GIVEAWAY: Hari Kari Gift Package

Want some free clothing? Ever wanted some streetwear, but felt as if you were too poor to afford some? Do you ever wanna get laid?

Well yo, we got you covered. For those who don’t know, I own a Japanese-inspired clothing company on the side of writing for Albotas, called Hari Kari. Well I threw a bunch of my brand stuff into this gift package and I’m putting it up for grabs for whoever wants it.

Want more details? For one, reblog this post. Then hit the jump for more details on what’s included, how to enter, and when you can grab your stuff.

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Powerpuff Girls Kick Kaiju Ass

These super sexy Powerpuff Girls prints are being sold on The Neat Shop for $50 a pop. Simple and super clean, the 17” x 11” prints are limited to 25 pieces each and are definitely worth every penny you might be able to toss. Just look at those kaiju monsters taking those punches.

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This Exists: Godzilla vs. Charles Barkley comic book

I was doing some browsing on the Internet to research into some good Godzilla comic book starting points (there aren’t many good Godzilla titles, honestly), since I’ve been reading the incredible James Stokoe’s Godzilla: Half-Century War, and I came across one of the most absurd comic books ever published. Godzilla vs. Charles Barkley.

I guess back in the early 90’s, there were Nike television commercials where Charles Barkley really went one on one against the big radiated lizard himself on the streets of Tokyo. So Dark Horse Comics decided to make an adaptation of the commercial.

The comic is about a little kid who gives Barkley a silver coin that makes him grow Godzilla-sized so they can go one and on and Godzilla can go HAM on Charles’ motherfucking assssss. But Barkley wins (I think), and we’re only blessed with Godzilla wearing his own special shoes, Barkley being way taller than he usually is, and a couple of hilarious splash pages. Check some caps above.

I should be ordering my copy of the physical comic book soon to add to my novelty collection. Mint condition runs around a little less than $20, and I can’t NOT have this.

Check it: More Godzilla on Albotas
Buy it: Godzilla: Half-Century War (seriously, it's so fucking good)
New Poster for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla Reboot
From artist Gwen Vibancos comes this amazing poster for the new Godzilla film directed by Gareth Edwards.
I’ve been excited for this film for quite some time. Along with Pacific Rim, the Godzilla film will be meeting my kaiju/giant robot quota for 2013. For those of you who are fearing another Americanized version of Godzilla, don’t worry. Gareth Edwards is no stranger to monster movies. His 2010 "Monsters" was a fantastic low-budget monster film with more to it than one would expect. I highly recommend it.
I can’t wait to see what Edwards does with Godzilla.
Check It: More Kaiju on AlbotasBuy It: Monsters on Blu-Ray

New Poster for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla Reboot

From artist Gwen Vibancos comes this amazing poster for the new Godzilla film directed by Gareth Edwards.

I’ve been excited for this film for quite some time. Along with Pacific Rim, the Godzilla film will be meeting my kaiju/giant robot quota for 2013. For those of you who are fearing another Americanized version of Godzilla, don’t worry. Gareth Edwards is no stranger to monster movies. His 2010 "Monsters" was a fantastic low-budget monster film with more to it than one would expect. I highly recommend it.

I can’t wait to see what Edwards does with Godzilla.

Check It: More Kaiju on Albotas
Buy It: Monsters on Blu-Ray
Wrestling Is… Now Offering Chikara Event Streams for Subscription
Ever wanted to watch Chikara Pro or Kaiju Big Battel regularly but unable to spend money on the DVDs or travel? Now Wrestling Is… has launched unlimited streaming of Chikara and Kaiju events that will be updated weekly. This means that the rich catalog of Chikara will be available for a monthly subscription.
This is fantastic news and a step in making Chikara a bigger presence in American pro wrestling.
For those unfamiliar with Chikara, it is a pro wrestling company based out of Philly that mashes humor, comic books, film and more with pro wrestling. It is a fantastic company that really subverts expectations of what pro-wrestling is. Fans of nerd culture need to check out this company as it is the best thing going in wrestling right now.
Chikara’s sister company Kaiju Big Battel is a place that takes the quirkiness and humor of Chikara to the extreme. It involves wrestlers dressing up as traditional kaiju movie monsters and wrestling in a right set up like a city. It is a blast.
If you ever had reservations or curiosity about these companies, now is the time to check this out and enjoy the best thing in wrestling. Even non-wrestling fans will enjoy this sort of unique American art form.
You can follow Chikara, Kaiju and Wrestling Is all on Twitter.
Primer on Chikara history for beginners.
Check It: More TV and Film Junk on AlbotasBuy It: Wrestling Is Streaming Service

