Aug 16, 2017

Once again the Shenmue HD Remaster Rumors have surfaced.

Remember Shenmue... SEGA Game, story of revenge with a protagonist denser than bricks, who doesn't notice all the girls throwing themselves at him because he's focused on avenging his father... except when he's drinking soda, collecting capsule toys, racing forklifts, feeding a kitten, looking for sailors... you thought I forgot the sailors... Fighting Gollum... you get the idea.

I've already mentioned that SEGA was aware of our desire for some Shenmue 1 and 2. Well, now they are VERY INTERESTED in getting HD Remasters of Shenmue. While this doesn't guarantee that they happen, I hope they do, just to have the full story come together. Getting all 3 at the same time would be a Shenmue Overload...




Aug 14, 2017

The Time when My Little Pony attacked their fans...

Fame and Misfortune was so Savage that a Randy Picture isn't enough...



Nope! Needs more Savage...











Nope! Still not enough...

And I just ran out of Savage people to describe the Savagery that this episode was...

As said in the title, the episode is taking a jab at far more nitpicky fans... (guess I should feel alluded to, due to my nitpickiness, with DEM WINGS! and My Little Loli: Jailbait is magic...)





I mean look at this clip!

taking a jab at fans
They also confirm Rarity is worst pony.

They also point out that Fluttershy keeps learning THE SAME LESSON AGAIN AND AGAIN!!


Seriously, the entire episode is making the bronies look like asshats. The episode was so-so. I feel that it could've been handled a bit better. The Fluttershy character development explained was pretty good. The confirmation of Rarity being worst pony was great. But it felt like half the time was spent on telling the non-target audience fandom how much they suck. I mean, a bit over 2 years ago they were kissing brony ass now it's like screw you, we don't need you! Yeah sure, one could argue that SOME Elements of the fandom have lost focus on the Friendship part of Friendship is Magic, but they could've done it in a way without mocking the entire fandom.


I'll admit, I did laugh a couple of times when watching the episode. It was when Re-Watching it that the level of fan mockery hit me. Not cool!

We REALLY NEED the 11 Missing NA figures.

I need to campaign for the NA figures every now and then...   This may be a bit of a Retread of past rants campaigning for NA but I think this time I need to call for Super7's attention...

The Missing folks I'm talking about are:

-Hoove
-Butthead
-Staghorn
-Lizorr
-Kayo
-Nocturna
-Vizar
-Spinwit
-Artilla
-Sagitar
-MasterSebrian

I often mention that some of them can be made with heavy parts reuse if we can save a bit on tooling... New molds are the optimal solution, but IF not completely possible, reusing a couple of parts to get our results is the next best thing.

Well, I have to update some of the parts recipes, due to some people pointing some things out that could work as parts... ONCE AGAIN: NEW PARTS ARE BEST CASE SCENARIO. These are a worst case scenario kind of thing.

Kayo:
I know, I've done him a LOT OF TIMES.
He's a new head (s), weapons, armor.
His body is the He-Man buck, Hordak abs, Blast attack arms, STONEDAR Loincloth (New suggested part) Geldor Boots. Maybe add a new Head for Hydron WITHOUT the diving gear.

Nocturna:
He's a new bandoleer, head(s) and weapons
Normal buck with Hordak Abs (it's mildly better than making a new shirt that could end up too bulky like Hydron or Sea Hawk)  The Left thigh of Blade, The Geldor "Knee" with the upper part of the boot. Blast Attak's lower boot . I recall mentioning the Laser He-Man forearms and FILMATION He-Man hands (They are a bit smaller than the NA Hands) Flipshot's loincloth completes the piece.

Spinwit:
Again, head(s), armor, Weapons would be the new pieces. Although a new plug in piece for the Dawg-o-tor armor could work for him in an even worse case scenario...
Normal buck with NA He-Man forearms and FILMATION BEASTMAN hands... (so the hinges have identical articulation) Hordak abs., Trap Jaw lower legs with Sy-Klone loincloth.

Vizar:
Again, head(s), Weapons and armor, and armband are the new parts.
Normal He-Man buck, Blade's left thigh, RIO BLAST'S LEFT FOREARM (You could attach his stealth hook to any of the plugs in Rio's forearm.) RIO BLAST'S LOINCLOTH (While not exactly accurate to the character, since Vizar has a gun the shells on his belt would make sense, and that loincloth makes the legs look like pants) His right forearm would be Oo-larr's.

Sagitar:
He's mostly Tuskador and Ram Man, but he needs a couple of new pieces, namely a new Centaur-esque 4 armed torso, head. New upper Shoulders, new Lower fists, weapons and removable sunglasses to have a nod to the cartoon.
The Arms are basically Ram Man's but the lower body is a repaint of Tuskador.

Artilla:
He requires plenty of new pieces, but some creative parts reuse could make him a less than 100% new tool. New Legs, Torso overlay, head, forearms, new weapons.
The old stuff would be the Horde Trooper Torso, Roboto Shoulders with Twistoid biceps, Rokkon Loincloth, Rio Blast's hands (due to the nature of his weapons those hands fit best) But in a super mega worst case scenario kind of thing I can take Blast Attak's upper legs and knees with Laser Power He-Man's boots.

Master Sebrian:
I recall to have mentioned that he's mostly made out of evil seed and lizard man. Nothing has changed here.

Now for the Mutants:

Lizorr:
Once again, he's a new head, helmet, armor and weapons. In the worst case scenario a Squeeze head with Darius' helmet can work.
The reused parts would be Hssss shoulders, Goatman bracers, Demo-Man hands, Clawful Torso, Kobra Khan Loincloth, Darius' thighs, and Trap Jaw boots with duckfeet, though I would prefer a slightly less accurate, but more unique Saurod shins.

Hoove:
This one is a toughie... But let's see if I can crank up the creative parts reuse muscle on him...
Head would be new, as well as the torso, crotch, helmet and weapon.
I see Multibot's Red Arms. For his legs, we need to get funky! Upper Blue Legs, Bottom Green Legs, Magenta feet from Multibot. Once again, this is a case where he should be as close as 100% new tooling, but this recipe is like a worst case scenario thing.

Butthead:
He's a new head, Helmet, torso armor, weapon.
Roboto Shoulders, Normal biceps, Laser He-Man Forearms and hands
NA Skeletor Thighs and Trap Jaw Lower legs and feet. The extending neck is Mekaneck's shorter neck.

Staghorn:
New Head, weapons and Torso Armor on the Normal buck. The Chunky armor syndrome is welcome here.
Shoulders are MEF, Biceps are Eldor's, Icarius Forearms with Demo-Man hands. For the legs we have Icarius Crotch, Darius Thighs, Trap Jaw Shins with the Batros boot and Trap Jaw feet...

Completing New Adventures without requiring 100% New Tooling on them. Why do I Insist on trying to get the rest of New Adventures? There's a couple of reasons:

-They are part of ACTUAL MOTU LORE THAT HAD A TOYLINE, therefore they DESERVE TO BE IN A MOTU ANTHOLOGY LINE SUCH AS CLASSICS.
-It would be completing what Mattel couldn't or didn't want to do.
-As much as I am not a fan of the Neitlichverse, making the Space Mutants a far away Horde Squad which kinda allows them to bleed into normal MOTU IS a good thing...

