Hot Toys VGM 32 Spider-Man (Spider-Punk Suit) Sixth Scale Figure Review

While the Spider-Punk Suit wouldn’t have been my personal first (or second or third) choice for a Spider-Man variant, I was still eager to check out the figure when Hot Toys announced him. The bonkers aspect of a Spider-Man with a Punk Rock aesthetic is definitely intriguing and a lot of fun, so I was not immune to the appeal. Hot Toys has been releasing plenty of Spider-Man iterations based on the PS4 Exclusive Spider-Man video game. Considering how much I love both the game and the character, no amount of trepidation about the costume choice was going to keep me...

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Hot Toys Spider-Man (Scarlet Spider Suit) Sixth Scale Figure VGM34 Review

It may seem hyperbolic to say that Insomniac Games’ PS4 exclusive Spider-Man (2018) video game is one of the best multimedia representations of the wall crawler to date, truly capturing the spirit of the comic book. It might seem that way, but it well and truly is.  So when the game doubled-down on the enjoyment I was having by also allowing me to swap between the many outfits that Spider-Man has worn in his decades-long career, I was understandably pleased. When Hot Toys announced that they would be making figures of those various suits, most notably the Scarlet Spider?! I needed it RIGHT...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Sovereign Knight Batman Review

With the release of the Sovereign Knight One:12 Collective Figure, Mezco marks the middle chapter of their own Batman “trilogy”; a unique take on the Caped Crusader that began with their Ascending Knight iteration, which was heavily inspired by the work of Bill Finger, and which will conclude with the recently solicited Supreme Knight, which borrows much from the works of Frank Miller. This figure, representing Batman at the apex of his crusade, borrows from multiple sources, such as the work of Jim Lee and Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham video games. The resulting look is something I’m not sure...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Green Lantern John Stewart Review

When Mezco Toyz announced a Green Lantern would be joining the One:12 Collective line, I was slightly surprised that they went with John Stewart at the time. Hal Jordan was the more obvious choice, I thought. (They'd end up soliciting him as a Previews Exclusive release soon after John, anyway.) Then I remembered John's starring role as the resident Green Lantern of the Justice League Unlimited cartoon and it all clicked for me. For a recent generation of fans, John is their Green Lantern. He was just as obvious a choice as Hal; it just depends on when you became...

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Toys Era The Parasitic 1:6 Scale Diorama Statue Review

Most readers might not know this as of yet (it will become painfully obvious, I’m sure), but I am a huge Spider-Man fan. If something has to do with the ol’ Webhead, the odds of me buying said thing rises about 1000%. That said, I was not a fan of the 2018 Venom film. Look, Tom Hardy is a fine actor and I’m sure everyone tried their best, but it didn’t tickle me the way it obviously did others who watched it. So, I had no interest in grabbing the full “Luxury Edition” release of The Parasitic when Toys Era announced...

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WOO! Toys Comics Legend (Stan Lee) 1:6 Scale Figure Review

WOO! Toys Comics Legend Stan Lee 1:6 Scale Figure unboxed and in a nice dynamic pose to show off the flexibility of the figure When Hot Toys first announced their first Stan Lee Sixth Scale figure back in 2015, I foolishly passed. I'm sure that I had a solid reason for my decision back then, but as time went on, I regretted it more and more. When Stan passed away, the inevitable happened and that figure spiked in price on the aftermarket, effectively ending any chance I had of owning him. So when newcomer WOO! Toys put their third party...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Sovereign Knight: Batman Previews Exclusive Review

There is no lack of Batman in Mezco Toyz One: 12 Collective line.  Many collectors would argue that there need never be another Batman figure released, even. I do not count myself as one of those collectors, but I do admit to being a tad burned out on the Caped Crusader train. I have owned nearly every iteration of the Dark Knight that Mezco has ever released since the first one back in 2015. I also already own the Onyx Edition of this Sovereign Knight Batman, so that was yet another point against me having any excitement going into this release....

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Netflix Punisher Review

Frank Castle is the latest release from Mezco Toyz adaptations of the popular Marvel Netflix universe characters. Inspired by his appearance in season 2 of Daredevil, this figure is a more grounded take on the Punisher. While the figure itself looks great, it’s value is weakened by limited accessories and difficult posing. The Punisher’s own Netflix solo series may not be the best representation of the character from the comics, but Jon Bernthal’s performance definitely makes it hard to see anyone else in the role. Despite its shortcomings, this release is one to keep an eye out for. DESIGN 10/10 This...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Commissioner Gordon and Bat-Signal Review

There are some supporting characters that can become so ingrained in a franchise that it can be difficult imagining said franchise without them. James Gordon definitely fits that bill, whether as Commissioner, detective or captain. The face of the Gotham City Police Department in the Batman mythos, Gordon finally gets the One:12 Collective treatment, ahead even of other, more obvious choices like Robin or Batgirl. Released as one of three San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusives, Gordon is packed in with another important icon from the Batman world, the Bat-Signal. Let’s take a look at both collectibles and find out...

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Hot Toys PS4 Spider-Man Advanced Suit (VGM031) Review

When I first learned that Hot Toys had gained the license to the PlayStation 4 Exclusive Spider-Man video game, I could hardly contain my excitement. As much as I have enjoyed the company’s sixth scale Spider-Man figures in the past, those were all based on movies. Now, I like a Spider-Man film as much as the next person, but my heart will always lie with the original comic books. This Video Game Masterpiece series is still not technically based on the comics, but the game contains plenty of alternate skins that allow you to give your Spidey avatar different...

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