Friday, August 28, 2009

Battletech - As rich a Universe as Star Trek/Star Wars Has!

Battletech - As rich a Universe as Star Trek/Star Wars Has!

So - why hasn't Battletech made it to the big screen yet? Maybe its too big? The universe to detail and rich for just a mere two hour flick or sci-fi escapism. Battletech was originally created and put out by FASA. Now it is joined "owned" by Wizkids and Catalyst Games. I didn't realized, but on July 16, 2009 this year marked the 25th anniversary of the game launch.

This scene from the computer game "Mechwarrior 4: Vengence" was actually the only computer game that I ever enjoyed playing from start to finished. ( As you can see and hear from the view - this would make a great movie or TV series.

So why not?

Why am I asking this question? Because every now and then I end up making trouble I guess.

Actually, I happened to drop by the local gaming shop today and while looking through what they had, noticed some new Battletech books put out by Catalyst Games. I ended up putting down $50 bucks for the fourth book in the rules series entitle Battletech: Strategic Operations. I had the first two books in the series(Total Warfare and Tech Manual). Skipped the third (Tactical Operations Manual). I'm now rethinking my decision to skip it. I'll just have to wait until my next paycheck to see if I can indulge into the war gaming hobby again. Remember, each one of these books cost $50.00. If you were to buy all four at the same time - your dropping $200.00. on the game.

I have two fishing tackle boxes still full of the metal minis - most of them painted. Even have some of the original lead miniatures. (Don't worry, I will not let any two or three year old chew on them). But I loved assembling those minis and painting them. I bought multiples of the same mech to have opposing forces. Sadly - I was the only one in my gaming circle that really went into the game at all. My friends MIGHT indulge my a odd game or two once or twice a year. But I went so far as to build 3d terrain to set up a gaming table.

I miss those days as I get older. Like today, I get the urge to dig that stuff out of storage and just look at the minis or read the books.

Anyway, I thought that I would make a change of pace posting in this blog.

Ref. Wikipedia page on Battletech (
Classic Battletech ( - site for the classic 1/285th scale battletech miniatures and new ones. (

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Can Anybody Say "Hitler Youth"?

Check out this article on USA Now re-read my title and make your own connection. In the photo to the left here, just replace Adolf Hitler with Herr Obama.

The government is out to make your kids into snitches! To report on good ole Mom and Dad. Their school teacher, basketball coach, etc., etc. Then there is the ACORN goon squads that are suppose to be working the Census this time around. And they are going to be butting their noses into your home to get more information than just the number of people living under your roof.

Beware of this new generation of Brown Shirts is all I have to say!

Ref. USA article "Students take-home Assignment: Census kids" by Haya El Nasser. August 27, 2009. (

Sunday, August 23, 2009

One Year Anniversary for my First Blog

One Year and almost one month in the Blogosphere. Check out my posting on my first blog with this link (

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Baroness Has Arrived!

The Baroness!

Ok - I posted news about this figure several months ago. I had the opportunity to actually order her and I did. And I am now glad that I did order this figure.

However, there are some folks out there - for whatever reason has a hangover from the 2008 Presidential election. And with some (I think) mean spirit ness, have compared this figure to one former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. In fact, there was a side-by-side picture I found on one of the action figure forums that I go to and I am sorry not to have remember where and
who created this picture that is included with this post.

However, after examining the figure up close, the head sculpt does come too close to looking like the good governor. Now, the question comes up...

Was Hasbro, or the artist who crafted the head sculpt, making a political statement? And was that statement a good one or a bad one? Now - the (
removable) glasses are different from those that Sarah Palin wears. And the hair color is different. The Baroness is suppose to be working for the terrorist organization known as COBRA. And if you want to learn more about that (as in, where the hell have you been for the past 20 years??) Anyway, just check out the movie: G.I.Joe. The Rise of Cobra. That movie was good - a live action cartoon show which is what I thought it would turn into.

But, getting back to the Baroness/Sarah Palin connection... I mean really, what was the point of it if it was done on purposed! Those who like Sarah Palin will like the figure. Those who do not like Sarah Palin will be evenly spilt I think on it. Black hair and black suit - well, that still usually represent evil or being the bad guys - even in the 21st century. Didn't Chuck Norris prove that good guys can wear black as well?

Anyway, I just thought that I would make a post on the subject. In other action figure news, I finally have a body for my Charlie Chan project. I even fixed up a funny joint picture of him and the Baroness together.

If you are offened by doll nuidty - too bad! Its a great joke and had to be done.

Plus, I finally got the Playmates (new) 12" James T. Kirk action figure to finally join my Doctor "Bones" McCoy.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Obama + (the) Joker = Socialism

Obama + (the) Joker = Socialism.

Saw this article on the Drudge Report and thought that I wanted to stick that poster onto my blog here as well.