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Monday, May 31, 2021

MOTU Origins | Battle Cat

If you’re a fan of the 80s cartoon growing up chances are you’ve been watching He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The animated series produced by Filmation did not just put together the story from scratch, but some of those were inspired from the pack-in minicomics that came with the figure and DC Comics published series.

He-Man of course is largely the centerpiece of the narrative, and with every hero back then they had a companion or a partner. Brave Starr had Thirty Thirty, which takes that original template from the MOTU series that other franchise had adopted. With that there won’t be He-Man without Battle Cat, his trusted companion and friend.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

McFarlane Toys | DC Multiverse at Toy Town

McFarlane Toys continues to put out the best action figures with the DC Multiverse since they acquired the rights in 2019. The current releases continue to improve its design as well innovate from the previous iteration of characters that were produced by its former license holder not only with sculpts but the presentation and quality.

The new wave featuring Dark Knights: Death Metal Build-a-Figure Darkfather, which appeared recently in the DC Comics mini-series. This wave assortment arrive this recent Wednesday along with two other figures (Gold Hellbat & Batman Beyond) that are not part of the assortment that was recently sighted Toy Town in Glorietta Mall.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Happy Meal #1Shots | The Rise of Gru

The upcoming Minions: The Rise of Gru would have been released by 3 July 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic they would have scheduled it for this year, 2 July 2021. Due to barring further delays and the films largely unfinished with Illumination Mac Guf’s temporary closure it was pushed further to officially released for 1 July 2022 in response to the pandemic.

But the rollout of the merchandise and tie-ins has begun since McDonald’s released the toys in November/December 2020. The releas of toys for Southeast Asia was about it until this recent unexpected second wave of Minions came out that would include the only human with Gru!

Monday, May 24, 2021

MOTU Origins | Skeletor

For every Hero there’s always that arch nemesis that causes all the trouble and chaos that runs the narrative. With Masters of the Universe, it is obvious that He-Man needs someone to punch into action if you have grown up having those vintage action figures, but with no one to beat up after seeing the Filmation animation.

Skeletor is actually the comedic foil in that classic cartoon and forever to be that villainy that everyone thought to be as scary as the way he appeared to be. But over the years with various iteration of the character’s portrayal has changed, and with the new MOTU Origins you’ll certainly have nostalgia feels with the new action figure!

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Happy Meal 2021 | Rise of Gru Wave II

McDonald’s drops a surprising Happy Meal for the month of June 2021 with another set of Minions from the Rise of Gru sequel, which the screen date has been pushed from July 2021 to next year. For those who are unaware this is considered a second wave of toys as the first wave was released sometime late in November 2020.

The unexpected release of this second set of Minions is also the opportunity for collectors to get some of the characters that were supposed to be exclusive in other countries. This means another set bump up the number of minions from last year with another set of 20 characters that were sighted at one of the stores in Manila.

Friday, May 21, 2021

HW Experimotors | Tanknator

Hot Wheels has been around long enough to just focus on making real world diecast cars. Over the years they expand and create different types of diecast cars and in their mainline every year a theme is added or introduced. In the last eight years they have come up with diecast cars made out of everyday objects turned into cars.

This also included cars that can be ridden by minifigures, and since their parent company Mattel acquired Canadian toy company Mega Bloks and re-branded it into Mega Construx they also produced cars for this range of toys namely the oddball vehicle The Tanknator, that definitely made true to its name.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Micro Collection | Jurassic World: Triceratops

The realm of Dinosaurs has become intriguing as what Jurassic World made into a franchise filled with big and small creatures not only based in the real world, but adding fiction that invites you to explore their stories. For children it gives them an interest about creatures that has been extinct for more than a million years.

Of course, with that merchandise has been around related to the dinosaurs that most of them may take up a lot of space. But for those minimalist just appreciate a select few creatures Mattel, the company that owned the rights to the franchise have produced them into their Micro Collection with four dinosaurs including this Triceratops!