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Ivan “Whiplash” Vanko

November 14, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Ivan “Whiplash” Vanko

When the visual checklists for the upcoming Iron Man 2 waves of figures were made public, around summer 2010, I was actually excited by the possibility of getting a figure of Whiplash in this collection.

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Whiplash – Iron Man 2

November 14, 2011 | By | Reply More
Whiplash – Iron Man 2

I’ve been putting off writing this for almost a year. Why? Well hopefully by the end you will know. Whiplash is one of just a couple of figures in the Iron Man line with a human face. And I think we can be glad that number is limited. Appearance: Have you ever been really excited […]

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Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie

November 12, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie

With all the up coming hype for Star Wars Episode 1 in 3D, I’m hoping we see some Qui Gon love. In the mean time, I guess I’ll tide myself over with this. From last year, this Qui Gon & Eopie was a mail away to fill a gap in some collectors collections. If my […]

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Blackbeard

November 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
Blackbeard

Even though I was not blown away by the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, I admit that I found it entertaining and thus, my disposition towards the associated merchandise was fairly positive.

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Cobra Viper

November 9, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Cobra Viper

Where the standard Cobra Trooper is more of a facility guard type soldier, the Viper appears to be more front line infantry. And this figure is a pretty cool update to a the classic look. Appearance: The head of the classic Viper is probably the most distinctive part of his uniform and this is a […]

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Deluxe Frost Giant

November 7, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Deluxe Frost Giant

Right off the gate, I knew that the one figure I would like to have, from the 2011 Thor line by Hasbro, was the Deluxe Frost Giant

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C-3PO Switcheroo

November 5, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
C-3PO Switcheroo

When most folks say they collect Star Wars, I think most people immediately think action figures. However, the back of those mini catalogs were filled with items that few folks remember or have seen. One of my favorites is something that was on the wall of my room for a long time, the C-3PO Switcheroo. Kenner produced […]

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Spartan Air Assault Custom (female)

November 4, 2011 | By | Reply More
Spartan Air Assault Custom (female)

One of the most striking aspects of McFarlane’s Halo: Reach line (apart from the scale change, that is) is the inclusion of female Spartan’s to the UNSC ranks.

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Snow Job (Pursuit of Cobra)

November 2, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Snow Job (Pursuit of Cobra)

  As much as I was impressed with the vintage Snow Job being an “Adventure on  a Blister Card,” the Pursuit of Cobra version of the arctic GI Joe amps it up a bit more. As with most of the line, he comes with pretty decent amount of a gear and is a good character […]

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Landspeeder (Vintage Die Cast)

October 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
Landspeeder (Vintage Die Cast)

I think it’s easy to forget that Star Wars was the first licensed toy line to really take off with action figures. Because of that, I don’t think Kenner really knew what would hit. That is why the early days included Play Doh, vans, role play items, etc. One of the more unique lines from the early Kenner […]

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Sergeant Forge

October 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Sergeant Forge

I have not played Halo Wars. I will not play Halo Wars. Despite the mostly positive reviews that game accrued, for me the meat of the Halo universe are the shooting games and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

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Snow Job (Vintage)

October 26, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Snow Job (Vintage)

Yes, I’m aware most of you were expecting to read a Black Dragon review this week. Well, I wasn’t happy with the pictures. It will be soon, though. So instead I put this vintage Joe review together as penance. As much as I didn’t like my Black Dragon pictures, I really don’t like taking pictures of […]

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Whiplash (Mega Bloks)

October 24, 2011 | By | Reply More
Whiplash (Mega Bloks)

I thought since there was a new series of Marvel Mega Bloks figures, I’d tempt fate and get one. I ended up with Whiplash from Iron Man 2. I needed a bad guy to go with War Machine and Spidey, so it’s not all bad. Appearance: Any likeness to Mickey Rourke is purely coincidental. That’s […]

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Spartan Military Police Custom (Blue Team)

October 21, 2011 | By | Reply More
Spartan Military Police Custom (Blue Team)

I must say that I was not immediately taken with McFarlane’s Halo: Reach line. I started buying the figures when they debuted their Halo 3 line-up, but the Reach Spartans were not an immediate hit with me.

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Cobra Air Trooper (Black Dragon Pilot)

October 19, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
Cobra Air Trooper (Black Dragon Pilot)

Included with the Black Dragon is a requisite pilot figure. Similar to the VAMP, this vehichle comes with a generic driver instead of a named pilot. This pilot is generic enough that if it wasn’t for the one small Cobra insignia, he could have came from either side of the GI Joe/Cobra battle lines. Appearance: […]

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And The Vinner Is….

October 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
And The Vinner Is….

I have to say I’m really please with the interaction and participation in the contest. A huge thanks to our sponsor Figure of the Day. Remember to go check them out every day, as there is a new figure a day (Clever!). So without further ado…selected through a scientific double blind process by Mrs. Nerd…Pocket […]

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Logray

October 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Logray

I must confess that I was not particularly excited to learn that there would be a new release of this character in Hasbro’s 2011 Vintage Collection. To my eye, the Kenner vintage one still holds it’s own against the more recent POTF version, and after seeing the other, updated ewoks that have ben released in the past few years, I didn’t think there would be a significant improvement.

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Android

October 14, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Android

I want to open this and say I’m not vinyl collector. I love most of the new urban vinyl stuff I see, and can appreciate it. Some of that stuff is crazy cool. I do however love my Android phone. When I saw this little guy on Think Geek, I thought he’d make a cool […]

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Red Skull Redux

October 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
Red Skull Redux

With the “Talk to the Skull and Win!” contest ending at Midnight yesterday, it’s a bit apropos that I’m talking about the Red Skull today. (Don’t worry, the contest winner will be announced as soon as they’ve been confirmed by email.) First, I was discussing the silent version of “Phantom of the Opera” with talented artist […]

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Chewbacca (Star Wars Buddies)

October 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Chewbacca (Star Wars Buddies)

Of course, they made a Chewbacca Star Wars Buddy. Who wouldn’t want their own cuddly Wookie? Chewie looks more like a Boyd Bear than anything else to me. Mostly do to the face. Which also makes him look like our wonder pup, Madison. Pretty typical teddy bear style nose and eyes are used to make […]

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