Fugitoid was with the TMNT franchise almost since its inception. He's been immortalized in plastic a few times, but one thing was always missing. That's right... the Fugitoid figures have never been shiny. A matte Fugitoid is like a matte Cylon: you miss out on a lot of the character's awesomeness by not including that shine.
Sometimes the coolest figures in a toy line are in the final waves when there is very little interest in the line. Tragically, they go unnoticed... until the line becomes collectible and collectors trip all over themselves to get those super-awesome figures that they wish they hadn't missed. Such is the case with Scareglow in the classic MOTU line. But does this new Masters of the Universe Classics update capture the awesomeness of the original?
The recent news of the sale of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property to Nickelodeon has sent many TMNT fans into a tailspin. What will happen to our favorite Turtles without either of the original creators (Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird) at the helm? I suppose we won't know for sure until Nick releases a new show, but many of us miss the Turtles already. TMNT needs an appropriate send-off to effect a transition from the old to the new. Does Turtles Forever fit the bill?
Yub nub! Ee chop, yub nub! Admit it, you love that song. And in a cinematic travesty, Yub Nub was replaced in the Special Editions with a more tribal-sounding instrumental diddy. It probably makes more sense that Ewoks would play those instruments rather than somehow contort their normally chirpy voices into an operatic-sounding song, but hey... I'm nostalgic about Yub Nub, and nobody ever said that nostalgia makes sense.
When I first started reviewing vintage TMNT toys, one of the first figures for which people requested a review was Metalhead. So by popular demand, here's our favorite robo-turtle! I don't remember much about him from the cartoon, but I definitely remember him as a cool boss from the TMNT Konami arcade game. "I'm going to mangle you green slime balls!" So how does the figure compare with the awesome video game boss?
I usually don't buy vehicles. I suppose I could say that's because they're somewhat expensive, but the main reason is that they take up a whole lot of room and they're impossible to store. The Legacy Millenium Falcon is undeniably awesome, but where the crap would I put that thing? Anyway, I recently won an auction on eBay for Metalhead (review coming soon) and the Toilet Taxi was included in the auction. I only wanted Metalhead, but the auction was cheap and I'm never one to refuse extra toys anyway. Besides, it's certainly weird... and a lot of fun, too!
In my TMNT-induced euphoria, I've been neglecting other great toylines. I've done so many Turtles reviews (and more to come, I assure you) that if I'm not careful, I'll have to rename this site "Dimension X". But I'm just as passionate about other toylines, especially the 90's Playmates Star Trek line. So let's jump-start the Trek reviews with Lieutenant Junior Grade Worf, straight from Season 1 of Star Trek: The Next Generation!
The anthropomorphic animal theme ran rampant in the TMNT property (which I suppose is understandable given the main characters are mutant animals themselves). It seemed like every readily recognizable animal got its own mutant character, and it was only a matter of time before there was an elephant in the mix. But a simple anthropomorphic elephant wasn't enough for Playmates Toys... something else was needed to amp-up the wackiness. So they made the elephant a witch doctor and dubbed him Doctor El! But is Doctor El's wackiness too wacky? Let's find out!
Avatar is by far the most-hyped movie of the year (and perhaps of many years prior), and with two trailers released online (the teaser and the full trailer), I'm curious to see how people are reacting to what we've seen so far. Do you think it's living up to the hype? Vote now, and read on for last month's results!