Picked up this figure a few weeks ago, it's the upcoming TMNT 2 movie Casey Jones, he's played by Steven Amell (Arrow) and a cheap figure, so why not.
Wish the mask came off and there was a Steven Amell facesculpt on it, but it's a cheaper kids line, so not so much.
I prefer the younger Casey based on the current Nickelodeon CGI cartoon, but it's still a good pick-up. Along with Sportsmaster, and Jason Vorhees, I could probably set up a hockey mask corner of the action figure shelf if I wanted too.
My Grandparent's and Parent's generations largely let go of their superheroes and childhood stories. They were characters for childhood and when they became adults, they put them away or passed them down to their children.
My generation (X) did not. Like our parent's generation, we've attempted to pass these characters down as well, but we also don't want any of you younger people to change them, because we still view them as ours. Look but don't touch.
No where is this more evident than in comics, where people of my age or a little older attempt to circle characters back to an unchanging form they existed in during the mid 80s, a form that was itself mostly just a more polished version of the superheroes we inherited from our parents from their 60s childhoods.
My generation also fully established nostalgia as a never ending thing. Except now, Nostalgia has been repeating itself for 50 years and it's like xeroxing a xerox. Each copy of the copy becomes a little weaker in it's impact.
There's newer stuff out there. There's anime, that's a thing largely after Generation X. And video games. While we've tried to restart Pac-man and Frogger from our childhoods a half dozen times, it hasn't worked, and we know that nothing really got cool until Nintendo or Playstation or after and that's not something that was really our generation's stuff, so you can do what you want with that stuff, most of us don't really get it anyway.
But TV, Comics, and Movies, we're keeping that for us, at least for another 10 years or so. Sorry about the endless retreads and reboots, learn from our mistakes, when you finally pry our parent's IP, that we've been recopying endlessly and keeping on life support for 35 to 50 years, away from us, don't just take it over, break the cycle, make new stuff for your kids, and then let it go, and let them change it, or make it into new stuff if they want.
We really should have.
Now having said that, I'm going to go back to Twitter, where I'll have a serious argument about why Batman in the new movie shouldn't use guns, even though my Grandparent's Batman used guns, but because my parent's Batman and my Batman didn't use guns... well you know...
Last night's Legends of Tomorrow was one of the better episodes of the season. It was the one that opens with half the team left behind in 1958. I think the thing that worked is that they got off that ship for awhile and had some real character advancement outside the mission of the week happen for a change.
Sat, 25 May 2013 07:57:39 -0700
I?m not a fan of the new Flickr redesign. It?s not even that I don?t like the visual look of it.My primary beef is: without warning they completely changed the service for paying customers. I?ve payed for a Pro account for years under the assumption that paying for a service would provide a little more reliability. Flickr has shown that not to be the case, so I?m planning to use it far less frequently and probably far differently than the personal photo site of record I have been using it as. (I?m also not pleased with their likely upcoming attention/advertising model)
I was able to put all my photos into one Set and download the full size images using a free service called flickandshare.com, so I have everything safely out of the service now. Likely I will eventually set up my own simple photo gallery (and give these photos a new home) on my website at chris-karath.com. Hosting your own services and codes seem to be the most reliable method for content that you want around for years to come.
Photos that are here now, will probably continue to be here, Yahoo willing, into the future.
I?m coming to believe that commercial services are fine for emphemeral content, but archival content seems better suited for self hosted methods.
Since Flickr has shown itself to be of unpredictable stability, and it appears to be transforming into more a social network than a photo service, I?ll probably plan on treating it as such. If you subscribe to my account for the action figures, I?ll probably from time to time still post a picture or two of those here with links back to my own site where I?ll likely start posting more photos.
If you follow for my personal photos, following me on Twitter or my personal blog atchris-karath.com will probably be your best bet. --- Best wishes, Chris.
Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:17:53 -0700
Both these guys have contributed a lot to comics. I'm not implying anything with the choice of pose. I figure in classic comic parlance though, these two comic heroes would be obligated to fight before teaming up to defeat some great evil.
Thread: p1825 Post by Jolloway
Hi Cris and other people who view this sight, I just started a blog site jolloway.co.uk and I wonderd if anyone can give me any tips on blogging. I am curently using a site called word press to host me blog. I start around about a month ago and I\'m really struggling with it and if you do reply I\'m only 11 and found this sight by a photo in google Images. -Josh P.S. I love the background XP
Thread: p1706 Post by Chris
Fortunately, I resisted the DC/Master Bundles as they were pretty much only bundled with basic figures I already had. Had they been bundled with more unique DC figures, I might have alot more Masters figures at this point ;)
Thread: p1706 Post by De
I almost bit on Masters of the Universe when they were being bundled with DC Universe figures in the two-packs. I\'ve also liked the blending of sci-fi and fantasy but a lad only has so much room :-)
Thread: p1674 Post by T. Bass
Hi Chris: Like you, I bought and just received an ONDA V701. Mine took 32 days (!) to arrive from China (bought from gadgetdealer.com... avoid like plague), and the box was beat to hell, but it seems to work fine ....with one exception. That said, I like the tablet thus far, but a couple of things aren\'t flying right. One, it was advertised as having Adobe Flash ver. 11.1, but instead, mine came with 10.2. Yours? Not sure this matters, as Flash is going the way of the dodo-bird as far as Android goes. My only real complaint thus far, and that despite trying everything I could find online, I cannot get NetFlix to work. This was/is one of the main reasons I bought it, as they advertised that it \"works with NetFlix\". I don\'t know whether it\'s the tablet, or the app that is the problem, but nonetheless, no love from NetFlix at this point. I don\'t know if you are subscribed to Netflix, but if you are, I sure would like to know if it works for you on your V701, and if so, how did you get it going, and what settings are you\'re using to make it work? Appreciate hearing from you. Best, T. Bass Applegate, Oregon
Thread: p1642 Post by Erin N.
Yum, looks great!
Thread: p1557 Post by davy
i kind of agree with you, and i\'m sure bale had the best intentions but the whole media circus at times is disturbing. but if to had to pick on whether bale should have visited or not i\'d rather he visit for the sole reason that if he made any of the survivors feel good,even if it was only for the briefest moments, then it was worth it. the victims medical and emotonals needs should be put first and if bale\'s visit helped any of them emotionally then i\'m glad
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Thread: p1558 Post by Jennifer
e-butlers will solve this problem: http://peterfhamilton.wikia.com/wiki/E-Butler
Thread: p1490 Post by De
I\'ve been keeping up with you and Jenn\'s hijinks through Google Reader. It\'s just easier to have everything in one place. You\'re still loved :-)
Thread: tw1336950039 Post by Air Conditioner
I wonder if more retail outlets will start implementing this type of thing.
Thread: p1453 Post by Chuck
What, you have time to blog???!!?? More painting and box moving and furniture moving, please! LOL It looks like you guys are making real progress...
Thread: p689 Post by Frank
You can also use http://vid2mp3.org to convert youtube videos to mp3. The tool is fast and free:)
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