I gotta admit that I’m feeling a little rusty here. I only got seven reviews done in May and those were almost all in the first half of the month. So I thought I’d start with something on the easy side – a quick (& mostly pictorial) review of Spy Monkey Creations Hammer of War, Chalybeous. Hope I spelled that right.
The Chalybeous hammer has been a hot commodity for Spy Monkey Creations, selling out quickly the two times it’s been offered. I missed out both times, but the fellas at SMC were kind enough to provide me one for this review. So, a quick shout out to them is in order: thanks, fellas!
If you have a Tytus, you know that his 80s Mattel weapon was just ill-conceived. It may or may not have gone over well back in the mid-80s – aside from a few Italian children, we’ll never know, but it just didn’t work out for the modern version. It lacked functionality due to logistics and Tytus himself isn’t really able to get in to too many poses with it.
Chalybeous (did you know that isn’t a made-up word?) definitely fills the much needed gap in Tytus’ armament. He still can’t hold it up (which is entirely the fault of the poorly executed figure), but he does look good holding it and should there be actual children that play with Tytus, it would work like an action feature since raising the axe above his head will surely result in it coming crashing down. And don’t let that picture below fool you. Just credit Castle Grayskull for a well-hidden assist.
The Chalybeous (it’s a shade of blue, “steel blue” specifically) Hammer spent a couple weeks on my desk due to various delays (Thor Week, Tornado, what have you) and he spent a lot of time hanging out next to Tytus’ side. It was seeing him there every day that actually gave me the idea for the photos for this review.
While the hammer is designed to fit in Tytus’ hand, I actually had more fun seeing who else I could give it to… Continue to Page 2…