Ultraseven returns to Ultra-Act, Kiryu joins S.H.MonsterArts

Recent days have brought two new announcements to light that I’m pretty excited about.   The first is the announcement of a new “renewal” version of the Ultra-Act Ultraseven. While Ultraman is fairly well known to even the most casual pop culture observer, Ultraseven’s eponymous series is actually more fondly remembered in Japan. Bandai has […]

Show and Tell > Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight Model

My grandfather on my mother’s side was a Navy helicopter pilot. His favorite helicopter was the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight. He never took it into battle – the Navy was a bit squeamish about the prospect of being financially responsible for his seven children and widow – but it wasn’t for lack of trying. My […]

Review > King He-Man (Masters of the Universe Classics, Mattel)

I grew up with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, but admittedly my connection to the characters runs pretty thin.  I love the major players like He-Man, Skeletor, Beast-Man, Ram-Man and Man-at-Arms.  I’ve also got a soft spot for others like Clawful and Merman.  Modulok is about as fringe as I get. Although I’m […]