linked up vol.8

*Friday, time to share some links. Some i do comment, some not. Some lead to german internet presences.

# What does R2D2 actually say in Star Wars. Kind of.

# “Fewer Books, Better Books, Cheaper Books!” – Florida Retailer Talks Marvel Comics
I certainly don’t agree with everything stated in the text, but the sales number comparison sure is interesting to look at.

# Four Curious Names Are in ‘Kong: Skull Island’ End Credits!
Seriously, Spoilers!!

# Schall und Rauch und vieles mehr (german)
I’ve never realized that the blind librarian in The Name Of The Rose is referencing Jorge Luis Borges.

# Over 100+ Pictures of New Hasbro Transformers Figures
Soooo, Trypticon….what does the secondary market charge for Metroplex these days?

# “Gymnasts In Pyjamas” – Letters To The Editor About Batman And Superman
Hmm, i understand the point. But we are so deep in the rabbit hole that i feel like it doesn’t matter anymore.

# Toy Fair 2017: Super7
As much as i dig the animated Masters Of The Universe figures, the Robotech and Shogun ReAction figures peaked my interest. My Dad bought me vinyl figures of Roy Fokker’s Valkyrie and Mazinger that i lost on a field trip, and the reaction asthetic reminds me of them.

# Karen Berger, Dark Horse, Launch “Berger Books”
This probably means that we get even more good books. Comics are becoming more expensive every month it seems.

# Toys Spoil Everything!! Marvel Legends Two-Pack Reveals Kurt Russell in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’!
That Kurt Russel figure looks so neat.

# Eternal Empire, The New Comic By Sara Vaughn And Jonathan Luna, From Image In May
Alex & Ada was already one of my favourite comics of the last few years, so i’ll be on board for the first few issues.

# The foxes of London
Didn’t know that foxes are a “common” sight there.

# Creating Jehda and Scarif for Rogue One

# Bandai: S.H. Figuarts Star Wars C–3PO and R2-D2 Promotional Images and Info
Good thing i sat out the Mafex releases of those two. It’s not like there aren’t any S.H. Figuarts figures in the world that owners aren’t happy with, but so far i’ve been treated well by their Star Wars releases and therefore am stocked for my favourite droids.

# DC Comics To Do To Looney Tunes What They’ve Done To Hanna-Barbera, From ComicsPRO (UPDATE)
The Hanna Barbera comics that DC put out were amazing so far; i guess because my expectations weren’t very high, but frankly, this seems like it could cross the line.

# More Hasbro Marvel Roleplay, Finally I can Wear A Star Lord Helmet To Work
I would wear it to work! Two opportunities with fasching and halloween.

# Is Marvel Working on a Secret ‘Namor’ Project?
I guess Namor would work better in a Fantastic Four sequel but a Netflix show about him could work. But with the rather careful approach to world building that Marvel is taking the time doesn’t seem right.

# Ten Meter Tower
A nice 16 minute long documentary about people who are about to jump from the ten metre tower. As a person who’s scared of heights and nearly drowned in a public pool it feels like a horror film to me.

# Funko Brings Us More Batman 66 Including Action Figures (Now With More Batmobile!)
I’m in for the action figures.

New weeks, new infos/ rumors about The Batman:
# The Batman Negotiations With Matt Reeves Break Down As He Wants To Make A Good Movie

Seems i like the Star Wars Centerpiece figures

When i hear the announcement about the “reboot” of the Star Wars Unleashed figures, this time under the Centerpiece brand.
Looking at the promotional image of Luke Skywalker in his flightsuit from Empire, lightsaber in hand stepping over the foot of a fallen AT-AT, i was reminded of how much i liked the Unleashed series back in the days, but ultimately let them go. has photos from Toy Fair 2017 that shows how two of the Centerpiece figures look like combined with the regular six inch figures from The Black Series; and that ignited a sense of symphathy for them in my inner collector.

But with the onslaught of products that will be released due to the 40th anniversary of A New Hope and all the unknown things that will swim in on the tidal wave that is Episode VIII collectors like memight have to prioritize even more than we’re used to.

Asteroids In Exile ep.10

Niv and i got together to start a new season of our podcast, Asteroids In Exile.

We talk about what we have been watching, trailers, Star Wars and amongst other things, we are very judgemental about the DC-Comics based movies.

Listen to it here, or tune your favourtie podcatcher.

Thank You for your time!

acquisitions [4/17]

Let’s take a look at the stuff that will cover my corpse someday.

Lando Calrissian (3,75″ Black Series)

Another blind spot in my collection is filled! Lando’s cloak is one of the nicer ones, somehow i also dig the elastic band, but i deceided to take it off and keep him in his rebelion uniform look. While the face scuplt does not entierly resemble Billy Dee Williams i’m happy that he has his wrist communicator.

Tony Stark
(S.H. Figuarts)

Bandai is taking their game further with their face printing technology. This time with Robert Downey Jr.. The license costs are probably the reason why he doesn’t get any alternate faces but the look he comes with is a good all purpose expression. And there are three alternate hands for each arm as well as two armor lower arms and armor boots as well as a display stand resembling Tony Stark’s hall of armors.

Gardens Of Glass – Lando

It was receommended to me to help with my uneasiness with Moebius’s work.

At The Shore – Jim Campbell

Another recommendation. Jim Campbell adapted Over The Garden Wall for the comics page which i ennjoyed. So i decided to take a look at his work without being restraint by the rules of a franchise.

linked up vol.3

Friday 00:05 MET, time to share some links. Some i do comment, some not. Some lead to german internet presences.

# BBC Reports Disney Negotiating With Carrie Fisher Estate On Future CGI Carrie Fisher Appearances In Star Wars
Hmm, i heard from more people than anticipated that they did not find CGI Tarkin that bad, so perhaps CGI Leia will work as well. I’d rather see an actress in the role.
And here’s the follow up:
# Lucasfilm Addresses Using CGI To Recreate Carrie Fisher In Future Star Wars Films
I guess they will do so in Episode IX.

# Brian Blessed warned Geroge Lucas about Jar Jar Binks.

# Gravity Daze trailer via Okamidensetsu Isn’t that the cutest kitty WOAH, SHIT WHAT US HAPPENING! Here’s a making of-video.

# Der Raum-Ausstatter (german)
German comedian/voice artist Monty Arnold lays down a short but poignant bouquet of flowers to the King Of Comics: Jack Kirby.

# A Myth of Love and Metals: Gem Fusion in Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe
Steven Universe is an amazing show about acceptance and change and i’m always rambling about how beautiful the concept of fusion is to educate kids on human interaction, but this article does it waaaaay better than i ever could.

# Brigham Young University Researches The Negative Effects Of Superheroes On Pre-Schoolers
# Reconsidering Rogue One
It burns under my nails to talk about this movie, but i want to wait until i can record a proper podcast episode about it for Asteroids In Exile

# Joe Jusko Does A Classic Take On The Guardians Of The Galaxy

# 10 reasons why Fletcher Hanks kicks ass
Don’t read about Hank’s private life….but Stardust the Space Wizard is a neat name for a “Superhero”.