Check Out This Amazing Mario Figurine (and dioramas) Coming Soon From Bandai

Posted 3 years ago by Toys

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Wow, this is too cool. Bandai is gearing up to release an awesome Mario figurine and two diorama sets that include bricks, coins, a Goomba, turtle shell, and more. The figurine looks super posable, and they’re up for preorder on Amazon right now. It looks like they won’t ship until June, but these are a must-buy for me.

It looks like the Mario will run $25, and the dioramas will be about $20 each. That’s not bad for as high quality as these look.
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Cool Stuff: Justin Gammon’s Nintendo Prints for the 3NES Gallery Exhibit

Posted 4 years ago by Art

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Check out these awesome prints our friend Justin Gammon of the awesome site Weirdo Toys is contributing to the 3NES Exhibit at Bottleneck Gallery. I’ve been hearing a lot about the 3NES show and I wish I could be in Brooklyn this weekend to check it out, but Bottleneck will start their online sales Saturday, so I’m crossing my fingers I can snag Justin’s awesome prints.

Justin created three prints inspired by Mario, Zelda, and Metroid, and they’re all awesome. Make sure to head over to his site to check out his post that explains the process behind each one.

You can keep up with the show at Bottleneck’s website and Facebook page.

Protip: Signalnoise (aka James White) also has some bitchin’ art at this show.

Missing Links: Super Mario Movie, TMNT, Star Wars

Posted 4 years ago by Missing Links

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The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

The Strange Case of the Super Mario Bros. Movie – Grantland
Read this, it's probably the best piece ever written about the Super Mario Bros. movie.

BREAKING: Disney Shuts Down LucasArts; 150 Staffers Laid Off | Cartoon Brew
Well, that escalated quickly. Kind of sad to see this historic game company bite the dust, but then again, when's the last time they made a good game?

Will Arnett Joins ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ in Unknown Role | /Film
Damn it, it's going to be way harder for me to ignore this movie if Will Arnett is involved.

Original George Lucas Script ‘The Star Wars’ Gets Comic Adaptation | /Film
This sounds cool, but it would be cooler as an animated project.

Missing Links: Finding Nemo, Mario Aquarium, Batmobile, and A.I.M.

Posted 5 years ago by Missing Links

Missing Links

The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

A.I.M. Terrorist Group To Appear In IRON MAN 3?
We can only hope A.I.M. is going to be in Iron Man 3 so that we can get some MODOK in Captain America 2. Hey, a geek can hope!

Toyriffic: Kenner Super Powers Batmobile
Very cool vintage Batmobile toy profiled over at Toyriffic. I'd love to snag one of these somewhere.

Franklin the Turtle goes XXX | Cartoon Brew
Wait…what?

Do Fire Flowers Still Work In This Awesome Super Mario Aquarium?
Incredible Super Mario-themed Aquarium, but come one, how could they pass up recreating the swimming level instead of the first world?

Finding Nemo Blu-ray Finally Set for December 4th! | Pixar Talk
I've always thought 'Nemo' was going to be the best-looking Blu-ray once it was released. I can't wait to see this movie in HD for the first time.

Alex Deligiannis’ Sketches of the Day [Instagram Roundup]

Posted 5 years ago by Art

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Alex Deligiannis is a friend of the site, having designed our awesome Sasquatch, the logo for our Bubble Pipe Podcast Network, and generally being a cool dude. Recently Alex started posting one sketch a day on Instagram, and I knew right away I had to post another Instagram Roundup to show off some of his art.

He got my attention with some TMNT sketches, including badass new versions of Bebop and Rocksteady. I asked if he’d ever drawn Leatherhead, and he came through in one of his sketches soon after. I love checking Instagram and finding a new sketch every day, and you should follow @AlexDeligiannis or check out the hashtag #DeliDoodle to follow his progress.

He’s had series of Mario, TMNT, Street Fighter, and Avengers sketches, and they’re all awesome. He’s still pretty early in the project, and there’s months of great art to look forward to. You can follow Alex on Instagram, Twitter, or on his blog.