Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Action Figure Review: Tusken Raider from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro

   It's been a month since I last reviewed a figure from Hasbro's Star Wars: The Black Series, but guess what? I've found quite a few more! These figures, both the 40th Anniversary Series and the regular Black Series releases, have been pretty tough to find. The Tusken Raider was simultaneously released in series 2 of the 40th Anniversary series and in the most recent Black Series set alongside of Lando Calrissian and the Royal Guard (reviews are coming!) but I managed to find the standard boxed Black Series version on Amazon for MSRP, so I picked him up. I really like this guy, and it isn't just because he has a precedent as both a vintage Kenner figure and a POTF2 release. The Tusken Raider really feels like a Black Series release that gets back to the heart of what the Black Series originally felt like: A fairly definitive action figure release. Since he includes a gaderffii stick with three interchangeable heads and a rifle, this very well feels like the only male Tusken Raider figure you would ever need. I like that "deluxe" feel, even on a army builder (although this very well might be URoRRuR'R'R), and it makes the line feel like it's really doing something special in the same way that the earliest Phase 1 releases did. Let's take a closer look at this Tusken Raider after the break...

Monday, June 26, 2017

Rapid Reflections: Transformers The Last Knight


Welcome to the inaugural edition of Rapid Reflections: A YouTube mini-review series that lets The Epic Review team get their immediate, raw, and visceral opinions out there on the geek properties they have just experienced first hand.  In our first Rapid Reflection we tackle: Michael Bay's Transformers 5 The Last Knight.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Action Figure Review: Stone Cold Steve Austin from WWE Zombies by Mattel

   Today I'm looking at the last figure in series 2 of Mattel's WWE Zombies and he's definitely one of the coolest figures in the series: Stone Cold Steve Austin! Stone Cold is without a doubt one of the most popular Superstars to have ever wrestled with the WWE and it's really cool to have him in this line. Since these are zombie figures, it seems unlikely that Mattel will ever offer classic Superstars who are deceased in real life (as that might seem to be in poor taste), so current Superstars and living legends are the likely candidates if the line continues. While most of the figures in this line are simply zombified versions of the Superstars, some figures like Triple H and the Undertaker have come across as more powerful, revenant-like creatures. Stone Cold Steve Austin comes across the same way as he seems way more powerful than your average zombie. Let's take a closer look at this zombified version of the Texas Rattlesnake after the break...

1970's Icons of Cinema Showdown Winner: Darth Vader


After hours of debate, and 2 weeks of voting, Darth Vader has been declared the most Iconic Film Character of the 1970's based on David Prowse and James Earl Jones portrayal. Darth Vader took home 76% of the vote compared the Shark from Jaws who garnered 24%.

We heard many complaints and considered there validly, that Vader transcended A New Hope, and the decade of the 70's too much to put him on the list.  However according to our rules for this contest, he is eligible based on the fact that his introduction was in Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, and 77 is the characters only onscreen appearance in the 1970's.

Thanks to all listeners of The Confirmed Epic Podcast proudly presented by Geeks World Wide Radio Network who voted, you can see the final results below.  Stay tuned for the 1980's Icons of Cinema Showdown, which will start on The Confirmed Epic Podcast the second half of July 2017.


Thanks again to everyone that voted and thegww.com for sponsoring this contest!

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Confirmed Epic Comeback #1: Release Dates, Movie Mysteries, & Nostalgia


Welcome to the Confirmed Epic Podcast Youtube Channel's first attempt to raise our game up! The Confirmed Epic Comeback is a weekly to bi-weekly Youtube series that allows to examine the three to 5 biggest entertainment stories in under 15 minutes.  Beyond that, the purpose of the Confirmed Epic Comeback is to examine how these stories impact the broader entertainment landscape, not just regurgitate the news.

In the inaugeral show we discuss: If fans should get upset or excited over release dates based on the recent news of Miller and Lord being replaced as Han Solo Directors, the revelation of movies mysteries in relation to Ridley Scott's huge Blade Runner 2049 announcement, and answer the question of: are fans satisfied with the use of nostalgia in blockbuster filmmaking.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Confirmed Crap Podcast #2:Tales from The Shack, The PIT, & Baywatch

 




Once every dark of the moon The Epic Review not so proudly presents The Confirmed Crap Podcast. A podcast in which the team discusses pretty much anything they want to, while there is usually Film, TV, and Comics discussion, this pod is not limited to those themes.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy some low brow unstructured entertainment.

For example in this episode we discussed: Old Jobs, The Beach, Baywatch, Dwight Howard, Heroes-Con 2017, Last Knight Reviews, and addressed listener comments.

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Confirmed Epic Podcast Retro Rewind: Episode #32, Transformers 4 Age of Extinction

  


In honor of the release of Transformers 5 The Last Knight this week, and The Reel Brad Bell finally picking up one of his collection grails: The Transformers Age of Extinction Blu-Ray Collectors Edition (Seen Above!); The Epic Review proudly presents one of it's most requested/downloaded retro episodes, from The Epic Review Vault: Confirmed Epic Podcast Episode #32, Transformers 4 Age of Extinction.  Listen as The Reel Brad Bell, AKA Andrew Stokes, and Jerry 'Barbecue 17' Reed review/discuss one of the worst, but most entertainingly hilarious films released since they started the podcast. Also enjoy Jerry's attempt to review the film with actually seeing it.

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