News roundup, 12/31/2008

Interview with “Mr. Toy Safety” ( Replicas of the Ghostbusters Ghost Trap and Proton Pack coming in spring 2009 (Master Replicas) Latest Diamond Select Q&A (Art Asylum) “Building an Edgier Barbie to Revive Franchise Sales” (WSJ) DCUC Wave 6 hits U.S. (eBay)

Odds ‘n Ends REVEALED!

Now that Newt’s won, here’s the full list: Dumbbell – TMNT movie figure Helmet – Toy Vault Gimli Anchor – Mezco Popeye Book – Lady Pendragon Merlin figure Belt – Toy Biz WCW figure Jaws – McFarlane Total Chaos Smuggler Spider – Skeleton Warriors Aracula Blue gun & red missile – Tyco Marvin the Martian […]

Toy review roundup (via Fanmode) 12/30/08

Corey Tincher reviews the Mezco Toyz Hellboy II: The Golden Army Hellboy (black-shirted version with cat, six-pack and Samaritan) 7-inch- scale figure. Excerpt: “It might be a few dollars overpriced, but he’s just a really well made figure that uses a strong, heavy plastic that feels like $16 in your hands.” Michael Crawford reviews the […]

Odds ‘n Ends

To answer the burning question first: yes, I’ve got MOTUC He-Man and Beast Man and I’ll be reviewing them this week. I’m waiting/hoping for a particular birthday present (my family exchange is tonight) before I take the photos. Let’s just say, though, that I can’t wait for Skeletor. I had lunch with fellow toy collector […]

New TR list – Figures Based on Real People

My good pal Rob–OK, that’s presumptuous; let’s say “my online acquaintance Rob who I like to think of as a friend”–has posted another new list I wrote over at Topless Robot. The 10 Best Action Figures Based on Real People My favorite is probably Todd the Artist, as I got to make lots of ball […]

News roundup, Poe’s birthday edition

Why some toys don’t get discounted (Wall Street Journal) Transformers Breaks Out the Big Guns for Sequel and LaBeouf, Fox really under fire in “Transformers 2” (USA Today) Robot Chicken creators to attend NYC ( DCUC Big Barda variant review (Action Figure Insider)

Frank does Kirby

This piece, cooked up by Fanwank owner and occasional PGPoA contributor Pete, re-imagines Jack Kirby’s New Gods through the lens of Frank Millerism. Save us. I’m back in Boston and will be returning to my regularly scheduled…schedule of posting tomorrow, which also happens to be my birthday, which also happens to be the one and […]

Toy review roundup (via Fanmode) 12/27/08

Dave Van Domelen reviews the Hasbro Transformers Universe G1 Series Deluxe class Starscream, Autobot Hound with Ravage, Cyclonus with Nightstick and Beast Series Deluxe Cheetor figures. Excerpt: “(Re: Autobot Hound) Makes Alternators Hound look like it was designed by a high school student, by comparison. And Ravage is just icing on the cake.” (See also.) […]