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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Review of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Character Guide and World Compendium!!!

Even though this item is not an actual action figure or a toy itself, it is still "TOY-RELATED" in the form of a book. So since it's "toy-related", it deserves a review . I have been excited about this book since it was announced. A guide to every Masters of the Universe character ever. From all canons of the franchise. From the toys, books, cartoons, every single character , place, artifact, etc . is included. The book is scheduled to be online at Amazon.com on May 23,2017 . However I was able to obtain my copy at a local comic book shop for around $ 49.99 . Prices may vary depending on where you purchase .

As you can see everything is in order up to seven chapters . The contents of the book itself lasts up to 698 pages of your reading entertainment, almost 700 pages. The final couple of pages include  advertising the other Dark Horse Masters of the Universe hardcover books .
The section you see above is a very cool bonus, a family tree of the Royal Family of Eternia. It shows up in the book after Grizzlor's profile . Characters from Filmation, Mike Young Productions along with other media such as the mini comics and magazines are included in this section.
Overall I think this character guide is a dream come true for every MOTU fan. It does not matter rather you are a fan of the toys, the cartoons, the comics, you'll love this book. This book can also be used as a guide for anyone who has not completed their MOTU Classics collection . Because every character has pictures of their MOTU classic figure included in their profile. So this is a good way to see if there are any figures or characters that may be missing from your collection. So not only is this book a good read but it is also a great guide for collectors of the MOTU Classic line.
Although this is a great book, it could have been better . The only flaw I have about it is that I was expecting it to be very similar to The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe series. However it is slightly different in some aspects from that series . For example, ( SPOILER ALERTS coming up ) if you want to know how tall every character is and how much everyone weighs, expect to be disappointed because those physical character statistics are not included . Also I wish that there was more details about the powers and skills of characters . For example, don't just tell us that Skeletor has magical powers, tell us what can he do with those powers. Can he shoot fire out of his finger tips, lightning bolts, etc . Give us an example or examples of what his powers can do .
Another flaw is when describing He-Man, it has martial arts as one of his skills however it does not mention what book or cartoon episode where he has displayed martial arts . It does tell you that the martial arts skills are from Filmation, but not what episode and that is what bugs me. Despite these very few flaws this is still a VERY , VERY FUN  BOOK to read and enjoy . YOU HAVE THE POWER to enjoy this book too and I guarantee as a MOTU fan that you will !!!  Although this is a very short review, I can't go into too many details spoiling things for you, so I figured a quick brief rundown is fair enough . So BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL , BUY this book if you're a MOTU fan !!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WWE MATTEL - The Natural Disasters EarthQuake and Typhoon Review !!

Even though these two figures did not come together in a package, as do many of the WWE Mattel tag teams come separately . Typhoon and Earthquake are formerly known as the tag team called the Natural Disasters . The Earthquake figure is mainly a re-paint, as you will see. I purchased both of these figures at a local Walmart for around the $ 19.99 price range . First we'll have a look at Earthquake.




I'm not going to spend too much time reviewing Earthquake in this review because as mentioned he is mainly a repaint of his original action figure which I've already reviewed . As you can see, the only differences other than a new outfit, is that the original has no knee pads whereas the newer Quake does. Plus the accessories they come with. Original Quake came with Jake "the snake" Roberts pet snake and a bag whereas the newer Quake comes with a tag team championship belt . If you missed the review of the original Earthquake figure , here it is in the following link - http://actionfigureimagerytoyreviews.blogspot.com/2015/11/wwe-mattel-earthquake-review.html .
Now on to Typhoon .









The man known as Typhoon also had other aliases .  He was also known as Tugboat and the Shockmaster . Both of the Natural Disaster figures seemed to have been slimmed down just a little bit compared to the actual real life men. However they both look cool and do not share all of the same body parts despite being similar in size . Pay attention when putting both figures side by side and you'll notice that Typhoon's arms are bigger than Earthquake's arms . Now for a look at the two figures together.

Look closely and you'll notice as mentioned that Typhoon has different arms. Different bigger arms. Other than that difference it looks like they share the same other body parts . The only accessory they both come with are the championship belts .
                                                       FINAL   THOUGHTS 

(1)  ARTICULATION - The only points of articulation that seems limited on both of these figures is the up and down head movement . Other than that the rest of the articulation is very good.

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - Both figures stand really well with no balance issues .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  BOTH OF  THESE  FIGURES ? - Just the luxury of having these guys in the collection . I've wanted action figures of these guys ever since the WWE Mattel line started, so to finally have them is somewhat of a dream come true. A terrific successful big man tag team that dominated the other teams with their massive size and strength .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THESE  FIGURES ? - There's nothing to dislike for me .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THESE  FIGURES ? - Make them the actual exact same size as the real life men . The figures seem to be just a little slimmer than the real guys. However I am not bothered by this they still look cool regardless .

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A PERFECT 10 for both !!! Very pleased with both figures.

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - It feels great to finally have one of the biggest ( literally ) tag teams in WWE history in the collection . Not only were they big, strong and tough but were also champions, as the proof is with the figures because of the championship belts.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

No winner for the March 2017 Contest.

Unfortunately no one won the March 2017 Contest . Here's the link to that contest http://actionfigureimagerytoyreviews.blogspot.com/2017/03/march-2017-contest-win-carded-star-wars.html . Below is what was shown for the Trivia.

Below are the answers

Baron Mordo of Marvel Legends and Director Krennic of the Star Wars Black Series. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE IN THE APRIL 2017 CONTEST !!!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

April 2017 Contest !!! Win 10 Dollars !!!

Here's the Trivia for this month . Name the character and toy line these boots belong to.
Deadline for this contest is May 31 , 2017 . GOOD LUCK  TO EVERYONE !!!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Would you like a WWE Mattel figure of The Giant Gonzalez ?

Who remembers this guy? He will make a great action figure because of his size. In real life he was listed at 8 feet tall . So it would be nice for Mattel to make his figure at least 8 inches tall. He would tower over any of the Andre the Giant figures or Big show. The Giant Gonzalez had Harvey Wippleman as his manager .


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Would you like to see a WWE Mattel figure of The Mountie ?

This guy would make a nice figure because of the accessories too and not just the action figure itself. Mattel can give him removable shades, hat and his shock stick. Only question is should the vest be sculpted on or made as a removable cloth item?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Would you like to see a WWE Mattel action figure of Nailz ?

I'm sure a lot of you remember this guy. Big Bossman's adversary . From back in the early 1990s, it would be nice to have a WWE Mattel figure of Nailz . Do you agree ?