Twofer Tuesday: Toy Fair 2010 – Star Wars – Hasbro – Vintage Collection Returns

Oh I am so buying some of these, especially the ships…back in the day I kept getting Ballerina Barbie when I wanted the X-Wing and Tie Fighters…

Courtesy of ENI

Courtesy of CollectionDX

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February 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, graphic art, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. 1 comment.

I have a bad feeling about this Pt II: deficits running 25% higher than projections

Doug Ross provides the updated deficit graph. h/t Instapundit. As we noted here in May, we are gonna need a bigger boat graph..

December 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

TGIF!!! Extreme Dagobah Tourism Spot

Created by ZilchZone

I shamelessly swiped it from AceHQ, it had to be done, I’d do it again.

November 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Comedy, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. Comments off.

Wii lightsaber: okay they got me. Wii is now on the Holiday shopping list…

legostarwars lightsabers wiiOkay, they got me. I ignored the sporty games but now they have a LIGHTSABER. Oh yeah baby. The little one will be ecstatic too, lol. They lowered the price and now a lightsaber, how much can mere mortal woman resist??

Fidgit:

Just in time for the release of Star Wars Clone Troopers: Republic Heroes comes a Wii lightsaber! You snap the Wiimote into the handle, flick on the stubby battery-powered LED blade, strike bad guys down in your anger, and desperately hope that no one walks in on you while you’re playing. It comes in Anakin blue and Yoda green, for $20 each, or the pair for $35.

ckine wars

October 7, 2009. Tags: , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, gaming, graphic art, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. 1 comment.

TGIF!!! Darth Vader in Love

Courtesy of HAHSDIG1316MUNG

H/T SciFiWire

September 25, 2009. Tags: , . Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. Comments off.

When Lucas met Romero: Star Wars – ‘Death Troopers’…

Click image to visit Random House book listing

Click image to visit Random House book listing

Georges are colliding, hopefully with spectacular results!!! Courtesy of Fidgit:

(…)It’s a tie-in to the horror-themed Star Wars novel Death Troopers, which will be published in mid-October ….And in case you’re wondering just what the deal is with Death Troopers, it’s about a prison barge that finds a derelict Star Destroyer full of zombies. No joke.

Video Courtesy of lunasantori

RandomHouse:

ABOUT THIS BOOK

When the Imperial prison barge Purge–temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy’s most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves–breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back–bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning.

The Purge’s half-dozen survivors–two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board–will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn’t really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

September 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, gaming, graphic art, Horror, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Dragon*Con 2009:Parade: 501st Legion Star Wars, Batmobile & Road Warriors…

Our previous post on the 501st Legion here

Courtesy of ArcadeJames

More after the break:

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September 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, graphic art, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Update: Issa says Fed in cover up, Bernanke to testify under subpoena..Market Mover: FOMC Decision and Statement…

Update 3: CNBC has the Issa story up here

Update 2: Dow as up 50 and now up 7 since FED announcement. I think the market is also scared shxt of what will happen as Congress goes after the Fed…that Issa announcement was simultaneous with the FED decision…

Update: Fed stands pat, rate unchanged, will maintain low rates for extended period (love you long time), removed the line about DE-flation, good finally! but NO EXIT STRATEGY. Bond rates up a bit as prices down a bit. Nothing in the stmt backed off quantitative easing at all, they reaffirmed it. If you are looking at it as a foreign holder of our debt, I see nothing here to reassure you, which to me suggests higher rates a comin’ from Bond Vigilantes…

Right before the announcement Darryl Issa R-CA came on CNBC backing a statement his office released saying Ben Bernanke and the FED had concealed concerns about the Merill BofA deal from OTHER REGULATORS, and Ben is appearing under subpoena to answer questions.

Not a good thing for market stability and as a shareholder I am biased on this. But if it is what I think it is, i think Bernanke and Paulson kept Sheila Bair and the FDIC in the dark on the potential losses for BofA if Merrill deal went thru..

if it helps FDIC get some of the power Team TOTUS is trying to give to the Fed (which will then promptly be given to Larry Summers in Jan) then I am all for it. the FDIC is the only regulator on the ball and Sheila Bair was warning about subprime exposure of broad market losses way ahead of everyone else…

anyway that is a WOW announcement that was buried in the FED release..Towns is trying to stop investigation into Countrywide VIP loans for Dodd and Conrad, but Issa is pushing as he can….

Best Market Lesson I ever Learned: DONT FIGHT THE FED*

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June 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Finance, Housing, Music, Politics, Sci Fi, Wall St. Comments off.

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