Sep 9, 2020

SDCC 2020 Exclusive Tron Figure

Greetings, programs!

If there is one good thing to come out of SDCC being cancelled this year, it's that it made this exclusive super easy to obtain. I jumped on the Entertainment Earth pre-order as soon as it was available. Thanks to anyone that's used my affiliate link on the right, I was able to get it for almost 50% off.


The figure comes in a great VHS clam shell style box, complete with silver foil sticker on the side. The old collector in me had a moment's hesitation on seeing the sticker and thought about not opening it. A split second later, the new collector in me slapped him down.

Sep 1, 2020

Monthly Media Recap - August 2020

Can you believe it's only 60 days to Halloween?!? It pretty much goes without saying that it's going to be an unusual spooky season this year. If you're not already, be sure you're following Dinosaur Dracula as he kicked off his Halloween countdown this past weekend.


Streaming

Dead to Me (S1-2, Netflix) - Applegate and Cardellini are deviously delightful in this dark comedy. The writing is top notch and the story gets stranger as it goes. 

Umbrella Academy (S2, Netflix) - I really enjoyed the first season and I felt this one was even better because they were able to dig into the characters more. Time travel can get a little wonky as a plot device but they handled it very well.

Marvel's Runaways (S1-2, Disney+) - A comic based series that I've actually read! Granted, it's been awhile since I read the original comics but I feel like they did an amazing job with this adaptation. They could not have done a better job with the kids they cast. Really hoping the final season gives some kind of ending.

Black Summer (Netflix) - Follows different people during the early days of a zombie apocalypse trying to make their way to a government extraction point. It's not overly gory but it can get brutal at times. Even if you've had your fill of zombie media, I say it's worth checking out.

High Score (Netflix) - A 6 part series looking at the history of video games. Given there is so much to cover, it doesn't get too in depth in any one place. What I do really like about it is that you get to meet some of the people that helped shaped the industry.

Aug 26, 2020

Dungeons & Dragons at Spirit Halloween

Are you bored with being a generic fantasy character for Halloween? Spirit has rolled out an official Dungeons & Dragons line of costumes and accessories!


Well, maybe "rolled out" sounds a little ambitious. There's not much in the line for now but let's have a look.


First is fan favorite Drizzt Do'Urden from The Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. Arguably one of the best known characters from the Forgotten Realms setting. If you like fantasy and haven't read his series, I highly recommend it! The costume looks a little weird on a white dude since Drizzt is a Drow, or Dark Elf, and he has dark skin.


Next is Human Fighter, and his love, Catti-Brie. It's nice to see a tasteful female costume.


Of course, weapons are sold separately! They would all probably look nice hanging on a wall if you're the kind of person that decorates by hanging weapons on your walls.

And finally, saving the best for last...


DungeonMaster from the D&D cartoon! I have to say, this looks a bit off on a taller person. But I'm thrilled that the cartoon is getting some kind of recognition. Maybe they'll put out other characters over the years. I wouldn't necessarily buy any costumes but I could be tempted to pick up a few replicas of the kids' magic items. Also, this opens the door for an adult Warduke costume which I'd totally be down for!

I didn't see these in my local store but you can see everything D&D on Spirit's site.