Toy Chest Theater: Ant-Man by @pepitocarnvalj

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Ant-Man is something of a regular here at “Toy Chest Theater.” We’ve seen him play with Baby Groot, confront Covid-19, and help the Statue of Liberty mask up.

This time, @pepitocarnvalj brings us Ant-Man at the breakfast table. Why he’s hiding I don’t know. But I can’t necessarily blame him for being cautious. How often do you want company before breakfast?

Ant-Man by @pepitocarnvalj

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Toy Chest Theater: Obi-Wan and Leia by Victor Garcia

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

I couldn’t help but dip back into the “Toy Chest Theater” bag this week when I saw this shot of Obi-Wan and Princess Leia from Victor Garcia.

Garcia has an entire page filled with Star Wars shots using the figures by Hot Toys. But this shot spoke to me because of Leia’s unexpectedly large role in the Obi-Wan Kenobi show, which ends today. Obviously Ewan McGregor and Vivian Lyra Blair have played the roles there. But this shot of Obi-Wan and Leia as we first saw them has a nice, vintage, classic Star Wars feel to it.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia, Victor Garcia

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Toy Chest Theater: Buzz and Lightyear by Cyril Mallet

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

I couldn’t resist doing another “Toy Chest Theater” this week when I spotted this image from Cyril Mallet. He’s been featured here before, with the Toy Story characters no less, and I’d say he’s outdone himself this time. Lightyear comes out today, and here we have Buzz Lightyear in toy form seeing his name in lights.

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Toy Chest Theater: Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

In honor of Lightyear coming out this week, I couldn’t help but share these images from @marvelousactionfigurespose. With a little bit of head swapping, he was able to put a live action Chris Evans into the Buzz Lightyear costume we all know so well. His poses come off very lifelike. Or in the case of the middle pic, very evocative of a comic book cover.

Go ahead. Look at these pics and try to sell me that Chris Evans couldn’t be a live action Buzz Lightyear. I’ll wait…

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Toy Chest Theater: Boba Fett by @posable_art

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

The Mandalorian has been good to Boba Fett. Not only did it give him a cleaner and somewhat sleeker outfit, but it finally showed us what looks like when he fires that rocket from his jet pack.

And from those great gifts, @posable_art gave us this great gift. As far as I’m concerned, this could have been a shot on the show.

Figure: S.H. Figuarts Boba Fett

Boba Fett by @posable_art

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Toy Chest Theater: Ghostbuster Luigi by Niels van Riel

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

In honor of Ghostbusters: Afterlife coming out in the U.S. today, this image from Niels van Riel felt more than appropriate. Remember, Luigi has been a Ghostbuster of sorts in his own right, having starred in the various Luigi’s Mansion games.

Ghostbuster Luigi, Niels van Riel

What do you think the odds are that Luigi shows up in Ghostbusters: Afterlife? Zero? Yeah, that’s what I thought…

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Toy Chest Theater: “Spider-Man Three” by Mike Gonzalez

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

This shot from Mike Gonzalez feels apropos right now, given all the buzz over Spider-Man: No Way Home. The other two Spider-Men being blurred in the background could very well serve as a metaphor for all the hype about Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield allegedly being in the movie. “Spider-Man Three” is Gonzalez’s caption for the image.

Spider-Man, Mike Gonzalez, Toy Chest Theater

At this point, it’s going to be a pretty big letdown if they’re not in it. But Marvel usually comes through. So I’m not worried.

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Toy Chest Theater: Green Rangers, Father and Son

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

For timing reasons, I couldn’t resist this shot from Dafranchise. Not just because three new episodes of Power Rangers Dino Fury drop on Netflix today, but because of the Father’s Day connection. In the graphic novel Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon, Tommy Oliver’s son JJ grows up to become the Green S.P.D. Ranger, complete with his dad’s old dragon shield. And of course, the Lightning Collection figures make for a great shot.

Dafranchise, Green Rangers

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Toy Chest Theater: Ghostbusters Day with Mitchel Wu

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

I’ve been looking for an excuse to feature a Mitchel Wu shot for awhile. Low and behold, an opportunity has presented itself. Wu posted this image just in time for today, the 37th anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters, a.k.a. Ghostbusters Day!

Fun fact: In The Nightmare Before Christmas, Zero (seen below) was voiced by Frank Welker, an iconic voice actor who also voiced Ray Stantz and Slimer in The Real Ghostbusters.

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