Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rings by Do The Extraordinary.

Eradicator by Cory Walker.

Fun speculation on the Sith in The Force Awakens trailer.

Funny military anecdotes

A Redditor:

By far, the best one was this one. There was an artillery unit that had a battery of 155 Howitzers that had nuclear ordnance. Their purpose was to destroy Anchorage and the surrounding areas in case of a Soviet invasion. My dad knew one of the artillerymen in the unit. Every so often, they would get orders to go off in the wilderness for training for a period of time. My dad told me that somebody (they never figured out who) made up some some dummy orders as a prank and sent these guys and their howitzers off for a field exercise that ended up lasting a few weeks. Then some real orders came through and nobody knew where these guys were and the shit hit the fan. Somehow, the Army had lost a battery of nuclear 155's and the Pentagon was severely pissed off. Eventually, the Army figured out what happened and the unit returned back to the base. My dad asked his buddy what he did during the time he was away, and he told my dad he spent a month just fishing at a nearby lake.

"Lets play a game. Take a snapshot of one of part of your room and people try to deduce as much information about you as possible from said picture. Lets call it 'Sherlocking'"

Terminator/Robocop custom action figure

Like the Robocop version of Judge Death.  By John Mallamas on sale at ebay.

Alternate reality 60's Fantastic Four movie poster

By Peter Stults, who sells his posters here.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

John Boyega's response to racist comments on the trailer

"To whom it may concern...Get used to it."

Stabilized views of the Falcon's maneuvers in The Force Awakens trailer

Millennium Falcon gifs courtesy of two Redditors.

*Buy die cast Millennium Falcon toys at ebay.

The Force Awakens character sketches by Redditor Sidious7.

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) is a $6 lightning deal right now.

Polywen made the Force Awakens fudgesicle speeder in Lego.

Cute solar system papercraft set

Download the templates here.

Gravity is a $3.96 lightning deal.

(Is it really a ball, or is it split in the middle and we can only see one "wheel" in profile?)

South Park: The Stick of Truth is $13.59 at Amazon (PC download).

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (DVD/UltraViolet) is a $7.96 lightning deal right now.


Is 'professor' who helped with Michael Brown autopsy who he says he is?
"It's nice that CNN is investigating him, because CNN is one of the entities that made him instantly famous and credible."

$50 ebay Gift Card for $45 right now at ebay (digital delivery).

Harry Potter movie collections on lightning deal right now--movies 1-8 for $27 total on DVD, 1-8 on Blu-ray for $39 total.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tonight's "Gamergate" character on Adventure Time was NOT a reference to trollish video game fans

The Dark Knight Rises is a $1.96 lightning deal right now.

The Force Awakens wallpapers

You'll find wallpapers featuring most of the trailer's key moments here and here.

Assassin's Creed Rogue is already half off as a lightning deal right now.

There's a good interview with Warren Ellis on the latest Distraction Pieces podcast. Among other things, he reveals that he'd love to write a Columbo reboot television series.  Also, when a famous artist totally blew an Aliens cover he was supposed to illustrate.

PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle for $399 at Amazon.

Big sale on Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles at the BBTS. (Batman is $34 off, and Cap is $64 off.)

Man of Steel (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) is $6 as an Amazon lightning deal right now.

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie is probably the best comic I read this year, better than the duo's Young Avengers. (Probably because they weren't weighed down by Marvel's convoluted history.)

Along with Warren Ellis's Moon Knight, it restored my faith in comics after I tried Uncanny Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.

You can buy the first TPB for $7.68 at Amazon.

Philip K. Dick's Ubik is one of Amazon's $1.99 downloads today.

The Force Awakens trailer (and a gif of the Falcon)

I like the fudgesicle jetbike.

$100 itunes gift card for $75 (digital delivery) at ebay.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition for $7.99 lightning deal at Amazon.

Wampa plush throw rug is 24% off as part of EE's black friday sale.

Star Trek Into Darkness (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) is a $6 lightning deal right now.

Carrie Kelly joins the Teen Titans Go! universe

Carrie Kelly and various other Robins will appear in next week's episode of Teen Titans Go! (which my boys adore).

*Buy Carrie Kelly toys at Amazon.

Pool toys curated by Friends With You (expensive).

Tom Fowler is offering commissions (expensive, but great).

$10 off any physical book at Amazon with the code HOLIDAY30

For example, get Fables Covers: The Art of James Jean (New Edition) for $24.

Music: Busy Earnin' by Jungle

The song that plays over the opening credits in Tales from the Borderlands. 99 cents at Amazon

The Lich, Rattleballs, and Betty from last night's episode of Adventure Time (Jake The Brick).

Gawker writers wrote what they were thankful for. For example:

Caity Weaver
I am thankful for @ClarenceHouse, the British royal family's official Twitter account for news relating to Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince Harry, Prince William, and his lovely wife Cathy, currently pregnant. Lots of times the things @ClarenceHouse has to tell me are boring, like "The Duchess of Cornwall, on behalf of The Queen, is holding a reception for winners of The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition today," but I always read all of them. If a tweet describes an activity (such as a party for the winners of an essay contest, or a visit to the West Midlands, or a tour of a pottery studio in Middleport) I try to imagine the logistics of that event, and the nerves and anxiety of the people responsible for its coordination, and the excitement of the people who turned out specifically to see it happen. It's a good reminder that nothing is ever as important as you think it is. Occasionally I will tweet back at @ClarenceHouse, like an Internet troll writing "KILL YOURSELF, QUEEN" on Rihanna's Instagram. One time I responded "You are drunk" to a tweet in Welsh, and a couple angry Welsh people chastised me for suggesting that the Welsh language written out loosk lik a drynrk prsn typping. Generally, though, my comments go unnoticed, which I prefer. It's soothing to type into a void and receive no opinions back. I like the silence.

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is $25 at Amazon.

Kindles are $50 right now.

And Kindle Fires are $80.

Chromecast is $23.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Banner Saga is half off right now at iTunes.

Free the mosasaur

Clementine from Telltale's The Walking Dead game is now an action figure by McFarlane. Available for preorder.

Full commentary free walkthrough of Tales From The Borderlands Episode 1.

Too bad NECA decided to never release the Zer0 figure it designed:


we have good news: between the money you donated and sponsorship, we’ll be able to make a second season. We don’t know yet what the story will be or exactly when we’ll be airing Season Two, but we’ll be working on it as soon as this season ends.

Black Friday sale now up at the BBTS. Lots of great selections including Marvel Legends, Star Wars Black Deluxe, and threeA.

Elsa Nendoroid available for preorder.

$250 giant plush dinosaur.

Garbage Pail Kid sculpted by Kezeff.