The Undertaker Vs Mankind Hell In A Cell 98 Mini Documentary

Yesterday, WWE released a 15 minute mini documentary about the historic Hell In A Cell match between The Undertaker and Mankind/Mick Foley (which we talked over in Ep 4.5 of Commentaries).

This match is incredibly legendary, but this doc peels back the layers and shows you just why.
It lays out just what led up to it (including Taker breaking his foot BEFORE the match), what happened during it (specifically Undertaker & Mick’s reactions to the chaos), and the fallout from it.
WWE knows how to make a compelling documentary, but this raises the bar on how in depth it is.

Watch it here and hear interviews with Undertaker, Foley, referee Tim White, and a slew of other people who were involved.
I really hope WWE puts out a DVD set about this match sometime and expands on this or maybe gets some new on camera interviews with the icons involved.
I absolutely loved every second of this and I think some of you will as well.

Lastly, if you have the WWE network, after tonight’s PPV, watch Foley’s 20 Years In Hell special.
It’s the show he has been touring for the last 8 months or so where he gives even more insight and reflections on this insane match.
I was sad to miss it when it was in town, but I’m glad I’ll get to see it now.

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Kevin J. Anderson’s Selected Stories: Fantasy Is Now Available!

Hey gang, just a heads up, Kevin J. Anderson’s new short story collection, Selected Stories: Fantasy is now available for purchase!

In my review (read it here) I talked about some of my favorite stories, and this one has even more than the last one.
The styles and types of stories included are a great example of his versatility and just how prolific he is.
And just like the 1st volume, the cover art is so beautifully trippy.

The 2nd of 4 planned volumes, get on board now by going to your favorite bookstore and ordering a hardcover/paperback, or head over to Amazon or your favorite online retailer for E-Format.
Read, enjoy, and tell KJA we sent you to it.
It’s sure to please all fans of the genre.

Shameless, SHAMELESS promotion (a.k.a. Who wants Cub Scout Popcorn!?)

Untitled-1Hey guys, my kids are both selling popcorn this year for their cub scout pack. They get an extra patch for making an online sales and military donation orders, so I thought I’d post the link on here and if anyone is interested buying any, great.  This has way more reach than my personal network or family/friends.

The link to the popcorn site is http://www.prpopcornstore.com/ and each boy has their own seller ID.

So when you check out either enter:

GNWEBJ to give a sale to my 10 year old,

-OR-

I2THJQ to make a sale for my 5 year old.

Thanks for indulging me in this completely shameless self promotion!

Coming soon: Bi-weekly Toy Blog To Be Named Later

I was talking with Doom the other day about Star Wars figures and he made the mistake of thinking a Green Card Princess Leia from 1995 that said “Power of the Force” was the same as the Power of the Force line of Kenner figures from 1985 that came packaged with sweet collector coins.

After the fun of ridiculing his shocking lack of Star Wars toy knowledge wore off, I realized that I have a crazy amount of useless, toy based knowledge and personal anecdotes. This coupled with the fact that I still have 90% of every toy from my childhood made me think I should do something with all this useless information and dusty bits of plastic to give them all some kind of purpose beyond just their own sentimental value to me.

So, that is what this new semi-regular feature will be. A tour through the well loved and heavily worn toys of my youth complete with photos of each piece in all their non-mint glory, as well as some interesting (and not so interesting) personal history behind each.

I might that the only person who gets a kick out of this, but who cares. I can’t wait to get started!

As for the name? Well we couldn’t decide. So we’ve put up a poll where anyone who cares can vote on which title they like best. It ends next week if not sooner, so hurry over HERE and vote if you haven’t already and let’s have some fun!

Kevin J. Anderson’s Selected Stories Science Fiction, Vol. 1 Available Now!

Hey Gang, just a heads up for anybody that’s interested, the KJA Sci-Fi Short Story Collection I reviewed last week is Now Available!
The 1st of 4 planned collected volumes, this one has a Dune entry, a sequel to a famous Harlan Ellison story, and much more, plus the cover design is so delightfully trippy.

If you are a fan of the genre or the Author, I highly recommend you check this out.
Read my review here and then head to your nearest bookstore for the Hardcover/Paperback or pull up your favorite E-Format (many of which can be found here) and snap up a copy.
You won’t be disappointed!

Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.: Unnatural Hairy Zomnibus On Sale Now

While I haven’t posted reviews of these 2 Dan Shamble novels (yet!), trust me when I say they rock.
Amazon says the paperback is currently out of stock, but it is available in Ebook (ewwwww) and physical formats.

Book 2, Unnatural Acts, has some frightening parallels to, and Nostradamus like predicting of, our current political situations while expanding and coloring the universe in a nice way.
Book 3, Hair Raising (my 1st exposure to this universe), has Dan & Co trying to bust up a illegal fighting ring.

This and the 1st volume are great ways to get on board and get all caught up with this series that I like to describe as The Rockford Files meets The Munsters.

Get it on Amazon or where ever you order books.

Scooby-Doo And Guess Who? Set To Debut

Variety reports that the next Scooby-Doo series is set to premiere on Boomerang sometime in 2019!

And, as previously speculated and confirmed by Grey Griffin, it will indeed be a sort of reboot of The New Scooby-Doo Movies with each episode featuring guest stars.

The Variety piece reads: “Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?”: In the series from Warner Bros. Animation, the Mystery Inc. gang faces some of their toughest mysteries yet. To crack the cases, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo will join forces with some of the biggest names in celebrity and pop culture — including NBA star Chris Paul; recording artists Halsey and Sia; Ricky Gervais, Kenan Thompson, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mark Hamill, and Steve Urkel (voiced by Jaleel White, reprising his iconic role), as well as characters like Wonder Woman, Batman, Sherlock Holmes, and The Flash. Chris Bailey (“Kim Possible”) serves as producer with Sam Register (“Teen Titans Go!”) as executive producer.

Personally, I’m super excited for this!
I just hope they pick a good style for the models and animation.
A couple of those guest stars are a bit surpising though (Ricky Gervais? Urkel?), but it does fit into the Scooby Movies/Team-Up vibe, so I’m not worried.
Let us know what you think in the comments!

Source: http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/boomerang-new-scooby-doo-flintstones-spinoffs-1202818966/