The battle to decide who is the Ultimate Josh has been decided. For the people who have no idea what this event was, here's the explanation:
Apr 29, 2021
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Apr 27, 2021
No, they aren't making The Room Ultimate figures... I'd totally buy Johnny and Mark...
They released April O'Neil...
But it was $100 and limited to 2000 pieces... just because of a press pass sogned by Judith Hoag... and was sold out before I woke up (graveyard shifter here)
I missed out on a slightly overpriced April figure... if only there was a more accessible version...
She's $30 and available... and that sounds even worse when said out loud! Sorry, Judith Hoag!!
Why, NECA, why? YOU'RE TEARING ME APART, NECA!!!
Apr 26, 2021
Super7 dropped some teasers on the past few days... Wave 5 figure 3 is an unexpected surprise... Ah Gwa-Ran-Tee!
Leatherhead it's coming and I hope he's roughly Bebop sized. Seems like Rocksteady will be slightly smaller than Bebop, unfortunately.
Metalhead will get a second head with the vintage light piping effect... based on the glowy red second gead test shot here.
April will have three heads!?
The one with theheadset looks a bit like the revised vintage head or the April II head. The other head is giving me Toon April vibes... which is a good thing in my book.
Do my eyes deceive me or are those real chains in Michelangelo's nunchucks? Wave 3 is supposed to show up in Summer 2021 (translation: late Christmas Present from Past me)
Between NECA and Super7, it's great to be a TMNT Fan... now who's the 4th wave 5 figure?
As in this is the second rant onMortal Kombat movies, not a rant about Second Mortal Kombat movies.
Sure, 1995 had a PG-13 rating and very few Asians. The star power came from French Tarzan... but it's a million times better than 2021.
So, let me explain why 2021 MK sucked donkey dick.
Apr 24, 2021
They have a $50 Johnny Lawrence exclusive figure...
What's so special about it? It has Johnny wearing a white gi with full sleeves. Also he has referee flags and a head with bruises...
I have 3 figures that could've been better variants:
Two of them are Johnny Lawrence figures since he has a couple of different iconic looks in the movie. The third one is Daniel's most iconic Look without a Karate uniform.
They could easily make a Daniel vs. Johnny Halloween 2-pack. Daniel comes with the removable showerhead and curtain, while Johnny is a Skeleton... but repaints/redecos are needed to pay off those molds...
Apr 23, 2021
As I'm walking home from the cinema after watching Mortal Kombat 2021 I have thoughts. Social distancing measures birthday again and there were only six people at the showing, with me sitting the furthest from all people. Funny thing is that the guys at the cinema had closed all seats in the row I usually sit on except for my usual seat... I have been using the same seat long before the pandemic started.
This movie takes all the worst elements of a Zack Snyder movie and applies them to Mortal Kombat
The final CORE CORE CORE Character has been teased. I'm talking about Krang.
Don't get me wrong oh, I like that we are getting the bubble Walker, but I don't think it would be enough for a $55 release. I'm also slightly worried about the scale because crying is supposed to be small enough to fit in the Android body and we've seen how the Vintage line treated scales which was really bad. Hopefully Super 7 will mimic NECA on the scaling with the Krang's Android body but hopefully they will not mimic how the Android Body Works. Since yesterday we got sewer Samurai Leo as a teaser and we got Krang today, we must assume that wave 5 will be announced soon.
I'm wondering what will Super 7 do to spice up crank in order to make him feel like he's worth $55 and not be an overpriced $15 figure.
I already have April with the slashed Foot Soldier., but No April figure on a TMNT MONTH SALE IN APRIL is...
But fret not Turtle dudes... we have "one more week"... the event is "officially over" but April has One More Week... NECA could end the month with Movie April... but let's talk about the releases for this week:
Once again the rumors of a Metal Gear Remake have surfaced. This time, the person spreading the rumor is...
Yup, David Hayter claims that there's a remake coming. To be honest, after FFVIIR, I'M afraid of the word "Remake". On the other hand, I'd prefer that Outer Heaven and Zanzibarland based games were remade instead. Don't get me wrong a remake of the entire Metal Gear Solid series would be sweet but the original pre-Solid games need some love too! I'd dare say more than the game based in Shadow Moses.
Remember the Purple Urkel weed announcement? Well, you can't have something Weed related in the USA without representation from one of the biggest Weed Ambassadors ( Willie Nelson, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, or Snoop Dogg) will go nowhere. Well, Snoop Dogg gave Steve Urkel his blessing
This isn't a joke, Jaleel White brought back Urkel to promote his weed. I spent the whole ad giggling as if I was high... due to work and logistics, I don't smoke weed, nor will attack those who do so responsibly.
