Unboxed

Unboxed: NECA Splinter, Shredder, & Foot Soldier TMNT Movie Figures

To say the live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is one of my all-time favorites is an understatement.  By 1990 the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were by far my favorite franchise and I was all about turtles at the time.   I had a TMNT themed birthday party, nothing but turtle Christmas, and the movie was one of the few times I remember seeing my Dad in a movie theatre.  But for whatever reason, I had a ton of cartoon based action figures but never bothered for the live action versions.  Of course, that all changed a couple of years ago when I saw NECA was releasing a line of movie figures.  Until recently, Playmates was the sole maker of TMNT figures.  The only reason I think NECA (and others) got any sliver of the license is that fact that any TMNT figure they release is some sort of store or con exclusive.  NECA always does their best to get things to as many people as possible.  That said, some of these figures are harder to come by than others.  What I have learned is patience is key.

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Unboxed: NECA Bob Ross 8 Inch Clothed Action Figure

It is hard to argue that Bob Ross is a pop culture icon.  In a perfect example of “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”, Bob Ross has become more of a celebrity after his death then when he was alive.  As a younger kid, I was introduced to The Joy of Painting on PBS at my grandparent’s house.  It was him and Mark Kistler’s Secret City that helped me realize my love for art and drawing.  His calm kind demeanor was like watching Mr. Rogers with a paint brush.  Unfortunately, after battling Lymphoma Bob Ross passed away in 1995.  However, in recent years, there as seemed to be a Bob Ross renaissance.  His likeness has been popping up on everything from the obvious paint sets to the odd, but cool, Bob Ross Chia Pet.  Even the ever popular Deadpool sometimes cosplays as him.  NECA, as always, seemed to read fan’s minds and decided to add a Bob Ross figure to their 8-inch clothed line.  After he was revealed, he quickly became the figure I never knew I needed. (more…)

Unboxed: Medicom Joker Cop Version

I am a big fan of Medicom’s MAFEX line of figures for the Dark Knight trilogy. When the Cop version of the Joker dropped down to $30 at Entertainment Earth I quickly scooped one up.  Lately, Medicom has been inching the prices up on newer figures making the decision to add certain figures a little harder.  This was one of those figures. I would have never see myself getting the cop version on its own.  Why would someone want the cop version of the Joker that appears on the screen for less than a minute?  Or a regular Bruce Wayne with a recycled Harvey Dent body? Well it’s because Medicom has been adding accessories for previous figures in later ones to make them more appealing to collectors.  So, in this particular case, I was after the cop version for the alternate arms and head for my previously purchased Joker figure.

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Unboxed: NECA Halloween 2 Ultimate Michael Myers

It’s been a busy few weeks so it has been awhile since we have done an unboxing of any sort. It’s not like we have been doing them often to begin with.

Our latest find was NECA’s Halloween 2 Ultimate Michael Myers (on Halloween too). Halloween 2 is solid sequel to the 1978 original which had Michael again going after Laurie, except this time in a hospital. (more…)

Unboxed: NECA Aliens Power Loader P-5000 Deluxe

If you have seen Aliens you are more then familiar with the Power Loader.  Fictionally built by real life Caterpillar in the movie, Ripley impresses the men with her ability to drive one. Spoiler warning, she later uses those skills to ultimately defeat the Queen Xenomorph in the climatic final battle. (more…)