Batman v. Eaglemoss: Batmangled

November 13th, 2017

It didn’t start out this way, but Eaglemoss is creeping steadily towards becoming the Franklin Mint of the nerd collectibles world. Sure, the Franklin Mint might whip out a really sweet Picard as Locutus plate painted by the great Keith Birdsong, but they’ll also release creepy, cherubic porcelain figures of hateful little children that...

Let’s Get Small : Tiny Batman of Yesterday and Today

August 4th, 2017

It’s rare that any line of DC comics figures would commit the sin of omitting Batman. He’s the best-selling, pointy-eared anti-hero that carries the weight of DC on his shoulders. But across all modern figure offerings, it’s generally variations of different movie Batmen instead of classic comic stuff, which is an undeniable bummer....

From MODOK to MODAM : Paper Heroes

April 10th, 2017

As a giant-headed dork in a robotic Doomsday Chair, MODOK is one weird dude… but without a doubt, his second female counterpart, MODAM, is even stranger. We’ll leave the story of the ill-fated Ms. MODOK for another day. The story of MODAM starts in Avengers West Coast #36¬†when Hank Pym finds a lady who he […]

March MODOK Madness: Made of Paper

March 14th, 2017

MODOK is one of those rare comic characters who’s so massively bizarre and outwardly stupid that it’s hard not to be completely taken by how completely and totally awful and great all things MODOK are. He’s kind of everything that makes comics great and terrible all at once, and for this reason, I love MODOK. […]

The Mystery of the Rainbow Batman

July 22nd, 2015

In 1957, Batman underwent one of his many, many costume changes. Detective Comics #241 featured a Batman who changed the colors of his blue and grey costume every day of the week, hoping to distract criminals and observers from Robin’s wounded arm, and subsequently figure out his identity. You know, instead of just giving Robin […]

Bootleg Transformers: Norse Horse & Soda Force

July 14th, 2015

When it comes to toy licensing, subtlety is everything. Companies compete violently to turn well-loved properties into exclusive toys, and those toys have to slip into very specific, unfilled areas of toydom to avoid any unsightly overlaps. For example, if one company has the license to make articulated 2″ figures of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,...