My physical copy arrived yesterday and I dabbled a bit with the game:
Jun 30, 2022
Capcom fighting collection first thoughts:
Jun 29, 2022
NECA is doing a Mirage Casey
The Toon Casey has eluded me and with each passing day, it's becoming more impossible to obtain... but There is a Substitute Casey that might be even better than Toon Casey... Of course I am talking about a Mirage Casey!!
Aand I uploaded the wrong photo. The Utroms are coming... with an exosuit version. Get a couple of them for a Mirage display... wonder if we'll get new Mirage Turtles, preferably based on Issue 4 artwork. (The one used on the OG NES game cover art) It looks nice, not going to lie, but I'm more of a Toon versions guy.
I'm a bit disappointed that he doesn't have enough extra hands like his cartoon counterpart. What is pleasantly surprising is that he's NOT a repaint of the Toon version. He seems to be a new sculpt and it has an unmasked head. I hope he gets some more hands.
Jun 27, 2022
Square Enix missed the point of Final Fantasy VII remake
Jun 26, 2022
The lack of "China Wars" figures from Super7 makes customizing harder
|Teaser Work in Progress...|
Jun 24, 2022
Amazon is working on making Alexa speak like your dead relatives...
Aw Hell naw! That's the Condense my reaction to a piece of news in one phrase. Seriously, what were they thinking!? As long time readers may know, I was orphaned close to seven years ago. My depression has worsened in the past few years, but I'm crawling, clawing, fighting my way into as close to normal as I can get. It pains me knowing that I've been almost seven years without hearing my Mom's voice. In fact, I'm afraid that I forgot what it sounds like.
Jun 23, 2022
Why isn't Mattel pushing for a MOTU videogame?
Even if it's based on the weird CGI Netflix series. I mean a real game, not the Roblox lazy bullshit. The last "real game" we got was a mobile game. The infamous Tappers of Grayskull... for years fans have clamored for a REAL MOTU Game and the only thing we've gotten are fan games using the Beats of rage engine (now known as OPENBOR...), but those are fan games with ZERO budget and operating on a nebulous zone between homebrew and piracy.
I know, I know... Mattel loves to quarter ass stuff when half-assing it is enough. But still it pisses me off that TMNT gets such a glorious game like Shredder's revenge and He-Man gets fucking Roblox... as much as I shit on Fork Knife, they got GI Joe... like Nickelodeon puts effort on working with a company that understands the product and makes a love letter to TMNT fans from both the vintage cartoon AND vintage games, which was sold at a VERY REASONABLE PRICE... Meanwhile, Mattel: what do kids like this days? Roblox... wait is that like Mega Bloks? Free Internet platform where the community makes the games... wait, so we don't have to pay anything and the suckers make the work for us? ROBLOX THE FUCK OUT OF HE-MAN!!! Wait, what do you mean we don't get any money from Roblox HE-MAN!? Eh screw it... This will piss off that guy who had a blog that made that douche Neitlich shit his pants... what was his name again Nasty, Neffy, Lefty's outhouse rants! With his 20 readers, he always made Neitlich look like a bumbling buffoon... wait, what do you mean, he's moved on from MOTU!? WE NEED TO MAKE MORE SHITTY HE-MAN STUFF TO CAPITALIZE ON HIS 20 READERS!! That is 2 times 10!
I love making fun of Mattel being clueless and quarter-assing stuff when they should put an effort. But I would rather be praising Mattel than showcasing their incompetence... the only way I can praise them is if THEY WOULD PUT SOME DAMNED EFFORT IN HAVING HE-MAN RETURN TO THE TOP 3 SPOTS OF ENTERTAINMENT PROPERTIES THAT RULED THE 80S!!
This is the limited edition Deluxe He-Man by Mondo toys. Sure it's on the 1/6 scale and it's $260.00, but Look at all he brings forth. It's a 3 in 1 Figure. If Mattel were to put at least HALF that effort on a "deluxe Masterverse" He-Man, I might be singing praises. Sadly, Mattel would make a million excuses on why they couldn't do something similar for their 7 inch line.
There's a thirst for MOTU media but Mattel is ignoring it, then they wonder how GI Joe, Transformers, TMNT, and Star Wars are doing better than He-Man...
Jun 21, 2022
Yay or Nay for SF6: a character rant
Jun 19, 2022
Shredder's Revenge could be a blessing for Super7
I know that I'm relying on TMNT when I get writer's block, but After playing Shredder's Revenge, I thought: There's a lot of toyetic potential on this game.
Jun 17, 2022
The possibility of DLC for Shredder's Revenge...
Shredder's Revenge: A return to classic Form
I guess that by the title, yoy can deduce my feelings for the game. I know yes I have stated that it met and surpassed my expectations, mostly. Of course I have a few things to nitpick about but the overall experience was great.
