Thursday, May 24, 2018

Minifigue Review: The Joker (DC54) from DC Nano Metalfigs by Jada Toys

 Jada Toys' DC Nano Metalfigs line definitely has a pretty diverse offering of characters from a diverse array of different DC properties: Comics (Pre-Crisis, Post Crisis, New 52, and Rebirth), Movies, TV Shows, and Cartoons. Today I'm looking at the Joker (DC54) from the fourth series of figures. Based on Cesar Romero's portrayal of the Joker from the 1966 Batman TV Series, the Joker adds another figure to a cool little subset of characters from the show that Jada Toys is building (we've also received Batman and the Penguin). Let's take a look at this tiny metal version of the Clown Prince of Crime after the break...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Something Has Survived!: Velociraptor from Jurassic World: Legacy Collection by Mattel

   The Jurassic World: Legacy Collection seems to be exclusive to Target. While Target seems to be doing a pretty good job of keeping the toys in stock, it's a shame that these aren't available as it's a pretty cool line of toys featuring characters and dinosaurs from the previous Jurassic Park films in the series, including lots of toys based on the original film. Today I'm checking out a figure I picked up last week at the same time I grabbed Robert Muldoon: The Velociraptor! There are quite a few Velociraptors in the Jurassic World toy line but I really like this one as it looks the most like the classic raptor from the original film. Plus, it features a leaping action feature. Leaping lizards? Not quite, but you get the idea, right? This figure is larger than the Attack Pack dinosaurs and comes in an open air box so you can get a feel for the toy before you buy it. Let's take a closer look at the Velociraptor after the break...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Minifigure Review: Wonder Woman (DC53) from DC Nano Metalfigs by Jada Toys

   The next few days should have a nice peppering of figures from series 4 of the DC Nano Metalfigs line from Jada Toys. Today I;m checking out figure #53, Wonder Woman. Jada Toys calls this "Rebirth" Wonder Woman, probably due to the presence of the cape. This Wonder Woman is a repaint of Wonder Woman #4 that was released on a single card in series 1, in a 5-pack, and in the first 20-pack. Wonder Woman currently has four figures in the line putting her in second place for character with the most figures in the line (of course, Batman is #1 with between and 11 and 13 figures, depending on whether or not you count Batman Beyond and Thomas Wayne). While we're all still waiting for a Gal Gadot based Wonder Woman, let's check out this version after the break...

Monday, May 21, 2018

Confirmed Epic Podcast Retro Rewind #20: I Frankenstein

*This podcast originally aired on February 3rd 2014, and is part of our Retro Rewind initiative to publish our back catalog of episodes for our listeners!

In the long awaited 20th episode of The Confirmed Epic Podcast we review Aaron's Eckhart's latest film: I Frankenstein.

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In epic news we cover the breaking news of Jesse Eisenburg being cast as Lex Luthor in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the look of Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles, Channing Tatum possibly playing Gambit, and Enterbay's 1/4 Scale Robocop Figure.

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Something Has Survived!: Robert Muldoon from Jurassic World: Legacy Collection by Mattel

    It's time for another review from Mattel's Jurassic World line. Well, actually this one is from the Jurassic World: Legacy Collection, a sub-line that includes humans, dinosaurs, and vehicles from the original films and some of the sequels. I'm not completely sold on what Mattel is offering here but I have enough nostalgia for Jurassic Park to pick up a few of the figures I run across. So far the only human figure I've grabbed is Robert Muldoon, the game warden of Jurassic Park. It's tough for me to pick a favorite character from Jurassic Park and as a kid I simultaneously went back and forth between pretending I was Alan Grant, Ian Malcom, and Robert Muldoon. To be completely honest, to this day I still can't run through a wooded area without pretending I'm Ellie Sattler, either. I think it's safe to say that Jurassic Park is still one of my favorite films and similar to Alan Grant's thoughts on the Triceratops, it was my favorite as a kid and I still love it today. Anyways, Muldoon was definitely one of my favorites. I remember how excited I was when it was revealed in the Topps comic book series that he didn't die after all. Sadly, Bob Peck passed away in 1999 and thus we've never been able to see the character have a return in the film universe. Now you can create whatever adventures you want with this figure, though. Let's check him out after the break...

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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

 "Hello..what have we here?"

Why, it's a new Lando Calrissian action figure! Last year Hasbro released the first Lando Calrissian figure in the Black Series and it's taken them another year to release the second: Lando Calrissian as played by Donald Glover from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Donald Glover seems like perfect casting for a young Lando Calrissian and he certainly seems ready to bring the same charm, suaveness, and charisma to the new film that Billy Dee Williams brought to the Original trilogy. I'm currently reading the Last Shot novel by Daniel Jose Older and so far I think Older has nailed Lando's "voice" in the text of the books. I have high hopes that Donald Glover will do the same in Solo and, looking at the trailers and such, I don't think I will be disappointed. I do have to say that I have some disappointments with this figure, however, and those are due to two quality control issues. I can only think of a couple of other Black Series figures that have given me true problems, so it's a bit unusual for one figure to have two. Let's check out the action figure and see how it fairs after the break...

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Something Has Survived!: Dilophosaurus (Attack Pack) From Jurassic World by Mattel

    Thanks to a review by Alexx over at Toys and Tomfoolery I had to start searching for Mattel's Jurassic World line, particularly this Dilophosaurus. Mattel has released a lot of product for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (although they oddly are just calling the toyline Jurassic World) and I'm digging these smaller sized action figure styled dinosaurs. As I mentioned in my review of the Hot Wheels Armored Acton Truck I haven't picked up a Jurassic Park toy since 1997 prior to these new releases (other than one of Hasbro's Heroes dinosaurs for my daughter a couple of years back) but I'm really digging these. The Dilophosaurus is one of my favorite animals from Jurassic Park and was absolutely the first one I wanted to hunt down. These figures do remind me quite a bit of the original Kenner figures although they are in a smaller, nearly 1/18th sized scale. The smallest single packed dinosaurs from the mainline are called Attack Pack and they feature some limited articulation. Let's check out the Dilophosaurus after the break...