Hellboy series have received action figures but Del Toro's other films have not, which is where NECA's line comes in. So far figures from The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth have been announced. Santi here is the lone figure from The Devil's Backbone and the first release in the series, so let's check him out today. More spooky goodness after the break...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Monday, January 28, 2019
World of Nintendo toyline. That doesn't mean they won't be able to stand alongside that line, however, thanks to ThinkGeek's Totaku line of figures. Featuring characters from many non-Nintendo properties, Totaku is a series of non-articulated mini statues reminiscent of Nintendo's Amiibo or the now defunct Disney Infinity series. The biggest difference between Totaku and other similar lines, however, is that there is no in-game functionality. These are simply mini-statues and nothing more. Still, I realize I use my Amiibo and Infinity figures far more as just cool figures rather than use them for games, which probably is something ThinkGeek realized, too. Let's check out Banjo-Kazooie, the 28th figure in the Totaku collection, after the break...
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
H.P. Lovecraft, M.U.S.C.L.E., and Monster in My Pocket? Sign me up! Well, my wife delivered and this package was under the Christmas tree for me on Christmas morning (along with lots of other stuff, too!). It's taken me a little over a month to get around to reviewing them but I just had to check them out before I close out all of my 2018 reviews and start my annual best of the year awards. There were only 100 of these sets made although you can still order both of the three packs. Let's check out this very cool line of minifigures after the break...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Minifigure Review: Cyborg, Robin, Slade, Starfire, and Wonder Woman from Teen Titans Go! To The Movies by Mattel
I reviewed the first of two 5-packs of Teen Titans Go! The Movies minifigures from Mattel. Released alongside the movie this summer, most folks probably never saw these because they were probably intended for distribution at Toys R Us, the only store that seemed to ever consistently carry Teen Titans Go! merchandise. Fortunately 5 Below was carrying these at the end of last year which made these an attractive pickup. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies was a great superhero flick and I really enjoyed it. These figures are fun, too. Plus, you get a minifigure of "DC Comics Slade." Yup. That's exactly what the packaging calls Deathstroke. DC Comics Slade. This is clearly one of those "we don't want to use the name Deathstroke on the packaging of a kids toys but Slade is just too generic so we gotta identify him" scenarios. Anyways, let's check out this set that gives us three more Teen Titans, another key member of the Justice League, and a villain after the break...
Monday, January 21, 2019
S.H. Figuarts version of the Hammer Bro., it's nice to have an official World of Nintendo version, too. Plus, they're usually referred to as the Hammer Bros., so having two of them just makes sense. I love these guys ( a Fire Bro. has just been released and I'd love a Boomerang Bro. in the future, too) and having this classic villain is really fun. Let's check him out after the break...
Fabulous Secret Powers/ "HEYYEYAAEYAAAEYAEYAA" video hilarious, especially the part that features the cover of 4 Non Blondes' "What's Up?" Super7 still thinks it's funny too and that's why they releases this action figure of Prince Adam laughing/ singing as a 2018 SDCC exclusive in the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe line. While I've not been a huge collector of the more Filmation focused line (I love the Filmation cartoons but I'm most interested in figures that mesh well with Masters of the Universe Classics) this was one I couldn't pass up. Let's check out this rocking version of Prince Adam after the break...
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Karg, Quakke, and Wrap Trap, but there have been a few less than impressive releases as well. While figures with a true Filmation aesthetic have a home in the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe line, Super7 seems to be trying to work them into the standard MOTUC line, too, and the results are less than impressive. Dylamug has long been one of the most wanted figures in MOTUC due to his role as one of the earliest Horde villains in She-Ra: Princess of Power. Getting him as part of Super7's second series is a real treat but, aesthetically, he feels like he almost belongs more in the Filmation line rather than MOTUC. Join me me after the break so I can show you why.
