Wednesday, October 31, 2007

KOTOBUKIYA STAR WARS 2008

Oh boy-o-boy-o-boy! 2008 looks to be a great year for Kotobukiya Star Wars fans! First out will be a new BOBA FETT, that looks pretty cool. Click on the image to see as well as check out what's available now.

In case you missed it, 2008 will see releases of the entire BOUNTY HUNTER line-up from Empire!"Kotobukiya" roughly translated to English is "Got no fucking money!"

Previous Kotobukiya posts:

*Me likey!, McQuarrie Luke vs Vader!, Crimson Guard, Koto Alien, Koto Alien vs Vader!

AVP-TURD POSTERS

Here are some new posters for AVP-Turd. The images (top ones) themselves look pretty cool, I'll give them that. Why, I'd almost be inclined to buy that there Alien poster. The predator helmet looks similar to the one in PREDATOR 2, while the Alien looks very similar to an AVP1 image (used for the dvd). But don't let these posters fool you.... the movie is going to suck. I implore you to not see it. Oh, and I guess they changed the release date from December to January. Always a good sign, right?

Previous evidence you should not see AVP-R:
*Regurgitating chestbursters
*Dumb looking Predalien
*7 Reasons why it will suck

HEATH LEDGER JOKER LOOKS FAMILIAR

JIMSMASH HALLOWEEN ! ! !

This past saturday was the 3rd Annual JIMSMASH Halloween Party. A group of us went as MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE characters..... with Woo of the infamous Woo2 going as He-Man himself and Maker as Black Costume Spiderman! Click the image to enlarge! And many thanks to all the many others who attended and rocked the night with their fantastic costumes!

DOUCHEBAG OF THE DECADE: AVP-R DOUCHEBAGS

I want to cry. I also want to cockpunch some people and make them puke, then make them slurp it up and repeat. Just when I thought the news of the lame ass fucking Predalien in the shitty upcoming movie ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIUM (aka "AVP-R", "AVP2", "Piece of Shit by Douchebags") couldn't get worse, I read this bullshit....

Moviehole.net reports that "the creature is not really a Predator/Alien hybrid. It’s an Alien that incubated inside a Predator, taking on some characteristics of the host body. (“It’s about 80 percent Alien, 20 percent Predator” say the douchebag filmmakers.) It has the Alien’s exoskeleton, acid blood, scorpion-like tail and inner tongue/striking mouth. On the Predator side, it has an additional Predator-like mandible, and an Alien-ized version of Predator “dreadlocks.” More significantly, its Predator DNA has changed the Alien’s method of procreation – instead of the creature’s traditional Queen – egg – face-hugger – chest-burster – adult cycle, the Predalien regurgitates chest-burster embryos… into the mouths of their victims.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!!!! So if its just an alien that incubated inside the predator, then why the fuck does it now have a completely different life cycle? And really?....it fucking pukes a chestburster down your throat? Do these douchebags really think this is a good idea? Did they even WATCH the first ALIEN? Or the 2nd.... or 3rd... because they apparently have zero idea of the creature's life-cycle.... or zero clue as to what's a good idea and what's a horrible stupid lame idea.

This reminds me of MOTHER MAYHEM in the silly comic Savage Dragon, where she is a pregnant monster woman who slings her fetus-baby-monsters out of her uterus, still attached to their umbilical chords. I can picture it now, the Predalien running around projectile spewing chestbursters at people.

I am calling it now, in the next outing, the alien will have bat-wings and fly.... and breath fire..... and talk.... in slang.... and wear a hockey mask.GEORGE LUCAS, please come in and save the Alien franchsise!... anything you do will be an improvement!!!

I'm overwhelmed with hate.... pure, raging, biblical-level HATE.
HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE
I called it
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70s MARVEL HORROR COVERS

In honor of today being HALLOWEEN, I present to you covers of MARVEL's "TOMB OF DRACULA", "WEREWOLF BY NIGHT" and "FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER"
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*Click on images to enlarge*
Awesome!
If anyone comes across these books CHEAP, lemmie know!
Beatup copies A-OK.

HEEEERE'S WILLY ! !

