R349 DC Collectible Red Hood and the Outlaws Starfire Action Figure Review

30 08 2014

The sexy Outlaw known as Starfire enters into DC Collectibles New 52 action figure with this 6″ release. Features one of the best female sculpts in the series with descent articulation, she has no accessories but has a very long and fiery hair design, something never seen before in an action figure for Starfire. Priced at about $25 (Amazon).

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Hasbro Avengers Assemble Animated Action Figures

24 08 2013

Scaling at about 3.75″ are these Avengers Assemble action figures based on the hit animated series on Disney XD. These figures have very nice packaging with comic art on the front of the card.

Here we have Captain America which is a reused figure from the Captain America First Avenger series just with light blue metallic paint job. Probably THE BEST recoloring on this figure to date.

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Cap comes with a shield blast launcher. Note the reverseside of the shield cannot be attached to the arms of the figure. WTF?

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You’ll need to grab an attachable Shield from another Captain America to complete this figure. Cap lacks a waist swivel and wrist and ankle articulation.

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This version of the Red Skull maybe his best in the 4 inch scale to date. Loving the hat and overcoat that can be attached to the figure.

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The Red Skull includes a flame thrower type of weapon.

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This is a very cool figure with good articulation but needs a handgun and cosmic cube.

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The invincible Iron Man looks to a be combination of different parts from earlier figures from the Iron Man 2 and Marvel Universe lines. The paint job uses a much plastic-looking colored red.

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A thunder blade shield is included with Iron Man.

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This figure looks great but lacks double jointed knees and wrist and ankle articulation.

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Black Widow looks very cool with nice gold trims and cool head sculpt. I like how the hair has a little flare to it like its flowing in the wind.

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Widow includes a inferno cannon.

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Widow is by far the best of the line and has lots of right articulation points with exception of a waist swivel and ankle rocking. You’ll need to borrow a handgun from another figure (I chose G.I. Joes) to really complete this figure.

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The body mold of this Black Widow is the same one from the Avengers Movie line. Note the different hands, belt and gold paint app differences.

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Even thought Hasbro is just reusing molds, adding minor new parts, doing repaints, the line is solid. These are just showing in retail shops like Toysrus and are priced the same as Marvel Universe figures ($9.99).





R280 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dekaranger Deka Yellow Action Figure Review

3 08 2013

It’s Judgement Time! Deka Yellow joins the Dekaranger team as part of Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Action Figure line. Standing 5.5 inches tall, figure includes extra hands, D-Shot, D-Knuckle, D-Sticks, D-Whopper, SP License, and optional belt holsters. Highly pose-able with its many articulation points, you can really pose out this figure into anyway desirable. A Tamashii Web Exclusive so its priced at about $90.

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello

12 11 2012

It took me awhile but I finally assembled the entire Turtle team based off the 2012 Nicktoons animated series. Before I go any further, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series just might be the best cartoon I’ve seen in a very loooooooong time. Picked up Donatello today at Target for $7.99.

With my trusty .005 black Micron pen, I added panel lining to bring out some depth and detail in the figure. Here’s Donnie with the rest of his brothers.





Adventures in Toy Shopping: Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo

25 10 2012

I’m 4 episodes into Nick’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon and loving it. Because of this I really wanted to start picking up the action figures for the show. I already own Raphael who is my favorite. Walked into my local Target store and snagged Leonardo.

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I wondered what the figure would look like with black panel lining. So¬† I grabbed my trustee black .005 Micron pen and gave it a go. Here’s what it looks like:





R231 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Boukenger Power Rangers Overdrive Bouken Red Action Figure Review

22 10 2012

Leading the charge for treasure is Bouken Red from the Super Sentai series Boukenger. Sculpted with the original suit design in mind, this figure sports highly detailed paint apps not just on the figure but on the accessories/weapons. Stands about 6″ tall, includes various extra hands, Accellular (3 versions), Surivbuster (2 versions), Surviblade, Bouken Bo, Bouken Javelin, and the Akibaranger bonus weapon – the Bouken Scooper. Priced about $40 (eBay, cstoysjapan).





R215 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Akibaranger Akiba Red Action Figure Review

28 07 2012

The delivery boy at Sasaki Pom Poko Delivery lives his life-long dream and becomes a Reddo as Akiba Red. Based off the Unofficial Super Sentai Series Akibaranger. 6 inches tall, include extra hands, and the MMZ-01 handgun.