Saturday, April 28, 2012

Jewel Lords SOLITAIRE!

GO-BOTS Rock Lords Series 3: Rock Jewels - SOLITAIRE from Tonka 1987

The Go-Bots cartoon series was full of awesome female characters, unfortunately very few were made into decent toys.  Of the few that were immortalized in plastic, the best of the bunch would be the Rock Jewel, Solitaire.  The Rock Jewels (or Jewel Lords) were a subset of a subset:  Go-Bots > Rock Lords > Rock Jewels.  The Rock Jewels had the distinction of having clear gemstone rockforms.  Solitaire was introduced in the 1986 theatrical release of Go-Bots: Battle of the Rock Lords where she was a heroic ally to the Go-Bots.  She was voiced by Margot Kidder soon after her reprisal of Lois Lane in Superman III.  The character seems an odd choice to be made into a toy, but she is definitely the best fembot representation from the 80s (in my humble opinion).

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

PEZ Dark Knight Rises CATWOMAN Dispenser!

Comic Version Selina PEZ for June's DKR-Themed Assortment?

If this photo posted on the Official PEZ Facebook page (by a member, not PEZ itself!) is real and not an elaborate fake, then I will be drunk on little candy bricks all summer as a horde as many of these beautiful ladies as I can find :)  I've mentioned on this blog before that I am a collector of many many many things.. it's genetic.  I can count the family members who don't obsessively collect things on one hand.  One of my first and longest-running collections is PEZ.  At my last inventory I had over 800 different dispensers and that was years ago.  Anyway, I mention this because it's a very rare thing indeed when two hobbies come together like this.  I will definitely get one dispenser for my PEZ collection and one for my Catwoman collection, and a few dozen more for posterity.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament CATWOMAN!

The 2012 Hallmark Keepsake Catalog Unveils Our Favorite Femme Fatale

Originally shown as a prototype at the 2010 San Diego ComicCon and then not seen since, we will finally get this great ornament for the upcoming holiday season.  Hallmark was pretty forthcoming about why she never appeared in the 2011 catalog; they weren't aware of Catwoman's role in the Dark Knight Rises film and decided to delay her a year to take advantage of her predictable popularity in 2012.  This is going to be an absolutley crazy year for Catwoman merchandise, but I'm already excited to add her to my tree this Christmas and my small collection of heroine ornaments.  I did some research and learned that most Keepsake ornaments show up in Hallmark stores in July, with the remainder appearing in October.  Retail price will be $14.95.  I'll post a review as soon as I nab her!  Meowwww!