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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Han Solo (Hoth Gear)

April 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
Han Solo (Hoth Gear)

The figure this time comes with the drawn up hood, a brown coat and a load of extras that could possibly make it the best value deal on this character.

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Gamorrean Guard

March 26, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Gamorrean Guard

Out of all of the figures comprising wave 3 of the Star Wars Vintage Collection by Hasbro, the Gamorrean Guard was right at the top spot of my list.

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Elder Predator (Takara)

March 25, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Elder Predator (Takara)

The Elder Predator (MA-15) figure was released back in 2005 as part of Takara’s Alien VS Predator line. The Elder wasn’t as popular as the Scar and Celtic Predators or even the Alien Warrior I reviewed some time ago, but it’s still a very impressive figure.

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Embo

March 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Embo

Embo is one of the best ever figures to come out of the Clone Wars line, in my opinion. The figure is well equipped and articulated, plus the character design is plain cool. Add to that that bounty hunters are the rockstars of the Star Wars Universe, and you have a surefire winner in your hands.

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Kevin Flynn’s Lightcycle

March 18, 2011 | By | Reply More
Kevin Flynn’s Lightcycle

The original Syd Mead lightcycle design, iconic as it may be, always had this abstract art feel to it, with it’s smooth, clean geometry. The new “vintage” lightcycle design presented in Tron Legacy has a more “realistic” feel to it even though it retains all of the key design elements from the 1982 concept.

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Wooof

March 12, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Wooof

You know the old phrase by Shakespeare “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”? Well, something similar can be applied here, as even though the card states that the character name is officially Wooof, he’ll always be Klaatu to me

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Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)

March 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)

I have never really identified with Han Solo, and accordingly, I have not been too keen in keeping up with the newer action figures released for the character. Back when the line up for the first wave of the new Vintage Collection was announced, the Echo Base Han Solo was one I did not plan to get at launch date.

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Spider Man (Super Poseable)

February 28, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Spider Man (Super Poseable)

Roughly at the same time Hasbro started making their Marvel Universe line, they also launched the Fiercest Foes of Spiderman line. Not unlike the Marvel movie licensed lines, this figures are done in the same scale as the Marvel Universe figures, but there are important differences in terms of figure design.

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Aurra Sing (Clone Wars)

February 26, 2011 | By | Reply More
Aurra Sing (Clone Wars)

The Clone Wars line has been a very innocuous distraction for me thus far. From each wave, I would pick up one or two figures at most, and sometimes not even that, depending on character selection or figure construction. However, this year things are starting to change, as newer figures are starting to compete with the Vintage line in terms of detail and articulation.

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General Grievous (The Vintage Collection)

February 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
General Grievous (The Vintage Collection)

The Vintage Collection makes a point of delivering the best (arguably) version of Star Wars characters there is in cool looking retro style packaging. This doesn’t necessarily mean that every figure will be made from new, super-articulated molds, but at least they will be the best available version, which brings us to today’s review.

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Buzz Lightyear (Disney Pixar Collection)

February 18, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Buzz Lightyear (Disney Pixar Collection)

Mattel decided to offer a line catering to adult collectors and labeled it as Disney Pixar Collection. These figures come packaged ..

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Assassin Droids (Clone Wars)

February 12, 2011 | By | Reply More
Assassin Droids (Clone Wars)

As a longtime SW collector, I was not too thrilled when Hasbro announced they would be investing resources to produce a toy line based on the then new Clone Wars TV show. Even though…

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Sam Flynn’s Deluxe Lightcycle

February 11, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Sam Flynn’s Deluxe Lightcycle

When I think of TRON, two things immediately come to mind: Frisbee battles and lightcycles, so it’s really no surprise to see Spin Master tackling both types of toy as part of their TRON: Legacy line.

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Pvt. Sean Fike (Bio-Mask)

February 4, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Pvt. Sean Fike (Bio-Mask)

One thing that I found unusual in the James Cameron’s Avatar toy line by Mattel was their decision to produce only named characters as action figures. Sure, there are some wild beats in the assortment, but those actually fill the slot that would be dedicated for vehicles in other lines.

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Havok

January 31, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Havok

One thing you’ll notice shortly after starting reading comics, is how much alike the storylines are when compared to soap operas. You get betrayals, long lost relatives, amnesia and people that just won’t stay

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K’Kruhk

January 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
K’Kruhk

I have mixed feelings about the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Other than the videogames I have personally played, I consider most of it to be little more than professionally written fan-fiction and thus, easy to dismiss.

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Rey Mysterio WWE All Scale Set

January 28, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Rey Mysterio WWE All Scale Set

One of the last lines of product from Jakks Pacific before their WWE license went belly up, was the WWE All Scale sets, containing three incarnations of a single wrestler from their Ruthless Aggression, Micro Aggression and Build N’ Brawl collections.

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Thi-Sen (Clone Wars)

January 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Thi-Sen (Clone Wars)

For me, one of the most interesting episodes in the second season of Clone Wars was Trespass, were we get to see new environments and more importantly, new character models developed for the CGI series.

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Rinzler

January 21, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Rinzler

The Emperor had Darth Vader. Cobra Commander had Storm Shadow. Mr. Burns had Smithers. Clu, the villain from the TRON Legacy movie has Rinzler

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Storm Shadow (Arctic Assault)

January 19, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Storm Shadow (Arctic Assault)

Arctic Assault Storm Shadow was released in 2009 as part of wave 3 of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra toy line. Even though the name is somewhat misleading, Storm Shadow did appear in the movie dressed (or undressed) like this in the movie, while in the arctic Cobra base, so technically, so the Artic Assault moniker is correct.

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