Archive for August, 2013

Darth Maul with Sith Speeder (Jedi Force)

Darth Maul with Sith Speeder (Jedi Force)

I am quite enthralled by the rebooted Jedi Force line by Hasbro. I find that in general, the figures are very well made and offer a pretty good value, especially the figure 2-packs. One of the new 2013 releases in this line is none other than Darth Maul and his Sith Speeder, which I’ll be reviewing today.

August 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jase Robertson

Jase Robertson

I’m a lot like Jase. I often find myself distracted at work by other interests. While his are outdoor pursuits, mine involve toys. Either way, I can see a streak in him that I see in myself. Appearance: Again, like Uncle Si, I suspect the body here is reused. In this it worked out well. […]

August 30, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
The AFB Podcast Episode 79: Mega Marvel Toys of the Week!

The AFB Podcast Episode 79: Mega Marvel Toys of the Week!


Episode SEVENTY-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 Scott, Ben and Adam for Episode Seventy-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.

This week it’s a Mega-Marvel Show, as we each have a Toy of the Week to review! Adam takes on the S.H. Figuarts Iron Man Mk VI, Scott looks at the Bowen Designs Doc Samson Statue and Ben checks out the Marvel Legends Wrecker Figure. Which one will get the highest dolly rating?

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

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!






August 29, 2013 | By More
Name That…I Told You So

Name That…I Told You So

This shadow looks like a preachy parent to me.    

August 29, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Pack with Straps

Name That…Pack with Straps

It’s back to school time and everybody needs a new back pack.

August 27, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Lt. Col. James Rhodes

Lt. Col. James Rhodes

Well, after I got the Mark 42 Iron Man action figure from the Iron Man Legends line, I knew I needed the Iron Patriot armor also seen in the Iron Man 3 movie.

August 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
El-Les

El-Les

  Right at the start of the third season of the Clone Wars TV show, we got a look at the training process that each clone cadet has to go through in order to join the ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic.   One of the new characters introduced in that episode was El-Les, […]

August 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Uncle Si

Uncle Si

Mrs. Nerd and I are reality TV junkies. However, we don’t watch every thing out there. I was really surprised when she said she wanted to watch an episode of Duck Dynasty. Normally, her tastes don’t run to anything close to outdoors. So we watched and episode, and another episode, and another….You get the idea. […]

August 23, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
The AFB Podcast Episode 78 is up now!

The AFB Podcast Episode 78 is up now!


Episode SEVENTY-EIGHT 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 and John for Episode Seventy-Eight 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.

It’s a shorter show this week – all of our regular features only – as we put our interview with Toy Guru up separately – hope you enjoy!

If you can’t use iTunes, you can download Episode Seventy-Eight 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!





August 22, 2013 | By More
Name That…Skinny Dude

Name That…Skinny Dude

This guy just looks really skinny to me.  

August 22, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
8/24/13: 2 More Reasons for Happy GI Joe Fans

8/24/13: 2 More Reasons for Happy GI Joe Fans

If you were here last week, I gave 4 reasons that the 8/24 /13 is huge for GI Joe fans….and I missed some. The four I had last week were: 1. 1-year Anniversary of 3D Joes 2. Dave from Flag Points Birthday 3. Launch of Vintage 3D Joes 4. Coil Con in Kokomo, Indiana   […]

August 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Heisenberg Dinosaur

Name That…Heisenberg Dinosaur

Love his hat. I love hats in general.

August 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Storm Surge Armor Iron Man

Storm Surge Armor Iron Man

Well, today I’ll be reviewing yet another Iron Man action figure that I find to be more deserving of being a part of your collection than any of the current 4-inch Iron Man 3 offerings by Hasbro, even though it is a repaint of a figure we got a couple of years back.

August 19, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Destroyer Droid (Clone Wars)

Destroyer Droid (Clone Wars)

Recently, I commented on how the regular Clone Wars Battle Droids tended to warm pegs at stores although, I do think that those guys will eventually sell, at the right price point, while the subject of today’s review, the Droideka, a.k.a. Destroyer Droid may be a harder sale.

August 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Raphael

Raphael

Today I’m reviewing the last of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Playmates Toys line inspired by the Nickelodeon cartoon series, the brooding Raphael.

August 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Fight Me

Name That…Fight Me

This dude looks like he is itching for a fight.

August 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
4 Reasons 8-24-2013 is HUGE for GI Joe fans!

4 Reasons 8-24-2013 is HUGE for GI Joe fans!

8/24/13 has turned into a perfect storm(shadow) of GI Joe goodness! Here’s 4 reasons why:   1. 1 Year Anniversary of 3DJoes.com! Congratulations! Even if you aren’t a GI Joe fan this is a fun sight to check out all of the rotating views of all your favorite Joes. You might also remember 3D Joes […]

August 14, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Blocks

Name That…Blocks

I love where the thing where this is from. I’ll leave you to figure which thing.  

August 13, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Iron Man Mark 42

Iron Man Mark 42

Well, avoiding the 4-inch Assemblers and the even cheaper single carded Iron Man figures was easier than I thought. These will eventually drop in price to a point where I may consider buying one or two just for archival purposes, but the one figure I could not let slip by is the 6-inch version of the latest Iron Man 3 armor.

August 12, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The AFB Podcast Episode 76: Kotobukiya ArtFX Aquaman / Molding Outside the Lines

The AFB Podcast Episode 76: Kotobukiya ArtFX Aquaman / Molding Outside the Lines


Episode SEVENTY-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 Scott, Justin and John for Episode Seventy-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 reviews the Kotobukiya New 52 ArtFX Aquaman Statue, and then we discuss “Molding Outside the Lines” and look at the sharing of action figure molds over the years. 

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

Please note there is no enhanced Podcast this week!

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!





August 8, 2013 | By More