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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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Master Chief (Halo 4)

November 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Master Chief (Halo 4)

After a fairly successful run producing toys for the Halo games, McFarlane Toys is set to keep the winning streak with action figures based in the upcoming Halo 4 game

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Covenant Ghost

November 16, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Covenant Ghost

  Continuing with the reviews for Jada Toys’ Halo 4 vehicles, today it is the turn of the Covenant Ghost.   The Ghost is a small attack vehicle favored by the Elites in the Halo Universe that hovers about 5 feet above the ground. It has an adjustable driver’s seat and it is armed with […]

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UNSC Mongoose (Combat Edition)

November 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
UNSC Mongoose (Combat Edition)

One of the new licensees for the Halo franchise is Jada Toys, a company better known for their line of die-cast cars, so it was something of a surprise when the announcement came that they were one of the license-holders to produce toys based in Halo 4.

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Elite Ranger

October 26, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Elite Ranger

One of the most difficult enemy types encountered in the Halo games is the Elite Ranger. These Elites are equipped with rocket packs that enable them to fly around and they are usually armed with very powerful weapons. Obviously, McFarlane Toys had to include them in their fifth series of figures for the Halo: Reach line.

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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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Halo Megabloks Series 5 & 5.5

October 5, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Halo Megabloks Series 5 & 5.5

Well, one of my guilty pleasures are blind-packaged minifigs. And there is a good deal to choose from, from LEGO to the more varied Megabloks offerings.

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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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Carter (Series 5)

August 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Carter (Series 5)

Well, after five series of action figures based on the Halo: Reach license, there is only so much you can do to keep market interest high series after series, especially when the line relies in reusing three or four basic body molds for everything.

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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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