Saturday, May 26, 2018

Minifigure Review: Robin Tim Drake (DC56) from DC Nano Metalfigs by Jada Toys

 I'm over halfway through the DC Nano Metalfigs series 4 reviews now! Today I'm looking at the third and final repaint in the series, Robin. The checklist on the back of the package specifically labels this as Tim Drake, so that's cool. The costume looks right so I buy it. Tim Drake has had the alternate identity of Red Robin over the past few years and has used way more red, yellow, and black rather than green in his costume. Robin was originally included in the Batcave Nano Scene set so it's nice to have a single packed version available for folks just wanting a Robin. Interestingly, Tim Drake is still the only one of the Robins that we've received, although it sounds like Jada Toys has a Nightwing coming soon in new 20-pack but we still need Damian Wayne and Jason Todd, preferably as the Red Hood. Heck, I really want a Stephanie Brown, too, although I'd prefer her as Spoiler. Anyways, let's check out this new Tim Drake as Robin Nano Metalfigure after the break...

Minifigure Review: Harley Quinn (DC55) from DC Nano Metalfigs by Jada Toys

   I'm still slowly but surely making my way through the fourth series of DC Nano Metalfigs from Jada Toys and today I'm checking out the second of three repaints in the line: Harley Quinn. The original Harley Quinn Nano Metalfig was released last summer in the first series of figures but, unfortunately, she had a lot of problems. While this is mostly just a grayscale repaint of that figure, it turns out that Jada Toys made some improvements here with cleaner paintwork and better molding. Want to take a look at this very cool Black and White Harley Quinn? Then join me after the break...

Friday, May 25, 2018

Statue Review: Supergirl Returns from DC Comics Bishoujo by Kotobukiya

    Can you believe that it has been about 7 years since Kotobukiya releases their original Supergirl statue in the DC Comics Bishoujo line? While there are plenty of other characters I'd like to see them tackle before getting into more second editions (Mera, Cheetah, Bumblebee, Killer Frost, and Hawkgirl would be nice), it definitely makes sense to release a new version of Supergirl. The earlier figures in this line have definitely jumped up in price and, with Supergirl's current popularity, she definitely deserves a more easily available product for her fans. Officially called Supergirl Returns, this statue started shipping out within the last month or so and can still be easily found. Ready for a closer look at this one? Then join me after the break...

Confirmed Epic Podcast #93: Avengers Infinity War

After a month off from live podcasting for The Reel Brad Bell's paternity leave The Confirmed Epic Podcast returns with an in depth character by character breakdown of the biggest film of all time The Russo Brother's: Avengers Infinity War with everyone's favorite Swede from Geeks World Wide, host of Geeks talk TV: Everett Harn.

As always we also get into the epic news items of the week: Jake Gyllenhaal being cast as Mysterio in Spider-Man Homecoming 2, Michal Keaton also returning as Vulture for the July 5th 2019 Spider-Man Sequel, and the development of the new Alfred Pennyworth show on EPIX. 

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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...