4 May 2016

Lawmaster & Dredd Previews Exclusive from Mezco

We've already seen the highly detailed Dredd figures that Mezco have brought us and now it's turn for the Lawmaster. This is Dredd's mode of rapid transport around the city and Cursed Earth. Heavily armoured and with an amazing array of deadly firepower, this is the beast on the streets.

This version is the modern version from the pages of 2000 AD and this is Ben Willsher's version of that, as everyone has a slightly different take on the design. I must say congratulations to Mezco for including one of the actual Dredd artists on the build of the bike and also the figure.

I received my box of goodness from my local comic shop in town, The Grinning Demon and rushed home to play with it, like you do.

Sadly when I got home I found that the lights and sounds didn't work but as you will see, further down the blog, there's another video showing the working one that arrived one week later.

Now for the obligatory picture show and remember to click on the first one to enlarge it and then just scroll through them for the details. The first lot are of the boxes, which you will have seen in the first video and how the contents are packed.

Now for the video of the lights and sounds in action.

Here are the close up pics of the bike and I haven't added any with the lights on, as you see them to good effect in the video.!

And here's where the batteries go!

I'm sure you will agree that Mezco have done an awesome job on this and obviously Dredd and it's a good job Ben was on board for the design work. The added wear and tear all over the bike really add to the authentic look to it as well.
I've waited all my life for a Lawmaster toy from the pages of 2000 AD and this has hit the sweet spot, as it seems that we have finally hit a golden age in merchandise, with a few dedicated companies knowing what the fans want.

12 April 2016

F/X tapes from Judge Dredd '95

Many moons ago I managed to get my hands on these two VHS tapes from Cinergi, that show numerous behind the scenes special effects from the 1995 Judge Dredd film.

They're quite interesting to watch, as we've never really seen much behind the scenes footage from that film.

I posted these on to YouTube ages ago but locked them down, I can't remember why, so I've unlocked them so more people can enjoy them, or not!

I've tried recording them via other means but for some strange reason, they come out black and white, so I've left them the way I originally transferred them, by recording off the TV via a phone set up in front!

Anyway, here are the two videos. So sit back and enjoy!

17 March 2016

Dredd statue from Unbox Industries

I placed my order in for this statue from Unbox as soon as it became available for Pre-Order, on the 4th of Feb 2016 and it arrived on the 15th of March. That's pretty impressive compared to most other makers of 2000 AD merchandise!

This was on their pre-order page on their website...Unbox Industries
Unbox are proud to present a stunning sculptural interpretation of
legendary illustrator Mike McMahon's contemporary styling of Judge Dredd.

The figure stands 12” high on a magnetic base & includes three different "gun hands" allowing the owner to display either the fearsome MK.1 (realistic or stylized version) or MK.2 Lawgiver.
Dredd is intensively detailed, using a combination of PVC and ABS materials.
Its high-end production succeeds in pushing the envelope for the vinyl figure category, giving new meaning to the term “execution.” Packaged in a full colour box, the figure is a must for serious collectors.
The cost was $85 with $25 shipping, which was a deal as far as I was concerned. I paid up and didn't have too long to wait for my tracking order email. Before I knew it, it was with me and I have to say, I'm mightily impressed.

Anyway, here's a 9 minute video which shows you everything, enjoy!

And here are all the close up'ish photos! Don't forget, just click the picture to enlarge it!

I think this is a must for any Dreddhead out there and for the price, this is a bargain.