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  1. Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.


    Always been a big fan of this C.S. Lewis Quote and it sums up my feelings fairly well. But, I do agree that I will often times look around my home (single dad in a two-bedroom apartment) at all the movie posters, signed comic posters, statues, toys, etc... does seem to be odd decor for a 31-year old grown up's apartment.


    But, I've never been "grown-up" in the classical sense. I'm constantly guessed as being in my early-20s. My dress style, music taste, and hobbies are hardly placing me in the proper age bracket. If not for my ID and knowing my birthday, I wouldn't feel an older than I did 10-years ago. Neither physically or mentally.


    I do find that I spend more money on these little plastic people more often than I should and I occasionally recoup some money on e-bay, but all-in-all collecting toys or comics, playing video games, watching cartoons and movies has never affected me or my life. But, then again, I also seem to be mostly surrounded by a much younger group of friends and seem to never date anyone less than 10 years younger than me. It's not intentional. It just seems to happen.

  2. Let me confess a little secret, when a post goes for more than 3 paragraphs I skip right past it anyone else (note this not against anyone, just something I do and was wondering if anyone else did the same) lol @smilepunch@


    Yes, I do the same thing.


    We live in a sound-bite, bullet-point age.


    If people can't get their point across quickly, I can't spare the time to care.


    It's a message board. Where the entire media is either written word or, mostly, asinine pictures. I'm more inclined to skip a three line paragraph as opposed to a longer and, most likely, more thought out post. I'm more likely going to skip a post that is poorly thrown together with horrible misspellings, improper grammar, and any lack of paragraph spacing.


    I have the time to spare otherwise I wouldn't be blowing time on a website about hobbies and the superfluous aspects of my life I blow money on. But I digress...


    As far as the sub goes. I cherry pick. Not out of monetary constraints, but out of not wanting certain characters. I won't be buying the DC sub the same reason I only kept the MOTU sub for one year - at the year's end I found the majority of the characters I had obtained I didn't care about.


    Sure, it could be different with the DC license, but I doubt it. They are far more characters under DC's belt and an even greater number of costume variants, which just means less of a chance I get something I truly want.

  3. I mean, he's recognizable as the character he is supposed to be portraying. I can't really ask for much more. But, to keep in line with the usual comments of initial pictures of a movie slated for almost two years from now:


    It sux! Calling it now, this movie will blow hard. They are destroying my childhood. I hate Synder, Nolan, etc...


    Okay, now that we got that out of the way.

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  4. I know this is the DC forum, but zounds, the size of Thor is massive. He's on par with the 7 inch scale Marvel Select figure and dwarfs both the Toy Biz and Hasbro Legends Thors. Wonder if the rest of the reboot will follow suit.


    And, looking at Swamp Thing, making the figures gigantic was a multi-company endeavor for the con exclusives.

  5. That, and quite frankly, it's impossible to please fanboys, so it's a wonder why they even bother trying.


    I have no idea what you mean. A few years ago the SDCC exclusive was a movie Destro and the fanboys pissed and moaned because it wasn't an item worthy of an exclusive and stayed in stock on site for quite some time. And the last two years well wanted items have become exclusives. And... fanboys pissed and moaned because there wasn't enough of a con exclusive to go around.


    Maybe you're on to something...


    But, to be fair, a laggy site did not diminish the quantity of stock. A vast majority were still going to leave empty handed whether the site moved lightning fast or slow as molasses.

  6. Been playing Bulletstorm on the PS3 for the last week. And, usually, I'm not a FPS kind of fella, but this one has been fun. I'm mostly finished with the single player trophies (just sucked it up and played on Very Hard the first time through) and am thinking about setting my sites on the Multiplayer aspect.


    Anybody playing or played this game and have any idea of the difficulty on the multiplayer aspect? 3 trophies in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer kept me from a platinum. Wondering if this will be any different?

  7. I think this is how they should have been doing DCUC all along. I get tired of seeing figures that kids don't want clogging the aisle at Walmart. Mattel produces those figures because adult fans want them. Then they dont sale and retailers stop ordering them. They should have the figures all kids know at retail and have the more obscure but in demand figures available on Mattycollector.


    The problem with 1 figure a month, plus a sub exclusive figure, is only 13 figures a year. That's great for MOTU which didn't have 70+ years worth of stories, characters, costumes, and variations to pull from.

  8. Any details on how this works?


    Probably just like the MOTU sub. If enough people subscribe then every month a figure (which if MOTU is an indication you won't know the entire line up when you sign up) a figure will be shipped to you for X amount of money. Once you subscribe you will be on board for every month's figure whether you want it or not and, again I reiterate, there is a slim-to-none chance of knowing the entire lineup when you sign up.

