Monday, May 16, 2022

Action Figure Review: Heavy Arms from Final Faction by Greenbrier International

 

   When is the last time that you saw accessory packs for 1/18th scaled figures available at retail? Someone on one of my Final Faction reviews commented that it seems like a concept we haven't seen since the Star Wars: Episode I accessory packs from 1999 and, to be honest, off the top of my head I can't think of anything more recent. These Final Faction accessory sets are pretty neat and while I didn't review the first series back when they came out at the end of 2020, I'm now trying to make up for some lost time. Today we're looking at the Heavy Arms set for Alpha Team 1, a set of five weapons to add some more firepower to the heroes. Ready for a look at this small arsenal of destruction? Than join me after the break...

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Toy Review: Evil Warriors of Snake Mountain from POP! Tees: Masters of the Universe by Funko


   Target has been promoting a number of collector focused events lately with one of the more recent being the Funko Target Con 2022. There are two Masters of the Universe exclusives for this event: The POP! Rides He-Man on Battle Cat (Flocked) and the POP! Tees boxed set that I'm looking at today. I've reviewed other POP! Tees sets before and this one follows suit with a brand new colorful t-shirt and a variant of a previously released POP! vinyl. The t-shirt is pretty sweet in this set. It's way louder than a shirt I would usually wear but when MOTU is involved my sense of good taste and style goes out the window. This actually is really colorful and fun, though. The POP! vinyl included is a glow in the dark variant of Evil-Lyn #86 (who was released last year). A shirt and a POP! vinyl. Worth it? Let's take a look after the break...

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Action Figure Review: The Rumbler Weapons and Armor from Final Faction by Greenbrier International


   Since I reviewed the Kharn vehicle The Rumbler earlier this week it's now time to check out the weapons and armor kit for it. What's the idea? Simple: Buy the basic vehicle for $1.25 and then buy the weapons and armor kit for $1.25 to complete it/ armor it up. It's a novel concept and while it might come across as a money grab in a more expensive toyline, considering the price of these toys it really just seems like a creative way to get these on shelves at Dollar Tree for the now largely standard $1.25 price point. Let's take a look at the Rumbler Weapons and Armor kit after the break...

Friday, May 13, 2022

Action Figure Review: Scope Long Range from Final Faction by Greenbrier International

 



      Ready for some more Final Faction? You better believe it! Today I'm checking out another of the newer accessory sets from this line and this time it's a set of four rifles and a new backpack for Scope.  Scope was released last year and while he came with a nice assortment of extras himself (a backpack, 2 pistols, and a rifle) this set gives him even more toys to play with when attacking the Kharn from a distance. Ready for a look at this arsenal? Then join me after the break...

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Action Figure Review: King Grayskull from Masterverse/ Masters of the Universe: Revelation by Mattel




   I still haven't received my preorder of the next series of Masterverse figures (Teela, Mer-Man, and New Eternia He-Man and Skeletor) but I was surprised to receive my preorder of the Masters of the Universe: Revelation King Grayskull from Target last week. Originally King Grayskull wasn't scheduled for release until August but it appears Mattel got him in stores a bit early. King Grayskull wasn't introduced into Masters of the Universe until the 2002 Mike Young Productions animated series and he wasn't a major character in the show. Up until Revelation, his biggest claim to fame might be that he was pretty important in the development of Masters of the Universe Classics (AKA, the greatest toyline of them all). Apparently the original idea for a MOTU toyline on MattyCollector was conceived of by Scott Neitlich as a continuation of the 200x series with the first figure planned being King Grayskull using the Ice Armor He-Man figure's body as the base. When the Four Horsemen showed off their "Classics" styled He-Man, however, the game changed, though King Grayskull was the initial figured offered up as a 2008 SDCC exclusive. He showed up in the bios for MOTUC but Revelation was the character's biggest role yet. And yes, he's been reimagined in Masterverse as a black man. It definitely makes for a more interesting figure than just having He-Man in slightly different armor. Voiced by Dennis Haysbert, King Grayskull leads a pantheon of Eternian heroes in Preternia in MOTU. Let's take a look at King Grayskull after the break...


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Action Figure Review: Shock Arms from Final Faction by Greenbrier International



   I'm sprinkling in some reviews from the first series of Final Faction figures this month as I neglected to review them when I first picked them up. Today's review from the original 2020 series is the Shock Arms accessory pack, a set of three firearms used by the Kharn. While this set nicely augmented the 2020 Kharn figures, more recent releases like General Diabol and Krepitus can also benefit from some additional weaponry. I love the options here! Let's take a look at the Shock Arms set after the break...

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Action Figure Review: The Rumbler from Final Faction by Greenbrier International

 


   Remember how the good guys of Final Faction got a vehicle last year? Now it's time for the bad guys to get a ride! Today I'm checking out the Rumbler, a new vehicle for the Kharn in the Dollar Tree exclusive Final Faction toyline. I'm still just amazed by how crazy the Final Faction concept is: A unique, well thought out and creatively designed toyline exclusive to a dollar store which includes vehicles and accessory packs? Yes, now the toys are $1.25 (though you can still find the first series figures for $1 at Family Dollar stores) but, still, that's crazy. With the prices of action figures, especially those targeted towards collectors, continuing to increase it would be amazing to see a renaissance of fun and budget friendly toylines. These aren't Mezco One:12 Collective items, folks, but they're pretty darn cool. Today I humbly submit for your approval the Rumbler, an alien vehicle sold in a box for $1.25. Let's check it out after the break...