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October 11, 2012

The Hobbit Toy Line Brings You To Middle Earth and Back Again

Over a decade after the seminal Lord of the Rings movie and toy line were released, The Hobbit is ready to hit theaters and The Bridge Direct has launched a new toy line which feels like a direct extension of the legendary Toy Biz collection.


October 10, 2012

Mattel Does He-Man Justice In September -Part Three

Like the rest of the September offerings for Masters of the Universe Classics, there are pluses and minuses to be had with the Snake Men two-pack, but the good outweighs the bad, regardless of the toy’s sinister allegiances.


October 10, 2012

Mattel Does He-Man Justice In September -Part Two

While the threat of paint scrapping off loomed over our collective heads, the Masters of the Universe September releases themselves came out fairly well, and while I do have to treat these guys with kid gloves, I can’t help but think they still look and pose amazingly. Mekaneck was outstanding, but Dragon Blaster Skeletor was…


October 10, 2012

Mattel Does He-Man Justice In September -Part One

September’s Masters of the Universe Classics gave us three incredible releases. A one-month lineup that delivers Dragon Blaster Skeletor and a pair of cool Snake Men troop builders would be cool on its own, but the fact that Mattel also pushed up the release of Mekaneck really puts September over the top.


October 8, 2012

It’s Tough To Care About Sir Laser Lot

Sir Laser-Lot is the lone August release for Masters of the Universe Classics line. Given how polarizing The Mighty Spector was, one can expect the same of SLL. He is the creation of DC Comics head honcho Geoff Johns, and much like Spector, SLL is the from the imagination of Geoff as a young child,…


October 8, 2012

Infinite Earths Brings Black Mask To Batman’s Rogues Gallery

DC Club Infinite Earths brought neo- Batvillain Black Mask to the Classics collection, delivering a fantastic new headsculpt by the Four Horsemen… and not much else we haven’t seen before.


October 4, 2012

Return Of Marvel Legends Wave 3 Shows What Hasbro Does Best

When Hasbro brought Marvel Legends back to life earlier this year, no one knew just how huge a hit the relaunch would be.  With the first two waves reaching sell-out in record time, the Marvel team had to think fast to keep up supply to meet the demand… Enter Marvel Legends Wave Three, a series…


October 2, 2012

Rocky Round Two Is Another Direct Hit

Rocky gets a second wave of awesome action figures, courtesy of NECA. This rounds delivers a new Rocky and his Soviet opponent Ivan Drago, both from Rocky IV, and the new toys really do justice to the much-loved (and frankly, pretty absurd) fourth movie.


September 28, 2012

A Tale Of Two Spideys

The latest waves of Marvel Universe continue the long tradition of figure variants, specifically two weird and welcome new versions of Spider-Man.


September 27, 2012

May Stunk For Masters Of The Universe

May has come and gone, and among Mattycollector’s offering’s that month, the least anticipated one came off the one best-executed. Evil warrior Stinkor was pushed back to May to accompany New Adventures’ goon squad member Slush Head, Scott Neitlich’s original 30th Anniversary creation The Mighty Spector, and the Snake Mountain display stands. Each displayed both…


September 24, 2012

Bubbles Are Carried Off By A Swiftwind

Since He-Man has Battle Cat, it’s only natural for She-Ra to have her trusty steed Swift Wind. But unlike He-Man, she had a bigger obstacle than a lack of stirrups. Needing a new She-Ra to sit on her winged unicorn, we were given the quarterly variant Bubble Power She-Ra. Would she sit? Does Swift Wind…


September 20, 2012

Who Knew Spikor Would Be One MOTU’s Best?

Spikor is a very peripheral character for me. I never owned the original, nor was I even interested in the toy. This made his Classics figure a special surprise for me, given his blank slate status– beneath this spiny purple exterior is an interesting backstory, a unique specialty among the evil warriors, and just the…


September 17, 2012

The Stars Don’t Align in the Masters of the Universe

The Star Sisters arrived, and in my review, I will be taking a different approach than normal. I would point out the limitations and weigh the pros and cons, but these girls come with quite a few strikes already. These girls are She-Ra Princess of Power concept characters, and were released in January as a…


September 14, 2012

Avengers Wave Four Is A Solid Close To The Line

Hasbro releases their fourth– and final– wave of figures from The Avengers, bringing an updated Iron-Man, a single-carded Chitauri and a new Nick Fury. It’s a solid wave to round out the main movie cast, but it leaves the collection feeling too small for the biggest movie of the year.


September 12, 2012

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…