Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
A while back some of the Marvel super heroes got tired of Hulk smashing and breaking things. They also thought it would be a good idea to load him up in a rocket ship and send him on his merry way to a unpopulated planet so he wouldn't get angry and smash stuff. Well, that's boring so the writers imposed fate that his ship got off course and he landed on a savage planet full of gladiators and smoking hot aliens.
Hulk started to have some fun partaking in his favorite hobby--Smashing everything in sight. After much ass-kicking he managed to become king and bag one of the hot alien chicks. Of course, she got pregnant. Somehow the rocket blew up killing the wife and the child...Hulk was not happy. Hulk came back to Earth to talk through his emotions with some of the people responsible for his trip. Well, Hulk isn't a fan of small talk so this really turned into him breaking a LOT of stuff and kicking everyone's teeth in. After the fact, his accomplices, the Warbound informed him that the superheroes actually weren't responsible for the explosion so he wasted time smashing stuff. He then turned back into Bruce Banner and turned himself in.
Shortly, after Hulk started blowing things up and kicking major asses, and killed some people. Turns out this Hulk was red, smart, and could burn stuff. He was cleverly named Rulk.
This is where I left off with the reading. After reading 8 episodes of the Rulk books I got bored of the "who is who, and what is going on?" and gave up. But, here's a breakdown of what I have confirmed, or sort of confirmed, on what is possible going on right now and in the near future with the Hulk-verse:
There is now 2 Hulks
There is 2 Hulk bastard children
There is at least 2 She-Hulks
And there have been too many personality types to mention and describe.
At the very least I'd recommend buying and reading the first World War Hulk TPB because the art and story are amazing.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Some other news is that I have made a couple other preorders including the Hot Toys Marcus Wright, Billy (from Preadator), T-600 1/6 figures. Tonight I ordered the Sideshow Collectibles T-600 1:1 scale bust. The bust looks awesome and very intimidating. I'm hoping that it'll compliment the other three busts that I have and the upcoming Admiral Ackbar and Iron Man bust. I guess this is about it for now so I'll just post a couple pics of the bust before heading out.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
HOT TOYS IRON MAN MKIII
HOT TOYS TWO FACE / HARVEY DENT
SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES OBI WAN KENOBI EPISODE II VERSION
HOT TOYS "DUTCH" from PREDATOR
HOT TOYS PREDATOR 1
HOT TOYS JOHN CONNOR FROM T4
SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES CAPTAIN AMERICA LEGENDARY SCALE "EXCLUSIVE" BUST
SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES SCOUT TROOPER PREMIUM FORMAT
SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES ADMIRAL ACBAR 1:1 FULL SCALE BUST
And the worst part is that this is just the stuff I have on order. Sometimes I end up buying other stuff that I didn't order after I see pics that others post when they get them.
Friday, March 6, 2009
From his first appearance on screen Sir Alec Guiness' presence engulfs us with Obi Wan's "classical" representation of an extinct order. He is dressed as a common beggar with his large and tarnished robes as well as his seasoned appearance. Obi Wan takes Luke in and begins teaching him the basics of the Force. He mentors the young apprentice and carries the burden of knowing that Luke is the last hope to destroying the Empire and defeating Darth Vader. He knows all too well that if rushed, Luke can turn to the dark side and become a Sith just like his father did before him. Obi Wan has witnessed first hand what it is like to see the wrath of the dark side of the Force.
Here I'll get to the actual figure. I have before you the Sideshow Collectibles Obi Wan Kenobi from A New Hope in the Jedi Order line. Sideshow has produced Four versions of Obi Wan as of now. In this version we get an exact replication of Sir Alec Guiness' face, but in 1/6 form. Of course he gets the standard setup: Outer Jedi Robe, Inner and Outer Tunic, Lit and Unlit Lightsaber, Several hands for multiple displays, and a Star Wars stand. The detail on this figure is incredible. I can't capture the correct words to describe how awesome this figure truly is. If by any chance you are trying to decide which version of Obi Wan to get---this is THE one to get. I have yet to receive the Episode II figure, but as of now the likeness of Alec Guiness blows away any previous version of Ewan MacGregor. And if you plan on getting the forth coming Darth Vader 1/6 from Sideshow you NEED to get this figure to accompany him on your shelf.
Sooo, without further ado here is a picture of him. Please forgive my phone camera as I do not have a proper digital camera yet.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I started watching this show on a whim. Never knowing anything or hearing anything about this show I had no clue what I was getting into. When I read that Christian Kane was going to be in this series I quickly perked interest and decided to give the first episode a viewing. What an extremely pleasant surprise I found after just the first ten minutes into the pilot episode. The best way to describe this show is to just come out and say that it is like a weekly Ocean's 11 tv show. They have the planner, master thief, computer geek, ex-military spy for the muscle, and the incredibly beautiful actress for pulling the cons. Basically the main character, Nathan Ford, used to be an investigator for the big insurance company. And his main job was to "look" into their best intersts by tracking down the thives and con artists that threaten to steal from the company. Now he is working with some of the people he used to chase down. The ragtag group now works as a new age "Robin Hood and his merry men." Because Ford is the only honest man in the lot, he requires to take on the charity cases that help good people get "Leverage" and payback on the corporations that have wronged them in any way.
