What's up all of you October People? I hope you're enjoying The Dawn of 31 Days of Toy Terror this year! I'm loving the chance to go back and look at a punch of toys from my childhood. To make this year's countdown feel more nostalgic I decided to use the year 2000 as a cutoff point, so everything is from 1999 and before. Yeah, I have some cheats on there like the My Pet Monster ReAction and the new Ghostbsters Kenner Classics, (and Saturdays are kind of free for alls) but otherwise I think I did a pretty good job sticking to the parameters. I turned 16 in 1999 and while I never stopped collecting action figures (which should be obvious) I feel that the nature of horror toys really changed around that time with things really moving into the modern era with McFarlane's various lines and the rise of other companies like Palisades, Resaurus, NECA, etc., around 2000 and shortly afterwards. We're making our way through the 1980s now, so what toys do you hope to see covered from the 1990s?
Since it's the Halloween season I also watched some spooky movies this week!
More after the break...
Did you see Super7 show off Series 4 of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimates on Wednesday? Man, these look amazing, don't they? I'm going to start Series 1 here before the end of the month (I did review the SDCC Baxter Stockman) but so far I'm really liking these. Casey Jones is one of my favorites, as is Muckman. I've got all of mine preordered through BBTS.com. So far this line looks great and I love seeing how many characters Super7 has showed off already. I hope we see Krang soon, though. He seems like a strange omission, doesn't he? For series 5 I'd take Krang (in the walker), Ace Duck, Rat King, and Leatherhead. Probably need a another good guy in there, huh? This line could have some real legs to it as I can think of a dozen characters I want. Slash, Groundchuck, Space Cadet Raph, Walkabout...
Last, but not least, let's check out the most popular stuff this week. There's a lot of Masters of the Universe stuff on here and no G.I. Joe this week. That's a bit of a change! Starting from the toip we've got...
The He-Man POP! Tees set from Funko jumped to the top for its second week on the list. This is a Walmart exclusive set that features a glow-in-the dark He-Man POP! vinyl and a T-shirt. These have been fairly tough to find so maybe folks are interested in checking them out before dropping money to Scalpy McScalperson?
P-1000 from the Fortnite: Legendary Series is on his second week on the list. This is a variant version Peely after he was turned into a smoothie and rebuilt as a robot. And no, I didn't make that up. The Fortnite releases seem to be pretty popular, don't they? I was a bit disappointed in this guy due to his limited articulation and inability to hold his accessories but he sure is cool looking.
Barbecue's Bonfire 9/18/2020: Scareglow Birthday Cake Edition is on it's third week and is still staying popular! Do y'all love Scareglow that much that you just like to stare at cakes bearing his likeness? Is it because I covered American Ninja 2: The Confrontation? Do people like one paragraph non-reviews of 1980s Stephen King books?
Horde Zombie He-Man from Masters of the Universe Eternia Minis by Mattel is on his third week though he has dropped a bit. He's the "chase" variant for the series 1 figures and is a really cool minifigure. Translucent green minis are just super cool! If you need one for your set hit me up. I might be able to help.
Barbecue's Bonfire 9/11/2020. is also on its second week on the list. I'm guessing folks are digging the Bill and Ted Face the Music review, maybe? Because that's about all this one has going for it other than a picture of Tombstone tackle.
Undertaker from Masters of the WWE Universe by Mattel is a new entry to the list and he's another Scareglow inspired toy. Two of the items on this list are Scareglow inspired, juts fyi. This guy seems to be the most popular figure in the MOTWWEU series so far and is a pain to find.
That was a longer one this week, folks! Have a great weekend! What do you have planned? How are you doing Halloween this year with the pandemic going on? Share your ideas with all of us below!