Oct 31, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
I played a bit of the Legends mode uodate frm Ghost of Tsushima. It apparently has a single player mode that doesn't require PSPlus. It's nice. You play as one of many spirit warriors of Tsushima trying to defend the island from Supernatural invaders.
These Spirits are watered-down versions of Sakai Jin. Sure they may have some special abilities that Jin lacks, but in the end they feel inferior to the ghost. Even though as Being able to play First offer in single Player the game meant to be played multiplayer. Don't get me wrong it's a nice addition for those who played online multiplayer but honestly it's not for me.
Oct 28, 2020
*sigh* I won't be able to review it until at least next week.
Oct 27, 2020
Oct 26, 2020
Oct 25, 2020
We don't know if there will be a Season 3 for SoulCalibur VI. There are rumors of Lizardman and Algol remaining as characters. All we know is that on December 2 we'll get the final DLC of the season pass.
Hopefully, Hwang's moveset and additional Create a Soul parts will allow me to improve my MOTU creations.
It's funny, because SoulCalibur VI has become for me the "base" for a MOTU Fighting game. Sure the main game is somewhat entertaining, but barebones. The Character Creationhas been where I've had most of my fun...
But not as much as this guy. Freaking Magikarp!!
Oct 23, 2020
As the figure has no accessories, it could be used as a way to deliver Multiple Mousers to customers. It still would fit the possible mandates from Nickelodeon and Playmates that they have to stick to the vintage line, but it would improve on the vintage release by being In-scale with the Turtles and by offering multiples, an easy army builder.
But if for some reason Playmates insists on having a Larger Mouser looking like the vintage figure, then 2-3 small Mousers could be added as accessories instead of releasing 5 normal Mousers. It still creates an army of Mousers and Mama Mousers... that's what I would call the oversized ones.
Also, if a Mouser Multi-pack is made, it should be offered on its own, like they did with Iconic Sword Pose Conan, or Andre the Giant. That way people can spend on multiples without beinng punished like the Foot Soldier incident.
Oct 22, 2020
Oct 21, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
Capcom seems to have problems with fighting games that are not Street Fighter. Sadly, one of those is Darkstalkers. The demonic step-child of Capcom fighting games is often overlooked by Capcom. Seriously, their best attempts at reviving the franchise have been barely announced ports.
Darkstalkers NEEDS something new to bring the brand back to life, not just simple ports of Darkstalkers, Night Warriors, and Vampire Savior. So, a crazy idea while I was sitting like a King:
How about a side game that covers the ground from the three games... kinda like what Shaolin Monks did with the first two Mortal Kombat games, but with Darkstalkers. Maaaaaayyyyybeeee use other Capcom games as inspiration for this side Story: Let's call it Darkstalkers: Dark Hunters.
By the title alone, you can guess the playable characters.
This worries me because classic iconic moves are being left out. Hell, even E. Honda lacks his iconic Hundred Hand slap.
Oct 19, 2020
Been thinking about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ultimate figures. Remember when NECA made the coming out of their shells variance for last Comic-Con? my suggestion is something along those lines:
Wacky Action 4 pack:
Basically reissues of the turtles with different weapons and head. In Raphael's case maybe a new back shell with a removable piece for the breakfighting spinner to plug in.
As an added bonus, add the vanilla weapons in wacky action colors:
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 16, 2020
As you may know, I've recently started playing Among Us. While I enjoy the game I do have some pet peeves about it and they all involve people playing it.
Oct 15, 2020
But, they're from a company I haven't heard of or seen any product.
To be honest these figures are a big fat pass for me. 1st there 5 in so they're basically incompatible with everything. Then they are thirty bucks each. Then they only have 12 points of articulation, lack accessories, and most importantly we don't know if they have a key feature that all Highlander toys should have: removable heads.
I mean, where are the lightning effects for the quickening? Or at least sparking effects for the swords clashing. I'm guesshing that Juan Shanchezh Villalobosh Ramirezh will not be made due to Shean Connery'sh likenessh isshuesh.
Let's be honest here: DC hasn't been able to get their characters right on the silver screen since Adam West...
