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G.I. Joe Trooper (Retaliation)

March 6, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
G.I. Joe Trooper (Retaliation)

Well, after last year’s delay of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie, it seems that Hasbro action figures are finally hitting the pegs where I live.

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Batman (Mego Pocket Heroes)

March 4, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Batman (Mego Pocket Heroes)

The Mego Pocket Heroes lines is one of those things in action figure history that you have to wonder about. It mixed DC and Marvel characters in the same 3.75″ scale. Why didn’t this line continue longer? So based on the lighter blue colors and shorter cape, this guy always reminded me of the Super […]

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Legends of the West Horse

March 1, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Legends of the West Horse

Well you can’t have a line of Western figures and not have horses. And Legends of the West had a couple of different horses. The basic one came with a molded saddle as a companion to the single carded figures. The horse has a  pretty good look. If anything, the horse might be better sculpted […]

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AWE Striker

February 27, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
AWE Striker

The AWE Striker has been around for a long time. Since 1985 in fact. It’s been repainted several times and is somewhat of a staple of the line. That said, I’ve never owned one until I saw this one at a good price. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. The backdrop folds […]

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Lego Minifigure Display

February 25, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Lego Minifigure Display

  I recently realized I didn’t have a cool way to display my Lego Minifigures. So, I asked my Dad if he could help out. He does some woodworking and has his own website, Woodbitz.com. His main focus is display and storage racks for bottles and such. (I’m sure there’s some customizers out there that […]

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Starkiller

February 23, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Starkiller

Let me start by saying that I like Star Wars. And I like video games. And, obviously, I also like action figures, so it is pretty much a given that I would have more than a passing interest in whatever exists in the intersection of those three sets.

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Gandalf the Grey

February 22, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Gandalf the Grey

The subject of today’s review is the 4-inch, individually carded version of Gandalf the Grey produced by The Bridge Direct to promote the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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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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