Cool Character Cookies by Y&Csweets

Cool cartoon, anime, gaming, movies and television character icing cookies by Yohko of Y&Csweets. Super Mario Bros., Star Wars, Minions, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, My Neighbor Totoro, Doraemon & Dr. Slump favourites lovingly created in icing atop a shaped cookie base that obviously look good enough to eat.

“Hi! I’m YOHKO. I’m icing cookie decorator, baker, blogger and mama from Japan, Chiba. Let’s have fun together sweets decorating!”

Super Mario Bros. icing cookies by Y&Csweets

You will find these, and many more designs over at Y&Csweets Cookie Boutique and please don’t forget to like Killer Kitsch on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @killer_kitsch for the latest geeky updates on current and retro movies, television, toys, games, art, anime and pop culture!

Minions icing cookies by Y&CsweetsShuriken Sentai Ninninger icing cookies by Y&Csweets
Doraemon icing cookies by Y&Csweets
Dr. Slump icing cookies by Y&Csweets
Super Mario Bros. icing cookies by Y&CsweetsStar Wars icing cookies by Y&Csweets
Doraemon icing cookies by Y&Csweets
My Neighbor Totoro icing cookies by Y&Csweets
My Neighbor Totoro icing cookies by Y&Csweets

Fairytale Porcelain Creatures by Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev

Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev create bespoke individual porcelain sculptures of mythical fairytale creatures. The figurines range from small froglets, owlets and kittens to large dragons and prickly creations. The price of a figurine is determined by its size and, because each item is unique, even pieces based on the same design will always remain individual.

Fairytale Porcelain Creatures by Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev

Designs are sketched, sculpted, molded, cast in porcelain and fired. Painting requires several stages with each glaze requiring a different firing temperature.

You can check out Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev’s previous work via their webiste and current designs on Facebook. Also,  please don’t forget to like Killer Kitsch on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @killer_kitsch for the latest geeky updates on current and retro movies, television, toys, games, art, anime and pop culture!

Fairytale Porcelain Creatures by Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev
Fairytale Porcelain Creatures by Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev
Fairytale Porcelain Creatures by Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev
Fairytale Porcelain Creatures by Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev
Fairytale Porcelain Creatures by Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev
Fairytale Porcelain Creatures by Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev
Fairytale Porcelain Creatures by Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev
Fairytale Porcelain Creatures by Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev

Bounty Hunters by Brian Rood

The Star Wars galaxies most bas-ass bounty hunters (some of whom were short lived #hanshotfirst) brought vividly to life by the artist and illustrator Brian Rood. Boba Fett, Bossk, Dengar, 4-LOM, Zuckuss, IG-88, Greedo and Jango Fett.

Star Wars Boba Fett by Brian Rood

Brian Rood is a professional illustrator working in the entertainment, comic and commercial art fields. He is known for photo-realistic paintings of Hollywood’s stars and characters and has worked for Lucas Film Ltd., Disney, Paramount Pictures and on licences such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Transformers and Planet of the Apes.

You can check out more of Brian Rood’s amazing work via his website and please don’t forget to like Killer Kitsch on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @killer_kitsch for the latest geeky updates on current and retro movies, television, toys, games, art, anime and pop culture!

Star Wars Bossk by Brian Rood
Star Wars Dengar by Brian Rood
Star Wars 4-LOM by Brian Rood
Star Wars Zuckuss by Brian Rood
Star Wars IG-88 by Brian Rood
Star Wars Greedo by Brian Rood
Star Wars Boba Fett by Brian Rood
Star Wars Jango Fett by Brian Rood

Robots by Eric Joyner

Pop culture collides in artist Eric Joyner’s paintings of robots, space rockets and monsters. Autobots battle Deceptacons in a grand arena, Robby the Robot plays the blues, Godzilla takes on King Kong and robots play, fight and contemplate life.

The Final Blow by Eric Joyner
Universe Car by Eric Joyner

You can check out more of Eric Joyner’s work via his website and please don’t forget to like Killer Kitsch on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @killer_kitsch for the latest geeky updates on current and retro movies, television, toys, games, art, anime and pop culture!

3 Robots by Eric Joyner
The Collator by Eric Joyner

“I was born in San Mateo, a suburb of San Francisco. My childhood was fairly uneventful, doing the usual things most kids did, reading comics (mostly Mad, Creepy, Eerie and newspaper comic strips), playing sports, and going to school, as well as drawing and painting.”

