Reebok Superhero Kicks
So it’s kind of a curse-slash-blessing, how obsessed companies are now getting with releasing movie-related products. On the one hand, of course, it’s pretty freakin’ awesome. But on the other hand — does EVERYTHING have to be superhero related?? I suppose it’s the stuff that sells, which is what they care about. And I did love The Avengers, and the Batman movies, etc, but shoot, let’s give it a rest for a while. It may be me who’s a little bitter and bored, but these shoes don’t look all that crash hot to me (ugly sounds so harsh, and I know they’re aiming for a retro ’80s style, but still…). To be honest, the only movie sneakers that I will ever have my eye on will be some Back to the Future self-lacers. Having said that however, I still feel like it’s my duty to point out these Reeboks, because I know lots of people will still find these cool. Wow, what an upbeat way to start off this post!
Big up to XombieDIRGE for the find and head over to his site to check out the full line-up.
Katniss Barbie Complete With Bow and Arrows! Peeta Sold Separately
So after all my bitching and moaning in the previous entry, here’s another product in a similar vein. Mattel has produced a Katniss Everdeen Barbie. You know who I’m talking about, she of the Hunger Games fame? To be fair, though she does look fairly Barbie-ish, I do see a hint of Jennifer Lawrence in the slant of the eyes and shape of the mouth. That’s probably quite something to pull off when you think about it.
Purchase your very own little rebel from Barbie Collector. Oh, and there’s no actual Peeta doll, sorry girls.
So Inglourious Basterds is probably my favourite Tarantino film — having usurped the previous entry of Reservoir Dogs — with its blend of ridiculously cool characters (Christoph Waltz’s Hans Landa may be a Nazi, but that doesn’t make him any less cool… Am I going to hell for that?) and ridiculously cool dialogue in a dozen different languages, and awesome action. It’s close to being filmic perfection. There literally is not a time that goes by where if I am attempting an Italian accent, that I do not do the Omar Doom Italian Gesture. Then comes this little gem of a fan-clip. Some ingenious movie nerd has taken the audio from the Basterds trailer and set it to — wait for it — Fantastic Mr Fox. Let me assure you, it works surprisingly well. The Wes Anderson claymation film was a pretty cool little not-quite-kids movie in itself, but after seeing this beautiful melding of seemingly unrelated films, plus the Claycat Raid clip mentioned in a previous Fun Stuff Friday, I look forward to the day of a violent claymation movie for adults (and no, not like $9.99 or Mary & Max…)
Leave the Thimble and Boot, Take the Gun and the Canoli
This was something I stumbled upon recently because my brother is both a fan of The Godfather trilogy and also (fittingly?) Monopoly. The capitalistic board game has long had a tradition of movie tie-ins, but I don’t think ever quite this grown up (usually teaming up with Disney or Spongebob or Harry Potter… Get ‘em power and money-hungry while they’re young!). In continuation of my previous whining on superhero-movie-related-merchandise, this is the kind of stuff I’d like to see more of. The attention to detail is what I love in these things, like the game tokens in the shape of a horse’s head or tommy gun for example.
Thanks to Collider for the find (and they also have a link to a “riveting” Youtube “Box Opening” clip… For extreme fans only).
Head Past Jurrassic Park and Make a Right Onto Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Easily my favourite entry this week, this is something I really, really want to buy and hang up in my room. Dorothy, a design studio in the UK, have thought up this droolworthy fictional city map using film titles for the street names and local landmarks. It’s really quite clever, and you could spend quite a bit of time perusing your way through the city all us cinephiles would love to live in. I can see me now, going for a drive to Reservoir Dogs, along On the Waterfront, maybe take a little boat ride to Shutter Island, or cross over to Cloverfield…
Yours to own from Dorothy’s online shop for a well-worth-it £25.
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