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|Not mine... Ace Ventura |
The time of my Birthday has come and I got an Early Present... The TMNT Blimp... Sadly, my box was beaten up badly and I cannot take a MOC pic.
The 1980s Blimp was badass, especially the Glider...
The 2012 one? Not so much... the toy is a bad adaptation of the 80s one. It looks bad without the balloon attached. It lacks the badass wings that allows the Turtles to hang on it.
The 2022 Blimp is the 2012 Glider and fins on then1980s Balloon.
|It KINDA fits all Super7 Turtles.|
This is made for 2012, which are a tad smaller.
|It's almost passable as a Single Turtle|
|This only works with the Turtles |
themselves. April won't fit or hold the controls... (they're a bit too thick for her hands)
Do NOT BUY THIS!!!
Mar 28, 2022
We've all seen the Slap that gave life to the 2022 ACADEMY AWARDS. Where Will "Fresh Cuck of Bel Air" slaps comedian Chris Rock... I guess Everybody Hates Chris, especially Jada "Entanglement with a man young enough to be her son" Pinkett Smith, who was the butt of a GI Jane joke... Thing is that Will LAUGHED at the Joke, then suddenly he stands up, gives a slap to Chris Rock and tells the comedian to keep his wife's name out of his mouth. Chris Rock moves on with the show.
Chris Rock was barely fazed by that slap. He literally said that he he could go... OK. This showed that he could've unloaded a bunch of jokes about the Smiths all the way to August... and other entanglements.
Let us remember how 2 years ago, Jada humiliated Will in public.
This has backfired on Will Smith big time... sure, one might consider Chris Rock's joke "tasteless", but instead of being the bigger man, Will assaulted Rock and now if Jada wants to divorce, she can use Will's rage against Chris Rock as an excuse. Will is lucky that Chris Rock isn't pressing charges. If he had, then Jada's divorce would be much more favorable to her despite the Entanglements she had on the 8th Month.
Will could've used this as a teachable moment. Calling Chris Rock out about his tasteless joke. Then at the acceptance speech, he could've mentioned how he wanted to hit Rock for the joke, but didn't, since he "wants to be a vessel of love"... Unfortunately, Will chose poorly and acted immaturely. If only someone had taught Will about using your brain, not your brawn...
Huh... Will Smith already knew that and still chose to fight...
People are using the misogyny card to defend Will... problem is that the victims here are Chris Rock and Will Smith. The real villain is Jada Pinkett-Smith. Again, let's bring back the fact that she had an "entanglement" with a "kid slightly older than Jaden with mental issues". Jada broke Will. She has implied that Will didn't satisfied her among other things... or that Will had to compete with the ghost of Tupac... she broke Will and now the broken man is trying to rebuild himself, not as he should be but as Jada wants him... Rock is a victim too since he was assaulted by Jada's puppet... but putting the blame where it belongs, Jada... is misogynistic or something.
Female figures don't sell... we've heard that song and dance countless of times. Most recently, some dude gave his opinion on this topic... you probably never heard of him. He's Todd McFarlane, Creator of Spawn, the big boss at McFarlane Toys. A guy who knows less than Jon Snow... He made his point in a hyperbolic and somewhat crass way, but he is right...
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After finding a way to make The Exchange stupid easy... by going to the shoreside vale Safehouse and taking the weapons available (100 packages + firefighter mission) and looping around the hideout swiftly so the weapons would respawn and take extra ammo. With the weapons in tow, quickly heading to the dam and defeating the Colombian Cartel with the Sniper, RPG, Famethrower, AK, and M16... it's Vice City's turn.
Right now I'm "in the beginning..." since I just saved after being told to go to the hotel on Ocean Beach... I know that it sounds like "I haven't done ANYTHING" but I AM doing stuff. I finished the Pizza Boy Missions to have 150 Health, I've done some Rampages and collected 20-something packages. I'm collecting stuff for money to buy weapons and hideouts early on... Need to collect as many Almost invincible Admirals as possible. Some frustrating missions require that car.
I will not use cheat codes, but using in-game exploits that's a different story. What I'm trying to get at is that I'm tasting the game before fully playing the game. Since I can't use cheat codes, utilize a Cheating device like codebreaker or GameShark; I have to do things the hard way... I'm trying to make things less hard for me.
Mar 21, 2022
Maury Povich is a talk show host. Some would say the last of the shocking TV Talk show hosts... think a less trashier version of Jerry Springer. He is also the source of the "You ARE NOT the father" videos where men do victory dances as the women who tried ro deceive them cry and throw tantrums.
