I’m a fan of the Hercule Poirot books and movies and soon may have another version of media to enjoy the detective.
Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries are being turned into comic books. It’s the latest twist to crime fiction, a genre constantly being reinvented 170 years on from its earliest incarnation.
I stumbled across something that made me do a double take.
Action-hq.com has some cold cast statues of superheroes in anime styling, one of them is Marvel’s heroine Psylocke,you can view their Psylocke page here. If you’re not familiar with Psylocke, some superhero geeks have written up an extensive bio of this character on Wikipedia.
The problem I see here (pics below) is that this character wound up looking more like a stripper about to pole dance than a Marvel superhero that partners with the X-Men. It would appear that from all her changes in appearance over the years, the action figure designers took this one to model the statue over.
It’s not the costume that made me do the double take, it was the combination of that costume coupled with the pose that appears to do this character a disservice in my opinion.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not looking at this like some kind of feminazi that thinks this is demeaning to women, quite the contrary; but it does make me wonder if the target audience is not your average superhero geek, but rather an adolescent boy to have a Marvel Anime to fantasize over. Especially since it appears to be just a run of the mill anime stripper character that had the costume painted onto it and voila! You now have a Psylocke. That was easy.
Overall I’m not questioning the designers tastes here, I actually like this, but I am questioning the effort they put into creating this collectable since it doesn’t bear much resemblance in a pose one would expect from their heroine.
In any case, if you’re a superhero fan and interested in this to add to your collection, the statue is 5 inches tall, is a limited edition of 500 units and will cost US$79.95.
- Check out action-hq’s very hot and demure heroine Phoenix!
- Or the Invisible Girl (what is going on here with that posterior!?)
- Collect all four heroines for US$249.95.
The shy Phoenix:
Make rules, especially when they bring us ideas on turning crap into gold. Today we have two interesting items, both made from old scanner parts.
This instructable details how to turn a scanner lamp assembly into a tres geeky desk lamp - Link.
And this one turns your old scanner into a light table – Link
Pics of both:
I went onto the English version of the BOB site and was unable to dig deep enough to expose this non-support, but copied below is Alfred’s translation of the reasons why. Head over to his blog for the full article.
The English version:
Thanks for your adoption and support to the Bank of Beijing personal online bank system all along. Please be informed that the newer version of the online bank won’t support Firefox browser any more. The reasons are as below:
1. Firefox is an open source browser. The programming language needs to have the universal property. Although Firefox could add many security extensions(plugins?), some extensions are provided by the third parties which makes the language otherness even worse(?). This will bring some browsing problems.
3. The old version of the online bank are mostly static jsp pages, only a small set of style(CSS). And there are no big impacts if you use non-IE browsers. The situation is different with the newer version. It uses a lot CSS and higher version js syntax. So comes the compatibility issues for Firefox.
Based on the reasons mentioned above, we suggest that you could use IE bundled with the OS(Windows). Please understand the inconvenience. Hope that you can support us as always. Thanks.