Archive for October, 2012

Head Swap: Zombie COBRA Swat

October 31, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Head Swap: Zombie COBRA Swat

I have to say this was a purely based on the new season of  the Walking Dead. In the season premier, one of the cooler looking zombies were prison guards that had been turned. While slightly controversial to some, they did look cooler than the typical walkers. Now, I had an idea to put this […]

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Name That…Clip

October 30, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Clip

This looks like some sort of building toy clip. But it’s not.  

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5 Marvel Movie Characters I Want Figures Of (But Won’t Happen)

October 29, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
5 Marvel Movie Characters I Want Figures Of (But Won’t Happen)

As a long time Star Wars figure collector, I’ve gotten use to the fact if I wait long enough I’ll see a character from that universe in figure form. However, the Marvel Movie universe is another story. While heavy on the main characters, these lines have been rather small in scope and depth. That said […]

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Sponsor Contest – Win Sideshow Snake Eyes from Collector DASH!

October 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sponsor Contest – Win Sideshow Snake Eyes from Collector DASH!

In case you haven’t heard of Collector- ActionFigures.com, we wanted to make a strong first impression. In fact, we’re giving away a Sideshow Collectibles Snake Eyes and Timber sixth scale figure to make sure you remember us. This exclusive figure is limited to 1000 copies, is valued at $200, includes a bundle of extras including […]

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Elite Ranger

October 26, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Elite Ranger

One of the most difficult enemy types encountered in the Halo games is the Elite Ranger. These Elites are equipped with rocket packs that enable them to fly around and they are usually armed with very powerful weapons. Obviously, McFarlane Toys had to include them in their fifth series of figures for the Halo: Reach line.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 35: Corey Tincher of Collector DASH Action Figures

October 25, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 35: Corey Tincher of Collector DASH Action Figures Episode THIRTY-FIVE 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 John from the AFB Fo...

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Name That…Big Hair

October 25, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Big Hair

You just don’t see 3.75″ line that consists of one figure anymore.

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Marauder Stormtrooper Rifle

October 24, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Marauder Stormtrooper Rifle

I normally expound about the virtues of Marauder’s GI Joe weapons. However, they produce a number of “Sci-Fi” guns, including a Stormtrooper rifle. I want to say right up front the reason I picked a few of these up was vintage nostalgia for my 3-Position Laser Rifle. While I never had a role-play lightsaber as […]

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Name That…Snork

October 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Snork

A friend of mine is heading to Jamaica in a couple weeks. This made me think of him.  

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Cosmic Axe Chitauri

October 22, 2012 | By | 9 Replies More
Cosmic Axe Chitauri

Well, the Chitauri were the alien invaders that Iron Man and his buddies fought in the movie The Avengers. Since this was an alien race developed for the movie, their design was kept in secret to the last minute

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Mickey Mouse (Vinyl Figure)

October 19, 2012 | By | 9 Replies More
Mickey Mouse (Vinyl Figure)

My birthday is one week after the opening Walt Disney World. Ironically, when WDW turned 25, I turned 25, etc..  So, I feel a small connection to Mickey and Co. It doesn’t hurt their Imagineers do some pretty cool stuff. When I was much younger, my Dad was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida with the Air […]

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The AFB Podcast Episode 34: NYCC News / Freelance Toy Designer Catrina Arana

October 18, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 34: NYCC News / Freelance Toy Designer Catrina Arana Episode THIRTY-FOUR of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now!  Please note there is no enhanced podcast this week! Join&nb...

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Name That…Mechanical Thing

October 18, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Mechanical Thing

It’s more machine that it is action figure.

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Name That…Dagger

October 16, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Name That…Dagger

This is the dagger that was used by the character to kill, well, nobody.

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Darth Malgus

October 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Darth Malgus

Straight from the Star Wars: The Old Republic videogame, by developer BioWare, comes Darth Malgus, the 96th figure in Hasbro’s Star Wars Vintage Collection.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 33: "Transforming Collections" with Philip J Reed

October 12, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 33: "Transforming Collections" with Philip J Reed   Episode THIRTY-THREE 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 ...

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Name That…Question

October 11, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Question

It’s that classic question asking pose.

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USMC Heavy Machine Gunner

October 10, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
USMC Heavy Machine Gunner

A few years ago, a company called Blue Box International took it upon themselves to produce action figures based on several military branches and time periods. They tackled mostly “modern” military figures under the label Elite Force, meaning they made toy soldiers from World War II onwards. One of the latter day figures produced was the USMC Heavy Machine Gunner I’m reviewing today.

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Name That…Snake

October 9, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Snake

Upfront clue: This isn’t a MOTU serpent.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 32: Vintage Voltron / What Are You Collecting Now?

October 8, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 32: Vintage Voltron / What Are You Collecting Now? Episode THIRTY-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, John and Adam from the AFB Foru...

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