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!

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.

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.

Farewell, Old Chum…

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   Growing up in the 1970’s, Adam West was the only Batman I knew. There was no other. Sure there was Olan Soule, from the Super Friends, but still. I was one of the few who didn’t make fun of the original series when the 1989 movie came out. Everybody I know did. I still loved it. There was room in my fandom for both, and there still is. Thanks for the memories, Bat and otherwise, Adam. You shall be missed.

Kaiyodo’s Marvel Revoltech Wolverine


フィギュアコンプレックス アメイジング・ヤマグチ No.005 Wolverine 【サイズ】全長約155mm 【素材】本体:PVC・ABS / ジョイント:ナイロン・POM 【可動箇所】全33箇所 【ジョイント使用数】全11箇所 【セット内容一覧】 フィギュア本体 アダマンチウムの爪×2 オプションフェイス×2 (咆哮/食いしばり) オプションハンド×5(握り手(両手) 汎用手(両手) 葉巻持ち手(右手)) 葉巻 切り裂きエフェクト×1 ディスプレイスタンド×1 © 2017 Marvel

Source: 海洋堂 2017年9月發售: Action Figure AMAZING YAMAGUCHI No.005 Wolverine 5,900Yen | TAGhobby.com

   This has to be the absolute ultimate version of Logan! I’ve seen it touted as a “Classic” version of Wolverine, but the outfit isn’t the original togs that he donned back in his first appearances in The Incredible Hulk or even in Giant-Sized X-Men. It’s still a sweet looking figure. We’ve all been fooled by looks before, but I’ve heard some great things about Revoltech.

Meet Mark Boudreaux, Star Wars Toy Designer for 40 Years

   This article is part of a special StarWars.com series in honor of Star Wars’ 40th anniversary on May 25. With Star Wars celebrating its 40th anniversary this week, fans all over the world have be [read more…]

Source: Meet Mark Boudreaux, Star Wars Toy Designer for 40 Years | StarWars.com

   This is the (right) stuff of dreams! Many of us owe this individual much gratitude for hours of entertainment. I pulled the prototype Falcon image for two reasons, it’s awesome, AND it is a photo that I have personally never seen before.

Rumor: Ian McDiarmid Recorded Lines for Rebels?

   A source who works in the voice recording business sent us a very interesting story that happened around six months ago. The source has proven his legitimacy and we’re confident in his words. Still, as you will see, this story raises many questions that we don’t have a concrete answer to, so as always, until […]

Source: Rumor: Ian McDiarmid Recorded Lines for Star Wars: Rebels Season 4? | Star Wars News Net

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   How awesome would it be to have Ian McDiarmid voice the Emperor once again? They were able to garner the vocal talents of James Earl Jones to reprise his role as Darth Vader, so this is not an impossible feat for Lucasfilm and Disney to pull off. I had expected to see Palpatine in the fourth and final season, but I figured that it would be fan favorite, Sam Witwer. I am good either way, I dig both actors.

Superman and the Secret Planet

   We fans of the Adventures of Superman must often deal with bittersweet thoughts about the series and its star, George Reeves. Often these thoughts take the form of what if questions like “What if Superman and the Secret Planet had been filmed?” Most likely, many of you know that the script for this proposed Superman movie was written sometime during the run of the series. It’s interesting to speculate, then, about what Reeves, the cast and the crew could have accomplished with a bigger budget and a longer filming schedule than the television episodes allowed. [ Click the Link for the rest, and MORE ]

Source: SUPERMAN AND THE SECRET PLANET – INTRODUCTION

   This labor of Super Love is a wonder piece of work. When I was growing up, this was my Superman until Chris Reeves’ forever took George’s place in my heart. That being said, The Adventures of Superman is still a much beloved show, for me. I was excited to hear about this missing show, and that a team of fans were doing their best to bring it to light. Check it out, enjoy yourself.

 

That Time DC and Marvel Joined Forces

   In 1996, something happened that most superhero comics fans thought was impossible: DC Comics and Marvel mashed their characters together into an all-new fictional construct. The Amalgam era was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event, because the comics published during this brief experiment probably aren’t getting reprinted anytime soon.

Source: That Weird Time DC and Marvel Joined Forces

   I remember when this all happened. I was 26, and I was still collecting with a passion non-stop since I was 9. This was an exciting event, at least it was to me. Since the very beginning I had always been a “Big Two” fan. The stables of DC and Marvel had always been a mainstay in my collection. Sure, I had several titles like Shuriken, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Beast Warriors of Shaolin, and Vampirella, that I would pick up from time to time. But I digress… the Amalgam universe was special, I didn’t get into all of the pairings, but I really enjoyed the concept. There wasn’t an issue that I would miss. It was incredible, here was a set of monthly books doing what I had been doing since I was a child, fusing my favorite heroes into all new characters.

   In 2006, I ceased collecting. Occasionally I have dabbled in an issue or two, but nothing to involved. With the digital age of comics being ushered in, I felt it was time to check back into the worlds of DC and Marvel. I’ve replaced much of my physical collection with digital issues, except my original X-Men (Jack Kirby through Jim Lee’s run). Recently I’ve collected Future Quest and the Superman titles, Marvel hasn’t piqued my interest. Now if they would bring back the Amalgam Universe, or even another round of JLA/Avengers, then I would be all in… again.