SpyMonkey Shields On Sale Today
May 17, 2010

You will recall last month, during our 5th Anniversary "Scoop Week," we showed you the new of the newest accessory coming from SpyMonkey Creations -The Villain’s Shield of Destruction and The Hero’s Shield of Deliverance

Today is the day you can order them.  And, the best news is no matter what happens today on MattyCollector.com, if you order from SpyMonkey Creations they won’t sell out and you’re sure to get your product because they are all custom made to order.

If you need a refresher on what the five different versions available today are you can click here.

If you don’t need any further convincing and just want to order some for yourself then go ahead and click here.

War is coming.  Are you arrmed?As I mentioned last time it’s hard to get a read on what kind of quality these custom made items are until you get one.   I can assure you they are durable and look fantastic, but let’s take a closer look.

These are made of a hard resin.  They will not bend or warp.  They are basically made up of three parts, the grip, the shield and the gem. 

I got a review set of the 5 shields this week so I thought it might be helpful to you to see what they look like  being held by figures.  I have randomly selected five Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics figures, merely for demonstration purposes that I will show you below.   You can put them with any 5-7" figure that you would like as long as they have an open hand to grip them.  

 As I mentioned, I used MOTUC figures for the purpose of this review/feature.  The figure’s grip hold the shields tightly, and will work with just about all figures with an open hand.  I have the first version of Skeletor, the one with the open hand, and the shield will still work with that version as you will see below.

I have a little bit of insight into HOW these are made because I know the guys at SMC and I know that each batch of resin is hand mixed to get the correct colors to to best match costumes/armor and accessories.  They are all made to look metallic, so they look more like a metal shield than a plastic accessory.  Every one of these are hand assembled.  None of the samples I have seen have any bubbles or defects that you often get in hand made resin pieces.  

I’m really happy with the way these turned out.  You can tell a lot of care went into the design, colors and center-pieces of each one of the shields.  I don’t think anyone will be disappointed if they add these to their action figure arsenal.   

But, just seeing a picture of the shield by itself isn’t very helpful so here are some images of figures holding the shields.

Here are my "random selections" of figures and shields:

The Hero’s Shield of Deliverance 

The Hero’s Shield of Deliverance will be available in 2 definitive versions.



The Villain’s Shield of Destruction 

The Villain’s Shield of Destruction will be available in 3 distinct versions.


All five version are available right now to order.  You don’t have to wait until noon or anything like that!

Click here to order any or all of the SpyMonkey Creation Shields.




Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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