Ugh, that is not a pretty picture that is being painted there. Hasbro's actions in the recent past about these sorts of things has been schizophrenic - sometimes they remain deathly quiet, other times they make statements and don't back them up, and still others they send out their investigators without listening to what the fan sites are saying to them ("I got these pictures from google, I got these products from ebay" - that's it, go investigate THEM). And instead of doing a top-down investigation, they're doing a bottom-up one without the "up" part, they're just harassing fans instead of looking at the obvious source of the problems - someone at the factory level for a lot of the ebay product.
I'd like to believe that the problems they faced over there were coincidental - Hasbro does give stuff out from time to time, and it's possible that the legal matters had nothing to do with their address request, although the timing is incredibly suspicious. Alternately, another "trying to give these guys a break instead of looking at it like jackbooted thugs" scenario is that the Hasbro people down there wanted to give out those promo items but someone in their management required them to do due-dilligence on the site and they found those concerning images and had to act. But ultimately, it just looks bad all around and disappointing, and the problem is only that Hasbro's products fans are excited about their product line, but cannot find enough official information about those products, so it seems like Hasbro needs to change their focus, split it into investigating their factories' leaks and fixing their communications-with-fans bottleneck.
Independence Day: Resurgence. Not a bad action/sci-fi flick. It had a different feel than the original. Maybe if the producers hadn't waited 20 years?
That's both cool and sad, BB. On PBS lately, they've had Ken Burns' National Parks documentaries showing, and I enjoy seeing places I've been before (but
Only time I went out was to the library, then the rest of the day was spent indoors away from the 100-degree temps reading, watching televised sporting
That's some cool stuff. I'm not sure how sold I am on the pixelized paint apps, but the fact that the sculpts don't look pixelated at all leads me to
As of right now I believe the plan for the two 4-packs (one pack for the turtles and one pack for the foot clan) are that they will be only SDCC exclusives.
The Death of Yugoslavia - this was a BBC documentary that aired in 1995 detailing the events that led up to the collapse of Yugoslavia and the humanitarian
Man, those are pretty cool too! Too many great choices all of a sudden.
Are the NECA figures going to be released in a non-exclusive format?
I don't know about you, but I'm digging the upcoming SDCC exclusive TMNT arcade figures from NECA.
Yeah, all the group photos I've found so far include the cartoony expression heads.
Here's another photo of Michelangelo with the alternate
Lunch at The Hat: chili burger (I keep forgetting they put mustard and pickles on them), fries & ketchup, water (with ice! ) in a plastic cup.