Realistic Mechanized Sculptures of Characters From the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ at Monsterpalooza

Norman Chan of Tested ventured to yet another impressive display at the Monsterpalooza convention (previously) in Burbank, California, where he scoped out an impressive collection of realistic mechanized sculptures, built by the team of creatives at Figment Foundry, which portrayed characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. More photos of the team of turtles and Master Splinter are available to view on the Figment Foundry Facebook page.

We weren’t fond of the designs for the most recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, but this TMNT imagining we found at this year’s Monsterpalooza were awesome. Originally designed and fabricated as costumes, these mechanized sculpts are the work of an artists collective whose members work in special effects and animatronics. These are the Ninja Turtles we’d like to see on screen!

Leo

Raph

Mikey

Don

Splinter

TMNT

images via Figment Foundry

A Mechanized Sculpture of Yul Brynner as the ‘Westworld’ Gunslinger Robot at Monsterpalooza

Tested recently sent Norman Chan to the Monsterpalooza convention in Burbank, California, where he checked out an amazing silicone mechanized sculpture created by sculptor Nick Marra of Nick Marra Studios, depicting actor Yul Brynner as The Gunslinger robot from Michael Crichton‘s 1973 sci-fi western-thriller film Westworld. Marra goes into detail during his interview with Chan about how he brought the on-screen bionic cowboy to life and shows the sculpture’s face opening up to reveal its robotic innards.

Gunslinger

Gunslinger

photos via Tested

A Homemade Remake of the Trailer for the 1995 Live-Action Film ‘Mortal Kombat’ Based on the Video Game Series

CineFix has released a new episode of their Homemade Movies series (previously) where they remake the teaser trailer for the 1995 live-action Mortal Kombat film that was based on a video game franchise.

We know the theme song is already stuck in your head (you’re welcome!) But we’re going back in time, to re-make the trailer for the 1995 classic MORTAL KOMBAT for your homemade enjoyment. No visual effects. No huge makeup budget. (Just like the original, only more so!)
MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!

CineFix also created a side-by-side comparison and a behind-the-scenes video:

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Incredible Portaits of Cosplayers From the Cardiff Film and Comic Con 2015 in Wales

The Joker
The Joker

Finnish photographer Antti Karppinen recently took an incredible series of portraits that features creative cosplayers from the Cardiff Film and Comic Con 2015 in Wales. According to Karppinen, “when people saw my images they went pretty crazy since they haven’t seen their creations and characters in these almost movie poster-like images.” The full series of photos are available to view on Karppinen’s portfolio website.

Two days straight, over 2000 pictures, over 200 different characters. Just amazing. And all this just as my own project and giving back to these guys that truly deserve all the attention possible. Without them these events would be basically nothing.

So this time in Cardiff Film & Comic Con it was all about them! Didn’t take any pictures of the celebrities. I just wanted to make as many people happy as possible. And I’m sure I did. (read more)

Ghostbuster
Ghostbuster

Tank Girl
Tank Girl

Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins

The Queen of Hearts
The Queen of Hearts

Scorpion
Scorpion

photos by Antti Karppinen

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‘Reactions’ Explores Whether a ‘Game of Thrones’ Valyrian Steel Sword Could Be Made With Real Chemistry

Waterloo, Ontario-based chemistry enthusiast and material scientist Ryan Consell of Mad Art Lab starred in a recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions to answer the Game of Thrones-themed question, “could we make a Valyrian steel sword using real life chemistry?” Consell goes into further detail about his findings on the Mat Art Lab blog.

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