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July 14, 2020

Devalued With YfnJman Kicks Off

In this age of Internetness, the one thing Your Friendly Neighborhood Jman sure does miss is catalogs.


March 6, 2020

Toy Fair 2020: Lego

This year LEGO had a different set up and booth at Toy Fair. It was bright and spacious showing off a few new things for 2020.


March 3, 2020

Toy Fair 2020: DC Direct

DC Collectibles was back at Toy Fair this year not only with new products, but a new (or is it old?) name aswell:  DC Direct.  Regardless the moniker, the DC goods were on display in New York.


March 2, 2020

Toy Fair 2020: Jazwares

Jazwares is making a big splash when it comes to this year’s products and their booth at Toy Fair 2020, reflected that energy. 


March 2, 2020

Toy Fair 2020: Funko

Unsurprisingly, the Funko Express keeps churning right along.  One of the most popular and crowded booths at Toy Fair 2020, Funko has plenty of new product to keep you on this side of an otherwise empty wallet.


September 17, 2019

Toy Review: Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series Hyperreal Darth Vader

Way back when in the early days of 2019, Hasbro unveiled a brand new Darth Vader figure unlike anything they’ve produced before.  And thanks those same mighty fine folks at Hasbro, we at Kastor’s Korner were lucky enough to get our unworthy mitts on the Sith Lord before his imminent arrival at your favorite toy…


August 21, 2019

Toy Review: DC Collectibles SDCC 2019 Exclusive Mikey as Batman figure

Miss out on SDCC?  Yea…me, too.  But, you can totally feel like you were there by picking up this DC Collectibles SDCC 2019 exclusive Mikey as Batman figure.  And you won’t even have to wait in line next to sweaty, smelly strangers, either!


August 9, 2019

A Few of My (latest) Favorite Things – Superman, Harley Quinn, Miles Morales

Another Harley Quinn figure? Sure! I’d love to get my sweaty mits on the new Revoltech figure. And Prime1studio new Superman statue. Throw in the Mafex Miles Morales for good measure!


December 20, 2016

Playmates Toys TMNT/WWE Superstars Leonardo as John Cena

Playmates Toys and the WWE (yes, we’re talking about the World Wrestling Entertainment here) have teamed up to bring a new line of figures exclusively to Wal-Mart.  It’s the mash-up you never knew was missing from your existence:  Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the WWE All Stars, joining forces as…Ninja Superstars!


October 12, 2016

NYCC 2016: The Diamond Select Toy Panel

On Sunday of this year’s New York Comic Con, Diamond Select Toys ran a panel spotlighting new and upcoming merchandise. While the panel covered most of DST’s existing properties, getting the most attention into 2017 are DST’s ever expanding line of Minimates.


March 26, 2015

Talking Diamond Select Mego Inspired Figures with Dr. Mego, Joe Sena & Chris Schaff

Marvel Mego figures are back!  Courtesy of Diamond Select and EMCE toys.


February 19, 2015

Toy Fair 2015: Diamond Select

Diamond Select once again showed off a vast array of Select figures, statues and Minimates across their growing assortment of licenses for 2015.  Starting off with…


February 14, 2015

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro – Star Wars

Slim pickings. That’s the only way to describe the Star Wars presentation at this year’s Toy Fair. Besides a few 6 inch Black Series figures (that mostly all of us have seen already), there wasn’t anything much to get excited about.


February 5, 2015

Toy Korner: Diamond Select Legendary Marvel Super-heroes Spider-Man Collector Set

  Diamond Select recently released is long teased, Legendary Marvel Super-Heroes Spider-Man Collector set. 


October 23, 2014

Toy Korner: DC Collectibles New 52 Batgirl figure

DC Collectibles is back in top form with it’s new New52 Batgirl figure.