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Kickstarter Campaign: Mr. Smith, Spinning on a Dizzy Edge

Robert Smith Figure
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Everybody and his brother has a Kickstarter campaign these days, but on occasion, one of them catches my eye. I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for The Cure, from the time of Three Imaginary Boys, even. So it’s understandable that I would be charmed by this fantastic, hand-crafted resin Bobblehead figure of Robert Smith, which represents the Cure front man at his most adorable.

Created by New York-based artist Derrick Cruz, Mr. Smith: Spinning on a Dizzy Edge is the 3rd and final chapter his Musical Muses Series. According to Cruz, this triptych is an idolatrous effort to immortalize the musicians who’s sincerity and courage helped him survive the 80’s as a teen. I’m sure many of us can relate.

Read all about the genesis of this campaign and see a fun video of little Robert being put together at This Link.

For a $75.00 pledge, the first 100 backers will be guaranteed a handcrafted and painted Mr. Smith figure to be shipped by Christmas 2013, although the 7.25″ tall Robert Smith figure will be available in both painted and unpainted versions. This project will only be funded if at least $12,000 is pledged by Friday November 22nd, 2013 at 5:40PM EST, so all of you Cure collector completists will want to get on it! Visit Kickstarter at This Link to donate and get some rad swag!

Thanks to Pastic and Plush For The Tip!

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Rock Stars as Superheroes Mash Ups!

Rock Stars As Super Heroes
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Artist and social satirist, Butcher Billy, has created a spot on selection of posters featuring very hilarious mash ups of DC Comics Superheroes modeled after iconic 1980’s Pop Stars. Check This Out:

Super Morrissey

Robert Smith Plastic Man

See more squeal-inducing cleverness at This Link!

Thanks to Geoffrey for the Tip!

Happy Birthday to Iggy Pop and Robert Smith!

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Iggy Turns a Biggie

April 21st just happens to be the shared birthday of rock superstars Iggy Pop and The Cure’s lead vocalist, Robert Smith, who who were born in 1947 and 1959, respectively. Happy Birthday, guys!

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Robert Smith: Providing Your Requisite Goth Iconography for Half a Century!