This Saturday (despite new ownership) is Borderlands' always creatively titled Big Annual Sale, where me and my nerd friends converge in Greenville in a glorious display of capitalism. Yes, even the liberal. But in the past week I have found not one, not two, but THREE awesome finds for good prices which I just have to share!
Kull The Conqueror -- I had gone to Walgreens to get my wife some medicine when I found the long-sought (by me) barbarian opus starring Kevin Sorbo and Tia Carrere for a mere $4. Though hampered by some jokey aspects and a general 90s goofiness, this is a better film than its reputation and remains a fun "furry underpants" movie. It also has a great heavy metal hybrid soundtrack by Joel Goldsmith, which you can sample here.
Star Wars Galactic Heroes: Nien Nunb and Admiral Ackbar -- Say it with me now... "It's a trap!" My favorite Star Wars movie remains to this day Return Of The Jedi, and part of that is because of all of the classic alien characters who appeared and fascinated me as a kid when I saw it. And these two are definitely amongst the most memorable. Found them for $2.98 at Toys R Us, who apparently has all of their older SD Heroes packs on clearance of various levels. Which leads us to...
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra Combat Heroes: Duke and Cobra Commander -- ... our last set. In the end it always comes down to Duke and Cobra Commander, doesn't it? Based on the character designs from the movie, this marks the second Duke and CC I have from the movie line -- of course the other two are a lot less cute. And for $1.98 how can you go wrong? I really hope we get a sequel to this one so that I can see the Commander rocking this one for a full movie!
I consider these purchases to be like an appetizer... before a buffet.