Tag: Evil Dead

Odds ‘n Ends > Rambo, Edgy(?) Buzz Lightyear, Ram Man Delayed,



932 Atlas-BTS-12-23-2012

NECA is making both a Rambo figure from the first film and an Atlas figure from Portal 2.

It’s very cool we’re getting a figure from the first film, but as anyone who’s seen that movie knows, it’s as much a study in PTSD as an action film. I think everyone’s expecting/hoping for a figure of Rambo from the more-fun-if-far-more-jingoistic Rambo II - which, personally, I will use to make a custom of Weird Al as he appeared in the Rambo dream sequence in UHF.

Review > Farewell to Arms Ash & Deadite Ash (Evil Dead II, NECA)


Sometimes life just isn’t fair.

When I was fifteen years old, I discovered the wonders of the Evil Dead trilogy. I can’t remember how it all started, though I know I saw Army of Darkness first. I loved it, but when I saw Evil Dead II (Amazon) I knew I’d found what was destined to be one of my all-time favorite films. I’ve seen it dozens of times, including twice in a movie theater (the Brattle in Cambridge, MA). But back when I first discovered the movies – this was around 1994 or so – they weren’t easily available on VHS aside from Army of Darkess. But for Christmas that year, my parents tracked down some used videostore copies of Evil Dead and Evil Dead II from Canada. (Of course, just a few scant years later the Evil Dead boom began and suddenly it was everywhere, available on every format.)

Odds ‘n Ends > Wind Raider update, Demo-Man shipping delays

  • NECA has posted a packaging pic of Deadite Ash, and he looks damned awesome. I’ve been waiting for this figure line since 1993. You can preorder the figures through PGPoA sponsor UrbanCollectibles.
  • Wind Raider update: as it happened, we were actually home when the UPS guy came. He took the box and gave us the tracking number. My wife then called the regular customer service number, as the Escalation Department had told her to do. The regular CS person took the information and then told DMG she would refer it to the Escalation Department with 24-72 hours.  The Escalation Dept. will then email us, presumably with the new order number. The only real question is, what will be wrong with the replacement Raider?
  • On a related note, I have yet to receive a shipping notice for my subscription Demo-Man and Battleground Evil-lyn. Some collectors are guessing that all the Demo-Mans didn’t arrive in one shipment, and Mattel/Digital River are shipping the figures out as they arrive. I suspect that’s exactly what’s going on.
  • Has everyone caught that Chevy Silverado ad with all the toys?
  • Sponsor News: BigBadToyStore has their exclusive G.I. Joe Slaughter’s Marauders and Dreadnoks in stock now. If you want to read a review first before ordering, check out GeneralsJoes. Meanwhile, Figure of the Day has the popular Marvel Select Deadpool for $20 with free shipping.

Odds ‘n Ends > Mighty Edition

  • As you’ve no doubt noticed, it’s been very, very dead around here lately. That should change over the next week or so, and much more so by the end of the month. Real life has been interfering, but fear not, I’ll soon nip that in the bud.
  • In other news, the early reviews of Catra, the Faceless One and Battleground Teela are all over the place. Here are the Fwoosh’s, and here are Pixel Dan’s. Remember to hate both VeeBee and Pixel Dan for all these freebies. Because I totally do.
  • The Creative Licensing Corporation spilled the beans on two of NECA’s new licenses: Rambo and Evil Dead II. They misspelled NECA a few times, which seems…odd. So far we know we’ll get Rambo and Ash figures. No shocks there, but I do have to say, of all the McFarlane figures NECA’s redone, Ash is probably the most warranted. McFarlane’s Ash was terrible. And after all the hard work we ED freaks had put into getting it…I used to be VERY into Evil Dead. I tried so damned hard to like that figure at the time, but it was awful. Just awful. Awkwardly pre-posed, barely articulated, and frankly Toy Biz’s Autolycus figure looked more like Bruce Campbell than this one did (OK, that’s an exaggeration). The best thing about that figure were the accessories. Anyway, I have little doubt that NECA will kick McFarlane’s Ash into the stratosphere. A redo that’s long overdue.
  • Oh, I almost forgot: Thor comes out today. You going tonight?

My Name is Bruce

I managed to score tickets to a special engagement of My Name is Bruce last night (and brought special guests Dr. Mrs. Ghostal and Red Kryptonite, as well as one Seskatcheswan, a friend from high school). The showing was followed by a Q&A session with the Man Himself, Bruce Campbell.

The premise of the film is Bruce Campbell plays Bruce Campbell, a sort of alternate universe asshole/loser version of himself (a la Stephen Colbert). He’s still the star of the Evil Dead films, Army of Darkness and the epic fail Alien Apocalypse, but he’s divorced, a borderline alcoholic and living in a disgusting trailer. (On a side note: Alien Apocalypse was one of the first films Dr. Mrs. Ghostal and I watched together. Yes, we both made fun of it the entire time, but how she managed to still take me seriously after I suggested we watch it is still beyond me. The mysteries of love I guess.)

Unfortunately, Bruce’s #1 fan (and that’s saying something) accidentally unleashes an ancient Chinese god of war in the podunk town of Goldlick, and the lad decides there’s only one man who can take out the warrior god: Bruce Campbell.

The movie’s a lot of fun–moreso than Campbell’s previous effort, The Man With The Screaming Brain–and it features tons of in-jokes for Campbell fans, including a few guest appearances by Campbell-based action figures such as Sideshow’s S-Mart Ash (“Don’t burn that! It’s a limited edition!”)

The Q&A session afterward was a riot, filled with Bruce’s self-deprecating humor and sarcastic banter with his obsessive fans, whom he clearly loves and is endlessly amused by. The Q&A featured a surprise appearance by Bruce’s lovely co-star, Grace Thorsen.

If you happen to live near one of the theaters on the MNIB tour–and are any sort of fan of Bruce, obsessive or otherwise–definitely check it out. And watch for the Ted Raimi cameo.

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