Touching upon the blockbuster animated franchise Toy Story, Hong Kong’s CLOT has teamed up with Disney to create a fully articulate and poseable 12 inch Sarge in black. The toy is constructed of soft vinyl emulating a realistic toy feeling. Black Sarge comes complete with special packaging and the statement “Leave no man behind” with special sticker. Releasing April 26th with a suggested price of $880 HKD (approximately $100 USD).
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The Air Jordan 1 has undergone a series of themes in the last few months which will luckily culminate in an anticipated OG colorway release later on this year. However for the time being, from recent army inspirations, a “Father’s Day” model has been slated to release in June. The black/white upper features a clear Swoosh and herringbone like materials along the side and toebox. Estimated release date is June 7th, in time for Father’s Day approximately a week later.
Source: Sneaker News, Shoes House Kuze
Keith Hufnagel has previewed HUF’s upcoming collection for spring/summer. The San Francisco retailer has developed strength and momentum with each passing season, with these latest previews showing no doubt the maturity and direction of arguably one of the industries biggest in-house labels. Stay tuned for a further information including the rumored opening of an upcoming HUF in the Los Angeles area.
Here’s an upcoming look at FUCT’s first three tees as part of their “Killing For Peace…” collection. The aesthetics for this collection revolve around some new techniques including water based inks and wet printing techniques to create a vintage cartoon style. Fuct founder Erik Brunetti will continue to release more upcoming designs within the next few days.
Within Japan, it appears as though Disney approached a series of labels on different projects ranging from apparel to toys and accessories. Fashion label Roen is amongst the few to interpret the iconic Mickey Mouse character in toy form. The large scale figure features a guitar smashing Mickey.
The shock factor of Gangster rap has been eroded for more than a decade now. The listening public is no longer appalled and pleasured by the unabashed mentioning of automatic weapons and the sale of illegal pharmaceuticals as we once were. The shtick has become so common place that we now have come to expect it. However, every now and then a veteran comes along and challenges our perception of the genre and actually makes it dangerous again. Prodigy of Mobb Deep was once considered musically dead by several musical critics. His vivid street analysis seemed to wane over the years and his pairing with the polarizing G-unit crew seemed to turn off some lifelong fans.
However, with a new concentrated focus and a more precise brutal delivery Prodigy has picked up where he left off with his mixtape offering last year “Return of the Mac”. His current release “H.N.I.C 2” is some of the grimiest, nihilistic gangster rap you will hear this entire year. P’s flow has become less complicated and straighter to the point adding to the gritty realism of his current release. Also his paranoid conspiracy theorist persona that was delivered in early Mobb albums is not only back in full force it dictates the tone of the entire album. Sonically, Alchemist takes the brunt of the production and masterfully lays down eerie tracks for P to brutalize. Maybe its Ps current jail sentence or his frantically weird new blog postings that makes the listener believe every word he says on the album. Either way, I dare you to turn on “Veteran’s Memorial” and not get shivers up your spine. H.N.I.C indeed.