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TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT!

A Kickstarter for a Book About Un-produced Toys!

This is one of those Kickstarter projects that hits us right in the nostalgic gut at just the right time. Yes, as a kid who grew up in the 1980’s – I would have frigg’n loved a “Krull” action figure set! ‘can’t say the same for Dark Crystal though. That movie scared the shit out me. Still does. Anyways…

Right now on the old Kickstarter machine is a new campaign for a 200 plus page, hard cover, book all about the toys (action figures!) we didn’t get to play with as kids, because they never made them! Written by Blake Wright, Toys that time Forgot covers twenty stories where possible toy lines got lost in the shuffle of consumerism and development. Here’s a bit from their KS page:

Do you remember back in the early 1980s, playing with all of the toys based on the sci-fi fantasy film Krull produced by Knickerbocker Toys? What about the Masters Of The Universe meets Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots line that was Hasbro’s Tribes range in the early 1990s? Or all of those ReSaurus-made action figures and role-play accessories based on the break out video game Oddworld in 1997? No? Well, that’s because they were never made. But would it shock you to learn that each of these examples were well on their way to being produced?

Stories like these are more prevalent than one might think. Each have a separate, unique set of circumstances with a single common thread — the majority of them have gone untold. A new book, TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT, aims to shine a light on some of the more interesting, higher profile boys toys and action figure projects that made it all the way through to prototype stage, but for whatever reasons never made it to retailers. Some of the stories are funny. Some are painful. Most are well worth documenting.

Also according to the KS, the book will feature three sections, “each section will have entries representing a healthy mix of both licensed and inventor-based products… some of which have never been seen by the public.” So, far they are just a few days into the campaign but they’ve already made over half their funding. Keep the momentum rolling El Moochadores! This is a chance to get the behind the scenes scoop on toy development and maybe a little insight on modern history!

I’ve posted a few sample images below taken from the KS page along with the KS promo video.

Cheers!

Proactive Insurance: The Pros #3

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Last Day for the Kickstarter

Hey El Moochadores! Here’s a quick shout out for Steve Stormoen’s Kickstarter for issue #3 of Proactive Insurance: The Pros. This is a full color, 22 page book about “unlikely spies, an insurance company, the FBI, and a ten story handgun named ‘America’.” Pretty cool stuff. The campaign has reached its goal, but there’s still 10 hours left to help contribute and get some cool rewards. Check out the promo video below, but hit the link above to learn much more!

Cheers!


Insurance is about more than just car accidents and flu shots. Governments and corporations carry insurance policies for risk management that are so abstract, you’d need an ouija board to figure it all out.

With so much money at stake, would you want to take any chances? Company Insurance doesn’t. They decided to hire a team to enter volatile situations and determine the outcome with perfect certainty. A team of proactive insurance agents — The Pros.

Aerobicide – The Extreme Ninja Workout!

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Kickstarter Campaign for a Retro-Action Comic Book Set in the 1980’s!

Okay El Moochadores, yet another reminder of why I’m kind of an awful person. The creators of this comic contacted me a couple of weeks ago to see if I would post about it on the Moo. To which I said, “Sure! Of course I will.” Then life happened, I got sick, and forgot all about it until today, when I was cleaning up my in box. D’oh! However, there’s some good news! First, there’s still time to contribute (keen) and second: The book has it’s funding (double keen)! So, get your wallets out while I tell you all about it.

Creators at Shonuff Studio have a great idea for a comic book. Okay, maybe not “fire breathing super-cow” great, but still pretty great all the same. The book is called Aerobicide: The Extreme Ninja Workout and pits a young asian-american women against the evil gangs of yuppies and weight lifters that plagued the 1980’s! Here’s the official synopsis:

It is the 1980s. Venice Beach has been taken over by Weight lifting gangs, Yuppies and evil ninjas.sheri-banner-web An 18 year old dance instructor, Sheri Ken, has inherited the skill of a ninja by the way of ancient chants on a cassette containing Heavy Metal music. She must use her ninja skill to annihilate any foe who threatens her dance studio and to make it in time for her next Hollywood audition.

They had me at “Weight lifting gangs.” According to the KS page, they’ve already partnered with Ape Enertainment to publish the book, they’re just seeking the cost of printing the first run of 24 page, full color, comics. Terry Parr, the comics creator, does all the talented art work for the book, which looks frigg’n great.

Though it is true they got their funding, there are still a few days (6 as of this post) to contribute and get in on some of the cool rewards like exclusive prints, a cosplay cover (Leggings!) and VHS covers. Which is cool, until you have to explain to millennials what a VHS was and why it was so important back in 1988… I hate kids. Check out the KS promo video below, along with some sample images from the comic.

