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About Jochimus

  • Birthday 02/15/1977

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  1. More likely, there'd be at least seven or eight different decos of at least two different molds of Batman in each wave and only one - if any - of his Rogues, let alone of ANY DC character who isn't Batman. Plus having "DC Transformers" turn into vehicles from the comics as opposed to the standard jet planes and ATVs that the Marvel figures do (Hello, Hasbro! The Blackbird?!? The Fantasticar?!? Anybody?!?) would probably be too much to ask for - and b'sides, let's face it, outside of the challenge of having Wonder Chickbot turn into an invisible plane that actually looks like it's supposed to be an invisible plane, when was the last time Superman actually used the Supermobile??? I don't mean to demean your ideas, but this is just one of the reasons why I'm GLAD Hasbro doesn't have the DC license anymore...it may not seem like it, but this is something that would be ridiculously easy for Hasbro to totally screw up. That having been said... Batman = a six-changer that transforms into Batbot, the Batmobile, the Batplane, the Batboat, the Batcopter, and the Batcycle. Superman = basically, a new variation of whatever ship it was that brought him to Earth, preferably somewhere in between the Byrne and S:TAS versions, maybe Supermobile-inspired in color so that it can effectively change into Superbot (with obligatory Eradicator and Henshaw repaints) Wonder Woman = well, this one's obvious, but making the invisible plane with translucent parts would just look clunky and unpleasant, IMO - I'd probably just go with an all-chrome paint job. I admit it's not the best solution to the 'invisible' problem, but I don't think it would look as garish. Green Lantern = Hal Jordan's jet fighter. Oracle = a big ol' triple-changer that also transforms into the Clock Tower and Zinda's plane, maybe with an exo-suited Barbara Gordon as a binary-bond/Minicon partner (the suit granting her the ability to walk again, as well as bearing more than a passing resemblance to an armored version of her old Batgirl suit) Lex Luthor = basically, a triple-changer cross between the old Lexsoar 7 and the Lexosuits from S:TAS. Better yet, I'd actually have Metallo be the main larger robot and have a small exo-suited Luthor figure as a binary-bond/Minicon partner. Brainiac = easy, the Skullship. Parasite = STAR Labs truck. The Joker = ffft, ya got me, short of one of those Joker Cars from the Tim Burton movie. Two-Face = a two-toned armored van, a la the Lego set.
  2. I would actually prefer a figure of the proto-Nuclear Man from the deleted sequences of Superman IV - at least then it would be easier to pretend it's a movie version of Bizarro. Otherwise, no.
  3. I wouldn't mind a Movie Masters Supergirl figure, but I don't see it happening, given that other than Slater in the classic suit and the Jerry Goldsmith theme music the movie was a complete turd.
  4. Eh, 's'OK if you can get past the one really glaring inaccuracy - Palpatine didn't die at LUKE Skywalker's hands; that said, though, it isn't hard to make better SW title crawls even on Windows Movie Maker (and that includes getting the SW title logo, in proper typeface, to zoom out into space). But I'm being nitpicky.
  5. I'm definitely gonna have to get these - I thought Louis was supposed to come with Terror Dog parts to turn him into Vinz Clortho, but what the hey. These, plus that Stay Puft bank and a decent-sized die-cast Ecto-1...
  6. Personally, I'm holding out TB&TB Batmobile. But I think if Mattel ever did make a new 6"-scale Batmobile, they just as well design one from the keel up: there've been so many different Batmobiles in the comics that I don't think it'd be right to just stick with one such design - personally, I'd "mix-and-match" elements of past and modern versions and then create a new design from that. Oh, and package it with a cloth-caped Batman figure.
  7. Dear God!! Alex Ross can make even the campyest toon look hot to the MAX!!!! Alex Ross can make ANYTHING look awesome... ...but I digress. Back to the Wonder Twins...eh, I'm kinda torn on this. On the one hand, the idea of Wonder Twins figures is awesome, and if I can find'em, I'll get'em. But on the other hand, I wish Mattel had gone through OTHER DC TV shows and movies and whatnot before going straight to Superfriends.
  8. Definitely getting an Enterprise. In fact, I still have some of the ships from Playmates' old line hanging from my ceiling...I think I can make room.
  9. If it's a reboot, I'm pretty sure they'll use new theme music. Which as a fan of Williams' theme is fine by me, because his score is already iconic and I highly doubt that any composer TODAY could come up with anything nearly as memorable. Heck, even today whenever I'm around a conversation that brings up Batman, most people's first inclination toward aping Batman's theme music is just like Homer Simpson's - "Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-BATMAN!!! Batman! Batman! Batman!". WB can darken the heck out of the character and it won't change the fact that the theme for the Adam West TV series is still universally remembered 40 years hence.
  10. Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised by such a turnabout.
  11. The bold isn't entirely accurate - he was absent from "Superman III", although Robert Vaughn's character borrows heavily from Luthor, complete with an outlandish market-cornering plan (in Wester's case, oil rather than land). He also does sport at least a trace of Post-Crisis Corporate Lex, though not half as shrewd. But I understand what you're saying, which is why I specifically suggested sticking for the most part to the first two movies, with a few exceptions - an overpowered Atari designed on table napkins by a misplaced stand-up comic does not a Brainiac make, nor a sandy-blonde surfer-dude with an old-man voice a Bizarro. (Even Ilya Salkind knew this - he wanted Brainiac proper in III, and when he couldn't get that he tried to get Brainiac into "Supergirl" - WB shot him down there, too. In an odd way, I think it's rather fitting that all those attempts to bring Brainiac in that they threw heaps of money at in the '90s fizzled badly). Which reminds me - if we do get a figure from IV, I'd actually prefer it be the FIRST Nuclear Man from the film's deleted scenes, and call it (with reference to Jon Cryer's line) Freako the Bizarre Super-Clone (they could even give him a variant with a backwards-S shirt underneath his jacket - not in the movie, but you see where I'm going with this). I'd rather see that come to pass than a Nuclear Man figure. Heck, I'd even take a figure of Brad Wilson (teenage football jerk OR half-drunken adult jerk) before Nuclear Man.
