Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Star Wars you guys!

I was Dollar Tree today because I needed some dollar store brand zip lock baggies so I can put all my goodies in them and then put those baggies in boxes when we move.  Gotta keep that crap I bought at the thrift store for 50 cents safe!

When I was walking through the housewares section I spotted some Star Wars and ended up getting one.

I probably shouldn't even be buying more cups since I have two boxes of cups I don't even use as it is, but its Star Wars, so how can I say no.  My Kool-Aid is going to taste so much better now.

The Star Wars doesn't stop there because I saw some Star Wars Kinder Surprise.

I got a Stormtrooper and a R2-D2, I opened my R2 Kinder first.

These are the various prizes in the Star Wars Kinders, ships with heads on them plus whatever those two things are down on the right hand corner.

I got a Yoda in my Kinder and it's not only a ship with a head, but it's a head with a string.  I'm not sure where you are supposed to to hang it from, but that's entirely up to you.  I'll save it and slap it on my mom's Christmas tree next year.  I didn't even have to put it together either!

I'll let you know what I get in my other Kinder egg when I eat/open it.  There were also some Kinder eggs with The Force Awakens characters on them.  I wonder if the TFA Kinders have different toys inside them?  The paper only shows original trilogy characters, but why no Boba Fett?

The picture above is the officially the blurriest picture I've ever posted on here!  But that's not why I posted it.  This is the ending score board of a match of Walker Assault I played on Star Wars Battlefront today.  Right off the bat I could tell our team was out matched, so I played even more reserved than usual.  Despite the fact that I was half assin' it I still managed to end up on top of the score board for my team.  This just proves a couple things, one getting lots of kills won't guarantee lots of points and two, MY TEAM SUCKED.  I finished with 10 kills, 8 deaths and 3,914 points.

The other highlighted player is my partner who kinda stunk up the place.  The game will assign you partner and you'll be able to spawn on them during the match and borrow their Star Card hand if you want.  I wanted to take another picture earlier just for the LOLZ of my partner who finished the match with 2 kills and 27 deaths.  I was like, "What was that guy doing?!"  It must've been the first time he ever played a video game.  Or maybe it was Cam?

Monday, May 30, 2016

Bucket list

Just doing a little cleaning up and going through crap when I have time.  In the kitchen we have this microwave cart with a shelf full of junk.  I threw some stuff in the garbage, but pulled out my Pirate's of the Caribbean bucket just the see what the hell was going on with it.

The bucket is from the movie theatre back when they used to to snack deals where you'd get a bucket full of popcorn, a drink and chocolate bar.  I never see these any more and it sucks.  In fact you don't even see collectors cup any more.  Well I think they don't do them much, but I don't go often enough, so maybe I'm just missing them.  I also haven't even gotten snacks the last few times and whenever I do, it's nachos.

That bucket is full!

Contents of the bucket.  A couple things I'm keeping, but everything else is up for grabs, so if you see something you like let me know and it's yours.  Sorry Cam, Arby's guy is a unavailable, he's a keeper.

A bunch of various free cereal prizes!  There are two Crystal Light pedometers, two Kellogg's spoons, a light up Indiana Jones spoon and a Guitar Hero mini game.

Remember the Queezy Sack?!  I forgot about this, luckily I haven't had the need to use it.

The Arby's oven mitt guy, Optimus Prime, dart gun, Colonel Saudners and a Wii candy dispenser.  The Wii candy dispenser is old, so I'm not sure if they candy is still good.  Then again the candy is like Rockets and that kind of candy has a one hundred year shelf life.  Mike, Eli needs that gun because its small and will fit in his hand better.

In this blurry picture there are two Coca-Cola FIFA pins, a kazoo, Scooby-Doo, Makit & Bakit shamrock, ramen magnet and a bag containing Ocscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and a California Raisin.  That is the same Arby's guy as the previous picture, not another one, but its just so cool he gets to be shown again.

Here are some fast food toys like a Snagglepuss crazy cruiser, Mighty Max playset and flying Astro Boy.  Also picture is a plastic G.I. Joe dog tag and a couple Power Rangers battle cards.

Two awesome Dixon's Service Centre lanyards, three(!) different types of googly eyes, magnets, Bianca Amour's keychain bottle opener and a pack of self laminating ID tags.

I have no idea where this came from, maybe Cody knows.  That must have been one classy ass wedding!  

Let me know if you want any of this crap!!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

More useless stuff!

If you think all I bought were a couple comics on Thursday's trip to Phoenix then you are completely and utterly mistaken.  No trip to Phoenix is complete without going to Melodyia because there are in the exact same building and pretty much the same store.

Anyway, I was looking through a box random 7" singles and I asked the guy how they were and said like 50 cents to a dollar each, so I picked out the "good" ones.   Now you get to look at a pictures of every single one.  Just letting you know what you are in for, so you have the option of leaving now.

The stack of records is smaller and they cost a bit more than the last stack of 7" singles I picked up at Melodyia, but these are more quality records.  Although they can't come close to the crazy cover of that one French record.

