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Canzo Empyrean… Need I Say More?

March 30, 2008 16 comments

So I’ve noticed that I’ve been getting a lot of hits on my blog from over the Canzo Empyrean trailer, a video that I found while looking for some footage from the upcoming live action G.I. Joe movie. I found the preview by accident but let me tell you, I want to see this movie so bad I’m practically foaming at the mouth!

Anyway, I thought I’d take some time and share with everyone else, some of the stuff I’ve found since stumbling across it, but first off for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here’s the original trailer that started the whole thing:

Awesome! That’s all I can say… Awesome.

So here are some more video clips that I’ve been lucky enough to come across since I initially found the preview

Untitled

Canzo Empyrean Kinolingus Erectus

Harry, a reader in Monrovia Liberia who heads up a local fan club for the movie, was nice enough to send me this link of Chancellor (the mastermind behind it all) promoting what I’m assuming to be the movie premier over there:

Here are a couple of the more innovative marketing adds that I’ve came across too:

Pastor Phil takes on Canzo Empyrean

This is the best one so far but for some reason he has disabled the Embed option on the video so you’ll have to click on the link, but trust me; it’s worth it!

Bletting the Medlars

“Big Up” Harry for all the info and links you provided!

Final thoughts? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “I.HAVE.TO.SEE.THIS.MOVIE!

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Penny Free Shopping Spree

January 31, 2008 Comments off

So I did it, after less than a week of deliberating I decided to sell off most of my G.I. Joe collection. I got rid of my entire 25th Anniversary line of Joes, variants and all, save my MOC 2007 SDCC Pimp Daddy Destro. I just couldn’t bring myself to get rid of him, I like the story behind him too much and it’s kind of like owning a piece of history.

After asking around on some of the forums that I frequent, I was kind of skeptical about how much money I could get for them, but as usual eBay never lets me down. I’m not gonna tell you exactly how much I got for them, but it was defiantly more than what most of the collectors on the boards said I would get. The one that really suppressed me was my MOC “Yellow Variant” Sgt. Stalker… geezus! I should have set my “Buy It Now” price a lot higher, it sold in less than 12 hours at what I thought was a ridiculously high price. I guess with there only being one other one listed on eBay at the time and only had full sold for the entire month on January, I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I only pad $5.00 for the damn thing. 🙂

So now it’s time to say goodbye to my, short lived, stint in G.I. Joe collecting, and start looking forward to all those packages that’ll soon be arriving in the mail… w00t!

So what did I get in exchange for a full year’s worth of Joe collecting? I’m glad you asked, here he is the piece that started it all… a MIB Japanese “Pre Go-Bots” Devil Satan 6.

 

He’s the original version of Monsterous, my “childhood grail”, that I was able to complete over the summer. I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking through other people’s collections, and I’ve never even seen one before, let alone found one for sale… so I’m happy! He’s single handedly the second most expensive piece that I’ve bought, second only to my Brave Maximus. I did come across a blog where the writer said he paid well over $500 at a convention for his, and it wasn’t in as good of shape as this one, so he’ll stand tall for a long time as the most valuable piece I own.

But that’s not all folks! I also got a MIB set of Transformer JR’s, a short lived Japanese only line of “shrunken” G-1 Transformers, containing: Chromedome, Optimus Prime, and Fortress Maximus. The guy I got them from says that the box has never actually been opened, but due to age the tape has lost it’s adhesion and it’s technically no longer sealed. So no MISB for me, but that’s ok: I would have just opened em up anyways.

MISB Collector’s Club exclusives: Astrotrain, Landquake, & Skyfall

And a set of lenses and filters for the camera that I bought my wife for Christmas. (A Sony Alpha A-100 if you’re wondering)

SCORE! Not a bad little haul, if I do say so myself, and it didn’t even cost me a penny out of my pocket. Now all that’s left is to wait for the mailman to drop them off on my doorstep: all bought and paid for but still no pay off… LOL.

Lockdown

January 22, 2008 Comments off

OK, yea I’m still alive. *lol* So where have I been you may ask. Well that’s not such a long story, and I aim to tell ya… those fuckin iPods are evil! I’ve spent the better part of a month building my iToons library, obsessively ripping every DVD I own, editing the ID3 tags for damn near every goddamned Mp3 I have, and manually getting the album art for every fuckin movie and song in my library (before I realized that iToons will do that for you automatically if you register an account).

I’ve neglected almost everything in my personal life, my office is a shambles, I haven’t so much as dusted my toy collection, and other than checking the stats to my blog every once and a while, I haven’t done anything on the computer in weeks. Seriously: Why the fuck do I need to have every episode of Babylon 5 in Mp4 format? Do I really need to carry around all seven seasons of Deep Space 9 in my pocket? And I just finished watching every episode of Entourage, in order, less than a month ago!

*Fuckin OCD*

Geeezus, if you have OCD or even OCD-like tendencies, seriously stay the fuck away from these things they’ll destroy your life. I’ve turned into some sleep deprived audio/video-phile fruit cup. I stay up all night, until I can’t keep my eyes open anymore, ripping movies, I haven’t shut my laptop off since x-mas, and whenever I’m away from it; I have my iPod on… I sleep with the damn thing on for fucks sake!

