I sat down to the start of a new season of Doctor Who anticipating much of what I had gotten from the Stephen Moffat/Peter Capaldi era. The past two seasons have been good, but not great. There were glimmers of light as Capaldi would insert some element of a past incarnation of the Time Lord or as some prior moment from classic Doctor Who was referenced. Overall, there seemed to be a sense that the series was looking for a direction to go, one that would appease fans, the BBC, and the creative spirit at work within the show. Amazingly, we've gotten a premiere that encompassed everything I want from Doctor Who.
Mezco is changing the 6″ figure market. They are perfecting the perfect 6″ scaled figure. Their One 12 Collective line is something to marvel at. The overall movability on these figures is nothing short of amazing. Coming in late last year was the One 12 Collective Captain America. This figure is beyond cool and here
Batman: The Killing Joke was available in select theaters July 25th and we got a chance to go see it. The film, as a whole, was nothing short of what you would expect from DC animation. Iconic panels from the graphic novel were nostalgic throughout and seeing it in motion with a full score made the entire experience new and refreshing. I remember being a younger comic book reader and this being on the list of Batman to read. I also remember it giving me more nightmares that Paranormal Activity did. Tonight (at 27 years old), I am worried about falling asleep.
Pokemon Go is available and taking the world by storm. Pokemon Go is one of the most anticipated games for the last year making thousands of aspiring new trainers to wait since the announcement of its release at a Nintendo celebration for 20 years of Pokemon. Young and old alike are taking to the streets, parks, and beaches finding Pokemon all around the world.
Yes, we've seen Captain America Civil War, so like any good web site, we're doing reviews. Before we get started, please note that reviews should always be considered one person's opinion. You should always weigh many opinions at once and determine for yourself if you should give a movie, or a book, a try. Also, while I'll try to avoid spoilers, I may inadvertently let a detail or two slip out. You have been warned.
DC Comics Batgirl by Babs Tarr Statue While we normally do not review statutes, we do report on the news. This will be a first for Needless and we all believe this is the perfect statue to review on the site. When Babs Tarr took over the DC Comics Batgirl title I was hesitant, mostly due to the fact I hate change when it comes to my comics. After a while I embraced this change and I love this version of the character.
NECA “Ultimate” Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th part 6 NECA is killing it lately. They’ve found this fantastic spot where sculpt and articulation exist in harmony and the figures look great and move well. To really drive the point home, they’ve been doing Ultimate releases of their figures and dude. DUDE. They live up to the hype. This Jason Voorhees figure is the first real “zombie” Jason—part 6 sees a slightly older Tommy Jarvis dig up Jason’s grave “just to be sure.” He then stabs the corpse with a long metal rod, which gets struck by lightning and BOOM! Zombie Jason lives to slay again. If you’re unaware, Tommy killed Jason in part 4 by shaving his head, pretending to be a young Jason and then putting a machete through the killer’s head.
Star Wars Movie Realization Samurai General Darth Vader That’s a mouthful of a name for a toy. But if you’re confused what it is after reading that, your reading comprehension skills are frighteningly low. Anyway. This review is going to talk specifically about the first release of this figure. The biggest differences are the emblem on his helmet and toward the bottom of his skirt. The newer one has a big gold approximation of the Death Star for a hood ornament and frankly, I don’t dig it. The newer version also comes with an extra sword but that’s not enough of a reason for me to buy it.
We're going to share an initial, and hopefully spoiler-free, Star Wars: The Force Awakens review.
Jessica Jones is the latest Netflix television entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like most of you, I binge watched it over several days. I couldn't do it in one sitting, because I have a day job, a family and other obligations aside from a TV series. Now I'm done with it and I'm ready to share my thoughts on it. Be warned, there will probably be spoilers from this point on, so don't say you weren't warned.
This season of The Flash looks to be one with plenty of Easter eggs for comic book fans. Already two episodes in and we have had Atom Smasher, Jay Garrick and references to numerous other comic book characters. This week's episode "Flash of Two Worlds" was ripe with references to various comic book stories.