Monthly Archives: March 2010

New Posters And Shirts Available Now!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES by Rhys Cooper. 12″x36″ screen print set of 4. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 160.

*Please note that this is a set of 4 posters. You will get all 4 posters when you order this item.

We also have three new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles featuring Raph, Mikey, Don and Leo and also Shredder and the Mousers!

Poster by Arik Roper. 18″x24″ screen print with metallic inks. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 70.

Also available, are two shirts with the Children of the Hydra artwork! This shirt is probably my favorite shirt we’ve ever done! Get them now!

-Justin


Wax Pack Adventures – Jaws 3-D

[I recently bought several packs of film- and tv-related trading cards: everything from Growing Pains to Maverick. I plan to open one pack a week and document every card, sticker, and stick of gum I find. If I'm lucky, maybe I'll discover a hologram or two.]


Title: Jaws 3-D
Publisher
: Topps
Year: 1983
Details: 6 Cards || 1 Viewed || 1 Stick Bubble Gum


Full disclosure up front: I haven’t seen Jaws 3-D. For that matter, I haven’t seen Jaws 2, and thought Jaws 1 was just ok the one time I saw it. So, depending on your point of view, I’m either the worst or best person to review a pack of Jaws 3-D trading cards. Given that I have no idea what the plot of Jaws 3-D is, I figured I’d just post the cards in chronological order and tell you what I think the movie is about.

A Topps 44-Card Series - In 3D: The cast of "Jaws 3-D", a terrifying entry in the popular series that boasts dimensional photography and unique special effects.

Ok. A diverse group of water enthusiasts. Other than the dude with a beret, a pretty normal-looking sea-side-living bunch.

Bloody Remains! Kathryn Morgan offers a snack to her friend, the killer whale Shamu.

Hmm. Ok. Didn’t expect to see Shamu. Does part of this movie take place at Sea World?

The New Peril! Kathryn Morgan is shocked to learn that the shark has been transferred to a different tank and may not survive.

Well… there’s another shot that seems to be set in Sea World. That’s strange. Surely the entire movie isn’t water-theme-park based.

Also, I’m pretty sure I can see that dude in the blue gym short’s right ball.

Seeking Human Prey! The horribly mangled body of Shelby Overman is discovered and a startling discovery is made: there's another, even larger shark in the vicinity!

Poor Shelby Overman! Was his (her?) body discovered under that sheet? Pretty convenient for the survivors, though I don’t see how that could possibly be blamed on a shark. There are sharks in this movie, right?

Oh, wait… there’s a shark reference. Apparently there’s an “even larger shark in the vicinity.” Which I presume means the vicinity of  Sea World. Not sure how that’s even possible.

Madness and Mayhem! Innocent water skiers are oblivious to the presence of the monster shark..!

Really? REALLY? This movie has a Shark vs. Synchronized Lady Water Skiers scene? Was it a parody? What kind of person would let a shark into Sea World in the first place?

Diverting the Monster! Calvin Bouchard has accidentally allowed the killer shark to enter Sea World!

Oh. A Calvin Bouchard type of person. That jerk.

So after seeing six still images from Jaws 3-D I am thoroughly confused. Partially about the film’s plot, and mostly about how I could have made it 25+ years without knowing that Jaws 3-D was set IN A SEA WORLD! That’s a major cinematic knowledge gap. Thanks for filling it, Topps!

PS: The promised 3-D Viewer? Completely missing from my pack. Who do I call for a refund?

Flatstock 24 Starts Today At SXSW!

If you’re in Austin, TX right now for SXSW, be sure to stop by the convention center to check out Flatstock 24. Several people we’ve worked with in the past will be attending the show and it’s a good place to discover new favorites. Some of the artists there include Rob Jones, Kevin Tong, David D’ Andrea, Zach Hobbs, Daniel Danger, Bill Perkins, Todd Slater and a whole bunch more. If you’ve been looking for a sold out poster from us, definitely check this show out!

The show starts today at 1pm and runs through Saturday. All of the info can be found HERE.

-Justin

SXSW Sale and Leprechaun Shirt Up Now!

SXSW is almost here and we wanted to extend a friendly greeting to everyone coming into town by offering a big sale throughout the fest. Starting Friday, March 12 at 5pm at Mondo (1120 S. Lamar) we will be selling all vintage iron on t-shirts for only $12! Yep, it’s true. This will mark the last time you can buy our vintage decals because after SXSW is over with, we’re closing the store for renovations and they will not be coming back. We have literally thousands of different options to choose from, so make a trip in and grab a shirt or two. Not only will we be offering the $12 shirts, but we’ll also be bringing out all of our backstock March 12-14th. We have tons of great deals with some shirts as low as $5! Tell your friends and make it a part of your plans at SXSW!

We’ve also got a new Leprechaun shirt in for St. Patrick’s Day. Our pal Aye Jay designed it for us. You may remember Aye Jay’s work from the Gangsta Rap Coloring book and others! These are limited to about 50 shirts and only $22 so grab one now before they’re gone. If you order by Friday night we can get it out to you for St. Patty’s day!