DOCTOR WHO MERCHANDISE NEWS: TWELFTH DOCTOR’S SECOND SONIC SCREWDRIVER BLASTS INTO NORTH AMERICA

BBC Worldwide logo TWELFTH DOCTOR’S SECOND SONIC SCREWDRIVER BLASTS INTO NORTH AMERICA

 New York, NY – May 12, 2016 – After months of speculation, BBC Worldwide North America announces Doctor Who’s Twelfth Doctor Second Sonic Screwdriver will go on sale beginning today, Thursday, May 12th, shipping exclusively in the U.S. for $29.98 from BBC Shop US and Doctor Who Shop US and in Canada for  $37.98 from BBC Shop Canada and Doctor Who Shop Canada12th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver

This new toy version is a faithful recreation of the current Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) Sonic Screwdriver, which made its debut in the season nine episode, “Hell Bent.” This is the first Sonic Screwdriver toy to have four light modes and four sound effects.

For a limited time only, exclusively on BBC Shop and BBC Doctor Who Shop, fans will receive a gift with the purchase of the new Sonic Screwdriver – an exclusive pack of trading cards from the Twelfth Doctor’s limited edition – while supplies last.Peter Capaldi 12th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver

The Doctor has carried many Sonic Screwdrivers of various designs throughout his lifetimes, using the numerous settings on the multipurpose tool to open most locks, detect all manner of deadly rays, read bio-signs, and generate sonic waves of great power. This second Sonic Screwdriver for the Twelfth Doctor was “gifted” to him by the TARDIS after his previous version was lost.

About BBC Worldwide North America
BBC Worldwide North America is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operating in the U.S. and Canada. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programing in return for rights. The company operates four businesses in the territory – linear and digital content sales and co-productions, consumer products, BBC.com, and two production divisions – BBC Worldwide Productions, responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars and the U.S. version of Top Gear; and Adjacent Productions, producers of Da Vinci’s Demons, Life Below Zero, and Ladies of London, among others. The company also owns a 50.1% share in cable channel BBC AMERICA through a joint venture with AMC Networks.


About BBC Shop

BBC Shop offers U.S. and Canadian audiences the very best of British programming through our website and print catalogue. Our broad array of products includes DVDs, books, audio books, music, home decor and collectibles developed around top BBC and British brands.

Records & Red Lipstick: Covergirl ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Limited Edition Collection

Star Wars Makeup. Seriously.

I’m a child of the 80’s and always loved the Star Wars movies.  I watched them on VHS tapes, mimicked Darth Vader in box fans, and had a pretty good impression of a Tauntaun walk. I was disappointed, along with the rest of the world, in the three prequel movies in the 2000’s, but I have high hopes for the newest movies. Being a lover of all things makeup, I obviously was excited to see that CoverGirl was coming out with a Limited Edition collection for The Force Awakens.


I tried finding the collection at a few midtown NYC Duane Reade’s but had no luck (does anyone ever find collections in NYC drugstores? I never have luck. Only me?). Thankfully, most of the collection is available on Walgreens.com, so I placed an order (which, I might add was delivered within 36 hours, so that was crazy).The collection includes:

  • Super Sizer Waterproof Mascara – The Light Side (1 shade)
  • Super Sizer Mascara – The Dark Side (1 shade)
  • Outlast Nail Polish (6 shades)
  • Colorlicious Lipstick (6 shades)

Unfortunately, when I ordered from Walgreens, the nail polish wasn’t available, so I didn’t get any of those. I’m not a huge fan of waterproof, so I just picked up The Dark Side mascara. It is not my cup of tea. Though the color is nice and dark, it doesn’t give a lot of volume. I’ll likely use it for simple day looks or to use on my lower lashes.

I also picked up three of the lipsticks (R-L):

Silver is more of an icy pink. It goes on fairly sheer, but it builds up. I actually liked how it looked when I had only one layer on. It was sheer enough to see my natural lip color through, but it still gave a cool frosty silver glimmer. It took about four layers to get to where I thought was totally opaque.

Red is a deep burgundy with gold shimmer and Purple is deep and wearable with a touch of frost. Both of these were super pigmented and opaque on one swipe. Overall, I like the colors a lot. There are a couple of things about these lipsticks however, that will keep me from wearing these lipsticks often. First, these feel almost gritty. I can feel the texture on these and that drives me crazy. The other is the smell/taste of the lipsticks. It is very strong, chemically smell and taste. I had to take it off immediately. It has been a long time since I bought a CoverGirl lipstick, do they all smell like this? It’s a shame because I do like the colors of these.

Here are swatches of the three I own.

L-R: Red 30, Silver 10, Purple 50
L-R: Red 30, Silver 10, Purple 50
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Dot & Bo Hearts Wes Anderson and so do we.

Dot&BoAdOne of my favorite sites for decor is Dot & Bo. This morning’s email was titled “The Grand Storyteller of Design”. I love that they are just as big a fan of Wes Anderson as we are. Check out there merchandise that clearly would make this director smile.

Collecting antique furniture is considered as one of the most expensive hobbies that people can get into because of the high price tags. Given this, it is then important for antique collectors to take the necessary steps that can help them maintain and protect their investments. Among these steps, some of the most important include knowing how to clean and handle antique furniture. However, knowing how to clean and handle antique furniture is not only limited to gaining information on the steps collectors can take to keep their furniture dirt or scratch free. This is because it also involves understanding the factors that cause damage to antique furniture and understanding how they can avoid making their antique furniture vulnerable to damage.

