Archive for September, 2011

Skirmisher Minor

September 30, 2011 | By | Reply More
Skirmisher Minor

If you ask me, nothing shows off McFarlane Toys’ experstise as a toy makers like the designs of the alien Covenant warriors in their Halo lines. These creatures are a rather diverse-looking bunch and furthermore, each species has very specific roles within their military army branch.

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Name That…Zombie

September 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
Name That…Zombie

Zombie? Mutant? Guy doing the Humpty Dance?  

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ChuckDawg1999 Reviews The Starscream Skystriker

September 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
ChuckDawg1999 Reviews The Starscream Skystriker

While I’m not a huge Transformers fan I can appreciate them. (I read most of the Fallen Empire Reviews, his collection is amazing. Links can be found here or read them directly at FallenEmpireToys.com) That being said I really was impressed with the GI Joe /Transformers Starscream Stkystriker. Exclusive to SDCC this year, it was […]

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Name That…Garden Gnome

September 27, 2011 | By | Reply More
Name That…Garden Gnome

This ain’t the Travelocity mascot.  

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Talk To The Skull and Win! Part 2

September 26, 2011 | By | 11 Replies More
Talk To The Skull and Win! Part 2

Here is picture number 2 for the “Talk to the Skull and Win Contest” presented by Figure of  the Day. For all the contest details, click here. Now, get commenting!!!          

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Bom Vimdin

September 24, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Bom Vimdin

The Cantina Scene from the original Star Wars movie has always had a spot in my heart. In part, it was because from the nine figures I got as a Christmas gift in 1979, four of them were the Kenner cantina aliens (the rest were Boba Fett, an X-Wing Pilot, R5-D4, the Death star Droid and the Power Droid) and those were pretty much all I had to play with all the entire following year.

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UNSC Marine

September 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
UNSC Marine

Well, in a past review I had commented on the need for the Halo action figure line by McFarlane Toys to include some baseline human characters to act as a reference point for the other non-human characters in the line. And to some extent, McFarlane delivered with the figure of Sergeant Avery Johnson that was released way back on Series 5. However, there was still a need for generic human soldiers, and those would not come until Halo Series 8, in the form of this UNSC Marine.

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Name That…Eybrow Dude

September 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Name That…Eybrow Dude

Mrs. Nerd says I’m starting to get old man caterpillar eyebrows.

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VAMP (Mk II)

September 21, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
VAMP (Mk II)

The original VAMP is probably one of my favorite action figure vehicles. As one of the original vehicles in the line, it served as the workhorse land vehicle for the GI Joe team for a long time. But just as the recent versions of the figures have been update to reflect modern combat gear, it […]

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Name That…Hookup

September 20, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Hookup

What were you thinking it would be?

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Talk To The Skull and Win! Part 1

September 19, 2011 | By | 20 Replies More
Talk To The Skull and Win! Part 1

Here is picture number 1 for the “Talk to the Skull and Win Contest” presented by Figure of  the Day. For all the contest details, click here. Now, get commenting!!!          

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Talk To The Skull and Win!

September 19, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Talk To The Skull and Win!

Here at TVFT we are really proud to have partnered with FigureOfTheDay.com happy to present the “Talk to the Skull and Win!” Contest! Contest you say? How do you enter? We tried to make it as easy as possible. Starting this week, we will post a picture for the contest in lieu of our normal […]

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C-3PO (Star Wars Buddies)

September 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
C-3PO (Star Wars Buddies)

Well you knew if I reviewed R2-D2, I’d have to review C-3PO. One of the stranger of the Star Wars Buddies, Threepio looks a bit more like a Solid Gold Dancer, than the famous protocol droid. Where R2 was mostly printed detail, C-3PO was achieved mainly with stitching. For example. the fingers are made by stitches, […]

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Elite Ascetic

September 16, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Elite Ascetic

McFarlane Toys released this Silver Elite Ascetic as part of Series 8 in the Halo action figure line. As with the Spartan figures, the Elites share the same basic body among them with only a few new pieces of armor that help differentiate one rank from another.

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Name That…Iron Dude

September 15, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Name That…Iron Dude

Hulkbuster? Anti-linebacker armor? Soft Serve Ice Cream Armor?

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Steel Brigade Delta (VAMP Driver)

September 14, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Steel Brigade Delta (VAMP Driver)

  I really wasn’t happy about having to buy a VAMP without Clutch. However, the 30th Anniversary VAMP is a package deal with Steel Brigade Delta. Steel Brigade? For the uninitiated, the original Steel Brigade figure was a Mail Away way back in the early days of the Real American Hero line. The idea was […]

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Name That…Major Award

September 13, 2011 | By | Reply More
Name That…Major Award

It’s really shiny.  

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Essential Captain America Volume 1

September 12, 2011 | By | Reply More
Essential Captain America Volume 1

Okay. I’m sorry. I didn’t go see Captain America in theaters. Wanted to, just never made it. Now that I have that out of the way, let’s get on with the show. Before the film came out, I bought Captain America Essentials Volume 1. I wanted to do a little reading up on a hero […]

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Mongoose with ODST Rookie in VISR Mode

September 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Mongoose with ODST Rookie in VISR Mode

One of the things I look forward come summer, are the Summer Sales from various vendors in Mexico City. One such retailer is Blockbuster, which I thought was a rather unusual place to find toys, until a few weeks ago.

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Name That…Taxi!

September 8, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Taxi!

This is the best pose I could come up with.  

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