Saturday, January 15, 2022

MOTU Masterverse Revelation He-Man

I remember owning a few MOTU 200X figures years back. I really liked them but ended up trading them away. Since then I've always thought about reacquiring some of them but most are overpriced and incomplete. I guess that's why I find myself kind of crushing on these Masterverse figures. They remind me of the 200X line. In fact, I think  they're better looking than the 200X line. I saw some of the Netflix series, lost interest but then picked up where I left off just recently. Mostly because I wanted to compare the figures to their cartoon counterpart. It's not horrible, although, I hate Orkos voice. As long as I keep picking up figures from the line I will continue to watch episodes as they are released. That is, If it hasn't been cancelled. I know alot of MOTU purists didn't take to well to the first season. Oh well. I am really digging the figures. 

The artwork on the back differs from the one on the side of the box. 
Upon opening the packaging, you're greeted with the iconic battle cry " By The Power of Grayskull!"
The insert can be removed and used as a backdrop for pic purposes. 
I can't find many flaws on this figure. With the exception of the docile expression on the head sculpt , this He-Man figure is pretty solid.
Also, I'm not sure if anyone's tried this yet but you can equip both the sword and shield like so. The sword slides into the harness and the shield slides onto the sword.


Friday, December 31, 2021

Vintage Shelf

I picked this up a couple of days ago and thought it'd be the perfect place to display vintage action figures! I mean just look at it! It's magnificently vintage! I don't even think It was made to go on the wall as holes were made in the backing we're I'm assuming nails were used to hang it up. It almost seems like it was part of a small hutch or kitchen nook. It looks like something I would have totally stolen from my mother and used as a backdrop for my figures back in the day. I'm hooked on these vintage styled shelves and will definitely be on the lookout for more๐Ÿ‘ 

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Recent Pick Up

Just picked this up from my local Ollie's. Looking forward to giving it a read. 

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Xmas!

I'll start this off by wishing my  toy blogging family out there  a very merry Christmas ⛄! The circle is a small one but tight nonetheless. I feel like we've all been there for each other at one point or another with well timed action figure posts that keep us young at heart and relentlessly collecting! Because of my new job I haven't been able to post as much as I'd like to but that doesn't mean that I've stopped collecting. In fact, I've been busy recollecting Marvel Universe figures and scoping out other potential toy lines that I'd like to showcase one day on the site. It's all in the works! I'm still reading your posts and commenting as much as I can and soon I'll be posting regularly again so stay tuned and stay safe this Holiday weekend! 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

The Savage Dragon

These just came in yesterday. I've been wanting to get into the Savage Dragon universe for a while now so I'm glad I'll finally be able to. These are issues 1-3 and we're released in 1992. 

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Sorry About The Lack Of Posts

Sup people! Sorry about the lack of posts. I'm two weeks into my new job and my time has been limited. I can't wait to get back into the swing if things, though, and will be doing so shortly. Got a few things coming in so stay tuned!

Friday, October 29, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Testing Comica App For Android

I like it! If you'd like to use any of the images go right ahead! Also check out the app and create your own! 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

I Like The Chemistry

I snapped this pic a couple days ago and couldn't help but be intrigued by the chemistry between Snake Eyes and Baroness on the shelf. I think they team up in the movie, not sure, haven't seen it yet. What do you guys think about a Snake Eyes Baroness spin off? Pimp Daddy Destro would go ballistic! 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Toy Remorse

 There are all kinds of toy remorse. Maybe you overpaid for an action figure that later on ended up going on clearance. Have you ever sold off something in your collection, instantly regretting it? What about that wobbly legged vintage MOTU figure you attempted to fix and ended up completely ruining in the process. I'm currently battling a bout of toy remorse and it involves the opening of my Marvel Legends retro 3.75" figures. My attempt to have the best of both worlds backfired! 

The plan was to remove the figures in a way where I'd be able to keep the bubble intact for redisplaying. Everything went right but I instantly regretted it afterwards. The figures just didn't seem as great to me out of the packaging as they did on card. And now there's a gaping hole at the the top of the bubble that, unless you make a perfect cut, is going to look rather odd lol! It's something I can live with but wish I hadn't done in the first place. On the bright side, I can take pics of the figures now and enjoy them out of the packaging.

                        The Mattel Secret Wars Comparison

Many have compared these figures to the vintage Mattel Secret Wars line and in some capacity I agree but the two are also uniquely distinguishable.  

First the obvious. Secret Wars figures tower over Marvel Legends Retro figs and imo have a cooler looking action posed sculpt. The Legends figures have a stiff, up and down look to them. 

The one big similarity lies in the colors Hasbro used and how they are almost identical to the Secret Wars figures ( except for the Spidey figure that seems to be a little darker than Mattel's Spidey) . 

Marvel Legends Retro figures actually fit in better with the vintage Star Wars universe. They scale perfectly.

Another big bummer was  Captain America's gummy shield. WTF? This has to be the first Captain America action figure ever to come with a rubber shield. Not cool ๐Ÿ˜–

I don't hate these figures. But I couldn't help but feel a little underwhelmed while holding them in my hand and posing them. I love all of the different characters they have been releasing but ultimately, it's the cardbacks  that make this line what it is. Once separated from the amazing card art, these figures lose their magic. At least imo. What do you guys think? When and what  was your latest toy remorse? 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

GI Joe Origins Snake Eyes

I haven't seen Snake Eyes GI Joe Origins yet but from what I've heard it's not that good. I have, however, recently viewed a few scenes on Fandango Movie Clips and it didn't seem so bad. For a martial arts film, anyway. I wasn't crazy about the revamping of the Snake Eyes character but was willing to give Henry Golding a chance as long as they didn't change the backstory too much, and then they did. I guess I can't fairly criticize until I actually see the movie. On the positive, we got more Snake Eyes action figures. 

Seeing as how I purchased this together with the Lanard Predator figure, I have to say that I had more fun with Lanard's product. Maybe it was the brightness and overall presentation of Lanard's Predator packaging that appealed more to me than the lesser stimulating Snake Eyes box. The drab color scheme is fitting for Snake Eyes I guess. 

Again, no bio or backstory on the back of the box. Not even a blurb discussing the film.

The one thing that stands out about this particular Snake Eyes figure is the head sculpt. It's kind of big. Everything else looks nice. I love the two daggers but there's no place to put them. 

This has to be my favorite Snake Eyes sheath. The black with gold accents look great. 

The Henry Golding head sculpt is pretty cool. They managed to capture Golding's appearance nicely and it looks good equipped.

I  like the inlay with the large Arashikage symbol. It's got lots of potential if your looking to incorporate it into a dio or just use it as a neat background for picture purposes.

This has catapulted up to the  top of my favorite Snake Eyes action figures list. Even though it's not really the Snake Eyes I knew about and grew up with, it's still cool to have an unmasked version of him. 

My top 5 Snake Eyes action figures!