Archive for March, 2013

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Light-Up Lightsaber)

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.

March 30, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Kili & Fili 2-Pack

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.

March 29, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Strange Gun

Name That…Strange Gun

This character is packing heat. Or are they?

March 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rock & Roll (GI Joe Kreo)

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 […]

March 27, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Ditch Plant

Name That…Ditch Plant

Looks like a naturally occurring corn dog.

March 26, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Ultimate Armour Iron Man

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.

March 25, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
The AFB Podcast Episode 57: Funko Pop Vinyl Ghost Rider / Toy History of Deadpool

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 downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 


Join Eli, Scott, Adam and John for Episode Fifty-Seven 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 John takes a look at the Funko Pop Vinyl Ghost Rider as our Toy of the Week, and then we take in-depth look at the Toy History of Marvel’s Deadpool!

If you can’t use iTunes, you can download Episode Fifty-Seven 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!






March 23, 2013 | By More
Dwalin & Balin 2-Pack

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.

March 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
The AFB Podcast Episode 56: Bowen Scarlet Witch / Marvel Legends Hit Monkey Wave

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 downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 


Join Ben, Justin and Scott for Episode Fifty-Six 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 Scott takes a look at the Bowen Designs Scarlet Witch Variant Statue as our Toy of the Week, and then we take in-depth look at the Marvel Legends Hit Monkey Wave!

If you can’t use iTunes, you can download Episode Fifty-Six 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!



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

Name That…Rum Guy

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

March 21, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Red Ninja (Retaliation)

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

March 20, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Body Armor

Name That…Body Armor

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

March 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Face Off – Do They Listen to the Judges?

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, […]

March 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bilbo Baggins & Gollum 2-Pack

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.

March 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Flat Top

Name That…Flat Top

I’ve never understood the flat top haircut.

March 14, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Storm Shadow (Retaliation)

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

March 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
The AFB Podcast Episode 55: Medicom Alphonse Elric / Greatest Toyline Ever Contender #1: G.I. Joe

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 downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 


Join Adam, John and Ben for Episode Fifty-Five 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 Ben takes a look at the Medicom Alphonse Elric (Full Metal Alchemist) Action Figure as our Toy of the Week, and then we start the search for the Greatest Toy Line in History with our first contender: G.I. Joe!

If you can’t use iTunes, you can download Episode Fifty-Five 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!





March 12, 2013 | By More
Name That…Guitar

Name That…Guitar

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

March 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Snake Eyes (Retaliation)

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.

March 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Thorin Oakenshield

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.

March 8, 2013 | By | Reply More