If animated gif not playing, click the IMAGE.
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*Swiped from CasualSlack (via MC)

PUMPKINHEAD

We watched PUMPKINHEAD last night! Man I love this movie... its a cool, fun, kickass Halloween flick with a great Demon of Vengeance. Plus it has nice lighting! I have to watch it every Halloween. Go rent it!

UPDATE: Andrew did a nice, more-indepth, post about Pumpkinhead awhile back. Click HERE to check it out!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN ! ! !

Werewolf Cupcakes! Yay!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN,
EVERYONE
!!!!!!

....and thank you ABC for broadcasting last night
"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

REST IN PEACE: ROBERT GOULET

Aw, man....
My condolences to Family, Friends and Fans.
(more info)

DARTH VADER IN LOVE

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Pretty well done and humorous... but goes on a bit too long. But don't let that stop you from watching the whole thing!

(Oh, why did I say it goes on too long? sigh.....I'm such an idiot).
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*thanks, FiveFingers!

BIZARRO DOOMSDAY

ERIC POWELL ("The Goon") is currently handling art chores on the Bizarro storyline in Action Comics. It's also being written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner - yes, THAT Richard Donner! While I'm not really digging the story, the ART is pretty sweet at times... which is what I'd expect from Powell. Check out this double-page spread from Action #856, of the BIZARRO DOOMSDAY unleashing fury on a bunch of Bizarro Supermen! When I saw this page, my geeky eyes got wide in glee. Boy, would I love to have the original art pages of this bad boy!!!!!

Here are the 3 issues currently out
with Powell art and Bizarro story:

Friday, October 26, 2007

WEREWOLF MOVIE WEEK: FRIDAY

WOLF-MAN (1941)
Lon Chaney Jr. Nuff said.
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Other WEREWOLVES in Picture Shows:
* DRACULA (Copolla): Cool were-dracula!
* UNDERWORLD: Cool physiques, but too feline in design. Overall, nice approach.
* SILVER BULLET: Stephen King. Wheel-chair bound Corey Haim. Nuff said.
* THRILLER Video: "I'm not like other guys..." No shit, freak.
* TEEN WOLF: Do I even need to say anything?
* MONSTER SQUAD: Wolm-Man's got nards!
* COMPANY OF WOLVES: Freaky transformations!
* VAN HELSING: Great trasnformation approach, semi-decent Werewolves. Movie is absolutely abyssmal, tho.

....and I posted some fun Werewolf MOVIE CLIPS over HERE!
Go check em out - I picked them out just for you!

LET'S ALL GET SPOCK EARS !

Yes, now you too can have VULCAN EARS.... or ELF ears, for the Fantasty peeps. DR LAJOS NAGY now performs the ear transformation with an easy one-day-surgery operation! Click HERE to read more and get your ears done!

AVP-R PRED-ALIEN IS DUMB

I fucking knew it. I was told by many to "have faith" that they'd do it right..... Well here's the first look at the PRED-ALIEN from AVP-R (AVP2). It looks like some lame intergalactic space alien Hulk Hogan fights.... with fucking dreadlocks. The body looks like Pumpkinhead.... the mandibles are waaaay too fucking big...the chest looks like cheap halloween body armor and don't even get me started on the dreadlocks. I blame whoever put into ALIEN 3 the idea the Alien takes on characteristics of its host. I feel the Alien is what it is, and looks the same regardless of its host. BAH!!!!!!

Seriously, I have had fucking enough of this shit! What was once the best creature ever created and a series that borderlined on religion for me, has now been turned into B-Movie drivel. Nice Rasta Pumpkinhead, assholes. Eat shit and rot.

To think I was almost considering seeing this turd for fun.
I'm raging.... all life in the universe must be destroyed.

HOW TO BUILD A ROBOT DALEK PUMPKIN

Freaking sweeeeeeet.
Click HERE.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

LIGHT OF DOOM

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12/13 Year old Metal Godlings covering IRON MAIDEN!
YES! And the torch is passed down once again!

SIZE MATTERS NOT: YODA STAMP ! ! !

The U.S. Post Office released the new YODA postage stamp! For those who weren't keeping up, months back they released a full sheet of various STAR WARS characters, then had a vote-in for fans to pick which character would get their own full sheet. YODA won, baby.

