Toy reviews roundup (via Fanmode), 2/14/09

Sanjeev reviews the Kridana Epic Ramayana Series Hanuman figure. Excerpt: “This particular toy holds a lot of meaning for me.” (See also.) Michael Crawford reviews the Hasbro Marvel Universe Iron Man, Punisher, Black Panther and Wolverine figures. Excerpt: “Iron Man is the outstanding figure …” Michael Crawford reviews the Hasbro Marvel Universe Silver Surfer, Human […]

Imperial Universal Monsters

If you were a young boy in the late 1970s and early 1980s, chances are you were quite familiar with the crown logo of Imperial Toys. From the admittedly limited perspective as a six-year-old boy, Imperial was known for one thing: rubber dinosaurs. Imperial specialized in those solid rubber dinosaurs you’d find in convenience stores, […]

Things I Want Toys of > The Monster Squad

I can’t recall whether I saw The Monster Squad (1987) in the theater, but something makes me think I did. Even as a kid I thought of it then as a sort of store-brand Goonies, albeit a very fun, entertaining, and surprisingly violent one. Except for the infamous “Wolf Man’s got nards” line, I more […]

Attack of the Living Dead

Note: A slightly different version of this article was originally published on Biggerboat in October 2006. A couple years ago, during the huge zombie fad of the mid-’00s, Mezco Toyz produced a short-lived figure line called Attack of the Living Dead. The figures are a combination of today’s advanced action figure design and those old […]

Gentle Giant debuts horror-themed website

Gentle Giant has created a horror sub-site at The site features their newest license, 30 Days of Night. The site says simply, “Based on the graphic novel by Steven Niles and Ben Templesmith.” Not having read the GN or seen the movie adaptation, I’m not clear whether that’s referring to the film or the […]