Star Trek: Dear Space Santa…

I kid. Sort of. These Star Trek the Motion figures are “Fascinating”. I love the detail and the design is perfect. For some reason, TMP is my favorite Trek film. It’s slow and dry, yet I still adore the movie to no ends. When I still lived in a house, and had a collection to curate, I would have loved to have these two. As it stands, I have no room and less funds than that. These are fun to share and marvel at, and that shall suffice. Perhaps I’ll watch TMP again this weekend to celebrate the upcoming release of this pair? LLaP πŸ––

Micronauts by Bill Mantlo & Michael Golden

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Micronauts

In our trailer, when the temperature goes anywhere near triple digits (Fahrenheit), Mrs. Multiverse and I sequester ourselves in our tiny bedroom. It’s the only room where our sad little RV aircon can almost keep up. We can get that room to about 78 degrees when our other rooms are 85 – 90. We’d go outside but it’s too damn hot. Since I have about three to four hours of time away from my computer and graphics tablet. The internet doesn’t exactly reach that far for a stable connection so streaming or playing games isn’t on the menu. This intro leads into the Micronauts… please bear with me, citizen.

Surprisingly this has been a bit of a treat for me, at the very least. I take a book, a trade paperback, a pencil & sketchbook, and my android tablet full of comic files. Sometimes I am too overheated to be motivated by any of those items, but this evening was fairly enjoyable. This evening I was a focus on 1978’s Marvel Micronauts by Bill Mantlo & Michael Golden.

The last time I read these was as a child. Umm… these are pretty awesome! The story is tight, the dialog is readable, and the art is wonderful. Being a fan of the Mego toy line there were times when I caught myself picking out specific toys, some that I had so I would reminisce about that for a moment or two.

For hours I read, and marveled, I cannot convey the joy it was to travel back into the Microverse.

The story was standard fair for the days of Star Wars, be there was an element of super science and a bit of darkness pitting the rich & powerful against the other classes on Homeworld. Some aspects of the tale were painfully relevant. The smattering of a bit of body horror was enough to cement who the bad guys were and what they were willing to do to stay on top.

The Acroyers reminded me of what the Mandalorians eventually became.

The first eleven issues are a perfect arc with the first Annual being a bit of a prequel by Bill and Steve Ditko. The weakest parts for me were their Earthside adventures. Possibly because they felt shoehorned into the arc just to give the toys a place to live in the minds of the reader when they inevitably saw them in toy isle.

If you are looking for an affordable and fun read, pick up these back issues and loose yourself somewhere in Inner Space.

Fantastic Four One:12 Collective Deluxe Gallery

  • Marvel’s first family – the Fantastic Four!
  • Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, the Thing… and H.E.R.B.I.E.!
  • Reed Richards, Sue Storm Richards, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm.
  • Outfitted in their Unstable Molecule team jumpsuits!
  • Sensational 1:12 scale action figures in a collectible metal tin.
  • Each character includes multiple heads and hands and character-specific accessories!

Marvel’s first family, the Fantastic Four, joins the One:12 Collective as this incredible Fantastic Four One:12 Collective Deluxe Steel Boxed Set. All four members of the Fantastic Four – Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards), the Invisible Woman (Sue Storm Richards), the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), and the Thing (Ben Grimm) – are here and outfitted in their Unstable Molecule team jumpsuits designed by Sue Storm and Reed Richards, except The Thing (he doesn’t do suits). In addition to their One:12 Collective body, each character includes multiple head portraits, character-specific accessories, and a display base with logo and adjustable post. Featuring hand-painted authentic detailing, the set comes packaged in a metal tin, designed with collectors in mind. Plus, H.E.R.B.I.E. is here to help!

Reed Richards – Mister Fantastic

Reed utilizes his incomparable scientific brilliance and pliable form to lead the team. Mister Fantastic is the first One:12 Collective figure to come with an interchangeable torso featuring an internal skeleton armature that’s durable yet highly poseable. He stands about 6 3/4-inches tall and features over 28 points of articulation, 3 head portraits, and 8 interchangeable hands (a pair of fists (L&R), a pair of holding hands (L&R), a pair of posing hands (L&R), and a pair of stretched hands (L&R)). Mister Fantastic’s costume includes his Unstable Molecule jumpsuit with 3D Fantastic Four insignia, wrist gauntlets, a belt, and mid-calf boots, and he comes with an Ultimate Nullifier, an additional stretched neck, and an extra stretched torso.