Whew
, I'm so glad they went with the EMPIRE version. If it was a prequel version, I think I would have snapped.

Previous Stamp Posts:
Star Wars Stamps post, Marvel Stamps, DC Comics Stamps, Make Your Own Stamp.

WEREWOLF MOVIE WEEK: THURSDAY

WEREPORN
Did you know there's almost an entire Werewolf genre within the sofecore porn industry? Amazing what you stumble upon while googling for Werewolves! Check these out:

*Taken from Werewolf-Movies.com*
An Erotic Werewolf In London (2006)
Misty Mundae stars in an adult version of the classic werewolf movie. (link)

Werewolf in a Women's Prison (2006)
After being attacked by a werewolf, a woman is placed in a brutal
women's prison where she wreaks havoc once the full moon rises ... (link)

House On Bare Mountain (1962)
Also Called: Night On Bare Mountain
A softcore porn movie in which the Wolf Man, Dracula and Frankenstein's monster enter some kind of crazy nudist girl's school. (link)

Huntress : Spirit of the Night (1991)
A softcore porn movie in which a woman becomes possessed by a spirit, and turns into a werewolf. (link) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*You won't believe some of the crazy shit I found while looking for the pics to post!
Look for a another fun post soon!

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

Before the horrible kiddy cartoon and silly toyline, HE-MAN & THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE was fucking awesome! It was much more in the realm of CONAN and FRAZETTA fantasy imagery. In its fledgling days there were only 8 figures; He-Man, Skeletor, Man-At-Arms, Teela, Mer-Man, Stratos, Zodac and Beastman. Each figure came with a kicass mini-comic that was more "storybook" than sequential "comic book", and they ruled. Unfortunately, the MOTU's coolness level lasted only 4 measly books and was then re-imagined of sorts into the horrible horrible silly lame cartoon most people know and remember.

During those first 4 books, He-Man was the greatest warrior of his Tribe who ventured out from his village and into the grand lands to defend Castle Grayskull against evil Forces making a play for her power.... Forces he discovers that are led by Skeletor. The setting was one of a devasted world after a Great War in which the advanced civilizations were wiped out. However, some of their advanced weaponry and machinery still existed and functioned.
Also, in that first book, "He-Man & the Power Sword", BEASTMAN looked very different from the toy and cartoon version (pic above). His 2nd appearance was in Book 4, "Vengeance of Skeletor", where he looked like most of us remember him. But even in that 4th book, his original image was used to promote the figures. As a kid I always preferred the original design and wished they had made a version of that figure. Hmmmm, maybe I can convince the Four Horsmen to make one in their new kickass figure line; variant con exclusive perhaps?!

Quick addition: Originally, the Sorceress looked like a green Teela in the snake garb. Later she became the one most people know with the bird motif. It was during that time that it was revealed (or retconned???) that Man-At-Arms was Teela's father, and the Sorceress (unbeknownst to Teela) was her mother.
During those short short early days, there was no lame alter-ego Prince Adam. There was no Orko. It was great fun imaginitive Sword & Sworcery. It wasn't until the 3rd wave of mini-comics did those lame ideas come forth, and many young fans ran to the hills screaming in sadness. I still have those first books, and they still rock. And because I love you all so much... well, those who read this entire silly post... Here are the first 3 books: ONE, TWO and THREE!

MONSTER FIGURES

Anyone else remember these toys? I had DRACULA and CREATURE FROM BLACK LAGOON. They were very similar to the STAR WARS figures of the time (early 80s), and they ruled. Oh, I also had the PHANTOM of the OPERA, but he was lame. I pretended he was another vampire to fight Dracula. He always lost. Why? Because no one beats Dracula, baby. Sadly, I did not have any of the playsets. Dig that old skool catalog ad! Man, I lived for the XMas edition SEARS and JCPENNY catalogs! The Toy sections were the best! Anyway, Monster figures....

STAR WARS MIGHTY MUGGS

Hasbro is about to unleash a new line of toys called "MIGHTY MUGGS", ala Munnys but without any creativity or effort on your part. First up is STAR WARS, with later series based on MARVEL COMICS to come soon after. Meh, I'm not digging em.

