Photo Review: Bandai Go-Busters Sentai Alpha Trading Figures

31 05 2012

One of the Bandai’s best trading figures lines is the Sentai Alpha series. They are equal in scale with Star Wars action figures and are sculpted based off real scans of the Go-Busters suit actors. They are super detailed with top notch sculpting and fine paint application. There 4 figures in the first wave and sell for about $10 each: Red, Blue, Yellow Busters & Cheeda Nick. What’s cool about this first wave is that each figure contains a build-a-figure part for Usada. Unfortunately, I learned about this cool build-a-figure feature after I received my order of just the Go-Buster figures. Need to order Cheeda Nick.

Weekly Update 5/31/2012

31 05 2012

As May 2012 comes to a close, probably the most productive video review month I’ll have for awhile, we covered very interesting variety of action figures. Check out the May 2012 posting on the side bar to view them.

The next big thing coming is San Diego Comic-Con 2012. I’ll be heading down mid July for the whole sha-bang and expect to come back with exclusives.

I recently picked the Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes from the 1st wave of G.I. Joe Retaliation Movie action figures.

Seeing as this only wave going to be released this year due to the movie being pushed back to March 2012, I wanted to snag these as fast as I could. Storm Shadow really impressed  me with his design and weaponry. Snake Eyes not so much.

Upcoming Reviews:

Uploading as I type: Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Trunks Action figure. It’ll pop up on my Youtube Channel Page first then back here later on. Here’s a teaser photo.

R205 DC Direct The New 52 Justice League Batman Action Figure Review

30 05 2012

DC Direct kicks off their first action figure on the New 52 Era with Batman. Standing at 7 inches tall and design off the art of Jim Lee, this Batman figure is a piece of art. Goes for about $20 and available now at local US comic shops.

R204 Hasbro Amazing Spider-Man Movie Series Ultra Poseable Spider-Man

29 05 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man movie swings into theaters Summer 2012 and Hasbro is rolling out the 3.75 inch action figures with the Ultra-Poseable Spider-Man. With over 20 points of articulation, the most for a figure in this scale, Spidey can be posed out in a wide variety of dynamic poses. Retails for about $9.99 (Toysrus, Walmart, Target, etc.)

*Figure includes no accessories.
*Bandai Tamashii stage used in intro video for aerial poses.

R203 Mattel Batman Power Attack: Shield Strike Robin Action Figure Review

26 05 2012

Batman’s trusted sidekick, Robin joins the fight in the Batman Power Attack Action Figure line by Mattel. Stands about 6 inches tall and priced at $10.99 (Toysrus). He comes with limited articulation and his trusted Shield?

R202 Mattel Batman Power Attack: Battle Gauntlet Batman Action Figure Review

26 05 2012

Check out Battle Gauntlet Batman, part of Mattel’s Batman Power Attack action figure series. The sculpt is very much cartoony and aimed for the kid audience. Stands about 6 inches tall and comes with insanely huge batarang. Retails for $10.99 at your local toysrus.

R201 Square Enix Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid : Solid Snake Action Figure Review

19 05 2012

Finally, after years of waiting, the classic version of Solid Snake from the original Metal Gear Solid video game gets Play Arts Kai treatment. This 10 inch figure from Square Enix is beautifully sculpted and has multiple points of articulation for a great range of dynamic posing. Includes extra hands, Socom pistol and Assault Rifle. For about $60, fans of MGS will definitely want to own this action figure. Available now (5/17/2012) in the US at local comic shops and online toy sellers.