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‘Salem’s Lot (2004)

When the first TV miniseries based on ‘Salems Lot came out in 1979 Stephen King was an up-and-coming author. His novels had become bestsellers based of popularity of Brian DePalma’s film Carrie, but he was not the brand name that he would become. As such the TV version of Salem’s Lot ended with middling ratings. But by 2004 the author had not only been crowned the King of horror, he was also the monarch of miniseries, with The Stand, It, and others giving big ratings to networks. As such, as the 30th anniversary of ‘Salem’s Lot’s publication approached, another miniseries was made. Starring The Stand’s Rob Lowe, as well as Donald Sutherland and Rutger Hauer, does this adaptation provide more frights than the original? Listen to Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob’s review to find out!

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December 2, 2013 Posted by | Movies, Now Playing Podcast, Podcasts, Reviews | , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Salem’s Lot (2004)

Sideshow has the (Iron Man) MIDAS Touch – preorder now!


Hot Toys exclusives can be maddening for collectors.  Often available only internationally, collectors must rely on eBay to get the exclusive figures or pieces.  One such item was the Iron Man MIDAS Armor, with it’s metallic golden sheen.  An international convention exclusive, the MIDAS armor sold on eBay for nearly $1,000 before settling down to a price of about $600.  As no indication of US availability was given, fans started to lose hope.

But now on Cyber Monday Sideshow Collectibles has FINALLY released the Hot Toys Iron Man MIDAS armor, and it’s up for order now!

This armor WILL sell out fast.  It has so many factors leading me to believe this:  1)  It’s Iron Man.  While Spider-Man and Captain America may sit in Stock at Sideshow for a while, Iron Man always pre-sells out and goes for higher secondary prices.  2)  It’s an exclusive piece.  The Iron Man Battle Damaged MK VII is what I would equate this to and it sold out in a day–I expect MIDAS may even go faster due to the pent up demand.

The Iron Man – Mark XXI Midas Sixth Scale Figure features:
  • Authentic likeness of Midas (Mark XXI), the high-altitude suit, in the Iron Man 3                                                     
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Over 36 points of articulations
  • Special features on armor:
    • Multitude of layers and shades of metallic gold-colored painting on armor
    • LED-lighted eyes andcircle-shaped RT on chest (white light, battery operated)
    • One (1) removable chest armor
    • One (1) pair of interchangeable forearm rockets
    • Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
    • One (1) pair with improved articulations, movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
    • One (1) pair of forceful fists
    • One (1) pair of repulsor palms
    • Two (2) sets of interchangeable shoulder armors (normal & missile styles)
    • Improved articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement
    • Fully deployed air flaps at back of the armor with built-in metal flaps
    • Articulated flaps at the back of armor on left and right legs
One (1) circular figure stage with transparent pillar

So if you THINK you want this, head to Sideshow’s site now!  And remember to support Marvelicious Toys by using our link in this post, or the link to Sideshow from the home page whenever shopping at Sideshow.  It also helps us get prizes for us to give to you like the Hot Toys Captain America donated by Sideshow for the Marvelicious Toys 100th epsiode.   And thank you for your support!

December 2, 2013 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sideshow has the (Iron Man) MIDAS Touch – preorder now!

New Podcast: Jersulam’s Lot (from the Night Shift Collection) by Stephen King

Stephen King’s “Jerusalem’s Lot” tells the story of Charles Boone and his servant Calvin. In 1850 the two men move to Preacher’s Corners, Maine where they stay at a large house left to Charles by his estranged cousin. The townspeople feel the two men must be mad to stay in the haunted mansion, and crazier still to set foot in the nearby ghost town of Jerusalem’s Lot. What the two men discover will reveal secrets from Boone’s family history as well as the evil that consumed ‘Salem’s Lot.

This short story, first published as the lead tale in Stephen King’s Night Shift collection, was sold as an earlier tale from the town of Jerusalem’s Lot–the location of King’s ‘Salem’s Lot. The story is now appended to paperback and eBook versions of that bestselling vampire novel. How does it tie into the longer book, and is it required reading for King fans? Listen to Arnie’s review to find out in this podcast continuing our Stephen King series!

And join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob at to hear their reviews of the three ‘Salem’s Lot TV and movie adaptations!

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December 2, 2013 Posted by | Books, Podcasts, Reviews | , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast: Jersulam’s Lot (from the Night Shift Collection) by Stephen King