Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hulk Vs

Are you ready for twice the action, twice the carnage and double the smash, True Believers?!

Coming January 27, 2009, Hulk takes on Wolverine and Thor in the most highly anticipated Marvel animated feature yet—"Hulk Vs!"

"HULK VS. WOLVERINE" SYNOPSIS The Incredible Hulk has been tearing a line across the Canadian wilderness, leaving a swath of destruction in his wake. He has to be stopped, and there's only one man up to the job. He's the best at what he does, but what he does isn't very nice. He's Wolverine, an elite agent of Canada's top secret Department H, and he's been put on Hulk's trail with a single objective: stop the green goliath…at all costs. Hulk and Wolverine are about to enter the fiercest battle of their lives.

"HULK VS. THOR" SYNOPSIS It's gods versus monsters in this epic forty-five minute movie. For ages, Loki the trickster has sought a way to bring defeat to his accursed stepbrother, Thor. But for all the battles Thor has fought, in all the nine realms, only one creature has ever been able to match his strength—a mortal beast of Midgard known as The Incredible Hulk. Now, with Odin the king of the gods deep in a regenerative sleep, and the forces protecting Asgard at their weakest, Loki is finally ready to spring his trap. In a classic battle that will test a hero's limits more than ever before, only the mighty Thor can hope to prevail.

I can't wait to see this DVD. Check out these awesome trailers --

It is available for preorder from Amazon --

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bob May, RIP

Bob May was at a convention I went to a few years ago. Unfortunately I ran out of money before I could get his autograph. Rest in peace Mr. May.

LOS ANGELES: Bob May, who won a cult following as The Robot in the hit 1960s television show "Lost in Space," died Sunday of congestive heart failure. He was 69.

May died at a hospital in Lancaster, his daughter, Deborah May, told The Associated Press.

His entertainment career spanned more than 65 years.

He was a veteran actor and stuntman who had appeared in movies, TV shows and on the vaudeville stage when he was tapped by "Lost in Space" creator Irwin Allen to play the Robinson family's loyal metal sidekick in the hit series that debuted in 1965.

"He always said he got the job because he fit in the robot suit," said June Lockhart, who played family matriarch Maureen Robinson. "It was one of those wonderful Hollywood stories. He just happened to be on the studio lot when someone saw him and sent him to see Irwin Allen about the part. Allen said, 'If you can fit in the suit you've got the job.'"

Although May didn't provide the robot's distinctive voice (that was done by announcer Dick Tufeld), he developed a devoted following of fans who sought him out at memorabilia shows.

"We gave them entertainment. We didn't try to lecture them. We just wanted to have fun with the family," he said at a 1995 reunion of the "Lost in Space" cast.

"Lost in Space" was a space-age retelling of "The Swiss Family Robinson" story in which Professor John Robinson, his wife and their children were on a space mission when their craft was knocked hopelessly off course by the evil Dr. Zachary Smith, who became trapped in space with them.

May's robot was the Robinson family's loyal sidekick, warning them of approaching disaster at every turn. His often-quoted expression to one of the children, "Danger, Will Robinson," became a national catch phrase.

The grandson of famed vaudeville comedian Chic Johnson, May was introduced to show business at age 2 when he began appearing in the "Hellzapoppin" comedy revue with Johnson and his partner, Ole Olsen.

He worked in vaudeville, nightclubs and theaters.

"My dad always ended his shows the same way his grandfather did, with a toast: 'May you live as long as you want to and may you laugh as long as you live,'" his daughter said.

He went on to appear in numerous films with Jerry Lewis and in such TV shows as "The Time Tunnel," "McHale's Navy and "The Red Skelton Show."

He was also a stuntman in such 1950s and '60s TV shows as "Cheyenne," "Surfside 6," "Hawaiian Eye," "The Roaring 20s" and "Stagecoach."

May and his wife lost their house in November when a wildfire destroyed their upscale mobile home park in the San Fernando Valley's Sylmar section. It was one of 484 homes destroyed.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Judith; his daughter; his son, Martin; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services are pending.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Megohead Of The Month

There is a new feature over at the Mego Museum Forums. It's called Megohead of the Month. Every month they will spotlight one member as a way to get to know them better. Guess who was picked to be the first Megohead? That's right. ME!

If you love classic action figures from the 70s, the Mego Museum is the place for you. The forums are more than just Megos though. They discuss other classic and modern toys, comic books, sci-fi, monster movies, repros, customs, auctions and much, much more. They even have an arcade and a marketplace. And don't forget about the Mego Museum trading cards! They are absolutely beautiful. Click on the picture below to join all the fun.

You can also buy the book World's Greatest Toys! by forum member Benjamin Holcomb. It features lots of great pictures and details about your favorite classic Mego figures.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ricardo Montalban, RIP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Mexican actor Ricardo Montalban, best known for his role as Mr. Roarke in the 1970s-80s popular television series "Fantasy Island," has died in Los Angeles, a city official said. He was 88.