I KNOW New Adventures it the 3rd least popular version of MOTU (Son of He-Man and the more fanfictiony parts of the Neitlichverse being the other 2) but we are halfway there and they deserve to get their main roster completed.


Aug 13, 2017

The Rock's insane move...

So, there's 2 kinds of people. Those who think of Alcatraz or the Crazy Nic Cage movie with Connery when you mention The Rock; and those who think of this:


Well, I'm going to talk about The Rock, the Wrestler... Former Wrestler turned actor. Roll the Haku Machente clip!



Hey! That's the very same camera I use to take pictures for it came from the toy chest!
So let's see... Let's describe The Rock:
Cocky Eyebrow, Super white teeth, bouncy pec dance, The Funky Brahma Bull Tattoo... Well, that last one no longer applies to The Rock...

He got himself a brand new tat all over his Classic Brahma Bull...

The New Ink is super awesome and the shattered part of the skull is where the Classic Brahma Bull is covered up.

I know it's HIS BODY, HIS CHOICE, but that Bull is also HIS BRAND... Look at all his stuff... It has THE BULL!! Not the awesome Zombie Bull Monstrosity that could easily fit for a Cyberdemon on Doom...

If The Hurricane ever changes his Green Lantern Tat, I'm gonna cry!

Aug 10, 2017

Teensy Weensy Tiny Wimey Bit of Hope for Thundercats...

While I was writing an it came from the toy chest for a Warcraft toy, this little bit of news popped up on my Facebook feed:

A pic of a series of posts by Brian Flynn... The Super7 guy.

There might be a tiny bit of hope for Thundercats.

I REALLY Hope that this happens if Just to complete the CORE CORE CORE CORE Roster... Meaning:

For the Cats:
Tygra, who totally needs his bolo whip, hallucinogenic clip on plants and fruit. A second Partially aged Tygra from the Episode Trouble with Time. extra pair of hands is obvious toss in the chain of loyalty

Cheetara, who needs her staff. maybe the short version plugs to another piece to make the full staff. Aside the extra pair of hands, she could come in with Snarf and the Magic Flute.

Bengali... My most hated Cat. He's mostly a Tygra cheap clone, so he can come with his Hammer of Thundera, a broken sword of omens, the Bracelet of Power

Lynx-O, the blind Thundercat and completes the Team (sans Jaga) should come with his light shield, Mirror of truth and Jade Dragon (double headed dragon of doom). Extra hands are obvious.

For the Mutants:

Slithe, for obvious reasons, yessss. The usual for him his weapon, which we kinda got with Jackalman? extra hands. Snarfer

Vultureman, extra hands, Superpower Potion, His claw Weapon, Ma-Mutt

Monkian, extra hands, his mace, shield, a sound stone.

Mumm-Ra The Ever LIVING!! Extra hands, alternate Flared out cape, Fully unleashed Sword of Plundarr, Book of Omens, Silky, and Excalibur

Jaga and Grune could be an extra two pack just to get the corest of core out. IF I were forced to reduce this list to 4 characters only they'd be:
Tygra, Cheetara, Mumm-Ra, and Slithe. (Monkian and Vultureman Could be made out of custom MOTUC bucks.)

Now, let's not get too excited about this since it COULD BE a whole bunch of Nothing, but I hope we can AT LEAST get the corest of core T-Cats, just to have a complete team of cats and a Mumm-Ra.

It Came from the Toy Chest: Warcraft Toys are still crap... Mmmkay?

I finally found where the heck I had misplaced my Durotan figure...
The MOC pic will be a stock pic since he was loose when I found him. I had him MOC, but lost the MOC pic.

I can't explain Durotan, since I'm not a Warcraft person... I got him because I thought he could work as a generic Goblin for MOTUC (I say goblin instead of Orc, because he's a shrimp compared to a MOTUC Figure)

Articulation:
17 POA and the head is NOT one of them... Déjà vu?
-Waist
-hinged ball joint Shoulders
-hinged ball joint Elbows
-wrists
-thighs but blocked by long loincloth
-thigh rotation
-knees

2.0

Paint and Sculpt:
Unlike Medivh, Durotan gets a LOT OF LOVE HERE... The details on his clothing are 200Xlicious. There is plenty of paint applications and washes on the figure. I have some minor quibbles with a few areas painted half-way through, but unlike Medivh, I won't need to do a full body repaint/wash.

4.5

Accessories:
An Ax. I feel like he could have had something more.
1.0

Overall:
Durotan gets a 2.5 as his overall score. While it's MUCH better than Medivh, his lack of articulation makes him a bit underwhelming. Had he been 7 inches, he would've been OK, but his puny size makes him even more underwhelming.

My Little Fidget Spinner and other odds and ends 8/10/2017

Has Hasbro gone too far? My Little Pony Fidget Spinners... Oh yeah Transformers too!

You already know how I feel about Spinners, so I won't bore you with the details... Here's the link to the small rant. NO, I WON'T BE GETTING THESE!! Now if they make a Cobra Commander Fidget Spinner, I might be tempted... Cause Whenever I'd use it, I'd probably do the ONCE A MAN tirade!
and when putting it away I'd do


But since Hasbro has GI Joe in the shelved position... I've no worries about me getting a fidget spinner.






Venom is still happening and they have cast A Character (unrevealed for now). This character will be played by Riz Ahmed, who played the Imperial Pilot that was Tentacle Raped by Forrest Whitaker's Mind Rape Octopus thing in Rogue One... The Star Wars movie where everyone important dies and has Alan Tudyk playing C-3P0 with Balls... Supposedly, Mr. Ahmed will NOT be playing Carnage... There is only one man I want to see as Carnage right now...
Jackie Earle Hayley has Crazy Ginger
 Murderer written all over this pic
add a cgi Red and black suit and
BAM! We have Carnage!!




One of the "Offensive pics" 
And Green Arrow has no time for homophobia. You know Stephen Amell... The guy who loves saying You have Failed this City or that his name is Oliver Queen and that he spent five years in hell, then he became someone else, something else... That guy, he's a huge supporter of LGBT rights and stuff. Well he was at the Vancouver pride parade and posted some photos. Some people got angry at his support of gay rights and they lashed at him. So he retaliated. Now next year he will ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE AT THE PARADE.  He better show up and upload pics of him in it to put his money where his mouth is. (Chances are he will)

Whether you agree with him or not, the fact is that if he sticks to his word, then that is, in a way kinda admirable.

Come on DC, Really? THAT'S the look of the Hero that Will defend Gotham by day? Duke Thomas got a new costume and it's a head scratcher...

I mean LOOK AT IT... Look at it LONG AND HARD... No, it's not a dick joke... Nor a Grayson Joke... If you still can't see my issue... Here's a look at that costume using Marvel VS Capcom Sprites with very Little editing done.
It literally looks like they put a Wolverine Mask on a Spider-Man Costume and a Bat Insignia to make it less obvious. Suddenly the Robin Suits started to look REAL GOOD...

Aug 9, 2017

Disney is leaving Netflix because of greed.

Well, looks like that's the end of the Disney Netflix Partnership (and me missing out on Spider-Prompto) all because Disney wants a bigger chunk of the pie. The House of Mouse wants to have its own Streaming service by 2019. They will also have by 2018 a streaming service for ESPN.