Cheers!

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Bears vs Babies – A Card Game.

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A monster-building card game from the creators of Exploding Kittens


Okay El Moochadores, I feel like hell. I’ve caught yet another cold (seems to happen about once a year) and despite being a sweaty ball of snot and coughs, I’m going to try and write about a really great looking Kickstarter project. Unfortunately, because I’m sick, I don’t think I’ll be going to this years Comikaze (aka: Los Angeles Comic Con… please change the name back to Comikaze). Which sucks, because despite being in L.A. (yuck), it is actually one of my all time favorite comic book conventions. Anyways, my hot toddy is kicking in, so onto the post!

Stop the baby army!!! Okay, you’re just not gonna find another card game that has such a fantastic objective. Sorry, but Magic: The Gathering totally missed the boat when they made a card game about wizards and not monsters fighting babies.d39617ff289ac277015c3056c3014786_original Which is exactly the point of this game from the makers of Exploding Kittens. In Bears vs Babies the objective is to “build handsome, incredible monsters who go to war with horrible, awful babies.” Groovy. According to the Kickstarter, the game has competing players “build” monsters from cards drawn in the center of the table. The monster cards (bears) are used by the players to make these really cool mash ups, while the baby cards go in the middle of the table to form an army that must be stopped. It looks like the game also has a wonderful way to screw over your fellow players by provoking a baby army that might be stronger then your fellow players monsters, too soon. The core deck will begin with 80 + cards but check out the KS for more information and booster packs. The Kickstarter for the card game has already hit over 47,000 pledges with a wopping $1,700,000.00 in contributions, so the good news is, this game is totally getting made. However, there are 20 days left (as of this post) so get your butts over there and buy a first round edition of this big chunk of awesome!

Check out the KS promo video below!

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GWAR: Orgasmageddon!

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The Scumdogs conquer comics!

We love comic books. We love Gwar. Can we love Gwar in our comic books? Oh, fuck yes. So, the band of all bands has just launched a Kickstarter to fund the making of a full color four issue series, Orgasmageddon! Written by Matt Miner and art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, the series takes the band through time and space where I’m guessing they kill the shit out of everything. Groovy.

Hit the link above to check out all the contributor awards. As of this post the campaign is only a few days old, but they’ve already hit a big chunk of their funding. However; they’re not there yet! So, check out some preview pages below along with the promotional video then stumble on over to their KS and give cash, coin, or blood… whatever it takes to get this book made! Also, I posted a youtube video of one of my all time favorite Gwar songs: Saddam A Go-Go!

Gwar!

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Proactive Insurance: The Pros #3

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Guns. Spies. Claims adjustments!

Hey El Moochaodres! Steve Stormoen has recently launched a new kickstarter for the third issue of The Proactive Insurance: The Pros. The 22 page book is already finished, but they need funding to get the book printed through PrintNinja. In issue #3, the team hacker, CLE, takes on a cult! Stormoen was nice enough to provide us with a preview issue for #3,covers which I thought was really good, until my computer started making noises. Strange noises. Then it died. Not the fault of the comic, but I kind of wish I could have gotten to finish it. Oh well. At least I managed to save a couple of sample pages before the crash, which you can view below along with the kickstarter promotional video. The Pros #3 is written by Stormoen, with art by Jelena Djordjevic, letters by E.T. Dollman, and design work by Greg Benninger. So, check it all out while I give my thumbs a rest. I’m typing this all out on my little iPhone and it’s really starting to hurt my hands. Anyways, Click the link above for more information on the book and contributor awards. Also, best of luck to Stormoen and his team. We hope to see future issues of The Pros. Hopefully on a brand new computer… that works.


Insurance is about more than just car accidents and flu shots. Governments and corporations carry insurance policies for risk management that are so abstract, you’d need an ouija board to figure it all out.

With so much money at stake, would you want to take any chances? Company Insurance doesn’t. They decided to hire a team to enter volatile situations and determine the outcome with perfect certainty. A team of proactive insurance agents — The Pros

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The Atomic Moocast #121!

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Lenox: The Return!

NEW FRIGG’N MOOCAST FOLKS! Hey El Moochadores, we got a great episode for you this time! For episode #121 we talk about our trip to SLCC 2016 and all the great stuff there. Good con and you can see some of the pictures from our tripCover here. Then, Jason Lenox is on the show! Lenox is now running Nittany Con in beautiful State College Pennsylvania! Actually, I have no idea what State College Pennsylvania looks like. Green? I don’t know, but they have a comic book convention and that’s awesome! The con is happening Tomorrow from 10am to 5pm and tickets… $5.00! That’s awesome! Kids five and under are free! Serious get out there and check it out! Also, gratz to Lenox for getting all his funding for Lords Of The Cosmos Issue #1 funded on the Kickstater! Good stuff.

