Archive for September, 2012

Republic Commando Boss (CW11)

September 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Republic Commando Boss (CW11)

For me, one of the highlights from the Clone Wars Season 3 episode “Witches of the Mist” was the appearance of the clone commandos from Delta Squad. I have been a fan of both the videogame and the series of books by author Karen Traviss for several years now, and even though there had been action figures made from the group before, their showing up in the TV series gave me hope of seeing improved versions of them.

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Niccolo Machiavelli

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Niccolo Machiavelli

The third (and last) historical figure that makes an appearance in Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed: Brotherhood game is Niccolo Machiavelli. Most people know him because he wrote the book The Prince, which is compendium of political principles and whose most paraphrased quotes are “It is better for a ruler to be feared, than to be loved” and “the ends justify the means”.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 31: DCC Joker Black & White / Firestorm Toy Retrospective

September 27, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 31: DCC Joker Black & White / Firestorm Toy Retrospective Episode THIRTY 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 John, Eli, Scott and Justin from the AFB...

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Name That…Rocker

September 27, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Rocker

This looks like Raiden rocking with a headless guitar to me.

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Face Off Season 3 Ups The Bar Again

September 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Face Off Season 3 Ups The Bar Again

Each season of Face Off has upped the bar in terms of complexity and skill level of the contestants. The third season has done this again. (You can look back at my thoughts on previous seasons here and here.) Normally, I can tell from the first episode about half the folks who aren’t going to […]

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Name That…Tiny

September 25, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Tiny

I thought I would use a tiny picture to make this name that tougher.  

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The AFB Podcast Episode 30: Interview with Sculptor Mark Newman!

September 24, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 30: Interview with Sculptor Mark Newman!   Episode THIRTY 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, Ben and John from the AFB Forum for Episode Thirty of the A...

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Odd Ball (Clone Pilot)

September 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Odd Ball (Clone Pilot)

Even though Hasbro has been producing Clone Pilots in the Revenge of the Sith uniform regularly since 2005, It was until now that we are getting an official Odd Ball figure with that attire.

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Cesare Borgia

September 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cesare Borgia

The main villain in Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed : Brotherhood game is no other than the character whose figure I am reviewing today, Cesare Borgia.

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Name That…Generic Dude

September 20, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Generic Dude

Sorry. This shadow is just a generic looking dude. Good Luck!

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Summer of GI Joe Winners!

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Summer of GI Joe Winners!

Sorry for the delay in the announcement, random life delays got in the way. My deepest apologies. The random winner of the Summer of GI Joe contest is S. Blackburn. For our second winner, Mrs Nerd picked Compulsive Collectors entry on picture number 3 as her favorite! Check out his site here: http://www.compulsivecollector.com/ Once again, huge […]

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Name That…Scroll Base

September 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Scroll Base

Not a Prince of Persia item.  

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Grapple Blast Black Widow

September 17, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Grapple Blast Black Widow

One of the characters I had been expecting for quite some time for Hasbro to make an action figure of was the one played by Scarlet Johansson in both the Iron Man 2 and The Avengers movies. I’m talking about Natalia Romanova, a.k.a Black Widow.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

September 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Leonardo Da Vinci

One thing I like most about conventions is the chance to find items that I had no idea they existed at all. One such item is this Leonardo Da Vinci action figure from Unimax.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 29: Kamen Rider Urataros Imagin / Custom Action Figures

September 13, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 29: Kamen Rider Urataros Imagin / Custom Action Figures Episode TWENTY-NINE 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 Eli, Andy, Ben and Justin from the ...

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Name That…Hawkman

September 13, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Hawkman

This was an unexpected shadow. I didn’t think it would look as bird like as it turned out.      

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Name That…Golden Arches

September 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Golden Arches

Probably not the golden arch you were thinking of.

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Marvel’s Jubilee

September 10, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Marvel’s Jubilee

Released as the 23th figure in Hasbro’s Marvel Universe Series 4, Marvel’s Jubilee is one of those rare comic book characters that actually show some aging, from her early teens to her now young adulthood.

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Nikto Skiff Guard

September 8, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Nikto Skiff Guard

Well, Hasbro’s new Nikto Skiff Guard (VC99) is a long overdue update to the original figure made by Kenner for the vintage Return of the Jedi toy line. This is important for some people, because ever since Hasbro re-launched the license back in 1995, fans have had the lingering desire to see the complete roster of characters produced by Kenner in the current line.

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Name That…Boombox

September 5, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Boombox

Everybody had one of these back  in the day.  

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