Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Christmas Haul 2019: Valkyrie from Fortnite: Legendary Series by Jazwares

    I'm down to only two reviews left until I've finished up reviewing the 2019 Fortnite:Legendary Series releases so let's knock one of them out today with a look at Valkyrie. Valkyrie is not only one of the coolest figures in Jazwares' Fortnite: Legendary Series but she also stands as the first female released in the line. Originally slated for series 2 in early Fall, Valkyrie ended up shipping out with series 3 in December. Valkyrie is a Legendary outfit in Fortnite and is loaded down with amazing details. She was another figure I received for Christmas and I've been really excited to review her. Ready to check out Valkyrie? Then join me after the break...

Monday, January 27, 2020

Wrapping Up 2019: Triple H from Masters of the WWE Universe by Mattel

    It's been a few weeks since I reviewed a figure from Mattel's Masters of the WWE Universe series but today I'm checking out the third of the four single packed figures in series one: Triple H. This is the second Triple H in the line, as the first was released in the Grayskull Mania set along with John Cena. These are Walmart exclusives and the first series of carded figures have been slowly trickling out over the past few weeks. It's interesting that of all of the WWE Superstars out there, Mattel doubled down on Triple H so early on. Maybe it's because he's a big fan of the barbarian fantasy aesthetic, or maybe it's because he's a bigwig over at WWE. Anyways, this Triple H is actually a very cool inclusion in the line as he seems like a true fantasy villain and should mesh well in the upcoming MOTU Origins line. Let's check out Triple H after the break...

Action Figure Review: Alien Queen from Alien Collection by Lanard Toys

   It's no secret that Kenner's vintage Alien and Predator toyline is one of my favorite toylines of all time, and in 2020 I'm hoping to go through and review every figure in the lines. Yes, every figure. We'll see how it goes but I've found that there aren't too many great resources out there for collectors of the line, so I'm going to help how I can. Plus, I love the line so much and I'm in the process of completing it. Of course, my love for that vintage toyline is the reason I'm checking out the subject of today's review: The Alien Queen from Lanard Toys' Alien Collection. Yes, Lanard Toys, the makers of The Corps. Over the past couple of years Lanard has been releasing a few movie based toylines covering properties like Rampage, Kong of Skull Island, and Jumangi. Now they've got the Alien license and they've released an unusual assortment of action figures loosely based on the property. These are all exclusive to Walmart (as is most Lanard product), so that's where you'll need to check to pick these up. My biggest interest in this line is finding pieces that will blend in well with Kenner's vintage Aliens line and I do believe the Alien Queen fits in quite well as sort of a "boss villain" version of the Queen. Let's check her out after the break and see if this is a line worth screaming about...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Christmas Haul 2019: Skull Trooper from Fortnite: Legendary Series by Jazwares

    I'm back with yet another item I received for Christmas! I ended up with most of the latest series of Fortnite: Legendary Series figures under the Christmas tree for me, including this very cool Skull Trooper. The Purple Glow Skull Trooper was released in the first series of figures last summer and was actually the first of the Fortnite: Legendary Series figures I reviewed. The Skull Trooper is definitely one of the most recognizable characters from Fortnite and I've always found it interesting that Jazwares led off with the purple variant. This guy is really cool, though, and while he's a repaint he looks awesome, makes for a nice troop builder styled figure, and comes with a slightly different arsenal than the first release. Let's check out this wicked cool Series 3 Skull Trooper after the break...

Wrapping Up 2019: Early Bird Collector's Package Series 2 from Mythos by HH Toys

    It was exactly one year ago today that I reviewed the Early Bird Package of Series 1 of HH Toys' Mythos in My Pocket figures. My wife got them for me for Christmas and they ended up being one of my favorite releases of 2018. While the name has changed for Series 2 (they're just Mythos now), the figures are as great as ever. I picked up the Series 2 Early Bird Collector's Package on my own this year and I'm happy to say it's another stellar set of minifigures. While the Early Bird Package is long gone, you can still pick up the standard packs of figures. Let's take a look at the latest series of terrifying monstrosities...

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Action Figure Review: God Skeletor from Masters of the Universe Classics by Super7

    Today's my third review from Super7's final series if Masters of the Universe Classics figures and this time it's God Skeletor! Based on William Stout's design for the 1987 film, God Skeletor represents Skeletor's appearance at the finale of the movie one he is fully imbued with the power of the universe. This is an incredibly popular look for Skeletor that really depicts the character in a way that was never seen before the film or since in other media. It's way outside of Skeletor's normal depictions, but that's part of what makes it so unique and interesting. My guess is that for a lot of collectors, God Skeletor is going to be the hit of the series. Let's take a look and see how he fares as an action figure after the break...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Christmas Haul 2019: Raven from Fortnite: Legendary Series by Jazwares

 I'm still, slowly but surely, going through some of the cool stuff I ended up with for Christmas 2019. I actually received the newest series of Fortnite figures (I've reviewed a few of them previously), one of which is Raven. Raven definitely has a very cool, very goth look to him. He kind of reminds me of a mixture between a Halloween costume and the Merchant from Resident Evil 4. I was really excited for this guy but I will say that I'm a bit disappointed here due to how Raven's face was handled. Anyways, let's take a look at the "Brooding Masters of Dark Skies" after the break and see how he turned out...