As many others have said, this game is a love letter to the 1987 Turtles continuity ( both cartoon and videogames). But enough talk, have at you!
Final Fantasy Remake sequel is called REBIRTH
Jun 16, 2022
Why is the media hellbent on defending Amber Heard?
It's been weeks since the jury on the infamous Depp v. Heard case deemed Miss Heard guilty of defamation. Despite evidence against Depp being proven false, lies straight from Amber Heard's mouth beinfg debunked, certain medoa outlets are hellbent on claiming Heard's innocence and that the jury was "swayed by Depp's fame" or that "Depp paid the 'experts' and brought some 'randos' to testify in his favor".
I mean her team brought in the crazy doctor who diagnosed Depp by watching Captain Jack Sparrow.Wait... wait... wait... Did she really say that!? Roll the Iñigo Montoya clip!
So much for wanting to move on...She can't let go. That will be her downfall. When Johnny Depp was considering waiving the money she's supposed to pay Depp, she does this... DUDE, YOUR NET WORTH IS ON THE NEGATIVE NUMBERS!! Ever listened to the song The Gambler?
Shredder's Revenge: First Thoughts
After showing up 9 hours later than expected, I finally got to play Shredder's Revenge and:
The game meets expectations. So far I've played with Michelangelo, because he's my favorite Turtle and a bit with Leonardo because I love Cam Clarke... after 35 years, listening to the OG Turtles is a bit bizarre yet amazing. I haven't fully played it because it was available far too late instead of midnight.
The game is a 90s styled Beat-em Up game with modern elements like Super Moves. If you're used to Konami TMNT Beat-em Ups, you should feel mostly at home with the game.
It seems Casey is an unlockable for beating the game... not sure if the requirement is The Story Mode with 1 character or all 6... or if it's unlocked through Arcade Mode.
Unfortunately, I won't be playing much due to some physical pain issues. In any case,if you love Beat-em Up games, get Shredder's Revenge. Doubly so, if you love TMNT!
Jun 15, 2022
Japan, what are you doing? Japan, stop!
I am well aware that I'm not using the Stahp Meme format correctly, but Japan has taken a finger... a robotic finger and has done the least Japanese thing to it... they gave it a flesh cover. Not an artificial skin like TPE or Silicone, but one made out of collagen and human skin fibroblasts...
Basically, the former Governor of California said: a cybernetic organism covered by living tissue. Japan, that's how you get Terminators, what the hell were you thinking!? I mean, I expected a robotic tentacle monster from you!! Not a Terminator finger! Then again, Arnie-chan is a thing in Japan!
Random thoughts on a TMNT display...
Since I'm collecting 3 different TMNT Lines, I'm going to have to build or buy a display set for them. The reason I put the Buy option is because there's a slight possibility of a Sewer Playset, or a Technodrome being made... keeping an open mind. But realistically speaking building a bookshelf styled display with different "levels" would be Optimal for Displays. Will I add a lower level "cabinet" to keep extra accessories? Will it have wheels so it can be moved around if needed? How many levels will the bookshelf part have? I know that 3 is the minimum: (street, sewer, Technodrome) Will I just use flat BG pieces, or will I incorporate 3d elements? Do I make it TMNT Specific or make it modular to switch it with say, Sailor Moon, or Marvel, or Silverhawks whenever I grow tired of looking at TMNT?
Dimensions are another thing I need to look at. The size of the display will alter the thickness of the support areas, which also will depend on the cost of raw materials. I know MDF and wood are cheaper than ABS and PVC, but I want to make it non-wooden. If I was doing a say, Mortal Kombat display, I could see woodworking fitting better. But back to TMNT, the reason for dimensions stem mainly from the Slambulance turned into a Shellbulance. I need a big space to display that puppy.
The last big defining Factor would be roster. If we get Burne, Vernon, and Irma, I might be "forced" to get another 1:12 vehicle to make a Channel 6 Van. I'm even considering a second Slammobile to customize and make it April's car. Maybe even use the Slamcycle with Casey.
Things like Electronics might be out of my reach for now, but since I was able to clean my PS4 with YouTube tutorials, maybe I could do the same with dioramas?
There's even a thing called EL wires that can make faux neon signs for dioramas. I know that permanent markers on a clear plastic surface can mame faux Grease Pencil signage. There are plenty of tutorials to make decals, signs (if you don't want to buy premade ones) hell premade brick walls exist.
All I know is that the Street level might be the most complicated one, especially if I want some Rooftop action... and potential alleyway. The inspiration for the street level section comes from this Diorama
Obviously it would be more TMNT-ish. One of the stores could be Second Time Around Antiques. Further down the street a location for Antonio's Ninja Pizza could be a nod to Pizzaface and multiple TMNT continuities. The rest of the buildings are just normal buildings.
