Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Batman vs. Yeti (Yeti Arcade: LEGO Batman: The Videogame)

In LEGO Batman: The Videogame (2008), there are yeti and they look like this:

From the Lego wiki:

"There is some speculation about what role the Yeti plays in the video game, some say it is one of Mr. Freeze's henchman, and others suggest that it is one of Batman's minor enemies known as "Snowman". It should be noted that the Yeti is never fought..."

Wow, the superhero never fights the yeti?


Hulk vs. Yeti (Yeti Arcade: Hulk Roundup)

No one deserves to get beaten to within an inch of his life by the yeti more than Hulk.

I am actually A-OK with fighting between the Green and the White.

Luckily, thanks to magic techno-wizards, we can enjoy simulations of this on our home electronic viewing-windows.

In the mobile game Avengers Initiative (2012), you get to play Hulk (why anyone would want this is beyond this author's understanding).   And you get to fight what a lot of you are going to tell me is the super-villain named Wendigo.  But it's not. It's yeti.  Listen, when Hulk fights anything that looks like a yeti, it's a yeti.

This is not my opinion. It is the UNIVERSE'S.

If Wendigo fights Hulk, he stops being Wendigo and becomes yeti.  Look it up in the rule book, man. If I could make a fridge magnet that says that and put it on every metallic surface owned by every human being on earth (that lived between 1830 and 1955), I would.

I can't state it any simpler than that.

Just to illustrate my point further, here are a couple more examples of Hulk vs. YETI (yes, yeti):

you absolute purists, I present to you The Incredible Hulk (2008) for the Nintendo DS.  Hulk does contend with the Abominable Snowman and it is acknowledged as such by the game itself.  No misrepresentations!

This has been a lesson and I hope you have learned what I have taught.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Superman vs. Yeti

Iron Man 3 comes out this Friday and kicks off the season of inevitable superhero movie sequels and reboots.

So in honor of the season, we'll be focusing this week on superheroes fighting yetis. As they are wont to do.

That's right, I used the phrase "wont to do" as I am wont to do.


Later in June, we'll get a new Superman movie. Or as I like to call him, "BARON BLACK-HEART".  Why? Because he fights dirty.  Especially when it comes to yeti.

Were you aware? Baron Black-Heart supplanted an entire community of yeti to build his headquarters.  The next time you see his "Fortress of Solitude", think of all those displaced yeti, roaming the vast polar waste without a home. Or jobs.

Were you aware? Baron Black-Heart, using his fake journalist identity, coined the term "Abominable Snowman" and authored many an article mentioning how much yeti smelled bad.   Libel!

Were you aware? When yeti offered to cure Baron Black-Heart of his krypton allergy (a most classy gesture, I'm sure you agree), you know what he did? HE SPIT IN THEIR EYE.

Sure, I blogged the cover of Superman # 266, but now let's take a closer look at that issue and witness B.B.'s treachery first-hand.

Finally, were you aware?  Baron Black-Heart is an alien super-baby that exists in a dream world.  Once he dies, we all wake up. Into the real world...  You know what you have to do.

Check out the rest of the comic here.

Cookie Man vs. Yeti

Maybe you've never heard of the superhero named "Cookie Man"... For shame.

Click for a closer look at this ad from the late 1960's. It was cut from the back of an old Chips Ahoy! cookie bag.

Note that yeti has a pink bow on his head.  Nice gender-bending.

Description: When yeti steals cookies, Cookie Man arrives, tricks yeti into taking a cab ride, and steals the cookies for himself.

Wow, Cookie Man must have taken lessons from Baron Black-heart HIMSELF.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Not Yeti Friday - The Not Yeti

This is the Not Yeti by Adam Everett Beck.

He wrote this accompanying poem:

The Not Yeti, in icy climes,
Receives the Yeti’s mail sometimes.

Mattel Matchbox Yeti Toys

This toy is available now in stores as part of a Mattel Matchbox set. BUT WHICH ONE?

Does anyone know? I can't seem to find it online.

I'm having déjà vu.

I did find this though, coming in July:
MATCHBOX® BIG BOOTS® Yeti Catcher Truck

There is a Yeti Big Boot on the loose and only the Big Boots® crew has the unstoppable vehicle capable of handling this adventure. The Big Boots® Yeti Catcher Truck has all the equipment necessary to capture the mysterious beast. Once kids have tracked down the Yeti, they can transform the truck into a huge attack platform that can launch Big Boots® figures from more than eight different points. When the yeti is right where you want him, kids can snare him in the net, load him into the rear of the truck and transport him back to base. The Yeti Catcher Truck comes with a Yeti and two Big Boots® figures to play out the adventure.

ARP: $39.99          

Age: 3+      

Available: July

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rodriguez Yeti

[Destination: Thailand] Dream World

Today's trip:

Thailand... Let's go!

At the theme park called Dream World, there's a section called "Snow Town" in Adventure Land where you can check out this statue behind glass:

My question to you is...

Why does it have a bow and arrow?


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yeti Eats Smörgåsbord

Until I do another week of posts depicting yetis eating various random things, here's a few morsels to whet your appetite in the meantime...

Yeti Arcade: Lode Runner

Lode Runner (2009) was remade for the Xbox Live Arcade.

And they stuck little yetis in the ice level.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mamaru Yeti

Yeti by Mamaru

Yeti Found

As previously reported, Yeti Frozen Custard food truck is located in Austin TX, where I reside. This weekend they participated in the Austin Earth Day festivities.  And I made contact.


Based entirely on the scientific data I collected, it is my professional opinion that this Yeti is 100% legitimately delicious.

Also, my brother and sister-in-law generously gifted me one of their branded t-shirts, and I can state with authority that it is 100% cotton (and very cool).

Friday, April 19, 2013

Not Sad Yeti Friday - Heidi Kenney's Sad Dead Tauntaun

Not sad yeti, but still sad.

Look at poor sad, frozen Luke and the even sadder dead tauntaun that's only barely keeping him alive.

It's by Heidi Kenny.

That is some thick pathos. Spread that on your bagel.

Via Super Punch

Sad 9

Not So Abominable by

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sad 6

Yeti by Thomas Gibault

Sad 5

Lonely Yeti by Jeroen Langeveld

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sad 4

yeti still sitting by Michael Scherer

Sad 3

The Mountains by Hanna Mancini

Friday, April 12, 2013

Not Yeti Friday - Kukilialuit

I don't know about you, but I'm scared of Kukilialuit.

From Inuit mythology, he's a long-nailed ogre.

Get out of my life,  Kukilialuit.


Mysteries for You to Solve


Mystery 001:

What does the message say? What language is that?  Why did someone post this? Another picture is here.

Mystery 002:

Where does this statue live? Am I right that it's in Siberia? Am I usually right? Just in general? 

Mystery 003:

What game is this?  Also what year did the game come out?

Mystery 004:

And what game is this?  Why does it have that weird washed-out look?

Mystery 005:

Who makes these masks? And why?  Are they available online?

Mystery 006:


Name the film.

Here are additional Unsolved, Mysterious, Unexplained, and Unknown Things We Do Not Know Anything About:

1) The Mystery of the Plush Almost Acquired By Father

2) The Mystery of the Vintage Plush Owned Since Youth With No Tag Or Markings ("did mom cut off????")

3) The Mystery of the Drawing of the Steampunk Cyborg

And the true object(s) of my obsessions...

4) The Mystery of the Yeti Pet Plushes (second photo)

And if you like this post, check out Various Other Mysteries