Feb 28, 2021
I finished my revisit to The Last of Us part 2 in order to give it a fair review. As you may know, this game has been very controversial, mostly due to narrative choices.
"You're just a racist, homophobic neckbeard, who can't stand strong women!"
This is the kind of BS that blocks any criticism of this game. Wouldn't be surprised if that was part of Druckmann's plan.
|STEVEN THE STEGOSAUR!!|
|This is the only noticeable graphical hiccup I found on my entire playthrough.|
|Ellie: You're going to give me all the awards.|
or else I'll claim you're a racist, sexist, homophobic neckbeard, who likes to get off to little girls like me!
Feb 25, 2021
Ryu and Chun Li have ctossed over to...Fork Knife!!
That clip sums up my feelings. I know taking potshots at Fortnite is the lowest hanging fruit kind of thing. But Fortnite DESERVES some of the hate.
Feb 24, 2021
The following images have been making the rounds on Facebook:
Battle Cat looks... how would the infamous Mattel guy (Who is a liar and a douche) say? "Anime Hyper Detailed". I have to be brutally honest right here, aside the weird color on his paw armor, I'm digging the design for Battlecat.
I HATE the Evil Lyn redesign!
Feb 23, 2021
It's not costums accurate though. It isn't the Chef Boiardi black one. It's a... I'd better show ya.
This brand New version of Super Shredder is called Shadow Master.
What's a Shadow Master?
|This almost looks Screen Accurate.|
Far much better than the costume accurate
There is another TMNT Exclusive, which will be like a Loot Crate, but on Walmart. It's based on the pinball game art. Supposedly it'll have a Shredder too. This would be perfect for me, since I need a Toon inspirwd Shredder for my NECA (and SH FIGUARTS) Toon TMNT.
Seriously, NECA should give us the option to buy a bunch of Mousers and Roadkill Rodneys.
Are you ready kids?
Aye aye, Captain!
Sorry, sorry! Got mixed up on the references here! It's not Spongebob related. It's TMNT related. I lost track of my train of thought and ended up in Spongebob for some reason and that sounds dirty as hell...
Feb 22, 2021
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles suffered a dark period between the tail end of the cartoon until the 2003 reboot. The dark era is known as Ninja Turtles The Next Mutation. This dark era spawned the "true fifth turtle"...
I understand that people dislike TNM... I do to an extent... I do have a NSFW anecdote about TNM... so, High school... TNM was on and it sucked donkey balls. So my friends and I used to mock the show, so we made up crude lyrics. I don't remember most of them. I do remember one line being about Venus having boobs. But the one line I DEFINITELY remember is "Na-na-na-na ninja, Ninja Turtles!" Which *I* changed to "Sientate en un dildo, Ninja Turtles!" (Go sit on a dildo, Ninja Turtles) The gist of the song was that Venus came, ruined the show and that you should go screw yourself for not liking it, hence the go sit on a dildo chorus line. Point is that my friends and I used to mess with that song so much that one of my friends accidentally sang our version while his kid siblings were watching the show. That was awkward.
Venus would give us a Female Turtle Body that could be reused on IDW's Jennika, who could use parts that could be repurposed for a Karai or Shogun April. The Female Turtle Body could also be reused for the 5th Turtle April from Archie comics... yes, I know that 5th Turtle April lookwd exactly the same as Raphael, but with white headband and pads. It wouldn't be the first time the toymakers would deviate from the source material.
Also, wouldn't a Jennika/Venus tag team display look badass?
Feb 21, 2021
The Blue-Eyes White Dragon is getting a fancy card release. Worth $1000 a 99.9 Silver card featuring the Mightiest Monster of all will be released in a limited wave of 1000 cards. There will be a one card per customer limit in order to avoid Seto Kaiba buying them all.
Suddenly, the Thundertank doesn't seem that bad.
Feb 20, 2021
Feb 19, 2021
Mortal Kombat reboot of 2021 dropped a trailer.
I DON'T HATE IT... but I don't love it either. Aside Cole Young (whose name doesn't sound ANYTHING LIKE KUAI LIANG), Kano "being a Good Guy", Mileena being there for some reason, the excessive focus on Scorpion and Sub-Zero, it was decent. Even Supergirl's black Jimmy Olsen playing Steve Harvey playing Jax was decent. I'm mentioning that Supergirl's Jimmy Olsen is black because now in order for being Not racist, you must see color And react differently to people because of it. But back to Mortal Kombat, it was nice to se "fatalities" and gore... what worried me is the massive shit they are taking on the MK lore.
Feb 18, 2021
Feb 17, 2021
These were the poor man's alternative to actual video games. Some of them were fun despite their simplistic nature. Others are so incredibly frustrating that you have to resist the urge of tossing the game to the nearest wall hoping it explodes on impact. (X-Men is giving me that feeling) As I was saying, each game has a unique control system. For example, in X-Men, the D-pad controls the direction of Cyclops's optic blast... except down, where Cyke bends over to pick up X-Men logos. In order to move you must press the move button which is under the jump button. On The Little Mermaid, the D-pad lets you control the depth where you swim.
These are avaliable for $15... I've seen these warming pegs for quite some time and I said to myself: "screw it!" And bought these two. I hate the X-Men game... Controls are frustrating and due to hardware limitations, hitting Apocalypse with optic blasts is hard... Apocalypse is a henchman in this game and Juggernaut is the boss.
