LEGO Brand Retail
May 092009
 

PopHangover.com HungoverThe fine and rather sarcastic folks over at Pophangover.com must have been hungover when they reviewed the Spock action figure on their site.

Take a look at the picture to the right. As you can see they are clearly talking about the NEW Spock action figures from Playmates Toys, but are comparing it to Leonard Nimoy as Spock. So of course the photo of the actual person isn’t going to look ANYTHING like the action figure and vice versa.

Perhaps as a pop culture site they are so out of touch with reality that they don’t really know what is going on in the world of pop culture any more? Have they had their collective heads in the sand for the past year? Do they not know that their is a NEW Star Trek movie with a whole new cast? Spock is now played by Zachary Quinto (Sylar from Heroes).

Now with that new knowledge people, try your little review again. Your two main complaints about the figure seem a perfect match when compared to the correct actor.

Quinto as Spock Quinto Toy vs Nimoy Spock

I would say the toy is pretty close, not dead on, but pretty dang close to Quinto (but certainly not Nimoy). And I’m the slacker here 🙂

Apr 292009
 

Star Trek Bridge Wall MuralI have been telling FatHead for years that they needed to make Star Trek wall stickers. I even contacted the cardboard people to see if they were going to do them (they let their license go a bout two years ago and I bet they are kicking themselves now). Roommates has picked up the slack and their stuff looks good and costs less than FatHeads anyway.

Star Trek Wall MuralsI have to get me some of these. Wish I had a wall to do the full wall mural of the Enterprise bridge. (Wouldn’t that be sweet with the life-sized captain’s chair?)

I may wind up settling for the giant wall appliques. I could handle having just a Kirk or Spock standing next to my PC. But like I always asked when I was bothering the other companies, please bring us some big ships for our walls and ceilings!

Kirk Wall Applique Spock Wall Applique McCoy Wall Applique
Giant wall Appliques of Kirk, Spock and McCoy

Star Trek Wall Appliques
Small appliques of
Star Trek crew / ships / Icons

Mar 182009
 

Zombie PetsI saw these and thought I have to have those. These are just TOO funny. Little Zombie pets for your pockets. Set includes a zombie cat, zombie dog, zombie rabbit, zombie bird and zombie fish. I think they should do even more zombie animals. I would like to see a zombie farm set with a zombie horse, cow, sheep, goat, chicken etc.

So go ahead and run out and buy the Zombie Pet Shoppe figures before I do.

Mar 042009
 

CBS announces new licensing agreements to hock Twilight Zone merchandise inlcuding a US postage stamp (probably the reason stamps are going up to 44 cents in May).

Other products will include games, dolls and Hallmark ornaments.

So I guess the new Star Trek film isn’t the only thing CBS is whoring out.

Feb 252009
 

Captains ChairBoy would I love one of these for my collection, but at around two grand I cannot foresee ever having one. Noting in my Star Trek collection has cost me more than $200. I just can’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on a collectible. (funny though I spent that on my other hobby, photography, when I bought my first digital SLR)

I will just have to continue under the impression that it is really uncomfortable (most likely not), would NEVER make me feel like a starship captain (fat chance on that, it would be SO COOL) and there is no where I could fit it in the house (duh, throw out the sofa!) Okay, so I have convinced myself (NOT) that I don’t want or need this splendid, life-sized, original series Captain’s chair to act out my Captain Kirk fantasies.

Besides if I had this where would I get the green alien girls from?

Since these are limited and I don’t seem to be able to get me one, why not head over to EE and pre-order a Captain’s Chair for yourself (and make me EXTREMELY jealous in the process)?

Feb 212009
 

50 Aliens T-shirt…can u name them allI had so much fun with my friends trying to figure out the 51 Robots on my other Chop Shop t-shirt that I thought I would do the same here with the 50 Aliens shirt. (Both of which are highly recommended by me as being both uber cool and uber geeky.)

Here’s what I got (feel free to comment below with additions or corrections to the list):

  1. Ignignokt the Mooninite – Aqua Teen Hunger Force

  2. Alien

  3. Space Invaders ?

  4. Preditor

  5. Yip Yip Martians – Sesame Street

  6. ?

  7. Marvin the Martian – Looney Tunes

  8. Bug – Starship Troopers

  9. Kodos or is it Kang? – The Simpsons

  10. Glactus – Marvel Comics (not the Silver Surfer movie, slackers)

  11. Vorgon – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Movie

  12. Mos Eisley Cantina Band Member – Star Wars: A New Hope

  13. ?

  14. Tribble – Star Trek TOS

  15. ?

  16. Diva – Fifth Element

  17. Howard the Duck

  18. E.T.

  19. Alien – Close Encounters of the Third Kind

  20. ?

  21. X-Files?

  22. ?

  23. Klaatu – Day The Earth Stood Still (original)

  24. Space Invaders

  25. Nibbler – Futurama

  26. Space Invaders

  27. Great Gazoo (Kazoo)- The Flinstones

  28. Spock – Star Trek

  29. ?

  30. ?

  31. ID4 Alien – Independence Day

  32. Mork from Ork – Mork and Mindy

  33. ?

  34. Uncle Martin – My Favorite Martian

  35. MIB Worm – Men in Black

  36. Sand Worm – Dune

  37. ?

  38. Beldar – Coneheads

  39. Martian – Mars Attacks

  40. Kanamit – Twilight Zone To Serve Man

  41. Quark – Star Trek Deep Space Nine

  42. Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)

  43. Zim – Invader Zim

  44. ?

  45. ?

  46. ?

  47. ?

  48. Zoidberg – Futurama

  49. Alf

  50. Dalek – Doctor Who

So as you can see there are holes in this list. So your help is appreciated!

