Author Archives: Poe Ghostal

Tri-Klops addendum: The Guardians of Grayskull

In today's new review of Masters of the Universe Classics Tri-Klops, I (very) briefly mentioned the fact that the figure came with a human-size ring, and that the ring was an update of one from the '80s. All true, but … Continue reading

Share
Posted in addendums, Mattel | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Original MOTUC He-Man vs. reissue

While the first MOTUC He-Man took weeks to sell out, the second release - which had a much higher production run - sold out in less than a day. Evidently Masters of the Universe Classics has drawn in a significant … Continue reading

Share
Posted in addendums, Mattel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

NECA TMNT Series 2: just wind in sails?

The TMNT & Other Strangeness blog has an interview with Ninja Turtles writer Steve Murphy (who as of late has become depressingly doom-and-gloom about the world due to his belief that the environment is already screwed). Anyway, here's the relevant … Continue reading

Share
Posted in commentary, NECA | Tagged | 3 Comments

Metamorpho addendum

If you've read our new Metamorpho review, then you know he's not actually Metamorpho at all: he's "Rex Mason, the Element Man." Yes, despite the fact that his belt has an M on it. This is because the name "Metamorpho" … Continue reading

Share
Posted in addendums, DC, Mattel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Red Tornado addendum

In today's review of Red Tornado, I admitted I was largely unfamiliar with the character. If you find yourself in the same situation, maybe it will help if you realize the character is almost indistinguishable from the Marvel Comics character … Continue reading

Share
Posted in addendums, Mattel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Twisted Xmas 2: A Twistmas Carol

Poe sez: yo suggested yesterday that McFarlane Toys create a second series of Twisted Xmas toys, this time based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Given that it's a ghost story featuring supernatural creatures, graveyards, corpses, and Victorian-era values ripe … Continue reading

Share
Posted in lists, McFarlane | 4 Comments

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Poe scribbles: I've wanted the Creature from the Black Lagoon from the Toy Island line of Marvel Legends-style Universal Monsters ever since reading a (bad) review. But since my only options for getting one seemed to be paying $100 for … Continue reading

Share
Posted in reports | Tagged | Leave a comment

Poe - Legendary Comic Book Heroes

Poe says: My ideal action figure line would feature 6", well-sculpted, highly-articulated characters from all sorts of genres: robots, spacemen, aliens, cowboys, superheroes, cops, spies, wizards, trolls, mobsters, soldiers, and so forth. But here's the thing: none of them would … Continue reading

Share
Posted in commentary, ToyBiz | Tagged | Leave a comment

Gears of War

Like many gamers, I first encountered the first-person shooter genre with Doom. As an adolescent who grew up playing Predator in the backyard, I was immediately mesmerized by its blend of science fiction, monsters, and blowing the crap out of … Continue reading

Share
Posted in blog exclusive review | 3 Comments

A horror-related question

I just have to say - do Jason, Freddy and Leatherface really sell as well as they seem to, judging from the way toy companies go after the license? They've had toys from McFarlane and NECA, and even had several … Continue reading

Share
Posted in commentary, DC, McFarlane, Mezco, NECA | Tagged | Leave a comment