Some WILL have nods to various continuities. Whether it's from graffiti, signs, or references to the movies...
The main problem I have right now is that I KINDA want semi functional interiors. I might copy the removable front plates to put figures/props inside. Like having Pizzaface inside Ninja Pizza, or April on the Apartment above Second Time Around Antiques, or have Scratch hiding from the Po-Po on another apartment... NO! I wasn't planning on making a Rescuers reference!!
For the Sewer level, I wouldn't want the whole thing to be the lair. Mostly because for this and the Technodrome level I might have to use "support walls" or load bearing walls to keep the shelf aspect properly working. That would require "unsightly wall dividing the display".Gwarsh! This dude made an awesome diorama based on Turtles in Time... combining this with
The Portal Room from the Arcade Game. Of course, I just need to complete some greater responsibilities and improve my time management to pull this off.
Jun 13, 2022
Shredder's Revenge Preorders are live
Limited Run Games is handling the preorders for the physical game ports of Shredder's Revenge and the window is open until July 24th. There are different versions like just the game or premium boxsets. I probably might jist go for the normal PS4 version. I don't know WHEN the Physical version will be arriving, but I already preordered the Digital version for the Switch. The game is $24.99 and there was a 10% discount... SAVINGS!! But I had some Gold coins from a previous purchase, which lowered the price to $21.93!!! So I will be able to play the game in 2 days... Graveyard Shifter here, so that means sleeping in the mornings, waking on the evenings... by my lunchtime I should be able to download the game and enjoy enough of it for me to prepare a review.
And yes, the digital game will be the deciding factor of whether or not I'll get a physical copy for the PS4. (No point getting it on Switch.)
Michelangelo got the short end of the stick in the UK intro.
Jun 12, 2022
The reason why Miley killed Hannah:
She got her tuna pounded and felt that Hannah died at that moment... Aside from the fact that I don't read Teen Vogue, I can't believe such a HUGE Miley/Hannah article slipped through the cracks for nearly 3 years before I noticed it... So the mysterious person who popped Miley's Cherry is to blame for the death of Hannah Montana...
I guess sex with Miley must be pretty boring if she won't put on the wig...Because let's be real here for just one minute. Having sex with Miley is one thing... I wouldn't know, since I haven't had the opportunity to do so. BUT having sex with HANNAH MONTANA, now THAT is something special. It may be the same body as Miley, but it's Hannah Montana... and there's a bit of some "dark elements" at play... like the idea of corrupting "sweet and innocent Hannah". Some people get off on that. Other folks are turned on by the idea of having sex with Fictional Characters. Remember the Aerith and Tifa sex dolls. Now I wonder, has anyone even asked Miley to put on the wig for sex?
Now for the sake of equality, I shall mention my second favorite Osment... the one with the Necrosight... Haley Joel... If I was a girl and had the opportunity of having sex with him, I'd totally give him a Sora wig and a plastic Keyblade. That is because the idea of having sex with Kingdoms Hearts's Sora is more exciting than Haley Joel Osment. Before anyone asks, the Keyblade is so he can spank Girl-me like a duck who won't heal Sora.
While I'm at it, dishonor on me, dishonor on my cow and all that...
Jun 11, 2022
Castlevania Nocturne teaser
I guess it's time for a RONDO... OF BLOOD that is...
Yes, the Richter centric Castlevania toon is coming... What do I have to say about it:
Die monster you don't belong in this world!!
It was not by my hand I am once again given flesh. I was called here by humans wish to pay me tribute.
Tribute!?! You steal men's souls and make them your slaves!
Perhaps the same could be said of all religions...
Your words are as empty as your soul! Mankind ill needs a savior such as you!!
What is a man!? *epic chalice break* A miserable little pile of secrets... but enough talk! Have at you!!!
Is what I'd expect to be said before the final confrontation betweem Richter and Dracula... before we reach a SYMPHONY... OF THE NIGHT!!!
But I hope we do get a Simon mini series covering the Original and Simon's Quest...
Jun 10, 2022
I wonder if Playmates is blocking Super7 from making a faux vintage line for TMNT
Black Adam trailer is out and of course, the Snydercult hates it.
We know how nice the Cult can be. Well, they're at it again, showing their niceness all over Black Adam and forcing most moderators to work overtime.
While, yes, WB DID put pressure on Snyder to rush into a Justice League movie, Snyder's universe was flawed from the get-go.
When James Gunn makes Polka-dot Man compelling enough for audiences to feel bad about his death in less than 2 hours, while Snyder can't make people CARE about Superman in 3 movies with nearly 13 hours, something is wrong with Snyder.
Shredder's Revenge has a release date
Also, they revealed another Playable Character, you scuzzbuckets!
