Sep 19, 2014

Girl Meets World does the "Time Warp" Episode.

Directed by the actor who played Cory Matthew's True Love on Boy Meets World... No, not Topanga. I'm talking about the Other Ball and Chain: Shawn! Yes, Rider Strong directed this Episode of Boy Meets World: the Next Generation.

My thoughts. I want Rider Strong IN FRONT of the Camera, not behind it!! Cory and Shawn are like Batman and Robin, the Dynamic Duo.

The Episode was OK... I mean this is not unexpected, since Boy Meets World has done a few "Time Warp" Episodes... (No Guts, No CoryAs Time Goes By, and I Was A Teenage Spy come to mind.)
It wasn't a bad episode, but for me, it was too soon to do a "Time Warp" Episode on Girl Meets World. This is mostly because the cast is TOO YOUNG LOOKING to be the characters from the Flashback.
He kinda looks like a crossdressing Arya Stark.

Then again, there were too many coincidences in the plot. The idea that Riley's, Maya's, Lucas' and Farkle's Great grandparents met each other in New York is a bit TOO Ridiculous. Cory and Topanga's families have been established to be from Philadelphia. Same can be said about Farkle's family (Stuart Minkus was from Philly as well). I also think that Rowan Blanchard should have worn a wig with a lighter hair color, to help ID her as Topanga's Grandmother. I thought that she was Playing Cory's Grandmother at first.

I have to say that this has been the weakest Girl Meets World Episode, mostly due to the script and a few nitpicks on the costume department.

Sep 18, 2014

Is it time for a Wun-Dar variant?

I briefly touched upon the idea of a Wun-Dar Variant on an Action Figure Woes. Y'know the one talking about Rarity being good or bad... It was accompanied by a pic of Worst Pony's butt... because, you know, I must shove a reference to MLP whenever I can since they're my Replacement for Hannah Montana... Be thankful I don't bring back the Twerkey...

Back on Topic: Wun-Dar, the Wonderbread He-Man of Legend. Is it time to do a variant of him?
Before the Rare Hunters begin bitching about Variants... (I talked about this in the other rant and added a Yu-Gi-Oh! Rare Hunter pic there.) This variant is meant to preserve the value of the Original Wun-Dar and help make Wun-Dar something more than Brunette He-Man wearing Zodac's Armor in Black. Instead of an oddity, to flesh him out as a character. The Classics Canon missed an opportunity here when they gave Wun-Dar the story of the Alcala Mini Comics He-Man now called Oo-Larr (who is totally NOT a misswriting of Mo-Larr as a Trademark.) A Wun-Dar variant could be very helpful.

It gives a chance to those who joined late in the line to have A VERSION of said character, while preserving the value of the Original Version.

It gives a chance for the Bio Writing Team to flesh out this character and make him less of a rip-off.

It also gives Mattel a Chance to make one of the Infamous 200X Variants WITHOUT Actually making a Stupid 200X Variant He-Man figure.

Personally, i'm inclined for a Bastardized version of Jungle Attack He-Man, but with Wun-Dar.

Bodywise it's the Normal He-Man buck with Bow's forearms and hands. Oo-Larr Loincloth, just to keep it more savage. Personally, I would go Barefoot with him. Reusing the Oo-Larr feet and Demo-Man Shins. I would also love new Forearms to use the Bow hands that looked Savage or Primitive. I mentioned the Biow forearms, because PARTS REUSE!!

I would also have the body with the Jungle Tats like the 200X He-Man and use red yellow and blue on his face paint. Second head WITHOUT Facepaint to use on Normal Wun-Dar... (Both heads should not look like a Repainted He-Man head. Personally I'm more inclined to a Head Similar to Vykron's with the Alcalá He-Man hair in brown.)

For the Accessories:
New Primitive looking Sling with Maybe Two Stone Knives from Mossman. Needs new sling needs a Quiver for Wun-Dar's arrows (and to hold two knives.)
New Primitive Bow and Arrows (Usage of Bow's hands made obvious)
New Machete and "Giant Throwing Star". (Star can plug unto or clip-on the sword as a nod to the horrible 200X weapon. Also doubles as a nod to Krull's Glaive)
Reuse the Loaf from past Wun-Dar... because Wun-Dar.

This is what I meant by "bastardizing" the Jungle Attack He-Man figure. It's not a faithful take on JA He-Man like Snake Armor He-Man is in Classics. It's more like Wun-Dar making that variant his own.

For the Bio, the Team can Elaborate on him up to the point where the Wun-Dar with the Cosmic Armor Bio takes on.

I know this will not happen, but it would be a nice way to make room for Wun-Dar as a more Fleshed Out Character. Jungle He-Man simply felt like the best 200X Variant to flesh him out. Not to mention that the weapons he has make sense. The Bow and Arrow give Wun-Dar the Long Range Training that can justify the usage of the Cosmic Gun. The Machete justifies the Usage of the Black Sword of Power. The Weird "Throwing Star" and knives are for his Savage Fighting Skills.