Kastor’s Retro Reviews

February 27, 2008

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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

Hey, Hasbro Got Marvel Legends Right! Didn’t they? Part I

October 11, 2007

Ok so we all know the problems Marvel Legends now suffers as a result of Hasbro getting the license.  We have poor paint jobs, cartoon like sculpts and the unnecessary figures like the X3 group, but we are getting a lot of most wanted figures.  There is the trade off, the line survives but it’s not up to the previous standards, until now, sort of. 

I just got my hands on the new Wal-mart exclusive 2 packs and I have to say I have mixed opinions about the figures.  While I had to have the Cannonball and Domino 2-pack I was on the fence about the Cable/Jean pack.  When I finally found them I stood there in the toy aisle for about 15 minutes, debating the need for the Cable figure.  After much back and forth I decided I did not want him and put it back.  Yes, I put back a toy, and then left without it.  This was a really hard decision for me to make, but in the end I think it was the right one.  I think as time goes on I will start to refine my toy collecting even more. Come on back tomorrow for the rest of the pictures. 

Hasbro Marvel Legends Icons 4: Part Two

September 26, 2007

Welcome back to my look at the newest wave of Marvel Legends Icons.  This next figure is a great example of a figure which looks great in person but does not come across well in pictures.  Magneto is one figure from the original Marvel Legends line which has been calling for a remake.  I can only hope that they will shrink down this Magneto and make him a 6 inch Marvel Legend. I have to say one of the best features of this line is the cloth capes.  While most of the 6 inch lines have abandoned cloth capes, the Icons continue to use cloth and gives them a more realistic look to them.  The paint job on Magneto just as good as Cyclops, as well as the sculpt.  The problem, which comes across in the the pictures, is the size of his head and helmet.  I was expecting it to look very awkward, but in person I really don’t think it is a real problem.  It’s nice to see the villains starting to become part of this line, which is making this companion line to 6 inch Marvel Legends.  I look forward to more and more figures from this line, I just hope distribution improves in following releases. 


Action Rory!

August 17, 2007

Well this is my first try with videos.  Rory is always trying to get my attention by knocking down my toys and driving me crazy, well one toy she can’t get drives her nuts watch.  Click the pic for the little video. 

ManBat, now I’m caught up.

August 10, 2007

Well the Four Horsemen have done it again, giving us an amazing figure.  The Batman in the pictures is there for size comparison only.  The outer boxes are huge and well done for fun time opening this figure. 

After opening the first box you get a Wayne Enterprises fax about the contents of the box. Very nice touch. 


After that you have to take out a furry box, which when opened glows red and makes noises at you.   


Now on to the figure one of the best things, besides the sculpt, is the feel of the figure.  Old Kurt has some fuzzy areas on his back and the whole figure has a leatherly feel to him. He is a good size and well detailed. 


With this new addition to the Bats bad guys we have 7 to Superman’s 8. 

In closing a great figure and well you can see Rory aproves.

I will be off the weekend but check Fwoosh for coverage of the new DCSH or now DCC line at Wizard World, and come back on Monday for Stan “The Man” Lee.

Rory has been busy

June 7, 2007

So after a hard day of sleeping in the Batman room of our house, Rory awakes to find my new fall free Icons set up.

She explores, plays and poses with the legends.  I really think she wants to take Doom’s place.