Tuesday, October 30, 2012

November promotion: Refer a friend!

As November 1st rolls around, it's time to start looking for Christmas presents!
As a November promotion, if you refer a friend to purchase from we will give you free shipping on your next order, and your friend automatically gets 5% off their first purchase! (On top, as returning customer, you're probably already aware of the promotion offered to you - so you get that, AND free shipping!).

All you need to do to take advantage of this promotion is have your friend message us in advance of purchase (or have them mention it if they're asking for an item from Ebay to be moved to the webstore) and have them tell us who referred them.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Matthew Davis on set of Cult

We met up with Matthew Davis today while he was filming his tv show Cult.
When we met Matthew in Los Angeles during Paleyfest, he was absolutely amazing and super nice. Then when we met him during the pilot, he was a He signed his Twitter name instead of his autograph and we were confused.
This time though, it was the Matt Davis we remember. He was absolutely amazing. We talked about how he loves Vancouver (although he's happy he doesn't have to film here in January & February), and how much he hated Atlanta. He said he misses Vampire Diaries but in no way at all does he miss Atlanta and hopes he never has to go back.
We're HUGE Vampire Diaries fans, and the majority of what we got signed is personal collection. We're also starting a few combos with Ian & Paul in hopes of them maybe doing Paleyfest again next year, or seeing them again at some point.

We've been holding onto this 11x14 with Sara Canning on it since the Leo Awards. Super happy to get that completed. Shout out to @canadagraphs for helping out with the proof pics today.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Storybrooke & The Oliver Queen Nightclub

Yesterday a lot of shows were out on location and we managed to stop by Steveston and later in the day the Arrow set.
First at Steveston, the security is getting a lot tighter when it comes to autographs. Josh Dallas, cool as always, came over and signed all the photos we had.
We were happy to finally get Robert Carlyle on his new promo photo and a really sweet Bond 11x14 for our collection. We also got autographs from Lana Parrilla, Emilie De Ravin & Ginnifer Goodwin. (No pics of them signing as most of the cast signed the photos in their trailers)

At the Arrow set, Colin Donnell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey & Stephen Amell were on set. Stephen's a really nice guy and signed our photos and completed a couple combos with Katie.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Spencer Locke

The very cute Spencer Locke is a guest star on the Vancouver filmed show Cult. We knew she was in town but only for a few days and managed to catch up with her at the airport on her way back to Los Angeles. Spencer is someone we have wanted to get for awhile being big Resident Evil fans. She didn't go to the new Resident Evil premiere, and disappointingly wasn't even in the film.
She was extremely sweet and added her character name K-Mart to the photos she signed. Really happy to add a couple 11x14s of her to the collection.


We started in this business as collectors and eventually realized that to fund the collecting, we would have to sell a bit. It's a given that if they're a comic book star, we keep at least 75% of the photos they sign for us.

After collecting for 4 or 5 years the collection can get quite large. As much as I want to keep the 25+ Robert Carlyle photos (the guy is extremely talented and every photo is a different great role we love him in), there's only so much room in the binders!

When filing new photos into collection *ahem 5 Stephen Amells* we pull out older photos to make room. This is why a Jennifer Lawrence we got 6 months ago has to be taken out to make room (and pay for) the 5 new photos that will be going into the binder. If you don't see something you want, check back as our collection is pretty big and we are always slimming it down!

New (and old) photos are being added constantly so it's best to keep checking! If you have any special requests for this upcoming holiday season, please let us know! Especially if you need an item in a rush, we'll do everything we can to help fit your needs!

Keep checking back for our next giveaway and thanks from the Outlaw-Hobbies team - Ken & Lindsay!

Radha Mitchell

Radha Mitchell has been in the business for quite awhile, and we were excited to get her being fans of her work. She's not super happy to sign autographs, but will do it if you catch her in the right moment. We got her most recently after she was visiting friend Ally Sheedy at the Psych wrap party.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Nostalgia Post: Giancarlo Esposito

I'm going through our large proof gallery on my computer and re-watermarking and recalling getting these celebrities.

I passed through our Giancarlo Esposito proof. This is a guy I wish we had gone harder for. Giancarlo was in Once Upon A Time. Neither of us had ever watched Breaking Bad so didn't understand why he was a big deal.
 We got him on a couple photos, he wasn't the coolest guy. By no means was he "uncool" but he just wasn't super happy to be signing autographs. So we never went after him again. Flash forward 8 months later and thanks to Netflix we're now getting into Breaking Bad, and also watching Revolution. Man we should have gone up to him a little more. LA guys say he's really cool, maybe we caught the wrong moment. Fingers crossed the genie returns to Fairytale land.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Arrow Sunday

