Tag: Review

Kamen Rider Gaim

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Kamen Rider Gaim

I figured the best way to kick off Gaim week was to give a little review of the show. What’s that? You’ve never seen it on your listings. Well, if you don’t live in Japan you will need to find an alternate method to find it. Which leads to the question, of how I found […]

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Cobra Commander (Retaliation)

July 18, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Cobra Commander (Retaliation)

It sure seems like Cobra Commander is turning into the Darth Vader of GI Joe figures. Yet I keep buying them. Honestly, I was going to set this guy aside and try and flip him later. But it got the better of me. Appearance: Is this a screen accurate Cobra Commander from GI Joe: Retaliation? Who […]

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Cobra Commander (Dollar General)

May 30, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Cobra Commander (Dollar General)

I’ve documented how I no longer have my vintage mail away Cobra Commander. So it’s no surprise this black suited CC that was part of the Dollar General series appealed to me. Appearance: I’ve always seen the hooded version of Cobra Commander as a more ceremonial version. He’s not going to wear that hood just […]

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Cordicon Reviews Dollar General GI Joes

May 23, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Cordicon Reviews Dollar General GI Joes

I’ve not managed to snag any of the dollar store GI Joe figures yet. Not for lack of trying, mind you. One person that has is Cordicon from Twitter. He’s a YouTube reviewer, so I thought I’d link to his reviews in case you were wanting to see what the fuss is about. Honestly, I’ve […]

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War Machine (Mega Bloks)

June 13, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
War Machine (Mega Bloks)

I have to say as a character, I know very little of War Machine other than what I saw in Iron Man 2. However, that hasn’t seemed to keep from latching on to him as my Iron Man armor of choice. I got very lucky with this one. There was one open empty bag when […]

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Spiderman (Mega Bloks)

June 6, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Spiderman (Mega Bloks)

Thanks to Jestergoblin, I now am developing a bigger interest in minifigures. I have to say the little blind bagged Lego figures are just darn fun. When I saw the Marvel Megabloks single blind bags, I figured I’d take a chance. The first figure I happened to get was a plain Spiderman. It doesn’t get […]

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Firefly (Vintage)

May 11, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Firefly (Vintage)

After thinking about my review of the Cobra Shock Trooper, I realized why I like him so much. He reminds me of the vintage Firefly. Must be the grey camo. Firefly is the “Cobra Saboteur” according to his vintage card. He’s a guy that will sneak in, plant a bomb, and leave. Sadly, this type of […]

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Sword Strike Thor

May 9, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Sword Strike Thor

Okay, I’ve never been a big Thor fan. I don’t dislike him. I just never read much about him, unless he was in a comic with other heroes. However, much like the Iron Man film did, the new Thor movie has piqued my interest a bit. This time I’m taking a look at “Sword Strike” […]

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Cobra Shock Trooper

May 4, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Cobra Shock Trooper

This figure embodies more of what I would have expected the main Cobra forces to look like in GI Joe: Rise of Cobra. Labeled as a “Shock Trooper,” this figure is part of the Urban range of figure in the Pursuit of Cobra line. I’m assuming teams of shock trooper would work in conjunction with […]

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Captain Kirk & Yeoman Rand Minimates

April 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
Captain Kirk & Yeoman Rand Minimates

This Minimate set is Captain Kirk and Yeoman Rand from “The Trouble with Tribbles.” Ironically, IMDB doesn’t list Grace Lee Whitney in Tribbles.

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 3)

April 27, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 3)

Finally, part three of three of my review of this “Attack on the Pit” battle pack. And I have saved the best, or at least the more unique pieces for last. The first is the main piece of the set, the molepod. The set is built on the movie scene where Cobra uses molepods to […]

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Wolverine (Marvel Legends)

April 25, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Wolverine (Marvel Legends)

    Every once in a while, I see I figure and have a idea for something that causes me to want to get it. In this case,  it was two ideas. Back when I started TVFT, each page was it’s own file and edited the home page by hand. Don’t judge me, it worked […]

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 2)

April 20, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 2)

Last time I checked out the “Good Guys” of this set, Duke and Ripcord. Facing off against them are a NeoViper and Neo Viper Officer. And they are the subject of this weeks, GI Joe review. Probably one of the harder things for me to accept in GI Joe: Rise of Cobra were the Vipers. Not […]

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Harry Potter Bust Up

April 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Harry Potter Bust Up

This is one of those things I’ve had for awhile and just never got around to reviewing. I figured with the DVD for the latest film coming was reason enough to take a look at it. It also doesn’t hurt that the Borders I got this exclusive at is now closing. Gentle Giant’s Bust Ups […]

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 1)

April 13, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 1)

Love it or hate it, “GI Joe: Rise of Cobra” brought a bunch of new figures to collectors. Because of the realistic nature of the film, most of the figures took on a more realistic look as well. The two Joe team members we live the film through are Duke and Ripcord. I’m sure they […]

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Grunt (GI Joe Falcon Glider Version)

April 6, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Grunt (GI Joe Falcon Glider Version)

Grunt was one of the original straight arm GI Joe figures. Out of the that group he was the one that was probably most like a generic soldier. I also remember passing on him as a kid due to accessory math. The thing that lost it for him? No visor. Grunt was recolored and used […]

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“The Girl Who Played With Fire” & “…Kicked The Hornet’s Nest” Movie Reviews

February 25, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
“The Girl Who Played With Fire” & “…Kicked The Hornet’s Nest” Movie Reviews

I really intended to write these as two separate reviews. These two films came out fairly close together, and well, I just didn’t get the second one done in time. However, while  “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” stood on it’s own, the second and third parts of the Millennium Trilogy need to be seen […]

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Cobra Commander

February 16, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Cobra Commander

I really feel bad for Cobra Commander. In the animated series, he came off as being something of a boob. If you consider he’s put him self in a position to lead an army to take over the world, I can’t see how that could be true. And this army exists under the nose of a bunch […]

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Anakin Skywalker

February 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
Anakin Skywalker

I’m not going to get to far into the issue at hand with this figure. This figure represents Anakin in Return of the Jedi before his digital replacement. No matter which side of that fence you are on, this figure came out at a time before the technology for  digital replacement was born. Appearance: Anakin […]

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Sgt. Airborne

January 26, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Sgt. Airborne

Airborne is one my favorite of the original GI Joe team members. I can’t really say why, but I have an idea. Most of his original contemporaries were highly specialized, and slightly over the top. Airborne, or Sgt. Airborne in this release, is fairly normal looking as far as soldiers go. My vintage Airborne spent […]

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