Charm CIty Cakes Wedding Cake.

I seriously felt like Major Toht’s face when I laid my eyes on this brilliant groom’s cake from Charm City Cakes (of Food Network’s ‘Ace of Cakes’ fame) inspired by the Ark of the Covenant from ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Would I risk getting my face melted off just to have a slice of this cake? Fuck. Yes.

Hit the jump and check out more delicious pictures of this epic cake!

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Holy shit, this figure is awesome! Hong Kong based, figure designer/manufacturer, Hot Toys, is well known for their incredible action figures from movies such as ‘Iron Man’ and ‘The Dark Knight’. Well, Hot Toys (who is collaborating with Sideshow Collectibles) signed a huge licensing agreement with LucasArts to make 1:6 scale articulate action figures for Indiana Jones. I can honestly say that every Indy figure that came out in the past looks like shit. Other than the signature clothing, the facial sculpt was less than spectacular and it makes me cringe. This is not the case with Hot Toys x Sideshow Collectibles’ Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: Indiana Jones Movie Masterpiece DX05 1:6 scale collectible action figure  This bad ass version of our favorite professor of archeology comes with an array of accessories such as his signature whip, brown fedora, and even a golden Fertility Idol statue! It even comes with Hot Toys’ “Parallel Eyeball Rolling System” which allows Indy’s eyes to adjust pending on his pose. I have collected about 80% of all of Hot Toys’ releases and this figure makes me giddy like a little school girl. It’s THAT freakin’ awesome. Indy will release in the summer and goes for about $250. Like most Hot Toys figures, this figure will go up in value. Hit the jump to check out more pix!

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My prayers have been answered! After a long wait, there will finally be an awesome Indiana Jones figure. Hot Toys released a teaser regarding a new “Movie Masterpiece” 12 inch collectible action figure for ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark“! This time, Hot Toys will take a crack at our favorite professor of archeology. In the past, action figure giant, Medicom Toys created less than spectacular Indy 12 inch action figures that lacked detail or articulation. That isn’t the case with Hot Toys. If you are familiar with Hot Toys’ awesome “Movie Masterpiece” figure line, you know that their sculptors are one of the best in the industry. Their attention to detail makes these more than toys. Some of the facial sculpts are so good that people think they are looking at a picture of the actor/actress and not at a toy. Hot Toys will be unveiling their first Indy figure during Hot Toys’ 10th anniversary exhibit during December 24-26 in Tokyo, Japan.

Dear Fans, our 10th Anniversary Exhibition in Tokyo is coming in just a week! Are you ready for that?
At the event, we will have new and greatly expected licenses & products to be unveiled!

To kill your thirst, we now proudly announce the FIRST licensed product here which must be highly anticipated by fans for long!! Here, we are excited to bring you with the teaser of our MMS DX Indiana Jones Collectible Figure from the Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark movie, which is a collaborated project with Sideshow Collectibles, and will be FIRST unveiled in the Hot Toys 10th Anniversary Exhibition <Tokyo Event> on Dec 24-26, 2010!!!

In 2011, we will have even more breathtaking, overwhelming and unexpected licenses to be announced! Stay tuned!

THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH US!!!

Based, on their tease, what really opened by eyes was the words, “THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH US!!!“. Can it be true? Is Hot Toys going to move into producing “Movie Masterpiece” action figures for ‘Star Wars‘? From what was hinted, it looks to be true. We won’t know for sure until more info is released, but I think there is a good chance that Star Wars will be joining Hot Toys’ vast collection of licenses. HURRAH!

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At Cannes Film Festival, Shia LeBeouf recently spoke about his true feelings regarding two films that he starred in that received a lot of criticism about how much they blow. The two movies in question were Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Steven Spielberg and George Lucas Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). We all have our opinions about how shitty these two films were, but rarely do you ever have an actor/actress/director/etc. that will publicly say the same. As Topless Robot put, takes serious balls for anyone in Hollywood to criticize their work, especially when its been so financially successful. Transformers ROTF made over $835+ million just in the box office worldwide and Indy racked in a cool $785+ million in the box office. Shia is a serious box office juggernaut has his last films six films made at least over $150 million. That is quite an impressive resume for a 23 year old with a long career ahead of him. Even with the huge success of his film, Shia will willing to call it as he sees it and won’t pull back the punches.

Shia first spoke about the weak story that doomed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

“I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished,” LaBeouf said…

“You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven [Spielberg, who directed]. But the actor’s job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn’t do it. So that’s my fault. Simple.”

LaBeouf said that he could have kept quiet, especially given the movie’s blockbuster status, but didn’t think the film had fooled anyone. “I think the audience is pretty intelligent. I think they know when you’ve made … . And I think if you don’t acknowledge it, then why do they trust you the next time you’re promoting a movie.” LaBeouf went on to say he wasn’t the only star on the film who felt that way. “We [Harrison Ford and LaBeouf] had major discussions. He wasn’t happy with it either. Look, the movie could have been updated. There was a reason it wasn’t universally accepted.”

LaBeouf added, “We need to be able to satiate the appetite,” he said. “I think we just misinterpreted what we were trying to satiate.”

Considering Shia’s relationship with director Steven Spielberg, I am pretty sure if was hard for him to say and be quoted on it.

“I’ll probably get a call. But he needs to hear this. I love him. I love Steven. I have a relationship with Steven that supersedes our business work. And believe me, I talk to him often enough to know that I’m not out of line. And I would never disrespect the man. I think he’s a genius, and he’s given me my whole life. He’s done so much great work that there’s no need for him to feel vulnerable about one film. But when you drop the ball you drop the ball.”

When asked about the problems faced in Transformers Revenge of the Fallen and less than spectacular reviews by critics, Shia feels the same way as most Transformer fans do.

On the second movie, “we got lost. We tried to get bigger. It’s what happens to sequels. It’s like, how do you top the first one? You’ve got to go bigger,” LaBeouf said. “Mike (Michael Bay) went so big that it became too big, and I think you lost the anchor of the movie. … You lost a bit of the relationships. Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn’t matter. Then it’s just a bunch of robots fighting each other.”

Unlike, Indy, Transformer 3 is underway and Shia promises to make it up to the fans for the problems found in Transformers ROTF.

“There’s going to be a lot of death, human death. This time, they’re targeting humans,” LaBeouf said. “It’s going to be the craziest action movie ever made, or we failed.”

As much as I like and trust Shia LeBeouf, it is hard to say whether Transformers 3 will be any different considering Michael Bay is STILL fucking attached to the project as director and douche bag.

Considering the failures (storywise) of Transformers ROTF and Indy 4, Shia also is very aware of what may happen if his role in the highly anticipated sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleep is not a success with critics and fans.

“If I was going to do it twice, my career was over. So this was fight-or-flight for me.”

As much as I hated Transformers ROTF and Indy 4, I can honestly say that Shia was not part of the problem. I seriously believe that he is a impeccable character and dramatic actor and feel that the blame is on the writers and the vision of the director and producers. Personally, I don’t feel right that he takes the burden of the crappy nature of those two films, but I do applaud him for his honesty. I doubt Michael Bay has the balls to do the same. I enjoy his acting and will most likely fork out the money to see his films. Even Transformers 3.

[topless robot | la times | huffington post]