Thursday, September 29, 2011

Toy Beauty - Marmit Ultraman Taro

Ultraman Taro 12" (1/6th scale), Marmit, Japan 1995

Toy Beauty - Mego Magnetic Batman and Robin

12" Magnetic Batman and Robin, Mego Corporation, America 1977

Thanks to my bestest pal Mar-God for helping me acquire these wonderful and kinda rare pieces, especially complete and in this kinda shape, pretty much mint. The Dynamic Duo can be seen here scaling my kitchen fridge searching for some ne'er do wells or perhaps a late night snack. Keen eyes will note that Robin's head is fairly close to the Gabriel Lone Ranger, while the grimacing Batman is an interesting, and kinda intimidating counterpart to the head found on the more serene 12" version. Great pieces indeed and a very proud addition to my collection.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Toy Beauty - Mattel Retro Action Superman

A keen eye might note that while this is the RA Superman, I've replaced that oft maligned Mattel body with the far, far superior ZICA one with, well...Super results. Much better proportions and a more natural musculature help him to look alot more heroic and even make those completely disproportionate boots look more normal. I strongly urge anyone who has any of the Retro Action figures to order a few ZICA bodies and see the difference. I hope to do a more thorough analysis in the future. Also apologies for the long layoff, busy season at work and 10-12 hour work days can make Jack a dull boy...