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1602 Thoughtful.

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Here we have another Halloween picture. It’s Jo this time.

I got an email from a store I shop at sometimes that was trying to sell me tenth anniversary Transformers movie figures. First of all I can’t believe that the transformers movie came out ten years ago. Second of all, why? Are there really people nostalgic for that film? Is there a market for this? It has to be people who were kids when it came out, right? The idea of it blew my mind. That first movie was okay, but man was I disappointed by it. It pretty much sealed the fate of the franchise for the next decade. It infected the cartoons to varying degrees, which was good in some ways and not others. I think the best result of that franchise shift was Transformers Prime.

I’ve had some bad movies on in the background this week. Just random ones that were on TV. I also saw that second TMNT movie, which was great. I didn’t love Casey Jones, but other than that I have to say I love the new movie universe Ninja Turtles. I also love how Ninja Turtles just came out and said straight up that every continuity is just another dimension that exists in their multiverse AND you can cross over. I’ve pretty much adopted that as my belief for all media now.

I’m bummed that so much shit ruined the new Ghostbusters as far as merch goes. Not so much for regular toys, but I suspect there’s only going to be the one Lego set. I really want more ghosts and whatnot. They haven’t made any little sets. It’s just 3 big money ones. The firehouse, and the two cars. Unless you count the Dimensions sets. Which makes 4 expensive ones and two inexpensive ones, but all you can get at that lower price point is Peter, Slimer, and one printed logo part.
The Ghostbusthers set comes with some random ghost demon thing that sort of looks like it could come from the movie, but it’s red when it should probably be green. It seems like they missed an opportunity with the set. It’already, like $60 bucks or something like that. Why not put in a couple more ghosts? A couple that actually look like they were human at one point…

Anyway, whatever. The whole shit storm over that movie totally boned people as far as lego sets goes. That’s the real tragedy. The real human cost.