What's up everyone? This has been a pretty good week. We've been decorating trees, I've started to play The Last of Us: Part 2 (which I got for my birthday back in September), and Christmas movies have been a regular staple in the house. And... Snake Mountain from Masters of the Universe Classics finally arrived! How about that? It showed up on Wednesday in a massive box that weighed about 50 pounds.
Gerald's Game, which it is actually tied to thematically. Both are stories about women in peril who must resort to desperate measures to rescue themselves and change their situations. Apparently both stories were originally intended to be part of a larger that has come to be know as In the Path of the Eclipse but both stories were written and published separately. Like Gerald's Game, Dolores Claiborne doesn't really deal with the supernatural or the paranormal. It's about the evils of abuse, predatory behavior, and what we would now refer to as toxic masculinity. The novel is very different from many other King works as it's written as a statement given by the titular Ms. Claiborne regarding a crime she has recently been accused of, weaving together the past and present into one single, flowing narrative. It's not as gruesome nor frightening as Gerald's Game but it's a darn good story and probably the better of the two books.
Any fans of Rober Zemeckis' 2009 adaptation of A Christmas Carol? Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been one of my favorite stories for as long as I can remember and it's just not Christmas to me unless I'm able to binge multiple versions of it. This one is one of my favorites, though it seems to be rather divisive. Jim Carrey voices Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts which lends an interesting dimension to the specters haunting Scrooge; they truly reflect who he was, is, and could possibly be. The movies has an excellent soundtrack and really gets me in the Christmas spirit. It's also rather creepy at times, which fits the mood of the story. There are a few times when the movie fully indulges the fact that it's an animated feature but for the most part it feels very grounded. The atmosphere is excellent in this one.
Let's wrap things up by taking a look at this week's most popular articles, shall we?
Teela from Masters of the Universe Origins is on her third week and she's still on the top! What can I say? Teela's a beloved character from one of the greatest properties of them all! I think she's the best figure in the line so far and a worthy successor to the vintage toy.
Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimates
is on his second week on the list and he's proof that major
league butt-kicking never left. Turtle Power is still strong after all
these years and Super7's new line is perhaps the most radical yet.
Evil-Lyn from Master of the Universe Mega Construx
is also on her second week on the list and she's in good company
as 2/3rds of the list is Masters of the Universe related. The Mega
Construx line seems like it's doing well and Evil-Lyn is a popular lady,
so I expect her to hang around a bit. I've been reviewing some other figures from the line this week, too, so we'll see if those prove to be as popular.
Man-At-Arms from Masters of the Universe Origins is here again for his fourth week and he's still standing strong. I'm really waiting for this line to find its own identity, like 200x or MOTUC, but these are still fun toys for the price point. This version of MAA kind of looks like Nacho Libre though, right?
Baroness with Cobra C.O.I.L. from G.I. Joe: Classified Series is this week's only newcomer. The G.I. Joe: Classified Series is extremely popular and the Baroness is a highly desirable character. What do you think Hasbro will show off for the line later today? Please, no more Target exclusives!
Panthor at Point Dread from Masters of the Universe Mega Construx continues for its second week on the list. I'm really loving the Mega Construx MOTU line and this one is fantastic, especially because we get the Talon Fighter and Zodac! Woohoo!
That's all for this week. Have an incredible Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for all of you who read and comment here! It's great being able to share my hobby and interests with all of you! Eat lots of stuffing for me!