Let it go, Loki.
The magic of Thor. Also a fair representation of what it’s like when I try to do anything, at all.
Once a year I look at my favourite toys from the preceding year. When I stopped buying a bunch of toys annually, and kept it to a relative handful (no wait: an actual handful!), this started getting less of a “top ___ list” and more of a “here’s what I did” list. Still, I’ve ranked them in order of awesomeness, because toys are awesome. There’s even a bit of psychological justification below, for those of you shaking your heads and wondering what my mother did wrong.
#1: Hot Toys MMS 188 The Dark Knight Rises Selina Kyle
It’s kind of a pick-‘ems in the top slots here but I think Catwoman edges out Loki by a nose. (She has a lovely one.) This must be the only instance of rooted hair in my whole collection, which is (admittedly) a bit funky and will probably only become funkier over time. But Selina is blessed by the presence of her fancy eyewear and goggles, which do a good job of keeping those runaway locks clamped down; and the Anne Hathaway sculpt is fucking phenomenal. The only real problem is the price point, which is becoming Hot Toys’ major problem anyway. I think I paid $240 here? For a figure with a single accessory (Bat-pod not included)? That’s way on the high side. For comparison, the identically-equipped Black Widow from Iron Man 2 ran $140, just three years ago.Read more
You know, for a crazy homeless person, he’s pretty cut.
Something to make sure the gf still visits my tumblr
Welp, this year is basically impossible. You know that insane renaissance in TV that has been happening for the last couple of years? I’d argue that 2013 saw it happen in mainstream comics, too. And for that reason among many others, the only way I can accurately award the Best Title this year is to give it a four-way tie:Read more
At last there’s a Natalie Portman / Jane Foster action figure to clutch helplessly at Thor’s muscled midsection!
(no seriously I’m way too excited about this)
KRA-KOOOM! Thor returns to wreak Asgardian justice on the mortal world of the box office, and Team Mamo takes a time-out to consider the state of the Marvel empire: Phase 2, Agents of SHIELD, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the NetFlix original series announcement, all suggest a franchise in its prime. So what’s going wrong?