perjantai 31. maaliskuuta 2017

Oyster Boy 8" Vinyl Figure

Oyster Boy 8" Vinyl Figure by Dark Horse Deluxe. I bought this from Kukunor's clearance sale in 2013. These figures are all good quality and nicely detailed.

torstai 30. maaliskuuta 2017

Alice in Wonderland soundtrack

Alice in Wonderland cd. I actually don't recall where I have gotten this, might be that I bought it via some years ago but cannot say for sure. Anyways, basic soundtrack without anything special. There is also Almost Alice soundtrack with songs playing in the movie from different bands and artists, but I haven't got that one yet.

Frankenweenie - A Cinematic Storybook

Frankenweenie - A Cinematic Storybook which I got as a present in 2013. Published by Disney Press in 2012. The book tells the Frankenweenie story with photos of the movie and very short story lines.

Dark Shadows soundtrack

This actually arrived couple days ago, but I had other things to do so didn't have time to update earlier. I bought this Dark Shadows soundtrack cd via Discogs and it cost me about 12€.

keskiviikko 29. maaliskuuta 2017

James and the Giant Peach Storybook

This also arrived today - James and the Giant Peach storybook. It is paperback published by Puffin Books in 1996. The item description on eBay actually said hardcover, but there had been some mistake. I don't actually know if this is even available as hardcover, but paperback is just as fine by me. The story is by Roald Dahl and the illustrations in the book are by Quentin Blake, so only the covers are from the movie. This cost me about 8 euros.

James and the Giant Peach - The Book of The Film

Also something new came today! I found James and the Giant Peach books from eBay and had to get couple of them straight away. The first one arriving was James and the Giant Peach - The Book of the Film paperback. Published by Puffin Books in 1996. The book is used, some wear on the cover but that was expected since the it is over 20 years old! I paid about 5€ for this one.

Corpse Bride - An Invitation to the Wedding

Corpse Bride - An Invitation to the Wedding, a paperback book published by Newmarket Press in 2005. The book includes foreword by Tim Burton, illustrations, behind the scenes material, full credits of the movie and also the whole illustrated story with photos from the movie.
      I bought this from another collector via with a bunch on other stuff. Unfortunately I don't remember anymore how much I paid for this back then.

tiistai 28. maaliskuuta 2017

Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of The Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd film book I got in 2009 on my second visit in Dublin, Ireland. Found this from some local bookstore for 5€! It is written by Mark Salisbury and published by Titan Books in 2007. It includes foreword by Tim Burton, photos and illustrations, behind the scenes photos, extracts from the screen play and interviews with the cast.

Frankenweenie Storybook

I got this book as a birthday present in 2014. Frankenweenie hardcover storybook published by Disney Press in 2012. The whole book is printed on black paper and the text is white, some small illustrations are included.

Big Eyes - The Film, The Art

My birthday was last month and I have to admit I was a bit dissappointed when my husband gave me only two giftcards for a clothing store. BUT last week I noticed a brand new book about burlesque on my bedside table with a post-it saying "happy birthday honey 1/2". My husband told me the book had been there since my birthday, I just hadn't noticed it :D AND yesterday when I got home from work I saw this huge book on the comicbookshelf and also there was a post-it saying "happy birthday honey 2/2" :D That too had been there for over a month without me paying any attention to it. Got to admit I am a bit angry with myself for not noticing these things earlier, but on the other hand I love surprises! But back to the main point of this blog...

So I got this Big Eyes - The Film, The Art hardcover book yesterday (or a month ago) as a birthday present from my husband. I know he got it from Adlibris, it costs about 25€ there which is quite inexpensive when you look at the size of this book. It is somewhere between A3 and A4.
      Book is written by Leah Gallo and published by Titan Books in 2014. It includes foreword by Tim Burton himself, film stills, behind the scenes photos, visual effects consepts, costuming and photos of original artwork by Margaret Keane.

sunnuntai 26. maaliskuuta 2017

Batman, The Story

Batman hardcover book, written by Craig Shaw Gardner. This is a Finnish version published by Otava. I bought this from a second hand group on Facebook in 2013. 


Corpse Bride mini bust-up: Paul, the Head Waiter

Corpse Bride Bust-ups Series 2 - Paul the Head Waiter. Made by Gentle Giant. I bought this in 2013 when Kukunor was having a clearance sale.

maanantai 20. maaliskuuta 2017

"With This Ring, I Ask You to Be Mine"

One of my treasures! Corpse Bride Wedding Vow & Skeleton Rings. They come in a lovely butterfly box, with the vow printed inside the box and in the bigger ring there are skeletons dancing and the smaller one has some kind of vine or barbed wire running around it. These are made by McFarlane and the whole item is quite nicely done. The rings are not silver, but maybe steel?
         I had been wanting this item for my collection for ages and then one day I found this from a gothic second hand FB group. A lady was selling this because she had bought it for her and her husbands wedding rings, but the size had been wrong. I don't recall how much I paid for this but it was probably something like 15-20€. I maybe got this in 2013.
        As soon as I got this I actually tried the ring on and it fits perfectly so for a slight moment I thought about having these as our wedding rings, but then we decided to get complitely unique rings when we got married in 2015.

Black & White Handbag

This is an old one, probably bought this in 2009 or 2010. I found this handbag from a flea market in Kuopio for 2 euros. It was so inexpensive I had to buy it and I have actually used this couple of times because it is big enought for a phone, umbrella and a wallet.
     I do not really collect bags, clothes or jewellery from Burton's movies because there are million items and most of them are not official. Sometimes though I might buy something if it is very affordable.

sunnuntai 19. maaliskuuta 2017

The Crone

I got this one back in 2014 but here's the more detailed post about it. 