Friday, January 18, 2019
FOCO sent me last month and it just so happens to be another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Eekeez figure: Michelangelo! This party dude really looks incredible in the Tiki inspired aesthetic of the Eekeez line, doesn't it? I'm really a pretty big fan of this line and I hope to add the other figures from it (Raphael, Donatello, and the Shredder) to my collection in the near future. As someone who has collected various Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures since 1988, it's nice to see there are still unique depictions of the TMNT to be had. Let's check out Michelangelo after the break...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
new lightsaber packaging and is now calling the line Star Wars: Micro Force Wow! While the name and packaging are different, the figures are the same as the previous Micro Force figures, which are essentially the same as the Fighter Pods figures from a few years back. I'm pretty sure these are all new sculpts, though. One of the figures I got in my pack was Captain Phasma. While Phasma's not one of my favorite characters or anything, she definitely does have a great look. This figure depicts Phasma with her Quicksilver Baton from her battle with Finn in The Last Jedi. Ready for a quick look at a small figure? Then join me after the break...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
FOCO sent me last month and the subject of today's review is another Eekeez figure from their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection: It's Master Splinter! Master Splinter is one of my favorite characters of them all: He has an incredible design, he's a master warrior, and he's a caring father. I love this guy and I'm really excited that FOCO has released him in the Eekeez line. FOCO has lots of Eekeez figures from various Nickelodeon owned properties and while it's been quite some time since TMNT became a Nickelodeon owned property, it still always takes me by surprise. If you dig shows like Invader Zim, Rugrats, Ren and Stimpy, and SpongeBob SquarePants, check them out. Of course, I'm eager to check out this Splinter, so let's get rolling!
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Hasbro's Star Wars: Micro Force (which is itself the successor to Star Wars: Fighter Pods) and is differentiated from that line because of its unique packaging. While Micro Force featured standard foil bags containing two minifigures for around $3 dollars each, Micro Force Wow! figures come four to a package in a plastic lightsaber container for around $8 dollars. While you're getting more figures and a reusable miniature lightsaber, you are paying a buck more for the packaging. Is it worth it? That's up to you, isn't it? While these will be released everywhere in 2019, they were exclusive to Walmart for the fall of 2018 and that's the only place I've seen them so far. Let's check out what's in one of these packages after the break...
FOCO sent me last month: The Joker from Foco's DC Comics Eekeez line! I reviewed the Eekeez Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a few weeks ago and I really, really liked it. I was pretty excited to check the Joker out, too, as not only am I really partial to Joker themed collectibles but I absolutely love the Eekeez style. While these are made of resin, they really do have the look and feel of actual painted wood. FOCO seems to have a history of releasing lots of bobbleheads but Eekeez are a new venture for them and one that seems it could have some real potential. Let's check out this Tiki inspired collectible of the Joker after the break...
Saturday, January 12, 2019
there is a code system to help you identify who you're getting. Of course, I picked these up the first time I found them and I had no idea who I was getting. I'm going to be honest: I really dig this guy. A robotic transforming piece of soap is kinda weird, but I dig it. Let's check out Sergeant Scrubadub after the break...
Thursday, January 10, 2019
FOCO released their own take on Curry's depiction of the evil clown. This Pennywise bobblehead was part of the box of cool stuff FOCO sent me last month and I definitely want to show this one off. Float on down below and check out my thoughts after the break...
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Leonardo Eekeez figure that FOCO sent to me in a big box with some other cool stuff. Today I'm checking out another item I received from FOCO: A bobblehead of Batman from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. I'm pretty sure I've reviewed more figures of Batman than any other character, (yes, even Batgirl!) so this bobblehead of Batman will be in good company. Frank Miller's depiction of an older, angrier Batman is one of my favorite depictions of the character and I've checked out a number of collectibles based on that interpretation of the Dark Knight. FOCO's release adds another item to my collection so let's check him out after the break...
POP!, Funko does attempt to try new things fairly often. Vynl started in 2017 and features 2-packs of stylized characters. They're not too different in size from Funko POP!s but their heads feature more unique headsculpts while the bodies seem to be a bit "flatter" than POP! figures. To be honest, I kind of dig the style a bit more than POP! but the character selection isn't nearly as expansive as POP! and it's doubtful Funko will release anything else that will ever dwarf that line. Still, I wanted these because I love Masters of the Universe and the opportunity to get both Prince Adam and Cringer in one swoop was irresistible. I mean, is there any cartoon duo as lovable as these two? Let's check this set out after the break...