Mondo Unveils New Posters for THE HOBBIT, Plus Aaron Horkey’s THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

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This week marks the release of the final (we think) J.R.R. Tolkein film of the Peter Jackson era, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.  In concert with the film’s debut, the folks at Mondo are releasing a few new custom prints, including The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by Ken Taylor and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by Nicolas Delort.  The main event, though, is the final poster in artist Aaron Horkey’s three-year Lord of the Rings series, an absolutely gorgeous print for The Fellowship of the Ring.  This thing is incredibly rich with color and detail, and I imagine it’ll sell out very fast.  All three posters will be available at a random time on Tuesday, December 16th.

Get a closer look at the Hobbit Mondo posters after the jump along with Horkey’s stunning Fellowship of the Ring print. 

THE FLINTSTONES, YOGI BEAR, TOM & JERRY and More Hanna-Barbera Classics Get Mondo Posters

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Got any big Hanna-Barbera fans in your life?  You might want to keep an eye on the Mondo Twitter feed tomorrow because that’s where you’ll see the on-sale announcement for what could be the perfect holiday gift, five new Hanna-Barbera posters.  There’s a Flintstones print from Dave Perillo, a Yogi Bear design by Andrew Kolb, Tom & Jerry from Anne Benjamin, a Jonny Quest poster by Matthew Woodson and a Hong Kong Phooey one from Drew Millward.

Hit the jump to check out all five Hanna-Barbera Mondo posters and to get some additional details on each print.

Mondo Announces BOYHOOD SteelBook with 76 Minutes of Bonus Features

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Not only is Richard Linklater’s Boyhood a fantastic film, but it’s also quite the cinematic achievement.  Just in case you don’t know, Linklater completed the film over the span of 12 years and did so with the same cast and crew.  The movie begins with five-year-old Mason Jr. and sticks with him until he turns 18 with Ellar Coltrane portraying the character all the way through.

Mondo just announced that Boyhood will be Mondo x SteelBook #002.  If you’re in Canada, you’ll have two versions to choose from, a standard edition and a hand-numbered variant with a 16-page booklet.  Per usual, Mondo is only selling a select number of both copies, 4,000 of the standard edition and 2,000 of the variant to be exact, so you might have to act fast if you want to get your hands on it.  Hit the jump for more on the Mondo Boyhood SteelBook.

Mondo Unveils PULP FICTION Poster for Timed Black Friday Sale; Variants to be Signed by Quentin Tarantino

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Black Friday is just a few days away now.  Better start prepping so you can take advantage of the best deals out there, like Mondo’s Black Friday sale for example.  Beginning on Friday, November 28th and wrapping up on 11:59PM CT on Monday, November 1st, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a stunning new Pulp Fiction poster by Laurent Durieux for $60 as part of a timed sale (no beating the rush, they’ll sell as many as they sell) and then Mondo will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Sally Menke Fellowship.  Cue the salesman voice.  But wait!  There’s more!

Mondo also plans to announce the online sale information for a variant print at a future date, which will be signed by Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino.  Mondo is donating 100% of the variant proceeds to the Sally Menke Fellowship.  Hit the jump for more on Mondo’s Black Friday plans and to check out that new Pulp Fiction print and variant.

Mondo Unveils GREMLINS and FARGO Knit Sweaters

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If you want to prepare for the holidays in style, the good folks at Mondo have you covered.  Today they unveiled a pair of heavy knit sweaters that are currently available for pre-order, and they’re pretty fantastic.  There’s a Gremlins knit sweater and a Fargo knit sweater, each designed by Middle of Beyond and made out of 100% acrylic.  Both sweaters range in size from XS to 3XL, and they’ll run you $85 each.  The Fargo one is based on the TV series rather than the Coen brothers masterpiece, but it’s solid nevertheless.  My favorite, though, is the Gremlins sweater.  It walks the fine line between stylish and tacky, and it features a variety of different Gremlins from Joe Dante’s 1984 film.

Hit the jump to take a closer look at the sweaters and to find out how you can get one for yourself.

