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Damon Baird

May 17, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Damon Baird

The second figure I picked up from the 1/18 Gears of War line by NECA is Damon Baird. Again, not having played the game, all I know about the character is what it says in the back of the card, which is actually very little besides of him being a quick thinker, somewhat of a tactical and mechanical genius, as well as having insubordination issues.

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Clayton Carmine

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Clayton Carmine

I was not camping at the bit back when NECA announced that they were going to produce action figures in the 1:18 scale for the Gears of War videogame. They already had a fairly successful run producing larger 8-inch scale figures for that same license, so I failed to see the reasoning behind the scale change.

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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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Shae Vizla

January 12, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Shae Vizla

Like Darth Malgus, Shae Vizla (VC101) is another character from the Star Wars: The Old Republic online game. She appears for the first time in the same trailer video where Malgus debuted, infiltrating the upper reaches of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and keeping at bay the non-Jedi security forces inside.

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Darth Malgus

October 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Darth Malgus

Straight from the Star Wars: The Old Republic videogame, by developer BioWare, comes Darth Malgus, the 96th figure in Hasbro’s Star Wars Vintage Collection.

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Niccolo Machiavelli

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Niccolo Machiavelli

The third (and last) historical figure that makes an appearance in Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed: Brotherhood game is Niccolo Machiavelli. Most people know him because he wrote the book The Prince, which is compendium of political principles and whose most paraphrased quotes are “It is better for a ruler to be feared, than to be loved” and “the ends justify the means”.

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Cesare Borgia

September 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cesare Borgia

The main villain in Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed : Brotherhood game is no other than the character whose figure I am reviewing today, Cesare Borgia.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

September 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Leonardo Da Vinci

One thing I like most about conventions is the chance to find items that I had no idea they existed at all. One such item is this Leonardo Da Vinci action figure from Unimax.

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Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat Klassics)

August 31, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat Klassics)

The other day, I was at a store, perusing the action figure pegs and I came across a 4 inch. Sub-Zero figure that looked substantially different than the one I reviewed not long ago. A closer inspection revealed that Jazwares made another line of MK figures under the “Klassic” moniker, and this was one of them.

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Seth

July 27, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth

The figure I’m reviewing today is probably the less exciting from Jazwares’ Super Street Fighter IV line. Seth is famed for being something of a disappointment as far as end game boss characters go because of his character design and because his techniques are copied from the special moves used by other characters in the game.

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Ken

July 20, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Ken

One thing I never really understood is why in Street Fighter Capcom decided to have two characters that played basically the same. Of course, I’m refering to Ryu and the subject of todays review, Ken.

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El Fuerte

July 13, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
El Fuerte

El Fuerte is designed to be an homage to Lucha Libre, although the actual costume draws from several other sources, like Japanese and American wrestling tropes. A good deal of treatises can be written about the specific influences that can be seen on El Fuerte’s costume, but the thing that immediately grabbed my interest is that he is a masked wrestler.

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Abel

July 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Abel

Well, I must confess I know next to nothing about the character whose action figure I’m reviewing today. After a quick dive into Wikipedia, it seems Abel made his first appearance in the game Super Street Fighter IV, and he is supposed to be the result of biological experimentation,

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Ryu

June 29, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Ryu

One of the more easily recognizable characters from the Street Fighert games, Ryu is one of my favorite fighters thanks to the clean-cut character design and the ease of learning how to beat the game using him. Jazwares did a pretty good job of rekindling my interest in the character by including him in the starting line-up for their 4-inch Street Fighter action figure line.

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Raiden

June 22, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Raiden

Raiden is possibly the only character in the Mortal Kombat games to have a definite heroic disposition, since his goal is to thwart Shao Khan’s plans for dominating the Earthrealm. The character was inspired by the Three Storms, the evil enforcers from the John Carpenter film Big Trouble in Little China, a movie that borrowed and adjusted rather liberally elements of Chinese folklore.

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Sagat

June 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sagat

Sagat was the final boss in the original Street Fighter game, and also one of the four Grand Masters the player had to face in the sequel, Street Fighter II. In subsequent games, Sagat became also a playable character from the start, which boosted his popularity. Therefore, it was only logical for Jazwares to include him as part of the first series of action figures in their 4-inch action figure line.

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Guile

June 8, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Guile

Guile is one of the most easily recognizable Street Fighter II characters. Although he’s been featured regularly in the Street Fighter series of games, Jazwares shipped this figure with the wave of figures that comes in the Super Street Fighter IV packaging.

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Blanka

June 1, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Blanka

I love video games. I don’t get to play much nowadays, but one of my early favorites was Street Fighter II for the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo consoles. I know there has been a number of licensors over the years that made action figures based on the SF intellectual property, but generally speaking, their […]

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Baraka

May 25, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Baraka

I must confess that the only Mortal Kombat game I have a passing familiarity with is the first one. I know that there have been more than one sequel in the series, but I wasn’t even sure when did the character whose action figure I’m reviewing today came out, although as you can see, that didn’t stop me from getting this action figure made by Jazwares.

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Scorpion

May 18, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Scorpion

I was never a hardcore Mortal Kombat player. The gimmicky nature of the game’s graphic presentation and the rather cumbersome gameplay were simply no match against Street Fighter II in the struggle for my arcade tokens. However, the franchise prospered and spawned over the years a few more iterations of the game for release in home consoles and arcade systems, with cleaner graphics, streamlined gameplay and what’s more relevant for this review, improved character designs that now serve as inspiration for Jazwares to produce action figures.

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