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Comic Book Trading Cards. Oh How I Miss You.

4 Apr

Back in the 90’s Marvel, DC and every other comic book company pumped out some awesome trading cards. Since I was hooked onto Marvel like a fat kid on a lolli we’re going to focus on Marvel’s cards. Now let’s look back for a moment and try to grasp onto our youth for a few moments more.

From plain card stock to faux hologram:

Series 1:

These weren’t  all that bad as a start. They look very standard and sorta dull though. What do these guys do, who the hell are they, are they goodies are baddies? What makes them special other than their crazy outfits? The characters are just standing around looking bored or trying to attack me through the card. The designs are very 90’s as well. Look at the use of those lines and colors. I’m thinking the members on design team on these were really into Trapper Keepers. Not God awful, but they could do better. And they did…

Series II:

These seem a bit more trading card binder friendly. The lines still there though I see. Someone was really into those Trapper Keepers. One major change for the better was that the characters are mostly full figures and shown using their abilities somewhat. I am guessing the artists on these were given a bit more freedom this time around. The artists likely also realized if they did a good job some kid might ask him/her to sign it one day. Ah. What wouldn’t we do for praise and a paycheck.

Series III:

I couldn’t find any examples from this series online. Bite me.

Moving on…

Series IV:

What the what? This makes a magical puzzle of baddassery!! It even features the teams usual villian. What a great idea! If I collect the whole set I can make posters and have trading cards at the same time! But what if they were shiny silverish hologramy cards that some weird plastic film over them to make them super smooth…?

Well they eventually did that. But since It’s late and I’m tired and full of hamburgers you’re going to have to tune in next time to see those hologramish silverish cards…bitches. (Unless by any bizzar circumstance you have some kind of internet search engine and seek them out yourself. Like that’s going to happen. Ha ha…)

To be continued…

 

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The math of the TV show wardrobe:

11 Aug

Smart/lazy  producers decide that some shows should have their lead cast in recognizably similar clothing throughout the season. So that each character remains in your head to appear to remain the same throughout time. Their style and tastes never changing. The producers want you to recognize the character immediately and remember their style as well. Now here are a few examples of this interestingness:

A= Sheldon Cooper– Long sleeved solid shirt under a short sleeved printed shirt, unless he’s wearing a jacket over it of course. With dark straight leg pants, either pattered or solid.

B= Howard Wolowitz– Solid turtle neck under buttoned down collared shirt with maybe a sweater vest thrown in for shits and giggles. He has some dramatic colored pants. Like the red ones seen above.

C= Rajesh Koothrappali– Zip down wind breaker or light jacket over a v-neck sweater over a buttoned down collared shirt. He usually has earth tone pants.

D= Leonard Hofstadter– T-shirt under a hooded zip front sweat shirt (always unzipped), under a jacket. He seems to wear jeans of varying colors, dark brown, blues, and dark greens.

E= Penny– She wears whatever flatters her figure in a cute way, unless she is supposed to look homey/slummy and she is in sweats. It is undeniable she has the largest variety of clothing styles among the whole cast.

Other shows do this too. Just check out some images of your favorite shows online. Not every show does it, but many do. Bet you’ll hate me now because you won’t be able to stop noticing it. Sorry. But it had to be shared.

J.K. Rowling is a THIEF!!!

21 May

Have you had the wonderful pleasure of watching the film “Troll”? If not you should check it out.

Here’s a link for it on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/watch/105627/troll

Anyway… The plot is as follows:  A boy’s apartment building is invaded by an ancient troll and he becomes a wizard to fight off the troll and it’s evil minions from taking over the world. Guess what the boy’s name is…Harry Potter!! What a coincidence. Troll came out in 1986, and Harry Potter was written in 1997. Coincidence? Maybe but I doubt it. But maybe.

Watch the film on Hulu and think about it. Let me know your thoughts.