With mellifluous voice and distinctive Spanish accent, Montalban also stood out in US television folklore as a Chrysler sponsor in the 1970s when he advertised the Cordoba's "soft Corinthian leather" interior, much parodied by comics for years.

Montalban died at his home in Los Angeles, city councilman Eric Garcetti said. He did not provide a cause of death.

Montalban was wheelchair-bound and left with fragile health after a 1993 spinal operation, according to local press reports.

Born Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalban Merino in Mexico City in 1920, Montalban appeared on numerous television shows including "Bonanza," "Star Trek," and "Hawaii Five-O," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "The Virginian."

But it was his role from 1978 to 1984 as Mr. Roarke, master of "Fantasy Island," who could make every rich visitor's dream come true, that earned him the most accolades.

He is also remembered as the villain Khan Noonien Singh in the 1967 TV series "Star Trek," and played the same role in the 1982 film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."

Montalban, who remained a Mexican citizen by choice throughout his life, won an Emmy Award in 1978 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 1993.

In Hollywood, a few blocks from the Kodak Theater where the Oscars are awarded and the famous Chinese Theater, there is a film theater bearing Montalban's name where Hispanic films are usually shown.

Montalban's wife of 63 years, Georgiana Young, died in 2007. He is survived by four children.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Goofy Gridiron Greats

I've threatened to post this a couple of times since 2007. It's about time I got around to actually doing it (before football season is totally over). I was never fully satisfied with all of the songs. I wanted more songs, but I'm tired of looking for them. So, it is what it is.

This is a compilation featuring silly songs about football or the players, songs sung by football players and some NFL TV themes. Enjoy.

Track Listing

1. All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over For Monday Night Football - Hank Williams, Jr.
2. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Terry Bradshaw
3. ABC Monday Night Football (1989)
4. Chillin' With The Refrigerator - The Fat Boys
5. The Good Old Dallas Cowboys, - Waylon Jennings, Troy Aikman, Bill Bates, Dale Hellestrae, Mark Tuinei, Coach Joe Avezzano
6. NFL On Fox
7. Monday Night Football - Hurt Em Bad & The S.C. Band
8. Puhlahmahlu (The Troy Polamalu Song) - Dr. Devious
9. NFL On CBS - 1970 Playoffs Lions/Cowboys
10. Since You Moved Out, I Moved Her In (Pittsburgh Steelers Version) - Floyd Flowers
11. The Superbowl Shuffle - The Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew
12. Superbowl XL Theme Steelers/Seahawks - Hank Williams, Jr.
13. Baseball-Football - George Carlin
14. ABC Sunday Night Football - Faith Hill
15. Together - Walter Payton & William "Refrigerator" Perry
16. You Never Know Just How Good You've Got It - Glen Campbell & Terry Bradshaw
17. The (nfl's) Sofa League of Heroes - Brando Quin and the RavenPheat Musicians
18. Merry Xmas In The NFL - Willis "The Guard" & Vigoish

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Friday, January 09, 2009

Gone In '08

I'm late with this list this year. I had it mostly finished last Saturday, when I had some kind of computer glitch and it wiped out most of it.

Here is a partial list of famous people who left us in 2008. This list comes from Who's Alive and Who's Dead. Visit the website here. Or join the Yahoo! group here.

Previous lists --

Gone In '06
Gone In '07

January 6 Bob LeMond, TV announcer ("Leave It To Beaver" opening credits), 94
January 10 Maila Nurmi, TV hostess (Vampira), 86
January 11 Edmund Hillary, mountaineer (Mt. Everest), 88
January 15 Brad Renfro, actor ("The Client"), 25
January 17 Bobby Fischer, chess player, 64
January 17 Ernie Holmes, NFL football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), 59
January 17 Allan Melvin, actor (Sam the butcher on "The Brady Bunch"), 84
January 19 Suzanne Pleshette, actress (Emily Hartley on "The Bob Newhart Show"), 70
January 19 John Stewart, folk singer (The Kingston Trio), 68
January 22 Heath Ledger, actor ("Brokeback Mountain"), 28
January 27 Gordon Hinckley, Mormon church president, 97
January 27 Suharto, ruler of Indonesia (1965-98), 86
January 29 Margaret Truman Daniel, writer ("Murder in the White House"), 83. She was the daughter of President Harry Truman.

