Archive for March, 2013

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Light-Up Lightsaber)

March 30, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Light-Up Lightsaber)

Continuing my look at the novelty figures released by Hasbro, as part of the 2012 Movie Heroes line today is the turn of the Light-up version of Obi –Wan Kenobi.

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Kili & Fili 2-Pack

March 29, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Kili & Fili 2-Pack

Well, with thirteen dwarves in the roster for the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, manufacturer The Bridge direct had the foresight to offer some of them in two-packs, like Balin & Dwalin or the subjects of today’s review, dwarves Fili & Kili.

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Name That…Strange Gun

March 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Strange Gun

This character is packing heat. Or are they?

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Rock & Roll (GI Joe Kreo)

March 27, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Rock & Roll (GI Joe Kreo)

I know everybody wanted GI Joe Lego. A quick image search will yield a number of custom creations out there. However, Hasbro wouldn’t want to license somebody to do that when they have their own Kreo building block line. I want to say up front the character choice show this line was created by fans of the […]

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Name That…Ditch Plant

March 26, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Ditch Plant

Looks like a naturally occurring corn dog.

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Ultimate Armour Iron Man

March 25, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Ultimate Armour Iron Man

This Iron Man was released as part of the last wave of Iron Man 2 action figures by Hasbro a couple of years ago. The mold is the exact same they used for the Mk. 2, Mk.3 and a couple of Concept Armors, with only a different paintjob.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 57: Funko Pop Vinyl Ghost Rider / Toy History of Deadpool

March 23, 2013 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 57: Funko Pop Vinyl Ghost Rider / Toy History of Deadpool Episode FIFTY-SEVEN 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, Scott, Adam and John for Episode Fi...

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Dwalin & Balin 2-Pack

March 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dwalin & Balin 2-Pack

Balin and Dwalin, sons of Fundin are probably two of the most easily identifiable members in the Company of Dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield. In the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey they are the first two dwarves that show up at Bilbo’s door, and manufacturer The Bridge Direct wisely decided to offer them together in a 2-pack, although I am pretty sure that each would have sold well individually.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 56: Bowen Scarlet Witch / Marvel Legends Hit Monkey Wave

March 21, 2013 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 56: Bowen Scarlet Witch / Marvel Legends Hit Monkey Wave Episode FIFTY-SIX 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 Fif...

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Name That…Rum Guy

March 21, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Rum Guy

I like the Captain Morgan guy, but I’m not a huge fan of spiced rum.

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Red Ninja (Retaliation)

March 20, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Red Ninja (Retaliation)

One type of figure I always wanted from the ARAH G.I. Joe line was red ninjas. Even though Hasbro did produce some of them years later, the first few versions were just repaints of old Storm Shadow molds

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Name That…Body Armor

March 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Body Armor

Body armor is expensive. Yes, I’ve looked.

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Face Off – Do They Listen to the Judges?

March 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Face Off – Do They Listen to the Judges?

I realized I hadn’t written anything about this season’s Face Off yet. I know it’s almost over. I know there are only 4 people left. I know there is one that seems capable of winning it more than the others. But, if you’re reading this, you must have some interest. I can tell you this, […]

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Bilbo Baggins & Gollum 2-Pack

March 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bilbo Baggins & Gollum 2-Pack

Manufacturer The Bridge Direct did a rather unusual thing with their 4-inch line of toys based on the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. They produced individually carded figures of some of the main characters, but most of these are also offered in 2-packs alongside characters that are not currently available in individual presentation. One such set is the one I’m reviewing today, the one with Bilbo Baggins and Gollum.

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Name That…Flat Top

March 14, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Flat Top

I’ve never understood the flat top haircut.

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Storm Shadow (Retaliation)

March 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Storm Shadow (Retaliation)

Although I may not agree entirely with the way Storm Shadow has been portrayed thus far in the movie universe, I am certainly happy that we get new Hasbro toys

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The AFB Podcast Episode 55: Medicom Alphonse Elric / Greatest Toyline Ever Contender #1: G.I. Joe

March 12, 2013 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 55: Medicom Alphonse Elric / Greatest Toyline Ever Contender #1: G.I. Joe Episode FIFTY-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 Adam, John and Ben for Episode Fifty-Five...

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Name That…Guitar

March 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Guitar

I need to get my guitar out one of these days.

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Snake Eyes (Retaliation)

March 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Snake Eyes (Retaliation)

Well, after admitting that I am pretty much a fan of the ninja mythos presented in the old G.I. Joe comic books, it would be not much of a stretch to assume that Snake Eyes is another of my favorite Joes. And for the most part that would be correct, although not to the point of unabashedly praise any action figure made of this character.

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Thorin Oakenshield

March 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Thorin Oakenshield

Today I’m reviewing Thorin Oakenshield from the 4-inch action figure line by The Bridge Direct for the promotion of the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Thorin is the leader of the Dwarves that go seeking advise from Gandalf and end up signing up the services of a professional burglar to help them regain their long lost treasure.

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