Sunday, October 5, 2014

October 2014 Kabuto Mushi Drop Henshin Clear Colors Video

This video is just of the unexpected clear colors from the drop. I'll have the video for the other two when I get them in hand next weekend.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

2014 C2E2 & PCCKC Exclusive Mystic Warriors of the Ring

Seeing how I was infected with the OMFG/OTMFG bug earlier this year, these guys seemed right up my alley. I went to PCCKC (Planet Comic-Con Kansas City) earlier in the year. My one and only intent outside of social stuff was to grab the new Kabuto Mushis from the Truecast Studio table. While there bullshitting, I went ahead and decided to pick up a set of the exclusives to put on my OMFG shelf.

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Here's the package. Simple and sweet, to keep the cost down. Like a lot of this stuff. The picture is a sticker.

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Here are the characters inside the baggie.

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Here are all three characters set out.

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This is the Widowmaker. He's my second favorite of the trio. As you can probably tell, he's got some spider features. To me there are some tribal features too, like the large headdress like headsculpt.

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Shot from behind. Here you slightly make out the bugs on his middle elbowpads.

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A little bit closer shot so you can see the detail on Widowmaker's chest chest and face.

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In an almost fist-pump pose, here is Sheldon Sabre. While being my least favorite, he's still pretty cool. There are some fun details such as the tiger stripes on his shoulders and legs. He also has some detailing on his kneepads.

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Shot from behind

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And finally, my favorite of the three, is Kayin Kungaa. He's the largest of the trio at nearly 2.5" tall. He also REALLY wants to fall over backwards. I find it fitting the big guy has the single strap get-up like the Big Show used to have.

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Here you can see Kayin's fur a little better. For some reason that little tuft of hair on his head cracks me up.

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This is all three with some other figures from other lines. In conclusion, I kind of like these guys. I'd love to see more wrestlers come out in this scale. For $9, they're a fun little trio of figures to have. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that they made a wrestling ring to with these guys! You can get all your information about this series here

Sunday, March 16, 2014

4" The Walking Dud from Truecast Studios

Alright, I went to Planet Comic-Con Kansas City this weekend. While I was there getting the new Kabuto Mushi's from the Truecast Studios table, I saw these guys. I found them to rather intriguing. At first, I bought one of the mini Walking Duds, which I'll review later. As the day winded down, I decided to go back and get a larger one. The figures come in little ziploc bags with a header card.

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These guys come in three different sizes with several different pricepoints. First, there are the small 2" figures. These are made of rubber or a harder material (plastic or pvc, I can't remember). The one made of harder material literally looked like a dehydrated fruit, which was a REALLY neat effect. They were $10 at the show and $15 on truecast studio's website. Next, there is the 4" Walking Dud, which is the one pictured. They go for between $35-$75. The $35 ones are not painted. They can come in solid colors or be made of several different colored parts. I do believe the eye on mine is painted. The $75 4" Duds are fully painted. Truth be told, I fell in love with one of the $75 ones at the show, but cash was running low as it was at the end of the day, so I opted for the next best thing, which was the color molded version picture below. Next there are 7.5" ones that go for $75 for molded colors and $125 for fully painted.

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Right out of the package, I was floored at the molded detail on him. There are sinewy bits all over the place. His shirt is molded to look like its in tatters and has seen better days. There was a version with no painted eye but his mouth open with a tongue, which I also believe is a separate piece that can be moved and removed. More on that later.

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His arms are articulated at the shoulder and elbow with a swivel. Each piece has a plug that fits into the next piece, similar to a glyos bit, but not the same size. He also has a swivel waist and neck. The larger versions also have a removable eye from what I saw.

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A face only a mother could love.

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This version also comes apart. Here you can see which pieces are molded together. The other arm that I do not have separated from the sleeve in this picture looks like it does come apart, but the rubber was thin enough that I was not comfortable taking it apart. I have little worry about the other pieces however. They squish out just fine and don't appear to have any threat of ripping at all.

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Here he is with some other figures I had laying around.

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Here you see how bendy he is. Overall, I am VERY happy with this guy. He looks hilarious and he has a lot of character. These guys are very impressive to see in person. The painted ones are fantastic looking. If you're interested in snagged a Walking Dud of your own, check out their website here . They are also going to be at C2E2 this year. If you are into zombies or just want something goofy for your desk, check out one of these guys. The price may be off-putting, but the quality in these figures, especially the bigger ones with paint jobs, is very well done. The painted ones also have the kind of paint that isn't going to chip off easily, so you don't have to worry about that, seeing how the figures are made of rubber.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

OMFG Series 1 Bait Exclusive Transparent Purple!

