Tag: Review

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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Admiral Ackbar

January 16, 2011 | By | 7 Replies More
Admiral Ackbar

You know in the last few years it seems Admiral Ackbar has been gaining in popularity. I don’t know if it’s people finally are seeing him has a brilliant strategist or Sheldon Cooper’s excellent mimicry. I’m glad for the aquatic admiral. I have to say I’ve always kind of liked Ackbar. He’s one of the […]

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Tripwire (GI Joe)

November 28, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Tripwire (GI Joe)

This is one of those figures that doesn’t seem to be getting much love. He’s still warming the pegs at local discount stores here for around $3. Tripwire is the mine sweeper of the GI Joe team. Armed with a metal detector, he’d go out and search for mines. Sad to say, but you don’t […]

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Classic Iron Monger

November 20, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Classic Iron Monger

I fell for it. Normally, I can see repaints coming a mile off. In the case of the Classic Iron Monger, I missed it.

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Cobra Trooper

August 15, 2010 | By | Reply More
Cobra Trooper

This is a bit strange, I’ve never reviewed a repaint of a figure that I’ve reviewed before. But here we go. This version is carded as Cobra Infantry. The original figure I reviewed was more in line with the vintage line, calling the figure Cobra (The Enemy). You can read that review here. Appearance: Why […]

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Titanium Man – Iron Man 2

July 4, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More
Titanium Man – Iron Man 2

Finally! Some more foes for Iron Man & War Machine are staring to show up in stores. I managed to score a Titanium Man recently.

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“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Film Review

July 3, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Film Review

The film is based on a trilogy of Swedish novels. They were written by Stieg Larsson, who unfortunately, passed away shortly after completing the trilogy. The novels have became world wide bestsellers. As of this writing, the third book was just released in hardcover here in the States.

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4A-7 Spy Droid (Clone Wars)

June 13, 2010 | By | Reply More
4A-7 Spy Droid (Clone Wars)

Seen only in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie from 2008 and released by Hasbro in the third wave of figures from their Clone Wars line, 4A-7 appears to be an Arakyd Industries RA7 series droid, although from the neck down the basic structure is that of a Cybot Galactica’s 3PO series protocol droid.

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Iron Monger – Iron Man 2

June 6, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Iron Monger – Iron Man 2

While I was waiting for Iron Man 2 to come out, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the first film on DVD. I was surprised to find out there was a good part of that I hadn’t remembered. One thing that I didn’t forget was the battle royal at the end between Iron […]

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Nien Nunb (B-Wing Pilot)

May 30, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Nien Nunb (B-Wing Pilot)

Hasbro released Nien Nunb in 2009 as part of the fourth wave of red-carded Legacy Collection figures, a wave inspired in the characters from the Episode VI: Return of the Jedi movie.

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Iron Man Mark VI – Iron Man 2

May 23, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Iron Man Mark VI – Iron Man 2

This was actually one of the first of the Iron Man 2 figures I bought. Why did I wait so long to review it? Well, I really wanted to wait until I saw the film to understand if there was really anything different in this suit.

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Iron Man Mark V – Iron Man 2

May 16, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Iron Man Mark V – Iron Man 2

The concept behind the Mk. 5 Iron Man armor is fairly simple. Regular Iron Man armor is not that easy to transport nor conceal, therefore Stark developed a bare-bones version that can be lugged around in the form of a large suitcase.

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Major Panno

May 9, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Major Panno

Hasbro released Major Panno in 2009 as part of the fourth wave of red-carded Legacy Collection figures, a wave inspired in the characters from the Episode VI: Return of the Jedi movie.

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Plo Koon

May 2, 2010 | By | Reply More
Plo Koon

The latest Plo Koon figure comes from the 2010 Legacy Collection, and whether or not is yet another step towards delivering the definitive version for the character is subject to some debate.

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Malakili (Rancor Keeper)

April 11, 2010 | By | Reply More
Malakili (Rancor Keeper)

Malakili is a character whose claim to fame comes from being heartbroken when Luke Skywalker kills the Rancor at Jabba’s Palace by squashing the creature with a spiked door.

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