Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ralph McQuarrie's Concept Action Figures=Must Have

Found these one day on Amazon. This is a must have for any collector.

The Art of Star Wars Calendar 1997
Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series Concept Stormtrooper with Exclusive Collector Coin
Star Wars: Ralph McQuarrie Concept Collection Action Figure Set (1 of 2)
Star Wars: Ralph McQuarrie Concept Collection Action Figure Set (2 of 2)

Fly Bikes -- Tres

Finally got around to watching this the other day. Great video, er 'film" from Fly Bikes. Two things I need more of in my life is Kevin Porter and Ruben Alcantara. Kevin's section is nothing but amazing.

The Beauty of Pixar

Great mash-up of over 500 scenes from Pixar films.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Doctor Who Appreciation Night

Tomorrow night, December 15 is Doctor Who Appreciation Night at The Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes location. They will be showing Voyage of The Damned and Vincent and The Doctor at 7:30pm.

25th Anniversary of RAD

So I guess it is coming up on the 25th anniversary of RAD in August 2011. There are a few sites popping up for the celebration, so go and take a look. The RAD Movie Blog is awesome and even has the sound track on it. "Thunder in your heart."

Bob Haro by James Cassimus

This is from the November 1982 issue of BMX Plus.

Rad TV The Sequel (VHS) BMX PLUS
Haro Recycled Plastic BMX Bike Pedals - 9/16 Inch - White

Come Fly With Me And A Dalek

BBC ident featuring David Walliams and Matt Lucas from Come Fly With Me and a Dalek. 

Doctor Who: Desktop Patrol Red Dalek
Doctor Who 5 inch R/C Iron Side Dalek

Friday, December 10, 2010

Freestylin'--March 1985

Nice cover shot of Rich Sigur airing at the Upland Pipeline.There is always so much to Bob Osborn photos that just make them the best. Even with all of the large cover fonts and colors they hardly distract to how great of a photo this is. And there in nothing that can take away from Rich's pink socks.

I remember seeing the opening photo to this article and thinking what the hell? Who are these yahoos? Little did I know how much influence Dizz and Gork would have on our little recreational hobby of bike riding. These guys were something else, and a much needed blast to a somewhat stale industry.

Eddie Fiola blasting on the narrow GT quarter pipe. I like that little comment in the corner that said Dave and Eddie "afflicted" over 10,000 people with their shows. Don't you think that is an under estimate? Had to have been way more that that. I remember those two being on the road for what seemed like for ever.

What could SE do to make the Quadangle frame anymore radical at the time of Freestyle "do-dads" and "add-ons"? Not much, that is for sure. Other than adding the chainstay loops to the frame, it still looks like a classic Quadangle. The forks did get their "standing" tops, but  still have the Landing Gear look to them even if those platforms were useless. Still a great lookimg bike. That stem needs to go though.

There is a thing beauty with how smooth and high Brian Blyther would air at these contest. Perfect X-Up out of the deep end of the Pipeline. Another thing from this time frame was how many people had their bikes and uniforms set up just like Eddie Fiola.

This is the "TRICK" from the King of The Skateparks Final. Hugo Gonzales doing a fence ride way before any of use knew what a fence ride or wall ride was on a bike. Way ahead of his time and crazy to boot. What a great combination. I remember learning fence rides way later on and getting my back peg stuck in the fence. That was real fun.

Wham-O Snowball Blaster 2-Pack

Conan O'Brien Killing on DC Superheroes

HA! Bat Lash! nice perm buddy.

Mutiny in Barcelona

Always love the videos from Mutiny Bikes.

Mutiny Hub Buddy V2 Guard BMX Bike Hub - Gold
Fantastic Four Omnibus, Vol. 1 (v. 1)

Thursday, December 02, 2010