Destination Moon, Explorers on the Moon

I just saw this today on the Tintin fan page on Facebook and had to post it here. Around Easter I posted about a really cool ”The Unicorn” made entirely out of chocolate. But when it comes to Tintin-themed desserts…this ”takes the cake.” The Destination Moon-Explorers on the Moon” two-part story is my favorite of all of the stories in the albums, so I am a huge fan of this cake! It has eight layers of sponge cake, is covered in red and white sugar paste, and is 1.5 meters (5 feet) tall.

 

The Final Product!

Making the cool moon surface for it to stand on.

I’m impressed.

Source: http://blog.michellesugarart.co.uk/2012/03/tintin-rocket-birthday-cake.html

 

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By popular demand, the highly praised Travels of a Boy Reporter has returned. This map tracks the journey of Tintin in his 23 adventures across the world.

Download & Print

The map is available as a download for just £10. Once you’ve downloaded it you are free to use it how you wish (non-commercially only). Print it out, have t-shirts made, use it as your computer’s desktop. You are free to use it however you want.

It comes in a variety of sizes ranging from the small 480×320 pixels, suitable for an iPhone, to the huge 6679×4722 pixels, suitable for an A1 poster.

Find out more about the map or skip to chase and buy it now.

High resolution graphics with license to print and use the map for any non-commercial purpose.

Destination Moon, Explorers on the Moon, Tintin Merchandise

Time for another flashback to the glory days of home computing and early consoles.

In 1989, French company Infogrames launched Tintin on the Moon for the Atari ST home computer. At the time, the ST was one of the best computers for graphics and sound on the market, making it the perfect platform for a Tintin computer game.

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Screenshot (c) Infogrames

Judging from the reviews in “The One”, a magazine from the time, the producers of the game made full use of the computer’s multi-media potential. Unfortunately they failed to make the game interesting to play or long enough to justify the expensive price tag. It earn a rating of just 66%.

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(c) The One. Click for large image

Source: Atarimania

See also Retro-Gaming about Tintin in Tibet for the Sega Mega Drive.

Destination Moon, Explorers on the Moon, Land of Black Gold, The Black Island

Via the Comic Bits web site, Welsh language publisher Dalen Books reports:

“We’ve just also published Tintin the Black Island in Welsh, with Land of Black Gold to follow in Welsh in September We’ll be doing the 2 Tintin moonshot stories next year (plus also a possible Irish edition TBC).

I’ll send you our current Tintin titles for evaluation; I imagine they could be of interest to aficianados of the genre. It’s surprising how many orders we’ve received for these from collectors on the continent. ALSO, fans can also get free A2 Tintin posters from our website (they just pay for p&p), the kind they’d get charged £15 for an unframed French version – and we’re currently hosting an online Tintin competition with a rare and collectable running sheet of 8/8 pages as a prize. The only thing is, the question is based on the Welsh Black Island which entrants will have to get before they’re able to answer!”

More on Welsh Comics and Books: Dalen Books

Destination Moon, Explorers on the Moon

Tintin’s Rocket from Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon is one of the most iconic images from the comics. Not surprisingly it crops it in a lot of places such as the video below where someone is testing their CGI skills.

On a slightly more ambitious scale, this 3 minute film re-imagines the rockets launch and flight (with a nice twist at the end).

This final video is in Spanish (I think) Catalan and it appears to be a physics lecture about rockets and gravity using Tintin’s tip to the moon as an example.