Archive for February, 2011

Spider Man (Super Poseable)

February 28, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Spider Man (Super Poseable)

Roughly at the same time Hasbro started making their Marvel Universe line, they also launched the Fiercest Foes of Spiderman line. Not unlike the Marvel movie licensed lines, this figures are done in the same scale as the Marvel Universe figures, but there are important differences in terms of figure design.

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Aurra Sing (Clone Wars)

February 26, 2011 | By | Reply More
Aurra Sing (Clone Wars)

The Clone Wars line has been a very innocuous distraction for me thus far. From each wave, I would pick up one or two figures at most, and sometimes not even that, depending on character selection or figure construction. However, this year things are starting to change, as newer figures are starting to compete with the Vintage line in terms of detail and articulation.

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“The Girl Who Played With Fire” & “…Kicked The Hornet’s Nest” Movie Reviews

February 25, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
“The Girl Who Played With Fire” & “…Kicked The Hornet’s Nest” Movie Reviews

I really intended to write these as two separate reviews. These two films came out fairly close together, and well, I just didn’t get the second one done in time. However, while  “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” stood on it’s own, the second and third parts of the Millennium Trilogy need to be seen […]

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Name That…Caped Crusader (Part 2)

February 24, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Caped Crusader (Part 2)

No, it’s probably not the hero typically called the Caped Crusader.

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Name That…Skull

February 22, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Skull

Alas poor Yorrick, I knew him well, Horatio. Okay.  The little stand isn’t part of this one.

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Iron Man & Stilt Man Minimates

February 21, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Iron Man & Stilt Man Minimates

I’ll admit I bough this for the Iron Man and had no idea who Stilt Man was. Following the pattern of one figure I want and one I’m not sure about, this pack was a bit of surprise. Now that I’ve had a chance to look him up, I know Stilt Man is Wilbur Day. […]

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General Grievous (The Vintage Collection)

February 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
General Grievous (The Vintage Collection)

The Vintage Collection makes a point of delivering the best (arguably) version of Star Wars characters there is in cool looking retro style packaging. This doesn’t necessarily mean that every figure will be made from new, super-articulated molds, but at least they will be the best available version, which brings us to today’s review.

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Buzz Lightyear (Disney Pixar Collection)

February 18, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Buzz Lightyear (Disney Pixar Collection)

Mattel decided to offer a line catering to adult collectors and labeled it as Disney Pixar Collection. These figures come packaged ..

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Name That…Mutant Frog

February 17, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Mutant Frog

This shadow reminds me of the mutant frog in Hellboy with the water in his head.

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Cobra Commander

February 16, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Cobra Commander

I really feel bad for Cobra Commander. In the animated series, he came off as being something of a boob. If you consider he’s put him self in a position to lead an army to take over the world, I can’t see how that could be true. And this army exists under the nose of a bunch […]

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Name That…Hole Thing

February 15, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Hole Thing

This is one of the more bizarre accessories in my collection.

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Jean Grey & Cyclops (90′s) Minimates

February 14, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Jean Grey & Cyclops (90′s) Minimates

Yes, if Marvel Monday falls on Valentines day there are only a couple of choices for a review, I’m picking the other one. Jean Grey & Cyclops.

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Assassin Droids (Clone Wars)

February 12, 2011 | By | Reply More
Assassin Droids (Clone Wars)

As a longtime SW collector, I was not too thrilled when Hasbro announced they would be investing resources to produce a toy line based on the then new Clone Wars TV show. Even though…

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Sam Flynn’s Deluxe Lightcycle

February 11, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Sam Flynn’s Deluxe Lightcycle

When I think of TRON, two things immediately come to mind: Frisbee battles and lightcycles, so it’s really no surprise to see Spin Master tackling both types of toy as part of their TRON: Legacy line.

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Name That…Angry Chef

February 10, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Angry Chef

No it’s not Gordon from Hell’s Kitchen. Kind of surprised he doesn’t have an action figure, though.

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Cobra BAT

February 9, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Cobra BAT

I think Cobra’s BAT troopers are every army’s dream. Android soldiers that you drop into battle and don’t have to worry about as casualties. They would be the ground equivalent of some of the remote operated vehicles armed force are using in the air these days. Appearance: I never understood why the BAT’s needed clothes. […]

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Name That…Dungeon Table

February 8, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Name That…Dungeon Table

This would be the perfect coffee table if you were into bondage.

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Gambit & Psylocke Minimates

February 7, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Gambit & Psylocke Minimates

I don’t collect a lot of superhero stuff, but you know I couldn’t pass up a mini figure of Gambit…

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Anakin Skywalker

February 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
Anakin Skywalker

I’m not going to get to far into the issue at hand with this figure. This figure represents Anakin in Return of the Jedi before his digital replacement. No matter which side of that fence you are on, this figure came out at a time before the technology for  digital replacement was born. Appearance: Anakin […]

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Pvt. Sean Fike (Bio-Mask)

February 4, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Pvt. Sean Fike (Bio-Mask)

One thing that I found unusual in the James Cameron’s Avatar toy line by Mattel was their decision to produce only named characters as action figures. Sure, there are some wild beats in the assortment, but those actually fill the slot that would be dedicated for vehicles in other lines.

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