  12. Personally, I'd stick a little closer to the vest and stay away (mostly) from the later sequels - granted, it'd be limiting the range of figures you'd get out of the franchise, but given how badly the Superman movies went south in so short a time, IMO it'd be for the best just to stick with the more faithful or resonant elements (like the Donner Cut of SII, if only for Brando's sake) and gloss over the rest. In fact, what I'd suggested previously, with some afterthought, was this: - Superman [torso] - Jor-El (white robe, w/black 'Trial' variant) [left arm] - 'Oval Office' Lex Luthor w/removable hair (yeah, I know that really came from SII, but then both movies were filmed at the same time) [right arm] - General Zod [left leg] - Ursa [right leg] Build-A-Figure - Non. Exclusive multi-packs - - "You Are Here For A Reason" Jonathan and Young Clark - "Swell" Clark and Lois - "And Don't Call Me Sugar!" Perry and Jimmy - "The Son Becomes The Father" Jor-El and Lara w/baby Kal-El - "The Father Becomes The Son" Holographic Jor-El [semi-translucent] and Bloodied Clark) - "That's Buster's Dog Food!" Clark and Lana Other possibilities - - Otis with a voice chip to recite such classic dialogue as "COMING, MISTAH LUTHOAW!". - The Pimp, also with a voice chip to utter the Single Greatest Line in the original film: "Say, Jim! WHOOO! That's a bad out-FIT!!!" - Supergirl (Helen Slater) - Bibbo (Jack Larson, from "Superman Returns", even though he's twice as old as the comics' version) - Kryptonian Sentinel (the helmeted Stormtrooperesque guy who appears in the S:TM Director's Cut and the opening of Lester's II - you could pretend he's Brainiac or Kelex or whoever)
  13. If we do indeed get Alpha Trion, I hope it's a bad@$$ ancient-Autobot-samurai version of Alpha Trion voiced by Peter Cullen. I don't care if Corey Burton IS on the show (even though he was only ONE of the original Alpha voices) - IMO there's no one more suited to voice the new Optimus Prime's esteemed predecessor than the original Optimus Prime himself.
  14. I think my all-time favorite ST scene is the theft of the Enterprise in STIII. That single sequence, to me, overshadows any shortcomings the movie has (even the fact that the movie goes out of its way to establish Starfleet Command as the Frank Burns to Kirk's Hawkeye) - even Uhura gets to be bad@$$ (I particularly love the stare she gives Mr. Adventure when he first says 'Maybe this is O.K. for someone like you whose career is winding down...'). It's just a fun sequence right down to the Excelsior's engines grinding to a halt the second they switch on their fancy-shmancy transwarp drive (and Sikking's snobbishness is perfect, making it even easier to see how Sulu ended up becoming Captain of this ship). Big plus for Horner's score, too; it delivers all the comedy and seriousness in equal measures for the scene. And the dialogue throughout is snappy - everybody involved reels off at least one great line. Considering the moodiness of what we've seen up to that point and what's to follow, this whole sequence is a great break from the overcast tone without diminishing the pace of the story. It's a much-needed injection of fun into the proceedings, which is probably why it had the impact on me that it did. Second favorite ST scene: the destruction of the Enterprise. Granted, it was plastered all over the teasers, but it was no less significant when I saw it on the big screen. She went down fighting, as she should have, and when she should have (against Klingons, no less) - it underscores Genesis as a harbinger of nothing but death and destruction, and having already taken Kirk's best friend and his own son, that it would take his one true love only seems like a matter of course. B'sides, Spock coming back shouldn't have been a freebie anyway; victory is always better the more it costs, and while David's death doesn't really mean much because we barely even knew the character, the loss of the Enterprise WAS almost as heart-breaking as losing Spock, so IMO it was absolutely necessary that the Enterprise be destroyed in STIII. I mean, there's gotta be a trade-off, or you're really cheating the audience. I suppose if they wanted to balance the scales, they could have just killed off another beloved character like Scotty, but then it's a case of going back to the same well too many times - better to lose the ship and risk losing half of the audience than lose another beloved character and risk losing MOST of the audience. Third favorite: the death of Spock. Granted, the second we saw that photon tube lying in the thick of Genesis' greenery at the end, that was pretty much the unlocking of the back door right there, and true, you'd have to have been pretty naive to believe after seeing that that Spock wasn't going to come back somehow, in some form (of course, the same could be said for the mind-meld with McCoy, but without the benefit of knowledge of the third film, that somehow seemed a little more cryptic and didn't immediately feel to me as if there would any way to pay that off). But even now, with Spock long having been resurrected since, the scene is still pretty affecting to watch - it has what is easily some of the best acting Shatner has ever done (which is good, considering "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!"). It also marked one of the major differences between Star Trek and Star Wars at that point - when ESB ends, we know Han has been frozen in carbonite, but he's still alive, just as Luke just manages to survive the thrashing Vader gives him, and Lando and Chewie take off in the finally-repaired Falcon to begin the search, so the ending is still relatively upbeat; by contrast, at the end of STII, Spock is dead, Scotty's nephew is dead, Terrell killed himself, Sick Bay's all backed up, and the Enterprise has been carved up like a Thanksgiving turkey - the anguish just feels more all-encompassing to me, as if the ONLY thing to look forward to after so much suffering is Spock's seemingly-inevitable resurrection.
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