After some successful repairs on a few “Masters of the Universe” figures, I decided to branch out into other makes and models of vintage toys. I picked this guy up on eBay this last week in this condition. The outfit is in decent condition, with only a few areas in need of stitching. On YouTube, I located a video for restringing Mego figures on RetroBlasting‘s channel. They made an easy-to-follow video that helped me get this guy back in shape.
Well, the short of it… Spider-Man is in one piece again. I lost my original in a move sometime in 1974, as far as I can recollect. The only other Mego I had was a Batman. Perhaps I’ll pick one of those up as well, but I may not stop there 😉
So I found out that I could play an old favorite from my late teens on my device! Sonic is back, and I need to relearn a new control system. I only played through the first level, but it was fun, even though I thoroughly sucked at it. It was a blast nonetheless. My platform is Android, but I think that it is also available for the iOS too.
Will this bring me back into the world of gaming? Probably not. Casual fun? Heck yeah!
Being what I consider to be the first of the modern comic book movies, Batman 89 brought us into a new world of capes and cowls. While it is not the best overall representation of the Dark Knight, it is still one of the best. I have room for all versions of the live action adventures of the Bat, to varying degrees, but this and Adam West’s portrayals are my favorites. It has its faults, and I think that is also part of its charm as a film.
Anyhow, I’ll be celebrating the 38th anniversary of this movie with a viewing this weekend.
What do we have here? Just a Skeletor. A Skeletor missing his sword. Yep. When I received this guy, his legs were not attached. Days before I found another MotU figure with its legs hot-glued in place. I took them apart, and painstakingly removed the ton of glue out of the figure. The figure was my dry run for practicing the repair method of He-Man figure legs. I did “OK” with the first figure and I felt that I could do a nice job on Skeletor. Long story less long, I think I did pretty alright. He stands on his own and is ready to storm Castle Greyskull once more.
So this evening Mrs. Multiverse and I are venturing back into the Pegasus galaxy with the international team of Stargate Atlantis. This was one of our favorite shows on the Sci-Fi channel, now SyFy. I hesitate in saying that it is our favorite Stargate of the three shows that bear that name, but it is. We didn’t watch the third series that much; I think we were a bit bitter over the decision to cancel Atlantis.
The chemistry, and camaraderie are the two biggest draws to the series for us. Those along with the perfect amount of humor make for a fun time. The characters are well fleshed out, and very likable. Being ahead of its time, Stargate Atlantis was a show where women not only lead, they kicked some serious ass. The antagonists, the Wraith, were a frightening foe that were basically alien vampires that lived in a hive-type society.
Adam West’s last performance. I cannot wait to see this. We are finally getting the Batman (66) / Two-Face face off that we’ve, and by “we’ve” I mean ME, have always wanted. Bill Shatner as Two-Face? This is going to be Bat-Tastic! Adam and Bill started out on a pilot for “Alexander the Great” in the 60’s. This will be a wonderful send off for a very kind, fun, and funny man.