Here's the thing that worries me:
While the Netflix Produced Marvel shows are safe FOR NOW, losing Disney eliminates a chunk of programming from the service.

Other companies like BBC, and Warner Bros. have their own services as well. BBC pulled Doctor Who from Netflix and Young Justice is apparently going to be on Warner's own DC-themed streaming service. So, you're getting the picture...

People were leaving Cable because it was too expensive for a bunch of stuff people didn't want.
Streaming services like Netflix and their $9.99 streaming service seemed like a decent offer.

Britbox $7 monthly
Netflix $10 monthly
Hulu $12 with no ads monthly
Amazon $99 a year (No monthly option, but free shipping from Amazon prime)
Disney's service ?? (guessing $7-$15 range)
WB's DC service ??(guessing $7-$15 range)
Youtube Red $10 monthly
WWE Network $10 monthly
So let's math!
7+10+12+10+10 = 49 for Britbox, Netflix, Hulu, WWE Network, and Youtube Red add 14-30 monthly for the Disney and WB ones and we have $63- $79 for all those services. $756-$948 yearly... add the $99 from Amazon and we have $855-$1047 a year. Not counting ISP costs.

For example Comcast's XFinity's digital Premier (biggest package WITHOUT adding Internet) is $70 monthly. Which makes it $840 a year... FOR THE FIRST YEAR, The prices go up after 12 months.
Can you see the issue here? People were cutting the cord for a reason and now everyone wants to take all the action with streaming. When everyone wants to have their own streaming service We Will lose, because none of the services will be "good enough" for people with "all-around tastes" The Cable box may be gone, but it would still live on.


They Get Cable Right, why can't they do the same to Domino?

A few pics of Josh Brolin (and his stunt double) as Cable have been going around... Here's one of them:
After seeing this pic, the whole Domino thing pisses me off even more.

He looks pretty Cableish... I mean, he even has tons of pouches with ammo. The only nitpicks I have are:
-Realistic Proportions
-No Leifeldian Shoulderpads
-Weapons do not look so futuristic.

Other than that, he Totally nailed the Cable look, which makes Domino being the disappointing note here...
Isn't it weird how Deadpool can look like Deadpool, Cable can look like Cable, but Domino can't look like Domino and instead looks like Beyonce in Goldmember crossed with Barf from Spaceballs.
It's almost looking like" me soggy knee stick fox is being me soggy knee stick..."

All jokes aside. The fact that they can get Cable Right, but they don't do Domino properly screams lame attempt at virtue signalling. It's like they're screaming: "Look at us WE ARE DIVERSE!"

I mean it's not like Zoe Saldana (Mixed Latin Heritage) did the role of Gamora by ditching her natural dark skin tone and was painted green to play an alien... wait... Let me try this again. Dave Bautista, son of Filipino immigrants didn't paint his... dammit!!

But, those are MCU and Fox doesn't follow MCU... Freaking Frasier was beast on X-3 and he DID NOT wear any blue make up on him...

So, if Fox can get Frasier in blue make up and a blue fursuit, WHY IN CELESTIA'S NAME can't they get Domino right!?



Aug 6, 2017

So, I went back to revisit Miss Suzumiya...

Remember Haruhi Suzumiya? the Main antagonist  Character of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya... The anime series where this massive cun- bitch forces everyone to do her bidding because she's unknowingly, a god. She hopes of meeting an Alien, an Esper, and a Time Traveler... Then there's Kyon. He's a normie... a bit of a perv, but it's hard to not be tempted by Mikuru... Especially with all that Haruhi puts her through.


Too many Beach Balls!!

It's basically a slice of life anime but with some random events inadvertently caused by Haruhi.
She willed the bunch of weirdos that are part of the SOS Brigade together...

We have the Alien, Yuki Nagato, voiced by Michelle Ruff... Most know her as Rukia from Bleach... Me? Well, she has been Sakura Kasugano in Street Fighter Alpha anime, Crimson Viper in SF IV and V... Wait, she was Chiaki in the English dub of Zenki? Man, I wish I could watch Zenki, but the LatAm dub... She's an emotionless artificial human part of an alien Data Integration Thought Entity thing. She's there to observe and ensure that Haruhi's godlike powers don't go out of control, but by interfering the least amount possible.

Then we have the Esper, Creepy Koizumi... He basically enters Closed Spaces (Areas locked off from the rest of the world, where Haruhi's subconscious lashes out at the world via Celestials, which are Subconscious Kaiju created by Suzumiya.) If that sounds very Power Rangers like, then get ready for this... Koizumi is voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch... Don't remind me about Eureka Seven, please...
the wound is still fresh... OK, Johnny Yong Bosh is

a freaking Power Ranger... Also, his character might be gay... Which would confuse Miss Suzumiya if he said to her "I love you". (See endless eight and all the instances Koizumi violates Kyon's personal space)

Then we have Mikuru Asahina, the Time Traveler... She does stuff but that's Classified Information. She's also eye candy and Haruhi's victim of sexual harassment... becaus eClassified Information.

She's voiced by Eureka... Goddammit!

and Kyon is voiced by Holland... Koizumi is Renton and in Endless Eight Kyon's dislike of Koizumi was more obvious when Koizumi was hanging with Mikuru at night... Still referencing Eureka Seven when I didn't want to... Why did I had to fall for you?  Thought I had you out of my mind... but no, the universe conspires against me!!

Last but not Least Haruhi... which I already described... The comedic short series takes her bitchiness Over 9000

Also she's Faye from Cowboy Bebop and Athena Cykes (We at the House of Rants believe that Haruhi's Phoenix Wright impression was how she got to play Athena)

This is an anime I hadn't seen since this blog was in diapers. It's not an anime for everyone. The show was broadcast out of order and you need to swap discs to watch it in chronological order... and The Endless Eight... Oh God, The Endless Eight!! It's a shame that the series was cut short... which sucks... Now If I could find English versions of the novels... and Holy crap! Haruhi's seiyu in a sex scandal? Try it out if you haven't... Personally, I prefer watching the kinda official parody series Haruhi-chan, episode 1 shown above.




Aug 5, 2017

On Bios and MOTUC Canon (Déjà vu?)

After being contacted by Val Staples with some info on the "Valpoint Paradox" not being Valpoint, since he didn't write them; I began thinking: Why do I hate the Neitlichverse so much?

Short answer: It's not personal issues with the former writer of the current MOTU Canon, but issues with the writing itself.

Long answer: I've constantly stated that my main issue is the attempt to tell a huge story in such a small sized medium. The vintage Mini Comics Worked because they told a self-contained tale that showcased the character's abilities and a bit of their personality.

The index card sized Bio Box does not allow the writer to tell a huge story. You can't ask George R.R. Martin to tell the entirety of the Song of Ice and Fire on 42 Index Cards. Seven Novels of 300+ pages each are needed for him to tell that story.

The Bios should be about the Character who they are and what do they do. There is no space there to tell a small adventure story showcasing their abilities and personality.

Let's take our favorite ABSOLUTELY HETEROSEXUAL archer who is totally NOT GAY as an example.

