Guest Review > Holiday Spud

Mr. Potato Head is spruced up for the holidays with all new mix ‘n match parts for some Christmas fun! Whenever a new Mr. Potato Head arrives, I am driven by some bizarre compulsion to go out and get him. Of course you might wonder why Hasbro is releasing Mr. Potato Head dressed up as […]

Show & Tell > Eleven Best Finds at Church Fairs

Every year starting mid-November to early December local churches and synagogues start having their annual holiday fairs. These bazaars are usually quite the spectacle, drawing people from all over. As a child I had fond memories of going to these fairs and I decided I wanted to try and capture that feeling once again by […]

Review > Twitch (Deluxe, Toy Story 3)

Meet Twitch, the Insectaloid warrior, where MAN + INSECT = AWESOME! This sturdy action figure stands over five inches tall, with more than 15 points of articulation, including ferocious chomping mandibles. Use his powerful wings and impenetrable exoskeleton to evade capture! Twitch is meticulously detailed and includes his signature magical battle staff and removable chest […]

Review > Spud Lightyear and Woody’s Tater Round Up

How does a grown-up come to collect Mr. Potato Head? I blame TV. It all started with an episode of The Pretender titled “Bomb Squad,” a.k.a. “Potato Head Blues.” Jarod, the protagonist becomes a member of a bomb squad to catch a serial bomber. One of his co-workers has a Mr. Potato Head on his […]

Review > Darkseid (DC Universe Classics)

Behind every great hero is a great villain. He-Man had Skeletor, Batman had the Joker, and although one could argue that Superman’s equal is Lex Luthor, Darkseid makes for a perfect adversary for the son of Jor-El. Darkseid is instantly identifiable as being evil while Superman is good, and they’re a match for each other […]

Review > Dr. Mid-Nite (DC Universe Classics)

While removing a bullet from a witness to a crime, Dr. Charles McNider was blinded by a grenade meant to silence his patient. During recovery from his injuries, McNider was startled when an owl crashed through his window. Removing his bandages to investigate, He could see in perfect darkness. He later found out that he […]

Review > Copperhead (DC Universe Classics)

When it comes to DC Universe, I’m still a young Padawan, so unless a character has appeared in one of the vehicles of the DC Animated Universe or has a DCU Classics figure, chances are I’ve never heard of ‘em. I don’t feel too badly, though, since Mattel is rolling out some really obscure characters […]

Review > Desaad (DC Universe Classics, Wave 12)

Every good villain needs to have a scheming second-in-command, a follower who pretends to be loyal, only to use every opportunity to stab them in the back and take power for themselves. Megatron has Starscream, Skeletor has Evil-Lyn, and Darkseid has Desaad. Desaad’s origins are pretty twisted. Darkseid tricked a young Desaad into believing that […]