POP! vinyl). While Bill Skarsgård's portrayal of Pennywise in the 2017 film version of It draws from older depictions of clowns, Tim Curry's version is based on the popular birthday and TV clowns of the 20th century. Somehow, that's even more disturbing to me although I do enjoy both portrayals of the character. I'm also enjoying the product that NECA is putting out for both films. I've already reviewed one of the figures from the 2017 film so today it's a look at the classic version. Pennywise is another of NECA's "Ultimate" figures that includes multiple heads, hands, and lots of accessories in a fairly collector friendly box. Ready for a closer look at this creepy clown? Then join me after the break...
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Deathstroke, you would be correct! While they're distinctly different characters, they sure do have a lot of similarities, don't they? Did you know that for a short while Taskmaster had a secretary named Wilson while Deathstroke had a secretary named Masters? OK, I may have made that part up (so far as I know, anyways). A couple of years back Hasbro released a modern Taskmaster as part of the Captain America series of figures who was released under the banner "Mercenaries of Mayhem" alongside of Demolition Man. This classic version of Taskmaster was released earlier this year in the Thanos Build-a-Figure series as part of the movie tie ins for Infinity War. I owned the Marvel Universe version of Taskmaster as one point (I've since sold probably 95% of my Marvel Universe collection as I just like the Legends figures better) so this was my chance to get the character back in my preferred scale. Let's check out this classic rendition of Taskmaster after the break...
The Revenge of 31 Days of Toy Terror: 20 Pack Figure Collectors Set from The Nightmare Before Christmas Nano Metalfigs by Jada Toys
DC Nano Metalfigs line is one of my favorite active toylines. I haven't picked up all of the other Nano Metalfigs line (although I do have the Street Fighter series) but I've been anticipating their The Nightmare Before Christmas line ever since it was first announced. The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorites and this year is the 25th Anniversary Celebration so we are getting lots of cool product. It's pretty crazy to be celebrating like this that has become so nostalgic while still remembering my parents taking me to see it in theaters as a kid when it was first released. Jada Toys only has three releases announced for this property thus far and the first is what I'm checking out today: The 20 Pack Figure Collector's Set. The set includes 20 diecast metal minifigures covering the majority of the residents of Halloween Town and Santa Claus himself. Ready for a closer look at one of the most ambitious The Revenge of 31 Days of Toy Terror reviews yet? Then join me after the break...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
2015 Play Box Haunted House set (which I have and which might show up this year, too) but don't be fooled as the Take Along Haunted House is a completely different and much larger set. I love the often bizarre charm of Playmobil and every few years I seem to return to it to pick up a few items that interest me and, believe me pals, a haunted house playset definitely caught my attention. I originally considered making this the review for Halloween, but I believe I have something even spookier awaiting you. Any questions? Ok then! Let's get ready to tour the Take Along Haunted House...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Mosasaurus (one of my favorite Jurassic Park creatures now), which was pretty terrifying. That encounter is the inspiration for this vehicle which features the same Deep-Dive Submarine model that was released earlier this year as a single pack and in the Island Transport Team 5-pack and adds a cracked paint job to the bubble. Let's check this one out a bit more closely after the break...
I featured quite a few minifigures from the Big Bucket of Monsters by SCS Direct. While these are sold as a large bucket or tube of figures with 13 different sculpts, I picked these up individually so I decided to start reviewing them individually. Since I reviewed the Big Bucket of Monsters Godzilla last year I decided that it is only fitting to check out Mothra for this year. First appearing in the self titled 1961 Toho film Mothra, Mothra soon became an adversary of Godzilla. I'm not a kaiju expert by any means but Mothra is definitely one of the most recognizable creatures in the genre and this minifigure is pretty recognizable, too. Let's add some giant monster mayhem to The Revenge of 31 Days of Toy Terror after the break...