So, here we go my fellow slors, shlebbs, and chubbs! Moocasts are rare and precious and you need to enjoy this one! So, go and grab a sugary snack and a bag full of salted whatnots! Then roll your self into a safe and comfortable spot where you can plug in and play the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!

Enjoy!

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  • Funk Game Loop
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Show Notes and Links

Lords of the Cosmos Images!

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Nittany Con Press Images

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Chudd’s Mini-Sketches!

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PLAY THE ATOMIC MOOCAST BELOW!

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Lords Of The Cosmos Issue #1 Kickstarter Update!

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Hello El Moochadores! The other day I recorded an conversation/interview with Ugli Studio creator Jason Lenox for and upcoming Moocast, but my time is incredible short these days, so I wanted to post about some of the news and announcements we discussed while I continue to work on the latest episode (coming soon). A lot is going on with Lenox and his comic, Lords of the Cosmos. A few weeks ago I posted about the LotC comic’s Kickstarter and now it has hit it’s goal! However, there is still time (about 8 days as of this post) to contribute and get in on some really cool rewards.lords-of-the-cosmos-kickstarter-promo-image-3-1 One of which includes a custom sculpture of one of the LotC characters by artist Erich Adie. I kind of feel bad, because when I posted about this a couple of weeks ago, I forgot the sculptures which, in or out of their packages, look frigg’n amazing! Check out some images below!

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Also, Lenox is now running his own convention! Nittany Con is happening this month on September 25th at State College (which, I think is a town), Pennsylvania. Tickets are only $5.00 and kids 5 and under are free. Way cool! Lenox will be there along with a bunch of other comic creators to show off their creative works! Hit the link above for more information about guests and events, but if you’re in the area, swing on in and support a con that’s actually about comic books!

I’ve posted the promo video for the LotC Kickstarter below along with a couple of sample images, and images of the custom sculpts, pulled from the KS page. Check it out and support a cool indie comic project! Also, check back sometime this week for Atomic Moocast #121, where we’ll have our discussion with Lenox and all the cool happenings!

Enjoy!

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Daily Paintings – The Art of Piper Thibodeau II

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The best of Piper Thibodeau’s daily paintings from the past four years!

Okay, El Moochadores, just a quick “shout out”, or reminder, that Piper Thibodeau‘s Kickstarter campaign is back up, and now in it’s last week. In association with Forge Publishing, Piper is raising funds to produce and hardcover art book that collects some of the best of her “daily paintings.” For over four years now, Piper has completed a daily painting featuring some sort of unique critter. These illustrations are highly imaginative and show what a person with a lot dedication and initiative can accomplish.

Check out a recent Q&A we had with Piper, and hit the link above to check her kickstarter, and all the cool rewards for contributors! I posted the KS promotional video below along with a small sample of Piper’s work below, but tip of the ice berg folks!

Enjoy!

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Wicked Kingdom

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Illustrated Playing Cards by Wylie Beckert

Hey El Moochadores, I just came across another great looking Kickstarter for an illustrative playing card set. Wicked Kingdom by professional illustrator Wylie Beckert features hand painted fantasy art work with a narrative. Here are the Kickstarter details:

Printed by the USPCC on casino-quality Bee card stock, Wicked Kingdom3e904993cfc85ff7eeae001b534dc08c_original is an art-rich 54-card poker deck, featuring dual-identity face cards with a narrative twist and obsessively detailed, hand-painted artwork throughout. Hand-drawn pips, elegantly watermarked number cards, and unique not-quite-two-way backs add to the intensely illustrated flavor of the deck.

Wicked Kingdom is more than just another deck of pretty pictures (although it has those too, in spades). Each face card has a personality, a backstory… and a hidden agenda. With every card, the plot thickens… The artwork and backstories for each card are featured in the art book, alongside process write-ups, work-in-progress snapshots, and notes from the creation of the traditionally painted images.

This Kickstarter is already massively successful with over $80,000.00 in contributions, but there’s still time to contribute and get in on some of the special rewards just for the campaign. As of this post there are nine days left.

I’ve posted some sample images below along with the kickstarter promotional video from Beckert. Check it out and then hit the links above to learn more about the project, rewards, and to just see some amazing illustration work!

Enjoy!

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