The 2016 SDCC IDW Mega Bloks #1B TMNT Time Capsule from Kevin Eastman!

I’m about to unleash something to the world FEW have seen. I am excited to share it here with you all, whom I consider colleagues of elite collectibles and highly sought after gems. Sometimes historical pieces are what get me really excited. Most Time Capsules sold at auction by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle co-creator  Kevin Eastman go anywhere from $300-$500 tyically. This one however is for a comic book of a very very small print run for the attendees of this years 2016 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) convention only. Without further ado, here we go…

I received my 2016 IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Bloks #1B Time Capsule today via FEDEX. Let’s take a journey shall we? Here’s what a $960 sheet of paper looks like:

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Bloks #1 Original Cover Art 8 1/2″ x 11″ Sheet of Paper Drawn by Kevin Eastman

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art 8 1/2" x 11" Sheet of Paper Drawn by Kevin Eastman

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art 8 1/2″ x 11″ Sheet of Paper Drawn by Kevin Eastman

Here’s the time capsule package:

Here's the time capsule package:

Here’s the time capsule package:

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ Drawn by Kevin Eastman with Time Capsule containing a gold signed edition of the IDW Comic Book Issue #1, an unsigned copy of the same comic book, signed photos and a Turtle Tracks letter of thanks.

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2" x 11" Drawn by Kevin Eastman with Time Capsule containing a gold signed edition of the IDW Comic Book Issue #1, an unsigned copy of the same comic book, signed photos and a Turtle Tracks letter of thanks.

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ Drawn by Kevin Eastman with Time Capsule containing a gold signed edition of the IDW Comic Book Issue #1, an unsigned copy of the same comic book, signed photos and a Turtle Tracks letter of thanks.

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ Drawn by Kevin Eastman with Time Capsule containing a gold signed edition of the IDW Comic Book Issue #1, an unsigned copy of the same comic book, signed photos and a Turtle Tracks letter of thanks.

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2" x 11" Drawn by Kevin Eastman with Time Capsule containing a gold signed edition of the IDW Comic Book Issue #1, an unsigned copy of the same comic book, signed photos and a Turtle Tracks letter of thanks.

2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ Drawn by Kevin Eastman with Time Capsule containing a gold signed edition of the IDW Comic Book Issue #1, an unsigned copy of the same comic book, signed photos and a Turtle Tracks letter of thanks.

Original 1983 Press Release introducing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Original 1983 Press Release introducing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Original 1983 Press Release introducing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Signed 8 1/2″ x 11″ Photo of Kevin Eastman with David Forman who played Leonardo in the 1990 Jim Henson Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie.

Signed 8 1/2" x 11" Photo of Kevin Eastman with David Forman who played Leonardo in the 1990 Jim Henson Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie.

Signed 8 1/2″ x 11″ Photo of Kevin Eastman with David Forman who played Leonardo in the 1990 Jim Henson Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT Time Capsule containing a copy of the original drawing of all four turtles together in a group shot for Press Release Packets in 1983.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT Time Capsule containing a copy of the original drawing of all four turtles together in a group shot for Press Release Packets in 1983.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT Time Capsule containing a copy of the original drawing of all four turtles together in a group shot for Press Release Packets in 1983.

Turtle Tracks letter of thanks signed by Kevin Eastman.

Turtle Tracks form letter of thanks signed by Kevin Eastman.

Turtle Tracks form letter of thanks signed by Kevin Eastman.

I got a frame made for it before it arrived. 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ Drawn by Kevin Eastman inside custom blue matte with custom white frame.

I got a frame made for it before it arrived. 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2" x 11" Drawn by Kevin Eastman inside custom blue matte with custom white frame.

I got a frame made for it before it arrived. 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TMNT SDCC Mega Block #1 Original Cover Art Sheet of Paper 8 1/2″ x 11″ Drawn by Kevin Eastman inside custom blue matte with custom white frame.

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OKAY, so now here’s where it gets REALLLLLY interesting. I mentioned via ebay to Fiona his office assistant that I bought on presale order Heavy Metal #281 which is Kevin Eastman’s first solor cover on his own magazine. I told her I wanted a signed copy but there wasn’t one offered. She said Kevin told her to put one in the capsule via ebay messages. Well, to my astonishment, here’s what I ACTUALLY got:

I didn’t get the magazine. Instead, holy schnikes, I got a 2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ARTIST’S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN! SUPER MEGA TURBO RARE! (Kevin Eastman’s first solo cover of his own magazine) Courtney is the model by which April O’ Neil was conceived and now the model on the cover of this magazine! (By the way, google her, she is extremely beautiful)

OKAY, so now here's where it gets REALLLLLY interesting. I mentioned via ebay to Fiona his office assistant that I bought on presale order Heavy Metal #281 which is Kevin Eastman's first solor cover on his own magazine. I told her I wanted a signed copy but there wasn't one offered. She said Kevin told her to put one in the capsule via ebay messages. Well, to my astonishment, here's what I ACTUALLY got: I didn't get the magazine. Instead, holy schnikes, I got a 2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" ARTIST'S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN! SUPER MEGA TURBO RARE! (Kevin Eastman's first solo cover of his own magazine) Courtney is the model by which April O' Neil was conceived and now the model on the cover of this magazine! (By the way, google her, she is extremely beautiful)

2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ARTIST’S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN!

