Mickey Mouse Samurai Helmet
Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku explained that every spring in Japan, Japanese families with sons display miniature samurai armor for “Children’s Day.” It’s a Japanese tradition and it shows the want for sons to grow up and become strong. And I trust Ashcraft because he’s based in Japan.
On March 1, Disney is offering a “Disney Pure Silver Kabuto" (Kabuto is a samurai helmet) for ¥250,000 (US$2,680). And the helmet will have Mickey all over it, so that’s a huge plus for those wanting to spend that much money.
It’s still pretty cool.
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Limited Edition Mickey Mouse Moleskine Notebooks
These are a must for any Disney fan who’s always sketching or jotting down ideas. It even comes with drawing guide so you can draw your own Mickey! Only the 3.5” x 5.5” version is available at the moment. Get it for just $18.95 from the Moleskine store.
Disney Shuts Down Warren Spector’s Junction Point Studios
Disney tried its hardest to relaunch their beloved Mickey Mouse character into the video game realm, but I guess it just didn’t cut it. After Epic Mickey 2 flopped pretty hard, Disney decided to shut down its Warren Spector-headed game studios, Junction Point Studios.
The original title was a Wii exclusive, and sold over 2.8 million since its release, but the multiplatform sequel only sold 1.1 million.
A spokeswoman from the company released a statement about the closure:
It was with much sadness that we informed our teams today of changes to our Games organization, which include the closure of Junction Point Studios. These changes are part of our ongoing effort to address the fast-evolving gaming platforms and marketplace and to align resources against our key priorities. We’re extremely grateful to Warren Spector and the Junction Point team for their creative contributions to Disney with Disney Epic Mickey and Disney Epic Mickey 2.
Warren Spector hasn’t commented.
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Buy it: Epic Mickey 2
Daily Graffiti: This Epic Mickey piece by DROP HPC-ANC-TWP is pretty effing epic.
I’m Gonna Put My Evil Inside You
Halloween versions of Disney characters tend to remain rather tame. Brianna Garcia (a.k.a. Bri-chan) takes it to another level with her versions of Mickey, Donald, and Goofy dressed up as iconic horror movie characters. They’re certainly a far cry from the Halloween Town versions of the characters found in Kingdom Hearts. I like to think that Goofy is wearing Pluto’s face.
The MonOrchid Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona is currently playing host to the Milk Munny show, which is a custom Munny show that features the work of many up-and-coming artists, along with a few already well established artists, and all the Munnys are for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to Keep A Breast.
I was able to attend the show, and I took a bunch of pictures. Here’s a few pictures of some of my favorite customs at the show, including a very, VERY rad Captain America and an equally rad pair of Ewoks.
If you live in the Phoenix area, or plan on being there this weekend. I urge you to go to the MonOrchid Gallery and check this show out. The show runs until this Sunday, the 3rd.