Thursday, November 22, 2012

One More Time...



Tomorrow night (Friday, November 23) at 8PM EST I'll be selling off the last of the Orange Multiskulls.

I only have a few, so I imagine they'll go fast.

As usual, they'll be on my store page:

http://monsterforge.storenvy.com/

Same price ($3)... same shipping ($3).

Thanks, guys... see ya then!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Good 'n' Greasy, Cheddar Cheesy!


STORE

Awwwwww yeah!!!!

These are going to be 3 bucks a pop, BTW. There may be some surprise goodies that night as well...

See ya then!!! :D

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Grimthraxx update!



Grimthraxx! The slave warrior who became a legend in and out of the arena! Once condemned to a fate of eternal combat, Grimthraxx defied his masters and led one of the greatest revolts in Glyan history. Grimthraxx grew to be a mighty general commanding the freed warriors of the Galactic Arena in their struggle to find and tame a world of their own.










Each "Doughty-approved" Grimthraxx set includes one head and one arm that you can use to create your own Grimthraxx figure.

These are resin pieces cast by Steven Patt (AKA oOMoSOo of Papagrim Toys). He did a beautiful job with these, and I am so glad we finally got to work on a project together. If these go over well, I'm more than sure there will be more fun (decidedly more monstrous) stuff from us goons in the future!

Each set will come poly-bagged with a header. Each set will be randomly distributed, so there's no telling which color you'll wind up with. These pieces are unpainted blanks, but they are easily painted and fit most Glyos figures readily! I think they all look pretty nifty unpainted, but any of them could go on to be parts of wonderful individual custom pieces by you fantastic toy artists!!!

Each set will be $15.00 plus $3 S&H. These were made in an extremely limited number-- only 13 are being made available at this time, so grab 'em while you can. There is a STRICT limit of one set per person.

These sets will be available for sale in my store on Monday night (June 25th) at 8PM EST.

Thanks so much for your excitement and interest! You guys rule!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hulk-out!

I finally saw The Avengers yesterday, and, as expected, it blew my shorts off. Seriously great film... if you haven't seen it, do it now! If you have seen it, go see it again!

I saw a while back that Hasbro was going to be putting out a series of Walmart Exclusive Marvel Legends (1:12 scale or 6 inch scale) figures to coincide with the release of the film. Knowing that the toys would be hard to find and cost an arm and a leg, I tried to narrow it down to just one figure I wanted from the line... and naturally that one figure was the Hulk. With me, it's always the Hulk.

I knew these would be beast to find, but I was fortunate to have one of the luckiest toy spotters I have ever met as a friend, and he picked one up for me the other day. Thanks, Eric!!!

Toys have been going up and up on prices-- just in case you hadn't noticed (I bet you have!). I can remember just a few years ago when a Marvel Legends figure was around 10 bucks and was so sturdy and heavy you could beat an elephant to death with one. Times have changed. These Avengers figures cost $15.99. I can understand why things are going up... but my issues are with the fact that it seems Hasbro is skimping on quality at that heightened price. I'll get into that in a bit. Here are some pics and my thoughts about the Incredible Hulk figure from this line. Click any of the thumbnails to see bigger pics:


First of all, let me say it right up front: this is a gorgeous toy. It looks fantastic and is quite poseable. The colors they used are nice... not as dark as the smaller scaled figures that have been popping up for a while. Hulk has a nice olive green color, and the few paint apps that are here are done really well. It's pretty obvious that this isn't an "on model" depiction of the movie Hulk. I'd go so far as to say that the body style on this figure is closer to the Ed Norton Hulk than the Mark Ruffalo version. It's very lean and wiry in comparison to the thick, ape-like Hulk in The Avengers. With a little work he can be posed in the hunched over stance that the Hulk in The Avengers usually held, but it's pretty obvious that it's just not quite accurate. I don't really care, because the figure looks so darn good.



The poseability is great! They used a little bit better hip joints than some other recent Hasbro figures in this scale, but they're still a little bit of a pain in the rump to work with. The good thing is that the joints are ratcheted, so they'll hold a pose quite well. One really nice thing is the addition of rocker joints in the heels that allow the foot to tilt to the sides. This allows for a lot of really dynamic wide-legged stances.

The Hulk has around 30 points of articulation, which is very welcome! Some of the joints don't have a great range because of the bulk of the figure, but they work well enough.


The head sculpt is really impressive... it doesn't look 100% like the face of the Hulk in the film, but it's a nice Hulk sculpt nonetheless. You can see a bit of Mark Ruffalo in there if you turn it just right.


So how does the Hulk stack up to other figures size-wise? He's really freaking tall, for starters. Although he's a lot leaner than the Toybiz Face-Offs Hulk and a bit more muscular than the Toy Biz First Appearance Hulk, he seems to fit right in with figures in this scale. This new Hulk is the tallest Marvel Legends scale Hulk I own right now just edging out the Face-Offs Hulk by a smidge.


As you can see, this Hulk towers over smaller scaled figures. This 3 inch Glyos figure barely makes it past Hulk's knee!


Might want to be careful about your next few words, Thor.


And here's the Hulk with the older movie Hulk figure that was scaled to fit with 1:18th scale figures. Kinda neat how different and yet similar the two movie figures are.

So there you have some thoughts-- the pros mostly. So what's my beef with the figure?

