Monday, August 27, 2012

Look OUT!! Ninja attack on the League of Extraordinary Bloggers!!!

This weeks assignment from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers:

Who would you take in an 80′s character fantasy draft? Your team’s goal will be to defeat a shady conglomerate of Russian businessmen and their team of hired ninjas. It’s go time.


How do you combat a team of Ninja. With MORE NINJA!!!!

6 Ninja.
5 Different Genres.
1 goal.

First up:


Lee van Cleef as John Peter McAllister.

The elder Statesman of the ninja clan. Wise. Protector of all knowledge. Master of all.
.......and if all else fails he knows Sho Kosugi !!


Cartoon: Nightbird the Ninja Transformer.

Silent. Deadly. And SHE can kick some serious ass!!


Movie: Seikura and Kyo (Seikura's Enforcer) from the movie The Octagon.

These two baddies would be the front line soldiers in this group. The path of destruction left by these two would be epic!!

Comic: Billy - Cobra Commander's son

He's a frikin bionic ninja who was trained by Storm Shadow AND Snake Eyes.

and this is his DAD!!!

Last but certainly not least:

Sports; Wrestling: Keiji Mutoh aka: White Ninja, Super Ninja, Black Ninja, Super Black Ninja

Why you ask?? He's THE GREAT MUTA!!! He's FRIKIN EPIC !!!!
Youtube his matches and try not to think "Holy S#*t" when you see this man perform!!

The Russians don't have a chance.

There you have it!
You think these guys and a gal are Badass..... check these guys out:

At monstercafesaltillo theres a list that I couldn't like more!
greenplasticsquirtgun puts forth a team that could take ALL of Russia!!
underscoopfire puts together a perfect team!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Iron Man, Iron Man, friendly neighborhood Iron Man !!

Iron Man from the Marvel Secret Wars line circa 1984. I remember wanting one of these quite a bit but never getting it til a few years ago.

By far my favorite Iron Man figure.
I was a huge fan of the Iron Man comic pre #200 and this figure is a great representation of the red and gold version armor.

 That's the face of a hero!
This figure is perfect.....

Just don't get out of line!!!

Iron Man: "Originally I came with a gun....but threw it away cause I don't need it."
Punisher: "I got a gun right here.."

Iron Man: "I got a boot right here."

Iron Man: "Got myself a new utility belt!"

Originally Iron Man came with a shield and a gun.....I guess Mattel figured that Iron Man needed some accessories but for me I don't need em. I snagged this guy sans accessories and display him like Stan Lee intended. Gold,Bold and Invincible.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Golobulus vs. Discobolus UFC 151 Cancelled but this fight will rage ON!!

UFC 151 was scheduled for September 1st, it was cancelled, but I will bring you a match to span CENTURIES!!!! These two figures of art have been itchin to get it on for some time now. Which is the REAL piece of ART!?!?! Lets find out.....

Here we have Golobulus:

Ruler of Cobra-La.
Mostly made of Bio-Technological replacement pats.
His original Brain and Central Nervous system is all that remains of him.
He leaves no Carbon Footprint.

This is Discobolus.
He is made of Marble, but originally was Bronze.
Created by Grecian sculptor Myron.
He was once owned by Adolf Hitler.

Golobulus has a tail.

Discobolus has no tail.

Golobulus has a torso covered with  a hard, chitinous armor, similar to that of crustaceans.

Discobolus has softer features.

Golobulus has a face that only Burgess Meredith could voice.

Discobolus speaks to your soul.
This is truly a tough one. One is a plastic representation of a character reviled by most fans of GI Joe and whom Larry Hama refused to write into the RAH continuity. The other is a priceless work of art from the Severe period of Greek sculpture, a copy of which resides in Jim's fish tank. Which one is the true piece of art? Which one is just a piece of ?!$%?
I've made my conclusion.
What is yours?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Finding a Time Capsule while playing C64 Test Drive

As I posted before in my post about my commodore 64 experience - Reliving the C64 Experience ; I wrote that one of the first games my cousin and I played was Test Drive. Like most C64 games it starts with a memorable tune that drops you back in time. (I'm gonna make a playlist and post em later after I figure out how to use my new device that can record anything to my laptop)

Pick a fast ride!!