He also had special days where the late Jack Hanna would show animals.
He also had episodes of people with weird phobias... Bring out the Olives!!
The glee on Maury's face when he summons the item the people fear in the phobia episodes is borderline Psychotic!!!
But he also ran episodes of problematic kids who are sent to Boot Camp to be scared straight.If I recall correctly, I've mentioned Maury before back when this blog was in diapers. I seem to remember something about saying that this show and Springer were mind rotting Television and that I loved them for it. Sadly around 09 the local Fox Network and what is now CW started broadcasting "local" programing from the Virgin Islands... so, Maury, Springer, and other brain rotting talk shows were out! Needless to say that aside from Random clips seen on YouTube, I haven't seen the Maury Show in over 13 years... Now the old man is retiring! Also he's been doing this for 31 years... starting 3 weeks earlier than Springer ans lasting nearly 4 years after Springer being over... meaning that I watched close to 18 years of This... garbage. I love it, but it still is garbage!
This getting old thing kinda sucks...
I am NOT a Halo fan. With that said, the Showrunner already said something that if I WAS a Halo fan, I'd be scared for the show and pissed at the Showrunner.
Basically, the showrunner is ignoring the games to make the series. First, let's start with the most obvious part: Dismissing the Source Material "because it's a videogame". You know what happems when you disregard the source Material?
Mar 19, 2022
Mar 18, 2022
Mattel revealed their 40th Anniversary He-Man figure. It's literally a Traditional He-Man done in Masterverse style. This was supposed to be a plain repaint of the normal Masterverse He-Man with Viking He-Man spare head.
|So old yet so new|
Ah, GTA3... the game that accidentally brought me back to MOTU. I've commented about the game feeling weird. They fixed the Vigilante glitch from GTA3 where you paused next to the target and the target would get off the car, making Vigilante a bit harder. I gave up on Ambulance missions, because, it's too freaking hard to beat without cheats... but I'm getting ahead of myself... let's do the usual review. I'll use the 10 point system because videogames
Mar 17, 2022
Let me preface this with a couple of Warnings:
|Oh, I wish the turtles had foot holes.|
Mattel revealed some upcoming Masterverse heroic figures. He-Ro who looks based on revelation... blegh! There's a Masterverse Sun-Man. It's decent for Masterverse, but Sun-Man deserved the MOTUC treatment and be sculpted by the Fourhorsemen... not Mattel's in-house team.
Apparently Ruben Martinez is being focused on Origins, despite being the new Toyguru. This leaves Masterverse mostly to Terry Higuchi, which is a good thing. The problem is that Higuchi still has to report to Ruben...
The She-Ra figure is One step forward two steps back figure...
Not going to say the fabric looks like shit but the fabric looks like shit. Thank goodness there is no rooted hair. I also see a one piece plastic skirt and we know what that meant last time they did a one piece plastic skirt...
They didn't learn from the mistakes of having a one piece plastic skirt in classics. Remember how they had to do a bubble power She-Ra to release a fix to the normal She-Ra? Pepperidge Farm remembers. Higuchi you had one job...
This is what I wanted of a NEW MOTU line. Take the vintage toys and plus them up in cool redesigns that still evoke the original. The only thing that worries me is the Tasset blocking the articulation. I'm not feeling that Old Man He-Man head though.
Mar 16, 2022
I've made fun of Playmates and their excessive reuse of the 80s-90s TMNT molds. They're rereleasing the Party Wagon again! This time the Wagon is not alone... They are adding a friend:
Mar 15, 2022
After the horrible rumor about Adam being isekai'd to Eternia, the Nee brothers are talking about being respectful to the source material and the movie being like Thor Ragnarok...
In a way, they are correct. The world of MOTU can't be too serious when you have such toyetic/silly names as Mekaneck, Stinkor, Ram Man, or Two-Bad... having to embrace the sillier aspects and accept them is heading in the right direction. The part that scares me is the "Humor aspect". Last person who promised humor and reverence to the brand, had Fisto talking about using his prosthetic hand to stimulate Skeletor's prostate. That cynical and jaded humor is NOT what a MOTU movie needs.
Humor is a dangerous thing to implement. Badly implemented humor makes it cringy (Fisto Fisting joke, or Bat Credit card)... using it as a crutch can steal the movie's gravitas. A great visual of this would be comparing Ghostbusters 2016 to Ghostbusters 1984.
