Spider-Man: We Can Rebuild Him…

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   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.

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   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 😉

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Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog is Back!

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   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!

Batman 1989

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   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.

Vintage Collection: Skeletor, back on his own two feet.

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   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.

Revisiting Stargate: Atlantis

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   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.

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   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.

   Well, back to watching the show!

https://youtu.be/40F4mwo-lAY?list=ELuVErU_ptL8Bc3gaR75eINg

The Rocketeer ~ 21 June 1991

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The Rocketeer premiered in theaters 26 years ago today, June 21, 1991.

   It’s still a fun movie. I am a sucker for period films, and any movie that has some solid Nazi punching is aces in my book.

Adam West, and the Fate of “BATMAN VS. TWO-FACE”

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   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.

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Bill Shatner & Adam West