5 Questions With > Monte of Geek Creek

Codename: Monte Specialty: Educator. Father. Amateur Photographer. Geek. Base of Operations: Geek Creek History: In the early ’90s, Monte Williams sold all his G.I. Joe toys to his uncle Ronnie for twenty bucks, so he could drop acid with his best friend, Poptart. Today, he is a columnist for Popmatters.com, a hopeless Sigma 6 nerd, […]

Odds ‘n Ends > Fire Walk With Me

ODD: As you may have noticed, we’ve made some changes to the site. For one, The Toybox is gone as a menu item. RK and I were just having too much difficulty keeping up with it; however, fear not, for we have other plans in store (particularly for October…) RK also whipped up that new […]

Poe’s Figure Hall of Fame > Brown Costume Wolverine

NOTE: Originally published , in a longer format, by OAFE on 10/5/04. This is the second time I’ve re-used this article for another blog. What can I say–it’s my masterpiece of toy reviewing, and fortunately, it also makes a dandy “Hall of Fame” entry. I can trace my awareness of the X-Men comics—and by extension, […]

Prince Adam mock-up

I mocked up this MOTUC Prince Adam using a He-Man photo from Mattycollector.com…and, well…he looks like Prince Adam. That’s about all there is to say. And yes, I want him to come with the purple sword.

It Figures > DC Universe Classics Wave 3

Poe here with another installment of It Figures! By popular demand, as determined by a reader poll, my guests today are the six members of DC Universe Classics Wave 3–namely, Robin, Nightwing, Deathstroke the Terminator, Hal Jordan, Sinestro, and last but certainly not least, the vegetative zombie known as Solomon Grundy. Welcome, all! Robin: Thanks […]

Hark, Knight

As I’ve discussed before, I’ve yet to be completely satisfied with a Batman action figure. I may never be. But that didn’t stop me from trying to make one. I bought the Toys R’ Us exclusive Batman and Robin set months ago. I liked the figure’s more slender build and the color scheme (dark gray […]

Odds ‘n Ends > A New Beginning

ODD: Well, it seems most of you want the next installment of “It Figures” to feature DCUC Wave 3. Which means a lot of writing for me. I had my fingers crossed for the Mousers exclusive….all right, DCUC3 it is. I’d better start writing now. END: After weeks of seeing nothing but Movie Master Batman […]

Poe’s Point > Top Five Most Wanted MOTU Classics

We all know Mattel intends to make the “original eight” characters for their new Masters of the Universe Classics line: He-Man, Skeletor, Beast-Man, Man-At-Arms, Teela, Mer-Man, Stratos, and Zodac. With He-Man going on sale in October, that gets us through May 2009, assuming we don’t get any non-original-eight figures before that. There are some other […]

Ask Mattel > August 15

We’re back with another round of questions with Mattel’s “ToyGuru,” Scott Neitlich! PG: The classic-suit, be-mulleted Superman in DCUC Wave Six looks great. Given that the Eradicator figure in Wave Five has a classic-looking Supes head, is it possible we’ll see a new classic Superman with the short-hair look–perhaps as a Mattycollector.com exclusive? SN: Definitely […]