The medium of 3D Video is almost constantly under attack from the general public, and this is not completely unfair. Studios saw the unbelievable success of Avatar as an easy answer to falling Box Office grosses, and exploited it as a gimmick that rarely justified movie-goers of the extra few bucks.
But there’s no reason the extra dimension in 3D should be considered a detriment, filmmakers just need to figure out how best to use it. But after many of them have failed to create much with this new layer in movies, it should be no surprise that, with Hugo, unquestionable Filmmaking Master and ecstatic Film Historian Martin Scorsese would figure out a way to take full advantage of 3D in a way that is just as important to storytelling as cinematography, Mise en scene, and anything else you would find in a 2D film.
“Every ginormous idea is born in a very special moment.” The LEGO Click community is the company’s new forray into social networking to create a “collaborative environment designed for inventors, artists and creative enthusiasts to share their vision about new products and toys.” Take a look at the vid below, and if you’ve got the time check out the site which is constantly getting built upon (and gets points for me for including everything from Star Wars to the Aptera).
You remember the Nebulon-B Class Medical Frigate from the end of The Empire Strikes Back? Of course you do, who doesn’t. Well this enterprising individual created his own version out of LEGOs. And it even includes a small Millennium Falcon.
Knowing teh ‘monkey’s love of Domo I thought I’d share this will him, and all of you. The Domo Fun Time Magnet Set includes all kinds of magnetic mix-and-match Domo goodness including sun glasses, guitar, snorkel, and much more. The set retails for $19.99 and is scheduled to ship in late January. If you just can’t wait, you can pre-order a set here.
Blackest Night hasn’t exactly been the big event I was hoping for, but this tie-in grabbed my attention. DC Direct is releasing this set of adjustable plastic rings (one each in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, plus black) which light up with a long-lasting LED bulb when slipped on a finger.
For $60 they’re a little pricey, (and do you really need all eight rings?). But, I will admit the Green Lantern fan in me does kinda want the green one.
Because you demanded it (or I did, let’s not mince words) here’s a little toytasic awesome for you today starting with this 12in Usagi Yojimbo plush doll. Okay, that’s pretty damn cool. I mean, who doesn’t want a cuddly rabbit ronin to call their own?
Has all the gossip about a new Ghost Busters movie made you hunger for some classic action figures? Not to worry, you’re covered with these 6″ Egon, Ray, and Winston action figures complete with proton packs, ghost traps, and more.
And if you want to go even more old school you might check out Mattel’s Retro-Action DC Super Heroes which include Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor, Sinestro, and Green Arrow.