I know, truth hurts, and even the beloved Superman movies with Christopher Reeve managed to get things horribly wrong. No I'm not counting III and IV. I'm talking about the good ones. Even Burton managed to screw up a few things. Not going to talk much about Schumacher out of respect to the dead. So, this isn't simply a Zack Snyder sucks rant. He royally does, but that's not the point. Even the Nolan trilogy sucks monkey dick... there I said it Christopher Nolan may have made three great movies will technically two great movies and the third was a load of crap; but they all suck donkey dick as Batman movies!
Most of the blame lies on DC themselves. I may have mentioned it before. In the older times, superhero movies were not treated as a serious genre: see everything before the early 2000s and ironically DC movies were the proto-leaders on taking the brands a bit more seriously with the Burton movies. They dropped the ball when they allowed WB to cave to McDonald's's pressure into making more Happy Meal toy friendly movies with Schumacher. Then it wasn't until Marvel Properties began showing that Superhero movies CAN work, starting with the somewhat corny, yet R-rated Blade followed by Bryan Singer's Biker Fetish X-Men and Sam Raimi's Tobey-Man. This era was flawed, but it paved the way for the MCU who showed that you CAN TELL OVERARCHING STORIES AND BE COMIC BOOK-ISH WHILE DELIVERING MOSTLY A GOOD PRODUCT... There were a few duds (IM3, Thor2, Super brie...) Even Nolan's
James Bond I mean "Batman" movies helped pave the way... by showing what NOT TO DO.
The problem with DC was that they had very little input on the movies. mostly they simply let the Studio's do whatever they wanted.
The next big guilty party is the Studio, in this case WB. They flip-flop way too much. They give directors "free range" only to become hyper-controlling in a flash. Not to mention the odd choices they make for directors.
Then we have the directors: Most of the time, the directors chosen have no respect or reverence towards the source material. Despite my criticisms of the Schumacher Bat films, he had more respect towards Batman than Nolan, Snyder, or even Burton.
DC NEEDS to be more involved with the movies. WB NEEDS to have some parameters for directors to follow, preferably with DC's approval. As long as the directors and writers follow those parameters, they have nearly dree range with the movies.
This would be the most basic explanation on how DC could fix their next iteration of movies. It's flabbergasting that the animation division from Warner can get DC so right yet the live-action division gets it so wrong.
It saddens me that DC can't be at the level they deserve in cinema... and the Snyder in hindsight cut brings me zero hope for DC...
Speaking of the Snyder Cut: Where is Ray Cryborg Fisher? Haven't heard "Whedon man Bad, or Johns man Bad" recently...
Oct 14, 2020
Among Us is an indie game that has become popular quite recently. Basically it's a murder mystery in space. You play as a bean shaped space Man doing some tasks and the chores in your little space colony. But there is one or more imposters among you. The imposters are all about creating chaos and Mayhem... murder and sabotage are their tools. As a crew mate the order of the game is to survive. The first part of the game is rather easy. As a crewmate you just complete your tasks. an imposter you locate a stray crewmate and finish them up without being seen.
The second part of the game can be a pain in the ass. The dead don't speak and they have to see the living crewmates being complete idiots as they try to figure out whodunit.
The game is simple yet addictive. Seeing how people can deceive each other it's actually quite genius. And when you are killed it's incredibly frustrating to see how stupid every crewmate can be. Here's Honest Trailers description of Amomg Us:
PS5 and XBSX are coming soon but I'm kind of not feeling the hype. With Spider-Man Miles Morales coming to PS4 I honestly don't see the rush to get a PS5. then there's the whole I don't care about XBox exclusives in order to get a Series X. If I didn't buy an original Xbox for shenmue 2 then Doom won't be enough to make me get a series X.
In fact I'm starting to feel like my gaming days are coming to an end. Aside the occasional Nintendo game, there hasn't been that much that has called my attention. What has is not coming any time soon.
Also the current state of Gaming it's a bit annoying. Buy game wait from 10 minutes to 1 hour for it to install. Wait for that day one patches to download and install. Then maybe after a couple of hours or the day after you'll be able to play the game unless there's an additional patch that needs to be installed into the game in order to play it.
