Monday, April 30, 2007

Fox, you're breaking my heart

I discovered my new "favorite show", only to find out that it had already been cancelled... after 9 days. The show was so good, I'll still suggest seeing it, even if you already know that it ends without an ending, never to be picked back up. The show is called Drive, and it played on FOX. It's about cars. Fast cars, slow cars, and rockin' cars. It has Nathan Fillion from Firefly/Serenity in it, and I can't say enough good things about the 4 episodes that are available. You can watch them for free (and legal) here. The final two episodes filmed will air later this summer according the official FOX website.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Reisler of Denmark

Here are a few shots of the Reisler figures. You can tell they are old style figures, but I think several of the poses mix in perfectly with other brands, including the newer stuff. And it's always nice to have more medical poses.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hollywood vs. History

I got an Osprey Publishing Newsletter today. In it was a link to a great article by Dr. Kaveh Farrokh about the movie 300 and how it differs from actual history. I'll be the first to admit, I liked the movie, and yes, I know it was way off base historically speaking, but it is nice to hear an academic talk about the faults. A lot of insight into the armies of Iran, their culture, and their point of view on the invasion of Greece. Very good good reading. It's a .pdf file so you'll need Adobe Reader.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Quick Barzso Link

I noticed that Ron Barzso has his new Hacienda Pieces up on his website. I can't stress enough how nice these are. Very Rockin' stuff.


Ok, so, I know it's been awhile. BUT IT'S BEEN FOR GOOD REASON!!! you know, video games, tv, and rockin' out every saturday night. all good reasons. But here I am again, and I do have some things to talk about. First off, I saw that the new Italeri Germans and Russians are available from a few vendors (maybe all of them by now). I'm going to get me some... soon. Also, next time you're in wal-mart, or the like, look for the 54-60mm pirates. They are very much like the Star Wars Unleashed battlepacks. 4 plastic figures all painted up. Slap a coat of paint on them and hopefully they'll blend in with the rest of my pirates. And dude, new Forces of Valor sets. Not my favorite figures, but the new poses are unique, and they are sculpted a tad differently. Haven't seen em' up close and personal yet, so can't give many details.

I also, just the other day, had a friend send me some items including a set of the Reisler WWII figures. Not real familiar with their history, but neat little poses. My wife found the nurse pose and asked for it for her sewing room. My friend also sent me a Marx Navarone Mountain along with the box. Most of the pieces were all there, which is pretty cool. I've got plans for it...

So, assuming I can pull myself away from the video games and the tv (Thank goodness the Sopranos is only on once a week!!), I should be able to jump back into the toy soldiers. Rock on.