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Scout Predator

January 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Scout Predator

Ever since I wetted my beak into NECA’s Predator figures, I wanted to get the original Predator from the first film, or at least a passable approximation, and this Scout Predator from Series 6 fits the bill perfectly.

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Hulk & Thor (Playskool Heroes)

January 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hulk & Thor (Playskool Heroes)

As I have repeated several times, some character designs work well within the Playskool format, while others don’t really lend themselves to the conversion, and in this set we get to see an example of each.

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Stormtrooper (Black Series)

January 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Stormtrooper (Black Series)

It would be hard to argue that the most sought after figure in Hasbro’s third wave of figures from the 6-inch Star Wars Black Series is the Stormtrooper

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A.I.M. Scientist

January 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
A.I.M. Scientist

Of course, you can tell this AIM Scientist does not appear in the film just by looking at the decidedly comic book-inspired design.

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Ultimate Goblin

January 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ultimate Goblin

Well, after getting all of the figures in the Spider-Man Marvel Legends Infinite Series, I ended up with more than enough pieces to build the Build-A-Figure, which is none other than the Ultimate’s version of the Green Goblin.

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Slave Leia (Black Series)

January 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Slave Leia (Black Series)

I never quite got the reason Hasbro decided to make this the first version of Princess Leia to appear as part of their Star Wars Black Series 6-inch figure line.

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Toxin

December 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Toxin

Toxin is another of those characters I knew almost nothing about prior to buying the figure. In fact, just by the look of him, I had assumed he was yet another Spider-Man foe, but as it turns out, he is actually one of the good guys despite his rather monstrous visage.

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Spider-Girl

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Spider-Girl

Spider-Girl is one of those characters I really know nothing about, but the visual aspect of the figure was enough of an encouragement for me to pick it up on sight.

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Qui-Gon Jinn & Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Force)

December 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Qui-Gon Jinn & Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Force)

It has been rather quiet on the Star Wars collectible front lately, so I picked up this Playskool set featuring the heroes from Star Wars Episode I, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Desert Troopers (Call of Duty)

December 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Desert Troopers (Call of Duty)

Well after dabbling into the Megabloks Call of Duty line with the Drone Attack set, I really wanted to pick up a troop builder set, so to keep things consistent I went for the one with the desert troopers. Set #06825 Desert Troopers contains 146 pieces, of which at least 90 are made up by […]

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Iron Man & War Machine (Playskool Heroes)

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Iron Man & War Machine (Playskool Heroes)

And for something slightly different, today I’ll be reviewing a couple of Playskool action figures: The Iron Man & War Machine set that was released early in 2014

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Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad

December 12, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad

I’ve said it before. I don’t typically play video games until they are couple of years old. I’m not a serious enough gamer to pop down money on a game I may or may not like. I used to rent most games before I would buy them. So late last year I picked up a […]

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Hydra Soldier (Marvel Legends Infinite Series)

December 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hydra Soldier (Marvel Legends Infinite Series)

Although Hydra, the criminal organization, is featured prominently in the second Captain America movie, truth is we don’t get to see them attired in an identifiably Hydra uniform.

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Han Solo (Black Series)

December 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Han Solo (Black Series)

This version of Han Solo was released early in the 6-inch Star Wars Black Series line and is a depiction of the character as seen in the first Star Wars movie.

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Ezio Auditore (Eagle Vision)

December 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ezio Auditore (Eagle Vision)

This figure of Ezio Auditore was released by NECA as a San Diego Comic Con Exclusive in 2012, but it was also available in 2013 from Blockbuster and Game Planet stores in Mexico City.

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Black Cat

December 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Black Cat

Black Cat comes with the Urban Sirens moniker printed on her package, since she has a swap-out Spider-Girl variant and both characters ship in identical boxes.

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Carnage

November 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Carnage

Carnage has had rather few incarnations in plastic, but Hasbro deemed worthy to include him in the Marvel Legends Infinite Series line under the “Spawns of Symbiotes” moniker, along with fellow swap-out variant Toxin.

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Micro-fleet Mantis Invasion

November 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Micro-fleet Mantis Invasion

In 2014 we got to see a “new” scale in the Megabloks Halo range. The Halo Micro-fleet sets are very similar in concept to LEGO’s mini-creations, being built using only the smaller construction elements available in the parts inventory.

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The Amazing Spider-Man

November 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Amazing Spider-Man

This action figure was released as part of the first wave from Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Infinite Series line dedicated to the second Amazing Spider-Man movie.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 142: Star Wars Black Wave 5, Jabba the Hut and Biker Scout

November 16, 2014 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 142: Star Wars Black Wave 5, Jabba the Hut and Biker Scout Episode 142 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct download! Download and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! This week, join Ben, John, and Scott for all of the latest...

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