September 28, 2011, 04:31pm
MOTUCFigures.com figure photos & video spotlights!
First- My apologies for this lengthy initial post... but there's a lot of info crammed in here that I'd like to keep at the start of this thread.
After having a bunch of org members come up to us at Power-Con this past weekend asking if Blaze was ever going to join the forums, I decided to start this thread about the figure photos and video spotlights we post at our page, http://www.motucfigures.com. This way, I can sign Blaze up on the forums and let him post in this thread (without having to worry about him treading into threads that he shouldn't be involved in, since he's only 9 ).
For those unfamiliar with what we do at my site- I started off by just doing photo setups with each figure as it came in, with quick little thoughts posted about each one. I quickly realized that others did a much better and faster job on written reviews than I did, so that went away pretty quick. But I didn't just want to post pictures and call it a day. Blaze and I had such great discussions about each figure as they came in, but I had trouble putting that into written words... So we thought it would be easier to just record our thoughts and post a video spotlight with the pictures. That way we can get all our feelings on the figure and bio across in the video, and the pictures could be used to get clear stationary views of the character we were discussing. So we switched over to that format back in February, and covered these releases:
King Grayskull (SDCC Version)
King Grayskull (Bronze Version)
King Grayskull (Spirit Version)
After these initial three, I realized that the "digital timeline" effect and editing was taking way too much time, so we streamlined it down to an off-the-cuff, no-editing conversation instead. This is the format we find most comfortable and will be the one we use in all future spotlights. We are playing catchup now, but as new figures come in, we take a break on catchup to focuse on that month's release. Here are links to all the posts containing video spotlights up to this point:
Zodac (DCUC Vs. MOTUC Version)
Battle Armor Faker (DCUC Vs. MOTUC)
And that's it up to this point... Starting with the next one, I'll make a post when a new video goes up. That way Blaze can pop on here and comment too whenever we finish one.
And if you made it all the way through all that, kudos to you my friend!
September 28, 2011, 06:04pm
Just watched some of your videos for the first time. Fantastic, they are. You and your son do an awesome job.
September 28, 2011, 06:15pm
September 28, 2011, 06:21pm
Sallah: I've said this before, but can say it over again ... great site, great content, thanks for sharing the MOTU love (and I mean for beyond just the photos and reviews)!
September 29, 2011, 09:40am
Thanks guys! Really appreciate the kind words!
September 29, 2011, 10:25am
Sallah, just wanted to chip in and say I too love your videos/discussions with Blaze (and I 'm also very jealous of your amazing display cases in the background!!).
One of the reasons I got back into toy collecting, and especially MOTU, was that I saw it as a hobby I could share with my son (granted he's only 2 at the moment) in the future.
Seeing your vids made me realise I made the right decision and I look forward to having the same discussion/debates and seeing his thoughts on what in my opinion is the best toyline ever.
Keep up the great work - (but go easy on Stratos!).
September 29, 2011, 02:37pm
Another big fan here Sallah ! You and Blaze make it fun to watch.
September 29, 2011, 09:03pm
Yo, J-Rock. Still waiting on the next commercial, Broseph. (This is my d-bag voice.) I vote for this one.
September 29, 2011, 09:08pm
Originally Posted by bwjenkins
September 29, 2011, 09:20pm
Loves MOTUC canon!
L O V E it!!!
October 2, 2011, 08:19am
You guys just want to see me hitting the exercise bike...
Originally Posted by bwjenkins
That one is towards the top of our list, but we are working on 2 others at the moment...
EDIT- Though it's not a figure review, we did post a new video this morning focusing on our Power-Con experience. Warning- It's our longest video (20 minutes!) so you may want to grab a snack...
MOTUCFigures.com Power-Con Review
Last edited by Sallah; October 2, 2011 at 08:19am.
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October 2, 2011, 10:08am
Poor Kid , Drooling and Yawning throughout the whole video. I bet he was sacked out not too long after the recording .
The start of the video had me cracking up. "Don't mention that !" HAHA
Excellent video , It sounds like there was so much to Power Con. I am really going to make sure I go next year. It just sounds like an amazing time.
But I will make sure to work out different dining accommodations , Burger King for Breakfast , Lunch , and Dinner sounds dreadful ! and you are braver than I to even try a California Whopper. guacamole on a burger ? ick.
Another awesome video , keep it up , I will look forward to the next one !
October 3, 2011, 11:08am
Great video. One of my favorites, so far.
Originally Posted by Sallah
I was thinking, if you guys had let me know, I could have taken you somewhere else for food. I had my car right out front. I didn't realize your gastronomic plight or I would have suggested it then. Anyway, something to remember for next year.