Author Archives: Poe Ghostal

Always two there are...

In today's review of the Star Wars Sith Legacy set, yo mentioned that Darth Bane first appeared in the Phantom Menace novelization. That's an interesting fact, but is the story itself any good? Let's review it! And now, some more … Continue reading

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NECA TMNT addendum

Today I reviewed NECA Toys' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures. The figures are great, with astounding sculpts and paint, and neat little city sidewalk bases. But the original idea for said bases was not plain gray; rather, they were to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Retro-view: Soaron Sky Sentry

We all remember the "big" 1980s toylines, like Masters of the Universe or GI Joe, but there were dozens (if not hundreds) of other, smaller, lines that filled our toyboxes. Things that are more obscure today, things that perhaps you'd … Continue reading

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My Toy Shrine

I have often mentioned my "Shrine," a cabinet holding a sort of "vertical slice" representation of the entire history of my toy collecting, from He-Man and Transformers up to the present day, but I thought perhaps you would like to … Continue reading

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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

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Reindeer Rudy rough

Yesterday, we reviewed McFarlane Toys' Twisted Christmas Reindeer Rudy. The figure had a distinct look, with its wide, gaping jaw, and yo wondered whether a normal head would have looked better. Well, thanks to sculptor Alex Heinke, who did the … Continue reading

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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

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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

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