November 26, 2007
Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #101! (content)

Mr. Butler... what are you doing?!

Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #101!

It's time for another screencap comic -- this time from the second season of "Heroes"! In Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #101, we see what happens when good geneticists go native. Also, Kristen Bell is hot.  (11/26/07)

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Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #101!

Once again, I apologize about the lack of updates lately -- hopefully I'll be able to get more up (including at least part three of the QC Dinobots reivew and maybe a holiday-themed piece or two, though I'm not sure what it would involve at this point) in the coming weeks. Today, however, we have the first of at least two (and possibly more; we'll see) "Heroes" Hot Flashes. I've found this season to be pretty bad, but at least making screencap comics helps me to derive some enjoyment from the show. 🙂

Oh, and since the last front-page feature went up, I've posted two more entries in the Creepy Freaks Countdown -- Count 26 and Count 27. I finally ended up with an unbroken Mad Jack, so I'm glad about that.

All for now, then. As always, feel free to leave any thoughts, observations, and so forth in the comments -- and there are bonus points to be had if you get the reference in the title of Hot Flash #101. 'Till next time! :mrgreen:

-posted by Wes | 12:18 pm | Comments (4)
November 19, 2007
Count 27: Daisy & Mad Jack

Feed Daisy, Seymour... feed her all night long.

Wait, what's this? A new Creepy Freak that's not a repaint?!?!? Rejoice! Daisy here is a mutated Venus flytrap -- not unlike Audrey II of Little Shop of Horrors fame -- so while it's not a completely novel idea, the adaptation does work quite well for the Creepy Freaks line. Also, whereas most versions of Audrey II (and most flytrap creatures in general) lack eyes and proper limbs, Daisy has both a set of peepers and branches with leaves that respectively resemble arms and fingers. This effectively makes her look almost like some sort of plant-dinosaur hybrid, which is kind of a neat idea that I'd like to see explored in fiction (or, even better, claymation film). Daisy's not quite as creepy or freaky as she could be with the proper characterization, but she's definitely one of the cooler Creepy Freaks.

Also, given that Daisy was packaged differently in the box -- whereas most of the Creepy Freaks come in a sort of basket structure not unlike a squared cupcake holder, Daisy came in a front-facing plastic shroud fitted to her shape (think of upright sarcophagi lids and you're on the right track) -- I'm going to assume that she was one of the rarer figures. Also, given that it's sort of possible to tell whether a box has a figure like this in it by shaking it (her packing permits her to move far less and thereby make less noise), I can imagine kids sifting through the Creepy Freaks boxes and shaking them in attempts to discern which ones had the rarer figures with the oddball shapes. Konata would have, anyway!

Mad Jack is gonna GETCHA!

And here's Mad Jack, whom we've seen before. We have not, however, seen him before with two attached arms! So while he's not a new figure per se, I'm about as glad to see him as I am to see Venus -- making this about the best booster set we've seen in quite a while. It really doesn't get much better than dino-flytraps and insane clowns, folks. 😈

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November 15, 2007
Count 26: Dolly & Litter Kitty

Dolly and Litter Kitty are not new to us.

I told you these latter countdown entries would be brief, right? Here are Dolly and Litter Kitty, both of whom we've seen before -- and in multiple color schemes at that. So while this booster pack at least includes fairly good representations of the respective sculpts (I much prefer Dolly's colors to Ragatha's, and Litter Kitty's light coloring and black wash does well to highlight the detail of the figurine), this haul is still rather disappointing. Some new Creepy Freak blood would be nice!

-posted by Wes | 5:10 pm | Comments (0)
November 7, 2007
QC Dinobots Part 2 — content pages

Rawr will murder Decepticon kneecaps.


Yes, Rawr and Ultra Gunk finally return in Part 2 of the Quick Change Dinobots review! This time, we compare them to their cousins from the Transformers universe. It's not exactly a fair comparison, but still...  (11/7/07)

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Quick Change Dinobots — Part 2!

Okay, it's been ages, but I've finally posted the second part of the Quick Change Dinobots review. As noted previously in the blog (and in the article itself), it's a bit different from what I'd originally planned to do -- whereas before I'd simply planned to review the remaining QC Dinos and end the piece with two parts, my subsequent acquisition of actual Transformers Dinobots moved me to expand the piece to include comparisons. So yeah, now it'll likely be four parts, which means that it may well continue into 2009. 😉

That was not a typo.

Speaking of other things that will continue into the following years, the Creepy Freaks Halloween Countdown is still going even though Halloween has come and gone. It'll be a bit more sporadic, of course -- I've only added one more count in the past week -- but eventually there will be over 40 installments. Most of the remaining figurines are doubles, but there will be a few new faces for you to look forward to seeing.

Anyway, all for now! More stuff is, uh, on the way. 🙂

-posted by Wes | 3:32 pm | Comments (13)
November 4, 2007
Count 25: The Booger Man & Creepy

Hey all -- hope you had a happy Halloween! I've moved the countdown link on the content pages down a bit in keeping with its "completion," but in truth we've still got more Creepy Freaks to go (especially since I just bought two more booster packs the other day in a vain attempt to bring myself closer to completing the entire set). Unfortunately, these will all likely be quick, as we've passed the point of even repaints -- we're now pretty deep into doubles territory. Woo.

The Booger Man and Creepy... again.

See, doubles. And to make things worse, the combination of the Booger Man and Creepy contains two of my absolute least favorite Creepy Freaks in the entire line. I do want doubles of some characters -- toilet-heads are always welcome, and we still need a Mad Jack with both arms attached! -- but not these guys. I despise these guys. 🙁

-posted by Wes | 11:06 am | Comments (0)
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