Monday, 20 October 2014

RIP Lynda Bellingham

Lynda Bellingham & Michael Jayston, BBC Broadcasting House, 1986.
Photo: Steve Cook

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Singapore Girls

On another leg of her trip, Manko went to a Sunday flea market for toys and collectables in Singapore and snapped a few custom figurines and weird pop band dolls with Secret Oranges in mind, so, thanks for that - and take it away Manko...

"This is just one shelf at the China Square Central market that attracted my attention. Beautiful detail, cloth costumes, props, I even love how the false eyelashes are sculpted. And I want that naughty nun's tiny bible! Andy of "Toys R Evil" blog was getting nostalgic how collectors used to make outfits for their action figures themselves, DIY props and customise them. These are factory-made but I have no idea who the characters are meant to be, perhaps your blog readers can help?

"This is the collection of dolls/figurines of the Korean girl pop band called Girls' Generation. I loathe manufactured pop so excuse me if I don't look up which video this look came from, but I'm sure it's easy to find."

"I like the realistic sculpt, down to the sculpted/painted eyebags that look quite unflattering in the harsh light of the display cabinet."

(I found a shot from that video! - Steve)

"The last few photos are a bit random. I especially love the Sucker Punch outfit (though the face sculpt doesn't do Emily Browning justice, huh?), and all that tiny sexy lingerie!"

"Joker is a bit out of context I guess, but what an excellent figurine!"

Monday, 13 October 2014

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Super DC

I was just rooting around in some of my old comic boxes and I found this little gem from 1969.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Live From Japan #2

Another message from Manko in Japan... "I was in Harajuku station this evening, and it's mainly a stop for young fashionistas. This billboard comic-style ad caught my eye there. I'm guessing it's for constipation pills aimed at the young female population. It's seriously a story about pooping, featuring a bunny-eared girl and a Bambi familiar. The medicine is called Colac and I am pretty sure it's a laxative. How cute can a laxative ad be???" 

Thanks to DeadSpiderEye for the video link!

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