Last Friday was my birthday. Over the weekend I took some of the birthday money I received and drove over to Vintage Stock to see if they had anything I couldn’t live without. (Spoiler — Vintage Stock always has something I can’t live without!)
As you can see above, Vintage now carries a large collection of ReAction action figures. They had Doc and Marty from Back to the Future, Snake Plisskin from Escape From New York, and a couple of T800s (with skin and without) from the original Terminator.
Just past the ReAction figures were these Twilight Zone figures from Bif Bang Pow! They had several to choose from, but when I spotted “The Gremlin” I knew he was the one I wanted. I took him home and unwrapped him, but he soon disappeared and I looked all over for him. A few minutes later, I finally found him…
Every once in a while, I’ll try my hand at creating something artistic. Because I grew up in the 80’s, my inspiration is often that decade and, in my most recent efforts, I focused on some of the film characters that I grew up with.
Specifically, I thought about the iconic characters that I wasn’t supposed to grow up with. The likes of RoboCop, The Terminator, Predator and others like Rambo should not have influenced me because I wasn’t old enough to watch them! Yet of course I watched them, these viewings were essential for my younger self and I’ll be forever grateful that my parents turned a blind eye.
Presented here is a Retroist exclusive – the above image has been created solely for this site to honour my favourite of the three characters – Robocop!
The Terminator has been available in HD and Blu-Ray for a while, but recently they just released in in the Blu-Ray Digibook format. I had not picked it up yet and was buying a few other movies and threw it in my cart. Its not a bad little release, the picture decent (although some will complain that their are scratched and atrifacts — I often enjoy having some reminder of a films age), the audio is excellent and in a really nice twist this digibook actually has some extras included. Not a ton, but you get:
– Deleted scenes
– Creating the Terminator: Visual Effects & Music
– Terminator: A Retrospective
Not bad for a budget release, but much like the Rocky release, I think you should just keep your eyes open for it to drop in price. I imagine it will drop pretty quickly.
T2, the arcade game was great and he port to the Genesis would have been great except for the hardware limitations that prevented scaling. This resulted in many of the images in the game being redrawn at different sized, which makes a shooting game difficult. Still it was worth getting if you owned a Menacer.