SDCC was months ago, and the exclusives have come and gone, but a friend of mine had a spare Jinx he was looking to get rid of so I scooped her up as she was the only SDCC 12 Joe Exclusive I didn’t have. My love of Jinx goes back to her appearance in GI Joe the Movie (the animated film) where she was Falcons love interest and one unlucky chick. The character of Jinx has (much like most Joes) changed and evolved throughout the years into what we have today. Let’s take a look at Jinx. Continue reading →
After all the really great announcements during SDCC regarding MOTUC, my spirits were high for my favorite line. Having been slightly on the fence about signing up for another sub next year, seeing figures like Filmation Randor, Rattlor, and Ram Man made any small doubts I had vanish. Things were looking good on Eternia for a change, and then they dropped the bomb on us. Continue reading →
Today’s review is Battle Armor Faker, who originally came in a DCU vs. MOTU Toys R Us exclusive two pack with Bizarro at last years comic con and online at TRU.com. I have long since jumped ship on DCUC, so the Bizarro is in the hands of another collector someplace. Lets take a look at Battle Armor Faker. Continue reading →
As a kid I can recall always wanting a Queen Marlena figure. She was a pivotal character in the Filmation series but since she was a creation of Filmation, not Mattel, she never saw a release. While that didn’t stop Mattel from making other Filmation characters into figures, Queen Marlena just wasn’t too high on the list. Then again, King Randor wasn’t either, most likely the only reason we saw a Randor release was the fact that he was a “low cost solution” figure released at the tail end of the line when they were looking to rush figures to the market. Queen Marlena, like Sorceress would have required extensive tooling. I don’t think they would have fooled anyone by sticking a new head on top of a Teela/Evil Lyn’s body.
Fast forward to Summer of 2011 and fans finally got their shot at a Queen Marlena figure. So was the wait worth it? Lets find out!
It’s hard to believe it’s already been three years since He-Ro was released!
He-Ro was to be part of the ill-fated Powers of Grayskull line, an idea to expand MOTU, which never really took off. The figure appeared in product catalogues and for a long while was only known to a small few, eating away at them as it was a mere glimpse at what could have been quite an awesome spin-off line.