Tuesday, January 24, 2017

POP! Review: Leon Kennedy #156 from POP! Games by Funko

 Last night I headed out to my local GameStop to pick up Resident Evil 7 for my X-Box One. I'll probably share my thought on the game at a later date but right now I want to talk about another POP! vinyl from Funko's first series of Resident Evil releases: Leon Kennedy! Wearing the outfit he starts off with in Resident Evil 4 and carrying the standard shotgun, this is a pretty cool and recognizable incarnation of Leon. Let's take a closer look at him after the break...

Monday, January 23, 2017

Statue Review: Wonder Girl from DC Comics Bishoujo by Kotobukiya

 Kotobukiya has made their way through the most prominent female characters of the DC Universe in their DC Comics Bishoujo line and now they're starting to hit some more B-listers. I'm completely OK with that as I'm really looking to see their take on characters like Hawkgirl, Miss Martian, Vixen, Mera, Talia al Ghul, and others. The newest release they've put out is the Cassandra Sandsmark version of Wonder Girl. This isn't a character I'm terribly familiar with (I'm more familiar with the Donna Troy version), which I will admit probably has had an effect on my thoughts toward this statue. Still, Kotobukiya's statues are usually so impressive that I knew I was going to give it a chance. Plus, she'll display nicely alongside of Starfire and Raven if you're going for a Teen Titans display. These statues look incredible together and truly justify the expression "the more the merrier." Join me in taking a closer look after the break...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Minifigure Review: Junker from Trash Bag Bunch by Galoob

Today I'm looking at an older minifigure from my collection: Junker from Galoob's 1991 minifigure line the Trash Bag Bunch. What's really special about this guy, other than the obvious fact that he's a cybernetically enhanced werewolf, is that this guy right here was the first Trash Bag Bunch figure I ever owned. My parents purchased him for me at a K-Mart back in 1991 and something about this guy has helped him stick around in my toy collection for 26 years now. Yeesh! Junker is an incredibly cool minifigure and a real winner in this line. Let's take a closer look at this villainous beast after the break...

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Minifigure Review: Garbeast from Trash Bag Bunch by Galoob

  I'm still trying to finish my collection of Trash Bag Bunch figures (7 are still eluding me) and I'm making it a goal for 2017 to finish this set! I'm happy to say that I recently added one of the figures I've been trying to snag for quite some time, though: Garbeast. It's really interesting how diverse the Trash Bag Bunch can be; if you didn't know the figures available in the series, I'm not sure that you would be able to recognize that these little figures all go together. I picked this guy up from a small lot of minis that included two figures I already owned, but the price was pretty low so I bit (if anyone needs an extra Junkor or Wastor, let me know!). Let's take a look at Garbeast after the break...

Friday, January 20, 2017

POP! Review: Jill Valentine #155 from POP! Games by Funko

 I'm planning on reviewing all of the figures in Funko's new Resident Evil releases. Being a huge Resident Evil fan, I cannot wait to see if this line picks up some steam. It's nice to get Jill in her classic outfit from the original game as part of the first series of POP! figures. Jill's absolutely one of the main protagonists in the series (and the first returning protagonist, having starred in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis) so her star power can't be ignored. She's also the butt of some of the infamous jokes in the series thanks to Barry Burton. Even if you've never played the game, you've heard people joke about a "Jill Sandwich" or "The Master of Unlocking." The first Resident Evil is a unique game and a classic, thanks in part to it's B-movie dialogue, and Jill might never live that down. Let's take a closer look at this POP!, shall we? More survival horror after the break...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Action Figure Review: Batman (Batman v. Superman) from One:12 Collective DC Universe by Mezco

Today I'm looking at the One:12 Collective Batman from Mezco, and he's one of the last two figures from 2016 I'll be looking at before making my various lists for the best figures of 2016. Mezco's One:12 Collective seems to be a hit although they're experiencing a lot of delays. That hasn't seemed to hurt them much, though, as every figure they release is darn near perfect. Batman is my fifth figure in the range of products and, actually, he's my fourth Batman from them. What can I say? I love Batman. Ben Affleck's Batman is just incredible and, despite your feelings on the rest of the film, I think most fans appreciate what he has done and what he seems to be doing with the role. We're seeing some stuff we've never seen Batman do before, in essence getting a unique interpretation of the character that still feels true to what we've seen previously in a wide variety of source material. The Affleck Batsuit might be the best ever (yeah, that's hard for me to admit as someone who still loves Keaton's look). I've reviewed quite a few versions of this look from different companies, but let's take a look at the best version yet released. More Batfleck goodness after the break...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A New Batgirl Review: Batgirl & Oracle from Batman: Arkham Knight by DC Collectibles

 I have three items from 2016 left to review before I start releasing my best of the year lists: The One:12 Collective BvS Batman, the DC Icons Batgirl, and the Arkham Knight Batgirl & Oracle two-pack. Today I'm looking at the Batgirl & Oracle two-pack and, as you can probably guess, I've been pretty excited for this one. Since Barbara Gordon/ Batgirl is my second favorite DC Comics character (Batman still comes first), this pack just seemed like it had my name written all over it. While the Batgirl design from the Arkham Knight expansion "A Matter of Family" doesn't differ much from the New 52 version of the character, the fact that we're getting Babs as Oracle is huge. It's been almost 15 years since DC Direct released the Birds of Prey set with an Oracle figure, and now that figure commands some insane prices. This set is cool as it captures both of Barbara's crime-fighting identities in one set. Is it as good as it seems on paper? Let's take a closer look and find out...