Archive for February, 2012

O-Ring Replacement for Old School GI Joes

February 29, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
O-Ring Replacement for Old School GI Joes

Okay. This should be a review, but I scratched my cornea this weekend in a series of events that’s way too involved to go into here. Needless to say, my vision is slightly blurry today. So instead I present this small PSA. Last year I was wanting to rehabilitate some of my older o-ring GI […]

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Name That…Big Gun

February 28, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Big Gun

You can never have too much fire power.

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Springfield Speaks Contest (Part 3)

February 27, 2012 | By | 13 Replies More
Springfield Speaks Contest (Part 3)

Figure of the Day has returned as a contest sponsor to TVFT, and I have to say I couldn’t be happier to bring everybody a chance to win a really great set of GI Joe figures. The theme of this set is Cobra. Packed with some favorite army builders and a couple of updates to […]

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UNSC Troopers (Halo: Reach)

February 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
UNSC Troopers (Halo: Reach)

Back when McFarlane Toys debuted the Halo: Reach line, alongside the single-carded Spartans and Covenant figures they also released a few 2-Packs, one of which consisted of two UNSC Marines.

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Name That…Bumpy Bear

February 23, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Name That…Bumpy Bear

This is not the Snuggle Bear.

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Cobra HISS Driver

February 22, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Cobra HISS Driver

I love the vintage HISS and HISS Driver. However, in the latest contest photo you may have noticed this update to the HISS driver lurking in the background.  He comes to us via the 30th Anniversary HISS. (Not the Crimson one.)  Appearance: Much like the other 30th Anniversary GI Joe Figures, this Hiss Driver is […]

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Name That…Blue Bling

February 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Blue Bling

White Gold. Yellow Gold. Blue Gold?

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Springfield Speaks Contest (Part 2)

February 20, 2012 | By | 20 Replies More
Springfield Speaks Contest (Part 2)

Figure of the Day has returned as a contest sponsor to TVFT, and I have to say I couldn’t be happier to bring everybody a chance to win a really great set of GI Joe figures. The theme of this set is Cobra. Packed with some favorite army builders and a couple of updates to […]

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Face/Off Season 2: Advice for Reality Show Contestants

February 17, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Face/Off Season 2: Advice for Reality Show Contestants

It’s no secret that Mrs. Nerd and I are reality TV junkies. Last year SyFy captured our interest with their newest reality entry, Face/Off. This spin on the typical “last person standing” show revolves around folks exhibiting their skills with special effects make up. Back for a second season, it’s obvious that SyFy has a monstrous […]

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Name That…Triangle

February 16, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Triangle

This is more of a deluxe figure. Sort of.  

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Springfield Speaks Contest (Part 1)

February 15, 2012 | By | 18 Replies More
Springfield Speaks Contest (Part 1)

Figure of the Day has returned as a contest sponsor to TVFT, and I have to say I couldn’t be happier to bring everybody a chance to win a really great set of GI Joe figures. The theme of this set is Cobra. Packed with some favorite army builders and a couple of updates to […]

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Name That…Saw

February 14, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Saw

This could be from one of Jigsaw’s traps.  

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Elite Officer

February 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Elite Officer

In the Halo Universe, other than the Grunt aliens, the next more common enemy is the species known as Elites or Sangheili. These are roughly the equivalent of the UNSC Spartan soldiers, although they are not nearly as scarce as their human counterparts.

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Name That…Doc

February 9, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Doc

The children, Marty. Something has to be done about the children.

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Name That…Block

February 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Block

Yes, this is an accessory.

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Wolverine (Mega Bloks)

February 6, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Wolverine (Mega Bloks)

Wolverine has become the public face of the X-Men in recent years, so it shouldn’t be surprising to see him in this form. In a classic uniform, this Logan is a standout among the sea of Iron Men in this line so far. Appearance: He’s a block figure. So there’s some caricature at work here. […]

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Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

February 4, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

My very first General-Purpose Han Solo was precisely the Bespin Outfit version, and while it lacked the iconic feel of the ANH scoundrel, at least it did fit in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon alongside Chewbacca, which was something the Hoth Gear Han could not do. Hasbro decided to release a Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) as part of their Star Wars Vintage Collection (VC50) and it is a pretty good figure, although not precisely a groundbreaking release.

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UnderScoopFire & Planned Banter

February 3, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
UnderScoopFire & Planned Banter

I was struck recently when listening to these podcasts back to pack the similarities and contrasts between the two. I really enjoy both of them, and what they have to offer. I’ve been listening to Planned Banter for a while now. You can tell these guys are friends and have really gelled together. Their show covers a […]

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Name That…Flat Top

February 2, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Flat Top

I always wondered how barbers cut a perfect flat top.  

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Cobra Black Dragon

February 1, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Cobra Black Dragon

I know. It’s been forever since I reviewed the Black Dragon Pilot. I’ve taken pictures on more than one occasion. They’ve just never been as good as I wanted. Part of the issue stem from the fact, this one of the biggest things I’ve tried to photograph for the site. My background wan’t quite big […]

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