Thursday, May 31, 2018

No winner for the April 2018 Contest . Here's the answer .

Unfortunately no one won the April 2018 Contest . Below is what was shown .
Below is the answer 
WWE Mattel Elite Flashback Randy Savage figure. GOOD  LUCK  TO EVERYONE IN THE NEXT CONTEST !!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Give the name oft he figure and the toy line .
You have until June 30, 2018 to come up with the correct answers . GOOD  LUCK  TO  EVERYONE !!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Can the BAF Marvel Legend Sasquatch be turned into a custom Beast-Man ?

Here's something different for the site for a change. Every now and then I'll come up with a post suggesting if a certain figure can be transformed into another character.  Since there are so many customizers out there, posts like this may catch their attention . First up for discussion is the Marvel Legends build-a-figure Sasquatch . I think Sasquatch has the looks for a custom made Beast-Man from the Masters of the Universe franchise. NOT the vintage Beast-Man, but the early 2000s  version of Beast-Man from the revamped Mike Young Productions cartoon of MOTU . Below you can see the similarities .
My BAF Sasquatch is headless at the time of the pic because I do not own it at the moment. So many similarities. With the right paint , along with customizing a MOTU Classic Beast-Man head for the body, I think it can be done.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

WWE MATTEL - Mickie James Review Elite Series 58 !!!

This is my second figure of  Mickie James and is also the second figure of her in the WWE Mattel toy line. The very first Mickie James figure came out several years ago like when the WWE Mattel line first debuted . I purchased this figure at a local Walmart for a discounted price of $ 17.99 . 

 As you can see Mickie has had a successful career as a six-time women's division champion.
 Above Mickie is wearing the only accessory that she comes with . The WWE Women;s Championship belt .
 One of the most difficult things about making action figures is trying to get an accurate height scale. Since in real life she is listed at 5"4 it would seem that the figure would be quite a bit shorter than six inches tall. She should have been just a little over five inches tall, since the six inch scale is like comparing real life measurements. For example - five inches equals five feet , six inches equals six feet, etc .

 I really love this figure . I love her new outfit and how colorful it is, since light blue is one of my favorite colors anyway. Plus it looks great mixed in with the pink trimmings. Love the bell bottom pants, a fashion designed that has been around since the 1960s or 1970s . Now for the comparisons of the newer Mickie James figure to the older one .
 As you can see there looks to be more differences than similarities , and because of this the newer Mickie figure feels like a totally new figure altogether and not just a repaint . Different foot wear, different outfit , plus both figures left hands are different . The newer Mickie's left hand is an open palm. Whereas the older one's left is more of an open fist . As for the similarities , the arms look the same and so does the torso . I'm not sure about the legs, they may be the same but the different pants makes it somewhat difficult to notice .
 Even the faces are different . She almost looks like a totally different person. This is mainly because the older figure is a representation of her when she was younger, and the newer one is a version of her as she ages. The newer one seems to have jowls around her mouth if you look closely, and the older one does not . The newer Mickie is also wearing more makeup, plus it is applied nicely to her face. Also it looks like the older figure's face may have been sculpted by someone , whereas the newer one looks as if her face may have been printed out by a 3D printer rather than sculpted. I say this because the newer figure's face looks more realistic to me .

Also as you can see, not only is the hair different in style but her hair is also a different sculpt and design . The only similarity in the hair is that they're both the same color .
                                                        FINAL  THOUGHTS  
(1) ARTICULATION  LIMITS - No upward head movement and no ab crunch as with all of the female figures of this line .

(2) STANDING  ABILITY -  She stands very well because she is flat footed. No heels on her shoes.

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - Her outfit. I like how colorful it is plus the pink designs in it are a nice work of art . The championship belt is a nice work of art also .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - No dislikes .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE? - Upward head movement, however I'm not bothered by it plus I'm used to the female figures of this line being this way now after all of this time .

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A Perfect 10 despite no upward head movement.

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS -   The first Mickie James figure looks as if she is ready for battle, whereas the newer one almost looks as if she is more ready for a Disco club than a wrestling match. However they both look great !!!

Monday, May 14, 2018

MARVEL LEGENDS - Proxima Midnight Review !!!

Based on her looks in the hit movie " Avengers Infinity War" here is Proxima Midnight, a  member of Thanos ' Black Order Army .  This is also the first and only Marvel Legend figure of Proxima. She was not made by Toybiz. I purchased this figure of Proxima Midnight at a local Walmart for around the $ 19.99 price range .

I love the way her face looks on the packaging drawing above . It looks better than the action figure's face in my opinion . It looks more feminine than the action figure's face .
If you're having trouble seeing the bio it says" A lieutenant of the Black Order, Proxima Midnight serves Thanos in his quest for ultimate power . " That sentence alone tells us that Proxima has high ranking in The Black Order, being a lieutenant .

All of the accessories you see above is what you get with Proxima. As you can see she comes with the torso of the Thanos build-a-figure .

The only thing that I'm NOT 100% satisfied with Proxima is her face . I'm not complaining about the sculpt, however . The facial sculpt is nice. The dark blue smudge on her lips just does not look right in my opinion. Plus is it just me or does the face almost looks masculine . Other than this gripe she is a great action figure .
As you can see Proxima is bigger than the average woman . Since she is an alien from another world she is listed at seven feet tall by Marvel , so it makes since that the figure is around seven inches tall to stay true to the character's height scale .
As you can see the movie version of Proxima has both lots of differences and similarities to the comic book version . The only thing that I like better about the comic version is that she is way more feminine looking than the movie version . It would have been great if Proxima came with a "bonus" comic book head to go along with the default movie head . The movie changed her weapon a lot too . The comic version looks more like a spear, where as  her movie weapon almost resembles a trident.
                                                     FINAL   THOUGHTS   
(1) ARTICULATION   LIMITS  -  only upward head movement is restricted by her hard plastic hair .
(2) STANDING  ABILITY -  She stands well however I think she would stand better if she did not have heels. Even though the heels are even with the rest of her feet, although I think Proxima would stand better if she was one hundred percent flat footed .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THE  FIGURE  ? -  The luxury of not only owning a "first time in the line" figure but also obtaining a  high ranking member of one of the most dangerous villain groups in the Marvel Universe . I also like Proxima's size and her bulkiness, making the figure fun to pose and hold in your hands .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THE  FIGURE ? - The face not looking feminine enough .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? - As already mentioned , a bonus comic book head would have been a nice add on item .

(6) GRADING  SCALE  -  This figure gets a minus for not looking feminine enough in the face, along with the blemish on her lips. So I think a 9.8 out of 10 is a nice score . I would also add the limited upper head movement as a negative, however I'm not bothered by it .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS -  Will the popularity of the Infinity War movie help the sales of the figures ? Remains to be seen .

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day 2018 to all the moms !!!! A look back at a past tribute .

Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there !!!  Today is a look back at a old tribute  based on action figures of female characters that are moms . Here's the link  -  .