Posts

Frankenbutter

Image
  For a long time, Reese's was very adamant that chocolate and peanut butter combined needed to be explained. One thing that doesn't need to be explained is how integral Reese's is to the Halloween experience. We all know how coveted those peanut butter cups are in your trick or treat bag. I'd share some of those Tootsie Rolls, trade a Jolly Rancher... but you'd likely get stabbed over a Reese's. It's such a part of the holiday that the annual bat, pumpkin, and ghosts editions are a tradition almost as important as plastic fangs. There's no mystery as to why the package is orange.

Bios: Sprocket

Image
  "Know your enemy and victory is yours!" Function: Surface Surveillance Sprocket is programmed to take fast, forceful action and no prisoners. This fierce warrior doesn't withdraw from a battlefield until he's covered it with the smoking wreckage of Decepticons. He drives a rebuilt, all-terrain Attack Cruiser which has the standard supply of two photon rifles, metal-immobilizing magnetic rockets, and bumper energy shields. The Attack Cruiser converts into a vector-thrust hover copter, armed with front-mounted plasma-pulse machine guns. Strength:9 Intelligence:7 Speed:8 Endurance:6 Rank:6 Courage:9 Firepower:9 Skill:8

Where in the hell is Carmen Sandiego?

Image
  Carmen Sandiego is the worlds greatest thief. So great that the various law institutions of the world don't even bother looking for her. Instead they employ children to catch her! Between getting in mortal danger and probably staying up too late on a school night... seriously... somebody get an adult. When she isn't bag snatching, Carmen manages to find her way into some Haunted House Hootenanny. Trick or treat kids... a world class criminal just took your candy... and probably murdered one of your friends. Happy Fall Y'all!

Daiva VI Opening Story

Image
  Daiva Story 6: Imperial of Nirsartia was added to the Switch Online NES channel a few weeks ago. It's pretty cool when they add random games like this. It gives me a chance to play them for the first time and experience something new that was released off my radar back in the day.  If you're wondering about the 6 in the title, this is the 6th game out of 7. The only one released to the Famicom as it was a home computer (MSX and others I think) series. To appeal to the younger players that the system would no doubt bring in, the game was simplified a bit from it's PC version. The series isn't an ongoing story, but the same galactic war story told from the perspective of other characters in the various parts.  Game play is pretty fun, but not completely obvious when first starting. Instruction come in handy. You'll need to travel to different locations on a star map and take over them. You'll also need to protect your locations from invaders. Once entering one

Your house is cool

Image
  I think most of us remember that cool house in the neighborhood on Halloween. You know the one. Tons of decorations, music, lights. Maybe they have a little haunted house for the kids to go through. I'd like to think my house is the cool house, but then I see some really elaborate displays and fully admit there's much better out there. Regardless, the cool houses really make the season special. I can remember one house about a block away from mine in the 5th grade. One of the bigger houses in the neighborhood had some kind of structure came out of the garage and down the driveway. Halloween night I found out that structure was a little haunted house built in the drive way. I don't know if they could tell who I was under my glow in the dark 'terror mask' and horror robe . And it's probably a good idea, because their older kid was a bully. The next day he would be picking on all the kids on the bus that he recognized from screaming the night before.  I don'

Bios: Over-Run

Image
  "I rule the skies with a heavy hand!"  Function: Air-Defense Over-Run takes orders from no one but himself. He pilots an advanced model Attack Copter, which has a maximum speed of 340mph, a flying range of 1200 miles, and is armed with air-to-ground magnetic missiles and a rotary photon pulse button. Also converts to a double-barreled concussion cannon emplacement. Strength:6 Intelligence:8 Speed:5 Endurance:7 Rank:7 Courage:10 Firepower:8 Skill:8

Weekly Update 8/8/22

Image
  It's Monday and you know what that means, it's a new week here on Planet Zone! This weekend flew by a lot faster than I'd liked, but that just means... well... I'd have liked the weekend to have lasted longer. Can't really put a positive spin on it, but I've still got a fun week ahead for you Zone Base readers! I did pick up the reissue Beast Wars Terrorsaur and Batman from the new Super Powers line. Really excited about it returning, that was a line I always loved.  I hoped to grab that Transformers Rarites special comic, but could not find it. Poop. It wasn't really that eventful of a weekend, I spent a lot of it wishing I was at Power-Con. One day. I did play a lot of games and watch a bunch of paranormal TV. So, still had a good time. I hope you all enjoyed the first week of Halloween here on the site. We've got a lot of spooky fun coming over the season. Thank you all for celebrating it with me and supporting the site. Don't forget to share wi