Farewell Bobby Heenan 1944-2017

Bobby “The  Brain” Heenan, the greatest wrestling manager, announcer, and WWE Hall of Famer, has passed away at the age of 72 after battling health issues that included throat cancer that claim the lower half of his face. He is survived by his wife and family.

Heenan broke into wrestling in the 1960’s as a wrestler and soon became a manager where he will manage many wrestling greats including the Blackjacks, Harley Race, Nick Bockwinkel, Curt Hennig, Ric Flair, Rick Rude, Paul Orndorff, Big John Studd, King Kong Bundy, Haku, Andre The Giant, Ken Patera, The Missing Link, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Hercules Hernandez, The Rock N Roll Express, and many more before retiring as a manager in the early 90’s and become an announcer.

As announcer, he worked with many greats such as Vince McMahon, Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, Lord Alfred Hayes, Sean Mooney, Mean Gene Okerlund, Eric Bischoff, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Macho Man Randy Savage. But the one person that Brain has the best chemistry and friendship with is Gorilla Monsoon as they were the Abbott and Costello of wrestling. They were friends thick and thin until Gorilla’s passing in the late 90’s.

Bobby Heenan has done it all as a wrestler, manager, and announcer and never gave less than 100%. This was why he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Heenan will be missed by his family, fans, and the pro wrestling community worldwide. I will never forget his promos about his favorite venue, The Cow Palace. Brain, there will never be another like you. RIP

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Transformers Titans Return Perceptor review

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In the 1980’s, I never had Perceptor as a toy. Either I didn’t care for it or couldn’t afford it at the time. He is released under the Titans Return banner where he looks very close to his original G1 self. The only difference is that he is a Headmaster. Like the original toy, Perceptor transforms into a microscope and comes with a card, weapon, and microscope cannon. I remember the original Perceptor toy showed him having a facemask like Optimus Prime and in the cartoon, he didn’t have one. Here he is shown just like the cartoon show. I didn’t have Perceptor in the 80’s, but through Titans Return I now have it to make up for it and it’s affordable.

Transformers Titans Return Repugnus review

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I don’t usually buy the smallest figures from Transformers’ Titans Return line. I made an exception because of Repugnus of the Monsterbots. Out of the Monsterbots, he was my favorite. He was the Wolverine of the Transformers. He only transforms into the head of Repugnus. The head gets inserted into its Monster mode. I find this ridiculous because there is a deluxe class figure of another Monsterbot named Twinferno, whose original name was Doublecross. If they can make a deluxe figure, they should do the same for Repugnus. As a headmaster, it can fit into the heads of other Transformers figures. It’s an okay purchase, but I’d wait until they put out a Repugnus deluxe figure.

Batman v Superman Superman Action Figure review

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I bought this figure on clearance from Target for $10. I realized that despite my love for Superman, I don’t have any action figure of him. It was time to rectify that. This was based on the Superman from the movie Batman v Superman and it’s a basic first wave that comes with a shield. The detail and sculpt on the figure is incredible. The figure stands 6-inches. There was little difficulty in getting the figure to stand as you had to adjust the legs. The cape is flimsy thin vinyl instead of cloth. Overall it’s a good figure.

Batgirl Funko Action Figure review

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After buying the 1966 Batman Funko figure, I also bought the Batgirl Funko action figure that is from the TV series and it’s part of the first wave. It’s a throwback to the old-style action figures.  They got the 1967 costume accurate and it comes with a radio communicator. The cape is not made of cloth, but rather somewhat vinyl rubbery plastic. It’s a great addition to the Funko figure collection based on the Batman TV series.

Farewell Sonny Landham 1941-2017

Actor Sonny Landham has passed away at the age of 76 due to heart failure. He is best known for appearing in the 1987 action movie Predator starring Arnold Schwarzenegger  as Billy. He has appeared in numerous films and television including Warriors, 48 Hours, and Lock Up before entering the porn industry due to lack of roles for Native Americans. Then Sonny entered politics as he waged unsuccessful campaigns to be either Senator or Governor of Kentucky. He will be missed by all worldwide as he stood his ground to the very end.