Cool Stuff is your geekarific holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition we take a look at Paul Shipper‘s fantastic Star Wars Celebration poster, NECA’s Gremlins Ultimate Gizmo 7-Inch Action Figure, Ian Glaubinger‘s Back to the Future screenprint set, an Alien Xenomorph crochet pattern and the pencil from John Wick: Chapter 2 action figure.
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If you grew up in the past half century, then your childhood was probably filled with toys made by Mattel. My childhood was filled with a ton of He-Man figures and those M.U.S.C.L.E. minis could be found all over my room. I always wanted the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots and a Mattel Overboard from Back to the Future Part II and childhood me would probably be shocked at which one of those officially released Mattel products future-Peter ended up owning.
A new art show will be opening up at Gallery 1988 next week called Mattel: A Tribute To 70 Years Of Toys. The show, curated by artist Dave Perillo, is a small group show that features different artists take on some of Mattel Brand most iconic toys from over the past 70 years. Hit the jump to find out more, see some artwork from the show, and learn what great artists (such as Dave Perillo and Tom Whallen — yes, thats his kick-ass Masters of the Universe piece above) are involved.
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We’re going to do something a little different with this poster post. There’s an awesome poster available right now called The Defender, by artist Ian Glaubinger. It’s a Voltron poster. But instead of just telling you about it, we talked to Glaubinger about the making of the poster, and the vision behind it. He also provided us with multiple different process shots. Hopefully, you’ll get an idea how one of these limited edition screenprints gets made.
Below, find out all about the making of Ian Glaubinger’s Voltron print, The Defender. Read More »
Figuratively and literally, the Hoth location in The Empire Strikes Back is cool. It’s only in the film for a few minutes, but the ice battle on Hoth has created some of our most enduring images from the entire Star Wars saga. In fact, it’s so important, rumor has it J.J. Abrams is doing something similar in Star Wars Episode VII.
So if you like Hoth, how do you tell the world? Well, artist Ian Glaubinger has a suggestion. Dark Ink Art will release his latest print, Hoth: Protect Our Wildlife, at 11 a.m. PST September 26. We’re happy to not only debut the piece, but show you a bunch of behind the scenes images and let Glaubinger himself explain how the poster came to be. It’s a fascinating look into the creation of a seemingly simple work like this and a must read for art fans. Check out the Ian Glaubinger Hoth poster below. Read More »
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May 4th is a day to celebrate Star Wars, to celebrate the pageantry, the action and the legacy George Lucas first brought to the screen in 1977. And while we all know J.J. Abrams is about to start a whole new trilogy of films, and we’re expecting something soon on that front (still!), many other places are celebrating “May the 4th Be With You” in their own way.
Among those outlets are the Acme Archives, the official fine art licensee for Lucasfilm. They’ve commissioned an impressive line up of talented artist to make limited edition posters that’ll be released to the world on May 4 and we’re proud to debut four of the seven pieces. There’s one by Mark Englert, Dave Perillo, Ian Glaubinger and Masey. Check out Acme’s May 4th Star Wars posters below. Read More »