Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cool T-Shirt Tuesday...



This isn’t a brand new shirt from Threadless but it is another great release in their long history of zombie-based torso coverings.

This is a "win" shirt for sure...

Buy it here.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Alpha test of Zombie rules…

So Kevin, Andrea, and Jarrett joined me in testing out my Zombie Attack rules this Sunday. The game took about 4 ½ hours to complete, and I still have a lot of work ahead of me. The great die cast Vehicles were donated by my buddy Jim from Timewarp comics and games, he also game me a ton of scenery and figures to use. I will post pictures when completed. Here’s some shots of last nights game. I'm still using a version of Starship Troopers rules that my friend Mike started modifing, I did include tons of super heroes including Alice from the Resident Evil Movies. She's the girl on the motercycle.

Scenarios:
SWAT missions:
1) To search the city for the mayors missing children.
2) To find proof of the UMBRA Corporation’s involvement in the infection that is ravaging the city.

Survivor’s mission:
1) To rescue four family members scattered around the city. (The survivors from Left4Dead!)

UMBRA corporation tactical squad Mission:
1) Capture an infected human and return it to base.
2) Capture a super infected and return it to base (Tank, smoker, etc)


The game went about 7 turns, Kevin's SWAT team was destroyed to a man, Andrea had Alice and her team destroyed the most zombies in the game, Jarrett came closes to completing he's mission. over all a good time was had...














































Friday, March 27, 2009

Experiment:17

The Truth about "Experiment 17",the Necronomicon, and the Nazi Rituals In The Fall of 1943.

Marvel to enlist screenwriters to help develop new superhero films


With more than 5,000 crime fighters and villains in its library, Marvel Entertainment is assembling a group of screenwriters who will pen scripts for various properties Marvel wants to develop, Variety reported.

The writers' group will be similar to that created by the fellowship program the Walt Disney Co. has been running since 1990. That group enlists a dozen writers to work with creative executives to develop films for the studio and TV shows for ABC, the Disney Channel and ABC Family.

Marvel will invite up to five writers each year to work on specific projects, a source familiar with the deal told the trade paper. Those could include staffers behind Marvel's comic books.

The company will provide the specific pitches it wants the writers to tackle. Those could involve certain plot points for movies already in development or characters it would like to see on its future film slate.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Working and working….

I’ve been converting, rebasing, and painting Horrorclix figures for the last two weeks. I’m also working on the rules of the games I will be running at NJcon and Dexcon, and building a city scape. I was thinking instead of doing a Left4Dead game, I wanted to do an all inclusive Zombie apocalypse game including as much movie fluff and characters from some of the more famous zombie movies from the last 15 years. I’m thinking of having heroes from Resident evil, Dawn of the Dead, Shawn of the dead, and a few surprises. I will post some pictures soon, I’ve been very busy…

Monday, March 23, 2009

News....from The Whos....

Whats going on in relation to the whoniverse?

Smithy
Orlando Sci-Fi Examiner - 2010 Brings out New Doctor
Zap2It - Will 'Skins'' Hannah Murray be Doctor Who's new companion?
What's On TV - Kimberley Nixon dismisses Doctor Who rumours

Return of Rose
Metro - Billie Piper returns to Doctor Who? (plus alternative article)
Coventry Telegraph - Tate to star in Gulliver's Travels
My Park Magazine - Billie Piper's Doctor Who return
Now - Billie Piper to return for Tennant's final Doctor Who show
TV Scoop - Billie Piper to return for Tennant's final episode?
Teletext - Dr Who stars back for finale

Torchwood
AfterElton - Best. Gay. Week. Ever.
The HD Room - Torchwood Continues on Blu-ray with Season 2
Comic Book Resources - Eve Myles Video Interview
Muso's Guide - Goldie Lookin. Chain: ASBOs for life?

Awards
Wired - It's Doctor vs. Doctor for the Hugo Nominations

Kelvingrove Art Gallery Exhibition
The Herald - Dr who set for monster show
The List - Doctor Who - Space Oddity

Misc
The Spoof - BBC Cut Backs Hit Dr Who
My Park Magazine - David Tennant's 'ten-Inch'
The List - The Making of a Time Lord
The Scotsman - Best Scottish voice
The Stage - Radiophonic Return
Goole Courier - Model makers exterminate the opposition with Dalek

Movie Trailer: ‘Mutant Vampire Zombies From The Hood’

With a title like that, who cares what the movie’s about?

Oh my....

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My new wallpaper!

UMBRA Corp SWAT Figures

Type: UMBRA Corp SWAT
Size: 1
Move:4"
Close Combat:2D6
Target:4+
Save: 3+
Kill: 7+
Traits: 3
Actions: 2

Here is the first set of figures from my Horrorclix rebasing project.

These will be used as anti-zombie shock troops, in the back Abe Sapien is leading the squad.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I hope...



(EDIT)
Here are some shots of the Horrorclix I got in the mail. About 50% are zombie type figures, I didn't get the Predator figure I was hoping for, it seems to be a special offer figure. I did get some great anti zombie commandos and other things I can use for the convention. I will be rebasing and painting for the next month or so...