One of my favorite aspects of the show is the chemistry between the team members. In the beginning of the pilot they all claim that they all prefer to work alone and wish to keep it that way. When you mix them all together is when the team shines. They all have their expertise, but yet when they are working they all have fun with each other and it translates extremely well.
I recommend watching the first episode and giving this show a chance because I think you'll be quite hooked by the end of the show. Next thing you know you're on the fourth episode waiting to see what next week's show will bring you.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Front Grill Repaint:
New Shift Knob:
And the Car at the park the day before painting:
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Shepherd Book:"If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a very special level of hell, a level they reserved for Child molesters and people who talk at the theater."
Simon to Jayne -"How did your brain ever master human language ?"
Wash: "Oh, no. What could it be? We're all doomed!! WHO'S FLYING THIS THING?!?! Oh, right. That would be me."
Wash: "were i unwed, i would take you in a manly fashion...."
Mal: "If someone tries to kill you, you kill them right back."
Mal: "I aim to misbehave"
Mal: "We are just too pretty for God to let us die."
Jayne: "Do you know what the chain of command is?, its a chain i go get and beat you with till you learn whos in ruttin' command"
Jayne: "Ten percent of nuthin' is…let me do the math here…nuthin' into nuthin'…carry the nuthin'…"
Batman and Daredevil are Marvel and DCs intelligent crimefighters. Each of them are highly skilled fighters, both are acrobatic junkies, and both possess insurmountable deductive reasoning abilities. I'm gonna give a quick rundown of both characters to compare and contrast to decide which one can achieve victory in battle.
1. Fated Origins.
Both heroes have come from traumatic childhoods. Matthew Murdock (Daredevil)was raised by his father in Hell's Kitchen and appreciated the fact that laws were in place to keep people from acting a fool. To help ensure this he became a lawyer to protect the innocent and send the criminals where they belong. Before completion his father was murdered for refusing to throw a fight, and in retaliation Matt went into action as the "Daredevil" to seek justice. Bruce Wayne (Batman) was born into wealth as his parents Dr. Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne were rich Gotham socialites. Raised in luxury Bruce never had to want for anything. Until one night on the way home from the theater Bruce witnessesd his parents murdered. At this point Bruce made an oath to rid Gotham of the evil criminals that were responsible.
Well, since both are known for their intellect I figured we could see how they stack up. Daredevil is a lawyer during the day and graduated with his "Juris Doctorate" from Columbia law. That's pretty dam impressive considering he's freaking blind!!! Batman is known for his awesome Detective skills. While I don't recall where he went to school, being from Gotham's elite upper class he was highly educated. Since he has no "Powers" he relies only on his own scientific knowledge and deductive reasoning. He's also a super businessman --- like Bill Gates, so he's smart enough to keep the money coming in from Wayne Enterprises.
Daredevil came to be from radioactive chemicals that blinded him, but at the same time enhanced his other senses to super human levels. His sense of touch is enhanced enough to read with his fingers (not just Braille) and detect changes of temperature--body heat detection to the point that he can tell if someone is alive or dead. He can smell people's distinct odors and can track them for up to 50 feet in a crowd of other people. So remember that if you fart in public!!!! His taste enables him to remember the exact ingredients of anything he eats or drinks. And his hearing gives him the ability to hear people through soundproof walls, differentiate others' heartbeats, and possess a Sonar-like ablity that allows his brain to render a 3-D like map of his surroundings.
Batman---ummm....he doesn't have any "Powers"
Daredevil carries his trademark "Billy Club" which doubles as his cane during the 9-5 grind. It contains thirty feet of aircraft control cable, which is connected to a case-hardened steel grapnel. It also has a mechanism that allows it to wind and unwind at the flip of a switch. He also carries two batons that are pretty much the standard baton that you can use to club someone with.
Batman---where to start?? Well, since he possesses the mechanical know-how that makes McGyver his bitch Batman designs and creates everyting in his aresenal. His trademark item is his utility belt, and it has everything from tear gas to handcuffs to condoms in it. Batman also likes to ride around in the Batmobile, and its so fast and furious it makes Vin Diesel jealous.
5. Fighting Skills
Daredevil was taught by martial arts master "Stick" and combining his powers with his sweet bo staff skills he makes Chuck Norris head for the hills. Because of his heightened senses its almost unfair to the point that every time he fights the ninja clan "The Hand" they explode in a puff of smoke before dying. That's badassery right there.
Batman is the "Mutt" of martial arts practitioners. Since he has a grab bag of different fighting styles its not odd to see him doing karate then transitioning from head butts to kicks to the gonads. I would describe this as the precursor of MMA fighting. Maybe he can moonlight in the UFC?
Well, that does it. While I think the fight would be closer than anyone can predict, Daredevil would end up wiping the floor with Batman. Batman would surely use some of his gadgets to his advantage, but Daredevil's heightened senses and abilities would negate this and give him the win.
Hopefully they'll get season 4 onto Blu Ray before summer so I can have all the episodes at my command.