Friday, 26 September 2008


At long last, the Beetlejuice figures have arrived. Announced last year and supposed to be arriving sometime in August, the 18 inch and 7 inch action figures are now on our shelves, so have they been worth the wait? Yes, they most certainly have. The 7 inch version shiops as part of the new range of CULT CLASSICS figures, and is a great addition to that range. It comes packed in a clamshell package with two snakes and book accessory. While his arms, neck and waist are articulated, his legs aren't, which does limit his poses but it does mean the figure remains quite sturdy. The 18 inch version has an awesome sculpt, but the paintjob on the suit could have been better. As with the other 18 inch figures from NECA, the Beetlejuice figure comes with motion-activated sound, featuring lines of dialogue from the classic movie. It's about damn time these things showed up, and they are fantastic aside from that questionable paintjob.The packaging on the 18 inch figure seems aimed at fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas, which is a bit of a let own as I'd have loved to have seen some more graphics from the film itself. Now can we please have a giant Sandworm too?

Wednesday, 24 September 2008


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Monday, 22 September 2008


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Wednesday, 17 September 2008


So there we are- after the original poster for Zack and Miri Make a Porno was deemed unsuitable by Those In Positions of Influence, those cheeky blighters at View Askew have brought us a new one. In keeping with the work of our Lord Kevin Smith, the poster is suitably cheeky and intended as a knock at the people who deemed the original too risque. Good lad.