Missing Links: LEGO, Simpsons, Star Wars, and Iron Man

Posted 4 years ago by Missing Links

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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.

2013 Lone Ranger Sets – Page 23 – LEGO Licensed – Eurobricks Forums
I don't plan on seeing this movie, but some of these LEGO sets actually look pretty cool.

LEGO negotiating Simpsons license with Fox [News] | The Brothers Brick | LEGO Blog
Wait, what? I've always thought LEGO sets based on The Simpsons would be amazing, but I never thought it would be possible due to the more…adult tone of the show. I don't think the minifigures would looke that great overall (Homer especially) but you have to admit, Marge's hair piece would be pretty sweet.

Doozers Construct Video from Their New Series « Muppet Fans Who Grew Up – ToughPigs
A Doozer cartoon for kids is such a great idea. This looks pretty cute.

LEGO Super Heroes Marvel Comics News: Iron Man 3 Sets Now on LEGO Shop@Home | From Bricks To Bothans
Iron Man 3 LEGO sets are out already? Yikes, my backlog of things to buy is getting out of hand. I don't even have the LOTR or TMNT sets yet.

How Disney Bought Lucasfilm—and Its Plans for ‘Star Wars’ – Businessweek
A very interesting read about the Disney/Lucasfilm acquisition.

TIE Fighter illustration | Signalnoise.com
Signalnoise (James White) has been killing it with these illustrations lately, and this TIE Fighter is just simply awesome.

‘Iron Man 3′ Theatrical Trailer: Lots of New Armors, and Problems For Tony Stark | /Film
HULKBUSTER armor. Awesome. I doubt that means we'll see the Hulk, but still.

The Best Action Figues of Oscar Winners

Posted 4 years ago by Toys

The Best Action Figures of Oscar Winners

Tim and I had this idea for a blog post about Oscar-winning actors and actresses who happen to have action figures, and although I didn’t get a chance to post it before the Oscars this year, at least I can get it in for this week’s challenge from The League.

At first I was going to make this a definitive list of every Oscar-winning actor who also has an action figure, but after doing some research I realized there are a veritable shit-ton of them. Since none of them seem to have action figures for the roles they won Oscars for (that would be awesome), I’ve opted to just collect the 10 best examples I could find.

So, get out your Morgan Freeman action figure and read the rest of this post in his voice, because here we go.

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Mr. Spacey has won two Academy Awards so far, for The Usual Suspects and American Beauty. Although I would have dropped some cash to get a Keyser Söze action figure, his action figure actually comes from the 2006 most-people-hate-it-but-I-kind-of-like-it movie Superman Returns. I’m impressed at how easily they were able to make this tiny piece of sculpted plastic look like him. When I track one down, I’m going to replace his body with a generic guy-in-a-suit so I can recreate the Will you go to lunch! scene from Glengarry Glen Ross.
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Missing Links: Bigfoot, Nerf for Girls, and Star Wars

Posted 4 years ago by Missing Links

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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.

Five Reasons Why Hasbro’s “Star Wars Black” Will Fail
Excellent write-up about the new Star Wars 6' line and why they will (probably) fail.

BIGFOOT TOYS OF THE 1970s! | TheFwoosh.com
I approve of this post.

Adventure Time: The Complete First & Second Season Blu-rays
Awesome, you don't see new cartoons get Blu-ray releases very often. I would actually buy these to upgrade the episodes on my media center. Why only the first two season though?

SG Nerf: Nerf Rebelle!
This is kind of silly. I have tons of nieces with bigger Nerf gun arsenals than me, and none of their guns are pink with feather designs.

Man Cookie Cutter (Action) – CopperGifts.com
It may say ‘Man’ cookie cutter, but they’re not fooling anyone. It’s a Bigfoot cookie cutter. What can I say, I’m on a bigfoot kick this week.

The next Laika movie will be The Boxtrolls, co-directed by Graham Annable
You had me at "The next Laika movie"

Let’s Talk About J.J. Abrams Directing Star Wars Episode VII

Posted 4 years ago by Movies

J.J. Abrams

Ok, there’s no point in making this post sound like any kind of news story or announcement, because you’ve heard it already (not to mention I’m a day late). J.J. Abrams is directing the new Star Wars movie, which is the biggest news related to Episode VII we’ve had and just the tip of the iceberg of what we’ll be getting over the next couple years.

I’m going to save my in-depth opinion for something Tim and I will be unveiling soon, but I will say this: I think J.J. Abrams is a very talented dude, and I can trust him with a Star Wars movie. He’s practically been proteged by Steven Spielberg and although he has some gimmicks (insert lens flare joke here), he is a big enough Star Wars fan that I think he will treat this movie as the most important thing he’ll ever do, and try to do it right.
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Zack Snyder Making a Star Wars Samurai Movie [Insert Bad Feeling Joke Here]

Posted 4 years ago by Movies

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Well, that escalated quickly. Disney hasn’t even announced a director for Episode VII yet, but apparently they’re already thinking about non-numbered side films. Everyone ever is reporting today that Zack Snyder is making a Star Wars version of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, a movie that I’ve been meaning to see for years and have never gotten around to it.

I’m not a fan of Snyder, but Man of Steel looks pretty good, and I like the idea of creator-driven standalone Star Wars films, so I’m going to stay cautiously optimistic about this. In fact, that’s the biggest thing I’m taking away from this news. The next few years (decades?) could be filled with serious, standalone Star Wars films from top directors who have been dying to play in this universe since they were kids. While this could also signal Disney’s willingness to overwhelm us with new Star Wars movies, at least they haven’t announced anything completely ridiculous yet.
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