Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lego Mini Figure Reviews #2

Lego Mini Figures are individually packaged Lego Figures sold in sealed mystery bags. Each series has sixteen figures and there are currently five sets of figures that have been released. Lego Mini Figure Reviews is an ongoing series in which we will take a look at some of the best (and worst!) figures that I own!


Series Four Figure Fourteen is Hazmat Guy! Another outstanding figure that is well worth hunting down. What I love about this figure and what really takes him to the next level is the expression on his face. That look of shock mixed with concern basically gives the impression that he is either spraying down a really horrible toxic spill or his suit has a leak in it thus leaving Hazmat Guy with only minutes to live. Another great figure to add to the collection!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash Returns for 2011!

How ironic. Within just a couple short days after I convert the website into its Halloween theme I stumbled upon one of the first signs of the coming Christmas season at the local gas station. Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash has once again returned to store shelves for 2011! It is a welcome return for sure but I cannot help but feel like it is just a little bit early for this little slice of holiday heaven to show its face. We will talk a little about the drinks history in the main article but Cranberry Splash has always been released during the final two months of the year, making it very much apart of Christmas lore. Seeing it out so early in the year helps to confirm my earlier suspensions that we are going to be seeing Christmas a whole lot sooner rather than later this year. I am not quite sure just exactly how I feel about that one, I guess I love it and hate it at the same time really. Either way Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash is back on store shelves and that is reason enough to be excited!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Halloween Horror Recommendation! -- Saw

'Halloween Horror Recommendation!' is an ongoing series were we take a quick look at some of my favorite horror movies of all time! Sometimes they are big sometimes they are small but every time they are guaranteed to make you shriek with fright! Updated every Friday from now until October 31st!


For just a brief minute if you can allow yourself to forget what the Saw franchise turned into and focus on its very humble beginnings you will find a nice little masterpiece of a horror film that is partially responsible for the resurgence of modern horror. Saw was originally released in 2004. Directed by James Wan and wrote by Leigh Whannell starring Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, and Tobin Bell as the films protagonist Jigsaw. The film centers around two men who awake to find themselves chained in a dingy bathroom with no windows or means of escape and a dead body in the middle of the floor. Neither man knows how they got there or why but each is given a specific set of instructions on how they can escape. One must kill the other in a set amount of time, otherwise they will both be locked forever in the very room in which they awoke. Saw is an independent horror film, costing roughly $700,000 to make and was shot in only 18 days in an abandoned warehouse in Los Angeles. It would go on to gross $103 million worldwide and would spawn a seven part series of sequels. With one being released every Halloween for years after the release of the original film.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lego Mini Figure Reviews #1

Lego Mini Figures are individually packaged Lego Figures sold in sealed mystery bags. Each series has sixteen figures and there are currently five sets of figures that have been released. Lego Mini Figure Reviews is an ongoing series in which we will take a look at some of the best (and worst!) figures that I own!


Series Four Figure One is The Artist! One of my personal favorite Lego figures that I own, I absolutely love the attention to detail given to this little guy. From the speckles of paint on his pants and shirt to the included easel and paintbrush all the way up to his little french beret hat. This makes for a very cool figure but what pushes The Artist over the top, though, is the expression on his face. Love the deadpan look with the raised eyebrow. All of this comes together to form a unique, interesting looking character. A theme that runs throughout pretty much every single one of these Lego Mini Figures. The Artist is a great inclusion to any collectors set and a great way to start off this series!

Friday, August 19, 2011

2011 Summer Roundup and Archives!

Welcome to the 2011 Summer Roundup. This article is the last official piece of the Summer season, marking the final time that we will be able to talk about Kool-Aid and Super Soakers before making the big switchover to Fall where everything is black, orange, and awesome. But we are not quite there just yet, we have a few final items to take a look at. These are some of the oddball things that were released during the Summer months that all totally deserve a second look but couldn't quite make full fledged articles on there own. Not everything can be as epic as The Return of Mountain Dew Pitch Black or as unique as Retro 7Up Bottles! So enjoy these last few weeks of summer for already the days are starting to get just a little shorter, the wind is blowing a little harder, and if you listen closely you can hear the return of The Great Pumpkin off in the distance! Summer 2011 was better than expected and here is my final tribute to everything that was good about it!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kool-Aid Fun Fizz !

July was an absolute blur for me. Within the span of two short weeks I was in a wedding and then found myself up in  next Minnesota for two days watching the Vikings Training Camp. After that I spend a couple days at the Iowa State Fair. All of this from someone whose used to working and writing and not a whole heck of a lot more. It has been a busy month to say the least, as it seems like just yesterday that I was writing about fireworks and complaining about the heat. Now it I've blinked and suddenly July has transformed into August and the tell-tale signs of the changing seasons are slowly starting to creep up upon us.

Generally August is the month that I really start to wish for ghosts and goblins to hit store shelves while secretly listing to Christmas music in preparation for snowflakes and colored lights. This year... I'm feeling much more complacent in letting summer hang around for a little while longer. Seems like this year in particular has been a good one. Here in Summer 2011 we have seen such awesome abstractions as Mountain Dew Pitch Black and Retro 7Up Bottles  just to name a few. Things like this can go a long way in making one forget just how much I generally hate these middle summer months.

From weddings to football I have had lots of fun distractions during Summer 2011 and right now I am fine with simply living in the moment a little while longer. Let's take these last few weeks of August and enjoy what little time we have left with the season. So with that I mind I set out to search for another new item with that distinctive summer flavor to it. Behold the artificially flavored glory that is Kool-Aid Fun Fizz!