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Life Update… what’s new in Dan’s World.

May 17th, 2010

Hey all!  Wow can't believe I haven't updated this blog since February, that's pretty sad on my part!  I have been active here and there, but mostly I have been involved in renovations and off-site related activities that have me completely removed from the front of a computer and my inbox.  Now I know most of you know that at the beginning of the year I was separating from my wife, looking for a new house and trying to figure out what to do with P2L, my professional life and everything else in between.  Well, I am happy to report that things have been going VERY well and I am happier now than ever.

In terms of the housing situation, I was able to sell off a vast amount of my collection and pay off all my dept and get a downpayment for a new house, which I bought and moved in to February 12th or so.  The house is located in Montreal near Corina's school and it's quite a bit of a fixer-upper.  I couldn't hope to afford a decent sized place that was in fantastic condition, so I was looking for something with a great floorplan and could be renovated like I wanted over the next year or two.  The place I found was exactly that, but good Lord there's a TON of work to be done.  I posted a bit on the teardown of the nasty coldroom back in March on the P2L forums, you can read that by clicking HERE!

Later in that same month I took on a condo renovation project that lasted about a month… this was a near complete rebuild of a 2 bedroom condo, I actually stripped the bathroom right down to the wall studs!  This was actually a great opportunity for me to learn a few things that ill be later applied to my house, so it was a fun project.  My girlfriend Maibbeth would come by to check up on me, bring me lunch and/or cheer me on.  One time I got busted working.. well… not very hard:

A couple of weeks ago it started getting pretty crazy and I was burning out… it was definitely time for a vacation so I could get my head back in the game and unwind a bit.  I had been going several months nonstop on a rollercoaster ride so a break with my baby was definitely in order.  I will say this right now… Maibbeth is the only reason I didn't lose my mind with all this.  She has been the most amazing, supportive and loving person I could have ever hoped for, and I will never forget everything she's helped be through.  Love you baby!  So, we booked a last minute vacay down south… to Varadero, Cuba!

I've been back for a couple of weeks now and been struggling to catch up and get back at it… still finishing a few details at the condo project, then I will be back at it at my place fixing up the coldroom and then attacking the bathroom upstairs, but I will be back online as well balancing my online life and work with personal stuff.  I just wanted to let you guys know that I am in very good shape mentally and physically and things are going well beyond my expectations.  I want to thank everyone again for their amazing support at the beginning of the year and thanks to all of you that continue to show your friendship.  You've all been AMAZING and I owe you all so much.  So here's to you *raises glass* and I look forward to bringing you more content, reviews and laughs in the near future!

My sincerest thanks and best wishes,
Dan

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Who wants a $25 Sideshow Gift Certificate?

April 6th, 2010

Hey guys!  I have a $25 Gift Card code available that I received with one of my orders (Sideshow Freaks T-Shirt), so if you're looking to order something on their Gift Card list, here's $25 off!

If you're not sure how to use these, you have to go to the Sideshow GC page located HERE and you can verify the code and see a full list of all items eligible for purchase with a gift card.  This is first come, first served and it's only good for one shot, so once 1 person uses the code, it will no longer be valid.  So, for $25 off, use GC code IGC-00011-ZKSBQPNG and be sure to post what you bought with it!

Enjoy,
Dan

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Technical Problems… please bear with me!

March 22nd, 2010

Hey all… just a heads up that Friday morning I suffered something in the way of a small disaster on my primary working computer and I was able to recover pretty much everything from backups however my email PST file was totally corrupted and I REALLY need that for my emails and for work.  So I tried to run the scanpst.exe recovery tool from Microsoft but it refused to work no matter what I tried.  I then left for Ottawa for the weekend for my daughter's birthday party with my folks so I wasn't able to do anything until last night when I was back in town.  Overnight I was able to find a tool that had a free demo by a company called Remo that seemed to be able to recover my PST file, but took 4.5 hours to run.  The demo ended up being successful but the demo is limited so it wouldn't recover everything unless I registered.  So this morning I registered the program and I am now re-running the scan as I type this from my laptop so I should be back in business later this afternoon.