  9. It was just released that Sideshow and Hot Toys are going either further into collaboration and SDCC will show a DX version of Bespin Luke from Episode V. I expect to become very broke if Sideshow is going to do Star Wars...

  10. everytime i watch that ghost rider pic with the light on it makes me go wow.


    I agree and CNC had a few more back in stock last week, but for $330 and I just couldn't come to pull the trigger on that price. Especially since Thor just came in and I know Commander Bly (Sideshow) and Spider-Man (Hot Toys) are both coming in next month.


    Love these guys, but at this price point I have to try and space them out a little better.

  11. I've been meaning to check out a Disney Store but i rarely enjoy dealing with malls. Are the prices okay? Dont want to bother if they mark up too high.


    The Disney Store also carries Marvel Select figures at $25 a pop, which is about $5 than the online stores but cheaper in the long run without shipping.


    This is where I found the MS Deadpool. And then I reveled in the irony of buying a Deadpool figure in a Disney store,

  12. Last week Sideshow made the HT Batman Demon and Scarecrow set available on their site for $299.99 so hoping they do the same with this re-release of Batman Begins at a more reasonable price.


    Bigbad also made the the bat demon/scarecrow 2pack early this year for $499.99 !!!! and its still in stock at that price LOL.


    $500 for two exclusive HT figures isn't all that bad - seeing as the individual Gray Iron Man Mark IV is going for $350 + by itself on the after market now. But, I know I could care less about the Batdemon half of the pack (which is probably why it is going for so little). I hope the Batman Begins isn't much more than $250, but I am assured it will sell out quickly.

  13. I've never seen anything Stevenson has done, so I have no opinion on his casting whatsoever.


    Nothing? He was in Thor, King Arthur (2004), the Other Guys, the Book of Eli, Cirque de Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, and HBO's Rome just to name a few of the bigger projects he's been in. As well as being a part of the upcoming Three Musketeers movie.


    He's a great actor and I am curious to see his version of Firefly.

  14. Wow...I knew about only a couple of those tid-bits. The rest I had never read about. It just makes me want that book even more than I already did.


    I love the idea of Vader having a castle/fortress. That would have been very cool.


    Yeah, I like the idea of the Fortress too. May be why both Dooku and Grievous got one in the Clone Wars series.

  15. I don't know about Transformers, might try to catch it this weekend if I have time but a coworker saw it and told me that it was as crappy as the second one, according to him the only good thing were the Special Effects and the action, but the crappy forced comedy is back and also there were a lot bad moments with the plot and characters which he didn't get into detail to avoid spoilers but assure me I would know when I saw it. Also I don't think it has done well according to this article it underperformed compared to the previous 2:




    Currently, TF:DOtM has pulled in $162 million domestically in it's first week, which puts it $80 million behind the Hangover 2, which is the highest grossing movie of the year so far and in it's sixth week. Don't believe I would call that too shabby so far.

  16. Waste of 3 hrs!


    Apparently we saw a completely different movie. Heh. Ah, well, this is why it will be nigh impossible to knock any of these types of properties out of the park. We sit completely on opposite ends of the opinion spectrum.

  17. Maybe I'm just a little too easy to please. Or maybe I don't need to see an Oscar Award winning production when it comes to Asgardians, mutants, Green clad space police, or giant $%^#ing alien robots who kick ass and take names. I thought the third movie was fantastic and it had everything I wanted in a summer blockbuster. Action, #$%^ blowing up, an attractive actress to ogle, and just enough plot to get me from #$%^ blowing up in one action packed scene to #$%^ blowing up in the next action packed scene.


    The only problem with fanboy properties is people will never be happy. Ever. TF3 was worth the price of admission and I'd go see it again.

  18. Ok lets say he didn't die but smashed into 4 people a mom a kid a grandma & some random guy & killed them all ... would you still be saying the above ?..


    We can kick around hypotheticals all day long, but it didn't happen. He didn't run into a bus load of children, a nursing home, and a parade of priests. However, being over double the legal limit of alcohol does slow reaction time and impair people into making brash and moronic decisions. And we can say that happened since he was going three times the speed limit.


    He didn't deserve to die (for the most part, most people don't deserve to), but acting that carelessly it's not shocking or jaw-dropping. The real world has real consequences. It's a shame he acted like such a fool with someone else in tow. If someone wants to throw away their life so carelessly, that's one thing. But don't drag someone along with you when life seems so unimportant.

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