February 1 Shell Kepler, actress (Nurse Amy Vining on "General Hospital"), 49
February 2 Earl Butz, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76), 98
February 2 Barry Morse, actor (Lt. Philip Gerard on "The Fugitive"), 89
February 5 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, transcendental meditation guru, 91
February 5 Ken Konz, NFL football player (Cleveland Browns), 79
February 8 Phyllis A. Whitney, mystery writer ("Mystery of the Haunted Pool"), 104
February 9 Robert DoQui, actor ("Robocop"), 74
February 9 Gene Knutson, NFL football player (Green Bay Packers), 75
February 10 Steve Gerber, comic book writer ("Howard the Duck"), 60
February 10 Roy Scheider, actor ("Jaws"), 75
February 12 David Groh, actor (Joe Gerard on "Rhoda"), 68

February 21 Ben Chapman, actor (The Creature from the Black Lagoon), 79
February 26 Buddy Miles, rock drummer, 60
February 27 William F. Buckley, political commentator ("National Review"), 82
February 28 Mike Smith, pop singer (The Dave Clark Five), 64
March 2 Jeff Healey, rock guitarist ("Angel Eyes"), 41
March 4 Gary Gygax, game creator (Dungeons & Dragons), 69
March 5 Leonard Rosenman, film score composer ("Barry Lyndon"), 83
March 10 Dave Stevens, comic artist ("The Rocketeer"), 53
March 12 Howard Metzenbaum, U.S. Senator (D-OH, 1977-95), 90
March 16 Ivan Dixon, actor (Sgt. Kinchloe on "Hogan's Heroes"), 76
March 19 Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction writer ("2001: A Space Odyssey"), 90
March 24 Richard Widmark, actor ("Kiss of Death"), 93
March 30 Jim Mooney, comic artist ("Supergirl"), 88
April 5 Charlton Heston, actor ("The Ten Commandments"), 84
April 6 Gib Shanley, football announcer (Cleveland Browns), 76
April 12 Buzz Nutter, NFL football player (Baltimore Colts), 77
April 14 Ollie Johnston, animator ("Bambi"), 95
April 15 Hazel Court, horror film actress ("The Raven"), 82
April 16 Edward Lorenz, chaos theory scientist (described "the butterfly effect"), 90
April 17 Louis Allen, NFL football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), 83
April 22 Paul Davis, pop singer ("I Go Crazy"), 60
April 23 Joe Feeney, singer ("The Lawrence Welk Show"), 76
April 24 Tristram Cary, synthesizer inventor/musician ("Dr. Who" theme), 82
April 29 Albert Hofmann, chemist (invented the drug LSD), 102
May 1 Jim Hager, country singer ("Hee Haw"), 66
May 3 Ted Key, cartoonist ("Hazel"), 95
May 5 Irvine Robbins, ice cream maker (Baskin-Robbins), 90
May 8 Eddy Arnold, country singer ("Make the World Go Away"), 89
May 11 Dottie Rambo, gospel singer/songwriter ("We Shall Behold Him"), 74
May 13 John Phillip Law, actor ("Barbarella"), 70
May 14 Will Elder, cartoonist ("Mad"), 86
May 24 Dick Martin, comedian & TV host ("Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In"), 86
May 15 Alexander Courage, TV & film composer ("Star Trek" theme), 88
May 22 Robert Asprin, fantasy writer ("MythAdventures"), 61
May 25 Joseph Pevney, TV director ("Star Trek"), 96
May 25 Mitch Mullany, comedian (White Mike on "The Wayans Brothers"), 39
May 26 Earle H. Hagen, TV composer ("The Andy Griffith Show" theme), 88
May 26 Sydney Pollack, film director ("The Way We Were"), 73
May 28 Robert H. Justman, TV producer ("Star Trek"), 81
May 29 Harvey Korman, actor ("The Carol Burnett Show"), 81
June 1 Yves Saint Laurent, fashion designer, 71
June 2 Bo Diddley, rock vocalist/guitarist ("I'm a Man"), 79
June 2 Mel Ferrer, actor ("War and Peace"), 90
June 6 Bob Anderson, actor ("It's a Wonderful Life"), 75
June 6 Dwight "Mad Dog" White, NFL football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), 58
June 7 Jim McCay, sports TV host ("Wide World of Sports"), 86
June 11 Mitch Frerotte, NFL football player (Buffalo Bills), 43
June 12 Danny Davis, trumpet player (Nashville Brass), 83
June 13 Tim Russert, TV news correspondent ("Meet the Press"), 58
June 15 Stan Winston, film special effects designer ("Aliens"), 62
June 17 Cyd Charisse, actress/dancer ("The Band Wagon"), 86
June 22 George Carlin, comedian, 71
June 22 Dody Goodman, actress ("Grease"), 93
June 29 Don S. Davis, actor (Gen. George Hammond in "Stargate SG-1"), 65
July 3 Larry Harmon, aka Bozo the Clown, 83
July 4 Jesse Helms, U.S. senator (R-NC, 1973-2003), 86
July 4 Evelyn Keyes, actress ("Gone With the Wind"), 91
July 11 Michael DeBakey, cardiovascular surgeon, 99
July 16 Jo Stafford, pop singer ("You Belong to Me"), 90
July 22 Estelle Getty, actress (Sophia on "The Golden Girls"), 84
August 2 John F. Seiberling, U.S. Congressman (D-OH, 1971-86), 89
August 3 Alexander Solzhenitsyn, novelist ("The Gulag Archipelago"), 89
August 3 Lou Teicher, classical pianist, 83

