Unboxed

Unboxed: NECA Ultimate Stripe Gremlin

Whenever I see a gremlin I think of George Burns, especially Stripe. I don’t know why, but I do. Well, Stripe is finally here and he’s definitely a cool little critter. (more…)

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Spoilers: Marvel Collector Corps X-Men Box

I got this month’s Marvel Collector Corps X-Men box the other day, and I still ask myself why I still get them. I am the dream customer for this business model since I always forget to cancel.

Themes are starting to get repeated, and besides the POP!, not much in these boxes excite me anymore. I can only have so many t-shirts, keychains, and socks.

So, if you are still waiting on yours and want to be surprised, stop reading. If you want to see what’s coming or what you missed out on, continue on. (more…)

Unboxed: NECA Ultimate Gremlin

I have been having killer luck lately when it comes to finding NECA goodness in the wild. On my weekly Target visit I found the new Predator wave and just one Ultimate Gremlin hiding behind some T2 figures. I grabbed the gremlin and will have to wait on the Predators, you can only afford so much.

As much as I would like more than one, at $27.99 that’s a tough sell. Especially if you plan on getting Stripe and the GameStop exclusive too. (more…)

Unboxed: NECA Bride of Chucky Ultimate Chucky & Tiffany

In case you haven’t noticed, we are sort of changing our focus to mostly unboxings and actual in hand pictures and reviews.

That said, on to our next half assed review. I missed a few weeks at my local comic shop so I was already bracing for the higher total. Keeping that in mind I tried hard to do anything beside walk in, get my pull box and leave. But of course, the devil popped up on my shoulder and told me to go to check out the NECA section. You know, for market research. (more…)

Unboxed: Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Popeye Action Figure

Popeye has a long history and has always been popular. Ever since his first appearance in 1929, Popeye has been one of the most recognizable pop culture icons. Thanks to him, spinach consumption increased 33% in between 1931-36.

Even though I knew I liked Popeye, this was the figure I never knew I wanted. As popular as he is in print media and marketing, there aren’t too many action figures of him. That’s why it’s refreshing to see companies like Mezco take a crack at it. They not only got a hit, but a home run with this one. For your usual One:12 Collective price you get a really great figure with some pretty cool accessories.

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