Remembering Eddie Wires –

I was very sad to hear about the passing of Eddie Wires earlier this week. The staff of the Fwoosh put together a small article with our remembrances of Eddie. Some of us had just seen him a few weeks back, during San Diego Comic-Con. Eddie – we’ll miss you.

If you’re an action figure fan, chances are you’ve got a toy on your shelf that Eddie Wires helped create. Some of you probably have shelves full of toys Eddie had a hand in. After Eddie was done painting a prototype, that figure was the best it would ever look and the best it would ever be. That’s because no factory production process could ever hope to match what he created by hand.

I wasn’t lucky enough to spend a lot of time with Eddie, but it seemed to me that he had the same effect on the people around him as he did on the toys he created – life was better when he was there. Always friendly, always smiling, and it was certainly infectious.

If you look through his body of work (see his online portfolio or his Facebook albums), like I do from time to time, you’ll be reminded of what might have been in the world of toys. With him gone, I’ll ask myself that every time I see a painted prototype, and every time I’m outside on the balcony at Jolt’n Joes.

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Weta Products on Sale at San Diego Comic-Con

Weta, the special effects and props company that earned its renown from its work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will have a host of products available for sale at San Diego Comic-Con. See their Comic-Con Specials and Image Descriptions for more information. Enjoy!

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Gentle Giant Sale Ends May 31

Most items in Gentle Giant’s May sale are 50% off, including the outstanding Hellboy and Abe Sapien animated figures.

May Month Long Sale ends May 31st, 2009

Our May month long sale is coming to an end…Here is the list of Sale Items:

Elliot Statue
Mushu Statue

Hellboy Animated Abe Sapien
Hellboy Animated Abe Sapien

Abe Sapien Animated Action Figure
Hellboy Animated Action Figure
Hellboy Movie Action Figure 

Crawler Mini Bust
Jason Voorhees Mini Bust
Leatherface Mini Bust

30 Days of Night Iris Action Figure – Feeding Frenzy Edition
30 Days of Night Marlow Action Figure – Feeding Frenzy Edition

HALO Master Chief Mini Bust

Bellatrix Lestrange Mini Bust
Cho Chang Mini Bust
Draco Malfoy Mini Bust
Fred & George Weasley Mini Bust (2 pack)
Harry Potter – Year 5
Harry Potter on Thestral Statue
Nymphadora Tonks Mini bust
Professor McGonagall Mini Bust
Remus Lupin Mini Bust

Indiana Jones Mini Bust
Indiana Jones on Horse Statue

Elrond Ringbearer
Frodo in Orc Armor Ringbearer Mini Bust
Sam in Orc Armor Ringbearer Mini Bust
Tom Bombadil Mini Bust

Animated Captain Barbossa Maquette
Animated Davy Jones Maquette
Animated Elizabeth Swann Maquette
Animated Will Turner Maquette
Pirates of the Caribbean BUNDLE

Boba Fett Classics Bust
Jabba’s Palace Band
Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) Classics Bust
Mos Eisley Cantina Band Bust-Ups Box Set
Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor Mini Bust
Queen Amidala Classics Bust
Qui-Gon Jinn Mini Bust
Senate Guard Statue
Scout Trooper on Speeder Bike Kustomz
Star Wars Clone Wars Clone Trooper Bust-Ups Box Set
TIE Fighter Pilot on TIE Fighter Kustomz
TOMY Helmet Collection Series 2 – Set of 12
TOMY Helmet Collection Series 2-Single Helmet
Zuckuss Mini Bust
Princess Leia as Jabba’s Slave Accessory Pack/Bib Fortuna BUNDLE

Place your order today and take advantage of tremendous savings!

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