Category Archives: Throwback

NECA Comic Con Exclusive TMNT Figures

If you are a fan of the original live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie from 1990 then this post is definitely for you. NECA has revealed their exclusive TMNT figure set for Comic-Con International 2018 and it is awesome! The set includes all four of the turtles (Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael), their weapons from the movie, as well as some other various accessories. NECA had previously released larger versions of these figures which ran about $150 each. However, the figures in this set are only 7 inches tall, fully articulated, and will only set you back $125 for the whole set. In all honesty these are probably the best looking TMNT figures I have ever seen.

WTF Have they done to The ThunderCats???

So apparently there is a reboot of the ThunderCats coming to Cartoon Network and I’m gonna be honest here, it looks just terrible. Obviously this new cartoon series is not meant for fans of the original but rather a newer, younger generation of viewers. However, what they have turned this series into just looks plain insulting. I’m usually not the guy to just write things off completely until I’ve seen them, but Thunder Cats Roar is definitely a show that I will be avoiding like the plague. I think the worst part about it is that the creator of this series claims to be a fan of the original ThunderCats series and some how believes that he is paying homage to it with this new show. 

Bandai Mini Classic Voltron Figure

If you were a kid who grew up in the 80s or just a fan of the popular animated series Voltron then you have to check this out. Bandai has released a new mini-figure for pre-order that actually comes with 5 lions to combine into the defender of the universe Voltron or Beast King GoLion as he is known in Japan. Fully combined this figure stands at only approx. 7.1″ tall, but is still highly pose-able and very detailed. The paint scheme on this figure is nice and bright, and very reminiscent of the original animation. This new Voltron figure is going to be part of Bandai’s Shokugan Mini Pla series which means that the figures will have some die-cast in them.

The Predator Official Trailer and Thoughts

It’s been 8 years since we last saw the Predator in his own movie. Finally after all these years we get another stand alone Predator movie appropriately titled The Predator. I can’t tell you how excited I’ve been for this movie especially knowing that the original screen writer Shane Black signed on to write the script for this movie. We’ve been given movie posters, screen shots, and a trailer teaser but for a big Predator fan like myself all I’ve wanted to see is how he was going to look in this movie. Thankfully I have to say that this new Predator’s armor, weapons and mask look completely bad ass. However as for the movie it’s self, that might be another story.

Red Dead Redemption Official Trailer 3

Definitely one of the games that I am most excited about coming out this year is Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar Games released yet another story trailer for the game today and it looks like it is going to be very intense and a bit different from the original. Obviously this is set to be a prequel to the last one and there was even a familiar scarred up face in this new trailer. That’s right, looks like a younger John Marston will be in Red Dead 2 but it doesn’t really seem like the story centers around him this time. I think at this point my only real complaint is that as good as these story trailers are, I would really like to see some actual game play footage. 

Hasbro Buys The Power Rangers

Hasbro has officially purchased the Power Rangers property from Saban Entertainment. According to reports the cost of the deal is valued at $520 million. That is a whole lot of money but I think that it has gone to some really good and capable hands. Not only did Hasbro acquire the Power Rangers but the deal also included several other brands like; My Pet MonsterPopplesJulius Jr., and Luna Petunia. Hasbro is one of the biggest toy companies in the industry today and I think this could be really good news for toy collectors and Power Rangers fans that want to see a real movie franchise come to life. Below we have posted a statement from Hasbro’s CEO Brian Goldner about the purchase.

Incredibles 2 Official Trailer

It has been 14 long years since the first Incredibles movie was released into theaters. About 2 years back we heard the announcement that Disney and Pixar was in the process of making a sequel. Within the last few months we were able to get some short glimpses and screenshots of the upcoming movie, then finally today Disney graced us with the first official trailer for the Incredibles 2. The sequel picks up directly after the original and right from the beginning the Incredible family still looks and sounds exactly the same. It really feels as if no time has passed and I like that a lot. However, I don’t know if it’s just me but the animation in this trailer looks amazing. It’s reminiscent of the original but much more clean and crisp. 

KB Toy Stores Returning

The sad news of Toys “R” Us closing all of it’s stores in North America was just announced last week. Not only do I have some great memories of going to Toys “R” Us as a kid but I also have some amazing memories of going there as an adult with my son. It’s always been a source of fun and excitement in my life and to see it go really does make me sad. However, there is some good news on the horizon for both toy store fans and the 33,000 employees of Toys R Us about to be laid off. Another former toy store giant is planning to make it’s return to North America. KB Toys has been gone for almost 10 year with the last of their stores closing back in 2009. However, plans are currently in the works to open new stores and help out former employees of the closing Toys R Us stores.