Real Name: Kyle Reccula
After wandering through Despondos for several centuries and unable to return to Eternia, Hordak and his ageless army eventually claimed Etheria as a new throne world, deposing the local monarchs and ruling the people through fear. A nobleman in Queen Angella’s court, Kyle was one of many brave warriors who took up arms against the Horde invaders and joined the Great Rebellion. Nicknamed “Bow” due to his natural ability as an archer, each of his arrows possesses different powers and he has a magical heart that beats frantically when She-Ra is in danger. Bow is secretly in love with Princess Adora, unaware that she and She-Ra are one and the same!

Taking out the first sentence about Hordak helps fix the bio. Laziest fix ever. but let's try a bit harder.

That 'stache





Real Name: Beau Flynn (Beau because it's French for handsome and it also sounds like BOW. Flynn as a nod to Errol Flynn, the actor who played the most Iconic Version of Robin Hood)
Right out of the bat I fixed the Kyle Reccula mistake. That allows him to be called BOW without having to go for the "nickname" overexplanation. Though the name BEAU means Handsome, Boyfriend and sounds like Bow. Seeing that Glimmer's name is Glimmer, Angella is Angella, Adora is Adora, Bow being Beau makes sense. It sounds similar enough and no need for justifying the name, unlike Frosta or Castaspella, whose codenames seem too odd to be real names.

It kinda seems that Kyle was picked at random. Then again, Neitlich had a super mega tight deadline (insert perverted joke here) to do all the bios. I could make a joke about Neitlich mistyping Reticle as Reccula to imply that Bow is the Rebellion's sniper, but I'm taking the high road (for once).

Let's try to redo the rest of the bio.
When Bright Moon fell to the Horde Invasion, Bow took it upon himself to protect Princess Glimmer from The Evil Horde invaders with his extraordinary archery skills. As the young Princess began to form The Great Rebellion, Bow became more involved with the Princess' cause. Using his myriad of specialized arrows to aid the helpless, Bow became one of the Horde's most wanted. Once he met Adora, he was smitten by her and vowed to protect her. The Magical Crystal heart embedded in his chest developed a connection to the Warrior She-Ra and it warns Bow whenever she or Adora is in danger.

It more or less says the same thing that Neitlich tried to state. I simply made it more about Bow. He's not a simple nobleman, but Glimmer's self-proclaimed bodyguard. He's also a founding member of the Rebellion and there is some progress in his character arc by stating that as the rebellion was forming, he was getting more involved. Which means that at first he might have not been so adamant to help the rebellion. I paint him as a hero that uses his arrows for justice and that the Horde sees him as a threat. The falling in love with Adora thing is there. The Heart beating for She-Ra is there. While I don't blatantly state the issue of him being unaware of Adora being She-Ra, it IS subtly implied with his Crystal Heart making a connection to She-Ra. It MAY know that both Adora and She-Ra are the same person, which makes sense for it to warn Bow whenever each of them is in danger, but Bow's feelings for Adora may cloud his judgement about Adora and She-Ra being the same person.

Incredibly enough this is one of the BETTER Bios by Neitlich... Let me see if I can find one that bothers to tell his tale instead of focusing on the Character... No, not Perfuma. That focuses solely on her, which is GOOD, but it CAN be interpreted in a very dark rapey way... Which is bad.

OK Goat man!
Real name: Klacky

A member of the G'hoat men from the Northern Mountains, Klacky's species is one of the only intelligent humanoid upright races that falls subjective to the hypnotic powers of the Beast Men. And like most of his species, Klacky was captured by the rulers of the Vine Jungle and simply called "Goat Man" by his beastly masters. Eventually he found himself in the services of Raqquill Rqazz and was forced to serve in the Second Ultimate Battleground. Here he was severely wounded by Buzz-Off and left at the foot of Central Tower. Crawling inside, Klacky fell into a time portal and was transported into the future, arriving on Eternia when King He-Man ruled the land and his son Dare wielded the Power Sword. Forced to serve an aging Beast Man in this new time, Goat Man is forever following whatever evil orders he is given.

Again: Real name? WTF? Apparently Klacky is Slovak for Gorgeous... What the Huh? Well, maybe he is gorgeous for his people.
 The problem with his bio is that half of it is trying to fit in how a character from He-Man's era ends up in Dare's era. While the writer kinda makes it a personal story about Klacky's misadventure through his whole life, it's like HE WAS WOUNDED went to the future where He-Man is an old man and somehow Beastman found him and made him his bitch once again... How did Old Man Beastman
found Klacky? The point is that Half of the bio is trying to set up a convoluted story and half of that is barely dedicated to the character.

A member of the G'hoat men from the Northern Mountains, Klacky's species is one of the only intelligent humanoid upright races that falls subjective to the hypnotic powers of the Beast Men. It gives us a small background on the G'hoat men. They are effected by Beastman's animal control.

And like most of his species, Klacky was captured by the rulers of the Vine Jungle and simply called "Goat Man" by his beastly masters. It talks about Klacky, but it's still about the G'hoat men in general.

 Eventually he found himself in the services of Raqquill Rqazz and was forced to serve in the Second Ultimate Battleground. So far we have: This is Goatman, his species can be forced into slavery by Beastman's species... Beastman made him his bitch.

Here he was severely wounded by Buzz-Off and left at the foot of Central Tower.  Forced to serve in battle to get wounded without ANY significant accomplishments?

Crawling inside, Klacky fell into a time portal and was transported into the future, arriving on Eternia when King He-Man ruled the land and his son Dare wielded the Power Sword. This one sentence is the real culprit of the setting up the SoH part, which diminishes already what little we have with him.

Forced to serve an aging Beast Man in this new time, Goat Man is forever following whatever evil orders he is given. Once again he was Beastman's bitch.
Did we learn anything other than he only serves against his will?

But this is an example of what I was talking about. The Bios lose space to tell us about the Character and instead is wasted on a Story that can't be told properly in that medium. I KINDA see what Neitlich wanted to do with the story but the way it was told it left a lot of massive gaps that "Keep reading the bios" WILL NEVER ANSWER. (Why was Adam running around with a techno vest AND the Techno Sword to get the halves of the Power sword to use the power of Grayskull he already can use with the techno sword. Or how about who was wearing Spector's clothes to take Skelebaby to the future so he can become Skelechild, Skeletween, Skeleteen, and maybe Skeleadult... just to name two things.) Not understanding the medium you are writing to and trying to force a seven novel story into 42 index cards is a sign of bad writing.

But what about Bios not talking about the character in it?

Real Name: Uqquz’ Zekul-Mshqx
Realizing his pupil Keldor™ had no intention of releasing him from Despondos™, Hordak® merged him with an extra-dimensional being called Demo-Man™. While this saved Keldor’s life, it also drove him temporarily insane and convinced him to open a portal to Despondos™ and lead what he thought were “his people” to Eternia®. Hordak® intended to use this ruse as a means to escape once the portal was opened, but the new merged being “Skeletor®” was quickly defeated by Oo-larr™, the jungle He-Man®, and Hordak® remained trapped. Soon after, with the help of Evil-Lyn®, Skeletor® gained control of the powerful spirit inside of him, increasing his abilities ten-fold. He was now the true Overlord of Evil™ and one of the most dangerous men on Eternia®!

