Tuesday, August 28, 2012

League of Extraordinary Bloggers: Ninja Attack!

With today's post I submit my "application" to the League of Extraordinary Bloggers (LoEB), a cadre of blog writers from around the world (and possibly the universe) assembled by Brian over at Cool and Collected, which focuses on all things geek! Apart from networking with fellow bloggers the League hosts a weekly assignment where each blogger posts a response on their respective website. This week's assignment is Ninja Attack! and we're tasked with creating our perfect response team to evil ninjas employed by evil businessmen. Click ahead to see what I came up with!

Return'd: TDKR, Batmobile with Batman

Today I'm introducing a new feature to the Hive, a review of sorts with a twist. I'm calling it "Return'd" Sometimes we buy toys that turn out to be crappy, or just don't live up to certain expectations. Now I'm not talking about defects or missing pieces/paint apps, etc. I'm talking about true disappointment. A toy that just doesn't deliver anything positive to the collection.

I have to tip my hat to certain bloggers who are able to photograph new purchases right away and have something posted within a day, but I don't have the time for that so you won't be seeing any of my photos here. Also, because the subject of the review was returned I feel it would be wrong to do so after having photographed it for the purposes of a negative review. I have ethics, damnabbit! But I'll add stock photos (if available) to make sure you know what I'm writing about.

Our first return comes from Mattel's underwhelming The Dark Knight Rises movie line. Not the Movie Masters line, but the "kid-aimed", laughable 3.75" scale line. There's a Batmobile, so it can't be that bad, right? Well, click ahead to find out.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Currently on Display: July & August 2012

As I stated in my last few posts I've been really busy with personal matters and clearing out space in my collection, so my post frequency has decreased. Today I'm playing a bit of catch-up (ketchup?) and going over the displays for July & August. Jump ahead for pics!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WWE Legends, Diamond Dallas Page - Review

I know I said I wouldn't be reviewing exclusives from that website anymore, but f*$% that! I paid for this figure and it's mine now to do with what I please, so let's take a look at the master of the "Diamond Cutter", Diamond Dallas Page!

By now we know that Mattel's not exactly breaking records with their online-only wrestling action figures, an avenue they insist is aimed at adult collectors. So why aren't these figures selling out like many of Mattel's other lines? DDP was the second WWE Legends figure released online, but is the first of the "fan voted" figures to appear. When promotional images surfaced many fans were upset at some of the facial details, stating that the hair style and facial hair color were off. Let's take a closer look at the figure and see if the criticism is justified or just fanboy nagging (well, obviously, it's not). BANG!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Marvel Universe Series II - Trading Cards

Alright, I'm finally back with a brand-spanking-new review. It's been a while since I last tried this, so I wanted to do something special and change things up a bit. Today we're taking a look at a whole different breed of collectible: trading cards!

If you remember from my various "Currently on Display" posts, my main display area is a bookcase that aside from showing off action figures & vehicles is also home to my graphic novel and trading card collections. Jump ahead for a look at my absolute favorite card series: Marvel Universe Series II by Impel!

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