It’s finally happening, Videovores! The release date for the VIDEO VIOLENCE DIEHARD VIDEOVORE EDITION has been confirmed!! On Friday, September 20th at Forbidden Planet in Manhattan, NY we’ll be kicking off the release of this highly anticipated slab of video vindication brought to you by Camp Motion Pictures and LUNCHMEAT! I’ll be in attendance along with artists Earl Kess and Mike Parsons and, yes, director Gary P. Cohen will be hanging out, as well, signing all the diehard editions he can! DIG IT! Plus, there’ll be VIDEO VIOLENCE trivia for prizes and a bunch of groovy giveaways to appease your analog addicted needs! It’s gonna be Party Time Excellent, indeed! And if you can’t make it to the show – DON’T FRET! You can pre-order this edition for just 50 bones (with FREE SHIPPING – just select “Parcel Post”) and it, too, will be signed by Gary! WHOA, YEAH! Just CLICK HERE, and you can secure yours today! And don’t forget to pick your shirt size, mang! DIG IT!
Sometimes sublines just get a bad reputation. Let’s take Power Core Combiners for instance. The line wasn’t well-received by most fans, but you can’t deny that there were some spectacular figures in it, especially towards the end. The Deluxe Marvel Movie figures have a similar reputation, mostly started by the Iron Man 2 figures. They had all sorts of cool gear, but they weren’t well-received because the figures themselves were ugly and overly simplified, and frankly not worth the money. Thankfully, it seems as though Hasbro learned their lesson, and the Captain America and Thor Deluxe figures are repaints and new molds. But are they still worth it? Let’s take a look…
I picked up a couple of Frost Giants a few weeks ago because I’m seriously short on Marvel Universe baddies and I don’t have any figures from the new Thor movie, so I figured it was a good opportunity. The Frost Giant mold certainly lives up to his name—he’s pretty tall, standing about two heads taller than the average figure at this scale. They even have some good height on the Marvel Universe Modern Thor, making them a decent adversary for any incarnation of the character at this scale. Continue reading
Like I said back in my Smolder review, the idea of “rescue” vehicles as Decepticons has always appealed to me. As such, Barricade was a “love-at-first-sight” for me when I first saw his prop car for the first Transformers movie. A Decepticon Cop Car? My dreams have come true! Naturally, he was the first deluxe-class figure I picked up from the first movie and was my favorite for quite awhile. Of course, Dark of the Moon has been making me want new versions of characters I already have… so I figured, hey, why not update Barricade, too? Continue reading
Don’t you hate it when Hasbro saves the awesome stuff for last?
I never really had this problem up until a few years ago, with the G.I. Joe movie figures. The last wave—the one with City Strike Snake-Eyes and Duke, Jungle Ripcord, etc was IMPOSSIBLE for me to find here (I never even SAW the Desert Viper at regular stores). Some of the figures from the last wave of Revenge of the Fallen never showed up here, either. It’s really just a case of stores being clogged up with so much older crap (LIKE MUDFLAP) that they don’t order new stuff. It sucks, but that’s unfortunately how it is. Remember folks—for each crappy figure you pick up, you bring the stores one step closer to putting out the awesome stuff!
Like I said the reviews for Icepick and Thunderhead, I couldn’t get into Transformers Human Alliance originally because it was all characters I already had. Buying the same character more than once just bores me unless it’s some super-duper upgrade or something. But one of them caught my eye; probably because of how lame his Deluxe figure was. That figure was Jazz. The moment I set eyes on him, I knew I had to have him, because well, we still haven’t gotten a good Deluxe of him and I don’t see that happening anytime soon. Does the Human Alliance figure make a decent substitute? You’re damn right he does, scale be damned.
Ah, licensed alt-modes, how I love thee. I like it when my Transformers turn into actually things, branding and all. The Pontiac Solstice was an odd choice for Jazz, but it’s a nice looking car. I was initially turned off by the silver when his first figures came out and tried to pursue the G1 colored version, but when I never found it, I just settled for the Premium. Like the other HA cars, he has opening doors and a detailed-enough interior. Unfortunately some of the panels have a bit of a hard time staying together in this mode. Continue reading