So these guys are kind of neat. I stumbled on them a little while back. I listen to lots of podcasts. I mean l o t s of them. Many of the toy/action figure ones talked about these at one point or another. Each set normally runs about $10. Some of the old sets can run you a pretty penny, but there are plenty of others out there you can find easily if you just want to get one of each character. Right now, as of this post, there are three series with the fourth kickstarter about to start soon. Let's takea look at these guys.

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This is the header card. It has the designers' names and such on here. On the inside of the card is the header for the series 2 clear yellow.

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Here are all five together.

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Here they are with some other figure offerings so you can get a sense of size

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First is Crawdad Kid by Daniel Yu (Dory). He's cool, but my least favorite. I like the head a lot.

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A shot from behind

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You can kind of see the face better with this shot.

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Here is a small comparison with a traveler.

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Next up is Stroll by John "Spanky" Stokes and George Gaspar. This one hits a Where the Wild Things Are spot for me. I can imagine this guy in a children's book. Oh god that lighting is awful.

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A shot from behind. Yes, he has an ass.

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Here he is next to a Mordle.

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Next is the marvelous Multiskull by Charles Marsh of Monsterforge. This one is pretty badass. The detail on MS is REALLY nice. So many skulls!

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A shot from behind, with the obligatory amazing lighting (sarcasm).

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Here he is with an Armorvor.

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Next up is the Phantom Outhouse by Kyle Thye and Ralph Niese. The concept of this piece is all kinds of awesome.

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From behind.

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Here he is with a gobon.

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Next up is King Castor by Dominic Campisi (the evil earwig). He is probably my favorite of the five.

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Here he is from behind. It looks like there is some sort of jetpack or canteen on his back. I can't tell. A lot of details fall through the cracks on these clear versions of the characters. Its hard to see his face even when holding the figure itself.

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And here he is with a Weaponeer of Monkaa for a size comparison. So I like these guys. Like I said above, the details can get lost in the clear versions of these. I suggest picking up an opaque set to go along with the clear if you must have them.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Underworld Edition Mordles by Toyfinity

Well I guess I should review these little shits. These are Mordles and they're brought to you by Toyfinity. You know, those roboforce guys. The mordles were little creatures from an obscure 80's toy line called Rocks and Bugs and Things. They're cute, little, unarticulated monsters that I had to check out. This is the Underworld Edition set. Each set contains 10 unique mordles. Many sets are still available on the website and you can check out all the colors. I got these with the glow in the dark set for some contrast. For about $10, you get a small bag like below

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Here is the back of the card.

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And here they are all crammed into their bag.

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Here they are unleashed.

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Starting off, this glum little guy is Serikachen. He looks pretty sad or just doesn't appear to have much of an opinion of you. Either that or he has to poop.

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This grinning little joker is the Zerak. That's Zerak, not Zarak. He's probably one of my favorites. He's also been blown up into a larger version, which I'll look at some day.

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This is Murlun. He seems very fed up with things. His toenail paint apps are on the back as you can see in the picture below.

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This is Erixmes. He appears to be the tallest of the group. Oh he's so growly.

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Next is Meh, I mean Caborux. He seems indifferent. Considering he was just another victim of being eaten by rocks or bugs (or things?) he looks like he just wants to get it over with.

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Ok, this guy is my favorite. This is Grynt and he has better things to do than talk to you. He seems very unhappy with the state of things and could go for a few drinks.

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Here we have Talmesca, who can't control his pent up teenage angst.

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This is Rellun. He partied WAY too hard last night.

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This chunky little guy is Vlain.

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This is Yorzwurl, who I totally remembered to take a picture of. I swear.

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Here they are with a traveler.

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But they look so friendly.

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The gang is just shorter than a Crayboth.

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They're around the same height as a Mini Mushi.

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You talkin' to me?

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Only one QC issue in the whole batch. I had one come out of the bag with his eye messed up.

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Let me whisper sweet things in your ear.

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Its dangerous to go alone. Here, take this!

For $10, these guys are fun. I look at them as great throw in pieces to go with the larger Mordles or Roboforce when they drop. Its worth it to pick up a set of these little dudes.