ICYMI: Fan Made Samurai Jack Short

Samurai Jack is a beloved cartoon that aired in the early 2000’s and was one of Genndy Tartakovsky’s numerous beloved cartoons on Cartoon Network. That would include Dexter’s Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls, and more. While many people were divided on the style/animation of the original cartoon, no one argued about how good the character development and storytelling was. It’s no wonder that it remains a fan favorite of many kids who grew up in that era. First, let’s watch the classic Samurai Jack intro to get some nostalgia rolling.

And now that we’ve got the feels rolling, let’s check out this incredible fan made Samurai Jack short.

Ready to lobby for a Samurai Jack movie yet? I’m totally kidding, but who knows, maybe this guy gets some steam, gets the greenlight from Tartakovsky and we get a kickstarter going! Until then, this was simply a great tribute, and one that totally honors the classic style despite being a different animation. Great work avemagnadude.

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ICYMI: Toy Story Honest Trailer

Pixar is pretty beloved. For various reasons, they’ve made a bunch of movies that are just incredible, lovable, and really revolutionized animated features in general. Everyone has a favorite Pixar movie, and it might not be Toy Story, but I’d be willing to bet Toy Story are in more top 5’s than not, and justifiably so. It was the first, and is a fantastic movie. So when I saw there was going to be an Honest Trailer for it, I imagined a lot of people would hate it and just go for the throat, but Screen Junkies pays a lot of respect and questions and makes some very valid points. Let’s watch the Toy Story Honest Trailer.

Pretty interesting isn’t it? I mean I never thought about the moments I had while watching this movie over the years, but there definitely were some very big philosophical and existential debates. Obviously it’s part of why the series in general has very powerful and emotionally charged moments, but when describing Toy Story to someone, I doubt your description includes, “it’ll make you take a real hard look at your life and your choices”. On top of this, maybe Sid is really the most tragic character in the entire series, he just needed some attention and love!

There is a lot of fun food for thought in this video, and you may never see Toy Story the same way again, but that’s okay if you don’t because neither do I, and you’ve got a friend in me.

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Amiibo – Wave 4

Nintendo just released what they call Wave 4 of amiibo.  In past releases, some variations of amiibo proved to be hugely popular and high in demand.  Therefore, scalpers have become an issue.  To address this, Amazon set a certain schedule to purchase the new set.  Basically, throughout the day on May 29, characters like Pac-Man and Lucina would be available for purchase at retail price via 30 minute windows.  One- click purchasing was disabled and customers were limited to one amiibo per purchase.

Cosumers everywhere
Consumers everywhere

According to various reports, Lucina and Robin sold out on Amazon within seconds.  What is it that makes amiibo so high in demand?  For one, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has stated that certain amiiboo would be produced at certain quantities for a limited time.  Amiboo like Robin and Lucina were promoted on that unicorn status (ultra rare).  In other words, people had one chance to purchase these rare variations at retail price.  In turn, this influenced online retailers and scalpers to swoop in and resell at much higher prices.

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Others like Ness were exclusive to GameStop, Jigglypuff to Target and Greninja to Toys ‘R’ Us.  A silver version of Mario was thrown into the mix not to long before the Wave 4 release, just to make consumers’ mouth water.  So there you have it.  You basically needed a team to successfully collect all of the Wave 4 release.

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Personally, I was never on board the hype pipe that is amiibo.  These items are meant to be played with and bring joy to Nintendo fans everywhere.  All this consumer craze to acquire amiibo reminds me of the Beanies Babies craze of the 90s. Back then, the Ty company began to “retire” and produce limited quantities of certain designs.  By the late 90s, these hot items began to fade out and I believe this is what will happen to amiibo.

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ICYMI: Mario Kart Mad Max Mashup

I’ve already talked about my thoughts about Mad Max: Fury Road, but I guess I haven’t mentioned my absolute love and adoration for the Mario Kart series. Well, I love playing some Mario Kart despite only having played 200 cc a little bit. However, that’s all besides the point, this Mario Kart Mad Max Mashup is genius, enjoy.

Before I started playing the trailer, I was thinking maybe some game moments cut in with the movie (obviously I should have looked at the thumbnail), but this was just a really well-executed and high-production value Mario Kart Mad Max Mashup.

I don’t know if I see Imperator Furiosa as Princess Peach, but Max is kind of a Mario. Righteous warrior looking for a noble cause, and a man of few words, and if we’re being quite honest both are exceptional at jumping (I mean Max is jumping on moving vehicles, come on). And Nux as a Koopa Troopa is pretty great as well, considering he’s one of the war boys of the big bad in the movie.

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ICYMI: Legends of Tomorrow Trailer

First things first. SPOILER ALERT FOR THE CW’s ARROW AND FLASH. 

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Well, we’ve been hearing about that CW Arrow/Flash spinoff for quite some time, but we also heard it got ordered directly to series, and now we know why. Legends of Tomorrow look like a whole hell of a lot of fun, and it looks like DC Comics really just wants to go all out and in on television. But first, let’s check out that Legends of Tomorrow trailer before we talk about it a bit.

Um. Yeah. That is happening. There is so much to talk about and discuss about what may or may not happen, but a more in-depth look is probably for another article. If we’re just talking about what’s happening in the trailer, that’s definitely one of the more odd and interesting groups of villains and heroes I’ve ever seen. I would have never guessed that group to be together for a comic book, but to have their own TV show? Even more surprising, but there isn’t a lot to dislike about what happens in this trailer.

DC and the CW have done a great job of bringing excellent special effects to shows on TV budgets, so I expect no less from this show, and the trailer certainly didn’t disappoint. Expect another article about Legends of Tomorrow soon from Nerd Swole. Until then though, let us know your thoughts!

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ICYMI: FANTASTIC FOUR TRAILER!

For all the nay-sayers, Fantastic Four has a more revealing trailer of the cast, the plot, and the overlook look of the film. Here it is, Swole Patrol!

Wow. Talk about total 180.

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ICYMI: Superman v Batman Dawn of Justice Official Trailer

Here’s the first look at Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice.

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What do you think??? Batman using a machine to mask his voice? Where’s Luthor, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman? Is all the reporting and news mirroring Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns???

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