Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Marvel Select Zombie Magneto

I haven't bought a Marvel Select figure in a long time, and I missed out on the original set of Marvel Zombies - namely Spider-Man and the Hulk; I did grab Captain America when he came out. But the newest addition to the collection is Magneto - The Master of Magnetism.

A great sculpt with a decaying Magneto in his original costume.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Marx? Isle of Terror - Jurassic Village Playset

So the Ebay listing stated it was a rare Marx set. I had never heard of it before. The premise of the set was pretty cool - military guys fighting dinosaurs.

I bought the set. It has a nice Marx logo on it but this is definitely some type of bootleg, or repro set  - Made in Mexico.

No worries though - everything was in pristine shape. The set and its accessories are pretty cool. I wouldn't say this was the end all- be all Marx set, but the idea was cool. A good addition to the collection - even if it is a bootleg.

STOP THE PRESSES - Warpo Knocks it Out of the Park with Legends of Cthulhu

This past summer, I came across a Kickstarter campaign by a group called Warpo who were trying to crowdsource a line of 3-3/4 inch action figures based on author H.P. Lovecraft's Chtulhu stories. The figures looked cool. The packaging was very 80s retro. So, I joined the campaign. The campaign had a target goal of $60,000. The very successful campaign ended with at almost $132K.

The campaign include four figures - the professor, the Deep One, the Cultist, and the Spawn of Cthulhu. Two stretch goals were also reached which included a repaint of the Cultist as the High Priest, and a translucent Conjured Cthulhu, The only unfortunate part of the campaign was them missing a stretch goal of an action figure of the author, H.P. Lovecraft. The prototype looked pretty cool. Maybe in the future.

Anyway, I received the set this past weekend. Actually, I purchased two full sets. Definitely had to take them out of the package, and also had to keep a set in package. They absolutely rock. The sculpting and the paint job are fantastic. The packaging is outstanding.

Enjoy these photos. I really hope Warpo makes some more stuff. We can expect more home runs.