Archive for June, 2012

Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit)

June 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit)

Hasbro had been promising a cold-weather Luke ever since they first announced a newly sculpted Taun Taun, over a year ago, and they pretty much delivered with their latest Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) figure, numbered as 95th in the Star Wars Vintage Collection and released as part of the third wave of figures from 2012.

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Ryu

June 29, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Ryu

One of the more easily recognizable characters from the Street Fighert games, Ryu is one of my favorite fighters thanks to the clean-cut character design and the ease of learning how to beat the game using him. Jazwares did a pretty good job of rekindling my interest in the character by including him in the starting line-up for their 4-inch Street Fighter action figure line.

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Name That…Chrome Dome

June 28, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Chrome Dome

I like bald figures. I have my reasons.

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Marauder Pistols

June 27, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Marauder Pistols

I fear I’m becoming addicted to all the fine items over at Marauder. There were a couple of new pistols in the just recently released series 6 from them. This made me think it was a perfect time to gather up some hand guns and try and see what I thought of them all. Tactical […]

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Name That…Tube

June 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Tube

Silver tube. This might be a hard one.  

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Astonishing Wolverine

June 25, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Astonishing Wolverine

Other than Iron Man and Spiderman, the only other Marvel character that has had a comparable number of action figures made of, in recent years, has to be Wolverine. The figure I’m reviewing this evening is from the Marvel Universe Series 3, wave 16 and is none other than Astonishing Wolverine.

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Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari)

June 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari)

The Star Wars movies are populated with a lot of interesting looking alien species, although there is no denying that one of the more prominent from Episode VI are the Mon Calamari. In the Expanded Universe lore, these aquatic aliens are responsible for providing the Rebellion with equipment and supplies and their starships form the backbone of the Rebel Fleet.

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Raiden

June 22, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Raiden

Raiden is possibly the only character in the Mortal Kombat games to have a definite heroic disposition, since his goal is to thwart Shao Khan’s plans for dominating the Earthrealm. The character was inspired by the Three Storms, the evil enforcers from the John Carpenter film Big Trouble in Little China, a movie that borrowed and adjusted rather liberally elements of Chinese folklore.

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Name That…You! Yeah You!

June 21, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…You! Yeah You!

We want you to figure out this shadow!

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The AFB Podcast Episode 17: Revoltech Evangelion Unit 3 / Display and Storage

June 20, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 17: Revoltech Evangelion Unit 3 / Display and Storage Episode SEVENTEEN 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 Ben, Eli and Adam from the AFB Forum ...

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GI Joe Magazine (Fall 88)

June 20, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
GI Joe Magazine (Fall 88)

I will be 100% honest. I really only picked this up because I liked the cover art.  Well, what I was really hoping was there was a story in the magazine related to the cover art. I never actually knew this magazine existed. In the pre-internet days, it seemed like every property would do something […]

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Name That…Holy Bag!

June 19, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Holy Bag!

Holy bag, Batman! No, really it says it right there.

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Mr. Fantastic & Dr. Doom Minimates

June 18, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
Mr. Fantastic & Dr. Doom Minimates

I’ve said before that I’m not a huge Fantastic Four fan, yet I bought some more FF Minimates. I’ve always like Dr. Doom, and he’s what sold me on getting this marked down set. Mr. Fantastic: You may remember that not all that long ago I reviewed the blind bagged MegaBloks Mr. Fantastic. I was […]

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Imperial Navy Commander

June 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Imperial Navy Commander

The Imperial Navy Commander (VC94) is one action figure I didn’t expect from Hasbro at this point, because not too long ago we had the Imperial Navy Troopers released in the 30th Anniversary and Saga Legends lines (their cards read Death Star Troopers both times). That was a reasonably fine figure, so I wasn’t expecting any drastic changes, but the figure released by Hasbro as part of the third wave of the Star Wars Vintage Collection in 2012, is a very welcome improvement.

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Sagat

June 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sagat

Sagat was the final boss in the original Street Fighter game, and also one of the four Grand Masters the player had to face in the sequel, Street Fighter II. In subsequent games, Sagat became also a playable character from the start, which boosted his popularity. Therefore, it was only logical for Jazwares to include him as part of the first series of action figures in their 4-inch action figure line.

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Name That…Heavy Pocket

June 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Heavy Pocket

I hate that I have to wear a belt with my cargo shorts so I can carry my phone.

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Cobra Trooper (Dollar General)

June 13, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Cobra Trooper (Dollar General)

Out of all the Dollar General figures this one might be the most surprising. A generic Cobra Trooper in black. Seems simple enough. But the execution here is pretty darn good. Appearance: Where the black Cobra Commander looks formal, the black on the basic trooper makes him look like an elite guard or a night […]

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Name That…Red Hook

June 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Red Hook

This is not the beer.  

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SCCC Spotlight: Dave Wachter

June 11, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
SCCC Spotlight: Dave Wachter

There were 2 things that caught my eye as I walked into the Summit City Comic Convention, first was a large cardboard standup of Captain America, which unfortunately had a note tacked to it “sold” the other was a intricately detailed sketch of a World War II era Red Skull. As I perused artist alley […]

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The AFB Podcast Episode 16: Star Wars Big Millenium Falcon / The Secondary Market

June 10, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 16: Star Wars Big Millenium Falcon / The Secondary Market   Episode SIXTEEN 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, Justin and Andy from the AFB Forum for Episode Sixteen of th...

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