Mondo Unveils GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soundtrack on Vinyl with Cover Art by Tyler Stout

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Undoubtedly, one of the best things about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was its soundtrack.  Director James Gunn handpicked a number of tracks that helped color the film and ground it with an emotional center through Peter Quill’s childhood, and cumulatively they result in one of the best popular music movie soundtracks in years.  Fittingly, the good folks at Mondo have announced that they will be putting the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack out on vinyl in a deluxe packaging that comes pressed on 180 Gram Purple Infinity Stone-colored vinyl, with cover artwork from Tyler Stout.  Moreover, each record comes with one of nine randomly inserted screen-printed handbills featuring various characters from the film.  Needless to say, this would make a swell addition to any record collection and could also make for a nice Christmas present if you want to start your holiday shopping early.

Hit the jump to take a closer look at the Mondo Guardians of the Galaxy vinyl and to see how you can get one for yourself. 

Collider Goes to MondoCon: Over 25 Poster, Toy, and Vinyl Images from Mondo’s First Convention

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Take one glance at my family room and it’s obvious the impact that Mondo has had on my collecting habits. Framed prints line my walls, many of which are either Mondo releases or works from artists that I became familiar with while perusing the gallery’s archives. Safe to say, then, that it was an absolute privilege to be able to attend the inaugural MondoCon in Austin this Saturday. Held at The Marchesa Hall & Theater, the convention boasted a more intimate setting than convention goers may be accustomed to. In reality, you could cover the two halls that made up the “convention floor” in a matter of minutes if you just wanted to get a quick overview of everything the exhibitors had to offer. Like with any Tyler Stout print, though, those who took time to stop and admire the details were rewarded with a variety of items from some of today’s best artists, designers, composers, and more.

For less words and more images, hit the jump for a visual recap of my day in Mondo heaven.

Check out Alex Ross’ THE IRON GIANT Poster for MondoCon; Full Programming Lineup Announced for Mondo’s First Convention

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Next month Mondo will have its very own convention, MondoCon, and they’re starting out with a bang.  Today they’ve announced their full lineup of artists and programming as well as some of the amazing artwork they’ll have available.  One of the hottest items this year will undoubtedly be Alex RossThe Iron Giant poster.  This is the celebrated artist’s first time working with Mondo, and hopefully it won’t be his last.  As for The Iron Giant, Mondo is going all out in celebrating the wonderful film’s 15th anniversary, and in addition to Ross’ poster, they will also be putting the movie’s soundtrack on vinyl for the first time with two package designs from artists Jason Edmiston and Jay Shaw.

But these items are just a small part of a much larger convention that will have plenty of cool events.  Hit the jump to check out Ross’ Iron Giant poster, the vinyl covers, and to learn about what you can expect from this year’s MondoCon.

Mondo Unveils EVIL DEAD 2 and ARMY OF DARKNESS Posters by Randy Ortiz, Tom Whalen, and Richey Beckett; On Sale Tomorrow

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Halloween will be here before we know it, folks.  In an effort to get the holiday spirit going a little early, the good people at Mondo have unveiled some incredible posters for a pair of horror movie classics: Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.  Artist Randy Ortiz put together the haunting Evil Dead 2 posters, while there are two separate prints for Army of Darkness by Tom Whalen and Richey Beckett.  There’s not a bad design in the bunch (triumphant Ash atop a bevy of creatures is particularly entertaining), and I imagine demand will be extremely high when these go on sale tomorrow.

In the meantime, hit the jump to get a closer look.  As always, follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement at a random time tomorrow, August 14th.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Mondo Posters on Sale Tomorrow from Artists Tyler Stout, Francesco Francavilla, and More

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Last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the good folks at Mondo unveiled a series of prints inspired by Marvel’s latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy.  A different artist took on each character with Tyler Stout handling the “group poster” duties, and the results were pretty fantastic.  A lucky few were able to nab the posters at Comic-Con, but now Mondo is giving the public at wide a shot to purchase the regular versions of the Guardians prints, as they’ll all go on sale tomorrow.  Whether you want Vance Kelly’s Gamora, Phantom City Creative’s Drax, Kevin Tong’s Rocket, Francesco Francavilla’s Star-Lord, or Stout’s full group poster, you’ll get your chance to nab it on Friday, August 1st.

