Saturday, April 25, 2009

"This is my apprentice- Darth Maul. He will find your lost ship..."
Sadly one of the few memorable characters to come from Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul was cleaved in two twitching halves and tossed down a seemingly bottomless shaft (The Star Wars Universe is full of those friggin' things) by none other than Obi Wan Kenobi.

Along with bottomless shafts, The Star Wars Universe is also chock friggin' full of kick ass weaponry. Case in point: The double bladed lightsaber. As if the traditional light saber weren't cool enough, George Lucas (in a bold switch from his current style) made a nifty decision and added another goddamn blade to the lightsaber.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

This Week's Haul: Hot Toys 1/6th ALIEN Captain Dallas

My Alien binge continues. This week, landing on my door step was Hot Toys Alien Captain Dallas...

The moment they began pouring through the smoking ruins of the just blown hatch of the Corellian Corvette, blasters blazing, we all knew that the Imperial Stormtroopers were instant, pop culture icons...
Comes complete with the standard issue, E-11 Blaster rifle.Hands down, one of the coolest movie weapons of all time.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Medicom ALIEN VCD...

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been on an Alien/Predator kick lately. Couple that with my current fondness for Medicom's super deformed VCDs, and I just had to pick up the following over at Sideshow's website...

You've gotta love that transparent dome revealing the elongated, Giger skull beneath...

By far, my favorite VCD.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tagged! Six Random Things Regarding Your's Truly...

Joshua over at the kick ass blog, The Stormtrooper Effect, tagged me with the following assignment: To post six, totally random things about myself. If your unfamiliar with the whole, "tagging" game, it's sort of like a chain letter for blogs, only slightly more amusing and (at least in regards to this one) a bit more fun. It does however, negate the token, chain letter promise of great fame and fortune coming to those who continue the chain and send it along to others. Bearing that in mind, I decided to add my own slant to the tag... well, not a "slant" so much as it is a curse.
Tag six random blogs or your children will be born with webbed genitals and cleft pallets.
Here's my six...
1.) I find it nearly impossible to enter a Target, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, FYE, or pretty much any retailer without first heading to the toy aisles. If I don’t, I feel lost and bewildered.
2.) For the past three weeks I’ve been trying to work in the phrase “cunt-faced xenomorph” into a casual conversation to no avail.
3.) I’ve written one horror novel, and I’m currently working on my second.
4.) I’ve illustrated a series of zombie portraits.

5.) I’m engaged to be married.
6.) I own two cats and two ferrets.

Here's the complete list of the tagging rules...

The Rules of the Tagging Game are:
1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Write six random things about yourself.
4) Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5) Let each of the six persons know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up

Here's the list of the unfortunate souls who I tagged:

And finally, the link to Joshua's superb, Toy Blog, The Stormtrooper Effect...

This Week's Haul...

I've been on a mild, Alien/Predator kick the past month. Popped over to Sideshow and picked up the following related plastic and vinyl goodness. This is merely my second Hot Toys figure (picked up Jor-El from Superman Returns last year). I've got the original Predator on pre-order, as well as Alan "Dutch: Schaefer.
I'll post full blown reviews of both figures later. For now though...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

It was Rorshach!

See, Fox. This is what happens when you fuck with Rorshach...

I had been running along smoothly with a spate of Indiana Jones Mighty Muggs Saturdays entries a few weeks back, when suddenly, G.I. Joe's Storm Shadow landed on the shelves at Target, and spun me off into a few Saturdays worth of Joe related Mugg posts. Lost in the shuffle was the following, short lived Indiana Jones villain, The Cairo Swordsman...
It's been well documented that the original scene involving the Cairo Swordsman was supposed to be a much longer, whip versus sword duel between Indy and the Swordsman. Unfortunately, Harrison Ford had been suffering from a food born illness the day of shooting, and didn't feel up to the task of the planned fight scene. Instead, Ford suggested to director, Steven Spielberg that he just pull out his gun, and shoot the grandstanding Swordsman.
What resulted was one of the funniest scenes in the Indy franchise.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009