May 12th, 2009

too!, Frenzy wants to read


Shortpacked!: Brainslugged!

Seriously, what's up with that commercial?

On Monday I sent Josh Fruhlinger of the Comics Curmudgeon about 5000 readers and on Tuesday he sent 5000 of his to me!  I think we should keep this sexy readership circle jerk going.  Grab hold of his brilliance and work it, baby.  Work it!

Today is apparently Super Auction Day.  Both my old Starscream and my old custom-painted Prime are up for auction.  And joining them is the original lineart to Monday's "Funky Creepycreepy" strip!  Best part is, there's no dialog, so you get a complete presentation.  

So let's review:

* Custom-painted and stickered Premium Optimus Prime with bonus David Willis art
Deep Space "Premium" Starscream
* Funky Creepycreepy lineart! 

The auctions end in two-to-three days!

Since I'm getting rid of my old painted Prime, I spent some of today painting up my new one!  The new one was a lot easier to customize because there's now a 1:1 correlation between sculpted detail on the toy and sculpted detail on the movie's CGI model.  You kind of had to guess with the first one!  

First thing I did was paint the blue slices around his waist.  There's also new blue over the tops of his feet, plus I filled in the edges around the blue decorations on his forearms.  I finished up the silver on his head, his swords, and silvered over the errant red plastic on his toes.  Oh, and I detailed the headlights on his abdomen.  After some gold rings painted on his joints and a few other small crevassy details, I think I can say he's done.  

He pleases me greatly.

Meanwhile, the Preview Deluxe Wave of Revenge of the Fallen toys is starting to hit Targets.  Unlike the line proper, you should have no problem buying those from stores, since they shouldn't be blacklisted-until-the-30th on the store computers.  Keep an eye out if you're interested!