At least with Nintendo games he just answered the game way too quick install which has less than 10 minutes and you're already playing... unless it's one of those third-party games where the developer bought low storage cartridges and requires you to download 75% of the game before being able to play... LA Noire, I'm looking at ya.
I miss the days where you just simply plug the console pop in the game press start and you were playing. Then there's the whole storage issue with games taking 100 GB for basic install that's not counting all the excessive updates that come afterwards. 7 Games boom your 1 terabyte Drive is done for.
Don't get me wrong I love the idea that developers can patch bugs after the game is released. What I don't like is that they're releasing incomplete games for full price. In a way games are getting too big for their own good. It also doesn't help that consoles are coming with way too little storage space. Then we have developers pushing for digital only platforms which basically means we rent the game we don't own the copy add requiring a permanent internet connection is a form of DRM which eats The Limited bandwidth most isps have... stupid data caps. Why would I need to be connected online to play a single player game? It's stupid that's what it is.
Final Fantasy 7 remake to better blow my mind...
Oct 11, 2020
Y'know Bad Movies that for some weird reason, you enjoy watching again. You know they're awful but for some reason you can't stop watching. The movies that are never displayed proudly in your DVD collection.
-Steven Segal movies:
Some people might think that I'm cheating by using an entire actor's filmography, but it's Steven Segal. You get bad acting, martial arts, and generic plots. The huge differences lie on which point of Segal's career you choose:
Bad Acting with kickass Martial Arts from a lean Segal from the 80s to early 90s.
Bad Acting with Kickass Martial Arts from a slightly chunkier Segal from the late 90s to early 00s.
Bad Acting with OK-Ish Martial Arts from a fat Steven Segal who still has some juice in him. Mid-00s.
Bad Acting with Bad Martial Arts from an extremely fat and old Steven Segal from the late 00s to early 10s...
And I love nearly every minute of them. While yes, there are some of his movies that can be a bit of a drag to get into the action but, when they get to the point they can be pretty hilarious, unintentionally.
-Revenge of the Ninja:
This Sho Kosugi movie is pretty entertaining on how hilariously bad it is. I could cheat and pretty much feel this slot with the entire ninja movie genre. American Ninja, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 3 Ninjas, Surf Ninjas, you name it. They all suffer from either bad acting or ridiculous choreography. Sometimes both. I'm using revenge of the Ninja specifically bcourses one of the movies I see the most and that evil silver mask Ninja cracks me up everytime.
-Batman and Robin:
Yes, I'm aware of my own argument that Batman and Robin is a much better Batman movie than the Christopher Nolan trilogy. In that argument I've stated that Batman and Robin is a cinematic piece of crap. Batman being played as a closeted homosexual, mr. Freeze being a pun machine, abysmally bad script, and all the psychotropic drugs at the set designer took to make those sets.
do I need to mention the hilariously bad meme that this movie created?
-Jingle All the Way:
Schwarzenegger is here twice in a row... as long as he's not pumping iron... if you know what I mean... we're cool. But, Jingle all the way: it has BAD MOVIE written all over it:
Schwarzenegger playing a parent, his kid grew up to be Darth Vader, and Sinbad.
It's one of those Christmas movies that everybody's a shame to see that they like watching but they all do...
You can bitch and moan about how crappy this movie is, or how it devalues Christmas to the frenzy of Capitalism, but Arnold punches a reindeer.
-Kung Pow! Enter the Fist:
I I know what you're thinking: That's a parody film, it's SUPPOSED TO BE BAD!! TRUE, it's a parody. It intentionally mimics and makes fun of the tropes of the badly dubbed martial arts films from the 70s.
From a technical standpoint blending Oedekerk into the old movie, was an amazing feat. At the same time since it's mocking the tropes from old martial arts movies, it doesn't change that it's purposely bad. And that intentional Badness makes it so good to watch.
Yes, I mean the Nintendo commercial with Fred Savage, a young Tobey Maguire cameo, Kelly-for-nyeh, Beau Bridges playing a father who tries to connect to his kid...
