GI Joe was created with a plethora of characters each representing a slice of America. Many argue the stereotypes were unfair. I counter that the stereotypes give character to these little plastic army men. As an avid reader, the Larry Hama written file cards were a great addition to the toys to give them life
New Aliens, DC, Marvel Hitting Store Now The first of the year brings new toys and right now tons are hitting. Lanard has released several, relativity inexpensive Alien sets. These are all exclusive to Walmart and well, they look great! It's nice seeing new Alien merchandise on the shelf and I do dig the colors.One set that really stands out is the APC vehicle set. While it is small I see some potential here.
When I wrote my last article on a Role-Playing Game, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to do another one. This time, I went to the other major super-hero RPG, Marvel Super Heroes, by TSR. One Module that I really loved was Secret Wars.
So we have a new Star Wars The Vintage Collection rumor we wanted to talked about. Over at Jedi Temple Archives, they mentioned something disturbing. Now this rumor does not come from them but from someone who is familiar with Hasbro. The rumor concerns the status of the 3.75" figure line; The Vintage Collection. Word has it and remember this is a rumor, that Hasbro will be releasing 20 more vintage collection figures and if sales are poor, Hasbro could scrap the entire line and format.
Lightning Lass has been one of my favorite members of the Legion of Super-Heroes. She started as a replacement for her brother, with not much more development than that. Eventually, she found herself relegated to being one of the weakest Legionnaires, with what many considered a useless power. In that role, she was defined by her relationship to a stronger male character. However, when her original powers were returned, she found herself once again among the more powerful Legionnaires. She also became one of the first openly gay Legionnaires in a same sex relationship with fellow Legionnaire Shrinking Violet. For the purpose of this article, I am restricting my coverage of the version of Lightning Lass that existed up until the end of the fourth Legion series, Legion of Super-Heroes #61.
There's a new wave of Marvel Legends hitting stores out there and in it is The Unbelievable Gwenpool! The comic series just ended it's run a few weeks ago making this release feel like a choice of odd timing, so let's see what the figure has in store for us.
We've got another Random Toy to show off, this time from the Microman series of 2004. Take a second to check out Automaster Ryan from the Master Force sub line!
Toy Fair is right around the corner and a new movie is slatted for this Summer and with that, we will have new toys. The question and reason for this article is will you buy into the new releases? Will fans flock to the store to secure more figures from a line that, is well, stagnant? Lets dive right on in and see what we can come up with, and this one should be fun.
DC Collectibles added a little bit of the future to their Batman Animated line with a Batman Beyond two pack. Today I'm taking a look at this two pack and everything it has to offer.
We’re starting a new column at Needless and the focus will be on what’s hot for the comic market. Every Wednesday, we will publish what we think could be hot based on advanced sales, pre-orders, artists and character/ story arc. The one thing to take away from this is we are fans first and foremost.