Follow up to the Alien review, or THE HORROR

MechaShiva mentioned that he’d seen a different version of the “Alien Power” figures, and lo and behold, eBay gives us… AUGH AUGH AUGH THE HORROR THE HORROR–!!! Just what every kid wants, a fetus with ichthyosis. What is with that awful head? Pardon me while I throw up.

2,000 Toys, One Car

PGPoA Power Pal PrfktTear alerted me to this incredible instance of automobilia, which apparently was right in my own backyard of Harvard Square. It’s a car completed covered in toys. How many can you identify? You can see more pics at Pasty Hag on a Deathbed.  

Random acts of nerdery

I’m currently taking classes to get my Master’s in library science, and one of the first things you have to do is pass a technology competency test. It includes putting together a very basic webpage on any topic. To get credit, the page has to include the following: Page title 2 section headings of different […]

The Mystery of the Plastic Mist

I was digging out some of the DCUC and Movie Masters figures the other day and found several of them–particularly Deathstroke, Nightwing and Movie Masters Batman Begins Batman–were covered with that oily, misty substance. There was a lot of discussion of this after DCUC Wave 3–apparently the worst offender for this issue–and in doing some […]

Giving Trap Jaw a hand

A fan on recently suggested a repainted Roboto hand for Trap Jaw, and I think that would be a neat idea for the next weapons pack. It’s not a popular one, though. Which I don’t really understand–what’s the harm? The next weapons pack is going to be a bunch of repainted accessories anyway, and […]

From Playing Mantis to Forever Fun

The holidays are getting closer, which means I’m receiving the Time and Space Toys newsletter more frequently. T&ST has become the go-to place on the Web for holiday toys based on TV specials like It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and even The Little Drummer Boy. Anyway, you may recall that […]

Masters of the Hipsterverse

A co-worker linked me to this gallery, which features MOTU characters reimagined in hipster fashions. They look like regular people with MOTU-character heads to me (well, except for Trap-Jaw), but I’ll let you decide for yourself. But where’s the hipsterized Orko?