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Blaster is Coming

“How may I serve you gentlemen?”  Robby said it best in Forbidden Planet and if we had it our way we definitely want him to get us that way cool ray gun that the United Planets crew used.  We’ll keep working on that with Morbius, until then you get the rare chance to own one without going to Altair IV.  Check it out here.

There’s also some new Trek and Vader drinking vessels for traveling on your vessel.  See how I did that?  Enjoy.

-RC

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Three Musketeers

Who did it better on film?

1) 1948 with Gene Kelly, Van Heflin, Gig Young, Robert Coote and their nemesis Vincent Price

2) 1973 with Michael York, Richard Chamberlain, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay and duel enemy of Charlton Heston and Sir Christopher Lee

3) 1993 with Chris O’Donnell, Charlie sheen, Oliver Platt, Kiefer Sutherland and the thorn in their side Tim Curry

4) 2011 with Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Luke Evans, Ray Stevenson and the scheming Christoph Waltz

I actually find enjoyment in all 4 and still watch them today, but the 1973 version is my go to.

-RC

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New Look

Well, we hope you like the new look and platform we’ve been working behind the scenes on for months. It’s going to be a great thing with tons of bells and whistles as we grow.
That said, we might have a quirk or two or five on the site since going live. Feel free to bug us about it and we’ll get it fixed as fast as our little fingers can type.  Thanks for your patience!

Now for the important stuff, with this fading behind us I can add new products…wooooooooooo!

BTW, if you went to SD Comic Con let’s hear about it.  We missed it this year and need a fix.
-RC

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Top 10 Movie Characters

Well according to Empire Magazine in the UK these are the top 10 movie characters all time-

1. Indiana Jones

2. James Bond

3. Han Solo

4. Batman

5. Alien’s Ellen Ripley

6. The Joker

7. Die Hard’s John McClane

8. Fight Club’s Tyler Durden

9. Darth Vader

10. The Big Lebowski’s The Dude

I don’t have too much of an issue in the top 3, happen to like those a lot, but some of the others really threw me.  How does it compare to your list?

-RC

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Streaming

How do you watch TV now?

1) Binge streaming.

2) What’s a TV?

3) One episode a week, that’s the way I grew up.

4) DVR

5) I wait for the episodes to come out on DVD/Blu-ray.

6) TV?  I play video games!

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I won’t lie, I do some binging, but with kids it’s not always the shows I want.

-RC

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Worst Movie Openings

As far as I can tell these types of stats have been kept the past 3 decades or so and do you know what the worst weekend openings have been?  There’s always the odd movie no one has heard of, but would you have put these in your top 5?  Hoot, The Seeker, Strange Magic each grossing no more than 3-5 million.  Proof that a great book, TV series or even the creator of Star Wars is not immune to take a hit when the offering is lacking.

Just to put that into perspective a good opening can easily see a movie gain $50 million like Jurassic Park III or Independence Day to $200 million like The Avengers.

Not criticizing the financial disasters mind you it is America, and we can throw money away with the best of em.  Plus these all made more than my movie.  Can’t believe no one wants the story of my life.  Sad really.

Thanks to Box Office Mojo for keeping stats that are fun and informative on this subject.

-RC

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Happy June

That means new catalogs from our other divisions.  Give Museum Replicas (www.museumreplicas.com) or Atlanta Cutlery (www.atlantacutlery.com) a call 800-883-8838 or hit them up on line and get some for FREE.   Nearly 200 new products have been added in the past month.

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Believe it or not, we are still a pretty cool mail order company and the catalog is a great way to enjoy the items when recharging your electronics.

-RC

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New Arrivals

FYI, we’re switching soon to a new layout for our site which is pretty exciting, but has slowed our process for adding new items.  That said I’ve snuck some in under the radar.  Most are in the New Products section, but here’s a highlight-

Featured are tons of prop license plates from your favorite TV shows and film.  Wands from a certain wizarding world.  Cool wallets and hats from SHIELD and HYDRA.  Even some Assassin’s Creed and Forbidden Planet stuff.  Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Vikings make an appearance too.  We hope you have as much fun buying as we do bringing it to you.

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If Agent Coulson can pass along his ID just for your use, it would be rude to decline don’t you think?

Lastly, we do our very best to keep everything in stock (nearly 90%).  The real world functions a bit differently though and we appreciate your patience on the rare occasion an item is not immediately available.

-RC

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Who should be the next Indiana Jones?

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With all the recent speculation on casting the much anticipated continuation of Dr. Jones adventures we got to thinking- this guy is a real man’s man, not something we see as much of any more and frankly miss.  Who could play Indie today?

1) Chris Pratt

2) Shia Labeouf

3) Zac Efron

4) Jeremy Renner

5) Robert Pattinson

6) Jonathan Rhys Meyers

7) Josh Hutcherson

8) Hunter Parrish

9) Chiwetel Ejiofor

10) Chris Hemsworth

11) Still gotta be Harrison Ford

I still have a soft spot for Harrison, sort of like Sean Connery being Bond.  You just can’t go wrong.  Then again you can’t go on forever either.  My short list would be Pratt, Renner, Rhys Meyers and Ejiofor.

-RC

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