Just Another Day In LA by Eric Joyner

“In 2000, after years of painting other people’s pictures, I made the decision to only paint things that I liked. Four series of paintings of different subjects were started; they were: San Francisco urbanscapes, paintings of old newspaper cartoons characters, Mexican masks, and last but not least, Japanese tin (toy) robots.”

Sunken Treasure by Eric Joyner
Looking For Trouble by Eric Joyner

“Armed with a small collection of tin robots and spaceships I began painting them in earnest. In attempt to bring them to life without loosing their charm, I showed them where they belonged: outer space. By 2002 the paintings were looking good, but they still needed something to play off of… perhaps a nemesis.”

Fall Outing by Eric Joyner
Blues Machine by Eric Joyner

“After a month or so of searching for a ‘nemesis’ I had an epiphany while watching the movie ‘Pleasantville.’ In one of the scenes, Jeff Daniels paints a still life of…donuts. With thoughts of Wayne Thiebaud’s pastries always close at hand, it wasn’t difficult to see the battle scene of robots retreating from 300-foot tall donuts when I went to bed that night. The rest, as they say, is history.”

Too Many Choices II by Eric Joyner
Melee by Eric Joyner

Magic: The Gathering box by MTGPayne

Magic: The Gathering custom designed and fabricated wooden 720 cube box by MTGPayne. Laser engraved guild logos, gold leaf interior, custom mana dividers and sections to hold cards, tokens and dice.

“A ornate, custom wooden box to hold my prized possession: my 720 cube. I wanted a box that reflected the time and effort I’ve put into cultivating my cube.”

Full gallery of images here and please don’t forget to like Killer Kitsch on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @killer_kitsch for the latest geeky updates on current and retro movies, television, toys, games, art, anime and pop culture!

Magic: The Gathering box by MTGPayne
Magic: The Gathering box by MTGPayne
Magic: The Gathering box by MTGPayne
Magic: The Gathering box by MTGPayne
Magic: The Gathering box by MTGPayne
Magic: The Gathering box by MTGPayne
Magic: The Gathering box by MTGPayne

Geeky cakes at Cake International 2016

This years Cake International show was held on the 16th – 17th April 2016, at Alexandra Palace, London, UK. Of interest to myself, as always, were the wonderfully geeky movie, television and fantasy cakes that are skilfully created by hard working fondant masters for this event. Life-size Batman v Superman and Maleficent, castles, creatures, Rocket and Groot and Best in Show Albert Einstein by Dinky Doodle Dawn. Now, where’s my fork?

If you are the creator / artist of any of these magical cakes feel free to drop me a message at killer-kitsch@hotmail.co.uk so I can add a credit / link. Photographers are credited with each image.

Please don’t forget to like Killer Kitsch on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @killer_kitsch for the latest geeky updates on current and retro movies, television, toys, games, art, anime and pop culture!
Albert Einstein by Dinky Doodle Dawn at Cake International 2016
Image: WillTorrent
Fantasy Creature at Cake International 2016
Image: _ninuschka
Fantasy Creature at Cake International 2016
Image: robbydeephotography
Fairytale Castle at Cake International 2016
Image: dmoeser22
Fantasy Design at Cake International 2016
Image: fairytaletreats
Steampunk at Cake International 2016
Image: fairytaletreats
Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket & Groot at Cake International 2016
Image: robbydeephotography
Batman v Superman at Cake International 2016
Image: emma_jayne1509
Maleficent at Cake International 2016
Image: hava.cham

2016 PLAY Expo Blackpool 30 April – 1 May

UPDATE: Saturday 30th April photo album is now live!

Replay Events Ltd 2016 PLAY Expo Blackpool Retro Handheld Games via Console Passion
Retro Handheld Games via Console Passion
Replay Events Ltd 2016 PLAY Expo Blackpool Streets of Rage via Sprite Planet
Streets of Rage via Sprite Planet
Replay Events Ltd 2016 PLAY Expo Blackpool Custom NERF by AWTB
Custom NERF by AWTB
Replay Events Ltd 2016 PLAY Expo Blackpool Retro Gaming via Retro Reload
Retro Gaming via Retro Reload

Replay Events Ltd 2016 PLAY Expo Blackpool Pinball
Replay Events Ltd 2016 PLAY Expo Blackpool Retro Collect

PLAY Expo Blackpool has been bringing retro and modern gaming entertainment to Blackpool for years and 2016 is no exception. This year Replay Events are bringing the best classics, tournaments and even a world first hands on session of an upcoming game.

