One of the best things about blogging about geek-related stuff is that occasionally I get muse somewhat misty-eyed on occasion about little plastic men and the comics books that go with them.
Sometimes, it can even be a little melancholy.
Not this time.
Nearly three decades of waiting for the perfect rendition of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returnsin action figure form is about to end. Sure,…
If you’ve been anywhere near a computer for the last few days, you’re probably aware of the unrelenting juggernaut of good news that has been shoved down our collective throats. Six-inch scale Marvel action figures are not only alive, but thriving, and the next year is going to be jam-packed with plenty of poseable plastic pulchritude. Some of it was expected, some were complete surprises, and a…
Hasbro showed off a few new prototypes in their booth Sunday including Thanos, Agent Coulson and Maria Hill. I also grabbed some pics of Dinobots I missed before and snapped a last pic of the AMAZING Black Series Bossk.
The likeness on Coulson looks dead-on to me. With Fury, Coulson and Hill coming soon, I really feel like I need to track down that Black Widow figure to complete my Avengers Legends line-up.
I’m not a fan of the aesthetic of the newer Transformers, but these dinobots sure look like a lot of fun. I remember loving the old Sludge figure back in the day, so Slog hits a nostalgic note.
Finally, I had to take a last pic of the reveal of the show for me, Black Series Bossk. I cannot wait for this figure.SDCC 2014 – Hasbro Sunday Updates Hasbro showed off a few new prototypes in their booth Sunday including Thanos, Agent Coulson and Maria Hill.
There wasn’t a lot of new things that I noticed at Mattel’s booth Sunday, but they did have this Masters of the Universe Classics accessory tease and some interesting Batman items. I also took a closer look at Mister Mxyzptlk. I think I may have to buy that one.
I really have no idea who this sword might belong to. It doesn’t look immediately familiar. It does look to have a thinner handle, so I think it must be for a female figure. Maybe they have decided Peekablue needs some melee weapons, or perhaps Queen Angella will wield this sword against Hunga and her Harpies.
They also had some more small scale Arkham figures out and a few Batman mini-figures painted to match some the more fun Batman costume variations over the years.
I get my Hot Toys and high-end statue fix every year at the Sideshow Collectibles booth. It’s like a museum of really cool pricey toys. The ALIENS Power Loader and Guardians of the Galaxy from Hot Toys are especially impressive.
I was also really impressed with the designs and sculpts of these Court of the Dead statues. The bloody feet of the Valkyrie (the blue woman)look disgusting and cool at the same time.SDCC 2014 – Sideshow Collectibles I get my Hot Toys and high-end statue fix every year at the Sideshow Collectibles booth. It’s like a museum of really cool pricey toys.
How many toy shows can run at the same time? Not enough, in my book. Gimme gimme. Anyway, Wonder Festival is going on right now overseas and wouldn’t you know it, more Star Wars, this time Revoltech style! C-3PO (with a mouse droid!) and R2-D2 are calling my name, but Darth Vader and Stormtrooper are right up there. Also, a teaser for Boba Fett and….ships? The Millennium Falcon and an X-wing? Those have to be minis or something. Right? My wallet scream “RIGHT??”
R2′s extra legs are interesting, not quite sure what’s going on with those yet. Extra hands abound, even 3PO, which makes me happy. Can’t wait to see these painted.Kaiyodo Revoltech Star Wars at Wonder Festival 2014 How many toy shows can run at the same time? Not enough, in my book. Gimme gimme.
I looked at the WETA booth in the hopes of seeing some sort of Hobbit information from Bridge Direct, but there was nothing. They did, however, have the usual boat load of really impressive Tokien related statues and figures.SDCC 2014 Saturday – WETA I looked at the WETA booth in the hopes of seeing some sort of Hobbit information from Bridge Direct, but there was nothing.