A Tribute to the Crew of the USS Voyager (Playmates Toys)

I recently completed my quest to watch every Star Trek episode from every series, and one series that I found to be surprisingly entertaining was Voyager. When it first aired I was totally fried on Star Trek so I just dismissed it, but I’m glad that I finally got around to watching it. Unlike Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, both of which needed a couple of seasons to get their bearings, Voyager hit the ground running. Even the earliest episodes were strong and it was clear that the producers knew exactly what they wanted to do with the series from the get-go. And unlike the other series that lost a bit of the magic in their later seasons, Voyager maintained its quality all the way through. I’d argue that the best of Voyager was never as good as the best of either TNG or DS9, but it was a consistently good Star Trek series, even if it never became great.

12" Raphael Review (Playmates Ninja Turtles Movie)

There's a lot of hoopla going on around the Internet about the Ninja Turtles from the new movie. The Turtles have all been drastically redesigned, which naturally rubs some fans the wrong way. But I think this movie needs to bring something new to the table, something that can distinguish it from the previous TMNT movies and make the Turtles more visually interesting for the big screen. And these new Turtles could do just that. Sure, they're a little on the Rob Liefeld side (actually, they scream "Kevin Eastman", so I'm sure he had a hand in the designs), but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. I've been really looking forward to getting some of the movie action figures, so I'll start my foray into this new Turtle universe with 12"-scale Raphael!

Kabuto Mushi MKII, Wave 3

Kabuto Mushi is back, and this time with Glyaxia power! This is the third wave of Glyos-compatible Kabuto Mushi figures (you can also check out wave 1 and wave 2). There's a lot for fans of clear plastic figures to love with the Radioactive, Smoke, and Infection colorways. Not only that, but this wave also includes the dynamic blue/yellow Glyaxia figures, my favorite KM colorways yet! Click through for more pics, and don't forget to say hi to the Mini-Mushis!

Walking Dud Clear Green Test Shot, plus Card Art

Return of the Walking Dud! Dud is back... but this time, he's cast in PVC and is completely Glyos-compatible! What can possibly stop him now?

Godzilla 2014 Movie Review

There aren’t many movies that I’ve anticipated more than this year's Godzilla. Our last Godzilla flick, Final Wars, was a good 10 years ago, and that’s a painfully long time to put a property on-hold. (Although he did have a befuddling cameo in a totally unrelated movie.) As a kid, I loved the cheesy heroic Godzilla of the 70’s; as a teenager, I loved the more serious Godzilla of the 90’s; and as a young adult, I loved all the different takes on Godzilla in the early 2000’s. He took a bad turn in the 1998 Ronald Emmerich film, which starred a creature that was not even remotely relatable to what I consider Godzilla to be, but here we are, with yet another American film studio taking a shot at Godzilla. Can a giant monster movie even be accepted by movie goers today?