Tag: Hasbro

Zartan (Retaliation)

May 8, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Zartan (Retaliation)

I have come to realize that the G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie was, at its heart, a project meant to boost toy sales instead of the opposite, where the toys are meant to promote theater attendance.

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War Machine (Iron Man 3 Assemblers)

May 6, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
War Machine (Iron Man 3 Assemblers)

I’d been avoiding Iron Man 3 figures pretty much since they came out. Since they seemed to be lacking most of what I’d liked about the Iron Man 2 line, they were a pretty easy pass. I had picked up something in passing, War Machine was only available in the “Assemblers” version, the larger interchangeable limbs […]

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Joe Con 2013: Custom Figures

May 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Joe Con 2013: Custom Figures

  I started with the dioramas because they are a personal favorite. However, there was just as much talent on display in the custom figure competition.   This was actually in the diorama category, I just forgot to put it over there. I dig astronauts, so this 12″ Joe was fun for me to see. […]

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Heroic Age Iron Man

April 29, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Heroic Age Iron Man

While I usually shy away from collecting figures in scales other than 3.75-inch, I find it hard sometimes to resist buying characters or versions of characters when they made them in different scales.

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Captain Rex (Phase II Armor)

April 27, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Captain Rex (Phase II Armor)

Clone Captain Rex is a character that has been made into action figures a few times now in the Clone Wars collection by Hasbro, starting with a really cool wave 1 release and sprinkled throughout subsequent waves up until this last one.

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Joe Con 2013: Diorama Contest

April 24, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Joe Con 2013: Diorama Contest

I was completely blown away at the quality of dioramas on display at Joe Con 2013. You can tell the folks that put these together are passionate about their hobby for sure. I could have spent all day looking at just these and probably not seen all the cool details.   I had to include […]

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Astonishing Beast

April 22, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Astonishing Beast

  It’s been quite a while since I picked up an X-Men comic book, so when images of the more recent Beast action figure started appearing online, I was rather puzzled by his appearance.   A lot of the character’s personality got lost in translation in the comic books I used to read in the […]

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Firefly (Retaliation)

April 17, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Firefly (Retaliation)

Other than Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, I would say that Firefly is one of the more iconic characters in the vintage G.I. Joe line, as evidenced by the couple dozen versions released for the character since then.

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Ponda Baba

April 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ponda Baba

One of the more memorable aliens in the Cantina Scene from the original Star Wars movie is the Walrus Man, later named as Ponda Baba in West End Games’ Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope, published in 1989.

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Blind Bag Star Wars Angry Birds

April 6, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Blind Bag Star Wars Angry Birds

I’d never gave Angry Birds a second thought. I’d seen screen shots. I understood what it was. I just didn’t have interest. It didn’t help that it was way over merchandised. Including the slew of stuff that was released to coincide with the Space and Star Wars releases. What changed you may ask? My mom. […]

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Battle-Kata Roadblock (Retaliation)

April 3, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Battle-Kata Roadblock (Retaliation)

As an adult collector, I find it difficult sometimes to go along with some of the design decisions Hasbro makes, one recent example being the portrayal of the Roadblock character in the action figure line for the upcoming G.I. Joe Retaliation movie.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi (Light-Up Lightsaber)

March 30, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Light-Up Lightsaber)

Continuing my look at the novelty figures released by Hasbro, as part of the 2012 Movie Heroes line today is the turn of the Light-up version of Obi –Wan Kenobi.

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Rock & Roll (GI Joe Kreo)

March 27, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Rock & Roll (GI Joe Kreo)

I know everybody wanted GI Joe Lego. A quick image search will yield a number of custom creations out there. However, Hasbro wouldn’t want to license somebody to do that when they have their own Kreo building block line. I want to say up front the character choice show this line was created by fans of the […]

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Ultimate Armour Iron Man

March 25, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Ultimate Armour Iron Man

This Iron Man was released as part of the last wave of Iron Man 2 action figures by Hasbro a couple of years ago. The mold is the exact same they used for the Mk. 2, Mk.3 and a couple of Concept Armors, with only a different paintjob.

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Red Ninja (Retaliation)

March 20, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Red Ninja (Retaliation)

One type of figure I always wanted from the ARAH G.I. Joe line was red ninjas. Even though Hasbro did produce some of them years later, the first few versions were just repaints of old Storm Shadow molds

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Storm Shadow (Retaliation)

March 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Storm Shadow (Retaliation)

Although I may not agree entirely with the way Storm Shadow has been portrayed thus far in the movie universe, I am certainly happy that we get new Hasbro toys

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Snake Eyes (Retaliation)

March 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Snake Eyes (Retaliation)

Well, after admitting that I am pretty much a fan of the ninja mythos presented in the old G.I. Joe comic books, it would be not much of a stretch to assume that Snake Eyes is another of my favorite Joes. And for the most part that would be correct, although not to the point of unabashedly praise any action figure made of this character.

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G.I. Joe Trooper (Retaliation)

March 6, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
G.I. Joe Trooper (Retaliation)

Well, after last year’s delay of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie, it seems that Hasbro action figures are finally hitting the pegs where I live.

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AWE Striker

February 27, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
AWE Striker

The AWE Striker has been around for a long time. Since 1985 in fact. It’s been repainted several times and is somewhat of a staple of the line. That said, I’ve never owned one until I saw this one at a good price. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. The backdrop folds […]

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Starkiller

February 23, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Starkiller

Let me start by saying that I like Star Wars. And I like video games. And, obviously, I also like action figures, so it is pretty much a given that I would have more than a passing interest in whatever exists in the intersection of those three sets.

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