Tuesday, October 27, 2015

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse

Credit: http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/27/lego-ghostbusters-firehouse-photos

This is it! This is definitely it! Entertainment Weekly just gave us our first look at the official LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse set which is set for a January 2016 release. The set has 4,634 pieces, will include 9 mini-figs, and will retail for $349.99. It looks to be a great companion piece to the LEGO Ecto-1 that was released last year. It's time to make some room on the old Ghostbuster shelf.

UPDATE: And here's a closer look at the mini-figs that will be included in the firehouse set! It includes the four main Ghostbusters along with Dana Barett as Zuul, Louis Tully as Vinz Clortho, Janine Melnitz, the taxi driver, the librarian ghost, Slimer, and two other ghosts. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Jessica Jones Trailer

I know nothing about Jessica Jones. She isn't from Marvel's deep history of characters. In fact, her first appearance was only in 2001. But if this trailer is any indication, consider me excited for it. With the success of Daredevil, I'd say the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Netflix is starting off very nicely.

Here are a few things to take away from the trailer.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

30th Anniversary Of Everything Nerdy Part II

2015 is almost over, and lately all the talk has been about the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future. Well, that's not the only thing that celebrated its 30th birthday this year. Here's a look at some of the nerdy things that I was totally into 30 years ago that maybe didn't get the fanfare that Back to the Future is getting.


Premiered Mar 4, 1985

Much like Voltron the previous year, Robotech was pulled from already existing Japanese animation. Except in this case, it was three completely separate series woven into one 85-episode season. Contrasting the kiddie nature of Transformers, Robotech was a sci-fi space opera that dealt with adult issues like love, war, and death. But who are we kidding. Robotech is popular because of the robots, and one in particular, the Veritech fighter, is still ridiculously popular today. Toys at the time, were unfortunately very scarce. The only thing you could even remotely get was a Transformers Jetfire figure and even that was pretty limited. Thankfully, collectibles are readily available now even on Amazon. And right now, there are these 30th Anniversary 1/100 (6 inches) scale transformable figures available.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Brick to the Future

October 21, 2015. This date is important in movie lore as the day Marty McFly & Doc Brown travel to in Back to the Future Part II. YouTube user MonsieurCaron, whom I've featured on nerdyviews before for his wonderful work doing LEGO Ghostbusters stop motion, has applied his talents to Back to the Future with this short little gem titled "Brick to the Future." Once again, it's full of awesome and has some very familiar mini-figs and vehicles in supporting rolls. Check it out!

MonsieurCaron has also made a game out of it by challenging you to find some of the LEGO hidden in the video such as Ant-Man, Captain America's shield and the Flash. Plus there are three additional Ghostbuster references that I think are pretty hard to miss.

You can check out more of his awesome LEGO work at BrickFun.net.

The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown

There's no Star Wars fanfare this time, nor is there a surprise appearance of Han Solo triggering waves of nostalgia. But that doesn't mean this latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens gives me any less goosebumps. And here it is!

And in case you're not on Star Wars overload yet, here's my breakdown!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Transformers: Devastation Rolls Out Today!

Just a friendly reminder that Transformers: Devastation is out today! The game is about Optimus Prime and the Autobots trying to stop Megatron and the Decepticons from "cyber-forming" the Earth. Devastator has been featured pretty often in the trailers, I mean c'mon, his name is pretty much in the title of the game. But it looks like Menasor is in the game as well! And as Bumblebee says in the launch trailer below, "I did not see that coming."

Friday, October 2, 2015

Ip Man vs Mike Tyson?!?

Okay, a third Ip Man film is news to me. But what's even wackier is that Mike Tyson is in the film as one of his adversaries!!! Check out the teaser trailer below.

I'm a fan of Donnie Yen's work especially the first two Ip Man films. But Tyson's inclusion in this film is extremely odd. And not in a Hangover odd kind of way. But consider me curiously interested. Ip Man 3 is scheduled for a Hong Kong release on December 24th. There is unfortunately no scheduled release date for the United States.