How Coraline's Designers Created an Entire World from Thread and Buttons

Neil Gaiman's movie adaptation of novel Coraline » 11/20/08 8:00am 11/20/08 8:00am, about a young girl who finds a parallel universe inside her own home, has an amazing behind-the-scenes story. In these clips, you'll discover how the crafty designers used stop motion to create a beautiful orchard filled with cherry blossoms made of popcorn. You'll…

5 Dioramas That Actually Tell A Story

Last week, we featured a full-scale scene of zombie mayhem » 10/13/08 8:00am 10/13/08 8:00am made entirely out of lego, from the 2008 BrickCon. There's something amazing about an artist creating such a detailed scene, especially when they manage to tell a story at the same time. But zombies aren't the only subject to have been immortalized in an…

Cthugrosh and the Lords of Cthul Are Pure Evil in Sculpted Plastic

Of all the monster factions in the upcoming miniatures game Monsterpocalypse, the Lords of Cthul are the evilest. In the words of designer Eric Yaple, "Fueled by the worship of their cultists, these fiends seek to draw life from the Earth as a starving man sucks the marrow from a bone." We've got inside info on Cthulian… » 6/04/08 8:00am 6/04/08 8:00am

The Tabletop Apocalypse Comes to Smoking, Ruinous Life

No longer will your menacing miniature armies fight over cardboard boxes and upside-down cups - a series of 3D prepainted terrain sets by Gail Force Nine will make those Mech-on-Mech battles even more vivid than your imagination. Most of the sets come apart to reveal a blasted, ruined version of the same backdrop,… » 5/08/08 8:00am 5/08/08 8:00am

Cyber Ninjas and Slutty Catgirls Vie for Galactic Domination

Seven economic and religious factions are locked in a struggle to control exploitable planetary systems in Infinity, a sci-fi miniatures game packed with skirmish-level battles nearly 200 years in the future. The unit types include a little bit of everything: mutant animals, heavily armed mercenaries, miniskirted… » 4/15/08 8:00am 4/15/08 8:00am