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There are few things I love more than Star Trek so with the new movie, Star Trek Into Darkness, opening this week I figured I'd dedicate a Spoils to all of the nonsense Hasbro is forcing me to buy. See, just as with the previous film (released four years ago!?!?), I am getting slammed with a hardcore (nerd/"first world") dilemma – My love of Trek versus my loathing of undesirable toys. Well, in both cases Trek won out, and VERY slimly this time around. What I have to believe is that if enough of this junk moves then Hasbro will see Trek as a viable property and make some proper action figures rather than just ab/using it to push their struggling "we outright stole someone else's idea" products.
I'd also like to take a moment to bemoan the death of the multi-category marketing tie-in program; I had a remarkably fun time collecting up all of the Burger King toys and glasses, the cereal pack-ins and mail-aways and just all of those "special packaging" things. It reminded me of being a kid and how excited for something we were able to become, but nowadays, with a "major" blockbuster opening every week I guess that kind of thing is over. I was really looking forward to a new set of BK toys and glasses.
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Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.
Today we reviewed the Portal 2 Chell figure from NECA Toys, and yo mentioned a live-action film. Here it is:
Or, "What would happen if the Sedgewick Hotel and the Overlook Hotel traded places."
And yes, that's NECA's Slimer edited in there.
(by Scarves McKenzie)
So while you're waiting for Star Trek: Into Darkness to open next week, you can enjoy this:
Someone took an old kids' audiobook of Star Trek: The Motion Picture and used the audio to retell the story with action figures standing in for the cast. No longer is the story long and interminable! At last you can remember what the heck happened in the movie!