Odds ‘n Ends > SDCC 2011 Preview Night Edition

The Entertainment Earth/TRU exclusives are now on sale on the TRU website–here’s the link. HOWEVER: Rodimus is already sold out, and the Bizarro vs. Faker pack isn’t listed, apparently because it “missed the boat.” That’s what my pal at SDCC was told by the booth operators. Whether that means it will show up later in […]

Ask Mattel > Mid-January Answers (UPDATE: Roundup added)

1.) AmericanHyena asks: If you gave Romat-Ru unique alien hands, why did Tomar-Re, who is the same species, get human hands? Because that is how he looked in the reference material provided. There have been many artists over the years who have interpreted DC characters. DCUC is the Mattel/Four Horsemen interpretation. 2.) Mosh asks: What […]

Doc Thomas Probes > Most Wanted

These days, we collectors have a lot to be thankful for – the shift in quality of action figures over the past two decades has turned once-small, barely recognizable, barely moveable plastic playthings into fully articulated, awesomely detailed, instantly identifiable works of art that we’re glad to have displayed in our kitchen, to be briefly […]

Toy Aisle Trolls > The Broker

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 AT poeghostal.com. Also, please note: I’m deliberately […]

Toy Aisle Trolls > De-Faced

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 AT poeghostal.com. Also, please note: I’m deliberately […]

Happy Optikk Day!

Here’s a link to today’s all-in-one page. Remember, you should login to your account before the screen-of-death begins, so that you can skip that step during the ordering. Here’s what’s on sale: MOTUC Optikk MOTUC Tytus MOTUC Mer-Man Ghostbusters Walter Peck Movie Masters Two-Face Retro-Action Green Arrow Any guesses as to how long Optikk, Tytus […]

New Dark Knight Movie Masters hitting TRU

Although in their round of Q&As yesterday, Mattel suggested they didn’t know when the new DKMM figures (now exclusive to TRU) would hit, the answer seems to be: last week sometime. Even the as-yet-unreleased-on-Mattycollector Two-Face has popped up. This thread on Fwoosh has the pics and info. I’ll get a Two-Face if I see him […]