Archive for the 'Plastic' Category

Cool hunting

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Doyobi has just opened up on Sydney Street, selling Kubricks, kicks and Japanese cultural ephemera. My kind of stuff. Last week I picked up a Slave Leia (pictured) to complete my Star Wars series 5 Kubricks. On the subject of which, pics of SW series 7 have leaked (scroll down) and they’re looking hot. I’m […]

Bearbricks vs Footscape woven

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

World cup Bearbricks vs Footscape woven. Bearbricks collide with a mashup of two of my favourite kicks – the Nike Footscape and Nike Woven. Unlikely alignments of robot bait like this don’t come along too often. Me likee the USA colorway […quickly checks eBay….] not available yet.


Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Running out of Star Wars cultural ephemera is simply never going to happen. Below, some more links for your consumption: Reinterpreting the original trilogy in the light of Episode III. Executive summary: Chewie and R2 ran the show. The backstroke of the West. What happens when a dvd pirate subtitles Episode III in Chinese and […]

It’s a beautiful day

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

Today started well. During an MTV breakfast with Lara on the sofa we were treated to the new Beck video for e-pro, his latest single. The clip is brilliant. So imaginative I thought it had to be by Michel Gondry, but no – it turns out that it’s by Shynola, a animation collective of English […]

Pantone Kubricks

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

Yesterday my latest eBay acquisition arrived from Japan: a set of 30 Pantone Kubricks. Since I first saw these on the Ningyoushi message board (a good source for plastic news) I knew I had to have them. I know it’s wrong to covet material things, but these I love. They’re absolute beauties. Clear plastic figures […]

Kubricks III

Saturday, May 8th, 2004

It’s been a good week for Kubricks. Yesterday morning I received my Ma.K (Machinen Krieger) Kubricks from Hong Kong, an eBay purchase. And then I popped in to see Yota at Nasty Nip and just couldn’t resist the Daft Punk be@rbricks. The Daft Punk set includes the Interstellar 5555 movie, which is comprised of all […]


Monday, December 1st, 2003

I forgot to mention that last week I picked up a set of the very nice Maharishi DPM Kubricks. DPM stands for Disruptive Pattern Material, which means camouflage to the rest of us. They have taken their rightful place on the shelf (Alife’s Jest Kubrick makes a cameo (fnarr!) 3rd from the left). Full toy […]

One small step

Thursday, November 27th, 2003

We were shopping in Brighton last weekend and I spotted a new Lego store, which has opened up just in time for Xmas. I insisted we stop in for a nosey. I’ll skip over incredible Star Wars sets like the AT-AT, because it was the NASA sets which really blew me away. The Apollo 11 […]


Wednesday, August 6th, 2003

I chose today, London’s hottest on record (just let that sink in for a moment) to do lots of walking and shopping around the West End. An early end-of-meeting at Tower Bridge (not literally) gave me an hour or so to kill, and I wanted to check out the itinerary detailed by rift-trooper – a […]