Was 91 years old at the time of his passing. As always my condolences to the family. Johnny Lawrence's step-dad, Sid will not appear on Cobra Kai's season 5. The Gargoyles have lost Hudson... Russell lost Carl Fredricksen... we lost the best J Jonah Jameson... sure JK Simmons is good, but Ed Asner was the equivalent of Kevin Conroy to Batman for JJJ, but we now won't be able to have a proper Freakazoid! Revival since we lost CosgroveWait he was Uncle Ben in Spectacular Spider-Man... Damn, he's been in a lot of stuff than I remembered. May you find peace, Mr. Asner and Thank You for your work!
Aug 29, 2021
Ed Asner has been seen by Haley Joel Osment
Aug 28, 2021
It came from the Toy Chest: Cowabunga Dudes!!
Best Turtle is in the House, yo! But I guess you already knew that since he featured in the April and Metalhead reviews. Of course I'm talking about Michelangelo aka the party dude.
|April: What are you doing, Michelangelo?|
Mikey: I see Britain, I see France, I see April's underpants!
April: As exciting as my panties might be, you need to stand up, Mikey... I have a surprise for you!
|Mikey: This isn't Heaven!|
Super Shredder: Kon'ya wa kame no sūpu de shokuji o shimasu!!
Mikey: DO NOT WANT!!!
Daniella Pineda wants Cowboy Bebop to fail
By criticizing fans who complained about the Adaptation getting the character wrong.
If I recall correctly, Ms. Valentine is Singaporean, meaning that she's Asian, not Latina. Also, Ms. Valentine's 5 feet 6 inches tall, not 6 feet as Pineda claims. So her "short ass" is the only thing they got close to correct.
Her outfit argument is also bullshit.
Somehow her skirt being yellow like her top and having white boots is suddenly unrealistic. Unless her crevices love to munch on the color yellow. I made crude MSPaint changes to what they could've done to reach a reasonable compromise on the outfit to make it "realistic" yet "respectful of the source material". But wait, I could've sworn that one of the writers already mentioned that from the get go, Faye's outfit was going to be changed... so who's lying here?
Faye's outfit is nothing like say Cammy's outfit...
The "game accurate" one for The Game based on The Movie and her Movie version that had her green outfit now blue and pants. Even though the movie made some changes, her outfit still honors the original design far better than the "game accurate" one. Longer gloves, camo print on her legs are key design elements from the game that the "game accurate" version just "forgot". But unlike Cammy's outfit, the changes in Faye's outfit could've been made more palatable to fans by switching the color pallette. They go out of their way to make Spike and Jet as Accurate as possible but with Faye it seems like they barely tried. But returning to the main issue. This Adaptation hasn't been released and she's already attacking the fandom for all the wrong reasons. It's things like these that makes people not want to see the show AFTER being disappointed by dumb changes. Especially when giving flimsy excuses. How can a yellow skort be "unrealistic" but a black one is "realistic"?
Aug 27, 2021
It came from the toy chest: I'm going to mngle you green slimballs
A TMNT TiT reference from the SNES game. Stage 2 Alleycat Blues boss, Metalhead. Robotic Turtle. Originally made by Krang as the ultimate Anti-Turtle Weapon with an amalgamation of the 4 turtles' brainwave patterns. IIRC there's a bit of April and Shredder in it as well. Thing is that Metalhead originally was built as an enemy, but Donatello (who does machines) hacked Metalhead and turned it into The Maid... (insert Arnold joke here)
|Leo: Weapons ready, guys...|
Mike: You guys REALLY don't trust me?
Nefty: Do we have to answer that?
Raph: Seems like the common consensus is No.
M-Head: Interlocks activated. Dynotherms connected. Megathrusters are go!
|M-Head: Activating Combat Mode!!|
Everyone else: Crap!
|M-Head: Fellow Chucker program is go!|
Mikey: Holy asscrackers! It worked!
Everyone else: What do you mean It worked!?
