Doc Thomas Probes > Breaking Bad and 6″ Star Wars

Two things popped up recently that made the Doc happy, toy-wise – the first, as gloriously pictured below:

MEZ10836

If you’re not watching Breaking Bad, do yourself a favor and get ahold of the first season – I honestly believe that it is the great television series of all time, surpassing even the heights achieved by The Sopranos, Deadwood, Six Feet Under and Mad Men, and the critics agree as well. But consider yourself warned: the subject matter is often extreme and the series features some of the most unbelievable, unfathomable tension you’ll ever encounter, on television or otherwise. As the gripping plot draws to a close later this year, there is no better time for Mezco to gift us with toys – since Sideshow’s Trevor Grove teased us with his own 12″ incarnations of Walter White, Breaking Bad action figures have been a dream for many a fan, and it’s awesome to see Mezco’s product above. Hopefully we’ll see more figures before long – the possibilities are endless! Jesse!! Mike!! Better Call Saul!! And, of course, Gus, with a special “Face-Off” variant! Continue reading “Doc Thomas Probes > Breaking Bad and 6″ Star Wars”

Toy Aisle Trolls > No-Hulk

Toy Aisle Trolls is a feature highlighting acts of vandalism to in-store toy items. If you find a ruined package, a stolen figure, a swapped-out figure, or any other such acts, take a photo (cell phone photos are fine if they’re not blurry) and email them to poe@poeghostal.com.

no-shulk

Submitted by: JM

“I don’t know what to name this one, but in the Toys R Us in Emeryville, CA, there were three Wolverine/She-Hulk 2-packs, and all three had the She-Hulk removed.

…Somebody really likes She-Hulk.”N

The Ten Most Bizarre McFarlane Figures of All Time

series7_nobody_photo_01_dp

Had a lot going on lately behind the scenes, but believe it or not I will be slowly getting back into the swing of things – particularly because, for the first time in two years, I will be going to Toy Fair next month.

In the meantime, in case you missed it last week, Topless Robot posted another list of mine:

The Ten Most Bizarre McFarlane Figures of All Time

This list reminded me how frigging bizarre some of McFarlane’s stuff was. The Tormentor especially – what was the thought process there? What was with Todd’s “one giant boot” fetish? That kind of creeps me out.