Considering Masters of the Universe Classics is probably the most reviewed toy line on teh internets, you've likely read a bajillion Trap Jaw reviews by now. But what's one more between friends? I had considered giving up entirely on the MOTUC line after being so disappointed by Scareglow. Mattel screwed up that figure by not thinking outside the box and failing to update it sufficiently. So does Trap Jaw fall in the same... er, trap? Let's find out!
My much-anticipated Glyos Custom Corps figure arrived today, and as soon as I ripped open the baggie, I started snapping pictures! I'm still kind of a Glyos noob, but I think the concept behind the Custom Corps is that the figures are unique customs cranked out by Matt and his cronies. Mine happens to be this weird cetacean-looking dude with an ivory head and clear green armor.
Brainwave was a series of alien heads and arm attachments compatible with the Glyos figure series, sculpted by the legendary Godbeast, Marty Hansen! You may remember I designed header cards for this wave, and whenever I do illustration work for a toy line, I request samples. And here they are! From left to right in the photo above is Aquoid, Centoid, and Phoenoid.
Chewbacca has enjoyed a long and diverse action figure evolutionary history, so for this Toy Tribute, we'll analyze Chewie's 3.75" phylogeny. There have been dozens of Chewie figures over the years, but this list shows the 10 figures that are most significant in Chewie's history, each one adding a rung to his evolutionary ladder. Of course, we'll start with the archetypical Chewie:
I'm so impressed with Diamond Select's Starship Legends Enterprise D that I want a whole fleet of starships. Okay, maybe I can't afford a fleet, but at least I need the Enterprise refit that was seen in the first 3 Star Trek movies. Fortunately, Diamond Select re-released its The Wrath of Khan 25th Anniversary Enterprise so I don't have to track it down on eBay. Let's run a full diagnostic and check it out!
In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Identity Crisis", Geordi is exposed to an alien parasite on Tarchannen III that transforms him into a weird alien. I was always a fan of creature-features, so this episode was one of my favorites as a kid... especially because the alien into which Geordi transforms was really cool, with glowing veins, freaky eyes, and the ability to make himself invisible, a la Predator. Playmates released a carded figure of Geordi as a Tarchannen III alien, but it warmed the pegs for quite a while. ToyFare then released the same figure as an exclusive in translucent blue plastic a few years later. Does the clear plastic do anything to alleviate the figure's peg warming stigma?
I'm kind of a late-comer when it comes to the Glyos Universe, and ever since I started collecting, I've been drooling over the many sweet colorways of the past in the Glyos Archive. Oh, how I long to get my grimy mitts on those figures, but alas, those waves have long since sold out and all hope is lost. That is, until Onell Design re-released several of its earliest figures from the Glyos Universe! Here we see two of these Glyos Founders: Standard Pheyden and Aves Excellis.
With this month's poll we can finally resolve the age-old debate: Who would win in a duel to the death, Superman or Batman? Sure, Superman has the clear advantage in terms of super powers, but Batman always seems to have some Kryptonite up his sleeve in case Supes goes nuts for whatever reason. Or, do you think they're so evenly matched that they would somehow kill each other at the same time? That might seem absurd, but hey, it happened before when Superman fought Doomsday. Hm... maybe the answer lies in this comic from PassFailStudios.com. Be sure to vote in the poll to your right!