Author Archive: Engineernerd

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Name That…Balance

November 3, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Name That…Balance

This figure might look a little flimsy, but he’s actually quite stout.

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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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Name That….Radio

November 1, 2011 | By | Reply More
Name That….Radio

This reminded me of an old time tube radio.

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Geeks For Tots!

October 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
Geeks For Tots!

  Monday is normally reserved for reviews and discussion of Superheroes. However, we’re coming up on the time of year when us mere mortals can step up and be heroes. Most of us spend the year tracking down the most elusive action figures and toys to make ourselves happy, but by giving toys up, we can make […]

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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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Name That…Hero

October 27, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Hero

No, not the sandwich type hero. But, I’m sure they’d approve.

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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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Name That…Easiest Ever

October 25, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Name That…Easiest Ever

Once you figure out what it is, there’s one obvious character for it.

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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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Name That…Peace

October 20, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Name That…Peace

This dude wants to spread Peace. At least I hope that is what he spreading. Oh Dear.

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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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Name That…White Ring

October 18, 2011 | By | Reply More
Name That…White Ring

I know. This could be anything. It is an action figure accessory, however.

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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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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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Name That…Not Batman

October 13, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Name That…Not Batman

This shadow gives me a Batman vibe. It’s not Batman, it just reminds me of something bat like.

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Name That…Trash

October 11, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Name That…Trash

No, it’s literally trash this time.

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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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Name That…Not Batgirl

October 6, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Name That…Not Batgirl

Well. It’s not Batgirl. Or Batwoman, even.

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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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