Monday, November 30, 2015
Hi! I'm Your Weird Uncle. If you're like me, you might have children visiting your home for the holidays. That's why it's a good idea to stock up on family friendly holiday movies, so the little tykes have something to do and don't get bored. My buddy Larry over at my local Hollywood Blockbuster Video just hooked me up with a big stack of VHS tapes of all the latest and classic Christmas movies, so I'm all set! Larry's kind of a creepy guy, and honestly, some of these movies look kind of weird. But he works at the video store, so he must know what he is talking about. Larry assures me that they are chock full of Snowfall, Santa Clauses, Jingle Bells, and all that Christmas stuff that the kiddies go nuts for. I'm looking forward to watching them with my three nephews: Louey, Screwey, and Kablooey. So join me here on this blog starting December 1st, and we can watch them all together. Happy Holidays, everybody!
Saturday, November 28, 2015
|Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike, Dead Ted, and Ali Gator|
|Mad Mike, Ali Gator, and Dead Ted on their original trading cards|
|Bungle in the Jungle|
BONUS! MUSIC VIDEO:
This one is dedicated to Mad Mike...
The Darkness - Barbarian
More photos after the break...
Monday, November 23, 2015
|The Brides of Dracula (1960)|
|Van Helsing and the Baroness|
|The Corpse Opens Her Eyes|
Friday, November 20, 2015
This has been making the rounds on the web the last couple of days, mostly due to a tweet by Oliver Willis, and I thought it would be worth reposting here. After the Islamic State terror attacks in Paris, there has been a backlash against refugees, which I think is very sad. Syrian refugees have been tortured, murdered, and raped in their home country, and they need safe places they can go. Helping these families find new homes is the decent, human thing to do. If we turn them away, we are doing exactly what the murderers from Islamic State want us to do, and it it seems like the more xenophobic members of our society are willing to do just that.
I'm not willing to do that, and I hope you are not, either. I urge you to stand with Superman, and "lend a friendly hand" to our fellow human beings in their time of need.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
|Kenner Super Powers Aquman Action Figure (1984)|
|Aquaman and His Pal Mr. Fish|
BONUS! MUSIC VIDEO:
Songs and Stories About the Justice League of America - Aquaman
MORE PHOTOS AFTER THE BREAK...
|Aquaman Sits And Chats With a Fish|
|Aquaman: "Be honest Mr. Fish, Do these trunks make my aquabutt look fat?"|
|"Why, hello there, old chum!"|
|"Look, Mr. Fish! It's my Super Buddy Green Lantern!"|
|Aquaman: "Would you like to hold Mr. Fish, Hal?" Green Lantern: "Err... no thanks, Arthur." |
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Wow! ANOTHER one of my favorite TV shows from the 1990s looks to be coming back. First it was Twin Peaks, then the X-Files, and now it's MST3K! Yesterday, Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson announced a new Kickstarter campaign to bring back MST3K.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 started off as a local show in Minneapolis, then went on to national runs on Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel. It originally starred Joel Hodgson as a man who was trapped on a satellite in space, and forced to watch cheesy movies as a psychological experiment by mad scientists. Joel coped with this by building robot sidekicks who could watch the movies with him and hurl jokes and insults at the screen. Later Joel was replaced by a new host played by Mike Nelson. There were also several different mad scientists and robot voice actors over the years.
The new version of the show that Joel is pitching would feature a new cast as the host, the mad scientists, and the voices of the robots, but Joel says he has invited the previous cast members and writers to return to the show to make cameo appearances or work behind the scenes.
Joel needs a minimum of 2 million dollars to produce three new episodes of the show. If the Kickstarter exceeds the minimum, they can make even more episodes, up to a total of 12. It breaks down like this:
- $2 Million - 3 Episodes
- $3.3 Million - 6 Episodes
- $4.4 Million - 9 Episodes
- $5.5 Million - 12 Episodes
Joel hopes to go beyond these episodes, as well. He believes that if he can show television channels or streaming networks that the fan demand is great enough to fund new episodes, he should be able to secure a new home for MS3TK either on TV or online. But it sounds crazy, doesn't it? I mean we are talking about millions of dollars! But guess what, in a little over one day, people have already pledged over $1 million dollars to this project! Amazing! There are still 30 days left to go on the Kickstarter, so the odds are looking pretty good that we'll get the full 12 episodes! Why don't you go the Kickstarter page and check it out for yourself!
Sunday, November 8, 2015
I recently unearthed some toy photos from my hard drive that I took last year, mostly Batman figures, that I forgot about and never posted. Most of them were Batman Classic TV toys, and those ones I'm going to save for 2016, since that will be the 50th anniversary of the Batman TV show. A few of them were Batman: Brave and the Bold figures, such as today's action figure, the Batman: The Brave and the Bold Knight Battle Batman.
Knight Battle Batman has a striking red and black color scheme that reminds me of the 1966 Batmobile (although technically that Batmobile is actually orange and black). His bat-symbol on his chest isn't very batty, though. It almost looks more like Nightwing's symbol than Batman's. The figure has a translucent red cape, a removable helmet, and a flight pack and bazooka that plug into the figure's hex holes. It has 7 points of articulation at the legs, shoulders, elbows, and head. This is a kids' toy first, it's not really designed for adult collectors, but if you're still a kid-at-heart, this is fun line of toys to collect.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Kenner released Green Lantern as part of the first series of Super Powers figures in 1984. The figure came packed with a lantern that he could carry in his left hand, and a mini-comic featuring Green Lantern teaming up with Robin to fight The Joker. By squeezing his legs together, you would activate his "Power Action" feature, causing his right arm to rise up, as if he was aiming his Green Lantern power ring. I don't have his lantern, so I did the next best thing and gave him a green fish to hold in his hand instead. This in turn attracted Super Powers Aquaman, sniffing around the fish. Enjoy my photos.
Monday, November 2, 2015
|Mork From Ork Action Figure (1980, Mattel)|
|My God... THOSE EYES.|
Mork was rarely seen without his gun and his blade (again, if my memories are correct... it's all a bit hazy). But make no mistake, he could kill you just as easily with his bare hands. And don't even get me started on his bizarre, alien powers. Humanity doesn't stand a chance.