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- JOE FRIDAY! Sgt. Stone has a balljointed neck, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel wrists, balljointed torso, balljointed hips, double hinged knees and swivel/hinge ankles. The elbows look odd, for some reason - kind of outdated, like they were designed for a G2 figure. It's not like we haven't seen bare-armed Joes before... more
- This figure is part of DC Direct's Blackest Night Series 1 toys, and was sculpted by James Shoop. Discounting the Hal Jordan exclusive, this is the first Red Lantern toy of any sort, which is appropriate since he is, as the bio states, the first Red Lantern there was. He killed his friends and used their blood to create his battery. He's a big... more
- Since everyone and their dog in "Star Wars" has a backstory, it should be no surprise to learn that the Jawa who sold C-3PO and R2-D2 to Owen Lars wasn't just a nameless midget in a cloak, but was in fact a Jawa chief named Nebit. He is presumed to have been slaughtered along with his tribe shortly thereafter. Hey, it's not always a COMPLEX backstory... more
- MARVEL MONDAY! This figure is far from a straight re-release. In fact, the only bits that could conceivably be called the same are her hands and feet - you know, since they're plain white Minimate bits. Her torso is a lot more detailed, in keeping with modern Minimate design. There's subtle highlighting creating the outline of her waist, and... more
- TRANSFORMERS TUESDAY! Devastator is the same size/pricepoint as the Ultimate Class Bumblebee, so you know two things right away: he's going to be huge, and he's going to be expensive. Both of those hold true here. Devastator averages $99.99 at retail, and there really haven't been any sales on him yet. Plus, he's been named one of the "Hot Toys" of 2009... more
- This figure is actually labeled as a sneak preview for the "BioShock 2" figures, due in 2010. The clamshell is MUCH larger than the average NECA packaging, measuring 10 1/2 high, 9" wide and 5 1/2" deep: they've sold two-packs in smaller packages than this! Of course, if you're familiar with the Big Daddy design, you'll understand why the clamshell... more
- It was also a simpler time, when the audience of superhero comics was entirely adolescent children. Sidekicks made sense from a business standpoint, and the simple nature of the stories - busting gangsters and petty thugs, rather than world-devouring demigods - made having a sidekick less like reckless child endangerment and more like plain old adventure... more