Review: Transformers MP-21 Bumblebee

Eeeeeerrrrybody loves Bumblebee. The original yellow kid-appeal character himself, Bumblebee started out as a humble secondary character and friend to Spike Witwicky in the original cartoon, but from 2007 onward became a one-man franchise thanks to the movies. While the modern, movie-like incarnations of Bumblebee saturated the market thanks to the movies themselves, Prime, and IDW, … Continue reading

Review: GFF Metal Composite Banshee Gundam

I’ve touched upon Gundam Unicorn once before in my review of the Robot Damashii Sinanju, and while it isn’t my favorite Gundam anime, it is the one that got me into the franchise, so it holds a soft spot in my heart. The Unicorn Gundam itself, though, I was never terribly impressed by. Even though … Continue reading

Review: Star Wars Black Series 3.75″ Starkiller (Galen Marek)

So I’m one of the handful of people who thinks Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was not only a just fun game, but a really fun game with an engaging story and great characters. Sure, the player character was a little bland on the surface and obviously overpowered, but I actually think Sam Witwer’s great performance … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Generations Brainstorm

If the phrase “… FOR SCIENCE!” was personified in a giant transforming robot, you would effectively get IDW’s Brainstorm. Like pretty much all of the G1 Headmaster Autobots, Brainstorm never had much of a personality and was never really featured much since the Japanese Headmasters cartoon. However, as with many an obscure G1 character, Brainstorm … Continue reading

Review: NECA Pacific Rim Gipsy Danger (Hong Kong Brawl)

Pacific Rim is the kind of franchise that has the potential for an amazing toyline. Giant robots with awesome designs and unique special abilities fighting giant monsters with awesome designs and unique special abilities… it seems like it would be perfect in the hands of Hasbro. Unfortunately, the toy rights for del Toro’s kaiju-busting romp fell into the … Continue reading

Review: Transformers Go! Hunter Ratchet

Go Prime wasn’t the only weirdly awesome figure to come out of Takara’s second Prime toyline. One of the main features of the Hasbro Beast Hunter line were multiple new molds and retools of show characters with strange beast-like themes. The Autobots generally just got spikes added to them, and the Decepticons became beast-themed, often … Continue reading

Review: Star Wars Black Series 6″ Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)

If you ask a Star Wars fan what the best lightsaber duel in the saga is, you’ll probably either hear Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan vs. Darth Maul or Anakin vs. Obi-Wan. Well, both of those are wrong. The best lightsaber duel is Luke vs. Vader in ROTJ, because it is easily the most character-driven and meaningful. Sure, the … Continue reading