Thursday, February 13, 2020

An Ode To Arrow



It’s been a little over two weeks since the Arrow series finale, and I’ve only just seen it. I can say I didn’t watch it sooner because of whatever reason like I was too busy or tired, but the truth is I wasn’t ready to watch it. I wasn’t ready to watch the episode before it either. I’ve watched plenty of shows end, but for some reason, this got me. This jammed me up. To be entirely transparent, the only reason I forced myself to finally watch the last two episodes was that I needed to catch up on all the other DCW shows, and felt I couldn’t without saying goodbye to Oliver and Team Arrow first. So I did it.

But now I’m sitting here, trying to figure out how I feel, and how to talk about it. The best I can come up with is it was an imperfect end to an imperfect show, which made it a perfect finale. By that I mean Arrow was never a perfect show, and its imperfections became more glaringly obvious as the seasons progressed, but Fadeout reminiscent of an earlier time in the series when the imperfections weren’t so blatant, and we could more easily enjoy the ride and be there with the characters.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mezco One:12 Collective Presents Conan the Barbarian



Mezco's latest addition to the One:12 Collective has been revealed. They're giving us Robert E. Howard’s legendary character, Conan The Barbarian; based off of Frank Frazetta’s paintings.

From recreating Frank Frazetta’s ‘The Barbarian’ painting, to readying Conan for a long trek across the snow peaked mountains of his homeland, to an epic Hyborian Age battle, the One:12 Collective this Conan figure includes a bounty of weapons, accessories, and outfitting to create many distinct looks for display.

The fearsome warrior is outfitted in an interchangeable loincloth and includes a removable crossbody battle axe harness, removable cape that drapes freely, belt that can hold his sword sheaths and dagger, and mid-calf boots.

Barbarian of the far north, Conan was born on a battlefield and became a respected warrior by the age of 15. Traveling throughout the world, Conan has been a thief, outlaw, mercenary, and pirate. Motivated by his own survival, power, and enrichment, Conan will do whatever it takes to rise to the top.
 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

LEGO Ideas Reveals their newest Space Set!

Are you ready to orbit the planet?  Well, LEGO is going to make it easy for you to do just that.  They have announced their newest set, International Space Station!  This set looks amazing and a great building piece to put on dispaly or just play with!

It comes from the LEGO Ideas line, which means fans created and developed this exact idea.  I'm a big fan of this program, mostly because it brings us some of the most exciting sets to come from LEGO! 

Check out the press release below.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Mezco's One:12 Collective Brings Us the Best Movie Batman (Finally)


The day is here. The day I have been waiting for since Toy Fair last year. Today, Mezco has announced the pre-order for the One:12 Collective Batman 1989 Edition. I can't tell you how excited I am for this. Keaton is my favorite movie Batman, (Kevin Conroy is the GOAT), and I love how he's really been getting his due these past few years.

Per Mezco:

The One:12 Collective Batman – 1989 Edition features an all-new seamless body designed with an internal skeleton armature that is durable yet highly posable. Included are three cowled head portraits – one with movable eyes, achieving a new level of realism for the One:12 Collective.
Batman is outfitted in his iconic Batsuit from the film which features advanced body armor – strong enough to deflect bullets and break fists. A magnet in his collar allows him to switch between two leather-like capes – one with an integrated posing wire and one that drapes freely. The bat insignia sits front and center as a reminder to those that cross his path.
The dark vigilante comes prepared to protect Gotham City with a vast array of film accessories, as well as some unused designs, including: a gauntlet that attaches to his forearm and rotates open, a speargun that attaches to his utility belt via a magnet, multiple batarangs, and a time bomb.
After witnessing the senseless murder of his parents at the hands of a criminal, Bruce Wayne becomes Batman to rid Gotham City of crime and corruption.


THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE BATMAN FIGURE FEATURES:

  • All-New One:12 Collective body with seamless armor and hidden articulation
  • Three (3) head portraits including one with posable eyes
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 17cm tall
  • Eight (8) interchangeable hands
    • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of Batarang holding hands (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of gun holding hands (L&R)

COSTUME:

  • Cowled head
  • Bat insignia
  • Leather-like cape
  • Batsuit with body armor
  • Wrist gauntlets
  • SAP gloves
  • Utility belt
  • Shin armor
  • Tactical boots



ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) speargun with hook
  • One (1) speargun with hook and wire
  • One (1) collapsed speargun
  • One (1) gauntlet
  • Four (4) batarangs
  • One (1) batarang with posing wire
  • One (1) time bomb
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
Each One:12 Collective Batman – 1989 Edition figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind. 

The One:12 Collective Batman - 1989 Edition is available for preorder at https://www.mezcotoyz.com/one-12-collective-batman-1989-edition.
I can't wait to get my hands on this. Are you going to pre-order him? 

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Happy One:12 Collective Day!!!

We are big Mezco Toyz fans here and One:12 Collective line is a big part of it.  So, it is great to celebrate it every year on January 12th (1/12...get it?).  The team at Mezco is going all out with a contest for fans!  12 lucky fans will get to win an impossible to find Gomez figure!  It's a beauty, you really need this guy in your collection.

The details are below, and you can enter right now!*  

This January 12th marks our second One:12 Collective Day! So celebrate with us on 1/12/20 for a chance to win some awesome prizes.

12 lucky winners will be chosen at random to win a hard-to-find One:12 Collective Gomez figure.
(IGH Editor's Note: No clue if it will be this Gomez or a different one.  I just love this picture so much!)

In case you don’t already know the drill, here's how to enter:
1. Take a picture of your favorite One:12 Collective figure.
2. Use the hashtag #One12Day and tag us @mezcotoyz on your posts.
3. Share your post on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to be entered to win. You can enter as many times as you’d like!

Winners will be announced 1/21/20.*

Get posing, get posting!

*Contest is being run by Mezco Toyz.  IGH has no affiliation with this contest.  We just want you guys to have a chance to win.  Good luck!


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Thursday, January 2, 2020

McFarlane takes on the DC Universe!

Did you just hear an unearthly scream?  It was my wallet, realizing I'm going to be buying another collection.  That's because McFarlane Toys has teamed up with DC Comics to make new DC figures!

Don't take my word for it though.  Check out the press release below!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

My Singing Monsters Babies Series 1 Review



Rounding out the first waves of My Singing Monsters toys, Play Monster Fun! has released MSM Babies, and they are just too cute for words... But I'll try.

The first wave has Baby Toe Jammer, Baby Dnadidoo, Baby Pompom, Baby Furcorn, Baby Maw, Baby Flowah, and Baby Mammott. They're are extremely tiny and can fit easily in your hand. They come with an egg you can also store them in. They don't make music, but they're really great if you want something to remind you of your favorite monster without taking up too much space. 



Who would you like to see in the next wave of My Singing Monsters toys? Which island do you think they should next?

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