12 April 2016

F/X tapes from Judge Dredd '95


Many moons ago I managed to get my hands on these two VHS tapes from Cinergi, that show numerous behind the scenes special effects from the 1995 Judge Dredd film.

They're quite interesting to watch, as we've never really seen much behind the scenes footage from that film.

I posted these on to YouTube ages ago but locked them down, I can't remember why, so I've unlocked them so more people can enjoy them, or not!

I've tried recording them via other means but for some strange reason, they come out black and white, so I've left them the way I originally transferred them, by recording off the TV via a phone set up in front!

Anyway, here are the two videos. So sit back and enjoy!




17 March 2016

Dredd statue from Unbox Industries



I placed my order in for this statue from Unbox as soon as it became available for Pre-Order, on the 4th of Feb 2016 and it arrived on the 15th of March. That's pretty impressive compared to most other makers of 2000 AD merchandise!

This was on their pre-order page on their website...Unbox Industries
SHIPPING FIRST WEEK OF MARCH.
Unbox are proud to present a stunning sculptural interpretation of
legendary illustrator Mike McMahon's contemporary styling of Judge Dredd.

The figure stands 12” high on a magnetic base & includes three different "gun hands" allowing the owner to display either the fearsome MK.1 (realistic or stylized version) or MK.2 Lawgiver.
Dredd is intensively detailed, using a combination of PVC and ABS materials.
Its high-end production succeeds in pushing the envelope for the vinyl figure category, giving new meaning to the term “execution.” Packaged in a full colour box, the figure is a must for serious collectors.
The cost was $85 with $25 shipping, which was a deal as far as I was concerned. I paid up and didn't have too long to wait for my tracking order email. Before I knew it, it was with me and I have to say, I'm mightily impressed.

Anyway, here's a 9 minute video which shows you everything, enjoy!


And here are all the close up'ish photos! Don't forget, just click the picture to enlarge it!






















I think this is a must for any Dreddhead out there and for the price, this is a bargain.


22 October 2015

Judge Dredd figure from Mezco



At last, we have a Dredd action figure that is worthy of the character. Forget the minuscule amount of action figures that have gone before, this is it! Mezco have brought Judge Dredd into their ONE:12 series and what a start to what should be a pretty superb line. Most other characters are pretty simple in their design compared to Old Stony Face and Mezco have not skimped on the details on this figure, believe me!

At the moment there are three figures available:-

One:12 Collective - Judge Dredd
NYCC One:12 Collective - Judge Dredd Black and White Variant
Previews Exclusive One:12 Collective - Judge Dredd Cursed Earth Variant

There are also two Lawmaster sets heading our way, very soon.

If you want one, then just do a web search, as numerous places will have them but make sure you compare the prices and postage.

There won't be much writing, as the video tells you most of what you want to know and the pictures show the rest, especially the details.

First up, the short video. Now I filmed this in portrait, as if I did it in landscape, there would be two blank spaces either side of me anyway!

PROFESSIONALS EAT YOUR HEART OUT!



Now sit back and look at a few pictures. I won't be putting descriptions, as I think everyone will know what a boot looks like, or a side shot of Dredd.

Don't forget, click on the first picture and it will enlarge and then just scroll through them on screen.



























All in all, this is a brilliant figure and shows what can be done when an artist from 2000 AD, who is a current Dredd one at that, is in on the design time. The artist in question is Ben Willsher and you can see his style written all over this beauty.