Jul 28, 2021

Star Wars Black Series - Jaxxon

You can keep your Bucky O'Hare, because the original green space rabbit is here! 

Jaxxon, whose first appearance was in Marvel's Star Wars issue 8 in 1978, has finally been immortalized in plastic as part of Lucasfilm's 50 year celebration. I'm not usually one to care about action figure packaging but I love the way this was done. It's really has a VHS box vibe to it. There are grayscale images of him around the sides of the box taken from his recent appearance in the Star Wars Adventures comic. If you're celebrating 50 years of Lucasfilm, why not throw in something from his original Marvel Comics days?
The front opens so you can see Jaxxon though a plastic window.
I've been waiting 40+ years for this figure, he ain't staying in the box!

Jul 13, 2021

10th Anniversary Giveaway

 If there's anyone that can't believe this thing has been going for 10 years, it's me.

Image swiped from RandomStuffShop on Redbubble

One of the main reasons I started this thing was so I could join in the annual blogger Countdown to Halloween. As much work as it is every year to pull together a post for every day in October, I love doing it and seeing what all the other bloggers do as well.

There's also three dudes I want to mention who were all major influences and inspired me to get off my butt and start this thing. You probably know them all.

Rondall Scott from Strange Kids Club
Shawn Robare from Branded in the 80s 
Reis O'Brien, leader of the Dork Horde 

In addition to these fine gentlemen, I've made a lot of internet pals thanks to the Countdown to Halloween and the former League of Extraordinary Bloggers.

And then there's you! Yeah, you reading this right now! Whether you comment regularly or just quietly enjoy the posts, THANK YOU!

Before we get to the good stuff, let's take a look at the top 10 posts of all time! 
Not really shocking, they are the same top 10 posts from last year. Somehow last year, that League post about spacemen rocketed past the Andy Gibb Poster and continues to hold on to its lead.

The most popular post over the last year was one about Choose Your Own Erotic Adventure books. What can I say, the internet is weird...

Naturally, since I'm celebrating 10 years, I'm giving away a present to one reader!
What's in the box?

All sorts of stuff representing different stuff on the blog. We got Star Wars, LEGO, Hot Wheels, comic books with Loot Crate exclusive covers, a monster card game, a horror movie, and more! And this is just what I scraped together to take a pic. There will be even more stuff in the box!

But Dex, you might say, this looks like a bunch of stuff you had laying around and wanted to get rid of. To which I would reply, do you want free stuff or not?

You can enter to win the stuff (not to be confused with The Stuff) by leaving a comment below and/or reposting my Instagram post. If you do both, you get two entries.

Winner will be announced next week.
Deadline to enter is midnight Eastern Friday July 16.
Contest is only open to US residents. 
Apologies to any readers from far off lands!

Jul 7, 2021

Mighty Maniax - Fishstik Figure

 Toward the end of 2020, Rocom Toys launched the Mighty Maniax Kickstarter which ended on Halloween night. These are a very cool line of 3" tall horror and video game inspired figures.

 In addition to the base figures shown here, there are also ones that might remind you of Friday the 13th's Jason or Texas Chainsaw's Leatherface. The great thing about these is that they're Glyos compatible which means you can swap parts not just between the Maniax line, but with any other Glyos figures too!

Each figure comes with three heads and a trading card. I, of course, jumped at the chance to get a new interpretation of the Creature from the Black Lagoon in their Fishstik figure.

He may look a little more shaggy than scaly and that's because the body sculpt for the monster style figures is the same. The head and the paint apps make all the difference. He may be only 3" tall but these figures are chunky and have 10 points of articulation.

Here it is with the wolf head.

And the ape head, or as I call it, swamp-ape.

Here's the front of the trading card that came with it. The card features an image of whichever figure you ordered. It's got a nice gold foil border and logo.

And there's more art on the back. I'm not sure if the backs of the cards form a larger image if you put them together but it wouldn't surprise me!

If you want to bring home some Mighty Maniax, you can pre-order them from BigBad Toystore.

Jul 1, 2021

Monthly Media Recap - June 2021

How we all doin out there? Hope everyone is staying cool, literally! 
Can you believe we are 122 days away from Halloween??


Channel Zero: No-End House (Shudder)
Finally got to watch the one season of this show I missed when it aired on SyFy. Just like the other seasons, it delivers on the weirdness and dread/despair. If you've never seen this series, I highly recommend it. Each season is a stand alone story and is just 6 episodes. It's best not to find out too much about it before watching.

Gilmore Girls (S2, Netflix)
I wouldn't say I'm addicted or obsessed but I do try to get one ep in every night. There's just something about the characters and the small town setting that I really enjoy. Even the supporting characters are well rounded out and given their time to shine.