Congratulations on another great episode guys!
Your holiday gift ideas were pretty amusing; Soul Bro did you get that red Char phone yet?
I don't have much to say on VOTOMS because I haven't seen it yet.
Mecha on film? Holy crap if we could get a Gundam live-action movie made with the same level of detail as Transformers, that would be so frickin' awesome! I watched my new 2-disc TF DVD last night and the bit where they talk about how they created the Transformers is amazing. Did you know that one part of the movie took 38 hours to render one frame of CGI for that one sequence?
But sadly, as you said, a Gundam movie probably won't ever be made here. Odd thing though, you'd think Bandai would be able to afford to make one. Aren't they mega-rich? Blizzard's footing half the bill for their WarCraft movie.
...but the Methuss is some sort of hunchbacked goblin...