Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

SET Magazine's WATCHMEN Covers...

A Brazilian movie magazine entitled "SET" September issue is providing Watchmen fans with four different covers featuring The Comedian, Silk Spectre II, Dr. Manhattan, and Rorschach.




Saturday, August 23, 2008

Film Figures: Big Trouble In Little China

There was a time (we called it "The Eighties") when everyone and their brother in Hollywood got a look at the unheard of box office earnings of Lucas and Spielberg's Indiana Jones movies, and in drooling droves, sallied forth to create their own knock-offs. The results were a slew of really, really bad bits of "entertainment". From the Golan-Globus produced "Firewalker", to "Jake Speed", Hollywood (not for the first time) showed that their lack of ingenuity and originality couldn't even be buoyied by big budgets and a groundswell of Indy Hype.
There were however, a couple of exceptions when it came to the onslaught of Indy knock-offs. One being John Carpenter's, Big Trouble In Little China. It was an Indiana Jones knock-off that wasn't really and Indiana Jones knock-off. The type of movie that I'm sure when being pitched to studio heads was labeled as "in the vein of Raiders of the Lost Ark", even though Carpenter, and screen writer D.W. Richter knew better.
Released in the summer of 1986, Big Trouble In Little China was a box office disaster, crushed not only by it's far superior cinematic rival, James Cameron's Aliens, but by the fact that it was labeled as being like an Indiana Jones movie, yet proved to be way, way less entertaining than an Indiana Jones movie.
As a kid (and, fuck- as an adult), I loved BTLC, and always wished there had been toys.
In 2002, N2 Toys produced a line of BTLC action figures- flooring Your's Truly. I couldn't believe that a company had ACTUALLY made them.
Here's the film's mouth running, bumbling "hero", Jack Burton.
Sadly, I recently unloaded Ol' Jack on Ebay- once again, in an attempt to free up some extra cash for some of the pricier figures I've placed pre-orders on...
"Give me your best shot, Pal. I can take it."


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

NECA Is Making Dark Crystal Figures...

I was about a day away from producing another edition of "Action Figures I'm Sorely Missing" that would have covered the lack of Dark Crystal action figures. And then, I caught a gander of this badboy online...

NECA will be putting out this Dark Crystal "Chamberlain" figure sometime in the coming year as part of their Cult Classics line. I can't wait. If ever there was a long lost property that could be mined for great characters to reproduce in plastic, The Dark Crystal is one of them. The movies bursting with an insanely diverse cavalcade of creatures, each of which would make an excellent figure.
Nice job, NECA (again).

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Okay. I'm Officially Pissed Off

Well, unless you've been sleeping under a rock here in the wonderful realm of the fanboy blogosphere, you've no doubt learned the troubling news of The Fox corporation's sudden, and slimy move to claim rights to Warner Bros. upcoming (and much posted about) Watchmen flick.

If you have been sleeping under said rock, make a quick jump over to either here...

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990722.html?categoryid=13&cs=1



Or here...



http://www.reuters.com/article/filmNews/idUSN1840756420080819?sp=true



Okay. You're back. Pissed off now? Good. You should be.

The motherless sons of whores over at Fox need to be dragged into the street and ass raped in front of their friends and family for even attempting to string up what stands to be one of the greatest comic adaptations of all time in a mire of legal proceedings.

Fox, go fuck yourself. You had this property in your clutches for close to two fucking decades and had neither the foresight, or the balls to bring it to the screen. Warner Bros., who have given us this year's Dark Knight, did what you were more than likely afraid to do: rolled the proverbial dice, placing their bets on a much edgier package than the sort of candy flavored kid friendly horseshit that comic book films have long since been diluted to.

Now, seeing the immense bankroll that Warners has stuffed into their coffers thanks to Dark Knight, Fox crawls out of the woodwork and wants a piece of what may very well be HUGE Watchmen monetary pie. Or, they want to delay or halt the release of the film altogether.

Friends, Fanboys, Watchmen buffs; It's about time we fucked Fox over. Since Fox so dearly desires to take away our beloved Watchmen, I'm calling on you to take away what they themselves love. Namely Cash (of the cold hard variety).

The following is a list of films to be released by the villainous Fox Studios over the next year or so. BOYCOTT THEM.


  • January 9th, 2009 "Notorious".

  • February 13th, 2009 "They Came From Upstairs".

  • Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li".

  • March 6th, 2009 "All About Steve".

  • March 13th, 2009 "12 Rounds".

  • April 3rd, 2009 "Dragonball".

  • May 1st, 2009 (This one'll be tough...) "X-Men Origins- Wolverine".

  • May 22nd, 2009 "Night At The Museum 2".

  • July 4th, 2009 "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs".

I'm going to keep you updated on any upcoming release Fox release dates. Please people, I know some of them may be tough to avoid, but something's got to be done here.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

IT'S SATURDAY MORNING!!! (The WATCHFREINDS)

Yeah, I know it's still a good two days before the "It's Saturday Morning!!!" post time, but this Watchmen Superfriends mash-up just needed to be added ASAP...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

EVEN MORE WATCHMEN SWAG!!!

DC Direct keeps on surfin' the wave of Watchmen hype and anticipation by putting out even MORE images of their upcoming Watchmen related products. Newly announced action figures include... Classic Nite Owl. Can't say I'm all that wild about this figure. Looks a tad silly with his bare legs and black leather boots.

I can't quite tell from the image here, but it seems as if Sally Jupiter's (AKA Classic Silk Spectre) hair has changed to a darker shade than the 'do she's sporting in the recently posted promo posters.

More prop replicas! This time The Comedian's twin pistols and dog tags. Can't say I'm into prop replicas (after all this is a toy blog, not a prop blog), but this might come in handy if I ever happen to accidentally impregnate some broken bottle wielding, kisser slashing, third world harlot, who decides to go Joker on my mug.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Watchmen Movie Posters...

So far, this is just about the only movie that I'm really looking forward to in 2009...



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I'm sorry, but the sight of Carla Gugino made me completely forget the title I had in mind for this post...

I am also happy to announce that the lovely and talented Malin Ackerman and I are now engaged.