Hot Toys, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Iron Man 3 – Series 2 Cosbaby (S)

Background Iron Man 3 was the seventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first film following the enormously successful 2012 film – The Avengers. Starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, it was just as successful at the box office as the first two. And like the first two films, collectible and toy […]

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Kickstarter, Plush!, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: 8 Little Zombies Plush

Background Eight Little Zombies, rising from the dead. One got shot and lost his head. Neighbor called the Sheriff and the Sheriff said, “No more zombies rising from the dead!” John LaFleur and Dave Metzger have taken to Kickstarter to get their 8 Little Zombies hardcover book produced. The story is a zombified spin on […]

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Miscellaneous, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Mystical Warriors of the Ring Series 1

Background The Mystical Warriors of the Ring toy line was created by Mark Vasquez and Fantastic Plastic Toys, with help from artist Jazyl Homavazir, sculptor Simon Grell, and prototype-master Marty “The GodBeast” Hansen. While the line had been predominantly produced as small run resin figures, late last year they released the first PVC series. The […]

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Hot Toys, Sideshow Toys, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Hot Toys’ Joe Colton

Background G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the 2013 action film based on the Hasbro toy license. The second live-action G.I. Joe film is a follow-up to the 2009 box office success – G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Even though reviews of the film were mixed to negative, Retaliation grossed big money at the box office. […]

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Hot Toys, Sideshow Toys, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Monsters University Cosbaby (S) Series

Background Monsters University is the 2013 prequel follow-up to the Disney•Pixar Monsters, Inc. Fans of the original film only had to wait 12 years to get their anticipated sequel, which has pulled in mostly high grades among film review aggregators. I like to think of the film as Revenge of the Nerds in the Disney•Pixar […]

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Miscellaneous, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Captain Action Wave 3

Background Captain Action was originally released in 1966 as Ideal Toy Company’s answer to Hasbro’s G.I. Joe. Kids and collectors were able to dress him up in costumes of some of the most popular superheroes of the day. After 30 years off the market, Captain Action returned briefly in the late 1990’s. Then, a few […]

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Miscellaneous, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Ion Men – Uma-naut

Background Designed by Matts Walls (A.O.I.) and Daniel Smith (turboPISTOLA), the Ion Men are a series of 5” tall sofubi vinyl figures. The Ion Men are made up of a combination of 7 different parts. There are 8 heads, 2 bodies, 2 legs and 5 sets of arms (clockwork cannons, fists, mace, Seismic Ace head […]

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Miscellaneous, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: AJ’s Toy Boarders – Snow Series 1

Background With the release of their Snow Series 1, The Original AJ’s Toy Boarders has expanded their boarding empire from skateboards to snowboards. Similar in appearance to those unforgettable little green army men, the Toy Boarders – Snow Series 1 features eight different designs (some more action-packed than others) bagged with a header card. The […]

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Hot Toys, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Mike, Sulley, and Archie Deluxe Vinyl Set

Background Monsters University is the 2013 released prequel to the immensely popular 2001 film Monsters Inc. Starring most of the same characters and voice talent as the first film, the story follows Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan as they begin classes in the scare program at Monsters U. Hot Toys, which has the license […]

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Miscellaneous, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Doctor Who TITANS – 10th Doctor Series

Background Earlier this year, Titan Merchandise released a blind-boxed vinyl toys series based on the classic BBC television program – Doctor Who. Based on the tenth incarnation of The Doctor, the Doctor Who TITANS – 10th Doctor Series features twelve figures measuring around 3 inches in height. The 10th Doctor Series is based on David […]

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