Sponsor Update > Nerd Rage Toys

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Hey toy fans!

We have some awesome additions to the shop that you wont want to miss!

New Pre-Orders include Amazing Spider-Man wave 2 figures, featuring Toxin and Spider-Girl. As well as the simply amazing Arkham City Clay Face figure, standing an incredible 13″ tall!

In addition we have added some awesome Power Rangers items. Also, new to the Pre-Orders section are the Figuarts Yellow Ranger and the Legacy Dragonzord and Dragon Dagger. Both Legacy items are die-cast, and the Dragon Dagger includes Lights and sounds! We have also added a great selection of vintage Mighty Morphin Power Rangers items you wont want to pass up. Continue reading “Sponsor Update > Nerd Rage Toys”

NECA posts paintmaster pics of Pacific Rim’s Cherno Alpha

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Most fans of Pacific Rim and NECA’s toy line of said movie know the story – when NECA was developing their Pacific Rim line, Walmart at one point expressed interest in it, which resulted in some cost-cutting measures to keep the price point down to presumably make it easier for Walmart to sell the line in stores.

But that was only the case for the first two waves. Now, with wave three, NECA has promised the same quality seen in their other figure lines. And so it’s with cautious excitement I present these paintmaster pics of fan favorite Cherno Alpha, posted on Twitter by NECA yesterday.

Personally I can’t wait to get this thing in my hands.

Review > Battle Armor Lost Predator (Predator 2, NECA) – w/ Sculptors’ Commentary!

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Please note: NECA provided me with the figure for this review. -PG

For a film that grew out of a Rocky sequel jokePredator and its sequels have proven to have some serious pop culture legs. Matching it with the Alien franchise was – let’s face it – a step up for Predator and a step down for Alien, but it arguably increased the popularity of both franchises. (I still maintain the best AvP media to date was the original Dark Horse miniseries.)

In order to produce as many different Predators as possible, NECA has spent some time mining the “Lost Predators” at the end of Predator 2. Played by Los Angeles Lakers players (who had a little fun with it offscreen), the designs for these characters were mostly variations on the designs from the first two films.

One, however, had a look that was radically different from the rest – the so-called Borg Predator. His armor was more intricate and lacked the tribal look of most Predator armor, more technological. He’s the Yautja Boba Fett. [Ed’s note: That is the nerdiest sentence ever written.] Continue reading “Review > Battle Armor Lost Predator (Predator 2, NECA) – w/ Sculptors’ Commentary!”

Toy Aisle Trolls > S.W.A.P. Team

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.

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Submitted by: Mike

I’ve seen missing accessories from WWE action figures, which was always disappointing, but this just takes the cake as a comic figure collector. I haven’t bought anything at retail in months, but when I saw the Wrecking Crew packaging, I had a glimmer in my eye because they’re one of my favorite villain teams, but that’s until I saw this. What is that thing? Where does that even come from? I am severely disappointed, and this is why I simply stopped going to stores to find anything, and even stopped ordering online for the most part.

The “Punisher” I saw a week later at the same Wal*Mart location…

Extremely disappointed.

Review > Joe Amaro’s Hover Disc

The Hover Disc is not a complex toy. It’s a small hunk of solid plastic, exquisitely designed and sculpted by Mr. Amaro.

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Once we hit the year 2000 I felt like we could officially consider ourselves as living in “the future.” And boy, has it proved disappointing! No flying cars, no fusion power, no mass production jetpacks, no Ricardo Montalban becoming a superhuman tyrant. Sure, we got the Internet, but at this point I think we can admit that’s maybe 70% boon and 30% curse. Continue reading “Review > Joe Amaro’s Hover Disc”