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Rant Review: Masters of the Universe Ninjor figure

As one of the vintage MOTU line’s final releases, Ninjor was a bit of an oddball…

Rant Review: Masters of the Universe Origins Hordak figure

Hordak has often been a somewhat controversial figure among MOTU fans over the years. One of…

The 007 Re-Read Project: James Bond and Moonraker by Christopher Wood

Much like the book we looked at last week, James Bond and Moonraker was written by…

Rant Review: Masterverse Evil-Lyn figure (Revelation series)

Today we’re veering back into Masterverse territory with Skeletor’s right-hand witch! Thanks to some timely listings…

The 007 Re-Read Project: James Bond: The Authorised Biography by John Pearson

James Bond: The Authorised Biography is a rather odd, but fascinating, book. A bit of online…

The 007 Re-Read Project: Colonel Sun by Kingsley Amis

Published in 1968, Colonel Sun by Kingsley Amis (using the pen name Robert Markham) is the…

Rant Reads: The 007 Re-Read Project

As longtime Rant readers remember, this blog began as a classic horror blog. It quickly expanded…

Rant Review: Masters of the Universe Origins Mer-Man figure (Lords of Power)

 As many figures as Mer-Man has been given, many of us have never gotten the exact…

Rant Review: Masterverse Skelegod figure (MOTU Revelation series)

Unlike many other ’80s properties that have maintained a steady presence on retail store shelves, it’s…

Rant Review: Masters of the Universe Origins Tri-Klops figure

 Another core member of  Skeletor’s  evil warriors has arrived! Released during the second year of the…

Rant Review: Masters of the Universe Origins Castle Grayskull playset with Temple of Darkness Sorceress figure

Whenever MOTU is revived in toy form, there are a handful of questions you can count…

Rant Review: Masters of the Universe Origins Panthor figure

Never as ubiquitous as a certain orange-striped green tiger, Skeletor’s purple pawed pal has nevertheless managed…

Rant Review: Masters of the Universe Origins Deluxe Battle Armor Skeletor and Battle Armor He-Man figures

 Variants tend to be a standard feature of mass retail toylines, and one with which adult…

Rant Review: Masters of the Universe Origins Scare Glow figure

Today we’re looking at the final figure from wave two of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe…

Rant Review: Masters of the Universe Origins Man-E-Faces figure

We’re rolling right along with Mattel’s new-ish Masters of the Universe Origins line! Today, we’re taking…

Rant Review: Masters of the Universe Origins Orko figure

  Today we’re looking at the newest plastic incarnation of one of the most polarizing of…

Rant Review: Masters of the Universe Origins Trap Jaw figure

 Wave two of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Origins line is gradually rolling out in the…