Category: Figure 8

Figure 8 – LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes

Figure 8 – LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes

Sure, the House of Ideas has a couple years of LEGO sets under its belt, but everyone knows Batman was the original LEGO super hero. Eventually, his Superfriends got into the action. The result as some grade A plastic crack.

Figure 8 - LEGO Marvel Superheroes

Figure 8 – LEGO Marvel Superheroes

LEGOs are back in vogue in a big way (if they ever even left). After years of LEGO Batman, the House of Ideas has gotten into the brick game. But are these costly kits worth your money?

Figure 8 - Transformers Generations Metroplex

Figure 8 – Transformers Generations Metroplex

This guy was first unveiled in January at Toy Fair. To say it’s been an excruciating wait would be something of an understatement. Let’s take a look at the biggest Transformers toy ever made.

Figure 8 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)

Figure 8 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)

“Booyakasha” is the new “Cowabunga” and there’s a bevy of new turtle toys to go along with their new catch phrases. It’s a new golden age of Turtledom, at least until Michael Bay is through with them.

Figure 8 - Transformers Combiners

Figure 8 – Transformers Combiners

What’s better than a team of robots? A team of robots that combine into a bigger and badder robot, of course! Let’s take a walk down memory lane and peek at some of the biggest and baddest gestalts in 30 years of Transformers.

Figure 8 – 2013 Transformers Generations Voyagers

Figure 8 – 2013 Transformers Generations Voyagers

If you saw any of our Toy Fair coverage, you know Hasbro is going HAM on Transformers in 2013. It’s already started thanks to the revitalized Voyager class and we’re taking a look at the big guns this week.

Figure 8 - Beast Hunters Optimus Prime

Figure 8 – Beast Hunters Optimus Prime

Toys for the next season of the Hub’s Transformers Prime are already hitting shelves before the premiere later this month. How does the Big Bot’s new toy make out after his reformatting?

Figure 8 - Toy Fair 2013: GI Joe

Figure 8 – Toy Fair 2013: GI Joe

With the New York International Toy Fair having drawn to a close for 2013, I have only three words to say about this year’s offerings. Yo-FUCKING-Joe!

Figure 8: Transformers Beast Hunters

Figure 8: Transformers Beast Hunters

The beasts are back in town this year as Hasbro reintroduces Predacons to the shelves with Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters! But is it a nostalgia fueled funride or just another cash grab?

Figure 8: The Toys of Black Friday Past

Figure 8: The Toys of Black Friday Past

Today is the day to kill or be killed on the soon-to-be-blood-drenched battlefields of Black Friday. While we wait for the security camera footage to start filtering onto YouTube, let’s take a look back at some of the Holy Grails of Holiday Shopping of years past.

Figure 8 - Big-Ass Transformers

Figure 8 – Big-Ass Transformers

From Micromasters to Fort Max, Transformers have always run the full gamut of shapes and sizes. This week, we’re looking at some of the biggest and baddest toys ever to grace the toy aisle.

Figure 8 - Transformers '86

Figure 8 – Transformers ’86

Bah Weep Grah Nah Weep Ninny Bong and all that jazz – PoP!’s bringing you the best possible lineup of bots from the ’86 Transformers animated motion picture. These toys have got the touch!

Figure 8 - MakeToys Giant Type-61

Figure 8 – MakeToys Giant Type-61

Get ready to make your wallet weep, Transformers fans. After breaking into the scene with an upgrade to the G2-inspired Optimus Prime, MakeToys makes a big splash with a faithful recreation of Devastator… Merge for the kill.

Figure 8: Dark Knight Trilogy Movie Masters Wishlist

Figure 8: Dark Knight Trilogy Movie Masters Wishlist

The Nolan-trilogy is complete, but what does that mean for Mattel’s Movie Masters line, featuring photo-accurate sculpts of our favorite characters from the Nolan-verse? Rumor has it, Movie Masters will continue, and Jason Knize picked his Top 8 choices to complete the collection.

Figure 8: All the Small Things

Figure 8: All the Small Things

Let’s face it guys; size DOES matter. When you’re trying to get the most display space out of your shelves, every inch counts. Ergo, smaller toys = more toys, and more toys ALWAYS = win!

Figure 8 - The Samurai Megazords

Figure 8 – The Samurai Megazords

After a 15-year lapse, PoP!’s Editor-in-Chief has been once again bitten by the Megazord bug. The latest incarnation of Power Rangers might not be great… But it’s got cool toys. Big pointy cool toys.

Figure 8: SDCC '12 Exclusives

Figure 8: SDCC ’12 Exclusives

With SDCC right around the corner, we help you earmark some serious fundage for the exclusives you’ll simply HAVE to have. And nary a My Little Pony to be found…

Figure 8 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Wave 2?

Figure 8 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Wave 2?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics are a thing that will be happening, thanks to the folks at Playmates, and longtime Turtle-fan Jason Knize can’t wait until the first series hits shelves to start his wishlist for Wave 2! Cowabunga and such!

