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Commercial Bowl Recap

Firstly, color me shocked that the Giants won. I’m a fair-weather football fan at best, and the game ended up being quite the nail biter.

But more importantly, the reason why I watched? The ads.

Here are my 5 favs from the night, in no particular order.

1. Bud Light – “Breathe Fire”
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2. Bridgestone Tire – “Squirrel vs. Car”
Bridgestone Tire Super Bowl Commercial: Squirrel vs Car

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3. Cars.com – “Circle Fire Pit of Death”
Cars.com Super Bowl Ad: Stone Circle Fight to Death as Plan B

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4. Tide-to-Go – “My Talking Stain”
Tide-to-Go Superbowl Commercial, My Talking Stain Ad

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5. FedEx – “Carrier Pigeon”
Fedex Super Bowl Ad: Carrier Pigeons Bad Choice for Shipping

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Watching the Commercial Bowl…

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I’ll be back later with youtubes of my favorite ads, but I had to post…The fucking ARCADE FIRE were used in a video package just now. “No Cars Go” to be accurate. That’s right, scenester kids. Fox will get a hold of EVERYTHING you love. 🙂

Retraction time, kids. According to this article posted today on Pitchfork, The Arcade Fire had ZERO to do with their own music appearing on arguably the biggest TV program of the year.

Nothing is said about those wacky Canadians and/or their label Merge Records making a move towards say, legal proceedings, but let’s be honest, 90 million people had a song played for them, and it wasn’t even cleared. At least someone’s going to lose a job over this.

(Thanks, Kaleigh, for the heads up.)

A Lego Face Only A Mother Could Love…

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This Predator bust might very well be the most amazing Lego creation I’ve ever seen.  I mean, even the dripping blood (on the left) is made out of Lego pieces!

My inner-5-year old is beaming.

For the full gallery, click here. (brickshelf.com) 

An Ass-Numbing Film Going Experience

oscar.jpgIn what I think is a pretty smart move, AMC is showing a marathon of all 5 Best Picture Oscar nominees on February 23rd, in select theatres.

Starting at 11am and running until 11pm, you can check out (in order), Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood, Atonement, Juno and No Country For Old Men. A solid preposition by itself, AMC has made it a bit more interesting with a few perks, including unlimited popcorn and the ability to leave/enter the theatre whenever you like (with your collectors pass), all at the low low price of 30 bills (in the case of here in Baltimore, you’re saving at least $20).

Having seen 2 of the 5 flicks, I personally think it’s completely worth it, and the ability to come and go as you please is nice, especially if there’s a film you’re not too interested in seeing (in my case, Atonement). If this special event is happening near you, I’d recommend checking it out.

Teeny Tiny Heroes For Your Desk

With NBC’s series Heroes being an absolute juggernaut…iffy 2nd season and writers strike be damned, it was only a matter of time before it got all kinds of merchandised. And now, thanks to Mezco Toys, action figures are on their way.

Series 1 was revealed earlier this month in ToyFare magzine, and contains the following…

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  • Sylar w/brain, baseball cap, shooting glass hand and painting
  • Peter Petrelli w/glowing hands, messenger bag and painting
  • Hiro Nakamura w/sword, messenger bag and painting
  • Claire Bennett w/wounded head, wounded arm and painting
  • Mohinder Suresh w/’Activating Evolution’ book, messenger bag and painting

High res images of each of the figures in series one are available over at CoolToyReview.com.

Not to rest on their laurels, Mezco has already announced the second and third series of figures this week at the UK Toy Fair. The lineups are tenative to change, and the sculpts haven’t been completed, so they only exist as sketches.

Pending approval, this is what we should see on the shelves. (Images thanks to Action-Figure.com)

Series 2

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  • Noah Bennett w/handgun, taser, infrared goggles, cellphone and removable glasses
  • Niki/Jessica Sanders w/sniper rifle, mirror and case of money
  • Future Peter w/glowing hands
  • Matt Parkman w/Molly Walker, bag of diamonds and handgun
  • Mr. Linderman w/flower, handgun, alternate wounded head and painting

Series 3

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  • Nathan Petrelli w/alternate burned head
  • Adam Monroe w/Shanti Vile, Kensei Sword and handgun
  • The Haitian w/windchime and handgun
  • Hiro Nakamura (in Kensei Armor) w/Kensei Sword and removable mask
  • Elle Bishop w/electric hands

Quite the impressive lineup, with loads of nice touches for the fans. I have to give Mezco the credit for adding character and episode appropriate accessories and features, but I’m not entirely sold on the sculpts thus far. I’d have to see how the final product turns out. But I wouldn’t mind my desk being guarded by everyones favorite salaryman-turned-time-traveler. And where’s my Electronic Mr. Muggles?