Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wireless back in '89?!

Here's an ad that caught my attention as I read thru my comic collection that I bought last year. They made wireless nintendo controllers back in 89?!

That seems hard to believe, but here's an ad for them right here. I wonder why I never heard of this before. Never even saw them until this ad. Did anyone else know about this?!

K, I'm going back to reading now.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hidden treasure

Looky what I found in my comic collection? The very first appearance of the New Warriors! I wasn't sure if this was the real deal or not until I checked online and saw this comic going for $30 online. But whoever culled through this collection before me took the next issue which has them on the cover with the words "Introducing the New Warriors" but that fool grabbed the wrong comic. It only goes for $15.

I hate knowing that someone picked through these taking what they thought were the "good issues" but I'm happy they were stupid enough to leave little nuggets of goodness like this one, in for me.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Cereal prizes from the past!

Time to see if anyone else remembers these awesome toys from cereal boxes back in the day!

 Throw this against a window and watch them slowly descend. Race them even! This were so fun to pull out of boxes, because it was so satisfying to throw them against glass and watch them tumble down. Classic!
When I saw this box I jumped. I had these! I remember they were a cheap ripoff of Transformers but I didn't care. I had the star trek looking one and thought it was the coolest thing ever!

MAN I miss these cereal box toys!!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Top 5 things of GenCon 2017

Now that the party is over, I wanted to talk about the Top 5 things I got excited about at this year's Gecon!

5) Shark Island

Don't know much about the game but from what I hear it's "Jaws" under a different title. Megan loves Sharks so I'm interested in this only only because she might want to play it.

4) Highlander: The Duel

After 20 years someone has finally picked up the rights to produce a Highlander game....but the person in charge may not know what he's doing. The Kickstarter arrives in mid-September and I for one am interested in checking it out, though from what I've seen so far it's not much else besides a simple card game. It's 2 players (strike 2) and the figures it comes with seem unnecessary to the game play.

My hat's off for SOMEBODY trying because I think someone could do really awesome things with this IP (I'm looking at you Gale Force Nine) but for now we're stuck with some nitwit who I'm hoping has a solid game in mind and not one that'll waste my time.

Either way, we'll find out net month!

3) Batman

From Monolith Games, this one look beautiful. The figures, the gameplay, EVERYTHING about this game is calling for my wallet to open up and hand them whatever money it takes to possess it. And have it they will come Feb 2018 when it break Kickstarter records (you heard it here first!)

2) Fireball Island

When I found out that they're re-making this classic game from my childhood and fell out of my chair! I can not WAIT for this re-make. Another game that will be taking my money in 2018!

1) Twilight Imperium 4th Edition

This already took my $150 and now I'm waiting by my mailbox like Charlie Brown around Valentine's Day, for it to come in. It won't be for another few months but oh man, do I want this game.

I LOVE the 3rd edition, it's one of my favorite games of all time!!! (2nd in the polls from 2016) This edition seems like it could be even better than the last! I hope to find out this year as my gaming group attempts to play this Saturday and then in December with the new edition. CANT WAIT!!!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Calexit (part 2)

So once again Cali is trying to succeed from the USA. I recall back to when Texas tried this and every newspaper made fun of them. Odd that you don't see them doing it now? This is futile, silly and stupid. It'll never happen.

By the way... I'm for it. I'm for all states succeeding and making it out on their own. Back to how we originally intended the United States to be. But it won't happen and the folks for Calexit will never learn their lesson it seems.

By the way...if each state DID succeed I'd probably move back to Mississippi since it's my favorite state. (sorry Louisiana!)

Ben Carson... the "white-wing nationalist"?!

This week, slightly insane Maxine Waters referred to Ben Carson (featured on the right) as....white? Supporting white ideas? By being a white-wing Nationalist?

As one who is in constant stitches over names SJW call others, I find this one extremely hilarious.

Gez to frag, the Republicans should only be described in one word "useless". Maxine is completely off the rails in this video.

Democrats have just as much clue as to what America wants than the Republicans. Any chance we can get a 3rd party to represent what the American people are asking for?

Climate change joke

Look who else doesn't believe in climate change anymore? The founder of the Weather Channel joined the ranks of common sense by stating he doesn't believe in Climate Change. Check out the article here.

Fun stuff!

A disrespect for history

This week's been full of news about confederate monuments and what they stand for, so being a history major (with a focus on the War Between the States) I've decided to throw my 2 cents in about the whole ordeal.

I'm shocked and disappointed over the amount of stupidity that's within or country when it comes to history. It seems more and more evident that 98% of Americans have no clue when it comes to the subject.

So the South for for slavery huh? Please tell me how that is true when only 6% of the population in the south owned slaves? Was everyone fighting for the rich folks? My ancestor certainly wasn't. 

An excellent book (available on Amazon) that everyone should familiarize themselves with it the Kennedy brothers book "The South Was Right" which examines the REAL reason the South took arms against the North in the first place.

For years I've been told how Rap Music and Video Games are responsible for violence in America. Now I'm being told a flag is responsible. What. Ever. The ignorant people within the KKK who wave that flag have no knowledge of it's prior history either. They disrespect the foundation of what it stood for.

Wanna know what flag flew on top of those slave ships when they came to America?

It was ours. The US flag. Now let's see who all wants to ban it from flying in our cemeteries and places of government.

Ignorance of one's history leads to ignorant people doing ignorant things. Stop listening to what others are saying and study the subject yourself. You'll find the truth differs vastly.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Vacation wish list

I'm currently finishing up a vacation right now but it's got me thinking where else I would like to go this year. (but probably won't)

4) Phoenix, AZ

As much time as I spent there working with Chase last year you'd like I wouldn't want to go back. The only problem is....I made a lot of friends out there that I miss seeing. It's a fun place, with lots to do and if I ever get the chance to go back out there, I'd jump on it in a second!

3) Las Vegas, NV

The more I hear about this place the more interesting it becomes. I think it'd be fun to see once maybe. It's also not far from Phoenix which makes me believe I could kill two birds with one stone here and double up on this trip.....tempting....

2) Disney World

As much as it pains me to admit it, I want to go back. Especially before the 2019 season when Star Wars Land will be done and they'll be NO END to the enormous crowds that are sure to follow. One last trip before that insanity occurs would be well worth it in my opinion.

1) BGG Con

Good gravy I want to go to the Con in November so bad now after experiencing it last May. I'm hooked on this place! The folks are nice, the board game collection is jaw-dropping and the fun never ends! Any of these places would be great to visit, hopefully I'll get to one of them before the end of the year.

Have a good weekend folks!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Meatloaf circa 1987

While continuing my romp thru old comics from the 80's I came across this bazaar ad featuring Meatloaf and the Marvel Superheros. I never even knew the name Meatloaf until the early 90's. To see he had his own "mini-comic ad" cracks me up.

I'm telling you, I love the ads more than the actual comics I'm reading!