Archive for July, 2012

Name That…Nitrogen

July 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Nitrogen

This rather nicely detailed piece comes from an unlikely source.          

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Iron Man Mk.VII (Fusion Armor)

July 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Iron Man Mk.VII (Fusion Armor)

Well, after getting the Shield Launcher Captain America from the Avengers line and seeing it was not as bad as I feared, I convinced myself to go ahead and buy another figure, this time the Iron Man Mk.VII armor from the Movie Series sub-line.

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Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction)

July 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction)

Well, it took some time, but finally Hasbro produced the Luke Skywalker figure they should have put out back when they released the Jedi Knight Luke last year on the cardback with the scene from Jabba’s Palace, although this version of Luke Skywalker (VC87) is based on one of the deleted scenes included as an extra for the Blu-Ray release of the original trilogy.

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Seth

July 27, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth

The figure I’m reviewing today is probably the less exciting from Jazwares’ Super Street Fighter IV line. Seth is famed for being something of a disappointment as far as end game boss characters go because of his character design and because his techniques are copied from the special moves used by other characters in the game.

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Name That…Sundae

July 26, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Sundae

Is this a bowl of ice cream or an action figure?

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A Cobra Named Joe #2

July 25, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
A Cobra Named Joe #2

Oh, poor Joe Cobra! He just never seems to catch a break. (If you missed the Joe’s first appearance, check it out here.) (Clicking the picture will enlarge it.)

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Name That…Fountain

July 24, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Fountain

This reminds me of an ornate fountain you would find in a courtyard.

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Thor (Shock Strike)

July 23, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Thor (Shock Strike)

Even though I like Thor as a character, I didn’t get any of the movie-style action figures made of him back when his solo movie came out last year. I did consider getting the casual version of him, but the priority of getting that version never really rose above other concerns. So, when the Avengers line finally was announced I planned on finally getting a Helmsworth Thor, only to be stopped cold in my tracks by the reports of limited articulation.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 22: Rapid Fire Reviews / SDCC 2012 Reveals

July 22, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 22: Rapid Fire Reviews / SDCC 2012 Reveals   Episode TWENTY-TWO 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, Scott and Andy from the AFB Forum for Episode Twenty-Two ...

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Colonel Cracken (Millennium Falcon Crew)

July 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Colonel Cracken (Millennium Falcon Crew)

With a whole half-wave devoted to characters from the deleted scenes in Return of the Jedi (included as an extra bonus in the Blu –ray release of the original film trilogy), it was inevitable that some of them would be generic background characters.

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Ken

July 20, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Ken

One thing I never really understood is why in Street Fighter Capcom decided to have two characters that played basically the same. Of course, I’m refering to Ryu and the subject of todays review, Ken.

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Name That…Quarter!

July 19, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Quarter!

Look a quarter! There on the ground!

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Cobra Commander (Retaliation)

July 18, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Cobra Commander (Retaliation)

It sure seems like Cobra Commander is turning into the Darth Vader of GI Joe figures. Yet I keep buying them. Honestly, I was going to set this guy aside and try and flip him later. But it got the better of me. Appearance: Is this a screen accurate Cobra Commander from GI Joe: Retaliation? Who […]

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Name That…Wingy

July 17, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Wingy

This thing is mostly wings. What is it? Comment away…

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Hulk (Gamma Smash)

July 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hulk (Gamma Smash)

The one figure that instantly repelled me from the Avengers line was Hulk, before I went to see the movie. Afterwards, I started to have a change of heart because, after all, the Hulk rocks. By the time I went back to the store, still undecided if I wanted the 4-inch scale version or the larger 8-inch version, there were no more Hulks whatsoever.

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Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit)

July 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit)

It’s been quite a while since we got a Lando action figure with his skiff guard disguise. Back in the 80’s that version of Lando was among my favorites because he had a removable helmet and that was pretty uncommon then.

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El Fuerte

July 13, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
El Fuerte

El Fuerte is designed to be an homage to Lucha Libre, although the actual costume draws from several other sources, like Japanese and American wrestling tropes. A good deal of treatises can be written about the specific influences that can be seen on El Fuerte’s costume, but the thing that immediately grabbed my interest is that he is a masked wrestler.

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Name That..Oh Pee Pee

July 12, 2012 | By | 7 Replies More
Name That..Oh Pee Pee

This figure always looks like it has to pee when it’s on the shelf where I keep it.  

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Marauder Motorcycle & Sidecar

July 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Marauder Motorcycle & Sidecar

  This is going to be a bit different. I’m going to post picture of the rather cool Motorcycle with sidecar from Marauder. But if you want to know what I thought you will have to listen to me discuss it on the Action Figure Blues Podcast. Click Here. (Tell them I sent you!)   […]

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The AFB Podcast Episode 21: Marauder Motorcycle / Collecting in the 3 3/4" Scale

July 11, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 21: Marauder Motorcycle / Collecting in the 3 3/4" Scale Episode TWENTY-ONE 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, Adam, John and Ben from the A...

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