Archive for April, 2013

Name That…PDA

April 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…PDA

Hard to believe PDA’s were all the rage in gadgets not all that long ago.

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Heroic Age Iron Man

April 29, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Heroic Age Iron Man

While I usually shy away from collecting figures in scales other than 3.75-inch, I find it hard sometimes to resist buying characters or versions of characters when they made them in different scales.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 61: Crowdfunded Toy Projects

April 28, 2013 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 61: Crowdfunded Toy Projects Episode SIXTY 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, Ben and John for Episode Sixty...

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Captain Rex (Phase II Armor)

April 27, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Captain Rex (Phase II Armor)

Clone Captain Rex is a character that has been made into action figures a few times now in the Clone Wars collection by Hasbro, starting with a really cool wave 1 release and sprinkled throughout subsequent waves up until this last one.

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Clayton Carmine

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Clayton Carmine

I was not camping at the bit back when NECA announced that they were going to produce action figures in the 1:18 scale for the Gears of War videogame. They already had a fairly successful run producing larger 8-inch scale figures for that same license, so I failed to see the reasoning behind the scale change.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 60: Premium Format Storm / GI Joe Con 2013 / Flash of Two Worlds Statue

April 25, 2013 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 60: Premium Format Storm / GI Joe Con 2013 / Flash of Two Worlds Statue Episode SIXTY 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 for Episode Sixty of ...

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The AFB Podcast Q&A Episode 4: Adam!

April 25, 2013 | By More
The AFB Podcast Q&A Episode 4: Adam! It's time for another one-on-one conversation with one of the AFB Podcast Hosts, and this time around it's the turn of everyone's favourite "Westy" - Adam Douglas! You can download Episode 4 of the AFB Q&A - an interview with Adam "Wes...

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Name That…Pull My Finger

April 25, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Pull My Finger

I never understood where that phrase came from.  

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Joe Con 2013: Diorama Contest

April 24, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Joe Con 2013: Diorama Contest

I was completely blown away at the quality of dioramas on display at Joe Con 2013. You can tell the folks that put these together are passionate about their hobby for sure. I could have spent all day looking at just these and probably not seen all the cool details.   I had to include […]

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Name That…Floppy Hat

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Floppy Hat

This is not from a wrestling figure. I’m actually not sure this character ever wore a hat to be honest.

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Astonishing Beast

April 22, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Astonishing Beast

  It’s been quite a while since I picked up an X-Men comic book, so when images of the more recent Beast action figure started appearing online, I was rather puzzled by his appearance.   A lot of the character’s personality got lost in translation in the comic books I used to read in the […]

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Name That…Double Stack

April 18, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Double Stack

I wonder if those smoke stacks launch t-shirts?  

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Firefly (Retaliation)

April 17, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Firefly (Retaliation)

Other than Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, I would say that Firefly is one of the more iconic characters in the vintage G.I. Joe line, as evidenced by the couple dozen versions released for the character since then.

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Name That…The Letter H

April 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…The Letter H

Today’s Name That is brought to you by the letter H. If you don’t get that, you have my sympathy.

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Ponda Baba

April 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ponda Baba

One of the more memorable aliens in the Cantina Scene from the original Star Wars movie is the Walrus Man, later named as Ponda Baba in West End Games’ Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope, published in 1989.

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Name That…Robe Dude

April 11, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Robe Dude

If I just got out of the shower and answered the door in a robe. I’d looks like this shadow. Good thing I don’t answer the door or own a robe.

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Name That…Brass Nipple

April 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Brass Nipple

I liked the title because its sounded like the name of a really rough pirate type bar.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 59: SH Figuarts Perfect Cell / Terrible Toyhood Traumas

April 8, 2013 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 59: SH Figuarts Perfect Cell / Terrible Toyhood Traumas Episode FIFTY-NINE 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 for Episode Fifty-Nine...

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Blind Bag Star Wars Angry Birds

April 6, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Blind Bag Star Wars Angry Birds

I’d never gave Angry Birds a second thought. I’d seen screen shots. I understood what it was. I just didn’t have interest. It didn’t help that it was way over merchandised. Including the slew of stuff that was released to coincide with the Space and Star Wars releases. What changed you may ask? My mom. […]

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Legolas Greenleaf & Tauriel 2-Pack

April 5, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Legolas Greenleaf & Tauriel 2-Pack

Well, for some reason, The Bridge Direct decided to sell this set as part of the first series of action figures from their The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey line, which is unexpected in itself because none of the characters in this 2-pack even appears in the movie.

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