Hit the jump to take a closer look at the Guardians of the Galaxy Mondo posters, and as always, follow Mondo on Twitter for the on-sale announcement at a random time tomorrow.  Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters at midnight tonight.

Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael Talks New Toys, Availability, Possible Price Points, Pre-Order Dates, Comic-Con, MondoCon, and Much More

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Mondo is a company with a magic touch in the sense that all the great work they do sends fans into a frenzy.  Their limited edition posters sell out in minutes.  Their gallery showings get people lined up for days.  They release vinyl albums for beloved soundtracks.  The company continues to expand, and their latest endeavors are sure to arouse even more passion from fans.  Earlier today, Mondo announced that they will start selling toys starting with figures based on The Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Alfred Hitchcock.

Last week, I spoke with Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael about the company’s foray into toys, and he revealed not only details about the individual toys, but also talked about their availability, how much they might cost, when pre-orders might begin, and more.  We also talked about what the company has planned for Comic-Con as well as their first annual convention, MondoCon.  Hit the jump for the highlights and the full interview.

Mondo Enters the Toy Business; Reveals THE IRON GIANT and “Lil’ Mikey” TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Toys

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After driving fans wild with posters, albums, and more, Mondo is now entering a new arena: toys.  The company is going to come out with guns blazing as their first releases will be a 16″ The Iron Giant figure, a 1/6th-scale Alfred Hitchcock action figure, and an adorable “Lil’ Mikey”, a vinyl figure based off Mike Mitchell‘s artwork for Michelangelo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Because Mondo is a by-fans, for-fans enterprise, Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael says they chose The Iron Giant because they love the movie.  “It’s not like it’s an anniversary,” says Ishmael.  “This could be the year after the movie came out, we would be trying to do this.”  According to USA Today, The Iron Giant figure has “30 points of articulation, lights up, has a magnetic ‘S’ from a “Seafood” sign to put on his chest, and has an interchangeable dented head and weaponized arm to make a ‘War’ version of the character.”  The figure’s design came straight from the files director Brad Bird used to create The Iron Giant.

Hit the jump to check out the Iron Giant and “Lil’ Mikey” toys, learn more about the figures, and what Ishmael is hoping to accomplish in the long term.

Over 25 Images from Ken Taylor’s Mondo Gallery Show in Austin

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The Mondo Gallery’s Ken Taylor show has hit Austin in the beginning of  the scorching summer.  Around 70 people waited in line and braved the heat to check out some awesome limited edition posters and originals for sale.  The walls were filled with prints and originals for sale for properties such as No Country for Old Men, Children of MenNosferatu, This Island Earth, Das Boot, Predator, Frankenstein, Fight Club and more.  Hit the jump for photos of the gallery show.

Exclusive: Check Out Ken Taylor’s FRANKENSTEIN Poster from His Upcoming Mondo Gallery Show

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With Mondo’s next gallery show “The Art of Ken Taylor” opening Friday night in Austin, our friends at Mondo are letting us premiere his poster for Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein.  The screenprint is being offered two ways: as a regular and variant edition with different colors. The regular is an edition of 375 and the variant is 175.  Both are 24 x 36.

In addition to the Frankenstein poster, Taylor also did posters for Children of Men & Little Shop of Horrors, which are two movies Mondo has never previously tackled before.  Hit the jump to check out our exclusive Frankenstein posters and for more information on the show.

Celebrate the HANNIBAL Season 2 Finale with a Pair of New Mondo Prints

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The wild second season of NBC’s Hannibal comes to a close tomorrow night with the show’s season finale, and if the last few episodes are any indication, we’re in for a twisted and thrilling conclusion to season two of this excellent psychological horror series.  To mark the event, the folks at Mondo will be releasing a pair of fantastic new Hannibal-inspired prints by Phantom City Creative that depict the titular man and monster.  The show has really been firing on all cylinders this year, and I’m eager to see what messed up avenues creator Bryan Fuller takes us down in season three.

Hit the jump to check out the Hannibal Mondo posters.  They’ll be released at a random time tomorrow, May 23rd, and you should follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the on sale announcement.  The season two finale of Hannibal airs on NBC tomorrow night.

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