Saturday, April 21, 2018

Here Comes Deadpool 2!: Deadpool (Comic Series) from X-Men Origins: Wolverine by Hasbro

 Hi everyone! It's me, your old pal Deadpool! Today I'm going to be reviewing myself. Well, an action figure of myself. Well, myself as an action figure. You get it, right? of course you do! Last week my good friend who is almost as cool as me, Barbecue17, reviewed the ridiculous version of me/ not me from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. About the only things that movie got right with me was having me played by Ryan Reynolds and showing me shirtless. You know, for the ladies. And some of the guys. I don't judge. Anyways, Hasbro wisely also released some comic series in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine line and this is the comic version of me! Much better, right? Hasbro had been making 1/18th scale action figures for quite some time but 2009 was their first foray into making 1/18th scale Marvel figures. Lots of Marvel lines shrank to less than 5 inches (something ol' 'Pool never does, by the way😍) alongside the flagship Marvel Universe line so there were lots of other Figures Sold Separately for me to hang out with/ brutally kill. Let's check out the Comic Series version of me after the break...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Confirmed Epic Podcast #92: Suicide Squad Hell to Pay




In the 92nd edition of the Confirmed Epic Podcast  Jerry "Barbecue17" Reed and The Reel Brad Bell review the DC original animated film: Suicide Squad Hell to Pay in honor of the film's recent blu-ray release.  

We also get into a ton of epic news items.  (The Russo Brothers wanting to adapt Secret Wars for the MCU, Kevin Smith inviting Stan Lee to live with him, Hot Toys 1/4 Scale Infinity Gauntlet, Mezco's One:12 Collective Friday the 13th Part III Jason figure pre-order, DC announcing an Injustice Vs. He-man six issue mini-series comic for July, and Marvel releasing their first MCU tie-in cannon novel: Thanos Titian Consumed.)


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Adding to the Archives: Who Should be the Star of May's Spotlight?







For April I've been covering some older Deadpool  action figures to tie-in to the upcoming release of Deadpool 2 and to add more Deadpool themed content to my Action Figure Index. Now it's time to start voting for the subject of May 2018's spotlight reviews! Time for another vote: Simply leave a comment below naming which of the following characters you'd like to see have a month long review series on ActionFigureBarbecue.com!

Lando Calrissian- Let's throw Lando in here, too. You know you like scoundrels! Plus, everything you've hard about him is true. Donald Glover looks like he is going to kill it as Lando. Since Solo is coming out in May, this seems like a great time to focus on this guy!

Bane- It's been quite a few years since there was a lot of Bane product out on shelves. I'd definitely try to take a look at a variety of Bane offerings from over the years. He's an interesting character with some cool toys, so why not? Plus, Bane: Conquest is getting ready to start.

Captain America- While Avengers: Infinity War will have just been released, it's still a great time to check out some previous Captain America figures and give Steve Rogers the tribute he deserves!

Wonder Woman- I've reviewed a ton of Wonder Woman figures over the past year or so and she's so close to having enough reviews on the site for me to give her her own personal review archive. Let's get her over the top, shall we?

Indiana Jones - Indy is one of my favorite film characters (possibly my favorite) and yet I haven't reviewed much Indy product on the site due to there not being much over the past decade. Let's fix that and check out some various versions of Dr. Jones.

Lara Croft- With the new Tomb Raider released a month or two ago (I haven't seen it yet, though, and I haven't heard great things) this still seems like a great time to check out Lara Croft's long action figure history. Plus, she had a new video game coming out this year. Tomb Raider came out in 1996 when I was in Middle School and I've always had an affinity for Ms. Croft.

Catwoman- Catwoman is one of my favorites and since she has such a prominent place in DC Comics right now (I mean, Bruce Wayne is marrying her) it seems like a great time to focus on all of the excellent Catwoman toys released over the years.

Who do you want to see four all new reviews of in May 2018? Leave a comment below and let me know! Voting ends at the end of April 2018!







Monday, April 16, 2018

Confirmed Epic Podcast Retro Rewind #12: Masters of the Universe





*This podcast originally aired on April 28th 2013, and is part of our Retro Rewind initiative to publish our back catalog of episodes for our listeners!

This week’s edition of The Confirmed Epic Podcast is a special review of the 1987 Masters of the Universe film directed by Gary Goddard. We decided to spend our time talking about this film in detail because today is Masters of the Universe Day 2013!


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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Road to Solo: Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro

 Whenever we get an Original Trilogy figure in the Black Series it just feels like a big deal. Grand Moff Tarkin's entry into the series feels like an even bigger deal. While Peter Cushing only starred in one film in the Original Trilogy (although he appears digitally in Rogue One!), his presence in A New Hope was so powerful that Wilhuff Tarkin has grown to become one of the most significant characters in the Star Wars galaxy. I remember when Tarkin was first introduced into Kenner's Power of the Force 2 line back in 1997. Having never been released in the vintage line, probably the most significant absence in that entire line, Tarkin's release then felt like a really big deal. I have to admit that I feel pretty excited about this release, too. Only a couple of figures in the Black Series thus far have taken advantage of what Hasbro calls face printing technology but now the technology is standard on all human figures and I can't say there is a character who takes better advantage of this new technology than Tarkin. If there is a human character in Star Wars whose face is his defining feature, it is Grand Moff Tarkin and his grim visage. Hasbro knocked this one out of the park so let's take a closer look at him after the break...

Action Figure Review: Hockey Player from Imaginext Collectibles Figures Series 10 by Fisher-Price

    I'm not much of a sports fan other than watching professional wrestling so I'm not the biggest fan of the sports themed figures in the Imaginext Collectible Figures series. Today I'm checking out the Hockey Player whom I'm sure some people will dig. To be honest, if I had to watch one sport other than wrestling, it probably would be hockey. Still, I'm not incredibly thrilled by this guy but when you'e buying blind bags (well, semi-blind with Imaginext- figures are numbered so you know you're not getting duplicates, which is nice) sometimes you get figures you are less than thrilled with. Let's check out the Hockey Player after the break...

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Road to Solo: Porgs from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro

    What do you think about the porgs? The porgs were created to deal with a real filming problem in The Last Jedi (the presence of puffins Skellig Michael where the Ahch-To scenes were filmed). Sometimes they're CG while at other times they're actually puppets. It's a pretty cool way of tackling the problem and created what for some people are the most recognizable creatures from The Last Jedi. I'm not porg crazy but I do like them and I was looking forward to them showing up in the Black Series toyline. Interestingly enough, the porgs were not ever included with any of the Black Series figures and have instead been sold as their own 2-pack. A very small 2-pack, I might add. The box is teeny, tiny at only 3 1/4 inches tall, 2 3/4 inches long, and 3/4ths of an inch deep. This is the first smaller sized Black Series release and it gives me hope that one day we may see more smaller creatures released this way if the porgs do well. They certainly seem to be selling just fine; they're hitting GameStop stores right now and most stores seem to be sold out of them. Let's take a look at this tiny two-pack of porgs after the break...