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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Norm Spellman RDA

September 5, 2010 | By | Reply More
Norm Spellman RDA

Norm Spellman is another of the figures released in Mattel’s line dedicated to the James Cameron’s Avatar movie. The figure depicts the character in his human body, freshly arrived on Pandora along with the twin brother of his late friend Tom Sully.

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Blue Spirit

August 27, 2010 | By | Reply More
Blue Spirit

The Blue Spirit is another character from the Last Airbender movie, and probably one of the most versatile in the line, even though he is pretty much a monochrome character.

Read on to see if this action figure is worth your time…

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Dr. Grace Augustine RDA

August 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
Dr. Grace Augustine RDA

Dr. Agustine in her original, human body. Although it is good to have a miniature Ripley to torment the other aliens in my collection, How does this figure from Mattel fare on it’s own?. Read on…

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Col. Miles Quaritch

August 13, 2010 | By | Reply More
Col. Miles Quaritch

Colonel Miles Quaritch was the Chief Security Officer at the RDA Hellgate site on Pandora, and even though he didn’t have the physical advantage over the native Na’vi, he made up for it by being a very driven, efficient military commander. If only those blue monkeys had had the decency of rolling over and die…

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Barnes (Terminator: Salvation)

August 7, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Barnes (Terminator: Salvation)

Summer is here and that usually spells a boom in my collecting, as most stores tend to liquidate the leftover merch from last year. It is a great opportunity to stock up on army builders and to get cheap figures just because they are cheap. One such figure is Barnes, from Playmates’ Terminator: Salvation line.

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Avatar Grace Augustine

August 1, 2010 | By | Reply More
Avatar Grace Augustine

Avatar Grace Augustine is part of the second wave of 1:18 scale (3.75 inch) figures devoted to the Avatar movie directed by James Cameron. Dr. Augustine (played in the film by Sigourney Weaver) is head of the Avatar Research Program on Pandora and this figure represents her in her Na’vi hybrid form.

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Viperwolf Attack with Avatar Jake Sully

July 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
Viperwolf Attack with Avatar Jake Sully

This time I’m reviewing my first boxed set from Mattel’s Avatar line. The Viperwolf Attack with Avatar Jake Sully set was released in 2010 as part of the DVD/BluRay launch tie-in for the James Cameron’s Avatar movie. The set contains a new version of Jake Sully in his Avatar body, two Viperwolves, a couple of accessories for Jake to use and a Level 3 iTag base plate.

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Avatar Jake Sully Warrior

July 18, 2010 | By | Reply More
Avatar Jake Sully Warrior

Mattel released Avatar Jake Sully Warrior as part of the second wave of figures in the toy line for James Cameron’s Avatar movie. The figure is based on the warrior garb he dons in his guise as Toruk Makto (a sort of Messianic figure in Na’vi lore charged with the unification of the clans in times of great sorrow).

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Avatar Norm Spellman

July 9, 2010 | By | Reply More
Avatar Norm Spellman

This figure is the Avatar Norm Spellman, also from the second wave of 1:18 scale (3.75 inch) Mattel figures devoted to the Avatar movie directed by James Cameron. In the movie Norm arrives on Pandora alongside Jake Sully, although unlike Jake, Norm has spent most of his adult life preparing for this off-world assignment as a member of Dr. Augustine’s Avatar Research Program.

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Aang in Avatar State

June 27, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Aang in Avatar State

An action figure made by a small company as a tie-in for a movie project inspired by a Nickelodeon cartoon; and the movie was directed, written and produced by someone with a very questionable track record at the box office. Pretty much the definition of long odds, in my book, but How does this toy Aang fare?

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Leesub Sirln

June 20, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Leesub Sirln

In fact, there are a lot of tiny details that bother me in this figure, like the skimpy silver outfit, the pink plastic skin or the oversized cranium. Oddly, putting all of these together doesn’t immediately translate into a plastic abomination; so further analysis might be in order.

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4A-7 Spy Droid (Clone Wars)

June 13, 2010 | By | Reply More
4A-7 Spy Droid (Clone Wars)

Seen only in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie from 2008 and released by Hasbro in the third wave of figures from their Clone Wars line, 4A-7 appears to be an Arakyd Industries RA7 series droid, although from the neck down the basic structure is that of a Cybot Galactica’s 3PO series protocol droid.

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Nien Nunb (B-Wing Pilot)

May 30, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Nien Nunb (B-Wing Pilot)

Hasbro released Nien Nunb in 2009 as part of the fourth wave of red-carded Legacy Collection figures, a wave inspired in the characters from the Episode VI: Return of the Jedi movie.

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Iron Man Mark V – Iron Man 2

May 16, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Iron Man Mark V – Iron Man 2

The concept behind the Mk. 5 Iron Man armor is fairly simple. Regular Iron Man armor is not that easy to transport nor conceal, therefore Stark developed a bare-bones version that can be lugged around in the form of a large suitcase.

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Major Panno

May 9, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Major Panno

Hasbro released Major Panno in 2009 as part of the fourth wave of red-carded Legacy Collection figures, a wave inspired in the characters from the Episode VI: Return of the Jedi movie.

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Plo Koon

May 2, 2010 | By | Reply More
Plo Koon

The latest Plo Koon figure comes from the 2010 Legacy Collection, and whether or not is yet another step towards delivering the definitive version for the character is subject to some debate.

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Power Assault Armor Iron Man – Iron Man 2

April 18, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Power Assault Armor Iron Man – Iron Man 2

This is a figure from the Concept Series of figures, which uses the designs possibly inspired by pre-production sketches from the new movie but not really seen on screen.

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Malakili (Rancor Keeper)

April 11, 2010 | By | Reply More
Malakili (Rancor Keeper)

Malakili is a character whose claim to fame comes from being heartbroken when Luke Skywalker kills the Rancor at Jabba’s Palace by squashing the creature with a spiked door.

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Iron Man Mark II – Iron Man 2

April 2, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Iron Man Mark II – Iron Man 2

So, What can be said about the Mk.2 armor? The easiest thing is to simply say this is a repaint of the exact same mold used for the Mk.3 armor (and that would be nothing but the truth), although that wouldn’t do this figure justice.

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Iron Man Mark I – Iron Man 2

March 21, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Iron Man Mark I – Iron Man 2

Among the figures Hasbro released as part of the first series of figures in the Iron Man 2 toy line is the Iron Man Mk.1. This particular figure depicts the very first powered armor made by Tony Stark in the 2008 Iron Man movie.

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