7.29.2014

FlashBack66: STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (1989)

This fucking movie.


This movie was EPISODE I before there was such a thing.

STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER is a bad movie. It has terrible comedy, the absolute worst special effects of any Star Trek film and it's just a mess of a story. And I love STAR TREK V.

7.07.2014

Inside the Box with Ichabod presents:

S.H.Figuarts Super Mario with option sets A & B from Bluefin/Tamashii Nations

 Hey, you lovable Italian stereotype!

7.06.2014

COVER YOUR EYES - WAHLBERG IS BACK. EP61 IS LIVE!



PREORDER66 - EP61 "WAHLEYED"
i.e. That's Extraordinary!
Recorded 06.18.2014

This episode is NO JOKE, okay? The tahpics go from Japanese Vaders to Dream 6inchers to Raccoons and even some Shakespeare. Are you complaining about Shakespeare? What? No! Jacky Jack Nicholson is here to bring the Shat, baby. Just in time for your trip to TFCon.





6.24.2014

FlashBack66: BATMAN (1989)

BATMAN (1989) was my first midnight screening, and it stands apart as the best premiere I've ever attended. But first, let's roll back a few hours...



Inside the box with Ichabod presents:

S.H.MonsterArts Gigan (2004) from Tamashii Nations/Bluefin

 SPAAAAAAAAAAAACE CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6.21.2014

THE NINTENDO GAME BOY: REMINISCING ON WHAT I DIDN'T HAVE

THE GAME BOY TURNS 25 AND I ARRIVED LATE TO THE PARTY


The Nintendo Game Boy turned 25 recently, and you've probably read a post or two about that fact by now. You might have seen tweets or Facebook posts showing off pictures of a Game Boy system along with an anecdote of a fond memory. Maybe even some posts about the top 17 games for the system, or more on the system’s history. This post will be just a little bit different, and here's why: I didn't own an original Game Boy until just a few years ago.  

Let me set the stage for you. The year is 1989, and a nine year old Fuzzless wonder is deep into Nintendo...

6.17.2014

THAT'S A LOT OF LECHES. EP60 IS LIVE! POLLY WANT A KAIJU?


 
PREORDER66 - EP60 "TRES"
i.e. Leches and Kaiju Birds
Recorded 06.04.2014

GET OUT THE TRES LECHES - it's another PO66 Anniversary Special! Aiming to misbehave, the crew boldly go where no GERMAN BIRD has gone before. Can Godzilla's mission to restore family values change the podcast forever? Or will a NEW kaiju rise to the challenge?







6.10.2014

Inside the box with Ichabod presents:

S.H.MonsterArts Wolf Predator from Tamashii Nations/Bluefin



The cold hard stare of a plastic intergalactic hunter.

6.06.2014

TANGENT66 - CRASIS FLASHBACK A2A

In celebration of our site's birthday, I offer this little gem I uncovered tonight. I mentioned this way back on the podcast at some point. I can't remember when. I'm getting old.

 
FLASHBACK: I was art directing a photo shoot for a wholesome family snack company when I realized who the actor we had cast as "Grandpa" really was.

Yes, folks, I wasn't kidding.

ASS-TO-ASS. 



TOYING AROUND WITH CRASIS - IN PONDVISION™

NECA GODZILLA (2014) 12" HEAD TO TAIL FIGURE

DUNNNNNNNNN. DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN...
Every once in a blue moon, I get this strong urge to grab my smart phone and snap pics of my toys out in the wild. No fancy camera, no crazy setup - just nature and plastic. I generally throw these sorts of things on twitter, where they are quickly lost in the current of cat pics, lunch snaps, dick jokes, retweets of obscure Japanese stuff and the latest robot drama.

As PREORDER66.COM (the website celebrating one year of life today, BTW!) is an extension of the cast and our love of pop-culture, toys, etc., I figured it was time to add a new segment to the site - TOYING AROUND. This week, I took some snaps of a NECA figure.

I know, not even remotely "high-end." Indulge me, folks.


5.30.2014

Inside the box with Ichabod Presents:

S.H. Figuarts Blue & Yellow Wind Rangers from Bluefin/Tamashii Nations

 Finally, a guy as yellow ranger...wait...

5.21.2014

PRASEODYMIUM! EP59 IS UNLEASHED! PRASEODYMIUM!


PREORDER66 - EP59 "PRASEODYMIUM"
i.e. Praseodymium
Recorded 05.07.2014 (MAYcross7)

BARON VON TAINT unleashes his next outrageous scheme - PROJECT PRASEODYMIUM. Root Beer will never be the same. Ugnaught rights, Muppets on bikes, Manufactured Holidays, outdated PDAs and Waffles. Powered by Babymetal.






5.16.2014

Ichabod's Thoughts on Godzilla 2014 (Spoiler free)

Godzilla 2014 mini talk



So, for the first time in 14 years I entered a theater to see a new Godzilla movie. And was it ever a Godzilla movie. Back in 1998 at the tender age of 13 I saw the TriStar pictures Godzilla. It was a giant monster movie, but it didn't have that feel. Even then I saw it more as a monster than Godzilla. The big G and I go way back, to the late 80's when my mom would rent me VHS tapes from the video store next to the liquor store, come home and sit me down in front of whatever I picked out. One time I grabbed 1974's Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla and that was a life changing experience. Ever since then I loved everything Godzilla. From the big vinyl Imperial Godzilla figures to the movies to the weird white castle toys.

5.01.2014

THEY CALL HIM "THE BARON." EP58 IS LIVE!


PREORDER66 - EP58 "TAINTED"
i.e. Hail!
Recorded 04.16.2014

ACHTUNG! Preorder66 is compromised. BARON VON TAINT and his LEGION are exposed at last. New 66 characters! New 66 fiction! New tangents! New levels of stupidity! Watch Cap 2 before this, or you may spill KANTWURST on your new car. Yo Jobra! HAIL HYMEN! PLUS, a new 66 SHORT!





4.29.2014

Tangent66: S7AR WARS

When I was ten years old, my brother would make my mom take us to a local baseball card/comic shop called The Dragon's Den. He was there solely to accrue his holdings in cardboard totems to athletic greats, but I was a willing participant in these trips because I was able to explore the rest of the store- and its the comic collection. Those were truly blissful days. On the wall of The Dragon's Den, seemingly 100 ft. away from my hands hung a poster encased in a gorgeous frame. Every time we went to the shop, I would ask the clerk "How much for the poster?" "Same as last time, $150." Damn, I'll never have enough money to buy that thing. I would make sure my mom overheard the exchange, hoping she would eventually have an epiphany that yes, she should buy this thing for me, and end my Sisyphean struggle. That day never happened, but the point was never to own the poster but that something so simple could represent so much value to me. Tom Jung painted something that would be ingrained in the minds of millions around the world. The poster was a symbol, the real prize was the film itself.

4.15.2014

Inside the box with Ichabod presents:

Super Robot Chogokin Shin Getter Robo from Tamashii Nations/Bluefin

 I couldn't even fit this entire thing in frame.