Friday, January 30, 2009

Mezco Heroes Series 2 (Jessica Sanders)

Another slight improvement in the sculpt department at Mezco. Jessica Sanders comes with mirror, handgun, alternate "Niki" head, and trademark "I-know-you-want-me-but-you-can-never-ever-have-me" smirk.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mezco Heroes Series 1 (Peter Petrelli)

Much better head sculpt this time around from Mezco.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mighty Muggs Saturdays (Short Round EE Exclusive)

Entertainment Earth offers Mighty Muggs fans exclusive figures through their website and catalog. Along with exclusive Muggs editions of Star Wars Admiral Ackbar and Shadow Stormtrooper, EE issued Short Round from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mezco's Heroes Series 1 (Hiro Nakamura)

Popped into an alternate Toys R Us the other day to check up on their Heroes stock. I discovered that the Heroes figures were marked down (considerably) at another TRU location last week, but alas, most of the main characters were out of stock. The new venue proved much more bountiful, and I scored a TRU exclusive "Times Square Teleport" Hiro, or as I like to call him "straining like hell to push out a watermellon sized turd" Hiro...
Seriously, Hiro San; you need to include much more fiber in your diet...

Ahhhhhh... that's much better.

Mighty Muggs Saturdays Volume 6 (Dr. Henry Jones)

With this past summer's release of Indiana jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and resurgence of interest in the two fisted, whip cracking archeologist, Hasbro released a pretty nifty selection of Mighty Muggs tied to the series. Here's the senior Jones from Last Crusade (played in the film by Sir Sean Connery).

Friday, January 16, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Mezco's Heroes Series 1 (Claire Bennet)

Mezco's Heroes action figures were on sale at Toys R Us last night. Having just got around to watching the series for the first time (picked up the first season on DVD at Target last week. Also on sale), I decided I'd pick up a figure from the show. Hiro (my favorite character) wasn't to be found, which left a few of the lamer characters, and a TON of Claires. TRU offers an exclusive version of Claire that's burned and beaten. I wasn't wild about that rendition, so I decided to pick up fresh and clean Claire (who comes with an alternate broken arm and bloodied extra head anyway)

I'm not sure what's going on with Mezco's sculpting department lately. They've been kind of hit or miss, and tend to do really cool sculpts for one series (like Hellboy II), and then totally fumble with another. Heroes seems to be an example of their propensity for fumbling. While one could argue that Mezco has always lent a sort of stylized cartoonishness to their figures, their sculpts of every one's favorite indestructible cheerleader, seem way off...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mighty Muggs Saturdays Vol. 5 (Indiana Jones)

Okay. Say that I was given a Sophie-like choice and could only keep a single Mighty Mugg out of my ever growing collection. Well, if I were posited with such a painful decision, and that Mighty Mugg had a name, it must be Indiana Jones.
Ripped straight from Dash's favorite film franchise of all time, here's a taste of some New School Archeology...