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Hot Toys | Man of Steel | Superman

Re-telling of origin stories can be a very tricky thing, especially in movies. Most people that grew up with Richard Donner's Superman have a very special place in their heart for Christopher Reeve's portrayal of one of the most iconic superheroes of the modern era. Hot Toys did produce a Reeve Superman and it's one of those figures that is the epitome of solid craftsmanship of a beloved portrayal. So how did the Man of Steel version compare? Continue Reading

Mattel | MOTU Classics | He-Man

Like many other collectors my age, Masters of the Universe was a big influence during my childhood. The sheer number of unique characters with absurd names left a lasting impression with cool toys and a fun TV show. For various reasons, the property could not continue much beyond the 80s and interest waned except by the most dedicated fans. In the early 2000s, Mattel tried a re-launch and was at first a big hit, but through management and distribution problems, it could not survive. So when Mattel announced back in 2007-08 that they were going to try again, I admit I was a bit skeptical. Continue Reading

Bandai | S.H. Figuarts | Kamen Rider 1 (New)

For one of my birthdays, my grandparents bought me a box set of Kamen Rider figures that featured up to the latest Rider at the time which was Kamen Rider Super 1. These were your standard 3-points of articulation plastic toys that Japan is well-known for. They were so cheaply made, but these toys gave us hours upon hours of enjoyment. I can even fondly remember sleeping over at my grandparents' house while my brother and I created so many adventures. Continue Reading

Hot Toys | Thor: The Dark World | Thor

I thoroughly enjoyed Thor: The Dark World. I thought it was even better and more exciting than the first one which I liked very much. So when Hot Toys announced they would be releasing figures from the movie, I was excited for 1) I didn't care for the Avengers Thor outfit and preferred the new one, and 2) I'd have a chance to get Loki which I passed up the first time. Continue Reading