Archive for April, 2011

Star Wars POTF2 Mail Away Poster

April 30, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Star Wars POTF2 Mail Away Poster

‘m sure it was one of those send in x number of proofs of purchase and we’ll send you a poster. I’ll bet I had more than enough at the time this was released to send for it.

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Captain Kirk & Yeoman Rand Minimates

April 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
Captain Kirk & Yeoman Rand Minimates

This Minimate set is Captain Kirk and Yeoman Rand from “The Trouble with Tribbles.” Ironically, IMDB doesn’t list Grace Lee Whitney in Tribbles.

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Name That…Hat Guy

April 28, 2011 | By | 9 Replies More
Name That…Hat Guy

There just aren’t enough movie characters that wear cool hats these days.

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 3)

April 27, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 3)

Finally, part three of three of my review of this “Attack on the Pit” battle pack. And I have saved the best, or at least the more unique pieces for last. The first is the main piece of the set, the molepod. The set is built on the movie scene where Cobra uses molepods to […]

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Name That…Call CSI

April 26, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Name That…Call CSI

This just looks like something they would find on CSI or the X-Files.

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Wolverine (Marvel Legends)

April 25, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Wolverine (Marvel Legends)

    Every once in a while, I see I figure and have a idea for something that causes me to want to get it. In this case,  it was two ideas. Back when I started TVFT, each page was it’s own file and edited the home page by hand. Don’t judge me, it worked […]

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Rebel Commando

April 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Rebel Commando

Another of my favorite figures from the vintage era circa 1983 was the Endor Rebel Commando. Stylistically, it was not quite the same as the other vintage Kenner Return of the Jedi figures, something about the coloring, proportions and face sculpt didn’t quite mesh with the other human figures in the line.

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What Podcasts Does Engineernerd Listen To?

April 22, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
What Podcasts Does Engineernerd Listen To?

I realized that the with a long commute, I had plenty of time for other stuff, as well. I downloaded the Google Listen App for my Android phone and tried out a bunch of podcasts.

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Name That…Mechish Shadow

April 21, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Mechish Shadow

I’ll have to review this figure someday. I’m not sure people will really believe this one.

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 2)

April 20, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 2)

Last time I checked out the “Good Guys” of this set, Duke and Ripcord. Facing off against them are a NeoViper and Neo Viper Officer. And they are the subject of this weeks, GI Joe review. Probably one of the harder things for me to accept in GI Joe: Rise of Cobra were the Vipers. Not […]

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Name That…Crisp & Clean

April 19, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Crisp & Clean

I wish they would bring those 7-UP commercials back. You know the drill, name the accessory.  

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Guardian (Toy Biz ToyFare Exclusive)

April 18, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Guardian (Toy Biz ToyFare Exclusive)

Years later when ToyFare offered an exclusive figure of Guardian in 1998, you know I couldn’t pass it up. Mailed in a plain white box, this Canadian hero is one of very few superhero figures in my collection.

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Kit Fisto

April 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Kit Fisto

Kit Fisto has had quite his share of action figures made since his first appearance in Attack of the Clones. Although some of those figures have been actually pretty good for their respective times, in 2011 Hasbro decided to give it go within the fourth wave of figure from the Vintage Collection.

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Harry Potter Bust Up

April 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Harry Potter Bust Up

This is one of those things I’ve had for awhile and just never got around to reviewing. I figured with the DVD for the latest film coming was reason enough to take a look at it. It also doesn’t hurt that the Borders I got this exclusive at is now closing. Gentle Giant’s Bust Ups […]

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Name That…Spikey Head

April 14, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Name That…Spikey Head

I’m this will be easy. Fairly sure. Well. You people tell me. Do you even read these or just look at the pictures?    

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 1)

April 13, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 1)

Love it or hate it, “GI Joe: Rise of Cobra” brought a bunch of new figures to collectors. Because of the realistic nature of the film, most of the figures took on a more realistic look as well. The two Joe team members we live the film through are Duke and Ripcord. I’m sure they […]

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Name That…Duct Tape Construct

April 12, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Duct Tape Construct

What is it? Well, that would be telling. It appears like it might be made from duct tape, but maybe not.

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Zam Wesell

April 9, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Zam Wesell

Back when Episode 2 premiered, I really didn’t buy much in terms of action figures. I saw the Sneak Preview figures at stores and afterwards those same stores carried a rather modest amount of the figures, but at the time the emphasis tended to be on pre-posed action stances with only a smatter of useful articulation on each character.

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Trunks (Bandai)

April 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Trunks (Bandai)

Some times, when I’m bored and not paying much attention, I end up getting figures from series I’m not necessarily a fan of, which usually results in rather bizarre additions to my shelves…

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Name That…Rocker Dude

April 7, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Rocker Dude

This guy just looks like a rocker with a too thin waist.

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