Books, Plush!, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Jade Stars – Year of the Horse

Background To celebrate 2014 - the Year of the Horse – Mini Magellan has released the first of twelve limited edition plush toys from their book “Jade Stars: The Great Race”. The book is written by Charles Huang and Stacey Hirata and illustrated by Jerome Lu of Hyperactive Monkey. The Year of the Horse plush […]

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Miscellaneous, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Monstermatic App and 3D Monster

Background After successfully funding their iOS app via Kickstarter, Monstermatic launched a unique iOS app that allows you – as the user - to select a pre-made animated monster or create one of your own. You then have the option of swapping out parts, changing colors, and even drawing on the monster. The app gives […]

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Hot Toys, Sideshow Toys, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Hot Toys’ The Wolverine

Background Released in July 2013, The Wolverine is the sixth installment in the X-Men film series. The movie is based on the 1982 four issue limited comic book series from Chris Claremont (writing) and Frank Miller (pencils). In the X-Men timeline, the events of The Wolverine follow X-Men: The Last Stand, with Wolverine traveling to […]

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Miscellaneous, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: AJ’s Toy Boarders – Surf Series 1

Background To date, AJ’s Toy Boarders has released four series of their namesake figures. Following the release of two series of Skateboard figures and one Snowboard series, they’ve dropped yet another board-based – Surf Boarders. The Toy Boarders – Surf Series 1 is similar to the previous three. There are eight different designs, featuring different […]

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DKE Toys, Necessaries Toy Foundation, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: NTF’s B-KAWZ

Background The latest vinyl figure from Necessaries Toy Foundation is called B-KAWZ: B-KAWZ there isn't enough shit at Comicon already. B-KAWZ you are not a very discerning toy collector. B-KAWZ absolutely everyone bastardizes everyone else. B-KAWZ art imitating art is still art, geddit? Call it what you will, is it a blatant rip-off or a noble tribute? We at […]

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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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