My wife made me send her a list of my sixteen favorite horror movies in order the other month. I quickly jotted down about a hundred and then had trouble crossing the losers off the list. My top two slots went to Alien and Aliens.
I got a lot of these figures for my birthday. They are Titans vinyl figures and are way too expensive to collect. They are $10 a pop which isn’t awful but they are in blind boxes so you have no idea what you’re getting. Facehugger Kane and Spacesuit Ripley are commons but the bleeding-white-robotic-fluid Ash is a rare. Strangely, I haven’t gotten the Ash common.
I just love how much the Titans look like their movie counterparts while still being stylized. I find them to be much better than the similarly priced ReAction figures (although with ReAction, you see exactly what you are getting).
I have all of the characters from the movies, even though I am missing four of the figures: Common Ash, Regular Ripley, Rare Ripley (underwear?), and Rare Egg. I won’t need to buy any more unless I find them on clearance.
Embarrassing admission: The open mouth alien is the rare Alien BUT I somehow missed the extendable jaws in the box and now they are gone forever. So check your boxes carefully. I only found out when I googled to see a picture of the rare egg.
Embarrassing admission two: I forgot to take a picture of Captain Dallas.
I hope these did well enough that Titans wants to do Aliens…or Predator…or Terminator…or…well enough of reliving my childhood.
The Easter holiday was very good to me – swag-wise. Unfortunately you are stuck with my terrible photos as my loving wife is hard at work elsewhere.
I won an Oz the Great and Powerful prize package from a Facebook trivia contest that Carolina Cinemas did. It includes a large Oz movie poster, an extra large Oz T-shirt (good thing as I’m extra large), a very nice Oz totebag, and an Oz notebook with a nice lenticular cover.
Before I could go in to pick it up, Carolina Cinemas sent out a text message to subscribers (subscribing nets you a FREE promotional popcorn and you can subscribe at any time). While supplies lasted, when you showed the text while purchasing a ticket, you got a FREE spring cleaning goodie bag.
We went to see Stoker and my googie bag had an extra large Parker T-Shirt, an Oogie Loves glow wand, a Carolina Cinemas balloon, a pair of Croods 3D glasses, and a Dead Man Down martini glass
Jenny’s goodie bag was the same as mine except that it had an extra large Dead Man Down shirt instead of a Parker shirt.
Soooo I got two more martini glasses (for a total of four) and three more T-shirts (even though my T-shirt drawer is out of room) and all those other goodies. Pretty sweet.