Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Mighty Muggs Saturday Vol. 3 (Doctor Doom)


The chief villain of the Fantastic Four, Supreme Lord of Latveria, and the inspiration for Darth Vader, I give you Doctor Doom (Mighty Muggs style)...










Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mighty Muggs Saturday Vol. 2 (Iron Man)


Of all the Marvel Mighty Muggs released thus far, I do believe that Ol' Shell Head here is my favorite. Not because he's my favorite character in the Marvel U. (far from it, actually), but rather because instead of using his amped up Ultimates likeness, Hasbro went for the classic red and yellow armor that Tony Stark donned throughout most of the comics of the 60s, 70s, and well into the 80s (when Yours Truly first began reading him)...












Iron Man Mark 1 12-inch Figure

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Mighty Muggs Saturdays Volume 1 (Symbiote Spider-Man)


Yeah, I know that I had Saturday's reserved for pics of Saturday Morning Cartoon action figures, but I decided to put that on hold for a few posts. There were two reasons for that, 1.) I was running dangerously low on Saturday Morning Cartoon action figures, and 2.) for the past seveal months, I've been stockpiling Hasbro's Mighty Muggs vinyl figures in much the same way as the former Soviet Union was stockpiling atomic weapons through much of the cold war.
I have to admit, when the Mighty Muggs first hit shelves, I wasn't all that thrilled with them. Then, as time wore on, and more Muggs based on far more interesting pop culture characters were produced, I began to fall for these little vinyl tubs o' lard.
Here's Marvel Comics own, Symbiote Spider-Man, Muggs style...




Saturday, November 29, 2008

Superman Returns Jor-El 1/6th By HOT TOYS

This is the very first 1/6th scale figure that I've ever purchased from HOT TOYS (through Ebay, and worth every penny). I first laid eyes on this one over at The Fortress of Testicular Fortitude, and being a huge fan of the original Superman films and Bryan Singer's often (and even more often unreasonably) crapped upon Superman Returns, I had to snatch this one...

The Brando likeness (like most, if not all of Hot Toys sculpts) is spot on...
I'd love to see Hot Toys do an alternate version of this figure in the black judge's garb that Jor-El wore as he sentenced General Zod and his cronies to the Phantom Zone in the original Superman...
Speaking of the original Superman films; I'd really, really like to see Hot Toys issue figures of the aforementioned General Zod, Ursa, Non, and hey, how about a Christopher Reeve Superman...?
Once I crack this bad boy open, I'll post pics of the loose figure.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shelf Pics








It's been a while since I've issued a new post here at P&PP so I decided to throw up a few pics I took of my recently constructed IKEA shelf. This probably isn't the permanent line-up of figures that'll be on display (I bought the shelf more for 1/6th scale figures). I was just messing around with it after putting it together.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fuck "Max Payne"...

The only real issue with the Watchmen fans plan to boycott Fox is this: Most of the the movies that Fox plans on crapping out between now and the intended Watchmen release date are films that most people could give a greasy, wet bag of shit about in the first place. Case in point- Max Payne.
Seriously. Max fucking Payne.
After that there's Streetfighter, a Pink Panther sequel, and Wolverine (which street cred has been seriously muddled by murmurings of producer/director squabbles that involve making that film lighter in tone and thus easier to tie into kid friendly products like Happy Meals, coloring books, and fruit snacks).
Anyhoo, here's another handy link to the story of a much like minded individual who wants you to not go and see a movie that you had no intention of seeing in the first place...
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/watchmen/news/?a=5109

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Medicom RAH Punisher (boxed)

I know that it's Saturday and I usually have a Saturday Morning Cartoon Toy post here, but, hell, I just got my 12 inch Medicom Punisher in the mail the other day, and have been itching to post a pic or two...

Everyone's been bitching lately on the quality of head sculpts of their film figures. I'm inclined to agree for the most part (I'mrolling the dice with my Indiana Jones KOTCS figure that I've pre-ordered though). Their only bitch-free figures seem to their Manga and comic book inspired lots. It's tough to screw those up. Escpecially on characters as cool as the classic Punisher.


I'll have pics of the opened figure in an upcoming post.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Can't Wait For The Movie?

These are kinda cool. They remind me a bit of the old Grantray-Lawrence Marvel cartoons of the sixties- the way they were more or less slightly animated versions of Jack Kirby's comic pages. These are slightly more animated versions using Dave Gibbons original artwork...






Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Crappy News For Fans Of Hasbro's Crappy Indy Line...

Well, after what I'm sure was months of sharpening their blades to a razor-like perfection, Hasbro finally put the axe to their line of Indiana Jones action figures. The final wave (consisting of Temple of Doom characters) will be hitting the shelves soon, and after that- zippo.
I'm not all that disappointed. For one, I don't really collect four inch figures. They rarely have accurate sculpts, and generally have piss poor paint applications. The Indy line was a shameful example of both those faults. It would have been great to have seen a six or seven inch line produced by NECA or McFarlane, but...
Well, I've beaten that goddamn horse to death already.
The only real downside to the cancellation of the Indy line is that there won't be any more Mighty Muggs. The final 3rd and 4th waves are may or may not be hitting shelves sometime soon (the MM message boards and forums are littered with conflicting info).
The Indy Mighty Muggs were the only real bright spot to Hasbro having the license. I put in my order for the Entertainment Earth exclusive Sallah and Short Round Muggs yesterday. Hopefully, these too won't meet the executioner's blade.

Monday, September 29, 2008

I Assure You, Dear Readers, That It Was Not Me Dressed As Rorschach Picketing Fox...


Actually, I was the guy disguised as Ozymandius.
This guy, albeit beyond creepy and far, far sadder and rich in spare time than myself, does have the right idea.
Seen last week outside the headquarters of the nefarious Fox Studios, Rorschach was adamant that the studio go fuck itself, instead of fucking with the release date of what is sure to be the best comic book based film of 2009.
In other "news"...
Landing with a decidedly weighty thump upon my front door step this past week were Medicom's newly issued RAH Punisher (my first 12 inch Medicom purchase), as well as my brand spankin' new display case. Pics of both coming soon...

Friday, September 19, 2008

DC DIRECT's 13 Inch Dr Manhattan Revealed!

Just found a pic of this over at cornerstorecomics.com...





Friday, September 12, 2008

Another Pre-Order...

I've been on a Sideshow kick lately. I've put in pre-orders for three of their online catalog's 1/6th figures this past week. I've got Sideshow's upcoming Imperial Stormtrooper, The Dead Subject 138: The Street Prophet (I love this line!), and the following 12 inch xenomorphic terror...




Saturday, September 6, 2008

IT'S SATURDAY MORNING!!! (McFarlane Flintstones Box Set)

McFarlane released a couple of box sets for their Hanna Barbera series. Both were based on the Flintstones. The better of the two, was this one, featuring the entire pre-historic clan in their iconic Drive-In scene that ran during the show's closing credits...



The other box set I'm not going to get into. it featured Fred riding some sort of souped up caveman roadster that never appeared in the series. I can't stand it when companies take already nifty properties and spin some dumb ass crap onto them (you know what I mean- Batman as a pirate, ridiculous, glowing neon repaints of characters... that kind of crap).


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Medicom 1/6th Young Indiana Jones

Jesus. The likeness is friggin' eeire...