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Kidrobot will be releasing a new all-female artist dunny series in January 2010, hence the name “Femme Fatale”. I was expecting great pieces from some of my favorite female artists like Julie West, Kathy Olivas and Junko Mizuno, but what happened? Who dropped the ball on this one? From the initial look at the lineup, it’s all kind of bland to me. Nothing really worth getting, and that’s unfortunate… What do you think?

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One of my favorite 3″ dunny is finally getting a 8″ version. MR. Shane Jessup’s Dunny from Series 4 blew up to 8-inches, bringing twice the prosperity and happiness in two fortuitous styles! Fortune, in glorious gold, and Luck, in lustrous black, come with a red envelope and gold coin necklace, ensuring the tides of fate sway in your favor. Retailing for $75 each, good Fortune and Luck arrive on July 23. The run of 1000 Fortune Edition Dunnys will be available at SDCC, Kidrobot stores, kidrobot.com, and select retailers. The run of 200 Luck Edition Dunnys is an SDCC Exclusive, available only at Booth #4529.

May it bring good fortune and luck to all!!

What would you do if you receive this child’s homework assignment?

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And the very next day, her mom send you this note:

I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer.

I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn’t show me dancing around a pole. It’s supposed to be me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.

From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.

Ah, how I love a child’s innocence.

[Kentucky School News and Commentary]

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I’ve got a pretty bad vinyl addiction as of late and I’ve been digging around the net and looking into online auctions to satisfy Dunny urges. So, just when I thought I’m done collecting Series 5, Kidrobot announces an upcoming UK Dunny series titled “Ye Olde English Dunny Series” featuring 17 figures designed by top UK artists. This looks to be the most exciting series yet featuring 17 blind boxed, 3-inch figures by the likes of Clutter, Doktor A, Frames, HiCalorie x Julie West, ilovedust, Jon Burgerman, Keanan Duffty, McFaul, Mimic, Peskimo, Shok 1, Tado, Triclops and UAMOU. Personally, I think Series 5 is better, but these Dunnys will probably grow on me as the time goes by.

Take a look below at the stellar line up with all their ratios, and mark down the series’ January 22nd release date.

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Amazing…

Here are some outstanding photoshop work from pixeloo.

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Check out the site for a bigger and more detailed image.

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Bring an old computer back from the dead this Halloween. Check out this ingenious use of a dusty old Mac Classic. With a creative use of a working computer, a bit of epoxy, and three cans of orange spray paint, you too can make your own holiday decor. Head on over to Bad Banana Blog to find out how to give life to these Macs.

Bad Banana Blog

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Though not officially LEGO sanctioned, you can now quench that urge to build your own Gundam mobile suit by buying one of these new model kits from the Rinkya online store. Each one is a about a foot tall and can be made out of 700 individual pieces. For 8,925 yen, you can choose between RX-78-2 Gundam, MS-06S Zaku II, or MS-06F Zaku II. Check out more pics here.

Rinkya via Japundit

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To coincide with the 20th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s death, the National Gallery of Scotland has a huge exhibition of the artist’s work and soup canned the columns to commemorate the event. Check out The Guardians’ amazing slideshow of the artist’s diverse range of work that made him the most prolific and contentious artist of the 20th century. The exhibition will be running from August to October.

The Guardian Unlimited

Check out the old Peanuts characters in their teens through a manga-inspired revival. From an angst-filled Charlie Brown to a more secured Linus, gNAW, a Fur Affinity artist, has created a series of illustrations portraying the Peanuts gang all grown up.

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Some of you may have already seen my take on the “Peanuts” gang by Charles M. Schulz. Some new ones are on the way. Until then, I hope you still like these old ones.

There have been differences of opinion on how Charlie would act now. I decided to go the way of the “angst-filled teenager.”

Linus is much more secure…but still clutches a little to the past. His blanket was sized down to a handkerchief.

I don’t think Lucy would change much. Still bold and assertive. Maybe less crabby. Keeping the boys at bay but still can’t get a second look from Schroeder.

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Violet and Patty were around in the early going but disappeared from the strip sometime around the 70’s.

Peppermint Patty and Marcie still reign supreme today.

I figured Peppermint Patty would hold true to her tomboy nature. Sporty and cute. Marcie would be kinda subdued and conventional in her appearance. While Violet and Patty would be trend setters/followers.

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Sally still carries the torch for Linus….and Linus is still trying to figure a way to put it out.

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When Violet and Patty were around, Lucy seemed to spend a lot of time with them. Usually busting on Charlie Brown.

I’m thinking about having it so Violet and Patty DID move away from the neighborhood but came back. As commemoration to their absence from the strip. These three make a good counter to Schroeder, Franklin and PigPen.

Right now they are just enjoying bein’ at the mall.

It’s amazing how the characters are instantly recognizable despite the huge translation in art style. Schulz would be proud.

Fur Affinity: link 1, 2, 3, 4 via BoingBoing

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Continuing his east meets west fusion, Kanye West collaborated with legendary Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami to designed the visual aspects for his forthcoming album Graduation, and single Stronger.

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According to West, who met Murakami in his studio while on a recent visit to Japan, calls him a “God in the art world”. Nicknamed the ‘Japanese Andy Warhol’, Murakami is universally known for his colored monogram design for Louis Vuitton. Kanye, being a loyal devotee of both LV and Murakami, hit it off with the “Japanese Warhol” and the results are something that speaks for themselves.

Murakami will create all the artwork for the album singles, including the songs Can’t Tell Me Nothing and Stronger. Murakami has also created a three-minute animation for one of the songs, along with artwork for the album merchandising.

New York Entertainment