Archive for March, 2012

Ben Quadrinaros & Otoga-222

March 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ben Quadrinaros & Otoga-222

Many people may not realize this, but the creation of Jar Jar pretty much paved the way for a lot of characters with questionable designs which by virtue of having very little to do or say in the movie, were kind of accepted by the viewers with comparatively less criticism. Take, for instance, Ben Quadrinaros.

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Hal Jordan (Maximum Charge)

March 30, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Hal Jordan (Maximum Charge)

In some of my other Green Lantern reviews, I commented on how glad I was that Mattel had developed unique sculptures for each of the characters made into 4-inch action figures for their Green Lantern movie line. However, there is one instance where this statement does not apply.

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Name That…Just Happy to See You

March 29, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Just Happy to See You

Is that a big gun or are you…?    

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Power of Nervermind

March 27, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Power of Nervermind

This is one wacky sword.  

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Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

March 24, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

After seeing Errex’s review of the modern updated of the Hoth Rebel Trooper, I thought it would be cool to take a look back at the vintage one. The Rebel Soldier was released as one of the first 10 figures from the Empire Strikes Back. He the first generic “good guy” in the vintage Star […]

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Hal Jordan

March 23, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Hal Jordan

Well, one thing about clearance sales is that usually, what you find there are the obscure secondary characters that no one really cares about. However, with the way Mattel handled the Green Lantern 4 inch figure line, it is actually very feasible to score even the main protagonist at rock-bottom prices.

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Hug

March 22, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Hug

This shadow just wants to give you a hug.

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Hazard Viper

March 21, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Hazard Viper

Handling dangerous chemicals can be fun. I’m sure that’s how the Hazard Viper recruiting poster reads. The Hazard Viper is obviously a troop engaged in chemical or biological warfare for Cobra. It’s actually pretty cool they went more real world with him than fantasy. Appearance: The HV is essentially a guy in chemical suit. And […]

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Dum Dum

March 20, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Dum Dum

Actually, I was going to use “Howdy Howdy Howdy” but couldn’t find a cowboy hat for him.

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Magneto (Mega Bloks)

March 19, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Magneto (Mega Bloks)

I have to admit Magneto wasn’t the figure I was going for when I picked him. I was trying for Silver Surfer. I didn’t realize Magneto had a cape and thought it was the surf board. Appearance: Magneto is one of those characters I’ve never quite understood the look of. Sometimes he’s really ripped and […]

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Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)

March 17, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)

One thing that struck me recently, is that the costume used by the Kenner vintage Hoth Rebel Trooper was something of a combination of the two outfits actually seen in the movie The Empire Strikes Back. Of course, then we’d have to assume that the more recent cold weather Rebel Troopers made by Hasbro are truly screen-accurate

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Sinestro

March 16, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Sinestro

It is hard to understand the reasoning behind Mattel’s Green Lantern 4 inch line design. The first thing that comes to mind is that they are cheap and they wanted to maximize their earnings by developing a line that was clearly a throwback to a time were consumers were more naive and toys were just for children.

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Shoulder Pads

March 15, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Shoulder Pads

The shoulder pads here look like an 80’s dress to me.

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Law & Order

March 14, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Law & Order

I’m a dog person. So I couldn’t really resist by a new GI Joe that came with a puppy. In this case, the GI Joe Renegades version of Law & Order. Well, his card says he’s the Renegades version. I really think he’s more of an update to the vintage figure. In Renegades, Law’s character […]

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Name That…Wings

March 13, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Wings

  These aren’t Da Vinci.

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Springfield Speaks Winner!

March 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Springfield Speaks Winner!

And the winner of the Springfield Speaks contest is Brent Brown. If you get a a chance, check out his site. Lots of cool toy stuff there! BrentBrown.com Once again, huge thanks to Figure of the Day for making this contest possible. Remember to visit them every day as you never know what they’ll have […]

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Brute Chieftain

March 9, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Brute Chieftain

Let me start with the obvious: This is one beast of a figure. Brutes are usually massive, but this guy is even more bulky and heavy than any other figure I have in this scale. The Chieftain is almost too big to be packaged in a blister card, as the weight alone will tear off from the blister from the backing card over a relatively short time. Not that this is a figure that would stay on the pegs for long, anyways.

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Name That…Good Evening 2

March 8, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Good Evening 2

Sadly, my own profile is more similar to this than I’d like to admit.

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Lifeline

March 7, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Lifeline

  I’ve never had any of the medic figures for GI Joe, so it was about time to get one. This week I’m checking out the newest incarnation of Lifeline, from the 30th Anniversary collection. Appearance: You know this is one of those figures I’d normally shy away from. I prefer my figures in earth […]

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Name That…Bunny

March 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Bunny

My mom ate the ears off my Easter Bunnies as a kid.

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