R263 Medicom Toy MAFEX Amazing Spider-Man Movie Figure Review

10 05 2013

Medicom Toy breaks into the action figure market with their MAFEX series. What better way to start off the line with movie version of the Amazing Spider-Man. Standing about 6.5″ tall, this figure is made of high quality plastic and movie accurate design/sculpting. The most impressive feature is in the articulation system. Nearly identical to Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts line, this Spidey can be posed in the most dynamic ways possible. He includes a variety of extra hands, 3 web lines, and a clear plastic display stand. Pretty price at about $55 (bigbadtoystore.com) but this figure definitely delivers like no other Spider-Man action figure has ever done…quite possibly the best articulated Spidey to date.

Medicom MAFEX Amazing Spider-Man 01

This figure sculpting has a movie accurate physique.

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He stands just a bit taller than previous movie based Spidey figures. [Toy Biz Spider-Man 2 movie to the left & Hasbro Amazing Spider-Man Movie to the right]

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The articulation system is amazing and is very similar to Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts series.. Flexibility is outstanding.

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There wasn’t any pose I really couldn’t put this guy through. If you saw it in the movie, you can get it here.

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With extra hands, web lines, and a display stand, this is a Spidey figure that will change the action figure game. Hasbro…you’ve been warned.

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R252 Marvel Select Classic Venom Action Figure Review

24 02 2013

This is definitely one of the best figures Marvel Select has ever released by releasing one of Marvel’s most popular anti-heroes, the classic Venom. He scales 7 inches tall, amazingly sculpted, and includes a variety of extra accessories. His pose-ability reminds me of Mattel’s DC Classics action figures. Priced at about $20 and is available through many US comic book shops as well as Amazon.

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Hasbro Marvel Legends Steve Rogers

27 11 2012

Another tough figure to find in the Marvel Legends is Steve Rogers. The former Captain America (at the time) donned a new uniform and became more of a secret agent than a star spangled Avenger.

Awesome packaging by Hasbro with art by Ed McGuinness.

The figure is awesome. Cool looking costume, nice colors, and great looking head sculpt.

He includes his shield and 2 handguns.

Shield can peg into his back.

If you’re a Cap fan this is one for you.


Adventures in Toy Shopping: Hasbro Marvel Legends Big Time Spider-Man

27 11 2012

The hardest of the Hasbro’s Arnim Zola Marvel Legends series is this Big Time Spider-Man. It’s been months since it 1st released and I spotted one the shelf at my local Target.

Box is very cool and I love the Spidey illustration by Ed McGuinness.

Overall, this figure sports a very green than black Spider-Man.

A closer look at his spider logos. You can also see the overpowering green that surrounds the logos. That color should be black in my opinion.

Much of this figure uses older parts like from the Black Spider-Man from the Target Exclusive Red Hulk series. The new parts are the head, forearms, hands, lower legs, and feet.

Adventures in Toy Shopping: Black Friday 2012: Grab Zags Marvel Minis Ultimate Spider-Man

24 11 2012

As you might expect, Black Friday was filled with big crowds and long lines at pretty much every big name store. I did most of my shopping on Amazon. Just out of shear curiosity, me and my cousin decide to hit a few stores. First stop was Gamestop at around 11am. Pretty crowded but the lined moved rather timely. Next up was Toysrus. Place was like tornado hit it. It was just a big mess and the line was so long I decided to hold off what I intended to buy. Walked over to Best Buy and that place was even worse. Decided to head home and chill out a bit. Did some more online shopping and realized I missed a few presents. Hit up Gamestop and Toysrus again. Lines were long but they moved pretty well. Even the clerks who checked me out seemed to be friendly and up beat at the 8pm hour. While I was in line at Toysrus, I spotted these little 1″ Grab Zag Minis Ultimate Spider-Man blind pack figures. They looked pretty good from the product shots on the packaging and are priced at $2.99. Because they are blinded pack figures its difficult to know what you’re getting. The figure inside is actually sandwiched with 2 cardboard sheets to make it a bit difficult to feel up the bag for the figure you want.

To my luck, I scored the figure I wanted : Spider-Man

As mentioned, the figure stands about 1″ tall.

The figure comes with a deep gray stand with a clear plastic poll. One end pegs into the stand and the other into the back of the figure. I especially like the official Ultimate Spider-Man logo on the stand.

The figure is sculpted very nicely, reminds of  the Japanese Super-Deformed cartoon style. The paint apps are a bit messy but what do you expect for something so small. I like the fact the web are black panel-lined.

Next to my G.I.Joe Storm Shadow, you can really get sense of scale. It’s an awesome little figure, perfect next to a computer monitor. I just might pick up a few more.

R234 DC Collectibles Justice League Wonder Woman New 52 Action Figure Review

17 11 2012

Straight out of the pages of Justice League comic book comes the Amazon Princess Wonder Woman. Standing about 6.5″ tall, she comes highly detailed based off designs by comic legend Jim Lee. Includes is a short sword. Priced at about $20, available on eBay, Amazon, and most US comic stores.

R230 Bandai S.H. Figaurts Kamen Rider Fourze Cosmic States Action Figure Review

21 10 2012

The ultimate form of Kamen Rider Fourze – Cosmic States. Visually stunning – with a sleek metallic paint job, super detailed sculpting, and phenomenal articulation, this figure is quite possibly the best state of Fourze in the S.H. Figuarts line. Features various extra hands, different versions of the Cosmic Switch, the Barizun Sword, and the Chicken Nugget Foodroid. Goes for about $40 (Amazon, eBay).

R226 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Den-O Sword Form Action Figure Review

19 09 2012

Bandai finally releases the much anticipated Kamen Rider Den-O Sword Form in the S.H. Figuarts line. This lead form in the Kamen Rider Den-O series and comes with a variety of extra hands, different versions of the sword form DenGasher, and even special effect parts for the sword DenGasher. Made of high quality plastic, beautifully sculpted with show accurate design, this one impressive figure. Goes for about $35 on eBay and Amazon.

R225 Hasbro Walmart The Amazing Spider-Man Movie 6 inch Action Figure Review

19 09 2012

Exclusively released through Walmart stores comes the 6 inch Amazing Spider-Man Movie action figure. Includes display stand and 3 web lines, this figure is ready to join your 6″ Marvel Legends action figure collection. Sporting a movie accurate sculpt, figure is highly poseable. Watch the video and see if this worth your money.

R224 Hasbro Walmart Thor The Mighty Avenger Movies Series: Thor 6″ Action Figure Review

8 09 2012

Released in conjunction to it’s live-action counterpart exclusively through Walmart, this Hasbro 6″ scale movie version of Thor is one impressively sculpted action figure. Standing closer to 7″, Thor includes a movie accurate sculpt complete with his hammer Mjolnir. One of the toughest Walmart Exclusives to find for a descent price not just because of it’s scale but because of the battle helmet head sculpt briefly seen in the live-action movie.


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