Friday, January 25, 2013

Action Figure Friday- Playmate's Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's- Kraang!

Not too long ago, I was surprised when I came home to find that my super wife got me a Kraang and a Shredder action figure! When I first started collecting the New Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I only expected to get the four turtles. I'm not sure when that changed, but I ended up with the four turtles, The Shell Rippin' Rider, Metalhead, Shredder, Kraang and a Foot Soldier. That's quite a bit more than I first set out to get.

The Kraang are a race of brain-shaped aliens that pilot robotic bodies and who are responsible for bringing mutagen to Earth. This action figure comes with only five points of articulation. The pose-ability of this toy comes from the fact that the head and arm joints are on ball joints. The sad thing about this toy is that its legs are pretty much pre-posed to the point that there are not a lot of different poses you can do for him. Kraang could have been helped with some waist articulation I think. The one good thing about this toy is that the brain does come out of the robot body, but you do have to be careful with him. Every time I take the brain out, I'm afraid I'm going to break off a tentacle. Kraang comes with two weapons, both are saw blasters. The paint on him is very nice with some metal scratch detailing. I'm not sure if I would have gotten this toy if it had not been bought for me. I will have to admit, despite the lack of articulation and pose-ability, I really like this guy! I'm very glad that I have him in my collection. 

I do have a table for the Sci-Fi Expo on February 9-10th. I'll be there with some new work to sell, my pin-up girl posters, the newest issue of Xenex the Bug Man and custom toys. Jeff will be there with me selling some Marvindog media merchandise and taking toy memory recordings! Stop by, say,"hi", and show your support. I hope to see you there!

I have all Xenex the Bug Man comic books available for print on demand. You can see that listing here on my store's tab for comic books. 

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:
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  1. I like Kranng better on the top of his robot body vs in it's stomach it just works better here.

    1. LOL! It does! The empty stomach can be used as a weapon storage. The one thing that I forgot to mention is that the Kraang Brain is hollow inside, so you can place him on other action figure heads, though not with a lot of success.