Perhaps you've heard of him? Perhaps you've heard he was dead.
I read online last week that John Carpenter was now actively involved in this so-called reboot of the entire Escape from New York franchise, and -- as much as I can appreciate a good reboot -- I really don't want to have anything to do with it. Sure, maybe with Carpenter's involvement and blessing it'll be less of a toot and more of a hoot, but I'll take the old flick for good measure. And you can leave that sequel -- Escape from L.A. -- on the trash heap where it belongs, thank you very much.
However, what I wouldn't give to have an extra couple hundred dollars sitting around because I now know without great certainty what I'd be spending it on: Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale action figure / national monument is due to be shipping this January / February. The low, low price of $159.99 (gasp) is all you need to have this bad boy on display in your home. On the couch. As a dining table centerpiece. Wherever. It's Snake, so it's completely usable in any fashion.
Link to Sideshow Collectibles
And -- in the words of the best action hero ever -- "Get a new President."