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SDCC Comic Con 2013 Exclusive Hasbro GI Joe Transformers

/ 5 years ago

lyra has the epic conclusion to the GIJOE Transformers saga. This set includes my personal favorite Transformer, Jetfire. Hasbro has done a great job with reissuing this vintage figures. I am especially thrilled with the packaging which features the classic comic artwork. Don’t sleep on this auction, the seller has started the bid low.



NECA Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees SDCC 2013

/ 6 years ago

At SDCC 2013 you may have a chance to get one of these jason Voorhees figures. Or, if you are like me and can’t make it, buy this one from sullyd2012. Neca is releasing a limited edition Jason figure from the popular yet ultra hard Friday the 13th video game. The figure come in an awesome package that resembles the artwork from the game.



Secret Base Obake

/ 8 years ago

The term Obake has a few translations. It’s a Japanese word that is often loosely translated as ghost. This term is most prevalent in Hawaii (of all places). It’s mostly due to the large Japanese influence on the island. But in a more general sense, it translates as thing that changes shape with a very ephemeral supernatural feel. Whether it’s a dog, a ghost or some other supernatural shape shifting, this is considered Obake.

Lets see a few examples. This first item is a book from the Hawaiian folklorist Glen Grant. He is well known for documenting ghost sightings and other supernatural activities on the island. This particular item is an autographed copy. Hot.

This is a Secret Base figure. It’s a very literal translation of Obake. This one is an obvious ghost motif. Call me crazy, but these colors are hot. I would gladly put this dude on my desk. Very patriotic looking, if I do say.

Next up is the Secret Base Obake Dog. This is obviously not a ghost, but rather the other translation, “thing that changes shape” to something dog-like. This was a special Toy Tokyo SDCC release back in 2006. I love the colors on the dog head. Great look.

There you have it. If you have any other Obake stories or references, I’d love to hear them. (more…)