Review > Battle Damaged Gipsy Danger (Pacific Rim, NECA)

This review was cross-posted here, and on Poe Ghostal’s partner site CollectionDX.  Hit up CollectionDX.com for all your robot toy coverage needs!  I loved Pacific Rim.  The tone and writing were great fun, the jaeger designs were creative and well-realized, and the action intense.  What could be a more perfect film to get awesome, highly detailed and […]

Review > Star Wars Musical Holiday Waterball

Today’s review is part of the Toy Advent Review Calendar. Visit adventfigurereviews.com for a new toy review every day until Christmas! Star Wars holiday items are generally stupid. Anachronistic and stupid. Why the hell would Yoda or Darth Maul or Jango Fett wear a Santa costume? Why would Boba Fett be armed with a candy […]

Review > Mordles Mega-Review (Mordles, ToyFinity)

Mordles Review by Doc Thomas Mordles are great. Make no bones about it. These little guys rock. Others have already conclusively covered Mordles and their origin as part of Ideal Toys’s 1980s toyline Rocks & Bugs & Things, so I wont go into that here (I highly recommend Dinosaur Dracula’s terrific rundown). As far as I […]

Review > Scarabus (Gothitropolis, Four Horsemen)

It’s taken over two years for me to review this figure. There are a lot of reasons why, but “sheer procrastination” is probably the most honest one. For those who don’t know, Scarabus was made and sold by design-studio-turned-toy-company The Four Horsemen. They started out as sculptors for McFarlane Toys in the mid-1990s. They were […]

Doc Thomas Reviews > Batros (Masters of the Universe Classics, Mattel)

This review was sponsored by friend, editor and webmaster Poe Ghostal, who sent me a toilet and a dumpster, oddly fitting items for the review subject. Batros is one of the worst, most ridiculous and most bewildering characters in Masters of the Universe, a place where bewilderment and ridiculousness flourishes. So it’s fitting he’s got […]

Review > Hive Wars Predator (Predators, NECA)

Note: this is a sponsored review. The figure was provided by NECA. In the late 1980s, there were few action figures I wanted more than a Predator. Sadly, by the time Kenner started making Predator figures in the 1990s, I had entered the four-to-five-year period where I was more interested in Magic: The Gathering cards […]

Review > SDCC Exclusive Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite (Star Wars Black 6″, Hasbro)

Don’t forget to enter our “Trygg Poftu” contest for a chance to win a Star Wars Black 6″ Boba Fett! It all started on November 17, 1978. That’s the day the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special aired for the first and last time. In-between live action scenes that lurched from soul-crushing tedium to wince-inducing sentimentality […]

Review > R2D2 (Star Wars Black, Hasbro)

The vintage R2D2 I had was the one with the pop-up “sensorscope.” As much as I loved that little toy, it always bugged me he didn’t have the third leg and the feet couldn’t be moved to put him into his proper rolling posture. It would be nearly twenty years before Hasbro finally made an Artoo with both the extra leg and articulated feet. Now, with Star Wars Black, Hasbro is attempting to give us the definitive R2D2 figure. Did they do it?