Sep 30, 2022
So Hugh Jackman will be back for one last Hurrah after Logan
Sep 29, 2022
It came from the Toy Chest: Spider-Man, Spider-Man... Married life of the Spider-Man
Saves the world with his wife. They have a daughter and no life... Look out here comes the married Man... I honestly had no idea to introduce the Renew your Vows 2 pack that should've been a 3 pack of Spidey, MJ, and Anna May Parker... who was recently Shatratized in the Edge of the Spider-verse series.
Before I can start my review, I need to get somethingnout my chest:
Fuck you Hasbro with your green packaging bullshit. This is not an ecologically friendly strategy. This is a scam to cut corners in packaging and raise prices. Wrapping the figures in parchment paper!? What the actual fuck!? This is going to cause an increase in toy swapping at most retailers. I've had some interactions with Loss Prevention at some retailers regarding Toy Swapping and Accessory stealing.
|MJ: Look at me, I'm the Spider-Man now.|
Peter: The cringe is real.
|Wait, both can do the Milo Manara pose....|
High Summoner Yuna is dancing to Gangsta's Paradise
Sep 27, 2022
The casting double standards: a racist rant, but not that way.
|Dammit, ScarJo! I'm DEFENDING YOU|
FOR ONCE! STOP STARING AT ME IN A DISAPPROVING MANNER!
Hasbro's greed just killed the Selfie Series
Remember the Selfie Series: the one where you download the Hasbro Pulse app, upload several pics of your noggin and for $60+ Shipping, Handling, and Applicable taxes, you'd get an action figure with your face! As it was, it was a tad overpriced at $60+... which in my case, adding taxes and FedEx it becomes closer to $90... Well with their greed, Hasbro has turned my Maybe into a FUCK YOU ASSHOLES!!
They raised the price of the Selfie Series to $80+ shipping, handling, taxes, etc. Which puts these into the $110+ range for me.
I'd rather pay $110 for a Mafex, a Storm Collectibles, or 2 Super7 Ultimates figures than a Pizza Spidey body with my head. What the Fuck is Hasbro Thinking... This level of incompetent greed is something I would've expected from Mattel... or Square Enix! All that's missing is making a NFT of your figure to raise the price to $100+...
If people were on the fence at $60, why would Hasbro consider raising the price even further as a viable option!?
Sep 26, 2022
Making another case for the oddball TMNT mini characters
Sep 25, 2022
Odds and ends Sept.25 2022: Spider-verse, Little Mermaid, and stuff
Read the Edge of the Spider-verse issue 4... the one with the handicapped Spider-lesbian... it was absolute cringe. Like most of the receny Edge of the Spider-verse stories, we get a small story that introduces the current Spider and then they get recruited by a Female Spider. Her personality is literally Lesbian stereotype with a disability twist. I'm dreading the Gay golden Orb Weaver Spider-Man. Betting he'll be a 1 dimensional gay stereotype.
Daddy is calling it quits. I'm talking about
Sep 24, 2022
Hasbro is doing some cool figures
Sep 22, 2022
Hasbro's Starting lineup is Dead on Arrival
|That's the size of the binky needed to calm LeBron.|
Sep 21, 2022
Monster High is coming back
And apparently, the ghouls are getting some diversity makeovers. Clawdeen is now Blaxican, Draculaura is chubbier and half Asian. Frankie is now Non-Binary and wears a prosthetic leg. Lagoona is now a Honduran Latina Ghoul. Pleasantly surprised that the article didn't use the dreaded Latinx adjective.
Mattel will also donate $1 from each Ghoulia doll they sell to DoSomething.org, a non-profit that helps teens with, uh, stuff. A whole dollar out if a $25 doll... yikes!
My issue is that they're retconning the Ghouls for "SocJus brownie points". Frankie's is the only one that makes the most sense, since she's based on Frankenstein's Monster, made out of spare parts. Being non-binary and having prosthetic limbs makes absolute sense, since she's built from multiple corpses. I'm honestly not a fan of making Draculaura chubbier. She drinks blood, not gorging on hamburgers. The one that should be chubby is Ghoulia, since Zombies eat brains and brain meat is mostly fat... you do the math. Had they done the full diversity thing in 2010, Mattel would've been a visionary. The issue lies on the lazy "Replacing instead of adding" diversity.
