Masters of the Universe Pre-Order: The WEAPONS PACK

This is the best thing. The BEST THING. As I have said time and time again on this blog, I am totally uninformed on everything related to the Masters of the Universe. I don’t know the characters, the stories, the toys, the games, the show or the movies. I can kind of figure out some vague ideas about it thanks to Wikipedia descriptions, but for the most part I am completely in the dark.

And yet I love this thing! Because as an action figure fan, I know that weapons packs can provide an awesome bonus to the toys you’ve already got handy, but rarely do they stand on their own. You usually end up with a handful of tiny, loose accessories that you either have to have on the toys at all time, keep in the plastic or put aside somewhere. This one, though, is a weapons pack and looks like, well…a pack of weapons! Organised neatly on a display stand that will house the weapons as a warrior would demand.

It ships in 2011 and you can pre-order it now or check out the rest of the Masters of the Universe collection!

Sideshow’s Inglorious Basterds 12” Figure: Lt. Aldo Raine

For some, this is just going to be the easiest way to bring Brad Pitt home. But for others, it’s another triumph for Sideshow and Hot Toys, who once again come together to bring the cream of the crop of action figures to their loyal fans and buyers. This time around, it’s Brad Pitt’s Lt. Aldo Raine, a central character to the Quentin Tarantino’s WWII ensemble Inglorious Basterds. One look at the figure should tell you everything you need to know: it’s got a real cloth uniform, comes with a ridiculous amount of weaponry, comes with multiple hands in a number of positions and boasts an uncanny likeness to the actor.

This one is a pre-order and ships in June, but if you want to get your hands on one, you can snag it now from our Sideshow section and have it in your hands in the summer. Given the quality of the companies’ other 12-inchers, you will definitely not be disappointed. It’s sure to be a great piece and hey–maybe if these figure do well enough, we can look forward to a Hans Landa figure in the future.