Action Figures & Their Beers: Standard

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2018-02-28, 11:03:02

I know what I said barely three months ago about bringing AF&TB to an end, but I simply could not pass up a pairing this perfect. So in today’s Special One-Off Edition, I bring you:

EXCELSIOR / STANDOR

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Yes. It’s a Masters of the Universe Classics figure. Of Stan Lee. As a creation god. In translucent black cosmic armour. With silvery star glitter. And removable glasses. O-o-o-o-o-o-kay, then . . . .

For some bizarre reason – mentioned in It’sAllTrue.net’s excellent and amusing Standor Review – Mattel got together with Stan’s POW Entertainment to bring us this 2013 Comikaze convention exclusive action figure (which was then also made available to the general public after the convention on MattyCollector’s now-defunct web store).

And I have to say, this is a figure I never thought I would own, just by means of it existing in the first place. For one, while it’s true that Marvel was involved with producing some Masters of the Universe comics once, it wasn’t a very long run, and more than three decades ago. For another, DC Comics has a longer bibliography of MOTU comics under their collective belt, including a long-running, multi-continuity series that only wrapped up within the last five years or so. (I think; I never read the new ones.) Also, Mattel has a historical tendency to make DC Comics characters into action figures, not Marvel characters. And finally, he’s wearing blatant Jack Kirby armour. Having said all that, it's a nifty little figure that inexplicably brings a smile to my face, and I'm glad it's in my collection.

And the beer? It’s an unexceptional 4.0% ABV lager, a bit like a weak Stroh’s, but not as bad as a Bud or a Coors. It’s French and imported by Lidl. Wets your whistle or washes down pork rinds decently enough. And that’s about it, really. Not so bad that I won’t finish the 4-Pack, but not good enough for me to want to buy more. Ever again.

Drink this if you also like: Uninspired lager, any liquid that won’t actually kill you in one sitting, the alcohol equivalent of a yawn.





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