Wrestling Is… Now Offering Chikara Event Streams for Subscription

Ever wanted to watch Chikara Pro or Kaiju Big Battel regularly but unable to spend money on the DVDs or travel? Now Wrestling Is… has launched unlimited streaming of Chikara and Kaiju events that will be updated weekly. This means that the rich catalog of Chikara will be available for a monthly subscription.

This is fantastic news and a step in making Chikara a bigger presence in American pro wrestling.

For those unfamiliar with Chikara, it is a pro wrestling company based out of Philly that mashes humor, comic books, film and more with pro wrestling. It is a fantastic company that really subverts expectations of what pro-wrestling is. Fans of nerd culture need to check out this company as it is the best thing going in wrestling right now.

Chikara’s sister company Kaiju Big Battel is a place that takes the quirkiness and humor of Chikara to the extreme. It involves wrestlers dressing up as traditional kaiju movie monsters and wrestling in a right set up like a city. It is a blast.

If you ever had reservations or curiosity about these companies, now is the time to check this out and enjoy the best thing in wrestling. Even non-wrestling fans will enjoy this sort of unique American art form.

You can follow Chikara, Kaiju and Wrestling Is all on Twitter.

Primer on Chikara history for beginners.

Check It: More TV and Film Junk on Albotas
Buy It: Wrestling Is Streaming Service

The King of Monsters vs A God
I’d hate to see Tokyo after this battle. Artist Patrick Towers brings us a bone chilling match up that pits Godzilla vs EVA Unit-01.
I’d love to see this film. Even more interesting is the cultural contexts that are contained within each film. Godzilla originally dealt with the nuclear attacks and trying to come to terms with that. Evangelion draws a line from that in dealing with fate and the unpredictability of human life. One could argue that the mech genre was born in response to the Kaiju genre.
In any case, this is truly awesome art. Check out more of Patrick Towers’ work at DeviantArt and like him on Facebook. 
Check It: More Art stuff on AlbotasBuy It: The Godzilla Collection

The King of Monsters vs A God

I’d hate to see Tokyo after this battle. Artist Patrick Towers brings us a bone chilling match up that pits Godzilla vs EVA Unit-01.

I’d love to see this film. Even more interesting is the cultural contexts that are contained within each film. Godzilla originally dealt with the nuclear attacks and trying to come to terms with that. Evangelion draws a line from that in dealing with fate and the unpredictability of human life. One could argue that the mech genre was born in response to the Kaiju genre.

In any case, this is truly awesome art. Check out more of Patrick Towers’ work at DeviantArt and like him on Facebook.

Check It: More Art stuff on Albotas
Buy It: The Godzilla Collection

Clutter Magazine x Jeff Lamm - “London Face Punch, Round 2”

Limited edition 18” x  24”  screen print collab signed and numbered by Jeff Lamm. Only 33 exist. Get yours here. Also available as a t-shirt, messenger bag, and on the cover of Clutter #15 which features a new size and format with even MORE of the designer toy news and editorials you love!

Kaiju Soap from Max Toy Company

Those crazy kids at Max Toy Company just released a soap version of their Drazoran figure. It’s good clean kaiju fun in either green or blue colors. Will Drazoran win against the mighty Rubber Ducky?

