Thursday, April 17, 2014

Potty Training Taffy

I really love the Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse faux reality show series because of its hilarious skewering of a Barbie Cartoon. One of the elements of the series is that the pets get to do testimonials, where they make animal noises and their translations are dubbed. They also do stuff like drive golf carts in an attempt to get away from bath time or order other animals over the internet.

It also results in a toy like this:


This is a Barbie toy where the dog has a special action feature that simulates eating and pooping.

REPEAT: THIS IS A DEFECATION SIMULATING BARBIE TOY.


BARBIE: LIFE IN THE DREAMHOUSE FOREVER!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Happy Meal Toys

I love that for the McDonalds Amazing Spider-Man 2 happy meal toys they're not doing a set of girls toys from a different property but instead are just offering pink Spider-Man toys with hearts on them.


Monday, April 14, 2014

AMP Episode 90: Mario's Tiny Head

Here's Episode 90 of the Articulated Monster Podcast. We end up talking about Mario's tiny head while we're having our regular discussion of toys. It's longer than the last few episodes, but still a good listen if you like our podcast.





Friday, April 11, 2014

Inky, Blinky, Clyde or whatever they call the ghosts from Pacman now.



K'nex Pacman blind figures were on Clearance so I decided to get all the ghost characters because I love the generic army builders they come packed with, and I'm a fan of the old school bedsheet design for ghosts.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Emperor Palpatine


 I picked up this older Kenner 12 inch Emperor figure because I really wanted a 1:6 scale Palpatine, but every other one available looked completely inaccurate. Even the expensive sideshow one. So I went with this figure which hits that just right place of looking close enough and being relatively low priced.

I got it on ebay, so I wasn't certain what kind of articulation it had, but I'm pleased with the result: elbow joints, ball wrists, etc.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Standor


So they made some official Stan Lee toys for the Comikaze convention. But I didn't go to Comikaze. But I did go to the local Wizard World convention where Stan Lee Collectibles was selling their overstock. And since I love it when they make action figures of writers I decided to get one.

I debated getting Standor or the Pop Vinyl figure. Ultimately though, there's just so much more amusing about the Standor figure.

1) He's a He-man figure of Stan Lee.
2) He's blue, so he's probably the FAKER version of Stan Lee.
3) His profile claims Standor is one of the ancient gods of Endor who created so damn much.
4) He looks a lot more like Stan Lee than the simpler Pop Vinyl design.
5) Mustache.

Ignore the glare from the flash. Or pretend it's Standor's divine light of inspiration.

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