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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Captain Britain

January 17, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Captain Britain

For some reason, I have always had a certain fascination with flag-costumed superheroes, and Marvel Comics is the only big publisher I know of that can blatantly rip-off the color scheme of any flag and turn it into a striking costume.

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Kevin Flynn

January 14, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Kevin Flynn

For the new TRON Legacy movie, Spin Master managed to deliver a pretty decent line up of figures in the 4 inch scale range but even though most of the figures are actually pretty good…

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Archangel

January 10, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Archangel

One of the most sought after figures in Marvel Universe Series 2, Archangel was a Fan’s Choice winner in 2009.

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Gelagrub Patrol

January 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Gelagrub Patrol

Generally, the Star Wars Battlepack format has been good to fans. In a box you get several figures and accessories for a cost that oftentimes is lower than what you’d pay for each individually carded figure.

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Sam Flynn

January 7, 2011 | By | Reply More
Sam Flynn

Despite the rather limited impact they had with their Last Airbender toy line, Spin Master got the license to produce toys for the upcoming TRON: Legacy movie by Disney.

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Arctic Assault Snake Eyes

January 5, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Arctic Assault Snake Eyes

Since this is a movie inspired figure, the silent commando dispenses with the black ensemble he normally wears pretty much everywhere in comic books and cartoons, and instead comes attired with proper cold weather garments.

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Spiderman (House of M)

January 3, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Spiderman (House of M)

Of late, I find that collecting Hasbro Marvel Universe figures is becoming a lot like collecting Star Wars Clone Troopers, in the sense that there are only a few new molds developed each year and then we get to buy a lot of repaints with minimal changes done to them for quite some time.

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Iron Man Mk.VI (Power Up Glow)

December 19, 2010 | By | Reply More
Iron Man Mk.VI (Power Up Glow)

As a matter of principle, I usually shun gimmick figures. In most cases these features are either hideous to look at or mess with the articulation in some way. In the case of this Iron Man figure it is the later scenario but as it turns out, the end result is quite above tolerable in that regard.

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Black Guard

December 17, 2010 | By | Reply More
Black Guard

Without knowing yet much about the plot of the movie, I can venture a guess that the Black Guard is part of a much larger cadre of troops in the service of the bad guy (red and black as a color scheme kind of give away their allegiance),

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Clu’s Sentry

December 15, 2010 | By | Reply More
Clu’s Sentry

Well, you know that whenever an action figure is named after his job description the character it’s based on must be some kind of minion with a very low life expectancy when facing hero-type characters, kind of like Imperial Stormtroopers or Trek red shirts.

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Clu

December 11, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Clu

In the original TRON movie, programs in the inner computer world tended to look like the people who wrote them, so actor Jeff Bridges got to play two roles, that of Flynn, the digitized user trapped in the system and Clu, the program he wrote to hack into the ENCOM mainframe.

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Luke Cage

December 10, 2010 | By | Reply More
Luke Cage

Luke Cage (a.k.a. Power Man) was released in 2010 as part of the second (H.A.M.M.E.R.) series of figures in the Hasbro’s Marvel Universe line. For this series, Hasbro upped the ante by offering a few new body types with unique sculpts.

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Kitty Pryde

December 8, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Kitty Pryde

Hasbro released Kitty Pryde as figure number 17 in their second series of Marvel Universe figures. At this point, it is no surprise that she uses the same female body we have seen before, and it is becoming increasingly evident that there is a need to add more variety into the line, at least as far as female characters are concerned.

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Iron Man (Extremis Armor)

December 5, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Iron Man (Extremis Armor)

The most recent Iron Man version in the Marvel Universe line is this Extremis Armor Iron Man. The basics behind the new suit is that Tony Stark got infected by a nano-virus that bestowed upon him the ability to interface directly with the hardware and …

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Kamakura (Rise of Cobra)

November 27, 2010 | By | Reply More
Kamakura (Rise of Cobra)

As part of the Not-Actually-Seen-In-The-Movie characters, Kamakura is constructed with a number of parts taken from the 25th Anniversary line as well as some of the newer molds used for the first batches of movie figures.

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Retro Review – Daredevil (Marvel Superhero Showdown)

November 21, 2010 | By | Reply More
Retro Review – Daredevil (Marvel Superhero Showdown)

Although Hasbro seems to be doing rather well nowadays with their Marvel Universe figures, they were not the first ones to make 1:18 scale Marvel characters.

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Parker Selfridge

November 12, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Parker Selfridge

It’s been almost a year since the 3.75 inch Avatar figures started showing up at stores, and now, even after the Extended Edition of the movie was released in theaters, I would say that James Cameron’s Avatar has pretty much run out of steam (at least until Avatar 2 premieres, if rumors have any shard of truth in them).

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Thor

November 7, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Thor

Hasbro released Thor (#12) in 2010 as part of the second (H.A.M.M.E.R.) series of figures in the Marvel Universe line. For this series, Hasbro upped the ante by relying slightly less in generic body sculpts and offering a very good number of new, unique sculpts.

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Ravage (Legends Class)

October 30, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Ravage (Legends Class)

Let me start by saying that I am not a Transformers fan. I missed the old cartoon and it’s companion toy line by a couple of years and by the time I was eleven …

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Storm & Nightcrawler (Secret Wars Comic Pack)

October 24, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Storm & Nightcrawler (Secret Wars Comic Pack)

The figures I’m reviewing today come packaged together as part of the Secret Wars assortment of Marvel Universe Comic Packs by Hasbro.

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