Friday, December 24, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hot Toys DX Indiana Jones Teaser...

Sold off my 1/6th Sideshow Indy collection a couple months back- glad I did. Can't wait to see what Hot Toys is about to unleash!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010


While a they are a couple of superb looking figures, when faced with Hot Toys recent revelation of a soon-to-be released Christopher Reeve Superman figure, I'm left a little "meh" by these two.
Look close and you'll see a smidge of yet another upcoming Michael Jackson figure (as if we were all dying for another one of those).

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Death Star Destroys Enterprise...

Boo-yah, sucka!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tasty Gungan...

If I ever form a musical group, that's what it's going to be named- "Tasty Gungan".
Despite my recent, pro-ewok posturings (that you can read about over at the superior blog, The Rebel Page-link at your immediate right), I can find little to no reasons whatso-fucking-ever to support Lucas' insertion of the Gungans (or Jar Jar) into the prequel trilogy.
The only use I can see for Gungans is food for Ewoks. And I would be more than happy to deliver said, minced Gungan meat in large, pre-shrink wrapped caches to the Forest Moon in my own YT-1300 space freighter.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Star Wars: The Solo Adventures

Mr. Lucas,

Hire this guy to do another CG series (ala The Clone Wars) involving the original trilogy characters.



Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Good, The Bossk...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th G.I. Joe Firefly Quasi Review..

Speaking as a king sized nerd; I've mentioned this phenomenon before, but you know when you get a figure that's so cool , that's so goddamn exciting to open that your hands are trembling so much that you're barely able to free it from its packaging?

Yeah, well, Sideshow's 1/6th Firefly is one of those figures.

To be fair, the bulk of Sideshow's G.I. Joe merchandise has bestowed a similar, plastic induced palsy upon me, but their rendition of Cobra's Go-to saboteur is by far, the best (IMHO) the best Joe figure they've shat out this year.

Okay. Let's go to the pics...

Packaging- I'll say this about Sideshow, they sure know how to stoke the fires of nostalgia that burn bright in the ticker of any true child of the 80's. That classic bomb blast backdrop and stamp of "COBRA ENEMY" + a genuine file card= a huge slice of fried Joe gold.

Okay... here's the fumble...

Yeah. That. Right there. Why the hell is Firefly wearing a solid, dark gray mask? It's the query that sent a veritable amphitheater full of fanboys into a wild eyed, foaming uproar. An uproar so loud (and potentially violent), that Sideshow opted to include a spare, camo painted head. Good move Sideshow. I'd have hated to see anything bad happen to you.
Or your children.
Moving on...
Gear. Shitloads of it. It reminded me of that scene in the movie Commando when Arnie straps on that massive weapons vest.
Only at a 1/6th scale.

I honestly don't mind the solid gray mask. It offsets the camo parka a bit. My one major gripe for the figure is his lack of the Cobra sigil anywhere on his fatigues...

One other teeny tiny gripe- Firefly's fatigues are a bit too clean. Would've been a bit more realistic if he'd had a few splashes of mud across his boots and pants. Maybe some weathering to his jacket...

And... Shelved!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th Imperial Stormtrooper Quasi Review

Okay. So overall, I'm pretty pleased with this one. There's the usual grumblings I make regarding the loose limbs Sideshow's 1/6th figures tend to have (making them nigh impossible to keep upright minus their included stands), but mostly, I'm loving my new Imperial Stormtrooper.
I mean really, what the fuck? Like I wasn't going to love it? It's a fucking Stormtrooper!
So here's the requisite packaging shots...

Yadda, yadda, yadda... sorry about the glare...

I found it interesting that the figure was produced in association with Hot Toys. I wonder to what extent they were involved in the figure's production. Hopefully, HT will show Sideshow how to make a decent rubber muscular body- then maybe we'll finally get a Temple of Doom Indiana Jones, Mola Ram, and maybe a goddamn 1/6th Zartan...

Check out this beautiful bastitch!

If you squint, you'll see one of the wee points of contention I do have with this figure- out of nowhere, comes this goddamn velcro belt. What the hell's up wit dat, Sideshow..?

Shelved with his armored, evil doin' homies...