Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

It's Saturday Morning!!! (BirdMan)

Toynami had most (if not all) of Hannah Barbera's classic animated heroes in their licensing stable. Added to the already growing ensemble of HB Saturday morning superheroes was this Birdman and Avenger boxed set...



Avenger was nowhere near as cool an addition to the set as Dynomutt was to the previously posted Blue Falcon boxed set...






More great packaging design from Toynami...



Friday, April 25, 2008

DC Direct 1/6 Bizarro

Just put my order in for this one. Ships May 28th... can't fucking wait.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (Super-Powers)

Kenner's Super-Powers line...









Monday, April 21, 2008

More Watchmen Pics...

More pics of DC Direct's Watchmen Film figures have popped up online! Straight from the NYCC, we now have images of THREE more figures from the line: Silk Spectre, Ozymandias, and an incredible DELUXE Rorschach (which I can't for the life of me determine whether or not is movie, or comic book based...).

Not sure about Ozymandias' look for the film. He reminds me a bit too much of Robin from those shit ridden Joel Shummacher Batman movies.


Looks like Zach Snyder may have taken certain liberties with Nite Owl too. Looks a bit more buff than his pudgy, nerdy comic book counterpart.


While Rorschach is SPOT ON!


As is Silk Spectre.


The deluxe Rorschach makes me want to start collecting 12 inch figures again.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

It's Saturday Morning!!! (Dynomutt and Blue Falcon)



Okay, so it's not really Saturday morning. The Saturday morning cartoon post had to be delayed due to my current, miserable work schedule that has forced me to spend my Saturday's confined to place of employment. However, rather than skip yet another Saturday Morning cartoon tribute post (as I was forced to last week), I decided to post it Sunday morning instead.
Anyhoo, enough griping over my work life. Behold! Hanna Barbera's Dynomutt and Blue Falcon!!!
Once again, Toynami crafted terrific six inch scale reps of HB superheroes; this go round it was none other than Radley Crown and his trusted, cybernetic canine counterpart...
Dynomutt and Blue Falcon are perfect additions to Toynami's other Saturday Morning Thundarr the Barbarian line.
While the level of detail is nothing compared to say, McFarlane or NECA's, Toynami did capture the cartoonish simplicity of the characters with what detail the did lend the figures...


This figure is one of my all time favorites. Like the Thundarr figures that I blogged about a couple posts back, Blue Falcon is one of those nearly forgotten characters of my early childhood that I thought would never be seen in action figure form...







"Evil doers! Look the hell out!"
Again, Toynami outdid themselves with their packaging art. I normally hate box sets (cumbersome, and a royal pain in the ass to store), but check out the way they took original background paintings from the series and incorporated them into the carton...

Friday, April 18, 2008

WATCHMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just yesterday I was thinking about how much I hoped the upcoming Watchmen movie would have a line of action figures. I was looking over the recently released stills of the film's main characters and wondered what, if any, toy company might gain the licence.
News just dropped out of the New York Comic Con of DC Direct's perfect, plastic depictions of Night Owl and Rorschach.
Seeing how perfect DC Direct crafted these (and nearly all their other) figures, my fingers are crossed that they'll be manufacturing similar ones based on Dave Gibbons' art...

DC Direct New Gods

About a week or two ago I was checking out the latest additions to Mattel's DC Heroes line and lamenting the fact that the Orion figure wasn't based on the original Jack Kirby art. I've always loved when a toy company went out of their way to replicate an artist's work to a "T" when they produced a toy sculpt (McFarlane comes quickly to mind, as does DC Direct's line of Frank Miller inspired Dark Knight figs...).
Well, here I am, scant week or so later, drooling over DC Direct's perfect representations of not only Kirby's Orion and Mr. Miracle, but The Most Evil Sumbitch in the DC Universe, Darkseid himself...


These hit shelves at the end of April.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

NECA's TMNT!

By far, these are the best, and most accurate TMNT figures to date. NECA really did a masterful job capturing the exact look of Kevin Eastman's original art from those crazy comics he and Peter Laird issued to us in the mid-eighties...
He's lookin' a bit too happy though...
Ah, There, that's much meaner...

Can't wait to get my greasy meat mits on these fucking things!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (Shogun Warriors '78)

I'm going to veer (slightly) awat from the Godzilla theme of this week's Vintage Toy ads, and give you a commercial for the '78 Shogun Warriors line. Godzilla was a part of the Shogun Warriors line up (as was Rodan), and he appears briefly in this ad...

I love these friggin' toys. They sell for obscenely high prices on Ebay, which is why none of them have ever made their way into my collection.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (More Godzilla)...


I think that I may be one of like, seven people who actually enjoyed the '98 Godzilla movie...

These Trendmasters figures were the bomb. True, they didn't have anywhere near the amount of characters offered by the Bandai vinyl line, but fuck man, they had motion activated sound chips that scared the crap out of you when you strolled down the action figure aisle...


Monday, April 7, 2008

And Now A Word From Our Sponsor

Honestly, if there was a single toy that I didn't have when I was a kid, and say, the devil offered me a deal to get if I killed and ate my baby sister, The Shogun Warriors Godzilla would probably be it...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (MOTU)

I decided to stick with a Masters Of The Universe theme for the remainder of this weeks Toy Commercials...











Wednesday, April 2, 2008