Wednesday, January 29, 2014

CM Punk Walks Out on the WWE

And so the saga continues.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Unreality of the WWE: A 2014 Royal Rumble Review

Three! Two! One!


The spoon fed catchphrase issues forth as the 26th entrant in the 2014 Royal Rumble comes barreling down the entrance ramp, shirt exploding as he enters the ring. A year removed from being one of the last men standing in the Royal Rumble with the full support of the crowd to beat John Cena for a chance to headline Wrestlemania, Ryback now induced an arena-wide cringe. Though Ryback has fallen from grace in the eyes of the fans and the WWE, the anxiety that his entrance brought was due to the fact that only four more entrants were left and there was no sight of the most over superstar on the WWE roster.

Daniel Bryan.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Best Batman Toy To Ever Batman

You can make yourself more than just a toy...
I have only recently discovered the existence of Sideshow Collectibles, the leading distributor of authentic pop-culture-inspired collectibles.  As described on their website: "Sideshow distributes unique offerings from notable pop culture and figural companies including Hot Toys, Medicom Toy, Museum Replicas, Bowen Designs, Electric Tiki, Pop Culture Shock Collectibles, Enesco and many others."

The collectibles (which are far more than mere action figures, models, or toys) are the highly detailed work of brilliant artisans.  The likenesses of iconic on-screen comic book heroes like Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, and Robert Downey Jr. are, at times, beautifully unnerving in their accuracy.  When one first glances at pictures of these figures, it is sometimes difficult to believe the stills are not taken of the living actors themselves.

While every figure is beautiful in its own right, the attention to detail and the obvious love and passion of the artists clear, there is one particular set that represents everything I've ever loved about action figures, toys, and The Batman all in one astounding collection.