Author Archive: Errex

I've been collecting action figures since the original Kenner Star Wars days. Nowadays, I still collect pretty much anything that catches my eye.

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Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)

July 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)

If there ever was a figure from the Vintage Collection I didn’t want to buy outright, it’s this version of Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing). The reason, basically, was that the figure is a kitbash made from the Snowspeeder Pilot Luke Skywalker figure with newly sculpted head and forearms, and I’d rather get the ones that are completely new sculpts.

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Wolverine (X-Men Uniform)

June 27, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Wolverine (X-Men Uniform)

Wolverine action figures are not exactly scarce nor hard to find, thanks to the deluge of figures left-over from the X-Men Origin: Wolverine line, but the one version from Marvel Universe that really caught my eye was the revision of the figure sporting the Jim Lee designed Blue Team uniform.

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EVA-00 Mini Revoltech

June 24, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
EVA-00 Mini Revoltech

Kaiyodo is a Japanese company that has made a name for itself manufacturing toys and other collectibles based on popular anime shows. Kaiyodo is also the manufacturer of the Revoltech line, which consists on action figures that use a very specific style of articulation.

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Retro Review – Beast (Marvel Super Hero Showdown)

June 20, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Retro Review – Beast (Marvel Super Hero Showdown)

While I applaud Hasbro for taking the time to make action figures based on rather obscure characters in the Marvel Universe line, sometimes it feels like they are neglecting some fairly obvious choices, like say, the complete original X-Men roster.

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General Lando Calrissian

June 18, 2011 | By | Reply More
General Lando Calrissian

The one thing I’ve been noticing about poor action figure distribution is that I usually end up getting whatever figures eventually trickle down at retail, even if the character in question isn’t even on my short list. Thus, I ended up picking up the new General Lando Calrissian (VC47) figure from the Vintage Collection by Hasbro.

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Black Canary

June 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
Black Canary

Over the past few weeks, I have been kind of extolling the virtues of the improved articulation on the later Infinite Heroes roster. However, it would be good to remember there is a reason this line flopped in the first place, despite hitting the streets well before Hasbro’s Marvel Universe figures did at several locations.

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Black Adam

June 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
Black Adam

Basically this is magical Superman dressed in black. Seriously, one look at this guy and you know two things. One: he’s a villain (the black and gold outfit is a dead giveaway) and two: he’s a Shazam! related character …

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Harvester (Terminator: Salvation)

June 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Harvester (Terminator: Salvation)

The Harvester is huge in terms of 1:18 scale toys, measuring 16” tall and almost as wide. Even thought the toy is actually underscaled compared to it’s movie counterpart, it is still quite an imposing toy …

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Weequay (Skiff Master)

May 28, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Weequay (Skiff Master)

Even though this specific character never had an action figure made back in the Kenner years, Hasbro deemed the Weequay (Skiff Master) worthy of being released as part of the Star Wars Vintage Collection in 2011.

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Iron Man (Modular Armor)

May 23, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Iron Man (Modular Armor)

At this point, there are quite a lot of Iron Man figures still clinging to the pegs at stores, either from the Iron Man 2 movie line, or as part of the regular Marvel Universe assortments. However, for the Modular Armor version, Hasbro upped the ante just enough to merit yet another purchase.

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Clone Trooper (Phase I Armor)

May 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Clone Trooper (Phase I Armor)

Given the popularity of Clone Troopers, it is no surprise to see them included in the Vintage Collection line-up by Hasbro. Oddly enough, the Phase I Clone Trooper had not been released up until the sixth wave of figures, but the en result is worth the wait.

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Mr. Terrific

May 20, 2011 | By | Reply More
Mr. Terrific

Mr. Terrific is another of those action figures I pick up without any prior knowledge of who the character is. I happened to see him hanging on the pegs alongside a fistful of the DC Infinite Heroes figures released in the 75 Years of Super Powers packaging, and his costume just caught my eye.

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Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

May 14, 2011 | By | Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

This Luke Skywalker (VC23) figure represents the character as seen in Return of the Jedi from the time he is captured on Endor to the point where Darth Vader brings him before the Emperor.

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Guy Gardner

May 13, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Guy Gardner

For all intents and purposes, Mattel’s mishandling of the DC Universe license has pretty much left the Infinite Heroes 3.75 inch line in limbo, and that is a shame, because their figure designs were heading in the right track when the plug was pulled.

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Wicket

May 7, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Wicket

Back when Return of the Jedi premiered, I remember I did not hate ewoks outright. As a matter of fact, I remember it was something of a novelty for me to think about the technological disparity between the several planets and species within the Star Wars Universe.

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World War Hulk

May 2, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
World War Hulk

When images of the third figure in the third series of Marvel Universe action figures started to appear online last year, I knew that the World War Hulk would be one I had to add to my collection.

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Rebel Commando

April 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Rebel Commando

Another of my favorite figures from the vintage era circa 1983 was the Endor Rebel Commando. Stylistically, it was not quite the same as the other vintage Kenner Return of the Jedi figures, something about the coloring, proportions and face sculpt didn’t quite mesh with the other human figures in the line.

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Kit Fisto

April 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Kit Fisto

Kit Fisto has had quite his share of action figures made since his first appearance in Attack of the Clones. Although some of those figures have been actually pretty good for their respective times, in 2011 Hasbro decided to give it go within the fourth wave of figure from the Vintage Collection.

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Zam Wesell

April 9, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Zam Wesell

Back when Episode 2 premiered, I really didn’t buy much in terms of action figures. I saw the Sneak Preview figures at stores and afterwards those same stores carried a rather modest amount of the figures, but at the time the emphasis tended to be on pre-posed action stances with only a smatter of useful articulation on each character.

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Trunks (Bandai)

April 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Trunks (Bandai)

Some times, when I’m bored and not paying much attention, I end up getting figures from series I’m not necessarily a fan of, which usually results in rather bizarre additions to my shelves…

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