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Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: February 4, 2005, 10:05 AM »
That Scorpion Alien is my favorite of all the Kenner figures (although I have a special place in my heart for the Monket Alien). Unfortunately, it's pretty cartoony compared to the Snap Kits version.

Takara is also offering 4-inch scale Alien vs Predator figures this year, though all I've seen are prototype images of the Aliens, including a Queen. No idea if she'll actually be true 4-inch scale, though. I suspect they'll cheat, but you never know. (Hey look - a link to pictures!)

And it looks like the emphasis is going to be on the Future War for the Terminator line. Palisades doesn't have likeness rights to Arnold. They can come close, but not TOO close, which is interesting now that he's an elected official. Maybe they should offer a Governor Schwarzenegger figure through the club just for head swaps. ;)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: February 2, 2005, 02:10 PM »
Yeah, I'm hanging on to my McFarlane and Kenner Alien Queen figures until I decide which one is closer to the 4-inch scale. (Suggestion?)

Hopefully ActionH-Q will restock. The kits ran for about $10 each, but a bit more for the chase figures as I recall.

And don't forget there's a 4-inch Star Trek line coming out in Japan as well. No word on who's doing it, but since Art Asylum has worldwide rights to the property, they're acting as creative directors and are reportedly offering a convention exclusive this summer. Should be interesting.

Hopefully we'll see something at Toy Fair. Can't wait to see the T-2 line.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: February 1, 2005, 08:57 AM »
I had absolutely no interest in Army of Darkness. Never saw the Evil Dead movies. But I couldn't resist picking up almost every 4-inch figure Palisades offered for that line. By comparison, I'm far more interested in T-2, so like you, Jesse, I'm drooling over this announcement. I'll have a 4-inch scale Iron Man leading my Clone Troopers into battle against a few endoskeletons and a platoon of battle droids.

I dream of the day they make a super articulated 1:18 scale Predator/Aliens line with Colonial Marines...

No Colonial Marines yet, but if you don't mind building the Aliens and Predators yourself, check out these Snap Kits. I have a Warrior Alien, a Grid Alien, and a Predator and they're pretty frickin' cool. So long as you dip the parts in boiling water before you snap them together, they're pretty easy to put together and look great alongside Star Wars figures.

Time to get off my duff and hit some stores I guess...  Just what I wanna do in sweltering humidity here...  Blah!

Put on that wifebeater and get thee to Wal-Mart. I just picked up the Bespin and Dagobah waves here in NEPA. (Cloud Car Pilots a plenty!)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Catwoman
« on: July 6, 2004, 09:13 PM »
It's no small irony that at the same time WB's studio execs had given up on the comic book movie genre due to Batman's demise, the movie that quietly started this comic book movie renaissance was Blade, a surprisingly popular film produced by WB's own New Line division based on a property owned by Marvel Comics. These execs have been blasted for not being able to do what Marvel (and other studios) have. Here WB is sitting on the rights to the characters that popularized the genre and they can't seem to get it right.

When I saw Kevin Costner FLYING through the ocean in Waterworld, I thought, "THAT'S how Aquaman should swim!" What worries me now is
that any Aquaman project would look too much like Namor, which is already in development.

Green Lantern is rumored to be in the works with Adam Sandler in the title role, but I can't help drawing immediate comparisons to The Mask.

Wonder Woman is taking longer to get to the screen than Spider-Man, but for completely different reasons. Last I heard they still didn't have a script everyone (IE - informal corporate focus groups) liked.

The Flash was going to get the Smallville treatment this fall as a college student with the power of superspeed (including the ability to time travel), but the pilot was canned.

Captain Marvel is in development at New Line, though. I've got high hopes for the studio that brought us that fantasy trilogy the last couple years. But again, I'm worried a kickass SHAZAM! will only be perceived as a Superman knockoff.

(And don't get me going on the Superman franchise.
There's not enough web space...)

I want to be the Avi Arad of DC Comics, dammit!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Catwoman
« on: July 6, 2004, 04:35 PM »
Scott, do you really want to know?

It started when WB wanted to spinoff Michelle Pfieffer's Catwoman from Batman Returns into her own franchise. She said she'd love to so long as Burton directed it. Turned out getting these two in the same studio together was tougher than scheduling Indiana Jones IV and the project went away, especially after what happened with Burton's failed (but expensive) Superman project and Schumacher's Batman nosedive.