Mikey: Well, I kinda did some tinkering on his code.
|Possible problematic issue...|
Aug 25, 2021
Hey what the!? Nirvana baby suing Nirvana
You know the Nirvana album with the baby swimming following a dollar? Well the baby is now suing Nirvana... or what's left of it, and all the past and present owners of Nirvana's music... the reason? It sounds like "Child Corn-nopegraphy" despite the fact that there is nothing sexual about the photo. The guy is asking for $150,000 PER defendant, and he's named a bunch of people. He is literally a 30 year old baby chasing a quick buck.
|So much exploitation...|
It’s strange that I did this for five minutes when I was 4 months old and it became this really iconic image. …. It’s cool but weird to be part of something so important that I don’t even remember.”
He doesn't remember anything horrible happening. It was a 5 minute shoot that his parents were compensated for. He has willingly done many recreations throughout the years, and as stated before he has tattooed himself the Album's title on himself to renind EVERYONE that he's the "Nirvana baby"... apparently he's also an artist.That's what started his "bad blood" against Nirvana.
So, yeah... I don't think the case will go in his favor. His parents agreed that $200 was compensation enough at the time. They received more than that. He also was "paid in exposure", which he exploited as best he could. Also, he's suing the wrong people... The people who put him through this "traumatic 5 minute experience THAT HE DOESN'T REMEMBER" but has milked out for 30 years, A.K.A. his parents are the ones to be sued, but since they don't have Former rockband getting royalties money, he's suing everyone who had the faintest affiliation to Nirvana. Trying to claim that the picture is "Piddie Corn" by using the claim that Cobain wanted a sticker covering the cocktail weenie that said "if you have an issue woth this you might be a word that rhymes with "Peter File"... well, since he and his lawyer are raising an issue with the pic, does this mean that they are like Jared from Subway?
Here's an alternative for the Nirvana baby to make some money...
Aug 24, 2021
Odds and ends august 24, 2021: Hello Peter! And other stuff
Sony is known for ruining Spider-Man after 2 movies... Then there's this:
I'm not going to lie, I had mixed reactions to watch this movie before the trailer. To this point I'm still not convinced on the whole bringing back previous Spider-Man villains from the Multiverse instead of having the m c u / Sony versions. But two words killed all my preconceptions about this movie:
Yes I'm aware that we also hear Willem Dafoe laughing as the green demonic Ranger but, if you are a loyal reader of this blog, you know that I'm more of a Doctor Octopus guy and fuck the Green Goblin, Doc Ock is the SUPERIOR Spider-Man villain!
I'm still a bit worried about the whole using magic to Tamper with Spider-Man... One Moronic Deal comes to mind. Hell, I kind of feel that this movie will be the one thing that will separate Spider-Man from the MCU.
Aug 23, 2021
Cowboy Bebop Live Action is happening
And it looks so bad...
Faye's outfit has been altered because "male gays" is bad or something like that. Also, Who looked at Spike Spiegel and said: You know what, that role should be played by one of the "MILF" dudes from American Pie!
Aug 22, 2021
Netflix CGI "He-Man" is NOT MOTU and that is problematic.
The end product can be good and enjoyable, but it is NOT MOTU. Before the people with Mint on Card brains begin to comment, let me reiterate the point.
Netflix CGI He-Man is a bad adaptation of He-Man. The end product MIGHT BE a good entertaining show, but AS A HE-MAN SHOW it already failed since it BARELY resembles what a He-Man show should be.
Aug 21, 2021
It came from the Toy Chest: This Rocksteady doesn't make Batman games
Bebop's better half has finally arrived as part of the third TMNT wave from Super7. Rocksteady is the second half of the Rocksteady and Bebop duo. Two criminals mutated into humanoid animals Rocksteady is the Rhinoceros. He seems to be more interested in military-style weapons based on his outfit. He's basically 1/2 Rambo and 1/2 Spider-Man's villain the rhino.
|I know that the idea is to make Rocksteady look big with the manhole cover looking so small. Problem is that if the cover is THAT small, how can the Turtles enter the sewers?|
|○ is a □ with the corners cut...|
Just like Super7 did to this unpainted gun and to
Rocksteady by not having a proper "gun hand".
|I wouldn't call myself a customizer, but my crappy paintjob on the cover and gun gave them a bit of much needed oomph!|
Aug 20, 2021
Super7's insane... a Simpsons Ultimate line starting with variants!?
