Archive for June 25, 2010

Featured Item: The DC Comics Action Figure Archive

By demand, additional images.

Hardbound, 9.0?x12.0?, 208 pages. Chronicle Book (January 2008).

Condition: varies, please e-mail. Most have light transit wear to dustjacket 1?-2? closed tears. Originally unread overstock copy, remainder marked. Overall vg- condition. Most flaws on dustjacket.

USD40.00, local price: estimated Php2,000.00 – Php2,400.00.

For a limited period– Avalon.ph price: Php800.00

Amazon.com Best of the Month, January 2008. For the legions that collect the immensely popular DC Comics action figures, we have good news: the official visual compendium of more than 1,400 characters has finally arrived. The DC Comics Action Figure Archive is the definitive reference for the serious enthusiast. Assembled by lead collector Scott Beatty and the experts at DC Comics, this sturdy hardcover features more than 600 full-color photographs and an easily navigable A-to-Z structure. Here, too, are previously impossible-to-find release dates, variants and “redecoes,??? as well as detailed information on action figure scales and articulation points. From Ace the Bat-Hound to Zauriel, with lots of Batman and Superman in-between, this collector’s must-have guide doesn’t miss a beat.

Order/inquiries, please use this link.

Winner of Share Moleskine Love!

Congratulations to twitter user @aninarubio!

You win the following:

1 – Moleskine Large Ruled Notebook
1 – Moleskine Large Cahier Ruled Black Set of 3
and
1 – Moleskine Pocket Squared Notebook

We will contact you to get your shipping address. Expect an e-mail/@mention from us soon!

Want to purchase a Moleskine instead? We offer the best Philippine prices of Moleskines on our website! Check it out!

Thanks everyone for participating. I hope the contest format is fun especially the act of @mentioning your Twitter friends/followers. If you have a comment to make this contest format better let us know!

Follow @avalonph on Twitter or be a fan of our Facebook Page for the latest news & announcements about Avalon.ph.

Share Moleskine Love! Win a Moleskine SET Twitter contest!

Back to school? Use a Moleskine set as your new notebooks!

New projects at work? Use those fancy Cahiers to keep track of each one!

Or just write, sketch & doodle anything!

Avalon.ph is giving away a Moleskine set consisting of:

1 – Moleskine Large Ruled Notebook
1 – Moleskine Large Cahier Ruled Black Set of 3
and
1 – Moleskine Pocket Squared Notebook

How to join?

Entries will be submitted through Twitter. The twist for this contest is that if you want to win, entries are to be submitted by your friends/followers and not yourself! Either you request them to @mention you, or @mention your most generous friends/followers to win and wait for them to @mention you back. At the end of the contest, all @mention entries will be submitted through Randomizer to draw one (1) winner!

The line to tweet is:

Share Moleskine Love! I want @mytwitterfollower to win a Moleskine set from @avalonph! Details here – http://bit.ly/ccDbT3

Obviously, change @mytwitterfollower to any of your friend/follower twitter account (believe it or not in my previous contest some didn’t). As long as you enter your tweet in the format provided, Avalon.ph will easily track all your entries and @mentions. No repeat @mentions. Same @mentions will only be counted once per account.

Before you start tweeting @mention to your friends, here are the mechanics for this contest:

– Contest duration from June 9 up to June 15 (Tuesday) June 16 (Wednesday), 3:00pm, 2010. Winner will be drawn within 12 hours after contest end.

– Winner, or the person you @mention should have a Philippine-based address serviceable by major couriers.

– Must be able to verify your entry and should appear in my twitter stream (@avalonph). In short, if I cannot see your entry because the one who @mention you has a private profile, it will not count. Respectfully request them to follow @avalonph and I will follow back to check the entry.

– At the end of the contest, all entries will be submitted to a Randomizer website and a winner will be drawn.

– Winner will be notified through Twitter. Winner must respond within a reasonable period, preferably 2-3 working days.

– COMMON SENSE apply on all disputes, loopholes and oversights. Avalon.ph is the SOLE arbiter to decide on issues about this contest. Avalon.ph reserves the right not to really change, but to fine-tune the mechanics as we see fit during the duration of the contest.

This is not about who gets the most @mentions like our last contest. All @mentions will be submitted through a Randomizer to draw a winner. Remember, one entry can make a difference. One of the winners of our last draw only had 2 entries (as compared to some who have 20+).

