Odds ‘n Ends > Atari action figures, Robo Force comics, NECA stands, Bayformer Grimlock, Grayskull credit card issues

Dan of the website Chicago Toy Collector created these great custom action figures – in 1980s style – based on classic Atari games. If a Pitfall figure had existed when I was playing it on my family’s Intellivision, I’m sure I would have owned it. Funko/Super 7, are you paying attention? (Hat tip to Robots Pajamas.) Boba Fett, […]

Kickstarter Plug > Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalts

I don’t collect many Transformers these days, but if I did, I would be all over this Kickstarter project – BMOG – Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalts. They’re essentially robot toys that break down into component parts that can be swapped around. Why not make them, say, Glyos-compatible, you ask? Because the pegs used to attach all […]

Just one week left to help fund Cool & Collected Magazine!

There’s just one week left to go on the Kickstarter for CoolandCollected.com‘s magazine, aptly titled Cool & Collected. The premiere issue – if the magazine is funded – will contain a feature article from yours truly on the long history of Boba Fett action figures, right up to and including Star Wars Black. As of this writing, […]

Odds ‘n Ends > CollectionDX Summit, Club Eternia goes through, Poe’s Ravens pledge, the return of toy magazine

For any New England-based Poesters, I’ll be attending the CollectionDX Summit this Saturday afternoon in Dracut, MA. If you’re interested in attending, you can check it out here (and please RSVP if you decide to go). The 2014 Club Eternia subscription went through at 115%. Now we can all start gearing up for next year’s […]

The Gothitropolis Ravens are go

So, the Four Horsemen‘s Kickstarter campaign for their Gothitropolis Raven and its many variants closed at just over $300,000. As the Horsemen wrote in their note to backers, It’ll definitely be a jumping off point for the way we’ll promote and pre-sell our action figure lines in the future. We’re certain that others will feel […]

Legendary Monsters Will Soon Be Real

After several attempts and repeated reductions in targets, Richard T. Broadwater’s cryptozoology-themed “Legendary Monsters” Kickstarter campaign has finally made it. These toys were first revealed in ToyFare magazine over ten years ago, scheduled for release in fall 2001, but for one reason or another it was never produced. It did face some competition at the time […]

Sightings > The Hero Project

In theory, I could probably write a Sightings post about a Kickstarter campaign for a toy every day of the year. That said, if one goes out of their way to contact me and has a product that looks pretty good, I’ll pass the word along. The Hero Project is an attempt to create a […]

Odds ‘n Ends > Funko POP MOTU?, a TMNT Preview, Rise of the Beasts

On their Facebook page, Funko posted the following note on Wednesday: “Today, I just feel like, “I have the POWER”!!!” Could Funko POP Masters of the Universe figures be in the works? I think it’s a definitely possibility, for two reasons. First, we already know Mattel and Classic Media are making a big licensing push […]