PLAY Expo Blackpool takes place at the Norcolympia Exhibition Centre in Blackpool on 30 April – 1 May 2016 www.playexpoblackpool.com. Also, please don’t forget to like Killer Kitsch on Facebook and Follow me on Twitter @killer_kitsch for live updates from the event. See my blog post and video for PLAY Expo 2015 for a taster of what went down last year.

The team are very proud to announce that this year they will be hosting a world first preview and hands on of a game; Sociable Soccer. After years away from football games, Jon Hare is ready to show the world the ‘spiritual successor; to the classics hits Sensible Soccer and Sensible World of Soccer. Not only will Jon be giving a talk and Q&A session all about the past and present games, but there will also be tournaments overseen by Sky Sports eSports presenter Matt Andrews.

Over the course of the weekend there will be several other tournaments for attendees to take part in to flex their skills and win some prizes. 8bit Planet will be bringing both paid and free to enter Super Smash Bros tournaments, Super Mario UK Champion Sami Cetin will be returning with Super Mario Kart and Manchester Battle Arena will be setting up the ring for some brilliant fighting game tournaments.

2016 PLAY Expo Blackpool 30 April - 1 May

If that has attendees in the mood for racing, then a full size replica Formula One car should be of interest. Visitors to the expo will be able to test their driving skills in this simulator that comes complete with authentic pedals and steering wheel. The game plays on a large screen at the front of the cockpit giving a brilliant immersive and memorable experience. The player with the fastest lap time each day will win a prize, so there’s loads of reasons to have a go in this F1 car.

For the very first time PLAY Expo Blackpool will be offering the chance for visitors to attend master classes with industry experts. Sega artist Duncan Gutteridge will be talking about his work on various Sonic projects and showing visitors how to draw this classic character. For those into Pac-Man Jon Stoodley, the first European and one of seven people in the world to achieve the perfect score on the game, will be discussing his achievements and dishing out tips and pro secrets on how to up your game on the arcade classic. Industry veteran Jim Bagley will also be giving a Q&A over the weekend on his recent world record video game conversion and upcoming projects.

The Museum of Games and Gaming will be bringing their “Why do we play?” exhibition to PLAY Expo Blackpool. The exhibit investigates the entire history of gaming from ancient games like the Egyptian Senet to the most modern of video games and why we have always been so interested in devoting time and energy to playing these games. The exhibition has been curated by ex-Psygnosis employee and Museum of Games and Gaming Director Phil Robinson, who will be on hand at PLAY Expo Blackpool to talk visitors through the exhibit and answer any questions they may have.

2016 PLAY Expo Blackpool 30 April - 1 May

For lovers of more modern gaming, there will be a selection of Indie developers and studios attending with their latest titles for guests to get stuck into. The Indie Zone has been a popular area and it can be a great place to get hands on with new and upcoming titles, as well as being able to talk to the people who designed and developed them.

2016 PLAY Expo Blackpool 30 April - 1 May

Dark Cleo Productions will be hosting the ever popular cosplay and tabletop gaming sections of the expo. The masquerade will be on each day and will showcase the public’s talent and passion for all things cosplay, over seen by brilliant cosplay judges. There will be a host of tabletop games for attendees to try out, with staff on hand to teach the rules and how to play.

The Minecraft Zone is returning this year after a popular reception in 2015 with a dedicated LAN team to run the different maps. Will attendees get useful items in their bags and be the last man standing on the exciting Hunger Games map? Or maybe they just want to explore, build and fight mobs on the Survival Map? If they’re not feeling up to taking on Creepers and hunting out Diamonds, then the Creative Map will allow them to express their creativity.

There will, of course, be the usual extensive collection of free play arcade cabinets and pinball machines and hundreds of retro consoles, computers and handhelds to play all weekend. The Retro Computer Museum will be bringing two linked W Industries Virtual Reality machines for attendees to play on together and if there’s a group then head to the PC LAN area to play some classic LAN games.

Finally, guests looking to spend some hard earned pennies on cool merchandise should head to the trading hall which will be full of video games, apparel and memorabilia vendors for that must-have item.

2016 PLAY Expo Blackpool 30 April - 1 May2016 PLAY Expo Blackpool 30 April - 1 May

 

Custom Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movie VCR’s by Sorce CodeVhs

Hand painted and illustrated custom VCR’s featuring artwork from classic Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy movies such as The Evil Dead, Escape from New York, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Jurassic Park by Sorce CodeVhs.

