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Retro Fan #2 Fall 2018 (magazine review).

October 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Retro Fan #2 Fall 2018 (magazine review).

With Elvira on the cover, it can hardly be surprising that the second issue of ‘Retro Fan’ is a Halloween special. Not necessarily all in the USA. A cursory look over ‘Bewitched’, ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘The Munsters’ was pretty much home territory. The UK was much later than the USA for most people to […]

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RetroFan #1 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
RetroFan #1 Spring 2018 (magazine review).

‘RetroFan’ covers have been in the TwoMorrows promotion literature for some time. Unlike their more comicbook-orientated magazines, this one focuses on TV and merchandise of not only super-heroes but also anything that would have ‘cult’ interest associated with it. So, if you’re been watching TV since the 1960s and much of American product has appeared […]

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Alien: Hissing Xenomorph & Illustrated Book [With Sound] (model and book review).

September 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien: Hissing Xenomorph & Illustrated Book [With Sound] (model and book review).

Within the three inch high green box, you get a wrapped xenomorph, 1 small 48 page mini-book and a single sheet telling you how to activate the sound. Very simply, if you press the lever down on its back, the first action is to extend his tongue and then 8 seconds of sound. I’m not […]

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Chronicle Books Star Wars model in a box selection. (book/model review)

September 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chronicle Books Star Wars model in a box selection.   (book/model review)

Yoda, Bring You Wisdom I Will (pub: Chronicle Books. 48 page paperback with figurine 48 page paperback, figurine and stickers. Price: £10.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-0-81187-470-0) Darth Vader, Together We Will Rule The Galaxy (pub: Chronicle Books. 48 page paperback with figurine. Price: £12.99 (UK). ISBN: 978-1-45210-850-6) check out website: www.chroniclebooks.com Fingers crossed my editor won’t […]

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Mr. Spock: Logic & Prosperity Box (Star Trek) (UK title: Spock In A Box) by Steve Mockus (book/statue review)

August 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mr. Spock: Logic & Prosperity Box (Star Trek) (UK title: Spock In A Box) by Steve Mockus    (book/statue review)

Being greeted by the top half of Spock in the form of a statuette with the words ‘Live long and prosper’ around his waist is a strange experience. The ‘Logic & Prosperity’ box comes with the statue and the little book with has an introduction to Spock and a few pages with stills from the […]

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The Art of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe by Tim and Steve Seeley (book review)

February 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Art of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe by Tim and Steve Seeley    (book review)

Growing up in the 80s meant that the ‘He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe’ cartoon was a staple part of my childhood. The over-the-top heroics, bombastic music, comforting moral at the end of each episode alongside the opportunity to pester my mum to buy me lots of He-Man toys was a tremendous source of […]

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Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box Booklet by Steve Mockus (book and model review)

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box Booklet by Steve Mockus   (book and model review)

The publicity blurb of ‘Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box’ accompanying this figurine and booklet describe Cthulhu as a ‘signature character’ who is as ‘emblematic for Lovecraft fans’ in the same way as ‘Darth Vader is for Star Wars’. But, in all honesty, I think that’s missing the point. Except for a single short story, […]

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Everyone wants to be Elon Musk: with the remote control SpaceX Falcon 9 Droneship.

June 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Everyone wants to be Elon Musk: with the remote control SpaceX Falcon 9 Droneship.

Yes, everyone wants to be Elon Musk: and with the remote control SpaceX Falcon 9 Droneship, amateur rocket enthusiasts finally can be. Watch this RC rocket land in a swimming pool on a toy barge. Batteries – and chemical fuel boosters – not included!

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The Art Of Vintage DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Edition (postcards review)

January 26, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Art Of Vintage DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Edition   (postcards review)

Several years back, after reviewing a box of postcards devoted to selected Marvel Comics covers, wondered why there wasn’t a DC Comics equivalent. With ‘The Art Of Vintage DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Edition’ you have this version of postcards. The most obvious thing you will want to know is what is inside the sealed box, […]

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Star Wars Star Destroyer – largest remote control model ever?

January 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Star Destroyer – largest remote control model ever?

Is the Star Wars Star Destroyer the largest remote control model ever? Could be. They need a pick-up truck to ship the damn thing. Good old Peter Sripol – watch his attempt to get it airborne in this fab video.

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