Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Moe: A Big To-Do About Nothing

The anime community tends to unanimously agree and disagree on a lot of topics and issues. More so then most other fandoms. Unfortunately, that's not always a good thing. For instance, it's a big trend for the majority of the community to come down on or hate a specific anime or manga and it's fandom just because it's popular, such as K-On!! or Haruhi Suzumiya. On the flipside, we can get annoyed when a really good piece of fiction doesn't get the recognition we feel it deserves, like Summer Wars' consideration for an Oscar nomination. But, just like every other fandom I'm a part of, there are some things rub me the wrong way. One of those things is the anime community's stance on a certain characteristic that's been popping up a bit more recently. A characteristic that includes ditziness, big eyes, and cute actions. Let's talk about Moe....

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Display Case: Iron Man Legends Titanium Man

Oh Marvel Legends. You were such a highly praised and much loved collector-oriented line of wonderfully detailed and perfectly articulated characters from all across the Marvel Comics universe. The line went through a lot of changes since it's beginning, especially after it's move from Toybiz to Hasbro, who's had it's ups and downs with the license at first. Now a days, though, Marvel Legends are a very rare find, with only one or two 2-packs coming out every year. Thankfully though, Hasbro has said that 2012 will herald the return of Marvel Legends and to wet our tongues have given us a 6 inch line of Iron Man figures until then. The Iron Man Legends line's first wave is pretty typical with two Iron Men and a War Machine, but the fourth figure is of a character fans have been wanting since his cancelled prototype was shown close to five years ago! Ladies and Gents; I give you Titanium Man!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New review going up soon...

Yeah, I haven't added anything new in over a week. I'm currently finishing up a new Display Case entry, but it may take an extra day since I need to charge up my camera. But to the two or three people that actually give a crap about my humble little blog, don't worry. I don't plan on letting this site die so easily....

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Display Case: Max Factory Figma #002 Haruhi Suzumiya

Where there is yin there must also be yang. In my case, where there's a review of a western action figure there should also be a review of a figure from the east, the land of the rising sun, the ever-popular Japan. So why not make one more installment of The Display Case focusing on an imported figure? When it comes to imported Japanese collectibles there's a very small chance that you'll end up disappointed with what you've received. That's usually how good the products are. Action figures are no different. There are three major players in the imported action figure business that collectors go gaga (no, not THAT gaga) for: Revoltech, S.H.Figuarts and Figma. In this review we'll be looking at a Figma figure to be specific. While Max Factory, the makers of Figma, are readying to celebrate their 100th release, let's turn the clock back to when they just began the line and take a look at their second release. Though, there IS one thing I need to know from you before I introduce her. That is.........well..........do you believe in aliens, ESPers or time travelers?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Game Room: Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

A new day, a new type of review. This time we'll be focusing on a certain fighting game that has been taking the gaming world by storm after a ten year hiatus. What happens when you take some of Marvel Comics' most iconic heroes and villains and pit them against some of Capcom's more prominent heavy-hitting game stars? Well, that's obvious. You get the ultimate battle with the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Addict Overview: K-On!!

I love all types of anime, but one of my favorite genres has to be Slice of Life. Don't get me wrong, I love watching giant mecha battles and manly men beating the crap out of each other as much as everyone else, but more then anything I love watching anime dealing with the trails and tribulations of everyday life with some comedy and maybe even some drama thrown in for good measure. Of all the SoL series I've watched, though, there's one that stands out to me. So much so that I have no problem calling it my favorite anime series of all time. And to think it's nothing more then a story about five girls with a passion for music.....

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Display Case: Transformers Reveal the Shield Bumblebee

So to start this site off, why not do a review. As I mentioned, I collect a ton of stuff. One of my more prominant collections consist of those popular robots that turn into cars and trucks and planes and tanks and guns and cassette players and toasters and microscopes and whatever else you could think of. Yes, of course I'm talking about Transformers.

Konnichiwa and Welcome....

The name's Joe, aka the Anime Addict. After spending some time wondering how to overcome my boredom, I've decided to start this here blog. You'll be able to find some thoughts on different anime series as well as other geeky things, such as toy reviews, movie and game thoughts and other such nonsense. If you're a geek, otaku, nerd or any variation of the three, then I hope you enjoy your time here. As a first-time blogger I promise to make things as interesting as I can.