Entries in Digital-Props (29)
For our newest entry into our digital props series we imagine what The Mercury Men would look like on the cover of our favorite movie magazines, namely Starlog and Famous Monsters of Filmland. Unfortunately, you can't pick these up at your local newstand since they are just mock-ups that we created, but it's still a fun "what if." Do you remember when the ONLY way to get movie news or see production stills was to pick up an issue of Starlog? Way before sites like Aint it Cool News or Slashfilm, we'd tear through and obsess over every single page and picture!
What movie do you remember reading about in magazines? (Click on the images for larger versions.)
Make sure to get your Early Bird Certificate Package now because Mercury Men action figures are coming! Well, digital action figures that is ;)
TheForce.net (the #1 Star Wars news site) has an early preview of a few upcoming digital props, which model Mercury Men characters in the style of vintage Star Wars figures, including card backs.
Visit TheForce.net to see the figures now!
Director Chris Preksta discusses expanding the world of The Mercury Men with downloadable digital props, including items from the story's universe and fake retro merchandise.
What was YOUR favorite movie merchandise as a kid? Beyond action figures, I was always a fan of the Dick Tracy radio watch and the Star Wars collectors glasses of course :)
To celebrate today's news of The Mercury Men coming to Syfy.com, we put together a fun throw back to a time when you actually had to open a newspaper to see when your favorite movie or show was going to be on! And man, what a weekend at the movies THAT would be :)
Although The Mercury Men is a clear throwback to the old cliffhanger serials of the 1930's and the sci-fi B movies of the 1950's, I've always tried to steer clear from basing TOO much of our branding on the cheesy, over-the-stop advertising those genre's employed. This is why our trailer doesn't have titles flying at you that simply read "DANGER" or a nasaly-voiced announcer belting out "Will our heroes survive the attack of The Mercury Men?" While I love those classic film elements, and always enjoy seeing a modern project recreate them, I didn't want The Mercury Men to strictly become an homage to old cinema. There has been one area however, which I've always thought it would be insincere for us to stray from: the posters. We've paid tribute to the great Saul Bass with our teaser poster and I thought it only fitting that we also offer our version of the classic sci-fi posters, like you might have seen at a 1950's drive-in.
The Mercury Men have entered the 8-bit era with our new digital prop! Classic versions of Nintendo box art and even a playthrough of Stage 1. Click the images for hi-res versions for you to print or save.
For more retro video game fun, check out The Mercury Men for ATARI.
We can't let Papercraft Edward and Jack just sit there in your cubicle with NOTHING to do! They need something to shoot! Luckily a target has arrived: Papercraft Mercury Engineer. All you need is a pair of scissors and a glue stick (or Scotch tape).