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Imaginative Impulse by Garland Cannon

Imaginative Impulse by Garland Cannon

So recently, I’ve noticed an onslaught of extremely odd commercials. They aren’t the first of their kind. However, with so many coming at you, so often, it’s only natural to be perplexed, amused and a bit afraid.

Mountain Dew Kickstart: Puppymonkeybaby

Let’s just start right off with the scariest. Combining three adorable things, into one horrifying thing. I’m so not into Kickstart, but I’m so into this ad, and Amp, why is Amp so difficult to find anyway?

Subaru Dog Tested Windshield Wiper

So, they’ve been doing these dog commercials for a while, but this one is new and totally has a surprise ending.

KFC Nashville Spicy Hot Chicken Ad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivlox0cJOzE
Not, that long ago, Kentucky Fried Chicken decided to just randomly start putting ex-SNL alumni in their commercials. They randomly switched off from Darrell Hammond to Norm Macdonald as Colonel Sanders, like no one would notice. Or they intended for everyone to notice. Either way, this new commercial spun me for a loop and is killing it’s predecessors. Yes, that’s comedian Jim Gaffigan having a nightmare that he’s not the “real Colonel Sanders”. WTF? Yes, Yes, I say.

Honda Ridgeline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTaCT8ZmdJA
Why are these sheep trying to sell me a car while singing Queen’s Somebody to Love? Then the dog talks at the end, almost out of nowhere. Who put acid in my tea?

Kia Optima Walken Closet
“It’s like the world’s most exciting pair of socks.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r0FrXXKeiA
This is odd, intimidating and hot. Yeah, I’d do Christopher Walken, what of it? This actually makes me want to buy colorful socks, not a car though.

LG Man From the Future OLED TV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzLfPx-8OuM
I just love that Liam Neeson knows what he is doing in all of these spoofs of himself. Also, at least this one is for a nice tv, instead of a car.

The Portrait
“Okay, let’s do this. I’ve got minds to twist and values to warp.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21ivbtgqJkg
So, it’s Steven Tyler and incredible candy art, singing Dream On. It’s definitely not the funniest one, but still disturbing. Plus, Steven Tyler, I mean, yeah.

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The photo at the very top is by garlandcannon

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So, back in the last 90s, when I was in high school, I already had a few blogs. On one of them, I decided to run my own movie awards. I chose the categories and nominees based on what myself and my friends enjoyed. The entire idea was something that Hot Donna and I came up with. We chose the nominees. Then we polled students at both of our schools. Plus we took votes online. Back in my day, that meant folks emailing in their answers or responding to my e newsletter. You can see the original awards here. (I just reposted them on this site, because why not?) P.S. I know, I know, Leo still hasn’t won. Did I jinx him? Doh!

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby

The idea of these awards is that the Academy Awards are held in such high esteem, but are often films that most average people do not have the means to see, even today, even with streaming, etc. Well, you can pirate them, I guess, but that’s technically illegal, so I am not advocating it. Plus, they are so, so, so serious. Why not give out awards for films that run the gamut of genre and emotion, not just crying, so much crying. Want to know more? Watch the next 3 videos. You can also learn about what films were released in 2015, in case, like us (myself and Robert Sunshine), you’ve been super busy.

What’s so great now? You can vote, and it’s much easier. I’ll use it all, a poll on this blog, email, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, tumblr, etc

We are still hammering out the details, but categories will include the following:

Best Movie

Best Actress

Best Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Director

Best Writing (all)

Best Documentary

Best Animated Movie (maybe, still deciding)

Most Visually Appealing Movie

Best Apparel

Best Makeup and Hair Dos

Best Music (all)

Best Set Design

Best Visual Effects

Best Song

The exact rules on entering and dates will be announced in the upcoming poll blog. In the meantime, try to catch up on those 2015 flicks, if you can.

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The above video pretty much says it all. This is not the standard, informative Loot Crate Unboxing guide that I regularly post. This is mayhem! This was my brain on Four Loko.

I would like to say that when I contacted Loot Crate about the defective box, they were very nice and helpful. They let me exchange it for another one. Top notch customer service!

Loot Crate Doc Brown

We are a couple, who lives together, so we didn’t actually need duplicates of the BTTF stuff. They were gifted to my dad along with his other Christmas presents and he was ecstatic! He’s also a huge BTTF fan.

