Last week, we told you the Spy vs. Spy Custom Toy Exhibit was coming to the New York Comic Con — and that there would be some surprise additions to the show! Well, here’s one of them! In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Spy vs. Spy, DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee contributed this awesome design, based on the “Composite Superman” character — complete with a murderous twist!
MAD’s own gap-toothed grinning idiot mascot Alfred E. Neuman once again dons the cape…and the cowl…and the bustier…and the rubber ducky inner tube to transform himself into some of our favorite superheroes in a new line of collectible figures from DC Direct! They'll be available April 4, 2012, so start saving your nickels!
Yesterday’s repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy made it possible for openly gay people to serve in the military. It was an historic day and reminded us of another historic day in gay military history, which we commemorated back in September 1993, MAD #321.
We know you've enjoyed seeing the custom Spy Vs. Spy toys over the last few weeks. Of course, we think they're absolutely amazing — so amazing, in fact, that we've featured all of them on a commemorative two-sided poster in our current issue, MAD #511! Go get a nice, crisp copy, 'cause this sucker is suitable for framing!
We’ve been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Spy vs. Spy pretty hard the last few weeks! In fact, some would even say we’ve been celebrating TOO hard. And to those people we say, “Poppycock!” In fact, we’re continuing the unrelenting parade of joy with ANOTHER amazing Spy design! Just take a look at today’s outstanding custom figure from Simon Doonan! Amazing!
We know what you’re thinking: “I’ll never make it through this boring, endless week!” Well that’s just crazy talk, friend! Why don’t you pep up and take a look at this amazing custom Spy design, celebrating the Spies’ 50th anniversary! Today’s polka-dotted piece of perfection is courtesy of the Japanese designer toy company, Presspop! Feel better? Yeah you do! Try not to be such a downer next time.
If you’ve been checking The Idiotical on a regular basis, there are a few things that you really should be aware of by now. 1) It’s the 50th anniversary of Spy vs. Spy! 2) We’re celebrating this amazing milestone with a bunch of fantastic custom Spy toys, done by a slew of embarrassingly-talented artists. 3) You’re looking at one of those fantastic custom toys right now! 4) Numbered lists tend to run out of steam after three entries. Today’s design is from the incredible Bubi Au Yeung — extraordinary!
You didn’t think we’d end the week without showing off another awesome Spy design, did you? You did?!? Oh...we’re sorry. Shhh...it’s okay. There, there — no more tears. Anyhoo, today we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Spy vs. Spy with this wicked little number by George Gaspar of October Toys, entitled “Bob the Devil”! Heavenly! And be sure to check back on Monday for another outstanding custom figure!
This year, Spy vs. Spy turns 50! And that means only one thing — junk mail from AARP! Well, that, and an amazing collection of custom Spy figures to celebrate the milestone! Today, we’re spotlighting the work of Mark Marek, animator extraordinaire for MAD on Cartoon Network! Be sure to check back often to see even more incredible designs!