The Outer Space Men are Celebrating 50 Years of Toy Innovation at Five Points Festival!

Five Points Festival show sponsor, The Outer Space Men, are set to display brand new 12″ and 8ft versions of the epic Colossus Rex figure!

New York, NY (May 28, 2018) – Hitting the scene in 1968 and licensed to Colorforms, The Outer Space Men were a group of seven bendable action figures designed by toy inventor Mel Birnkrant. Each of the original seven figures represented beings from other planets in our solar system including Alpha 7, The Man From Mars; Astro-Nautilus, The Man From Neptune; Commander Comet, The Man From Venus; Colossus Rex, The Man From Jupiter; Electron+, The Man From Pluto; Orbitron, The Man From Uranus; and Xodiac – The Man From Saturn.

After their initial success, they faded from the public eye in 1969 after man walked on the moon. It was in 2008 that wall street executive and co-owner of The Outer Space Men, Gary Schaeffer, published the long-awaited graphic novel reintroducing a whole new generation to The Outer Space Men world. With the huge success of the graphic novel, Birnkrant and Schaeffer issued a license to the four horsemen studios (seventh kingdom, mythic legions, masters of the universe) and released a new series of action figures.

To celebrate this auspicious occasion Clutter Studios has produced an 8ft tall Colossus Rex. Working for the past 4 months, Clutter Studios used 3D scanning and printing technology, to scan one of the original Colossus Rex figures and upscale it to both 12” and 8 ft tall.  3D printing both versions, Clutter Studios assembled and finished an 8ft version with full articulation and a genuinely deadly two-handed battle mace!

Be the first to see the amazing new 12” Colossus Rex in person, and take a photo with the awesome 8ft sculpture.

Join them at this year’s Five Points Fest as they celebrate fifty years of epic toys!!!

Join us for  Five Points Festival at the Brooklyn  Center for designer toys, art, craft beer & food, and so much more…

When:

Designer Toy Awards @ the Brooklyn Bazaar

Friday, June 1st: 7pm

Five Points Festival:

Sunday, June 3rd: 11am – 5pm

Saturday, June 2nd: 11am – 6pm

Where:

Brooklyn Center

72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Doors Open at 10am for VIP’s.

Cost:

Daily and full weekend passes available

• Saturday Only Admission: $35

• Sunday Only Admission: $30

• Weekend Pass: $45

VIP Pass: $125 SOLD OUT

Website: www.fivepointsfest.com

Social Media:

• Facebook: facebook.com/fivepointsfest

• Twitter: @fivepointsfest

• Instagram: @fivepointsfest

STAY TUNED FOR EVEN MORE INFO!!

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ABOUT THE EVENT

The Five Points Festival is a collision of designer toys, street art, alternative art, and craft beer curated by Clutter Magazine and Fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company. A designer toy festival in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Neighborhood, Five Points Fest is two days and nights of vinyl and plastic toys, original art, indie designers, resin, plush, blind boxes, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, craft beer and more – kicked-off by the 2018 Designer Toy Awards. The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace.

For More Information on the Five Points Festival, Contact Show Manager Miranda O’Brien at (917-374-9560) miranda@fivepointsfest.com or VISIT: www.fivepointsfest.com

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MadHatter Review

The Cloverfield Paradox is a paradox of marketing. But the question is, is it any good.

I am not a big football fan, but I enjoy watching the Super Bowl. More specifically the movie trailers and commercials. Just like any other movie buff, I already had an idea of what trailers will be popping up. So, when the Cloverfield trailer came on, I wasn’t surprised, just shocked to find out that the film was bought by Netflix and premiering after the game. The Cloverfield franchise has always done a great job of hiding any information about their films. Look at 10 Cloverfield Lane, it just came out of nowhere, we just got a trailer and next thing we know is that the film is coming out very soon. But the question is, is it any good. For the most part it is.

Let me start of with what works in The Cloverfield Paradox. The film has a very interesting premise. You have a group of scientists trying out a crazy experiment that creates a paradox that goes through the entire universe and into the multiverse. The cast also does a great job. Everyone from Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Zhang Ziyi is given their moments to shine. 

Truth is these days it’s so hard to go see a film not know anything about it, with so many movie trailers and spoilers on social media. That is not true here. There was just a teaser that was shown during the Super Bowl. It was awesome going into this movie not knowing anything.

Paradox does play more like a homage to late 70’s early 80’s sci-fi horror films. Which is really a double edge sword. It works for the most part. It just falls in that category of being a bit predictable. 

If you are a fan of Cloverfield and like old school Sci-fi Horror, I’ll say check it out. 

Cloverfield Paradox is currently streaming on Netflix.

3 Hats 3 out 4 Hats

Marvel’s The Defenders: Is it worth the hype? (spoiler free review)

Last week the Mad Hatters had the pleasure of going to the red-carpet premiere for Netflix’s The Defenders. During the premiere, we had a chance to meet the cast, crew and caught the first two episodes of the upcoming show. This review will be mostly spoiler free. Exactly how Marvel Studios was building up to the Avengers, Netflix has also built up to its own team The Defenders. After two years, we at long last get to see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist on the small screen together. I am here to say it’s worth the wait.

The first episode begins with Iron Fist, getting into a conflict with a mysterious figure and learning about an imminent doom that will destroy New York City. Which sets forth a chain of events that little by little brings our local super heroes together. You visualize how I said little by little, the show doesn’t start with them being a team. Even with the episodes I am reviewing will still don’t see them become The Defenders. My guess is by the third or fourth episode we will see them become a team. Now don’t believe just because it takes time for them to form a team, that the show is boring, it’s not at all. I like the thought of spending time with our heroes and seeing what they have been up to since we last saw them.

Which gives us four different storylines and each has its own distinct expression. For instance, Luke Cage scenes have a yellow style to it while Jessica Jones is purple. Some other interesting aspect is how all the supporting characters play an integral part of bringing our heroes together. Besides, it’s cool to see Foggy Nelson meet Luke Cage or Misty Knight and Jessica Jones get into a battle of wits. All in all, it’s nifty to see that the writers really thought out how to get everyone together without it feeling forced.

If you’ve watched the previous shows. You will already know what to expect. Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones do a terrific job of humanizing these heroes. While the supporting cast also performs a fine job and are given their moments to shine. But the scene stealer has to be Sigourney Weaver. She plays Alexandra the mysterious new villain. What establishes the character interesting is she really isn’t your regular type of antagonist. Sigourney’s performance reminds me a bit of Michael Keaton performance in Spiderman Homecoming.

Netflix and Marvel have done an awesome job of making The Defenders look more like a big blockbuster film. Not articulating the other shows didn’t. You could merely tell that they are more confident this time around. Everything from the cinematography to action choreography have been stepped up a notch. My sole complaint was I couldn’t watch the rest of the episodes. I suppose I’m going to have to wait like everyone else.

4 Hats4 out of 4 Hats