detail in retail

even more p&p au! ! ! 

  • Keith has a bike (ofc), an Energica Ego 45 with gorgeous black and red detailing that retails for $68k 
    • Easily the most expensive thing he’s bought as an adult (Shiro helped cosign) 
    • It rides like a dream and takes corners faster than anything and Keith is so good at riding it - it fits his image perfectly too and the first time Lance gets to ride on it, he nearly dies from how hot Keith looks on it 
    • Every time Lance gets a ride, he feels compelled to kiss Keith goodbye all the time because wow Keith just looks so cool leaning forward on his bike and watching him walk off 
    • When Keith dropped Lance off at work one time, they spent a full 30 minutes making out on the curb because of the magical combo of Lance in a nicely fitted pair of slacks & Keith on his bike (then Lance’s boss walked by and paused to raise an eyebrow at them and Lance nearly knocked Keith in the head pulling away so fast - he ended up introducing Keith, who has Lance’s lipgloss all over his face, to his boss and then his boss invites them to dinner the next day and Lance nearly pees himself) 
  • After Matt and Shiro get married, Pidge is technically Keith’s brother’s sister-in-law? So she’s at his place a lot more than usual, and he’s fine with it until she decides to blast R.Kelly or sexy sax music every time he even so much as looks at Lance
  • Keith and Lance are very much the PDA couple - Keith not so much but Lance extremely so 
  • Lance’s favorite music genres:
    • EDM
    • Nightcore
    • Chillwave
    • Neowave
  • Keith’s favorite genres: 
    • Rock
    • Punk 
    • Heavy Metal
    • Screamo/emo
        • The one genre they have in common is 80′s music :”) Catch them screaming “Total Eclipse of the Heart” or “Take on Me” at 3 in the morning 
  • When Lance moves into Keith’s house, the housewives that love Keith so much are hesitant because Lance looks like a playboy with his tiny shorts and pretty skin but he’s actually so sweet and such an admirable guy who waves to their jogging group the next week when he has to go back to work, and he looks so different in his suit, they even APOLOGIZE to Keith later for thinking his boyfriend was a hoe 
    • Keith, even though he is part nocturnal and usually never schedules himself for appointments before 10:30 will wake up at 7 to follow Lance out to the curb and smooch him goodbye on days he has to go in early 
      • Lance: “Lunch together today? I’m thinking of the sandwich place near Hunk’s.” 
        Keith: *grunt* 
        Lance: “Or we can try that new Poke Bowl because I know you like seaweed - oh and shoot we can’t forget to meet Shiro and Matt tonight at the bar on 5th!” 
        Keith: *grunt*
        Lance: “Pfft okay baby see you later”
        Keith: *shuffles closer in his socks and smeks on the mouth* mmmbye 
    • Lance isn’t a morning person either but perks up easily, except on days when he’s drank the night before. He will literally sleep in till 5 
      • Keith really likes those days, he can probably sleep for 48 hours straight and its a bonus that Lance will do the same
      • They take naps together like an old couple
  • Customer: *calls me at work* I'm looking for a red shirt
  • Me: Okay. What specifically?
  • Customer: It's a shirt. It's like a burgundy redish color
  • Me: Okay... Do you know what brand?
  • Customer: No I don't know the brand
  • Me: Okay... What kind of shirt? A polo? Dress shirt?
  • Customer: I don't know
  • Me: ??? Okayyyyyy... Do you know the price?
  • Customer: Oh it's on sale
  • Me: Is it in the add?
  • Customer: I don't know
  • Me: Let me check to see what we have
  • Me: *puts them on hold for a couple minutes*
  • Me: Hello? We are actually out of burgundy shirts. You can try calling again next week after our next shipment. Just ask for me... Brian
  • Me: *hangs up phone*
  • Me: *is furiously not named Brian*
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Flower Bomb painting + details and Sefridges retail shots

DREAM CLIENT X DREAM PROJECT

Third traditional painting on canvas for VIKTOR & ROLF.
You can discover my work inside the project Fragrance Artists, a concept of Art Galleries which is currently shown in European retails.                                        

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Yakuza 0 is coming to North America and Europe in Early 2017; New Trailer

SEGA is delighted to announce that the long-awaited Yakuza 0 is coming to North America and Europe in Early 2017. Available for PlayStation 4 both physically and digitally, Yakuza 0 is the origins story of Kazuma Kiryu and details his ascension into the ranks of the Yakuza – the name given to members of notorious Japanese crime organisations. Newcomers to the Yakuza series will be able to experience the action-packed, story-driven adventure from the very beginning of Kazuya’s story, one that focuses on navigating the seedy underworld of Japan while Yakuza fans will have the added joy of also getting the chance to play as long-time NPC, Majima Goro – the Mad Dog of Shimano.

To celebrate this exciting news, SEGA Europe have launched the ‘Legends’ trailer.