New Doku Duo Colorway from Brian Flynn
I’ve been resisting the urge or buying a Doku Duo for a while now. Super 7’s newest colorway might put me over the edge though. Purple and gold equals pimp kaiju.
[Vinyl Pulse]

New Doku Duo Colorway from Brian Flynn

I’ve been resisting the urge or buying a Doku Duo for a while now. Super 7’s newest colorway might put me over the edge though. Purple and gold equals pimp kaiju.

[Vinyl Pulse]

Three New Amedas Colorways

Our favorite little dinosaur lizard Yoshi thing has three new colorways. The kaiju figure now comes in frosted pink, frosted blue, and peach. I already have white and ”milky” ones, but that pink one is really calling my name.

(Source: myplasticheart.com)

Idris Elba looks badass in Pacific Rim.

Idris Elba is a guy from the UK and total BADASS. And here is a picture of him in costume as General Stacker Pentecost for the upcoming 2013 giant mech/giant monster/apocalypse movie Pacific Rim which also stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy),Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy)  with Guillermo del Toro directing.

Basically, the premise is that in the future, a portal opens up in the Pacific and GIANT Kaiju monsters emerge and attack civilization, killing thousands, destroying resources, (Tokyo just so happens to be the nearest mark). So humanity engineers giant mech robots called Jaegers to combat these Godzilla type mofos.

Tl;dr? GIANT MONSTERS ATTACK JAPAN, HUMANS FIGHT THEM BACK WITH GIANT ROBOTS. That alone has sold me on this film, like some live action anime/kaiju film love letter written to me! Kaiju monster movie fans!

Pacific Rim will release July 12th, 2013!

A Little Bit on the Kawaiju Side: These kaiju figures are so kawaii that I’m resisting the urge to buy them both. They’re made by Chima Group in Japan. Ademas, the Godzilla type dude, is $26 and Wool, the dinosaur guy, is $30 at myplasticheart. Some versions are sold out, but hopefully they’ll restock.

A Little Bit on the We-Called-It Side: A little over a month ago, we discovered an image of a plush tokidoki Kaiju floating around the Internet. Today it’s official, as are Stellina and Donutella plushes. They’re all made of fleece and love. They’re $20 each from tokidoki.

Tokidoki Kaiju Plush to Softly Crush Cities
The next few months are going to be awesome for tokidoki fans. First, we brought you word of the vinyl Cactus Piglet, Porcino. Now we’ve uncovered a photo of a plush Kaiju. It will be about 9” tall and cost between $20 and $30. No word on if it shoots pink lasers out of its eyes or where it will be available, but I’d assume tokidoki.it as well as your favorite designer toy stores will carry it.

Tokidoki Kaiju Plush to Softly Crush Cities

The next few months are going to be awesome for tokidoki fans. First, we brought you word of the vinyl Cactus Piglet, Porcino. Now we’ve uncovered a photo of a plush Kaiju. It will be about 9” tall and cost between $20 and $30. No word on if it shoots pink lasers out of its eyes or where it will be available, but I’d assume tokidoki.it as well as your favorite designer toy stores will carry it.

tokidoki Knit Hats Keep Heads Warm, Ridiculous
tokidoki, New Era, and Marvel have teamed up to keep your cranium and ears warm this summer. These knit hats feature both tokidoki original characters and marvel super heros. 12 hats are promised, but this photo only shows 9. Who will the three mystery characters be? I’m hoping for either the Superboy, Cactus Rocker, or Kaiju characters, but I’ll be fine if I have to settle for Bastardino.

tokidoki Knit Hats Keep Heads Warm, Ridiculous

tokidoki, New Era, and Marvel have teamed up to keep your cranium and ears warm this summer. These knit hats feature both tokidoki original characters and marvel super heros. 12 hats are promised, but this photo only shows 9. Who will the three mystery characters be? I’m hoping for either the Superboy, Cactus Rocker, or Kaiju characters, but I’ll be fine if I have to settle for Bastardino.

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