This year’s Halloween plans were much the same as last year’s. Eventually. I had booked us a fun family trip that would have been a really different sort of Halloween experience but that fell through. I was bummed out, but at least the kids did not know about it and I’ve already rescheduled for after the first of the year. It feels like I’ve been doing nothing but scheduling and rescheduling things lately. I’ve got things coming in the weeks ahead but nothing yet to reveal. But it is good.
As far as Halloween night, we had a great time trick or treating with our friends. This year, however, we picked up some pizza and ate there before going out in their neighborhood searching for candy. The kids came home with a right proper haul of sugar in various forms. We had our moments with the kids and safety but for the most part they were very well behaved. We were actually back around 8pm and got everyone to bed at almost their normal time. Not too many pieces of candy before bed either, and I include myself in that.
Andrew was a fireman and Eva was Belle but she was also a student at Hogwarts and had her own hand made outfit on over her Belle dress.
Korg is arguably my favorite new character from Thor: Ragnarok. He is so unexpectedly funny. Korg is a rock creature who is also forced into fighting in the Grandmaster’s Colosseum. According to Taika Waititi, the director of the movie who also provides the voice and motion capture for Korg, Korg is the mum of the prison. He takes care of everyone there.
when I was at the Thor: Ragnarok press junket and got to interview Taika I asked him why he would want to put even more pressure upon himself by playing this character when he was already directing this dreadnought of a movie. He told me, “Ah, because I’m a self-saboteur. any chance I get to put my career at risk, I’ll just do it.” He also told us that all of Korg’s lines were adlibbed. This really speaks more to who Taika is as a creative person. He is hilarious and therefore his character of Korg is also one of the more hilarious characters in the film.
The Korg Pop figure is not something that you see on the packaging at all. The only place I’ve seen it is on Amazon.com but i have not seen him shown as an exclusive to Amazon.com anywhere. I’m hoping that if there is a Korg figure then there will also be a Skurge one. You can actually get Korga and the rest of the Thor: Ragnarok Pops through my Amazon.com affiliate links below. Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok Korg Pop from Amazon.com→
On October 9 – 11 I attended a Disney Press Event for Thor: Ragnarok. My hotel and airfare and meals were taken care of while I was in L.A. Opinions and observations as well as recaps and such are all my own. This post will also contain some affiliate links to Amazon.com.
The night before this interview with director Taika Waititi we all saw the movie, Thor: Ragnarok in a packed theater with the cast and the feeling was electric. I had been excited to talk with Taika since the moment I learned I’d be interviewing him. I was most interested in asking him about Korg, the character he plays in the movie. Taika is the second Marvel director to have a role in a Marvel movie, the first being Jon Farveau as Happy Hogan.
Taika was a fun interview. I had not known much about him prior to this movie. I’ve ever seen any of his films before but after seeing Thor: Ragnarok and interviewing Taika I want to see more of his work. More of the interview below.
I love Funko Pops. I was going to cut back on my collecting and then the Thor: Ragnarok trip came up. So I picked up a few of the Pops before the trip. Then when I was on the trip I received a couple more. I found a few more when I returned home and even got the Thor: Ragnarok Marvel Collector Corps Box. Now I’ve got nearly all of them. There are a couple more for me to find but I think I’m going to go back to trying to slow down on the Pop collecting. That is after my Korg Pop arrives from amazon.com.
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