On this era when you can get fully fledged video games for free, I can't see the point on wasting $15 on these large bulky Limited single game "gaming systems". Even the Nostalgia factor wears out really fast. I honestly can't see kids playing these when they have Fortnite, which is free.
But if I could get ONE Tiger LCD game, I want this one:
Brings back memories of a more innocent age. My dad wasn't a complete asshole with me, which meant I wasn't a complete asshole with him. I wasn't an orphan, girls were becoming not icky. If lucky, on Friday I could stay up super late all the way until 8PM!!
These are not worth it...
In order to sell the obscenely overpriced Thundertank, Panthro is being reissued. He MAY have a slightly different paint deco. That's actually a decent move. But it technically be the THIRD time that Panthro sculpt is used. Mattel did the first time and Super7 is doing the other two times.
Panthro is not alone. With him, Lion-O: Lord of the Thundercats is being reissued as well. Again, it's a decent move, since he's a bit "hard to get" right now.
They're also doing same to Mumm-Ra... the big buff one, not wimpy Mummy Mumm-Ra. So you can get Big Bad to fight Lion-O and Panthro.
They lost their "He-Man" who is now in Black Adam. I'm kinda glad that Centineo is no longer attached to MOTU, because he wasn't exactly an inspiring choice. On the other hand, this cements the rumors about the movie being back in development Hell.
COVID-19 has been detrimental to the movie industry. With SONY backpedaling on the dates, not having a cast, or a completed script didn't help things. Game of Thrones came and went; no there's no one to pick up the flag on them now existing gap of a fantasy series. Whether by movie or series, no one has stepped up to keep the desire of live action fantasy alive.
Now, before y'all grab the pitchforks and torches hear me out. I'm not saying turn He-Man into a Super Sentai style series. BUT those shows KNOW how to save money. Reused footage, multiple generic "faceless characters" fighting each other. Effects heavy characters like Orko or Cringer would have reduced screen time. This wouldn't eliminate Battlecat completely as he can be used on some "reusable scenes".
Feb 15, 2021
Feb 13, 2021
After Flash and Arkham Batman, my interest in McFarlane DC Multiverse has increased. I preordered Wonder Woman and Superman on BBTS... Once John Stewart comes, I'll snag him... But I have an issue:
Enough with the freaking Batman, Todd!!
Feb 12, 2021
Sadly, I won't be able to get it to come out the Toy Chest for a while... Need a MUCH BIGGER Table to review it. Can't do it in the backyard because of rain and Snake Mountain being a $600 playset, so I won't get it backyard dirty like a child's plaything!
Feb 11, 2021
Without any notice, I received my Thundercats Wave 1 Booster pack. I'll review it after payday, because my hair dryer died... to be fair, it was Mom's and it's been around since 1993 or something. This will force me to make the Panthro ICFTTC.
Pearl Milling Company is the old new name for Aunt Jemima. I understand that the mascot might be considered offensive to some groups, but the people complaining have been mostly (white) SocJus activists feeling offended for others. Whether it's real empathy or posturing for woke points is not the issue here. The issue here is that the name used is so awful! I understand that Pearl Milling Company created the Recipe used on the pancake mix formerly known as Aunt Jemima... At same time "Pearl Milling Company" is not exactly the most enticing name when you want to think of delicious fluffy pancakes smothered in runny sugary syrup.
Feb 10, 2021
In Part one I touched the Cosmic Kitties... Now it's time for the Radical Heroes in a Half-Shell, dudes! In some ways TMNT is easier to make a list, but at the same time it's a bit harder.
Like with the Thundercats list, I'll go for figure and reason. I will stick to vintage toyline because I don't know what "other media" s7 has access to. Usagi will be excluded from the list because of potential rights issues. Same kind of issues apply to Panda Khan, but with different people. Thank goodnes, because screw Panda Khan!
Feb 9, 2021
I mentioned that there's a possibility that a Miyamoto Usagi figure might not be possible in the TMNT Ultimates line. An alternative would be working with Stan Sakai about making a Miyamoto Usagi figure to test the waters for a line of Ultimates based on Usagi Yojimbo. The idea is to release an Usagi figure to gauge the waters before releasing an actual wave if the solo Usagi sells well.
For the Solo Usagi figure I suggest the Ronin look. It's the main look for the character and is NOT RELATED to TMNT Ultimates. That way if he sells well, it's because of Usagi Yojimbo fans and not TMNT fans. If one were to be made, here's what I'd suggest:
Feb 8, 2021
They are calling it a variant reissue wave. It's kinda a"BBTS Exclusive" and it's basically a repaint wave. The repaint are very subtle. Like having the unpainted weapon was being molded in a different color. I think the Mouser that comes with Baxter will be repainted as well. Unfortunately these are going to be slightly more expensive than the normal ultimates figures going for 50 instead of the normal 45.
But on the other hand it's a great chance of getting the first wave without paying the insane secondary market prices. That lead this was dropped in as a surprise without any preparation and people couldn't Army build food soldiers since they are already sold out... and there was a limit of 2 per customer...
And the pre-order for the entire wave and individual figures are sold out... well, shit! I was able to preorder a single foot soldier to have an amazing army of 3... yay.
Yes, clean shaven Mando, it COULD BE BETTER... like a $1000 Technodrome...