Toys R Us Announces SDCC Exclusives

Toys R Us has announced their SDCC exclusives for this year, and they’re kind of awesome. Did I say kind of? I meant totally. Exclusive 8″ Classics Thundercasts Lion-O with metallic finish Bizarro vs. Faker MOTUC 2-pack Jazwares 6″ Mortal Kombat Dark Raiden Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates And more that I care a bit […]

Poe Ghostal, the Minimate

Waaaaaay back in early February I teased you with this photo, which then went long unexplained. Well, the time has come to reveal just what that was! Meet Poe the Minimate! Forged in the fires of, this incredibly handsome action figure is the work of toysmith Luke Porter. Here’s what Luke had to say […]

Odds ‘n Ends > October 21, 2010

DST answered my Minimate question. Bummer, but not unexpected. Still, Hellboy MMs seem like a no-brainer to me. BTW, the ones above were created by Minimate customizer extraordinaire Bob Harris. Click the pic for more pics of his many customs, including Dr. McNinja and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Mattel has posted some Shadow Beast pics […]

SDCC > Rustin Parr’s Report, Day 3

Friday 7/23 What does one do on Day 2 when the vast majority of exclusive figures on their list were acquired on Day 1? Stroll and go to Panels! And pick up the voucher pre-sale stuff from Matty, of course (incredibly painless and easy – Hasbro, et al, should take note and do the same!).

Saturday Sponsor Shill Session

I try to maintain a minimal number of ads on this site, but I still do have to pay the bills to keep it running–and maybe make a little money to keep buying the toys you enjoy reading about. I write this blog out of love, but the truth is writing for free sucks and […]

Poe’s Point Special > Toy Fair 2010

It would be impossible and way too much work for me to cover all the awesome stuff coming out of this year’s Toy Fair. The awesomeness seems to be hearkening back to the good old days of the early 2000s…anyway, instead of trying to list everything, I’m just going to hit the highlights of the […]

Minimate Science Theater 3000

Fwoosh has its 24th Custom-Con going on, and customizer Jeff Stephens of Boyd’s Custom Minimates has created a line of figures that I want with every part of my body, including my unmentionables. They’re MST3K Minimates, and they’re insanely awesome. In the past, I’ve had trouble really getting on board the Minimate bandwagon–witness my flash-in-the-pan […]

Guest Review > Gruesome Ghosts Minimates Decal Kit

There are countless reasons why I will purchase just about any Minimate product that comes out, but the ‘customize-ability’ of the figures ranks high among those reasons. So it was with great curiosity that I first read about Luke’s Toy Store‘s set of Ninja Decals for Minimates. Then, after reading Poe’s review, it was great […]