Friday, November 30, 2007

R2 SPEAKERS

R2-D2 speakers!!!!

These will go nicely with your R2-D2 salt-n-pepper shakers...
and your R2-D2 soy sauce dispenser....
and your R2-D2 trash can....
anyway, the R2 speakers are $40 HERE.

But really, shouldn't they be R2-D2 and R5-D4? pffff
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*I saw this over at Lisa's blog, Sequentially Speaking!

SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES

I want to like, I really do. But these pics do not leave one with much hope. A teenage terminator girl in a mini-skirt helping out Sarah and John???.... and John looks like a smug little worthless punk who I want to throttle? Bah. BAH I SAY!!! And the weird Terminator torso poster creeps me out. Look for it in the background on a future episode of "To Catch A Predator". It puts the lotion on the Terminator.*shudder*

I'll check it out to give it a chance, tho.... ONE CHANCE!!! hehe

Speaking of pooptastic Terminator junk..... it was revealed a week or so ago, but I might as well mention it here for this post- McG ("Charlie's Angels") is set to direct Terminator 4: Salvation. Oh dear lord. And I thought T3 was scraping the bottom.

Terminator 1 Rules!!!!!
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*pics from IGN.com

ALIEN TATTOO OF THE DAY

INDY COMICS - PART 2 (of 3)

TH3RDWORLD STUDIOS!! YAY!!

You can check out what's what HERE at their website, where you can view several issues for FREE to wet your palette!!! And while you're there, dig their 2 FREE WEEKLY WEB COMICS, "ESKIMO DAVE" and "SUPERFOGEYS"!!!!

ESKIMO DAVE:
Eskimo Dave and his traveling companion, Steve the polar bear, are on a quest to rescue his village from the destructive forces of evil.

SUPERFOGEYS:
Where do old superfolk go when it's time to get out of the game? To Valhalla - Home for the Supertired

Another reason to check out TH3RDWORLD STUDIOS and ESKIMO DAVE is our own friend SCOTT KING is writing Eskimo Dave!!!! That's right, his first issue is up now (#36) and will go for 3 issues. Then he's off for 5 issues while another writer bangs out an arc, but RETURNS after that with a whopping 17 issues in a row!! Yeah, baby!!! A new Eskimo Dave is posted every wednesday!

In addition, here are some Non-DC/Marvel Books that Scott recommends off the top of his head:

"Bone" by Jeff Smith. If you've not picked this up because you felt it was too "all ages" then you're really missing out because it is by far the best comic series I've ever read.

"An American Born Chinese" published by First Second is more of a drama than a regular comic, but the twist and the pay off as well as the social commentary make it a great book to pick up.

"Ultra" by Image is fun book because it has a "Sex in the City" type of vibe but with Superheroes. Even though its the Luna brother's first book it is by far their best.

"Invincible" by Image is another great superhero comic. The book is kind of how "Spider-Man" should be but isn't. It perfectly balances superhero-stuff with real life as well as drama and comedy.

"Mom's Cancer" (which was published by a book company and can easily be found in most book stores) is one of the best if not the best non-fiction graphic novel I've ever read. It handles the serious topic of cancer but with a humor that keeps it from getting too dark and depressing.

"Blankets" published by Top Shelf and done by Craig Thompson is a seriously thick book, and tells a melodrama-filled coming of age story.

Thanks, Scott!

EVEL KNIEVEL FALLS INTO LEGEND

Today the World lost one of its Living Legends.
EVEL KNIEVEL!!!
He passed away today at the age of 69 from liver failure.
The Hero falls, the Legend lives on!
Main site.

WATCHMEN MOVIE COMPARISONS

Maxim: Magazine for Douchebags, has assembled some nice comparison pics of WATCHMEN the comic vs WATCHMEN the movie. Based on his current track record, I am opting for optimism and faith that Zack Snyder will pull it off. Watchmen is one of those comics that most believe cannot be pulled off... will he do it? We shall see.... The attention to detail is nice and appreciated, tho.

Contact your local comic book store, Golden Apple Comics (if you're in L.A.) or LISA and ask for the Watchmen trade paperback! You will not be disappointed. Read the kickass comic first before seeing the movie!!!

PERSONAL JABBA LAND CRUISER

Awesome. You can buy one for yourself HERE for $20,000 US.

Ne Jabba no badda.

$20,000.

No less.

There will be no bargain.

Nudd Chaa!!!

RIDLEY SCOTT TURNS 70

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
RIDLEY SCOTT!!!

I rather enjoyed that movie "Alien" you made.
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*thanks for the head's up, Andrew! I couldn't find a better pic, so I totally stole this post from your kickass blog, "Be Still My Blog of War" - promo!

ANOTHER UNINSPIRING HEATH-JOKER PIC

CONCEPT VADER HELMET

Niiice! Dig this custome-made McQuarrie Concept VADER helmet!!!! The maker(s) refer to it as "General Vader", but we all know that I was calling it that years ago, heh!

Oh man, I want one! Seriously, Lucas... make these, buddy. I know I'd buy one! More pics & info HERE at source.

