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Cats Go Geek with CacaoFurniture’s Cat Houses

CacaoFurntiture TARDIS Cat Box

We all know cats love a cardboard box, right? Well, Bulgarian company CacaoFurniture has run with that in a big way and created a range of cardboard cat houses – some inspired by well known SF icons, including Doctor Who‘s TARDIS, Star Wars and, perhaps unsurprisingly, Hello Kitty. We have absolutely no idea is any of the designs are officially ... Read More »

Dennis the Menace, Celebrated at 65 with New Official Screenprints of First Ever Strip

The first ever "Dennis the Menace" strip, drawn by Davey Law

To celebrate The Beano‘s Dennis the Menace‘s 65th birthday, print maker John Patrick Reynolds has produced an edition of officially-licensed screenprints featuring the very first strip, published in the issue dated 17th March, 1951. Dennis doesn’t yet have his trademark red and black striped football jersey, but the shock of black hair and nobbly knees are there. And the joke is quite ... Read More »

The Famous Five At 75: New Merchandise in the Works

The first Famous Five strip in Look-In, drawn by Mike Noble.

Bulldog Licensing, which represents the estate of children’s author Enid Blyton, has announced a range of nostalgia products will launch next year to celebrate 75 years of her much-loved The Famous Five. The Famous Five are among Enid Blyton’s best-loved creations and countless children have gone adventuring with them since the publication of Five on a Treasure Island in 1942, the first ... Read More »

Live Long and Sparkle: MAC Star Trek Make-Up In the Works

Celebrating Star Trek’s upcoming 50th anniversary, MAC Cosmetics has unveiled its new makeup line inspired by the franchise, promoting it with some cool futuristic but sadly uncredited graphics. Set for release this summer, the line has been inspired by characters Deanna Troi, Uhura, Seven of Nine and the original Orion Girl, Vina. The range has been designed in collaboration with CBS Consumer ... Read More »

Revealed: A New Official “Watership Down” Poster

Watership Down Poster - Radi71

Vice Press will release two stunning-looking a poster celebrating Richard Adams’ classic novel Watership Down produced under license from Nepenthe Productions – the work of celebrated illustrator Raid71 (aka Chris Thornley). This beautiful art print which will be released at 5.00pm GMT on Monday the 11th April exclusively at and is available in a “standard” edition at £40 and a haunting ... Read More »

Light Up Your Room with Captain America!

Captain America and Thor 3D Light FX Images courtesy RED5

We’ve covered these Marvel superhero 3D Light FX before on downthetubes, but retailer Red5 has just released details of these Captain America and Thor lights, available in store and through their online site. Ideal for kids who want the light left on when they go to sleep, these energy saving lights are also fun for fans of all ages. What better to ... Read More »

Vice Press Release New 2000AD Sláine Prints by Glenn Fabry

Slaine Art Print by Glenn Fabry - SNIP

Vice Press, under license from Rebellion, has just launched its latest release in their officially licensed line of limited edition 2000AD art prints –  Sláine by legendary artist Glenn Fabry. Sláine is the next release in Vice Press artist series, following on from Judge Dredd by Carlos Ezquerra, working with legendary creators to produce brand new pieces of art featuring classic ... Read More »

Rare Andy Capp Memorabilia Goes Under The Hammer Today

Andy Capp Merchandise

A collection of Andy Capp memorabilia, including rare original drawings by Reg Smythe, is going under the hammer at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, today, with live bidding available from The Included in the auction items are two resin statues of the Daily Mirror strips famous protagonists Andy and long-suffering wife Florrie, created by Miles Meehan; three gilt ... Read More »

DC’s Super Hero High TV special air date announced, expanding new DC Super Hero Girls brand

DC Super Hero Girls - Promotional Art

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced the air date for Super Hero High, a one hour tie-in TV special to launch its DC Super Hero Girls brand to a TV audience. Airing on 19th March 2016 on Boomerang, the show is the latest element of a new take on the female Super Heroes of the DC Comics universe launched last year, focusing on their ... Read More »

65 Years Young! Dennis the Menace exhibition celebrates the eternal wild child

   The nation’s favourite wildchild, Dennis the Menace, turns 65 this month and an exhibition of screenprints featuring him is being held to celebrate in London. The iconic character from The Beano comic created by David Law made his appearance in the edition dated 17th March 1951. 65 years later, he’s still going strong – and has become the star ... Read More »

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