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  • Writer's pictureMephitsu

Happy Halloween to all our friends, followers and contributors!

It was one year ago when I came out of hospital after 5-months of fighting a pretty serious illness. In that time my website went into a forced hiatus, losing valuable visitors and followers as well as putting a 6-month hole into my reviews and databases. People I know are now referring to this time as my 'blip'.

In the last year, I have been working on recovering physically and mentally, and one of the key goals I set for myself was to recover the website as much as I can including working through a huge box of figures to review. As October approached I wanted to ramp up that challenge and set a personal target to do one review a day across October - both of incoming new releases, but filling in the gaps with reviews of figures from my 'blip' box. As we reach Halloween I can confirm that the challenge has indeed been met, along with some visitor numbers that are starting to reach the heights the website was getting pre-May 2022.

I am now turning my attention to the end of the year, with an idea formulating for our Advent Calendar this year, So stay tuned, look after yourselves and those you love, and of course - thanks to everyone for visiting, liking, commenting, and following this journey. Happy Halloween!


In a situation similar to a 'found footage' movie, I recently discovered that my Son had been taking some Action Figure shots while I was ill in hospital.

This next set of pictures are of his NECA Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees and not only are they brilliant, but they are particularly appropriate for Halloween.

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About Me : As a child of the '70s and '80s I grew up in a golden age for action figures and in my youth bought and sold myself through collections of Star Wars, G.I. Joe (Action Force), and M.A.S.K. while also dabbling in He-Man, Transformers and Ghostbusters. Roll forward and I am now reliving that Youth with the action figures of today and am a collector and fan of the larger 6-8 inch figures from my favourite movie and TV licenses - including the ones mentioned above, but also the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Who, and the Aliens. I launched The Mephitsu Archives in 2015 with a view of creating a UK-focused site or these figures where fans can pick up the latest action figure news, read reviews and get information on where to buy their figures and what is currently on store shelves. I hope I am delivering that to you guys...


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