Years later, the project was still considered viable with a new leading lady but the same Crow-knockoff origin from Batman Returns; Timid chick gets murdered and is resurrected via kitties to avenge her own death. But in order to distance this Catwoman from the last Bat-disasters, it was decided that this would be an entirely new character. No Batman, no Gotham, but the same origin with a twist; this time she gets super powers!

Ashley Judd was romanced for the lead role, but after reading the script and realizing it had nothing to do with the Batman mythos, she bowed out. Enter the next flavor of the moment, Oscar™ award-winning actress Halle Berry. Now all they needed was a cheap new director with a visual flair to package it. That's where French newcomer Pitof came in.

After seeing the extended trailer in front of Spider-Man 2, I have to admit there's some nice eye candy in there. Not enough to make me pay to get in, of course, but I am curious to see if they really make no mention of Batman. (Rumor has it an "east coast Catwoman" is mentioned, but that's about it. Fanboy speculation had the lead love interest actually being Bruce Wayne in disguise at one point, but I think people are simply justifying wanting to see this bastardization).

This movie was ill-conceived from the beginning. While it MIGHT have been interesting to see a Pfieffer/Burton spinoff TEN YEARS AGO, this project should have died with the last Bat-franchise. Catwoman could have been an intriguing prequel to Batman Begins, but those in charge of its production had waited too long already to get this movie to theatres and were no doubt under pressure to get it wrapped up in spite of a major franchise relaunch only 11 months away. Now they're counting on Catwoman's brand appeal and Berry's box office bankability to break even.

Hopefully audiences will mostly forget this incarnation in time for next year's model. I'd much rather see a Selina Kyle spinoff that's faithful to the source material than something made up by studio execs under pressure to milk a dead franchise.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Not Hot
« on: July 6, 2004, 04:06 PM »

Okay. The acne I can forgive. The scar is an occupational hazard. But that cigarette is a major turnoff.

Why someone who sings and dances for living would choose that as a vice I really don't understand. Does she think it makes her look cooler to all her friends? She's "Britney frickin' Spears," fer cryin' out loud. How much "cooler" does it get than being a world-renowned entertainer?

She's successfully gone from girl next door to chain smoking whore in record time. Maybe if she gave up the death sticks she could afford a decent pair of shorts.

Can't wait to see the baby pictures.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gentleman, Turn Off Your Cell Phone
« on: July 4, 2004, 11:31 PM »
It DID happen in a kitchen. Open flames and all. There's a chance her ass really did cause the explosion, but DAMN, that's a lot of methane.

Watto's Junk Yard / Ladies, keep it in your purse.
« on: July 2, 2004, 03:42 PM »
Apparently cell phones are hazardous to girls' asses as well.

Cell phone explodes in back pocket.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: My toy disappointment for the week
« on: July 2, 2004, 09:51 AM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Hot For Teacher
« on: June 30, 2004, 04:05 PM »
The kid could have done worse.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Hot For Teacher
« on: June 29, 2004, 02:05 PM »
This poor kid will be scarred for life. No other woman will compare. He's peaked at 14.


Let this be a lesson to all you young'uns out there: Screw your teacher and SHUT THE **** UP!!!

My stress-free line to collect is DC Direct Pocket Heroes.

I do nothing other than tell my local shop I want them.  Now, whenever a new set is released, they hold one for me at the shop and I just pick it up when I come in for my weekly comics.

Ditto for the 6-inch line. DC Direct is one line I've never had to chase. Heck, most of the time I don't even pre-order. It's a great option, though. The direct market - though higher priced - does have its advantages.

Other Toy Lines / Star Trek: The ANIMATED Series figures?
« on: June 24, 2004, 10:48 AM »
Anyone interested in toys based on Star Trek: The ANIMATED Series? Check out this thread over at Art Asylum.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JediMAC goes absolutely postal!
« on: June 24, 2004, 06:55 AM »
Don't the RS Forum Rules outline policy regarding bans and suspensions? I believe it states offending members are to be contacted regarding their infractions.

(Not that it would be the first time a mod totally disregarded the rules in favor of their own style of gunslinging over there.)

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