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Night Fox

February 20, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Night Fox

It seems like these days, any driver or pilot that comes with a vehicle is an after thought. An easy place to cost cut, articulation and accessories for these figures may soon be a thing of the past. However, that wasn’t the case all that long ago. Case in point, Night Fox, the driver that […]

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X-23

February 18, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
X-23

X-23 was sort of a big deal back when she was released as part of Marvel Universe Series 3, not only because she was a clone of the ever-popular Wolverine, but also because she was developed using an entirely new female body mold.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

February 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Obi-Wan Kenobi

Hasbro had given us at least a couple of versions of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi partially equipped with armor over the years, ever since the character appeared that way in the 2005 Clone Wars animated miniseries directed by Gendy Tartakovsky

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Wild Bill Hickok

February 15, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Wild Bill Hickok

Mrs. Nerd and I got hooked on HBO’s Deadwood during this past holiday lull in TV programming. We burned through all 3 season. Of course, I blame this on the Final Shot Saloon Podcast. Of course, that would be payback for point out a line of Western Action Figure to the host, Clint. That line […]

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Joe Colton

February 13, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Joe Colton

  It’s the return of Bruno, as Bruce Willis moonlights from the Die Hard franchise to visit the world of GI Joe as Joe Colton.  Joe Colton you ask? Who’s that? It’s the name given in the Real American Hero (RAH) universe to a character that is an homage to the very first 12″ GI […]

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Wrecker

February 11, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Wrecker

One thing I noticed since I started playing the Facebook game Avengers Alliance, is a renewal of my interest for certain characters previously released in the Marvel Universe line by Hasbro that I had initially passed on.

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Gungan Warrior

February 9, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Gungan Warrior

Even though as a species, Gungans have not received the same amount of toy love as, say, Ewoks, I have always considered them a pretty cool alien race, Jar Jar notwithstanding.

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Grinnah the Goblin

February 8, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Grinnah the Goblin

Grinnah the Goblin is one of the many malevolent creatures seen in Peter Jackson’s movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and one of the characters made as a four-inch action figure by manufacturer The Bridge Direct.

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Ace (Vintage)

February 6, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Ace (Vintage)

Well I didn’t think was right to look at the new Ace without taking a look back at the vintage one. This Ace came with the original Skystriker and his design was featured in most of his early comic appearances: Appearnace: He looks like an astronaut. There I said it. It’s probably not Hasbro’s fault. […]

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Glider Attack Green Goblin

February 4, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
Glider Attack Green Goblin

    One thing I have to concede to Hasbro about their Amazing Spider-Man line is that they sure do include villains more regularly than in, say, the Marvel Universe line.   Still, that doesn’t mean they don’t like to offer the same core villains over and over; case in point, the Glider Attack Green Goblin […]

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Ahsoka

February 2, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Ahsoka

Jedi padawan Ahsoka Tano is another of the characters included in the last wave of Hasbro’s Star Wars Vintage Collection. This means, of course, that the figure was sculpted in the realistic style.

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Kat (Series 6)

February 1, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Kat (Series 6)

One thing that stood out for me from the Halo: Reach game, was the inclusion of female Spartan soldiers with distinctly female sets of armor. Sure, there is only one such character in the game, but that didn’t prevent McFarlane Toys from producing a generic pink Spartan as well as a couple of versions of Lieutenant Commander Kat.

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Captain Ace

January 30, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Captain Ace

I’ve mentioned a lot in GI Joe reviews how I was an Air Force brat. It should come as no surprise that I’m an Ace fan. I did put off getting the newest Skystriker for awhile, though. First, I had the old one. Second, I don’t really have a place to display it. My thoughts […]

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Ultimate Hawkeye

January 28, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Ultimate Hawkeye

One figure I never got to see back when the first wave of Avengers action figures started to show up in stores, was this version of Marvel’s Hawkeye.

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Shock Trooper

January 26, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Shock Trooper

It’s been a long time since I bought a clone trooper or the like. I have bunch and just really don’t need more. The Shock Trooper lured me in for a couple reasons. First, he was on sale. Second, I only have two of them. Appearance: Like most clone troopers, the base armor is the […]

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Captain Keyes

January 25, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Captain Keyes

One of the more prominent characters in the Halo mythos is UNSC Captain Jacob Keyes. He was the CO of the USNC vessel Pillar of Autumn from the first Halo game and he was also included in several of the Halo novels written after the game’s success.

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Super Shield Captain America

January 21, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Super Shield Captain America

Super Shield Captain America is intended to be from the Ultimates continuity, as attested by the slightly more down-to earth attire. The overall level of detail is excellent, with good body proportions and the upper torso scale texture, along with the seams and straps added to the rest of the costume.

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Weequay Skiff Guard

January 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Weequay Skiff Guard

One of the last figures from the Star Wars Vintage Collection is one I had been waiting to get for quite some time. The vintage Kenner Weequay was one I really liked from my childhood, because it was one of those figures whose arms were made in a pose that was not just straight down.

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Spartan Mk. VI

January 18, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Spartan Mk. VI

The Spartan I’m reviewing today is somewhat unusual. You’ll see, when McFarlane Toys started doing figures for the Halo: Reach game, they changed the scale slightly, so all of the figures they had released previously for Halo 3 ended up being shorter than the new ones.

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The Mummy (Lego Monster Fighters)

January 16, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
The Mummy (Lego Monster Fighters)

I’d passed this Lego set up a couple times. I knew I’d get it eventually, though. Lego and a Mummy? How could I pass it up? The Mummy is a generic mummy in this case. With glowing red eyes, this standard minifigure has risen from a pile of bricks to terrorize the night. As always, […]

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