Gone, But Not Forgotten: Part 4 – 1985

Before I get into the pictures of Part 4, I want to share a little story.  Recognizing that nostalgia is a powerful drug, I would argue that 1985 was the high-water mark of GI Joe.  Not that I didn’t love additions to the lore that came before or followed in subsequent years, but 1985 was…

Toyworld Constructor – Box Set Review

While the number of choices for a Masterpiece size/style Devastator seems to grow with each passing week, my previous experience with 3P combiners was less than stellar.  Bot’s like TFC’s Hercules and Uranos didn’t have the look or quality of a masterpiece team, and Fansprojects Intimidator was a fiddly nightmare.  I had come to the…

Star Wars: 6″ Black Series Landspeeder

When we heard that Hasbro was giving us a 6″ scale Landspeeder, it was hard not to be excited.  This is the perfect size vehicle for this scale, as compared to the all-too-large for a display collection TIE Fighter that came out previously.  It will fit on the shelf and look good without being an…

Articulated Icons – 6″ Feudal Series

When I learned of The Fwoosh’s attempt to make their own line of Marvel Legends-esque figures, I was intrigued.  This was quite an undertaking that had the potential to be great or a spectacular mess.  They wisely made the figures distinct and tried to build their own mythology, yet simultaneously made the figures modular and…

Revoltech Transformers – Wheeljack

Continuing the revoltech G1 love, Wheeljack proved to be exceptionally difficult to make in revo form, as his proportions in the cartoon shift substantially from what a real car would.  His chest and feet become car parts that are completely different scale from his legs/shins.  I ended up casting parts from two different sizes of…

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Part 3 – 1984

1984 was one of the best years for toys in the history of time.  GIJoe 3-3/4″ was really hitting it’s stride, G1 Transformers were introduced, and all was right with the world.  These are my (former) Joes.  You can find Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.  Let the nostalgia wash over you 😉

Knocked-Up Sideswipe 1:18th Comparison

Last week, I posted a gallery of oversized Masterpiece Transformers, but they were all in bot-mode.  Given that KU Sideswipe is 1:18th scale, perfect for all of your 4″ action figures, I wanted to post some pics of him in Countach form with some other 1:18 diecast cars. Below are pics with a cheap Bburago…

G.I. Joe – Mega Bloks: MP Joes

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m mildly smitten with Mega Bloks figures customized as GIJoe characters.  Their size, range of motion, details, gear, and overall fun-factor absolutely dwarfs that of LEGO and Kre-O minifigures.  I’ve created my own Joes and Cobras you can find here and here.  I’ve also had a go at some…

Revoltech Spider-Man

Last week I received a box from Japan, my first revoltech figure in the 6″ scale, Revoltech Amazing Yamaguchi Spider-Man.  While this isn’t a full-blown review, I wanted to take some pictures that really show off the finer points of this figure.  He has joints galore, lots of extra interchangeable hands, different webbing effects, and even…

Revoltech Transformers – Springer

Deviating from my previous work on Season 1 characters in revoltech form, I decided that the official Hot Rod and Ultra Magnus figures needed some reinforcements.  This was my very first attempt to sculpt or shape anything harder than mild curvature, and at such a small scale, it was challenging.  Making that helmet from nothing…