When You Hear This Sound #11 – The Great Mouse Detective

Posted 3 years ago by Podcast

When You Hear This Sound

Come along as we follow a daring, deerstalker-capped, pipe-smoking, violin-playing, magnifying glass-enthusiast solving mysteries in the dark alleys of Victorian London. Sherlock who? I’m talking about Basil of Baker Street, the Great Mouse Detective!

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Marvel Movie Roundup: Ant-Man and Doctor Strange Casting

Posted 3 years ago by Movies

Marvel Roundup

This has been a pretty interesting week for Marvel movie news and rumors. The next couple years is going to be an exciting time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it continues into Phase 2 and gets into Phase 3.

Ant-Man

First up was the news that Michael Douglas is set to play Hank Pym in Edgar Wright’s Phase 3 kickoff movie Ant-Man. I’ve been excited about this movie for years and this just makes it sound better. We already knew that Paul Rudd was playing the main character (the Scott Lang Ant-man), and that the film will be a heist movie, so setting up an older Hank Pym as the original Ant-Man and casting someone like Douglas to play him is pretty awesome, in my opinion.
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Cool Stuff: LEGO Simpsons House

Posted 3 years ago by Toys

LEGO Simpsons House

I still can’t believe that LEGO is releasing a Simpsons set and a series of collectible minifigures this year. Even with their licensing frenzy of the past few years, I always thought The Simpsons would be considered “too adult” for the line of toys. I’m not complaining though, because I want this set very badly.

LEGO just unveiled the Simpsons House 71006 set and it looks so much better than I would have guessed it would. It comes out soon and will run $200, but it is huge, actually has interior rooms, comes with the whole Simpsons family plus Flanders, and even has their famous pink car. That seems like a lot for $200.

LEGO Simpsons House

The rooms on the inside look cramped, but I still give LEGO credit for cramming all that inside this house. I write about LEGO a lot on Top Hat Sasquatch, but honestly I don’t buy sets that often. They’re expensive, and once I put them together they’re not that easy to display. This house though, will fit right on a shelf and look awesome. I don’t even have many of the TMNT LEGO sets, but I will definitely be buying this one.

Head over to FBTB to see a ton more high quality photos of the set.

Missing Links: LEGO Movie, Animation, TMNT

Posted 3 years ago by Missing Links

missinglinks

The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

News The LEGO Movie: The Lego Movie: Review Roundup | From Bricks To Bothans
FBTB has already reviewed all the LEGO Movie sets. Check them out, they've got great pictures. These sets look incredible.

Animation Books To Watch For in 2014 | Cartoon Brew
I love animation books, and it looks like there will be some great ones in 2014. I can’t wait to get the Art of Adventure Time book and the Disney Golden Book book.

News The LEGO Movie: The LEGO Movie Wave 2 Sets Spoiled From Book | From Bricks To Bothans
Man, I'm going to go broke buying all these LEGO Movie sets.

New Movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures Surface
No images yet, but this site has pretty good descriptions of the upcoming action figures for the new TMNT movie. Sounds…interesting.

New Mickey and Donald Commercial Animated by Eric Goldberg [UPDATED] | Cartoon Brew
I miss hand-drawn animation.

OpenEmu: Beautiful Emulation for Macs

Posted 3 years ago by Games

OpenEmu

Mac people usually expect two things when it comes to software: the it just works factor and beautiful interfaces. One genre of software that has never gotten much Mac love is video game emulators. Often, they have ancient UIs and are buggy as hell. Well, after years of work, OpenEmu 1.0 is finally available for download, and it’s great.

Much like the XBMC media center software I’m obsessed with, OpenEmu automatically scans your system for games and downloads the box art and information, and presents it all in an easy-to-use and gorgeous interface. There are a ton of options for controllers, and I’m hoping to get a Wii U Pro controller sometime soon to use. I’ve had an old 24″ iMac sitting in my desk for about a year not getting used, and I think I’m going to turn it into a dedicated emulation machine now.

I briefly got into the world of retro game collecting over the summer, but my shelves are too packed as it is, and the cost of old games and systems just seems silly when you can play ROMs instead. I think I realized that my favorite thing about buying old games was the packaging anyway. I’m perfectly fine emulating games, and I’m glad to have a good way to do it on my Macs now.

PS – Sorry for being MIA over Christmas. The combination of getting super busy with work and my grandpa dying kind of made me forget about the site for a while. I hope you all had a great holiday and I’m looking forward to the new year!