Monday, July 15, 2019

Avengers Endgame Worthy Captain America Action Figure

Avengers Endgame Worthy Captain America Action Figure
I am worthy! 
Captain America finally showing that he was worthy enough to pick up Mjolnir in Avengers Endgame is MORE than enough reason to pick up this action figure.

The Russo brothers have speculated that Captain America has always been able to lift Mjolnir - except he wasn't able to do so in Avengers: Age of Ultron. They've gone on to speculate that he just didn't want to make Thor feel bad.

We don't really buy that. There's no real official cannon as to why Steve Rogers failed to lift Mjolnir in AOA. Personally we believe that Thor - having some mental control over Mjolnir, chose to force Mjolnir not to move when he saw Steve budge it. Of course this doesn't align with Odinson crying out "I knew it!"when he saw Cap wielding Mjolnir in Endgame.

So perhaps the Russos are right.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

GI Joe - Marauder/Valkyrie Custom Dial-Tone

GI Joe - Marauder/Valkyrie Custom Dial-Tone
Yes, I used to be a man. 
To be perfectly honest we cannot explain why GI Joe's Dia-Tone - who was male in the comics and the original cartoons - became a woman. 

Though we do like the gender-bend. We cannot find how exactly the two are related. We have the original female Dial-tone released by Toys R US in the Desert Troop Builder five pack, but we weren't happy with her very "base"look.
So we made our own. 

Originally we started building her out of her Toys R Us version, but we weren't happy because she was just so... basic.

So we decided to look to Marauders/Valkyries, to create our female fighting communications officer.


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Transformers Siege War for Cybertron Hound

Transformers Siege War for Cybertron Hound
If you can't protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can.
The Transformers Siege Hound is the Hound that we want, and the Hound that we deserve.

In 2008 HasTak released  what we then thought was the "perfect"version of Hound - and to be fair in some aspects that we will get into later, it is better than the Siege version - but that version can be classed as.... cartoony. The Siege version has this "War-Machine"appeal to it, and - even if we're not a fan of the "effects" that you can purchase with the rest of the Siege line.

If we're right this is the first of the Transformers toys to precede the video game that it is based upon. We wonder if that's a software development deadline problem or if the developers were simply afraid that the third installment of the Transformers War for Cybertron trilogy would be a flop.


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Marvel Legends Magik Review

Marvel Legends Magik
You believe yourselves immune to death? I bring you a gospel of oblivion.
I bring you the Soulsword. Taste it and cease to be.
We'd like to thank Marvel for making one of the rarest Marvel Legends figures - Magik - easier to attain. 

Though we're pretty sure that there are those out there who are seething that Magik's price range has dropped. Illayana Rasputin here used to be a 2015 SDCC exclusive that you could only get if you were able to purchase Marvel's Book of the Vishanti collection that includes: the Astral Plane version of Doctor Strange; Brother Voodoo, Hela and the great  Dormammu. Because it was an SDCC exclusive, we've seen Magik being sold alone - sans the Book of the Vishanti - for as high as US$275 (Roughly PhP 15,000). So when this was released? We had to have her - especially since Colossus and Shadowcat came out so beautifully.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

RIP Stan "The Man" Lee

Stan Lee December 2016
The man who help light the flames that allowed me to travel to the stars; battle the forces of evil, and; fly; passed away last night. He was 95.

We lie in a room filled with toys based upon characters that he helped create, who are members of teams that he helped found.

This room seems darker now.

Rest in peace storyteller.
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