Tag: Hasbro

First Order Snowtrooper

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
First Order Snowtrooper

One aspect I really enjoyed from Episode VII was the variety of environments visited by the heroes, from the arid wastes of Jakku to the alpine ranges of Starkiller Base. And of course, they encountered a suitable array of enemies on each one.

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Nien Nunb (Episode VII)

September 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nien Nunb (Episode VII)

Following my affinity for Star Wars aliens and droids, I was particularly happy to see Nien Nunb return to the screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Of course, he was still used in a minor role but it was good to see him still on duty and even better to know Hasbro would make a new action figure of him.

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Hassk Thug

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hassk Thug

In many ways, the seventh movie in the Star Wars saga felt somewhat like a rethread of themes we knew from the previous two trilogies. Among other things, we got to see desert planets, immense weapons of mass destruction and last but not least, a place where the most disparate creatures hung out together while relaxing and having a drink.

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Iron Spider vs Electro

August 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Iron Spider vs Electro

I was shopping for groceries the other day when a bright flash of color caught my eye behind the counter. It was the Iron Spider vs Electro 2-pack from the Playskool Marvel superheroes line by Hasbro.

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The Ghost (Comparative Review)

August 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Ghost (Comparative Review)

Among the many items offered in the weeks prior to the Episode VII premiere, some of the more ubiquitous items had to be the small diecast ships and vehicles.

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Han Solo (Episode 7)

August 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Han Solo (Episode 7)

Today we will take a look at the basic Han Solo action figure made by Hasbro from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Goss Toowers

August 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Goss Toowers

One thing you can always count on in a Star Wars movie is that you’ll see a lot of aliens doing pretty mundane tasks, adding to the plausibility of the fictional universe, as it were.

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Greedo (Star Wars Mashers)

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Greedo (Star Wars Mashers)

Hasbro started production of Star Wars Mashers action figures shortly after the Marvel ones came out and even though the Deadpool Masher figure helped me to overcome my initial revulsion towards this whole concept, I was not too keen on buying any more until they came up with the subject of today’s review, the Greedo Masher action figure.

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Snowtrooper (McQuarrie Concept)

July 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Snowtrooper (McQuarrie Concept)

After reviewing a couple of the more recent First Order Snowtrooper action figures, I think it would be nice to revisit one of the original designs by renowned artist Ralph McQuarrie,

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Constable Zuvio

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Constable Zuvio

Droids and aliens are just a couple of the things you can count on Hasbro doing right, when it comes to Star Wars action figures. We have seen them make toys out of incomplete puppets seen briefly in crowd scenes, from way back in the Original Trilogy days.

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First Order Snowtrooper (Value Series)

June 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
First Order Snowtrooper (Value Series)

The First Order Snowtrooper seems to be made using the exact same digital files used for the 3.75-inch version, with some tweaks done to fit in the even more reduced articulation scheme

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Deadpool (Marvel Super Hero Mashers)

June 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Deadpool (Marvel Super Hero Mashers)

The Marvel super Hero Mashers line has to be one of the weirdest concepts Hasbro has put out there in quite a while. The idea of mixing and matching pieces from several of the more iconic Marvel superheroes to form a hybrid is one that at first sight may appeal mostly to the youngest of children.

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Kylo Ren (Value Series)

June 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kylo Ren (Value Series)

One interesting piece of merchandise I stumbled upon while looking for Episode VII action figures was this 5.5-inch version of Kylo Ren.

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Kylo Ren

May 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kylo Ren

One of the more intriguing bits of information released prior to the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the image of the movie’s villain, Kylo Ren.

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Sandman (Marvel Infinite Series)

May 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sandman (Marvel Infinite Series)

In a rather unusual fashion, Sandman was released with two different paint variants and apparently, in the same quantities so neither one was significantly more difficult to obtain.

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Black Panther

May 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Black Panther

With the third installment of the Captain America movies looming in the horizon, Hasbro has been rather sneaky and instead of revealing early too much about the movie designs, they opted to go for a more comic-inspired look for this Black Panther action figure.

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The AFB Podcast Episode 199: Tweeterhead Classic Penguin / Star Wars Black Captain Phasma and First Order Stormtrooper

December 18, 2015 | By More
The AFB Podcast Episode 199: Tweeterhead Classic Penguin / Star Wars Black Captain Phasma and First Order Stormtrooper Episode 199 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 Eddie, Ben, and Scott for a great new show with all ...

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Wasp (Marvel Universe Infinite Series)

October 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wasp (Marvel Universe Infinite Series)

I am not exactly sure how much is coincidence and how much is actual planning when I see Hasbro producing figures for second-tier characters way in advance of they becoming relevant due to a mention or an appearance in any of the Marvel movies.

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Darth Plagueis

October 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Darth Plagueis

Darth Plagueis is one of the few remaining dark lords in the Star Wars mythos, and he had an action figure release in the 1/18 scale segment of the Star Wars Black Series.

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Stormtrooper (Black Series, 1/18 scale)

October 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Stormtrooper (Black Series, 1/18 scale)

  Even if you only bought one of each figure released in the Hasbro Star Wars lines, chances are you already have a pretty sizeable number of plain Stormtroopers in your collection.   And still, when Hasbro announced that they would add yet another of these troopers to the first few waves of the 1/18 […]

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