It’s been a good year in plastic form. A lot of new faces have made it into my collection and a lot of them were sold off or given better homes. Before the year ends I’m sure I’ll have another batch of figures waiting for me on my doorstep but for now these are my top five figures of the year.
5. NECA – RoboCop
A lot of my NECA figures just stand there, they tend to break easy. Haven’t had one do it to me yet but I seen many examples. With RoboCop, I have him standing on my shelf looking cool and that’s all I need out of a RoboCop figure.
4. AEW Unrivaled – Thunder Rosa
I been wanting a Thunder Rosa action figure since I first saw her on NWA Power. I was glad she signed with AEW because that gave me hope that she would get a figure of her own and she did, three of them!
3. Wulf’s Chop Shop – Corny
I don’t buy a lot of custom figures but when I do they mean something. I always liked Jim’s “That’s My Opinion” promos and the best way for me to remember those hot takes is in figure form. Chop Shop has made many figures this year but I gotta say this one is the best.
2. Marvel Legends – Morph (X-Men Animated Series VHS Collection)
I have bought and sold Marvel Legends a few times over but this time I’m sticking to my collection. First time around I was trying to build the animated series team but at that time Morph wasn’t available… Until now! When Hasbro announced their Morph figure I got back into the ML game and hopefully sometime in January I’ll have the team complete. Waiting on that Cyclops.
1. McFarlane DC Multiverse – Dark Knight Returns Robin (Carrie Kelley)
What a wonderful and spot on this figure is. When McFarlane announced this wave of figures I got excited because Todd can’t do no wrong when it comes to Batman and he knocked the whole wave out of the park. Do you know how big the Build-to-Collect horse is? It’s huge… Robin scales well next to Batman she’s a short figure and you can put her into so many dynamic poses with a flight stand. The head sculpt alone is near perfect and she comes with a sling shot.
The official trailer for Dark Phoenix dropped late last night on The Late Late Show With James Corden… From the looks of it FOX is going a bit darker with their X-Men franchise. And as always it’s Professor Xavier’s fault. Look for Dark Phoenix in theaters February 14, 2019.
It looks like Marvel’s Merc With A Mouth will be breaking the fourth wall a bit sooner than originally planned. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Thursday of a not insignificant shake up for Fox’s summer lineup of Marvel properties.
First up is The Merc With A Mouth, Deadpool, announcing that it will be moving UP its release date by two weeks, from June 1st back to May 18th. The new release date will set Deadpool 2 squarely in the middle of an already crowded month of serious box office draws with Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 hitting the screen on May fourth and Solo: A Star Wars Story dropping on May 25th.
In a fairly shocking bit of news, The Channing Tatum lead Gambit has been pushed back from Feb. 14, 2019, to June 7, 2019. It was announced that in the light of Director Gore Vebinski’s recent exit from the long gestating X Flick this late in pre-production has sentscrambling to find a new director, realizing they are going to need a lot more time to turn in a decent movie.
And last, but in my opinion, most upsetting, Josh Boone’s horror themed take on The New Mutant’s is being moved back a whopping 10 months from its scheduled April release. To many this looks as if there may be serious problems with the movie, however, insiders speculate it is to avoid Mutant overlap in overseas markets.
Let us know what you think of these moves in the comments below.
Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas from from the TLH family. This week on our holiday spectacular we bring you zombie Santas from the Netherlands in Sint and old naked Santas from Finland with Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale.
After the break, we take in some listener mail, and discuss some non horror nerdery, including spoiler free Star Wars talk and the state of X-Men films.