Claw General Zod

Claw General Zod

October 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured, Other Film, Toy Reviews

  After getting one Superman figure from Mattel’s Man of Steel line, I decided to round up my collection with a more visually interesting character.   Claw General Zod is the armored version... 

Moto Superman

Moto Superman

September 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured, Other Film, Toy Reviews

  If asked what action figure line was the most disappointing in 2013, it would be hard to come up with any other than Mattel’s 4-inch scale line for the Man of Steel movie.   It was not that... 

Superman & Krypto (Imaginext)

Superman & Krypto (Imaginext)

July 31, 2013 by  
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  What do Superman and Iron Man have in common, other than their last names? Well, both had big budget movies released in the summer of 2013 and none of the toy-license holders could be bothered... 

Batman (Caped Crusader)

Batman (Caped Crusader)

May 21, 2012 by  
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For a long time, I’ve avoided buying Batman figures. Most are done in either an animated style or in a scale other than 3 3/4″. I don’t have anything against other scales, just really... 

Tomar-Re (Battle Shifters)

Tomar-Re (Battle Shifters)

April 13, 2012 by  
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Well, after seeing them on clearance for a few weeks, I eventually got to buy one of the “Deluxe” figures from Mattel’s Green Lantern 4-inch action figure line. Only they are not really Deluxe,... 

Green Man

Green Man

April 6, 2012 by  
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  Well, one of the reasons that pulled me towards Mattel’s Green Lantern 4-inch figures was the varied alien characters in the initial assortments. One thing I’ve learned after years of collecting... 

Hal Jordan (Maximum Charge)

Hal Jordan (Maximum Charge)

March 30, 2012 by  
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  In some of my other Green Lantern reviews, I commented on how glad I was that Mattel had developed unique sculptures for each of the characters made into 4-inch action figures for their Green... 

Hal Jordan

Hal Jordan

March 23, 2012 by  
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  Well, one thing about clearance sales is that usually, what you find there are the obscure secondary characters that no one really cares about. However, with the way Mattel handled the Green Lantern... 

Sinestro

Sinestro

March 16, 2012 by  
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  It is hard to understand the reasoning behind Mattel’s Green Lantern 4 inch line design. The first thing that comes to mind is that they are cheap and they wanted to maximize their earnings by... 

Kilowog

Kilowog

July 29, 2011 by  
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Mattel has the license to produce toys and action figures based on all DC comics characters for the time being, with the latest being Green Lantern due to the summer movie of the same name. Kilowog is... 

Black Canary

Black Canary

June 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured, Other Television, Toy Reviews

Over the past few weeks, I have been kind of extolling the virtues of the improved articulation on the later Infinite Heroes roster. However, it would be good to remember there is a reason this line... 

Black Adam

Black Adam

June 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured, Other Television, Toy Reviews

Basically this is magical Superman dressed in black. Seriously, one look at this guy and you know two things. One: he’s a villain (the black and gold outfit is a dead giveaway) and two: he’s... 

Mr. Terrific

Mr. Terrific

May 20, 2011 by  
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Mr. Terrific is another of those action figures I pick up without any prior knowledge of who the character is. I happened to see him hanging on the pegs alongside a fistful of the DC Infinite Heroes... 

Guy Gardner

Guy Gardner

May 13, 2011 by  
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For all intents and purposes, Mattel’s mishandling of the DC Universe license has pretty much left the Infinite Heroes 3.75 inch line in limbo, and that is a shame, because their figure designs were... 

Buzz Lightyear (Disney Pixar Collection)

Buzz Lightyear (Disney Pixar Collection)

February 18, 2011 by  
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The Toy Story movies are great. Each one of them provides imaginative adventures and in passing takes a good look into some fairly deep aspects about life and what it means to grow up. Given the subject... 

Pvt. Sean Fike (Bio-Mask)

Pvt. Sean Fike (Bio-Mask)

February 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Avatar, Featured, Toy Reviews

One thing that I found unusual in the James Cameron’s Avatar toy line by Mattel was their decision to produce only named characters as action figures. Sure, there are some wild beats in the assortment,... 

Parker Selfridge

Parker Selfridge

November 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Avatar, Featured, Toy Reviews

It’s been almost a year since the 3.75 inch Avatar figures started showing up at stores, and now, even after the Extended Edition of the movie was released in theaters, I would say that James Cameron’s... 

Norm Spellman RDA

Norm Spellman RDA

September 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Avatar, Featured, Toy Reviews

Norm Spellman is another of the figures released in Mattel’s line dedicated to the James Cameron’s Avatar movie. The figure depicts the character in his human body, freshly arrived on Pandora along... 

Dr. Grace Augustine RDA

Dr. Grace Augustine RDA

August 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Avatar, Featured, Toy Reviews

Dr. Grace Augustine is head of the Avatar Research Program at the Hellgate RDA installation on Pandora, and this figure by Mattel represents her in her original human form. Similarly to her Avatar version,... 

Avatar Grace Augustine

Avatar Grace Augustine

August 1, 2010 by  
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Avatar Grace Augustine is part of the second wave of 1:18 scale (3.75 inch) figures devoted to the Avatar movie directed by James Cameron. Dr. Augustine (played in the film by Sigourney Weaver) is head... 

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