August 9 Bernard McCullough, aka Bernie Mac, comedian and actor ("The Bernie Mac Show"), 50
August 10 Isaac Hayes, soul singer ("Theme from Shaft"), 65
August 12 Bill Stulla, Los Angeles TV Host ("Cartoon Express with Engineer Bill"), 97
August 17 Dave Freeman, travel writer ("100 Things To Do Before You Die"), 47
August 20 Gene Upshaw, NFL football player ("Oakland Raiders") and executive, 63
August 21 Fred Crane, actor ("Gone With the Wind"), 90
August 22 Ralph Young, singer/comedian ("Sandler and Young"), 90
August 30 Walter "Killer" Kowalski, pro wrestler, 81
September 1 Don LaFontaine, movie trailer voiceover artist, 68
September 1 Jerry Reed, guitarist/singer/actor ("Smokey and the Bandit"), 71
September 2 Bill Melendez, animator ("A Charlie Brown Christmas"), 91
September 6 Anita Page, actress ("Our Dancing Daughters"), 98
September 7 Gregory Mcdonald, novelist ("Fletch"), 71
September 10 Robert "Bobby" Mallon, actor ("Our Gang"), 89
September 15 Richard Wright, rock keyboardist (Pink Floyd), 65
September 24 Don Wilder, comic strip writer ("Crock"), 74
September 26 Paul Newman, actor, 83
October 1 House Peters Jr., actor (Mr. Clean), 92
October 1 Nick Reynolds, folk singer (The Kingston Trio), 75
October 8 Eileen Herlie, actress (Myrtle Fargate on "All My Children"), 90
October 11 Neal Hefti, trumpeter/composer ("Batman Theme"), 85
October 15 Chris Mims, NFL football player (San Diego Chargers), 38
October 15 Jack Narz, game show host ("Concentration"), 85. He was the brother of game show host Tom Kennedy (aka Jim Narz)
October 17 Levi Stubbs, pop singer (The Four Tops), 72
October 19 Richard Blackwell, aka Mr. Blackwell, fashion critic ("Ten Worst Dressed Women"), 86
October 19 Rudy Ray Moore, comedian/actor ("Dolemite"), 81
October 20 Gene Hickerson, NFL football player (Cleveland Browns), 73
October 25 Gerald Damiano, adult film director ("Deep Throat"), 80
October 25 Estelle Reiner, actress ("When Harry Met Sally"), 94. She was the wife of director Carl Reiner and the mother of director Rob Reiner.
November 1 Tiffany Sloan, model (Playboy), 35
November 4 Michael Crichton, novelist ("Jurassic Park"), 66
November 11 Herb Score, major leaguer (Cleveland Indians), 75
November 12 Mitch Mitchell, rock drummer (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), 61
November 17 Irving Brecher, comedy writer (The Marx Brothers), 94
December 1 Paul Benedict, actor (Mr. Bentley on "The Jeffersons"), 70
December 4 Forrest J. Ackerman, science fiction author/editor ("Famous Monsters of Filmland"), 92
December 5 Nina Foch, actress ("Executive Suite"), 84
December 5 Beverly Garland, actress (Barbara Douglas on "My Three Sons"), 82
December 6 Sunny von Bulow, coma victim, 76
December 8 Robert Prosky, actor (Sgt. Stan Jablonski on "Hill Street Blues"), 77
December 11 Bettie Page, pinup model ("Playboy"), 85
December 11 Van Johnson, actor (The Minstrel on "Batman"), 92
December 17 Sammy Baugh, NFL football player (Washington Redskins), 94

December 18 Majel Barrett, actress (Nurse Chapel on "Star Trek"), 76. She was the wife of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry.
December 18 W. Mark Felt, aka "Deep Throat", political informant, 95
December 22 Coy Bacon, NFL football player (Cincinnati Bengals), 66
December 25 Eartha Kitt, actress/singer (Catwoman on "Batman"), 81
December 25 Edward D. Cartier, illustrator ("The Shadow"), 94
December 30 Bernie Hamilton, actor (Capt. Harold Dobey on "Starsky and Hutch"), 80

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Universal Monster Legacy Collection DVD's

The Wolf Man
The Mummy
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Invisible Man

If you don't have any of these in your collection, I suggest you head on over to and buy these wonderful DVD's. They are currently on sale for half price. Click on the pictures below to place your order.

EDIT: The sale is over. But you can still get a pretty good deal if you click on "Best Price".