Avatar Blu-ray Review

Posted 10 years ago by Movies

This has been a long-time coming, but I just recently got my hands on a copy of the Avatar Blu-ray/DVD Combo from Fox. It’s a bare-bones release with no special features (the “ultimate” edition is coming out around the holiday season this year) but if you’re a big Avatar fan, it’s still worth a purchase.

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The Wonderful Twitter Avatars of Joey Ellis

Posted 10 years ago by Art

One of my favorite things about Twitter is how it is a great place to discover artists. Over the years I’ve been tweeting either I’ve stumbled across artists with similar interests or they’ve found me somehow. One in particular is Joey Ellis, and if you follow him you’re most likely familiar with his awesome Twitter avatars.

His trademark is an awesome avatar of a character you’re familiar with wearing Mickey ears. Here are some of my favorites.

You can find the whole collection in this huge Flickr set.

Cool Stuff: Avatar Happy Meal Toys

Posted 11 years ago by Toys

Avatar Happy Meal Toys

Well, the release of the epicly-hyped film Avatar is just around the corner. For better or worse, I’m going to see the movie at my local IMAX theater on Friday. I previously told you about the cool Avatar Toys that I unfortunately haven’t had a chance to play with yet, but today I bring you something new: Avatar Happy Meal Toys.

I didn’t have any nieces or nephews handy when I saw these at my local McDonald’s, so I haven’t picked any up yet, but they will be mine. Whether it’s great or a dud, you can’t deny the impact Avatar will have on the nostalgia of 2009, so the Avatar Happy Meal Toys have earned their place on my junk shelf.

Head over to the official Happy Meal website (weird) to check out more and download the one-size-doesn’t-fit-all Avatar Happy Meal Toy Wallpaper.

Oh, and how often do PG-13 movies get Happy Meal toys?

See also Avatar Toys on Amazon and Avatar toys on eBay.

Post Avatar Day Roundup

Posted 11 years ago by Movies, Toys


As you all probably know, Friday was Avatar Day. I’m getting pretty good at explaining what Avatar is. I had to explain to my wife that we were going to the IMAX theater to see a 15 preview of a movie that doesn’t come out until December. The rest of the weekend was spent explaining to people that Avatar is going to be awesome.

I’m typically not one to buy into the hype machine, and I usually stay as far away as possible from motion capture, but upon seeing the Avatar preview on Friday, I am thoroughly excited. The CG may not be as eyeball-bursting as the hype suggested, but the scenes I saw were pretty amazing. The Na’vi have very expressive faces, and when they’re together (and not mixed with live action humans), I totally forgot I was watching CG.

But this is Saturday Morning Central, so lets talk about something really important…Avatar toys!


Avatar Toys

Forget the toys based on the movies based on the toys of our childhood. Avatar is going to have some awesome, totally original toys for kids to play with and in twenty years, blog about. Who wouldn’t want the Sigourney Weaver figure, or the Mech suit, or the cool helicopter-with-fans?


I can see some pretty epic action figure battles going on with these toys. The inner geek in me hopes that the Na’vi figures will be to scale with the humans, which would put them an inch or two taller. If not, I’ll survive.

Make sure to head over to Mattel’s Flickr stream to see more Avatar toys!

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