Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Toy Story 3, Twitch - Review

Today we're taking a look at a breakout star from the hit movie Toy Story 3 who may not be an "Adult Collector", but may interest you either way. Let's find out what all the buzz is about...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Witching Axe of Ruination (Doppelganger Version) - Review

Have you ever purchased an exclusive $20 action figure from an online retailer/manufacturer that makes purchasing said figure a torment beyond reason, then been upset after receiving that figure because it's sorely lacking in the accessory department? Ever wish there was someway to obtain additional accessories that weren't exactly like what all the other figures in the line have, but would still fit the character perfectly? Well, it looks like someone has granted your wish...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hive News: Upcoming Reviews

June's been a busy month at the Hive: I made several new toy purchases, a few vintage figures, a couple of pre-orders, all while adding new comics and reviews every week.

Last Wednesday I received my Matty order for June. One of the figures, the Ghostbusters' Peter Venkman, was reviewed on Friday. The second figure, Faker from MotUC, won't be reviewed anytime soon, but he will be featured in an upcoming edition of "Stinger Shots" and play a part in a couple of Killer B Comics.

I also ordered some very cool accessories from Spy Monkey Creations, and those will be featured in several comics/Stinger Shots and get their own reviews very soon.

Here's a breakdown of upcoming action figure reviews on the Hive:

Spy Monkey Creations,
Emerald Energy - Spiral Beam
Emerald Energy - Flat Beam
Witching Axe of Ruination - Doppelganger Version

Indie Spotlight, Kabuki

WWE Royal Rumble, Beth Phoenix
WWE Legends, Stone Cold Steve Austin
WWE Legends, Sgt. Slaughter

And much more!

Lastly, in the next couple of weeks, you'll see the debut of the Killer B Hive's mascot! He's excited to get to work on the site as he's been out of action for a couple of decades, but he's ready to swarm!

Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Stinger Shots: Alpha Lantern Boodikka

I recently traveled to magical place here in South Florida. A comic/specialty store with everything a comic book/action figure/genre statue enthusiast could ever hope for. This magical place is called Tate's Comics in Lauderhill, FL, and among all the awesome stuff you never see at regular retail stores, I picked up this beauty...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ghostbusters, "Slimed" Peter Venkman - Review

When there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?... The police, that's right, but if your dealing with paranormal activity, you'd be better served by the Ghostbusters! The latest release in Mattel's revival of the beloved 1980's franchise is none other than the GB'ers mouthpiece, Dr. Peter Venkman!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WWE Elite, Shawn Michaels (Series 3) - Review

This past March marked the 26th edition of WWE's biggest pay-per-view event, WrestleMania. It also featured the last match of the Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels before he retired from the world of Sports Entertainment.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

WWE Elite, CM Punk - Custom

CM Punk's become a new favorite of mine, but his Elite figure was missing a few things. Thanks to the abundance of new WWE products from Mattel, customizing your new WWE figures is relatively easy. Let's take a look at my new (and improved) Elite CM Punk...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WWE Elite, CM Punk (Series 1) - Review

Mattel is kicking ass with their new WWE products. I've been collecting the Elite line since it debuted in January and today I'm taking a look at my third Elite purchase and one of my new favorite wrestlers, the Second City Saint, CM Punk!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hive News: Matty Sale, June 15th

Matty Collector's monthly sale went live today at noon. I share my experience and view on the event after the jump.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Review: WWE Monday Night RAW

On Monday I attended "WWE Monday Night RAW" at the American Airlines Arena here in Miami, FL. It had been approx. 5 years since I last attended a pro-wrestling event, so it was fun to go back out and take my wife along, who had never attended that type of show.

Stinger Shots: Harvey Dent & Two-Face

Today's portraits feature two figures from The Dark Knight Movie Masters line. These were initially going to be MattyCollector exclusives, but later it was announced that Toys R Us would also offer them at retail. I managed to find both at my local TRUs last month.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

DC Universe Classics, "Green Lantern: First Flight" Hal Jordan - Custom

Toys R Us has an exclusive deal set up with Mattel where they get repainted versions of the "All-Star" reissue DC Universe figures. So far this year we've seen Batman in black and grey deco with the large bat symbol on his chest while other retailers get the yellow oval logo. The latest of TRU's DCUC All-Star exclusives is a "modern" Green Lantern, but he ended up being an underwhelming release. However, that's always great motiviation for customizing!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

WWE Elite, Undertaker (Series 1) - Review

Mattel is aggressively going after Jakks Pacific's title of best pro-wrestling toy manufacturer. But do they have what it takes to deliver a new product good enough to entice new collectors and bring back older ones who have already amassed a large collection? Taker may have the answer!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Hive News: Live Events week!

This week promises to keep me entertained with a double dose of live "sports entertainment" events! Tonight I'm attending WWE RAW live at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL. I haven't attended RAW (or any other pro-wrestlingt event) in over 5 years. Tonight's event is scheduled to be a three-hour show and will include Superstars from both the Raw & Smackdown! brands. It will air on the USA network at 8:00pm, EST.

Later in the week, on Thursday night, I'm attending the Bellator Fighting Championships XXI event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. I'm not sure which network, if any, will air this event or if it will exclusive to PPV. This is the first real MMA event I attend, so I'm excited to see how it goes.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Stinger Shots: Man-At-Arms

In the "Stinger Shots" entries I'll showcase photos of figures from my collection. Man-At-Arms became my eighth Masters of the Universe purchase when I bought him back in February. He's a cool figure, I just never figured out why he only has armor on half of his body...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Iron Man 2 (6" Movie Series), Iron Man Mark VI - Review

Iron Man 2 rocketed into theaters in May and kicked off the summer movie season. I wasn't able to watch the film until last week, but I picked up this figure and War Machine (to be reviewed later) two weeks ago. Let's see what he's made of.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Buzz: Green Lantern Movie Masters is reporting that Mattel will indeed release a line of Green Lantern Movie Masters to tie-in with next year's Green Lantern film. No other details have been released, but I'm sure we'll know more after San Diego Comic Con. I'm excited as hell! I love GL and I'm confident this will keep the "Movie Masters" line going for all DC movies. Hopefully that means we will finally get a Gordon or Ra's figure with the release of the next Batman film in Christopher Nolan's epic series.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Currently on Display: June 2010

New month, new display! Previously, I mentioned that I switch up my displays every month, but I don't always have a chance to do that and many times the display sits on the shelf for much longer than a month. Yesterday I finished arranging my main display shelf using a lot of the figures I hadn't been able to display, yet.

DC Universe Classics, Wonder Woman - Custom

A couple of days ago I stopped at Toys R Us on my way to work hoping to find the reissued Green Lantern 2pk and WWE Beth Phoenix or Mickie James. I found the 2pk and Mickie James. She was cool and all, but I was curious to see her muscular arms on a DCUC figure that was in desperate need of some big guns...
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