Yakuza 0 Features
The Dragon’s Origins: What lies in a man’s past defines his future, and in this case, we learn a lot about what inspires Kiryu down the paths he takes in the rest of the Yakuza series. Plus, you don’t get to be called “Dragon” without being able to knock a few heads. Combat abilities can be hot-swapped during fights for some of the most intense battles in the Yakuza series to date.

Embrace the Mad Dog: For the first time in a numbered game, long-time NPC Goro Majima is now playable. With his own fighting style, abilities, and his penchant for turning sleaze into profit, stepping into the role of Yakuza’s most eccentric character will provide some eye-opening insight.

The Decadence of the 1980s in Japan: Cash rules everything in the world of Yakuza 0, and in the game, there are a million ways to spend, make, or take money. From cash spilling out of the pockets of gang members you fight to Telephone Clubs, Disco Halls, or even Pocket Circuit car races, there are tons of ways to be a well-to-do gangster.

Possession is 9/10ths…: Yakuza 0 will get a physical release! More details on the retail edition will come at a later date.

Magic the Gathering | Legacy Collection | MSRP $24.95

Let me just give you guys a a quick rundown as collector and a toy biologist. My Dead or Alive training buddy picked up Nissa not knowing who she was, but had a thing for elves. 

These don’t fall under your typical action figures you find at a Target aisle. They’re moderately sized and are accurate to their cardboard counterpart. Just a bit more expensive than your usual collector figure.

IMPORTANT: You may have seen the prototypes shown at conventions earlier in the year. Their paint jobs are no where detailed in the final retail versions. Don’t expect fancy air brushing! 

Here’s a quick rundown:

Jace - Looks fantastic. Some sloppy white paint job might require you to cherry pick specific figures in a case(s). 

Nissa - A little disappointed. The green paint in her eyes looks rather cheap for a $25 figure. Otherwise, her sculpt is solid and that midriff… would probably make Tifa blush. 

Garruk - Looks amazing! Nothing else can be said. Totally warrants the $25 purchase.

Chandra - Looks great as expected. Nice sculpts on the chain mail even. I was skeptical at first since the prototypes looked kinda cheesy, but it seems like they’ve made some modifications. Not too sure about the price point for her size…

Ajani - Right up there with Garruk in terms of size and weight. Looks awesome and probably feels awesome. This is what I would expect for the price tag.

Liliana - They’ve made modifications compared to her prototypes shown a few months back. Her face looks less derpy, but there’s some weird air brushing on her body. Also out of the two I looked at, her hair came off in the package and would probably require re-glueing if purchased. Quality control is definitely lacking, especially for $24.95.

Not trying to be a Debby Downer on the figures, especially about the price point. If you feel comfortable buying “average” figures for a premium price, but love the characters, you’ll enjoy these. The quality control is just lacking with the sloppy paint job and cross eyes on some of the figures I looked through. You may have to be one of those “egg carton” moms and look through the batch for the best paint jobs.

For everyone else that collects DC Direct or similar premium figures and import figures, these might let you down unless you’re getting Garruk/Ajani. They don’t suffer the McFarlane Toys syndrome of being statues, but don’t expect these to be like Figma figures either. Their articulation is basic so don’t expect anything amazing. 

I hope this gives you guys a better idea of what you’re getting.

These amiibo are coming back ⊟ 

Maddeningly few details: “soon,” “select retailers,” but it looks like there’ll be another chance to pick up Fox, Little Mac, Shulk, Greninja, Lucario, and Captain Falcon in North America.

Here’s where it gets kinda interesting: Shulk listings have popped up at Best Buy and Toys R Us, so these restocks may not be limited to the stores they were formerly exclusive to. Can you imagine? Just going to the place you want to go, or the place that is nearest to you, or that lets you shop online, and buying the thing you want? 

BUY Other amiibo, Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS

Yakuza 0 will get a physical release in the west! Right from Sega’s official press release.

Yakuza 0 Features:
The Dragon’s Origins: What lies in a man’s past defines his future, and in this case, we learn a lot about what inspires Kiryu down the paths he takes in the rest of the Yakuza series. Plus, you don’t get to be called “Dragon” without being able to knock a few heads. Combat styles can be hot-swapped during fights for some of the most intense battles in the Yakuza series to date.

Embrace the Mad Dog: For the first time in a numbered game, long-time NPC Goro Majima is now playable. With his own fighting style, abilities, and his penchant for turning sleaze into profit, stepping into the role of Yakuza’s most eccentric character will provide some eye-opening insight.

The Decadence of the 1980s in Japan: Cash rules everything in the world of Yakuza 0, and in the game, there are a million ways to spend, make, or take money. From cash spilling out of the pockets of gang members you fight to Telephone Clubs, Disco Halls, or even Pocket Circuit car races, there are tons of ways to be a well-to-do gangster.

Possession is 9/10ths…: Yakuza 0 will get a physical release in the west! More details on the retail edition will come at a later date, but there will definitely be a physical release.