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  1. It's Wednesday and you know what that means... ToyFarce review! This week, we're having a look at the Michelangelo as The Mummy figure from the Universal Monsters x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle line by NECA. This figure was available early as part of the Target Fall Geekout event and will be released everywhere else later. Michelangelo is the third turtle from that line to get the Universal Monsters makeover, after Raphael and Leonardo. The very first impression, after being spoiled with HUGE figures for Raphael and Leonardo, is that this one is definitely on the smaller side. The box has a 'normal' size compared to the previous 2 (or same size as April's box). The box art is gorgeous, as usual, and might be my favorite of the 4 released figures. Michelangelo comes with an additional head sculpt (more on that later), 2 extra pairs of hands, a bendable cobra, 2 Ankh nunchucks and extra pieces of bandage to hang on him. The figure is definitely smaller than the other previously released turtles, but what he lacks in size, he has in details. The details on that figure are great, just like the 3 previous figures from that line. He has Egyptian hieroglyphs on his shell, and extra bandages to add on his arms. The second headsculpt is a fantastic addition, as it is an homage to the rotting Leonardo mask from the third movie, TMNT III from 1993, that popped up in some auction a few years ago, with the same dead eyes and teeth. The next ones in that line should be Splinter as Van Helsing, Donatello as the Invisible Man and Casey Jones as the Phantom of the Opera. More news at 11:00... Walk like an Egyptian turtle...
  2. It's Wednesday and you know what that means... ToyFarce review! This week, we're having a look at the Leonardo as The Hunchback figure from the Universal Monsters x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle line by NECA. This figure was available early as part of the Target Fall Geekout event and will be released everywhere else later. When it was announced, I didn't have much expectations for that one, actually. Leonardo is a cool turtle, but the Hunchback? Why the Hunchback when there are perfectly fine other monsters, like Dracula, the Werewolf, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, etc... still available?! Well, it turns out that, once you have it in hand, it's a pretty amazing figure! The box for this one is HUGE! I should have taken a pic next to the other boxes. It's taller and way deeper than the other Universal Monsters x TMNT figures. That big shell of his does take a lot of space! Leonardo as The Hunchback comes with 3 extra pairs of hands, a skull, a brain in a jar, a pair of shovels, a bone, his katanas, and fire effects for the katanas (that's new!). The details on the figure are perfect in their creepiness (he has spiders crawling all over, etc) and the awesome feature of that one is that his shell opens to reveal... a lot of storage space! Remember, when we were kids, and we could store the extra weapons of our turtles inside their shells? It's the same concept, but gloomier. First, there is a huge lock on the side, and once open, you can see a couple of shelves (to display the skull and the brain jars, with pegs for them to be secure), you can put the katanas through the shell (ouch!), and it keeps the shovels and bones in place on the other side. That figure has great sculpt and details, and I ended up preferring it to the Raphael as Frankenstein, even though I had no expectation for it to be that good. April O'Neil as the Bride of Frankenstein and Michaelangelo as the Mummy were also part of the Target Fall Geekout event, and will be the next 2 reviews, as part of the October Spooky month theme. Boo! More news at 11:00... Cowabungaaaaaargh!
  3. It's Wednesday and you know what that means... ToyFarce reviews! This week, we're having a look at the first figure from the new NECA line of Universal Monsters x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Raphael as the Frankenstein's monster. NECA has been killing it with their TMNT line, and with their Universal Monsters line, so there is no reason why they wouldn't keep doing that with those crossover figures. First things first, the art box is gorgeous, with old-fashioned, horror movie poster vibe, and bright colors. That is definitely something that will catch your eye on a shelf. If I had more space to display it, I'd be tempted to put the figure with the box behind it. It has the usual NECA box velcro at the front, to reveal the figure through a window. And first impression: that thing is HUGE! Frankenstein's Monster Raph comes with 2 extra pair of hands (closed fists and weapon gripping hands) and lightning bolt sais, which look awesome. But the best part of that figure is all the details on it. NECA did a fantastic job in adding details to the figure to make it look more... "Boris Karloff-y" ? The face has the classic Frankenstein's Monster shape, with a forehead that's more like a fivehead, the scars, the haircut and the bolts in the neck. The figure also has a chain around it, as if to hold the shell together. The shell has some amazing details, like a NY city sewer cover used as part of the shell, a handlebar to pass the chain in or a pressure gauge. Stellar job on the details and paint. Those figures have also had incredible stop-motion promotional videos, made by the super talented DGDX animation, which I invite you to check on NECA's social medias. The next ones will be Leonardo as the Hunchback, Michaelangelo as The Mummy, April O'Neil as The Bride of Frankenstein, and recently announces, Splinter as Van Hellsing. You can be sure that I will be getting those! More news at 11:00... Cowabungaaaaaargh!
