Review: Diamond Select Muppets Figures Series 3

Jarrod Fairclough – Long ago, when I was just a lad, looking for my true vocation, I was too young to be purchasing these gorgeous Muppet figures I’d see in local pop culture stores, by some company called ‘Palisades’.  Then, when I was finally an adult (in relative terms), and could afford such things, they were…

Review: Power Of The Dark Crystal #3

Melissa Dalton – The worst has happened: the Great Crystal has been shattered and the Skeksis have returned, bringing the Mystic uRus along with them. While things are in chaos, Thurma disappears into the catacombs of the castle with the crystal shard she stole, determined to return to her home in Thra’s core. But before she…

Review: Power Of The Dark Crystal #2

Melissa Dalton – In the second issue of Power of the Dark Crystal, we find ourselves stepping into the action just moments after PotDC #1 ended. Thurma, the Fireling who traveled to the surface from her world deep within Thra’s core, has just asked for a shard of the Great Crystal to reheat the fire that…

Review: Art of Coloring; The Muppets!

Jarrod Fairclough – When Disney announced their adult Muppet coloring book way back in September, I was a little dubious.  While some pop culture characters lend themselves to intricate pencil work, The Muppets are fairly cartoony in the first place, so when a preview copy landed on my doorstep six weeks ago, I was curious to see…

Review: Power of the Dark Crystal #1

Melissa Dalton – It’s been thirty-five years since creative genius Jim Henson introduced us to a mystical place called Thra, where a broken crystal held the fate of its world in the balance. For a thousand years, the crystal was cracked and darkened, and the terrible Skeksis ruled over the land. Under the Skeksis rule, Thra’s…

Muffin Retro Reviews: The Muffin Movie

APRIL FOOLS Jarrod Fairclough – With the success of The Muffin Show around the world, it was inevitable that Jim Henson and his merry crew of Muffineers would begin yearning for the big screen.  Jim had fought for years to finally have his characters seen around the world, and in 1979 it seemed that the world…

Review: Julie’s Greenroom (Episode 1)

Sean Bryan – Julie’s Greenroom premiered recently on Netflix around the world, and ever since first hearing about the planned show I’ve been excited to see it. It promised to combine a few of my favourite things, theatre, puppets and Julie Andrews (though…sadly no schnitzel with noodles…at least not in the first episode), which in my…