Wednesday, September 30, 2009

This Week's Haul: Terminator Madness!

Finally received my Hot Toys Terminator Salvation figures today! T-700 endoskeleton and Rubber Skinned T-600 figures in hand, Baby!!!
Quasi reviews of both figures coming soon!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sideshow's 1/6th 212th Attack Battalion: Utapau Clone Trooper Quasi Review...

I knew it would eventually happen. Since I took to collecting 1/6th scale figures I've done my darndest to avoid Star Wars figures. It's not that I don't like Star Wars- far from it. I mold the Lucasfilm mainstay in the same reverence that most religions hold their holy texts. The original trilogy is, and always shall be, the end-all-be-all of movie trilogies for Yours Truly (no matter how hard Peter Jackson tries, his Hobbits will always come up a bit short, and no matter how grandiose an adventure Spielberg sets Indiana Jones upon, his movies will always seem like Star Wars little brother).
Anyhoo. I knew that if I started collecting 12 inch Star Wars figures, I probably wouldn't be able to stop. Like a certain two foot tall, pointy eared Jedi Master once said, "Once you start down the path to the dark side, forever will it dominate your destiny."
In other words, I'd probably spend all my dough on 1/6th Star Wars figures and have no money left over for anything else.
However, considering Sideshow's recent history of uninteresting (for me at least) characters released as 1/6th figures, passing them over in lieu of saaaayyy Hot Toys Terminator: Salvation line, was fairly easy. I have no freaking desire whatsoever of a Padme in snow gear, Sideshow. Just so you know.
And then, Sideshow decided to go ape shit on my collecting ass, and began releasing figures that they knew full fucking well Ol' Dash would be hard pressed to pass up buying: Troopers.
If Star Wars, or science fiction cinema in general has created anything that screams: BAD ASS!!!!!! it's the Imperial and Clone troopers of Star Wars.
That having been said, I submit to you, Dear Readers, Dash's first 1/6th Star Wars figure from Sideshow, the 212th Attack Battalion: Utapau Clone Trooper...











Mighty Muggs: WOLVERINE...

Of all the bad ass anti-heroes in the Marvel Universe, the Adamantium clawed mutie, Wolverine probably remains the most popular. Created by Len Wein (co-creator of DC's Swamp Thing), Wolvie made his first appearance waaaay back in The Incredible Hulk #180 (1974). A year later, Wolverine was made an active member of the X-Men in Giant Sized X-Men #1 (which restructured the waning title, and made it more or less the phenomenon it is today).
Anyhoo, here's Wolvie as a Mighty Mugg...







Saturday, September 19, 2009

MIGHTY MUGGS: Ghost Rider

Another Marvel badass, this week, the flaming, skull faced Johnny Blaze- better known as Ghost Rider...



Monday, September 14, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mighty Muggs: PUNISHER

Exclusive to Toys R Us, Marvel's quintisential vigilante sociopath, Frank Castle- The Punisher...





Friday, September 11, 2009



Thursday, September 10, 2009

Palisades GI JOE: Destro Mini Bust...

International terrorist, arms dealer, leader of the Iron Grenadiers, and main, metal faced squeeze of the previously posted Baroness, Destro was one bad ass motherf&#cker. Here, Palisades does a bang up job of capturing his likeness in polystone...




Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Palisades GI JOE: Baroness Mini Bust...

More polystone GI JOE mini bust goodness from Palisades. This time, the leather clad femme fatale, Baroness...




Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Palisades GI JOE: Serpentor Mini Bust...

Weary of having their collected asses handed to them every single TV episode and comic book, a small group of Cobra conspirators took it upon themselves to create a new leader to replace Cobra Commander, and lead them (for once) to victory. Using the accumulated genetic scraps of some of history's most brilliant and despotic military minds (including Julius Caesar, Attila The Hun, Ivan The Terrible, Vlad The Impaler, Genghis Khan, Alexander, Napoleon, and Rasputin), Dr. Mindbender melded the nucleic mishmash into the one and only Cobra Emperor, Serpentor.