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Mattel | WWE Exclusive | Vince McMahon

When you think about professional wrestling, common names that come to mind are Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Stone Cold Steve Austin, or Shawn Michaels. And yet, behind each of those great wrestlers is a great architect. The one who helps create the characters, the stories, the venues, and the opportunities. That person is Vince McMahon Jr., and the world of Sports Entertainment would not exist without him. Continue Reading

Mattel | MOTU Classics | Sorceress

Sometimes a toy company can destroy a really great character, and Mattel seems to do that more often than other companies. It's even worse when that character is from your own internal brand. The company says they will or won't do something, contradict themselves, and then take a crap all over it. They truly believe you will love it, and then when it fails to impress, they try to justify their actions. The Sorceress of Castle Grayskull is an extremely important character, and Mattel has truly pooped on her three times. It hurts even more so when it's a character you really like. Continue Reading

Mattel | WWE Elite | Undertaker

There are very few wrestlers that I can think of that change versions of their character and simultaneously withstand the test of time. In fact, I can only think of one. His character has evolved from a scary zombie-like beast, to a more personable version, to a cult leader, to a biker, and then versions in between. Combine the charismatic personality with an amazing skill set for a big man, and you've got the phenom known as the Undertaker. Continue Reading

Unique Toys | Transformers | Galvatron (Mania King)

Sometimes a beloved character that undergoes changes is met with polarizing responses. It happens to musicians, movies, and even cartoon characters. When Megatron was turned into Galvatron, fans either loved it or hated it. Gone was the raspy voice so wonderfully done and replaced by a more whiny and cranky voice. Gone was the Walther P-38 and replaced by some laser cannon. Gone was the intelligence and cunning and replaced with crazy. And unlike many, I actually liked the character. Continue Reading

Star Ace | Harry Potter | Lord Voldemort

It's He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, but I'm going to say it anyway, it's Lord Voldemort, and the first 1/6 scale version on the market. I've waited a long time for a figure of the famed dark wizard, and now I finally have one. The toy industry has not been kind for a franchise that literally begs for action figures. The sheer number of characters warrants a commanding presence in the toy aisle, but surprisingly has existed on the fringe at best. So does this new figure hold as a representation of one of the most iconic screen villains? Continue Reading
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