Friday, January 24, 2014

It's Not Easy Being Gamorrean

Return of The Jedi will forever be known as the Star Wars movie that introduced us to those lovable (or hated, depending on who you ask) little furry creatures from the moon of Endor, the Ewoks. Whether you’re a fan or not, one can’t deny that the ewoks were a hit right out of the gate, finding life past Jedi through 2 straight to video movies and a Saturday morning cartoon. Because they were so big, many seem to overlook the fact that they weren’t the only unique alien species introduced in Jedi. In fact, you don’t really have to wait too long into the movie to meet this other…not so cute and furry alien.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sci-Fi Feature

Back in the 80’s to early 90’s, neon was king, especially when it came to clothing. I remember proudly going to the beach sporting my one 2 punch of neon pink and neon yellow Maui & Sons trunks. Come on…admit it, we all had at least one pair of those. Neon colors were synonymous with cool and the future. I couldn’t get enough of neon. This is why when I first saw 1986 line of G.I.Joes, the new laser trooper, Sci-Fi immediately caught my eye. It was simply love at first sight!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thirteen Too

Last year I predicted that Uranos would easily place at the top or near the top of my 2013 list. So it’s quite a surprise to me that as great as he was, he didn’t end up even cracking the top 5. That’s just a testament to how much great stuff came out in 2013. So what could actually be bigger that Uranos? Well actually in the case of #5, bigger doesn’t always equate to better….

Sunday, January 5, 2014


So 2013 has come and gone and before we move on to the New Year, it just seems right to stop, pause and look back at the year that was. Unlike my top 12 of 2012, this new list seemed a lot harder to compile. At the start of the year, I made the resolution to cut back on my spending. Now while I admit I still spent a lot on this oh so addictive hobby of mine, I’d like to think that I was a little more selective on what I got. I dialled back the “completist” in me and passed on a lot of stuff I knew I wouldn’t really care much for months later. Long story short, almost everything I got this year was stuff I REALLY wanted (no really) so it was quite hard to choose the top 13….but in the end, I think I managed, so without further ado, let’s get this ball rolling.