Hasbro continue to tease us with with Colossus parts – the Juggernaut figure includes the right arm/hand piece and the Metal-head’s head! Please give us a body.



The left arm/hand was previously available on Red Hulk.


Just solicited in this month’s Previews… Colossus is a white rook!


Comic Book Resources have all the info: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=59374

I really liked Mr. Cudmore in the role – I just wish they would have given him more to say and do.

Wonder who they’ll get?


Look what arrived today… YAY!!!!!!


One to open… one to keep MIB (mint in box). That is all.



Another line of plastic men I enjoyed back in the late 80’s were the Kenner Starting Lineup released by Tonka in the UK as Sportstars (one ‘s’ in between… not SportsStars… that is something else entirely).

From what I understand; they were produced in large quantities but didn’t sell particularly well… there are few resources on this line – however one of the best is at cartophilic-info-exch.blogspot.co.uk which has a number of posts on the topic. (Interestingly does not have Dalglish listed under liverpool but does have Whiteside under Manchester United — see “Unproduced?” below).


I have built up a small collection of players:

Manchester United

  • Mark Hughes
  • Steve Bruce


  • Ian Rush
  • Peter Beardsley
  • John Barnes

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Gary Lineker
  • Paul Gascoigne


  • Gary Lineker


  • Mark Hughes



  • Steve Nicol – Liverpool
  • Bruce Grobbelaar – Liverpool
  • Bryan Robson – Manchester United
  • Brian McClair – Manchester United
  • Jim Leighton – Manchester United


  • Norman Whiteside – Manchester United — Only appears on some of the UK backing cards – never seen. Whiteside left United in 1989 for Everton so may not have been manufactured.
  • Kenny Dalglish – Liverpool — Appears on all the UK cards but I have never seen a picture of one and have found numerous references to the “complete Liverpool set” none of which included Dalglish. As a Player-Manager; he didn’t play for Liverpool in the 1988-89 season.

This year I discovered the greatness in The Walking Dead… it took four years of enjoyment and a rewatching for it to cement it’s place in my favourite TV shows. It lead me to Brian Eno – An Ending (Ascent) which is one of the most beautiful, haunting pieces of music ever created. I reconnected with Lost and decided that The Wire is not for me.
Ghostbusters turned 30 and I spent a small fortune on merchandise.
I also enjoyed:
  • Turtle Power – A Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • House Of Cards (Season 2)
  • True Detective (Season 1)
  • Gone Girl
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • The Good Wife

Looking forward to in 2015:

  • Spectre
  • The Walking Dead – Season 5 – Part II and (the already renewed) Season 6 – Part I
  • The Walking Dead “Cobalt” companion show (Kim Dickens is great casting)
  • Marvel Infinite Series: Colossonaut
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (on XBOX One)

Was reading marveltoynews.com and look what the Red Hulk Marvel Masher has…


…a Colossus arm! The folks at MTN seem to think that a Colossus Marvel Masher might be on the way in 2015! Which is awesome!

While I don’t own any of these – I actually quite like the idea (and execution) of the line… I have had the Ice Man in my hand a couple of times for purchase but just haven’t been able to justify the funds of late. A Colossus would be a must-buy for me though.


It’s not that often that we get new Colossus toys/statues/collectibles – so every one should be celebrated. I returned home on Friday to find two of these beautiful statues-in-a-tin waiting for me – shipped directly from Dark Horse recommended seller Things From Another World! (I had these pre-ordered about 6 months ago).

It seems so strange to me that Dark Horse – a comic publisher that was probably third biggest before Image comics was formed – is producing Marvel collectibles. However – it is nice offering – a collectible tin, a pin badge, booklet and a six inch statue – in classic “primitive but charming” (their words) styling. If I had the bucks I would probably pick up more of these… there are nice Fantastic Four offerings, more X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk and a few others.

Publication Date: November 12, 2014
Price: $49.95
UPC: 7 61568 24805 0


This is currently active on ebay – a Canadian sticker album made by Leaf (1984)


Complete listing of the stickers is on the listing… but one caught my eye: 67 Colossus

It is pretty cool – but I am not buying a whole album/sticker set for one sticker…




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