KickStarter Campaign is Now Closed. Post Mortem Now Posted.

The KickStarter Project campaign for HIDEOUS PLASTIC – In stores everyone can hear you scream. didn’t receive the support I anticipated; and while the result was disappointing, I’m not disappointed.  There is a difference.  I’ve written a post mortem for the final update on the Project’s KickStarter campaign page and I’ve reproduced it in its entirety below:

The KickStarter campaign is now over and the result has been disappointing. Oh well. It’s not really a problem. I’ve already commenced working on a plan to raise funds elsewhere. Regardless of the disappointing result, people did support the campaign. 49 Backers to be precise; and I am stoked that these people were willing to express their Continue reading

KickStarter – Curtain Closes in Less than 48 Hours.

The KickStarter campaign for the book, HIDEOUS PLASTIC – In stores everyone can hear you scream. closes soon and April 29 is the last day to make a pledge.  At this stage I need 300 people to pitch in and become Backers. You can do it!   I know you can!


Well, how about a couple of wealthy benefactors with a strong desire to see this book published?  That works, too.

No takers..?  Only need a couple of them.  Honest.

Oh well.  Maybe a pat on the back and a positive report card that says ‘Well done, Phil.  You got off of your ass and gave it a go.  Better Luck next time.”  I’ll settle for that at this stage.  Mind you that won’t get the book published by Christmas.  It’ll just be delayed.  That’s all.

Anyway, the KickStarter campaign closes soon and it’s not about to reach its intended goal.  I remain undeterred in my intention to see this book be published.  You’ll see.  Alternate plans are already drawn up.  This campaign will be over soon and the Project will move on without it.  Still, it would have been nice to have this book supported and funded by interested parties.

Thank you for your attention.  🙂


4/26 Day, ummm… Whatever Happened to..?

ALIEN Day has been and gone for this year and it brought with it announcements and reveals that set fans and collectors abuzz. Which is a great thing as that was the goal it set out to do.  I enjoyed it immensely and among various treats, we saw some prelude footage for the upcoming ALIEN: Covenant movie and a wide range of new licenced merchandise coming our way.

Some of these items were already anticipated such as the Super7 Blind Box ALIEN figures and NECA’s reveal for their upcoming figure based on the creature as it appears in ALIEN: Covenant along with a few surprises.  Some of these surprises included an ALIEN themed Mr. Potato Head figure and a set of wooden matryoshka nested dolls.  All good stuff in their own way. Even the new range of Funko POP! figures (below) based on the new movie were a welcome sight.

On the other hand, I got to thinking ALIEN Day was a little incomplete.  Something was Continue reading

Wooden ALIEN Nesting Dolls.

PPW Toys are bringing the ALIEN licence to the wonderful world of Russian matrysoshka nesting dolls.  Each doll in this set is of decreasing size and fits inside each other – kind of like how a facehugger fits inside an egg and an Alien chestburster fits inside your chest and a full grown Alien fits inside a space shuttle.  It’s a nice thought, huh.

This wtf news is exactly what you needed to wake up to, right?  This set of nesting dolls is Continue reading

ALIEN Mr. Potato Head Figure.

I really enjoyed writing that heading way too much.  What we have here is one of the weirder items coming out soon based on Fox’ ALIEN property from toy manufacturer, PPW Toys.

This is not normal and it’s probably easier if I just link to the manufacturer’s page like this and give you their official spiel: “Horrifying meets cute in this mash-up as Mr. Potato Head Continue reading

ALIEN Covenant Funko POP! Figures.

These things never seem to go away and there always appears to be more of them every month.  They breed like rabbits, they do.  I’m talking about Funko POP! figures and of course there’s going to be a range of licenced ALIEN Covenant figures, too.

These things stand around 6 inches tall and will available in June, 2017.  Personally, they don’t grab me all that much but hey, I still think they qualify for a mention on the site. Along Continue reading

First Good Look at NECA’s New ALIEN Covenant Figure.

The first solid image of NECA’s new ‘Big Chap’, Xenomorph, Protomorph, Alien – whatever you want to call it – from 20th Century Fox upcoming ALIEN Covenant movie has been posted on Twitter.

The new critter possesses a number of variations from Giger’s original designs.  It’s a lot fleshier in appearance and much of its musculature is visible on the surface as well as an Continue reading

Cool Props New Life Size ALIEN Head.

Where to even start with this thing?

It’s a life size (36 inches) replica of the Alien’s head produced by Cool Props in Japan.  They have made quite a few quality replica ALIEN heads and this is no exception. This 1:1 scale item is being produced in Japan in a limited run of only 150 units and is approved by the HR Giger museum.

The item isn’t cheap but it is feature rich including the clear carapace revealing the skull visage beneath.  It is priced at 197,000 Yen (around US$1,760) and distributed by Sideshow Collectibles in the US.  This would be made so much more cool if the upper surface could glow in the dark.  More photos below the break. Continue reading