Seems like Steven Seagal is having trouble trying to sell his Arizona Mansion... It's once acain on the market. But that's not all... the House used as the LaRusso residence on Cobra Kai is now on sale... catch is that the house is not on California. It's on Georgia. And while we're on Cobra Kai, seems like Q4 is when season 4 is most likely to drop.
Super7 dropped a surprise!
Apr 22, 2021
And they look Freaking Sweet!!
They shrank the boobhorns, but that was expected. I have to admit that Teela's design is pretty sweet (and kinda wish MOTUC was still around so we could get these in that style) Also, that Evil Lyn is looking a million times better than Water Tribe Evil Lyn that Mattel revealed a while back.
I'm still getting some William Zabka vibes from that He-Man. Since this is the internet age I must wonder if we're going to get a Surge of He-Man themed R34 art... his sister got a lot of futanari art thanks to Noelle Stevenson.
Trailer, trailer, we need a freaking trailer!!
Apr 21, 2021
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Apr 19, 2021
I am talking about the Kingpin of crime himself, Wilson Fisk. Not 100% sure if true, but I could swear Kingpin's VA from Spider-Man the Animated series was the "Ahh the power of cheese" voice... the only reason I'm mentioning this is because the Retro series Spider-Man wave Kingpin figure is bringing me late 90s flashbacks. Roughly around the time I went back to collecting and I was able to get pre Marvel Legends toybiz figures very easily because they were three for $10 at KB toys... and my orthodontist was located at a mall with a KB. This is mostly due to the 90s inspired card art and Kingpin looking a lot like his 90s figure but better.
I kunow, I already reviewed the Kingpin BAF. This figure is nearly the same as that one... but there are a few differences that required a little review.
Mattel Creations... the same division that made the Overpriced clear Oranges Skeletor, the Madsucky's Emo I stole Former President Donald J. Trump's Spray tanner He-Man, has a new $300 Skeletor...
According to ToyArk, this Shogun Warriors Skeletor will drop on Friday... and it's $300 of barely poseable 23 inches of faux vintage crap for hipsters. I don't understand why Mattel wastes time on this crap, much less why people buy into it.
But I'm not here to talk about another overpriced nonsensical hipster crap item that is far better suited for Super7 than Mattel...
It's that time again: George Slow as Molasses RR Martin is giving excuses for his delay on Tje Winds of Winter. Holy shit it's been 10 years since A Dance with Dragons! But we mustn't worry because some of his other projects are getting done.
When Weird Al Yankovic makes fun of your slow ass, you should get it in gear and start typing Georgie...
At this rate Final Fantasy seven remake will be completed Todd McFarlane will make his Spawn movie and we still won't have the final two books of A Song of Ice and Fire
Let me get the Save Mothra joke out of the way.
The movie was decent, not gonna lie here, but it wasn't great... the reason is the same as why Bayformers sucked.
Mediocre director whose focus is flash over substance?
No, not that...
Altering character designs so much that the characters are unrecognizable?
Not that either...
It has Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox?
No! But you're getting closer...
The movie wastes a lot of time in humans with so little dimension aside their key personality trait that they feel like caricatures instead of actual characters?
And there is another thing...
You're disappointed that Kong loses all the fights against Godzilla and his victory against Mecha-Godzilla feels hollow, even when Mecha-Godzilla beats the living crap out of the big G.
I understand that most Godzilla movies require a balance between humans and Kaiju... (funny story, Speech to text thinks this is Kaiju) but the humans need to be more engaging. I was honestly wanting a Kaiju to eat eleven and her annoying sidekicks "tap water" and "crazy conspiracy theorist who was right". Eric Northman was also on my kill list, along with everyone surrounding him, except for mute girl and her guardian...
I understand that using the Human characters is a way that they're trying to make us care about the story by relating to fellow humans. It's just that, the humans are dragging the movie down. This seems to be more on the Godzilla side of things... but that's something that stems from Gojira-sama's origins on the land of the rising Sun. It's not from the Westernized adaptations...
Apr 17, 2021
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Apr 15, 2021
I was taking Raiden out of his Packaging and the sash he wears broke.
I tried gluing it to his torso but the sash fell off and left a black residue on the figure. Looks like I'll have to hit at craft shop and buy some black ribbon. I shouldn't have to since this is an $80 action figure. I know in the grand scheme of things having his sash break is not a huge deal but then again it's an $80 figure. I honestly can't justify spending this amount of money for toys that are going to break easier than a NECA.
