Saturday Morning w/Sgt. Savage!


This is a figure i’ve been wanting to pick up for a while now,and a line that will be on my radar for the foreseeable future.As a kid i enjoyed assembling squads of Joes by teaming up characters with different specialties and abilities.But the concept of  the “solo” mission was always more appealing.Characters like Sgt.Slaughter,Snake Eyes and Super Trooper never needed much  support or back up whenever i would include them in my action figure adventures.Much like Sgt.Savage.A figure like this would have gone on many solo missions for me as a kid had he not been released at a time when my interest in action figures was in a steep decline.The fact that his background story apes Captain America’s doesn’t bother me at all.In fact,who’s to say Steve Rogers was the only super soldier test subject cryogenically frozen during WW2.There seamed to be a lot of that going on in that particular era ;)Could make for a great cross-over!



The figure is aesthetically pleasing and the overall look and accessories are indicative of the WW2 era.I can’t express how cool i think this action figure is despite some of the minor gripes i have with it.These figures are not held together by an o-ring.Instead,Hasbro elected to go with a twist peg mechanism that allows for the figure’s torso to rotate.Also,the legs  connect to ball joints.These ball joints work all right but are plastic and seem a little tenuous.This last detail is one many Joe collectors may not like,and it has to do with the overall scale of these figures.They stand  taller than 4″ and noticeably tower over  the vintage Joes. They’re not even in scale with the 25th ann. stuff.This ,however, gives the Sgt.Savage line it’s own identity and really sets it apart from any other military themed toy line.






1994 Marvel ToyBiz – Sauron

This is the gold shorts version of  Sauron.I’m no expert on the character but do remember him being in alot of my old X-Men comics.Some of my favorite X-Men reads as a kid were ones that featured the Savage Land.Not much to say about this guy other than the fact that I picked him up loose and club-less for about 2 bucks.Haven’t been feeling too great lately so writing will be at a minimum for the next couple of posts.

1994 Spawn: Overtkill 2/20 – 2/26

This is hands down the biggest,chunkiest,widest and heaviest action figure in my collection!I remember Overtkill mostly from the SNES Spawn game i used to play and after reading up on him in the comic that came with the figure, he seems to be a real cool character/villain.Overtkill is a Cyborg/hit-man for the Mob and one of Spawn’s biggest rivals.The action figure is a little exaggerated as far as size goes though not that far off from what he looks like in the comics.He comes with two weapons, a parking meter and his head.The parking meter fits in his right hand nicely and looks pretty cool although i wish  he would have come with a gun of some kind.Overtkill’s head acts as a missal that actually launches off of his body when a small button on his back is pressed .Overall a great figure and display piece!

1994 Overtkill

1994 Spawn: Medieval Spawn

I was never a huge fan of  Spawn but i’ve always liked the way he looked.I remember years back picking up the HBO animated Spawn  series on VHS and the SNES and Dreamcast   video game’s were pretty sick too.Since i wasn’t collecting comics at the time Spawn’s were released i relied mostly on T.V. and other media like video games to better familiarize myself  with the character.So after being given the green light by my better half to pick up some toys online for valentines,i decided to go with the line of Spawn figures that started it all.I believe these were the first series of Spawn figures ever to be released by McFarlane and while the sculpt,paint and design are just amazing,the same can’t be said about the quality.The figure itself is very chunky and the articulation,while limited,is still on par with pretty much every other action figure released in the 90’s.His sword fits snugly  in his right hand and his shield clips on to his left arm without any problems.The problem pieces on this figure are his shoulder pads,cape and rubber chain belts.The shoulder pads are removable and have to be in order to attach his cape.Alone the shoulder pads are a little loose but not that much of a problem,it’s when you try to attach the cape when everything pretty much goes to you know what.The cape on this figure just does not stay on,and when the cape comes off so do the shoulder pads.It got to be pretty annoying to say the least.The other issue i had with this figure was with the two little chain link belts attached to his waist.These problem pieces are made out of an extremely soft rubber and have little pegs at both ends that fit into Spawn’s skeleton buckle and back.They tend to fall out if you handle the figure too much and to put the soft little rubber pegs back into their respective tiny holes is friggin’ tedious.Some people remove them and place them in Spawn’s hand to be used as a weapon of sorts but I’d much rather leave them be.Both of these problems could be fixed with a little Crazy Glue but being that these are the first Spawn figures to ever hit the market i really don’t want to mess with the integrity of the design.Even though this toy has it’s flaws ,it’s still pretty iconic IMO and makes for a bad a#$ display piece.

1994 Medieval Spawn

The comic book that comes with these figures are not very long but do sport some amazing artwork as well as a glimpse into the characters background.

1994 Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN

Taking a break from G.I. Joe,i’m pretty happy about my recent Valentine’s gift as i have been looking to pick up some SPAWN figures as of late and these arrived today! I’ll take some pics of them loose later on this week.Until then,enjoy some pics of  Medieval Spawn and Overtkill carded 😉

1994 Todd McFarlane's Medieval Spawn and Overtkill