REVIEWED: Diamond Select ALIEN MiniMate Tribute Figure.

What’s only 3 inches tall and still wants to rip your face off?  Diamond Select Toy’s 2015 diminutive tribute to Kenner’s original ALIEN action figure.  That’s what; and you can read all about this sweet little darling cutie pie right now in this review.

Awwww… isn’t he so cute?  It’s enough to make you want to see him go and chew a kitten’s face off.


NECA Posts Meredith Vickers in Blister Test Package Image.

NECA posted an image of the blister package layout today of their upcoming Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) action figure.  The first of 3 new figures in their PROMETHEUS Lost Wave Series 4 action figures on Twitter.

Looks good to me.  I always liked Vickers as a character.  She was one of the brighter sparks on board the Prometheus and carried a well defined no bullshit “I like to minimise risk” attitude that the other characters lacked.  Well, up until she died that is.  Anyway, Continue reading

Older Reviews Ported Over to their New Home.

As part of my current restructuring and plan for forward movement along with using this site as my base of operations for all things hideous and plastic, I’m slowly upgrading and adding content to the site.  Today I completed the porting of a bunch of older reviews over to  I wrote them.  They belong here.  Now they’re home.

Links to these items already existed on this site but the content was previously hosted on AvP Galaxy.  The content is now residing here under a single umbrella with all my other Continue reading

REVIEWED: Hiya Toys Colonial Marines Xenomorph Boiler.

It’s time for me to move on and leave KickStarter behind.  I’ve got quite the workload of restructuring ahead of me and one of my big priorities is to keep traffic flowing through this site.  I can’t think of anything better than posting a review of some weird thing I have lying around.

Anything will do at this stage.  Even a review of an action figure from a 4 year old video game that almost everyone hated.  So here it is.  My examination of Hiya Toys 1:18 scale Colonial Marines Xenomorph Boiler action figure.  The game was shit.  Is this ugly little runt more of the same – or is it worth picking up 4 years later?  Find out in this review.


KickStarter Campaign is Now Closed. Post Mortem Now Posted.

The KickStarter Project campaign for HIDEOUS PLASTIC – In stores everyone can hear you scream. didn’t receive the support I anticipated; and while the result was disappointing, I’m not disappointed.  There is a difference.  I’ve written a post mortem for the final update on the Project’s KickStarter campaign page and I’ve reproduced it in its entirety below:

The KickStarter campaign is now over and the result has been disappointing. Oh well. It’s not really a problem. I’ve already commenced working on a plan to raise funds elsewhere. Regardless of the disappointing result, people did support the campaign. 49 Backers to be precise; and I am stoked that these people were willing to express their Continue reading

KickStarter – Curtain Closes in Less than 48 Hours.

The KickStarter campaign for the book, HIDEOUS PLASTIC – In stores everyone can hear you scream. closes soon and April 29 is the last day to make a pledge.  At this stage I need 300 people to pitch in and become Backers. You can do it!   I know you can!


Well, how about a couple of wealthy benefactors with a strong desire to see this book published?  That works, too.

No takers..?  Only need a couple of them.  Honest.

Oh well.  Maybe a pat on the back and a positive report card that says ‘Well done, Phil.  You got off of your ass and gave it a go.  Better Luck next time.”  I’ll settle for that at this stage.  Mind you that won’t get the book published by Christmas.  It’ll just be delayed.  That’s all.

Anyway, the KickStarter campaign closes soon and it’s not about to reach its intended goal.  I remain undeterred in my intention to see this book be published.  You’ll see.  Alternate plans are already drawn up.  This campaign will be over soon and the Project will move on without it.  Still, it would have been nice to have this book supported and funded by interested parties.

Thank you for your attention.  🙂


4/26 Day, ummm… Whatever Happened to..?

ALIEN Day has been and gone for this year and it brought with it announcements and reveals that set fans and collectors abuzz. Which is a great thing as that was the goal it set out to do.  I enjoyed it immensely and among various treats, we saw some prelude footage for the upcoming ALIEN: Covenant movie and a wide range of new licenced merchandise coming our way.

Some of these items were already anticipated such as the Super7 Blind Box ALIEN figures and NECA’s reveal for their upcoming figure based on the creature as it appears in ALIEN: Covenant along with a few surprises.  Some of these surprises included an ALIEN themed Mr. Potato Head figure and a set of wooden matryoshka nested dolls.  All good stuff in their own way. Even the new range of Funko POP! figures (below) based on the new movie were a welcome sight.

On the other hand, I got to thinking ALIEN Day was a little incomplete.  Something was Continue reading

Wooden ALIEN Nesting Dolls.

PPW Toys are bringing the ALIEN licence to the wonderful world of Russian matrysoshka nesting dolls.  Each doll in this set is of decreasing size and fits inside each other – kind of like how a facehugger fits inside an egg and an Alien chestburster fits inside your chest and a full grown Alien fits inside a space shuttle.  It’s a nice thought, huh.

This wtf news is exactly what you needed to wake up to, right?  This set of nesting dolls is Continue reading