Related Previous JimSmash Posts:
Kotobukiya: McQuarrie Vader
What If..? - McQuarrie Vader
Young Vader vs Aliens
Anakin & Mandalorians
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*thanks, Andrew!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

JIMSMASH!
(random find pic)

INDY COMICS - PART 1 (of 3)

Most of the comics I read are Mainstream. It's just the stuff I dig the most. But there are oodles of great non-mainstream books out there. So TINA has recommended some for everyone (thanks, Tina!):

SCOTT PILGRIM: Cute & hilarious! There are fun gaming elements added in for extra added goodness.

PROFESSOR'S DAUGHTER:
French GN just recently translated into English. The illustrations are lush & the story is sweet and kinda sad.

WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE: Book about a zombie detective set in a supernatural world. Effing hilarious!

TEENAGERS FROM MARS: Old school classic. Just perfect.

BLACK HOLE: One of the creepiest books I've ever read!

PIZZERIA KAMIKAZEE: Wristcutters is based on this. The story is one of a kind & mucho interesting.

UNLIKELY: THis book sums up how people look back and remember relationships - scattered memories of the sweet, the shitty and the funny. Honest stuff here.

MOUSE GUARD: Gorgeous story of mice templar!

TANK GIRL: If you haven't yet read the Hewlett stuff, THEN scoop the new run by Ashley Wood. Fun shit in an adult-ish way. Random & strange.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

PS3 EYEBALLIN' IT

Yeah, I know "The Eye" is a classic visual cliche, but I dig this ad for the PS3... actually, I'm quite enjoying Sony's ad campaign.

KEEP YOUR EYES OUT. . .

Hey, Everyone! If you happen to see this ALIEN STATUE, lemmie know! I can't find it anywhere, including ebay. Thanks!
jimsmash@gmail.com

DANCING WITH STAR WARS

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JACKO STICKERS

Rub-N-Play!
"Rub em here!
Rub em there!
Rub em everywhere!"

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

RIP: SEAN TAYLOR

Aw, man.... I just now got to checking out the News and was informed that Redskins' Safety SEAN TAYLOR has died from a gunshot wound from a home intruder.

Condolences to his Family, Friends and fellow fans.

INDY IV PICS

In case you missed, they released some INDY IV pics today. I can't help but get excited for this. I know I'm setting myself up for a huge disappointment, but sometimes the road of excitement is more enjoyable than the destination (like with all 3 SW Prequels). Most people seem to want another RAIDERS, which is one of the best movies ever made. Can they capture lightning twice? Doubtful, but that's ok... just don't make this one WORSE than 2 or 3, man! I'm not asking for much, am I? Oh, and Shia really looks like Indy's son... good casting, me thinks.... I just hope he pulls it off and doesn't go too over the top. Less is more, dude. Less is more.
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*thanks, Andrew!

NAKED TRON CHICK IS YAWNERS

Left pic is the alien creature from that new upcoming Big movie from that big famous director. The other two pics are me being a smart ass.

ICONS PROMOTE WoW

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ALIEN RING I WANT ON EBAY

NO, I would not wear it...
I just want it in my ALIENS COLLECTION.

HEATH JOKER

I hope he can pull it off.... I really do.

Monday, November 26, 2007

HOME IS WHERE YOU PLUG YOUR BOX IN

Hey, Everyone! Tune in tomorrow morning for the World Premiere broadcasting of "HOME IS WHERE YOU PLUG YOUR BOX IN" by THE FUTURE IS OVER. What is it? Well here's some info:
The Future is Over!! The Amy Radio Show is Proud to Present:
The Future is Over, or, "Home is Where you Plug your Box in!"
Pirates! Hardcore Pharmaceuticals! Time Travel! Broken Boxes!
Conceived and Executed by Rob Faucette and Terra Kuroda.
Broadcast from Vienna, Austria this Tuesday, November 28th at 5:30 p.m.
or listen on the Web at 11:30 am EST./8:30 am PST.
Click or go here: http://o94.at/live/
You're Brains if you miss it!
Oh, and if you have a blog, website, etc... please pass this on!

EXOSKELETON IS TERRIFYINGLY COOL


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*thanks, James!....and FiveFingers!!!

JAPANESE AVP-2 POSTER

Here's the new JAPANESE poster for AVP2

Would be cool if it wasn't the silhouette of a turd monster by creators with bad taste and zero talent.

Previous AVP2 posts:
Regurgitating chestbursters
Dumb looking Predalien
7 Reasons why it will suck
8th Reason Why AVP2 Will Suck
Another AVP2 Trailer
AVP2 Poster looks like Firefox
AVP2 Pic & Title
AVP2 Surprisingly Angers Jim (sarcasm)
AVP2: Survival of the Shittiest

LIFE-SIZE SALACIOUS CRUMB

You know you want it!
Click HERE to buy it... it's $350.

IRON BOWL GLORY ! ! !

YEAH!!!!! The AUBURN TIGERS defeated Alabama on saturday in the Iron Bowl!! What's even better, is this is the SIXTH win against them in a row!!!! There wasn't a single player on the Alabama side that has ever experienced knowing a win over Auburn! That could also extend for the students; freshmen through grad students, I suppose! Man, 6 in a row!!! Its a new record and Auburn fans are freaking giddy! Way to go, Tigers!!!! Now gimmie a celebratory "War Eagle!"

WAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRR
EAGLE
!!!!!!
HEY!!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ! ! !

JIMSMASH will be INACTIVE
For Thanksgiving.

Have a wonderful, safe Holiday everyone!
See ya MONDAY NOV 26!!!!

SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES

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Looks neat!!!

STARMAN OMNIBUS ! ! !

Awesome!!! DC Comics has announced they are collecting James Robinson's entire STARMAN run into Hardcover Omnibus editions! Volume 1 is set for a May 2008 release, collecting Starman #0-16, a whopping 448 pages!! Future Starman Omnibus HCs (6 in total) will also include the Mini-Series, Annuals and One-Shots of his run. I highly recommend picking this series up... whether it be in the Ominbus books, softcover trade paperbacks or back issues. It's one of my favorite stories and has HBO series written all over it.

STAR WARS THANKSGIVING

(snagged from Casual Slack)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

ALIEN FAN ART

I stumbled upon this pic by "Matt" by chance.
I dig it! I like how the Alien is coming out of the shadows.
You can see more of his work here.

SUPERMAN / DOOMSDAY

I finally got around to watching the SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY animated movie. While I thought the 90s comics, which this is loosely based on, had good ideas the comics themselves sucked. But I have to say, I freaking loved this animated movie! The action, editing, acting, story... it was all good. It really makes me hate Superman Returns all the more. If you're a comics fan or even someone who enjoys the live-action Superman movies, I highly recommend you give this flick a viewing! Why can't Hollywood make stuff like this? Jeez.

RENT IT!

BEAT BAMA (SABAN'S AN IDIOT)

This weekend is the IRON BOWL!!!
AUBURN
vs Alabama, baby!!

While Auburn has been... struggling, this season (heh), when it comes to the Iron Bowl, its all up for grabs! Gimmie a "War Damn Eagle", ya'll!!!

Bama coach Nick Saban, is also in some hot water after a stupid speech he gave his team last week when they lost to Louisiana-Monroe. In preparation for the AU game, he told his players they must rebound like America did from a “catastrophic event....Changes in history usually occur after some kind of catastrophic event. It may be 9-11, which sort of changed the spirit of America relative to catastrophic events. Pearl Harbor kind of got us ready for World War II, or whatever, and that was a catastrophic event."

Nice. While I understand what he MEANT by that comment, he should have known better to compare Pearl Harbor and 9/11 to their loss last week. Idiot. I love the "...or whatever..." part. Ha!

WHO'S ON FORCE?

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Well done, but too bad its with Jar Jar and Shittiest Yoda.

COMICS: FEBRUARY 2008

Devil Diamond has released images for maintstream comics coming out in February 2008. Here are some covers that caught my attention and/or interests. I'm stoked to see ART ADAMS drawing some Marvel characters again! Yay! Years ago I scored a sweet sketch from him; Nightcrawler! Yay again!

TREKKIES VS FURRIES: BOWL-A-THON

video
I posted pics earlier, but here's some footage.
TREKKIES VS FURRIES: BOWL-A-THON!!!!

1ST GIJOE MOVIE CASTING FUCK-UP

First step out, they are proving me Right in that the GIJOE movie is in the wrong hands. They announced today that SIENNA MILLER will portray THE BARONESS. Wow, who is in charge of casting? I wonder if they have ever read a GIJOE comic or even watched the show. Apparently not. Someone needs to inform Stephen Sommers that these are ESTABLISHED CHARACTERS, not just costumes you can throw on anyone. sigh. And so it begins.....

Previous raging rant.

BRANDO JOR-EL

"Live as one of them, Kal-El, to discover where your strength and your power are needed. Always hold in your heart the pride of your special heritage. They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you... my only son."

Yep, they made a Marlon Brando Jor-El figure... doll.... figure.

If they made similar ones of Zod, Ursa and Non... with prison rings, I might have to get them... because I'm uber-dorky like that. But you know it would be awesome.

Monday, November 19, 2007

METROID COSTUME

First off, METROID on the old Nintendo was awesome!!! I always wanted to see a METROID movie... still do. The hero of the game, SAMUS, was super cool... like Boba Fett-esque kind of cool, but not quite. Even cooler was at the end of the game, Samus removes the rad helmet revealing the character was female! You then could replay the game over, but sans-helmet. Anyway, I stumbled upon these pics.... nice Samus costume!!! Although the girl is not what I picture in my mind - she's too cute and soft; typical fanboy fantasty stuff. But rad pictures nonetheless! Nice job!!

NEW WARDROBE: ALIEN JEANS

Would I be going too far?????
note: pic is from unknown source.... I don't really have these jeans.

SHOO FLY, DON'T BOTHER ME....

SideShow Collecitibles has made 2 statues based on THE FLY series....
you can choose between BRUNDLEFLY and MARTINFLY!

No word yet on a fubar'd Bartok statue.

RANDOM FIND: WHIPPED WORF

Damn, that's hot. Like Queen Predator hot!