New Feature to the Site!!!

Every so often from here on out I want to do a new feature called “Spotlight On…”

“Spotlight On…” will be articles that will focus on a specific sort of toyline or toy company. My first “Spotlight On…” article here will be…

Hell Yeah! The Toybiz Lord of The Rings figures!!!

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The Lord of The Rings toyline by Toybiz is honestly what I’d consider one of the best toylines of all-time for the great detail and articulation of the figures. All other “Movie Toys” that are out now just look like a step-backwards in comparison. The toys were so detailed and they looked so much like the actors it was scary…

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Just look at Saruman here. This looks just like Christopher Lee and it looks as good as Sideshow Bust or Medicom figure but…nope. It was an $8 Toybiz 7” figure.

Another great thing about the figures was the paint applications. Toybiz could have cheaped out and just given us solid colors for the figures armor and clothes but they chose multiple color tones and more beaten up and realistic color tones for the figures so things like the weathering in Gimli’s cape would look really believable:

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And check out Aragorn’s boots as well:

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And let’s not even talk about how beautiful and detailed the Sauron figure was…

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Again, this was just an inexpensive Toybiz figure but it looks as awesome as the Sideshow Sauron bust or any Medicom figure out there.

And I love how they put in the little details here and there like how Sauron has his ring:

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Hell, even Aragorn has his serpent ring:

beautifuldetailAnd look at how amazingly detailed his costume is and how his hand is “dirty.” I love it!!!

So…yeah. Expect this “Spotlight Review” of the LOTR figures sometime in the near future. It’ll hopefully be followed by a “Spotlight On…” review of…MARVEL LEGENDS!!!!

By the way, you can see larger versions of these images if you click on them.

I don’t get it…

Why is it that the most awesome movie-related Transformers toys are the toys based on characters that weren’t even in the movie? Seriously. Mindwipe look badass. Of course, this could all be photoshopped to hell like Prowl was (I still have nightmares over how fugly that figure was). Still though, I’m looking forward to Mindwipe. I will be buying him if I see him.

My (Sorta) Mini-Review of ROTF Leader Prime

So I finally got around to buying the new Leader Prime yesterday. As I said before, I pretty much have zero interest in picking up any of the ROTF stuff because:

A) I hated the movie

and…

B) If you bought the figures from the first movie there’s no need to buy them again because you’re more or less just buying the same molds from the first movie but with uglier and more innacurate paint schemes.

That being said, if you’re avoiding the new Leader Prime thinking he’s the same mold from the first movie just with swords and a new head you’d be wrong. This is actually a completely different mold with more points of articulation and detail and actually looks a lot more like Bay Prime than the first leader figure did. If you’re like me and you’re one of the rare people who actually liked the Bay Prime design I really recommend picking this guy up.

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Overall he’s a really great upgrade from the first Leader Prime and that’s coming from someone who actually really liked the first Leader Prime and thought it was one of the best Prime figures Hasbro ever made.

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Call me Crazy…

…But I actually think Jeremy Jackson from Baywatch could probably play a pretty awesome Marcus Fenix.

And yes, you’re reading that right. Hobie. From Baywatch. The obnoxious, fruity kid you wished the ‘Hoff would drown. Sure he was annoying and swishy back in the day but the the thing is, meth and ‘roids fucked up his face enough to the point where he could pull off that look.

Also, he’s gotten really fucking huge. I mean…seriously…

If that’s not your Marcus Fenix than I don’t know Marcus Fenix and after three years of playing GoW…trust me…I know Marcus. I mean, I would prefer to see a good actor with some chops playing Fenix but after all the fan rumors of that idiot Batista from the WWE playing the part I think I’d rather see Jackson in the role. He just needs to learn how to do the badass Marcus Fenix voice and get some acting lessons and I think he’d be good to go.

Judge for yourself:

Jeremy Jackson post-Meth and (I’m assuming anyway) ‘Roids

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Marcus Fenix:

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I’m telling you, it could work and I think it would be cool. And I honestly mean it (that it could be cool). I, as much as I hated Hobie as a kid, would support that as a GoW fan.