New Kickstarter from The Drawn Word featuring the Incredible Change-Bots

Incredible Change BotsA new Kickstarter is underway for a card set featuring Jeffery Brown’s The Incredible Change-BotsThe campaign, started last week by The Drawn Word , runs until July 7th. Featuring the Awesomebots led by Big-Rig versus the Fantasticons led by Shootertron, rival groups of robots who can change in to vehicles from the planet Electrocybercircuitron . While in premise it sounds a lot like another certain transforming brand these are the characters featured in the Top Shelf Productions graphic novels, described as part parody, part nostalgic tribute, part moral fable.

Up for grabs in the Kickstarter are a series of cards, 24 regular cardstock cards in a tuck box featuring new artwork and then a subset of 5 Heavy Metal cards and further down the line 2 oversized cards lasercut onto hardwood and metal featuring Big-Rig and Shootertron, and some signed versions thrown in for good measure. And there are promises to “keep throwing things” should stretch goals are met. For more info drop by Kickstarter and check out the campaign!

New Kickstarter to bring Animals of The Kingdom to life

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Spero Studio’s Jason Bienvenu and Brandon Gray are looking to bring a new line of action figures based on the graphic novel The Kingdom.

“Spero Studios was founded by Jason Bienvenu and Brandon Gary, inspired by the 3 3/4 inch toy lines of the mid 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, Spero focuses on bringing back the fun and joy from these eras with high quality products featuring modern articulation and accessories!
Our first offering is inspired by The Kingdom Comic book featuring the animal warriors from the first story arc.
Series one features the main Protagonist “Pale” and his Clear “Spectral” variant as well as 4 army builder characters to fill out the ranks of your ape armies! Each figure stands a little over 4 inches tall; features 18 points of articulation as well as weapons and accessories.”

The figure line is in the 4 inch scale and presented in a “cartoon style of the comic book source material” and don’t look too out of place next to some of the TMNT offerings in stores today. The Articulation is on par with what today’s collectors and kids are used to with 18 points of articulation for great play and possibility.

Looking for more info? Check out Kickstarter or their Facebook page for graphics, prototypes, all the great details and of course to pledge for your own cool Warriors of The Kingdom figures!

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new HD video of the Loyal Subjects Baroness and Blowtorch prototypes

IMG_6745 Latest Video is up with an ever better look at these two prototypes.  If you would like to see them in person, you can at the Declassified booth this Joe Con.

Check out the video below, if you enjoy it be sure to give it a like and subscribe to the channel.

 

The previous article about these was:

https://nerdrahtio.com/2016/05/20/i-have-a-the-loyal-subjects-baroness-in-hand-pics-and-thoughts-with-more-to-come/

I Have a The Loyal Subjects BARONESS in Hand (pics and thoughts, with more to come)

First (brief) Look at The Loyal Subjects G.I.Joe Wave 2 Baroness! This is a fully colored Prototype, it is not a production final, so some changes could occur.

Keep reading, or scroll down to see a short VIDEO.

13262415_10207697864581891_1144445454_o  Here the Beauty is, and the first thing you will notice is that the glasses come off! As does her backpack, even though it would have been easy to mold on as you can’t see all the detail behind the hair. To me that makes extra awesome the time was taken to make sure you could remove it (somewhat flexi head as it is removable) and examine it, maybe even swap it with someone else!

13231133_10207697863181856_1724851621_nHer Gund looks like the original. Only the handle and trigger give it a way, and I look forward to doing some comparison shots when I get home. Now check out a different angle:

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You can see her armor pieces are more silver, like sideshow.  Her cobras are not sculpted on, but are Tampo’d so well it works great and means more customizing potentially, (especially for the blue single pack version you can get online) I can already see a way  (with some dremeling) to make a Helix and more on top of my planned “Snow bunny”, Crimson Asp, Iron Grenadier and Classic comic versions. (Glad I pre ordered plenty of the blue ones)

14 points of articulation. It appears the right hand has a swivel but not the left, or mine might have been stuck. (1 of 3 I’m aware of, with the other 2 at TLS HQ and another the glasses were a bit tight, may be similar here.)

Her eyebrows are sculpted by the way, and she is frankly the most beautiful female Joe figure under 12″s I have seen.

Feel free to ask for specific shots or comparisons and I will do my best to do so when I get home from this training trip.

For those who do not like chases, Yes this baroness will be a chase, but a blue baroness will be available single carded right off the bat, and future baroness figs are coming too

For those who do love the chase, unlocking this super intelligent, helicopter flying, tactical European bad @$$ sniper will make your day.

I will update this post with more pics. But I know I will also be uploading HERE and I already have a bunch in that TLS Folder so feel free to take a look!

Tom hosts his first podcast as he and Steven Discuss Star Wars

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I’m missing? Sort of? Tom takes on host duties for this recording and introduces Steven to the mic. You might recognize him for several video game articles he has done on the site.  This is a short one, and I’m editing the sequel episode now (finally.)  Not only does the episode discuss the latest movie, but also optimum watching order! You can listen below via the emedded player or catch us on Itunes or Stitcher. (You can use the drop down menu above to head straight to our page in either format)

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A Review of the Graphic Skinz vacuum chamber and decals

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With help from my lil’ nerd I check out the graphic skinz vacuum chamber and it’s abilities to add small decals to toys. The footage was recorded about a year ago! I can echo what I said then, if you want to use it for toys, they have to be smallish, and a clear coat is a must. After the videos below there are some still images. If you like what you see, you can use my affiliate link Here (for pink) and Here (for blue) to purchase one on amazon. (I will get a tiny referral fee.)

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Dark Souls 3 Collectors Edition Contents Review

The third game in the renowned Dark Souls series released today in the parts of the world that aren’t Japan, and it’s just as hard as you’d expect it to be. I will be writing a review on the game itself after I’ve had enough time to get to grips with it’s systems and see if it’s another great game that From software has given us

But for now, were going to look at the big box that was given to me by the nice Mr. Postman.

The box itself is a major beast, showing a possible face for the unkindled one (the player character). It’s a very nice image, with the orange/green glow giving a sense of hope, tying into the theme of embers and fire that the dark souls games revolve around. What were really interested in lies within this cardboard tomb

1. The Art Book

 

Firstly we have the a4 hardback artbook which, as you can see, covers the whole trilogy. The book itself is separated into three sections, one for each game, and contains box art, area art, monsters and characters for each game. It lacks a lot of the text that the previous individual art book releases have had that explain why things were done the way they were, but as a collection of good artwork from the three games it’s still a very nice piece.

2. The Map and Patches

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