The sad part is that I was getting really excited for this review and as an added bonus: remember that I mentioned that my scorpion figure broke at the clip that held the arm? Well I ordered an incomplete scorpion for spare parts to fix him and I ended up getting a 2020 special edition scorpion in complete but it's the improved version. I was kind of going to do two for one it came from the toy chest but with Rising size breaking well I lost all interest in reviewing Storm Collectibles figures. I don't think that even Johnny Cage would make me want to get another storm Collectibles figure.
If these were in the same price range as NECA figures I probably would complain a lot less, but these are even more expensive than Super 7!! I kind of wish I had a time machine so I could go back to 2017 and slap 2017 me in the face before he gets the storm Collectibles Ryu figure.
By the way things are going, I might have to create a NECA tag... but speaking seriously, Back to the Future as a toy line requires multiple variants of the same characters. Like we have 1985 Marty 1955 Doc Brown 1955 Biff Tannen but we don't have a 1985 Doc Brown a 1985 Biff Tannen or a 1955 "Calvin Klein"...or even an Enchantment Under the Sea Marty with vanishing hand. The vanishing hand was added to another 1985 Marty. Hell we even have a 2015 Marty McFly disguised as Marty Junior, but not a 2015 Doc Brown. Hell, in the intro I already mentioned a few variants that I want...
Sadly this list is 100% George McFly free due to the legal nightmare involving Crispin Glover's likeness rights. To be fair I can understand why mr. Glover would say no especially if it's related to Back to the Future. Also I need to point out that I'll try to keep the Doc and Marty variants to a minimum. There might be around 4 figures total that are Doc and Marty variants.
Apr 12, 2021
About 2 years ago, I commented on how a Blue Eyes deck tempted me to return to Duel Monsters... Well, that didn't work out. The game has changed far too much and it has become far too convoluted for my tastes... The game kinda has turned into a more Pay to Win format than before. Easily spending 3-4 figures on a deck is insane... (back in the day the Envoys could be a bit expensive.) But pretty much most of my decks were built with commonly available cards and maybe the most expensive ones came from the exclusive card of a tin. Hand traps, pendulums, link summoning... a bunch of mumbo jumbo that feels like you're watching the opponent playing solitaire and you're unable to jack shit about it. It's far worse than a LP burn deck from back in the day. I miss the slower pace from the past eras... your moves were made in multiple turns and both you and your opponent had a fair chance at winning. Nowadays Duels seem to rely on who can onw turn kill the fastest. I miss the back and forth.
I know many people will dismiss this as "nostalgia". While, yes, Nostalgia DOES play a factor in my disdain for the current format, it's not the sole reason. Over a decade's worth of card collecting is now garbage because of the current format. I carried around 12 decks... none of those were able to put a dent on my opponent's Life points.
Pot of Greed is banned for being "too OP" while cards that allow for a First Turn Kill are "not OP".
In a post COVID vaccine hallucination or weird dream as I rode the line between consciousness and unconsciousness, I saw myself inside a FYE and after checking the anime section for random Hentai that slips through the cracks and being disappointed, I went to the NECA section looking for a Pennywise figure. THE REAL PENNYWISE, not the Skarsgaard imitation... As I grabbed a Predator, I was flung back in time and ended up at Hot Topic around 10 years ago, where I held a Street Fighter IV C.Viper figure. I out her back and lamented that Ryu or Ken weren't available. I was flung back to the future without the C.Viper. This made me fall and I hit my head and passed out. In that hazy state, throbbing headache, cold shivers, weak legs, and my vision being blurred as if someone had smeared vaseline on my glasses. I stood up groggily and yelled "Great Scott!"
While, we already KINDA have an Oroku Saki in Shredder, I'm talking about Oroku Saki outside the Shredder outfit... I also wouldn't say no to a Shredder with an Alternate Oroku Saki unmasked head either.
Apr 10, 2021
Chris Terrio, the guy who wrote BvS, Justice League, and Rise of Skywalker is whining about WB and Joss Whedon vandalizing his work. Only Argo was seemingly spared from evil executives ruining his work. The other writing credit he has is: Heights where he did additional screenplay work, translation: vandalizing other people's screenplay. Then there's Book of Kings a short film written, directed and produced by Terrio himself, so it doesn't truly count.
Hell, Terrio himself was brought to vandalize David S. Goyer's work on BVS. So what in the Hell is he talking about studio interference being bad, since he LITERALLY GOT HIS JOB AT WB THANKS TO STUDIO INTERFERENCE BY HIRING SOMEONE TO VANDALIZE A SCRIPT!!
Can we say double standards? When he "vandalized" scripts for BvS and Heights, it was a good thing. Whhen it is done to him, it's bad... Whedon's tweaks to the story weren't enough to eliminate your name from it... it still is "your script..."
But Joss Whedon is the hack...