Archive for the ‘Cool stuff’ Category

Commando 5032

Posted: June 27, 2017 in Comics, Cool stuff

Here is an exclusive preview of Commando (issue) 5032, due out in the UK on June 29. “The Deadly Game” was originally published as Commando 369 and it has a story by Gentry, inside art by R. Fuente and cover art by Lopez Espi.

Great cover.


Posted: June 27, 2017 in Cool stuff, General, Magazines

This is a good cover. Swedish publication Gasoline (issue) 6 2017. And to think that the Globalists do not want you to drive at all (the driverless cars are coming). Just wait for it. That idea is going to hit a brick wall. The time for resistance is here.

Just sayin…

I spotted this Deep Purple “Rises Over Japan” t-shirt over at CDON. I will buy anything that is related to this version of Purple so this one goes straight into the old collection. There is a story about this image that is kind of interesting. Back in 1985, when Deep Purple had reunited and were riding high, a five track video (from Japan 1975) with this design was due to be released in Europe (it had been out in Japan, with a different cover, for ages). We even saw a full page ad. However, the management of the current band stopped it and so it never saw the light of day. So this t-shirt is kind of a weird one since it is based on an ad for a product that was never released. Also, the live shot is from the UK tour in March 1976 and that was just sad in my humble opinion. I hate it when people do not respect history. Still, if they want to sell this now, fair enough.

It is kind of cool.

The Babymetal collection is growing. Bought this Japanese Tower Records poster from 2013 on import today and it should pop up over here within a couple of weeks. I plan to frame it and some day it will look really good on a wall together with some classic stuff I have now. Pretty sure my next living room will have a corner dedicated to my love for music (with the records and everything else).

This is as classic as it gets as far as Babymetal is concerned.

Batman fandom

Posted: June 26, 2017 in Cool stuff, General, Magazines

Well here is a truck worthy of your attention. Spanish publication Solo Camión (issue) 329.

And speaking of trucks…

The business strategies behind the success of Babymetal is there for all to see. If you have a good product, flaunt it! I really do have a soft spot for the ad truck campaigns that seems to be a part of what you do if you are serious about something in Japan, and it is nice to see that Babymetal has had a number of these almost from the very early days and onwards. In this day and age, when people will snap away at anything that moves with their phones, the strategy must be very good. For an act like Babymetal, it must be right on the money.

All this activity has certainly payed off. It took them to the Budokan (in 2014), even to the Tokyo Dome (2016). The sky is the limit. Not sure how rare this sort of thing is in this day and age outside of Japan, but I really love this.

View some YouTube clips from the AdTruck48 Channel here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Elvis Forever

Posted: June 25, 2017 in Cool stuff, Magazines, Music (general)

This is a goodie (bought it for a friend). Vintage Rock Special (issue) 3 2017. Last years Elvis Special must have been a hit because here they are with another Celebration to the King. He passed away in 1977, way too young.

Good job.