Archive for April, 2012

Battle Droid

Battle Droid

If there ever was a character or from The Phantom Menace nobody really wanted another figure made of, it must be the lowly Trade Federation Battle Droid. I know that the first wave of 2012 was an assortment designed to appeal to the people who would go and watch the 3D release of the movie, but it still makes little sense to have included this figure in the mix

April 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Double Vulcan

Name That…Double Vulcan

I’m calling this the Double Vulcan salute shadow.  

April 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Marauder Money Case

Marauder Money Case

This is a quick one. I wanted to share another Marauder item. This one is part of their “Mission Cases” line, the Currency case. It’s exactly what you would think it is. A small opening and closing brief case with money in it. The money is printed on a small piece of card stock and […]

April 25, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Clock Radio

Name That…Clock Radio

I swear I’ve done this one before, but it’s not in my folder.

April 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Quinlan Vos

Quinlan Vos

The Star Wars Expanded Universe can be so many things for different people. For some, it is a valid continuation of the exploits of their heroes outside the frame of the movies; while others think it’s just thinly veiled attempt to keep milking the same intellectual property.

April 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Skirmisher Murmillo

Skirmisher Murmillo

Unlike the rest of the alien species that conform the Covenant in the Halo Universe, the Kig-yar (the species Jackals and Skirmishers belong to) are different in the sense that they didn’t join the fight against Humanity because of their religious beliefs, but rather because they were at first bullied into the conflict and afterwards because they found it to be very profitable.

April 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Duckman

Name That…Duckman

Look out! It’s the Beaked Avenger!

April 19, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Marauder Shotgun, Sniper Rife & Knife

Marauder Shotgun, Sniper Rife & Knife

This week I’m taking a look at a few Zombie Viper killing accessories for your GI Joe team.

April 18, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Name That…Cooling Fins

Name That…Cooling Fins

They’re fins and they are cool.  

April 17, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid

Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid

Back when Episode I was released, a lot of praise was heaped upon the pod racing scenes in Tatooine but I wasn’t that much impressed, to be honest. The extended scenes included for the latest releases of the film in DVD and BR formats actually add to the rhythm of the whole sequence, but it kind of took about 13 years for them to tweak it.

April 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tomar-Re (Battle Shifters)

Tomar-Re (Battle Shifters)

Well, after seeing them on clearance for a few weeks, I eventually got to buy one of the “Deluxe” figures from Mattel’s Green Lantern 4-inch action figure line. Only they are not really Deluxe, neither in name nor value. This version of Tomar-Re was released as part of the Battle Shifters sub-line. In this format, you get one action figure and one big transforming accessory.

April 13, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…This Tall

Name That…This Tall

Honest officer, he was this tall.  

April 12, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Airtight

Airtight

  I wasn’t a huge fan of the Airtight back in the day. But then again, it was different world. If anything, his role has become more relevant in a world where bio terrorism seems much more likely that nuclear Armageddon. Appearance: Airtight probably had the fewest alterations for his Renegades modernization. It makes sense, safety […]

April 11, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Table of Contents (Part 2)

Table of Contents (Part 2)

It’s a table. It could have contents. Sort of.

April 10, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Mr. Fantastic (Mega Bloks)

Mr. Fantastic (Mega Bloks)

I’ve said it before, I’m not a huge Fantastic Four fan. I wasn’t trying to get Mr. Fantastic, but the I couldn’t figure out what the gun thing was in the darn package. Appearance: I’m sure this is based on a more modern comic book appearance that the ones I’m familiar with. Essentially, except for […]

April 9, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Queen Amidala

Queen Amidala

Well, it’s another year, and once again, Hasbro treats us to another rendition of Padmé Amidala in the 2012 Star Wars Vintage Collection, right in time to promote the 3D launch of The Phantom Menace in 3D. This time it is Padmé as Queen Amidala (VC84), dressed in the black gown she wore after her plea to the

April 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Green Man

Green Man

Well, one of the reasons that pulled me towards Mattel’s Green Lantern 4-inch figures was the varied alien characters in the initial assortments. One thing I’ve learned after years of collecting several 1/18-scale figures is that you can never have too many aliens (or monsters), and once these figures started getting on clearance, I didn’t hesitate to pick up some of them.

April 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Stick ’em Up!

Name That…Stick ’em Up!

I have a gun and I’m not afraid to use it.

April 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Zombie Viper

Zombie Viper

With the current zombie trend in a variety of media, a zombie GI Joe figure was probably inevitable. That he ends up on the Cobra side of the fence, isn’t a huge stretch. Following with a theme of bio-terrorism in the 30th Anniversary line, the Zombie Viper fills a role that a large terrorist would […]

April 4, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Name That…Table of Contents

Name That…Table of Contents

It’s a table. It has contents.

April 3, 2012 | By | Reply More