  4. It's Wednesday and you know what that means: ToyFarce reviews! This week, we're having a look at 2 of the NECA figures that were available during the NECA Haul-a-Thon at Target, the black and white version of The Universal Monsters Wolfman, and Griff Tannen from Back to the Future 2. The NECA Haul-a-thon was a 4-weeks event that happened at Target and on Costumes.com, where a bunch of figures were available for a limited time there, before being available online everywhere. First off, the Wolfman, as portrayed by Lon Chaney - I had picked up the black and white Frankenstein monster, so now, I have to pick all the other ones in black and white as well, don't I? Isn't that the rule? Anyway... The figure comes with a beautiful art box (as is tradition with NECA), and has a ton of accessories: 2 extra headscuplts, including a Lon Chaney one, along with human feet and hands to turn your wolfman into a... man, his wolf's head cane and a wolf trap. It also comes with a tiny stand because since the feet are wolf-like, it wouldn't be able to stand. A cool figure, looking forward to have more of them to crowd the movie shelf. Griff Tannen, Biff Tannen's grandson in 2015 was a figure I was really looking forward to, since it's one that has the most crazy outfit from the 'future' (as imagined in the late 80's). Tom Wilson played both Biff and Griff in the movies (spoiler?), so the headsculpt, which was already great on the young Biff Tannen figure, is still pretty spot on. Griff comes with a second headsculpt (without helmet), his extendable baseball bat and his Pitbull hoverboard (or Pitboard). Just like the BTTF2 Marty, the board comes with a little transparent stand so that you can display it as if it were hovering (why haven't we figured out that technology by now?). A fun figure! There's still one Doc Brown from the first movie that was announced and should come out soon, and after that, maybe we'll start to get figures from BTTF3? Crossing fingers... NECA Haul-a-thon review part 2, with Demona and Bronx from the Gargoyles line, next week! More news at 11:00... What's wrong, McFly. Chicken?
  5. It's Wednesday and you know what that means... ToyFarce review! This week, we're having a look at the Frankenstein's Monster from the NECA Universal Monsters line, the black and white version! I've always loved those old classic movies, so when NECA announced they were going to dive into that line, I was ecstatic. Then, they announced they would do black and white AND colored versions of them, and I was torn! Shoud I get them in black and white, or should i get the colored versions... the movies were in black and white, so it would make sense to get those... but the colored ones look great too... OH, THE DILEMMA! (First world problems, am i right?). I decided to go with the black and white ones, and so far they have announced only the Mummy in black and white... There's also an accessory pack for it, but that is only colored... Oh well. The Frankenstein monster, as portrayed by Boris Karloff with the iconic make-up and bolts in his neck, is a fantastic looking figure. He comes with 2 extra heads, 4 extra hands, a chain and a couple of flowers. Let's switch to black and white photos! Articulation-wise, it's the usual NECA offering. The big jacket is rubbery and does hinder a bit of movement, but then again, that is one character that is supposed to be stiff. Don't expect a lot of Spider-man poses with this one (Oh, that would have been super funny actually...) So far, the Werewolf (colored) and the Mummy (both colored AND black and white) are the only other 2 officially announced, and Dracula was teased. An accessory pack for the Mummy, complete with Sarcophagus and chest is also available for pre-order. Now, if someone could just tease the Phantom of the Opera and the Creature from the Black Lagoon... More news at 11:00... It's alive... ALIIIVE!
  6. For the 90th anniversary of the extraordinary silver-screen classic, NECA presents The Mummy action figure in authentic black-and-white! In this Universal Monsters classic of horror, Boris Karloff shines as the ancient Mummy in a tale of love transcending death. The sculpt captures the intricate special effects makeup that required eight hours to apply and two hours to remove. Standing in 7” scale, the figure comes in premium packaging with interchangeable heads, interchangeable hands, and Egyptian chest that opens. Estimated Shipping: June 2022
  7. While NECA has been teasing these figures for a few months now, and the Frankenstein figure is even available for pre-order now at places like our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com, today they released an official press release for their Universal Monsters line of figures. U.S.-based National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) has announced plans for its full line of Universal Monsters action figures. Working closely with Universal Brand Development, LUGOSI LLC, and Chaney Entertainment, the figures will capture the horror world’s most iconic figures in NECA’s long-running Ultimate format. The first figure (arriving in July) will be Frankenstein’s Monster from Frankenstein (1931), which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. The sculpt captures Boris Karloff’s poignant portrayal of the misunderstood monster in authentic black-and-white. A color version of the figure will follow. Subsequent figures set for 2021 will include Lon Chaney Jr. as the Wolf Man from The Wolf Man (1941), Boris Karloff as the titular figure in The Mummy (1932), and Bela Lugosi as the legendary Count in Dracula (1931). “We are proud to be working with NECA to include Bela Lugosi as Dracula as an Ultimate figure,” said Lynne Lugosi Sparks, CEO of LUGOSI LLC. “NECA’s attention to detail is amazing and we are happy to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Bela Lugosi’s iconic screen performance as Dracula with this figure.” NECA’s Ultimate format is a favorite among collectors for its complete portrayal of a character with a wide array of alternate heads, hands, and accessories so that many iconic moments from the movie can be recreated. The 5th-panel packaging also allows collectors to remove and replace without damaging the packaging. “As a lifelong fan of Universal Monsters, this is a dream come true,” said Randy Falk, NECA VP & senior director of product development. “I’ve been collecting Universal Monsters toys since I was a kid. This line aims to create something hyper-realistic and ultra-detailed for people like me who grew up watching these amazing movies and have always longed for definitive versions.”
  8. Next up for my "Monsters of the Universe" line is the Prince of Darkness, Dracula! Had a lot of fun putting this one together. It uses a heavily modified Funko Mumm-Ra head, MOTU Origins Prince Adam torso and legs, Keldor boots, and MOTU WWE Ricky Steamboat arms, with hands from a WWE Undertaker Vampire figure. But, the finishing touch is the custom double sided cape from the, "Capemaster" Michael Marquez. Great work as always.
  9. Mondo makes collectible creature history with the (possibly?) first-ever Creature from the Black Lagoon 1/6 scale figure! Meticulously crafted with 2 years in the making, this swamp-rompin' figure has 16 points of articulation, stands 12 inches tall, comes with interchangeable swimming hands and feet, 2 different switch-out heads, and a bonus fossil hand. You can pre-order this figure from our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com.
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