Archive for December, 2013

2013 Year in Review

2013 Year in Review

2013 felt very disjointed for me in terms of collecting. Looking back, I still got some very neat items, but the pacing was completely atrocious for most of the year.

December 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Favorite Figure

Name That…Favorite Figure

This is one of my favorite figures from this figure line.

December 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That..Hot Seat

Name That..Hot Seat

A seat without legs. Interesting.

December 24, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Thor (Marvel Legends)

Thor (Marvel Legends)

Well, since I find myself on something of an Asgardian bent, today I’ll talk to you about one figure that came out not too long ago in the Marvel Legends line.

December 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cato Parasiti

Cato Parasiti

Bounty hunters are pretty much prevalent in the Star Wars universe, although up until the computer animated series we had not really see them actually doing much.

December 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Unintentionally Rude

Name That…Unintentionally Rude

The rudeness of this shadow is a happy accident.

December 19, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Laptop

Name That…Laptop

There are surprisingly few laptop choices for action figures.

December 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Iron Monger (Build A Figure)

Iron Monger (Build A Figure)

Well, completing this Iron Monger figure took a little bit more work than usual. First off, Hasbro released in two separate waves the action figures containing the pieces to build the ‘monger. This would not have been much to think about, except that both half-waves were released about 6 months apart from each other.

December 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Stiff Figure

Name That…Stiff Figure

This fellow looks really stiff. (If you are looking for a point at the AFB Forum, you will need to name the character and the specific version of the figure it is.)    

December 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Name That…Stick Part Deux

Name That…Stick Part Deux

This time a stick is just a stick.  

December 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Classic Iron Man (Iron Man Legends)

Classic Iron Man (Iron Man Legends)

Last but not least, I got this classic version of Iron Man, released as part of the Iron Monger wave of figures produced by Hasbro and sold under the Iron Man Legends brand.

December 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pax Bonkik

Pax Bonkik

Well, it’s been some time since this action figure was released in the Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection, but it was only recently that I finally got hold of it at a local convention.

December 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
The AFB Podcast Episode 93: Series Overviews of DC Dynamics Statue Series and Marvel Universe

The AFB Podcast Episode 93: Series Overviews of DC Dynamics Statue Series and Marvel Universe


Episode NINETY-THREE 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 and Adam  for Episode Ninety-Three 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, our theme is Series Overviews. Scott looks back on the DC Direct DC Dynamics Statue Series, and Adam takes on the mammoth task of doing an overview of Hasbro’s epic Marvel Universe line. 

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Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com – we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

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Name That…Wrestler

Name That…Wrestler

It’s always amazed me how many wrestling figures there are out there.

December 5, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Stick

Name That…Stick

Okay….this might appear to be the kind of toy you wouldn’t find here. But, it’s not.

December 3, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Ultron

Ultron

The subject of today’s review is one of the rare villains that I actually knew a little about from his brief appearance in the Secret Wars story arc, back in the 90’s. I am referring, of course to Ultron; one of the characters released in the second half of action figures in the Iron Man Legends line by Hasbro.

December 2, 2013 | By | Reply More