2016
01.03

Package Front

Disclaimer: Obscurity ahead!

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2016
24.02

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Deadpool; love him or hate him, Wade Wilson certainly has made his mark in comics culture. With his ever-growing popularity and a new movie coming out, Diamond Select Toys celebrates ‘The Merc With A Mouth’ with his own wave of Minimates! Today’s review puts Deadpool in a mascot costume with his sidekick/minion, Bob.

Something something, chimichangas? Let’s check it out.

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2016
15.02

Boomer Rictor

Disclaimer: This review contains designs from the 90’s. You have been warned.

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2016
01.02

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“What are we supposed to use?  Harsh language?”

— Private Ricco Frost

One of the frustrating things about many of the toylines based on Aliens is the overall lack of any of the human characters.  The film has quite a rich cast of colorful characters, and only a small handful of them ever made it into plastic form.  Most lines avoided humans all together, and those that didn’t, such as Kenner’s line from the 90s, quickly abandoned the film’s actual characters for characters of their own creation.  Fortunately, through the efforts of DST, the lack of character selection from the film is quickly being resolved.  Today, we’ll be looking at one of my favorite Marines, Pvt Frost, as well as another variant of the titular creature.

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2016
26.01

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“They mostly come at night.  Mostly.”

-Rebecca “Newt” Jordan

Aliens is oft remembered for the Colonial Marines, but they’re just part of the film’s small group of survivors.  One of the most important characters in the movie is Newt, the lone surviving colonist following the initial Xenomorph attack on LV-426.  She’s found her way into the latest wave of Aliens Minimates, alongside a Ripley variant.  Let’s see how this set turned out!

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2016
20.01

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You can’t have the Xenomorphs from Aliens without a few Predators to fight, can you?  Of course not!  Jungle Extraction Dutch and the Battle-Damaged Jungle Predator are the Toys R Us exclusive set from the first series of Predator Minimates two-packs, which were just released back in November. This set has the notoriety of being the only two-pack in the first series not to share either of its figures with the first set of blind-bagged figures.

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2015
29.12

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Coulson lives! Marvel return to walgreens with a wave between waves! Wave 1.5 sees another Spider-Man as well as the first new Agent Coulson since 2011’s Thor assortment. Is this Coulson better than the original, and does this new Spidey warrant a purchase? Let’s find out.

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2015
21.12

NYCC NBX 00

Kidnap the Sandy Claws, lock him up real tight
Throw away the key and then
Turn off all the lights

I figured this would be a fitting week to check out an exclusive set from the New York Comic Con. This set includes three mischief makers from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas; Lock, Shock & Barrel, along with a battle-damaged Jack Skellington. Will they be a holiday treat … read on to find out!

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2015
26.11

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Boy, I’m stuffed! Mmmm, that was tasty, who’s up for seconds/thirds?? Stay Puft looks happy now … and HUGE!! What did he eat; well, more like what didn’t he eat?

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2015
26.11

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~snif~ ~snif~ Have you checked the oven? The turkey’s not burning, is it? Something smells toasted! Perhaps it’s our next stuffed friend; the Toasted Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Vinyl Bank.

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