Category Archives: Marvel

Havok Superblack

Today's review mentioned painting Havok with one of those commercially available light-absorbing black paints. Obviously that's a good idea, because someone else thought of it a couple years ago: That isn't some photoshop trick; that's a custom ML Havok (Marvel … Continue reading

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Soon Forget: X-Men Flying Fighters

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our figures today are ToyBiz's "Flying Fighters." Although today's review said Maggott never got an action figure in the '90s, he very … Continue reading

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The panel that launched a thousand fan theories

Here, from 1993's X-Men #23, is the scene where Mr. Sinister lets slip that Cyclops may have more family than he thought: At the time, it could have meant anything. In 2006, when Vulcan was introduced, it raised the question … Continue reading

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X-Men Legends Siryn addendum

Here's the art mentioned in today's Siryn review: Note the insets on her belt. And now, some more OAFEry:Soon Forget: Marvel Legends Blade (and Deadpool) Marvel Legends addendum: dat (big) body! Minimate Mini-Review #102 - X-Force Cannonball & Shatterstar Flippin' … Continue reading

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Soon Forget: Frog Thor

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our subject today is ToyBiz's Frog Thor. At SDCC 2006, ToyBiz, knowing their time with the Marvel license was coming to an … Continue reading

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Ariel Olivetti's Leader

From today's review, here's the specific piece of art that inspired the Leader figure: It really is quite a good reproduction. Shame we don't know who sculpted it. And now, some more OAFEry:Minimate Mini-Review #3 - Leader & Gamma Hulk … Continue reading

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Marvel in the '70s

A while back, sculptor Paul Harding began a series of digital sculpts featuring Marvel characters the way they looked a half century ago. It was just for fun, but fans reacted well, and when Hasbro came to him to create … Continue reading

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Marvel Legends addendum: dat (Iron Man) body

Just like with Wolverine, Hasbro spent money making an Iron Man body, and by golly, they're going to use it! Here's a list of every armor that uses it: Marvel Comics 80th Anniversary Iron Man 2020 War Machine Silver Centurion … Continue reading

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Fantastic Four Retro Collection: Invisible Woman addendum

As posited in today's review, what would it look like if you put the ugly, no-good head on the ugly, no-good body? Now you know. And now, some more OAFEry:"Secret Wars Journal" #1 variant Marvel Legends: Stan Lee exclusive review … Continue reading

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MODOK World Domination Tour addendum

As mentioned in today's review, the MODOK Elvises were not the only threat Nextwave faced as they fought toward their ultimate goal. Here, from Nextwave: Agents of HATE #11, are the double-page spreads of wild creations, with the villains we … Continue reading

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