So what snapped my outta my self imposed iPod isolation? Go-Bots! That’s right, those little generic half-assed transformer wannabe toys from the 80s. While waiting for a movie to download (legally, of coarse), I found an auction on eBay for the Go-Bots Power-Suit Combiner: Grungy with the box, Styrofoam, and enough bots to fill the suits for what I thought was a good price, so I did the “Buy It Now” and now I’m eagerly awaiting a package in the mail (LOL). But that got me thinking about some of the Go-Bots I had as a kid, and started looking for some of them too.

That brings me to my current dilemma. Much like Transformers, Go-Bots were originally sold under another name in Asia, Machine Robo, before they were re-branded and brought over to the States. I found the Japanese version of one of my favorite Go-Bots, Mint In the Box (MIB), from a toy store in Asia for a decent price and now I’m trying to figure out how to finagle enough money to snag him up before somebody else does. I don’t have too many bots that I want to part with, but I’ve been playing with the idea of selling my G.I. Joe collection to get enough money to buy him. I’ve got the entire 25th Anniversary line (Mint On the Card) all the way up to wave 5, including all of the variants except Snake Eyes with the black Timber, that should net me enough to pay for it plus some.

I really haven’t had much of an interest in them lately, but I don’t know if it’s because I haven’t been able to find them for a while or if it’s because I’ve genuinely lost interest in them. I originally wanted to get the complete line and keep them all MISB/MOSC, but I’ve been looking at all of the planned releases for the line, and those little buggers are gonna break me. It was fine when I thought they were just going to be a filler line until the next line was ready for production, but they’re starting to look like they may be Hasbro’s main line for a while. I’ve got the entire line pre-ordered through BBTS all the way up to wave 7, along with all the comic book 2 packs, and I can see these getting really expensive in the future.

On the other hand, I’ve got a really good start on the line and if I sell what I’ve already got, I may never be able to afford to get them back.

It’s a stupid thing to have to worry about, especially with the economy the way it is and all, but… DAMN IT, I REALLY WANT THAT BOT!

G.I. Joe Movie Preview “?”

December 12, 2007 8 comments

I didn’t really wanna do another “movie preview” post yet, or possibly ever, but I was on YouTube looking to see if anyone had leaked a movie preview for the new G.I. Joe Movie yet and found this. I should warn you, slightly disturbing would be a huge understatement. Yet I keep watching it.

I don’t think this is the actual trailer for the movie, but someone put in a hell of a lot of work into making this. And if this turns out to actually be real, it may make up for Hollywood taking the “America” out of “The Real American Heroes”, and be teh m0s7 awsum thing I’ve ever seen.

EDIT:
This is the clip that Harry linked to in his reply for those of you that didn’t want to take the time to click the link… awesome!

That was almost as disturbing as the preview… I.Have.To.See.This.Movie!

Thanks Harry 🙂

Pimp My Optimus

December 10, 2007 Comments off

A friend pointed me to this the other day, I’m not big fan of G4 and what they’ve done to TechTV, but as a “Transformers Geek” I had to share it.

“I AM the goddamn truck!” – LMAO

Joes & Photoshop

December 3, 2007 Comments off

Just like the title says “G.I. Joes + Photoshop = all teh funs”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old School

November 30, 2007 3 comments

OK, so a couple of old friends stopped by the club the other day, and I’m talkin’ “old friends”, I’ve known these two since Jr. High or longer. We got on the subject of music and what we used to listen to “back in the day”, and… well, lets see if these don’t take you back to a “Jr. High Dance” or two (if they don’t, then your too fuckin’ young to be reading my blog anyway, LOL).

Candyman

I remember when I first realized how old I was: I was on Napster (when it used to be free) looking for a song by Slick Rick, and I couldn’t remember the name of it. So I figured that I would just pop into the rap chat room and ask. Everybody in there claimed to “know” old school, so I tried to explain how the song went, and was met with “Slick Rick? Who’s that?” “I wasn’t even alive in the 80s” “I thought you meant old school like Dr. Dre – G Thang!”

Fuckin’ twerps! I was still listening to that album at that time.

Anyway the song I was lookin’ for was Slick Rick – I Shouldn’t Have Done It and apparently they won’t let me post it in my blog, so you have to click the link to see it, or just enjoy this other video

 

Slick Rick

 

Boyz II Men, ABC, BBD: “The East Coast Family”…

Bell Biv DeVoe

 

At the playground, ya knooooow…

Another Bad Creation

 

 

Boyz II Men

Bum stickity bum stickity bum bum…

Das Efx

Yes, that’s really Nas…

 

MC Serch

 

Look closely, see if you can find 2Pac dancin’ in the background. Oh yea, I never forgot where ya came from Pac…

Digital Underground

Oh yea, and before he was a porno star, check out Son Doobie…

 

Funk Doobiest

And of coarse, who could forget the first Rock/Rap colabo…

Run DMC

 

Super Cat

 

Heavy D

Man do these videos bring back alot of memories… to be young again.

P.S.

Oh yea, and who could forget the biggest rap rivalry of its time: Dr. Dre & Eazy-E

Dr. Dre

And the reply…

Eazy-E