Thursday, January 10, 2013

Funko Collection Update - Selling Freddy Stark #12 (1 of 48)


Was looking to trade this Freddy for something I need, 
but I have everything practically. 
So, now maybe I'll sell him to get a POP! Proto I want.
I don't need to sell him though.
Look over the pictures carefully please,
the box is not mint,
but the Freddy Stark POP! is .

Looking for $100
NO HAGGLING INVOLVED !!
ON HOLD !!
AWAITING PAYMENT 
SOLD

Comes shipped within the Continental US
Priority Mail w/ Delivery Confirmation
Any other shipping, for other areas is extra,
and paid by the buyer. That is additionally added to the $100.
Email me if you are interested w/ your Shipping Address.
webmaster@justanotherfunkoobserver.com


Excepting PayPal ONLY !!
(put through as Personal, then as a Gift, so no fees on either party)
I will include my PayPal Email Payment Address in my reply to your email.








Movie NEWS - 42 : the Jackie Robinson Story


The most important Baseball movie ever to be made.

The legend of Jackie Robinson isn't just one of the most compelling stories of the 20th century, it's one of the most important. At a time when the United States was viciously segregated, Robinson became the first ever black man to play in Major League Baseball, and not only did it change the sport forever it changed the entire country. So the question is, will writer/director Brian Helgeland's upcoming biopic live up the legend? 


Warner Bros. has released a new theatrical trailer was the true-life drama 42, which delivers even more footage that what we previously saw in the first teaser from a few months ago and the featurette from earlier this week. Check out the new preview below or in HD over on Apple
TRAILER #1


Starring Chadwick Boseman (The Express) as Jackie Robinson, the new film chronicles the story of the man who broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 and changed the world forever, standing tall through endless abuse from fans and teammates alike. Through it all, however, Robinson stood up and took it, and went on to become one of the greatest players in history. Harrison Ford co-stars as Brooklyn Dodger manager Branch Rickey, while the rest of the supporting cast is made up of impressive players like Alan Tudyk, Christopher Meloni, John C. McGinley, Lucas Black, Ryan Merriman, Brad Beyer, Judy Tylor, Jon Bernthal, Nicole Beharie, and T.R. Knight. 42will be in theaters on April 13th and to see more from the movie, including the first trailer and stills, be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database.

TRAILER #2














* this article put together from You Tube videos & the Cinema Blend website.

the Midnight Special - You're No Good : Linda Ronstadt



Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music recording artist. She has earned eleven Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, in addition to Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations.
A singer, songwriter, and record producer, she is recognized as a definitive interpreter of songs One of the most versatile and commercially successful female singers in U.S. history, she is recognized for her many public stages of self-reinvention.
With a one-time standing as the Queen of Rock, where she was bestowed the title of "highest paid woman in rock", and known as the First Lady of Rock, she later emerged as a music matriarch, international arts advocate and human rights advocate.
Ronstadt has collaborated with artists from a diverse spectrum of genres including Billy EckstineFrank ZappaRosemary Clooney,Flaco Jim√©nezPhilip GlassCarla BleyThe ChieftainsEmmylou HarrisGram ParsonsDolly PartonNeil YoungJohnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle. She has lent her voice to over 120 albums. Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times noted in 2004, Ronstadt is "Blessed with arguably the most sterling set of pipes of her generation ... rarest of rarities—a chameleon who can blend into any background yet remain boldly distinctive ... It's an exceptional gift; one shared by few others."
In total, she has released over 30 solo albums and 15 compilations or greatest hits albums. Ronstadt charted thirty-eight Billboard Hot 100 singles with twenty-one reaching the top 40, ten to the top 10, three to No. 2, and "You're No Good" to No. 1. In the UK, her single "Blue Bayou" reached the UK Top 40 and the duet with Aaron Neville, "Don't Know Much", peaked at No. 2 in December 1989. In addition, she has charted thirty-six albums, ten Top 10 albums, and three No. 1 albums on the Billboard Pop Album Charts.






I watched this show a lot growing up, Friday nights at 1 am.
Sure geeks woke up early on Saturday mornings to see 
American Bandstand. 
The cool stuff was on the night before though 
on the Midnight Special !!


