Today’s Arrival: Bandai S.H. Figuarts Jetman Black Condor

30 12 2012

Due to the crazy December month I’ve been having, I don’t have time do a video review for Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Jetman Black Condor. It’s 90% the same as the Red Hawk figureĀ  so here’s a quick photo review.

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Standing 5.5 inches tall, the figure is sculpted to perfection and matches the live-action suit design.

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He shares the same body mold and accessory package as the previous released Red Hawk figure but with an entirely new helmet sculpt.

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He includes a variety of different types of gesture hands and weapons.

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Like Red Hawk, you can mount optional wings for flight.

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This is definitely a top notch figure from Bandai and worth of any fan of Super Sentai. Priced at $45 (amazon, eBay, bigbadtoystore).

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: McFarlane Toys Halo 4 Cortana

22 12 2012

Finally found this figure after week’s of hunting at retail. This is McFarlane Toy’s Halo 4 Cortana.

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The figure is nicely sculpted with Cortana sporting off some nice curves. Not much in the way of articulation but that’s fine as long as the looks good. She has a very bad standing problem on the stand as she leans too far back when plugged into it

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She comes with a removable base.

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She has an optional virtual screen+right hand that you can swap onto the figure.

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You get very dinky small 1″ Master Chief figure.

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Definitely a great figure to own and add to your Halo action figure collection.

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Mattel DC Comics Unlimited New 52 Superman

22 12 2012

I’m really digging the new Superman design based off DC Comics New 52 Universe. Here’s Mattel’s 2nd release of him but this time with an awesome metallic paint job. The packaging is very modern and slick.

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Sculpted by the Four Horsemen, this figure looks even better just by the shiny paint job alone.

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Here’s a side-by-side comparison with Mattel’s DC Classics All-Stars version of the figure (on left).

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He’s to scale with all previous DC Classics and Unlimited figures by Mattel. Here he is next the Mattels’ DC Classics All-StarsĀ  (New 52) Batman and Batman Unlimited (New 52) Batgirl.

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This is definitely the better of the 2 versions of this figure. I can’t say enough about how the metallic paint job makes this figure feel more finished. Retails for about $20.

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Bandai Power Rangers Super Samurai Super Mega Red Ranger

22 12 2012

Apparently I missed a Red Ranger in Bandai’s Power Rangers Samurai 4″ action figure series. This one is the Super Mega Red Ranger.

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This is pretty much the armored version of the Super Red Ranger.

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The figure uses a new chest mold and a new sculpted sword. Every other body part is reused from the previous Mega Red Ranger.

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The only versions I’m missing are Shark Mode and Mega Shark Mode.

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This turned better than I thought. If you’re a fan of Power Rangers Samurai this figure is worth getting.

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Bandai Power Rangers Megaforce Red Ranger

22 12 2012

I was debating on picking up this Red Ranger for $9.99 at Toysrus but for $6.99 at Target the decision was much cheaper/easier to make.

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The figure is in the 4″ scale and has pretty basic articulation. Don’t expect S.H.Figuarts quality here.

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2 cards are included.

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His weapons include the dragon sword and gun.

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On his belt is a removeable Gosei Morpher.

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For under $10, this figure is pretty descent for the U.S. demographic it is intended for. If your a S.H. Figuarts collector, don’t bother with these.

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Today’s Arrival: Hasbro Transformers Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Class Starscream

22 12 2012

Thanks to BigBadToyStore.com, I got my hands Hasbro’s Transformers Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Class Starscream. This is one figure I wanted so desperately when the first figures based on TF War for Cybertron line came out.

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In jet mode, Starscream’s is force to be reckoned with.

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Robot mode is amazing. He’s very much a match to his video game design.

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His weapons can work in several different ways on him. You can mount them like his classic G1 form…one on each arm.

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You can combine them and single mount it on one arm or in a fist.

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You can also hold them with both hands.

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Today’s Arrival: Hasbro Transformers Fall of Cybertron Voyager Class Grimlock

21 12 2012

Arriving from the good folks at robotkingdom.com is Hasbro’s Transformers Fall of Cybertron Voyager Class Grimlock.

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In Dinobot mode, this guy is vicious.

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A button on back of his head allows for a very angry red light up effect.

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His sword and shield can be mounted on the side of his big dino legs.

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In robot form, the heavy hitter we know and love struts his powerful physique.

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A button on his back lights up Grimlock’s chest.

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Just like in the game, Grimlock is armed with his sword and shield.

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This is definitely a must have especially because he’s in a nice Voyager Class size and will tower over the other FOC Tranformers who are in Deluxce Class size.

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