Happy Friday the 13th! Baby Jason and Pam Voorhees Figures Revealed

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:09 am


Ki-ki-ki, ma-ma-ma! It's a family reunion that will presumably encourage some horror fan somewhere to create the most twisted Nativity scene imaginable. NECA made Pamela Voorhees once before, but I don't think there has ever been a fully articulated Kid Jason from the original Friday the 13th's shocking twist ending. (Ancient SPOILERS! Oops, too late.)

In my neck of the woods, NECA figures tend to disappear from shelves pretty quickly, so don't waste time having sex or smoking weed if you want to save yourself one of these. He might disappear for good while you're not paying attention, and then haunt you forever.

An International Masculinity Conference Hosted a My Little Pony-Fetish Panel

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Björn Sahlberg

My late great-uncle John, who lived into his nineties, made a career of creating crossword puzzles for The Guardian. It was the newspaper of choice for my English grandparents, and a family tradition. When I hear the name, I think of home-cooked meals, family board games, and Sunday breakfasts full of toast.

Hmm, I wonder what's in The Guardian today? Tum-ti-tum-ti-tum...

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More Lego Simpsons Minifigs! Willie! Comic Book Guy! Professor Frink!

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm


Comic Book Guy looks very strange without the fat torso overlay, and just a belly painted on the regular body. I'm not going to be hyperbolic and call it Worst Design Choice Ever, but it's...lacking. Smithers with Malibu Stacy is a nice touch, and Fallout Boy will undoubtedly be popular with fans of the band (though IS USELESS without Radioactive Man!).

Blind-bagged minifigs are fun - but building sets are what we want. There've been a whopping TWO so far. Time for more.

Speaking of which, wanna see a better picture of the Lego Kwik-E-Mart?

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He-Man's Great-Great-Great-Great Grandma Is One Sexy Toy!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 8:00 am


I may be off by a couple of "great"s - however many it takes to span 500 Eternian years, and considering that Eternia is a smaller planet than Earth, you might expect it to be close...I'm boring you already, aren't I?

Point is, Veena here is the wife of He-Man's ancestor King Grayskull, and also the ancestor of the Sorceress, who's the mother of Teela, which means one of these days He-Man's gonna commit incest. Queen Grayskull is another of the figures available in the 6-figure add-on subscription at Mattycollector.com.

When 500 years old you reach, look as good you will not.

Final Production Image of Firefly Action Figures May Give You Brown Pants

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 10:30 am

Reis O'Brien

Up until now, we've been seeing prototypes and mock-ups, but Funko toy designer Reis O'Brien has shared this image of final production samples, and aside from Mal looking a little stoned, they came out about as well as anyone could have hoped.

In keeping with Firefly tradition, of course, watch the line get canceled before the whole crew can be made. And Funko to spend years thereafter being asked when it'll be revived as a limited-edition set.

Shailene Woodley, Whose Appeal Lies in Not Looking Like Barbie, Gets a Barbie

Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm


I guess this is the girl equivalent of Stan Lee getting a He-Man physique and godly bio in the Masters of the Universe line. Shailene Woodley buffed up to play Tris in the Divergent movies, so of course the Barbie version slims her down again to starvation levels.

As I live with a Barbie collector who is not bothered by unrealistic body images, I can't really claim that this is a problem. I just know that if I worked out to get bigger, I'd be pissed if my toy then became a waif.

Weekend Open Thread: Huggable Venom Edition

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Entertainment Earth

As always remember to be good to each other and HUGGS!

R.K. Stein is at PAX East for us and will be Tweeting pictures throughout the weekend, with a full recap Monday. And now, your Comment of the Week:


Congratulations to another victor in the battle for invisible bragging rights!

NECA Announces Alien: Isolation Figures, Teases Sculpt Development

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 11:39 am


They've been cagey about doing Isolation video game figures in the past, but never ruled it out. Today, NECA officially announced that an Isolation-themed wave of Alien figures is in development, teasing what are presumably bits and pieces of the game's redesigned xenomorph, which will have "new legs & tail & new deco."

At least one of our regular writers needs to brace for even more anxiety...

Okay, so About That Masters of the Universe Battle Cat Image

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm


I've tweaked it a bit to make the colors a bit closer to the toy, but you get the idea.

A week ago, DeVon Franklin Tweeted a new Masters of the Universe movie logo, and now he's shared this image of Battle Cat. I like it, certainly - it's recognizable as Battle Cat but slightly toned-down for a real-world look, and featuring shoulder pads as tribute to the 200x look. I don't blame the many of you who sent it my way.

Here's why I didn't run with it as fast as some others: Franklin is referred to by some sources as Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures, and others as FORMER Senior VP of production. His Twitter bio says nothing about Columbia, and instead focuses on his ministry and faith-based books. His MOTU Tweets have been responses to people, not general Tweets for all followers.

Not to mention the fact that nobody has been cast yet and no film has been shot. There is a director attached in Jeff Wadlow, but he's the latest in a revolving door of them. This is at best concept art, and may well be concept art for a previous iteration. It is cool, but it's hard for me to be excited about it when the movie remains, as it has for years, in development.

Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart? LEGO!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:26 am


I'm delighted that Lego is not done with The Simpsons yet.

Less delighted that it will probably be exclusive to Lego VIP members. On the other hand, making customers pay the extra mark-up jump through an extra hoop to join is exactly the kind of sales tactic Apu would approve of.