August 11, 2008
Madballs Sticker Review (content pages)

No crusty snot here -- these balls are fresh 'n' gooey!

STICKY NEW MADBALLS!!!

Although we've billed this as a sticker review, our analysis of these appalling adhesives mostly details our thoughts about the new Madballs depicted on them. And how could we not? They're delightfully disgusting!  (8/11/08)

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Dusty Plastic HELL #7B (content pages)

Love that 'do, Angelique.

DUSTY PLASTIC HELL #7B!!!

Last time, the Doctor unwittingly solved a puzzle box... one that summoned those otherworldly entities known as the Cenobites. How will he avoid the taste of their pleasures? Find out in "The Doctor's Demons" Part 2!  (8/11/08)

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New Madballs and Dusty Plastic HELL #7B!

Bruise Brother is back... and he's brought some new friends!

So I'd hoped to have this up sometime last week, but it's finally here: our review of the Madballs sticker set currently making the rounds at Target! Except it's not really a review of the stickers' stickability -- that would be painfully short -- but rather a close-up look and discussion of the new Madballs depicted on the adhesives. Yes, you read that right. New Madballs! And by that I mean new-new Madballs, as opposed to more or less obvious derivatives of old school balls. Yay!

And then we've also got the conclusion of "The Doctor's Demons" for your reading pleasure. I had quite a bit of fun with this one and learned a handful of tricks that make the comic creation process go a lot more smoothly, so expect more (but not too many more) toy comics in the future. Given that some of these tips involved the creation of dialogue bubbles, more screencap comics are also very likely. There may even be one in the next update! And barring the possibility of a quick Crayon Haiku update in the mix, the next update should contain the next installment of Mickey Glitter's Sarah Jane Smith Fashionista Fever as well. 🙂

And now it's plug time! Ragey of Random Action Hour and Random Hoo Haas was kind enough to make a financial donation to the site, so the very least I can do is remind y'all how cool his websites are and encourage you to check them out. In fact, even I didn't realize how wicked they were until I browsed them in greater detail for the purposes of this plug!

Yes, I knew about the engaging cartoon summaries on Random Action Hour, which -- among many, many other shows -- include recaps of all of the hilarious American "Street Fighter" and "Darkstalkers" 'toons. But I had no idea about the in-depth looks of completely insane games like Diet Go Go. Heck, there's even a fun review of Transformers Action Master Blaster that kinda makes me wish I had some of these little guys. And I couldn't help but be impressed when I looked at Ragey's update information on Random Action Hour! I so need to be that prolific with SC.

Anyway, there's so much stuff on Ragey's sites that I could single out articles for particular praise all day -- just get over there and check 'em out for yourself already. :mrgreen:

Aaaand finally, speaking of plugs, here's another one for Superarticulated, where I've got another brief guest review up: this time of the Series 1 Kroenen in the greater Hellboy movie figures review. Don't expect this renewed action figure kick to end anytime soon, folks. 😉

Okay, that's all for now. See you next time, minna-san!

-posted by Wes | 1:43 pm | Comments (3)
August 3, 2008
Dusty Plastic HELL #7A! (content pages)

Too brilliant for his own good.

DUSTY PLASTIC HELL #7A!!!

The Doctor is brilliant -- and in Dusty Plastic HELL #7A, we see just how brilliant when he tackles a puzzle box that relatively few people have been able to solve! But success with puzzle boxes is not always desirable...  (8/3/08)

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Dusty Plastic HELL #7A!

Okay, I know I said the Madballs would return next time... but I meant the next time we had a full article. Yep. That's what I meant, exactly...

The Doctor is divine.

Anyway, as you can see, we've got no Madballs for you this Sunday morning -- but in what is arguably appropriate (considering that the Doctor is Jesus and defeated Satan and all) or isn't at all (given the name of the feature and what happens in the strip!) for a Sabbath, we've got a new episode of Dusty Plastic HELL for you! Or rather, the first part of one, since I've decided to split this one into two parts. The total number of panels still exceeds, six, though, which is why I'm not calling this a Hot Flash. It's been a while since we had one of those, hasn't it?

Anyway, this is a test of sorts -- if you swing by the latest entry (at the moment, anyway) in my personal blog, you'll see that I've been doing blue screen tests of sorts with figures in the light tent. Given my success here, I think I can confidently say that Krang's saga will finally be continued in the near future! It seems like every time I think I'm ready to continue that I get spent on the test runs, but hopefully that won't be the case this time.

Anyway, all for now -- ideally we'll have that Madballs article and the exciting conclusion to "The Doctor's Demons" when next we meet! Ja. 🙂

-posted by Wes | 11:14 am | Comments (1)
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