Archive for February, 2013

Name That…Frankenbroc

Name That…Frankenbroc

I’m not a broccoli fan. Broccoli raised from the dead? Not a fan of that either.

February 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
AWE Striker

AWE Striker

The AWE Striker has been around for a long time. Since 1985 in fact. It’s been repainted several times and is somewhat of a staple of the line. That said, I’ve never owned one until I saw this one at a good price. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. The backdrop folds […]

February 27, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Chemistry Set

Name That…Chemistry Set

With all of the other science things out there, you don’t see chemistry sets like you used to.

February 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lego Minifigure Display

Lego Minifigure Display

  I recently realized I didn’t have a cool way to display my Lego Minifigures. So, I asked my Dad if he could help out. He does some woodworking and has his own website, Woodbitz.com. His main focus is display and storage racks for bottles and such. (I’m sure there’s some customizers out there that […]

February 25, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
The AFB Podcast Episode 53: Sculptor Tim Miller and the DC Bombshells Line!

The AFB Podcast Episode 53: Sculptor Tim Miller and the DC Bombshells Line!

Episode FIFTY-THREE of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 


Join Scott and John for Episode Fifty-Three of the Action Figure Blues Podcast! The AFB Podcast is a weekly look at action figures, statues and other collectibles from the worlds of comic books and pop culture.

This episode we have a special catch up with sculptor Tim Miller. We cover Tim’s background and career, but we’re specifically excited about the DC Bombshells Statue series that Tim is sculpting for DC Collectibles based on the art of Ant Lucia. It’s a great chat and you will enjoy the listen!

If you can’t use iTunes, you can download Episode Fifty-Three here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here – but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings at iTunes, that will help us greatly! The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com – we might even read out your feedback on the next show!


Many thanks to Tim for so generously giving of his time!

Happy listening!



February 24, 2013 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 52: Listener Rapid Fire Reviews!

The AFB Podcast Episode 52: Listener Rapid Fire Reviews!

Episode FIFTY-TWO of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 


Join Scott, Ben, Justin and John for Episode Fifty-One of the Action Figure Blues Podcast! The AFB Podcast is a weekly look at action figures, statues and other collectibles from the worlds of comic books and pop culture.

This week we finish off our rundown of news from Toy Fair 2013 and then celebrate one year of episodes by handing over to our listeners for a set of fun Rapid Fire Reviews!

If you can’t use iTunes, you can download Episode Fifty-Two here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here – but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings at iTunes, that will help us greatly! The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!


As an added bonus for our birthday, you’ll be getting an extra episode this weekend, as Scotty and John had a chance to talk to sculptor Tim Miller about the new DC Bombshells Statue Line from DC Collectibles! Stay tuned!

Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com – we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Happy listening!

February 24, 2013 | By More
Starkiller

Starkiller

Let me start by saying that I like Star Wars. And I like video games. And, obviously, I also like action figures, so it is pretty much a given that I would have more than a passing interest in whatever exists in the intersection of those three sets.

February 23, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Gandalf the Grey

Gandalf the Grey

The subject of today’s review is the 4-inch, individually carded version of Gandalf the Grey produced by The Bridge Direct to promote the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

February 22, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Sumo Wrestler

Name That…Sumo Wrestler

This guy looks ready to be a cone headed sumo wrestler.

February 21, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Night Fox

Night Fox

It seems like these days, any driver or pilot that comes with a vehicle is an after thought. An easy place to cost cut, articulation and accessories for these figures may soon be a thing of the past. However, that wasn’t the case all that long ago. Case in point, Night Fox, the driver that […]

February 20, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Strut

Name That…Strut

I hope one of you guys knows this one. I’m really not sure what it is.  

February 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
X-23

X-23

X-23 was sort of a big deal back when she was released as part of Marvel Universe Series 3, not only because she was a clone of the ever-popular Wolverine, but also because she was developed using an entirely new female body mold.

February 18, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
The AFB Podcast Episode 51: Play Arts Kai Arkham City Catwoman / Star Wars Black

The AFB Podcast Episode 51: Play Arts Kai Arkham City Catwoman / Star Wars Black

Episode FIFTY-ONE of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 


Join Ben, Scott, John and Adam for Episode Fifty-One of the Action Figure Blues Podcast! The AFB Podcast is a weekly look at action figures, statues and other collectibles from the worlds of comic books and pop culture.

This week Scotty takes a look at the Play Arts Kai Arkham City Catwoman Action Figure as our Toy of the Week, and then we look at the Star Wars Black 6″ Announcement – and things get a bit heated when the panel is split 50/50 for and against this radical change to Star Wars collecting!

If you can’t use iTunes, you can download Episode Fifty-One here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here – but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings at iTunes, that will help us greatly! The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com – we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Happy listening!

February 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Hasbro had given us at least a couple of versions of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi partially equipped with armor over the years, ever since the character appeared that way in the 2005 Clone Wars animated miniseries directed by Gendy Tartakovsky

February 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

Mrs. Nerd and I got hooked on HBO’s Deadwood during this past holiday lull in TV programming. We burned through all 3 season. Of course, I blame this on the Final Shot Saloon Podcast. Of course, that would be payback for point out a line of Western Action Figure to the host, Clint. That line […]

February 15, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
The AFB Podcast Episode 49: Designer Vinyl with John “Spanky” Stokes!

The AFB Podcast Episode 49: Designer Vinyl with John “Spanky” Stokes!

Episode FORTY NINE of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 


Join John, Scott and Adam for Episode Forty Nine of the Action Figure Blues Podcast! The AFB Podcast is a weekly look at action figures, statues and other collectibles from the worlds of comic books and pop culture.

Episode Forty-Nine includes our regular features, and then a chat with John Stokes of spankystokes.com to learn a thing or two about designer vinyl toys. We had great fun chatting to John and I’m sure you will enjoy listening!

If you can’t use iTunes, you can download Episode Forty Nine here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here – but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings at iTunes, that will help us greatly!

Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com – we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Happy listening!

February 14, 2013 | By More
Name That…Duck Suit Man

Name That…Duck Suit Man

This shadow just looks like a guy in a duck suit to me. Maybe I’m quacking up. Heh. Quaking up.

February 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Joe Colton

Joe Colton

  It’s the return of Bruno, as Bruce Willis moonlights from the Die Hard franchise to visit the world of GI Joe as Joe Colton.  Joe Colton you ask? Who’s that? It’s the name given in the Real American Hero (RAH) universe to a character that is an homage to the very first 12″ GI […]

February 13, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Name That…Chest of Gold

Name That…Chest of Gold

Argh! Tis buried pirate treasure. Or is it?

February 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Wrecker

Wrecker

One thing I noticed since I started playing the Facebook game Avengers Alliance, is a renewal of my interest for certain characters previously released in the Marvel Universe line by Hasbro that I had initially passed on.

February 11, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More