Hey everyone! The weekend is almost upon us and that means it's time for another installment of Barbecue's Bonfire! Last weekend was my daughter's last hurrah before starting back to in-person schooling after over a year so we did things up! Now that we're all vaccinated we decided to make a trip to the Charlotte Comicon on Sunday afternoon. I picked some Marvel Legends I was looking for, a Skeletor patch, and my daughter ended up winning an award!
OK, so on to some MCU talk? How about 2019's Captain Marvel to start? We're nearly done watching all of the MCU films with our daughter (it's her first time for most of them) and Saturday night we put on Captain Marvel. She was really into it! About 20 minutes into the movie she wanted to pause so she could ensure her costume still fit and then she proceeded to watch the rest of the film in costume mimicking Carol Danvers' on screen action. I really enjoy this movie, especially the action sequences with Captain Marvel herself, Carol's relationship with Nick Fury. Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson are at their best when they're playing off of each other. It's a fun movie that definitely does well with it's 1990s setting while not going overboard. I'm really curious what the sequel will look like. I think the only negative I have is that Captain Marvel should have been worked in a bit sooner, especially with her importance in Endgame.
Mother Boxes from DC Comics Multiverse: Justice League is a review from 2017 that shot up in popularity no doubt due to how well received the Snyder cut of Justice League has been. These were a build an accessory that came with a few of the Walmart exclusive figures back when Mattel still had the DC license. This is its fourth week on the list so folks are still way into this.
Land Shark from Hot Wheels Premium: Masters of the Universe is proving to be a hit and is on its third week. The Land Shark is probably my favorite vehicle in the vintage MOTU line and Hot Wheels did a heck of a job with it.
Battle Mode Kobra Khan from Vinyl SODA is the first chase variant from Funko's Vinyl SODA line I've managed to get and I was pretty thrilled to open a can and find him in there. I don't like snakes at all in real life but I love the MOTU Snakemen and I usually put Kobra Khan with them rather than with the Evil Warriors. This is Kobra Khan's second week on the list.
Aerial Threat from Fortnite: Legendary Series is probably the most boring figure in the line. I'm just not a sports fan but apparently plenty of other people are. His weapons are nice, though, as is his cool zombie soccer ball companion. Apparently people like him because this is his second week on the list.
Trap Jaw from Masters of the Universe Origins is hanging around for his second week. This guy turned out pretty nice. I actually found series four last week, too, but it'll be a minute before I get around to reviewing all of them.
Orko (Exclusive) from Sideshow was part of last month's March Magic and I'm really happy it's proven to be a hit. I love Sideshow's statues and I'm thrilled that Tweeterhead has picked up the scale and style with their Masters of the Universe Legends line. A review of Hordak is incoming!