Category Archives: Television

Kidrobot’s Day of the Dead Homer

 Day of the Dead Homer, with box

Kidrobot have been releasing vinyl toys based on characters from The Simpsons for over six years now, in both three-inch (sold in blind boxes) and limited edition six-inch versions. Their choice of which character receives the oversized treatment has always been a little eccentric (their Homer Buddha for example) but Day of the Dead Homer surely takes the biscuit, or churro if you’d prefer. Continue reading Kidrobot’s Day of the Dead Homer

Paperback covers #7: Corgi Books’ Star Trek novels

Star Trek: Trek to Madworld A series looking at some of my favourite book covers and cover artists.

#7 Chris Moore’s Star Trek paperback covers from the 1980s

In the mid-1980s Corgi Books reissued all 12 volumes of James Blish’s best-selling Star Trek paperback series, containing stories adapted from the scripts of the popular science-fiction TV show. These books featured newly commissioned cover artwork from fantasy artist Chris Achilleos, and I’ve looked at them in more detail here. Alongside those books Corgi also reissued a handful of original novels based on the show – these also featured newly commissioned covers, not by Achilleos but by artist Chris Moore. Continue reading Paperback covers #7: Corgi Books’ Star Trek novels