I apologize for the delay and I am sure there are TONS of you waiting for a reply or some sales related actions to be done.  Please bear with me while I get my email back up and running and I will get caught up today.

Thanks in advance!
Dan

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Dancing with the Stars – Predator 2 Style!

February 25th, 2010

Question for you guys… what do you get when you combine all the Lost Hunters from Predator 2 with slick dance moves, a ghetto blaster, and the ever sweating Danny Glover?  Well, I guess you would get the following video that my buddy Anthony Mestas just gave me a heads up on lol!

Yes folks, that would be all the original P2 Lost Hunters from the Predator 2 movie doing a dance off, and yes that really is Danny Glover partying in the middle towards the end of the clip.  The video, which was uploaded to YouTube by 'tonsoftreats' includes the following information on the clip:

Lionel Douglass -AKA- Big "D" is a member of the original Don Campbellock dance group the "Lockers" He is also the creator of this dance act and one of the Predators of this number. Lionel Douglass -AKA- Big "D" will be the last one dancing doing the "Alpha". Granny Nancy feeds the Predators so check her out at Granny Nancys Kitchen. www.grannynancyskitchen.com More on Lionel Douglass…..go to imdb or www.lioneldouglass.com or google Lionel Douglass (Big Bird) Yes that is Danny Glover in the video.

Too cool, thanks Anthony for the vid…  First time I see this too, hope you guys enjoyed it.

Peace!
Dan

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New Photos Posted from the Set of Predators!

January 25th, 2010

Just in case you haven't seen this yet, there have been a bunch of new photos released from the set of Predators, and we even get a look at some of the new Predator designs!  Check out the new photos posted by clicking HERE!

Any thoughts?  That bio on the right certainly looks a lot like the Blades concept from Pete Mander's SEED film doesn't it?  What do you guys think… post your thoughts below by clicking on the comment button.

Enjoy!
Dan

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Sideshow Offers Sideshow Freak Forum T-Shirts FREE Until Supplies Last!

January 25th, 2010

Hey all!  Just saw on the Freaks board that Sideshow is giving away a limited number of Sideshow Freaks T-Shirts for free, you just need to pay shipping!  Check it out by clicking HERE!

Finally! Official Sideshow Freaks gear!

The Sideshow Freaks T-Shirt Apparel features:

  • Alternative Apparel(R) Tear-Away Tee in Asphalt Gray
  • Regular fit basic crew tee with tear-away label.
  • 100% Cotton Jersey, brushed or ringspun for minimal pilling and super softness
  • Shirt design is printed using a discharge printing method, which imprints the image by bleaching away the dye to reveal the raw cotton fibers and preserve the softness of the cloth.

So there ya go, grab em while they last!

Dan

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Predatorstuff Personal Collection is For Sale!

November 26th, 2009

EDITED AS OF 01-03-2011

Painted Kits

All photos are of the ACTUAL kits for sale… many of these kits have been featured in reviews on Predatorstuff.com, featured in magazines and used to produce product Box art.  These kits are the best of the best.


Billiken Predator 1 Kit with Custom Base
$599.99
Here is the kit that started it all!  This is an original Predator 1 kit from Billiken and it was painted by Neal Pepper aka Vindicator and it was the kit that got me in to kit collecting!  I was collecing McFarlane/NECA type stuff and I did have a couple of kits in my collection, but when I picked this up from Neal, I was totally blown away and that’s why I dropped the toys and went to the world of Garage Kits!  This is my oldest piece and still one of my best.


Custom Geometric Alien Base
$169.99
This is a custom made base by Joe Dunaway.  He created this from two generic alien bases from Geometric Designs and then added additional burns and details and then gave the entire thing a kick as paint job!  And as with all Joe Dunaway buildups, this piece is signed and dated on the bottom.


