If you’re like me and love painting your Gundam kits, you’re going to notice that you can’t always just pick up a jar of paint, thin it, and use it on a kit. Sometimes, you’re going to have to mix your own paints. While a lot of suits have colors that you only see on that specific design, you’ll come to notice that there are quite a few colors that appear every now and then, be it faction colors, ace pilot colors, colors of a certain class of suit, or just your average, run of the mill colors. I’m going to offer some suggestions for how to make these colors.
It’s official. According to Variety shooting on the Frank Darabont-helmed Walking Dead series (not just a pilot, as previously reported) will begin shortly, and is scheduled to air this coming October. AMC has ordered a total of six episodes of the series that revolves around a group of survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Darabont penned [...]
Been a hectic past few days for FPNYC’s intrepid store manager/buyer, gang, so forgive me if the Daily Planet hasn’t been daily. Regardless, I’ve got a neat little goody to announce… Rising star artist Cliff Chiang is confirmed to appear at FP on Friday, April 30th at 6:30pm. Cliff is the talented artist of Doctor [...]
So its a reeeeally small week this week, about 10 books. Three of those books are Mobile Suit Gundam related. First up is the 9th (and I believe final) volume of Gundam: Ecole Du Ciel. In case you were curious, Ecole Du Ciel first started coming out in the states in 2005. That’s five years to put out 9 books. The only excuse for that kind of fan-teasing is some horrible debilitating disease that left the artist minus both their hands for a couple years. On top of that, Tokyopop seems to think they are justified in raising the price on the book not only to $10.99 like they did the rest of their series, but instead this final volume is going to be $12.99, like anyone who even was reading the series 5 years ago hasn’t already fallen out of love with, or plain old forgotten about the whole thing. I know they had issues with a lot of downsizing in the last couple years, but it has been 2 years sine volume 8 released, and even that was really far behind it’s predecessor. At some point in the last two years you would think Tokyopop would have switched one of their crappy pseudo-manga books if just to finish a series that at least has pretty covers and nice artwork. But I digress.
by Unkie Dev Movie nerds are well aware of the upcoming deluge of summer blockbusters based on board games. To the rest of you I can only say “Yes, seriously, board games. ” Ridley Scott has an alternate reality flick based around Monopoly in the works. Films have been optioned off of Battleship, Risk and [...]
By Christopher Troy Being a man of my word, I’ve managed to stave off Final Fantasy 13 and Megaman 10 (to an extent) and completed the Unicorn. Above the text is a completed and nearly completed leg. The amount of articulation is standard for a 1/144th sized kit (ankle, knee) but the foot itself is [...]
The Scott Pilgrim trailer debuted today to much fanfare. If you haven’t checked it out yet here ya go: Directed by Edgar Wright ( Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) and starring Michael Cera, the film (adapted from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel series from Oni) is slated to release on August 13th, 2010. Any [...]
Oh, baby! LIFE OF AGONY bassist and writer/artist Alan Robert will be signing copies of his new IDW comic Wire Hangers #1 @FPNYC on Friday, April 23 2010… As always, if you can’t make it to NYC or the store for the event you’re welcome to Pre-Order a signed copy and fpnyc.com will mail you [...]
Playing With Toys: Huckleberry Hound Meets the Creature from the Black Lagoon, War Machine Meets the Wolfman, Wally Gator Meets Frankenstein and Dracula, But Nobody Meets Abbott or Costello
Despite what you may glean from the following video, Forbidden Planet is the pinnacle of professional geek retail that other purveyors of such items can only aspire to. And no one gets kicked in the nards around here… more than once a week.
American Vampires co-writer Scott Snyder (w/ Stephen King) was kind enough to stop by Forbidden Planet NYC this past Wednesday to sign our copies of the premier issue. He also was kind enough to sit in front of the now-ever-present Lens of FPTransmissions for a little chat.
By Loran Ah, the Hi-Nu Gundam. If you told any of us 5 years ago that Hi-Nu would have not one, but TWO plastic kits, we’d think you were crazy. Well, the Master Grade came out in 2007 to mixed reactions. The design was changed by Yutaka Izubuchi, the original designer, to streamline the design [...]
By Devin T. Quin Thanks to the Internet we now live in a world of instant gratification, where vast fortunes and celebrity careers are launched and lost with just a few clicks of a mouse. Before we relied on word of mouth, observation and experience to build fame. Due to its “low-tech” nature, the old-time [...]
As you may know, Lloyd Kaufman dropped by the shop a few weeks ago. What a sweetheart. And funny, too. Here’s some video from that night. And the hilarity continued like that for, like, 90 minutes. That guy can talk. Many thanks to Lloyd, and all our friends at Troma.
When we last left off, it was time to build the arms and legs for the Unicorn. There’s no set length of time it take for me to usually build the limbs, as construction and painting usually factors in to that.
Hello boys and girls and welcome the Saint Patrick’s week. There’s not a whole lot going on in the manga department this week, but that is not to say there is nothing. There are a couple of new books that are definitely worth checking out. The first one up is Bunny Drop Volume 1 by Yumi Unita. The story goes a thirty year-old bachelor named Daikichi has to go to his grandfather’s funeral. He’s floored when he finds out gramps had an illegitimate child with a younger lover. While the whole family is shocked, the rest of the family seems to be embarrassed and not want anything to do with the poor silent girl. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to take her in himself! But will living with this overgrown teenager of a man help Rin come out of her shell? And won’t this turn of events spell doom for Daikichi’s love life? Drama and wackyness ensue. This is definitely a side-step from your typical manga formula.