Tag: Hasbro

Iron Man Mark 1 – Iron Man 2 (Comic Version)

January 24, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Iron Man Mark 1 – Iron Man 2 (Comic Version)

This wasn’t a figure I had planned on getting. If anything, I planned on getting the movie version. However, after finishing Essential Iron Man Volume 1, I changed my mind. I’d never really been an Iron Man fan. I’d be lying if I said the movie didn’t have anything to do with it. Of course, […]

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Thi-Sen (Clone Wars)

January 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Thi-Sen (Clone Wars)

For me, one of the most interesting episodes in the second season of Clone Wars was Trespass, were we get to see new environments and more importantly, new character models developed for the CGI series.

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Storm Shadow (Arctic Assault)

January 19, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Storm Shadow (Arctic Assault)

Arctic Assault Storm Shadow was released in 2009 as part of wave 3 of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra toy line. Even though the name is somewhat misleading, Storm Shadow did appear in the movie dressed (or undressed) like this in the movie, while in the arctic Cobra base, so technically, so the Artic Assault moniker is correct.

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Captain Britain

January 17, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Captain Britain

For some reason, I have always had a certain fascination with flag-costumed superheroes, and Marvel Comics is the only big publisher I know of that can blatantly rip-off the color scheme of any flag and turn it into a striking costume.

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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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Ripper (Dreadnok)

January 12, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Ripper (Dreadnok)

Ripper is the first Dreadnok in my small GI Joe collection. I just never really understood them. They are essentially an Aussie motorcycle gang. I’m sure they were styled after the baddies in the Mad Max series of films. It’s not that they aren’t entertaining, but other than a diversion what military purpose would they […]

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Archangel

January 10, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Archangel

One of the most sought after figures in Marvel Universe Series 2, Archangel was a Fan’s Choice winner in 2009.

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Gelagrub Patrol

January 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Gelagrub Patrol

Generally, the Star Wars Battlepack format has been good to fans. In a box you get several figures and accessories for a cost that oftentimes is lower than what you’d pay for each individually carded figure.

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Arctic Assault Snake Eyes

January 5, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Arctic Assault Snake Eyes

Since this is a movie inspired figure, the silent commando dispenses with the black ensemble he normally wears pretty much everywhere in comic books and cartoons, and instead comes attired with proper cold weather garments.

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Spiderman (House of M)

January 3, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Spiderman (House of M)

Of late, I find that collecting Hasbro Marvel Universe figures is becoming a lot like collecting Star Wars Clone Troopers, in the sense that there are only a few new molds developed each year and then we get to buy a lot of repaints with minimal changes done to them for quite some time.

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Iron Man Mk.VI (Power Up Glow)

December 19, 2010 | By | Reply More
Iron Man Mk.VI (Power Up Glow)

As a matter of principle, I usually shun gimmick figures. In most cases these features are either hideous to look at or mess with the articulation in some way. In the case of this Iron Man figure it is the later scenario but as it turns out, the end result is quite above tolerable in that regard.

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Luke Cage

December 10, 2010 | By | Reply More
Luke Cage

Luke Cage (a.k.a. Power Man) was released in 2010 as part of the second (H.A.M.M.E.R.) series of figures in the Hasbro’s Marvel Universe line. For this series, Hasbro upped the ante by offering a few new body types with unique sculpts.

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Kitty Pryde

December 8, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Kitty Pryde

Hasbro released Kitty Pryde as figure number 17 in their second series of Marvel Universe figures. At this point, it is no surprise that she uses the same female body we have seen before, and it is becoming increasingly evident that there is a need to add more variety into the line, at least as far as female characters are concerned.

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Iron Man (Extremis Armor)

December 5, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Iron Man (Extremis Armor)

The most recent Iron Man version in the Marvel Universe line is this Extremis Armor Iron Man. The basics behind the new suit is that Tony Stark got infected by a nano-virus that bestowed upon him the ability to interface directly with the hardware and …

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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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Kamakura (Rise of Cobra)

November 27, 2010 | By | Reply More
Kamakura (Rise of Cobra)

As part of the Not-Actually-Seen-In-The-Movie characters, Kamakura is constructed with a number of parts taken from the 25th Anniversary line as well as some of the newer molds used for the first batches of movie figures.

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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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Thor

November 7, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Thor

Hasbro released Thor (#12) in 2010 as part of the second (H.A.M.M.E.R.) series of figures in the Marvel Universe line. For this series, Hasbro upped the ante by relying slightly less in generic body sculpts and offering a very good number of new, unique sculpts.

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Ravage (Legends Class)

October 30, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Ravage (Legends Class)

Let me start by saying that I am not a Transformers fan. I missed the old cartoon and it’s companion toy line by a couple of years and by the time I was eleven …

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Storm & Nightcrawler (Secret Wars Comic Pack)

October 24, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Storm & Nightcrawler (Secret Wars Comic Pack)

The figures I’m reviewing today come packaged together as part of the Secret Wars assortment of Marvel Universe Comic Packs by Hasbro.

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