Friday, June 29, 2007

KAPOW! Don't under estimate this Pony's Power!

Hey 80s babies,

Hasbro will be introducing an exclusive Super Hero-styled My Little Pony which can only be found at this year's San Diego Comic Con.

She's got the traits of a fab super hero: the mask, the brightly colored obnoxious super hero suit, the gorgeous hair -- or mane in this case, and even has the comic style sound effects on her legs -- ZOOM for her swift movement and KAPOW for her killer kick! I love her "cutie mark!" (you know, that 'branding' on her rump)

Quotation bookends!

For those that like to quote their literature comes Quote/Unquote bookends by designer Eric Janssen. The bookends have a synthetic heavy rubber exterior with a concrete core. The stylish quotation marks are available for at Unica Home.

i don't think a bookend has been so appropriate. And you can quote me on that!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

From the Desk of COOLNESS...

Argh...must tokidoki come up with MORE stuff??? my poor wallet... least these wont break the bank...

The Tokidoki Journal is a must have, because...Duh, what else would match a LeSportsac Tokidoki Purse???
Way useful right? Aren't we always in need of somewhere to write? I'd so use this to jot down notes of random ideas I get throughout the day or write down directions or cell numbers or grocery lists or t0 do list or use it as a doodle pad. Wouldn't the fab design just inspire you all day? Hey, inspirations are way needed for the mind and soul. Inspiration and organization ---so many benefits from this measly journal...ha, yes i'm trying to justify this purchase ;) because i really need it. swear.

And since snail mail is always fun to send and receive, the Tokidoki Stationery is a cool way to say hello! This would SO brighten someones day! and heal the world. i betcha.

Hey you Guys!

ha, did anyone get my Goonies reference from tuesday's post???? Remember, Data, mister know it all, who was really mister hardly knows...after he says something and someone corrects him, he screams, "That's what i Said!" haha, i LOVE that movie...

Anyhoo, Mezco Toyz and Warner Brothers Consumer Products will be releasing a 1:1 Scale Replica of the key to One Eyed Willy's treasure..the Key found around the neck of Chester Copperpot. Remember, Mikey rips it off him and Chester's Skull rolls..haha. This EXACT replica has some weight to mimic real copper...oOoOOo...
oh, and yes, that's a leather strap.

This dandy key is not sold in stores but will be available for purchase at San Diego Comic Con only! (but can be preordered from mezco toyz)

Oh, and remember what happens when they placed it on those three stones and turned the key??? BOOBY TRAP central. don't say i didn't warn you...

With that said...Mezco Toyz stresses: "This authentic replica is non-functional and not a toy."

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Hell Yeah!

Tara McPherson was asked by Mike Mignola, the creator of Hellboy, to redesign Hellboy and have it turned into an 8" toy to be produced by Dark Horse. Tara's awesome interpretation is limited to 450 pieces and is $79.99. Hellboy won't be avaliable until August 15, but you can pre-order him as of now . . . as in right now!

The toy will be on display at this year's San Diego Comic Con at the Dark Horse booth. And on July 27 @ 3:oo, Tara and Mike will have a signing to promote their collaboration at the Toy2R booth.

Tara will once again have her own booth where she'll be selling toys, original prints, and other goodies!

Don't forget, there's only 450 of these guys, so if you want one act fast while they're still avaliable for pre-order!

The Envy of your Skool

It's Summertime and school is out... but maybe you should start prepping.
As the teacher always says, "Always come prepared."

Score big points with your Teach and your peers with the Nike "Back to School" Pack. Be Kool at your Skool!

for the writers...“Notebook” Dunk High
(i love the lined paper detail and comp book stamp that reads, "Nikebook")

for you glue sniffers or weirdos who would glue your entire hand and wait for it to dry so you can peel it off..."Elmers Glue" Air Max 90s
(really, why would you put glue on your hand?)

for the artist..."Crayola" Vandal High
(look at the yellow double seen on your crayons!)

