Whatever's cool with me...

Whatever's cool with me...

Friday, November 30, 2012

Angry Birds....Hot Wheels?!

Angry Bird Hot Wheels

They really thought of everything now didn't they? I wonder what other mediums or franchise would them Angry Birds creep into next. This particular Hot Wheels vehicle is supposedly 'hard-to-find' in the open market. I've only found them (yes.....THEM. There is also a 'red' Angry Bird out there) once thus far at retail, so I guess they are also victims of guys who have nothing better to do than swiping all of the rare item off retails shelves and marking them prices up like crazy on eVilbay......Hot Wheels scalpers!!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Walking Dead Season 3: Episode 7 mini recap.....

The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 7: Group tries to rescue Glenn and Maggie
 
Man, Episode 7 was basically a balls-out series of events that would eventually lead to the much awaited mid-season finale (aka Episode 8) next week. I find myself quite intrigued by the fact that Episode 7 was a departure from the 'character-building' premise that was evident in the episodes leading up to the current episode. In short, the producers are really doing a great job in fueling our anticipation for Episode 8 aka the mid-season finale. So let's get on with it.....
 
I love this part of my posting when I get to say.....SPOILERS ALERT! LOL.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hey...how about a (dead) Ewok action figure?

dead ewok

Ok, I don't even know who's the person originally responsible for this. But this image was taken off another geek website. Can't really say it's appropriate but you gotta admit it's kinda cool (but creepy)....especially if you have the intentions of sarcastically lauding Hasbro's pro-activeness in producing every single character off the Star Wars universe. Oh yeah, there're also mock VOTC action figure pictures of the charred skeletal remains of Uncle Owen & Aunt Beru. Google them up and you'll see what I mean......cool but definitely creepy. 
 
What the heck is The Rebel doing glorifying 'dead' action figures? Pretty much summing up my mood at work today. 'Nuff said.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Walking Dead Season 3: Episode 5 mini recap...

Season 3

Nah, this isn't one of those lenghty and in-depth reviews. It's just a reflection of Season 3 of the most watched cable series in the history of television. We're already up to Episode 5 of Season 3 thus far and I can tell ya' that it's the BEST season among them all hands down! Apart from the introduction of excellent characters such as the sadistic Governor and the katana-wielding Michonne (both fan favourites from the comic book pages), the storyline has somehow evolved into a much darker and emotional mood, as expected.

rick-will-snap

*SPOILER ALERT* The best bit? It's gotta be how Rick had gone bonkers upon learning the death of his wife Lori from Episode 4. He decided that its probably best to vent out his frustrations by picking up an axe and slaughter every single 'walkers' that come between him and Lori's remains (or what's left of 'em anyway).  Meanwhile we were also treated to the sadistic ways of the Governor and how Andrea was made to realise that she'd probably made the wrong decision to ditch Michonne in favour of the Guv'.....and Woodbury isn't the 'safe refuge' that everyone thought it was. Really good stuff this week. Can't freakin' wait for Episode 6!

rick & shane Series 2

On a the geeky front, I managed to get a buddy of mine from the States to snag me these 2 figures from McFarlane's Series 2 of the TV series characters. Now I'm waiting for them to be shipped to me here in Malaysia. I totally missed out on the Series 1 figures (darn I missed out on Daryl!!!!!) so I wasn't gonna let these pass by too. I haven't bought any 'walkers' though (too creepy to be displayed on my shelves.....can't risk my other action figures to be infected I guess....LOL!). Here's hoping that McFarlane will do a Daryl 2.0. My buddy Marc of ungrownups.com has THIS to say about the abysmal articulations and limbs proportions of that Daryl 1.0. 

Only few more days left till we get to Episode 6......I'm gonna kill time by reading Kirkman's new book 'The Road to Woodbury' to pass time.

Over and out!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Angry Bird: Star Wars....

angry bird SW 01

My son is a devout Angry Bird player on the iPad. He practically tried every single version there is...well, those downloaded by my wife anyway. Me? Well, let's just put it this way....I've only attempted to play the game whenever my son is kind enough to let me get some play time on the 'Pad....LOL.

angry bird SW 02

When the news first broke that the Angry Bird's game developer company, Rovio, was to release a 'Star Wars' themed Angry Birds game, I was obviously skeptical. I was dead wrong though. My wife downloaded the new game and boy did we (yup, all of us switched on our geek-modes) enjoy the game! I mean, come on......it's 'Star Wars' we're talking about! Any reference to Uncle George's universe is worth a look I reckon. Take a look at the screenshots above and tell me that you ain't impressed. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

World War Z: Official Trailer.....zombie goodness!