Figure 8: Missing in Action; Round 2

Figure 8: Missing in Action; Round 2

For every Wolverine, Snake Eyes, Bumblebee, and Batman figure that finds its way to retail, there are a dozen characters who have yet to be done plastic justice. PoP! puts out the call for eight of these missed opportunities to finally see figure form.

Figure 8 - The Season 1 Megazords

Figure 8 – The Season 1 Megazords

After the Ninja Turtles came the Power Rangers. Superheros AND giant robots? Kids in the 90’s ate that mess up. Join us as we look back on the zords that started it all in a light box that just can’t handle all that awesome.

Figure 8: The Dreadnoks

Figure 8: The Dreadnoks

Corr! Blimey! No group of rabble-rousers and n’e'r-do-wells has ever been quite so colorful as perennial Joe-foils, the Dreadnoks. The latest 3 3/4″ versions of everyone’s favorite Australian biker gang are in hand, so let’s see how they measure up!

Figure 8 - Articulated Timeline: Superman

Figure 8 – Articulated Timeline: Superman

How many different looks has the Man of Steel sported over the years? It may be more than you think! Don’t worry, we’ll give you the run down on the most notable and where best to find them in all their plastic glory.

Figure 8: Renegades Storm Shadow

Figure 8: Renegades Storm Shadow

After a hideous turn with a spring-loaded gimmick that’s best left forgotten (oops), Storm Shadow makes his triumphant return to the 4″ line. What does this latest figure have going for it?

Figure 8: SpyNet and Spy Gear

Figure 8: SpyNet and Spy Gear

Remember when all we had was a fingerprint kit and a pair of binoculars with that mirror that we could theoretically use to signal Morse code? Pretty sure next year kids will be playing with exploding fighter drones that can lock onto cell phone signals. Don’t believe me? Read on…

Figure 8 - Lego (Space)

Figure 8 – Lego (Space)

These space invaders don’t all necessarily come in peace, but they definitely come in pieces. Take a look as we assemble a list of eight Lego sets that were truly out of this world.

Figure 8: The Bigger They Are...

Figure 8: The Bigger They Are…

Who says size doesn’t matter? These toys are friggin’ enormous and that’s what makes them awesome. From the creepy to the outright deadly, come with us as we take a look at some of the towering titans of toys.

Figure 8: The Return of Bruce Wayne Wave 1

Figure 8: The Return of Bruce Wayne Wave 1

Batman toys!!! While not your traditional Bruce Wayne in a cowl, these figures are based on The Return of Bruce Wayne mini-series by Grant Morrison. These figures were delayed forever, are they worth the wait?

Figure 8: Lion-O 2011

Figure 8: Lion-O 2011

The lord of the ThunderCats leaps out of your television and onto the pegs at your local toy store, and you’ve got options: let’s take a look at just what’s out there and which will be your best bet.

Figure 8: Marvel Legends Return!

Figure 8: Marvel Legends Return!

When the Marvel Legends line was struck down, fandom cried out for its return. But are we getting what we bargained for, or some sort of Monkey’s Paw-like twisted vision of what once was?

Figure 8 - SDCC 2011 Exclusives!

Figure 8 – SDCC 2011 Exclusives!

For this week’s special Comic-Con 2011 edition of Figure 8, we take a look at eight of the coolest exclusive toys the fans filling the San Diego Convention Center will be lining up early for. Put on your comfiest shoes, stock up on Axe Body Spray, and get ready to fight the crowds!

Figure 8 - Non-Marvel Minimates

Figure 8 – Non-Marvel Minimates

They’re tiny toys full of joy, and they come in more varieties than Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream – they’re Minimates, and we take a look at the eight best non-Marvel subsets the line has to offer. Did your favorites make the cut?

Figure 8 - Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Figure 8 – Transformers: Dark of the Moon

The movie comes out next week, but the toys are already hitting shelves. Read on to see some of the early highlights of the Transformers: Dark of the Moon line we’re sure to be seeing the rest of the year.

Figure 8 - New Transformers Classics

Figure 8 – New Transformers Classics

The new Transformers movie comes out later this month and with it, new toys. Sadly, that means we say goodbye to the latest crop of “Classics.” Let’s pour a 40 of Energon out and reflect.

Figure 8 - The Pitfalls of Speed Dating on Utopia

Figure 8 – The Pitfalls of Speed Dating on Utopia

Marvel’s merry mutants sure do hook up a LOT! We here at Panels on Pages tried to help homo superior re-PoP!-ulate, but some ideas are just ahead of their time. Like a car crash or the season finale of Smallville, though, sometimes you just can’t look away from disaster

Figure 8 Masters of the Universe Classics

Figure 8 Masters of the Universe Classics

Mattel’s inhouse toy imprint Matty Collector has done some great work with exclusives for their licensed toy lines. Matty Collector also got their hands on the brand’s premiere line: Masters of the Universe.