It’s Figure Friday, time to figure out what this Friday is all about with some of the newest hot & fresh toys this week!
Did you know that the other Figure Friday contributor is busy building his own YouTube empire? Did you also know that he repurposed last week’s column into a video? Perhaps he’s double dipping or perhaps a good toy hunter uses all the parts of the kill. Maybe you’re too lazy to read or maybe you’re just plain illiterate (if that’s the case you’re probably wondering what all these weird squiggles mean). Check it out below:
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Just as I was about to launch into a tirade about McFarlane Toys only putting out Batman figures (seriously, I’m going to sit down and crunch the numbers to see what percentage of the line Batman makes up) they drop a whole slew of NON-Dark Knight figures. Way back when, I decreed that my ultimate judgement on the line would hinge on their interpretation of one of my all-time favorites, The Flash. To date, I have not been happy with their offerings since the comic book Flash didn’t do it for me and I’m not the biggest fan of the Justice League or DC Animated Flash(es).
Now this here Flash looks to be one that I may be interested in! It’s The Flash from the long (perhaps too long) running (ZING) CW television show of the same name showcasing the character in perhaps the best iteration of his costume to date. Seriously, I watched the show for around seven seasons and they finally got the costume “right” (in my opinion) by season six after different versions of it each season.
And now you can bring it home as a toy! The villain Godspeed is part of this release too which is a strong choice but I don’t know why they didn’t opt for the superior Reverse Flash right out of the gate.
Both figures are available for preorder now.
I have secretly always wanted to get into tabletop gaming.
In high school, Dungeons & Dragons was always a bridge too far for me and I was pretty damn dorky back then too. For some reason I just couldn’t take that final step into a the world of orcs, elves, and whatever the hell else mostly because of the giant stigma D&D carried with it. Imagine my surprise when the game not only endured but experienced some what of a resurgence in popularity which gave way to an out right pop culture explosion over the last decade.
However, I wasn’t completely left out in the cold. On Christmas 1990 I received the HeroQuest board game as a gift, which I viewed as a more accessible D&D (or D&D with training wheels) and it was super cool. The only thing that was NOT super cool was trying to get together a big enough group of friends to play it who wanted to play it. I probably played the game three times tops (one of which may have been with my beleaguered mother) before banishing the game to a bedroom closet where it has remained untouched to this very day.
With all that said, I fully intend on recovering the game so I can have it on hand…just in case.
The game was recently relaunched (via a Kickstarter, if I recall correctly) and is now once again available for you to own! Check it out:
In the Avalon Hill HeroQuest Game System Tabletop Board Game, heroes work together to complete epic quests, find treasures and defeat the forces of evil. This semi-cooperative board game has one player taking on the role of Zargon, the Game Master, while 4 mythical heroes – Barbarian, Dwarf, Elf, and Wizard–team up in their quest for adventure in a maze of monsters and eerie dark dungeons. Players can immerse themselves in the fantasy with the stunning artwork, and 65+ detailed miniatures. The game comes with 14 quests, and has limitless replayability because players can also build their own quests and create their own stories. Gather friends together for an exciting night of tabletop gameplay in an epic battle of good and evil. The game is for 2-5 players, ages 14 and up.
Includes gameboard, 31 monster miniatures, 4 hero miniatures, 15 furniture pieces, 10 skull pieces, 4 plastic rat pieces, 21 dungeon doors, 93 game cards, 4 turn-order cards, cardboard tiles, Quest Book, 4 character cards, Game Master’s screen, pad of character sheets, 6 white combat dice, 2 red dice, and rulebook.