Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Review: NECA Spider Gremlin

My NECA Hellraiser figures used to be proudly on display in my flat. I've always loved the Hellraiser films (well, the first couple) and the cenobites NECA produced were fantastic (if a little breakable). I moved out of my flat coming up for 8 years ago. Since that time the cenobites have lived in a box at the back of a cupboard.

Coincidentally, this was around the time my eldest son was born.

There was a certain amount of worry that Junior would be a little scared of these particular toys, hence one of the reasons why they've only been out of their box a couple of times in the past 8 years (the other reason being I have no where to display them). NECA don't make cenobites anymore (they don't need to - they basically already made them all) however they do have the Gremlins license and not so long ago produced the Spider Gremlin figure.

"Dad, can you move the Spider Gremlin?" asked my now 7 and a half year old child. "It's scary."
"But you've watched Gremlins 2," I said. "You weren't scared then."
"Gremlins 2 is a film. That toy looks real."

Which pretty much all you need to know about how well sculpted and painted this figure is.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Review: NECA Predators wave 11

I've mentioned previously how much I'm loving the stuff NECA is producing at the moment and this holds true for their latest wave of Predators figures, featuring Wasp Predator, Thermal Vision Dutch and Battle Armour Lost Predator.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Opinion: MOTUC 'Filmation' Hordak

Yesterday, after essentially being forced by leaked pictures, Mattel revealed their Masters of the Universe Classics figure for this years San Diego Comic Con.

Mattel usually use this slot to release something that wouldn't fit in their regular releases of $25(ish) figures. Last year we had a Rock people twin pack, using the extra budget to pay for the large rock pieces. Previously we've had dual costume Queen Marlena & Cringer, Vykron with outfits to create 3 looks and so on.

Among this year's predictions were Rotar & Twistoid (due to their unusual shape) or, after they appeared in the mini-comic that came with the subscription figure, Laser light He-Man & Skeletor. Or perhaps Filmation Hordak.

Which turned out to be correct.