Sue Storm Richards – The Invisible Woman

Sue has powers that give her the ability to both turn invisible and project invisible forcefields. She acts as the leading maternal figure of the Fantastic Four, giving the team balance and guidance. This Invisible Woman measures approximately 6 1/2-inches tall and sports over 30 points of articulation, 3 head portraits, and 13 interchangeable hands (a pair of fists (L&R), a pair of grabbing hands (L&R), 2 pairs of posing hands (L&R), 2 pairs of energy shield hands (L&R), and a pointing hand (R)). Her costume consists of an Unstable Molecule jumpsuit with 3D Fantastic Four insignia, wrist gauntlets, a belt, and mid-calf boots, and she comes with 2 energy blast FX, a psionic blast FX, a small energy shield FX, and a large energy shield FX.

Johnny Storm – The Human Torch

“Flame on!” Johnny Storm burns up the sky with an unquenchable love of adventure and always has the backs of his family. Standing around 6 3/4-inches tall, the Human Torch boasts over 32 points of articulation and features 3 head portraits and 8 interchangeable hands (a pair of fists (L&R), a pair of fireball-holding hands (L&R), a pair of flying hands (L&R), and a pair of throwing hands (L&R)). In a costume that includes an Unstable Molecule jumpsuit with 3D Fantastic Four insignia, wrist gauntlets, a belt, and mid-calf boots, Johnny comes with a multi-fireball FX, a flame blast FX with light-up function (figure can stand atop it!), 4 fireball FX, and 6 body flame FX.

Ben Grimm – The Thing

The Thing is a powerhouse with a heart of gold and is the backbone of his team. Ben Grimm measures roughly 6 3/4-innches tall and features over 26 points of articulation, 4 head portraits, and 6 interchangeable hands (a pair of fists (L&R), a pair of accessory-holding hands (L&R), and a pair of posing hands (L&R)). The Thing’s costume includes his Unstable Molecule briefs, a belt with 3D Fantastic Four insignia, a fedora hat, a pair of sunglasses, and a trench coat… to help him disguise his identity. He also brings a poseable lamppost with integrated posing wire, a metal beam with integrated posing wire, and 2 punch FX.

H.E.R.B.I.E.

A H.E.R.B.I.E. unit is included, too! He features an onboard supercomputer and mobile lab with sliding analysis tray, pop-out scope, interchangeable arms, rocket boosters, and a display base.

The Fantastic Four gained superpowers after exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific mission to outer space. The team is dedicated to the betterment of the world through scientific discovery and defense against evil.

Super7’s SilverHawks ULTIMATES! Now Soaring!

SilverHawks ULTIMATES

The latest addition to the Super7 ULTIMATES! lineup comes straight out of the Galaxy of Limbo!

The first wave of SilverHawks ULTIMATES! figures includes their leader, Quicksilver, and the intelligent and extremely strong Steelheart, as well as the villainous mob boss Mon*Star and his robot henchman Buzz-Saw!

These cartoon-accurate, made-to-order, highly articulated, deluxe action figures stand 7” to a whopping 11″ tall and feature a variety of interchangeable parts and signature accessories to accommodate all manners of intergalactic adventures! Relive the escapades of the crime-fighting SilverHawks as they try to thwart Mon*Star and his thugs!

Shake a tailfeather and claim your set of SilverHawks ULTIMATES figures today!



Available to pre-order until July 9, expected to deliver to you by Spring 2022.

SilverHawks Ultimates Quicksilver 7-Inch Action Figure $54.99
SilverHawks Ultimates Armored Mon*Star 11-Inch Action Figure $84.99
SilverHawks Ultimates Steelheart 7-Inch Action Figure $54.99
SilverHawks Ultimates Buzz-Saw 8-Inch Action Figure $54.99
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