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2013 Toy Awards

2013 PAPAs: Best Sculpting

We start out the 2013 Plastic and Plush Awards with the Best Sculpting Award. The top five examples of excellent sculpting work are listed below: 5. Mike, Sulley, and Archie Monsters University Set by Hot Toys We've seen a whole lot of figures based on Mike and Sulley from the Disney/Pixar Monsters films. Hot Toys […]

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2013 Toy Awards

2013 Plastic and Plush Awards: The PAPAs

It's a little late, but the 2013 Plastic and Plush Awards (PAPAs) have been tabulated. Over the next week-plus, I will be announcing winners in the following categories. • Artist • Sculpting • Packaging • Resin • Sixth Scale • Toy Line • Plastic • Plush The awards will recognize those artists/collectibles that shined throughout […]

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Books, Uglydolls

REVIEW: Uglydoll: Eat Dat!

The third Uglydoll graphic novel from VIZ is called Uglydoll: Eat Dat!. The 80 page full color comic focuses on a central theme - food. Like the first two, David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim have brought it some guest artists to lend their art and narrative to the Uglyverse. In Volume 3, they are joined […]

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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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