Archive for October, 2013

Name That…Happy Halloween

Name That…Happy Halloween

Your treat is an easy one…    

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Merle Dixon

Merle Dixon

It took along time before I became sympathetic to the character of Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead. I’ve got a redneck streak, but it mainly involves duct tape, flannel and a love of deep fried food. I don’t carry the hatred that Merle exhibited from the very start. In the end though, Merle came […]

October 30, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Small Bottle

Name That…Small Bottle

Does this bottle hold whiskey, poison or a magic potion?

October 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Elektra

Elektra

Even though I never really read Daredevil comics growing up, Elektra is one of those secondary characters that kick started the whole Ninjas-Are-Cool trend back in the day so, she was one of the characters I wanted the most to see in action figure form when the Marvel Universe line started.

October 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Stick

Name That…Stick

It’s a stick. A fancy Stick.  (Yes, I know it’s a day late and an easyish one.)  

October 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
ARC Commander Blitz (Defend Kamino Battle Pack)

ARC Commander Blitz (Defend Kamino Battle Pack)

ARC Commander Blitz shares the same molds for upper legs, torso and upper arms with the regular non-removable helmet clones but his appearance is strikingly different thanks to a number of newly tooled pieces.

October 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Spider Dude Bad Guy

Name That…Spider Dude Bad Guy

Not sure why, this shadow looks like a Spiderman villain to me.

October 17, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Lady Jaye (Retaliation)

Lady Jaye (Retaliation)

I began collecting G.I. Joes rather late in the game. I never got the chance to find several of the characters that made frequent appearances in the cartoons nor the comic books. One of those was Lady Jaye, so I jumped at the chance to add her to my collection as she came out in the G.I. Joe Retaliation line by Hasbro.

October 16, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Pot to Spit In

Name That…Pot to Spit In

You never see spittoons any more in bars.

October 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Iron Patriot (Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head)

Iron Patriot (Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head)

Since I already reviewed War Machine, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Since I saw him for a good price, I really couldn’t pass up getting get the repainted movie version of Iron Patriot. I’m not a huge fan of the colors for a weapon armor, but, he looked pretty cool so I […]

October 14, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The AFB Podcast Episode 86: Rapid Fire Reviews / Sculptor Jean St Jean

The AFB Podcast Episode 86: Rapid Fire Reviews / Sculptor Jean St Jean


Episode EIGHTY-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, Scott and Eli for Episode Eighty-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 episode after a new round of Rapid Fire Reviews, we talk to action figure and statue sculptor Jean St Jean about his career and works – it’s a great chat and we know you’ll enjoy it!

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






October 10, 2013 | By More
Name That…Return of the Blob

Name That…Return of the Blob

Yup. It was my birthday this week and we’ve been busy. So another best of…  

October 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Return of the Tooth

Name That…Return of the Tooth

Yeah, this is a rerun. But, its the one that the good folks on the AFB Forum have never been able to crack. Well, not that you would want to crack a tooth.

October 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Claw General Zod

Claw General Zod

After getting one Superman figure from Mattel’s Man of Steel line, I decided to round up my collection with a more visually interesting character.

October 7, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Echo & Fives (Defend Kamino Battle Pack)

Echo & Fives (Defend Kamino Battle Pack)

This is one of the Battle Packs released in 2011, inspired by one of the more memorable episodes in the third season of the Clone Wars TV show.

October 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
You Want E.T. Lego? Go Support It!

You Want E.T. Lego? Go Support It!

  I love Lego. I can’t say why, but there is an innocence and cuteness to it that is just works for licensed properties really well. Now, you may or may not be familiar with their Cusoo projects. The idea is fans can make their own projects and submit them. They go through a series […]

October 4, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The AFB Podcast Episode 85: The Lego Cuusoo Program

The AFB Podcast Episode 85: The Lego Cuusoo Program


Episode EIGHTY-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 Scott, John and Adam for Episode Eighty-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 episode after our regular features, we talk about the Lego Cuusoo Program, and chat to one creator, Tris Spencer, who has developed a fantastic E.T. Themed Set that is currently on the Cuusoo site. 

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






October 3, 2013 | By More
Name That…Power to the People

Name That…Power to the People

They’re practicing their Fist of Goodness.

October 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Flint (Retaliation)

Flint (Retaliation)

Despite the recent efforts by Hasbro to reduce articulation all across their action figure lines, I still went out and bought yet another action figure of one of the characters from the second G.I. Joe movie.

October 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Sticks

Name That…Sticks

Just a bundle of sticks. I rate this one…difficult.

October 1, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More