2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" ARTIST'S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN!

2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ARTIST’S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN!

2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" ARTIST'S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN!

2016 Heavy Metal #281 Color 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ARTIST’S PROOF signed by KEVIN EASTMAN and his wife, COURTNEY EASTMAN!

And LAST BUT NOT LEAST….

The crown jewel, icing on the cake:

2016 TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle UNIVERSE #1 Color 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ARTIST’S PROOF signed in gold by KEVIN EASTMAN before the comic book is even released to the public!

And LAST BUT NOT LEAST.... The crown jewel, icing on the cake: 2016 TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle UNIVERSE #1 Color 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" ARTIST'S PROOF signed in gold by KEVIN EASTMAN before the comic book is even released to the public!

2016 TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle UNIVERSE #1 Color 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ARTIST’S PROOF signed in gold by KEVIN EASTMAN

Shh don’t tell anyone I showed you the TMNT Universe #1 Eastman cover yet.

Free shotglass: FLASH SALE!

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!  Make sure you grab yourself a pair of shot glasses today.   It’s a FLASH sale at Cafepress!  Get a FREE shot glass when you buy one shot glass in the Cafepress Marketplace.  Use code “SLAINTE” at checkout.  Browse some of KaptainMyke’s retro vintage Saint Patrick’s Day themed apparel and gift item ideas, while you’re at it!  Bottoms up!

 

Another blogger responds to Cafepress Marketplace

For more valuable information, please go to:

http://www.wolfstad.com/2009/04/cafepress-virtually-lays-off-thousands-of-shopkeepers/comment-page-1/

E-Shirt.com wrote:
In light of recent unpopular changes made by CafePress(tm) (1), we would like to extend CafePress Store Owners warm welcome to E-Shirt.com.

At E-Shirt.com, we will continue to let you set the markup price for your designs both in our marketplace, and throughout our retail channels. So, not only are most of our product wholesale prices significantly lower than CafePress(tm)(2), but now you can make significantly more on each and every sale of your design, even in our marketplace.

Compare two identical sales:One-sided White T-Shirt Design price set by store owner at $22.99 in the CafePress(tm) or E-Shirt Marketplaces (3):Your CafePress Profit: $17.99*10% = $1.80Your E-Shirt Profit: $22.99 – $13.95 = $9.04

You don’t have to be a Rocket Scientist to see many people have already moved over to E-Shirt.com

It all adds up to what we call the E-Shirt.com difference. Come and see for yourself.
(1) Refers to announcements made on April 22, 2009 (http://announcements.cafepress.com/?p=167)(2) Tee (cp:$17.99, e-shirt:$13.95), Womens Tee (cp:$17.99, e-shirt:$13.95), Dark Tee (cp:$18.99, e-shirt:$16.95), Womens Tank (CP: $16.99, e-shirt:$13.95), Womens Dark (cp:$19.99, e-shirt:$18.95), Dark Long Sleeve Tee (cp:$23.99, e-shirt:$22.95), Dark Sweatshirt (cp:$29.99, e-shirt:$28.95)(3) Calculated using current CafePress and E-Shirt wholesale prices, and statement made by Cafepress (1).

Thanks

My feedback to Cafepress.com regarding its Marketplace

This is a quoted post I made on the Cafepress.com message forum inside their site. I copied this in case their moderators or admin deleted it or edited it.

As a top seller, I want others to hear my story. I look at my gross sales, so I know Cafepress must hear my voice. If not, well, I’m ashamed to be sitting in front of this ocmputer from 6am to 5pm M-F week after week like it were a regular job to anyone else….

Anyway, here goes:

I am 29 years old. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, or MS for short in 2005. I had to quit my very high paid salary job as a network administrator becase of mental trauma and stress.My son was born and we had to move. I couldn’t really work, so I NEEDED to find a job working from home. I know there is others out there like me, too. I can’t get away from someone who doesn’t have a health problem my age nowadays…

I found Cafepress and… yada yada, now I have a headache.

You, Cafepress – have been giving me a SALARY as my own CEO of my OWN company since 2005! Thanks! At $5-7 a shirt…this was a regular job now for my family and myself. I felt blessed!But now, with my MS getting worse and medical bills going up… now apparently I’m losing my job, too? – like 10% of our Nation? I can’t already compete against myself as I already do against other shops. You just gave me and the 40 million other shops a 10 or 20% paycut to all of us. I pay for my Adwords campaigns, facebook, etc.. all that now costs me triple! Nevermind our bonus tier structures suddenly dropped for all of us, too. KaptainMyke is very sad.

Thats my feedback.