Archive for June, 2009

TAC Stormtrooper

June 30, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
TAC Stormtrooper

Stormtroopers are the backbone of the Imperial forces.  So, I really don’t mind picking up a new one when they come out.   But, I’ve managed to round up a pretty good army of the Super Articulated ‘trooper.  So, I was going to pass on this guy.  One thing saved him however.  He has a removable helmet, and doesn’t have a […]

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Luke Skywalker with Vaporator

June 30, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Luke Skywalker with Vaporator

Moisture Farmer?  What is a moisture farmer? I really wish there was more explanation on what a vaporator does and what exactly they are used to farm for.  Are they used just to gather water?  On a desert planet, that could be moisture farming.  But, in Episode 4, Owen says harvest is when he needs Luke the most, which sounds […]

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Luke Skywalker & Mara Jade 2 Pack

June 30, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Luke Skywalker & Mara Jade 2 Pack

I know, with the recent Jedi Luke I said I was getting worn out on farmboy figures.  Well, this one appealed to me for a couple of reasons.  One this is a fairly unique Luke, not EU (Expanded Universe) enough to not be recognizable. Second it was a two pack with Mara Jade, who goes on to marry Luke in […]

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Yarna D’al Gargan

June 29, 2009 | By | 5 Replies More
Yarna D’al Gargan

This is one of those figures that was definitely made for the collectors out there. Fans have been asking for her sinceshe first appeared on screen in “Return of the Jedi.” Kenner had her in the development pipeline for the vintage line until Lucasfilm axed the idea.  (Check out the prototype here.) Who is she, you ask?  Yarna D’al Gargan is […]

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Leektar and Nippet

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Leektar and Nippet

Ewoks. Love them or hate them, they are a part of the Star Wars Universe. Yes, we’ve all heard the hype of G.L. wanting to use a primitive race of furry creatures to help defeat the Empire.  In doing so, he created a topic that the fanboys have discussed ad infinitum about the merits of.  For my part, I’m okay with […]

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Romba & Graak

June 28, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Romba & Graak

When I was composing the recent Leektar and Nippet review, I was thinking to myself that there should be more of the modern more articulated Ewoks. This in turn lead me to find pictures of the Romba and Graak two pack online. I was thinking this was one of those items in coin toting 30th […]

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Umpass Stay

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Umpass Stay

Depending on when you saw “Return of the Jedi” for the first time will probably determine your feeling towards Umpass Stay. He’s a drummer, okay his card says percussionist, for the Max Rebo Band. However, if you are old enough to remember a pre-special edition Episode 6, he wasn’t there. To me “Lapti Nek” will always be the Rebo band […]

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Han Solo with Bespin Torture Rack

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Han Solo with Bespin Torture Rack

I watched a few scenes of “The Empire Strikes Back” last night. Mrs. Nerd was in the room when the Han torture scene came on. She asked what are they doing to him. It took me a minute to think it through before I could answer her. Well, they are torturing him just to be mean? No, that’s not it. […]

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Vintage Large Size Boba Fett

June 28, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Vintage Large Size Boba Fett

You have to be impressed with what the marketing folks in the late seventies did with Boba Fett. He was a character that none of us knew anything about, yet we all thought he was the baddest dude in the Star Wars universe. He showed up in the holiday special. He was one of the first mail away figures. And he got […]

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Order 66 Tsui Choi & BARC Trooper

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Order 66 Tsui Choi & BARC Trooper

Target is continuing their series of Order 66 figures this year. These tubed sets pair a Jedi with a clone trooper. I would assume the troopers are guards for Vader and Palpatine. As for the good Jedi, the troopers would be their assassins. I normally don’t comment on packaging, but feel compelled to do so here. The tubes these guys […]

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Imperial EVO Trooper

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Imperial EVO Trooper

Yeah, I’m a bit of Stormtrooper junkie. I’m not an army builder, but, if I find something other than a repaint variation, I’ll normally pick it up. That’s why I have a Crowd Control Stormtrooper in my collection. The upcoming “Force Unleashed” video game and tie-in figures have given us two such trooper variations. I recently looked at the Imperial Jumptrooper. This […]

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Vintage Marion Ravenwood

June 28, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Vintage Marion Ravenwood

In putting together all of the recent Kenner Indiana Jones reviews, I realized something. The folks working on the line really cared about what they were doing. Compared to the Star Wars figures from the same era, the attention to detail is just that little notch bigger. I once read George Lucas said the reason he made “Raiders of the Lost […]

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SEAL (Codename: Torpedo)

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SEAL (Codename: Torpedo)

With GI Joe figures flying off shelves across the country, I was inspired to go back and dust of my meager collection of vintage Joes. And I do mean meager, I’ve got less than a dozen of the vintage soldiers. And considering that against the number of RAH figures out there, it’s very small.I have to say though, the […]

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GI Joe 25th Anniversary Torpedo

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GI Joe 25th Anniversary Torpedo

Alright. I recently did a Retro Review for the Vintage GI Joe Navy Seal Codename: Torpedo. With the advent of the 25th Anniversary Joes, I had a plan. I was only going to get figures I didn’t have the vintage version of to help limit myself. To be honest, I wasn’t real impressed with the first few I saw. I passed […]

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Sesame Street Easter Eggs

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Sesame Street Easter Eggs

Mrs. Nerd and I both grew up with Sesame Street. Frequently, we both remember similar things from the show. Back then there wasn’t a Dora or a SpongeBob. Cookie Monster was allowed to eat all the cookies he wanted. And nobody was talking ill about Bert and Ernie. And for the younger readers, Elmo wasn’t on the Street yet. I […]

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ToyFare Exclusive Vacation Pepe

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ToyFare Exclusive Vacation Pepe

I’ve got maybe a half dozen or so of the ToyFare exclusive figures. (Ironically, I never recieved the Radioactive Homer that I mailed for.) I like quirky characters and that’s mostly what ToyFare had as their exclusives, Lara Croft, Guardian, etc… One I missed out on was the Vacation Pepe from Palisades Muppet line. I already had the regular one […]

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Simpsons Movie Homer and Plopper

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Simpsons Movie Homer and Plopper

If you’ve been on TVFT before, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Playmates World of Springfield series of figures. A good chunk of the comics on the site are WOS. Combine that with the fact that I love the Simpsons for their portrayal of a typical American family. Which one of has not had a Homer Simpson […]

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Gambit (Toy Biz)

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Gambit (Toy Biz)

I’ll admit it. I wasn’t an X-men fan until the cartoon. When I was a kid I never really cared for the big team books that arc across several issues. That said the animated X-men had some cool characters with some interesting powers. My favorite of the band of animated mutants was Gambit. I’ve always associated with the loner […]

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Gordie Howe (Mr. Hockey)

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Gordie Howe (Mr. Hockey)

Anybody that knows me will tell you I’m a big hockey fan. Not only a big hockey fan, but a big Red Wings fan. All three of our dog prodigies have their own jerseys. There’s a game used Chris Osgood stick above my desk at home and a box of Stevie’s Stars cereal on the shelf above it. If you […]

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Resident Evil Hunter

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Resident Evil Hunter

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their several days off from work. But now, onto the review… NECA pulls no punches as they continue to show us why they’re the best company to produce video game figures by releasing Resident Evil 10th Anniversary Series 2: Hunter. Appearance: Initially, I cared very little about this figure (my main focus […]

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