TR Interview: The Robot Chicken Writers

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm


DC Comics' new headquarters in Burbank is filled with things to look at, from the movie costumes in the lobby to the giant superhero drawings on every sliding office door. In-house toys adorn most desks, and the vault room that contains as many early issues as the company has been able to gather has glass walls, so you can look, even if you'd never remotely have the security clearance to touch.

But I'm not here merely to geek out. Robot Chicken has a new DC Comics Special airing Sunday, and I'm here to meet the writers, whom I talked to in two groups of three.

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Sideshow's $100 Statue of Thor as a Frog Makes Me Hoppy

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 11:30 am


I wonder if this is what happens when the right lonely female amphibian kisses Chris Hemsworth. The coolest thing about being this frog is that he DOES have wings (albeit on his helmet), and thus possibly does not bump his ass when he lands

Based on a comedic Walt Simonson story in which Thor is cursed to be a frog for a while, then ultimately succeeded in the role by an amphibian named Throg, this statue ought to please those who don't want to choose between frogs and princes, but would rather have a mashup. What you do with that mashup is your business. Shutup - I said YOUR BUSINESS. I am not listening to you. Lalalalalala.

Hot Toys' 1966 Batman Just Can't Get Rid of a Bomb!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Hot Toys Facebook page

Thing. Of. Beauty.

He also comes with Shark-repellent batspray. Of course.

Weekend Hangover: Harry Potter Prequels, Robo-Fish, Unreleased Gandalf Animation, More

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:00 am


What stories fell through the cracks this past weekend? With the aid of ace compiler Kyle LeClair, we'll tell you.

This week's tipsters include: Gallen_Dugall, Anyone00, SlyDante777, rkwsuperstar, troi, BumblebeeZ3, Timely-Tardis-Lego, RegularStormy

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Community's "Knowing Is Half the Battle" G.I. Joe Gag

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 1:13 pm


In order to counter the stereotype that they were just cynical toy commercials, many '80s cartoons that were, in fact, just that added moral messages at the end of each episode, in which the show's heroes would help kids through an everyday dilemma. Community's upcoming animated G.I. Joe-style episode was never going to leave that part out.

It's arguably spoiling the end of the episode, but if you want to be able to say that "now you know," check it out below.

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Before You Die...You Must Own This Ringu Action Figure

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:00 am


Though she's one of the more iconic evildoers in modern horror, Sadako/Samara has not seen much action when it comes to poseable figures. We covered a $75, barely articulated one last year, and NECA never managed to get theirs to retail, but now, finally, Figuarts is giving us one with super-articulation, multiple heads, and accessories like a mini-VHS tape, which tells you just how damn long we've been waiting for the figure - her signature shtick has become obsolete in the meantime.

While I would wish for a slightly better paint job - the eye doesn't look fucked-up enough, and the dress is a bit too clean - you can always play with her outside in the dirt for a while to get a more weathered effect. Or throw her down a well. We are not responsible for what ensues.

Lego Simpsons Minifigs Revealed; Up-Close Images of All of Them

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 3:48 pm

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Well, these look a whole lot better than the sleepy-eyed versions which come with the house playset, right?

Like the individual Lego Movie minifigs, they'll be blind-bagged, but with those distinctive heads, they ought to be easier to feel out than usual. After the jump, check out individual close-ups of each one...

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Tags: Lego, Simpsons

I READ YOUR FANFIC! "Masters of the Erotica: Evil-Lyn"

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:00 am


If you want to submit fan fiction for me to read, please send it - or a link to it - to toplessrobot-at-gmail-dot-com with subject line "Read my Fanfic!"

Title: "Masters of The Erotica: Evil-Lyn" by Kyle Reccula.

Logline: In the Masters of the Universe Classics canon, while Skeletor is away in outer space, Evil-Lyn has sex with her son Skeleteen.

Acts Involved: Female on male oral sex, vaginal sex, male masturbation, female masturbation, facials, incest, implied beastiality.

Participants: Scrollos, Standor, Tupper Adam, Evil-Lyn, Skeleteen, Jitsu, Tri-Klops, Mer-Man, Beast Man.

The Live Reading...

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The Weekend Hangover: Spider-Man Mail, Fake Penis Pants, Moisture Vaporators, More

Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

My own weekend involved molluscs and crustaceans for breakfast, courtesy of an extraordinarily generous friend...


Meanwhile, other nerdily newsworthy things were happening, and with the compilation help of Kyle LeClair, here are some highlights of what you may have missed in the weekend open thread. Tipsters this week include GreggoryBasore, SlyDante777, skrag2112, Anyone00, troi, rkwsuperstar, Citrus King, andre morello, Gallen_Dugall, franciebrady27, James.k.Polk

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Large (Unofficial) Lego Kit Kat Set Looks Good Enough to Eat

Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

[UPDATE: Images removed by request of Kit Kat]

Created by the folks at Kit Kat, complete with custom box and alt-builds of a dinosaur, a plane and a couple on a romantic date (many of these enabled by pieces hidden inside), this large piece of imitation chocolate also features "break me off" action, and is most definitely NOT for kids who still think Lego bricks are food.

But now I'm worried the Kit Kat folks know something I don't know - like there could be little people hiding inside my chocolate...

via Brickfan