Action Figures & Their Beers - Slitherin' potion

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2017-10-20, 11:47:17


Lately, I’ve had to stretch the connections a bit, but when I saw Amber Adder on the shelves, I knew instantly what I would photograph alongside it. So this brewski naturally gets teamed up with the two variant yellow Snake Men Warriors from MOTU Classics. Serpentor could’ve worked as well, but he’s – all together now! – IN STORAGE!

AF&TB Amber Adder & Snake Men Warriors

Anyway, Hatherwood Craft Beer Company brings us this 4.3% ABV beer. The bumf on the back label reads: “This Amber Adder Ale is a dry-hopped craft-brewed blend with bite! Lashings of big-flavour American hops add sharpness and venom to dark coffee and toffee undertones.” Actually, I think it’s a bit more complicated even than that. Yeah, I get a bit of burnt coffee roast and toffee, but what I really detect is . . . butterscotch?! Yeah, butterscotch. With a pinch of brandy or some such high-test liquor. And then the IPA bitterness barges in at the end to mess it all up.

It’s a novel new experience, this beer, but it doesn’t quite . . . I dunno . . . gel well. Kind of like when you’re a kid, and you make a sandwich out of (for example) peanut butter, pickles, ketchup, and those squidgy candy circus peanuts. Sure, you like all those flavours individually, but put them all together, and you can taste each one separately and briefly, but then it all crashes together in a muddle that isn’t exactly bad, but you just . . . don’t know how to process the sensations. That’s what this ale is like for me.

Drink this if you also like: IPAs, complex palates in your ales.

Ah, new acquisitions! Pre-production and bootleg protocol droids

by Bill Cable
on 2017-10-18, 08:12:47

I haven't been doing a lot on the collecting front recently, other than selling off the remnants of my summertime Vintage score (when the winning bidders actually decide to pay...). But a few interesting items have fallen into my lap, and I thought I'd share.

First up, courtesy of Ross ...

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Getting to experience "The Last Jedi" at the Happiest Place on Earth!

by Darth Danno
on 2017-10-18, 06:55:51

Well, I did it! I'm going to see "The Last Jedi" down at Disney World as they're going to be having the Galactic Nights event there on Sat Dec 16th from 7:00 to midnight. The main reason I want to go is because they will be having a one-night-only panel ...

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Action Figures & Their Beers - Climbing the walls

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2017-10-18, 03:25:54


I actually have – or had – an original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mondo Gecko figure that would have gone perfectly with this beverage. Except I can’t find him. He’s either been donated to a charity shop or in storage. So, in his place, witness MOTU Classics Lizard ...

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Action Figures & Their Beers - Big, fat goose egg

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2017-10-16, 06:16:57


I reckoned I should work a mini-series in here somewhere, so today, we begin a six-parter featuring a Lidl-exclusive beer range from the Hatherwood Craft Beer Company. I had to go back to some of the oldest toys in my collection to find a match for this first in the mini-series, both of which are wind-ups from Tomy: a waddling goose from the Pocket Pets line, and, because it’s shaped vaguely like a golden egg, a Rascal Robot (also known as a Star Robot or Pocket ’Bot). I’m inordinately fond of this little guy. He’s like R2-D2 and Robot B-9 from Lost in Space had a baby, then they got C-3PO to dress him. Researching them online, Tomy’s Rascal Robots were only made in 1977 and 1978, so I’ve had this little feller since I was four years old, according to the date stamp under his adorable tiny feet. And he’s still in perfect working order, even after 39 years.

AF&TB Golden Goose & Tomy wind-ups

But this beer . . . Enh. I dunno if I got a bad bottle or what, but this is one of the blandest, most uninteresting beers I’ve had in a while. The kind of generic beer in a clear plastic cup you get at concerts or sporting events which is mostly only good for washing down popcorn and dubious hot dogs. It’s watery, with a metallic, yeasty aftertaste. The kind of beer high school kids and college freshmen get hold of when their parents aren’t around and go “WOOOOOOO!!!” to. So, no, not a fan.

Drink this if you also like: Cheap stadium beer, beer out of red Solo cups in someone's parents' basement.

In Defense of George Lucas: For Reals

by Tresob Yr
on 2017-10-15, 21:47:27

I'm excited by the new Force Awakens II trailer. I am. It made me really sad for Luke and nervous about the fate of our new friends. I'm more upset about the prospect of watching Rey turn dark than I ever was regarding Anakin...who was always a jerk and never ...

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Action Figures & Their Beers - Protect ya neck!

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2017-10-13, 17:41:22


Huzzah, a new Wychwood to try, and it’s a good ’un! “A Golden Beer to wash away the drought,” and “The perfect beer to quench the driest of throats, Mosaic hops release a combination of berry, fruity, & citrus blasts resulting in a mouth-watering golden beer to wash away the ...

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Action Figures & Their Beers - Hell is other planets

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2017-10-11, 11:47:49


This beer got its name by being a Helles / Pilsner hybrid. Made with a Pilsner malt from Bamberg (one of only two breweries outside Germany to use this type), Bavarian lager yeast, and Perle & Hallertauer Tradition hops, this 4.6% ABV beverage from the Camden Town Brewery is ...

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My stuff on eBay, ONE LAST TIME!

by Bill Cable
on 2017-10-11, 08:12:17

OK you frugal jerks... so you didn't want to pay my ENTIRELY REASONABLE Facebook prices for some awesome Vintage toys? Now's your chance to bid way low and maybe win some for a fraction of what they're worth! Image

In my opinion, the most interesting auctions are the two parts lots for the playsets. How often do you find factory-fresh, super-minty parts that came direct mailed from Kenner? I'd wager like never. But because of the original owner's mom, who lied to Kenner and exploited their "We Really Do Care" customer service initiative, we have here a bunch of those parts! How can you not appreciate the uniqueness of such a thing?

The rest of the toys you've seen before, and nothing's really changed. This is the last stuff left from my score, so don't miss this opportunity to own some of it!

Awesome stuff, right? So bid high and bid often! Or bid low and hope for the best. Just bid!! is not affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd. or any of its licensees... damn them to hell. Can't they see a golden opportunity when they see it? Buy us, you fools! You already own our souls and all our money... buy US!!!
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