If you want to subscribe to Loot Crate, you can do so here. (Note: This is a referral link.)

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GOTG Box Front

GOTG Box Back

The theme of the Marvel Collector Corps’ box for December 2015 was Guardians of the Galaxy. I am a huge fan of this movie and look forward to the sequel(s) with great anticipation. I’ve also been interested in subscribing to this box since the spring of 2015 when it was first released, but it was a combo of waiting for the right theme to come along and having a few bucks when it did that caused me to wait until the December box.

Believe it or not, this box is a great source of controversy, among both geek box subscribers and the huge Funko community of fans. Why? When the original idea for this series of boxes was released, it was stated that each box would contain an exclusive Pop and a shirt. Up until this box, every other box has delivered this original promise. This box contained neither.

corps ad 1

Initially, I was also disappointed. I did change my mind when I saw the fun items. That combined with the movie, quality and value, had me keeping this box (and not flipping it on eBay, like many others). Since then the description of future boxes has been changed, but I would still say that this was marketed with a bait and switch mentality. Emails and other promo pics and videos leading up to the release, did strongly hint at conventional Pops being included.

 

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Groot and Rocket Pop Bobblers Hanging Christmas Ornaments
approximately $20
Rocket Raccoon Pop Ornament

Groot Pop Ornament
Are these technically Pops? Well, they are Christmas ornaments for sure. However, they are also bobblehead Pops. They are smaller than typical Pops, but much larger than Pop mystery minis. If you sit them just so, they will support their own weight. I do not yet own the Christmas Groot Pop, but if someone did, I could see them getting a bit miffed at these. I would value this set at about $20, because I can often find full size Pops around the $10 price point and minis are usually up to around $8 a piece now. If you want this particular set, you can buy them from an Amazon seller for under $30 including shipping here.

Guardians of the Galaxy Knit Scarf
approximately $15
Xmas GOTG Selfie

GOTG Scarf Groot

GOTG Scarf Cast

This scarf is huge and incredibly well made. It definitely fits well with the Christmas theme of the box. It is very nice and bright. Robert Sunshine and I have taken turns wearing it over the holiday season. I would value it at about $15, because normally I would say, don’t pay more than $10 for a scarf, but this is knit and huge, so I could see it selling for $20. So, I split the difference. There is an Amazon seller who has it for $17.10 here.

Star-Lord Pop Mug
approximately $15
Starlord Funko Pop Mug

So, I do remember hearing that Funko would be releasing Pop mugs in the fall, but then I promptly forgot about it, as life got in the way. This is a nice, heavy duty mug, with great detailing. P.S. The smell went away right after I removed it from the box. It was actually the packaging that smelled. I still washed it prior to use though. I have not heated any beverages in it yet, so I don’t know how it stands up to heat yet. Pop Funko mugs are currently retailing for anywhere from $11-$20 online. This particular mug can be purchased on Amazon for $17.38 here. If you are a big fan of Star-Lord, but not Pops (say what?!?), this mug is also awesome. There is news that more GOTG mugs will be released this year.

Guardians of Infinity #1 Comic
MSRP $4.99
Guardians of Infinity Comic
I haven’t had a chance to read this comic yet, mainly, due to my current terrible attention span. However, Robert Sunshine did and he assures me that it’s good, but odd. Plus, it’s not really Christmas themed, that’s just for this variant cover, which is adorable. You can buy this issue for your Kindle on Amazon here.

Guardians of the Galaxy Pin and Badge
approximately $5 per piece
GOTG Badge Pin
These are what I would consider fluff or filler in most nerd boxes. They are cute but unless I start wearing some new type of style, they will probably go unused for at least a while. The $5 price point is just imho, as I wouldn’t pay more. I don’t see these on Amazon, after all they are exclusives. However, you can buy neat GOTG pins here and patches here.

Actual Price
about $31.95 (including shipping to the US)

Approximate Retail Value
$59.99

Would I recommend buying a Marvel Collector Corps box in the future? Yes, but only if you really love the franchise that they are featuring, because you may be very surprised by the contents. The next box’s theme is Deadpool (February 2016). I’ll be buying it…if I have a few bucks.

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I bought my first two Pops in 2014, but I didn’t really start collecting until this year. This is just a fun video that Robert Sunshine and I shot last month (Halloween costumes, ya see!) about where our collection was at then.

 

 

If you also love Pops, check this out!

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