Dusting off the cobwebs on the blog...


Yup, the last time I was here was back in Oct '20. Time to dust off some cobwebs and breathe some much needed life back into the blog. God knows if I'd be stopping by again anytime soon. 8 months is not bad compared to the previous time I went on hiatus. 

Anyhoo....what have I been up to lately? Not gonna bore everyone (if indeed there are still people who'd drop by The Rebel Page these days) so I'd skip the past 8 months prior and maybe blab about the happenings in my recent week. I guess that's how most people get their blog back on track. You just gotta find that spark that made you really motivated to update your blog in the first place. Right? Maybe.
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So I caught that new Netflix film Army of the Dead. Let's be honest here, some of us decided to watch it anyway despite the many bad reviews (who gave these early reviews anyway?) because of Dave Bautista. Even my boy was asking me if the new Netflix movie starring 'Drax' was any good.

Of course it was good. I'm a bonafide zombie flick afficionado and any zombie goes down well in my system. But seriously, the movie had it special moments, apart from the many gore-fest and your typical zombie horde action.


How about that theory where the protagonists were actually trapped in a time-loop/alternate universe and that they even saw their own corpses sprawled in front of the safe door inside the casino? Great stuff. Puts a new twist in an otherwise stereotype zombie flick. Even director, Zack Snyder didn't refute this theory...in fact he even built up on it. Word is that there're gonna be a sequel and an animated spin-off films after this. I really hope they go down the alternate universe route.
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What was your thought on Netflix's Jupiter's Legacy? Taken directly from the pages of Image Comics, here's yet another 'realistic' take on superheroes in the modern world. I can't say much about the source material because I haven't read the comics. Reviews are somewhat unfavorable on the TV series and I've heard many readers of the comic dissing the show for its inaccurate portrayal of the characters.

Here we go again. Book/comic book purists vs TV adaptations. For the record I am alright with both JRR Tolkien's books and Peter Jackson's films, because I think each of them have their own merits. The Jupiter's Legacy Netflix series is ok in my books although I find it a tad slower than say, Amazon Prime Video's The Boys, which was brilliant!

Sad to know that Netflix has cancelled Season 2 which means we'll never see how the heroes immediately react to their newly found powers at the end of Season 1. 

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How about Amazon Prime Video's Invincible? I absolutely love the cartoon series. Sure there are a few differences from the Image Comics pages but they do not affect the TV series much. Kinda funny to see such basic animation sprinkled with an insane amount of gore and blood.....but it worked!


Here's the scene that had spawned that infamous meme. 

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I finally took the plunge and watched the Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies documentary film the other night. I can't believe it took me 3-4 years to watch this and let it be known that I only got hyped up about watching this after I came across the The Last Dance documentary film again the night before. 


I was a huge fan of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry in the mid-late 80s and I gotta admit I kinda leaned a bit more towards the Bird-McHale combination rather than the Magic-Kareem-Worthy trio. I love both teams with their aggressive yet disciplined style of play.


Admittedly, the scuffle and the brawl between the two teams back in the day made today's NBA stars look like 'sissies' (a term loosely used by Larry Bird to describe his own team mates when they were subdued by the Lakers!). Good times!
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Back in the real world, I've been quite active with basketball practice with my son almost every day now. It's been two decades since my last competitive match. Schucks. These days it's more of regaining back my fitness while at the same time training my son with his shooting (not bad for a beginner) and his dribbling steps.
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Oh yeah, I've been catching up with my comic readings too. It has been too long since I last held those sweet single issues in my hands. I think I've previously ranted about the lack of comic shops here in my neck of the woods sometime last year. For those who're interested, you can check out that post HERE.

I recently read the latest TMNT: The Last Ronin #3. Not gonna spoil it for anyone here but this story arc is the most shocking TMNT story I've come across thus far. I highly recommend this especially for fans of the Elseworld/What Ifs comics from DC and Marvel respectively, because IDW (them publishers) had really messed up my senses on this one.


I assume that The Last Ronin takes place in some distant future and that the current continuity is the 'canon' universe, which means that the events that happened in the TLR is a possibility rather than a sure thing.


Not spoiling anything for anyone here but this cool holo-image at the beginning of issue #3 really reminded of Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars.....
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Speaking of which, I've been binge reading a bunch of Star Wars comics lately. Didn't realize I've missed out a lot. Can't believe I've covered ALL Darth Vader runs by Marvel (2015, 2017 & 2020) at one go.






Safe to say that I'm all caught up with the titles above. Pheww....that was some binge reading.
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I've also read two Star Wars books in recent weeks. The finale of the new Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn and the Rebel Rising book by Beth Davis. I prefer the second book of the new Thrawn Trilogy i.e. Alliances, as that one was more fast paced and had more familiar faces in it. The Rebel Rising book was pretty interesting too as far as providing more back story for Jyn Erso.
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In the action figure department, I've been picking up a few stuff in the past months or so (or rather my wife and my friends did for me) which quickly turned into action figure photography....


Quite stressful to know that it's pretty hard to find the Masters of the Universe Origins figures out in the open here in Malaysia. Scalpers (as usual) will gobble them up upon sight just to make a quick buck on online selling platforms. Some collectors had knowingly given up on these Origins figures because they're too lazy to beat them scalpers. Technically I just get whatever figures that I can get my grubby mitts on without the stress of buying them from stupid blood-sucking re-sellers...so yeah.


My son has been pretty busy collecting the Eternia Minis. Here's a picture of his small collection thus far complete with his custom-made Wundar the Wonderbread He-Man.
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Picked this guy up for peanuts at a discount bin at one TRU the other day. I was already content with my Toybiz Bullseye but at such a ridiculously low price plus the offset I receive using my TRU points, this one was just loose change for me.
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Truth be told, I never wanted any of the Marvel Legends Mini (?) Retro figures but somebody bought these for me. These look awesome. Their card back art is the bomb. They remind me of the Secret Wars figures from the 80s which I had and destroyed back in the day. I'm still not sure if I'll ever get to opening these anytime soon.

I'm all in for gifts. You can also send me free stuff if you wish to. Can you hear me Hasbro/Mattel/NECA/McFarlane?
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Lastly I picked up this guy here cheap from a local seller who's just happy to get rid of his old POTF figures. The blister's all yellowed up but I care not about the packaging. EV-9D9 was high on my list for my 3.75" collection but I never pulled the trigger before for some unknown reasons.

He's going straight into my action figure shots for sure.
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Well, that pretty much summed up my recent weeks.











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2 comments:

K.A. said...

wheres the pic of the court at? i post some basketball but at my IG. more than a year cannot play liao.

Darth Daddy said...

PM me for details of that basketball court...LOL. What's ur IG handle bro? My last practice sesh was right before the latest PKPD started....about one and a half months ago (felt like ages already).

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