Welcome to Under The Hood, where we open up our toys and see what makes them tick. We may even fix them from time to time. First up on the workbench is Kenner's KITT Voice Car! These cars have a few problem areas, but the voice box is the main one so we'll be tearing it down and explaining how it works.
Jada Toys has released a three pack of Delorean Time Machines from Back To The Future in their Nano Hollywood Rides line. We got ourselves a pack of them and busted out our Macro Lens to show the cars off to you!
Diamond Select Toys released their Rocketeer figure last week. Thankfully Valentine's boys hadn't got a hold of him before we could show him off to you!
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!