Archive for December, 2012

2012 Year in Review

December 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
2012 Year in Review

2012 was a fairly uneven, yet varied, year for me, collecting-wise. I expected a much more exciting start of the year with the release of Episode I in 3D, but that just didn’t pay off for me.

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Mandalorian Speeder

December 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mandalorian Speeder

The inclusion of the Mandalorians back in the second season of the Clone Wars CGI show caused some stir because it practically tore down most of what author Karen Traviss had been writing about them ever since the publication of her Republic Commando novel.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 44: Lego Hobbit Riddles for the Ring / Christmas Action Figures

December 26, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 44: Lego Hobbit Riddles for the Ring / Christmas Action Figures Episode FORTY 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!  Join Ben, John and Scott for Episode Forty Fou...

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Spartan JFO (Series 6)

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Spartan JFO (Series 6)

McFarlane toys released a JFO Spartan (JFO stands for Joint Fires Observer) as part of their sixth series of figures for the Halo: Reach line. Even though this Spartan was intended as an exclusive to Walgreen’s in the USA, everywhere else he seems to ship with the regular assortment of figures, mine bought from a Sears store in Mexico City.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 43: SH Figuarts Dragonball Z Piccolo / 2013 Movie Toys

December 20, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 43: SH Figuarts Dragonball Z Piccolo / 2013 Movie Toys Episode FORTY 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 John, Adam and Ben for Episode Fort...

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The AFB Podcast Episode 42: DC Direct Brave & The Bold #28 Statue / Nightcrawler Toy History

December 20, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 42: DC Direct Brave & The Bold #28 Statue / Nightcrawler Toy History Episode FORTY 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, Justin and Scott for Episode Forty Tw...

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Name That…Bunhead

December 20, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Bunhead

I remember girls in grade school wearing their hair in Princess Leia buns. They are the equivalent of the Superman curl.

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Underscoopfire’s 50 Greatest GI Joe Characters

December 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Underscoopfire’s 50 Greatest GI Joe Characters

I was recently asked to take part in an UnderScoopFire panel to select the 50 Greatest GI Joe characters and 50 Greatest Cobras. It was a lot of fun and really made me think. You can check out the Joe list here: USF’s 50 Greatest GI Joe Characters and the Cobra one here: USF’s 50 […]

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Name That…Bomb Surprise

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Name That…Bomb Surprise

I suspect this might be a reused mold, but I don’t think it is.

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Cosmic Spear Loki

December 17, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Cosmic Spear Loki

Loki is one of those Marvel villains I never cared much for. That is, until the Thor movie came along and director Kenneth Brannagh added quite some depth to the character played by Tom Hiddlestone

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Clone Commander Fox (CW18)

December 15, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Clone Commander Fox (CW18)

One staple in the current Clone Wars line by Hasbro is (obviously) the incluision of Clone Troopers in their various designations and ranks in every wave.

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Jun (Series 6)

December 14, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Jun (Series 6)

If there is something I regret about collecting the Halo: Reach action figures made by McFarlane Toys, is playing the long game to get the helmeted version of Jun released in Series 3, which to this day is still missing from my collection.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 41: What’s On Your Watchlist?

December 14, 2012 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 41: What’s On Your Watchlist? Episode FORTY 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, Justin Adam, and Ben from the AFB F...

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Name That…Big Feet

December 13, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Big Feet

I’ve noticed a decline in Bigfoot sightings in recent years. This makes me sad.

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Riddles for the Ring Lego Set

December 12, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Riddles for the Ring Lego Set

I love Lego. However, since they aren’t the main focus of my collection, I tend to stay away except for the occasional clearaence item or the blind bagged minifigures. I was extremely happy when I saw this set was coming and nabbed it the first time I saw it. This is the Riddles for the […]

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Name That…Fancy Phone

December 11, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Fancy Phone

Phones used to be a lot different not too many years ago. Mickey Mouse phones just aren’t as coveted as they once were.

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Dwalin the Dwarf Heroclix

December 10, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Dwalin the Dwarf Heroclix

If you have been listening to the Action Figure Blues Podcast, you may have heard me hand out an infamous AFB Red Card to the Dark Knight Rises Heroclix. I figured after that, I’d give them a second chance. That and when I saw “The Hobbit” package at the register it was an impulse buy. […]

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Brute Major

December 7, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Brute Major

At a glance, the military ranks in the alien Covenant from the Halo series of games is quite simple. While the ranks system of the Elites and the Grunts tends to get cluttered by very specific specialties, the Brutes seem to do fine by just going with Minors, Majors and Chieftains

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Name That…Mane & Tail

December 6, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Mane & Tail

Why do people think anime characters with tails are cute?

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Sponsored Post: DASH Has Gifts For You!

December 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sponsored Post: DASH Has Gifts For You!

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