Monday, November 10, 2014

Monty's Crush of the Week

I saw a reeeaaalllly good movie this weekend...


...Aaaand, yeah, here's my crush of the week...




Go Go Tomago
(Disney/Marvel's Big Hero 6)




So, we took a week off last week, I know. Halloween really takes it out of me. I still might do a post this week to recap what I did this Halloween, and especially to share some photos, since I meant to do that last year and didn't really get around to it. But, once this weekend came around, someone reminded me that Big Hero 6 was out, so I rushed out to see it on the Friday night of its release. Yes, yes, I'll write a movie review of it tomorrow. First, let's talk about what's really important, the ladies...



These are the main gals, the two female team members (not in uniform, obviously) of Big Hero 6, a superhero team that forms from a group of students who work together in the robotics lab at their university. On viewer left, Go Go Tomago. On the right, Honey Lemon. Yes, Honey Lemon. You can gather just from this image that these girls are polar opposites. And, in truth, ha, there are a lot of things about Honey Lemon that I more typically go for. She's the girly one, she's got a sweeter personality, those big glasses, and I am not opposed to skinny girls if it looks natural. Never been one of those "I like big butts" kinda guys. I bring my own. However, I also have a tendency to veer towards the shortest girl in any given group, at least initially. I'm just not really into height, myself (well, I'm only 5' 9), and platform shoes still make me think of prostitutes (Sorry, but that used to be a prostitute thing! It's not my fault!). Go Go's a little more fair skinned, which I like, and we all know I've been hung up on Asian girls for a few years now for certain reasons. Whatever. Anyway, while Go Go has more of an athletic and aggressive personality, it's not to a degree I'd find unappealing. She's not in your face or butch, but more a rebellious, doesn't talk much type. At times in the film, we do see her softer side. Her proportions are uber-cute in animation, and thankfully, while I'm sure she's got tattoos somewhere, we never see any. So, I get to fantasize that she doesn't. I know, all my fellow Austinites LOVE tattoos... I prefer the look of smooth, clear woman-flesh. That sounds creepier than I meant it to. Point is, I like the natural look of a woman. You know, after all the body hair is removed. What? 




Now, above you can see Go Go in her street clothes and in her superhero gear. She wears these discs she can use as wheels to get around at superspeed, because speed is really her thing. But, she can also throw those discs TRON-style to do some serious damage. If you didn't know, this is all based on a Marvel comic book miniseries (a couple, I believe) from 1998, but I guess it's a lesser-known title, and from what I can tell, this character (possibly and probably all of them) has been changed quite a bit, as the whole thing was really revamped for its transformation into a Disney film, albeit a fantastic one. Go Go's gear looks pretty different in the comics, but from what I've seen, it still involves a black leotard type thing with yellow and red armor, so it has similarities for sure.

Oh, and here's something really interesting and cool, and unsurprising when I really think about it. Go Go is actually voiced by a previous Crush of the Week, Jamie Chung, who plays Mulan on "Once Upon a Time" and was one of the sexy sirens of "Sucker Punch".




Incidentally, I came out of the theater with such a crush on Go Go that I naturally, being a toy collector, wanted something of her to display in my room. Well, the selection is somewhat limited. There are sets of PVC figures at the Disney Store that are nice, but for me those are a bit too small. I normally prefer action figures. I don't really go for the smaller sizes of action figures these days though. They used to be my thing, but now I expect 6 or 7 inch figures (really wish they were all one or the other though). Alas, there are none. Only some pretty small ones both at the Disney Store and at Toys R Us that are packaged differently but I hear are basically the same. This is the Go Go figure, and beside it, the Funko Pop Go Go figure...




I haven't gotten either of those two at this point. The action figure is disappointing. The helmet can't be removed, the articulation looks really limited, it's hard to even tell it's a female. Still, I MIGHT get it eventually simply because I would like a Baymax (the robot character), and if you get a good Baymax, you want the whole gang. I don't know, we'll see. As for the Funko pop, well, it's a similar situation, but as a few people at work have started to each have their own Funko Pop character at their desk, I am truly tempted (since I haven't found the Roger Rabbit one yet). But, I just keep thinking, the day I walk in and put my own Funko Pop on my desk is probably the day I'll get fired, and then I'll look like an ass for bringing in my Funko Pop like I feel secure in my job or something. 


Anyway, here's what I ended up going with...





... even though I've sworn off fashion-doll type toys, because they take up more space, and when I accumulate too many, I end up...
 "...never feeling like a real man."

But, that doll is practically an action figure anyway, aside from the "real" hair and fabric bodysuit. And, man, they captured her hot face, something those other toys just don't do. Yeah, this one I expect to crack open and pose really cool and sexy like, once I find a good spot for her. I'm moving some things around this week.

Well, that's it for now, gang, catch ya later, probably tomorrow with a Big Hero 6 movie review! I'll end this with some of Go Go's hot, bubble-blowing action for ya! Have a good one!



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