Archive for June, 2013

R2-D2 (Clone Wars)

June 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
R2-D2 (Clone Wars)

One character I just don’t get figures of that often is R2-D2. It is not that I don’t like him, quite the contrary, but I just don’t see the need to get every variation Hasbro makes once I have a perfectly good version of the droid.

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Donatello

June 28, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Donatello

I do remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles craze from the late 80’s and early 90’s. In fact, even though I was certainly not in the target age bracket for the toys, I still ended up buying some action figures of them.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 70: Bowen Captain Marvel / The AFB Challenge!

June 27, 2013 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 70: Bowen Captain Marvel / The AFB Challenge! Episode SEVENTY 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 Seventy of the Ac...

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Name That…Duck Feet

June 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Duck Feet

I didn’t remember this character having these funny feet.

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#SadDestro is Sad

June 26, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
#SadDestro is Sad

  There are so many cool, creatative people on Twitter that it’s easy to get sucked in to reading everything. However, one of the absolute coolest Tweeters out there for toys with a sense of humor is @FakeEyes22. Honest, go check him out. He frequently does photo documentaries of Sad Destro. Just go with it. […]

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Name That…Bottle

June 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Bottle

What did the world do before portable beverage containers?

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Protector (Marvel Legends)

June 24, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Protector (Marvel Legends)

The third figure I picked up from the Hit Monkey wave of figures is Protector. Again, this is a character I don’t really know much about, but I do remember seeing him (or someone attired like him) in an episode of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, so I knew he is supposed to be some sort of Kree alien.

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The 11th Doctor (Doctor Who Titans)

June 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
The 11th Doctor (Doctor Who Titans)

It may surprise some of you that we still have a Suncoast in our mall. I knew this but was surprised to see a full case of Doctor Who Titans plus 2 boxes there. Without the aid of Mrs. Nerd, I pulled two, and I was rewarded with my first duplicate, an Ood. I had […]

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The AFB Podcast Episode 68: Bandai Monster Arts King Kong / Greatest Toy Line Ever Series: The Muppets

June 20, 2013 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 68: Bandai Monster Arts King Kong / Greatest Toy Line Ever Series: The Muppets Episode SIXTY EIGHT 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, Ben and Eli for Episode Sixty Eight of t...

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Name That…Girl

June 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Girl

Shadow kind of looks like a girl robot to me.  

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The AFB Podcast Episode 69: Turbo Charged Toys of the Week!

June 20, 2013 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 69: Turbo Charged Toys of the Week! Episode SIXTY 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, Adam, Scott and Justin for Episode Sixty Nine of th...

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Alley Viper (Retaliation)

June 19, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Alley Viper (Retaliation)

Well, the second G.I. Joe movie came and went, and the only good thing I have to say about it is that at least I got a few cool toys inspired by it, even if the Alley Viper I’m reviewing today did not really appear on screen.

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Name That…Sack

June 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Sack

Nothing good ever comes from or goes into a burlap bag.  

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Guardian

June 17, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Guardian

Guardian’s costume is a deceptively simple one, consisting basically in a skin-tight attire with a cowl, with a color scheme patterned after the Canadian flag. The only original piece of sculpting is the head, which is well detailed, although a little bit on the generic side of things.

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501st Legion Clone Trooper (Clone Wars)

June 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
501st Legion Clone Trooper (Clone Wars)

The 501st Legion Clone Trooper is the last clone trooper action figure offered in the animated style Clone Wars line by Hasbro, and it is fundamentally a straight repaintof the Mk.II Clone Trooper released in 2012.

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The Silence (Doctor Who Titans)

June 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Silence (Doctor Who Titans)

I have to say while a bit of a retread of the Weeping Angels, I’m a big fan of the Silence.They are just creepy enough to stick with you. Once again I let Mrs. Nerd pick a Doctor Who Titans box and it paid off. She has an uncanny knack for this blind packed stuff. […]

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Name That…Hoodie

June 13, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Hoodie

For as much as people wear hoodies, there aren’t a lot of hoodie wearing action figures.

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The Art of Evil by @Monsterfink

June 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Art of Evil by @Monsterfink

I wanted to make a post for this because the art is too cool to not spread the word about. Monsterfink has a a talent for bring bad guys to life. Lately, he’s been knocking it down with prints of group shots of the Villains and henchmen from everybody’s favorite cartoons. TMNT, MOTU, Inhumanoids. They […]

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Name That…Shovel

June 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Shovel

Folks are always asking me how I keep digging these things up.

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Hyperion (Marvel Legends)

June 10, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Hyperion (Marvel Legends)

The figure I’m reviewing today, from the Hit Monkey wave in Marvel Legends line is Hyperion. Apparently, the name has been used for more than one character in the Marvel Universe, sometimes the character turned out to be villainous, sometimes not, but the one we are talking about today certainly falls in the good-guy spectrum.

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