Cthulhu Christmas Ornaments by Draig Athar Designs

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, please do praise Cthulhu in his Santa hat. Ready painted or paint-your-own H.P. Lovecraft-eque Christmas tree decorations by Draig Athar Designs. If you’re not a fan of the tentacled one himself then why not hang a Shoggoth or Flying Spaghetti Monster this year?

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Cthulhu Cthupid Christmas Tree Ornament by Draig Athar Designs
Shoggoth Snowman Christmas Tree Ornament by Draig Athar Designs
Cthulhu Snowman Christmas Tree Ornament by Draig Athar Designs
Flying Spaghetti Monster Christmas Tree Ornament by Draig Athar Designs
Santa Cthulhu Christmas Tree Ornament by Draig Athar Designs

Steampunk Creations by Calder Kibyuk Designs

One of a kind clay, metal and acrylic steampunk sculptures by Calder Kibyuk Designs. Mechanical terrors from the deep, a whale island and an owl that wouldn’t look out of place in Clash of the Titans. Most sculptures are for sale, for information and commissions email calderkdesign@gmail.com

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Steampunk Octopus by Calder Kibyuk Designs
Steampunk Sea Slug by Calder Kibyuk Designs
Steampunk Cuttlefish by Calder Kibyuk Designs
Steampunk Stingray by Calder Kibyuk Designs
Steampunk Owl by Calder Kibyuk Designs
Steampunk Whale by Calder Kibyuk Designs

Custom 3D Catan by Calder Kibyuk Designs

Looking for the perfect holiday, birthday, celebration or house-warming gift for the hardcore or casual Catan player? Calder Kibyuk Designs has created a series of made-to-order Custom 3D Catan boards. All pieces are hand painted, covered in a matte finish and moulded from a highly durable resin which will endure future infrastructure construction, resource trades and invasions of the dreaded robber (plus the casual drop from the coffee table).

Custom 3D Settlers of Catan by Calder Kibyuk Designs

All of the landscapes host the original Catan pieces perfectly – letting you build your “longest road,” settlements and cities amongst the 3D backdrop. Boards are available in painted or unpainted versions, and include custom number pieces. Contact calderkdesign@gmail.com for more information and prices. Tell them I sent you, you won’t get a discount but at least they’ll know I’m helping.

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Custom 3D Settlers of Catan by Calder Kibyuk Designs
Custom 3D Settlers of Catan by Calder Kibyuk Designs
Custom 3D Settlers of Catan by Calder Kibyuk Designs

What’s Your #Fave80sCar?

So, several bloggers and podcast folk have stuck their collective heads together and decided to talk about 1980s pop culture cars and vehicles via the #Fave80sCar hashtag on twitter. The brain-child of 80s Reboot Overdrive features a cross-section of like-minded geeks waxing nostalgic about stand-out or personal favourite vehicles that blew us away in movies, TV and games from the 1980s.

Check out the cross-over blogs from Realweegiemidge, Return to the ’80s Part I Part II, 80s Reboot Blog and the 80s Reeboot Overdrive Podcast!

It was hard limiting myself but as I didn’t want inflict “War & Peace: 1980s Car Edition” upon you here are my top five vehicles in no particular order. Feel free to drop me a list of your favourites via my fast paced Twitter Account or main Facebook Page. Enjoy.

B is for Batmobile

#Fave80sCar Batman 1989 Batmobile

The hype for Batman (1989) was through the roof, I was at college so myself and a few mates hit our local ABC Cinema and sat down to watch a new kind of superhero movie. Dark, twisted, action packed and heaps of fun. The casting was spot on, the sets and effects were exemplary, the music was inspired and the new Batmobile was awesome. Built specifically for the movie the car was constructed using a Chevrolet Impala chassis, Chevy V8 engine and modified 1970 Corvette body. Movie merchandise included action figures, die-cast vehicles and the cool missile launching Batmobile toy by ToyBiz.

