Friday, August 21, 2015

NECA Toys 1954 Godzilla Figure Review

NECA TOYS 1954 GODZILLA



I have been waiting with much anticipation (for a loooooooong time) for both the NES Godzilla and 1954 Godzilla by NECA. They are both awesome in different ways, and it is impossible for me to pick one of them over the other. 

A few months ago Steve and I went up to Hillside, NJ to hang out at the NECA Studio with Randy and the rest of the crew. We saw lots of amazing things that day (most of which we can't speak about). When we were walking around the studio I spotted a loose '54 Godzilla. That was my first time seeing it in person, and it was love at first sight. Ever since that moment I have been saying repeatedly how bad I wanted to have it.

That brings me to how I obtained this figure when it's not out yet. Well, sadly, as many of you know my father passed away at the beginning of the month after a courageous eight year battle with Prostate cancer. I worked with my dad so I was lucky enough to see him every day. He wasn't just my dad, or my boss, but my role model and friend. Although, we knew for a long time that this day would come there is no way to really prepare for it. On Sunday, August 2 the time came to say goodbye. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

NECA 25th Anniversary Darkhorse Predator Review

NECA Darkhorse Predator 



"They like the HEAT dammit, the SPORT. Leave 'em be and in two, three weeks they'll be gone.  Mess with them-and god only KNOWS what might happen."

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Loyal Subjects Decepticon Bonecrusher

Constructicon Bonecrusher 



The Loyal Subjects is quickly becoming a company to watch with toy lines that are going to grab every one's attention. Today we are going to look at the Constructicons Bonecrusher figure.  Bonecrusher has a great G1 look to him with nice details that remind you of the toy you probably had as a kid.  One of the first things that came to mind with this figure is I have my devastator in combiner mode, and with these figures I am able to have them in that cool single robot mode look.  He comes with 3 separate pieces to complete his look along with his tech card.  The gun, front Decepticon symbol and the hood of the bulldozer on his back.  


Monday, July 13, 2015

NECA NES Godzilla Figure Review

GODZILLA: MONSTER OF MONSTERS



The NES Godzilla is a figure that we have been patiently anticipating for a looong time. We first laid eyes on this work of art all the way back in September when we were at NECA studios. As soon as we saw this we immediately knew that this was going to be a hit. It is so different from any of the other VGA figures and the paint, pixels, and details are fantastic. Now the game may have sucked, but this figure is AWESOME!

Packaging:

The NES Godzilla comes in the usual window box which is stylized to look like the original NES game packaging. The box is a little bit wider than the ones used for past NECA VGA action figures. The cover art is spot on as usual. When you open up the box the left side has a picture from the main hex grid screen which is where the monsters and levels are in the game. NECA's license with TOHO is very specific and only applies to Godzilla. For that reason, NECA had to improvise with the grid because they are restricted from using any other of the monsters. They did a good job with this despite not having access to the other monsters. The right side of the box is the window with the figure. The top has the health/power bar. There is also a pixelated background behind the figure.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

NECA ALIEN Ripley Jumpsuit Figure Review

Jumpsuit Ripley

This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.

"In space, no one can hear you scream....."

This is the figure that all ALIEN fans have been waiting for for such a long time. It is awesome to know that Randy Falk doesn't give up easily, and that he will aggressively pursue and try all avenues in order to get a figure made. If I were Sigourney Weaver I would be ecstatic about these figures. The sculpt and likeness is amazing. 

Packaging:

Jumpsuit Ripley comes in the standard ALIEN packaging that we are all accustomed to. The front shows the figure with the accompanying accessories and the back shows the other figures that are also available in this wave.