Quality. The figure looks great-- no arguments there-- but the problem is that the figure just feels cheap. It's made with an extremely lightweight plastic, and seems a lot lighter than it should be. That's not really a huge deal, but I do kind of worry that the hollow parts will be more prone to breakage. Again, not a big deal, because I treat my toys extremely well, but it's kinda crappy when a toy company raises prices and skimps on quality. Along with that issue is the issue of the flimsy joints. The elbow and knee joints are made of really rubbery, flexible plastic. It's so flimsy feeling that you can shake the figure and watch the limbs wobble. Again.. not a huge issue, as I don't really play with my figures anymore, but it is an issue when we're paying more for something that is less than top quality.

So... overall: I really like this figure. It suits my purposes quite well; he makes a fine addition to my growing Hulk collection! He's excellently sculpted and satisfyingly poseable. I'm not sure if the other figures in this line have the same wimpy joints or not, but it's a bit of an issue with this figure, so I think it's only fair to warn you folks who play with your figures a lot. I don't think they'll fall apart in your hands or anything, but I wonder how prone they are to stretching.

Was the figure worth buying? Yes, indeedy! It's not a 100% faithful interpretation of the movie Hulk, but it's VERY faithful to the spirit of the character.

So if you see one, grab it... and Hulk-out!!!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Countdown to Customs!

Remember! Tomorrow night at 8PM EST I'll be selling these little goons from my new storefront on Storenvy:

http://monsterforge.storenvy.com/




Just like last time they'll be $10 each and the shipping will be $5. These are extremely limited, and there's a strict limit of one per customer!

This is my first time using Storenvy, but if it works out well I'll be using that as my permanent storefront!

See you tomorrow night!!!! :D


EDIT: Just received some useful information from a member of the October Toys Forum:

For folks who haven't bought through Storenvy before, checkout will be faster if you go create an account ahead of time. This can be helpful when competing against a large number of people for a small number of items...



So make sure you set up an account beforehand! Thanks, everyone!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Multi Kustom UPDATE!!!






Stay tuned here for details about the release later in the week!

Just like last time these figures will be strictly limited to one per customer and will cost only $10 each.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Multiskulls Are Moving Out!

Hey, all!

I started shipping packages today, and I sent out a bunch of shipping notices. If you didn't get one yet don't fret: I'm shipping these out in waves, and you'll get your notices by Thursday evening.

Once again, thank you all for supporting this release in every possible way! You guys are awesome!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Amazing!



You guys are astounding! Thank you so much for snapping these puppies up so fast!

You managed to make BigCartel scream again tonight! They really need to fix how their site works. For the longest time it was telling everyone these were sold out, and there was one left in stock. Ugh.

I'll go now and combine orders and such.

Thanks once again for supporting this release! You guys rock!

Multikustoms GO!!!!!

Here we go:

Kountdown to Kustoms!

In just a short few hours I'll release the Multiskull Multikustoms, a line of 25 custom, hand-painted Multiskull figures. 9PM EST tonight these puppies will be on the store ready to buy.

Here they are in all their blind-packaged packageness:



Hopefully this release will go more smoothly than the last. The only thing I can think of that would cause a problem is if someone tried to get more than one. Rest assured that if anyone puts more than one of these in their cart the entire sale will be denied, and I'll manually put the figures back in the stock-- so a message that there are no pieces left in stock might not actually reflect the situation, as we found out Friday night.

I will come back here and post when I make sure the stock actually hits zero.

I'm trying to keep things as fair as possible, and it looks like a LOT of people are going to be shooting for these customs.

For any people who already bought some of the "Pretty in Pink" Multiskulls Friday night: the Multikustom orders will be combined with your earlier purchase, and the difference in shipping will be refunded to you after everything is said and done.

Rest assured that I will be doing another series of different customs in the future, so if you miss out tonight you'll have another shot then.

So... see you in a few hours, and good luck to you all!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Goodbye, Pink Guy.

Thank you guys so much for the successful (mostly) release of the "Pretty in Pink" Multiskulls!

When I say "mostly" I'm referring, of course, to the extremely unfortunate glitch in the shipping charge gadget on my store. I'm sure by now that you noticed that you were charged full shipping for each Multiskull you purchased. I have gone through each order and refunded the extra shipping fees that were added (and I have refunded more than I should have in more than one case! EEK!), so check your Paypal accounts to see if you got a refund. I tried to fix the glitch early in the auction, but the fix didn't take effect until the sale was almost over. Chances are if you ordered more than one figure you just got some moolah back. If not, please let me know, and I'll check your order and fix things.

Thanks so much for the intense reaction to these crazy little figures! I wish I had a truckload of them to share, but the truth of the matter is that there were a slim few of them to begin with. Maybe we'll see more crazy stuff down the road... who knows? Keep checking the Series 2 thread on the forum! There's some amazing stuff posted there every day!

Anyway, I need to get back to checking these orders for errors. Thanks again for the amazing release! See you again on Monday night for the Multikustoms release (fingers crossed that that one goes more smoothly!)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

MULTISKULLS ARE ON THE LOOSE!!!

Monday night at 9PM EST I'll release...

MONSTERFORGE'S OLD-FASHIONED, HOME-GROWN MULTIKUSTOMS!!!



This is a special, ultra-limited custom MULTISKULL figure series by Monsterforge. Only 25 figures have been created for this set.



Each figure is hand painted and sealed with polyurethane protective finish. No two figures are alike! Each figure comes signed and numbered with a signed and numbered micro-print.



These figures are blind-bagged-- so you won't know which one you're getting until you get it! Surprise!



So join me back here on Monday night for this kooky release!