Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sights from my toy room!

I thought it might be fun to go and snap some rando shots of my toy collection and post them here. I might keep doing these, as I often get new things and change my displays. At any rate, enjoy the photos!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A sneak peek at the next MOTU Classics figures

I came home late last night to a nice surprise sitting on my porch. It was full of the latest review samples from Mattel! Included were several new Masters of the Universe Classics figures. I was quite shocked to see more than just Bow in there!

My computer has been giving me some issues tonight, so I haven't been able to get the editing done I was hoping to. I did spend the time I was off my computer getting all of my filming done, however. So until I am able to get the review videos done and uploaded, here are a few sneak peek photos I snapped.

I am absolutely in love with that Cosmic Key! It's damn sexy! I award this best accessory in the line so far. Ranked even higher than Scare Glow's key.

Expect to start seeing these videos pop up tomorrow evening on and!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

An idea for Mosquitor's "blood" in Classics

I've had a few days to stew over the realization that when Mosquitor is released in Masters of the Universe Classics, he won't have any liquid in his chest. While I still think that sucks, I've been talking with folks about possible ideas that would work instead. One of the most popular ideas seems to be a clear red resin complete with air bubbles inside his chest, so that it looks like liquid. I do really like this idea, and I would deem this acceptable if this is the route that Mattel goes.

But as I was thinking, another idea suddenly struck me. An idea that I really like. And who gave me this idea?

This guy.

Mutagen Man from the classic TMNT toy line is among my favorites. He features a hollow, translucent body filled with organs that you could fill with your own water! If a similar method was used for the new Mosquitor, I think it would actually look very cool! Just give us a removable, translucent red chest cavity that we can fill with our own water if we want to. This way if we wish to do so, we can still display our figure with a real liquid inside!

Do it, Mattel! You know it's a good idea!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hangin' in Glyos Heaven!

Over the past couple of weeks, I have received several packages containing some awesome new toys utilizing the amazing Glyos system of design! Among them is stuff from Callgrim, The Four Horsemen, SpyMonkey, and Onell Design!

With so many awesome figures, I definitely need to do something with them, as far as videos go. So I think I'm going to spend several weeks making some short videos checking out each of the cool items I received! Maybe February will be Glyos-Mania on! What do you think?
All I know for sure is that I can't wait to get all of these opened up and play with them!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mosquitor won't have blood-feature when he is released in MOTU Classics...

We just got our most recent Ask Matty answers from Mattel over at When I read their answer to question #2, I felt my heart break a little.

2) If you guys ever do the MOTU characters Slush-head & Mosquitor for the Classics line (which Im quite certain you will do the latter at some point) , do you think it's possible that these figures still have their "inner liquid" feature, and if so, are you concerned about possible leakage?

It is very doubtful they will have water in them. More realistically they will be handled like Battle Armor figures with swappable plates.

No liquid at all? That is a serious disappointment for me.

As most of you are well aware, Mosquitor is my absolute favorite MOTU figure. As a kid, he was the figure I always carried around with me, and it was that awesome blood pumping action feature that made him so appealing. I have been dying to see this guy get the Classics treatment. I always feared that the chances of him having this action feature were slim to none. But after seeing Roboto get his rotating gears, new hope was found.

But no we get this announcement. *sigh* Don't get me wrong, Ill be happy just to get Mosquitor in the line. But the lack of real liquid in his chest cavity is always going to be a bit of a disappointment for me.

So what do you think? How do you think Mattel should handle Mosquitor sans real liquid?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ten Playsets I'd Like To Add To My Collection

I've really been into grabbing playsets for my collection this past year or so. I really like having backdrops for displaying my figures. The problem is that I don't have the room to display these huge hunks of plastic. But that hasn't stopped me yet.

Playsets are a bit of a lost art these days. You just don't see the same large, exciting fortresses and bases any more. I think that is part of their charm for me.

So, here is a list of ten playsets that I really want to add to my collection, in no particular order.

Crystar Crystal Castle

Everything from the Crystar line is just so cool. It's no secret that I have a bit of a thing for translucent action figures, so how could I not love this line? I have a few of the figures, and hope to get more, but what I really want is the Crystal Castle! It's one giant hunk of translucent blue plastic in the shape of a castle! The problem is that these are pretty hard to find, like the figures themselves. And when they do show up on the 'bay, they usually get pretty pricey. One of these days...