Demo-Man is an afterthought IN HIS OWN BIO... Not to mention his name being a bunch of random letters and apostrophes... seriously, try to pronounce: Uqquz’ Zekul-Mshqx. Everything else is Alcala Skeletor head Bio.


Now to bring this back to the New Writer(s) who are NOT Val Staples. (And I mean it as in: Val did not write the expanded MOTUC lore, and not as a joke that Val is writing them and pretending he is not.) They are still using the Neitlichisms that did MORE DAMAGE to the lore than good. Which means that the new writers are committing the same mistakes from the past.

The focus on:
-Shoving as many characters as possible into a small writing space
-Convoluting the Storyline even further to force in "Reissues". The ultimates only needed the Upper half of the bios that told you who they were and what they do. "The Classics Story Continues" is where everything goes down the crapper BECAUSE the undoing of Neitlichverse events is treated almost as bad as Marvel undid the Spider-Marriage. There are 2 Duncans AND Clamp Champ running about (guess now I know why he retired, since Duncan returned to his prime and is teamed up with Robo-Duncan or how I shall call him now Drum-Can) Dare is unneeded since He-Man and presumably She-Ra are back in their prime.

HOPEFULLY the NORMAL CLASSICS BIOS, which I sorely missed in 2016 (for mockery purposes and praise when the rare GOOD Bio showed up. If you wonder why I mention Mockery first read the upcoming quote carefully. It's from the Mosquitor Bio) will only focus on the character and not try to weave a tale that makes no sense.


Mosquitor moves in on his prey then stings them hard and sucks them dry. 

Like say: Lodar having an encounter with the NOW REDUNDANT DARE since Slave City was an early adventure of He-Man.

What we truly needed was a timeline with the key moments and players involved. If new figures were made after the Timeline 1.0 was made, then a small annotation with key events where said  character fought and a rough placement in the timeline... Like say:

-Great Unrest
Add the important battles here.
-Keldor's Betrayal after the defeat of Marzo
-Mystic Wall is erected and the Pax Randorica begins
small scale events during Pax Randorica
-Birth of the Twins and Kidnapping of Adora.
small scale events until the fall of the wall.
-Fall of the Wall
-Adam Becomes He-Man
series of small adventures like Diamond Ray of Disappearance Slave City, etc.
-Adam travels to Etheria and She-Ra is born.

That would allow you to fill in some blanks with upcoming characters, customs, etc. and make you THE Master of the Universe of Masters of the Universe.

I understand that when Neitlich came up with the MOTUC Canon he was throwing everything including the kitchen sink and hoping it all would stick in. He had a really tight deadline to do all this and that's why a lot of the bios feel rushed and awkward. This is mostly in part because he tried to tell a story that was ill suited for the medium. Had he gone instead with a who the character is, what can he or she do, who are his or her allies, the KISS approach. (Keep it simple, stupid) But He chose poorly. Nothing we can do about that. HOPEFULLY the new writer(s) will embrace simplicity to tell the EVEN NEWER Adventures of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.








Aug 4, 2017

Death Wish Remake is happening... Yipee Ki Yay?

It's happening and it has Bruce Willis... which I mentioned before, but now we has a trailer


And as I mentioned way back then and I quote:

We're in a too PC world where movies like this are frowned upon... Hell, Most of Mel Brooks' greatest movies would be undoable in this era.
Guess what: SocJus Whiners got their panties in a bunch regarding this remake as expected. 
I'm kinda interested to watch it DESPITE being a Remake/Reboot of Death Wish.

Try to be best

‘Cause you're only a man
And a man's gotta learn to take it
Try to believe
Though the going gets rough
That you gotta hang tough to make it
History repeats itself
Try and you'll succeed
Never doubt that you're the one
And you can have your dreams!
You're the best!
Around!
Nothing's gonna ever keep you down

Do you feel that illegal kick rushing to Johnny's face? Did you get a body baag?YEAH!!
We'll get a new web series based on Karate Kid:

"A down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (Zabka) seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso (Macchio), who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi," If this sounds a lot like Sweep the Leg Johnny, then I'm not the only one who thought of that.

My only problem is that it's on Youtube Red, which is not available in PR. But a Karate Kid Sequel WITHOUT Hillary Swank... yay!!


It Came from the Toy Chest: Ha Ha Ha...

The MOTUC scaled Joker is finally in my hands. Forgot that I ordered one a while back. This MOTUC Sized Joker is based on The Dark Knight Returns... Just like Nipples, Batman, Superman, Armored Batman, Carrie Kelly Robin, the Mattel Vault unintentionally Racist 2 Pack whose only worth is the Heat Vision effect. So, The Crown Prince of Crime is here in all of his God Damn Glory.


Articulation:
His suit limits SOME Articulation, namely the waist swivel and legs.. He has no Ab Crunch. His balljoint head is severely limited for some reason.
3.0

Paint and Sculpt:
There is very little paint involved here. Most of it is on his face and it's very inspired by TDKR. Both Head Sculpts are inspired by TDKR as well, especially the deranged head, which is how The Joker meets his fate. Battarang to the eye and laughing himself to death. The Batatang piece can be lost easily. I'm totally going to glue mine in, since the slot on his right eye to plug the batarang makes it pointless to use that head without it.
Wanna hear a joke? MARTHA!!
WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME!?
4.5
Accessories:
-extra head
-Batarang piece to plug hole in head
-knife
-gun
-King Shark Torso
There's not much to add here.
5.0

Overall:
The Joker gets a 4.17 as his final score. It's a decent score, but Mattel went out of their way to kill most of the MOTUC Customizing potential. First they made the neck peg way too small compared to MOTUC. It Kinda works with the WWE Create a Superstar toys, but they are mega loose. That Serious Joker head repainted could've worked perfect for Kayo (if he never gets made). The Only thing that could work is a Lubic Custom:
Remove the suit. Repaint figure in Lubic Colors. The arms should be the same color of a WWE Create a Superstar coat. Add a Bald head that resembles James Tolkan. Boom!

















Aug 3, 2017

The Domino Controversy... and why the media is wrong about it.

Recently, a picture of Zazie Beetz as Domino was revealed...
The Internet was broken in half.

People, rightfully complained about the people behind the movie getting Domino all wrong.

The SocJus Whiners quickly began crying Racism... Media simply went with that angle.


Well, The Media is wrong. While, YES, there are SOME People that are complaining because...

Yes, Achmed, because they are Racist Bastards... On the other hand, Most people are complaining because they didn't Domino'd her enough.
Her "Spot" isn't the right color and with it, she kinda looks like John Candy in Spaceballs.

Her Skin color is wrong... Before you say THAT'S RACIST!!
hear me out. I'm NOT saying replace her with a white actress... I'm saying: Paint her in the chalky gray skin tones that the character is KNOWN TO HAVE...
Just look at the picture of her and Cable. As you can see, Cable is Caucasian... a Hwite Oppressor for those SocJus inclined folks. Domino is NOT visibly Caucasian, Asian, or of any other ethnic skin color, aside a chalky, unnatural grayish color... Meaning that she could be played by ANY Nationality, as long as the skin is pigmented by paint in that unnatural Chalky Gray Color. That's like her signature look, like Storm's White Hair. That's what makes Domino pop!

