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Review – Marvel Legends – Juggernaut Wave – Rogue

I’ve always really liked Rogue as a character.  She’s generally fun, she has an interesting power with interesting positives and negatives, her overall design is nice as well.  It probably helps that in the old cartoon series she was always paired with Gambit, whom I also really like as far as X-men go.  The point is, I am kind of biased towards Rogue, especially this particular design, which in general is one of her more popular designs. Unfortunately, there has only been one other figure of this design in this […]

Review – Iron Man (2008) (MCU)

05.02.2008 Way back in 2008, you kind of have to wonder just how much was really planned for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU.  It seems like there was at least a general idea for Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Hulk to get movies, then team up for The Avengers.  How much farther did it go?  Did they have plans for Ant-Man or Guardians of the Galaxy or Jessica Jones?  Did they know they would want Paul Bettany to become an onscreen character eventually in Vision when they cast […]

Review – Transformers – Titans Return – Hardhead

Of all the Headmasters, Hardhead is one that’s really been hurting for an update for a good while.  There was a repaint of the old SWAT truck Onslaught that looks nothing like Hardhead.  Not much else other than the original toy.  Part of the travesty of his lack of an update is that Hardhead was a major player during the early runs of IDW’s Transformers comics, back during the time they were on Earth.  He was one of the core handful of Autobots on earth, though he wasn’t a headmaster […]

Recap – Agents of Shield S04E09 – Yet Another Duplicate May!

Yet another break has ended, and we get a return of the Agents of SHIELD.  The show picks right up where the previous episode left off, only now under the LMD banner.  LMD stands for Life Model Decoy, aka the android robot known as Aida.  When we previously left, Aida had absorbed some of the knowledge from the mysterious Darkhold book and effectively become a sentient crazy ala Ultron.  She had also replaced Agent May with a May LMD. We get a few new answers in this episode, we don’t […]

Review – S.H. Figuarts Sailor Moon

Someone at Bandai must have realized that there is a lot of easy reuse potential in a highly desired show like Sailor Moon or something, because there has been a slew of releases in the Figuarts line for this popular anime in recent years.  Sailor Moon is definitely one of the most well known classic anime properties.   It seems to have opened up the gates a bit for other older titles.  We’ve been getting figures from Ranma 1/2 as well.  It makes me wonder how long until they start doing […]

Weekly Wednesday Haul – Tiny Robot Animals Edition

I’m of mixed minds on the individually packed Titan Masters.  They seem pretty neat, but they also seem really limited.  I also don’t feel the compelling need to swap heads around too much on my Transformers, despite that this is their entire gimmick. I have been picking up a few here and there, this week with Titan Masters Sawback, aka Lione.  Lione was a “Headmaster Teen” int he Japanese Headmasters cartoon.  In that version he was a head that turned into a small lion.  This version is a standard head/robot […]

Review – Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)

2013 – Quantic Dream – 1 Player (ish) The Good Interesting and ambition idea and gameplay. Impressive graphics. Lots of choices that shape the story a bit. The Bad Convoluted story that doesn’t leave a ton of questions but it’s super great. Many Sequences are completely pointless and superfluous to the plot. The game’s gimmick is neat but leaves a lot to be desired with it’s limitations. tl;dr Sterilized Version Beyond: Two Souls is an interesting narrative game from Quantic Dream and David Cage that is similar to their previous […]

Tuesday Trailer – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy seemed like kind of an unexpected hit in the Marvel Universe.  I mean people talk about how even Iron Man and Thor were second tier before the current MCU run but I kind of feel like people knew who they were at least a little bit.  The Guardians of the Galaxy were literal nobodies before their film debut.  Now everyone loves Groot and Rocket and those other guys.  Not complaining, just saying, hey, sequel time. This trailer is pretty great, I also feel like it’s a […]

Review – Marvel Legends – Juggernaut Wave – Cable

It’s not every day we get a mother/son combo in a wave of Marvel Legends but here we are with Cable and Jean Grey.  Ok, technically Cable’s mother is a clone of Jean Grey but that’s just the way the kooky storylines of the X-men work.  I mean Cable really looks like he’s probably older than jean anyway, which he probably is since he comes from the future.  The reality is, Cable likely exists in this wave to accompany Deadpool, since Cable and Deadpool are partners from time to time. […]

Review – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I’m going to cut to the chase here a bit.  I enjoyed it.  I have been more excited for this movie than I am for Episode 8, especially after how patronizingly fanservicy Episode 7 ended up being.  There are some dodgy bits, especially during the middle act, but it’s decent overall. What Rogue One does the best, is being a good movie set in the Star Wars Universe.  Ok, sure, that’s what it is.  I get that.  What I mean though is, it’s not part of the “Main Saga”.  It’s […]