since my last Masters of the Universe Classics review. Two years. What happened? At times in the past I have declared Masters of the Universe Classics my favorite toyline of all time and, all things considered, that's probably still true (it could be tied with Star Wars: Micro Machines by Galoob). Unfortunately, Mattel went out with more of a whimper than a bang in 2016 as they had some serious snafus that and began to focus more heavily on Filmation variants of popular characters. I certainly love the Filmation cartoons of He-Man and She-Ra but the figures didn't appeal to me all that much with their simpler style. Initially I was skeptical of Super7's and the higher cost of the figures as well. I sort of sat back for awhile to see what would happen and guess what? Super7 really seems to be getting their act together. I was waiting for a sign to hop back in and, for me, that signal was Karg. I love the Masters of the Universe movie. Love it. Love. It. Yes, bringing the battle to Earth was a horrible idea that was used to lower the budget but there is so much right about that movie. One of the things I love are the new Evil Warriors introduced in the film. Blade and Saurod both received action figures in the vintage Masters of the Universe Toyline and in MOTUC but Karg was left high and dry. Various licensing issues kept Karg from being made for so long but various things have popped up or changed which made the figure seem possible over the years and have kept fans championing for him! Technically, this version of Karg is based on a 1987 comic appearance rather than the film. You know what? I'll take him. Despite whatever comes of Super7's tenure with the Masters of the Universe license, they have given us Karg and we ought to sing songs of their heroism and mighty deeds. Let's check Karg out after the break...
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Monday, October 22, 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Daredevil and Deadpool. Well, that's it. That's about all I know. I'll be honest, I just picked this one up because she was inexpensive, she looks really cool, and I remember from the old X-Men/ Marvel trading cards. Let's check Typhoid Mary out after the break...
The Revenge of 31 Days of Toy Terror: Henry Bemis (Now in Color!) from The Twilight Zone by Bif Bang Pow!
When we look back on the toy trends of 2014 and 2015 we have to remember the prevalence of the faux retro Kenner styled action figures released by companies like Funko, Warpo, and Bif Bang Pow! While the passion for these lines has definitely faded (the current retro focus is on retro styled packaging and Masters of the Universe-styled figures) I have to admit that I still have a bit of a interest in these, particularly the horror themed figures. While I never picked up any beyond the first series of "Now in Color" figures from SDCC 2014 Bif Bang Pow! (of which only 456 were made) has released three more series of The Twilight Zone figures over the past couple years. Today I'm checking out one of the figures from the original series, Henry Bemis, from the season 1 episode "Time Enough at Last." Played by Burgess Meredith, Henry Bemis has become one of the most recognizable characters from The Twilight Zone despite not being anything more than a normal man. He himself isn't terrifying but the episode he's from is chilling in a completely different way than you might expect. I'm willing to let him in for The Revenege of 31 Days of Toy terror, aren't you? Let's check him out after the break...
Saturday, October 20, 2018
I haven't reviewed a new World of Nintendo figure since last Christmas (when I gave you my heart, but the very next day you gave it away! OK, all silliness aside, Jakks Pacific has definitely not been releasing many of these figures. I still don't have wave 2-7 and the current wave that this Mario is from, wave 3-1, has two repacks and one slight variant of Luigi. That's not terribly exciting overall but I really did want this Mario with Cappy figure from Super Mario Odyssey. I bought my Nintendo Switch last year when Odyssey came out and both me and my daughter loved the game. It's a ton of fun! I've been waiting for Jakks to release something from the game and, finally, they have. Let's check out Mario with Cappy after the break...
The Revenge of 31 Days of Toy Terror: Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th Part 2) from Friday the 13th by NECA
25th Anniversary 2-pack (which I used to own) and in their Cult Classics line back in 2006 as well as a version in their Mego styled range of figures. This version of Jason is released as one of their Ultimate versions meaning it has some impressive articulation and lots of extras. I believe the head sculpts and some of the accessories might be the same but from everything I've read, the body is completely new. While some versions of Jason look somewhat similar, this one stands out out from the pack as being a representation of the character before he donned his now iconic hockey mask. This guy's just a maniac in overalls and plaid with a burlap bag over his head. Are you down for this? Then join me after the break...