First up are the plain sleeve 45s and I got a pair of Stray Cats singles, back when Brain Setzer used to be cool.

Now, I wish this one was a picture sleeve!  I wonder if they are going to use this theme for the new Ghostbuster movie or get some new hipper band to do an updated cover version of it.

Another movie theme single.

A Volcom music release, I guess it was thing.  This release was the very first one!  I've heard of Turbonegro, but never heard them.  It's also numbered 74/500, so it's special.

I've heard of these guys too and the label it's released on, Gearhead Records.  Doesn't look like they're released a lot recently.

The Stand GT because I needed some Canadian content!

This one is a split 7" and I don't know who the other band is and I don't care because Guitar Wolf!  Looks like I saved a lot of money on airfare because this tour record is only for sale in Australia and New Zealand.  There is also a fold out poster inside.

Yaaah, a Gremlins book and record!

I saved the best for last with this Tiffany single.  It not only contains a bonus song never before available, but the sleeve is also a 14" x 21" fold out colour poster.

Once you open it up you learn that "Tiffany is Terrific!", but all us fans already knew that.  There is also the address for the fan club and order list for tour t-shirt, tour book and a poster.  I wonder if I can still order that stuff?

Fold it out again and you get some personal info on Tiffany like her favourite movie star, favourite drink and favourite outfit.  Sweats...really?  That's disappointing.

Not to be out done by the Guitar Wolf fold out poster, Tiffany goes bigger and better.

I probably shouldn't even buying more useless stuff especially since we'll be moving soon.  I already have room in my 45 record box, so I have somewhere to put them.  So it's all good??

I also picked up one other much more incredibly expensive 7" that I posted a picture of on one of my other social media platforms.  I bought a 7"for $16 which seemed expensive until I looked on eBay saw it going for up to $60 US and the doesn't even include shipping.  Damn, should I buy another copy or what?  Anyway, it's so 80's and rad it makes all the other 45s I picked up look like totally dorks or should I say nards?

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Today I went to Phoenix Comics because I haven't been for quite a while.  I don't read many comics any more, but once in a while I still pick up certain titles.  When I heard DC Comics had plans to release an updated line of Hanna-Barbera comics I got excited, mostly because Scooby-Doo was one of the properties.

Scooby-Doo gets thrust into the modern age with fancy high tech gear, tattoos and hipster moustaches and beards based on a concept from Jim Lee who also did the cover to issue #1.  The first issue introduces the characters and how they come to be together and have to fight a world of monsters?  It's only issue #1 so I have to wait a month to see where is goes from there.  They even explain how Scooby can sort of talk.  Don't worry though if you aren't into it because DC still publishes the classic Scooby-Doo comic as well.

Last week saw the release of Future Quest which throws together H-B heroes Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, Birdman and the Herculoids.  DC will also be releasing two other titles, The Flintstones and Wacky Races.  I'll pass on those two unless Wacky Races is given a Death Race type angle, but I doubt it.

While all the nerds are freaking out over the new Captain America #1 in which he has really been a Hydra agent all along, I'm reading Scooby-Doo and Archie.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

3D is so over now...

I've been very slowly packing up things in anticipation of moving and I keep finding things that were meant to be blog posts.  I either just forgot about them, put it off or just changed my mind completely.  Here is a Star Wars post that I meant to do back in November/December leading up to the release of The Force Awakens.

I think I picked up this Star Wars micro comic pack at Wal-Mart.  It has a micro comic inside of a classic Marvel Star Wars comic, a 3D poster and a trading card.  Of course it's in a blind bag which means you have no idea what your are getting until you open the bag.  I really hate blind bag/box toys as I usually end up getting the one I least want.  Classic Keith luck right there.

Back of the bag shows you can get one of six comics, one of six poster, one of 36 trading cards and a pair of 3D glasses.

The contents of my bag turn out to be pretty cool, I actually got issue #1 which is the one I actually wanted.  The trading card has interior panel art from the comics while the back of the card has a puzzle piece.  The poster is a 3D version of the the cover of issue #1.  The anaglyph 3D glasses are at least made somewhat cool by putting X-Wings and Tie Fighters on them.

I gotta say the art looks kinda cheesy with the new colours and inks on this glossy paper.  It looks way nicer in the original comics on the newsprint paper.  The first few issues adapt the A New Hope, but they don't follow the film as they have scenes that were cut out of the movie.  The left page has a scene with Luke and Biggs on Tatooine.

The 3D poster of every bag is the poster of the comic in that bag.  I got issue #1, so I got a 3D poster of issue #1.  Guess what?  The 3D sucks!  But I bet you knew that.

The reverse of the poster show the entire collection of comics, posters and trading cards.  The comics are issues #1 to #6 which adapt A New Hope, and of course there are the six 3D posters to go with them.  Then for some reason they made 36 cards?!  I can see some collectors getting all six issues of the comics, but getting all 36 of the cards would be next to impossible unless you have some very deep pockets.

Now who wants a post about an art making robot?

Thursday, May 19, 2016


I received some packages in the mail yesterday of goodies including a big one of some Blu-rays I ordered with my meagre income tax return.

