Sadako Holds a Grudge.

After much anticipation, (I've been expecting this movie since I saw Juon The Final last year) I was fortunate enough to watch Sadako vs. Kayako yesterday. It was very confusing but ultimately enjoyable. If you like J-Horror, this is one you should go see.

Above is the advance ticket that I bought weeks ago. With it, I scored this mini figure:

 Which you can place on the edge of your glass*.

The cast was admirable especially the two female leads who did not succumb to the villainesses. That little boy (Toshio) always freaks me out far more than either Kayako or Sadako!

As usual, the campaign for this movie has been excellent. For example there was a Twitter competition between the two gals, "Who is the scariest?" (Spoiler: Sadako won.)

Sadako's campaign (skip the first 45 seconds)

Kayoko's campaign (also skip the first 44 seconds)

Also there are several commercials, including this one for theatre etiquette.

One for Lady's Day.

Which flavour of popcorn do you prefer?

Also, the fine folks at Kadokawa have released a set of five cup figures. Click that link for photos. Here are the ones I got (with only two doubles. Alas, I didn't get the Golden Toshio!

 And here they are hanging out on a *glass.

I saw it at Aeon In Natori and was not impressed by its selection of goods. So I went to the Movix in Nagamachi which just also happens to be on my way home. That's where I got the above figures and the very last of these face-masks.

Once it dries, I hope it can be made into a mask for Halloween.

Other goods include a crossover with Hello Kitty including a bizarre Clear File.

Speaking of Clear Files, here is a 3D set I bought. One featuring Sadako.

Watch the amazing 3D action!

 The other featuring Kayako.

Other random stuff around the Interwebs include dating Sadako. Click for details yet for those too lazy to do so, here are a few scammed photos.

The two of them also go horseback riding. Wild!

The best bit must be when the gals competed at pitching.

Last night's Strawberry Moon on the first day of summer was the perfect opportunity for Sadako, Kayako and Toshio to pose with the moon. Not all of the pictures turned out very well, but are a tad creepy.

For some better Instagram photos of the gang, check out this.

I wonder if there'll be another entry in this franchise. It was left wide open for one to occur...



I can truly say that my current occupation as an Elementary School Teacher in a small town with about 1000 students is one of the better jobs I've had in many years.

I want to talk about a different occupation today though. Remember that time when The Martians took over the Earth? That era really sucked. Here are the cards commemorating that time.

The binder I also received!

This is what the reverse of the cards look like.

I received the above set as part of a Kickstarter campaign.

For an extra five bucks, I ordered a "Hot Pack" and it included an Allstar sketch by Jason Crosby,(upper right) a signed sketch card by Brian DeGuire and a Metallic parallel of Card #43.

 Here's a closeup of the DeGuire sketch.

There were a few added bonuses as well, such as this Wacky Attacky Package.

On the reverse is a puzzle.

I intended on ordering a Judge Dredd/ Mars Attacks crossover pack but unintentionally ordered two of the above sets instead. I got a few bonuses with the pack.

Much more to my liking is this Dinosaurs Attacks/ Mars Attacks crossover. I wish I'd ordered a few more of these.

I landed a sketch card by Russ Maheras.

Another bonus I didn't expect was this Actual Printing Plate of Card #31!

Also a few Promo cards. (If you look at the Lower left hand corner card, it shows a preview of "The Armageddon Directive", a new novella by Dayton Ward. I also received a download of this book!)

And a Preview card of the forthcoming Dice Game.

Coolest of all and most unexpected was a poster sized signed print of this drawing by Bob Larkin!!

Not a bad haul for just over 100 bucks!

I hope this series gets the same treatment shown to the original cards series as in this video.


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