Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Iron Pigs Smell the Change New Era

The minor league baseball team Lehigh Valley IronPigs made headlines today by debuting their new official Saturday cap.  The “smell the change” hat comes in a grey and blue colorway and a nice strip of bacon on the front.  This is one deliciously awesome hat.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Mezco Toyz Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls)

Holy smokes how fast does time pass by?  I wanted to do this review on my Biggie toy for a while, but never had the time.  Then when I finally did I noticed that the toy was made in 2006.  Back then I remember that I was the only person that knew about this toy before it released.  I wanted it because he’s a fat chubby toy that looks unique in any collection.  Since it wasn’t hyped on release I was able to get him for less than $18 (now he sells for much more).
Biggie was made by Mezco Toyz, a company that specializes in unique pop culture toys and collectables.  I like them because they make toys that other toy manufactures would never dream of making.  Biggie was part of a series of Hip-Hop collectables that Mezco made, which also included Public Enemy and various bobbleheads.  The Biggie doll is the best in my opinion because he stands at 9 inches tall, and comes dressed in various clothes.  I was never a huge fan of Biggie Smalls (except for a few tracks), but this action figure sure makes me appreciate his talents even more.
Bonus: picture of Biggie without any clothes, lol you know you were wondering
Mezco Toyz

Sunday, February 23, 2014

WWE Elimination Chamber 2014

Congratulations Randy Orton... Again!

I’m so happy Randy won because I hate Cena and Daniel Bryan.

WWE will have some work cut out for them for Wrestlemania… building the match between Batista and Orton.

Wyatt Family vs. The Shield….. Match of the Year?  I think so, the buildup was incredible, though premature (would have been better for Wrestlemania).  Still the match was exciting, and nonstop.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Nike SB Gibsons

These sneakers were very controversial when they were released because of the hot pink fur.  I’m not sure which one turned people the most against these sneakers, the fur or the pink.  Either way it was okay with me because it made it easier to buy them.  Though I would never consider buying a pair of sneakers with hot pink fur on the ankle support, this was an exception because it was well executed by Nike SB.  Call me whatever you want, but I’m a sucker for sneakers inspired by other products.
These sneakers were inspired by a vintage Gibson guitar case.  The guitar case would usually have a hard leather shell, with pink fur inside.  This sneaker was released as part of a music series pack.  In my opinion the Gibsons were the best release of this pack.  Beyond the concept of the sneaker, the most important reason I bought these sneakers was because of the leather.  The leather reminded me of the handmade 25th anniversary Air Force 1’s.  The leather on the Gibson’s is soft and luxurious.  Great concept, and quality materials is the reason why Gibsons SB’s have now become a highly sought-after sneaker.
Brand: Nike SB
Name: Gibsons, Gibson Guitar Case
Year: 2008
Product Code: 313170 271
Additional:  Gold Box, Colors by Baravetto
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New Era Oakland Athletics B-Grade Fitted

I bought this hat at an outlet when I saw it on clearance.  The price was right, it fit perfect, and I didn’t have an A’s fitted in my collection.  It wasn’t until I got home that I realized one thing; the lip on the brim didn’t fold over the edge.  The hat reminds me of the “Turn Ahead The Clock” hats that had the brim flipped over.  I called the outlet to see if anyone knew why the brim was like this but nobody knew, except the manager who said they were probably B-Grades.  It’s funny to me because I never assumed that New Era would allow B-Grades to be sold in stores.  I’m sure most people wouldn’t even care, and to an extent I don’t either because it still has the New Era quality that makes them one of the best hats ever.
Brand: New Era
Team: Oakland Athletics, Oakland A’s
Style: 59Fifty, Fitted, Official On-Field Cap
Additional: Made in China, 100% Polyester, B-Grade
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

New Era Diamond Era Collection 2014

This week New Era revealed their 2014 MLB Diamond Era collection fitteds.  To my surprise they updated the Blue Jays model by making it all red with a white maple leaf outline.  The 2013 had a successful launch in a blue and red colorway.  Unlike a regular on-field fitted, this model uses breathable fabric this is perfect for hot weather.  My only complaint about this hat is the awkward placement of the Blue Jays logo on the back.  Other than that this is a beautiful hat that the team will use for Spring Training and during certain games (my guess Canada Day, and Armed Forces day).  The retail price for these hats will be $35.99.  The only question now is, will the 2013 model go out of production and become a collector’s item?
Lids pre-order: