R385 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Son Gohan Review

17 10 2015

Ascending to new power levels through advanced training, Ultimate Son Gohan is born. This figure uses the same exact body mold as the mass release normal state Goku with entirely new head sculpt. Features stellar sculpting and a wide range of articulation complimented with extra hands, alternate facial expressions and a blast effect part with stand. Priced at about $40 (amazon).

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R244 Hasbro Ultimate Spider-Man Animated: Human Rocket Nova 6″ Action Figure Review

10 02 2013

Hasbro’s first wave of 6″ Ultimate Spider-Man Animated figures are here. Here’s the Human Rocket known as Nova. The figured is nicely sculpted but that’s all I can really say that’s positive. Watch the video and see what I think overall. Priced at $14.99 (Toysrus)





R243 Hasbro Ultimate Spider-Man Animated: Ultra Strike Spider-Man 6″ Action Figure Review

10 02 2013

Hasbro’s 1st wave of 6″ Ultimate Spider-Man Animated figures are here. This is the Ultra Strike Spider-man. He’s the only figure in the 1st wave that’s labeled ‘Super Poseable’ but I’d hardly call him ‘Super.’ Priced at $14.99 (Toysrus)





Adventures in Toy Shopping: Marvel Legends (Hit Monkey Series) Ultimate Captain America

22 01 2013

Dropped by my local Target and spotted the next Marvel Legends (Hit Monkey Series) Action Figures. The only figure that tickled my fancy was the Ultimate Captain America action figure. He’s one of the figures in the line without a Hit Monkey build-a-figure part.

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He has a brown combat vest that gives him a more equipped look. He rarely used a vest in the comics but its nice edition for the figure.

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He’s not entirely accurate to his comic book design. He lacks gray paint apps under the shoulder joints like the gray areas on the inside of the biceps. He also is missing the star logos on top of the shoulders.

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Note all the extra combat gear on the rear of his belt. Too bad its not painted differently so they stand out better.

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There’s a gun but its molded into his thigh holster ๐Ÿ˜ฅ At least it’s painted.

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His shield is the same as Bucky Captain America’s with a nice metallic paint palette on the front of the shield.

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The head sculpt has the same facial design as the Steve Rogers Super Soldier mold. Very cool because you can head swap between the two figures and have extra display options.

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This is a great figure and a must own for Cap fans. He scales perfectly with previous Cap figures. He has all the articulation for great posing with relatively tight joints. You can even remove the combat vest for a more classic look ๐Ÿ™‚

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Black Friday 2012: Grab Zags Marvel Minis Ultimate Spider-Man

24 11 2012

As you might expect, Black Friday was filled with big crowds and long lines at pretty much every big name store. I did most of my shopping on Amazon. Just out of shear curiosity, me and my cousin decide to hit a few stores. First stop was Gamestop at around 11am. Pretty crowded but the lined moved rather timely. Next up was Toysrus. Place was like tornado hit it. It was just a big mess and the line was so long I decided to hold off what I intended to buy. Walked over to Best Buy and that place was even worse. Decided to head home and chill out a bit. Did some more online shopping and realized I missed a few presents. Hit up Gamestop and Toysrus again. Lines were long but they moved pretty well. Even the clerks who checked me out seemed to be friendly and up beat at the 8pm hour. While I was in line at Toysrus, I spotted these little 1″ Grab Zag Minis Ultimate Spider-Man blind pack figures. They looked pretty good from the product shots on the packaging and are priced at $2.99. Because they are blinded pack figures its difficult to know what you’re getting. The figure inside is actually sandwiched with 2 cardboard sheets to make it a bit difficult to feel up the bag for the figure you want.

To my luck, I scored the figure I wanted : Spider-Man

As mentioned, the figure stands about 1″ tall.

The figure comes with a deep gray stand with a clear plastic poll. One end pegs into the stand and the other into the back of the figure. I especially like the official Ultimate Spider-Man logo on the stand.

The figure is sculpted very nicely, reminds ofย  the Japanese Super-Deformed cartoon style. The paint apps are a bit messy but what do you expect for something so small. I like the fact the web are black panel-lined.

Next to my G.I.Joe Storm Shadow, you can really get sense of scale. It’s an awesome little figure, perfect next to a computer monitor. I just might pick up a few more.





R121 Hasbro Captain America First Avenger Movie Concept Series Night Mission Action Figure Review

3 03 2012

From the Captain America Concept Series: Night Mission Captain America. Uses the same body mold as Ultimate Captain America with a new paint palette. Colors are deeper. Includea transformable jetpack and trademark shield.





R114 Hasbro Spider-Man 3.75″ Series: Stinger Strike Ultimate Scorpion Action Figure Review

3 03 2012

In the ultimate universe, a Peter Parker clone dons the mask of the Scorpion. Check out this very impressive figure, part of Hasbro’s Spider-Man 3.75″ figure line.