Archive for January, 2014

Dominic Santiago

Dominic Santiago

I was not really expecting NECA to follow through with their 1:18 scale Gears of War action figures. I figured they’d do the first series and leave it at that, but apparently I was wrong and they came up with three more figures for Series 2.

January 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Clogbuster

Name That…Clogbuster

I’ve never had to call a plumber. I have had to clear some nasty clogs over the years though. And why don’t they teach how to use a plunger in school?  

January 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Thing

Name That…Thing

Sometimes I just don’t know what to call these guessing items.

January 28, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Hulk (Movie Series)

Hulk (Movie Series)

Movie Series Hulk is well over 8 inches tall and quite heavy. From what I can tell, the body proportions are quite accurate to the CGI model seen in the movie, but even with this height, this Hulk may still be not quite the right size in relation to the regular 6 inch Marvel characters.

January 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sheldon Cooper

Sheldon Cooper

Love it or hate, The Big Bang Theory has become insanely popular in our culture. While a swarm of merchandise is out there. most is for the masses and not really toy collectors. Which is a bit ironic considering the amount of swag the gang owns. Funko is helping out there with it’s BBT Mystery […]

January 24, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Name That…Helmet Dude

Name That…Helmet Dude

This shadow turned out to look a little Judge Dread to me.

January 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That….Box

Name That….Box

I still think Brian Regan is right. It should be boxen.  

January 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Inferno Cannon Black Widow (Avengers Assemble)

Inferno Cannon Black Widow (Avengers Assemble)

Inferno Cannon Black Widow is sold under the S.H.I.E.L.D. Gear sub-line, which means she is a fairly decently articulated action figure and that she comes packaged with an accessory.

January 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Augustus Cole

Augustus Cole

The last character in NECA’s second wave of 1:18 scale Gears of War action figures is Augustus Cole. Again, not having played the GoW videogames, I have no real personal connection to the character, but I will concede that he is possibly the best looking in his wave.

January 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Import

Name That…Import

I couldn’t find a toy representation of this guy when the film came out. I ended up going online to get this import version from Japan.

January 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Cigar

Name That…Cigar

I’ve been know to occasionally enjoy a cigar while golfing.

January 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cloak

Cloak

I barely remember reading a Cloak & Dagger story in a comic book. I do recall that I did not care much for it either, as the plot was extremely dated although the powers of the titular duo were also rather bizarre.

January 13, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The AFB Podcast Episode 99: Bowen Designs Double Header / Green Arrow Toy History

The AFB Podcast Episode 99: Bowen Designs Double Header / Green Arrow Toy History


Episode NINETY-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 Ben, Scott and Adam  for Episode Ninety-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, we look at the Bowen Designs Hobgoblin and Modern Rogue Statues, and then we give DC’s Green Arrow the AFB Toy History Treatment!

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January 12, 2014 | By More
Sandtrooper (Black Series)

Sandtrooper (Black Series)

A couple years ago, when someone asked me what would it take for me to stop collecting the Hasbro Star Wars action figures I stated that barring a change in scale, I would be pretty much buying them as long as they made them.

January 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Psycho Bandit

Psycho Bandit

I am still one generation behind as far as gaming consoles go, meaning that I have no means of playing Borderlands 2, a game that served as inspiration for the subject of today’s review.

January 10, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Gunfighter

Name That…Gunfighter

This guy needs a hat. That would complete the look.

January 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Abstract

Name That…Abstract

I’ve seen abstract art before. Most of the time I don’t get it. Hopefully, you will guess this one.

January 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thor (Movie Series)

Thor (Movie Series)

It is Thursday, once again. Well, not really, but all the same, today I bring yet another Thor action figure. This time it is the Avengers Movie Series Thor, released ny Habro as Walmart exclusives in the USA around the end of summer 2012.

January 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Engineernerd’s 2013

Engineernerd’s 2013

In terms of toy collecting, 2013 was essentially more of 2012 for me. Some surprises. Some disappointments. Overall not a bad year, but not the best since I’ve been collecting. One of the upsides to 2013 was G.I. Joe for me. With a new movie and figures, I’ve had a lot of fun rekindling that […]

January 1, 2014 | By | Reply More