Vault Review: C2E2 Exclusive
Battle Beast

In 1987, Hasbro imported Battle Beasts from Takara and a cult classic was born. As a kid, the idea of armored animals wearing fighting each other in a never ending duel of rock, paper, scissors was cool. Nearly, a quarter of a century later, Diamond Select Toys has resurrected Battle Beasts as Minimates. Before I get into the review, I wanted to thank Jason Hurley of Hurley’s Heroes. The Battle Beast reviewed today was exclusive to C2E2 this year, and Jason was able to grab one for me while he was there. Thanks, Jason!

MOTU Classics Evil Lyn

That's right, you get not one, but two MOTU Classics Reviews today! Club Eternia subscribers received two figures this month. The Club Exclusive Wun-Dar and the regular April figure, Evil Lyn. If you weren’t a subscriber, you had six minutes to duke it out with the WSOD for this figure. I was online trying to pick up the Weapons Pak and couldn't get to the site until after Lyn was gone. Yep, Lyn sold out in the same timeframe as Moss Man with the WSOD working hard to slow us down. It sure ain't easy trying to buy MOTU figures.

Wun-Dar Review

I don't know how to start this article. For Scareglow or Man-At-Arms, I could regale you with memories of childhood past. For Goddess or He-Ro, I could talk about how it's cool to discover these old characters that didn't make the cut in my youth. For Zodak or King Grayskull, I could talk about my attitudes toward the 200x and how ready I am for an all-new character made specifically for MOTU Classics. But Wun-Dar? What do I say? He is all those things and yet none of them at the same time. As the Savage He-Man, he has a vintage toy, sort of, but he's not part of the vintage mythos. As Wun-Dar, he's technically the only original character in MOTU Classics so far, but not really. He's really an homage to a legend; a tongue-in-cheek nod to a genuine MOTU mystery.

Vault Review: Dark Knight Movie Masters Two-Face

Out of Batman’s entire disfigured, homicidal rogues gallery, my favorite has always been Two-Face. I think what appeals to me is that he isn’t inherently bad like the others. Because of that, I was planning on picking up the Movie Masters figure online. Luckily, I found it at TRU over the weekend and saved on shipping. For any of you out there who haven’t heard, Toys R Us will be carrying the rest of these figures in addition to their being offered on Seeing them together, I was almost tempted to pick up Missile Launcher Joker, but ultimately just settled for Harvey.

Vault Review: LEGO Prince of Persia The Fight for the Dagger

On Tuesday, we reviewed two of the new Lego Prince of Persia sets for the upcoming film (in theatres next month). The second part of our Lego Prince of Persia reviews focuses on The Fight for the Dagger (#7571). As before, I’ll keep the level of information on par with what you would see in a trailer. This set is at the $30 level and contains 258 pieces. I have to say, out of the three I’ve purchased so far, I was most impressed with this one.

Vault Review: LEGO Prince of Persia The Sands of Time

After 20 years, Prince of Persia is finally making the jump from video game to silver screen. A toy line was a given, but I was excited to hear that Lego also picked up the license. I found a few of the sets at TRU this week and have them up for review. Since the movie hasn’t hit theatres yet, I'll keep the level of information on par with what you would see in a trailer. For this review, I’ll be taking a look at #7569 Desert Attack & #7570 Ostrich Race.

MOTU Classics Moss Man

Who could have guessed that Moss Man would end up as one of the most controversial MOTUC figures? He debuted at SDCC with flocking that Mattel couldn't mass replicate. When they changed it, they covered his ears and all hell broke loose. That resulted in two variants for the sale day. Mattel cleared a path of bandwidth and warned us to get in and order as quickly as possible. Moss Man went on-sale at 10:57 local IAT time and both versions were gone in a little over five minutes. Somehow, amidst all the hubbub, I got exactly the Moss Man I wanted.