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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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ChuckDawg1999 Reviews The Starscream Skystriker

September 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
ChuckDawg1999 Reviews The Starscream Skystriker

While I’m not a huge Transformers fan I can appreciate them. (I read most of the Fallen Empire Reviews, his collection is amazing. Links can be found here or read them directly at FallenEmpireToys.com) That being said I really was impressed with the GI Joe /Transformers Starscream Stkystriker. Exclusive to SDCC this year, it was […]

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Talk To The Skull and Win! Part 2

September 26, 2011 | By | 11 Replies More
Talk To The Skull and Win! Part 2

Here is picture number 2 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!!!          

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Bom Vimdin

September 24, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Bom Vimdin

The Cantina Scene from the original Star Wars movie has always had a spot in my heart. In part, it was because from the nine figures I got as a Christmas gift in 1979, four of them were the Kenner cantina aliens (the rest were Boba Fett, an X-Wing Pilot, R5-D4, the Death star Droid and the Power Droid) and those were pretty much all I had to play with all the entire following year.

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UNSC Marine

September 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
UNSC Marine

Well, in a past review I had commented on the need for the Halo action figure line by McFarlane Toys to include some baseline human characters to act as a reference point for the other non-human characters in the line. And to some extent, McFarlane delivered with the figure of Sergeant Avery Johnson that was released way back on Series 5. However, there was still a need for generic human soldiers, and those would not come until Halo Series 8, in the form of this UNSC Marine.

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VAMP (Mk II)

September 21, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
VAMP (Mk II)

The original VAMP is probably one of my favorite action figure vehicles. As one of the original vehicles in the line, it served as the workhorse land vehicle for the GI Joe team for a long time. But just as the recent versions of the figures have been update to reflect modern combat gear, it […]

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Talk To The Skull and Win! Part 1

September 19, 2011 | By | 20 Replies More
Talk To The Skull and Win! Part 1

Here is picture number 1 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!!!          

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C-3PO (Star Wars Buddies)

September 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
C-3PO (Star Wars Buddies)

Well you knew if I reviewed R2-D2, I’d have to review C-3PO. One of the stranger of the Star Wars Buddies, Threepio looks a bit more like a Solid Gold Dancer, than the famous protocol droid. Where R2 was mostly printed detail, C-3PO was achieved mainly with stitching. For example. the fingers are made by stitches, […]

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Elite Ascetic

September 16, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Elite Ascetic

McFarlane Toys released this Silver Elite Ascetic as part of Series 8 in the Halo action figure line. As with the Spartan figures, the Elites share the same basic body among them with only a few new pieces of armor that help differentiate one rank from another.

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Steel Brigade Delta (VAMP Driver)

September 14, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Steel Brigade Delta (VAMP Driver)

  I really wasn’t happy about having to buy a VAMP without Clutch. However, the 30th Anniversary VAMP is a package deal with Steel Brigade Delta. Steel Brigade? For the uninitiated, the original Steel Brigade figure was a Mail Away way back in the early days of the Real American Hero line. The idea was […]

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Mongoose with ODST Rookie in VISR Mode

September 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Mongoose with ODST Rookie in VISR Mode

One of the things I look forward come summer, are the Summer Sales from various vendors in Mexico City. One such retailer is Blockbuster, which I thought was a rather unusual place to find toys, until a few weeks ago.

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Matt Trakker (GI Joe)

September 7, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Matt Trakker (GI Joe)

I never owned any M.A.S.K figures as a kid. I thought they were cool, it was just Star Wars had totally captured my attention at the time. So a recent turn of events allowed me to make up for that. The first being the release of the line’s hero, Matt Trakker as a part of […]

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Brute Captain in VISR Mode

September 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
Brute Captain in VISR Mode

The only other McFarlane Halo figure decorated with VISR markings is this Brute Captain released in Series 8. Similarly to the Rookie figure released with the Mongoose vehicle, this figure is basically a repaint of a previously released figure from wave 6, the Brute Bodyguard from the Halo 3: ODST collection.

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Hero Power Captain America

August 29, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Hero Power Captain America

Even as a kid, mismatched scale characters never really appealed to me. I understand the kid appeal of these larger figures, especially with a movie character like Captain America. Thanks to the folks at the Regal Movies on Twitter, I won one this guy through a trivia contest related to the new film. There is […]

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R2-D2 (Star Wars Buddies)

August 27, 2011 | By | Reply More
R2-D2 (Star Wars Buddies)

Who would expect a hard metallic character like R2-D2 to make such a cute plush? Yes, he’s a fan favorite, but I never thought of him as warm and cuddly. And really he’s a pretty well done. There were plenty of ways they could have cheaped out here and didn’t. The only place they did, […]

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Flood Pure Form Stalker

August 26, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Flood Pure Form Stalker

It has become very common place in first person shooter video games to include at least one type of antagonists that are kind of gross and fairly easy to kill individually, but whose strength comes from their numbers, rather than their combat prowess, like zombies, insects or, in the case of the Halo franchise, the alien Flood. In the Halo games, the Flood combines traits from both the Alien series facehuggers with the relentlessness of zombies, depending of their state of evolution.

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Low Light (Pursuit of Cobra)

August 24, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Low Light (Pursuit of Cobra)

  Low Light is one of those GI Joe characters I know light about, but is still cool enough to warrant buying. I tend to lean more towards the realistic characters, and every Special Forces and SWAT team has a sniper right? I’m sorry, according to his card he’s a “Night Spotter.” Apparently, night spotters […]

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Apocalypse

August 22, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Apocalypse

Apocalypse is one of those X-Men villains that I never really knew what their deal was at the time I was reading X-Titles semi-regularly. The whole “Survival of the Fittest” angle seemed a bit too ambitious to me, but I reckon it gave plenty of justification for almost anything the writers could come up with.

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