Archive for July, 2011

Jawa (Star Wars Buddies)

July 30, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Jawa (Star Wars Buddies)

Frequent readers will know that I kinda like the little dessert scavengers from Star Wars. I was even a Jawa for Halloween one year. So finding the Star Wars Buddy version in my collection isn’t a big stretch. For such a plain character, there’s a ton of detail in this little guy. His body is […]

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Kilowog

July 29, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Kilowog

Kilowog is one of the more popular member of the Green Lantern Corps, and that popularity pretty much guarantees that he’d have figures made of him whether in the comic inspired style or in the movie accurate incarnation.

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Name That… Picnic Time

July 28, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That… Picnic Time

Bears seem to have a fondness for picnics. This one wants to know what time it starts.

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GI Joe Catalog (Vintage)

July 27, 2011 | By | Reply More
GI Joe Catalog (Vintage)

I always used to love the little insert catalogs that came with boxed vehicles and other items. In those pre-internet days, they were some of the only pictures you had to know what was coming up in a line. One of my favorites is this original GI Joe insert from the start of the line. […]

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Name That…Claw is Our Master

July 26, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Claw is Our Master

This should be fairly obvious. No it’s not Toy Story.

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Senate Guard

July 23, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Senate Guard

As movie characters, the blue Senate Guards never did seem to do much, other than parading and standing at attention, but that didn’t prevent the designers at Hasbro from crafting a fairly dynamic action figure for the fourth wave of figures in the Star Wars Vintage Collection.

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Summit City Comic Con Spotlight – Ben Tiede

July 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Summit City Comic Con Spotlight – Ben Tiede

Readers may recognize Ben Tiede’s name from the Distinguished Comic Book Podcast. Along with Zack Kruse, Ben is one of the hosts. But when he’s not telling us about other people’s comics he’s out making his own art. Let me just say Ben has some crazy art skills. He has a pretty good range of […]

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Name That…Bottish Thing

July 21, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Bottish Thing

I got no words to describe this. You will either know it or not.

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Hooded Cobra Commander (Vintage) Non-Review

July 20, 2011 | By | Reply More
Hooded Cobra Commander (Vintage) Non-Review

I think most collectors have had something in their collection they don’t have any more and would like back. Mine is the mail away Hooded Cobra Commander.  So for this non-review, I’m going to tell you what I remember. The body of the figure was the same as the regular chrome faced one reviewed here. […]

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Name That…Suitcase

July 19, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Suitcase

This suitcase has seen better days.  

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Red Skull

July 18, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Red Skull

Probably one of the more recognizable villains in the Marvel Universe, Red Skull has found his way into the second wave of Captain America figures as the main movie baddie. Past that, I really don’t know much about Red Skull past the fact he creeped me out when he showed up on comic book covers when I was […]

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Stormtrooper

July 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Stormtrooper

In the time I have been collecting Star Wars figures, there have been a few times where I thought “Now, this is the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen; Surely this is the definitive version they will ever make of this character

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Summit City Comic Con Spotlight – Michael Schwartz

July 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Summit City Comic Con Spotlight – Michael Schwartz

I thought I’d do something a little different this year, and give some of the talented folks a bit of a shout out. To start this series off, I thought I’d spotlight Michael Scwartz. Michael is pretty cool dude and is the creator of Oceanverse. Oceanverse, to quote the website, “chronicles the adventures of Clayton Hemmings […]

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Name That…Flathead

July 14, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Flathead

This shadow has a flathead. Not a motor reference.

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HISS Driver (Vintage)

July 13, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
HISS Driver (Vintage)

Last time I checked out the vintage Cobra HISS Tank. So it seems pretty obvious this time I’d review the HISS Driver. I don’t really recall this guy showing up much in the animated series or comic book. I’m sure he was in there somewhere, I just can’t recall it. Appearance: Well, he looks like a […]

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Name That…Old Flame

July 12, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Old Flame

This isn’t just any old flame. Whose is it?

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Crossbones

July 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
Crossbones

Crossbones is possibly the most striking figure released in the second wave of figures for the Captain America: the First Avenger movie line.

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AT-RT Driver

July 9, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
AT-RT Driver

Back when the images for the sixth wave of figures from the Star Wars Vintage Collection were posted online, I knew that the AT-RT Driver would be on my short list of figures to get, because the improvements made on this release include a removable helmet, better articulation and a revamped paint job.

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EVA-01 Mini Revoltech

July 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
EVA-01 Mini Revoltech

Evangelion has to be one of the most influential anime shows created in the last 20 years. The full series name is Neon Genesis Evangelion and at the time it premiered in 1995, it represented a rather novel take on classic Japanese giant monster shows, where you’d have some sort of giant monster attacking a city in each episode with a group of heroes defending against them using their own enormous fighting machines called EVA Units.

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Name That…Nice to Meet You

July 7, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Nice to Meet You

There’s a really subtle hint in this one. What? It’s subtle.        

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