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6:00 AM on 01.15.2014

Pre-order QM's Serenity now, get an insane bill later

Joss Whedon's space western Firefly has an absurdly dedicated fanbase... to which I don't belong, having never developed a taste for the show. That said, it's hard not to appreciate an impressive-looking spaceship when you se...



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11:00 AM on 01.09.2014

Get Wash's iconic dinosaur toys from Firefly

One scene from Firefly that really made me smile was Wash playing with the toy dinosaurs that sit near the controls to Serenity. They were just plastic toys but seeing the way the pilot loving played with them, combined ...

Natalie Kipper

12:30 PM on 07.21.2013

SDCC 2013: Quantum Mechanix

In terms of things that appealed to me personally, Quantum Mechanix was the big winner at Comic Con. Their booth wasn't the biggest or the flashiest, but it tapped into all of my nerdy sci-fi love. Star Trek, Battlestar Galac...

Tianxiao Ma

Custom Made Monday: Lights, camera, art photo
Custom Made Monday: Lights, camera, art
by Brian Szabelski

This week on Custom Made Monday, we've gone to the movies for a bit! Or maybe back to the 1920s ... or the pages of your comic book ... or into the sky on a jetpack ... or all of the above. Why? Because they're all among this week's customs, silly.

Hit the jump to check it all out!

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Custom Made Monday: Man or machine ... or mouse photo
Custom Made Monday: Man or machine ... or mouse
by Brian Szabelski

Custom Made Monday is back this week after a brief C2E2-related vacation (pre-event preparation, mostly), and it seems in our time, we've missed a few things. Notably, there's some new custom designer toys worth sharing, but there's also some great work in the areas of Lego construction and handmade non-vinyl pieces that deserve attention, too. And at least one of those is Firefly related.

As usual, hit the jump to check out what's new this week!

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6:00 PM on 08.08.2012

You can't take the sky from this LEGO Brick Serenity

What happens when you give an amazing builder (Adrian Drake) a whole lot of LEGO Bricks (70,000 of them) and a whole lot of time to play with them (about 475 hours over 21 months)? You get... this thing of beauty. This 7-foot...

Kristina Pino

9:30 PM on 07.16.2012

SDCC 2012: Quantum Mechanix (part two)

Now we get to what makes Quantum Mechanix so amazing: big huge spaceship models! I'm very sad I couldn't be at SDCC, because I would have loved to see these in person. Still, I'm glad Brian took so many photos. These are defi...

Tianxiao Ma

9:00 PM on 07.16.2012

SDCC 2012: Quantum Mechanix (part one)

As a sci-fi TV show nerd and a figure collector, Quantum Mechanix is one of my favorite companies. And though I can't afford their more extravagant merchandise, there were plenty of smaller things to see at SDCC. Several Batt...

Tianxiao Ma

Quantum Mechanix reveals maquette of Firefly's Inara  photo
Quantum Mechanix reveals maquette of Firefly's Inara
by Natalie Kipper

Quantum Mechanix is certainly in a generous mood. The site previously announced that they would be bringing maquettes of Battlestar Galactica's Admiral Adama as well as Firefly's Shepherd Book to SDCC. And now, Inara Serra of Firefly will be joining the lineup of the Little Damn Heroes series of animated maquettes. She stands in a fiery red dress with her hand brushing her hair back as she looks to the side, giving both a sense of playfulness and thoughtfulness. 

The Inara - Firefly Little Damn Heroes Maquette #8 stands at 4.2 inches tall and made of hand-cast polystone. She is limited to 2000 pieces, each with a certificate of authenticity and black stand for display. The waiting list for her is available now on her product page, with pre-orders scheduled to begin later this month. She will retail for US$39.95. 

Would any of you be interested in adding this space age courtesan to your collection?

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Quantum Mechanix lists their first two SDCC exclusives photo
Quantum Mechanix lists their first two SDCC exclusives
by Natalie Kipper

Our friends over at Quantum Mechanix have unveiled their first two San Diego Comic-Con exclusive items. The first of which is a 1/10-scale maquette of Battlestar Galactica's Admiral Adama. Here is what the company has to say about the 5.9 inch tall figure:

This hand-cast, hand-painted polystone statue shows the battle-weary Adama evincing strength and resolve in a moment of reflection, as he ponders his next step in humanity's struggle for survival against the Cylons. Adama stands on a circular base displaying Galactica's phoenix emblem and is posed in a screen-accurate uniform.  

The Admiral Adama Animated Maquette is limited to 1000 pieces, will cost US$59.95, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. You can sign-up to be on the waiting list for this figure on its product page on the Quantum Mechanix's site.

Quantum Mechanix's second event exclusive comes from Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity, the Serenity Little Damn Heroes Maquette #7 featuring Shepherd Book. His makers have this to say about the detailed figure:

We know that the gentle Christian preacher in Firefly and Serenity has stolen another man's identity. But what about Book's VIP status with the ruling Alliance and his familiarity with space travel, firearms and hand-to-hand combat? He's a mystery to the crew he travels with on the Firefly-class transport, Serenity. QMx has captured the two contradicting sides of Derrial Book in this 4.5-inch, hand-cast, hand-painted maquette. The wry Shepherd holds a Bible in one hand and a shotgun behind his back — fully prepared for what might lie ahead.
The Book Serenity Little Damn Heroes Maquette #7 will cost US$39.95 and, like Admiral Adama, is limited to 1000 pieces and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The waiting list for this figure is available on his product page
Any Sci-Fi fans interested in these?
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8:00 AM on 03.20.2012

WonderCon 2012: Quantum Mechanix

Quantum Mechanix has been doing its darndest to please Firefly fans, and their WonderCon stuff continues that tradition. I think Whedonites in general will appreciate their various figures, such as the Little Damn Heroes vers...

Tianxiao Ma

5:00 PM on 03.02.2012

QMx releasing a new Malcolm Reynolds pistol replica

Quantum Mechanix have announced their latest 1/1-scale replica up for sale, and it's a metal-plated version of Malcolm Reynolds' pistol from Firefly. Molded from the stunt pistol actually used by Nathan Fillion on the series,...

Brian Szabelski