Thursday, October 27, 2016

Action Figure Review: Night Stalker from Masters of the Universe Classics by Mattel

 While we're less than three months away from Mattel and MattyCollector abandoning Masters of the Universe Classics (although Super7 will be picking up their slack) it's refreshing to see that one more steed has made it into the line: Night Stalker, the Evil Armored Battle Steed. Night Stalker was available in the vintage line and he, along with his heroic counterpart Stridor (who is exactly the same as Night Stalker with a different color scheme), seemed to be toys that everyone owned. While I don't have my vintage Night Stalker any longer, I do have a vintage Stridor. Of course, that doesn't mean much since it's Night Stalker who is getting an overview today. The Evil Warriors have definitely been light on vehicles and support so it's good to add this mechanical steed to that faction. More vintage inspired fun after the break...

31 Days of Toy Terror: Black Falcon (Midnight Special) from The Worst by Super7

One of the cool things about Super7's The Worst is that these original creations feel like they could belong in any number of other vintage Kenner inspired toylines. Today I'm checking out Black Falcon, the Undead Warlord of Doom who looks like he would be at home in a session of Dungeons and Dragons or in a battle with Ash. As part of the Midnight Special series of figures, available on Super7's website only as a full set of 6, this version of Black Falcon features black and bronze armor, as opposed to the red and gold armor of the standard release. Ready for a closer look at the skeletal warlord that is Black Falcon? Then join me after the break...

4 Days Until Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Action Figure Review: General Sundar from Masters of the Universe Classics by Mattel

 It feels like it's been forever since I last reviewed a Masters of the Universe Classics figure but in reality it's only been a little over two months. While I received General Sunder here (the packaging calls him General Sundar, but that's either a copyright issue or a misspelling: He's always been Sunder) back in September, I'm only now getting the chance to review him. General Sunder is a great character who had two very strong appearances in She-Ra: Princess of Power. While he serves the Horde initially, he eventually turns his back on Hordak's evil army and takes up arms against them. He's also a dedicated and honorable family man. There have been a number of collectors who have desperately wanted this figure and I'm glad they're finally getting a chance to get him. Let's check him out after the break...

31 Days of Toy Terror Lives: Sewerbat from Trash Bag Bunch by Galoob

 Parts are absolutely a staple of Halloween decorations and tradition so today I'm looking at a bat of some sort: The Sewerbat from Trash Bag Bunch! He's a muscular, red and yellow bat armed with a faucet and pipe combination. Pretty slick right? Well, to be honest, this guy is kind of a mixed bag. He honestly doesn't even look like he belongs in this series of figures. Catch more discussion about Sewerbat than you ever thought was possible after the break...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Classic Hokey Halloween Horror: Haunt the Halls! Green Glittery Owl

I bought this for my daughter two weeks after she was born in 2013! Guess what? She still always keeps it hanging on her bedroom door!

Looking to improve your home on a budget? For $1.97 you can begin to spookify your home, turning it from a mundane residence into a domestic domicile of doom!  What do you need to complete your look?  How about a freaking glittery owl.  Those guys creep people, constantly steal Tootsie Pops from kids, and are never what they seem.  Owls are also a great Halloween decorative item because while they're spooky, they're a bit more tasteful than fake tombstones or a bloody scarecrow in your yard, which means you can begin using them to decorate as early as August (or late July if you're really in the Halloween spirit) without the neighbors complaining.    

Action Figure Review: Croc from DC Comics Multiverse: Suicide Squad by Mattel

 Today I'm looking Killer Croc (or just Croc, as the package calls him), the Build-a-Figure from the Suicide Squad subset of Mattel's DC Comics Multiverse line. Croc is one of the core team members in the film and a decent choice for a Build-a-Figure (well, Collect & Connect as Mattel calls them) due to his bulkiness. Croc was played in the film by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and I thought he was one of the high points of the film. Suicide Squad seemed like a pretty divisive film, but I really liked it and I was a sucker for the toyline. While a number of more high end companies like Mezco, DCC, Bandai, and Medicom are planning to release figures from the film, Mattel got theirs out first and struck while the iron was hot. I managed to pick up every 6 inch figure in this line except for the SDCC exclusive 2-pack of Joker and Panda Man, so I was able to build the Ultimate Croc. Like with  Batman's Grapnel Blaster from the Batman v. Superman line, Mattel included some variant parts with the retail exclusive figures. You can build a standard shirtless Croc if you pick up the 6 main figures, but if you add on the two Toys 'R Us exclusives and the Amazon exclusive Harley Quinn you can add on Croc's hoodie and jacket. I have all nine of those figures, so that's what you're seeing today. Ready for a closer look at Croc? Then join me after the break...