Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Blog Spotlight: Matching Dragoons

Jonah Hex is one of the few comic book western characters that I enjoyed reading about as a kid. Now that he has a new series from DC Comics, he's more popular than ever. A really cool blog dedicated to Jonah Hex can be found at Matching Dragoons (I added a link to the sidebar). You will find reviews of the new and old titles plus a few other interesting items.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cyber-Link Superman And Batman

Here are the Cyber-Link Superman and Batman action figures from the limited edition set from 1996 (I only have the loose ones that I bought at the local Wal-Mart's):

Cyber-Link Superman action figure

Cyber-Link Batman action figure

Cyber-Link Superman and Batman Limited Edition action figures

I had them packed away for the last few years but I recently dragged them out of storage. I got rid of some books on my shelf to make space for them. I am glad that each action figure has their own special-made base because they are a little hard to stand up on their own.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

1984 Flash Action Figure

Here is my loose Flash action figure from the 1984 Super Powers line from Kenner:
loose 1984 Flash Super Powers action figure

Here is what the 1984 Flash action figure is supposed to look like still on the card (not my picture, by the way):
card 1984 Flash Super Powers action figure

I need to find a better graphics program since my iPhoto Plus 4 is really outdated. This picture did turn out better than a few of my previous pictures thanks to using two pieces of paper as background.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Catwoman Canned

Various sources are reporting that Catwoman has been cancelled and that #82 (August) is the final issue. No plans from DC Comics yet about a relaunch.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Inferno Extinction Batman

This is a loose Mission Masters 3: Inferno Extinction Batman from 1999 that I found at a local thrift store a few years ago for fifty cents:

loose Mission Masters 3: Inferno Extinction Batman action figure

This is the Mission Masters 3: Inferno Extinction Batman from 1999 still on the card that I do not have:
Mission Masters 3: Inferno Extinction Batman action figure

Notice how the flash makes the color lighter and more orangish in the first picture. I have to remember to turn my flash off the next time.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Mini Cup Sticker Set

I posted about the Superman Mini Cups 1979 a few weeks ago. I found the entire mini cup sticker set on sale at eBay earlier. The twelve stickers are from 1979 and feature Superman, Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Riddler, Joker and Penguin. The mini cups and stickers were found in quarter vending machines.

Mini cup sticker set

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Super Corgi Juniors Cars

These are my super Corgi Junior diecast cars from the 1970s. The front row has the Joker (called Healer Wheeler on the bottom and is missing the little blue plastic knob on top) and the Penguin. The back row has the Supervan, Batcopter (with only half of the back propeller) and the Batmobile. I actually found these in a local store when I was a kid and I played with them a lot.

Super Corgi Juniors cars featuring Joker, Penguin, Supervan, Batcopter and the Batmobile

Not pictured is the 007 Lotus Esprit submarine/car from The Spy Who Loved Me but I might make a separate post featuring that one at a latter date.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

CustomCon 19

If you enjoy custom-made action figures, then you will greatly enjoy CustomCon 19. Customizers show off everything from apes and G.I. Joe to Micronauts and superheroes. My favorite would have to be the DC Direct Ed McGuinness: Secret Files figures.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Midnight Hunter Batman And Harry Potter

I found a 1999 Midnight Hunter Batman action figure for fifty cents at a local thrift store this morning. I was lucky enough that he came with his sword that glows in the dark along with the green parts of his costume. The Midnight Hunter Batman goes with my Night Fury Robin that I found at a local thrift store years ago.

I also found an unopened View-Master pack of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 2: The Final Chapters for a dollar at another thrift store. The three reels features actual scenes from the movie and there is three sets in the series.

Here is a picture of my Midnight Hunter Batman action figure and Harry Potter View-Master reels:

Midnight Hunter Batman and Harry Potter

Here is a picture of the Midnight Hunter Batman still in the package:

Midnight Hunter Batman in package

Friday, April 04, 2008

Wonder Woman Barbie 2003

Here is a picture of my sister's Wonder Woman Barbie from 2003 that I found at a local thrift store a few years ago for five dollars (unfortunately, she didn't come with a box or the lunchbox keychain):

Wonder Woman Barbie 2003

The stand that Wonder Woman Barbie came with is not a very good one since it consists of just a short rod sticking out of the round platform. I had to put a few twist ties around her waist to keep her up. The right strap from her uniform is sticking up.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Supervan And Superman

The following picture features my Supervan diecast car made by Corgi Jr in 1978 that I played with as a kid. There are some dents and dings caused by my playing with it inside and outside (my Batmobile is in even worse shape). The Superman action figure is from the Justice League Unlimited line that I found at a thrift store.

Supervan and Superman

Goodnight, Jim Mooney

News From Me reported the death of Jim Mooney, American comic book artist, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2008. His first job was to draw a Batman-inspired character known as The Moth for Fox Publication's Mystery Men. After freelancing for Stan Lee at Timely Comics (now Marvel Comics), he went on to draw Batman himself for DC Comics. Among his other work for DC Comics were Tommy Tomorrow, Legion of Super-Heroes, Superman and Batman team-ups in World's Finest Dial H For HERO in House of Mystery and Supergirl in Action Comics. Jim Mooney also worked with Steve Gerber on Man-Thing and Omega the Unknown.