The Evil Dead custom VCR by Sorce CodeVhs

Sorce CodeVhs created a graffiti art custom VCR and, as he was sitting at home watching VHS movies and browsing poster artwork online, the idea of illustrating those posters onto video recorders was born. Starting with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, he used his VHS collection as reference and created several more for happy customers.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre custom VCR by Sorce CodeVhs

“The process: I use many different techniques to achieve the finished deck including free hand drawing and painting, rubs, transfers, stencils. I use spray paint, acrylic, paint pens, anything that will make a mark on a VCR I will utilize if it helps me. It’s been a learning process as a VCR is not the easiest thing to paint on.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street custom VCR by Sorce CodeVhs

“We had a custom Jurassic Park and Nightmare on Elm Street made. His work is absolutely outstanding!! A+++” Kelsea Young, 2016.

Jurassic Park custom VCR by Sorce CodeVhs

“Josh at LunchmeatVHS.com and @thewallofvhs on Instagram really helped me by initially taking notice and sharing the deck with their followers. Super grateful for those guys help.”

To enquire about prices and keep track of new projects check out Sorce CodeVhs on Facebook Instagram or by email: sorceproductions@gmail.com

Also,  please don’t forget to like Killer Kitsch on Facebook and Follow me on Twitter @killer_kitsch for the latest geeky updates on current and retro movies, television, toys, games, art, anime and pop culture!

Children of the Corn custom VCR by Sorce CodeVhs
Escape from New York custom VCR by Sorce CodeVhs
Escape from New York custom VCR by Sorce CodeVhs

“My custom Escape from NY is getting his final touches as I write these lines. It is beyond all my expectations and more, worth every single penny !!!!” Francisco Laranjo, 2016.

Practical Visitor’s Guide to the Labyrinth by Aelia Petro

Artist Aelia Petro has been working on a beautifully illustrated guide-book style celebration of the 1986 movie Labyrinth for the past several years. The guide will cover all the major characters such as Jareth, Sarah, Hoggle, Ludo and Sir Didymus along with all the other denizens of the Labyrinth including that cute little worm “Allo.”

Practical Visitor's Guide to the Labyrinth by Aelia Petro - Hoggle
You will find regular additions to the guide on the artist Facebook Page and hand crafted items for sale on Aelia’s Website.

Check out the new Labyrinth board game by River Horse Games on my previous blog post.

Also,  please don’t forget to like Killer Kitsch on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @killer_kitsch for the latest geeky updates on current and retro movies, television, toys, games, art, anime and pop culture!

Practical Visitor's Guide to the Labyrinth by Aelia Petro - Ludo
Practical Visitor's Guide to the Labyrinth by Aelia Petro - Sir Didymus
Practical Visitor's Guide to the Labyrinth by Aelia Petro - Jareth The Goblin King
Practical Visitor's Guide to the Labyrinth by Aelia Petro - Alph & Tim
Practical Visitor's Guide to the Labyrinth by Aelia Petro - Ralph & Jim
Practical Visitor's Guide to the Labyrinth by Aelia Petro - Goblin Knight
Practical Visitor's Guide to the Labyrinth by Aelia Petro - Labyrinth Worm

Labyrinth the board game by River Horse Games

Developed by the team at River Horse, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth the board game is a simple, fun game that allows 1 to 5 players to join forces in an attempt to rescue Toby from the Goblin King.

“You have thirteen hours in which to solve the labyrinth, before your baby brother becomes one of us… forever.”

Labyrinth the board game by River Horse

Players must navigate the maze to save Sarah’s baby brother. Each game is different with the blank card spaces being filled with the magical encounters and monsters that are depicted on the deck of cards that comes with the game, this ensures a great deal of replayability and unpredictability in the game, giving the Labyrinth its signature feel.

The game consists of two distinct stages, one where the group must adventure through the labyrinth trying to find the goblin city whilst keeping their willpower as high as possible (nobody wants to fall into the oubliette!), and a second action packed stage where the players must fight their way into Jareth’s castle where Sarah must say the magical words that will release her brother.

“You have no power over me.”

The playing pieces are beautifully detailed as seen below in the pre-production images. The game is scheduled for a summer release and you can find you more via River Horse’s website, Facebook Page and rapidly expanding Facebook Group.

Check out beautiful Labyrinth inspired artwork by Aelia Petro on my next blog post.

Please don’t forget to like Killer Kitsch on Facebook and Follow me on Twitter @killer_kitsch for the latest geeky updates on current and retro movies, television, toys, games, art, anime and pop culture!

Labyrinth the board game by River Horse - Jareth
Labyrinth the board game by River Horse - Sarah
Labyrinth the board game by River Horse - Hoggle
Labyrinth the board game by River Horse - Sarah and Sir Didymus
Labyrinth the board game by River Horse - Ludo