Adventures in Toy Shopping: Target Shopping

29 05 2013

I thankfully work next to Target store so every now and then during the week I can easily stop by and browse the toy aisle. Target put their mini Man of Steel movie display and I spotted the only Movie Master Superman figure ($15.99).

The blister card packaging isn’t anything special but Superman is nicely posed within. Really excited to see the movie.

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He includes a Superman Logo display stand that’s very textured.

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The most apparent thing about the figure is that his entire suit is textured. Not loving the fact the S Logo is textured…it feels weird.

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He scales equally to other Mattel figures such as the DC Unlimited New 52 version of Superman.

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And he scales equally with Movie Master Dark Knight Batman.

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Also spotted a cool Hasbro Marvel Universe Uncanny X-Men 3-pack featuring Wolverine, Longshot, and Rogue. You also get a non-poseable Baby Cyclops.

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R268 Mattel DC Universe Classics Wave 4 Batman Beyond Review

27 05 2013

Originally released back in 2007, Batman Beyond best action figure to date. Features accurate TV Animation design and multiple points of articulation. Includes a silver batarang and a build a figure part for DC villain Despero. Tough to find these days so expect to pay a high collector price to add him to your collection.

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Hasbro Avengers Assemble Mighty Battler Captain America

21 05 2013

Walked into my local Target and spotted these Avengers Assemble Mighty Battlers 6″ action figures. Despite not having a lot of articulation, the figure looks good enough to me to add to my collection. I’m a Captain America and decided to pick his figure.

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The figure has a simplified look and is very cartoony. Its apparent with this level of sculpting who the the target audience is and it’s not for the adult collector. Don’t expect Marvel Legends sculpting here.

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His shield is attached to the figure and can not be removed.

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Right shoulder is ball hinged while the left shoulder simply rotates 360. Single jointed elbows and no wrist articulation. His head is ball jointed and legs swivel forward and back. His gimmick action happens when you rotate the upper torso clockwise and release for a shield hook punch…hence the justice shield action.

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He scales equally with Hasbro’s Ultimate Spider-Man 6″ action figure series 🙂

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Pretty descent Cap figure but not for everyone. Priced pretty high at $12.99 so hopefully you can find him on sale for adding to your collection.





R265 Square Enix Play Arts Kai Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Review

19 05 2013

Standing over 9 inches tall, Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai line delivers an impressive figure in the Dark Knight Trilogy Batman. Sporting a movie accurate design, Batman comes ready for action with multiple points of articulation and variety of bonus accessories for extra playability. Priced at about $65 (amazon, bigbadtoystore.com), this maybe be the best Dark Knight Movie Batman to date.

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R264 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Wizard Flame Dragon Review

10 05 2013

By summoning the power of the dragon, Kamen Wizard evolves into his Flame Dragon form. Standing just under 6 inches tall, this figure sports a show accurate design. He includes a variety of extra hands, 2 forms of the wizard-gun-sword, alternate driver for the belt, and a customized Tamashii stage.  Priced at about $35 (Amazon, eBay, cstoysjapan.com).

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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.

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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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