Sunday, December 11, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Movies: (in the order that I am thinking they came out, but could be wrong...)
I Am Number Four
Red Riding Hood
Battle: Los Angeles
X-Men: First Class
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (almost didn't put this on the list, but it was better than 2)
Pirates of the Caribbean 4
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
|Shows: (more or less in the order I watched them)|
Batman Beyond complete series
Teen Titans (Complete Cartoon Network series)
Tenchi Muyo - OVA
Xmen (Fox '90s animated series) Seasons 1 and 2
Spawn (The complete HBO series)
Gun X Sword (now watching)
UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie (now watching)
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
This is mostly due to several things. Starting at the beginning, as a kid I never got it because of the other lunch boxes I had at the time. I had the red plastic one mentioned above, but also I remember having the metal Pac-Man one and I think a G.I. Joe one. I feel like I might have had another, but it escapes me at the moment. Anyway, there weren't too many years I actually carried a lunch box, and I think this one kind of fell in at the end of that run and couldn't make it in. I always thought it was very cool though and wished I had got it years later. Anyway, moving to more recent, I occasionally have remembered to look for it, but every time I have (mostly on eBay) they are usually really beat up and rusty, and are either missing a thermos completely, or have the wrong one with it (the old Optimus Prime/Megatron thermos). If it has been in good shape and complete, it has gone for way more than I wanted to pay for it.
Well, I found the one I just bought now finally on eBay in pretty good shape (far from perfect, but pretty good I think. The best I have seen in a while. It also came with the real thermos that I am pretty sure it was suppose to come with that has Powermaster Prime and other Headmasters etc on it. I will add it to my "Others" page, but you can also see a couple of pics below...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Ok, this blog is on my Transformers website, so the other really big part of that convention I mentioned was meeting Mark Ryan, who did the voices of Jetfire and Bumblebee in the movies. He was really great and friendly and talked with me for much longer than I expected. I bought a print from him which he signed, and managed to get him to also sign the cover of my Revenge of the Fallen Blu-Ray I had brought along. In hindsight, I probably made an ass out of myself by saying I was more of a Gen 1 fan and not so big on the movies, but he was friendly about it, and didn't seem to be bothered. Sure I was being honest and was just saying what I felt at the time, but maybe I should have gone about that differently.... Well, anyway, he was cool and I have his autographs on display in my mancave.
Well, I met or saw many other celebrities, but can't say there is much to talk about. Well, I did almost get tackled by some girls that went crazy on me when I came around a corner saw Bruce Campbell, and tried to take a picture of him with my iPhone I had in my hand at the time. I didn't know you couldn't take his picture!!! Well, I think you can, but you have to pay for it... :p I know they are there to make money, but that was crazy. I also got to meet Lou Ferrigno (Hulk) He was nice but I don't think he wanted to be bothered, Jake Lloyd (Anakin of Star Wars Episode 1) hanging with Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett). Both seemed nice but seemed bored. I said Hi to both and they did the same back, but I didn't have the money to spend at that point and you have to remember they are there to make some cash. Speaking of Star Wars and money, I got to meet Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and he was really nice. I actually wanted to pay for his autograph, but they only took cash, and I was out. Credit card wasn't going to work. He was very friendly though, and I will probably regret it. Especially because I hear and could somewhat see he has some health problems. Hope he hangs in there. I didn't get to talk to him, but I got a friendly nod from John Schneider (Dukes of Hazard/Smallville). He was really busy with a bunch of others around him. Some noticable other TV/movie celebrities were there that I either missed entirely or were too far away was Burt Ward and Adam West of Batman fame (I did get pictures of the Batmobile though), Bill Goldberg from my watching WCW days, Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Margot Kidder (Lois Lane from Superman), and Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3). As for comic creators, it was cool to see EBas again and many of the other Zenescope creators. I also saw and took pictures of the already mentioned Batmobile, the Torino from Starsky and Hutch (a personal family favorite), the Delorean time machine from Back to the Future, the General Lee and a cop car from The Dukes of Hazard, and also the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo. I took many pictures on my phone and maybe at some point I will upload them to a page and post the link here.
