Archive for April, 2015

Name That…Light

Name That…Light

Switch sold separately.

April 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Name That…Anteater

Name That…Anteater

This shadow looks like a very stylized anteater to me.

April 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Name That…Highlighter

Name That…Highlighter

I swear I had a highlighter that looked just like this.

April 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Marvel Now! Hulk

Marvel Now! Hulk

One of the figures I was keenly interested from the new 3.75-inch scale Marvel Infinite Series was this latest iteration of Hulk.

April 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Watcher (Halo 4)

Watcher (Halo 4)

One of the figures released in Series 1 of McFarlane Toys Halo 4 line was the Promethean Watcher, which I’ll be reviewing today.

April 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Name That…Not ACDC

Name That…Not ACDC

No this is not a school boy uniformed guitar player. Even though this shadow has his legs.

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Name That…Car Thingee

Name That…Car Thingee

This looks like the front of a very strange car.

April 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper

It is no secret that a good number of my action figure purchases are directly inspired by the video games I indulge upon.

April 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mara Jade

Mara Jade

Even though Black Series Mara Jade is still a pretty decent action figure, it is also the first Star Wars figure I have ever bought, whose purchase owes more to external reasons than to the actual merits of the figure.

April 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Elite Ranger (Halo 4)

Elite Ranger (Halo 4)

In Halo 4 all of the Covenant troop types got a facelift to make them more “modern” therefore, the action figures manufactured by McFarlane Toys also reflect the new aesthetic.

April 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Name That…Blocky

Name That…Blocky

This figure looks like a giant block.

April 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Name That…Cupcake

Name That…Cupcake

I know my obsession is donuts. I do enjoy a good cupcake, though.

April 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hyperion (Infinite Series)

Hyperion (Infinite Series)

I am not a fan of the Hyperion character. I’ve already bought the 6-inch Marvel Legends figure that came out with the Hit Monkey wave mostly because of the Build-A Figure parts, but I was certainly was not expecting to see a 4-inch version of that character anytime soon.

April 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
The AFB Podcast Episode 162: Kotobukiya ArtFX Robin / Spock Toy History

The AFB Podcast Episode 162: Kotobukiya ArtFX Robin / Spock Toy History


Episode 162 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 


This week, join John, Scott, Eddie and Adam for all of the latest news and reviews!

This week, our Toy of the Week is the ArtFX Robin Statue from Kotobukiya


Then for our discussion in a listener suggested segment, we pay tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy by giving Star Trek‘s Spock the Toy History Treatment. 

If you don’t use iTunes, you can download Episode 162 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!




News Covered in this Episode


  1. PlayArts Kai Variavt Storm Trooper and Boba Fett – submitted by filistyne on reddit
  2. Arrow & Flash Funko Pop submitted by cilbert on reddit
  3. Kotobukiya ArtFX Classic Green Lantern – submitted by timtamtommy2 on reddit
  4. Marvel Collector Corps International Shipping Announced – submitted by drewnowski on reddit

Spock Toy History Items

Mego

Ertl

Playmates
Pilot episode (The collar is different on the uniform)

New Film, 3.75” Old and Young
New  Film 6” Old and young
New Film 12” Old and Young
New Film 6” Cadet trainer grey (unreleased but produced – extremely rare )

Galoob,

DST/Art Asylum
Mirror Spock
TMP
Horta version Select

No man has gone before two pack (Yellow turtle neck )
Ultimate Spock ¼
Minimates

Donetello as Spock Turtles Playmates

Kreon

Statues / Busts



April 5, 2015 | By More
Halo 4 Master Chief (Series 2)

Halo 4 Master Chief (Series 2)

One thing McFarlane Toys does regularly with their Halo lines, is re-issuing Spartan action figures as much as they can. This holds true also for Halo 4, where for Series 2 we get treated to yet another release of the Master Chief in his more recent set of armor.

April 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Name That…Square Ears

Name That…Square Ears

Maybe they’re pixelated.

April 2, 2015 | By | Reply More