Although I never developed enough of an attachment to the original Clawful as a kid to make him one of my favorites, I always thought he was pretty awesome. This new Clawful tugged on those nostalgia strings enough to lure me back to the MOTUC line, even after three lackluster figures in a row. It's been a full eight months since I reviewed a Classics figure, so let's see if time has cleansed my palate enough so that I can assess this figure without the baggage of previous disappointments.
The Facebook concept sounds great: connect with your friends online and share your life with them, no matter how physically distant you are. But in practice Facebook's massive friend-clutter causes it to implode like a gravitational singularity. MAD Magazine covered this pretty well in issue #509 (above), but I'll expand further here. For every real friend I want to keep in contact with, there's also a pseudo-friend who wants to track with me. Do I go the open route and allow any random acquaintance to friend me, or do I lean toward the side of paranoia and selfishly guard my account from those who aren't close friends? There are also people I'd like to "friend" because they're a part of my life but with whom I don't associate in a "friend-like" manner: bosses, parents, in-laws, etc. Everyone's a "friend" on Facebook, whether that person is a friend in real life or not.
Data was one of the most important characters in Next Generation; in fact, it could be argued that Data was even more important than Captain Picard. Not only were there a crapload of Data-centric episodes that dealt with his exploration of humanity, but also Data often played a pivotal part in an episode in some other respect. Turn on any random TNG episode and you'll likely see a malfunctioning Data playing the antagonist (Brothers, Season 4), Data befriending some outcast (Deja Q, Season 3), or Data as the deus ex machina, so to speak, coming to the rescue just in time (The Game, Season 5). Actually, he saved the Enterprise so many times that it's a wonder any starship can avoid destruction without a Soong-type android. Given his popularity on the show, it's understandable that Playmates produced quite a few Data action figures in the 5" scale. Let's take a look, in order of appearance on the show!
I posted the illustrations for the Glyos Mutant up at the Dork Dimension deviantArt site! Click on the images to check them out, and if you'd like to order some of these monstrosities, you can sign up on the Official Mutant Glyos List on the October Toys forums! Only 5 slots left!
It's somewhat of a momentous occasion in the Glyos Universe when Onell Design introduces a new 2.75" body buck, so you might imagine my dorky giddiness when the Glyan made its debut last month! I managed to score a couple basic Glyans, as well as an Axis-upgraded Glyan before they sold out. Let's check them out!
The latest collaboration between TGB Customs and Jason Frailey Studio is this Glyos Mutant! Continuing the Infection concept of Glyos characters evolving into weird and wacky morphologies, this wave depicts an unfortunate Glyos victim evolving into a freaky radioactive mutant! Check him out below!
Despite my love for M.U.S.C.L.E.s, I don't cover the line much here at the Dork Dimension. That's because I've already devoted a lot of time and effort exploring it over at Nathan's M.U.S.C.L.E. Blog. Still, since NMB is an archival site that isn't actively updated and it's been a while since I've written about M.U.S.C.L.E.s, I thought this edition of Then and Now should be devoted to the main villain of the line: Terri-Bull! Or Buffaloman, as you Kinnikuman fans would call him. Let's take a look, then and now!