Toy Review: Defenders of the Earth Series 1 by NECA

Toy Review: Defenders of the Earth Series 1 by NECAWhen children of the ’80s discuss their favorite toy lines with tie-in cartoons, Defenders of the Earth isn’t necessarily high on the list. More a cult favorite than anything else, it’s...

Toy Review: Mortal Kombat Yellow Card Series by McFarlane Toys

Toy Review: Mortal Kombat Yellow Card Series by McFarlane ToysThe new Mortal Kombat movie doesn’t have an official toy line. But it arguably doesn’t need one, as many of its designs hew pretty closely to the Mortal Kombat 11 designs,...

Toy Review: The Lord of the Rings Gimli Deluxe Figure by Diamond Select

Toy Review: The Lord of the Rings Gimli Deluxe Figure by Diamond SelectIt’s been a while since action figures based on The Lord of the Rings movies have appeared in toy stores. Back when they did, Toy Biz made a...

Toy Review: Diamond Select Captain Jack Sparrow and The Crow

Toy Review: Diamond Select Captain Jack Sparrow and The CrowOnce upon a time, both Captain Jack Sparrow and The Crow fell under the larger Disney umbrella. That’s no longer the case: Dimension/Miramax catalogue titles went to Paramount. But Diamond Select‘s...

Toy Review: Back to the Future Ultimates Wave 2 by NECA

Toy Review: Back to the Future Ultimates Wave 2 by NECAGreat Scott! Christopher Lloyd’s Dr. Emmett Lathrop Brown finally made it to NECA‘s Back to the Future Ultimates line. Though it’s an unexpected choice for the first screen-accurate figure. A...

Toy Review: McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse Wave 2

Toy Review: McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse Wave 2Because McFarlane Toys‘ DC figures include several sub-themes, it’s hard to judge sometimes what counts as a “wave” and what doesn’t. But for the purposes of this review, the simultaneous release of several...

Toy Review: McFarlane Toys Doom and Mortal Kombat Variant Figures

Toy Review: McFarlane Toys Doom and Mortal Kombat Variant FiguresMcFarlane Toys made the notion of “bloody variants” commonplace some two decades ago. At the time, the notion of toys based on R-rated properties was shocking, and mainstream retailers wouldn’t carry...

Toy Review: McFarlane Toys 2021 Dune Movie Action Figures

Toy Review: McFarlane Toys 2021 Dune Movie Action FiguresArrakis. Dune. Desert planet. Sci-fi fans know these words well, but they haven’t always translated to the screen. David Lynch’s 1984 movie, while featuring memorable visuals, never caught on beyond a cult...

Toy Review: Diamond Select 7-Inch Star Wars Figures Wave 1

Toy Review: Diamond Select 7-Inch Star Wars Figures Wave 1In Diamond Select‘s initial press release announcing 7-inch Star Wars figures, they stated that fans had been clamoring for figures in this scale for a while. Hard to know just how...