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Review: Sgt Slaughter GI Joe Classified Figure

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​ Here’s a figure that I’ve been waiting a while for and if you’re a GI Joe fanatic, I bet you have as well. It’s time to fall in line, eat some snake burgers and head to the SlaughterHouse, because Sgt Slaughter has arrived to the GI Joe: Classified line!!!! Let’s take a look at what makes this particular figure so amazing: THE BOX: I know I know. No more plastic. Still dealing with that myself and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. But that’s another thought for another day. What we need to focus on is the amazing artwork by uber-talented artist and die hard, lifelong Joe fan, Adam Riches . Adam included as many pieces of Sarge’s legendary incarnations as a Joe for the art: The comic, the live action bumpers and introductions, the cartoon, the original packaging and my personal favorite, the Triple T commercial(where you see the fist breaking through). It really gives you an idea just how important Sarge is to the line and what he represents. And I know Adam was the right person

Review: Monster Mania Oaks Show

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​ I’ve attended quite a few conventions this year, and I really would like to write full reviews on all of them. Especially Chiller Theatre Halloween, but this is just a quick review I wanted to punch out quickly. I’ll get to the Chiller review soon though. That was a weekend I need to share with everyone. So I attended Monster Mania at the Oaks Convention Center in Phoenixville, PA this weekend. This was MM’s second venture inside the convention center and I gotta tell ya: Monster Mania in a convention center>>>>>>>>>>Monster Mania in a hotel. That move to Oaks definitely helped add a better convention going experience. Hope they continue to run it more, I’d gladly go out of my way to attend that show again. I’ve been saying that Cherry Hill hotel shows are a disaster for fans attending for ages now to the point that I just feel like a broken record. There’s no room to move around, breathe, can’t catch up with your friends in the convention space itself w

Review: No Holds Barred Ultimate Edition

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​ It’s time to ask that age old question that I know has been on your mind for quite a while… Well after months and months of anticipation and excitement…well, it may be dookie. Sometimes a man can’t contain himself. But thankfully dookie it is not, it’s the smell of a new arrival to the collection, it’s none other than the SDCC Exclusive Ultimate No Holds Barred two pack!!! Of course, this didn’t come without controversy as the set almost immediately sold out on Mattel’s site. A few months later, as expected, a few left over sets ended up on WWEShop and also sold out in record timing but thankfully I was able to score one for me and my friend(and occasional podcast partner) Rich who was at SDCC but couldn’t score one due to quick sell out. Let’s take a look… The Packaging: Much like Bo Derek, this package is a solid 10. Modeled and inspired by the original NHB VHS release, Mattel went all out to make this as special as close they could. Slip off the VHS “casing” and you’ll find tonigh

Fright Rags Souvenir Cups!

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​ If you’re like me, you a sucker for promotional tie ins. Cereal boxes, special events, commercials, whatever. They’re all welcomed in my home but one item that we very rarely celebrate are old souvenir/stadium/promotional cups. I’m not talking flimsy, paper or thin plastic either, heck no. I’m talking those big bad sturdy cups that you’d get at the theater it fast food place. As time went on, those have gone away for one reason or the other. But our pals at Fright Rags said “Nah! Time to bring them back!”. And boy did they bring them back in a big way! Check these out! 3 new souvenir cups in all their amazing giant plastic glory!  Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Robocop and Teen Wolf. 3 movies that were certainly worthy of receiving their own vintage promotions but with the exception of Robocop, never got much back in the day. I guess in situations like this, it’s better late than never.  All 3 cups feature set work by Matthew Skiff , one of the most talented artists and coolest huma

In Memory Of Penelope

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​ Well. I’m gonna give you a heads up. This could be a long and very emotional ride ending in the loss of a pet. If you wish to avoid it, I don’t blame you. I’ll return to writing fun, nostalgia, silly stuff soon. But this is something I needed to do for myself. If you do continue, which I thank you, please note that I can possibly hop around a lot. Given the circumstances, I’m sure you understand. Thank you. Took a small break from writing. A lot of real life stuff happened and well, it all kinda sucked. I guess the one thing I feel most comfortable discussing is the loss of my beautiful baby rabbit Penelope, who my wife and I have made a huge part of our family for 8 years.  Sadly, God decided it was her time. Penelope Jane was born in 2012(adopted by my wife and I in 2014), and in fact, celebrated her 10th birthday in March. Anytime a rabbit makes it to double digits, is a miracle. The lifespan of rabbits isn’t as long as say a cat or dog. So, naturally, you cherish every moment and