Sunday, August 31, 2014

Vlog: Jeter’s Last Game in Toronto, and Stan Lee

Today was Derek Jeter’s last game in Toronto.  I’m not much of a fan of the Yankees or Jeter, but I did go to the game because the Jay’s were giving away a promotional long sleeve baseball shirt.  Despite it being a sell-out, the line-ups weren’t too bad when I got there, so that was good.  The shirt is pretty nice when worn because it’s an XL (I’m so glad that promotional shirts are XL).  Other than the shirt and seeing Jeter, the highlight of my day was meeting Stan Lee creator of Spider-Man and other great Marvel characters.  Although I wasn’t able to take a picture with him, I did shake his hand and that was epic.  Thank you Stan, you’re a legend!
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collector Cup

Well I finally had a chance to watch the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) movie last night.  I gotta say it was pretty decent and I actually enjoyed it.  The thing is, the build up to the movie was kind of a bummer with all the negative rumours surrounding it such as Michael Bay playing a big role, the TMNT possibly being aliens, and Raphael being a girl.  Thankfully most of those rumours didn’t come to fruition or were probably cancelled.
While the movie isn’t on the same level as an Avengers movie, it’s still pretty good.  To enjoy it you have to be a fan of TMNT, and what they’re all about.  If you cringe at the word cowabunga, than this movie isn’t for you.  However, if you come into it with an open mind and a fanboy attitude then you will love it.  At the very least this movie is a great start for a new beginning of a beloved boyhood franchise.
So the movie is good, however the reason I’m writing this post is because I also upgraded my popcorn and drink combo to a special edition TMNT version, which included a collector cup.  Of course I had to get the version with my favorite turtle, Michelangelo (which matched the TMNT Mikey shirt I wore).  The collector cup is minimalistic in design by only featuring the hand and weapon of each turtle, but what makes this cup nice is the mini-figure that is included at the top of the lid.  The figure is nicely painted and it was made by a company called Snapco.  This is my first collector movie cup, and I now plan to collect more cups in the future.  These cups add to the movie experience, and create great memories.  Movie Collector Cups I plan to get in the future: Star Wars, Avengers 2, Batman v. Superman

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