I had forgotten about Casey Jones being crazy as hell in the original toon, but the game took note and reminded me of how brutal Casey was even for a hyper toned down children's toon.
The game comes out on June 16 digitally... No idea about the Physical versions. They are coming, but no official release date for those.
I think the 6 player mode is awesome, or it would be if I had 5 friends... at best, I can pull off a 3 player game...
Jun 9, 2022
I'm tempted by Super7's non-transforming Transformers
Of course, I am talking about their Soundwave figure...
I know I have Superior versions of Soundwave, but the Alt Mode would look great hidden on a TMNT or MMPR Display... I'm avoiding the obvious GI Joe reference.
There is a new wave of Transformers figures coming by Super 7 and to be honest the wave kind of sucks. First we get the corpse of Optimus Prime, then we get Starscream, which I could have sworn we already got. 3 figures: Soundwave, Starscream, and the corpse of Optimus Prime.
So I cleaned my PS4 today
Whoever says that cleaning your own consoles is easy, fuck you! I mean it's not hard, you just remove sone screws, remove some plastic covers, remove the power supply, and dust off the inside and outside... If I, who am not mechanically inclined can do it, it can't be that hard. But man, that lower cover was a BITCH to remove. A few days ago, I bought online a kit with the screwdrivers needed to disassemble the PS4 (mostly for the special security screws that use a non common for casuals like myself bit). It also included a brush to remove dust, and the plastic "pry bar" to well, pry the covers open. I need to buy a replacement prybar, cause mine got screwed by opening the ps4.
After 145 minutes of cursing and bitching about the YT videos making it look simpler than it really is, my PS4 is now clean. MacGyver probably can open it with a red bull can and a dildo, but I'm a mere mortal. What's the point of all this? When one pays $40 to have a professional do it for you, you're paying for their expertise of doing something in a few minutes that it took me nearly 2 ½ hours to complete. That's not adding the $13 I had to use to get the tools shipped, the $9 for the compressed air can (basically a 1 time use, since I used most of it on the PS4.) Then there's all the pain and torture that I went through to get that bottom cover off. If it wasn't for that bottom cover, I'd say the process is a piece of cake.
Now my PS4 doesn't sound like it has the need for speed or that it could be my wingman any time... what I'm trying to say is: if you are not a mechanically inclined person like I am, are a bit of a klutz like I am, and don't have enough patience to deal where stubborn plastic pieces that could break easily, consider pay paying for getting it done. Saving $18 wasn't worth it.
Revolution is the name of the sequel to Kevin Smith's bastardization of He-Man... still bastardized by Kevin Smith. Apparently it's only 5 episodes this time. Maybe it won't suck and actually HAVE He-Man in it, but I'm keeping my expectations low.
I still don't know how to feel about Kenobi. It isn't awful, but it lost me rather quickly... I mean, it didn't lose me lose me like Hawkeye, but it's more like: "oh yeah, they uploaded an episode of Obi-Wan yesterday" and not: "Holy shit, must get home now to watch Obi-Wan!!1!" The third sister isn't an intimidating foe. I blame Moses Ingram for that. She just doesn't look EVIL like Darth Vader, Palpatine, or Commander Holdo. At least the guy from Jumper had a chance to redeem himself. Also, Luke might be getting himself killed or anally violated by Sandpeople, but
Obama Obi-Wan was too busy babysitting Leia. (My Autocorrect calls Obi-Wan Obama for some reason.) At least Ms. Marvel seems fun... Aside the hamfisted way they're making Kamala worship bRiEEEEE Larson.
Jun 8, 2022
Why Christopher Reeve is the best Superman
|Everything wrong with Superman|
in one picture...
Jun 6, 2022
Sf6: a rant or 6 Super turbo plus alpha upper champion edition...
Ken's backstory was leaked. Apparently Eliza left Ken and took Mel with her, now Ken is a wandering Hobo like Ryu. Now the Matsuda Siblings are trying to help Ken, by making him snap out if this bullshit and recover his family... What the Hell, Capcom!? That's messed up!
Apparently the game is after SF3, which brings the question: Street Fighter TIMELINE, how does it work:
Cammy is YOUNGER than Sakura. Ibuki and Makoto are Younger than Sakura... Hell, I'M YOUNGER THAN SAKURA!! I guess we need to talk about the timeline... I'm aware that Capcom has subtly retconned birthdates to have a sliding timeline, but we do have actual dates:
SF1 was in 1987, Final Fight 1 was in 1989, Alpha 3 was after Final Fight, but Before SF2 in 1991, since Gorbachev was President until 1991.So we can deduce that Alpha 3 is in 1990. Cammy is 2 years younger than Sakura, so that makes Sakura 18 by the time of Alpha 3, meaning that Sakura was born in 1972. Chun Li was born in 1968... (she's 54 in 2022...)