When you're Sylvester Stallone, it's always Daylight saving time.
I don't have a bunch of leftover links this time - but I'm sure some of you do. Have at it.
As one of two regular contributors to Topless Robot with a particular affinity for Japanese manga and anime, it might surprise some of you to know that, until last week, I had never - gasp! - visited the motherland. Yessir, I hadn't yet made the pilgrimage to Glorious Nippon!
And so, armed with a passport and a few thousand Yen, my girlfriend and I took the plunge and braved the twelve-hour international flight to the land of manga, robots, video games, and other things that make my nerd heart melt.
The dead of winter might not necessarily be the most optimal time to visit a northern continent, especially considering the fact that I live in Los Angeles where our concept of "cold" is anything below 70. Still, there are a lot of cool things you can only do in Japan in the winter, so here's 15 things to do, see, and check out in Japan!More >>
Because not everything is the Oscars, here are some other hot topics of conversation culled from the weekend Open Thread, compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair.
This week's tipsters include: troi, SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall, Anyone00, skrag2112, rkwsuperstar, Paul_S, BumblebeeZ3, donnaryokoMore >>
Happy birthday to Ellen Page! You're gonna make some lucky lady very happy.
Not a whole lot of desk-clearing links to offer this week, but for what they're worth:
-Hand made Flappy Bird in a box, because hands and boxes belong together.
-Agents of SHIELD adds another cast member who isn't Coulson so I probably won't care much about him.
-What'cha gonna download? GHOST-BUSTERS firehouse Lego instructions.
-Yes, YES THE BEES! YES THE BEES! (via SlyDante777)
-Part man. Part machine. All...Pill? (via Gallen_Dugall)
-Are the Chinese inventing a T-1000? (Seriously, are they? It's a long article and I haven't finished it yet) via Gallen_Dugall.
-Do new TV spots for Captain America contain a massive spoiler?
-Lego Movie sequel coming, slowly...in 2017.
-KFC-flavored potato chips sound better to me than Doritos tacos.
Now talk amongst yourselves.
Yeah, I think you know there was a fair involving toys...but what else happened this President's Day weekend? Lots, it turns out. With thanks to Kyle LeClair for the assist in compiling, this week's tipsters include: FakeAssName, skrag2112, Anyone00, rkwsuperstar, SlyDante777, troi, Dr.Gonzo82, Canadian.Scott, Citrus_King, Gallen_Dugall.
Keep reading for some of the weird and wonderful things you might have missed in our weekend open thread.More >>
It is not only Valentine's Day and President's Day weekend, but we also have both the New York Toy Fair and Gallifrey One happening. Monday is a holiday for me, but stay tuned to Topless Robot on Twitter, as we have a guy at Toy Fair over the weekend.
In the meantime, before you all unleash the hounds, here are some last-minute items that got cut for time...
-TOPLESS ROBOT MERCHANDISE is coming! Just bumper stickers for now. All sold at cost.
-Kickstarter for "Period Panties" that feature slogans like "Cunt Dracula" and "Bleeder of the Pack. Also a possibly actionable Grumpy Cat flipping you off.
-The Equestria Girls sequel is coming this year.
-A Catwoman-themed fashion show that somehow manages to be totally unsexy.
-K*Nex does Lego ripoff with Family Guy minifigs. You tink daaat's bad? Why yes, yes I do.
-'90s MTV Alternative Nation fixture Maggie Estep has died.
-Biplanes versus Tripods in new animated War of the Worlds movie.
-Sorry fellas, Ellen Page is forever off the market to you. Ladies - we have some good news...
- "Angry Birds Stella"? Is Marlon Brando suggesting new game names from beyond the grave?
Tipsters included Greggory Basore, Eric Diaz, SlyDante777, and possibly others I'm forgetting.
Luke's mother-in-law is former LAPD, a licensed property appraiser and a self-described crazy cat lady. None of which has prepared her for TR readers. All questions and answers are real.
Hello friends, and happy almost Valentines Day. Luke said something a bit back that all of my dolls, collections etc are still in boxes - well providing proof that they are not, I have sent LYT a picture of dolls out of boxes.
Who were those stylish, square-masked individuals? Perhaps one of many things you missed over the weekend, some of which have been slapped together into this one big-ass post for your enjoyment.
This week's items compiled with the assist of SlyDante777, including tips from himself and Citrus_King, rkwsuperstar, Patch999, James.k.Polk, troi, Anyone00, Dr.Gonzo82, Gallen_Dugall, clone_boy99, aidan.jeans.More >>
If you're in the Dallas area tomorrow, a group of TR regulars are planning to meet up around midday at the Sci-Fi Expo in Irvine. Email eventmeetupdfw-at-gmail.com if you're interested in attending. I can't make it, myself - got my father-in-law's belated memorial to attend.
Here are a few items still on my desktop before we call it a week:
-If James T. Kirk were a woman, wouldn't she just stay home and fondle herself?
-It's a zombie schoolgirl arcade game that turns into a dance game! It is, of course, Japanese.
-Crime dog McGruff really let himself go.
-Ye Olde Facebook, from 1902.
-Goat Simulator: The Game. Most likely not going to be made for real, but would you not play the shit out of it?
-Sweded feature-length Robocop, with some unique scene interpretations.
-The best 10 minutes of all three Bayformers movies - the transformations.
-Speaking of which, a trailer for Transformers Universe Online. Looks to be using Prime designs.
-Gary Oldman will probably be in the next Star Wars. You may remember he was to play General Grievous originally but declined because of union strikes.
-Live-action Patlabor trailer.
Some of these tips are from SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall and Anyone00