R392 Mattel DC Multiverse Zero Year Batman Action Figure Review

4 06 2016

Mattel’s attempt at the Zero Year Batman Design isn’t quite up to par as the DC Collectibles version. The sculpt and plastic quality is good but the articulation system is much to be desired. Priced at about $20 (Target).

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Today’s Arrivals: Turbo Beyond

21 09 2014

A couple of cool surprises thanks to good buddies of mine.

First up, the Total Heroes Ultra Series Batman Beyond from Mattycollector.com. Includes alternate heads of Terry and Bruce along with cool add-ons and a little Atom figure.

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The much sough after Bandai Super Megaforce Red Turbo Ranger figure finally joins my collection. One of my favorite designs for Red Ranger.

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: TF4 Day and Big Wow in San Jose

17 05 2014

Today marks the official retail release date of the Transformers Age of Extinction movie toys. Earlier in the week, I took advantage of Amazon’s buy 1 get 1 for 30% off when they sold their stock online last Monday. Apparently Monday was referred to Cybertron Monday – the official online release date for the movie figures. I was able to get the Scorn and Slug through that deal and today I hopped over to Toysrus and used my $5 off coupon and picked leader class Optimus Prime. I honestly like the design of these toys.

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After learning Takara Tomy was doing a more movie accurate colored Optimus with more silver paint apps but selling for $80, I decided to take time to add some more silver paint to my US version Optimus myself. Using Tamiya Acrylic paint,  I painted parts of the arms, chest, head, and fully painted thighs and feet.

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The annual Big Wow Comic Convention hit San Jose, CA this weekend. It’s more fan friendly convention for better interaction with comic creators. Relatively a small show but there was a descent seller presence. I was able to track down a very cool Evil Lyn from the 2000’s MOTU as well as TF Generations Scourage. Also snagged the DC Collectibles Designer Series Nightwing based off the art designs of Greg Capullo.

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The real bargain I found was an Ultra-Act Ultraman Tiga Sky Mode figure for $20.

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R305 Mattel WWE Elite 26 Roman Reigns Action Figure Review

9 01 2014

Believe in the Shield with the faction’s most powerful member Roman Reigns. Features a great looking sculpt and elite style articulation. He includes a build-a-barricade diorama. Priced at about $16 (toysrus).





Today’s Arrival: Mattel Batman Unlimited Batman Arkham Origins

22 10 2013

Finally figures of the Batman Unlimited series from Mattel is starting to hit shelves just time before the video releases this Friday (10/25/2013). The Arkham origins Batman comes in the same style packaging as previous figures.

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The figure is an amazing sculpt. The armor is well done. His cape is nice and wide, perfect for action poses.

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Taking a closer look, his head sculpt is very good. Batman hasn’t shaved in a bit if you look close enough.

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His pose-ability isn’t that great. Nice bicep swivel, not enough elbow bending range, no ab crunch , and lack of ankle rocking hurt this figure.

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Still, I like how this figure turned out. $15.99 (Target)

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R287 Mattel WWE Elite Toysrus Exclusive Wrestlemania 29 Triple H Action Figure Review

29 09 2013

Exclusive to Toysrus for $17.99 is this Elite style Triple H. Note he sports his new short hair style. Features Elite style articulation and comes with detachable cloth shirt and sledgehammer.





R286 Covergirls of the DCU Batgirl Statue Review

14 09 2013

DC Collectibles Cover Girls of the DCU Statue series continues with the New 52 version of Batgirl. Made of high quality resin, this statue scales 10 inches tall, and is beautifully sculpted. Batgirl is based off the artwork of Stanley Artgerm Lau and is sculpted by Jack Matthews. Includes preattached batarang and an attachable display base. Limited to 5,200. Sells for about $100 (DCcomics.com, amazon).

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