Aug 25, 2009

What? No Sequel?

While it seems like every movie that does halfway decent or even less (Crank 2 or Butterfly Effect 2 anyone?) gets a sequel, there are a string of movies from the '80s and '90s that did not get a second run at the box office.

So, in no particular order, here is our short list of movies we would have liked a second helping of:

  • Top Gun - so Maverick becomes an instructor at Top Gun. The next movie could have been him against more smart ass young pilots or even getting called out into another international incident with his cadets. Throw in more romance with Charlie or another love interest, and it would have been another fun summer flick (and probably lots better than Days of Thunder.
  • Independence Day (ID4) - no way all of the nasty aliens were dead at the end of the first one. Surely some of those big ships got back into orbit before we kamikazed into them. Flash forward a few years, and it's Memorial Day. Let the explosions and Will Smith wise cracks commence.
  • Pulp Fiction - not so much a sequel as what happened in between the stories. Where did Jules go? How did Marsellus get the case? What was in the case anyway? How did Vinnie come into Marsellus' employ? Pump up the music, grab your milkshake, and let's get the gang back together.
  • The Fifth Element - avoid the obvious of calling "The Sixth Element", and we can continue the story of Leeloo. Surely someone can persuade Luc Besson and Milla Jovovich to start working on this film (and bring Jean Reno along). Who needs Bruce Willis anyway?
  • Legend - more Darkness! Nuff said.
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off - this could have been a mini-franchise for Matthew Broderick. Ferris Bueller's Next Day Off, Ferris Bueller's Summer Vacation, etc until they go the way of the National Lampoon vacation flicks. Seriously, it would have been another fun romp as Bueller enters freshman year in college and decides he needs to skip out before he flips out and heads off cross state find Mia Sara's Sloane with Cameron once more unwillingly/willingly in tow.

I am sure there are more, so feel free to send your nominees!

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Aug 20, 2009

Muggs the Word!

The Empire Muggs Back - a hokey name, but it was for a great cause. And we are even more excited here because we got one of them!

You can read more about the event here -

So, we got the Leia Robotika by Bill Morrison of Simpsons Comics fame. It's an unique take on Your Worshipfulness that is definitely a step up from the Slave Leia outfit. We are also excited that the Mugg appears to be fully rendered with some nice detailing. I need to contact Morrison to get more info on the creation of this one of a kind item since star has not done a "Making of" feature yet.
Here are the promo photos from the auction website. We will post some figures of the actual Mugg once we have received it.

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Aug 8, 2009

Support the Troops

We were driving down I95 today when we came upon a long convoy of military vehicles heading northbound. After doing some research, we found out that it was a brigade heading for deployment in Iraq. Seeing these soldiers in full gear on an incredibly hot day here in NC, maintaining their discipline even though doing just a "harmless" drive - it really makes you think. They are leaving their homes and loved ones behind, some for the second or third or more time, and they are doing it in service to us and in service to the greatest country in the world. It makes you realize how many things we take for granted in the United States, and how we MUST hold these freedoms sacred. may be a cliche...but freedom is not free. The United States of America is the greatest living experiment in individual liberty and representative democracy in the history of the planet. Do not forget our troops in harm's way, and do not let their sacrifices be in vain by trading "security" for freedom.

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Here's A Job Opportunity!

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'Nuff Said.
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Aug 6, 2009

Amazon Promo Code!!

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Let's see how this turns out....

Presenting our first Twitter/Blogger exclusive promotional code for our Amazon store! Enter "TWITTERY" at checkout to receive 10% off any order of $40 or more from our storefront. It can be one big item or a bunch of smaller items as long as the total before shipping is $40 or greater. If you have a code from a show or previous sale flyer, you can combine the codes for even greater savings (a perk for our previous customers)! The code does not expire until Oct. 31st at midnight, so come back from time to time to see what's new.

We have much, much, much more that will will be adding in the coming weeks and months. Last week, it was McFarlane Metal Gear Solid and Beatles figures. This week, it is superhero busts (some signed), a variety of hero figures, and Kingdom Come figures. Next week....who knows what will be next because we have loads of horror, Marvel, DC, Star Wars and others still to come.

If there is a positive response, look for bigger and better promo codes to be announced on here and via Twitter (see sidebar to the right) as we get closer to the holidays.

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