Who watches the Watchmen?

Armand Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I'm pretty psyched out that the Watchmen movie is just around the corner. How can one not be? It's only like one of the greatest graphic novels every. Period. The only thing I'm worried at the moment is the legal battle between evil conglomerate 20th Century Fox and the good people at Warner Bros 20th Century is filing a lawsuit against Warner Bros over distribution and producing rights over the Watchmen movie. Apparently according to 20th Century Fox, between 1986 and 1990, they acquired all movie rights to the 12-issue DC Comics series.

Now here's the kicker. Watchmen was published under DC Comics and Warner Bros owns DC Comics (since 1969). So after they completed the movie all of a sudden those greedy S.O.B's over at 20th Century decide to sue Warner Bros.

"Hey, thats a nifty trailer of that whachamacallit graphic novel. Let's make some money out of it by suing Warner Bros over copyrights and when we finally win, we'll make more money by making it a PG-13 so that young kids can go watch a comic book movie they won't even understand and we'll ruin the movie by asking Brett Ratner to direct and get Hugh Fucking Jackman to be the masked dude with the trench coat. We kill off every character within the first 5 minutes of the movie and Hugh Jackman will save the day with his awesome acting skills."

You disgust me 20th Century Fox. You utterly disgust me . Anyway, bitching aside. DC Direct will be producing action figures from the movie and I am just so tempted to get my hands on them. I'm not really sure about articulations but from what I can see there seem to be some, maybe not Marvel Legends standard but it'll suffice I guess (don't even know why I care since I keep every one of my Marvel Legends collection MISB).

DC Direct 6' Watchmen Action Figures


The Comedian

Nite Owl


Dr. Manhattan

Silk Spectre

Original Nite Owl

Original Silk Spectre

DC Direct will also be producing 3 13 inch figures of Rorschach, Comedian and Dr. Manhattan. I dunno if I'd get these though since I don't really have any of DC Direct's Deluxe Collector Figure series. But who knows, I might be tempted to get them as well.

DC Direct 13' Deluxe Collector Figure



Dr. Manhattan

Tempting. Very tempting indeed. Luckily the movie won't be out till next year and most probably the figures will be out next year as well. I've got a lot of time to save up to get them nice shiny figures, muahahahahaha! As for the movie, I pray everything goes well with the legal battle. In the meantime, I'll just have to wait and hold my breathe till March.

*pictures courtesy of and
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The Dark Apprentice of the Sith

Armand Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sideshow Collectibles Darth Maul. One of my very first 12 inch figures, which I bought. Wasn't easy stepping into the world of 1:6 as the price of these figures aren't exactly cheap. Collecting Marvel Legends wasn't doing that much damage to my wallet, but after Hasbro took over the line, I decided to broaden my toy collection by collecting 1:6 models.

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Penang Run

Armand Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I went down to Penang on the 29th of August for a quick getaway right before the fasting month. I didn't do much touristy sightseeing as Bukit Bendera was closed due to renovations. I ended going toy hunting instead.

Penang doesn't really have a lot of toy stores like in KL but they do have some decent stuff there. Just in case you're down in Penang and want to look for toys, here are the 4 malls you can go check out.
  • Robot Master - Queensbay Mall
  • Small shop but carry some pretty decent 1:6 figures as well as Transformers and Bandai
  • Uncle's Toy Shop - Midlands Park Center
  • Wide range of items here, nice library of 1:6 figures as well as Marvel Legends figures
  • ToyZone - Island Plaza
  • Nice collection of figures, a mix of Hasbro licensed items and other items as well.

  • Toys'R'Us - Gurney Plaza and Queensbay Mall
  • Nuff' said...
If you're also interested in comics you can go and check out The Comic's Mart in Gurney Plaza. Mostly TPB's and hardcovers but there are some loose comics as well.

The Damage

The Goblin and Ironman were on sale so I thought what the heck. As for the New Avengers, that was an impulse buy on my part. All and all it was a good trip, quick getaways are always fun.
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All systems are go!

Armand Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Finally after much fiddling and fumbling with my layout and tedious trial and errors on the html, my blog is finally up and running. It may not be the best looking layout in the world, but I'm happy with it. Do plan to spice it up a bit more tho but for the time being its all systems go!
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