8 Inch Scale
By: BBC Licensing
It’s Christmas day and that can only mean one thing… A Christmas ornament review! This year I thought it might be fun to combine two of our favorite things here at Infinite Hollywood, the holidays and Doctor Who! We’re taking a look at this special tin dog to put on your Christmas tree. With each passing year it seems like there’s more and more Doctor Who Christmas merchandise, but almost nobody is reviewing the stuff.
So let’s see if we can’t rectify that a bit with this special holiday review! Continue reading
Ghosts of Christmas: Past, Present & Future
5 Inch Scale
By: Memory Lane
$19.99 (Back in the day)
My final review for the Toy Review Advent Calendar is a real doozy as it’s three figures in one set! And not only are these three different figures, but each figure is of a character playing another character! We’re getting into real “dude playin’ the dude, disguised as another dude” territory today.
I mentioned a few years ago in my Uncle Scrooge Review that as a youngster, I was blessed with a “taped off TV” VHS tape of Mickey’s Christmas Carol. This was the version that aired on ABC and had the little opening sequence with extra Disney Christmas cartoons on it. It was an annual tradition to watch that worn out old tape in my household, and I still have the tape to this day. Sadly it doesn’t play as well (plus my VCR is buried under other things I don’t use anymore) so I have to settle for the abridged DVD version.
Even so, I love Mickey’s Christmas Carol and was elated to get the whole collection of figures a few years ago. I’ve reviewed pretty much everyone here on the website, except for the Ghosts of Christmas. At least until now! The Ghosts of Christmas set came out shortly after the figures and was the only “deluxe” set put out by Memory Lane. It included all three ghosts (past, present and future) as well as a smattering of accessories.
As with all the Mickey’s Christmas Carol figures, this is a top notch set that makes me miss not only my childhood, but the days when toys like this could be readily bought on the shelves. Continue reading
Classic TV Toys have finally unveiled their prototypes for their upcoming 1966 Classic TV Batman line. These figures were announced a year or so ago, but up until now we haven’t seen any images of what they would look like. CTVT just recently released their Mego Batman recreations to mostly positive reviews, but these figures aren’t recreations of previous toys, but a new line altogether. The first wave includes Batman, Robin, Joker and the Riddler.
The Joker is clearly the winner of the bunch, but I think they all look pretty good. Mattel’s 1966 Classic TV Batman line had a lot of potential, but Mattel pushed the line through quick and ended it before it ever really started. The potential for Classic TV Toys to take this line to another level is very high. Continue reading
8 Inch Scale
By: Playing Mantis
$9.99 (Back in the day)
It’s time for another Toy Advent Calendar review! Be sure to visit the Toy Advent Calendar each day for a new toy review from a ton of different contributors! I was sleeping at the wheel with this one, but it’s a long time coming!
If you’re living anywhere like me, you’ve been hit by the frigid weather, icy conditions and a metric ton of snow this year. That must mean the old Winter Warlock is up to his tricks. Or at least, that’s how it seems. Back at the turn of the century, toy companies were able to crank out action figures of just about every property under the sun. That allowed Playing Mantis to create a line of figures devoted to the Rankin-Bass holiday classic, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
The Winter Warlock is the crown jewel in that lineup. So let’s take a look at this frosty fiend and see if this is an older figure worth hunting down. Continue reading
Spider-Man, Green Goblin, War Machine
2 Inch Scale
By: Mega Bloks
I bought these blind bag Marvel Mega Bloks, what seems like ages ago. I figured I might as well get around to reviewing them. As mini figures go, I quite like these. They have the identifiable characteristics of each Marvel hero/villain and they have a fair amount of articulation. I’m not sure if Mega Bloks is going to continue on with these series, but they are a lot of fun.
Although they’re blind bagged, I was able to feel around and get the characters that I wanted. I believe there may be codes for these somewhere, but I can’t say for sure. Feeling around seemed to work pretty well and I was really happy to score the Green Goblin as he’s one of my favorites. I can only hope that they eventually release a Hobgoblin figure. Continue reading