Painted Kit Super Edge Hunter of Darkness Kit 
$599.99
Painted by Joe Dunaway (please note the photos with “nayuta” in the name are the photos of the kit being sold).


Painted Kit Female Predator with Sword 
$599.99
Painted by Joe Dunaway and featured in Kitbuilders Magazine.


Painted Kit Geometrics Celtic Predator Bust 
$499.99
Painted by Joe Dunaway


Painted Kit Geometrics P1 masked Predator Bust 
$499.99   
Painted by Joe Dunaway


Painted Kit Geometrics P1 unmasked Predator Bust 
$499.99   
Painted by Joe Dunaway

Painted Kit SuperDeformed Scar Predator $199.99 (Photos pending)
Painted by Thai Artist

Painted Kit Indiana Jones Bust and Idol by Jeff Camp $399.99
Painted by Jeff Camp, includes COA and Idol.  I also did a small review on this guy, you can check it out by clicking HERE!


Painted Kit SMO Creations Aliens Derelict Crewmember 
$69.99
Made by SMO Creations – only 10 made.

Prop Replicas


Prop Replica P2 Bio Helmet includes lasers
 $329.00
Here is my custom made P2 Bio Helmet from Art Gonzales.  It’s gorgeous with awesome weathering and working lasers with a cool trigger system to turn them off and on.


Prop Replica Bone Hunter Predator Helmet
 $299.99
Made by Mike Loh, first in the series of 4 bios in his apocolyptic series.

Pre-painted Statues and Figures


Repainted Sandy Collora Predator Bust
 $199.99
Painted by Joe Dunaway – No retail box.

LOTR Battletroll Helm $19.99
Sideshow Collectibles – Includes retail packaging.

Prepaint NECA 18″ Jack Sparrow $59.99   NECA – No retail box.

Prepaint NECA 18″ Hellboy $59.99   NECA – No retail box.

Prepaint NECA 18″ Willy Wonka $59.99   NECA – No retail box.

McFarlane 18″ Edward Scissorhands $69.99
McFarlane – No retail box.

NECA 18″ Crow $69.99
NECA – No retail box.

McFarlane 12″ Terminator $29.99
McFarlane – No retail box.

Prepaint Lance Henrikson AvP Yile Proof 10 of 10 Framed $599.99
Sideshow Collectibles – Includes framed tile and framed COA


Ironman Stealth Version LSB
 $129.99
Sideshow Collectibles – MIB.

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Most INSANE Auction Ever – Life-Size props from Stan Winston Studios Conference Room and MORE!

September 24th, 2009

With the tragic passing of Stan Winston, the family is liquidating much of Stan’s work as they transition to Legacy Studios, and pretty much everything is or has been sold.  This October 8th and 9th 2009 is your chance to own the actual Predator statue from his conference room, or maybe the full-size T-Rex head is more your thing?  It can, if you have the tens of thousands needed to bid…

It’s hard to believe all this is going to be available from a single auction all at the same time…  Here’s just a few of the insane items up for grabs:

  • Full-size “Predator” display from Predator (from SWS)
  • 1/5-scale T-Rex Maquette
  • Full size T-Rex head
  • Tons of Jurassic Park dino heads and maquettes
  • The original 1:4 scale Queen Maquette from Aliens
  • Hunter Killer drones and other robotics from Terminator movies
  • TONS of SWS concept drawings
  • The real 1977 Chevy Camaro Bumblebee car from Transformers
  • Full-scale screen-used Hero Bumblee robot from Transformers(all 16 feet of him!!!)
  • TONS of Transformers stuff from the recent Fallen movie
  • Signed posters and photos from musicians and actors
  • Weapons and armor from movies like 300, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean and tons more…

Trust me, you need to go check this out just for the drool factor.  Visit www.profilesinhistory.com and prepare for nergasm.  Amazing, yet very sad to see this going… RIP Stan.

Enjoy!
Dan

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