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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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Master Chief (Halo 2)

October 7, 2011 | By | Reply More
Master Chief (Halo 2)

Ever since McFarlane started working the Halo license, the one character they have kept getting out every year has been that of the hero of the saga, Master Chief also known as John-117.

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Clutch (VAMP Driver-Vintage)

October 5, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Clutch (VAMP Driver-Vintage)

Clutch is one of my favorites of the original Joes. It’s no surprise mine is a straight arm version. Appearance: Being one of the originals, Clutch is mainly a pairing up of some basic parts. For the most part He’s the same figure as Breaker. The legs, arms, waist and head are all the same […]

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Talk To The Skull and Win! Part 3

October 3, 2011 | By | 8 Replies More
Talk To The Skull and Win! Part 3

Here is picture number 3 for the “Talk to the Skull and Win Contest” presented by Figure of  the Day. For all the contest details, click here. Now, get commenting!!! All entries must be received by Midnight (EST) on October 9th, 2011. Winner will be announced next week!        

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ARC Trooper Commander (Fordo)

October 1, 2011 | By | Reply More
ARC Trooper Commander (Fordo)

You may remember that not too long after the debut of the new Clone Wars line of figures, Hasbro was adamant that they’d never make figures based on characters from the show in the more realistic style of the Legacy or Saga Legends lines. And to a point, they have kept their word in that regard. However, it seems that the Clone Wars Micro-series is fair game, and that’s were the figure I’m reviewing today originated.

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Skirmisher Minor

September 30, 2011 | By | Reply More
Skirmisher Minor

If you ask me, nothing shows off McFarlane Toys’ experstise as a toy makers like the designs of the alien Covenant warriors in their Halo lines. These creatures are a rather diverse-looking bunch and furthermore, each species has very specific roles within their military army branch.

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