Whosoever reads this article, be they worthy, shall possess the power of mighty D! Well, it’s not that mighty, and you’ll actually find your physical strength greatly diminished, your height shortened and your costume a disappointing blend of rubber and super-glue. But what you will gain, is an encyclopaedic knowledge of Batman, skin thick enough to shrug off a nuclear insult and the ability to summon cats. Not that bad, right?
I have a love/hate relationship with Transfomer toys. I love them because I’ve grown up with Decepticons and Autobots that adorned my shelf and brought much joy to my life. I also hate them, because I once spent two months trying to figure out how to properly transform a Smokescreen figure back into vehicle mode. What makes this even sadder, is that this was only achieved last week. Fortunately, I don’t have to worry about trying to transform this Autobot.
Iron Man toys are a dime a dozen. I can’t even walk into a Pick n Pay these days without seeing a certain armoured avenger and his Movember face. But a toy based on the villainous Obadiah Stane and his armoured getup from the first film? That’s rarer than the word “compound” on a SABC news report. But finally, for anyone who has always wanted to own a big Lebowski action figure, that was bald and smothered in armour, here it is!