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 […]

Hasbro Reveals New SWB 6″ figure, Star Wars: Rebels, TF & Kreo-O Dungeons & Dragons

So, Hasbro has a “‘Twas the Night Before” party the night before New York Comic Con, and this year featured some fairly big reveals. Here’s Optimus Prime as he’s going to look in the next movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction. I’ll confess I don’t really see much difference from the previous movie versions except the blue-to-red ratio […]

Odds ‘n Ends > Power Lord Soldiers Return, Retrobots, Transforming Expectations

The Four Horsemen have put the instant-sellout Power Lords Power Soldiers up for a new, brief pre-order window, to ensure everyone who wants them can get them. You can pre-order the Power Soldier (black) here, and the Elite Power Soldier (white) here. The pre-order ends this Sunday. Bill Murphy sends along information about a charitable […]

LoES > Bootlegs, knockoffs, and third-party products

So, I suggested this week’s topic for The League of Extraordinary Bloggers, “Bootlegs, knockoffs, and third-party products.” My original suggestion was “third-party toys, yay or nay,” and my main reason for even suggesting it was as a way to get me to finally write this editorial that’s been rattling around in my brain for a […]

Transformers Panel Reveals

A little bird gave me this info. Okay, a raven. A ghostly raven. The type of raven that Edgar Allen Poe would write about, only Ghostly in all details. So here are a few little leaks:

Review > Fall of Cybertron Shockwave (Transformers Generations, Hasbro)

One reason I’ve never gotten back into Transformers is because I felt like there was just too much product out there to get on board. Too many universes, too many different styles, too many different scales, and most significantly, no clear successor to the G1 I grew up with, i.e., no “200x” G1, no “25th […]

Hasbro Announces the “Fan Built Bot”

Looks like Hasbro is taking a crack at their own “Create a Character” scheme, except they’re doing it a bit differently. Rather than have people submit their own designs, fans will vote on various features such as the alt mode, weapons, color scheme and even the character’s personality. It’s a bit more impersonal than Mattel’s […]