I ordered myself six movies from DDDHouse.com in Hong Kong.  I've ordered from there lots of times before and never had a problem.  It is my go place when ordering Chinese movies, even though their website needs a makeover.

The first movie, a Japanese one, is Library Wars: The Last Mission.  I think I have may have mentioned about watching the first Library Wars on here before.  I didn't even know they made a sequel until the movie showed up on the DDDHouse pre-orders page.  I watched it last night and I liked it, so much so that I'm thinking about looking for the manga at Phoenix.  Like a lot of Japanese franchises now it was a book, an anime, and a live action movie.  I just like the premise of the movie, but still can't get over how with all the gun fire nobody ever gets killed.   Everyone that is shot, usually in the arm or leg, always seems to pull through.

ULTRAMAN!  This is Ultraman Ginga S: The Movie which I also watched last night in a double header with Library Wars.  Ultraman was the first super hero special fx TV show in Japan and has been running in different variations since 1966.  This the movie for the latest incarnation Ginga S.

Rival studio Toei has the Kamen Rider and Super Sentai franchises and while I prefer Kamen Rider I do like the giant monster battles of Ultraman.  Unfortunately, Ultraman lately seems to have inferior budgets and even their actors don't seem as cool or as good looking as Toei actors.  Ultraman Ginga S: The Movie was at least lots of fun with a ton of explosions, a Koichi Sakamoto staple.  

I also got Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.  If you have Netflix then you've probably already watched it on there.  But if it's on Netflix, then why did I order it?  Because this Blu-ray is 3D, that's why.  Sword of Destiny was released in China in 3D and IMAX where as here in North America it was a Netflix exclusive, in crummy 2D.

I was a little disappointed with the Blu-ray specs, there is no English language, but I guess that makes sense since this is a Chinese release.  The movie was actually shot in English, but the Blu-ray only has Cantonese and Mandarin on it with English subtitles.  Oh well, I guess I can watching in Netflix if I want to hear them speaking stuff I understand.

I probably should've consulted Murray on this one, Black & White: The Dawn of Justice, which is a movie from Taiwan.  It's Taiwan's answer to a big budget Hollywood action film, so let's hope its good.  It was released over here in North America not that long ago, but not in 3D.  I bought it because it's supposed to be decent, it's 3D and most importantly it was on sale.

The Monkey King 2 in 3D!  I've read positive things about it and I do have the first Monkey King.  I liked the first movie and the 3D was actually pretty good.  They switched to a different actor than the first one, but with all the monkey make up, it doesn't really matter.  I haven't opened it yet, but I can tell there is a booklet or cards inside the sleeve.

The last movie is another Chinese movie and also in 3D, Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe.  I'm not too sure about this one, but it has monsters and AK-47s, so it could be okay.  I'll just have to watch it and find out.

Also, my second spoon, or Fork, arrived!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


It's been a while since Mr. Christie has given us, in Canada anyway, a new Oreo flavour.  Just in time for summer and camping it's the S'mores Oreo.

Marshmallow and chocolate flavoured crème.

The S'mores Oreo is actually pretty good, almost Gingerbread Oreo, but still way better than any other Oreo flavours.  I never actually finished that package of Mint Oreos, I just threw them in the garbage.  Since there are two kinds of crème filling, you get a little more filling than a regular Oreo, but less filling than a Double Stuf Oreo, it's like a 1.5 Stuf Oreo.  More filling = more flava.  A short story even shorter is I would buy these again!  I better hurry because they're Limited Edition!  Wait, that's different than limited time, so I shouldn't hurry?

If a Mr. Christie search bot finds this post and directs to an actual person, like what happened with my Star Wars Post cereal post, I have a quick question.  Why call them S'mores Oreos when a better hipper catchier name would be S'mOreos?  Feel free to change it for future packaging and send me a free crate of cookies, or a crate of money, either one works for me.

Sunday, May 15, 2016


I got this Star Wars BB-8 t-shirt in the mail on Friday and it was mostly free!  I got it as part of the Disney Movie Rewards program.  You earn points by buying Disney Blu-rays/DVDs/CDs and seeing Disney movies in theatres.  The points you earn can be redeemed on cool swag like BB-8 t-shirts.  Through DMR I've gotten a couple DVDs and now two shirts.  Shipping is free on some items while other items you can pay a small shipping charge or redeem more points for free shipping.  This tee had free shipping!

The BB-8 shirt is from the Funko Pop! Tees line which are shirts with graphics based on the Funko's line of Pop! figures.  It even comes packaged in a cool box.

I was going to get one a little while ago, but they were sold out.  Luckily they were restocked and I grabbed one right away in case they sold out again. 

If the shirt wasn't enough there is free standee inside.

It's actually even smaller than I was expecting.

On the DMR website they also have a one sheet movie poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  That's pretty cool and very tempting, I already have so many posters.  There is also another shirt that was exclusively for The Force Awakens première, and again very tempting.  I'll should probably wait and see how my BB-8 shirt fits.