Decent graphics and good play...even a Rearview MIRROR!!

Pass those cars at HIGH Speed!!

BOOM! Rear end collision!! Gonna have to call the collision shop!

NUTS! Pedal to the metal!! Its the FUZZ!!!

Ahhhh...the surprise. 

It didn't even occur to me that 20 something year old high scores would be preserved in the Floppy's data. Of course none of em are mine, they are of my cousin and his friend (I wasn't that good at the game) but the fact that we not only relived a game that we played as pre teenagers, we realized the fact that all the high scores, start up screens and cracked by graphics we made are all there, preserved for us to see once again. I have kept these games and cared for em for almost 25 years and the payoff of all these memories are absolutely priceless.

But I'll copy all the memories for a million bux!! ;)

Monday, August 20, 2012

The League of Extraordinary Bloggers: Saturday Morning Cartoons !

This weeks assignment from the league:

You’ve been hired to program the ultimate Saturday morning experience for kids across the nation–create your own ideal Saturday morning cartoon schedule.

I decided to give the kiddos a run of classic programming that will make them appreciate the nostalgia that is classic Saturday Morning cartoons!!

7 - 8 AM: Classic Craziness!!

          Looney Tunes                                                              Tom and Jerry

8 - 9 AM: Adventure Time!!

Dungeons and Dragons                                                 Dragons Lair

9 - 10 AM: Be a Hero time!!

           Superfriends                                                                       Mr. T

10 - 11 AM: Anime Hour!!

           Voltron                                                                             Starblazers

11 - 12 noon: The BIG GUNS !!!:

             GI JOE                                                                                          Transformers

If the ratings drop just insert Scooby Doo and Josie and the Pussy Cats as a mystery hour. Problem solved!!

Check out what the rest of the League Watches!!

greenplasticsquirtgun has a list to rival all!
shezcrafti has the Ultimate list!!
goodwillhunting4geeks lists some incredible programming!!

Reliving the Commodore 64 Experience

Most of my time in my early youth was spent on my Commodore 64. It was a big step up from Atari and Nintendo wasn't out yet. This was the system of choice. Of course, it was meant to be an actual computer, but it is very limited. It runs on 64 kB of RAM. Thats kilobyte. 64. To put that in perspective my meager laptop runs on 4GB RAM.

1 kB = 1000 bytes
1GB = 1,000,000 bytes

The C64 has 20 kB of ROM, made up of the BASIC interpreter, the kernel, and the character ROM. As the processor could only address 64 kB at a time, the ROM was mapped into memory and only 38. 911 bytes of RAM were available at start up. (thanks wikipedia )

That's a ridiculous difference in processing considering that the C64 come out in 1982, only roughly 30 years ago.

Anyway, I pretty much used it as a gaming system cause despite the limited capability of the unit, there were some 10,000 titles available for the unit!! The games were incredible: Forbidden Forest, M.U.L.E., Raid Over Moscow, Pitstop, Winter Games, Spy Hunter.....I had hundreds!! The graphics were pretty good for the time, close enough to the arcade that you wouldn't bitch but a little off. one of the biggest memories for me is the music. Some of the soundtracks of these games are frikin epic!! I played Forbidden Forest and it was like a flood of memory through audio. You just cant buy this sort of memory!! Well....38.911 bytes of it!

Here's my C64:

Look at that power supply! I actually had one burn up on me. Melted a hole straight through it. Stunk like hell. I was glad my Dad could get another cause at the time I was pretty worried!

Had a paper route at the time and I spent big bucks on games. Those big ass floppys cost some dough.

Always happy to see that start up screen.....

For what I couldn't buy, there were multitudes of copiers and blank floppys.

Anybody want a game copied?? :)

I'll be posting the games as I play em with screenshots. The next C64 post will be about playing Test Drive with my cousin for the first time in 20 years and how we were blown away by discovering a part of our history stored away until then!!

Update: Click the link to find out about the time capsule hidden in Test Drive !!