Category Archives: Mattel

I seem to recognize your face - Martin Landau

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces pointing out odd action figures of unlikely actors. People known more as character actors than action stars, and thus unlikely candidates for plastic representation. Our honoree … Continue reading

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Multiverse DKR Joker addendum

This is the packaging art for Mattel's DC Multiverse "Dark Knight Returns" Joker: It is not drawn by Frank Miller. And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #35 Wonder (Bat) Woman Flippin' through Previews - May '16 Rustin's … Continue reading

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The evolution of an idea

And now, some more OAFEry:Flippin' through Previews - September '15 Geek Speak: the Death Tax Rustin's Spoils of the Week #70.5 Flippin' through Previews - June '15 Toys vs. Toys in an epic stop-motion showdown

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Meet Bild Lilli, the original Barbie

That line in today's review was not just a throwaway joke: You can learn a bit more here. And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #52 My Little Porny Christians vs. He-Man Beggar Ken Spoilers on toys

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Thundercats: Panthro addendum

Here's what Panthro would look like if he'd been colored black(ish), instead of blue: And just in case you didn't believe the character was black, listen to his funky theme music: And now, some more OAFEry:ATFC '12 - Day 4: … Continue reading

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Thundercats: Mumm-Ra addendum

In all the Thundercats Classic reviews so far, we've pointed out how poorly written the biography paragraphs on the back are. In honor of today's Mumm-Ra review, we did what Mattel couldn't be arsed to do: consult a professional copy … Continue reading

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DKR Mutant Leader addendum

Today yo complained about the color of the Mutant Leader's skin. Here's a comparison of what he does look like, and what he should look like: Quite the drastic change, wouldn't you say? Why do you think Mattel did it … Continue reading

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Soon Forget: the Gobbledy Gooker

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our figure today is Mattel's Gobbledy Gooker. If you're unfamiliar with the Gobbledy Gooker, Cracked, Mental Floss and even TV Tropes have … Continue reading

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Jillian Holtzmann addendum

Because the non-racist percent of the country could use some encouragement right now: Like yo said, Kate McKinnon's the best. And now, some more OAFEry:SDCC 2012 Panels - Mattel: Mattypalooza 2012 If They Could Transform Mattel's SDCC exclusives revealed Rustin's … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters addendum

Remember when we posted a picture of the original proton pack so we could link to it from every review? Here's the modern version: And now, some more OAFEry:Flippin' Through Previews - December '10 Rustin's Spoils of the Week #44 … Continue reading

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