Extra credit points for keeping all your skool essentials in your Comp Duffel.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Captron Champ. "thats what i said! -- Data"

(Captron Champions! Seen in the Captron Mag ---dad made the blue arrow just in case he forgot which one i was, hard to distinguish since i am the only girl in the pic, right??? haha...)

So okay, I was a bit off...
it was a Captron Competition.
Sorry, but note, it was seventeen years ago. (gollie i'm old...)
As I said before and without further ado, I finally was able to find these pix.
Ruffles Rock ;)

( ok, so why did i just notice that my outfit is a tad like michael's? black and white and ruffle accents??? omg...)

Ha, anyhoo...since I'm a tad rusty on my gamer skills,
All you champions (past, present, and future) should check out:

Their next stops are SAN DIEGO and Las Vegas.
Online registrations just started for these two cities and are FREE.

Games played will be: Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Smash Brothers Melee, Guilty Gear XX Slash, Virtua Fighter 5, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, and Capcom vs. SNK 2.

Anyone planning on participating???

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Merchant of Menace

Shag's "The Merchant of Menace" opened at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco on June 9 and will run until July 6. The show features brand new original paintings and prints from the super chic and retro artist.

I'm heading to the Bay Area this weekend with some friends and plan on checking out the show. If you're interested in going, the Shooting Gallery is located at 839 Larkin Street 94109 and is open from Tuesday-Saturday from 12:oo-7:oo pm.

An exclusive to the show is the "The Queen's Bathroom" 10 color serigraph which was made in a limited batch of 150 and are signed and numbered.

Keep on the look-out for my coverage of the show!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Are Wii having fun yet???

Take your Wii Gaming Experience to the next level:
Equip your Wii with the right weapon of choice.

I mean, sure, use the bat to play baseball on Wii Sports or use the sword for Legend of Zelda but,
what if...
you use the golf club to stir your ingredients on Cooking Mama or use the sword to chop your onions!
Now that will have Mama screaming (with accent and all,) "Bet-tter dhan Ma-Ma!"

That's my kind of Wii Experience.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Action Stan!

It was announced today that The Comic Legend, Stan Lee, will be immortalized with a limited edition Hasbro action figure which will be released...where? none other than San Diego's Comic Con, of course.

The 6 inch figure will be part of the Marvel Legends Series. Action Stan will be sporting khaki pants, a blue windbreaker, and some stunna shades (whats a pimp to do! pop that collar, STAN!)

I've been going to the Comic Con since I was little and Stan is really The Man. I remember the occasions I'd meet him...He'd be soooo nice to all his fans and was always happy to sign autographs and take pix. THIS is Definitely a must-purchase!

(photo: AP Photo/Hasbro)

Lily Gets Fafi-fied

Mark Ronson's new album Version, featuring a beavy of guest artists like Amy Winehouse, Rivers Cuomo, Alex Greenwald, and Daniel Merriweather covering songs, is set to drop on July 10.

Version's second single is a remake of Kaiser Chief's 'Oh My God' featuring Lily Allen and the official video directed by Nima Nourizadeh can now be seen on Mark's MySpace page!

It seems like an ode to Who Framed Roger Rabbit? starring an animated Lily Allen that's quite reminiscent to the curvaceous Jessica Rabbit.

French graffiti artist Fafi (remember her from one of my earlier blogs?) makes her animation debut by doing the design of the animated Lily that struts about in the video.

Check out Lily's Fafinette makeover here .

(Fafi sketch taken from Mark's MySpace; Video still taken from Fafi's MySpace)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Packed and Loaded now at Gallery 1988!

"Packed and Loaded" opened yesterday in Gallery 1988 Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 19th 7-10PM. The gallery features paintings, drawings, and plush by artists Isaac Pierro, Jen Rarey, Israel Sanchez, Camilla d'Errico, Erik Alos, Heiko Windisch, Rachel Wong and Brandt Peters.

The gallery will be open until Friday July 13 (Oooh Friday the 13th, scary!) but you can check out the original artworks being featured in the show if you can't see them up close. Stay tuned for more; possibly an up close coverage of the works really soon!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

More than Meets the Eye (and ears...)

