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1  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: August 12, 2020, 11:06:33 am
I enjoyed the ending despite some misgivings.

Icicle survives a fall from a building but then is shattered when he is run over by an SUv? I guess you could say the fall did a lot of damage to his 'ice form'. I also think we lost way too many interesting characters this season -- especially Brainwave, Jr. I guess he had the potential to overshadow Stargirl -- and that may have played a part in his demise. Dragon King was just a really creep, old school villains -- and will be missed. Brainwave Sr. was also an excellent villain. I liked that Grundy was spared -- probably something that will work to the JSA's favor in the future.

I really need to see Jade next season to make up for the loss of Henry.

Shade, Eclipso and Starman in season 2 -- though I don't think that's actually Starman. Who, then, is he?
2  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: August 10, 2020, 02:19:50 pm
I"m avoiding discussions of the finale until after I watch it on CW tomorrow evening (or Wednesday online).
3  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: August 10, 2020, 02:16:44 pm
Almost everyone wants White Queen, but are iffy on the other figures. I doubt, though, that White Queen will be released separately any time soon. Still waiting for classic Hela and Moonstone to be released!

I definitely want that Storm/Thunderbird set. I still have the old 5-inch boxed set that includes most of the new X-Men team. That's the only figure Thunderbird has had until now (not counting his brother).
4  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: August 09, 2020, 08:33:57 pm
In case anyone stopping by wasn't aware -- the ML exclusive for SDCC this year was going to be a classic Hellfire Clubs -- including FA White Queen. The set will be availble this Fall.

Oh, and FA Storm/Thunderbird is a Target exclusive this Fall.

http://marveltoynews.com/marvel-legends-sdcc-exclusive-hellfire-club-logan-movie-figure-sets/
5  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: July 24, 2020, 12:08:02 pm
I think Stripsey's son has a similarity to Luke Wilson -- probably helped him ace the role.

I didn't think Henry was dead, dead, but apparently the show wants us to believe he's dead -- as the actor has been stating that this is the end of his arc as far as he knows. It just seems obvious that he'll show up again on the bad side -- which would be an okay, if obvious means of adding drama.

I'm also glad that Courtney's mom was let in on the secret -- it was a bit too shady with Stripesy knowing her daughter is risking her life -- and not sharing the info with her.

I'm thinking the finale will be the new JSA against Solomon Grundy.
6  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: July 20, 2020, 01:01:05 pm
I'm loving the Injustice Society -- only wish the Wizard hasn't been killed off. I hope they can keep them around for season 2 somehow.
7  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: What are you getting week of 15/7/20? on: July 13, 2020, 12:10:49 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy
Spider-Woman


(These are on pull-list. The only other titles on my list are Legion of Super-Heroes (disappointing) and Hawkman (still good).
8  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: July 13, 2020, 12:09:01 pm
I"m actually a bit bummed that it's stuck on CW, but obviously DCU will be exiting first run TV series. I would guess it's a matter of time before Titans is moved elsewhere.

But I agree that Stargirl is making the other Arrowverse shows look like dog doo. I don't know if they'll be able to maintain quality after the jump, but I hope.

I think everyone is expecting Jade to show up, but some fans think she may already be on the show. Cindy's best friend is named Jenn Williams -- and she ever wears a locket that features on of Jade's logos (the one similar to Atom's). That would be the cheap way out of avoiding the green skin -- because Jen Williams would probably just wear a ring. And that would also mean less chance of Obsidian. I guess I need to be reminded that despite some of the cast -- this is not Infinity Inc. or even JSA.

That said -- love the Shiv 2-parter. The actress playing Cindy/Shiv is  rock.gif. Can't wait for the Brainwave, Jr. episode!
9  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: June 16, 2020, 09:15:43 pm
I've been streaming on Wednesdays -- because I"m never inside in the Summer before 9. But this is the best live action DC TV show since maybe the first season of Wonder Woman. And the reason why is that it honors the source material -- and doesn't try to create something that's DC in name only.
10  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: June 03, 2020, 01:02:13 pm
I had to stream episodes 2 and 3 since I"m normally outside till dark -- and it airs kinda early (8:00 PM).

I'm still a bit concerned, though, about the JSA Jrs, but I guess that's all part of the series -- seeing these new inexperienced (and unpowered?) teens inherit these roles.
11  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: May 31, 2020, 02:54:56 pm
Even though the show has taken liberties with the ages/origins of 'Infinity, Inc.' the show is much closer to the source material than any other DC show. I don't need a show to slavishly follow what came before, but I don't like when TV shows take so many liberties that barely recognize the character. I'm sure that Geoff Johns being showrunner helps a great deal. He probably never expected 'Stars & Stripes' be seen in live action, but so far, I think the TV show is better than the comic book.

I only wish the series could use more females members of the JSA. The CW basically wasted 'Black Canary', so it would be nice to see a more faithful version show up here. Also, has Power Girl ever been seen in anything outside of a comic book. I know there was a version loosely based on her on JLU as an adult clone of Supergirl. I guess they want to avoid anyone connected to Superman?
12  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: May 20, 2020, 02:17:36 pm
Someone pointed out in another forum that everyone at the losers table in the cafeteria will make up the new 'JSA'. I guess, then, that was Beth Chapel, Rick Tyler and Yolanda Montez. Apparently they will all be teenagers and not young adults. I had expected Courtney to be the junior member.  So no idea how this Beth Chapel will be connected to Dr. Mid-Nite being that she's still in high school!
13  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: May 19, 2020, 09:36:30 pm
Watched Stargirl on CW this evening and found it very entertaining -- maybe even better than Supergirl season 1. I will periodically tune in to a CW DC show, but usually regret it (I'm not a fan of Berlanti turning the solo vehicles into ensembles).

Stargirl looks like it will follow some of those CW tropes, but in this case it's using actual DC characters -- not making ones up for the show. The only disappointment for me was that it appeared a very minor group of the Injustice Society caused the end of the JSA, but maybe there is more to the story than has been revealed. Oh, and also was alarmed to see the only female in the JSA group photo was apparently Hawkgirl. I guess they can't use Black Canary, and wasn't expecting Wonder Woman, but Power Girl would have nice.
14  The Collector's Life / The Originals - The AFB Customs Board / Re: Jin's Customs: TMNT Chrome Dome vintage 6" style, pg.13 on: April 14, 2020, 02:24:46 pm
I have no idea who any of these characters are, but they all look fantastic. Nice job!
15  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: April 14, 2020, 02:23:22 pm
I was out to the 'local' markets today for the first time in two weeks. I stocked up on some items that I haven't been able to get recently. Not tp or pts -- I always have enough of those in stock to last a month or two.

At Wal-mart, I saw the Black Widow wave -- which is disappointing unless you like film characters but even then -- Yelena is bland. Taskmaster actually looks good, but the only figure I'd consider is Spymaster. I passed on it -- as the character never made much of an impact on me. I know he appeared in the Romita Jr./Layton issues of Iron Man, but whatever.

I also saw a Superman dressed up like he belongs in Lord of the Rings as an agent of Sauron.
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