks to that until she arrives. The rest of the dolls will be here June/July.
4. Someone asked if Helen considered a 14" doll with no wig. Helen replied Song was the answer to a a basic doll and Helen feels funny releasing a doll with no wig.
5. Someone asked about an AA 14" doll. And yes, there will be one but not yet.
6. Natalia asked about a 14" boy - and yes again. He has been sculpted and painted and his name is PHOENIX and he is already in the studio hiding somewhere. He will not be released until probably 2010 - maybe as a club doll - not anatomically correct.
7. Smiling Riley has been changed to Smiling Kylie - possibly a friend or cousin to Riley. Her sculpt looked too different than Riley when Helen was done making her. Kylie will be on display in the sales room at the convention. Perhaps she will be on preorder for Kish club members the end of this year.
One of our favorite people who makes going to conventions fun, Katherine from Kish and Company, has announced that she will be reducing her hours to part-time in June because . . ." I am starting nursing school." Finally, someone compitent to tend to my boo-boos!
As moderator of the Kish Yahoo Group, Katherine has imparted some words of wisdom:
The issue of Song, Dye, Staining Etc.We will be discussing this with our factory to determine to source of the problem and prevent it from happening in future dolls. Helen believes that a chemical reaction between the glue and dye may be at fault. However, unless the dye is effecting visible portions of the doll (face, ears, neck) she does not feel it constitutes a defect. Vinyl is a porous material and has been known to absorb colors and dyes from wigs, clothing etc. We are constantly working to keep staining issues to a minimum.
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Friday, May 1, 2009
PALMER COX is famous the world over for his delightful children's books on the fictional creatures known as the "Brownies." His inspiration for the Brownies came from the Scottish folktales he learned from his mother which featured the Brownies, or little members of the faerie or goblin world.
Considered a pioneering artist of the Platinum Age of Comic Art, Palmer Cox brought the Brownies of childhood myth to life with his detailed illustrations and classic verse/story-poems.