I know I could have used the Power Glove quote but I have to be a bit shocking every now and then... also, it's so bad!!
Beau Bridges playing a father who tries to connect to his kid again... instead of video games week at a Karate Kid rip off full of Chuckerotica...
Oct 9, 2020
Incredibly enough in their Street Fighter lines, the Storm Collectibles figures ARE CLOSER TO TRUE SCALE than SH Figuarts. Sagat is supposed to be 2 heads taller than Ryu. I know that the size difference can be jarring to some, but size accuracy should be jarring. Hell, Figuarts Mini Sagat is far more Disturbing to me.
Electro is finally here!! Oh, you already knew that from the Gwen Stacy review. Well, here we go: It came from the Toy Chest: Enter Electro... no relation to the crappy Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro game.
Max Dillon suffered a freak accident that made him a master of electricity... or a walking generator.
|Storm's lightning effects rule!|
Electro possesses the standard Legends articulation without butterfly torso. I wish he had the butterfly joint for better electric poses.
Paint and sculpt
My Electro has a bit of a sloppy paintjob but isn't that noticeable. This body is a different one from the previous release. I can't quite locate the source body but it's not the Bucky/Cyclops body. It works.
Extra hands. That's it. I know that the Retro waves have less access race than normal releases but seriously they could have added the lightning effects from Storm and it would have made the figure a bit cooler.
Electro gets a 3.67 as his final score. There isn't much that they could have done to improve this figure. Unless they had used a different torso with butterfly joints or added the storm lightning effects to spice him up a little bit. Don't get me wrong he is a great figure and looks fantastic with the rest of the Sinister Six. He just needed a little bit extra.
Yes, I'm hiding this review in a rant about something else, not because that was a short rant, but Electro is not a leader that deserves his own review...
Remember American Pie? The movie that Made Jason Biggs a Household name?Well, now there's A Girl Centric American Pie Movie... Starring Madison Pettis... If that name sounds familiar...
Oct 8, 2020
John Rambo has made it to Mortal Kombat 11. I've already mentioned that guest characters in Mortal Kombat have gone in a weird Direction... RoboCop, Terminator, alien, Predator, Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, now we have Rambo.
Seriously, what the Hell? I know Johnny Cage is a Jean-Claude Van Damme parody so it's highly unlikely we will see the muscles from Brussels. Now we need two more characters:
Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal. And yes I mean using the actors not characters from their movies. We know that Chuck Norris is a meme about himself. Steven Seagal's life is full of Bizarre Adventures... so battling interdimensional Gods and Monsters would not be something weird to him. Sadly, Segal is highly unlikely to happen because he's a whiny little bitch with a massive ego.
Chuck Norris would also say no due to his inflated ego but he would blame the game's violence the reason why he wouldn't be in it.
NOW let's think about this: if Mortal Kombat is a big No-No to these guys because of excessive violence and all that. How about Netherrealm making a different fighting game without the excessive violence from Mortal Kombat, butt the same depth starring 80s badass movie stars...
Lundgren, Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Seagal, Van Damme, Dudikoff, Norris, Willis, Gibson, Glover, Hogan, Mr.T... just to name a few action stars from the era. Grace Jones, Bridgette Nielsen, and Sigourney Weaver could be the female fighters...
now that I mention Sigourney Weaver it's a huge coincidence because I was thinking the plot would be similar to the movie Galaxy Quest. Aliens confusing Earth pop culture at reality so they bring forth Earth's Mightiest Warriors to defend their world and Earth from an impending threat that is using Earth Pop culture Monsters as weapons. This would allow matches like Schwarzenegger versus the Terminator, Chuck Norris vs. Super ninja, or Bruce Willis versus Freddy Krueger... and yes the super ninja is from the Chuck Norris and the karate kommandos cartoon. This is also an excuse to sneak in a Dolph Lundgren He-Man and a Schwarzenegger clone turn into a game to have a He-Man vs. Conan.
