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Friday, May 31, 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Action Figure Review: Sombra from Overwatch Ultimates by Hasbro
Marvel Legends and Star Wars: The Black Series continue to improve with every new release, they've now acquired the Power Rangers license and seem to be releasing some killer product there, and now they've jumped into a major video game license with Overwatch Ultimates. I'm going to admit right off the bat that I am not an Overwatch expert. I've never played the game although I am familiar with the characters as a number of them have become fixtures of modern pop culture. A little searching turns up the fact that these characters are pretty well developed, particularly for a game that is a team-based shooter. These little details remind me of the extensive backgrounds Larry Hama created for the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline. Sombra is a 30-year-old Mexican hacker named Olivia Colomar who uses her stealth, hacking skills, and machine pistol to deal damage to her opponents. For the past week or two GameStop has had a 20% off sale on Overwatch merchandise, so I jumped in and picked up Sombra to check these new figures out. Let's take a closer look at her after the break...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Action Figure Review: Teela (Shiva) from Masters of the Universe ReAction by Super7
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Minifigure Review: Tan Surfer from Imaginext Collectible Figures Series 12 by Fisher-Price
Monday, May 27, 2019
Action Figure Review: Slime Pit He-Man from Masters of the Universe ReAction by Super7
vintage styled Slime Pit He-Man at SDCC last year, and one of the upcoming Power-Con 2019 exclusives is a MOTUC Slime Pit He-Man. Super7's Slime Pit He-Man is a simple translucent green version of the basic He-Man but the color of the plastic and the unique packaging make him really stand out. Let's check him out after the break...
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Minifigure Review: Empire State "Big" Robot Building from Imaginext Collectible Figures Series 12 by Fisher-Price
robot from the Tom Hanks film Big, which makes this figure another really, really strange homage in this toyline. This figure started showing up on international auction sites earlier this year which kind of tipped us all off that Series 12 was coming soon. What a strange choice for a figure, huh? I love how crazy Fisher-Price is with some of these releases and creating a toy in 2019 based on a toy prop from a 1980s Tom Hanks film just sounds crazy. Could a Zoltar be far behind? I definitely think that this figure, very clumsily called the Empire State "Big" Robot Building, is one of the two heavy hitters in this series along with the Adventure People inspired Black Clawtron Robot. Let's check this guy out more closely after the break...
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Action Figure Review: Skeletor (Midnight) from Masters of the Universe ReAction by Super7
Friday, May 24, 2019
Minifigure Review: Black Clawtron Robot from Imaginext Collectible Figures Series 12 by Fisher-Price
Clawtron was a character from Adventure People and while Fisher-Price hasn't been 100% faithful to the vintage toy, this Imaginext figure is definitely recognizable. Let's check out the Black Clawtron Robot after the break...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Action Figure Review: Ram Man (Mini Comic) from Masters of the Universe ReAction by Super7
Ram Man ReAction figure but this version comes in his mini comic colors from the vintage mini comic "He-Man meets Ram Man." Rather than being depicted with his red tunic and green pants, this guy's outfit is a mixture of orange and maroon. For some folks this will be an easy pass but for Ram Man fans and, of course, fans of the ReAction line who love the unusual variants, this is a pretty cool offering. Let's check out Ram Man (Mini Comic) after the break...
Monday, May 20, 2019
Action Figure Review: Han Solo (Mimban) from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Action Figure Review: Orko (Cartoon Colors) from Masters of the Universe ReAction by Super7
Orko figure Super7 just released. The differences are extremely minor but this Orko is actually based more on the Filmation cartoon color while the previous Orko is based on the toy version. Let's check out the cartoon colors Orko after the break...
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Action Figure Review: Man-At-Arms from Masters of the Universe by Super7
Friday, May 17, 2019
Action Figure Review: Mer-Man (Carry Case Color) from Masters of the Universe ReAction by Super7
the blue colored Mer-Man on the vintage Jumbo Collectors Case. Yeah, this figure is based on the specific color scheme of a character from a 1980s action figure carrying case. That might be scraping the bottom of the barrel just a bit, huh? OK, I kid, I kid. I actually like the unusual themed variants that Super7 is throwing out here. It's fun for folks who like that kind of stuff and it's a great way to make Mer-Man available to the masses again. This is actually the first ReAction Mer-Man I own so let's check him out after the break...
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Action Figure Review: Beast Man from Masters of the Universe by Super7
Super7's first attempts at recreating a true vintage Masters of the Universe action figure, I didn't review any of their first full series of vintage styled MOTU figures based on the Filmation designs. The first series apparently had a lot of problems and I skipped most of them (I own She-Ra and she's great, though I never reviewed her). The second series just hit and I decided to pick them up. The first figure from the new series I'm looking at is "Biff" Beast Man. Strange things are happening with the Masters of the Universe license now and one oddity is that it appears like Mattel has restricted Super7 to mostly making figures styled after the Filmation cartoon rather than figures from other mediums such as minicomics and such. The Filmation characters always seem to be a hit, though, so let's check out Skeletor's number one numbskull after the break...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Action Figure Review: Man-At-Arms (Movie) from Masters of the Universe ReAction by Super7
Monday, May 13, 2019
Action Figure Review: The Faun from The Guillermo del Toro Signature Collection by NECA
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Action Figure Review: Hordak (Grey) from Masters of the Universe ReAction by Super7
Malaysian Hordak figure from the vintage Masters of the Universe toyline. Interestingly, many of the vintage figures released in (or even just produced in) different countries had lots of little variants. Super7 released a Hordak ReAction figure previously in this line in a 2-pack with She-Ra but he was based on the cartoon version. Let's check out this Malaysian Hordak tribute after the break...
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Action Figure Review: Teela from Masters of the Universe Ultimates by Super7
Friday, May 10, 2019
Minifigure Review: Heroes Vs. Villains Gift Pack #1 from Masters of the Universe by Mattel
Mattel's Mega Force figures, which I loved as a kid. I was at a retro toy and game store a few weeks back and I found this set new in the box for $12 bucks. Sounded like a deal! Let's check out the set after the break...
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Action Figure Review: Stinkor #657 from POP! Television: Masters of the Universe by Funko
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Action Figure Review: Skeletor from Los Amos Del Universo ReAction by Super7
Mexican version of the minicomic "Battle in the Clouds" this figure gives Skeletor a much more pastel color scheme. He kind of looks like an Easter egg, doesn't he? Let's check out this unusual Skeletor variation after the break...
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