#Fave80sCar Batman 1989 ToyBiz Batmobile

E is for ECTO-1

#Fave80sCar Ghostbusters ECTO-1
Winter 1984 and I went to watch Ghostbusters with my parents. They were a little shocked by the sprinkling of colourful metaphors from the offset of the movie but I’m glad I got to enjoy this ride at the cinema. Funny, scary, tongue-in-cheek comedy horror featuring the outstanding ECTO-1. Created by Steven Dane, ECTO-1 and ECTO-1A are a Miller-Meteor Futura Ambulance/Hearse Combination mounted on a 1959 Cadillac Fleetwood Professional Chassis. Kenner would go on to release ECTO-1 as part of The Real Ghostbusters toys and action figures line.

#Fave80sCar Kenner Real Ghostbusters ECTO-1

K is for KITT

#Fave80sCar Knight Rider KITT

Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist.” As a teenager in the 1980s this was the THE car you wanted to be seen cruising the streets in. Cool and fast with an array of weapons and gadgets which including “Turbo Boost” and a frickin “Laser”, K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand) is a fictional computer that controls the high-tech Knight 2000, a black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am T-top. The voice for KITT was provided by actor William Daniels. ERTL produced several diecast KITT models in various sizes including this large 1/16 scale version.

#Fave80sCar ERTL Knight Rider KITT Knight 2000
A is for Aliens APC

#Fave80sCar Aliens APC

The school holidays of 1986 were in full swing, my mates decided we should try and sneak in underage to watch Aliens (Cert 18) as we were all fans of Alien. We put on our “oldest” clothing and strutted in with deep voices “Four tickets to Aliens please.” which led to instant success. In retrospect, it was the middle of the day and the screening was empty so the cinema were probably glad we turned up. I’ll never forget the scene with the Facehugger that launches at the side of the stasis tank causing me and my friends to shout “whoah!” simultaneously.

Back to cars… Aliens is my favourite movie, it blew me away at the time and it still does to this day. The APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) is a heavy duty bit of kit that takes some serious punishment from acid, fire and rugged surface driving before finally giving up the ghost. Gutted we never got to see what kind of punishment the weaponry could have dished out to the pesky Xenomorph infestation on LV-426.  The APC is based on a four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, 635 hp Hunslet Air Towing Tractor, acquired from British Airways at London Heathrow Airport.

#Fave80sCar Aliens APC

A is (also) for Airwolf

#Fave80sCar Airwolf

Okay, so this defo isn’t a car but as kick-ass helicopters go this one is top of my list with Blue Thunder running a close second. With a killer main theme by Sylvester Levay, this high-octane cold war action show really grabbed my interest in the 1980s. Airwolf was derived from a Bell 222, a twin-turboshaft helicopter produced for the civilian market.

I bought the Crash Smash! Airwolf game for the ZX Spectrum and several years later picked up the large and small ERTL diecast vehicles. It was without doubt a mean machine.

#Fave80sCar ERTL Airwolf

That’s my top picks but there are so many more I could have included including Back to the Future DeLorean, A-Team Van, Street Hawk, Automan’s Car, The General Lee, ThunderCats Thundertank, Transformers, MASK, Tron Light Cycle, Christine, Mad Max 2, Spy Hunter, Magnum’s Ferrari, Fall Guy Truck and Miami Vice. Iconic cars as far as the eye can see, the 1980s officially rocked!

#Fave80sCar 1980s Blog Podcast Crossover Event, November 17 2016

60 Iconic Weapons from Fiction

When we think of our favorite fictional characters, we often associate them with an item, or talisman, that is every bit as iconic as the characters themselves. In many cases, this item is a weapon. Weapons come in many forms; there are guns, swords, and everything in between. They can be as amazing as Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber or as unique as the Fat Man from the Fallout video game franchise.

Via: Target Sports USA 

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The Ultimate Arsenal: 60 Iconic Weapons from Fiction - TargetSportsUSA.com - Infographic

Metal Hybrid Armoured Pokemon concept artwork by Frame Wars

Upgraded Pokemon with battle armour and advanced weaponry concepts by Frame Wars, a design-based art collective. You can find more about these designs, and other work, via Frame Wars Facebook page.

