Saturday, February 22, 2020

New York Toy Fair: All Elite Wrestling, And Ghostbusters

Saturday at New York Toy Fair has brought us even more great product.

Here's what I'm fired up about right now, I'm sure more is coming soon.
  • Jazwares AEW Unrivaled

    The figs we saw for the first time today are fantastic. Hangman Page (I've decided he's my dude in AEW) is great. My son really digs the Dustin Rhodes, and I'm heavily leaning towards getting Mox.

    I like the toy belt, and the belt that comes with the Jericho figure is really sharp. Lucha Bros are fantastic figures that I likely won't pick up, and the same is true with MJF.

    Cody is the other one I will likely buy. We saw his on Wednesday with the others.
  • Hasbro's 6" Ghostbusters Plasma Series Wave 1 Figures

    Doubt I will pick any of these up as my son has all four Ghostbusters from Mattel's line, but I had to share as this Plasma Series is FANTASTIC looking

    I shared the more basic 6" figures that are coming yesterday so this is the Deluxe Collector's line.

    Hasbro is killing it with the Ghostbusters license (not that Mattel did a bad job, mind you).
PHOTO CREDIT: Toy News International

Comic And Wrestling Figure Pickup: Superman And KOFIMANIA

Forgot to share here, but I picked up two figures I really wanted recently.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

New York Toy Fair: Mattel WWE Decade Of Domination And Legends

Since the first post I did earlier today, we have already seen more Mattel WWE product. We have the return of the WWE Legends, and a new series called WWE Decade Of Domination.

Both are available in the same gallery on TNI. That early WCW "Crow" Sting is a really great figure, as-is the Greg "The Hammer" Valentine.

When I shared on Twitter, the weasel suit Bobby "The Brain" Heenan was a huge hit. Razor Ramon also looks sharp, but we've seen plenty of those.

The biggest thing for me is the return of the WWE Legends packaging. I always liked it.

Decade Of Domination has a specific gimmick that I didn't initially pick up on. Of course they are throwbacks of current WWE Superstars, but they were chosen by being active wrestlers when Mattel acquired the WWE license. That's where Decade Of Domination comes from, and that's pretty cool.

Anyhow, here's the gallery again but it only has two pics.

UPDATE: According to this graphic WWE Legends will be a Target exclusive while Decade of Domination will be a Walmart exclusive.

Photo Credit: Toy News International

New Edge Shirt Came Yesterday

I really dig this shirt, and somehow it's the first Edge shirt I have ever owned. Cannot wait for him to take it to that sadistic heel Randy Orton soon.

Also, I'm not afraid to say that my hair was PERFECT yesterday.

New York Toy Fair: GI Joe, Ghostbusters, And WWE

New York Toy Fair is here, and there's already some stuff that I'm pretty excited about.

  • GI Joe 6" Classified Wave 1 and Convention Exclusive

    Roadblock and Scarlet look neat even though I think a lot of collectors would prefer looks that are more similar to the original 3.75" figures, and cartoon.

    UPDATE: More pics have surfaced including our first look at Duke!

  • Masters of the WWE Universe Wave 2

    I am psyched for the Roman Reigns, and Macho Man figures from this wave. They are the two I want the most out of all of the ones we have seen in general.

    It is a bit of a bummer (although I get it) that Macho Man's chest doesn't have that rolling battle damage piece that the He-Man and Skeletor did in the '80s. This one appears to work by opening the thing, and popping different pieces in to it.

    Good thing is you can take the vest or armor off, and it looks like a Macho Man wrestling figure.

  • WWE Ultimate Edition - John Cena, and Becky Lynch

    Both figures are PERFECT, and the Spinner Belt (as much as I grew tired of it) looks awesome.

  • Hasbro 6" Ghostbuster figures

    These look more child-like for lack of a better term than the Ghostbuster figures we've gotten so far. I think it's kind of a nice change of pace though from the more realistic ones we've seen.

There will be more posts like this to come as more things are revealed, but as far as what I've already seen today this is what I'm most fired up about.

PHOTO CREDIT: Toy News International

Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment: SWAGnum Opus

Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment is returning to The District in ATL with SWAGnum Opus on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Both members of South Atlanta Wrestling Dot Com will be there, and we are FIRED UP about it. It's been far too long since the both of us made it to an AWE show.

So far they've announced that Super ACH will defend the Georgia Wrestling Crown against AJ Gray.

SUGE D will take on Alex Shelley as well in SUGE VS SHELLEY II.

UPDATE: Chip Day v Jordan Oliver has just been announced!

If you get in on the early bird special before February 24th, you can get your tickets for $15 a piece too!

Come out and support great wrestling in ATL proper.

*This is more of a leave the kids at home type of event for the record.*

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

I am pretty fired up to be moving out of the Original Trilogy movies, and get to work on the Prequel Trilogy (PT).

In general, I am probably a bigger fan of the PT than most big time Star Wars fans, but the order I rank them may surprise you.

As for the topic at hand, I've got to take a look at Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

A lot of the criticisms of this movie are completely valid, but I think there's enough good stuff here to salvage it. I have also long-maintained that with some fairly minor tweaking you've got an excellent Star Wars movie here.

So what doesn't work? Jar-Jar Binks, the dialogue, PODRACING, midichlorians, and Anakin.

Jazwares' All Elite Wrestling Unrivaled Figures First Look

At last night's AEW Dynamite (in the arena and on TV) we got our first look at the Jazwares AEW Unrivaled figures, and they look great.

So far we have seen the following:
  1. Chris Jericho (w/ AEW Championship)

  2. Cody

  3. Kenny Omega

  4. Brandi

  5. Matt Jackson (Young Bucks)

  6. Nick Jackson (Young Bucks)
Toy News International has an article about it, and it mentions just about every other big star on the AEW roster. Those six above are the only figures we have actually seen though.

The First AEW Show In ATL

Me and my son went to the first AEW show in ATL (AEW Dynamite 2/19/2020), and it was a really good time.

We sat in Section 114 for $35 a piece which was a really good value. Similar tickets for Raw I think ran me about $75 a piece for example.

The whole thing was a lot of fun, and I was really glad to see Marko Stunt get such a warm reception. Luchasaurus is absolutely The Guy over there, and should be strapped up immediately.