While I don't have a horse on this race, I hope that they don't start cutting corners like they did on their last run of Monster High.
Sep 20, 2022
Hasbro's greed is insane...
I don't mean this in a good way. They're pushing a Hasbro pulse Ghost Driver with his car for $350.
Now, it's a cool toy, but not $350 cool. The first people to order would get the human version of this Ghost Driver as well... we haven't gotten a decent Dan Ketch GR since ToyBiz and that fig is outdated as fuck... not to mention that there are no human versions of Blaze or Ketch. LED lights are super cheap and irrelevant. For $50 Mattel can give people a Big Rig with tons of action features for the WWE toys. I mean Hasbro is literally asking for the equivalent of a Single Payment on an actual car for a chunk of plastic. If it was diecast metal, I could see the price tag working.
How is this car comparable to the Ridiculously Huge Galactus who is taller than Mattel's MOTUC Grayskull, or the Hasbro Pulse huge ass Sentinel!?
Sep 19, 2022
When Pixel Dan has to complain about something, you lost...
Pixel Dan, Toy Reviewer who rarely says bad things about the toys he reviews has complained about Super7's TMNT Ultimates wave 5 and their floppy waists/legs. This has been a common issue since wave 1 amd now it's very noticeable. Super7 needs to get their butts in gear and get the floppy joint issue fixed. Hopefully, he will bring this issue up time he interviews Bryan Flynn.
I will probably bitch and moan about it once I get my figures and have toppling issues. Also, some figures might require some paint touch ups, which can be a bitch. At $55 price tag, we shouldn't have to customize these to "make them right." Yes, I know I bring this often, but think about it... when you buy a brand new car, you don't immediately change breaks, suspension, paintjob, seats, etc. That's because you shouldn't have to change those things in a brand new car! Same logic applies here. The only reason I should repaint or tweak a figure is BECAUSE I WANT TO, not because I HAVE TO.
I'm hoping this floppy joints issue doesn't hit Silverhawks...
While we're at it, since Super7 made a Matt Cardona figure, we need a Spencer Powers Ultimates figure...
Sep 18, 2022
Due to Hurricane Fiona The House of rants might be offline for a little while.
Mostly due to failures on the power grid. I had a few rants that were incomplete, but due to the situation, I cannot post them. While it isn't as bad as Hurricane Maria, the new people in charge of Electric Power in Puerto Rico make Rocksteady and Bebop seem competent. I'll stay safe and won't do anything TOO stupid. Also, here's the theme song of my local politicians:
Hopefully I'll be back in a day or twoooo!!
Sep 16, 2022
Konami did a thing... and it's GOOD!!
While it's not Metal Gear, Castlevania, or Contra related they are remastering Suikoden and Suikoden II available in 2023 for XBOne, PS4, and the Switch.
I am a complete newbie to Suikoden, well, i did beat the first two games. A friend of my brother loaned him the games, but he "made me beat them" so he could brag about beating them... this was pre-YouTube sooooo BSing was much easier.
I've been dying to play these games once again for quite some time. And now that walkthroughs are available I can get the 108 characters in both games and achieve the closest thing to a true ending or a 100% run. This one is going to be a little bit short because I have to sleep and because I'm not exactly too knowledgeable in Suikoden. Now if Konami could release a Metal Gear collection convering MGS, MGS2:s, MGS3:s, MGS4, and PW...
This is a lot better than Square-Enix with their 6 inch OG FFVII for $130 because of a dumbass NFT...
Sep 15, 2022
Breath of the Wild 2 is now Tears of the Kingdom
Street Fighter 6's character creation mode...
Looks pretty decent. Personally, I'm a bit worried about the movesets more than anything... are we going to be stuck with just clones of existing characters like SoulCalibur 6 or are we going the WWE games route where we can pick out every attack?
I'm also worried about the Outfit Options. Especially if clothes have attributes that have an effect on the character's attributes.
I hope that there are plenty of character slots and depending on how movesets work I want to either make characters that have moves from characters that aren't in the game, like say: Dan, Sakura, Clawed Ninja Bullfighter, or Raúl Juliá as my character's moveset; or that I can combine special moves from different SF6 characters and have like say a character that can use a Flash Kick, Hadoken, and Hundred Hand Slap.
