Hot Toys makes some of the most hyper-realistic “toys” out there, to the point that they make the nerd in me want to hide under my comforter, make a pillow fort and get in an all-out WWIII-style deathmatch with my vintage Robotech figures (I totally give the edge to Rick Hunter). The latest addition to […]


A beautiful collection of scarves and pocket squares by designer Paul Smith shows off photographs he personally shot of London and the surrounding English countryside. Among the “Smithstamatic” images are his Kean street office, Covent Garden and his personal swimming bath. Each of the pieces feature a “Day Dreaming with My Camera” script handwritten by Paul […]


24 Aug
Philip Jodidio's 416-page tome of the places in which we consume

Architectural hot spots from around the world — new places to shop, eat and drink — are always exciting to visit because of the products they offer, but often few stop to admire or appreciate the way each establishment is thoughtfully designed and structured. Surely the designers of the buildings in the Architecture Now! Eat […]


5 Jun
Mark Landwehr's latest stunning vinyl sculpture-meets-toy

Coarsetoys’ latest vinyl playmate offers a beautiful vision if you’re into blood and glowing fluid molecular poetry. At 27’’ x 14’‘ x 7.4’’ he’s much more imposing than your average vinyl figure, but there’s still no hope for the “rise of pain in dreams.” Suspended in the state of not quite not-breathing until like, the […]


11 May
UK boutique builder aims to be first "Super-SUV" on the market

London boutique luxury automaker Eterniti Motors unveiled its first car at Beijing’s Auto China 2012 international motor show, and its quite the beast. Joining the likes of the Maserati Kubang and Lamborghini Urus Concept which we’ve previously covered, Eterniti claims the Artemis will be the “world’s first Super-SUV”, beating both competitors (and others, like Bentley) […]


8 Feb
Hot Toys 1:6 scale replica of Batman's wheels

The hysteria surrounding the completion of Christopher Nolan’s lauded Batman trilogy is personified by Hong Kong manufacturer Hot Toys’ new collectible: a 1:6 scale replica of the Dark Knight’s Batmobile. The miniature Batmobile is fully equipped with functioning light-up headlights, cockpit opening panel and moveable braking flaps — measuring in at 29″ long, 18 1/2″ […]


19 Oct
Japanese hero comes to life... in nerd collectible form

Jun Takahashi’s UNDERCOVER label teams up with Medicom for a 12″ collectors figure of the Japanese hero Underman. As usual with these collectible figures the details are finely executed, including fur boots, helmet and realistic clothing with functioning accessories. You can also get his arch-nemesis Pyranoid — both are available at UNDERCOVER in Hong Kong […]


4 Oct
Perhaps their most attention-catching interpretation to date

Coarse return with a new release of quality collectible figures with their oopCr: two splendid sprouts package. The two seedlings are finished with a mirror-like chrome coat, resulting in perhaps their most attention-catching interpretation to date. The set contains two 7” [18cm] shimmering chrome plated vinyl figures, with exceptional packaging to keep them ever more […]

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