Please do not ask us about how many entries you received. We will not answer inquiries with regards to your number of entries. Remember, some may have private profiles and some Twitter account are ‘spam’/fake accounts. If a user has a private profile it is your job to inform them to follow me. We will only count “valid” entries according to the @avalonph Twitter feed (not yours). What I see on my @avalonph twitter feed is different from what you see on yours.

We do not encourage SPAM. While there’s no limit to the entries/@mentions you can make, please be aware that SPAMMING your twitter stream might cause some of your followers to unfollow you. Please use discretion and respect your follower’s annoyance threshold.

Make one of your Twitter followers happy! Tweet them to win a Moleskine Notebook! Good luck!

www.avalon.ph
www.twitter.com/avalonph

Interesting Books in Stock: Blahnik, Nerve, DC Comics…

Blahnik by Boman: Shoes, Photographs, Conversation

Hardbound, 11.0″x14″, 224 pages. Chronicle Book (October 2005).

Condition: sealed in original wrapping, very very minor bump on corner, remainder marked. Very heavy book, shipping will cost extra or pick-up recommended.

USD85.00, local price: estimated Php3,500.00 – Php4,000.00 or more.

Avalon.ph price: Php2,500.00

Only 1 copy available!

Long before their supporting role in Sex and the City, Manolo Blahnik’s shoes were legendary—exquisitely detailed, unabashedly luxurious, and impossibly sexy. The epitome of sophistication and taste, they have graced the feet of royalty, supermodels, and movie stars. In these breathtaking pictures by Blahnik’s longtime friend, photographer Eric Boman, the shoes take center stage in a dazzling array of intriguing and often lighthearted scenes and settings. A white leather stiletto plays an incriminating role in a suggested crime worthy of Hitchcock. A pale green mule nestles among ferns in homage to Blahnik’s recurring botanical themes. The straps of a sandal echo the strands of spaghetti in which it lays entwined. Boman’s unerring eye and oddly keen understanding of Blahnik’s creations make for spellbinding pictures, full of wit, playfulness, and sole. Elegant allusions to Blahnik’s eclectic influences abound—from the cinema to history, from the natural world to art and literature. As covetable as a pair of Manolos, this is a book of consummate creativity, addictive power, and unrivaled individuality: a cult object on a cult designer.

The Review: Blahnik by Boman (Why Fashion? website, & extra images)

Order/inquiries, please use this link.

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Nerve: The First Ten Years
Essays, Interviews, Fiction, and Photography

Hardbound, 9.0″x10.0″, 272 pages. Chronicle Book (December 2008).

Condition: very good condition, unread overstock copy, very minor shelf wear, remainder marked. Pink plastic glow-in-the-day cover jacket

USD40.00, local price: estimated Php1,500.00 – Php2,000.00.

Avalon.ph price: Php1,000.00

Stocks limited.

Way back in the early days of the Internet Nerve.com challenged the best writers and photographers of the generation to create work that was explicit in both senses of the word: honest and sexy. Now ten years later Nerve.com is renowned for its bold and intelligent publishing on sex. This stunning retrospective celebrates Nerve’s impact on popular culture with its stimulating essays interviews fiction and photography. Encased in an electric vinyl case the book is provocative all the way through—with seductive photographs and contributions from celebrated writers such as Jonathan Lethem Chuck Palahniuk and Em & Lo on topics ranging from monogamy to hand jobs to the best (and worst) sex of a lifetime.

Order/inquiries, please use this link.

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The DC Comics Action Figure Archive

Hardbound, 9.0″x12.0″, 208 pages. Chronicle Book (January 2008).

Condition: varies, please e-mail. Most have light transit wear to dustjacket 1″-2″ closed tears. Originally unread overstock copy, remainder marked. Overall vg- condition. Most flaws on dustjacket.

USD40.00, local price: estimated Php1,800.00 – Php2,400.00.

For a limited period- Avalon.ph price: Php800.00

Stocks limited.

Amazon.com Best of the Month, January 2008. For the legions that collect the immensely popular DC Comics action figures, we have good news: the official visual compendium of more than 1,400 characters has finally arrived. The DC Comics Action Figure Archive is the definitive reference for the serious enthusiast. Assembled by lead collector Scott Beatty and the experts at DC Comics, this sturdy hardcover features more than 600 full-color photographs and an easily navigable A-to-Z structure. Here, too, are previously impossible-to-find release dates, variants and “redecoes,” as well as detailed information on action figure scales and articulation points. From Ace the Bat-Hound to Zauriel, with lots of Batman and Superman in-between, this collector’s must-have guide doesn’t miss a beat.

Order/inquiries, please use this link.