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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Plush!, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: MadKnits Minis

Background Kaitlin Juarez and Max Yax are the creative forces behind the MadKnits line of handmade plush creatures. They’ve been creating these little monsters for several years now, and have come up with the following background story on the line: Years ago while on a intergalactic voyage across space Ender, the Captain of the monsters […]

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Plush!, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Monster Factory – Buddy Mini

Background The Toronto-based Monster Factory has been crafting plush monsters for around 10 years now. They’ve grown from their original six monsters to over one hundred unique characters from dozens of series. This past summer, the company released their first retail line of mini plush monsters. These are currently available throughout North America. The series […]

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Handmade, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Mystical Warriors of the Ring – Leo Corazon

Background Inspired by the M.U.S.C.L.E. line of the 1980’s, The Mystical Warriors of the Ring is a line of resin (PVC is currently in production) figures meant to be showcased in a wrestling ring. The Mystical Warriors of the Ring is a collaborative project spearheaded by Fantastic Plastic Toys. Mark Vasquez of Fantastic Plastic Toys […]

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Sideshow Toys, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Sideshow’s Sixth Scale Boba Fett

Background No name strikes more fear into the heart of a galactic fugitive than that of Boba Fett. The famed bounty hunter's cool, helmeted visage is known to the denizens of countless worlds, though few have ever encountered the mysterious warrior, and fewer still would have any clue to his true identity or face. Boba […]

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Toy Reviews, Uglydolls

REVIEW: Mathlete Babo and OX with Pizza

Background With GUND taking over the production of David + Sun-Min’s Uglydoll plush toys last year, we’ve seen a number of new collaborations (Hello Kitty and DC Comics) as well as a few different takes on classic Uglydoll characters. Two of those new-look Uglys are the Mathlete Babo and OX with a slice of Pizza. […]

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