Annoyed grunt... first of all: A Simpsons line!?
Also Poochie on wave 1? Take it away, James Rolfe!
Of course when Super7 posted the news on Facebook, people overwhelmingly asked on thing:
Where the Hell are the Thundercats!? Waiting on waves 2 and 3 here... (or at least Mumm-Ra, Tygra, Jaga, Cheetara, and Slithe... yesss!)
Those 5 figures are NOT worth $55. Especially if they're either variants or one-off characters...
OK so Moe is not a one-off, but who the Hell starts a Simpsons line with effin' Moe!? I don't care that they have an Astronaut Homer... WHERE THE HELL IS VANILLA HOMER!? Or... hear me out: Why start with Homer when you could...
Question: WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET THE FAMILY? I'm talking vanilla versions of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. 2025? Are we going to get a red shirt Bart or are we going to get the blue shirt Bart? And will there be a difference between Bart and Bartman?
Once again we are getting started into a really huge line with tons of characters and Thundercats wave 2 was ordered over 20 months ago... how deep will they go before people sayand quit supporting Super7. This is reaching Storm Collectibles level of bad. Too many incomplete lines... FINISH ONE GODDAMNED LINE BEFORE ADDING TEN!!
Apparently, Macy's will hiuse Toys R Us...
The question is: Will I have to grow up, or I'm still a Toys R Us kid? Only 400 Macy's stores will be "impregnated by TRU"... Will Puerto Rico get one? Also, I was Today years old when I discovered that Macy's has a Toy section... just checked the website... sure, they have toys, but most of them are "educational toys", which are one step above drugstore toys. I don't know, it feels wrong. They don't even have videogames. I know they are not known for electronics, but, in 2021 trying to sell toys but no videogames is not a smart move. This approach feels half-assed. Will this be "permanent" or just a "Holiday season" thing?I'm not exactly a fan of Macy's, so wandering there feels a bit painful... but the thrill of the hunt and all that...
It seems that OnlyFans has chosen death... and stuff.
By "sanitizing their site" by Oct. 1st. After this date no Sexually explicit content would be allowed. The platform is mostly used by sex workers and amateur porn star wannabes to get some safe money by being camgirls.
Sure, there are other uses for OnlyFans, but... let's face it... the main use is porn...
Now what will Belle Delphine do? Sell more bathwater? Bagged farts? ABC Gum? What?
OnlyFans made her a millionaire, now they're taking that away from her!? What will they do when She unleashes her simp army?
Sure, they're doing this move to attract more investors and sponsors, but this will alienate the core audience...
Shinichi Chiba has passed away due to COVID-19 complications... Who is he? Japanese actor who appeared in the Nana-iro Kamen series in 1959... if my Japanese knowledge from Duolingo is correct, this would translate into The mask of 7 colors... or 7 colored mask... this is important for 2 things: it's amongst the earliest tokusatsu shows which would lead into the sentai shows and eventually bring Zyuuranger into the west and have first Bandai, later Hasbro grab me by the balls... fuck Target and their exclusive Ninjetti Adam and Billy... they have their hooded heads as well... can't wait for Tommy... but back to Nana-iro Kamen. It was also the inspiration for Go Nagai's Cutie Honey. Wait, Go Nagai... why is that name so familiar? Holy shit! Majinga Zetto!! Straying from topic, gotta go back!!
Chiba-san was in various Martial Arts movies, including NINJA movies... also he has been on other Tokusatsu shows, but most pwople remember him as the dude who made a sword for Poison Ivy to kill Kung Fu... or DK's uncle in... Carvengers Family 3: Imitation D.
May he find peace now that he is no longer tied to this plane. Well then, farewell.
