Kastor’s Retro Reviews

February 27, 2008

If you still coming here you have to come over to the new site to see all the new content!!!

Kastor’s Retro Reviews

come check out the new column on Kastor’s Korner


Finally the new home is OPEN

January 6, 2008

Hi all just wanted to give all an update.  Kastor’s Korner has a new home @ http://www.kastorskorner.com/   This week will see the long over due HML3 final review as well as DCUC wave one.  We should also have some Mattel answers soon

Xmas Gifts

December 4, 2007

This was a surprise one year, and still to this day one of the best pieces of my collection.  It’s a simple sculpt, yet so striking. 


Gotham’s New Additions

December 2, 2007

I had the chance to acquire some DC Direct figures this month.  Having a 25% off coupon I picked up figures, which I though Mattel would not make right away and are sort of in scale in with the DCSH

First up is Alfred, who looks like he jumped right off the page.  While the other figures really do mix in well the DCSH Mr. Pennyworth is a little tall.  I really like the figure and as a back ground figure in a display I think he works well.  This slanted picture reminds me of “Same Bat time, same Bat Channel”.   

The next figure I picked up was Hush.  This figure was part of wave one of 3 waves from the Hush story line.  The differences between wave one and wave three are very apparent when you have them next to each other.  Hush has limited pose-ability due to the cut joints rather then ball jointed arms and legs.  The other draw back is the guns are molded into his hand which really makes this more of a statue then an action figure. 

The final figure is Jim Gordon.  I think this is really the start of the figures I got this time around.  The Commish is well sculpted, comes with clip-on glasses, and his gun is also removable. 


Jim Lee is one of my favorite comic artists and having these figures mixed in with my DCSH really makes the display complete.   

DCSH wave…. oh i give up

July 21, 2007

Well after months of waiting I finally saw and got some of the newest DCSH wave.  I found Batgirl, Night Shadow Batman, and Camo Bane.  All the figures are solid and great additions to the collection. 

First off we have Camo Bane, overall a good figure but still too small.  He stands shorter then the Batman figure because of his bent knees.  The figure is massive but the height really puts the figure lower on the short list of great figures. The pants and tank top are both done in different colors and the sculpt is amazing. 


Next is Night Shadow Batman, who is a nice figure and a nice Batman variant. A nice figure but I do notice that the plastic is softer then normal for a DCSH figure.  The only thing I don’t like about the figure is the shine to the gloves and boots.  The figure has a stealth feel and the shine makes him stick out more. 


Finally Batgirl who was worth the wait.  While the character in this outfit is no longer in the comics its is a nice figure and addition to the Bat family.  She uses many parts from the first Batgirl but still sands apart with a great paint and scuplt on the newer parts.  Nice Job Mattel on bring us this figure finally. 


All the figures came with a back ground card while nice don’t really do much for me. 


Join me next time for a look a DCSH card backs and how they make us feel.  Maybe I will have found Two Face by then and will have some pics of him. Now back to Harry Potter……

The Many Faces ofNightwing

June 19, 2007


I’m a Nightwing nut and over the years we have seen some great and some bad figures come out for the figures.  During the animated times we saw many colors of Nightwing figures. Here is the start of my look at this wonderful character and what DC and Mattel hvae given us.  Coming soon the Hasbro years. 


Hotwheels Batmobile

April 8, 2007

I finally beat the Hotwheel Guys to the Batmobile, for a doallar this is a great buy.


Here is a size comparison with the Corgi 1960’s Batmobile

As always Rory had to help