RetrowareTV.com is the first website that I produced videos for exclusively, as they were huge supporters of my video game-themed action figure series From Pixels to Plastic. I’ve become great friends with the folks over there over the past 4 years, and was thrilled when they asked me to be part of their new project: The Video Game Years.
“The Video Game Years are here! The exclusive RetrowareTV.com show that examines the history, culture, and the oddities of video game history will have you learning, laughing, and scratching your head as we examine all that transpired in our favorite hobby’s past.”
Nerd Rage Toys will be at the Boston Comic Con! Thats right folks, we will be at the Boston Comic Con this weekend, April 21st-22nd. Stop by and check us out! We will have some amazing deals going on, including items not available at nerdragetoys.com.
We have a giant “bargain bin” filled to the brim with GI Joes, Ninja Turtles, He-Man, and more! Everything in the bin is $2. There will also be a raffle for a $50 nerdragetoys.com gift certificate.
With that being said, nerdragetoys.com will have a very limited inventory available that weekend, as all of our items will be at the Con. Pre-orders, and Gift Certificates will still be available for purchase, as well as personal account access. Nerdragetoys.com will be back in full swing Monday, April 23rd.
Since the Stinkor reviews have hit the net this past week, many fans have started to notice something a little “off” about him. While Stinkor has newly sculpted forearms combining the furry sculpt with the Skeletor “fins,” the fins do seem to be reversed.
On Skeletor, Mer-Man, and other figures who have the finned forearms, the fins always pointed more outwards. Stinkor’s point more inward. Because of this, fans were starting to wonder if this was another incident of Mattel accidentally swapping parts at the factory, similar to what we saw with the shoulders on Roboto and King Hsss.
While many fans have agreed that it doesn’t seem to be as noticeable on Stinkor, it was still becoming a question that was lingering. So I went straight to the source to see if I could figure out if the forearms are reversed or not. I asked Scott “Toyguru” Neitlich for a comment.
From Scott: “I checked with design and it actually was not a mistake but a deliberate way to differentiate Stinkor due to the heavy use of shared parts. Design discussed as a team and found that you could swap the gloves to create a slightly different look. They wanted to give Stinkor something extra since he is basically Mer-Man’s head on Beastman’s body and Mekaneck’s armor (even though we haven’t done Mek yet but you know what I mean!~). Much like painting Sorceress’ wings blue this was one way of making the toy pop a bit and be different on shelf. For reference, we also did this on BG Evil Lynn to much success!”
So there you go. Official word from Mattel is that they are reversed, but it was done intentionally by design.
My very talented friend Joe Amaro has sent along some work in progress shots of his upcoming fan project that he is calling the Mystic Hammer!
From Joe: “It’s coming out great, a little more cleaning then it’s time to cast and paint. The size is almost 5″ tall…it’s massive…perfect for 12” figures!
Once I’m finished cleaning I’ll post pictures of the hammer with some figures to show the size and scale. You can see in the images below that the top part will be hollow. This is so that it’s not too heavy which will allow for some awesome posing.
I’m thinking it should be ready for sale in the coming weeks. The price will $15.00 plus shipping. There will be a very limited quantity made as this is not mass produced.”
I am a huge fan of Joe’s work, and personally I’m very excited for this! I’ll definitely be sure to keep you all posted as updates come in. But if you guys want to check out Joe’s work for yourself (as you should!), you can follow him at his blog.
My good friends from Pop Culture Network are at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend (lucky!), and have been reporting on the latest toy and comic news! Check out this video where they reflect on some of the cool stuff they were able to find out!
Make sure you all visit Pop Culture Network for more C2E2 coverage, and for a daily dose of awesome content!
It’s my own little piece of the internet. A place I can call my own. And a place where you are more than welcome to visit any time! Come on in, have a drink, and watch a review!
My goal with this site was to put together a one-stop shop to find my latest video reviews and share my love and passion for collecting toys with the world! I’ve already posted a lot of my back catalog, so you should be able to easily find any of my Masters of the Universe Classics reviews, episodes of From Pixels to Plastic, reviews on ThunderCats, Voltron, Kotobukiya, and much more!
Plus, all of my latest reviews and videos will be posted here going forward! I’ve done my best to make it easy to locate exactly what you’re looking for. So check the categories or “Featured Videos” sections to the right, or use the handy “Search” function! And if you’d like to see a full listing of every review I have available on this site, check out the Toy Review Index up top!
It’s also very easy to share anything on this site via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc! I highly encourage you to do so! Help spread the word!
Aside from my toy reviews, I’ll also be using this space to post my thoughts on some of the latest news and info coming from the world of toys and collecting!
Discussion is encouraged, so please post your comments! I’ll always be here to chat back!
I think that pretty much sums it all up! So once again I say WELCOME! And thanks for joining me on this new venture! I’m very excited to share my work and my thoughts with each of you!
My good friend James Eatock, creator of Cereal Geek Magazine, is asking for your help in determining the cover of the 2nd printing of his amazing Unofficial Cartoon Guide to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe!
News has broken this past week through various Ask Matty answers across the net that Mattel has cancelled both the 4″ and 6″ Young Justice toy lines. While this is sad news for many knowing that they will now be unable to complete the main team in 6″ form, it’s not much of a surprise. The 6″ scale figures are quite expensive, and seem to be clogging store shelves as a result. The 4″ scale figures also don’t seem to be moving very well.
You may have heard that the time is nearing for the end of the Young Justice toy line. While we’re as bummed as you are, we want to be sure you know this doesn’t in any way mean the end of DC toys from Mattel. In fact, it’s quite the opposite!
Next month kicks off not one, but two new lines: our DC Universe Club Infinite Earths subscription service dedicated to true collector characters you won’t find at retail. The first shipment goes out in May and features an all-new 6” Golden Age The Flash figure. If you missed out on this awesome subscription, a limited quantity will also be available at MattyCollector.com on May 15th at 9am PT. Then, in late May, head to your local retailer and you’ll find The Dark Knight Rises, a kid-targeted Batman™ line. And for 2013, we’re planning an innovative collector-aimed line coming to retail stores.
Keep your eye on this spot and we’ll have more details as they’re available. Our partnership with DC is stronger than ever and we couldn’t be more excited for all the amazing new collector and kid toys to come!
What exactly does this mean? I guess time will tell. Mattel is obviously trying for a little bit of damage control by telling us about all of their other upcoming lines. But with DC All-Stars already getting canned before it’s release, and DCUC moving to MattyCollector.com (and just barely, for that matter), one has to wonder if this is the beginning of the end for Mattel’s 6″ scale DCUC-style figures.