Puny BAT!


Initially, I had the BAT’s head leaning back and to its right like it had been battered into submission. But I felt like you couldn’t see the battle damage to the head at that angle. So I turned the head to face Red Ross directly. I love how defiant the BAT looks now. It’s not giving up so easily! 

Mine and my son’s Top 10 toys of 2022.


In no particular order, save left to right:

* Hasbro Marvel Legends Amazing Fantasy 15 Spider-Man 60th Anniversary

* Neca Toys Toony Terrors Kessler Wolf (Jack Goodman is at back middle)

* Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified Outback

* Funko ST4 Eddie Munson POP

* Artiqfox Spark-ling 

* Plunderlings Drench Abyss (repping all four Drench releases in 2022 - Koral, Maru, and Arctic + Hatchlings)

* Neca Toys TMNT Usagi Yojimbo

* Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified B.A.T. (scheduled for 2022 release even though they started showing up in late 2021)

* Hasbro Marvel Legends Black Panther (Jack Kirby design)

* Onell Design Armorvor Core Aetheric Gaurrec

I have one in the mail to me that I’m pretty sure would have made the cut but it won’t be here until January 3.

Throw down, boy!


I love how you can have this kind of close up of just his back and arm — no face at all, really — and still just know it’s Cad Bane. That’s one of the great things about this figure. One of the things I learned from late, great Hanna-Barbera artist Iwao Takamoto… if you can recognize a character from their silhouette, you’ve created a memorable character.