yo joe!

31 01 2009

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i used to be the biggest g.i. joe fan.  i don’t remember when it all started, but growing up i was all about the entire g.i. joe franchise… the toys, the comic books, the tv show… all of it.  i had all the action figures, vehicles and accessories… all the comic books… i kept all the file cards in a box… you name it.  i was really into transformers as well, but i was definitely much more of a g.i. joe fanatic.  i actually went to great lengths to avow my allegiance to the “real american hero”, but i’ll save those stories for another time. 🙂

first there was the live action transformers film and now g.i. joe fever is heating up around the world as the countdown is on to the august 7, 2009 release of the g.i. joe: the rise of cobra live action film!  this probably makes me somewhat a geek, but i am so excited!!   i’m also excited that during a 6 week span this summer both the g.i. joe film and transformers 2: revenge of the fallen (6.26.09!!!) hit theaters!  i know… geek. 🙂

the film is being directed by stephen sommers (director of the mummy) and among the characters that will be appearing in the film are duke, scarlett, snake eyes (!), storm shadow (!!), cobra commander, destro, the baroness, zartan (can’t wait to see that!), hawk and heavy duty.  word on the street is that there are already plans for at least two sequels, as well.  some of the first character posters from the movie set have just hit the net… and wow, i am such a nerd.  haha!  here they are…

channing tatum as duke

channing tatum as duke

sienna miller as the baroness

sienna miller as the baroness

ray park as snake eyes

ray park as snake eyes

byung-hun lee as storm shadow

byung-hun lee as storm shadow

rachel nichols as scarlett

rachel nichols as scarlett

marlon wayans as ripcord

marlon wayans as ripcord

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happy birthday, legos

19 09 2008

uk company toytastic is celebrating 30 years of legos by immortalizing a few of the united kingdom’s biggest celebs as lego characters. fun stuff.  here’s a few…

Madonna

Amy Winehouse (what?  madonna gets a mic but no crack pipe accessory for amy? 🙂 )

Simon Cowell

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

David & Victoria Beckham





i don’t wanna grow up…

2 06 2008

… i don’t know if i’m much of a toys ‘r us kid anymore, but back in the day, it was on! i’m feeling a little nostalgic tonight. sure, today i’m all about mac, ipod, blu-ray, wii, blackberry, and hd… but it wasn’t too long ago when it was all about…

gloworm

construx

and of course…

What was your toy of choice back in the day?

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