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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” »

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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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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Mattel’s DC All-Stars Should Go Back To The Minors

Mattel’s aborted DC Universe All-Stars series finally gets released, and the universal lack of enthusiasm is pretty apparent.

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Marvel Universe Wave 19 Is One Of Hasbro’s Best Yet

With two new assortments, comic packs and store exclusives, it’s safe to say the drought of Hasbro’s Marvel Universe collection is officially over.  The latest wave is just starting to hit, and delivers five fantastic new figures to the 3.75″ Marvel U.

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TRU’s X-Men vs. Avengers 2-Packs Are Silvestri-Tastic!

Sorry for that headline, I couldn’t help it.

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MOTU Vykron Is A Dressed-Up Mess

Vykron, being a dress-up set memorializing the original pitch for what became Masters of the Universe, was a very appropriate and ambitious set for the 30th anniversary. The tank armor, the viking garb, and space man attire can each be applied to a base body to create unique looks for a new character: Vykron, the Ultimate Eternian Champion. Is this $30 set greater than the sum of his front-covering parts?

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