Mar 23, 2023
Dick van Dyke suffers minor driving accident
Mar 22, 2023
Shazam Fury of the Rants: a godly review.
I just came back from watching Shazam 2 Fury of the Gods. If I could summarize this as succinctly as possible I would say this:
Ignore the Snydertards and go watch it! It is a really entertaining movie. Personally, I found it more enjoyable than Black Adam. Which means, that I found it more enjoyable than pretty much the entirety of the DCEU... especially the Snyder turd movies... Hell, I'm going to watch it again this Sunday! For me it was an emotional roller coaster.
So now for the Spoilers... after the Jump!
Mar 21, 2023
Thinking of TMNT Redecos
The Playmates Style blockade has put a huge stop to Vintage Toyline items for TMNT Ultimates... waves now have a redeco figure, which is rereleasing an older character with a different deco and maybe a new item.
Victoria Alonso leaves Marvel, yay!
Victoria Alonso, the "creative jenius" that thinks that X-Men should drop the "-Men" part because soggy knees, has left Marvel. Of course, the SocJus Slacktivists are crying that their token Lesbian Latina has left. She was pushing for diversity above storytelling in the MCU... I've mentioned before, that I have no issues with diversity, as long as it is Subservient to Storytelling. Ms Alonso was, sadly pushing optics over storytelling. There's no point in adding LGBT+ POC characters if the storytelling is weak. Paired with the X-Men remarks, well, I can't say that her departure is a bad thing...
Allegedly, the reasons for her leaving, take these with a pinch of salt, are:
Mar 20, 2023
More MOTU stuff revealed... Neitlich's lies about the death of MOTU are just that...
The downside of working nights is that a lot of news are revealed during the day, right when I'm sleeping... or preorders like the 1989 Batmobile by McFarlane, which I missed out on because I HAD TO SLEEP. So, these other pics fell through the cracks and I posted the little I found at first...
|Imagine if the 4H sculpted him...|
So much for MOTU being dead by 2023, eh Scott?
Mattel made a couple of Reveals for Masterverse and Origins... but I'll talk Masterverse because it's closer to what I care about in MOTU...
This New Eternia Buzz-Off looks cool and the Helmet isn't that dorky looking, so it's a win!
I dig him... and for me saying that for Buzz-off is rather big.
Looks like I'll have to buy a winking Merman from Revelation because Clawdul comes with his armor to make a "Classic" Merman... Why, Mattel? Other than that. He's looking badass! Correction, the armor is for Clawful.
These are coming in the Fall... or if we believe a certain disgruntled ex employee. These will not happen because "in 2023 Mattel will no longer own MOTU" or so Sphincter Uncreative claimed. But then again Toyguru lying for attention is not a new thing.
Saint Seiya second Trailer: Japanese release date announced.
And I ran, I ran so far away... I just ran, I ran all night and day... I couldn't get away...
From the DragonBall Evolution levels of stench that is emanating from Saint Seiya: The Beginning's second Trailer.
Let me remind everyone that Mackenyu who is 26, is supposed to be playing a 13-year old boy... also, he's the son of legendary Japanese Actor Shinichi Chiba, who passed away from COVID Complications. Ehh, at least it's a smidge better than Canadian Goku trying to bang a chick from The Real World.
Even the trailer's thumbnail shows the first thing that's horribly wrong with this movie... whise Japanese release date is the 28th of the 4th month... Supposedly, the West gets it in May 12th. I just want to projectile vomit all over the 12 houses... oh yeah,
Saori Sienna looks like she's in her 30s and has no purple hair.
At least I'm 99% sure that Sean Bean dies in this... Not because of the SeanBean n dies in Everything meme, but he's playing
Mitsumasa Kido... sorry Alman Kido. All jokes aside, this movie is going to suck major ass.
Why can I predict some of this stuff and not the Powerball numbers?
I made this rant waaay back and I kinda predicted some things for the wrekkin vehicles:
Mar 19, 2023
Jason David Frank's Legend of the White Dragon is getting a Theatrical release.
The release is most likely going to be in the Fall, around JDF's birthday. But that's not all, the people behind the project, have been working hard to get this released, since JDF's untimely death.
So, from my understanding, this is a grittier, edgier, mature take on the Sentai Genre. To be honest I wasn't THAT interested in the project. I mean, "edgy Power Rangers" with Jason David Frank playing edgy "not Tommy". This is the hardest typecasting I've seen since Chris Tucker was getting cast as the obnoxiously loud African American sidekick... but I just found out about the cast... Diggle is in this... Jimmy from the shitty Double Dragon movie with Alyssa Milano is in this too! (Alyssa Milano is not in this. I only mentioned her so you could figure out What shitty movie I'm talking about. I should've just said the Crow City of Angels, or Only the Strong, but nooo! I wanted to make a Double Dragon Reference) Wait a damn minute, Time Force Red Ranger is in this too!? Fuck me, they have the dad from Free Willy... Now I definitely have to see this!! I know it sounds like I'm completely mocking this, I'm not. There's a little amount of mockery, but it's mainly towards JDF's inability to move on from Power Rangers.
I'm sad he died, but that doesn't change the fact that his defining role has been Power Rangers. You say the name Jason David Frank and the first thing that pops into your mind is either Green or White Ranger... not Sweet Valley High, not him getting his ass kicked by Urkel, not him challenging Jean Claude Van Damme to a street fight, not challenging CM Punk to a MMA battle, it's always Fucking Power Rangers. Or if you want to be a fucking hipster, the Cybertron pilot that eventually became VR Troopers.
Mar 18, 2023
Pizzaface: where does he stand?
