News roundup, 12/27/2008

I will be sorely, sorely tested in my resolve not to collect 12″ figures by the Hot Toys original Predator, Dutch and yes, even Billy. (Cool Toy Review) Corner Store Comics having year-end sale–20% off in-stock items (CSC) First official Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen pics may be released on my birthday (Seibertron) JLU Amanda […]

Toy review roundup (via Fanmode) 12/24/08

Dave Van Domelen reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Deluxe class Blurr, Swindle and Blazing Lockdown figures. Excerpt: “(Re: Blurr) A very good updating of the original toy, and an amazingly solid toy in its own right.” yo go re reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Leader class Ultra Magnus figure. Excerpt: “Ultra Magnus is fun in […]

Pic of the day

C006B Robot Santa by HamSalad Poe’s note: Dr. Mrs. Ghostal and I have slowly been assembling this guy as a BAF from our Futurama figures, but HamSalad here sprung for the $50 SDCC exclusive featuring the complete Robot Santa and a holiday-colored Bender. But not to fear–as soon as Amy Wong and Clobberella arrive, we’ll […]

Santa, baby

Merry Christmas Eve, all! I just wanted to point out this review by yo go re over at OAFE of a 5″ Santa Claus ornament. It’s the closest I’ve ever seen to a “real” Santa action figure (i.e., not Homer Simpson or the version from Rudolph). Suffice to say, I’m already working on tracking one […]

Odds ‘n Ends

Congratulations to PGPoA reader Griffen, winner of the Odds ‘n Ends holiday contest! Kyle correctly identified almost every item in the pile, even beating out Michael Crawford by recognizing the little red present as being from the NECA NBX Cyclops. I’ll be sending him the Santa Spud as soon as I get back from the […]

News round-up, 12/23/08

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve! Apologies for the lack of updates yesterday–had a busy day getting ready for our trip to Los Angeles and then actually getting to L.A. But we’re here now, I’ve got the wifi working on DMG’s laptop and it’s time for some toy news. Beware knock-off Encore Metroplex Transformers (Loopy Details) More Masterpiece […]

Updates in progress…

Don’t worry folks–your regularly-scheduled News Round-Ups, Odds ‘n Ends and Pics of the Day are coming later today. Just working out some issues with wireless connectivity on my laptop (well, Dr. Mrs. Ghostal’s laptop).

Ol’ Coal Eyes is Back!

This video was sent to me by Ed Lee, a PGPoA reader. It’s an extremely well-produced tribute to both Rankin-Bass Christmas specials and the Chairman of the Board himself. Lee writes, “We work in the Boston area and did this at a local studio. It’s a video tribute to some of the old Rankin-Bass characters. […]