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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Practice Your Poker Face: Another Geek-In-Game Review

Another year, another birthday.  As one hits adulthood, most find that birthday parties are not as necessary as they once thought.  It isn’t such a big deal to celebrate getting older.  That is, unless you are a geek.  Being a geek means that all that the birthday money you get can be spent on games, comics, Magic cards, collectibles…WEEEEEEEE bring on the party!  On October 4th I passed the threshold of “Young Adult” into the official “Adult’ category, and my birthday was a celebration of geek style in the form of board games and card games galore.  Yup…it’s time for another Geek-In-Game review.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Toy Review – The New Batman Adventures Batgirl from DC Collectibles

Barbara Gordon as Batgirl is one of my favorite comic book characters. Admittedly, the fact that she’s a redhead is a good start, but I always liked the idea that she was inspired by both her father and by Batman to fight crime.

Movie Review - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Another week, another glass of wine, and another post. Wait, that implies that I only have wine every other week when I post. We all know that's not true. Well, if you didn't know that before you do now. I had originally planned on reviewing the new James Bond movie Spectre, but it's been out for so long at this point that you've already seen it if you were that interested. I also didn't like or hate it enough to talk about it for very long. Let's just say that I'm ready for the current iteration of James Bond to move on to something new. Oh, and the opening song sucked ass. But enough of that.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Toy Stories – 2002 Masters of the Universe and Collecting the Past

This post started as the intro to my review of the Masters of the Universe Classics Evil Seed figure. It turned into a reflection on the 2002 toy line and then some thoughts about modern toy collecting in general. Since I’m planning on going forward with the Toy Stories concept as live events, I figured I could start a series of posts with the name, as well. Here’s the first one, though I am going back through the archives and assigning the title to a few other posts that fit the bill.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Needless Things Podcast 82 – Warpo Toys

Phantom Troublemaker talks to Bryan Katzel, one of the masterminds behind retro toy makers Warpo Toys!

The Good and Bad of Dragon Con 2015 by Jeff Francis

Dragon Con 2015 is now in the history books, and I have to say that I had a great time. Now that the con is over and that I've finally gotten over my con crud (three weeks of the worst flu I had in years!), I can sit back and think about the highs and the lows of the convention. This year saw a lot of big name guests from some of the biggest geek shows on the air, such as Arrow and The Flash, but Dragon Con also astounds with its sheer diversity of tracks, panels, guests, and activities. Let's take a look at the good and bad of Dragon Con 2015.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The End of an Era

This will be a bit of a departure from the usual topics here. I’m going to talk MMA.

As I started originally writing this on Sunday night for publication on Thursday, some of this may be ground that’s been gone over elsewhere in excruciating detail by the time this sees electronic print. Hopefully, with a little luck, there will still be interest enough that you’ll be curious to see my take on it regardless. So, without further ado, let’s talk that fight Saturday night and where some things go from here.