This post got way longer than it was suppose to, so I am going to cut it off. In case you didn't notice, I had a ton of fun!!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I am probably missing some updating still, but think I got most that where missing. The most notable part was updating to reflect that I now have an almost complete collection of all Tenchi. All 3 different series (OVAs, Universe, and Tokyo) as well as all 3 movies. I am only missing GXP, but everything I have read leads me to believe I need to stay away anyway from it. That is about as bad as the end of the OVAs... I did also update to show GunXSword collection, Mahoromatic collection, Samurai Gun collection and Voltron collection. Now I just have to make time to watch a lot of this.... won't be starting this weekend with the Philadelphia ComicCon here.
Monday, June 13, 2011
As anyone who has read on my Gobots page knows, Gobots were actually my first love over the Transformers, so they hold a special place in my heart. They and G.I. Joe were my friends in some less than ideal times. Anyway, I have been looking for Gobots for years on DVD, and had no luck getting the bootlegs that were out there. The torrents I downloaded were okay, but most of the time there were problems, as well as things being out of order and an overall poor video/sound quality. I really thought that was the best I was going to get too, since Hasbro bought Tonka and now owns the Gobots rights. It seems like they would just leave them buried.
Fortunately, unknown to most Warner owns the Hanna-Barbera rights, thus owns the rights to the cartoons too (unfortunately, things still look grim for the toys). Anyway, that enables them to still re-release the show as they are at least trying out with this 5 episode miniseries that was first launched.
Getting to my point, I finally got around to watching it tonight, and it was fun. Sure, a lot of it seems really silly now, but it was great as a kid. They also really cleaned up and "remastered it" so the colors and lines were pretty good. I loved it and highly recommend it to any former Gobots fan. It is not as good as Transformers I admit, but it is still fun!!
See the link to the Warner Archive site for more info: Gobots on Warner Archive
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Well, to restore his manhood and make him the Autobot supreme, I got on eBay and purchased the long smokestacks like those issued with Takara/Japan. Took his arms apart and replaced them, and he is now ready to kick some Decepticon bootie.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Anyway, I did finally order one and got him, and he is great. While I opened the box and took him and his accessories out of the clear shell he was packed in, I haven't transformed him yet. That is both because of fear of breaking him (he seems to be somewhat fragile, but also after working with Masterpiece Optimus and various Alternators I know it will take some time I haven't had. I don't want to get into a rush and risk breaking him. He is great though, and blows away even the Gen1 Megatron. Definitely the #1 release to me. I found this great article on him someone else posted on their site with great detail/information on him for anyone interested. http://cybph.multiply.com/reviews/item/83
I really am going to make an effort to get good photos of him and all my other Transformers that need pics up on my pages soon.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Probably my last major update/additions for a while. Got and added Alternity Bumblebee & Cliffjumper. I probably won't get the other Alternity figures because to be honest, as cool as they are, they don't compare to the Alternators. The thing I liked about the Alternators is that they feel and for the most part looked like updated versions of Gen 1. The Alternity figures are all cars and most of them weren't in Gen 1. Optimus, Megatron, Starscream, etc. I do really like Bumblebee & Cliffjumper though and hoped that they would blend in with the Alternators since they didn't make Alternators of these characters. It works for the most part, except the scale...
Also finally got the 2010 reissue of Predaking for my collection. Of course the set consist of Divebomb, Headstrong, Rampage, Razorclaw, and Tantrum. This was a significant vacancy in my collection that finally is filled.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Anyway, I created pages for them this morning, and cleaned up some things I noticed were kind of sloppy in my code. Did the same type of code refresh for Arcee and Hot Rod, though their content is the same.
While doing code cleanup, I took another look at the Bumblebee page and was really bothered that the artwork wasn't red to match the toy I have. I knew I had to fix this. After numerous searches with no luck, I saw the only way this was going to happen was if I modified it myself. The problem is, I have no (0) Photoshop skills. The one thing I do know to do, was just because someone showed me a while back. Anyway, I looked for web tutorials, and played with them mostly unsuccessfully for a while. Finally, with trial and error, I was able to do a makeshift change, and it is what is presented at the top of the new Red Bumblebee page. Maybe I will try the techspec at some point, but right now, I am glad to just be done with the main image. It isn't the greatest, but its awesome for me. If anyone can do better, please help!!
**EDIT** Code cleanup for all Autobots whose name starts with A through H....