Arrow went to NY Comic Con for a panel on Sunday and knowing they would have to be back Sunday night to film Monday, we made a late trip out to the airport for the only YVR-JFK flight.
Prior to that though, Colin Salmon came through on a London flight. This is our first time getting up to Colin and he was extremely nice. He talked to us about Resident Evil and how Milla Jovovich is absolutely the #1 female action star out there. He added a few character names to our pictures (I really love how the Brits do that) including adding "Walter Steele" to our Arrow promo photo for the personal collection.
Once the JFK flight landed, it was a lot of back and forth, the two of us trying to graph 3 people. Stephen is just awesome (as you can tell from prior blogs) so he waited for us to get Katie and Willa. Katie added her character name "Laurel" to another promo photo and completed a personal collection 11x14 dual with Stephen.
Willa received some bad news right before getting on the plane about the death of a friend and when we saw she was crying , she told us about it and we said to her, oh, don't worry about signing for us tonight, it's ok! And she said "No, no guys, I want to sign for you. I need to interact right now." Afterwards I asked her if I could give her a hug and she started crying and said "Yes, please! I really need it right now." Meanwhile Stephen was standing beside her rubbing her back comforting her. Willa is just absolutely amazing, a total sweetheart and we love her so much.

Stephen stood to the side and started talking to us about this season and how awesome ComicCon was. He saw we had all new promo photos and stood to talk about each image as he signed them. Just a super classy, amazing cast.

Added Willa and Colin to our 11x14 cast piece that already had Colin Donnell, John Barrowman, Stephen, Katie and Kelly Hu. Just need Paul Blackthorne & Susanna Thompson to complete it.

Sleeping Beauty Sarah Bolger

The very sweet Sarah Bolger came back to Vancouver last night to continue filming her part in Once Upon A Time. She caught an early enough flight that she made it back in time to tweet the new episode. Sarah told us she is in love with the cast, Vancouver and the show and told us to keep watching because every episode is better than the last.
Her natural accent was almost non-existant this time around which was quite curious because 2 months ago Ken was having issues understanding her it was so strong. Guess being in North America has softened it a bit.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Captain Hook Colin O'Donoghue

We were able to track down the new high res photos of Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook and knowing he's still in town, went downtown and printed them hoping to see him.
We were in luck as within 5 minutes of printing them, we spotted Colin out for a walk with with co-star Jamie Chung. He was happy to sign the new photos for us and although not much for small talk, was a nice guy.

Jennifer Morrison

Once Upon A Time has been filming a lot in the forest this season, especially Ginny and JMo and we hardly see them anymore. It was really great getting up to Jennifer and getting her on the new promo photo. She said she was extremely proud and honored of the numbers they've pulled in so far.

Mamie Gummer

At the VIFF party a couple weeks ago, a few of the Emily Owens cast members were listed as attending. Mamie Gummer was not on the list, and we didn't expect her to go. At that point we hadn't seen Mamie at all this season.
All her cast members start filing out of cabs and to our surprise, Mamie hopped out too. I grabbed one of the only images we'd had yet of her and got her to sign the Emily Owens promo photo (my first ever time graphing her and I pulled a multiple on her - the same photo - something I never do.) She was extremely sweet and signed them and thanked me for being a fan.
Today was the second time we got up to her as she was leaving to film a guest spot with Justin Hartley on The Talk. Again she was extremely delightful.

(thanks to John  at Canadagraphs for taking the proof photo!)

Ginnifer Goodwin

With the turn of weather to fall in Vancouver (forecast: pouring rain for 5 straight days), the exodus of departing celebrities on their time off has started.
Ginnifer Goodwin is one of those that just doesn't enjoy the wet Pac Northwest weather and left for a weekend of sunshine in Los Angeles. We haven't seen Ginnifer since Comic Con weekend and she hung around and chatted for awhile with us and caught up. Ginny is an absolute amazing sweetheart and every time we see her, she's so delightful.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ariana Grande

Ariana is in Vancouver filming the Nickelodeon movie Swindle and we managed to get up to her on an off day of filming.

She is extremely picky with what she will and won't sign. Basically if the photo is older than 18months, she won't sign it (anything with the bright red hair). She was sweet about it, but we'd pull a photo and she goes "Nope, I don't like it, next" and continuously do that over and over.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Colin O'Donoghue

Once Upon a Time has been lacking with a 2nd good looking male since killing off Jamie Dornan; it would appear they have the empty slot filled with Colin O'Donoghue.

It sucks there are no high res photos to get him on yet but we got him on a few model shots. He's a nice guy and has a very nice accent. Looking forward to seeing him on the show.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October contest winner!

Congrats to Conner9191 for his guess of 3.01 million viewers - just off the actual of 3.03! We'll be contacting him and shipping out his photo asap.

Next contest - a signed #Arrow Stephen Amell photo! Keep checking back for when we announce that one!!

And thanks to everyone who entered!!

Emilie DeRavin w/Video!

We've been waiting all season long to see Emilie De Ravin; having the new cast photo from ComicCon and already with every other cast member on it, we needed her to complete two.
Yesterday we finally saw her out for a run and she stopped to sign a bunch of photos, including her new promo image. She was sweet as always and thanked us for watching. Two cast photos complete, and another one half finished!!