I don’t really collect toys and action figures nowadays. However, seeing these toys for The Big Lebowski is making me want to have them. Man, they did a great job with John Goodman’s Walter Sobchak.
I have a confession to make. I love crappy games. By “crappy,” I mean like seriously bad games. I’m an adventure gamer and normally, by its very nature, it means that I’m a very forgiving video game critic. I grew up on and adored the point-and-click adventure games of yore. My favorite, by far, is the Gabriel Knight series. To this day, I would replay them from beginning to end. Though that game is far from “crappy,” I have played my share of really horrible adventure games. One of them was Sierra’s “Urban Runner” — a Full Motion Video game in 1996. It was so advanced at the time that most people did not have a good enough computer to play the darn thing.
Regardless, I loved that game. It’s actually not bad, but then again, I’m not a good judge for this game genre. Still, what’s a big bonus about this game was the inclusion of a mohawked thug/assassin named “Eraser.” This is where it gets better: in the game, Eraser is in your character’s apartment and to knock him over, you … kick a red rubber ball to his head. That deserves a big fat LOL… And, oh yeah, the bonus: Eraser’s a big chubby bear…
Anyway, I managed to screen capture Eraser’s shameful fall and his eventual badly-acted interrogation scene. I only wished that my character over-emoted to the point that he ripped off Mr. Eraser’s tanktop. That would have been sweet.