Archive for May, 2014

Clone Commander Wolffe (Phase 1 Armor)

Clone Commander Wolffe (Phase 1 Armor)

This version of Commander Wolffe (CW48) features a removable helmet and uses the super articulated Clone Trooper body with just a different left shoulder pad and a non-removable command skirt.

May 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ratohnhaké:ton

Ratohnhaké:ton

Ratohnhaké:ton is the main character in the third installment in the Assassin’s Creed series of games, although he is most commonly known for his British name, Connor Kenway.

May 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That….Ninja

Name That….Ninja

I’m going to start doing this with my pants and socks so my shadows look cooler.  

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Little Gun

Name That…Little Gun

I never understood why this gun came with the figure it did.  

May 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doc Samson

Doc Samson

Well, in my Gray Hulk review I mentioned that at some point in his story, Bruce Banner had a split personality disorder. Well, guess who diagnosed him with that? Why, none other than the subject of today’s review, Dr. Leonard Samson.

May 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ezio Auditore (The Mentor)

Ezio Auditore (The Mentor)

Ezio Auditore The Mentor, wears clothing very similar to the garments he used in the Italian City States, and NECA did a really good job in capturing in plastic the look of the digital models.

May 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The AFB Podcast Episode 116: Futurama Talking Bender, Play Arts Kai Flash, Lego Simpsons

The AFB Podcast Episode 116: Futurama Talking Bender, Play Arts Kai Flash, Lego Simpsons


Episode 116 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 John and Scott  for this week’s toy news and reviews!

This week we check out the Futurama 9″ Talking Bender Action Figure, the Play Arts Kai DC Variant Flash Figure and a few of the Lego Simpsons Mini-Figures we’ve found so far.


Please note there is not a full enhanced podcast this week. 

If you don’t use iTunes, you can download Episode 116 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! 

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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!

Happy listening!

May 22, 2014 | By More
Name That…Tree Trunk

Name That…Tree Trunk

This shadow looks like a tree trunk to me.

May 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Gas Mask

Name That…Gas Mask

This look like Full Metal Alchemist to me. It’s not. Just reminds me of it.  

May 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gray Hulk

Gray Hulk

One thing I did not know was that Hulk used to be gray back in his first comic book appearance, but apparently this caused problems in the printing process, so he had to be changed to green.

May 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Millennium Falcon Microfighter (LEGO)

Millennium Falcon Microfighter (LEGO)

When it comes to construction block toys, a good rule of thumb is that the smaller the set, the worse the coin-to pieces ratio is.

May 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Black Adam

Black Adam

I have already reviewed Aquaman and I was quite impressed with him but: What about Black Adam? Well, read all about it in today’s review.

May 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Father

Name That…Father

Maybe, he’s Luke’s father. But, that would be way too easy wouldn’t it?

May 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Broken Arrow

Name That…Broken Arrow

I sadly found this in the bottom of a box. Toys really aren’t intended to last forever.  

May 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Artillery Armor War Machine

Artillery Armor War Machine

In a toy line ripe with repaints of the same few action figure molds, it is something of a surprise that War Machine did not get as many different versions as the Iron Man Mark IV and VI armors had.

May 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Quinlan Vos (CW36)

Quinlan Vos (CW36)

I never quite got Quinlan Vos. He seems derivative of so many other characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe, but that doesn’t seem to prevent him from being made into action figures over and over.

May 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Andalusian Horse

Andalusian Horse

After watching The Hobbit movie last year, I began looking for small ponies to display alongside some of the figures, but I had no luck. I did find, however, an Andalusian horse that I thought would work well as Shadowfax, the horse Gandalf rides in the last couple Lord of the Rings movies.

May 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Private William Hudson

Private William Hudson

As one of the few Colonial Marines left standing in James Cameron’s Aliens movie. It totally makes sense to me that NECA chose Private William Hudson to stand alongside Corporal Hicks in their Aliens action figure line.

May 2, 2014 | By | Reply More