Again: *I* Have ZERO ISSUES WITH Zazie Beetz playing the role. I have issues with Domino NOT LOOKING LIKE HER COMIC BOOK SELF. Zoe Zaldaña and Dave Bautista were both covered in paint to become their characters, why is this so hard for Domino?
That's almost as bad as this...

"But Negasonic Teenage..."  Yes, Negasonic Teenage Warhead doesn't look or has the powers of her comicbook counterpart... whose biggest achievement was dying until Deadpool made her cool.

Point is that IF they paint the spot black *Literal black* not Dark skin color and color her skin in Ash tones, as if taking the pic and putting it in grayscale, you CAN GET a Decent Domino, as proven in this quick MSPaint hackjob. I'm not too fond of the fro' but I can live with it in exchange for the Unnatural GRAY Skin tone on Domino. That would bring a bigger degree of visual accuracy to the character that the official pic lacks. It's not about "Racism" but Accuracy to the visuals. Right now she looks like Misty Knight, Foxy Cleopatra, or a generic jive talkin' Jungle Fever object for the male protagonists to fight over.



Aug 2, 2017

Pegasus Fantasy and Chill?

I hate linking to Polygon, but CGI Saint Seiya Series has me interested...
My Latin American friends know what this means: LA CANCION DE LOS ERRORES EN CG!

US Friends, well...

I feel bad for you.

I'm excited, but I'm nervous as well... NO Pinkie Nervicited Clip today!


Here's what I have an issue:
The CG remake will be titled Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya. The first season will consist of 12 half-hour episodes, which will cover the first four arcs of the original series. Yoshiharu Ashino, director of D. Gray Man Hallow, is set to direct the new series.
 Is this Just the Sanctuary Saga hyper condensed into 12 episodes?
Based on the Latin American Spanish version (which was what I saw) this covers
The Galaxy Tournament
The Black Saints
The Silver Saints
The Gold Saints (Battle for the 12 houses of the Zodiac)

The English version of the series splits these 4 arcs into 6. The Galaxy Tournament is like 8 episodes. Not too sure about this. Hopefully it'll be cool!

Aug 1, 2017

Habemus MOTUC ULTIMATES...

Now the issue plaguing me is: Should I open them or keep them MOC.
*Cue in the Flynn sucks brigade*
"Flynn is a bearded Neitlich!" "Flyn is a lying sack of crap!" "We miss Scott!"

Yes, the packages SHOULD HAVE BEEN RESEALABLE. *I* would have waited a month or 2 more just to get resealable packages. Flynn chose to release them ASAP instead of waiting for a month or so to get it right.


But at least he owned up to that mistake... Not unlike a certain someone who does things with his tongue nocturnally... or to Knights. The guy that passed the buck, but this is not the time or place to beat a dead horse like the false spiritual guide of playthings.

The point here is that THE ULTIMATES ARRIVED yesterday... but the mailman didn't leave my package at my porch. So I had to pick them up today. 3 Days... Matty never delivered in 3 days and they were backed by a 7 Billion Dollar Company.

The issue is that I LOVE THE NEW PACKAGING (Wish it was resealable, though) and it feels SO RIGHT!! The Red Meteor Explosion on the starry blue sky SCREAMS MOTU so much more than the blegh MOTUC background.

While "it's fun" that Super7 will keep the MOTUC Package for normal MOTUC, the Ultimates are something else... I don't keep stuff MOC but I want to keep these MOC because they look like the vintage toys all grown up.

It depends on what I decide for them to come out of the Toy Chest or not...

Jul 31, 2017

Bumblebee will now understand Basic Thuganomics.

Bumblebee, The Movie is happening ... What can I say about Bumblebee...


Yes, JOHN CENA!! *Lame trumpet sound* is now Bumblebee...
Did you threw up in your mouth a little bit? I know I did.

Really? Bumblebee is John Cena? I can almost see Bumblebee doing the 5 moves of doom on a Decepticon


Well, John Cena isn't as bad as making Spawn a Blumhouse movie... that's Truly Truly Outrageous! but seriously? John Cena as Bumblebee?
WHY? is John Cena in this?
This makes no sense at all, but Bayformers require of you to abandon your brain and logic.

Jul 30, 2017

Vice City and Haitian Issues...

Let me take you to a more innocent time... 2002, Late October...

The game where you played as Tommy Vercetti and took over Vice City (a Miami Ersatz)
Remember this?

 and the whole dumbass controversy it made by taking the quotes out of context. OK, so that was in 2013...

Here's the new one:
Remember Auntie Poulet... The leader of such and such (Not saying The Vice City Hatian Gang leader, so the Real World Haitians, who aren't criminals in a fictional city in a videogame don't get butthurt)

That Auntie Poulet, who was voiced by the Late Miss Cleo...

That Miss Cleo, the same one who was proven to be a fraud. Well, Auntie Poulet KINDA looks a bit like Miss Cleo... or how she did look, since she passed away in 2016. So, using that, the Fraud Artists... I mean the Psychic Readers Network are suing Rockstar Games for "infringing on the likeness of Miss Cleo". Let that sink in for a minute... The PRN is suing a game company for a 15 year old game. WHY NOW? Why not way back then when the game came out. Looks like the PRN is making the Lohan Lawsuit seem tame.

If Miss Cleo HERSELF, voiced A PARODY VERSION OF HERSELF, meaning she was OK with it, how can these bumbaclots sue Rockstar?

Jul 28, 2017

It Came from the Toy Chest: Trap Jaw... In Filmation Style!

Finally, I was able to get a Trap Jaw as a present. My Brother got me a loose Filmation Trap Jaw but complete. Now I have all the important Filmation MOTU Characters... No one here cares about Clawful...

Who is Trap Jaw? One of Skeletor's Flunkies... The one with the Metal Mouth that can chomp swords... With his organic upper jaw and his mechanical lower jaw. Let that sink in for a moment. He also is missing his right arm and he replaced it with a mechanical shoulder where things get attached to it like a blaster or a hook (not included with this figure) or a fly swatter.







Articulation:
The Articulation is similar to the other Filmation figures... Just like the MOTUC but with an added wrist hinge. Trap Jaw also has an articulated jaw, because TRAP JAW. The Right Arm is where issues begin. He obviously has less articulation for obvious reasons. He has a pretty useless hinge on his shoulder that I wish he didn't have for Sculpt accuracy issues.
4.5

Paint and sculpt:
Aside a Derped Eye, the paintwork on him, well the little paint on him is nice.
The sculpt is mostly nice for a Filmation Figure. My only issue is that due to the hinged Right Shoulder, the tube on it is non-removable and makes 2 out of 3 Trap Jaw weapons inaccurate.
Where's his Hook!?
3.5

Accessories:
-Lasertron (gun)
-Energy Bow (Redundant Laser Crossbow)
-Fly swatter
Notice something Missing? Luckily, a MOTU Master of 3D Printed stuff is coming to the rescue.
4.0

 Overall:
Trap Jaw gets a 4.0 as his final score. It's a decent score. My only big nitpick is the lack of accuracy on his arm, especially after all the crap about "Filmation accuracy" being the main focus of this line. On the other hand, once you start seeing a couple of them Together, the reasoning begins to make sense. But still, no Clawful for me... I have to draw the line SOMEWHERE...




