Missing Links: Falcon, Vanilla Ice, Godzilla, Scrooge McDuck

Posted 5 months ago by Missing Links

Missing Links

My favorite thing about doing these Missing Links posts is how random the topics are. I never thought I’d write about Godzilla, Vanilla Ice, and Scrooge McDuck in the same post.

Falcon Finally Gets a Character Poster for Captain America: The Winter Solider
The sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger looks great, but I wish they would show Falcon more in the marketing. His lack of posters and significant screen time in trailers is making me worry that he will barely be in the movie. At least he’s finally gotten a character poster. Fun experiment: Imagine it’s the late 90s and you saw this picture of Falcon. You’d be like…is this from a direct-to-video superhero movie? But now, in context with all the superhero movies we’ve seen, it doesn’t seem that strange. Here’s hoping he gets red and white instead of tactical gear in his next outing on the screen. Side note: Check out the first (and only so far) Marvel Phase 2 Character Guide I wrote for Falcon last year. I need to start this series back up.

Ninja Turtles + Vanilla Ice + Mac & Cheese = Mandatory Post on this Blog
At first I thought this was a new reality show about Vanilla Ice’s new career as a stock boy at a grocery store, but instead it’s an awesome commercial for Mac and Cheese.

Epic Godzilla ‘Empire Magazine’ Cover
I’m so excited about this movie, and I even liked the 1998 version. Shh, don’t tell anyone. Also, someone on Reddit (why yes, I do read the /r/Godzilla subreddit constantly) made a version with no text that can now be found as my phone wallpaper.

There’s a ‘Scrooge McDuck’ Inspired Concept Album with Cover Art by Don Rosa
Wait, what? Via Disney Weirdness

Watch the Full Length Trailer for ‘Godzilla’

Posted 5 months ago by Movies

Wow guys. I haven’t blogged about the new Godzilla movie yet, but I’m super excited for it. I’ve been a huge Godzilla fan since I was a kid, and this new movie from Gareth Edwards (the director of Monsters) looks amazing. It has a killer cast, and it looks like it understands that Godzilla is a force of nature and not just another movie monster.

Ugh I can’t wait to see this on the biggest and loudest screen possible.

Seth Rogen is Making a Movie About the Nintendo/Sega War of the ’90s. Wait, what?

Posted 5 months ago by Movies

Nintendont

Well, this is already my favorite movie. According to everyone on the internet, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are making a movie based on the (as yet unreleased) book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation. What. the. hell.

I don’t know if we should expect a Social Network like drama about the business dealings behind the console wars, or something more funny and 90s-nostalgia-driven, but either way, I’m in. I was a Sega kid growing up, but discovered the joys of the SNES after it was already old news, and now I’m a huge fan of both.

As a nostalgia nut who gets giddy with excitement anytime a retro gaming console is seen in the background of a movie or TV show, this should be a sensory overload for me.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Gets a Trailer

Posted 6 months ago by Movies

First impressions? One, between this and Jurassic World, Chris Pratt is going to explode in the next year or two. Second, this movie looks awesome and I need to see it ASAP.

I hope we get a second trailer with some talking Rocket Raccoon sometime soon though. I like the vibe in this trailer and that it doesn’t spoil anything, but I’m afraid the marketing will start spoiling everything closer to summer because Marvel will be worried about making sure people know what this is all about.

What do you guys think?

Toy Fair 2014 Roundup: TMNT, LEGO, Super Powers

Posted 6 months ago by Toys

TMNT Half-Shell Heroes

I told myself I was going to go to Toy Fair this year, but it didn’t work out. Hopefully next year! I wish it could have happened because there is a metric shitton of cool stuff getting announced. I’ll be keeping tabs on all the cool stuff and rounding up a lot of links and photos this week.

First off, Playmates teased a ton of new TMNT toys and they all look great. I’m lagging behind with their current Nickelodeon line (I haven’t been hunting for new figures for a while), but I don’t know how much longer I’ll try to get every figure in that line. However, they announced a cutesy line of Turtles called Half-Shell Heroes and they are the cutest things ever, so I will be buying all of those up.

It looks like they’ll release Half Shell Heroes versions of just about every character, a few vehicles and playsets, and even some jumbo versions of the cutesy Turtles. I think I may actually like these more than the main figures in Playmates’ current line. They look so fun.

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