The Midnight Special is an American late-night musical variety series that aired on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981. The ninety-minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
The show typically featured guest hosts, except for a period from July 1975 through March 1976 when singer Helen Reddy served as the regular host. Wolfman Jack served as the announcer and frequent guest host. The program's theme song, a traditional folk song called "Midnight Special", was performed by Johnny Rivers.
The Midnight Special was noted for featuring musical acts performing live, which was unusual since most television appearances during the era showed performers lip-synching to prerecorded music. The series also occasionally aired vintage footage of older acts (such as Bill Haley & His Comets). As the program neared the end of its run in the early 1980s, it began to frequently use lip-synched performances rather than live. The program also featured occasional comedic performances such as Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman.

Monopoly Too - Another travesty of time !



In many families, Monopoly fights start long before the property is purchased. Inevitably, every player wants the same playing piece.
Well, it's time to stand up for your beloved old boot or Scottie dog or thimble, because Hasbro is aiming to get rid of it.
The company has announced plans to upgrade Monopoly, which will include replacing one of the game's iconic tokens with a fancy new figurine.
Even worse, Hasbro is making you decide which one will go. From now through Feb. 5, fans can vote to save their favorite token -- and which new one will take the place of the least popular piece.
“The tokens are one of the most iconic parts of the Monopoly game and we know that people are emotionally tied to their favorite one,” Eric Nyman, senior vice president and global brand leader for Hasbro told the Daily Mail. “When we decided to replace one of the tokens in the game, we knew we had to involve our fans in the process. We can’t wait to see which iconic piece will ‘go to jail’ and which new token the fans will choose to become part of one of the world’s most popular games.”
The choices for the replacement piece include a helicopter, a diamond ring, a robot, a cat and a guitar.
The new Monopoly will arrive on store shelves toward the middle or end of the year, which could bring about a Twinkie-like rush on the original classic game.
Perhaps anticipating a backlash from traditionalists, though, Hasbro has already announced plans to release a “Golden Token Edition” later this year that will include all of the classic pieces as well as the five new tokens.
While the changes are bound to be harrowing for old-school players, it’s not the first time Hasbro has monkeyed with the game pieces. Three of the game's original tokens -- the purse, lantern and rocking horse -- were replaced in the 1950s by the dog, man on horseback, and wheelbarrow. Other tokens have appeared in the many editions of the game, including a locomotive and a sack of money.
Check out the possible replacements below, and cast your vote over on the Monopoly Facebook page.




Convention Madness - CES 2013 : the "Booth Babe" Debate Continues


I hate to say this, but the woman commenting on the last portion of this video is not very smart. She says "Let's have some topless men at these booths." 

First, the Booth Babes are not topless. 
Secondly, why would you market toward the only 14% of the workplace ? 
Third, yes that is Gary Shapiro at the :20 mark.
Hi Gary .. How is Vegas this year ? LOL !!


Some visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas are angry that the so-called 'booth babes' are back despite much criticism at last year's event.
A year after the BBC first highlighted the issue scantily clad women are still a staple of electronics and technology shows around the world, but some females in the industry feel the tactic has been taken too far.
While models have been banned from technology and gaming expos in China, the US is seeing a steady growth in their use in marketing. Critics say their presence is degrading to women and contributes to the fact that so few women want to take up careers in engineering.


Funko NEWS - 2013 POP! Line-Up



Brian @ Funko has made a major announcement as to what we can expect from their line of POP! vinyl figures in 2013. On the Funko Fanatic Forum literally dozens of upcoming figures were revealed. As a POP! collector it's going to be a manic year trying to keep up with all these new vinyl figures. As it was, 2012 was filled with POP! figures that covered all corners of pop-culture, looking at 2013 ... it's very overwhelming !! 




Let's have a look at what we can expect:

Thor 2: The Dark World Series
Thor (all new)
Loki (all new)
New Villain 

Iron Man 3 Series
Iron Man 42 Armor
Iron Patriot
War Machine
Iron Man Space Shuttle Armor

New Wolverine Movie Series

Dark Knight Joker (Heath Ledger)

Man of Steel Series

Batman 1966 TV Series:
Batman (Adam West)
Batgirl (Yvonne Craig)
Joker (Caesar Romero)
Robin (Burt Ward)
Catwoman (Julie Newmar)

Watchmen Series: 
Dr Manhattan
Rohrshack
(more Watchmen to come later)

Pulp Fiction:  
Jules Winnfield (Sam jackson)
Vincent Vega (John Travolta)
Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman)

Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2
The Bride (Uma THurman)
O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Lui)
GoGo Yubari
Possibly One More TBD

