Since we’re in the witching season, I’ve been watching a lot of horror. And I mean A LOT of horror. I think one of the best things about the genre is its ability to build upon itself with parody and satire. Nothing like a good laugh, especially from an inside joke, during blood-curdling screams and intense gore. Scream was a great early example of satire, while Scary Movie is an amazing parody of Scream. For a great example of both, check out Final Girls. You might be asking yourself, what’s the difference between parody and satire. So was I, so here’s a quick quote from the Copyright Alliance: “By definition, a parody is a comedic commentary about a work, that requires an imitation of the work. Satire, on the other hand, even when it uses a creative work as the vehicle for the message, offers commentary and criticism about the world, not that specific creative work.” There, maybe I dun learned you sumpin’.

On this episode, we learned a lot. Sometimes in real-time. Like we’ll be getting an entire wave of Mandalorian Retro Collection figures. Mattel is doing some pretty cool things at Mattel Creations, including a clear Origins Skeletor. Just wish I would have learned of it sooner. We had heard rumors about the third wave of Classified, but now the trusted source that revealed earlier waves including the Cobra Island exclusives, confirms it will be Lady Jay, Flint, and Major Bludd. Finally, Transformers is doing a 6-pack of Micromasters. Not too exciting right? Well two of them are M.A.S.K. homages. One is of my favorite M.A.S.K. vehicle, the Hurricane. $30 for one Micromaster?

Is that parody or satire…Slick

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