ODD: That’s a photo of the action figures currently occupying the place of honor at the side of my desk. I decided I wanted to put together a display with one representative from all the one-twelfth (one foot=one inch) scale figure lines I own.
From the left, we’ve got: Wolverine from Marvel Legends; the Savage Dragon from Legendary Comic Book Heroes (holding some sort of random gun I had–anyone recognize it?); DCSH8 Batman; Blanka from Street Fighter; a kitbash of Halloween Spawn and 10th Anniversary Spawn; and the Four Horsemen’s 2005 Fantastic Exclusive, the Keeper of the Black Labyrinth. For the most part they’re in scale with one another, though the Dragon is a little tall (he’s a bit below six feet in the comics, not counting the fin), as is Wolverine (just a smidge). I’m psyched that the new NECA Ninja Turtles will be 5 ¼” tall–that means they’re technically in the one-twelfth scale.
END: Speaking of the Turtles, here’s a sneak peek at the box set packaging. I’ve been waiting twenty years for these figures…I can (barely) wait another two months.
ODD: ToyFare has posted my article from issue #128 on their website. Unfortunately, for some reason the images don’t seem to be working.
END: I picked up the first volume of The Sinestro Corps War last week, and I have to say–it lives up to the hype. The scale and pacing of the story made me think of a space opera version of The Lord of the Rings, and the first volume ends on a note reminiscent of The Two Towers or The Empire Strikes Back. The art is great, and even without an encyclopedic (or even passing) familiarity with the Green Lantern mythos, I was able to follow the story. Highly recommended.
ODD: Looks like Mattel was a wee bit premature with its claims of an early February release for DC Universe Classics wave two. We’ve got a real contest now, folks.
END: We still need more captions for the most recent Caption the Pic, folks. Multiple entries are welcome. Keep ’em coming! Otherwise I may drop the whole thing, which would suck, since the next prize I’m planning on offering is a MOC Hulkbuster Iron Man…