OH YES: Alfred Hitchcock Action Figure

Mondo collaborated with artists Trevor Grove and Michael Norman to create this 1/6 scale collectible figure of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. The action figure includes:

Director’s Chair
2 Cigars (1 lit & 1 unlit)
Raven
Clapboard
Butcher Knife
4 Interchangeable Hands…(read more)

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Source: Dangerous Minds


‘Bizarre Life: The Art of Elmer Batters and Eric Stanton’: Benedikt Taschen Puts Racy Artwork on Sale at New Gallery

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Chris Gardner writes: The new Taschen Gallery on Beverly Boulevard currently features nudity and fetishism in photos and comics from two late underground artists.CCa4wZzWMAAcV2W

“Over the years, we got requests all the time to buy their works. We wanted to do a great show first, because that’s what I owe these true artists and pioneers. Their life stories, by the way, are 100 percent Hollywood drama — a mix of Goodfellas, Boogie Nights, Ed Wood and, of course, Pulp Fiction.”

Bizarre Life: The Art of Elmer Batters and Eric Stanton,” the gallery’s second show since opening in December, is on view with more than 200 works, some for sale from the private collection of head honcho Benedikt Taschen, who tells THR that he’s parting with the racy pieces out of respect….(read more)

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Press Release

Embrace Your Fantasies: Bizarre Life – The Art of Elmer Batters & Eric Stanton

If not for the moral chaos of World War II, Eric Stanton and Elmer Batters might have sublimated their indecent obsessions and spent lives illustrating catalogs, or photographing weddings. But after the clarifying effect of near death, each embraced his difference, and returned home to hack a heroic creative path through contemptuous and villainous publishers, multiple arrests, loss of family, and occasionally, freedom, to be who he had to be.

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TASCHEN Gallery announces the opening of Bizarre Life – The Art of Elmer Batters & Eric Stanton, a controversial and essential exhibit that traces the artistic struggle of these two pioneers of fetish art, from the gritty post-war streets of Times Square to their position today as cultural icons.

Eric Stanton known as The Rembrandt of Pulp Culture, was an inspiration for artists such as Richard Lindner, Allen Jones and Helmut Newton. He created thrilling panel pr_stanton_stanton_facesitting_23_1503241617_id_922446stories and colorful pulp fiction covers of voluptuous, demanding women overpowering uppity males. Today, his work is defined as female empowerment, and as caricature of female-dominance fantasy – a dichotomy that delights contemporary culture, but initially forced him into abusive underworld partnerships in a pre-feminist society averse to female strength. “A woman has to be strong. The bigger the better,” was his motto.
Elmer Batters was dubbed the Dean of Leg Art for his unique approach to photographing women’s legs and feet, but while his work brought solace to legions of foot fetishists, the courts called it dangerously perverse and hounded him his whole life. “I felt that people almost saw me as un-American for not mooning over large mammaries,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »


THE PANTSUIT REPORT: Kickstarter Effort to Fund Hillary Clinton ‘Ready-For-Action’ Figure

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CBCNews: Hillary Clinton gets her own ready-for-action figure

Entertainment – CBC News


The Damned Being Cast into Hell

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FRANCKEN, Frans II
The Damned Being Cast into Hell
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Oil on oak, 47 x 32 cm
Residenzgalerie, Salzburg


GI Joe, World’s First Action Figure, Turns 50

This Jan. 31, 2014 photo shows Tuskegee Airmen G.I. Joe action figures in a display at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. A half-century after the 12-inch doll was introduced at a New York City toy fair, the iconic action figure is being celebrated by collectors with a display at the military museum, while the toy's maker plans other anniversary events to be announced later this month. Photo By Mike Groll/AP

This Jan. 31, 2014 photo shows Tuskegee Airmen G.I. Joe action figures in a display at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. A half-century after the 12-inch doll was introduced at a New York City toy fair.  Photo By Mike Groll/AP

Gi Joe Commander 8AP- Chris Carola reports:  The birthday of what’s called the world’s first action figure is being celebrated this month by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it just before the nation plunged into the quagmire that would become the Vietnam War — a storm it seems to have weathered pretty well.

Since Hasbro brought it to the world’s attention at the annual toy fair in New York City in early 1964, G.I. Joe has undergone many changes, some the result of shifts in public sentiment for military-themed toys, others dictated by the marketplace.

Still, whether it’s the original “movable fighting man” decked out in the uniforms of the four branches of the U.S. military, or today’s scaled-down products, G.I. Joe remains a popular brand.”Joe stood for everything that was meant to be good: fighting evil, doing what’s right for people,” said Alan Hassenfeld, the 65-year-old former CEO for Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro Inc., whose father, Merrill, oversaw G.I. Joe’s development in 1963.

[The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994: Identification and Price Guide (Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994: Identification & Price Guide) from Amazon]

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2014 ‘Year of Action’: Your Own Special Toy, The Barack Obama Action Figure

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“An Action Figure We Can Believe In”….The Barack Obama Action Figure at Amazon

The Q & A is almost as funny as the important warning: “WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.” (or non-liberal adults) Note: the action figure may or may not smoke cigarettes when you’re not looking.  Also, what about that index finger? Hmmm…

Q: Does the box… Say Made In China?

A: Made in Kenya, just like the “soooperhero!!!!”

Q: If I like the action figures I already have, can I keep the action figures I already have?

A: It turns out that your old action figure was overpriced. Even though you have a pre-existing action figure, you can still buy this one, which is…

Q: Does it come with a teleprompter?

A: No, but if your purchase him, you will own him and can make him say whatever you want. Just think of yourself as Leftist Special Interest Group…

Check out Barack Obama Action Figure at Amazon