Odds ‘n Ends REVEALED!

Odds N Ends

Now that Newt’s won, here’s the full list:

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

fanmode-copy 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 Diamond Select Toys Star Wars Ultimate Quarter Scale Darth Maul figure. Excerpt: “I had to actually get THREE of these figures, because the first two broke right out of the package.” Continue reading “Toy review roundup (via Fanmode) 12/30/08”

Odds ‘n Ends

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 Rustin Parr (who really needs some sort of Facebook page or something I can link to; otherwise people are going to think I’m making a bizarre, obscure reference to The Blair Witch Project) on Saturday. ‘Twas fun. We had pizza and discussed how we would run DCUC were we the brand managers.
  • Word to the wise: if you’re going to order any figures off Mattycollector.com, including Skeletor and the Starfire/Adam Strange two-pack (both on sale Jan. 15), make sure to pick UPS ground shipping, not economy postal. Trust me. UPS will be a bit more expensive but far more reliable.
  • I found a giant pile of DCUC wave 2 at my local Target yesterday. My local Target has been a frickin’ DCUC wasteland for over six months, so I was a bit shocked to see all those figures, particularly the five long-haired, modern Aquamen. I decided to pick him up, only to remember once I got home that DC had already reverted Aquaman back to his classic costume. Bastards.
  • Just a reminder–Toy Bender’s “Joes for Tots” contest is still going on. Enter. Now.
  • This will be the last you’ll see of this particular Odds ‘n Ends pile this year–I’m going to shoot a new one for 2009. Anyone care to try and identify all the stuff in it? I’ll give the first person to post a comment correctly identifying at least five (5) of the 12 items a prize…hmm, let’s see…how about a Satellite Iron Man?

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 jokes. His balls have stitches! (You know, because they’re baseballs.)

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 only birthday in which I become 30 years old. Y’know what though? 30 is the new 20. …Right?

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

fanmode-copy 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.)

Dave Van Domelen reviews the Hasbro Transformers Universe G2 series Voyager class Inferno figure. Excerpt: “… a good toy, and a worthy new addition to the size class.” (See also.) Continue reading “Toy review roundup (via Fanmode) 12/27/08”