I keep coming back to Pizzaface, since he's the one Toy Oddity that I truly wanted to see in Ultimates. With the Playmates designs embargo, I have to wonder where does he stand:
Dammit Mattel, why do you tempt me like this?
It's another WWE Wrekkin Vehicle... First the Slammobile, then the Slamcycle, then the Slambulance, followed by the Rampage Rig, the Forklift...*shenmue music intensifies* I'm only missing vehicle variants and the ATV... well, now you have to throw this at me!? How Dare You!?
Mar 17, 2023
Super7's Mirage Casey: A rant
He's so far the second most popular figure of wave 10... and by that I mean, he's not as disliked as Ninja April or Rat King... (Ironically, the wave's "best figure" is the one I like the least.) The main issie people have is that he's a repaint with just a new head. Everyone wonders if his crotch issue will be fixed... (despite strongly believing that it won't be fixed) but the second biggest issie is the lack of an unmasked head. Sute, the battle damaged mask is nice, but ever since wave 4 everyone has been asking for an unmasked head. NECA delivered on that front, but not Super7. (I'm saving NECA Mirage Casey for the Advent Calendar) Super7 heard us, but chose to ignore us. This is a repaint with LESS accessories than the last Casey. Vintage Racks won't return due to Playmates Toys bitching and moaning.
Apparently, the Darkseid full circle was something stupid
The totally not narcissistic event called SnyderCon... where Snyder hosts a watch party of some of his movies with some live commentary or something like that. Maybe raise some funds for suicide awareness, just for the sake of pretending he's actually doing something nice, while he allows his fans to spread harassment and toxic behavior by not calling out the bad actors.
Basically, another nothingburger, but the Snydertards won't implode since it's a showing of movies they've already seen and furiously masturbated to hundreds of times. There will probably be a teaser to Rebel Moon and hopefully a message from Snyder finally telling his cultists that he is done with DC and won't touch any other Superhero property for the rest of his life...
Mar 16, 2023
Boy Meets Politics
Mister Matthews is running for Congress. No, not Eric, Cory! Hence the title of the Rant, Boy Meets Politics! Yes, Ben Savage, brother of Fred Savage, not Related to Randy Savage or Adam Savage is running for Congress. Specifically, the seat that will be vacated by Adam Schiff in Californyuh! Sorry for referencing The Wizard, but I only can use Boy Meets World when talking about Ben Savage. I know he played a young Iñigo Montoya in Criminal Minds, but to me possible Congressman Savage will always be Cory Matthews father of
Chewbacca and Plankton Matthews... Riley and Augie Matthews.
Best of luck to Ben Savage... May the wisdom imparted by Feeny may allow you to Do good...
Mar 15, 2023
Hack Snydurr is back...
Ninja April: a rant
While Rat King has taken the spotlight in the recent "Super7 sucks" campaign, despite they getting a mandate from TPTB to not do toys too close to Playmates vintage offerings, April has been under fire as well...
|Quick Low skilled edit of a theoretical Aska by Super7.|
|Screencap from Spriters resource...|
Funny how he's got some sprites that have vintage colors...
|It looks vintage and doesn't step on Playmates' toes...|
Mar 14, 2023
Bishounen Rat King: a Super7 rant
I made my peace a long time ago (about 20 minutes ago) with Bishie Rat King. If I didn't Ramen Toy has an alternative: The Rat Royale head and possibly an accessory pack for Rat King.
|Made using phone rudimentary tools.|
No color correction on Ramen Toy head.
This is a rumor and you should take it with a grain of salt:
There is also another rumor
Mar 13, 2023
Super7 TMNT likeness issues: Here comes a 3rd Party Challenger
Super7 TMNT Likeness issues: the plot thickens
According to Chris Fawcett, author of Rad Plastic: The Totally Awesome History of the Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys, Playmates doesn't own the toy designs. Also, Fawcett asked the VP of Playmates Toys US Branch about this issie and the VP claims that they can't block Super7 from making TMNT stuff... This leaves to the interpretation that it was Nickelodeon who put the kibosh on updating the vintage toys to MOTUC levels of articulation. This makes me believe that the VP of Playmates Toys US Branch is lying... from a certain point of view. While they "can't directly block Super7 from making Vintage Toyline inspired toys" as holders of the Master License for TMNT toys, they can claim that Super7 making tributes to the originals interferes with Playmates' own projects of selling commemorative redos of the original toys. With Playmates being the biggest money maker on a TMNT Movie year, Nickelodeon might've pulled some strings to appease them. So, from a certain point of view I could say Playmates is behind this BS.
A Facebook User asked a few questions to Super7's Brian Flynn, and here's what Flynn said:
Super7 isn't allowed to do things to the character that are 100% toy based. So they had to mix and match. So the question is:
Why would Nickelodeon tell Super7 that they can't do any more close to 100% Vintage toy inspired figures?
|Burne would look more like the Zobovor custom than the official Playmates figure.|
Some figures that were questionable looking in their Playmates Toys Form, will look more TV or other Media Accurate. You know what? Let's use Burne as an example of what could Theoretically be done with him now that going full Playmates is forbidden.
|A dorky expression like these could have multiple uses: Daydreaming Irma, eating Irma, nsfw Irma, etc.|
Mar 12, 2023
Louisiana has opened a can of worms with a new law... "to protect kids from porn"
Mar 11, 2023
TMNT Ultimates wave 11 speculation:
|Reference for the heads.|
The Room is getting a remake...
Nobody is playing the role of Johnny. I mean if you're a teen who likes to watch people having sex, but need your tuition paid, better call Johnny... because it's all good, man!