Two words......can't-wait!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Everyone's favourite smuggler back for Episode VII? Hurrah!

solo

HELL YEAHHHH!!!!

Ok, maybe I'm a bit hopeful here. But come on...this is really stirring up every Star Wars' fanboys wet dream right now! It's buzzing all over the 'Net right now that Harrison Ford is 'open to the Han Solo role' for Episode VII in 2015. He's been said to have been 'upbeat about the idea' but he wants to see the script and who the director will be.
 
Really a surprise this is since Ford hasn't really been proud of his work (or the character) he played in the original SW trilogy...to him it was just 'another character who happens to be a popular pop-culture icon'. In fact, he has only been to ONE official Star Wars (or unofficial for that matter!) function/reunion/gathering even since ROTJ first hit the screen 29 years back!
 
My fear is that Mr Ford would reinforce a clause in his contract to (yet again) kill Solo off like he originally begged Uncle George during ROTJ in '83.
 
Whatever it is......great news indeed! Can't wait to see that scruffy-lookin' nerf herder helming the Falcon once again! Bring on 2015!!!!

Han Solo & Chewbacca

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Early Nov '12 goodness.....by my lucky charm!

el purchaso early Nov '12

Ahh, it's that time of the week/month (depending on how lucky I am) when I get to sit back, relax and enjoy the geeky bounties aka presents from my equally geeky (yet absolutely lovely!) wife. About a dozen (or so/or more) of Hot Wheels (all are hers obviously & all to be kept MISB unfortunately...), Steve Sansweet's '1000 Star Wars Collectibles' book which was only RM19.90 (or approx USD 6.5....a no-brainer purchase!), latest issue of 'The Score' magazine with a special coverage on the latest season of The Walking Dead, the latest 'Dead book by Robert Kirkman entitled 'The Road to Woodbury' (thus fuelling my anticipation and anxiousness for the rest of Season 3!), Obi Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter from ROTS (in VOTC packaging mind you PLUS she fully redeemed this with cash vouchers..woo-hoo!!), Ghost Rider & Thor from Marvel Legends Series 1 (darn, still can't find Hope Summers and Commander Rogers anywhere!!!), 3.75" Movie Avengers Nick Fury, Marvel Universe' Scarlet Witch & She-Hulk.

And there's more.....

Let's take a closer look at some of the stuff.....and the 'surprise' finds she managed to hunt down for me! Man is she my lucky charm or what?  =p

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Friday, November 2, 2012

More Star Wars ludicrous pricing by TRU!

TRU Exclusive Endor Speederbike

Oh come one TRU!!! Just because you're the so-called 'Exclusive Distributor' for the region/country, doesn't mean you can mark these up as you wish! The price tag of RM169.90 or USD 57 bucks is just insulting to us Malaysian collectors. It's just 22 bucks in the States (and some retail outlets even offering a second one at HALF price!). How's the pricing for the rest of South East Asia I wonder?
 
I think us Malaysia collectors still haven't gotten over the over-the-moon pricing of the G.I. Joe Retaliation figures some months ago.....and now TRU Malaysia is testing our patience yet again with this. I can only think of one solution to put an end to this madness.....boycott them and pressure TRU to decrease the price in the near future. Even so, my visits to some TRU revealed that stocks are moving (means that there are suckers who're actually willing to meet the extortion price set by TRU Malaysia for a pair of 3.75" Scout Trooper and the Endor Speederbike).....so we collectors may not win this battle after all.....
 
*Sigh*.....

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Star Wars belongs to Disney &.....Episode VII?! Geek-worthy news indeed!!!!


SW Disney
 
I guess by now the whole world knows that Disney had acquired the whole Star Wars franchise rights aka Lucasfilm from dear ol' Uncle George for USD4 billion. I was a bit skeptical in the beginning to tell ya the truth. I mean, come on...these are the guys who brought us family cartoons and kiddie-themed shows so what good can the team bring to our beloved universe? My wife had a very interesting rebuttal to my defensive rant when she pointed out that maybe Disney will give the whole franchise a 'reboot' or a kick in the @$$...."Remember what happened by the time we reached Episode III? It was all downhill after The Phantom Menace!"......so point taken.

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