Thursday, June 21, 2018

Something Has Survived!: Mini Dino Multipack from Jurassic World by Mattel

    For Father's Day I got some great cards from my daughter and wife and two really cool gifts. The first gift is this very cool 15-pack of dinosaur minifigures from Mattel's Jurassic World line. Sold in a package with each figure in a plastic tray, this set gives you fifteen nicely sized dinosaurus (they're a bit larger than what you might think of as being minifigure sized, but they work really well for dinosaurs) for $10 bucks. That's a heck of a value! They feel very solid and just a bit rubbery, kind of like a M.U.S.C.L.E. figure, which I love. Mattel has some great Jurassic Park product out right now and this Wal-Mart exclusive set is pretty impressive. My daughter and I had a blast with these Sunday afternoon and I anticipate them making their way to playtime quite often. Let's check out this Mini Dino Multipack after the break.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A True Haunted Toy Story!: Dr. Ian Malcom #552 from Jurassic Park from POP! Movies by Funko

    I know what you're thinking. A 'True Haunted Toy Story?' Don't you just write toy reviews and make terrible jokes, Barbecue17? Well, every now and then something happens to us that we just can't explain. My something started earlier this month. During a trip to Target I stumbled upon the Target exclusive Funko POP! of Dr. Ian Malcom from Jurassic Park. Jurassic Park is easily one of my favorite films of all time and, with Dr. Ian Malcom being one of my favorite characters, I knew I had to pick up this incredibly awesome and scene specific POP! vinyl of Jeff Goldblum in his classic shirtless pose from the film. Even if you don't click that link, you know what I'm talking about, don't you? I figured this would be a cool, fun Funko POP! to have around for nostalgia and a few laughs. Boy was I wrong! Since bringing this toy into my home my life has descended into chaos! Strange music! TVs that turn on by themselves! Changes in temperature! What is happening? I'm writing this because #1 I'm at my wits end and #2 I don't want the same fate to befall you. For a haunted toy tale more terrifying than Annabelle, keep reading!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Confirmed Epic Podcast Retro Rewind #24 Technical Difficulties & Re-Release


Many of you know over the past few months we here at The Confirmed Epic Podcast have made efforts to post older episodes not currently available through our Retro Rewind initiative.  The purpose of this being to make older episodes of the pod not currently available on our iTunes feed and youtube page accessible to our listeners.

This past Friday we released Confirmed Epic Podcast Retro Rewind edition #24 talking Toy Fair 2014, and Star Wars Black.  However instead we gave you episode #26 talking Captain American Winter Soldier, which you can listen to HERE.  This was due with a technical difficulty with the MP3 associated with this older file.  We are fixing the problem, and will re-release this podcast on Friday June 22nd 2018 on The Epic Review, Action Figure Barbecue, Geeks World Wide, iTunes, and youtube.

We apologize for any interruption to your listening pleasure, and thank you for listening to The Confirmed Epic Podcast!

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Minifigure Review: Elsa (Frozen Fever) from Kinder Joy: Frozen by Ferrero

   There are certain things that I have a hard time turning down, three of which are minifigures, candy, and Frozen. That means that I've had a pretty tough time resisting the Kinder Joy: Frozen Kinder Eggs that have been showing up on store shelves lately. Last time I got the standard "Let it Go" version of Queen Elsa and this time I nabbed the "Frozen Fever" version of Elsa. Based on the 7-minute short Frozen Fever, this version of Elsa is decked out in a much more summery dress than her previous incarnations. Like most other Kinder Egg/ Kinder Joy toys, Elsa comes unassembled with a small instruction booklet. Put the five pieces together and you have a pretty cool Elsa minifigure with an actual fabric cloak. Pretty slick, right? Let's check out this neat little Elsa after the break...

Monday, June 18, 2018

Confirmed Epic Podcast Retro Rewind #25: 300 Rise of an Empire





*This podcast originally aired on March 24th 2014, and is part of our Retro Rewind initiative to publish our back catalog of episodes for our listeners!

The Reel Brad Bell has laryngitis in this one so AKA Andrew Stokes and BBQ17 are left to handle things in the 25th episode of The Confirmed Epic Podcast where we finally review 300 Rise of an EmpireBelieve me, you don’t want to miss our thoughts on Eva Green’s Epic performance in this sequel!

In Epic News this week we discuss: a possible Game of Thrones feature film, Star Wars Episode 7 being set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, Phil Lord and Chris Miller potentially replacing Ivan Reitman as the Director of Ghostbusters 3, and the latest Jurassic World casting news.  

We also talk about what we have been checking out: Moth Man books, spectator video gaming, and our favorite childhood lunch boxes.


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Minifigure Review: Pack B (Series 4) from DC Nano Metalfigs by Jada Toys

    Today I'm looking at Pack B from the two series 4 5-packs released in the DC Nano Metalfigs line. While Pack A was alright, Pack B is a real winner. Not only does it have a Batman focused theme but it also features three completely new figures and two repaints. No straight repacks to be found here! Jada Toys is treating Batman's roster of villains quite well and even adds another member to the lineup of the DC Rebirth Justice League of America, Batman's personal pet project. Let's take a closer look at this new 5-pack after the break...

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Something Has Survived: Velociraptor "Blue" (Battle Damage) from Jurassic World by Mattel

    It's time for another Jurassic World review from Mattel's new line for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom! Today I'm checking out Velociraptor "Blue" as the packaging calls her. Blue is the most prominent of the four raptors Christ Pratt has trained in Jurassic World and the most unique looking thanks to her cool blue stripe. There are at least two versions of a standard adult Blue available right now that I'm aware of: This "Battle Damage" version and a standard "Attack Pack" version. The articulation is much more limited on the "Attack Pack" Blue, so I went for this one from the "Battle Damage" collection which I believe is limited to Wal-Mart. What is with stores getting full ranges of exclusive product these days? Target has the entire Legacy Collection as exclusives and Wal-Mart has the "Battle Damage" figures and I believe a few other products as exclusives as well. Blue is a prominent character (and one of the heroes) of Jurassic World and should play as equally an important role in Fallen Kingdom. Ready to check out one of the Blue figures available? Then join me after the break...