Sharper Image is offering this exclusive Beatmix Bumblebee™ that is not only a speaker for your mp3 player, but he dances and flaps his arms and wings and his eyes light up. Ha, staying true to the game, he samples tunes back to you with Transformers' sound effects. kinda dope, right?

Monday, June 18, 2007

Video of Kurt Halsey at work, sketching my portrait!

Previously, I wrote an article about the June 2nd Kurt Halsey Frederiksen meet and greet for his solo art show "A Subtle Existence..." at Gallery 1988. In addition I have a video of Kurt at work drawing the sketch of yours truly!

Note the unique way he holds his pencil. In the video I didn't want to interview him too much as to not disturb him working but I asked him if he considered attending the San Diego Comic Con (he wasn't) and how amazed I was by the sight of watching my favorite artist make a rendition of me (very amazed). Overall Kurt's high caliber of talent and friendliness was a pleasure to witness in person. Enjoy!

The end result:

Here's a couple of 35mm photos from the experience:

I'm still an elated individual from this whole thing. 'Til the next artist endeavor!

see previous posts:
Kurt Halsey's meet and greet at G1988!
Kurt Halsey Fredericksen's "A Subtle Existence..." at G1988

You Rock the party that Rocks the body...

Be the illest party go-er with the tee that be jammin'.
No, that's not silk screened!
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Your Equalizer Tee response and grooves to the sound of the music just like you would!
Remember dance to the beat...not the words. =P

Friday, June 15, 2007

Bon Voyage

(Nike Philippine Air Force one, found on:
I'm going on an adventure to see the world!
Well... just the Philippines anyway.

As of June 17, I will be on hiatus from Okee Dorkee until July 9, as I'm not sure what my access to the internet is going to be like when I'm on my trip. However, I did stumbled across a list of stores to check out for urban clothing and the likes so I'm going to try and check out what I can and will report back when I return.

I'll be hitting up:

NikePark (basically NikeTown)

(pic of team pilipinas)

Analog Soul

Team Manila

among other stores. Be prepared because I intend on taking TONS of pictures =)

I'll be staying generally in the Metro Manila area with trips out to Lucena & Cebu to visit family. If you know of any other places to hit up, let the folks at Okee Dorkee know and I'll do my best to try and check them out.

Until next time dorks...

Here's some pics from my last visit to the Philippines back in January 2005:
(San Antonio, Cavite)
(Roadside @ Taal Lake)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Fornarina x Disney

Fornarina collaborated with Disney and created a 2007 Spring/Summer line featuring the fierce Fornarina Style with the enchantment of Disney, with none other than the fierce women of Disney --- the Villainess'! Mwahahahhaha...

Images of the Evil Queen from Snow White and Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmatians were used in this season's line.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


yesterday, my boyfriend bought himself ANOTHER pair of Nikes.
i pouted,
"what about meeee?"
and he said that if i find a pair i like, he'll get me one...

(as seen on tokidoki's blog from the sneaker pimps party in Shibuya)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Oh, Golly Gee Damn!

I've always loved Audrey Hepburn and Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favorite books. You would automatically assume I'm crazy about the movie, right? That's a negative. I thought Audrey's portrayal of Holly Golightly was fab and the style of the movie was amazing -- like the bathtub sofa in Holly's apartment . . . loves it! Other than that, blah.

I think it's because they didn't capture the spirit of the story and Paramount just made it all "Hollywood" by giving it that happy ending. Oh yeah, and Mickey Rooney's politically incorrect portrayal of Japanese American didn't help either!

Anywho, besides the bathtub sofa there was something else in the movie that made me say, "Ooh! I want that!". There's a scene of Holly Golightly in bed with the sweetest looking sleep-mask ever. It's a pretty shade of Tiffany blue with gold trim and eyelashes to give it a "sleepy" effect.

Thanks to the fine folks at Fred Flare, for $14.oo I can finally have one! They created a mask very similar to Holly's with blue satin, gold trim, and, of course, eyelashes. Now if only they could make some tassel earplugs to go with the sleep-mask . . . :)