Feb 152009
 

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, SpockWho knew that the game of rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock shown on the Big Bang Theory was and actual game? Not I. I found out the other day while poking around ThinkGeek.com they made a t-shirt (which is pretty cool in its own right) and they linked to the guy who came up with it.

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock was created by Sam Kass with Karen Bryla. The rules are easy and the reasons for using it instead of the standard rock, paper, scissors makes pretty good sense. People that know each other too well will inevitably end up in a tie about 80% of the time. So by adding 2 new variables this will decrease those chances of getting a tie.

Here are the rules (Sheldon will also explain them in the video). Scissors cut paper. Paper covers rock. Rock crushes lizard. Lizard poisons Spock. Spock smashes scissors. Scissors decapitate lizard. Lizard eats paper. Paper disproves Spock. Spock vaporizes rock. Rock crushes scissors.

Love this show!

Feb 142009
 

I Heart a TrekkieHappy Valentine’s Day everyone. Guess what? Even Trekkies are loved. Why not show the world?

I am getting everyone I know one of these shirts so they can proudly tell the world “I LUV A TREKKIE”.

Why don’t you run and get yourself one too? The I Heart (luv) a Trekkie t-shirt is available at CafePress. Or if you don’t like this one head on over and customize your own t-shirt.

Feb 122009
 

The reason I ask is because I can’t. I can get the majority of them but need help with the rest. Please comment below with your answers. As you can see I am only a few short of getting all 51 robots named. Your help is appreciated. Thanks!

51 Robots

  1.  Astro Boy

  2.  Marvin – Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

  3.  K-9 – Doctor Who

  4.  Huey – Silent Running

  5.  HAL 9000 – 2001*

  6.  V.I.N.CENT – Black Hole

  7.  Conky – PeeWee’s Playhouse

  8.  Rusty the Boy Robot – Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot

  9.  Twiki – Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

  10.  B9 (aka the Robot) – Lost in Space

  11.  Crow T. Robot – MST3K

  12.  Johnny Five – Short Circuit

  13. Tripod – War of the Worlds*

  14. Wall-E

  15. Tom Servo – MST3K

  16. Robby the Robot – Forbidden Planet

  17. ?

  18. Gigantor

  19. ?

  20. Rock’em Sock’em Robot

  21. Mechagodzilla

  22. Megaman*

  23. Mazinger Z*

  24. ?

  25. Cylon – Battlestar Galactica

  26. Marvin – TV HHGTG (shouldn’t the head be longer?)*

  27. Bubo – Clash of the Titans

  28. Sentinel – Matrix (I would have given a side view)*

  29. R2-D2 – Star Wars

  30. Tinman – Wizard of Oz

  31. Gort – Day the Earth Stood Still

  32. ?

  33. Bender – Futurama

  34. T100 – Terminator

  35. C-3PO – Star Wars

  36. Robot on cover of Oct. 1953 Astounding Science Fiction (used on Queen’s Album)*

  37. Iron Giant

  38. Maria – Metropolis

  39. Cylon Centurian – (new) Battlestar Galactica*

  40. ED209 – Robo Cop

  41. ?

  42. ?

  43. Rosie – The Jetsons (her bottom wasn’t rounded though)*

  44. Johnny Sokko’s Flying Robot

  45. Tic Toc – Return to Oz*

  46. Dr. Theopolis – Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

  47. Optimus Prime – Transformers (cartoon)

  48. Maximilian – Black Hole*

  49. Voltron

  50. Muffit the Daggit – Battlesatr Galactica

  51. Techno Trousers – Wallace & Gromit

* = someone else told me 
? = still need help

This way cool t-shirt is available from Chop Shop.

Feb 042009
 

Robot TeeSo often my “Want It” posts are for things that are completely out of reach for me, but today’s post is something I will be getting.

After viewing Monday’s Big Bang Theory I had to go on a search for the t-shirt that Sheldon was wearing. My search brought me to a cool website (Chop Shop) with a similar shirt, but instead of Godzilla the shirt I came across this shirt was covered in Robots (only about half of which I can name…I hope the shirt comes with a list of who they are).

But since I could not find the Japanese monster shirt I had seen and this shirt was similar I thought I would ask, so I shot off a quick email. I thought I would hear back in a few days (if at all). To my surprise I got an email back in about an hour and they told me who did the shirt Sheldon was wearing even though it was not available through them. How cool is that?!

So I will definitely be back for this awesome robot tee!

Feb 022009
 

Godzilla ShirtTonight’s Big Bang Theory had Sheldon wearing yet another way cool t-shirt. This time it was a cool Godzilla monster silhouette shirt from the folks over at Super7.

I will so be getting one of those.

But while I call myself a fan I don’t know if I can name all of the monsters pictured on the shirt. I may need some help with that.

So if you want to look cool like Sheldon go get this shirt. (but not until I get mine)

Feb 012009
 

Klingon KeyboardPerhaps if you dress as a Klingon and speak the language at conventions this gadget might be for you. Then again if you are a hunt and peck typist, like myself, you might not want to go there.

But if the Klingon dictionary alone is not good enough for you, you’ll want to get yourself a Klingon keyboard from Cherry (UK).

Or maybe even better just run out and buy yourself a USB keyboard, pop the keys off, and redo them in a Klingon font. Then plug it in and turn on the Klingon font on your PC and away you go. Much cheaper and maybe even more fun. Heck there has to be a site out there somewhere where you could get custom keyboard stickers if you wanted them.

You’ll find a DIY Klingon Keyboard much more satisfying than buying one (especially one that isn’t even an official Star Trek item).