Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New MOTU Classics - Clawful!

One of my ever-growing collections is the Masters of the Universe Classics. Mattel has taken the classic He-Man toys from the early 1980's and reimagined them as better toys, with the Classic look. You can't find these toys in stores though. You can only buy them at www.MattyCollector.com and they only release one figure a month. Generally the new figure sells out less than 30 minutes after being posted. That's why on the 15th of the month I'm poised with 3-5 browser screens open just trying to get in to buy one.

This year there haven't been many figures released that I wanted to buy. This month was the exception, as July brought the return of Clawful, Skeletor's strong, but dim-witted lobster warrior! They used the same basic body as they did for Buzz-Off and Whiplash, but they set him apart by adding a detailed chest piece, great paint applications, a new shield, and of course, his signature HUGE claw! I'm going to shut up now and let the pictures do the talking for me. Just for fun I dug out the old Clawful from 1984 so you can compare them side-by-side. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This one's for Jeff.

I was looking through my ready-to-post figure pix and I saw a few that tied in with a conversation I had with my friend, Jeff, the other day, so I'm going to post those.

First up is the super cool Marvel Select Anti-Venom. He is a symbiote character that spawned from the Venom suit, although strangely enough, the original Venom (Eddie Brock) is the man beneath the new Anti-Venom suit. Instead of killing, Anti-Venom has strange healing powers. Spider-Man still doesn't like to hang out with him though because when he's around, Spidey gets "healed" of his spider-like powers, making him a powerless guy in a full body stocking. No one wants that. This is a great figure that really captured the jagged, angular artwork of John Romita Jr., the artist who brought AV to life.

Next is one of my favorite Marvel Legends figures, Colossus. Hard to find a better figure than this one. Check him out in all his Russian majesty! There's a new Marvel Select Colossus coming out later this year, but the vote is still out on whether or not it will be an improvement over this figure or not.

Stay tuned. I have been doing a lot of custom Green Lanterns lately and hope to be hoping pics of the very soon. Thanks!