Ask Mattel for May 1

PG: It could stand to reason Mattel would make more money were it to sell Gleek both at the convention and online via Mattycollector.com. What is the rationale for potentially limiting profits and risking alienating part of the DCUC collector base by making Gleek SDCC-only? Mattel: We wanted to reward fans who come out to […]

Updates from Hasbro

Hasbro sent in some tidbits regarding Transformers and G.I. Joe. Hasbro’s excited to alert you to the first pre-sell news for its highly anticipated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen toy line. Beginning on May 1st, fans can pre-order the following items online via several major and specialty retailers: * Leader-class Optimus Prime * Deluxe-class Soundwave […]

Review > City Display (Action Figure Displays)

The folks at Action Figure Displays are still hard at work creating some of the coolest backdrops for your action figures, and they’ve made some improvements on the original design (see my review of the Alley set here). The displays are now 10 ½” tall, which is 2 ½” taller than before. JDP was kind […]

Poll Quest

As of this writing, I’ve got 272 votes on the poll in the sidebar…I’d love to get that up to 300 before the poll ends tomorrow night. If you haven’t voted, please do! If you have, please bug your DC-loving friends to do so! The results of the poll will be emailed to Mattel (this […]

Toy review roundup (via Fanmode)

Michael Crawford reviews the Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Mer-Man Mattycollector.com exclusive figure. Excerpt: “… my favorite of the series so far, and in hand, really impresses me with it’s quality and design … But in the end, it’s still tough to say it’s worth a whopping twenty bucks plus shipping.” Poe Ghostal reviews […]

G.I. Joe Resolute: Poe’s Review

(Note: this review contains mild spoilers.) While I went through most of the other major toy fads of the 1980s–Star Wars, He-Man, Transformers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles–somehow I never got into G.I. Joe. I often joke that even at that young age I had a healthy distrust of the military-industrial complex, but I think […]