Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fuck "Max Payne"...

The only real issue with the Watchmen fans plan to boycott Fox is this: Most of the the movies that Fox plans on crapping out between now and the intended Watchmen release date are films that most people could give a greasy, wet bag of shit about in the first place. Case in point- Max Payne.
Seriously. Max fucking Payne.
After that there's Streetfighter, a Pink Panther sequel, and Wolverine (which street cred has been seriously muddled by murmurings of producer/director squabbles that involve making that film lighter in tone and thus easier to tie into kid friendly products like Happy Meals, coloring books, and fruit snacks).
Anyhoo, here's another handy link to the story of a much like minded individual who wants you to not go and see a movie that you had no intention of seeing in the first place...
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/watchmen/news/?a=5109

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Medicom RAH Punisher (boxed)

I know that it's Saturday and I usually have a Saturday Morning Cartoon Toy post here, but, hell, I just got my 12 inch Medicom Punisher in the mail the other day, and have been itching to post a pic or two...

Everyone's been bitching lately on the quality of head sculpts of their film figures. I'm inclined to agree for the most part (I'mrolling the dice with my Indiana Jones KOTCS figure that I've pre-ordered though). Their only bitch-free figures seem to their Manga and comic book inspired lots. It's tough to screw those up. Escpecially on characters as cool as the classic Punisher.


I'll have pics of the opened figure in an upcoming post.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Can't Wait For The Movie?

These are kinda cool. They remind me a bit of the old Grantray-Lawrence Marvel cartoons of the sixties- the way they were more or less slightly animated versions of Jack Kirby's comic pages. These are slightly more animated versions using Dave Gibbons original artwork...






Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Crappy News For Fans Of Hasbro's Crappy Indy Line...

Well, after what I'm sure was months of sharpening their blades to a razor-like perfection, Hasbro finally put the axe to their line of Indiana Jones action figures. The final wave (consisting of Temple of Doom characters) will be hitting the shelves soon, and after that- zippo.
I'm not all that disappointed. For one, I don't really collect four inch figures. They rarely have accurate sculpts, and generally have piss poor paint applications. The Indy line was a shameful example of both those faults. It would have been great to have seen a six or seven inch line produced by NECA or McFarlane, but...
Well, I've beaten that goddamn horse to death already.
The only real downside to the cancellation of the Indy line is that there won't be any more Mighty Muggs. The final 3rd and 4th waves are may or may not be hitting shelves sometime soon (the MM message boards and forums are littered with conflicting info).
The Indy Mighty Muggs were the only real bright spot to Hasbro having the license. I put in my order for the Entertainment Earth exclusive Sallah and Short Round Muggs yesterday. Hopefully, these too won't meet the executioner's blade.