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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today we feature a return engagement from one of my favorite Shelf Porn contributions from last year, Eric, who showed us his wonderful collection of homemade movie props. He’s moved his collection into a new area and has added several cool items since he last appeared here.
If you’d like to see your collection right here on Robot 6, you can find the details on submitting at the end of this post.
And now, once again, here’s Eric …
Welcome to a different kind of Shelf Porn, as today Eric shares his home office filled with all sorts of cool movie items, masks, toys and, of course, some comics. “My philosophy on collecting has always been to surround yourself with things that speak to you and pull particular feelings out of you,” Eric said. “Whenever possible, I try to find cheaper items and improve upon them, and this has also become a fun part of the hobby.”
If you’d like to share your collection with us, you can find details on how to do that at the end of this post.
And now here’s Eric …
Welcome back to Shelf Porn, where fans share their collections for everyone to see. Today’s collection comes from Patrick in Canada, who shares his collection of action figures, posters, original art and more.
If you’d like to see your collection featured here on Shelf Porn, check out the submission instructions for complete details.
And now here’s Patrick …
I still don’t know if this is a real thing, or if he’s gone completely unilateral on this, but I didn’t have a problem when Chris Weston recently declared it was “Kurt Russell Week.” In fact, I have Elvis playing on a loop constantly on the TV in my Winnebago. Yeah, that would be the same trailer with the Death Proof skull and lightning bolts stenciled on the side.
Weston seems similarly enamored with America’s Greatest Living Libertarian©, having designed a triptych of posters paying tribute to three of Russell’s iconic roles (“They’re a private commission for a collective of film poster fans,” he adds). Weston describes these pieces as “roughs,” a term which usually causes paroxysmic laughter among his peers. Or weeping.
“Extremely limited edition” in this case means “you can’t have one.”
Artist Paolo Rivera has more reason than most to take pride in the box office success of Iron Man 3: He has blogged before about how thrilled he was that an early poster for the movie was based on his cover for Iron Man #63, and now he’s written about his emotional investment in seeing the film for the first time.
This would be noteworthy enough in its own right, but the piece is accompanied by a spectacular print that he’s painted exclusively for the cast and crew of the production. Rivera had previously produced a suitably 1940s-looking poster for those working on Captain America: The First Avenger, and the Iron Man 3 print is designed to resemble a battered old pulp novel (suitably enough, given the styling of the end credits animation and the origins of Robert Downey Jr. and Shane Black’s previous collaboration). This is an extremely cool piece of art, and as exclusive as any limited edition poster you’re likely to see — do not expect to see copies of this one ever turning up on eBay (unlike, say, the gougers flogging his “Precious Cargo” at a helluva mark-up).
Legend has it that everything is bigger in Texas, and John E. Petty from Lewisville intends to prove it in today’s Shelf Porn. He sent over his house-wide collection of comics, art, statues and more.
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And now here’s John …
Here’s one of the spoils of being lucky enough to land a ticket to Comic-Con this year–Mondo will sell this exclusive The Dark Knight Rises poster at their booth Thursday. Designed by Jock, it can only be purchases at booth #437, and to find out when excatly it’ll go on sale, you have to follow Mondo’s Twitter feed, @MondoNews.
The posters are limited in number to 375 and cost $50. No doubt they’ll be up on eBay sometime tomorrow for a lot more than that.
Chris Ware fans take note — the comics creator/designer has created a poster for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, a 2010 Thai film directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul that won the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
The poster is for sale from Mondo Tees; it’s $75 and limited to 400.
Magnolia Pictures has unveiled a poster created by cartoonist James Stokoe (Orc Stain, Wonton Soup) for Troll Hunter, the darkly funny Norwegian film about a group of students that discovers the government has been hiding the existence of trolls for years. For more information about the documentary-style movie, check out Spinoff Online’s recent interview with writer-director André Øvredal.
Available On Demand now, Troll Hunter opens in theaters on June 10.