Jul 26, 2017

SEGA Forever? Sucks more ass than Batman Forever...

Remember the SEGA Forever thing? Well, I tried it for 3 Days. As the title of the rant says, it sucks ASS...

The basic version is plagued by ads, ALSO THE CONTROLS SUCK ASS. I'm not like a super hardcore SEGA Genesis fan. I had more access to a SNES than to a Genesis. So I'm NOT a Hardcore SEGA Fan that can do Altered Beast Speed Runs or anything... But on the SEGA Forever Altered Beast, I can't EVEN BEAT THE FIRST STAGE.

It's NOT THAT I SUCK ASS, because I  borrowed a MEGA DRIVE Classic Game Console that has a couple of games in it, including Altered Beast... So I tested myself and I beat the first two levels easily. On the Cellphone, the controls are a bit faulty. The game doesn't recognize some of the commands I input. Dying before Reaching Neff on Stage one is a load of crap.

Now the ads aren't THAT invasive when playing. You get 2 ads BEFORE starting the game and supposedly, one ad between each stage.

I want to support SEGA, but the emulation is unacceptable.

You're better off getting the Clone Console I mentioned... or even better an actual GENESIS with Altered Beast.

Jul 25, 2017

Justn Bieber quits singing and may set up his own Church?

What? the. HELL? It's Cool that Bieber will quit Popular Music... The Church thing scares me. The kid was leaving the Nightmarish past of his when he refound his faith. He stopped being Outrageous for the sake of being Outrageous. I've made tons of jokes about Biebs, bad boy act.


If he's found his way in faith and that's pulling him out from his former circles, that's cool. If he wants to move unto Gospel, more power to him. The idea of him making a church scares me. No, it's not a Bieber Religion that he's creating, but a Church.

Some may think that it may be part of a money laundering scheme, but me? I'm more worried about the church becoming infested with Beliebers trying to meet their idol and not going for faith reasons.

I must admit that I'm not the most religious person, but I respect the idea of Church being a place of Worship. I'm a bit wary when celebrities NOT KNOWN for being Religious have this change of heart. It could be an honest change of heart, but the Setting up his own church thing raises a few red flags on him. If this change of heart is true, then it's a great thing for Justin.

Yes, I know it's weird to have a Rant about Bieber being Positive...

MS Paint is dead... or is it?

Yup, you heard me... Microsoft Paint, the very Microsoft Paint that people who use Photoshop and other advanced photo editing programs, is dead...

As you may know, MS Paint is one of the favorite tools at the House of Rants for quick explanations of ideas when Pen or pencil, paper, a scanner or a camera are not available. It allows for some quick drawings of ideas that could look ultra good using some of the fancier tools (but would take a ton of time to look good) Losing MS Paint is like losing a good old friend. I spent so many hours in my youth doodling there. Most of the Sprite art I used to do in the past was made in MS Paint. So I kinda feel sad, in a way, that paint is now going to get the plug pulled on it.

Update: Microsoft sent Mashable the following statement:

"MS Paint is not going away. In addition to the new 3D capabilities, many of the MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing and 2D creation are in Paint 3D - the new app for creativity, available for free with the Windows 10 Creators update. In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free and continue to provide new updates and experiences to Paint 3D so people have the best creative tools all in one place."

So, it's not dead? YES!!

Jul 24, 2017

Post SDCC MOTUC Wishlist

Usually after Every SDCC or NYCC or Power Con or whenever some new MOTUC is revealed, I go for a list of wanted figures and such... Since we have seen the figures (Minus Man-e-Faces for Filmation and Granita for MOTUC)  As with the Super7 Format I'll use 8 figures in batches of 4, no beasts, playsets, etc. Power-Con are a wild card since that's pretty much what the.org chooses. (and those will most likely be Serpent Troopers, White Ninja, Bounty Hunter Tri-Klops with 2 more mini comic variants, or the Masks of Power Demons)

I'll make 2 lists of characters: What I REALLY Want and what could be called "educated guesses".

First we know the 2 good 2 evil rule is not set in stone (Wrap Trap, Karg, Dylamug being evil and Granita being the sole heroic warrior)
Then there's the 2019 Movie Release Rumor, which could mean that Super7's contract with Mattel may end in Dec. 31st, 2018 and the rights return home so Mattel can do movie toys and MOTUC dies.

What I want to see:

-Artilla/Weaponstronic:
Normally, I choose Kayo as my NA go-to figure, just to flip off Neitlich, whose hatred of Kayo is 25% of his hatred of me. But, Kayo can be easily customized, whereas Artilla is a lot harder to make.
He'd require a LOT of new tooling which for a beginner in the realm of customs is VERY hard. It also fills in a Galactic Guardian.

-Kothos:
Seeing as he had 2 Appearances in Filmation and one of them was in the popular episode: The Witch and the Warrior. Also, he has a rather unique body shape... Which could lend itself for other custom characters if the body type becomes more available.

-Illumina:
Female Gar, Check! F-U to Neitlich, Check! Need someone in my shelf killing Spector... Check!

-Songster:
He was in the MOTUC Mini Comic The Origin of Skeletor. Now with Filmation He-Man, Eldor, Masque and Bow we have most of the parts to make him. Not to mention that I've been campaigning for him for years!

-Skeleteen:
You all know how much I hate him. Buut I need some symmetry in my collection. Since Neitlich pushed Dare on us I NEED a Skeleteen for Balance.

-Hoove:
Another Space Mutant, I know 2 NA in one year, but Staghorn could be made using a chubby WWE buck, Butthead, could theoretically be made with Parts Reuse, as well as Lizor. Hoove is the only one that requires some heavy tooling or some advanced customizing skills.

-King Miro (200X Armored Look):
Due to his appearance in a Mini Comic and that I have a Custom Filmation Miro, I think that a 200X Version would be more toyetic.

-Melaktha:
I also have been campaigning heavily for Melaktha. I always sneak him into these posts cause, screw you I want Melaktha.


What I'd Expect them to do: (Without going through the character guide to look for hints of possible spoilers... like Karg, Granita, and Wrap Trap.)

-Lady Slither:
She appears on a Recent Mini Comic and since she's a Snake Woman, she HAS some popularity.

-Lizorr:
He's like very easy to make, but has some popularity that I don't get. He's a space mutant, which makes me happy to have some NA Representation.

-King Miro: (Any Look)
Completes the Royal Family and fans have been asking for him for years.

-Illumina:
Fans have been asking for her for years. She "won second place" against Geldor. Rumor has it she won, but Mattel legal wasn't sure if they owned the character and chose Eldor instead. Neitlich used to taunt Illumina fans with the "Louder then Numerous" remarks. (Type-O on purpose)

-Kittrina:
Cat lady seems pretty popular among fans for some reason... It also gives us a second Cat Person next to Chief Carnivus.

-Great Black Wizard:
Another Skull-Faced Monster who has a story peppered across Eternia's past and present.

-General Tataran:
He's literally a new head and armor, though I would prefer a slightly wider torso similar to Leech's. Also he's pretty popular among fans.

