Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review: Super7 x Funko Alien Egg Chamber Action Playset

Super7 x Funko Alien Egg Chamber Action PlaysetWe've been doing some talking about "gag figures" lately, and this is sort of a "gag playset." The joke of the Alien Egg Chamber is that a little girl and a little boy are playing with a breeding ground for murderous parasites and seem to be having a great time - and that it looks like something that was a cheap toy in 1979 which is in fact a very expensive toy in 2014/2015. The first release was a heavy resin and sold on-site at Comic-Con last year, the market for which softened quickly and the $100 super-limited item is (at press time) about $120-$130 on eBay. Not being able to get in line at the show, I pre-ordered online (there were credit card problems) during the show, which got me a black box and a plastic base. I would say this is a piece for vintage toy fetishists only, and it's a real curiosity.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Super7 Alien Egg Chamber Action Playset Arriving Now

If you ordered the Super7 Alien Egg Chamber Action Playset, it might be at your house right now.  The black box version was available for pre-order last July and this one is plastic with a cardboard backdrop.  A full review is coming next week, but for now enjoy this notification that I have it and you don't.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Review: Funko Pulp Fiction Mia Wallace ReAction Figure

Funko Pulp Fiction Mia Wallace ReAction FigureThe idea of doing Pulp Fiction action figures is both outlandish and makes perfect sense. Director Quentin Tarintino's oeuvre tends to appeal to a group that also collects action figures. Also, the 1990s were packed with kid toy lines based on R-Rated movies. Mia Wallace makes all kinds of sense as an action figure thanks to her distinctive look and the general appeal of the movie to aging toy collectors. The Kenner 1970s look works well with the look of the movie, so if you're into this stuff it's a good fit for your toy box.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Review: Funko The Terminator (Tech Noir Jacket) ReAction Figure

Funko The Terminator (Tech Noir Jacket) ReAction FigureI guess one advantage of time-traveling naked guys in the Terminator franchise is it really opens the door to costume changes. The Terminator (Tech Noir Jacket) had 4 different figures in the first wave if you include the skeletons, which shows just how popular the character is and how nifty those costumes were.