Sunday, August 31, 2014

AUGUST 2014 CONTEST !!! WIN a Mattel DC Universe Young Justice Superboy figure !!!

Win this carded ( MIB ) Mint in Box 3.75 inch scaled Superboy figure . The figure comes with a diorama collect and connect piece of the Hall of Justice . The following are pics of the figure that you can win .

The Hall of Justice piece is visible behind the figure in the third pic . He also comes with what looks like a muffler to a car as an accessory . Now here is the TRIVIA  QUESTION ................
This month's Trivia Question is looking for four answers . ( 1 ) Name of the company ( 2) Name of the toy line ( 3 ) Name of the figure with the black robe ( 4 ) Name of the figure with the purple and gold robe . Also match the robe to the correct figure .
You have until September 30, 2014 to come up with the correct answer . As always the FIRST correct answer is the winner . Good luck to you all !!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS gets the Green Light for a go in 2015 !!!

In continuation of the earlier post trying to get more subscribers to the 2015 subscription, this is a celebration post letting everyone know we fans made the 2015 subscription happen. Head on over to to join the happy fans there . Even better news, what we saw at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con is not it. More new figures are to be revealed later that all of us subscribers will be getting .

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Game of Thrones Legacy Collection Series One- THE HOUND REVIEW !!!

I purchased this Hound figure at a local Walgreens store . I'm not a fan of the show but the action figures look very neat looking and have nice articulation . While you hold this Hound figure in your hands while it is still in the packaging, the figure itself looks very tall in the packaging .However when you remove him he's right around six inches tall . In other words, while in the packaging he looks as if he's seven inches tall, but when removed he looks shorter, it least it seems that way too me .

The Hound comes packaged  with two swords and a wolf like helmet , along with an extra sword holder as accessories . While the swords look like they may be the same in the packaging, they are not . If you pay close attention, you can see the differences in the two swords, which are the shape of the handles. Also one has a circular shape at the bottom of the handle and the other sword has a more oval shape at the lower end. With the wolf like helmet, you can partially open and close the mouth .
The sword with the less rounded shape at the handle is the one that's on the figure's back when you remove it from the packaging, whereas the other sword is the one roaming freely inside . When you remove the swords from either sheath, they both make a cool sounding realistic sound effect . You will hear the sound effect of cold hard steel being removed from a sheath, just like real life. I think this is a very neat feature. Make sure that you're not surrounded by a lot of noise so that you can hear it.
On a negative note, the sword with the rounded circle at the handle's end does not fit well in either of the Hound's hands . You may have to pry his fingers open to make him hold this particular sword with either hand. It is very extremely difficult to get him to hold this particular sword. Good luck in trying.

As you can see the sword with the less rounded handle easily fits into his hand . The helmet is a soft rubbery plastic that requires a little bit of prying to put over his head. As for the visual look of the figure's face, I'm not sure if this just applies to my copy of the Hound or all of the Hound figures. If you look closely at the pic below, you can see what looks like hair or peach fuzz on his neck. Or is it a mistake made in the paint application ? You decide below.
Peach fuzz on his neck or a painting error ? What do you think ? If it's meant to be peach fuzz / hair, then kudos to Funko for adding a realistic feature to this action figure. Kudos to them for being creative. If it's a painting error, we can still imagine it as peach fuzz, and just pretend that this guy does not like to shave, lol .
Also, this toy line reminds me of Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia . The Hound himself especially looks as if he could belong to either one of those franchises. As a matter of fact, the Hound reminds me of the six inch scaled Telmarine Soldier figure from the Chronicles of Narnia . Lots of similarities  visually between these two figures, armor , chain mail , helmets ,etc. Judge for yourself in the comparison pics below .

                                                  FINAL  THOUGHTS 
( 1 ) ARTICULATION - Excellent articulation . Only drawback in my opinion his that his head does not look upward .
( 2 ) STANDING  ABILITY - When you put him in a proper standing stance there are no balance issues.
( 3 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? The wolf helmet, both of his swords and sheaths, the sound effects of removing the swords from the sheaths, the visual realistic look of the armor and chain mail almost looks like real steel instead of plastic .
( 4 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? There is nothing that I dislike about this figure.
( 5 ) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? The only flaw in my opinion is that his head can not move upwards, however I am not bothered by this .
( 6 ) GRADING  SCALE - Even though I'm okay with everything about this figure, it still does not get a perfect ten because of the none upward head movement issue. So because of this I give The Hound a 9.8 score on a scale of one to ten . I always use my grading scale for what is missing in a toy , not for what I like or don't like .
( 7 ) FINAL  ANALYSIS - You don't have to be a fan of the television show to love this figure, or to collect this particular line . Speaking of fans, if you have some Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia action figures in your collection , these Game of Thrones figures will look good standing next to them because of the visual similarities. The Hound is a cool figure with nice accessories and is definitely worth adding to your collection .

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


The MOTU Classics 2015 subscription has been reopened for this weekend through this August 25 . If you want you can go to for more details. And for those of you that may need some extra motivation to subscribe, look at who you can possibly get if the sub reaches its goal .
(1) Queen Angella
(2) Multi-Bot
(3) Dragstor
(4) Saurod
(5) More Filmation characters
(6) More New Adventure of He-Man characters
(7) Blast Attack
(8) Squeeze
(9) And many more !!!
This is what I love the most about MOTU Classics . Every aspect of MOTU is represented in this line. Vintage, Princess of Power , The Horde, The Snake Men , Filmation characters, Mike Young Productions characters, Mini comic characters you name it . Every avenue of the MOTU world represented.
So if you want to see all of those figures I mentioned above, then you must subscribe this weekend to make it happen . And you can make it happen by visiting the Matty Collector website at ) If you have a Facebook page you can help me promote this message by clicking the Facebook share button at the bottom of this post . Along with Twitter and other social media also.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Similar to the last post involving MOTU , this post is a collection of ads of action figures from movie franchises . I've scanned all of these out of my old Toyfare magazines for your enjoyment . Just take a look at all of the action figures that have come out over the years based on movies. You may see some toy lines you never knew existed . Also there may be some lines you may have forgotten about altogether, so this post can refresh your memory. ( NOTE ) There are a lot of ads, so give your web browser time to load all of the pictures so that you don't end up receiving a big red x in place of a picture .

There you go . I'm a big action figure fan and collector just like you are, and even I noticed a lot of stuff that I missed out on over the years. It's kind of a 50 / 50 split on my part. By that I mean there's a lot of stuff shown that I already knew about or own but at the same time there's also a lot of stuff I never knew existed until I saw these ads. Also as you can see not only are movie action figures advertised, but also busts and statues. I hope you enjoyed this post . Thank God for advertisements. If not for advertising there would be a whole lot of stuff we never knew existed . Not just toys .