Thursday, December 07, 2017

ALL I WANT FOR XMAS 2017: The NEW Marvel Legends Ghost Rider

I'm such a crusty demon that I just can't buy Ghost Rider as a boy racer in a car. Sorry 'bout it. Especially when the original Johnny Blaze, the motorbike madman who sold his soul for love is a concept with still so much potential.

That's why I'm glad the revamped Marvel's Legends line is about to burn up the shelves with two motorbike-based stocking fillers - one of them Johnny himself!

Okay so J.B. and Black Widow won't officially be ready until "early 2018", but hey, Santa has to operate a wish-list like Amazon right? Any Santa that didn't would certainly be worthy of the penance stare!

 What do you think? 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

WAIT, THERE'S NO ASTROTRAIN? Smartphone Operated Transformers

Transformers are the toys that teach whole generations to try and figure out how to do it first and read the instructions last. Now in a move that threatens to do away with teaching that lifelong skill, comes the smartphone-controlled self-transforming Transformers from SenPower - complete with sound effects!

I wish the original toys had sound effects, although I did have "Eject Ravage" down to a pretty cartoon-realistic voice. This vid shows Optimus Prime, Hound and the Constructicon Scrapper, while their website has Hot Rod too. Just watch.

 What do you think? 

Monday, December 04, 2017

HARLEY QUINNINJA? The Batman Ninja Trailer Debuts

When Grant Morrison handled the return of Bruce Wayne, he reimagined ol' BW as various Bat-pop culture genres - pirate Batman, caveman Batman, cowboy Batman - it was wicked. One that was noticeably missing? Ninja Batman.

Now an all-star line-up of anime creators looks set to fill the void, with this trailer for Batman Ninja. Japanese trailer first, English trailer second - watch each for their exclusive footage!

That Two-Face looks amazing! Nightwing, Penguin, Harley Quinn and the other lads and lasses of Gotham City get thrown into feudal Japan, after an unexpected chemical reaction turns the Clown Prince of Crime into the Devil King of the 6th Heaven, Lord Joker.

Giant robots, Gorilla Grodd(?), and a Bat-vehicle free Batman has my mind spinning who else may be in future trailers - Scarecrow, Bane, Huntress, Black Canary - the potential for this 2018 release is already HUGE.

 What do you think? 

Sunday, December 03, 2017

I'M THE HUMAN TORCH: The XM42-M Personal Flamethrower


Sunfire, Pyro, Human Torch, Ghost Rider, Hellstrom, El Diablo, Sun Boy - there are so many fire-powered characters in comics anyone would think we are a bunch of closeted arsonists (wait you liked putting the plastic packaging of your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the fire and watching it melt too?)

Well now for just a smouldering sum of $900, you can own your very own XM42-M, a $900 personal flamethrower that can fire flame an average of 30-feet. Designed to be "enjoyed for generations" and able to be operated by us right-handed folk or those Xavier institute lefties, the billeted aluminium awesomeness comes with an optional 3-gallon backpack for over three minutes of burn-tastic fun.

Now if they could only combine that backpack with a jetpack, we really could Flame On!

 What do you think?