There are a number of risk factors that can cause damage to antique furniture, and collectors need to know about them so they can take the necessary precautions to help them avoid the damage these factors can bring to their collections. One of these includes fluctuations in relative humidity, which means that antique furniture is constantly exposed to changes in weather and temperatures. This can be dangerous for antique furniture because the constant expansion and shrinking of antique furniture as a result of temperature changes can cause cracking and splitting. To prevent such damage, collectors can use a humidifier or they should try to maintain a constant room temperature where they place their collections. You can shop europeans antiques online to furnished your home.

Another factor is sunlight exposure, which can significantly alter the color of the finish of antique furniture. Collectors can prevent such damage by removing their antique furniture from places where there is direct sunlight or by using UV filters on their windows. Another factor that can cause damage to antique furniture is insect infestation, which includes termites. To remedy this problem, collectors need to get outside help, as the only effective solution to this is fumigation. Other factors include the way antiques are handled, the kind of cleaning material and chemical used and on the foreign material that may stain antique furniture such as from liquids.

Given that collecting antique furniture can be expensive. Collectors need to take the necessary steps that can help them preserve the value of their collections. However, doing so does not only involve knowing how to clean or remove scratches on antique furniture. This is because it also involves knowing and understanding the risk factors that can cause damage to antique furniture and also knowing how to prevent exposing their antique furniture to such risk factors.

It is quite easy to determine the antiques provenance and condition, but when it comes to rarity and quality are quite hard for even the most cunning minds out there. I do not mean that for a novice antique hunter this is impossible. But I am saying that it is more time consumable. In order to get those two demands in line you need lot and lots of research and maybe even expert help advice. Needless to say that I forgot patina, color and finish as a secondary criteria for determining the antiques furniture value. As you can se many factors can make your antique priced more or even less that you might have thought. Keep in mind on suggestions such as: – vigorous carving on a piece of American Chippendale antique furniture generally increases its value – keep in mind that more ornate design need more handwork, thus increasing its value as well – delicate additions and fancy framework gives also some edge when it comes to price – size is not always advantage, if antique furniture is too big than it loses desirability a so on.

When trying to find valuable antique furniture think also on its usability not just beauty that is my advice to bring with you when going to antique hunting. Most information on antiques you can get from the specialized forums and discussion board or even few good sites. Bear in mind that experience wise you can always use some additional help from an antique expert.

The Grand Storyteller of Design

Dive into your imagination and be inspired by some of Hollywood’s most creative films. Fill your interiors with tangling family histories, stop-motion animation, and woodland animals who speak and even cuss. Hide secrets (like a marriage in Jamaica) in weathered metal drawers, and introduce the sweet pastel color palette of a grand hotel and its neighboring bakery with soft glowing lamps and muted armchairs which have the best covers from the sequin tablecloth wholesale so they look amazing all the time. At an antique desk, write out letters to your young love, planning an elaborate runaway scheme, or seek vengeance on the creature who ate your best friend with a miniature submarine. Then, ignoring a newly developed crush on a school teacher, pack your trunks for a trip to India with your brothers instead. Daring to view your home from a director’s lens, let fantastical scenarios and fictional imagery lead you to designs that stand out from the rest.

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‘Trollhunter’ Famp Art Poster on sale tomorrow at noon EST!

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Gabriel Picolo Joins FAMP Art’s Roster with a TROLLHUNTER Timed-Release

TROLLHUNTER by Gabriel Picolo
On Sale May14th at 12pm EST
18″x24″ Screen Print
Timed-Release
Run Size: TBD
Price: $39

From Famp Art:

The art is an 18”x24” screen print that will cost $39. It will go on sale Thursday, May 14th at 12pm EST and will end on May 24th at 6pm EST. The print ships WW. The art will take up to two months to ship as we can’t print until we have the final edition size confirmed. There is no limit on the amount of prints you can purchase within the sale period. We will refund you the difference in shipping should you order more than one print, but we only ship a maximum of three prints together.   All orders are final and cannot be cancelled.

Additionally, we will be releasing prints of Gabriel’s popular doodles throughout the year in addition to some other fun stuff, so if you want to know about Gabriel’s future releases be sure to sign-up for our newsletter on www.fampart.com or follow us on twitter, facebook or Instagram to keep up with the latest news.

Want a piece of HBO history? Boardwalk Empire goes up for bid!

BWELogoLiterally 100’s of Boardwalk Empire props, costumes, and vintage set pieces are up for bid right now. You could get your hands on Richard Harrow’s iconic mask. Maybe Nucky Thompson was for favorite character? His opening credits suit is on the block. Check out the auction at ScreenBid. Let us know if you score a piece of HBO history and we’ll feature you on the site! Good Luck! Read More →

Coming Up This Week: ‘Buffy’ alum releases new book- Liz’s interview with Amber Benson

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Liz Whittemore and Amber Benson at Midtown Comics NYC

Let’s be honest, a lot, and I do mean A LOT of us are fans of the Whedonverse.  This past Sunday, Liz had the opportunity to sit down with Amber Benson, actor, director and successful author, best known to some from her iconic TV role as Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Amber’s new book, “The Witches of Echo Park” just became available last week. Stay tuned for a special edition of the Girls on Film podcast for the exclusive audio!!