Universal Studios Monster Turtles starring Leo as the Wolfman!

October 31, 2013
Leo as the Wolfman

During the late 1980s and early 1990s Playmates Toys invented some wonderfully imaginative scenarios for their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures with endlessly creative variations. These weird and wonderful figures seem to divide collectors straight down the middle, but love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s absolutely no denying the sheer quality of the designs. […]

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Green Frankie aka Frankenstein’s Monster

October 27, 2013
Green Frankie by Simba

With Halloween nearly upon us I thought it would be a great time to share another vintage figure from my Universal Monsters collection. I’m a huge fan of these classic horror movies produced by Universal Studios during the 1930s, movies which turned actors such as Bela Lugosi (Dracula), Lon Chaney, Jr. (The Wolf Man) and […]

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Friar Tuck: Robin Hood and his Merry Men by Mego

October 8, 2013
Friar Tuck by Mego

The legendary Medieval outlaw Robin Hood has been a hugely popular figure in English folklore for centuries. Armed with bow and arrow and sword, he would steal from the rich to give to the poor, and then head back to his hideout in Sherwood Forest with his band of fellow “Merry Men”. With love interest […]

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The Undertaker aka Big Evil by JAKKS Pacific

September 26, 2013
Undertaker by JAKKS Pacific

The collection of wrestling action figures is a thriving sub-genre of the hobby, and whilst these figures have never been the focus of my own collection, I’ve always admired them from afar. Never one to resist a well-made figure in a bargain bin, this 7-inch WWE JAKKS Pacific figure caught my eye some time ago, […]

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Princess Leia in combat poncho on Endor

September 13, 2013
Princess Leia Organa

This blog has been running a little low on girl power recently, so let’s fix that right away with a truly wonderful vintage figure from Kenner’s legendary 3 ¾ Star Wars line – Princess Leia Organa sporting her Endor combat poncho. It’s a staggering thought today, but of the entire list of 93 characters immortalised […]

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Davros, lord and creator of the Dalek race – by Dapol

September 2, 2013

I am back in Rome after a relaxing summer break visiting family and friends in the UK, so thought I’d kick off a new season of blog posts with a distinctly British vintage figure. My August trip happened to coincide with some major geek news from Blighty: the BBC finally revealed that Scottish actor Peter […]

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Holographic Cobra Commander

July 30, 2013
Cobra Commander v23

Ever since picking up a translucent vintage TRON Warrior action figure earlier this year I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for more figures from the series whenever I rummage through bargain bins of loose figures at flea markets. When I spotted this 3 ¾ inch fella cast in blue translucent plastic, for a joyous split […]

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