Archive for June, 2011

Name That…Shadow in Boots

June 30, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Shadow in Boots

Okay, I admit it. I just watched the teaser trailer for Puss in Boots. This is not him.

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Coil Con – Coming Soon!

June 29, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Coil Con – Coming Soon!

Since new Joe figures are few and far between these days, I thought I’d use this week’s Joe Wednesday to give a shout out to Coil Con. Coil Con is a Midwest GI Joe swap meet. The cool thing is that it’s happening here in my state of Indiana, which is pretty darn cool if you […]

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Name That…Robo Boxer

June 28, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Robo Boxer

What we have here appears to be some sort of robotic spring loaded boxing glove punching accessory.

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Wolverine (X-Men Uniform)

June 27, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Wolverine (X-Men Uniform)

Wolverine action figures are not exactly scarce nor hard to find, thanks to the deluge of figures left-over from the X-Men Origin: Wolverine line, but the one version from Marvel Universe that really caught my eye was the revision of the figure sporting the Jim Lee designed Blue Team uniform.

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EVA-00 Mini Revoltech

June 24, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
EVA-00 Mini Revoltech

Kaiyodo is a Japanese company that has made a name for itself manufacturing toys and other collectibles based on popular anime shows. Kaiyodo is also the manufacturer of the Revoltech line, which consists on action figures that use a very specific style of articulation.

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Name That…Can You Spare A Dime?

June 23, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Can You Spare A Dime?

This shadow just looks like it’s asking for a handout.  

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Name That…Helmet

June 21, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Helmet

This might be from the new line of “Sons of Anarchy” figures. Then again, maybe not.

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Retro Review – Beast (Marvel Super Hero Showdown)

June 20, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Retro Review – Beast (Marvel Super Hero Showdown)

While I applaud Hasbro for taking the time to make action figures based on rather obscure characters in the Marvel Universe line, sometimes it feels like they are neglecting some fairly obvious choices, like say, the complete original X-Men roster.

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General Lando Calrissian

June 18, 2011 | By | Reply More
General Lando Calrissian

The one thing I’ve been noticing about poor action figure distribution is that I usually end up getting whatever figures eventually trickle down at retail, even if the character in question isn’t even on my short list. Thus, I ended up picking up the new General Lando Calrissian (VC47) figure from the Vintage Collection by Hasbro.

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Black Canary

June 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
Black Canary

Over the past few weeks, I have been kind of extolling the virtues of the improved articulation on the later Infinite Heroes roster. However, it would be good to remember there is a reason this line flopped in the first place, despite hitting the streets well before Hasbro’s Marvel Universe figures did at several locations.

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Name That…Round Head

June 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Name That…Round Head

I really like this one. It turned out better than I hope. Comment away…  

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Name That…Gray Stuff

June 14, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Gray Stuff

This accessory is….gray.

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War Machine (Mega Bloks)

June 13, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
War Machine (Mega Bloks)

I have to say as a character, I know very little of War Machine other than what I saw in Iron Man 2. However, that hasn’t seemed to keep from latching on to him as my Iron Man armor of choice. I got very lucky with this one. There was one open empty bag when […]

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Salacious Crumb (Star Wars Buddies)

June 11, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Salacious Crumb (Star Wars Buddies)

Last week I checked out what may be the best representation from the “Star Wars Buddies” first wave. This time I’m looking at one that is less than perfect, Salacious Crumb. Jabba’s little cackling pet has his fans, and I’m sure some folks love him,though. Let me get this out of the way. I think […]

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Black Adam

June 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
Black Adam

Basically this is magical Superman dressed in black. Seriously, one look at this guy and you know two things. One: he’s a villain (the black and gold outfit is a dead giveaway) and two: he’s a Shazam! related character …

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Name That…Blob

June 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Name That…Blob

Blob is unfair. This creature has a face. And a name.

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Harvester (Terminator: Salvation)

June 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Harvester (Terminator: Salvation)

The Harvester is huge in terms of 1:18 scale toys, measuring 16” tall and almost as wide. Even thought the toy is actually underscaled compared to it’s movie counterpart, it is still quite an imposing toy …

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Name That…Mic

June 7, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Mic

My mic sounds nice!

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Spiderman (Mega Bloks)

June 6, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Spiderman (Mega Bloks)

Thanks to Jestergoblin, I now am developing a bigger interest in minifigures. I have to say the little blind bagged Lego figures are just darn fun. When I saw the Marvel Megabloks single blind bags, I figured I’d take a chance. The first figure I happened to get was a plain Spiderman. It doesn’t get […]

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Wicket the Ewok (Star Wars Buddies)

June 4, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Wicket the Ewok (Star Wars Buddies)

In the late 90’s the country was swept up in a toy buying craze. Not Star Wars Action Figures, but people were nuts over Beanie Babies. Their collectors were rabid and voracious. To get in on this fad, Kenner brought Star Wars Buddies to the toy aisles. Small cute plush versions of some of the […]

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