Space marines have appeared in sci-fi since the beginning of the genre, and they range from bad guys to serious badasses. These characters strive and survive in movie classics such as Starship Troopers, Stargate, Avatar, Battlestar Galactica, and more. Space marines have also starred in video game franchises such as Doom, Starcraft, and my personal favorite, … [Read more...] about Space marines in pop culture
Alien Day was earlier this week, and I feel a little dated by posting this article a couple of days later, but what else was i going to post for "X?" The Xenomorph is the cuddly "big bad" from the Alien movie series, who has a penchant for killing space marines and pretty much any other human who happens to cross its path. The wildly stylistic character comes from the … [Read more...] about X is for Xenomorph
Last week, Neca surprised everyone by releasing 7" action figures of the Heath Ledger Joker, Adam West Batman, and Christopher Reeve Superman, and the collecting community understandably lost their shit, myself included. These figures had been released previously as large, 1/4-scale figures, but Christmas came early when Neca shrunk them down to shelf-friendly 1/12 scale. Now, … [Read more...] about Neca’s Heath Ledger Joker figure
The new Ultimate Terminator 2 T-800 figure from NECA raises the bar significantly for action figure collectors. This figure comes with three heads that you can easily swap onto the figure, and an arsenal of different weapons. This sort of customization has been around for a while with the larger 12" scale figures from Hot Toys and others, but having this sort of customization … [Read more...] about Terminator 2 Ultimate T-800 figure from NECA
I celebrated my birthday recently and as the big day neared, my wife asked me what I wanted for my present. Not missing a beat, I immediately texted her this link. Her response: "Really, that's what you want?" Now dear reader, you have to understand that my lovely bride of 20+ years is tolerant of my collecting passions, but is not one to encourage or contribute to the … [Read more...] about Happy birthday to me — Planet of the Apes Lawgiver statue
This post has been simmering for a long time. Back in November, I purchased this huge 1/4 scale Batman figure from Big Bad Toy Store as soon as it went on sale. When I opened the box, I was ecstatic! The Adam West likeness is incredible, and the figure stands at over 18" tall -- this is a beast. I laboriously freed Batman from his cardboard confines by untwisting multiple wire … [Read more...] about KRAAACK! — NECA 1/4 scale 1966 Batman
I couldn't resist this awesome Neca Alien body knocker at the toy store yesterday. My wife was thrilled to find him stuck to the dashboard of our minivan this morning while taking the kids to school. When she returned, it didn't take too much effort for me to remove all the duct tape residue once I found the bottle of Goo Gone. sigh. … [Read more...] about My new copilot has already been grounded
It's cold. If you're living in the lower 48, you can probably relate. Our local schools were closed today because they couldn't get the buses to start. Despite the frigid temperatures, I braved the elements and went to Toys R Us. While standing in the NECA aisle, the power went out due to the cold. Have you ever been in a store when the power goes out? It's happened to … [Read more...] about The lights came on and there he was… Batman!