Visually, the character creation mode seems rather deep and I can possibly make a Realistic SF6 Nefty-kun to play as. So far the only downside is that outfit customization seems limited. In any case, SF6 seems like a HUGE improvement over vanilla SFV. If vanilla SF6 looks this good, imagine what Mega SF6 Turbo Alpha Champion Edition' would look like.
I was almost expecting a half-assed creation mode, not something this good. 2023 might be a good year for SF...
Dad of Boy 2 looks amazeballs
Sep 14, 2022
Here's the latest joke from Mattel
Yes, that's a MOTU Origins 4 pack of He-Man that they're selling for $150 and they aren't ashamed of the scalping they're attempting.
Sep 13, 2022
I kinda like the "Game Series: collection" trend
Sep 11, 2022
Gargoyles Remastered: Really?
This is JUST A SINGLE SEGA GENESIS GAME... Disney better not try to ask us to pay $30 for it. The Disney Classic Collection had multiple versions of Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book. 13 games vs 1... I can jystify paying $30 for 13 games.
Unless a second game using the same engine or at least an "enhanced version" where you can ise Lexington, Brooklyn, Hudson, and Broadway... maybe using the surviving VAs to have spoken dialogs. Unless they can find a replacement for the late Ed Asner.
What can Disney do to make this remaster more than worthwhile to pay $30 for it... because as it is, the game should be in the single digits.
Sep 10, 2022
Odds and ends Sept. 10 2022
More "Diversity" from Barbie...
As Mattel tries to gain more Politically Correct brownie points, we can see a pattern.
|This 1993 Ken wears a cockring...|
He's colloquially known as Gay Ken...
Where is Carpet Munching Butch Barbie?
Super7 is making Hot Topic toys
Yes, that's right! Hot Topic's unofficial Mascot, Jack Skellington will be receiving the Ultimates! treatment and he's available for preorder now...
Sally and Oogie Boogie are getting figures too. The only caveat is that these will be part of Disney's Ultimates and not a separate Nightmare Before Christmas line.
I don't know what to say other than Jack and Sally's joints worry me. Woth their spindly arms, I worry about the worst. Also, I'm surprised that Hot Topic hasn't demanded an exclusove Jack variant for Hot Topic as an exclusive.
Sep 9, 2022
TMNTU wave 9 speculation
Wave 5 is coming to our doors soon... Wave 8's preorders close ON Friday... guess it's time for me to pull out a Wave 9 speculation post...
I shall make a 4-5 figure waves because Super7 logic. Now we know that waves can have 2 or more variants... or repaints... so, let's do this thing!!
Where is Pizzaface?
Sep 8, 2022
The Queen is dead... Sept. 8 odds and ends
England just lost their Queen. She apparently, died peacefully. I don't know what to say. Well, I do... Fuckdammit! That prick Charles is now King! But he's 73, so his rule will be most likely short. Especially, since Charles is a weak-willed coward. My condolences to the British people who now have a shitty king.
Sep 7, 2022
TMNT Cowabunga Collection: The Game Boy Games
Sep 6, 2022
There are rumors of a DCEU soft Reboot
Sep 5, 2022
TMNT Cowabunga Collection: Fighting games aren't Konami's strong suit
As expected, Nirvana baby lost the case
Mainly due to statute of limitations was long gone and that this was the third time the judge asked of Spencer Elden, the Nevermind Baby, to elaborate and explain on the issues with the statute of limitations. Which apparently, Elden's team did not and this led the judge to dismiss the case.
As I stated in my rant back in 2021, where I stated the obvious:
Something doesn't add up here. If this was so traumatic, why would he tattoo a permanent reminder of it? Or why would he keep reenacting the traumatic experience?
I guess the judge saw the obvious angle that Rlden was going for and noticed the frivolousness of this lawsuit. My gurss is that he will try to appeal and most likely fail again. For someone who is allegedly traumatized by it, he surely loved milking the hell out of said traumatic experience.
Sep 4, 2022
Twerking She-Hulk: a rant
Sep 3, 2022
TMNT Cowabunga Collection: TMNT II: The Arcade game vs TMNT, the Arcade game.
I am tackling "the same game but not" twice. This way I won't have to go through each version... when I tackle TiT, I can tackle arcade and SNES... maybe I'll tack on Hyperstone Heist, since it's a "new game" that mostly recycles assets from This game and TiT.