There is a part of me that wants to sneak in guys like Hasselhoff, Zabka, Macchio just because. The only thing that would screw this over would be the licensing deals with actors likenesses and all that not to mention rights from movies that would be very problematic.
It's been a few days since Blogger has forced the new format on everyone and it's been a pain in the ass. It has a few good things like not requiring an embed code to add youtube videos to articles. But whenever you try to add pictures to a post, like say, an It came from the Toy Chest review, Blogger takes the pics and puts them wherever it pleases. I recently had to edit the Lynx-O got his Braille Board post a buttload of times because it kept moving the Lynx-O pic or deleting text, because apparently Blogger loves Bengali and they can't stand that I hate Tygra's albino wannabe.
Vertical is a smidge better, but if I scroll up to see what was I writing before the recently added pic or video, the post gets all scrambled up and is a huge pain in the ass to fix. This new format isn't making blogging on the go any easier.
You said it...
A Braille Board was added to Super7's Ultimate Lynx-O. The mistake has been fixed and now Lynx-O is complete!
Now I wonder what they'll do when
Waluigi I mean, Bengali comes. Man, I hate Blogger's new format. I've rewritten the whole Bengali is the Waluigi of Thundercats like 5 times before it messes up and deletes the Lynx-O pic. But yeah, Braille Board was added!!
Playmates without TMNT is desperate. Without Star Trek, they are worthless... But, there's no need to fear. Playmates has obtained the Definitive brand to save them from being pathetic:
Billie Eilish!! Yes, the singer whose hit Bad Guy was overplayed like a year or two ago.
OK, whatever. I get the doll, because female singers get turned into dolls, but the action figure!? Looks like the standard Low articulation, heavily stylized, can't be displayed with anything else other than Playmates lines figure. Why can't she be as articulated as a Marvel Legends figure and in scale with said line? Add a realistic sculpt to it as well? Because right now I predict that Billie will ve the pe-e-e-egwarmer duh!
You may have noticed that the 4th wave of Super 7 Ninja Turtles is 100% pure Heroes. I'm going to take a stab in the dark and a say that wave 5 would be villain heavy. There are plenty of characters to choose from and I'm going to be narrowing down to 12; well more like 11 + Krang.
-Krang in his Android Body:
I'm going to start the list right out of the bat with Krang in his Android body. He probably would be a $60 item like the powered-up version of Mumm-Ra the ever-living. The reason for the larger price that is to have the Android body done decently and to have the bubble Walker. Basically, to improve on This Android Body but without an undersized Krang. At the same time, not going oversized as the original Bubble Walker Krang release.
Just like Baxter got a Mouser in scale, Krang should be in scale as well.
He's one of the few figures I had as a kid that I'm wondering how will the Horsemen tackle him... As a character he's incredibly ridiculous! I believe that's a huge part of his charm.
He's an evil turtle; what else could I ask for?Slash's here just to have a turtle in the wave, because it feels kind of weird not having a turtle in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wave. Now watch How I suggest Venus de Milo for wave 6... kidding! To tell the truth the main reason why I am adding Slash to the list of candidate is in order to get the roster for Turtles in Time as fast as possible.
The toy looked freaky as hell. No imagine getting him with a full paint job and all the creepy crawlies all over his body being painted and showcased in a way that you can say: "holy crap I didn't know he had that! Cool!" I'm also wondering how they'll translate his sculpt to a more articulated body; since some of the rats in his sculpt would interfere with the articulation.
The leader of Krang's Rock soldiers is a really weird looking character. I had him as a kid and many times I was tempted to paint him Orange. I suppose that being a big orange rock guy could I brought play make some trouble with Marvel has the weird paint job. Like rat king he does have a bunch of cobwebs creepy crawlies all over his body that would pop out greatly with a killer paint job.
This mad cow has had it with your bull... you might guess what comes afterwards. but seriously, a bipedal cyborg bull is an incredibly insane concept which I also had as a kid... I guess you're noticing the toys I had as a kid pattern here.
This one I did not have as a kid but he was meant to be the Bebop to Groundchuck's Rocksteady. I'm just picturing that the backpack he has has some accessories that could be removable in a modern era figure. that would spice up the old figure.