This one came from the U.K. and this is much more horrifying than I expected. This is The Crone from movie Sleepy Hollow. Figure is made by McFarlane and I totally love their figures! This one also is great quality: her hands move, her eyes and tongue move when you pull the "snake tail" -thing on the back of her head. She came with all these accesories you see in the picture. This cost about 10€ including shipping and was definitely worth that money, could have paid even more for it. 
            I was happy to get this since this was my first Sleepy Hollow figure and I had only few other things from the movie before this one.

Tim Burton: Interviews

I got this book as a birthday present from my parents in 2014 but since I am renewing some posts to make this blog more clear here's a new post about this book.
       The book is paperback, edited by Kristian Fraga and published in 2005 by University Press of Mississippi. This is the first edition.
       This includes a good chronology of Tim Burton's career and filmography. Interviews with Mr. Burton by several interviewers are collected in this book. There are interviews from 1988 to 2003 conserning several of his movies.

Dr. Finkelstein Trading Figure

I bought this in 2014 with Oogie Boogie trading figure, that post you can find HERE.
These mini trading figures are made by JUN Planning and you have to build them from smaller pieces.

P.S. I just noticed that the package has Dr. Finkelstein mispelled!

Mars Attacks! Storybook

Here's new separate post about the Mars Attacks! storybook in Finnish. I bought this via about five years ago. Don't remember the price anymore, but it was probably couple of euros. The book is written by Jonathan Gems and published by Gummerus Kirjapaino Oy in 1997.
    No images included in the book, only the story. This one is paperback.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Squominos Game

And the last item arriving this week was Charlie and The Chocolate Factory - Squominos Game. There is no mark of the year but this is manufactored by Funrise Toy Corp. with Warner Bros trademark and it has a photo from the movie so it is made about in the same time as the movie.
    I bought this from eBay for about 15€ including shipping. Item is second hand, used by previous owner but still in good condition and complete with all the pieces.

Mars Attacks! - The Art of The Movie

Oh my, I'm so happy about this book! I actually found this from eBay for about 7€ including shipping so really cheap AND this is the first edition of the book published in 1996. Published by Ballantine Books and written by Karen R. Jones. This one is paperback but quite large in size.
        Book features photos of the movie, behind the scenes, making of masks and props, blueprints, original illustrations by Tim Burton. Also including Burton's early filmography.

Edward Scissorhands playing cards

Yay, some of my latest eBay purchases arrived!
       First one up is Edward Scissorhands DVD box with playing cards. This one is UK version, basic DVD with playing cards in tinbox. Cards are quite funny looking because they are squere and not the typical shape. I already have one or two DVDs of this movie but I really wanted the cards so I bought the whole box. I paid about 15€ for this.

maanantai 13. maaliskuuta 2017

Ichabod Crane by McFarlane

I just found out that I have complitely forgotten to post about this Sleepy Hollow figure which I have gotten years ago! I actually don't remember anymore where I have bought this, but probably from eBay.

Ichabod Crane figure made by McFarlane in 1999. Comes with  a bag and some accessories. Quite nicely detailed, posable arms, legs, head and waist. Also stands on his own pretty well.

lauantai 11. maaliskuuta 2017

The Nightmare Before Christmas trading cards

The Nightmare Before Christmas set has 72 cards that includes characters, movie scenes and the making of/behind the scenes cards, all of them with some information on the backside. These cards were made by NECA in 2001, so they are not original from the year 1993. I bought these via eBay.
      Funny thing in these cards is that there is manufactory mistake in two cards. A card with Zero's picture on it has a description of Dr. Finkelstein and vice versa.

These cards are available in foil pack, 7 cards in each. There are also two more series' of TNBC trading cards and I will post photos on them later since I don't yet have the complete sets.

Charlie and the Chocolate Audiobook

I just realized while checking this blog that I've forgot to show you my Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -audiobook! My father found it for me years ago from a flea market for couple euros. It's read in Finnish and includes 3 CDs. I haven't listened to it yet though...

perjantai 10. maaliskuuta 2017

Alice in Wonderland storybook in Finnish

Alice in Wonderland paperback book in Finnish. Finnish name is Liisa Ihmemaassa.
The book is produced exclusively for Wella. I bought this via many years ago for couple of euros. There are few small illustrations, but nothing actually from the movie.

tiistai 7. maaliskuuta 2017

Beetlejuice playing cards

Last week I had a little shopping spree online and bought some items from eBay again. Yesterday the first one already arrived from Germany, REALLY quick shipping!

The item was Beetlejuice playing cards with screen captures from the movie on each card. Manufactured by Aquarius. I paid 9 euros for this.

torstai 2. maaliskuuta 2017

James and the Giant Peach soundtrack

James and the Giant Peach is a great movie and actually one of my favourites from Burton's older productions. I can't recall where I have gotten this soundtrack but I have had it for some years. I actually just bought some books of the movie yesterday from eBay, so I will update here as soon as they arrive!

keskiviikko 1. maaliskuuta 2017

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory storybook

So this one is the storybook written by Roald Dahl in English. Published by Puffin Books in 2005.
I actually don't remember where I have gotten this, but maybe I bought this from flea market.
    The books has the full story, original illustrations by Quentin Blake but also some colour photos from the movie. The cover of this paperback has shiny golden finish.