Friday, October 22, 2021

Minifigure Review: Trap Jaw from Masters of the Universe by Mega Construx

 

   Let's take a look at Trap Jaw, another figure from the most recent series of Masters of the Universe Mega Construx minifigures. Mega Construx first released Trap Jaw in early 2021 in one of the Skeletor head sets where he was packed with the Castle Grayskull laser cannon. That version of the figure was based on his minicomic appearance, however, and is quite different than the Filmation inspired figure we have here. Trap Jaw is definitely a popular guy and I'm sure most collectors of this line are glad to have a more traditional Trap Jaw for their shelf, too. Let's take a look at this stalwart member of Skeletor's crew after the break...

31 Days of Toy Terror: Skeletober! David S. Pumpkins with Skeletons

 



"What's my name?"

   Yes, today we're once again joined by David S. Pumpkins, one of the members of Halloween royalty, and this time he's joined by the Skeletons. Yeah, they're part of it! Funko released David S. Pumpkins by himself in 2018 but they also released a Funko Shop exclusive 3-pack which includes David Pumpkins (David S. Pumpkins!) with the Skeletons. David S. Pumpkins was played by Tom Hanks and the Skeletons are Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan. Do the Skeletons have names? According to Mikey Day, yes! At one point he was named Tommy Lee Bones and Moynihan was named Oprah, collectively known as the Skeletones. As if the David S. Pumpkins sketch couldn't get any weirder, right? We picked this POP! Saturday Night Live set up at a convention earlier this year and I've been holding on to it in anticipation of Halloween. Considering this year's skeleton theme it's a great fit, right? Let's check this trio out after the break...

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Action Figure Review: General Lando Calrissian from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase IV by Hasbro

 


   It's been really tough to find Star Wars: The Black Series figures this year and only in the past few weeks have I started finding traces of the newest series. The first figure I managed to get my hands on is General Lando Calrissian. This is my favorite look for Lando from the Original Trilogy (it's my favorite overall, too) and I'm thrilled that we finally got it. Hasbro released Lando in his classic ESB outfit in 2017 and in his Skiff Guard disguise in 2018 so now all we need is Lando wearing Han's clothes from the end of ESB to complete all of his outfits from the Original Trilogy. Lando Calrissian gets promoted to the rank of general thanks to a little maneuver at the Battle of Taanab which gives him another suave outfit to perfect with the addition of a cape. Let's take a look at General Lando Calrissian after the break...

31 Days of Toy Terror: Skeletober! Skeletor and Roton from Masters of the Universe Eternia Minis by Mattel

 
   Skeletor is back and this time he's brought a friend! Well, a vehicle. But that vehicle has eyes and patches of reptilian skin so is it sentient? The more I think about it, the creepier Roton gets. I've always loved the Roton, though, and it's one of my two favorite vintage vehicles (Roton and Landshark!) so it's cool to see Mattel bring it into the Eternia Minis line. The Fisher-Price Imaginext line had a space vehicle called the Alpha Blade which seemed heavily inspired by the Roton so if you wanted the Roton to have a heroic counterpart in your Eternia Minis that piece could work. Today we're looking at Skeletor and this evil assault vehicle, though, so let's get in a villainous frame of mind and dive in after the break...

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Action Figure Review: Wind Raider from Masters of the Universe Origins by Mattel

 

   Mattel has introduced another vehicle into Masters of the Universe Origins and this time it's the Wind Raider! The Wind Raider was part of the original 1982 series of Masters of the Universe toys and was also the first vehicle introduced in Masters of the Universe Classics so it has a long history with the line and is extremely recognizable and chosen for most MOTU lines. While the Origins figures are about the same size as the vintage toys the Wind Raider is much larger and way more durable than the original toy. It also comes in a beautiful window box with amazing art. Ready to equip your Heroic Warriors with another tool to help them fight the forces of evil? Then join me after he break as we take off in the Wind Raider...
 

31 Days of Toy Terror: Skeletober! Scare Glow from Masters of the Universe by Mega Construx

 

   How about today we check out a spooky Masters of the Universe skeleton who isn't Skeletor? Sounds like it's Scare Glow's time to shine! Mega Constux first released Scare Glow back in 2019 when the Masters of the Universe minifigures were still part of the Mega Construx Heroes series. The Heroes series featured characters from multiple different properties, some of which were solid sellers and some of which pegwarmed. Scareglow was part of the fifth series of figures (along with Stratos, Donatello, a grey alien and Mulder from the X-Files, and a blue Xenomorph) which showed up briefly in some Walmart stores and then disappeared as Walmart stopped carrying the Mega Construx Heroes figures for sometime, Fittingly, Scareglow became a victim of Phantom Series syndrome, only showing up at closeout stores like Bargain Hunt and Essex. Since he's so well loved and was so tough to find Mega Construx let collectors know that we would see him again and Scare Glow has finally returned as part of the newest series of MOTU Mega Construx figures. Ready for a ghastly glowing ghoul for a spooky October night? Then join me after the break...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Action Figure Review: Ultron from Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro

 

   Ultron has been plaguing the Avengers for over 50 years and while both Toy Biz and Hasbro have released many different versions of the murderous synthezoid over the years this is the first time we've gotten a truly classic looking version in Marvel Legends. Ultron is definitely one of the most wanted figures from the Iron Man/ Ursa Major series of Marvel Legends so he might take a bit of effort to track down. He's worth it, though, as he's a truly worthy upgrade of the character. Let's check out this modern take on the classic character of Ultron after the break...