Category Archives: Mattel

Mattel's stupid SDCC 2018 plan

Mattel has always been the #1 name in bad decisions, especially when it comes to their convention exclusives. But this year, they really seem to have reached new heights of idiocy. Or is that depths? Here are the official instructions … Continue reading

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Harley Quinn addendum - MAFEX vs. Mattel

I just wanted to point something out: What a difference caring about your product can make! --yo And now, some more OAFEry:Marvel vs. DC vs. Transformers Rustin's Spoils of the Week #111 Exclusive DCSH Man-Bat fax Batman offers Catwoman a … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Carbonator review

It's the end of the year, so this is going to be half review, half look-back. You've been warned. And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #169 Mattel's SDCC exclusives revealed Rustin's Spoils of the Week #161 Rustin's … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Aisle Driver review

Well, huh. If this is #2 of 5, then I was wrong about Let's Go having that number, and presumably I haven't missed #4. Good to know! Born: 2017 Birthplace: El Segundo Designer: Hot Wheels Specialty: This souped-up, crazy cart … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Pedal Driver review

Well, looks like I missed #4. Born: 2014 Birthplace: El Segundo, CA USA Designer: Hot Wheels Specialty: This single-seat pedal racer may look old school, but with a blown engine, side exhaust and plenty of style, it's geared up to … Continue reading

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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:Spoilers on toys Flippin' through Previews - March '15 Flippin' through Previews - September '11 yo … Continue reading

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The evolution of an idea

And now, some more OAFEry:Funko POP!s with human eyes When toys could make you immortal Toy Shop The New Day addendum '80s Childhood Royal Rumble

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Hot Wheels Grass Chomper review

After the Fig Rig and the Let's Go, Mattel began an entire series of Hot Wheels called "Ride Ons" - all cars designed for minifigures to attach in various ways. The first one I saw was the Tankanator, but since … Continue reading

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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:"Toy Story" goes live-action New Barbie If "Ghostbusters" met "The Shining" Coming soon: Funko Fridays! Barbie trashes her … Continue reading

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