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by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
November 19, 2013
Remember when Mattel sold Japanese Kaiju figures? Had I not held onto a weird blue monster with big ears since childhood I would’ve answered “uhh, no.” Turns out, Mattel did obtain the rights to distribute toys for the popular Japanese company Popy back in the late 70’s. You  do remember Shogun Warriors, right? Same licensing…

 

by Cesar Zamora
November 19, 2013
I stopped at my local Target today and happened upon a new release for the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” figure line by Playmates. This is the second Shredder in the action figure line and if you bought him the first time around this figure would be a considerable upgrade.

 

It’s that time of year ago, fellow collectors! Time where we look back on all of the cool toys we were treated to this past year. While production of domestically-originating toys (Marvel Legends, DCUC, Star Wars, etc.) seems to be in a period of decline, production of higher-end import toys seems to be on the…

 

by Cesar Zamora
November 12, 2013
Like it or not “Man of Steel” is available to own today. In honor of its release I wrote a little list of my Top 5 DC Comics movies over at my personal site. Enjoy! [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWZHzcir9IE[/youtube]    

 

by Cesar Zamora
October 23, 2013
Yesterday the “Toy Story in Space” Playset for Disney Infinity was released, I was very excited for the release but have not been able to play the game. I do have eyes and can appreciate some good figures when I see them. Read on for my thoughts on the Disney Infinity versions of Buzz Lightyear…

 

by Cesar Zamora
October 6, 2013
Yesterday was “Disney Infinity” Day at GameStop as they released their exclusive Jack Skellington figure. Earlier in the week Walmart released their exclusive Woody figure for “Disney Infinity” as well. Today I’ll be taking a look at the both of them. Read on for more pictures and my thoughts…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
October 3, 2013
Recently I was staring at the cool packaging of the Super7 ALIEN ReAction line. As I noted how the ReAction logo pays homage to the original Kenner logo I started to wonder what “Kenner” originally meant. Then it occurred to me that I had no idea where many toy company names came from. Hence, my…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
September 28, 2013
We all have vivid childhood toy memories. One stands out for me. I was out shopping with my mom and we stopped at a store called Bradlees on Rt. 23 in Wayne, NJ. Bradlees was a discount department store. In North Jersey, where I grew up, Bradlees and Jamesway were the predecessors to Target and…

 

by Cesar Zamora
September 24, 2013
Below is a link to my personal website where I blog about movies and stuff. Today’s post is pretty geek related and in celebration of the release of “Iron Man 3” of Blu-ray and DVD, I’ve posted the link here: http://cesarzamora.com/2013/09/24/top-5-marvel-movies/#more-98 Read the list and let me know what you think!

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
September 16, 2013
Fire Arrives to Join the JLI Every year Mattel asks us to blindly sign up for 12 figures of which we usually know 3 or 4. Every year they say they need people who are willing to buy any character in the DC Universe. I think the problem with that is that fans of the DC Universe are fundamentally NOT like…

 

by Cesar Zamora
September 13, 2013
This week I take a look at Shout! Factory’s latest Marvel Knights release: “Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk”! Is it worth the price of admission or should you just read the book instead? More info after the jump…

 

by Jeff Cope
September 6, 2013
Fans of the original Alien, 3-3/4″ action figures in general and vintage toys specifically already know about Super 7 bringing out the never released action figures planned by Kenner back in 1979. Additionally, collectors may have heard the recent announcement that Super 7 is teaming up with powerhouse Funko to not only bring these figures…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
August 26, 2013
Chewgum Warriors. So that’s what he was called. I had pretty much relegated this guy to an old but vivid memory. But some random interweb search turned up an image that stopped me dead in my tracks. At long last, justice was gonna be served.

 

by Cesar Zamora
August 19, 2013
Warning: The following is a review of a handful of “Disney Infinity” figures only, I don’t even own a gaming system so this is not a review of the game. You’ve been warned…

 

by Jeff Cope
August 7, 2013
This past Monday evening I, along with my wife and daughter, had the opportunity to see the 1966 Batman movie on the big screen. We often visit the Kiggins Theatre, which lies across the Columbia River from us in Vancouver, Washington. The Kiggins (or “The Kig”) is a historic theater, first opened in 1935, that…

 

by Jeff Cope
August 6, 2013
Well, it’s subscription time once again in the magical land of Mattycollector for both the DC Signature Series (aka DC Universe Classics) and Masters of the Universe Classics. Both are extensive lines, and both are certainly worthy of continuing on. However, as of this writing things are looking bleak for both subs. MOTUC is doing…

 

Comic-con is one of those events that really is bigger than the sum of its parts.  This year marked my 20th year attending Comic-Con, and my fourth covering the show for AFI.  It’s the one event that I look forward to all year long, it’s really is Christmas in July!  Now that the madness that…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
July 29, 2013
Mini Mates - Marvel Comics When I was at NYCC 2012, one of the most impressive things was the Minimates 10th Anniversary. For those who do not know, Minimates are licensed figures the right scale to go with all your Lego buildings, ships, and play sets.  You see, until recently, Lego did not make licensed figures.  Minimates, distributed most of…

 

by Jeff Cope
July 26, 2013
One of the announcements out of the recently concluded Comic Con that I missed until after the show was over was NECA’s acquisition of the Planet of the Apes license. As I understand it the license covers the classic movies as well as the recent reboot and it’s upcoming sequel. I don’t know if the…

 

by Cesar Zamora
July 24, 2013
Not a bad day for collecting. On the hunt today I found Star Wars Black and new Marvel Universe figures on the shelves. More pics below!

 

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