Archive for May, 2012

Name That…Monkey Wearing Oven Mitts

May 31, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Monkey Wearing Oven Mitts

Well, that’s what it looks like to me, a monkey in oven mitts.

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Cobra Commander (Dollar General)

May 30, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Cobra Commander (Dollar General)

I’ve documented how I no longer have my vintage mail away Cobra Commander. So it’s no surprise this black suited CC that was part of the Dollar General series appealed to me. Appearance: I’ve always seen the hooded version of Cobra Commander as a more ceremonial version. He’s not going to wear that hood just […]

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Name That…Tube

May 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Tube

This reminds me of the monochrome monitors we had when I was in college.

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Reptile Blast Lizard (Movie Series)

May 28, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Reptile Blast Lizard (Movie Series)

Well, I was one of those people that were not too thrilled by the Internet images of the villain from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie. Still, when the 10” toys started appearing on shelves, the designs looked interesting, even though that is a scale I normally don’t collect.

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Naboo Royal Guard

May 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Naboo Royal Guard

One of the figures I was most curious about from Hasbro’s Star Wars Vintage Collection in 2012 was the Naboo Royal Guard (VC83), released just in time for the release of Episode I 3D.

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Baraka

May 25, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Baraka

I must confess that the only Mortal Kombat game I have a passing familiarity with is the first one. I know that there have been more than one sequel in the series, but I wasn’t even sure when did the character whose action figure I’m reviewing today came out, although as you can see, that didn’t stop me from getting this action figure made by Jazwares.

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Name That…Dome Head

May 24, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Dome Head

As a balding guy, I can associate with chrome domes.

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Cordicon Reviews Dollar General GI Joes

May 23, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Cordicon Reviews Dollar General GI Joes

I’ve not managed to snag any of the dollar store GI Joe figures yet. Not for lack of trying, mind you. One person that has is Cordicon from Twitter. He’s a YouTube reviewer, so I thought I’d link to his reviews in case you were wanting to see what the fuss is about. Honestly, I’ve […]

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Name That…Techy

May 22, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Techy

I love this little gadget. This isn’t it’s best side.

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Batman (Caped Crusader)

May 21, 2012 | By | 7 Replies More
Batman (Caped Crusader)

For a long time, I’ve avoided buying Batman figures. Most are done in either an animated style or in a scale other than 3 3/4″. I don’t have anything against other scales, just really wanted a Dark Knight that could stand among GI Joe, Hellboy, and Marvel movie figures and not look out of place. […]

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The AFB Podcast Episode 14: Rapid Fire Reviews: TV Toys / Action Figure Photography

May 20, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 14: Rapid Fire Reviews: TV Toys / Action Figure Photography   Episode FOURTEEN of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now!  Join Scott, Eli, Adam and Ben from the AFB Forum for Episode Fourteen of th...

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Daultay Dofine

May 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Daultay Dofine

Daultay Dofine (VC82) was the captain of the Trade Federation vessel that received Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi in the opening scenes of The Phantom Menace. Given that he had more than a few dialogue lines and is mostly remembered because Darth Sidious referred to him as “stunted slime” when he dared whine in his (holographic) presence, I find it strange that it took this long for Hasbro to produce an action figure of him. This figure is part of the Vintage Collection wave released roughly at the time of the Episode I 3D premiere, which was a pretty smart move although I think the figure turned out to be good enough to sell even in a non-movie year.

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Scorpion

May 18, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Scorpion

I was never a hardcore Mortal Kombat player. The gimmicky nature of the game’s graphic presentation and the rather cumbersome gameplay were simply no match against Street Fighter II in the struggle for my arcade tokens. However, the franchise prospered and spawned over the years a few more iterations of the game for release in home consoles and arcade systems, with cleaner graphics, streamlined gameplay and what’s more relevant for this review, improved character designs that now serve as inspiration for Jazwares to produce action figures.

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Name That…Not A Wizard

May 17, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Not A Wizard

This shadow looks like a wizard to me.

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SCCC Artist Spotlight: Robert Atkins

May 16, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
SCCC Artist Spotlight: Robert Atkins

I had heard about Robert Atkins on the What’s on Joe Mind? Podcast. I knew he was a GI Joe artist. So I was very excited to hear he was coming to our local Summit City Comic Con here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I actually had a TVFT table, so I didn’t get as much […]

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Name That…Cone of Flame

May 15, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Cone of Flame

I do not like the cone of shame. The cone of flame is okay.

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Anakin Skywalker

May 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Anakin Skywalker

One of the figures I was actually anticipating from the first wave of figures in the 2012 Star Wars Vintage Collection by Hasbro is this version of young Anakin Skywalker (VC80) in his padawan garb. I never got the chance to buy the figure released in 2000 that came with a hard plastic cloak, so getting an updated version to coincide with the 3d release of the film was a chance I would not miss.

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Sub-Zero

May 11, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Sub-Zero

Jazwares made another of the more readily recognizable characters in the Mortal Kombat game, Sub-Zero into a 4-inch action figure in their 2012 line. While in the first games the character models for Sub-Zero and Scorpion were identical, except for the coloring, on subsequent games the character designs grew more distinct from one another, although still adhering somewhat to the ninja-look characteristic to these games.

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Name That…Caped Shadow

May 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Caped Shadow

What manner of vampire, superhero, or fashion star is this?

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Marauder “Modular” M4 Rifle

May 9, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Marauder “Modular” M4 Rifle

While it would be incredibly boring, it would make sense for GI Joe figure to all come with essentially the same weapons. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the variation we get. I don’t want that to change. To fill a squad type need, I ordered a couple of the Modular style M4 Rifles […]

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