-Hans Hammer Holder:
The "Left Field choice", also reuses a ton of Ram Man Parts with his new pieces being a Shoulder Overlay, Loincloth and Head. He's very popular with fans, but not among the top choices from the fan poll I took these guys.

There you have it folks! The possibilities are not endless, but I'm guessing that at least 2 of those lists will make it into the 2018 line-up.

Filmation...
I'll be honest here. I just want Adam ( w/Cringer), Stratos (w/Orko), and maybe Ram Man to complete the Core CORE CORE roster. Since I already have Skeletor Beastman, Evil Lyn and Ordered Tri-Klops, Teela, and MAA. Still thinking if I'll order the second wave or just buy sorceress and Merman from a reseller... Not too keen on MEF... But let's see if I can get a list of 8 characters that I'd love to get.

Prince Adam: He's totally a new Tunic, which allows for a Cringer to be made.
If he were to have fur detail like the MOTUC One, I wouldn't complain about that. I'd wish he had articulation, but if we can only get a statue, then look at your left to see the pose we need him in. Cringer cringing in fear makes a lot of sense doesn't it?






Stratos: He's literally a new head, wings and armor. Have him come with a repainted Orko and call it a day.

Fisto:
While he has only 4 appearances, Fisto's Forest is a well known episode and like Man-e-Faces, before him, Fisto is a reformed bad guy.

rough drawing of the idea
Whiplash:
Has 12 appearances, much more than Other Evil Warriors.

Ram Man:
He's the corest of core Heroic Warriors that is NOT Stratos. Since he has multiple appearances, that warrants a figure with interchangeable legs. A set of Articulated legs like MOTUC Ram Man in Filmation size and a second unarticulated set as if he was readying a jump.



Webstor and Kobra Khan:
They are a Filmation Tag Team and that's why I want them.

Mekaneck:
Has had 3 appearances, but he's rather easy to make and can compensate for some of the tooling on Ram Man.


What I'd Expect:

Rattlor: Seeing that we're getting Tung Lashor, having his partner in crime kinda makes sense.

Stratos: He's literally a new head, wings and armor. Being one of more used Heroic Warriors makes him a bit of a necessity to have.

Count Marzo: He's been VERY Requested and since we have a proper 200X Marzo in Classics, this is the only place we can get a Filmation Marzo.

Mantenna: Radically different from his Toy Counterpart, the Filmation Mantenna is a bit cutesy. We have Hordak coming, why not his favorite Butt-Monkey.

She-Ra:
We're getting a Filmation Hordak and you don't expect She-Ra to show up at any moment? We could get her with the paler skin that she should have for cartoon accuracy a new Bodice and Tunic more cartoon accurate in colors and maybe they could implement a skirt for her similar to that of the figuarts figures.

Mekaneck:
While he doesn't have too many appearances, he HAS a rivalry with Count Marzo, which makes him worthy for this list.

Whiplash:
Has 12 appearances, much more than Other Evil Warriors.

Ram Man:
He's the corest of core Heroic Warriors that is NOT Stratos. Since he has multiple appearances, that makes him a MUST HAVE.



Jul 23, 2017

Odds and Ends 07/23/17: Valerian, Flashpoint, N64, and Winter is coming

So I saw Valerian... It's based on French Comics that I have not read, so I can't tell How Faithful this is from the Source Material and the little I've read, well... it makes me think that the movie just took the name of the French Comic Characters and did a Bastard Child of The Fifth Element and Star Wars. It Stars that dude from Chronicle and The Amazing Spider-Man and a Discount Lindsay Lohan... The villain from Suicide Squad. Luc Besson, of the Fifth Element fame gave us a PRETTY MOVIE TO LOOK AT but I kinda felt like I took too many Valerian Root pills. I was struggling to stay awake during the movie. The leads were dull and wooden. Mannequin Skywalker never looked so good next to these two. The worst part was having to sit through a Rihanna burlesque number and that was the movie's highest point.

Seriously, this movie is like the worst part of the Prequels combined with The Fifth Element minus Ruby Rhod.


I used to think that Ruby was annoying, but after seeing Valerian, i miss Ruby so much that I'd kiss Chris Tucker if I ever meet him.




I'm Batman!! Get it... Bat...
Man... I'll let myself out!
Goddammit Barry! We're not even starting to get you into a movie and you want to go into Flashpoint? A Movie about The Flash, where The Flash isn't The Flash and we get Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Batman... Seriously? This is what happens when you try to cash into that Avengers money and you do things ass backwards...









I'm guessing Barry Allen is traveling in time all the time to see if he can speed up GRRM's work... Supposedly, Winds of Winter might come out this year... Also, GRRM is supposedly writing 2 volumes of stories about the Targaryen kings to be published in 2018 and 2019... How about stopping the massive procrastination and finish the God Damned Song of Ice and Fire first? It almost seems as if Georgie is stalling until The Many-Faced god comes to him...

Nintendo 64 Classic MAY be a reality... As stupid as it sounds. The Original site's article says CONFIRMED, but I'm taking this with a grain of salt. Nintendo only made a Trademark, nothing more. I already mentioned WHY I think a N64 Classic is unlikely, due to limitations of licensing and Rare being bought by Microsoft (and Rare was HUGE in the N64 era)

Jul 21, 2017

OK, Now I NEED to get MVC Infinite...

Still no X-Men or Fantastic 4 Characters, but someone has come back to the fray...

Yes, Spider-Man is back on MVC Infinite... I was a bit afraid with the Other Spider-Man game by Insomniac Games that we would be Webheadless in a MVC game...



Wait, was that a Tobey-Man Reference? Also, according to IMDB, Spider-Man is no longer Revolver Ocelot... nor Greg Brady...

The New Spider-Man IS NOT DRAKE BELL!! Is the New Spider-Man from the New Disney XD Spider-Man Series...

That voice is so familiar...

FREAKING PROMPTO!?
OK Now I NEED to NOT GET MVC INFINITE!! Nah, I'll endure Spider-Prompto.
I still think that the X-Folks and f4 will be DLC...

Jul 20, 2017

Mattel made me LOL today... and Chester Bennington is dead.

Remember the Mattel Vault? The one with the logo that looks like a butt plug?
Well, the Vault is now OPEN!!
And Mattel WANTS YOU TO PAY THEM TO BUY THEIR OLDER STOCK...
a $25 Subscription for 12 months where you can get:
-$20 Quarterly rewards of $80+ Orders (not counting S&H, or Taxes where applicable)
-Free Ground Shipping and "early access to exclusives"

Are They Serious?
Sure they have a "Silver" Membership with no Fee and an "amazing 20% off on your First Order".

Wait, there's more!
Look at those Exclusives... That's how they appeared on my e-Mail... Not a Monster High collector, so I have no idea how "Exclusive" these ones are...

The Blackface Dark Knight Returns Superman and Gunmetal Black Armored Dark Knight Returns Superman ...
Literally Repaints, aside the Heat vision head effect for Supes.



I know they were trying to mimic the comic effect where Batman is Literally black except his eyes and teeth and same for Superman except his belt, shield and cape are the only non-black things...


Now from Lulzy to sad... Chester Bennington hanged himself. Last time I heard from Bennington he was bitching about fans calling Linkin Park Sellouts and that we should move on from Hybrid Theory. Yikes... How long until the fans get blamed for his death?