Archive for August, 2014

Marvel Vs. DC Hero Bracket – Round 3 Voting Open!

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Marvel Vs. DC Hero Bracket – Round 3 Voting Open!

This just keeps getting harder. For starter, Batman continues to be a powerhouse. Aquaman received no votes against the Dark Knight and was sunk. Also, Thor pound Lobo. And Wonder Woman won all of the votes against Elektra. The one that surprised me was Nightcrawler defeating Punisher. It was a bit even than Nightcrawler pulled […]

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Loki (Movie Series)

August 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Loki (Movie Series)

I don’t have a complicated algorithm to select a second figure after I getting the one I want most, other than simply pick whatever character seems to be the less abundant on the pegs on a second visit, and that one was today’s review subject, none other than Loki.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 130: Hasbro’s Marvel SDCC Exclusives Reviewed!

August 24, 2014 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 130: Hasbro’s Marvel SDCC Exclusives Reviewed! Episode 130 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! Join Ben, Adam, John and Scott for the latest news and all of our regular...

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Super Battle Droid (Clone Wars)

August 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Super Battle Droid (Clone Wars)

The Geonosian-made Super Battle Droids were something of a surprise back when Episode II came out, being tougher and more ruthless than their cheaper cousins. They were also much less memorable because they absolutely lacked any hint of a personality.

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Cortana (Halo 4)

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Cortana (Halo 4)

Back when McFarlane Toys announced they would be producing a new, articulated version of Cortana, the A.I. companion of Halo’s Master Chief, everybody hoped for a full-fledged action figure

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Name That…Thin Man

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Thin Man

Yeah….if I didn’t know what it was, I wouldn’t have a guess.

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Marvel Vs. DC On Screen Heroes Bracket – Round 2 Voting Open!

August 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Marvel Vs. DC On Screen Heroes Bracket – Round 2 Voting Open!

I really feel bad for Blade. Batman decimated him. Blade did not get a single vote. To everybody who has participated so far, thank you very much! First let me say go check out all the great stuff from bracket sponsors Cold Slither Podcast Network and Action Figure Blues. There were a number of big surprises […]

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Name That…Poke

August 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Poke

Careful kid, you’ll poke your eye out.

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Radiation Rocket Leader (Avengers Assemble)

August 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Radiation Rocket Leader (Avengers Assemble)

Most of the pieces in Radiation Rocket Leader actually come from the Skrull Warrior mold we got in the comic-inspired segment of figures from the Avengers line

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The AFB Podcast Episode 129: MOTUC Extendar, Golden Age Figurines Black Terror, Blip Toys DC Heroes

August 17, 2014 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 129: MOTUC Extendar, Golden Age Figurines Black Terror, Blip Toys DC Heroes Episode 129 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! Join John, Justin and Eli for the latest news and all of o...

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Thunder Axe Thor (Avengers Assemble)

August 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thunder Axe Thor (Avengers Assemble)

Marvel’s Thor is one of the characters released by Hasbro as part of their toy line associated to the Avengers Assemble TV show.

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Darth Maul (Black Series)

August 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Darth Maul (Black Series)

Darth Maul was the character people was really excited about back when the Star Wars 6 inch Black Series was announced although, Was it mostly hype? Or does the figure actually merit the amount of scalping going on? Well, read for my impressions on these subjects and more.

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City Hunter Predator (Ghost)

August 8, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
City Hunter Predator (Ghost)

According to the back of the package, this Predator is also known as “Ghost” and is a member of the Lost Clan, which are the group of aliens that appear right at the end of the movie.

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Name That…Pop Who?

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Pop Who?

Yeah, it’s a Pop! Vinyl. But which one?

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Marvel vs. DC – You Decide who comes out on top!

August 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Marvel vs. DC – You Decide who comes out on top!

Bracket challenges are big with sports here in the US, so why not a a superhero one? Being TV and Film toys, I wanted to make it a bit more interesting. I based the heroes and seeding on their screen and video game appearances roughly. I had to tweak it a bit though. Essentially, this Marvel […]

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Name That…Pull Me!

August 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Name That…Pull Me!

This reminds of the old style pull tabs on cans. You know the ones you pulled off and nearly killed that dude in that episode of  “Emergency!”

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Classic Captain America

August 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Classic Captain America

Hasbro has had quite a large number of Captain America action figures made in recent years and even though I did pick up a fair share of them, my collection still lacked a classic version of him until the release of Marvel Universe Series 5.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 127: SDCC 2014 News and Reveals Mega Big Show

August 3, 2014 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 127: SDCC 2014 News and Reveals Mega Big Show Episode 127 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! Join Ben, John, Justin and Adam for a mega news show this ...

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Kamen Rider Gaim – Arms Change Orange Arms Review

August 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Kamen Rider Gaim – Arms Change Orange Arms Review

Here’s where it all comes together for Bandai’s Kamen Rider Arms change figures. Just like the show, you can pop a fruit on their shoulders and transform their armor. Yeah, it’s a gimmick, but it’s one that is done well here.   They took some effort to make the fruits fold up like they do […]

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