Patton Oswalt: Patton Oswalt went on an unscripted rant about what the next Star Wars film should be on Parks and Rec and the internet lost it’s shit. It was amusing to some extent, but I feel like there was huge over reaction on this one. It’s like I’m the only one who doesn’t get the joke. The above poster is far more amusing than the actual speech though.
The YouTube video of his video has over a million views. I guess Patton had a good week. The West Week Ever? That’s yet to be determined.
A Star Wars Movie Every Year: Everyone reported that Disney plans to pump out one new Star Wars movie every year for six years. Holy crap, that’s a cool idea, but it makes me a tad nervous. I’ve always felt that a franchise needs a bit of breathing room so the public doesn’t get sick of it. Combine this with the fact that too many bad movies could spoil the whole thing.
But you say: “There’s tons of shitty EU, if Star Wars can survive that…” You know who consumes the EU? Die hard star wars fans. There’s far, far less people buying expanded universe novels than there are people paying to see films.
Look, I’m not bitching about there being more Star Wars movies. I’m nervous that Star Wars will sour quickly. The prequels did a pretty good job of messing with the public’s love of Star Wars. A miscalculation now could really fuck things up for a long time to come.
Video Game Stuff
Rare Video Game: So this ultra rare NES video game was supposedly found at a Goodwill. How rare? It’s worth about $15,000. Ugh. I hate stories like this, because I’m always jealous of these people. It’s why I don’t watch Toy Hunter. I’m petty.
Tabletop Gaming Stuff
Robotech Tactics: Robotech Tactics has a Kickstarter that met it’s goal in three hours. Holy shit, this game could be awesome. As a fan of the Star Wars: X-Wing minis game, a tactical space combat game using miniatures set in the Robotech gives me a super nerd boner. I’d thought about how cool it would be to convert X-Wing Miniatures into a Robotech game and here I won’t have to do that!
The only catch is that the 80 dollar entry fee is kind of steep for me right now, but has a very good value vs. the X-Wing minis game. The bonus of doing the Kickstarter now is getting bonuses you won’t get once the game is released. This is… a tough decision.
Bravestarr: My pal Katie is big into Sherlock Holmes. I mean BIG. She recently wrote about the time Bravestarr crossed over with Sherlock Holmes on her blog. You should go check it out. And be nice to her, she’s my D&D DM.
Alien Figures: I believe it was at Comic Con of last year that Super 7 was going to release the Kenner Alien figures that never saw a release in the first place. This excited me, yet I had heard nothing since that time. Well ToyArk finally posted some info. This year at Comic Con pre-orders start. At 20 bucks a figure, they’re a tad pricey, but it’s not a huge selection and it would be awesome to own a toy that got cancelled in the 70s. Viva La Alien figures!
Fan Choice Transformers Figure: Hasbro put a neat little thing together where you can vote on the making of a new Transformers figure. While it’s mostly a standard mix and match, it’s kind of fun to do. I voted helicopter with nunchucks.
Podcast: I make an appearance on the Action Figure Blues podcast during the G.I. Joe Convention. Since it seems I don’t have a podcast anymore (ah hem), and you want to hear my lovely voice, be sure to check it out.