Spotlight: Planet of the Apes Game by IDW

This past week when I went to my local shop, (World’s Collide BTW)  I was presented with this Planet of the Apes tabletop game by IDW.  I like games and if you pair them with an established property, well I’m an easy mark, so even though I didn’t sincerely recall ordering it, it sounded like something […]

Spotlight: Pinmates U.S.S Enterprise by Bif Bang Pow!

Time for a rare un-boxing and photo review of a modern toy. While I mainly try to avoid modern stuff, some of it embraces my inner child wishlist that it demands to be purchased. Such is the case with Pin Mates which mix the vintage Fisher Price little people with the hottest licenses today into […]

Spotlight: Toynami Shogun Warriors Godzilla

What better time to do a photo review of a shiny new Godzilla toy than the month of October? This isn’t any Godzilla but Toynami’s retake of our childhood classic, the Shogun Warriors Godzilla. I tried to resist  this but seeing as I was denied the original as a kid, it was inevitable.  So let’s take […]

Spotlight: Flash Gordon Action Figures by Bif Bang Pow!

It’s been a good summer for me and new toys, as two lines based on retro properties came out and tickled my fancy (better than last summer’s zero). This week’s is a slightly bigger deal to me as it’s based one of my absolute favourite movies of all time, 1980’s cinematic adaptation of Flash Gordon. […]

Spotlight: Funko Jaws Reaction Figures

It’s been a long time since I did a photo review of a modern toy, this is mainly because I don’t buy that many modern toys.  Funko’s Jaws line was a break in that drought. I haven’t been much into the ReAction stuff as I thought I would be, mostly because the licenses don’t appeal […]

Spotlight: Funko Universal Monster Reaction Figures

Any reader of this blog can ascertain two things a) I like monsters and b) I’m fond of 3 3/4″ action figures. So it shouldn’t come as a big shock that when Funko made it’s announcement they were going to conquer the world with Kenner style figures, I was pretty excited. I’ll admit the majority […]

Spotlight: Phantom of the Paradise Blu ray

I haven’t done a spotlight review since the winter, mostly because honestly, I don’t buy that many new things these days and people rarely send me review stuff. Lucky for me, something crossed my path I just couldn’t avoid. Ever since my (largely irresponsible) older cousin let me watch Phantom of the Paradise at the […]

Spotlight: Dr Shocker’s Vault of Horror

Today’s spotlight is the fun DVD Dr Shocker’s Vault of Horror, released this past fall, it is something I’ve been meaning to talk about for some time. If you like monsters and monster toys, you need to check this out after the jump. One of the nicer people I’ve gotten to know in this journey […]

Spotlight: Zica Six Million Dollar Man

Welcome to a new feature on PlaidStallions, the spotlight, which will revolve around items such as toys, books and DVDs available today that give that retro vibe to me. I’m hesitant to call them reviews, mostly because I personally don’t think action figure criticism is something I want to do. If I like something, I’ll […]