Today is the day I get my 224 Horrorclix figures, I will post pics tonight. I’m hoping that I get a least 65% zombies with this order….

Monday, March 16, 2009

Wolverine's Ryan Reynolds reveals Deadpool secrets

Ryan Reynolds, who plays Wade Wilson (aka Deadpool) in the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine, told a group of reporters that the January reshoots in Vancouver, Canada, were always built into his schedule, and not necessarily additions to the movie. He also hinted the character may be spun off in his own film.

The following Q&A features edited excerpts of a group interview on Saturday in Beverly Hills, Calif., where Reynolds was promoting the comedy Adventureland. X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens May 1.

Did you just get to do additional shooting to add more Deadpool to Wolverine?

Reynolds: Yeah, a lot of people thought that, but actually, when they approached me to play Deadpool, I was committed to doing two other movies, a movie called Paper Men, which is a small independent movie in New York City, and The Proposal, so I had a full plate already. They were shooting Wolverine in Australia, so that made things a little bit difficult. The idea was to shoot the Deadpool stuff after principal photography had finished. In effect, they weren't really reshoots. They were just additional shots and scenes that we needed to pick up. They didn't add really anything beyond the script.

How does it compare to having done Blade: Trinity?

Reynolds: Well, it's like night and day. I won't get into it too much, but I'll say that the Blade set was extraordinarily dysfunctional. So to work on a movie like Wolverine, it was incredible. Hugh Jackman is as classy as he is talented. That group of guys, you have all these enormous personalities in one room. Everybody was really amazingly chummy. Egos were checked at the door, I guess. I don't know what was going on, but I haven't been on a set that harmonious in a long time.

What's your take on Deadpool?

Reynolds: I play Wade Wilson, and I play Deadpool, but the character I play as Deadpool—Fox may differ from me—but I personally don't consider him to be Deadpool. I consider him to be the thing that Deadpool came from. It doesn't carry on past that. It's called Wolverine.

Has there been talk of a spinoff for him?

Reynolds: Yeah, maybe.

Would you be up for it?

Reynolds: Yeah, I love the character.

Do you wear the mask at all?

Reynolds: I'm not going to answer that.

Will we at least get to see the reasons he wears the mask?

Reynolds: Yeah, he's scarred up. You're going to see the scars. That's all in there.

Sam Raimi lets slip a few tidbits about Spider-Man 4

Spider-Man director Sam Raimi told MTV.com that he's working out ideas for an expected fourth Spider-Man

movie.

"The writers, producers and I are working out what the story will be, but we haven't been talking in terms of part four and five," Raimi told MTV News. "I've read that [about Spider-Man 5] also, but right now we're just working on the story for Spider-Man 4, just that one film."

Raimi added: "We're definitely talking about working from all the material in the comic books and nothing [invented] outside of that. All the characters or villains or villains, whatever we decide to do will be from Stan Lee's creations or those that came after him."

Villians? "I do have a pretty good idea, but I'm just not a liberty to say yet," he said coyly.

Both Raimi and Kirsten Dunst have both expressed interest in her returning as Peter Parker's unattainable girlfriend Mary Jane Watson, the filmmaker says he's currently unsure of her participation status and he's not privy to those negotiations.

"I can't imagine making a 'Spider-Man' movie without Kirsten," Raimi said. "Of course it can be done, because Spider Man has existed without the character of Mary Jane but she's one of my favorite parts, and it would be a shame not to have her in the picture. I'm hoping she'll be in it and I'm planning on having a story with her in it."

Marvel announced last week that Spider-Man 4 will come out on May 6, 2011.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Marvel delays release of Thor, Captain America, Avengers

Marvel Studios pushed back the release date of Thor, Captain America and The Avengers in a schedule shuffle it said was designed to maximize the visibility of its single-character superhero films, leading to the highly anticipated release of the multi-character Avengers.

Iron Man 2 remains on track for release on May 7, 2010. Spider-Man 4 remains slated for release on May 6, 2011.

Thor moves to June 17, 2011, from its original July 16, 2010, release date.

The First Avenger: Captain America is pushed back to July 22, 2011, from May 6, 2011.

The Avengers gets a new release date of May 4, 2012, moved from July 15, 2011.

"This new schedule strongly sequences Marvel's movie debut dates, big-screen character introductions and momentum," David Maisel, chairman of Marvel Studios, said in a statement.

A Marvel character-based film will now launch the summer box-office season for three years in a row, from 2010 through 2012.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Boomer's day off...

Oh my…

I’ve just purchased a case of Horrorclix figures, that’s 193 figures… I went with the Lab set in hopes of getting tons of Zombies for my Left 4Dead game in June. It only cost my $60 at www.miniaturemarket.com also picked up the Hellboy set for $8.50, all with free shipping! YAY!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

First Look at BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE UK Trailer


The UK Trailer for BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE, courtesy of The Associates and Pathé.

The Live Action Adaptation of the Hit Anime Comes to Britain this June
Source: Pathé, The Associates press release
Official Movie Site: Blood The Last Vampire movie (UK, coming soon), Last Blood (Japan)

On the surface, Saya is a stunning 16-year-old, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400-year-old “halfling.” Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner obsessed with using her samurai skills to rid the world of vampires, all the while knowing that she herself can survive only on blood like those she hunts.

