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Lions, Snakes, and The Horde Oh My….Pt 3

The Griffin rounds out the June offerings in a big way. He is Battle Cat’s body, with a new head, tail, bird-like hind feet, saddle, and upper body piece that houses Swift Wind’s flying wings. With quite a bit of lead time in front of them, fans lobbied for his wings to not be completely one color, as seen on the original prototype.

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Lions, Snakes, and The Horde Oh My….Pt 2

With no definitive representation of Horde Prime’s appearance, the Four Horsemen were tasked with coming up with his new look, while using bucks, as previously done in the old line. Continue reading “Lions, Snakes, and The Horde Oh My….Pt 2” »

Lions, Snakes, and The Horde Oh My….Pt 1

For Masters of the Universe Classics, June has provided us with three first-time action figures for Snake Man-At-Arms, galactic overlord Horde Prime, and Beast-Man’s resilient griffin beasts. While the selection may be comprised of niche characters and variants with more reused tooling than we’d like, I personally enjoy the spirit of these characters and the winning final representation of the collaboration between the company and the consumer.  Continue reading “Lions, Snakes, and The Horde Oh My….Pt 1” »

Amazing Spider-Man Legends Are Worth Checking Out

The Amazing Spider-Man gets a Legends series that’s, well, Amazing.  Or is it Legendary?

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The Horde Grows By One and a Half

September gives us two new Masters of the Universe Classics figures, and both of them come from the same faction! The Horde has been building nicely with Hordak, Grizzlor, and Force Captain Catra. The energy-draining Leech and the quarterly variant Hurricane Hordak join them. Each come with their own pluses and minuses, but let’s see how the scales tip, overall. Continue reading “The Horde Grows By One and a Half” »

The New Green Lantern

The newest member of the Green Lantern Corps is getting his own figure from DC Collectibles. Will this new Lantern get collectors to flock to stores like the big hitters of the DC universe?

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A Shockwave Hits the Transformers Line

Transformers used to be one of my favorite toy properties from childhood. Over the past few years Hasbro has updated the classic Generation 1 designs of the Autobots and Decepticons, which pulled me right back in to the line today. The latest Transformer to get an update is one of Megatron’s top allies, Shockwave.

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Ask Mattel 8/31/2012: Mattel’s Thoughts On The “Close Call” 2013 Subscriptions

Just before this Labor Day weekend, Mattel is back with a new round of answers!  This time out, Mattel shares what they took away from the close call with their 2013 subscriptions… plus we get some details on MOTUC’s Jitsu and the Watchmen Club Black Freighter line!

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Club Infinite Earths Releases Another Amazing Rogue: Mirror Master

The August figure from Mattel’s Club Infinte Earths brings us Mirror Master, and the Flash Rogue is a perfect example of the DC Universe toy line at its best.

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NECA’s “New Batch” Of Gremlins Is Awesome

It’s been a while, but NECA has finally released their second set of Gremlins figures, and they are amazing.

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