Super Shredder became my default Shredder when I was a kid. I wasn't too fond of the original crouching DJ Shredder and since he was standing I used him a lot more. After getting neck has Super Shredder I kind of want to see what the horsemen can do with the inaccurate Playmates Toys one. Will they make him in scale with the other figures or will they go movie scale and make him even larger? Honestly it would be crazy cool if they made in 7 or 8 in tall and give him Ram Man width.
Big bad Samurai robot that eats foot soldiers for breakfast. Okay you got me he just looks cool and he wouldn't break Super7's bank as much as other characters.
Ah gwa-ran-tee you were waiting for the cajun gator... I want to recreate Turtles in Time with the TMNT ultimates it's obviously principal Factor for his inclusion to this list. I'm not going to lie if I say that the Vintage figure was rather unimpressive and wimpy looking. with that said I believe that 50 5 or 60 version of him and making him bigger while looking vintage like would be awesome.
-Tokka and Rhazar:
I'm mentioning the last two characters as one item because it's not like I can suggest Tokka WITHOUT Rhazar or viceversa.
Yes they complete the Turtles in Time roster and also it's some representation from the movies in the vintage toy line, so they're fair game.
Those are my top choices for the line but a wave is made up out of four figures. Out of those 12 characters I must choose 4 to make this villains wave.
he's a fan favorite and pretty much a borderline core character. I stand with the idea that he should be a more expensive figure in order to be slightly bigger.
I'm using Super7's crappy twist element of surprise here. Since Toy Tokka is a Slash redeco, making him first would ensure that/ can be used as a budget saving figure.
Mutagen Man, Metalhead, Muckman can be considered Oddities in a limited release line. pizza face fits in that department. Also I have a feeling that Brian Flynn has a soft spot for the guy. he likes those weirdo choices so pizza place biggest weirdo in the entire line.
So far each wave has had a human-shaped character. Wait one was the foot soldier wave to what Shredder Wave 3 was April and now Wave 4 has Casey.
The reason I didn't put Krang in this wave is because I believe that krang should be a separate release with just the giant Android body the bubble Walker and everything; kind of like the iconic pose Conan who was released on its own.
Also by releasing Tokka first, Super7 could give a first look at Slash with a "Retromutagen Glow Slash" figure. Like the glow-in-the-dark Baxter, this Slash would glow in the dark.
Another character that could get a special treatment could be Chrome Dome. Then normal figure would be painted in a bright non Chrome silver while the single Super 7 exclusive could be made with chromed plastic and maybe translucent laser weapons and belt.
While not a villain but a character that could get a special look for any reason and be sold as an individual figure would be fugitoid. The normal release would be gold and black like the Vintage figure while the exclusive could be Vac Metalized.
Oct 7, 2020
Yes, The 4th wave has been announced. Donatello, Casey Jones, Muckman, and Mondo Gecko are the characters of this wave and they all look awesome.
Donatello seems like the weakest of the bunch. His lack of accessories scares me a little bit, because I don't see the painted kama, or push knife anywhere... this is worrisome because we are reaching the characters that require 100% non reusable sculpting. This means that we may see accessories being cut out from future releases. Personally, Muckman could've been a $60 item like Mumm-Ra in order for him to get stuff AND ensure that Donatello didn't lose stuff.
Casey got a better deal than Donatello. Aside his golf bag, he gets all of his accessories painted AND HOCKEY PUCKS!! There isn't that much I can say about this figure because he is exactly what I expected.
Mondo Gecko looks badass! He gets an extra head and hands in addition to the Skateboard... Despite looking this badass, I COULD skip him if my current logistical issues don't improve in the next 2 weeks. Note that I said, that I could skip him due to priorities, not that "I don't like him, or don't see him as essential." It's just that I can't skip Donatello or Casey, because those are Super duper core guys.
Muckman is the best-looking of the bunch. But like Donatello before him he also seems to be short-changed in accessories. We don't know if he can drool ooze like the Vintage figure or if his chest hole and head plug are useless nods like stuff made in Masters of the Universe classics. like I said in my Donatello comments this figure should be more expensive in order to and sure he got stuff as well as not having Donatello sacrifice stuff. We could have used some translucent green plug on accessories to simulate choose for those who want to display a drooling Muckman without having to use actual ooze.