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
Splinter
Shredder
Donatello
Michaelangelo
Leonardo
Raphael

Walking Dead:
Series 2 in March
Glenn
Michonne
Michonne with Pet #1 & 2
Tank Zombie

Series 3 in September
Governor
Merle
Riot Gear Zombie Guard
Rick Grimes w/ Machete (totally new)

Disney Series #6 Series
All 12 TBD

Star Wars Series 4
R2-D2
Lando Calrissian
Admiral Ackbar
Queen Amidala
Wickett
Jar Jar Binks

Wizard of Oz  Series
Tin Man
Glenda
Scarecrow
Lion

Clerks Series
Silent Bob
Jay (w/Bezerker Shirt!!)

The Regular Show Series
Mordecai
Rigby
Benson
Skips
Mitch "Muscle Man" Sorenstein

Hobbit 2 Series

Anchorman Series
Ron Burgundy
Brick Tamblin
Brian Fontana

HORROR
Ghostface from Scream
Chucky
Captain Spaulding from Devil's Rejects
Pennywise from Stephen King's It.
Saw
Sam from Trick or Treat
Hannibal Lecter
Evil Dead

Other Movies, Tv And Music:
Ace Ventura
Beavis & Butthead
Amy Farrah Fowler & Leonard (Big Bang)
Christmas Story Ralph in Pink Bunny suit
Michael Jackson Thriller& Thriller Werewolf
Capt. Fred and Yellow Submarine (Beatles)
Robocop
Alien & Predator
Planet of the Apes (Classic)
Children's Hospital (Adult Swim)

Video Games:  
Epic Mickey Game Series
Epic Mickey
Oswald the Rabbit

World of Warcraft Game
Arthas
Illidan

Starcraft Game
Kerrigan
Jim Raynor

Diablo Game
Tyrael
Diablo

Mass Effect Video Game

There are several other figures that have already been announced including Marvel, He-man, Disney and DC Comics! 










* this article is stolen from Tanya Tate's blog - Just A Lotta Tanya

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Foodie Post - Steak Fajitas





Baseball NEWS - No One Elected to HOF in 2013


Baseball Writers have decided to be punk bitches this year, and not vote ANY player into the Hall of Fame.

Here is a group of people who have never played this game professionally, yet they pass judgement on ALL player inductions. This year they have decided that NO ONE deserves to get into the Hall of Fame.

There are plenty of names on this list below that have never been accused of steroid use.


I call BULLSHIT !!!



I agree that admitted steroid users, or the actual players that have been caught do not belong in the HOF. These punk a$$ bitches have decided to lump a whole "generation" of players as users.

I agree that fringe players do not belong in the HOF, and do not think that players should be voted in just to have a new inductee.


Ballots Cast: 569    Needed for Election: 427
VOTESPLAYERPERCENTAGE
388Craig Biggio68.20%
385Jack Morris67.70%
339Jeff Bagwell59.60%
329Mike Piazza57.80%
297Tim Raines52.20%
272Lee Smith47.80%
221Curt Schilling38.80%
214Roger Clemens37.60%
206Barry Bonds36.20%
204Edgar Martinez35.90%
191Alan Trammell33.60%
123Larry Walker21.60%
118Fred McGriff20.70%
106Dale Murphy18.60%
96Mark McGwire16.90%
75Don Mattingly13.20%
71Sammy Sosa12.50%
50Rafael Palmeiro8.80%
19Bernie Williams3.30%
18Kenny Lofton3.20%
16Sandy Alomar Jr.2.80%
6Julio Franco1.10%
5David Wells0.90%
4Steve Finley0.70%
2Shawn Green0.40%
1Aaron Sele0.20%
0Jeff Cirillo0.00%
0Royce Clayton0.00%
0Jeff Conine0.00%
0Roberto Hernandez0.00%
0Ryan Klesko0.00%
0Jose Mesa0.00%
0Reggie Sanders0.00%
0Mike Stanton0.00%
0Todd Walker0.00%
0Rondell White0.00%
0Woody Williams0.00%
   
*Candidates receiving less than 5% of the vote onall ballots cast are removed from future BBWAA consideration; Dale Murphy received 18.6% of the
vote in his 15th and final year of BBWAA eligibility.

So .. Let's Talk Baseball People ... 
DONNIE BASEBALL
"The HITMAN"