Disney and Pixar changed animation forever when they released "Toy Story" – the first feature-length computer animated family comedy. But what if the technology had never existed and "Toy Story" was created as a live-action film instead the animated classic it's become? It looks like 19-year old Jonason Pauley and 21-year old Jesse Perrotta wanted to find out, as they've created a shot-for-shot, live-action remake using actual toys. Read More...
Seriously, there's no way this looks like Buzz Lightyear by accident.
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The giant scrap metal Transformers we showed you last year were awesome, but these geeky aluminum can sculptures are a whole different breed of scrap metal art, and they're absolutely brilliant. Created by Japanese artist Makaon, the sculptures depict all sorts of characters, including our pals from Toy Story, Batman, Star Wars, Pokemon and more. Head past the break for loads of photos!
Disney recently donated a Buzz Lightyear toy that has actually been in space to Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. 12-inch Buzz circled the Earth for 15 months on board the International Space Station...making it perhaps the world's first toy-turned-space-artifact.
This particular Buzz was an actual child's toy -- previously owned by the son of the Disney executive who put the partnership with NASA together. But like any astronaut, Buzz had to undergo a rigorous physical training process: his space travel mods included having his electronic insides removed and his battery case sealed shut. Read More...
Welcome to the first new comic book day of March, a small lull before Summer, er, begins with the launch of Marvel’s mega-Event Avengers vs. X-Men in April, and we innocently believe that comics are just “fun” rather than being THE MOST IMPORTANT THING EVER CREATED. Anyway, here’s what we’re looking forward to this week:
DC Comics has the regular assortment of New 52 goodness with ANIMAL MAN #7 and SWAMP THING #7 - two rock solid titles only looking to get better as they end up crossing over. But the biggest debut by far is Vertigo’s Fables spin-off, FAIREST #1, which focuses on the ladies of the Fables Universe. The first arc is pencilled by Phil Jimenez, in case this wasn’t already on your must buy list. Read More...
Doctor Potter, anyone? By Jeff Delgado, who demonstrates the evolution of his mashup at draw2d2:
One of my fave mashups ever, Power Rangers + Reservoir Dogs = Reservoir Rangers by Awesome Thunderbolt:
What would happen if Toy Story was rebooted as a super-action blockbuster featuring a quick-on-the-draw drifter and a super-armored spaceman?
It's "Toy Story Unleashed" by Luis Eduardo Vargas Montoya!
Artist Phil Noto does it again with another gorgeous piece of art -- this time, of Batgirl!
2010 has been a banner year for toys. Thanks to games, movies, comics, and all-around nostalgia; toy companies have given their all to release fantastic pieces of plastic greatness. We, here at MTV Geek, have compiled a list of 10 toys that truly outshone their competition this year.
10. Glyos RIG (Onell Design)
Onell Design has hit onto something amazing with their Glyos series of customizable figures. This year, Onell released a new component to the line with the addition of the RIG. It’s very much in the vein of popular designer-vinyl toys, yet is so much more. With the simple positioning of the arms, you can change the RIG from a mech-like fighting machine into a space-worthy dogfighter. The imagination-inducing factor is what really helps set the RIG apart from other toys on the market, and what helps push it onto this list. The first release of the RIG sold out ridiculously fast; but be on the lookout for more of these wonderfully toys to be released in various colors and paint schemes in the future. Read More...