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If you’re looking for a subtle way to signal your allegiance to Apocalypse, who will undoubtedly be a benevolent, ruler, these X-Men: The Four Horsemen lapel pins may just do the trick.
Like Mondo’s Captain America: Civil War set before them, these Tom Whalen-designed 1-inch enamel pins have a decidedly retro feel, with Archangel, Magneto, Psylocke and Storm look as if they were borrowed from the corner box of a late-1980s X-Men cover.
While you may not wear your allegiance on your sleeve, you can wear it on your lapel with these retro-style Captain America: Civil War enamel pins from Mondo.
Inspired by the corner boxes on the covers of classic Marvel comics, these 1-inch pins by designer Tom Whalen are available as either an individual Captain America and Iron Man ($10 each), or as two sets of four: “Team Cap,” featuring Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch, or “Team Iron Man,” featuring Iron Man, War Machine, Vision and Black Panther ($35 each).
What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than with a tribute to the greatest of all tree-like aliens (Flora colossus), Groot?
As fantastic-looking as Mondo’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1/6th-scale action figures are, they’ve been missing something: enemies. However, that changes with the introduction of the Mousers.
Longtime fans of the franchise will recall that the Mousers were introduced by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird as the robotic creations of Dr. Baxter Stockman, intended to seek out and destroy sewer rats. However, his assistant April O’Neill discovers that the bipedal mechanical terrors are actually being used to tunnel into banks and clean out their vaults.
Kids who grew up in the eighties might remember the whacky-faced bouncy balls called Madballs. Now Mondo, a poster and apparel design company, is launching a new line of Madballs called “MondoBalls.”
Mondo completes its quartet of heroes in a half shell today as hotheaded Raphael joins the 1/6th-scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line.
Inspired by both the Kevin Eastman/Peter Laird comic books and the classic cartoon, the 11-inch figure boasts more than 25 points of articulation, two interchangeable heads (one with his signature red mask and the other unmasked), interchangeable hands, two sai, two four-point shuriken, two eight-point shuriken, a grappling hook and cord, a Triceraton Blaster, a belt, an Utrom Lieutenant, a Techno Cosmic Research Institute canister, and a pre-mutation baby Raphael.
Mondo, which earlier this year celebrated Mike Mignola’s signature creation with a “First Hellboy” statue, has now introduced a 1/6th-scale baby Hellboy action figure.
Developed with Mignola himself, the figure boasts six points of articulation and, as Mondo says, “the cutest lil face Hell ever spawned.” Standing (or, rather, crouching) about 4 inches tall, the figure is available in two varieties: the $37 regular version, and the $40 Mondo exclusive, which comes with a removable Crown of the Apocalypse.
Just a week after unveiling prints inspired by the episodes “Vendetta” and “Almost Got ‘Im,” Mondo is offering two more striking tributes to Batman: The Animated Series from Phantom City Creative.
The first is an ode to the 1992 episode “Nothing to Fear,” which of course introduced the Scarecrow, while the second pays homage to “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?,” which marked the first appearance of The Riddler.
Inspired by both the Kevin Eastman/Peter Laird comic books and the classic cartoon, Michelangelo boasts more than 25 points of articulation, and two interchangeable heads (one with the classic red mask, the other with the orange mask from the cartoon), two nunchaku, two pairs of interchangeable hands, one “splayed fingers of positive vibes” hand, two four-point shuriken, two eight-point shuriken, a grappling hook and cord, a belt, Triceraton Blaster, Lil Orphan Alien and a pre-mutation baby Michelangelo.
Continuing its tribute to Batman: The Animated Series, Mondo will release to more prints by Phantom City Creative inspired by classic episodes of the beloved 1990s cartoon.
The first is for the 1992 episode “Vendetta,” which introduced Killer Croc, while the second is based on “Almost Got ‘Im,” in which some of Batman’s rogues recount the times they almost killed the Dark Knight.
Following its release of the Superman: The Animated Series die-cut vinyl, Mondo has decided to give the Man of Steel’s opposite number some time in the spotlight. Or is that spot-dark? Low-light? Dang it, I can never get the hang of Bizarro-speak.
In any event, the art boutique has announced the Bizarro Superman: The Animated Series single, cut in the shape of the character’s backward-“S” emblem. The purple vinyl features Shirley Walker’s theme music, just like the previous release, but with a twist: The record plays from the inner-most groove out. So, yeah, Bizarro.
Following the debut last month of Leonardo, the first in its line of 1/6th-scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures, Mondo has revealed the second — Donatello.
Inspired by both the Kevin Eastman/Peter Laird comic books and the classic cartoon, the Turtles’ genius inventor boast more than 25 points of articulation and interchangeable heads (with the classic red mask or the purple one from the cartoon) and hands. Priced at $149.99, the figure comes with a bo staff, two four-point shuriken, two eight-point shuriken, a grappling hook and cord, an Utrom Blaster, a belt with bo holster, Utrom commander, and a pre-mutation baby Donatello.
It turns out the announcement of the Batman: The Animated Series vinyl box set was only the beginning of Mondo’s Bat-bonanza.
The collectibles boutique has also unveiled a Batgirl poster by Gianmarco Magnani, featuring the late Yvonne Craig from the 1966 Batman TV series, and a Batman Begins print by Patrick Leger. Magnani previously created Batman and Robin prints, so if you were lucky enough to purchase those, the Batgirl would complete the set.
Not waiting until Batman Day, Mondo has announced it will release a Batman: The Animated Series vinyl box set, featuring the musical scores from 16 episodes.
As IGN details, Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative created new artwork for each of the episodes, represented on eight vinyl covers, including “Two-Face,” “On Leather Wings,” “Beware the Gray Ghost,” “Mudslide,” “Joker’s Favor,” “The Man Who Killed Batman” and “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?”
Phantom City Creative continues its series of Mondo posters inspired by Batman: The Animated Series with “Mudslide” and “The Man Who Killed Batman.”
The first is based on the Season 2 episode that marked the second and final appearance of Clayface, who apparently meets his end in the ocean (don’t worry, returned in The New Adventures of Batman). The second poster, meanwhile, is inspired by the well-remembered Season 1 episode that explores just what the Dark Knight means to Gotham.