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


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!


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. 


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.

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Loyal Subjects: Transformers Laserbeak Review

Decepticon Laserbeak

When we went to Toyfair this past February one of the companies we got to see up close was The Loyal Subjects. They had a lot of great items on display that really caught our eye with a few different lines.  We were finally able to get our hands on some of these very unique figures and they really don't disappoint. I think a lot of collectors are always looking for new things that are unique to add to their collection.  A lot of us just don’t have enough space to buy and put out all of the things we love.  That’s one of the best things about The Loyal Subjects line, that they are detailed, made well, and don't take up a ton of space.  We will be reviewing some of their items over the next week or two to give you a up close look at the amazing collectibles they are putting out.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NECA Alien Ripley Compression Suit Figure Review

Compression Suit Ripley

Alien is a great movie that really started the trend for many Sci-Fi movies to come.  I can remember watching it in the 80's, as a very confused kid with a huge imagination.  At that time I believed something like this existed, just like the Predator.  Not all the movies I watched as a kid gave me this feeling, but Alien surely was one I had nightmares about.  The thought of the unknown is such a curious thing. There are no limitations to the imagniation when watching a movie like this. The compression suits work very well in this movie, and gave a distinct feel to the movie.  Are you ready to put on the suit and find out about Ripley?


The packaging is done well and continues with the Alien(s) theme NECA uses for their figures.  All of the Alien figures from Series 4 are very appealing to look at just in the choose which looks the best.  The alien egg art is always striking when I look at it...that feeling of what if I was wearing the compression suit and walking around these eggs, no thanks!  


The Compression Suit Ripley has very nice paint apps and sculpt to the figure.  The compression suits are all similar with Kane, Ripley and Dallas with nice color variation that brings you right into the movie.  Ripley's suit is mostly white with some nice highlights of grey and off white to give it more dimension and detail.  She also has the marking on the suit just like in the movie to keep that authentic look.  She moves well with ease and has a very nice face sculpt that NECA should be proud of!


Ripley comes with helmet, gun with 2 different muzzle tips on it just like in the's your choice.  The head needs to be removed in order to get the helmet on Ripley.  I tried a few different ways to put the helmet on with no luck and didn't want to break any pieces forcing it on.  The best thing to do is pull her head off and then place the helmet pieces and head back on.   This was a very simple process that will keep you from damaging your figure. Let's not forget the awesome Jonesy the cat, which is a great sculpt itself. 


Alien is a classic movie which was an absolute must to have figures created for it.  NECA has really brought all of this to life with 4 figures (2 Ripley's) and the Big Chap to recreate all of that horror and suspense the movie brings.  The figure poses well and stands out next to a lot of my other figures. I really think all 3 figures from series 4 are terrific figures that are made well with no real issues that I have experienced.  One can only wonder what wonderful Aliens things NECA has in store for us in the future! 

Sample Provided by NECA Toys

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