New additions to the media collection in December 2020

Collecting or getting presents in December 2020 meant quite a lot of Star Wars stuff.

Yes, these were again replacements for the EDGE magazines that never arrived or were damaged, although why these two made it only Future Publishing seems to know. Still waiting for No. 351…

It just shows how chaotic the company is handling their subscribers’ shipping, because No. 353 arrived three days before No. 352.

At least this calendar was just in time before New Year’s Eve, and even if I haven’t played any of these titles, the artwork is nice to look at, especially with this special poster.

The same shipping problems applied to the Retrogamer magazines, as one was a replacement and the other arrived without any problems (minus the delay). If anyone is wondering why I still bother with the subscriptions, it’s because with missing issues my subscriptions are usually extended, so there’s really no end to the constant customer service hassle and my credit card company doesn’t know what to do, either. However, it’s obviously annoying as hell that there’s no investigation going on and I can’t cancel the subscriptions.

If only it would be as easy as picking up the LEGO magazine each month…

Christmas time meant some more presents, in this case a Star Wars LEGO building set and a huge key ring that even glows in the dark.

Harry Potter is always welcome when it’s LEGO.

It wasn’t the end of either Star Wars or LEGO, though, as these two 3D movies showed. Even though Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is far from good, watching it on the big screen in 3D at home was still far more entertaining than suffering the painful boredom of another The Mandalorian episode (see Disney+ watchlist: May 2020).

Not quite sure if the action genre really applies to this German flick, as it seems to combine all sorts of styles.

Now I got Kingpin in the condition I wanted it to be (see the damaged one the month before), even though there were a few communication problems with Amazon customer service about sending the other one back or not and having a refund for the additional shipping costs.

It’s a bit disappointing that this fantasy flick wasn’t in 3D, as the first one I acquired in November 2020 was.

Buying games on Day 1 is usually a terrible idea with all the bugs and glitches, and unfortunately the same held true for the Friday the 13th collection (see New additions to the media collection in November 2020) with 3D problems and uncut scenes missing. However, the replacement discs fixed them.

Not sure what to expect from this horror movie, but the director is known for his controversial themes (as seen in Martyrs), so this should be something worth checking out.

I’m not a big fan of musicals, but this seems to be so bad that I have high (or low) expectations to be entertained.

A movie one wouldn’t watch for entertainment.

People would treat each other more nicely if they’d read this book.

Or maybe these two?

Star Wars in Shakespeare form works surprisingly well and turns even not so great movies like Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith into art or at least more fun.

Last but not least one game as a Christmas present that I already featured in the GOG release news.

So despite Christmas time usually being a good opportunity for bargain hunting, I kept back from spending too much, which is a great, as I could finally do some reading, playing, and watching things that have been collecting dust on the shelves for far too long.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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