Friday Round Up: Nerd Stuff and Statues for Perverts (NSFW)

Vincent   January 16, 2015   Comments Off on Friday Round Up: Nerd Stuff and Statues for Perverts (NSFW)

Welcome back to another Friday Round Up! This week I have a lot of stuff to check out, so let’s not dick around and get to the nerdening!

Movie Stuff

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Big Hero 6: Since I’ve had the week off from work I decided to check out a movie. Big Hero 6 was still playing, so I gave it a shot. It was really fun. I look forward to ordering the 3D Blu-ray from the UK, since Disney hasn’t been putting their animated movies on 3D Blu-ray here in the U.S.

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Why Avatar Has Been Forgotten: Here’s an interesting article on something I’ve thought a lot about recently (I’m working on a super long re-review of Avatar), it’s why Avatar has been forgotten in pop culture, even though it’s the highest grossing film of all time. My theory is that it is a limited story. Unlike Star Wars, which is a universe full of characters and adventure, all we know of Pandora is one planet, one race of alien weirdos, and some jack ass humans. There isn’t much else to base a story on, except maybe for the evil humans to come back to try to take over the planet.

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Then again, some people probably still like Avatar a lot.

Avatar 2 Delayed Until 2017: And coincidentally, news came out that Avatar 2 will be delayed until 2017. Cameron isn’t helping the film out at all with this. People have already moved on. Any momentum that the franchise might have had has completely evaporated.

Karate Robo Zaborgar: I caught Karate Robo Zaborgar on Netflix, well caught a lot of it while I was doing other stuff… man it’s freaking crazy. I don’t think it’s meant to be super serious, since there’s things like a man breastfeeding babies and a bug robot named Diarrhea Robot that shoots acid out of its ass. It’s worth checking out if you enjoy super campy/live action anime inspired Japanese stuff.

Toy Stuff

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NECA’s Predator 2: NECA is continuing to make figures based on video game appearances, this time the Predator 2 game for the Sega Genesis. I don’t know many people that enjoyed Predator 2 for the Genesis, but man I loved it. I might just break my NECA boycott again.

Entertainment Earth’s Dirty Stuff: I was running through all the sale items Entertainment Earth was having and a few of them made me laugh. I miss getting their catalogs with dirty anime statues that gross me out and give me a chuckle. The two I found are this one:

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Yep, an anime character sitting on a toilet. This one pretty much sums up Japanese entertainment, right? Oh and at 174 dollars… what a steal!

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And here we have two book ends of porn actress Seka from some movie that she did. I’m not really familar with her work, but I know she was a big deal at one time. What’s funny is that you’re supposed to be able to take the bras off of these bookends in one of the most unnecessary acts of perversion in history. Who are these for?

Table Top Gaming Stuff

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Space Crusade/StarQuest: I have a friend that moved back to Italy who told me about a game he used to play when he was younger, called Starquest. He said it was like Heroquest, but with space dudes. After doing some research I found out that the game was also called Space Crusade and it was only released in Europe. It’s like a different version of the more famous Space Hulk. Like Heroquest it was a Milton Bradley/Games Workshop co-creation. I would have been all about this game as a kid. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Heroquest, but I’ve always been a sci-fi kid first and foremost and this would have been my everything.

Thankfully, you can play the Italian version on the online board game system, Vassal. And also thankfully, my Italian friend can translate for me. There’s an English version too, but I can’t figure out how to bring the board up.

Comic Stuff

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So this picture was one of the top search results for Emerald City Comic Con.

Emerald City Comic Con: Emerald City Comic Con was taken over by ReedPOP who runs c2e2. I think they put on a great show, so enjoy people of Seattle!

Site Stuff

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Back to School: I’m heading back to school next week, so that will probably mean less posts from me. Hopefully Chris will continue his all star record as well as the occasional guest posts to keep you entertained. Hope this has been a fun couple of weeks for you. We had a ton of super high quality posts that I’m really proud of. Also nice to see some comments on the site. Keep them coming.