For the last two weeks the mad genius behind 8 Bit Zombie has been slowly hinting at the company’s next big product drop (coming this Saturday July 27th), and with each teasing image and video I’ve been going a little nuts! As I’ve mentioned in the past I’m a huge fan of what they’re doing and love my Kid’s Club Pack and their Power Packs literally to pieces. You won’t want to miss out on the next installment, especially if you’re a fan of 80s era cartoons and toys. Some of the sneaks point to some super rad looking G.I. Joe, Transformers, Thundercats, Garbage Pail Kids, TMNTs, Master of the Universe, and Castlevania inspired items. In particular, there is a new Lunchbox featuring a wicked awesome mash-up of characters that will be perfect for housing all your extra Gremlins and Cyndi Lauper trading cards (I know you have them scattered all over your place and it’s about time you cleaned them up!)
I’m thinking there might actually be some toys in this drop! So head on over to 8-Bit Zombie this Saturday afternoon and snag some rad stuff before it sells out (which it always does!)
Here’s a look at 8-Bit Zombie’s first toy! Thrashor, the master of the radical universe!
I’m a bit late in getting to this before Christmas, but I wanted to take a second and point to one of the coolest things I received during this past holiday season. I’ve been reading Roger Barr’s I-Mockery site for years, in particular during Halloween because he always has a plethora of hilarious thoughtful and in-depth commentary on the season and its swag. The site also has a bunch of swell games and articles.
In addition to the fact that I-Mockery is an interesting read, Roger & the resident artist Pox have been putting together some super awesome pixel art posters in the past couple years. Basically they’re 8-Bit style art jams featuring 6.2 million pop culture, gamer, comics, and cartoon icons culled from the 80s through today, and both of them are a real treat for the eyes. Honestly, I spent a couple hours pouring over every square inch of these prints picking out characters I knew and trying to figure out the rest…
The best way I can describe these prints is they’re like when you were a kid in the doctor’s office painstakingly looking for all the wrong stuff on the back of an issue of Highlights, except everything on these prints is right!
The prints are very attractively priced as well and the quality is pretty top notch. The wife and I are getting ours framed for our home office as I type this.
If you dig pop culture as much as I do and have spent any amount of time playing any old school NES games, I suggest heading on over to I-Mockery and taking a gander at these fine pieces of art…
**Update** You can see a pretty cool interview with Roger and a bunch of other artists from the Gallery 88 show that these pieces were created for over at Coin-Op TV!