Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

The Real Ghostbusters "A Christmas Carol" episode. My only qualm is all the ghosts of Christmas are present at the same time to be caught, but otherwise a great episode!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

BotCon 2014

Transformers BotCon 2014 just got announced for June 19th-22nd 2014 in Pasadena, CA.  Check out for more details.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Monday December 23rd Catchup

You've probably heard that Paul Rudd is going to be Ant-Man in the upcoming Marvel film directed by Edgar Wright. It's a great choice and he should fit right in to Wright's manic, packed with energy directing style.  But in other Marvel Cinematic Universe casting news, word from is that they are looking for another villain for Age of Ultron, and that villain is Baron Von Strucker. In the comics, he's the leader of HYDRA, you know, the bad guys from Captain America who are twice as bad as Nazis because they raise both their arms in the air when they salute. He's also essentially ageless and if he's killed, he can come back to life. Hmmm, Vandal Savage anyone? Nah, wrong universe. He's not a major villain, but he will help setup Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch's introductions.

Friday, December 20, 2013

LEGO Delorean Build

If you have 90 seconds to kill, watch me build a Lego Delorean really fast...

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Cybertronic Spree

Stan Bush calls these guys "awesomely strange."  Yup, that about sums it up. The Cybertronic Spree perform covers from the 1986 animated movie dressed as Transformers.  Aside from the fact that the costumes are just a little unsettling, I'm giving this a thumbs up because it takes balls to do this, and of course it's all in good fun.  Check out their website here, and here's their cover of "The Touch"

Monday December 16th Catch-up

Hope everyone had a good weekend.  Just wanted to catch everybody up on a bunch of stories I found interesting that came out this weekend that you may have missed.  Might make this Monday catch-up a regular thing.

The Verge (through Reddit) has a post on an abandoned nursing school that has its walls covered in Batman & Joker graffiti.  It's pretty cool and you can check out The Verge post here and the album here.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sherlock Meets The Doctor

Here's a fan made video of Sherlock Holmes meeting The Doctor.  Now, I'm a Doctor Who noob, but I'm definitely a fan of Sherlock, and this video was made with a lot of love for both franchises.  There are some amazing amateur video mashups being done out there, and here's one of them.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Edge of Tomorrow Trailer

Tom Cruise, you know the guy everyone makes so many Scientology jokes about, returns in another sci-fi film, Edge of Tomorrow.  The action star actually hasn't been in as many sci-fi films than I thought.  Minority Report was pretty good, but War of the Worlds wasn't, and Oblivion this past year didn't exactly set the world on on fire.  In  Edge of Tomorrow, Cruise plays someone caught in a time loop experiencing the day of his final battle over and over again.  Think Groundhog Day but with mech suits & aliens.  This is the first I'm hearing of this film, and it looks like it may have potential.  Honestly, I'm just a sucker for armored suits.  Edge of Tomorrow comes out June 2014.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sherlock: Series 3 Trailer

Have you been waiting for Sherlock to come back?  Well you should be!

Sherlock returns Jan 1st.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Breakdown

Spider-Man is back, in a more classic costume, and bigger eyes!  The trailer starts with Spidey falling through the sky and monologuing about making more enemies the longer he's around.  That's when we get a brief look at the Rhino suit, which is basically a mech.  I'm in for that because Paul Giamatti may be a good actor, but he's no musclebound Rhino.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gal Gadot is Your New Wonder Woman

You may remember Gal Gadot from the Fast & Furious franchise. Now she's been cast in Zack Snyder's Batman vs Superman as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman.  BTW, I've only just noticed that Batman gets top billing in this movie title.  Really?  It's a Superman movie and Batman gets top billing?  Anyway, the overwhelming reaction to this has been, she's too thin, she's gotta have a sandwich. Okay Internet, what if she does bulk up for the role like Christian Bale did for Batman?  Okay, maybe not quite that much, but what do you think? Can the Israeli born actress pull off the Amazonian role?  Or do you think that maybe, just maybe, they're trying to cram way too much into this movie.  Past Batman sequels have taught us, more villains and heroes do not necessarily make for a good film.  Then again, the role may be just a cameo, and she may not even don the Wonder Woman costume. Well, the Internet would just raise hell over that wouldn't they?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Voltron is About to Celebrate His Dirty Thirty?!?

Holy crap, Voltron is 30 years old?!? And what better way to celebrate than by issuing an all new, commemorative toy!

According to where this will be available, the 30th Anniversary Voltron will be 11 inches of die-cast goodness, with light up eyes, and will also come with the badge that becomes a key (Remember? Activate interlock!) that you can put in the display stand to activate the lion's roar.

I didn't have the original Go Lion toy as a kid, I had the knockoff Lion Bot, which was only partly die-cast and not durable at all.  Or maybe I was just a rough kid? So I'd love to have this new figure, which looks way more poseable than the original toy.  The one caveat?  It's $225.  That's a lot to pay for a piece of your childhood.  The 30th Anniversary Voltron comes out in February 2014.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Uncharted 4

The next Uncharted game has been teased by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation 4.  The tease however makes no mention of Nathan Drake, the protagonist of the first 3 games (and who I dressed up as for Halloween) :P  Speculation is rampant that there will be a new lead character, and if you ask me, that would be like replacing Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.  But, if the quality of the game is like the previous 3, I'll definitely be buying a PS4 sometime in the next year.  You can read more about the tease here.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Mjolnir has been forged...

not in the heart of a dying star, but in the blacksmith shop of Tony Swatton.  This is a ridiculously cool build. Thor: The Dark World is in theaters now.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

RoboCop Trailer

In fact it shows off way more of RoboCop than we've seen before and this time it gives us glimpses of Samuel L. Jackson as some kind of Don King promoter (complete with wacky hair) and Michael Keaton as an executive in charge of creating RoboCop.  I must say this looks like it's gonna be tons of fun.  And Michael Keaton needs to be in more things...