Someone at Mattel gets me. Like, *really* gets me. There's nothing I like more in my wrestling figures than the occasional absurdity amid the standard pursuit of realism. No figures best illustrate this than the WWE Mutants line. Taking wrestlers' gimmicks to an illogical extreme is just my kind of crazy, the kind of crazy … Continue reading Woeful (?) Wrestling Figures: Demon Daze.
With the dumpster fire of 2017 behind us and 2018 stretching out before us like an emotional obstacle course of broken glass and failure, the popular thing on the internet is a list of things to see out the year. This site is no different and it's now time for me to unveil the best … Continue reading Action Figure Fight Club: The top 10 of 2017
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)
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!
Alright, let's get 2017 started in the right way, with crappy toys instead of expensive fireworks, gallons of alcohol, nameless party guests and the ever-present threat of a social disease. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. The Christmas season may be over for another 11 and a bit months but I come from the … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures: A Little Pump ‘N’ Grind.
Happy holidays Internet, 'tis the season to make list posts (fa la la la la, etc) and being the hack fraud that I am I've decided to get a piece of clickbait pie and try to put a full stop at the end of my fraught journey through this mad, bad and very weird year … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures: 2016 A Toy Odyssey.
I had it all figured out. A schedule of reviews planned, photos taken, subjects procured, I was on top of my game. Was on top of my game that is, until this wonderful lump of bootleg gorgeousness arrived at my door and shredded all my plans. Oh fake Adam Bomb, you're bloody lucky I like … Continue reading Woeful Wrestling Figures: Up and Atom!
There's been far too much competency on this blog recently. So much so that I've had to seriously consider renaming this column to reflect the shocking optimism and positivity that has crept in. So thank the toy deities that once again the awful quality of the subject can match the awful quality of the writing. … Continue reading WOEFUL WRESTLING FIGURES: NEW JACK SWING
By Billy Carpenter “…in the meantime, just have fun with wrestling—that’s what it’s all about.” I’ve spouted this line at the end of every 4CR radio show & podcast that I’ve appeared on from the start. Admittedly, I didn’t intend for it to become a “tagline” or anything like that, it’s just something I said on … Continue reading Fun.