Okay, maybe the Vader.....
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*thanks, SpaceJase! Check out SpaceJase's Munnys!!!!

3D MODEL ALIEN

Check out this 3D Modeled ALIEN, by Pär Tingström! Based on various elements, I'd say this is primarily taken from the RESURRECTION and AVP version of the Alien. The bilateral legs are the first give away; the first 2 Aliens did were not bilat. Also, there's little-to-no Biomechanical feel to the creature - something that was abandoned after ALIENS. The shortened and de-phallic head and "flipper tail" are also tell signs of the Resurrection+ version. While I'm not a fan of post-ALIENS interpretations of the Alien, I will say this a nice model. Well done, Pär! (link)
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*thanks, JasonH!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

WEREWOLF MOVIE WEEK: WEDNESDAY

WEREWOLF (TV SERIES)
Anyone remember this short-lived 1987 TV series? Think "Incredible Hulk" (Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno) but with a Werewolf, searching for the "Head Werewolf" of his tribe to end the bloodline curse. It had a freaky old one-eyed silver werewolf , bleeding pentagrams on the palm and cool looking werewolves!! Sadly, no cool creepy sad piano music...
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AMC REMEMBERS HALLOWEEN

Halloween is one of the best holidays ever. As a child, I fondly recall TV channels celebrating Halloween through their programming. Nowadays, you'd barely even know the holiday approaches. But thankfully someone at AMC remembers! October is always MONSTERFEST and this year is no different. There's only a week left before Halloween, so if you haven't been renting Halloween movies (like the ones I recommended Oct 1), then tune into AMC this week. They're airing oodles of good stuff like, HELLRAISER, THE FOG, CREEPSHOW, THE BIRDS, PSYCHO, POLTERGEIST, THE HOWLING, THE FRIGHTENERS, HALLOWEEN, PET SEMETARY, and more!

Click here for the full schedule!
...and THANK YOU AMC!!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

CIRCLE OF FIRE

CRAZY!
Watching the news the past few days,
I've actually thought several times, "
This is a job for Superman."
Oh shut up, you know it's true!!!!

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MONSTEROUS PRINT ADS

In honor of HALLOWEEN, which doth approaches!
*(the ads are about your friends driving intoxicated or fatigued)

BUBBLE WRAP, YAY ! !

Click HERE
*AUDIO IS ESSENTIAL*
(I like the Manic Mode!)

HAROLD & KUMAR 2 POSTER

Ha! Awesome.
By the way, the title of the film has been changed from
"Harold & Kumar Go To Amsterdam", to
"Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay"

WEREWOLF MOVIE WEEK: TUESDAY

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
Hilarious and one of the best (THE best?) Werewolf transformations, courtesy of RICK BAKER.
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Also, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN PARIS: Silly but fun.
Guilty pleasure
!

NEW LOOK AT AVP-R FIGURE

I've posted before that NECA Toys now has the rights to make toys based on ALIEN and AVP-R (AVP2). Scott King sent me a cool article where one of the NECA dudes talks about their plans with the licenses. This week they've released some pics of the ALIEN WARRIOR from AVP-R which looks really nice - the figure, not the shitty movie. The figure looks like a nice amalgam of Stan Winston's Alien (head) with some Resurrection elements thrown in; end of tail, back tubes and some shoulder shape. I do like that they have returned the creature's legs back to their normal shape; non-bilateral. Not quite too keen on the giant neck goider, tho.

But what's really exciting is he said they are making an extremely realistic 18-inch figure of the original Alien! YES!!!

Previous AVP2 posts:
Another AVP2 Trailer
AVP2 Poster looks like Firefox
7 Reasons Why AVP2 Will Suck
8th Reason Why AVP2 Will Suck
AVP2 Pic & Title
AVP2 Surprisingly Angers Jim (sarcasm)
AVP2: Survival of the Shittiest (funny!)
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*NECA
does some really nice work. I loved their HELLRAISER figures. They also have done nice work on their figures based on 300, Harry Potter, Lost Boys and others.

TUESDAY TELL A FRIEND

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