G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) – Worth The Wait?

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the the sequel to the 2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra…. sort of.  Before I get into this I wanted to mention two things.  First, this review will contain spoilers.  If you haven’t watched the movie yet and you don’t want to know the plot stop reading and come back when you’ve seen it.  Second, I’m a HUGE G.I. Joe fan.  Not only of the live action stuff, but more … Continue reading

Potential Agenda For Mania Weekend

The Potential Agenda For WrestleMania 29 Weekend

As I get older, I tend to actually “plan” things less and less.  Actually, now that I think about it, age really has nothing to do with it.  Ever since I got married I rely on the Wife for my planning needs.  I’m not quite sure where I’d be without her. That said, when it comes to a Pip / Chewie weekend I’m pretty much on my own.  I’m guessing that ever since Pip got … Continue reading

Destro Swinging On The Pegs

Destro At Target

I don’t do much toy collecting these days for a variety of reasons, but I still have a love for some specific G.I. Joe characters.  My two all time favorite characters are Storm Shadow (the Cobra ninja) and his G.I. Joe counterpart Snake Eyes.  I’m such a big fan of those two characters that I’ll pick up a figure of them even if I’m not collecting the entire line. Anyhow… There’s a Storm Shadow figure … Continue reading

The WrestleMania 28 Drinking Game

WrestleMania 28 Logo

WrestleMania XXVIII (28 for you non-Roman numeral folks out there) will take place on April 1, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  For the 7th time, Pip and I (and for the second year in a row, my brother Marko too!) will once again try to “walk that aisle” and build… The Beeramid. Since WWE announced it’s Mania main event the day after last year’s show (Rock vs. John Cena for those not paying attention), I figured … Continue reading

The End Of The Line – G.I. Joe Pursuit Of Cobra

G.I. Joe Action Figures

I’ve been a huge fan of G.I. Joe for about as long as I can remember.  I collected the toys when I was growing up, watched the cartoon religiously and read the comic books.  When it came time to see G.I. Joe in the theater I was one of the few who actually enjoyed it on the big screen. These days with the boys I don’t do a whole lot of toy collecting.  The vast … Continue reading

A Bit Of My Geek Collection

80's Toys

In a previous post I talked about how I’d recently gone through some boxes in the basement and pulled out some old toys, specifically my Devastator from back in the day.  That lead to a discussion on one of my favorite podcast’s Facebook page about our collections, etc.  I took this quick video to show a couple of my items and thought I’d share it here as well. It focuses on figures from the first … Continue reading

A Trip Of Flicks

G.I. Joe The Movie (1987)

I recently went on a quick trip to Vegas for work – in on Wednesday out on the “red-eye” on Friday evening.  The show was great and I managed to get in a little bit of time at the tables which was nice as well.  In preparation for my trip, I loaded up the iPod with quite a few flicks to make sure that I’d have plenty to keep me busy on the trip and … Continue reading

Another Childhood Favorite – ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra’

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Before I start this review I wanted to give you my Joe credentials.  While I’m not old enough to have had the 12 inch figures I was fanatical when it came to the Hasbro figures and the original Marvel comic books.  I watched the cartoons religiously and remember like it was yesterday when I saw the animated movie for the first time – Cobra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!!!  With that out of the way, on to the review. This … Continue reading

Is My Childhood Being Raped?

Child Of The 80's

I was born in the mid 70’s. It was before we had hundreds of channels on TV and it was before there was a blockbuster a week in the theaters.  There are comic, cartoon and movie properties that are so ingrained into my being that they are a part of me… and they’re all being redone for the sake of the almighty dollar. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Halloween, Friday The 13th, Tron… I could … Continue reading

Will I See Transformers? I’m A Child of the 80’s… You Bet!

Transformers - Then And Now

It’s summertime and that means blockbuster movies of the week!  Last night at midnight, the sequel to Michael Bay’s Transformers hit the big screen.  Already this morning the movie is being absolutely slammed in reviews.  It’s being called slow, plodding, etc.  And I can’t wait to see it! For those that don’t know, The Transformers are robots that morph (transform) into vehicles and other objects to blend in to their surroundings.  The property first came … Continue reading