Tag: Review

Mego Arcturian (3 3/4″)

September 26, 2009 | By | 7 Replies More
Mego Arcturian (3 3/4″)

I remember watching Star Trek (TOS) series in reruns a lot when I was younger. It was on on the weekends and I tried to never miss an episode. While Star Wars was a grand adventure, I remember I had a different view of the Star Trek universe back then. Even then, I related Star […]

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Indiana Jones Crystal Skeleton

August 8, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Indiana Jones Crystal Skeleton

“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”(KOTCS) was released last year to less than enthusiastic reviews by both fans and critics. The plot revolved around crystal skulls, Mayan end of the world predictions, and aliens. There are several crystal skulls in the world that folks have varying degrees of thought on. The ones […]

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Ugnaught

August 2, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Ugnaught

Ugnaughts are one of the creepier creatures from the original Star Wars trilogy. First appearing in “The Empire Strikes Back,” they seem to fill the municipal maintenance functions and act as general laborers. I was never certain of their alliances, though. They play monkey in the middle with C-3PO’s head against Chewbacca. Then they assist […]

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Baroness – GI Joe: Rise of Cobra

July 12, 2009 | By | 14 Replies More
Baroness – GI Joe: Rise of Cobra

Normally, collectibles on this site are based on films and TV shows. This summer we are getting a big screen version of GI Joe. The film version is based on the Real American Hero (RAH) animated series from the early eighties. That series was based on Hasbro’s line of action figures. And you know there […]

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Wioslea

July 4, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Wioslea

In order to raise money for chartering the Millenium Falcon, Luke Skywalker was forced to sell his landspeeder at a used speed dealer in Mos Eisley. The speeder dealer was a large bug headed creature that we only glimpse from a distance. Other than the huge melon, I couldn’t tell you much about the dealer. […]

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Dr. Henry Jones

July 3, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Dr. Henry Jones

1989 saw Indiana Jones return to the silver screen for the third time.  “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” put Indy in situations reminiscent of the first film.  He was fighting Nazi’s, searching for a Christian relic, visited his students, etc…  The big twist in this film was the introduction of his father, Henry Jones, Senior. For the 5 people […]

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Vintage Indiana Jones

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Vintage Indiana Jones

One of my favorite things to ask people is, “What’s your favorite movie?”  I’ve even asked it when interviewing folks.  I use it to understand folk’s sense of humor and acceptance of geekiness.  Now, if you’ve visited this site more than once, you’ll know I’m a huge Star Wars fan and collector.  What you probably wouldn’t guess is that “”Raiders of […]

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Monkey Man

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Monkey Man

Indiana Jones coming back to the big screen has given Hasbro a reason to give us new Raider’s figures.  If you’ve visited the site before, you’ll know that I’m a pretty big fan of the vintage Kenner Indiana Jones line.  I will say that I don’t have a complete collection.  I don’t have a complete Well of Souls or Ceremonial […]

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Sallah

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Sallah

One of the key things to being an action hero is you can’t do it alone.  Han Solo has Chewbacca, the Lone Ranger has Tonto, and Indiana Jones has Sallah.  Without Sallah, Indy would have never found the German dig site or had enough help to get the Ark out of the Well of Souls.  When he needed help […]

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German Soldier 2-Pack

July 3, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
German Soldier 2-Pack

Army building action figures seems to have became more popular in the last ten years.  As a kid, I was always torn between, should I get Bespin Luke or another Snowtrooper? Hmmmm, Bespin Luke it is. The vintage Indiana Jones line suffered from a worse problem. There was no army to build. There was figure of Indy in […]

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Vintage Cairo Swordsman

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Vintage Cairo Swordsman

Today’s review continues with our recent Indiana Jones Retro Reviews.  We’ve already took a look at Indy and Belloq.The focus for this is review is the Cairo Swordsman.  Indy was chased by a number of turban clad mercenaries through a Cairo marketplace in the original film.  One particular foe stood out.  The Cairo Swordsman. He stood out for few different reasons. […]

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Temple Trap Indiana Jones

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Temple Trap Indiana Jones

I’ve mentioned it several times before, Raiders of the Lost Ark is probably my number one favorite film of all time. I was pretty excited to hear about the Indy new film, and the promise offigures from it. To hear that Hasbro was going to go retro and make figures from some of the past films as well, was […]

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Grail Knight

July 3, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Grail Knight

Indiana Jones returned to the big screen after a hiatus in 1989. This time the McGuffin was the holy grail of all relics, the Holy Grail.  There have been numerous films and TV shows that have mentioned the Grail.  Spock went “In Search Of” it. Monty Python went skipping through the English country side to look for it. Dan […]

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Adventure Heroes Sallah & Mummy

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Adventure Heroes Sallah & Mummy

As a big Indy fan, Indiana Jones Stunt show at MGM Studios at Disney World was a must see for me.  I actually had went twice on one visit, one once on another visit.  One of these visits was very special, though.  I got picked from the audience to become part of the show.  I don’t get picked for anything.  Not […]

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CZ-4

July 3, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
CZ-4

The Star Wars universe is intended to have a lived in look. I think with all the pretty white clone armor and Imperial hardware we’ve seen in recent years it’s easy to over look that. The rest of the universe is worn, used, frayed, etc… The harsh environment of Tatooine is a great weathering agent on its’ inhabitants and […]

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Chewbacca and Disassembled C-3PO Galactic Heroes

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Chewbacca and Disassembled C-3PO Galactic Heroes

I must admit, I never thought these would catch on. I figured the serious collectors would pass them by, and kids would favor the regular figures in their place.  That being said, I apparently was wrong.  There seem to be something with the cuteness factor of seeing your favorite Star Wars characters cartoonized in miniature.Until now, I’d passed up the little […]

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TAC Stormtrooper

June 30, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
TAC Stormtrooper

Stormtroopers are the backbone of the Imperial forces.  So, I really don’t mind picking up a new one when they come out.   But, I’ve managed to round up a pretty good army of the Super Articulated ‘trooper.  So, I was going to pass on this guy.  One thing saved him however.  He has a removable helmet, and doesn’t have a […]

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Luke Skywalker with Vaporator

June 30, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Luke Skywalker with Vaporator

Moisture Farmer?  What is a moisture farmer? I really wish there was more explanation on what a vaporator does and what exactly they are used to farm for.  Are they used just to gather water?  On a desert planet, that could be moisture farming.  But, in Episode 4, Owen says harvest is when he needs Luke the most, which sounds […]

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Luke Skywalker & Mara Jade 2 Pack

June 30, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Luke Skywalker & Mara Jade 2 Pack

I know, with the recent Jedi Luke I said I was getting worn out on farmboy figures.  Well, this one appealed to me for a couple of reasons.  One this is a fairly unique Luke, not EU (Expanded Universe) enough to not be recognizable. Second it was a two pack with Mara Jade, who goes on to marry Luke in […]

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Yarna D’al Gargan

June 29, 2009 | By | 5 Replies More
Yarna D’al Gargan

This is one of those figures that was definitely made for the collectors out there. Fans have been asking for her sinceshe first appeared on screen in “Return of the Jedi.” Kenner had her in the development pipeline for the vintage line until Lucasfilm axed the idea.  (Check out the prototype here.) Who is she, you ask?  Yarna D’al Gargan is […]

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