Tag: Mattel

Batman (Arkham Origins)

May 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Batman (Arkham Origins)

Adding to my Batman action figure collection, today I’ll be talking about the version released in the DC Comics Multiverse line by Mattel, for the game Batman: Arkham Origins.

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Joker (Arkham Origins)

April 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Joker (Arkham Origins)

The other day, while I was taking some photographs of my recent Batman action figures, it came to me that I don’t had much in terms of enemies for my caped crusaders.

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Batman (Arkham Knight)

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Batman (Arkham Knight)

The action figure I’m reviewing today was released under the DC Comics Multiverse line, which is aimed to adult collectors, if the spiel in the packaging is to be believed.

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Calibos

February 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Calibos

I realize the original Clash of the Titans film, may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love Ray Harryhausen’s stop motion stuff. As a kid I was fascinated but how you animate things like mythological creatures. Calibos was one of those creatures in the film. Well, sort of. He was a man deformed […]

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Batman w/Underwater Gear (Imaginext)

February 8, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Batman w/Underwater Gear (Imaginext)

If there is one thing the Imaginext line has no shortage of, it has to be Batman figures. Seriously, you can go shopping all-year round and you will always find at least two versions of the Caped Crusader on the store shelves.

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Catwoman w/Catcycle (Imaginext)

February 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Catwoman w/Catcycle (Imaginext)

Given how scarce female characters tend to be in most pre-school lines, I brought this Catwoman w/Bike set home with me and now I’ll review her.

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Rappel Fighter (Call of Duty)

September 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rappel Fighter (Call of Duty)

This is one of the sets from Mega Bloks’ Call of Duty collection that immediately caught my eye when I found it at stores.

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Harley Quinn & Joker (Imaginext)

February 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Harley Quinn & Joker (Imaginext)

Harley Quinn & Joker came out in 2014 in the DC Superheroes Imaginext line, and they both are quite interesting figures to look at.

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Wonder Woman & Superman (Imaginext)

February 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman & Superman (Imaginext)

A thing that has been somewhat absent from the Imaginext line is female characters, but that also seems to be changing nowadays. Case in point, the other day at the store I found a 2-pack set of figures that includes Superman and Wonder Woman.

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Claw General Zod

October 7, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Claw General Zod

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.

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Moto Superman

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Moto Superman

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.

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Superman & Krypto (Imaginext)

July 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Superman & Krypto (Imaginext)

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 to produce decent action figures for them in the 3.75 inch scale.

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Batman (Caped Crusader)

May 21, 2012 | By | 7 Replies More
Batman (Caped Crusader)

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 wanted a Dark Knight that could stand among GI Joe, Hellboy, and Marvel movie figures and not look out of place. […]

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Tomar-Re (Battle Shifters)

April 13, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Tomar-Re (Battle Shifters)

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, neither in name nor value. This version of Tomar-Re was released as part of the Battle Shifters sub-line. In this format, you get one action figure and one big transforming accessory.

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Green Man

April 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Green Man

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 several 1/18-scale figures is that you can never have too many aliens (or monsters), and once these figures started getting on clearance, I didn’t hesitate to pick up some of them.

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Hal Jordan (Maximum Charge)

March 30, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Hal Jordan (Maximum Charge)

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 Lantern movie line. However, there is one instance where this statement does not apply.

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Hal Jordan

March 23, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Hal Jordan

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 4 inch figure line, it is actually very feasible to score even the main protagonist at rock-bottom prices.

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Sinestro

March 16, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Sinestro

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 developing a line that was clearly a throwback to a time were consumers were more naive and toys were just for children.

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Kilowog

July 29, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Kilowog

Kilowog is one of the more popular member of the Green Lantern Corps, and that popularity pretty much guarantees that he’d have figures made of him whether in the comic inspired style or in the movie accurate incarnation.

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Black Canary

June 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
Black Canary

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 flopped in the first place, despite hitting the streets well before Hasbro’s Marvel Universe figures did at several locations.

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