I, Phantom: Metal Gear Solid V & Me.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a videogame ultimately about loss, personal pain, self identity and our perception in the eyes of others. This is all set to a globe sprawling revenge epic taking in duelling private armies, the cold war, giant robots, viral pandemics and revenge. All for revenge as the promotional … Continue reading I, Phantom: Metal Gear Solid V & Me.

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Action Figure Fight Club: Swing when you’re Gwen-ing. (Revoltech Spider-Gwen review)

Never before has obtaining one figure managed to fulfill so many voids in my collection, even a knockoff like I have here, and that is quite a spectacular feat indeed. Join me once again in my capacity as proprietor of the Action Figure Fight Club to count the ways Kaiyodo's Revoltech Spider-Gwen completes me.   … Continue reading Action Figure Fight Club: Swing when you’re Gwen-ing. (Revoltech Spider-Gwen review)

Woeful Wrestling Figures: Dead from the waist down.

Oh Jakks Pacific, what were you sniffing back in the early 2000s? Actually, I bet it was rubber fumes, because that would explain what I've got to show you this edition of either Woeful Wrestling Figures or Action Figure Fight Club. (I'm torn on the rebranding) Everyone, say hello to WWE Unleashed Booker T. So … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures: Dead from the waist down.

Action Figure Fight Club: Gotta Go Fast!

Given that according to the internet we're all allowed to like Sonic the Hedgehog again thanks to the release of Sonic Mania, I think it's time for me to come in from the cold and admit that I, Martin S Dixon, am a Sonic fan and always have been. Now that's out of the way, … Continue reading Action Figure Fight Club: Gotta Go Fast!

Woeful Wrestling Figures: Buff Diddy.

Yes, yes. I know it's been a while since the last one of these but it's here now. Time to give the woeful wrestling figures arena a sweep and welcome its newest signing. It's only Buff Bagwell! Hailing from the wonderful wasteland that was latter WCW figures, Buff Daddy comes packing a lot of fun … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures: Buff Diddy.

Dave 27 Cleans toilets in space. A Short story.

There was a palpable sense of elation in the musty, recycled air. The flying aces of Fox Squadron had just returned to the capital ship ESS Sanchez after a highly successful bombing raid against another of General No-Leege's doomsday weapons and the entire ship was joined in welcoming them home. Well, almost the entire ship. … Continue reading Dave 27 Cleans toilets in space. A Short story.

Unskippable: Justified & Ancient by the KLF feat. Tammy Wynette.

As I’ve listened to it throughout the years since its release in 1991 “Justified and Ancient (Stand by the JAMs)” feels like pop music’s best attempt at making a mad-lib into a legitimate hit. Acid House? Hip Hop? Tammy Wynette? “The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu”? And then there’s the video: Dancing on a throne? … Continue reading Unskippable: Justified & Ancient by the KLF feat. Tammy Wynette.

Action Figure Fight Club: Here Comes A New Challenger.

What's this? New title? New blog! Yes readers, a year and change into wading through a twisted landscape of weird, wacky and often woeful wrestling figures I spotted an opportunity to spread my metaphorical wings and scope out new toy horizons. The wrestling figures aren't going anywhere however and I'm still trying to procure more … Continue reading Action Figure Fight Club: Here Comes A New Challenger.

1996: The Year of the Return…to Greatness

by William Renken  I don’t think I’m alone as a wrestling fan in admitting there were periods where my fandom wained. I seem to remember 1994 was the last strong year for me as my interest dropped for about 3 years until Steve Austin exploded into pop culture. 1994 was special for wrestling specifically where … Continue reading 1996: The Year of the Return…to Greatness

Woeful Wrestling Figures: Goldzilla VS Nashra

In the best of 2016 list I featured a giant Goldberg figure among my favourites, mostly because I couldn't quite believe how ludicrously big it was. So imagine my joy upon discovering on a certain online auction site a figure that dwarfs even Big Bill. Ladies and gentlemen, call the kaiju defence force as I … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures: Goldzilla VS Nashra