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Metal Hybrid Pokemon - Blastoise - by Frame Wars
Metal Hybrid Pokemon - Venusaur - by Frame Wars
Metal Hybrid Pokemon - Charizard - by Frame Wars
Metal Hybrid Pokemon - Snorlax - by Frame Wars
Metal Hybrid Pokemon - Lapras - by Frame Wars
Metal Hybrid Pokemon - Gyrados - by Frame Wars
Metal Hybrid Pokemon - Mewtwo - by Frame Wars
Metal Hybrid Pokemon by Frame Wars

Famous Oldies by Alex Solis

Pop culture characters as old timers by Alex Solis. Will Ash still be choosing Pikachu? Will Finn and Jake still be going on adventures? Will the Ninja Turtles still be radical? Will Darth Vader be able to keep his saber up? Will the Flash still be flashing? Let’s find out! You can view more of Alex Solis artwork on Instagram.

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Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - Pokémon Ash and Pikachu
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - Adventure Time - Finn and Jake
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - The Joker
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - Darth Vader
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - The Flash
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - Batman
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - The Incredible Hulk
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - Minions
Famous Oldies by Alex Solis - He-Man Vs Skeletor

Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov

Continuing from Andrew Tarusov Star Wars pin-up series here’s some more risqué sauce, this time featuring the women of Game of Thrones in various states of undress including Daenerys Targaryen, Brienne of Tarth, Cersei Lannister, Sansa Stark and Ygritte. These are the censored versions, you can buy NSFW content via Andrew Tarusov‘s website.  Shocking😉

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Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Daenerys Targaryen
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Missandei
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Ros
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Shae
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Talisa
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Arya Stark
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Brienne of Tarth
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Sansa Stark
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Melisandre
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Margaery Tyrell
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Daenerys Targaryen
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Cersei Lannister
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Ygritte
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov - Walda Frey
Risqué Game of Thrones pin-up girls by Andrew Tarusov

The Ladies of DC and Marvel Comics by Whitney Jiar

Beautiful portraits of the ladies of DC and Marvel Comics by the artist Whitney Jiar. The line-up for DC includes Supergirl, Zatanna, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Batgirl, Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman. Marvel is represented by Jean Grey, Emma Frost and Storm. You can check out more of Whitney Jiar’s work on Bēhance and Instagram.

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The Ladies of DC and Marvel Comics by Whitney Jiar - Supergirl
The Ladies of DC and Marvel Comics by Whitney Jiar - Zatanna Zatara
The Ladies of DC and Marvel Comics by Whitney Jiar - Jean Grey
The Ladies of DC and Marvel Comics by Whitney Jiar - Catwoman
The Ladies of DC and Marvel Comics by Whitney Jiar - Poison Ivy
The Ladies of DC and Marvel Comics by Whitney Jiar - Emma Frost
The Ladies of DC and Marvel Comics by Whitney Jiar - Batgirl
The Ladies of DC and Marvel Comics by Whitney Jiar - Harley Quinn
The Ladies of DC and Marvel Comics by Whitney Jiar - Storm
The Ladies of DC and Marvel Comics by Whitney Jiar - Wonder Woman

Custom action figures by Stolf

Custom, re-painted and re-purposed action figures by Stolf including Fallout-Man, Mick-He-Mouse, Kung Fury, The Toxic Avenger, Solid Snake G.I. Joe, Transformers and He-Man. Some of these customs are for sale, you can contact Stolf and see more of his work via customstolf on Instagram.

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Custom action figures by Stolf - Fallout He-Man
Custom action figures by Stolf - Fallout He-Man
Custom action figures by Stolf - Bamse BebopBamse Bebop based on a design by Grim Nyberg
Custom action figures by Stolf - The Toxic Avenger
Custom action figures by Stolf - Mick-He-Mouse
Custom action figures by Stolf - Solid Snake G.I. Joe
Custom action figures by Stolf - Transformers Hot Rod
Custom action figures by Stolf - The Real Ghostbusters Janine's Genie
Custom action figures by Stolf - Skeletor
Custom action figures by Stolf - Merman
Custom action figures by Stolf - Teela
Custom action figures by Stolf - King Randor
Custom action figures by Stolf - Hordak
Custom action figures by Stolf - Kung Fury