After last month's super-cool Rodan, I was sure to sign up for the next two kaiju in Revoltech's Sci-Fi line: Anguirus and Gigan! Besides Godzilla himself, Anguirus was my favorite kaiju as a kid, probably because of his passing semblance to my favorite childhood dinosaur, the Ankylosaurus. Gigan was another favorite, arguably the coolest villain of the Showa series. Both monsters are strong candidates for any Godzilla toy line, so let's take a look at their Revoltech incarnations.
When I was a kid, Madballs were the coolest things around. I remember feverishly collecting them, even though they're of dubious utility. They're not really action figures to play with, they're not really balls to toss around... just what do you do with those things? It didn't seem to matter; I was such a fanboy that I even subscribed to that awful Madballs comic produced by Star Comics. And my favorite Madball from the first wave was Skull Face.
For my efforts in creating the Infection Wave 2 triptych, Matt was cool enough to send me a few samples of his new Glyos wave: Henshin Part 2! He sent along not only a blue Cosmic Wave Excellis and red Echo Morph, but also their corresponding Axis Joints.
Klingons were the quintessential villains in the classic Star Trek series but they weren't given any sort of real depth until Next Generation. Worf, the first Klingon main character in a Trek series, was an easy conduit into exploring what the Klingons were and what they represented. The result was a transmogrification of the Klingons from the slimy mustache-twirlers of the Original Series and the brutal warmongers of the early movies into a more nuanced species. I must admit though, my eyes often glazed over during the Klingon Next Generation episodes because they usually dealt with political strife within the Klingon government. Political strife is a tough sell in any science fiction, to which anyone who has seen the Star Wars prequels can attest. Anyway, let's take a gander at the Klingon figures that were available in the Playmates Next Generation line.