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Well,there's a new chapter in the ongoing Chinese Gundam statue debacle. To summerise the story thus far: Sunrise built an amazing lifesize statue of the original Gundam in Japan,then China built a yellow one,possibly to compliment their bootleg Disney World. Sunrise threatened legal action (for some reason lol) and it got taken down,then put back up with some modifications.

Here's the latest:Some awesome dude made his own take on what the opening credits would look like if the Chinese Gundam was from a real anime!

Posted 6 February, 2011 - 11:33 by kidnicky

Here's a pretty impressive fan film about the TMNT,really just Raphael. It's a short little clip,but seems like it might be a preview for a longer project.

Posted 26 January, 2011 - 13:21 by kidnicky

Some of you probably saw the blurry pictures of the poster and toys yesterday,but now there's an officially released jpg of the Thundercats from their brand new show,and it looks AWESOME!!!! Originally I was worried it would tank like the He-Man remake,but this looks a million times better,and on the marketing side Bandai doesn't make the strange counter-intuitive descisions Mattel does.

A couple of the people involved with this are from the DC direct to DVD animated movies (of which I highly reccomend
Green Lantern:First Flight and Superman/Batman:Apocalypse) which have been great lately,and Batman The Brave and the Bold,which I know a lot of people initially didn't like do to the oldschool design,but IMO has had some quality stories and has been a great adaptation of the comic.

Rumor has it SNARF WILL NOT TALK so cross your fingers and hopefully it's true. I think we can all agree it would be the best remake. ever. if that turns out to be correct!

Posted 26 January, 2011 - 11:22 by kidnicky

This has nothing to do with action figure collecting,but some of you around my age may remember when collecting comics was hot. Well,I just received copies of Youngblood 0 and 1,and even though they're basically worthless now (1 dollar each) it's still pretty novel to own them. I read both of them in about 15 minutes combined,and they are just as terrible as you remember. I cannot believe this stuff was ever XTREME and cool. I've been reading comics my whole life yet there are parts where I can't readily figure out what order the narration boxes or word bubbles are supposed to be read in. The funniest part is trying to tell my wife these used to be behind glass at the comic shop for like a hundred bucks each.

Posted 23 December, 2010 - 23:34 by kidnicky

LOL,you guys should get a kick out of this. China has their own lifesize Gundam statue now.

Anyway,Merry Christmas,and here's to a great first full calendar year of the new improved CDX!!!!

Posted 23 December, 2010 - 19:55 by kidnicky

Hey,if you like Star Wars,cooking,or just pissing away your money on foolish extravagances,you need to get to your local Williams Sonoma. They've got Star Wars spatulas,cookie cutters,pancake molds,sandwich cutters (what?),cupcake papers,and some other stuff.

Speaking of SW,did you know Asaj Ventress is from the same group of witches as the villian from the TV movie Battle for Endor,and the witches from the classic novel Courtship of Princess Leia? Well she is,according to this month's Star Wars Insider magazine.

Posted 10 December, 2010 - 23:53 by kidnicky

If you're about my age,Mickey Mouse has been for little kids your whole life. Even your Mom and Dad probably think of singing along to the Mickey Mouse club during wholesome afterschool programming. What a lot of people don't know though,is that the Mickey Mouse your grandfather liked to watch was less Big Bird and more Homer Simpson. Just go on Youtube and watch "Gallopin Gaucho","Mickey's Mechanical Man" or" Steamboat Willie" (the uncut version) to see what I mean. Well,that mickey is back-in video game form,in Epic Mickey on the Wii.
It's a platform game that combines elements of Mario galaxy (spin move) Mario Sunshine(water,in this game paint thinner) and Lego Star wars( you paint in predetermined spots,like the "building" in lego games).

Posted 10 December, 2010 - 18:15 by kidnicky

Well,I had a chance to watch the Black Friday premieres of Transformers Prime,G.I. Joe Renegades,and Young Justice.

This was pretty lackluster. Beast wars was like 15 years ago,and the CG in this doesn't look any better. I wasn't expecting Pixar-level animation,but this looks like a budget title for Playstation One. I really don't understand why they didn't just make it regular 2D animation if this is the best they could do CG-wise. It ends up failing in it's main purpose (a toy commercial) because kids will just want the more detailed and cooler (to kids at least) movie styled toys,and adult collectors will still prefer Classics and WFC figures. Of course,It's a moot point since the toys for this aren't even coming out for like a year.

All the character's voices are horrible impersinations of the G1 voices,except Optimus,who I think is the real Peter Cullen,and Cliffjumper,who's the Rock (former WWE wrestler).

Posted 28 November, 2010 - 14:23 by kidnicky

I was at KMart earlier today,and there's new (AFAIK) Kenner carded figures for ROTJ just like the ESB ones from earlier in the year. For those who don't know,these are new figures but with oldstyle packaging that even goes so far as to say "Kenner" instead of Hasbro.
I got Ackbar,who looks great in the package. Can't speak as to his articulation or anything since this is one of the VERY few toys I'll actually keep MOC. He comes with the little gadget he has in the movie plus the little baton or whatever it is that the original figure had. I know everyone says this,but Hasbro are really the masters of action figures for U.S. mass market. This is a fun kids' toy but easily could be called a collectible as well. SW toys aren't flimsy like a Revoltech,but don't have QC issues like a Mattel toy. If you look at one of these versus one of Playmates' 2009 Trek figures,it's like they aren't even competitors.

Posted 14 November, 2010 - 18:59 by kidnicky

Notmally I wouldn't do two blog posts within minutes of each other,but I just read Dino De Laurentiis passed away. Say what you will about the quality of his films,but I'm willing to bet most of us here have a soft spot for the guy.
He's the person who taught me that the orca is the only animal besides man who seeks revenge!
King Kong (Dino's version) is the first movie I can remember watching as a kid.
Conan features Ahnold killing a seagull Muppet with his mouth!

RIP to a true moviemaking legend.

Posted 11 November, 2010 - 23:45 by kidnicky

Some of you might remember my somewhat strong views on designer vinyl. It was something I swore I'd never get into,and I made many comments about the types of people into collecting it.

Well,my wife and I bought a couple kidrobotXThe Simpsons blind box figures at Borders,and they're awesome. we got Burns and Maggie,and they're a nice blend of Groening's style and hipster blobby art. Plus,Burns came with Bobo the teddy,and Maggie came with the rabbit from Life Is Hell.

I don't have a digital camera at the moment,so I won't do a for real reals review but suffice it to say if you like the Simpsons and you like skinny jeans you'll love these. At 8 dollars they were I little pricey,but we had coupons.

I've been assimilated.

Posted 11 November, 2010 - 23:18 by kidnicky
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