I love it when toy companies finally learn. Over the last two and a half decades, Mousers have been in a weird limbo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. The first one was far too big, the second ones, while impressive, were accessories to a less than exciting figure and with NECA, they were great but a challenge to track down. But after all this time, Playmates hasn’t just gotten them right, they’ve gotten them perfect.
Every time I think the Super Hero Squad line is finally dead, Hasbro throws out on more set to let it live on a little longer. It’s been going on for almost two years with the line coming up to breath in weird little ways. But out of the blue, this exclusive six-pack showed up on Target shelves without a single repack in it! Read the rest of this entry »
Like last time, this review may contain spoilers for Iron Man 3. Or comments that are completely wrong and out of place based solely on my own speculation. Either way, you’ve been warned. Read the rest of this entry »
Warning: there may be spoilers for Iron Man 3 in this review. Or rampant speculation. Either way, if you’re worried about even the possibility of being spoiled then don’t read these reviews because they might give something away. Or maybe LEGO is just messing with us. Read the rest of this entry »
Sorry for completely disappearing for a few weeks, life has been kind of nuts… which sadly meant something had to give, and this site was the sacrifice. But I’m back for now with some figures that have been requested. Remember those Mario Kart K’NEX figures? Well, K’NEX released another blind bag series based on Super Mario Bros! Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve fallen in love with the LEGO polybags for one simple reason: the take the best part of the collectible minifigures (new figures), subtract the worst part (blind bagging) and add in some bricks to remind me of the old $2.99 LEGO sets of my youth. Sure, the prices have gone up but the simple fact of the matter is I have been able to get one of each of the Legend of Chima animals for under $40 in all. Read the rest of this entry »
Over lunch last weekend, Poe Ghostal, Rustin Parr, prfkttear and me (name dropping, I know) were talking about reviewing LEGO sets. Unlike most companies (cough Hasbro and Mattel, cough), LEGO’s press photos are super accurate. You see the image; you have a very good idea of what you’re getting. Every now and then, especially with minifigures though, there is more to them than meets the eye. Read the rest of this entry »
The first of the Iron Man 3 Super Hero Squad 3-packs covered the original Iron Man movie. The second pack covers Iron Man 2, but being a 3-pack means it suffers in a weird way. Or maybe I’m just annoyed we never got an armored Whiplash figure. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s sad to see how much the Super Hero Squad has dwindled. In the last two years, only a handful of three-packs have been released and the two-packs are non-existent. But when a new Marvel movie comes out, Hasbro dusts the line off for what I keep thinking is the last hurrah. With Iron Man 3 approaching, Hasbro has released two two-packs that aren’t based on that movie.
A lot has changed since Iron Man was first released. The movie was such a surprise hit that Hasbro didn’t even bother making movie-themed toys, they just made some multi-packs and then had to scramble. The Battle Vault harkens back to the first Iron Man movie and it just works – even if it is all repaints. Read the rest of this entry »
Yeah, I’m still surprised. And even more surprising, I got to go to Toy Fair for work. So that hopefully explains the lack of updates (and that horrible blizzard that hammered Boston didn’t help things either).
So while many of my blogger compatriots have been showing off photos of stuff, here’s some of the weirder stuff (well, besides TMNT) that should be seen! Sadly, I wasn’t able to take photos of the cool stuff like LEGO Man of Steel (very nice looking sets), Iron Man 3 LEGO sets and Minimates (what you’re expecting, but Stark’s house is really cool) and Diamond totally ruined a chunk of Thor 2 for me by spinning around an image of the upcoming Minimates series (it’s awesome).
ThinkGeek was fun with their new LEGO-esque mug which I probably need. As for the upcoming candles, I want some Middle Earth for my apartment. Read the rest of this entry »