A bad adaptation doesn't mean a bad end product.
I'm going to nip this in the bud, because I know thar idiots will try to use my disappointment in the new direction of "HE-MAN" as an excuse to launch their bigoted remarks. Some people got mad at me for saying that "It'S fOr KiDs" or "It'S nOt FoR yOu!" are invalid excuses for that upcoming show being a BAD ADAPTATION of MOTU. I'm NOT saying that the show will suck ass and that it's going to be a shitshow... the show has decent animation and an excellent voice cast. What I'm NOT liking about what has been shown so far is that it doesn't look or feel like MOTU. The designs feel generic and derivative. Boy-at-arms looks like Samus Aran's armor... then there's Ram Ma'am... the "It's Ma'am!" Jokes are running about. But I'm not going to specifically talk about MOTU here. I want to talk about show and movies that had HUGE deviations from the Source Material and ENDED UP being Good on their own, DESPITE being "bad adaptations".
Jurassic Park: one of the "better adaptations" or I should say, one bad book adaptation that delivered a pretty good movie.
Resident Evil: kinda bad adaptation of the games, but a somewhat decent movie... just steer clear from the sequels.Do I even HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING!? REGARDING THIS MOVIE!? But to be fair it had Raul Juliá in it so you know it was going to be an awesome performance from him, regardless the horrible bastardization on Street Fighter he was in.
Aug 19, 2021
Masters of the Universe: 1982-2021. The Power of Grayskull rests, but not in Peace.
It came from the Toy Chest: April is coming twice this year!
No, my dear readers, it's not NECA's Judith Hoag as April from the beat Live Action TMNT movie, but Super7's take on Playmates April.
|S7 April: Hey! I SAID NO NECAs!!|
PoP April:Who said I'm a NECA?
S7 April: don't tey to trick me with your no articulation nonesense, you're a NECA!!
PoP April: If I'm a NECA, you're a Playmates toy!!
S7 April: YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!
|Bebop: Finally, a Rapist Bebop joke that doesn't |
Involve me sodomizing dudes...
April: Stand back or I'll go Robocop on your dick!
Bebop: Alright... I'll leave peacefully... for now...
Aug 17, 2021
Odds and ends 17 August 2021: NECA QC, more Cryborg, and stuff...
Once again, Ray Fisher needs to bitch and moan about his "unfair treatment". Now he's once again demanding an apology from Walter Hamada or else he won't play Cyborg again. That threat holds no weight sonce Fisher had already stated that he wouldn't work for WB as long as Hamada still worked there. See the issue? He is "softening his threat". First it was Remove Hamada, now it's Apologize, Hamada... what's next? Begging? Despite his accusations being vague, Whedon was removed and Geoff Johns was being phased out. This feels like a retread of previous rants, but I point it out for the sake of Ray getting his so-much needed attention. He already burnt the "Cyborg bridge". If Warner Brothers replaced BOTH Michael Keaton AND Val Kilmer AS BATMAN, both actors were ESTABLISHED HOUSEHOLD NAMES BEFORE BEING BATMAN, thinking that a "virtually unknown actor" in a role where he's 85% covered in CGI is irreplaceable is ridiculous.
Aug 15, 2021
It came from the Toy Chest: Robin is the Demon's Butthole
I am talking about Damian Wayne, the Grandson of the Head of the Demon, the Son of the Detective... worst Robin since Jason Todd.
Since Bruce's DNA is easy to obtain, because he left it all over town... Talia al Ghul had to find a more convoluted way to get it... she drugged and raped Bruce Wayne in order to make a Bat al Ghul baby... whom she genetically engineered to become the world's deadliest 10 year old. He ends up in Gotham where he tried to kill Tim Drake in order to be Robin. He was Dick's sidekick for a while, and he has butted heads with Jason Todd, the only former Robin who truly understands Damiens violent tendencies... the whole Jason Todd being trained by the League of Assassins AND Batman allows Jason a better insight to Damian's mind than other members of the Bat Family.
Paint and sculpt