Seven of the Best Film Themed Slot Machines
American poet and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau once said, “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” Nothing seems to emphasise the concept of art being all around us quite like the idea of theme based slot machines. With online gambling sites like jackpotjoy Bingo, we find endless examples of fantastically themed slots, although the true art can be found outside of the web, with the ‘read deal’ slot machines. Film themed slots are personally my favourite, deeper analyzing how creators have transformed a film and its complex ideas into a gambling machine is rather interesting. Here are seven of my favourite film themed slot machines.
Han Solo’s Actual DL-44 Blaster For Sale
This is the real deal right here — Han Solo’s DL-44 Blaster is for sale on Invaluable with a starting bid of $200,000. This is what Harrison Ford actually held during Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi,which is a huge deal for fans of the series. But at that price? You’ve got to have real dedication…
Star Wars Mashup Figures by Michael Leavitt
These awesome figures were created by artist Michael Leavitt, who was also responsible for the Banksy toy line from a while back. This Star Wars line mashes up Star Wars characters with important figures in history and pop culture. We’ve got Darwin, Gandhi, King Jong Il, Obama, and plenty of others.
Star Wars x A Bathing Ape Baby Milo Toys
A Bathing Ape teamed up with Star Wars about two years ago to create some awesome t-shirts. They’re at it again, but this time they’re using plastic instead of cotton. The toys are being produced by Medicom and will be released on Saturday, November 23, in Japan.
These might look like super deformed Darth Vader and Storm Trooper toys at first, but removing their helmets reveals them both to be Baby Milo in disguise. I’d make a Star Wars / Planet of the Apes tie-in movie joke right here, but I don’t even want to think about the horrors that movie would bring.
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[source: BAPE Japan Facebook Page]
This Star Wars Sweater Looks Like An Amusement Park on Shrooms
Check this Star Wars sweater from Rage On, available this upcoming January for the cold winter. It totally looks like a trippy version of a cheap Star Wars amusement park or a Windows 95 screensaver that went batshit insane when it loaded. It’s available for pre-order from the company, and it doesn’t say if it’s officially licensed or not (I’m guessing no), so you might want to take that into consideration if you’re already set on grabbing this crazy sweater.
Mini-Qee Boba Fett by Jon-Paul Kaiser
Jon-Paul Kaiser’s most recent custom is based on everyone’s favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett. Using a 5” Mini-Qee, the custom shows off JPK’s high contrast comic book style, with the battle scars giving the piece a lot of character and backstory. Jon says that Fett is his most requested commission and that he never gets tired of recreating the classic bad guy in 3D form.
[Photos by Justin Allfree]
Death Star Weed Grinders
Genius. Absolute genius. Etsy seller Pyroteeze has created these terrific Death Star weed grinders for the Star Wars fans out there who like to blaze up. They’re going for $22. It’s held together by a magnet, which is neato if you feel like rolling it around like a ball. Finely crafted for the herb.
Incredibly Massive Chart of Every Sci-Fi Starship Ever
Excuse the horribly scrunched image above, but holy shit is it cool. Deviant Art user, Dirk Loechel, created this massive comparison chart of nearly every sci-fi starship ever created. It’s got Halo, Star Trek, Star Wars, Warhammer, and so much more. Dirk says he’s going to add even more starships to the image in the new couple of weeks. Click through the photo to open up the high resolution image to its full capacity.
Mai Hiro x Redefine Gallery: The Mai Hiro Galaxy Show
On Thursday September 19, from 6PM-10PM at Redefine Gallery in Orlando, Mai Hiro will be showing off it’s premiere exhibit, simply titled “The Mai Hiro Galaxy Show.” The show will feature art from Rotobox, Quan, Jure Gavran, Dave “Outtamind” Quiles, Nico, Frank Gavran, Susan Lee and Nakanari. If you’re in the Orlando area, be sure to stop in and say “hi,” as there will be a handful of prizes the Mai Hiro crew will be giving out.
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The Stars Wars #1 - The Albotas Review
So here’s an interesting concept for a comic book. Dark Horse Comics got their hands on the original rough draft screenplay that George Lucas wrote before the Star Wars we know and love was created, simply titled “The Star Wars.” Dark Horse decided to take that rough draft and give it to writerJ.W. Rinzler and artist Mike Mayhew to adapt into an 8-issue comic book mini-series.
So they did it and issue #1 released about a week ago. And although it’s totally not Rinzler’s fault, the comic book is kind of…bad.