lauantai 21. syyskuuta 2013

Planet of the Apes

Today I visited The Good Fellows Comics Store in Helsinki and found some great books and comics that I had get. One of those was Planet of the Apes Re-imagined by Tim Burton -book so I got my first piece of Planet of the Apes stuff to my Burton collection - well if you don't count the soundtrack and the DVD that I already have. This book cost 20€ but I haven't seen it sold anywhere in Finland before so there was no way I would have left it there. It is published by Newmarket Press in 2001 invluding the screenplay, movie stills, illustrations, behind the scenes photos and drawing by Tim Burton.

torstai 19. syyskuuta 2013

Stain Boy

Some time ago I bought the Toxic Boy mug and today I got Stain Boy mug as a gift! So now I have them both. I also got Nightmares and Fairy Tales #3 book, but that has nothing to do with Tim Burton so I won't put it in here.

"Of all the super heroes,
the strangest one by far,
doesn't have a special power,
or drive a fancy car.

next to Superman and batman, I guess he must seem tame.
But to me he is quite special,
and Stain Boy is his name.

He can't fly around tall buildings,
or outrun a speeding train,
the only talent he seems to have
is to leave a nasty stain.

Sometimes I know it bothers him,
that he can't run or swim or fly,
and because of this one ability,
his dry cleaning bill is sky-high."

Stain Boy Colour Changing Mug (Dark Horse)

maanantai 9. syyskuuta 2013

"Whoever thought that you could die from breathing outdoor air?"

Happy news I got mail today!  Special about this is that the mail came (once again) from and I got the newest Lenore - Purple Nurples hardcover and Tragic Toys for Boys and Girls The Toxic Boy heat sensitive mug. The best thing was that I though the mug would be plastic but it actually was a regular ceramic/porcelaine mug so it is much better than I expected.

Roy the Toxic Boy is my favourite character from Tim Burton's The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories. These mugs were sold out on Adlibris but they got another delivery of these so I finally got one for myself. I even had to reorganize the shelves so now I have one for Tragic Toys -stuff only.

Toxic Boy Color-Changing Mug (Dark Horse)

"To those who knew him
-his friends-
we called him Roy.
To others he was known
as that horrible Toxic Boy.
He loved ammonia and asbestos,
and lots of cigarette smoke.
What he breathed in for air
would make other people choke!

His very favorite toy
was a can of aerosol spray;
he'd sit quietly and shake it,
and spray it all the day.

He'd stand inside the garage
in the early-morning frost,
waiting for the car to start
and fill him with exhaust.

The one and only time
I ever saw Toxic Boy cry
was when some sodium chloride
got into his eye.

One day for fresh air
they put him in the garden.
His face went deathly pale
and his body began to harden.

The final gasp of his short life
was sickly with despair.
Whoever thought that you could die
from breathing outdoor air?

As Roy's soul left his body
we all said a silent prayer.
It drifted up to heaven
and left a hole in the ozone layer."

- Tim Burton: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories