Friday, December 2, 2016

Action Figure Review: Slippy Toad from World of Nintendo by Jakks Pacific

 Today I'm checking out Slippy Toad from Jakks' World of Nintendo series 2-2. Not only does this review complete series 2-2 but it helps to complete the main Star Fox team. Fox McCloud was the first release, Falco Lombardi was the second, and Peppy Hare has appeared in series 2-3 (he's sitting on my shelf, so the review will be coming soon!), so throw Slippy in the mix to have the main four (although Rob 64 and Krystal could make cool additions, too!). How cool to have Jakks already on their way to completing some teams in the Nintendo Universe, right? Let's take a closer look at Slippy after the break...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Road to Rogue One: Darth Revan from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro

 The most recent series of figures from Hasbro's Star Wars: The Black Series has been incredibly diverse in representing a decent number of different Star Wars properties; there are four figures from the films, a television series (Sabine Wren from Rebels), and a figure from a video game. The character from a video game is the subject of today's review, and it's Darth Revan from the Knights of the Old Republic series. While he's no longer canon (as of right now, anyways), Darth Revan did win a fan's choice poll sometime last year and thus gets a place in the line. Let's take a closer look at another Sith Lord, shall we?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Action Figure Review: Skull Kid from World of Nintendo by Jakks Pacific

 Over the next couple of days I'll be wrapping up my reviews of series 2-2 of Jakks Pacific's World of Nintendo line. While I found Princess Zelda, Red Toad and Cat Mario pretty quickly, it took me quite a bit longer to find Skull Kid and Slippy. Today is Skull Kid's chance to shine, though, and I have to say that he was one of my most anticipated releases simply because he's a pretty unique choice. While the packaging bills Skull Kid as hailing from The Wind Waker HD, this guy is totally the Skull Kid from The Legends of Zelda: Majora's Mask. You know, because he's wearing Majora's Mask. Let's take a closer look at this really cool Zelda baddie after the break...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Road to Rogue One: AT-AT PIlot from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro

   Today I'm going to start making my way through the most recent series of Hasbro's Star Wars: The Black Series figures, and yes, I realized I've skipped one; My series which consists of the Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader, Director Krennic, and Episode VII C-3PO are currently on their way to me. It's going to be a Star Wars figure packed December here and I love it! Today I'm checking out he AT-AT Pilot from the most recent series and, while I doubt we'll ever see a Black Series AT-AT, it's still cool to have this guy around to chill with the other Imperial troopers. Being an Imperial trooper from the Original Trilogy and having a figure in the vintage Kenner line definitely gives this guy some major street cred, right? Let's take a closer look at the AT-AT Pilot after the break...

Monday, November 28, 2016

Action Figure Review: Armored Batman from One:12 Collective DC Universe by Mezco

 Today I'm looking at the first 2016 release from Mezco's One:12 Collective line that I've picked up: Armored Batman. Billed as a "Convention Exclusive," Armored Batman gives us another depiction of Batman in his distinctive armored outfit from this year's Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is a crowded field, even in just the 6 inch scale, as Mattel has released this figure in their DC Comics Multiverse line, MAFEX has one out, and DC Collectibles is getting ready to release one in their already ill fated DC Films Premium line (seriously, they've already canceled 5 or 6 scheduled figures before the first figure has even been released). Mezco's One:12 Collective line has been building a solid reputation, though, and this guy features some die-cast metal parts, a soft goods cape and bodysuit, and light up eyes. He was pre-ordered for me as a birthday present back in June or July, but Mezco didn't release him until mid October. He got shipped to my parents' address, and not mine, so I had to wait a bit longer to collect him. I've got him now, though, so was he worth the wait? Find out after the break...

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Road to Rogue One: Jyn Erso #148 from POP! Star Wars by Funko

 As Rogue One gets closer and closer, I just keep getting more and more excited! Today to help tide all of us over until the film's release I'll be looking at the Smuggler's Bounty exclusive Jyn Erso POP! from the Rogue One themed crate. This POP! features Jyn geared up for some unknown confrontation on the mysterious planet Eadu and armed with an E-11 Blaster rifle. Ready for a close look at one of the newest heroes of the Star Wars galaxy? Then join me after the break...

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Action Figure Review: Santa Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas ReAction by Funko

 Recently Funko announced that Super7 will be handling the future design and distribution of the ReAction range of products. Super7 has been heavily involved with the line since it's inception and it doesn't seem like Funko was as ever as thrilled with the concept as Super7 was. I think this is great news, and I'm hoping it means we see more Nightmare Before Christmas action figures from the ReAction line soon. While Jack has been built more like a traditional faux-retro figure, this line doesn't feel like your typical nostalgically antiquated line; it actually just feels like a solid Nightmare Before Christmas toyline. As someone who collected Hasbro's original releases when the film came out, these hold a ton of nostalgia for me just because they're so well done. I still have my original Santa Jack from 1993 and I'm glad to have this newer version, too! Let's take a closer look at this guy after the break...