And now for the next chapter in the Favorite Star Wars Figures Saga... Modern Figures! This article covers my 10 favorite figures from Power of the Force 2 onwards. Again, these aren't necessarily the best figures but those that I hold near and dear to my heart. This time I'll stop fence-sitting and rank the figures in descending order with my favorite last. Let's start off with...
Playmates Toys from the early 90's had a gold mine in its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toyline. Because of its success, Playmates produced a number of other toylines using the TMNT template. I guess the mindset was, if kids have a bunch of TMNT toys, they'd be more likely to buy other figures in the same size and style. So, Toxic Crusaders look like they come straight from the TMNT line. And, as I discovered on a recent trip to one of my favorite comic shops, so do Earthworm Jim figs like Psycrow.
Little Rubber Guys forums holds a Fan Art Contest, with a new theme every month. The theme of the July contest is near and dear to my heart: Garbage Pail Kids! So, given my current obsession with Star Trek, I knew I had to incorporate it into my entry, and this is the result! The painting above is 18" x 24" and uses watercolor, with Sharpee to bring out the details.
Everybody has to have a preschool mini-figure line these days. I suppose it all started with the Playskool Star Wars line (now called Galactic Heroes) way back in 2002. The trend took a while to really catch on, but eventually everybody wanted in on the action and we now have cutsey versions of Transformers, G.I. Joe, Marvel, Hellboy, Toy Story, Indy, and now, Batman.
Nillin Scar Pheyden, this Pheyden was available for a very short time before they were all snatched up. It was sort of a video game exclusive: if you completed the latest Passcode game, you got the opportunity to purchase this Scar Pheyden, which sports a super-cool color scheme from the game.
Now that we've trudged through this Summer movie season, this month's poll asks which of the movies from the Summer 2009 movie season (from May through August) was your favorite? It will be interesting to see how these results match up with the results from the March poll which asked "Which spring/summer 2009 movie you are most looking forward to seeing?"