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Weequay Skiff Guard

January 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Weequay Skiff Guard

One of the last figures from the Star Wars Vintage Collection is one I had been waiting to get for quite some time. The vintage Kenner Weequay was one I really liked from my childhood, because it was one of those figures whose arms were made in a pose that was not just straight down.

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Spartan Mk. VI

January 18, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Spartan Mk. VI

The Spartan I’m reviewing today is somewhat unusual. You’ll see, when McFarlane Toys started doing figures for the Halo: Reach game, they changed the scale slightly, so all of the figures they had released previously for Halo 3 ended up being shorter than the new ones.

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The Mummy (Lego Monster Fighters)

January 16, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
The Mummy (Lego Monster Fighters)

I’d passed this Lego set up a couple times. I knew I’d get it eventually, though. Lego and a Mummy? How could I pass it up? The Mummy is a generic mummy in this case. With glowing red eyes, this standard minifigure has risen from a pile of bricks to terrorize the night. As always, […]

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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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UNSC Warthog Combat Edition (Halo 4)

January 11, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
UNSC Warthog Combat Edition (Halo 4)

One vehicle that had to be included in Jada Toys’ lineup for the Halo 4 line is the Warthog. Jada produced this vehicle in a couple different scales, both in the Combat Edition and High Gloss finish.

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Minimate Imhotep

January 9, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Minimate Imhotep

My love of Mummy action figures and movies has been well documented. So, it should come as no surprise, I snatched up the newest Minimate version of Imhotep as soon as I saw him dangling from a peg. I know there are a couple versions of this guy out there. This one appealed to me […]

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Mega Cannon Spider-Man

January 7, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Mega Cannon Spider-Man

A $5 price tag was enough to make me realize I didn’t own a 3.75″ Spidey figure. Now, while there were plenty of movie figures on the pegs, I wanted something a little more true to the Spider-Man I know. To that end,  I went with the Mega Cannon version. Appearance: This version reminds me […]

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Clone Commander Wolffe (Phase 2 Armor)

January 5, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Clone Commander Wolffe (Phase 2 Armor)

Clone Commander Wolffe (CW17) is another of the “new” characters that made it into Hasbro’s The Clone Wars assortment. The character is relatively prominent because he is the commander of the clones serving under Jedi Master Ploo Koon, a character that is voiced by none other than TV series producer/director Dave Filoni.

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Generator Defense

January 4, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Generator Defense

McFarlane Toys produced the Generator Defense Deluxe Set as part of the sixth and last series of boxed sets shipped under the Halo: Reach label.

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2012 Year in Review – Engineernerd

January 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
2012 Year in Review – Engineernerd

2012 in collecting, to me, at least, it reminded me of what is called a rebuilding year in sports terminology. There was some good, some bad, and some just meh. Actually, lot of meh. Mattel still doesn’t seem to understand that we would buy decent DC toys if they would put them out there at […]

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2012 Year in Review

December 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
2012 Year in Review

2012 was a fairly uneven, yet varied, year for me, collecting-wise. I expected a much more exciting start of the year with the release of Episode I in 3D, but that just didn’t pay off for me.

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Mandalorian Speeder

December 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mandalorian Speeder

The inclusion of the Mandalorians back in the second season of the Clone Wars CGI show caused some stir because it practically tore down most of what author Karen Traviss had been writing about them ever since the publication of her Republic Commando novel.

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Spartan JFO (Series 6)

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Spartan JFO (Series 6)

McFarlane toys released a JFO Spartan (JFO stands for Joint Fires Observer) as part of their sixth series of figures for the Halo: Reach line. Even though this Spartan was intended as an exclusive to Walgreen’s in the USA, everywhere else he seems to ship with the regular assortment of figures, mine bought from a Sears store in Mexico City.

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Underscoopfire’s 50 Greatest GI Joe Characters

December 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Underscoopfire’s 50 Greatest GI Joe Characters

I was recently asked to take part in an UnderScoopFire panel to select the 50 Greatest GI Joe characters and 50 Greatest Cobras. It was a lot of fun and really made me think. You can check out the Joe list here: USF’s 50 Greatest GI Joe Characters and the Cobra one here: USF’s 50 […]

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Cosmic Spear Loki

December 17, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Cosmic Spear Loki

Loki is one of those Marvel villains I never cared much for. That is, until the Thor movie came along and director Kenneth Brannagh added quite some depth to the character played by Tom Hiddlestone

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Clone Commander Fox (CW18)

December 15, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Clone Commander Fox (CW18)

One staple in the current Clone Wars line by Hasbro is (obviously) the incluision of Clone Troopers in their various designations and ranks in every wave.

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Jun (Series 6)

December 14, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Jun (Series 6)

If there is something I regret about collecting the Halo: Reach action figures made by McFarlane Toys, is playing the long game to get the helmeted version of Jun released in Series 3, which to this day is still missing from my collection.

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Riddles for the Ring Lego Set

December 12, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Riddles for the Ring Lego Set

I love Lego. However, since they aren’t the main focus of my collection, I tend to stay away except for the occasional clearaence item or the blind bagged minifigures. I was extremely happy when I saw this set was coming and nabbed it the first time I saw it. This is the Riddles for the […]

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Dwalin the Dwarf Heroclix

December 10, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Dwalin the Dwarf Heroclix

If you have been listening to the Action Figure Blues Podcast, you may have heard me hand out an infamous AFB Red Card to the Dark Knight Rises Heroclix. I figured after that, I’d give them a second chance. That and when I saw “The Hobbit” package at the register it was an impulse buy. […]

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Brute Major

December 7, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Brute Major

At a glance, the military ranks in the alien Covenant from the Halo series of games is quite simple. While the ranks system of the Elites and the Grunts tends to get cluttered by very specific specialties, the Brutes seem to do fine by just going with Minors, Majors and Chieftains

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