Painfully relatable!

Twitter screenshot from @ok_but_still:

"(woman from tinder kneeling down on the carpet) oh wow he's scary. what's his name?

(taking my action figure back) he's a good guy actually."

Share
Posted in random | Leave a comment

This week in comicshops - 05/22

Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.

Continue reading

Share
Posted in this week in comicshops | Leave a comment

Soon Forget: Savage World Mad Max

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our figures today are Funko's Mad Max: Fury Road.

Remember a few years ago, when Funko was doing a bunch of lines inspired by the original 1980s Masters of the Universe toys? You know: Thundercats, DC Comics, horror movie slashers, all that. No one knew at the time they were also working on adding Mad Max to the Savage World line-up:

According to designer Reis O'Brien, he was asked to do the characters "on-model" instead of wildly exaggerating them into barbarians, though whether that was at the request of WB or Funko is unknown. Either way, the line never moved forward.

(via)

Share
Posted in cancelled toys, Funko | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Four Horsemen present: Anubis & Bastet

This time last year we were getting Sun Wu Kong, so I guess "the middle of May" is now a Figura Obscrura time, like Halloween and Giftsmas.

It is time to unwrap a new Figura Obscura. Tomorrow (Saturday, 05/18/24), the latest character to roam the halls of the Figura Obscura shall be revealed, and you are invited to join us starting at 9am EST.

The teaser image was easier to decipher this time, at least to the extent we could tell it was going to be something Ancient-Egypt-related. But we weren't expecting a two-pack!

Four Horsemen's Gods of Ancient Egypt, Anubis & Bastet

The gods are made from Mythic Legions parts, with plenty of new work to complete the look, and as of this posting, they're not sold out yet (nor is the "all in" bundle with the figures, two pins, and a mug). If the set does go before you get a chance to place your order, there will be a second drop tonight at 8pm EST. This isn't a preorder; the figures are already in stock and ready to ship in a few days, so get the pair for your divine display now!

Share
Posted in Four Horsemen, news | Tagged | Leave a comment

Mad Max: Fury Road Mystery Minis - Furiosa reviews

The Mad Max prequel Furiosa opens next week, and the early reviews are already saying it's better even than Fury Road was. Get hype!

Funko Friday

Continue reading

Share
Posted in blog exclusive review, Funko | Tagged , | Leave a comment

OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, May 16

Who would you rather meet in the woods, a bear or the OAFEnet Email Update?

Continue reading

Share
Posted in OEU | Leave a comment

Introducing Hot Wheels Optimus Prime

Well well well, look at this! A Hot Wheels version of Optimus Prime that can actually change from a truck to a robot!

That's pretty awesome! As soon as it shows up on the store pegs, we'll be happy to pay the $5 or however much they want for it!

Continue reading

Share
Posted in commentary, Mattel, videos | Tagged , | 2 Comments

This week in comicshops - 05/15

Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.

Continue reading

Share
Posted in this week in comicshops | Leave a comment

Psylocke addendum: Lady Mandarin

In today's review of the Wolverine 50th Anniversary Wolverine and Psylocke two-pack, yo wondered whether Betsy's "Lady Mandarin" costume was originally going to have a full mask.

Despite that being a blind guess, he was 100% correct! Jim Lee's first design for the character, as revealed in 2000's X-Men Archives Sketchbook, sort of splits the difference between the armor we got and the swimsuit she'd become famous for:

Continue reading

Share
Posted in addendums, comics, Marvel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Happy Mother's Day, Pamela

It's always good to take mom out for her special day.

a Lego scene of a fancy restaurant. Couples sit at all the tablesand most of them look alarmed. In the far distance, at a table by the window, Jason Voorhees sits across from his mother's mummified head, which rests on a pile of books so it's tall enough to see over the table. There's a pool of blood around Jason's chair, because he's decapitated some blonde boy; a waiter, perhaps, or a busboy? He holds the head in one hand and his knife in the other. Outside the window, passers-by look on in horror. Inside, a white kitten innocently reaches up, trying to get at Mama Voorhees' head.

(via)

Share
Posted in Lego | Tagged | Leave a comment