You Need This Toy of a Penguin Dressed as Judge Dredd

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Sorry, Penguins of Madagascar...smiling and waving won't cut it with this guy. He's cute, but don't mistake those fearsome flippers for happy feet. This peng-wing (TM Cumberbatch) may not be able to take to the air, but he can fly your ass to the slammer, because in Antarctica City One, he is the law. The very, very cute law.

Oh, and since he's not articulated, he can't actually point the gun at you. Unless he's lying down, looking up at the stars. Don't count on them distracting him.

Viral Video du Jour: The 70-Second Saga of a Rock Monster

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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it's like an unofficial sequel to Darren Aronofsky's Noah, with observant, rock-caked "watchers" being regarded by humanity with somewhat mixed feelings.

And no, "A Tale of Momentum and Inertia" is not about this site's comments section. Rock monster!

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Top-Down Smackdown: Punks, Flintstones and Genderswaps

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 4:43 pm

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Hmmm...what to talk about in wrestling today? Anything happening?

Oh yeah...CM Punk went on his pal Colt Cabana's podcast, and finally revealed why he's no longer in WWE. I haven't had two free hours to listen to the whole thing, but have read some synopses. The key take-home is that he did not quit, but was suspended after he took time off due to untreated injuries...and then fired on his wedding day.

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TR Holiday Gift Guide: Shopping for the Grown-Ass Toy Collector, Made Easier in 5 Steps

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Buying toys as presents for a toy collector is hard. Believe me, I know, because I'm the recipient very often - and the truth is that unless the buyer is a fellow collector and we communicate often about what we like, it is tough to get me something I don't already have. (Admittedly, it was tougher when toys were cheaper.)

I don't know how many casual readers we have who might check in on this site just to get a sense of what toy li'l Gallen or Cousin Poe might like to find under his tree, but this list is in large part for them. Parents, friends, lovers, wealthy benefactors - if your knowledge of collectible toys falls somewhere between "fuck" and "all," yet you wish to please the plastic addict close to your heart...we have some tips.

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Weekstarter: Naked Hermaphrodite Pooh, Bloodsucking Games, Medieval Goats and More

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

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"Momaw Lisa" by sonicsnout

It's a new week, and the shortest one of the year, full of gift guides and other content to get the holidays off to a good start. In fact, today we're even going to have a whopping TWO list features! I'd say that it's because you deserve second helpings at Thanksgiving, but we all know that in fact this is likely to be a slow news week, and therefore a good time to showcase feature articles and editorials.

Here's your first of said features - a collection of the best and brightest reader-submitted and Kyle LeClair-compiled news tips over the weekend, to start your Monday off right. This week's tipsters included sonicsnout, troi, Citrus_King, skrag2112, SlyDante777, Dr.Gonzo82, Gallen_Dugall, rkwsuperstar

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Here's the Full Trailer for George Lucas' Strange Magic

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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Whichever trailer editor decided to follow "From the mind of George Lucas" with a character sticking his ass into the camera - you, sir or ma'am, deserve a gold star.

Not that I saw it either, but this looks a whole lot like Dreamworks' Fox's Epic. And yes, it's loaded with modern pop songs, but in this case, that is specifically the gimmick, in the vein of Moulin Rouge.

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TR Interview: Michael Ironside on Extraterrestrial, Batman, Dune, The Omega Code and More

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00 am

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If you're reading this site and don't know who Michael Ironside is, I can only assume you never read the credits of movies. Kids of my generation first remember him as Ham Tyler in V, but he's been a presence in sci-fi ever since, appearing in the likes of Spacehunter 3D, Scanners, Top Gun, Highlander II, Total Recall and many more, usually as a major badass.

In Extraterrestrial, which opens today, he plays a marijuana farmer caught up in the potential violation of a secret truce between the government and aliens, and in a small handful of scenes, this man in his 60s easily steals the show from the teens and twentysomethings who are supposedly the stars.

In a rare interview, Ironside discussed many things with TR, from the dream role he nearly but never got to the strange stealth Christianity of The Omega Code and his thoughts on Batman.

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Good Grief! The Full Peanuts Movie Trailer Doesn't Feel Like a Soulless Cash-in!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

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I don't know why Fox keeps calling this the characters' "big-screen debut" in publicity materials (it isn't, not by a long shot) but so long as that's the only historical revisionism going on, and we don't get Snoopy singing "Bow wow wow, yippie-yo yippie-yay, Snoopy Dog on the muthafuckin' house"...

Also, Charlie Brown can't hook up with the red-headed girl. Movie, if you do that, we're through. But so far you haven't misstepped.

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Fisher-Price Is Making the Only Super Friends Hall of Doom Playset We're Ever Likely to See

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Damn it! Why are the best toy ideas wasted on kids?

It looks like if you want to reenact the cartoons of your childhood or the new-classic Robot Chicken DC parodies, you might have to get yourself a toddler first, or at least walk shamelessly into their section of the toy store. The Legion of Doom's swamp headquarters, which also looks suspiciously like a giant Darth Stewie helmet from Family Guy (repaint possibility!) will NEVER be made in scale to your $20 Mattel DC Universe figures, but Imaginext, which already got a kickass action-loaded Batcave, now has a place for the baddies to hide out.

Because a bright blue saucer in a green swamp screams "hiding." Of course, the kids this is aimed at think putting their hands over their faces equals hiding, so they're not too hard to fool when you think about it.

Weekstarter: Doctor Who Xmas Clip, Religious Vader, Skeletor Sells Hondas, Weird Al and More

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

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It's Monday! And you may be miserable, but we've rounded up a whole bunch of stuff - 15 items in all - from the Weekend Open Thread to make you smile and grimace, compiled with the aid of Kyle LeClair.

This week's tipsters include troi, Dredder, Gallen_Dugall, skrag2112, Anyone00, SlyDante777, GhostRacer21.

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