Personally, the Over the top humor should be kept to a minimum and Orko be the main source of this, as he's the Court Jester and magically incompetent. That doesn't mean that witty humor, sarcasm, and sass shouldn't be in the movie. Skeletor should have a rapier tongue and plenty of wit to properly give some proper burns. Evil-Lyn should be able to do the same. A character like Man-at-Arms shouldn't be quipping left and right. His humor should come from him being the straight man. For example, a casual conversation between him and Randor (who were friends for years before Randor became King) has Duncan speaking with all the formalities and protocols of addressing the King, while Randor is addressing Duncan as his Childhood friend and not his General. IT'S NOT MEANT to be a guffawing moment, but a slight chuckle at the situation of Duncan being a stickler to Protocol and being fully aware of his class and rank. Meanwhile, Teela can be the opposite, while mostly capable of keeping Class and rank protocol, sometimes she could slip up when Addressing Adam or Duncan.
In Adam's case, he could ham it up a little bit as He-Man on the "Superhero aspect" AT FIRST and be a bit "cheesy" in some of his lines, since Adam is a teen playing a grown-up. As he grows comfortable with being He-Man, his "Heroic voice" shouldn't sound as hammy. Some of the situations for playing the "aloof, irresponsible, and cowardly prince" could be used for humor.
There are options for humor, but it's not a requirement. The main emotional forces pushing the movie, should be awe and wonder. Kinda like the Original Star Wars Trilogy... which had the better balance of seriousness and humor than The Disney Sequels or the Prequels.
The Nee Brothers have a hard battle against them... Hopefully they won't blow it.
Mar 14, 2022
Barely a year ago, I had to get a "new phone". It has 32Gb of storage, which ISN'T Much... especially, when I have a 256 Gb Micro SD card, which I've used 17Gb from it. That's less than 10% of its capacity. When I got the phone I had to delete a shit ton of useless apps that were filling up the phone's scarce storage space. My previous phone had this nifty little feature that let most apps operate from the SD card (without rooting or hacking the phone) The newer phone didn't allow for that. So, that means that Netflix, Uber Eats, Facebook, and other applications that on my elder phone could operate from the far roomier 256Gb SD card must operate from the 32Gb Internal memory that already has 10Gb designated for the Operating System and 9Gb on "Other" stuff that cannot be interacted with, unless you root or hack the phone.
I'm aware that more modern phones are giving users More storage, but no SD port... (but even more bloatware) No need to hear "GeT a BeTtEr PhOnE, yA dOuChE"! My issue is how freaking bloated these Apps get. Let's use Netflix as an example: When you download the app from the store it says it's like 18Mb. You download it and once installed is 59Mb. Few weeks later Netflix is now occupying 1.13Gb same thing with Uber Eats. From both having 300Mb combined, they've ballooned up to 2.45GB. That is some ridiculous Bullshit!
Yes, I'm also aware of the whole having to make a "one size fits all" solution for different kinda of hardware justification. But at the same time it's funny how less cluttered these apps are if they're manually uninstalled and just downloading a more updated version 4-6 months later. Sure, the data + update bloat is staved off for a little bit, but it'll always creep back. It seems that the days of streamlined code due to storage limitations is a thing of the past... what's the point of having 256GB in storage, if phones are overloaded with useless apps that can't be removed that love to eat up precious storage space. Why should my phone come with unremovable Amazon apps if I don't use Prime, or shop enough through Amazon to have their app, or use kindle? Why can't I check my mail through the browser and instead have to load an App... Outlook, yahoo! mail, Gmail... all require an app. Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram... hell, even Reddit is pushing an app. With everyone and everything having an app that is not streamlined to save space, the phones will get overstuffed pretty fast.
Get your tinfoil hats on, because it's Crazy conspiracy theory time!
The apps are purposely bloated in order to fill up your phone memory's faster and force you to get a newer model ASAP.
Take off the tinfoil hats now. But the thing is that by bloating apps and forcing to pugrade phones, we the customers lose. For example, the Tappers of Grayskull app. I used to have it two phones ago... now it no longer exists and neither does the phone I used to have before the one before my current phone. So, if I wanted to play, well I'm shit out of luck... unless I root a phone and download a dubious copy of the .apk from a теневой русский сайт, a Shady Russian Website... Спасибо, товарищ Дора Исследователь... Thank you, Comrade Dora the Explorer... This not only happens with games, sometimes it happens with company proprietary apps that are needed for special jobs. I mean how many companies remained stuck on Windows XP for years because they couldn't keep up with upgrading their PCs every few years to be able to keep up with the newer OS from Windows?
The more storage we get, the more bloated apps get and with phones ditching the Micro SD slot, transferring data from one phone to the next is a hassle, if you don't trust The Cloud...