Muckman can easily be the best figure of the wave and the worst figure of the wave at the same time. What's the point of recreating the action feature if you cannot use it... Like S7 did on Mutagen Man...
It sucks that this cool looking Muckman right now is on my chopping block due to outside issues. This guy was one of my favorite non core characters that I had as a kid and it sucks that I may not be able to get him.
Mortal Kombat wasn't exactly a favorite of mine. I found the violence for the sake of violence a bit tacky. The game itself was a bit shallow. Aside special moves, all characters behaved exactly the same and they were interchangeable. In that area, A different game was superior. The game was irreverent and immature and it SLOWLY won me over. I have to admit that the story was the first thing that made me interested in the game series. When Mortal Kombat 3 came up and had the characters be different from each other with their unique kombos, that's when I truly became a Mortal Kombat fan. The digitized actors finally grew on me and MK3 Sonya made parts of me grow as well... I know it's a sexist joke but I couldn't resist.
Then Mortal Kombat started using polygonal models and making crappy side games that's completely turned me off. I still had some love for the first 3 games but everything else I actually didn't give a damn. Then Armageddon was announced that the final Mortal Kombat game which brought me back into the fold.
Then came the reboot era. I did enjoy Mortal Kombat 9 and 10 bought I honestly can't get into Mortal Kombat 11. I partially blame Ronda Rousey, who I've never liked as an actor and she's a bit worse as a voice actor. Also Mortal Kombat going politically correct was a huge mistake. This is Mortal Kombat: The game with tacky over the top violence, that advanced the creation of the ESRB. A game who was as irreverent as South Park, has been castrated and turned into a double standard contradiction.
But unlike, say, Street Fighter, I don't have a need to PLAY Mortal Kombat games every once in a while. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the games, but I prefer Street Fighter over MK. In a way, I may be a MK lore fan than a MK fan.
Oct 6, 2020
If I was in charge of the Spider-Man movies I would be putting my efforts into continuing the story and setting up the Cinematic spider universe... a "street level" division of the MCU in general.
Morbius and Venom would be eliminated for the sake of proper introductions to the MCU at large.
Symbiote would be a phase 2 item... phase 1 is six... ask in Sinister Six. We already have vulture and Mysterio as key players. With the whole Spider-Man unmasked bounties on Spider-Man can be used to bring Kraven the Hunter. I've also mentioned the links to Wakanda by having Kraven being in need of getting wakandan vibranium to sustain his weaker branch of the heart shaped herb.
With Kraven vulture and Mysterio we have 3 out of 6.
Otto Octavius can easily be added as a pseudo Mentor figure to Peter now that Tony Stark is dead. Since Peter's Stark tech would need maintenance, and not everyone can understand it, a "retired" SHIELD specialist could help. I know that making Octavius a scientist (formerly) working for SHIELD is a huge continuity change, but it allows him to have access to the technology that would turn him into Doctor Octopus without using the Stark is an asshole trope. Octavius wants to have the young Parker on his side for his attack to destroy OSCORP.
The idea is to set up for the Sinister Six so Spider-Man can have a two-parter movie running a gauntlet against the six. Through this Gauntlet without any help from The Avengers Spider-Man suit rise up triumphant as a hero on his own terms. He has his own lower tech suit. (Variable lenses stay, STARK AI Sys is eliminated.) The idea is to set up Peter to receive the symbiotes, Mutations (Lizard, Morbius, Man-Spider) and if possible borrow certain toys from Disney for this phase... toys with the letter X... if you know what I mean.
The issue canceling the unmasking is a bit harder. I suggested using the Skrulls so they can double as Peter while Spider-Man is around. Another way would be introducing the chameleon as a villain who poses as Peter Parker doing crimes to blame Parker.
One visual gag they could pull off is having Spider-Man publicly unmask and reveal he's not Peter Parker. This would Echo that ending to the original Iron Man and would also mock the comic book unmasking from Civil War. Fun fact Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire are the same height.