When she is sent onto an American military base in Tokyo by the clandestine organization she works for, Saya immediately senses that this may be her opportunity to finally destroy Onigen, the evil patriarch of all vampires. Using her superhman strength and her sword, she begins to rid the base of its evil infestation in a series of spectacular and elaborate showdowns. However, it is not until she forms her first human friendship in centuries with the young daughter of the base’s general that Saya learns of her greatest power over Onigen may well be her ability for human connection…

One of the most eagerly anticipated live-action adaptations of any anime ever produced, BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE caused a major stir of interest amongst fans when its all-too-brief teaser trailer debuted on the internet last month. Now, Pathé and The Associates exclusively reveal the amazing full theatrical trailer for the horror movie that breathes new life into the groundbreaking anime feature from 2000.

Directed by Chris Nahon (KISS OF THE DRAGON) and featuring stunning action sequences choreographed by legendary action director Corey Yuen (TRANSPORTER 1 and 2; Jet Li’s THE ONE, X-MEN), BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE tells the story of a mysterious girl known as Saya (Gianna Jun), who is employed by a covert US government agency to eradicate a species of vampire-demons that is about to threaten mankind. Half-demon herself, and armed with just a samurai sword and a whole bunch of attitude, Saya kicks vampire ass like nobody you have ever seen before.

Forget Blade, forget Buffy, and check out the trailer to witness, in action, the hottest and gutsiest vampire slayer ever to grace the screen.

Will Josh Hartnett and Alexander Skarsgard star in Thor?

Alexander Skarsgard in HBO's True Blood

A couple of tantalizing rumors about possible casting of Kenneth Branagh's proposed Thor movie have emerged.

IESB.net reported Tuesday that Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night) has met with Branagh and is currently on "a very short list" to play the villain Loki in the film, based on the Marvel Comics series.

Hartnett is reportedly very interested in the part because he has never played a villain before, and after Heath Ledger's Oscar win for the latest comic-book villain, Hartnett is intrigued by the character, the site said.

That rumor followed one the same day by Latino Review, which cited an anonymous source saying that Branagh had dined with tall, blond actor Alexander Skarsgard (of HBO's True Blood and Generation Kill). He is the son of Stellan Skarsgard and certainly looks the part to play the Norse god superhero, though the site did not go so far as to suggest the dinner was about the movie.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Beslimed ancient Dalek head dredged from English pond

Alan sez, "Volunteers in Hampshire, England, discovered a Dalek head while cleaning trash from the bottom of a local pond!" They're keeping the pond's location a secret, because, "The last thing we want are sci-fi fans descending on the pond frantically seraching for other Dalek parts." Sales executive Marc Oakland was pushing a rake around the bed of the shallow pool when he found the object with its distinctive eye stalk.

The 42-year-old said: "I'd just shifted a tree branch with my foot when I noticed something dark and round slowly coming up to the surface.

"I got the shock of my life when a Dalek head bobbed up right in front of me.

"It must have been down there for some time because it was covered in mould and water weed, and had quite a bit of damage.

Dr Who Dalek found in pond (Thanks, Alan!)

"One of the dome lights was smashed, but the eye-stalk was intact and the head and neck stayed in one piece as I carefully lifted it out."

Spike’s Top Seven Most Awesome Ways to Kill Zombies

SpikeTV has published their list of the Top Seven Most Awesome Ways to Kill Zombies.


Monday, March 9, 2009

WWII Zombie World Leaders (Me want)

(Top left to bottom right): Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Stalin, Goering, De Gaulle, Montgomery, Mao, Himmler, Yamamoto, Rommel, Eisenhower, Churchill and Mussolini.

http://www.bluemoonmanufacturing.com/view_product.php?product=BMM111D

Don't go much on the paintjobs but there's gotta be a place for some of these guys in a WWWII or SoRT scenario surely?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Some Zombies I'm working on...

Still painting and repainting Zombies... This is a crazy collection of miniatures, some from Horrorclix, heroclix, Heroscape, and Doom the board game. The pictures kind of suck, but I’m very busy with conversions…




Who watches the Watchmen....


I will...

Friday, March 6, 2009

Plans within plans…

I’m really excited about the next two conventions I’m going to be doing. NJCON is in June. My friend Mike is running the convention and I hope to do a ton of games, Zombie Armageddon, Left4Dead, and even a Weird War Battle. I’m spending a lot of time converting some Horrorclix zombies and some old mage knight figures. Chopping them up, burning them, and then making them bloody, they make cool filler zombies. The SWAT teams are coming along, I’m working on the second squad tonight while watching the Sarah Conner Chronicles on DVD, and I’m going to get some scenery completed as well. I’m also trying to watch the first three seasons of Babylon Five. Most of my friends and my son love this show; I really never got into it but I’m going to try my best to get into it. Jarrett is now really in Vampire the Masquerade, this makes me giggle a little, I started playing this game back in the 1990’s and now my thirteen year old son is asking for rule books and his very own ankh. I will post the finished figs soon. –Cheers.
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