Introduce Tobey Maguire as Ezekiel Sims. I know it's scary to introduce that totemistic aspect of Spider-Man so early on his journey because pretty much everyone hates that the totemistic aspect but it would lead better into phase 2:
The idea is to keep Spidey at "street level" and he kinda gets swept up on bigger stuff at times (Disney crossovers) Norman would be the "Thanos". My main issue is that I don't trust SONY.67
Oct 3, 2020
I'm dreading the day I get the shipping notice. I'll probably Ship my pants. Oooh the wait is almost over and I have no idea where to put it...
Good thing I am single and I don't have to worry about any significant other getting mad about this..
since he is sh figuarts you know the articulation is going to be good. It's not perfect but you can pull up almost every move and pose. To be honest the only post that I'm having trouble with is the one with Sagat touching the scar on his chest.
Paint and sculpt
The figure has a kick-ass sculpt, but there is a tiny problem. This Sagat figure is too short. We were supposed to be 5'10" and Sagat is supposed to be 7'4". Disfigured is barely taller than Ryu. Everything else it's fine and dandy it's just that he's too short. He's got an amazing sculpt, incredible paint job but he's just too freaking short.
Figuarts, what are you doing?
1 stand with variable heights for the tigershot
Seriously they could have tossed in an additional head based on Street Fighter V story mode where is Sagat is wearing a bandana instead of an eyepatch. Or makeup and then add that you could sleep on his head to make him look kind of like his alternate Street Fighter V look.
|Don't let me down, Bandai.|
We need the Boxer dude...
Sagat gets a 4.33 as his final score and it's a shame. if he was slightly taller and maybe come with an additional accessory or two she would have been a fantastic figure. Right now he's a good figure but he could have been better.
|See what I mean?|
|Sagat: Finally! I've beaten|
Oct 2, 2020
While it is a nice piece I have to pass on it. Unfortunately I see many collectors passing on it as well due to budgetary reasons. The fact that it cannot be taken to cons and be used as a cosplay prop actually hurt it a lot more than they think.
Ultimates TMNT wave 2 test shots are here.
NECA is not going to have any more preorders on their site...
And their release schedule for TMNT has been dropped and this means I'll miss out on Splinter and Krang's Android Body.
So when Stacy bungee jumping victim, Goblin fucker, smart and competent girl who ended up being a damsel in distress... in a parallel universe she has spider powers I'm Peter Parker is, I mean was the lizard there... the thing is that when Stacy is an important character to Spider-Man. She's one of the few people that died because of him I'm Peter Parker often uses her death as a way to punish himself for not doing a great job as Spidey.
The other three are:
Uncle Ben, obviously, Captain George Stacy, who happened to be Gwen's father and Spider-Man indirectly caused his death at the hands of Doctor Octopus, the third person is Captain Jean DeWolff, one of the few policepeople who was an ally of Spidey.
Gwen has normal female figure articulation. Her skirt and coat slightly hinder it. Her long hair makes it slightly difficult to do some dead Gwen poses.
Paint and sculpt
Surprisingly, Gwen has a couple of new parts. I didn't expect a textured turtleneck. On the other hand, the painted boots are disappointing. The biggest surprise is that she got a new sculpted head and I thought they would we use the Spider-Gwen head.
The MJ head is also great.
|Goblin: Insert FF7 Aerith death reference.|
Spidey: You sick Bastard...
Goblin: I could've done Martha...
Spidey: You sick, sick Bastard!!
-Midtown High Yearbook, most likely Peter's, since only He was at Midtown High. Yes I know where it could be Flash Thompson's but we don't have a Flash Thompson figure.
-Rolled Daily Bugle, which will most probably be reused when we get a J. Jonah Jameson figure.
|Oh, Norman... What a douche!|
I kind of wish we had gotten interchangeable arms. Just for the sake of making MJ different from Gwen, or have more display options for Gwen.
Gwen gets a 4.33 as her final score. there are very few issues with her and she's actually a fun figure to have around for flashback displays.