R2-A3, since 2016). Let's check out Wedge Antilles after the break...
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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
The Loyal Subjects and this time it's a White Walker! The Loyal Subjects recently sent me a box of Action Vinyls to check out and since it's Black Friday and time for Christmas shopping (admit it, some of y'all are reading this in the holding tank because you sucker punched someone in the gut at Wal-Mart this morning at 3am over the last $5 DVD copy of Detective Pikachu) I'm suggesting you check these little guys out as stocking stuffers. They come in cool little boxes and slip right in to a stocking or a small gift bag easily. Lots of places sell these, so you should be able to find someone who has them in stock. Let's check out the White Walker after the break...
Thursday, November 28, 2019
The Loyal Subjects reached out to me and sent me a box of various Action Vinyls to review. The holiday season is quickly approaching (Black Friday is coming!) and folks are always looking for stocking stuffers. These little articulated minifigures from The Loyal Subjects definitely make a pretty good gift for someone in your life who loves Game of Thrones and collects toys, but they also make a pretty good gift for someone who is not out there hunting down Game of Thrones action figures but who very well might display a trinket on their desk. While I have admittedly only watched Game of Thrones into the third season (I have read all of the books, though-🤓) I know who Jon Snow is, and I know that he knows nothing. The Loyal Subjects has at least four Jon Snows out there, but you're only going to find a few of them as one is a Club 28 version (they only made 28 of him) while the other is gold, and there is only one of him. Dang! (There's also a SDCC exclusive Jon Snow Betrayed for sale on their website.) This guy is your standard, garden variety Jon Snow and he comes packed 2 to a case of 12. Let's check him out after the break...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Quake Marine figures just feels right (I do have that 1/6th scale B.J. Blazkowicz but I wish we'd get a 1/12th scale version). Let's check out McFarlane's Doom Slayer after the break...
Monday, November 25, 2019
Road to The Rise of Skywalker: First Order Jet Trooper from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro
the ranks of the First Order. The Jet Trooper (also called Rocket Troopers) aren't a new concept at all. Heck, First Order specific Jet/ Rocket Troopers appeared in the first issue of the Poe Dameron comic back in 2016 and in 2017's Star Wars Battlefront II. This guy is part of the second wave of figures released since Triple Force Friday, so he's really just starting to show up in decent numbers. Let's check this guy out after the break...
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Hey everyone! I imagine that most of us are starting to think about doing are Christmas shopping and if you're looking for a great stocking stuffer for the action figure fan in your life then The Loyal Subjects has a great suggestion for you: Action Vinyls! According to the The Loyal Subjects:
The Loyal Subjects reached out to me and asked me to show some of these off to you, so here we go! I'm going to be reviewing a few of these over the next week or so. I actually really like these, particularly the Masters of the Universe line, which I've reviewed many of here on Action Figure Barbecue. Heck, I bought a full case of Series 2. Let's check some of these out after the break...
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Monday, November 18, 2019
mystery boxed Masters of the Universe ReAction figures had some interesting color variants mixed in alongside of the standard figures. I don't have many of them but I did find a good deal on this Man-At-Arms (Metallic) loose and I had to have him. It's Man-At-Arms (cool) with his stache (very cool) with metallic green armor (even cooler) but his body glows in the dark (the coolest). This guy isn't based on anything so far as I'm aware: He's just an amazing looking variant. Let's give ol' Duncan a quick review after the break...
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Road to The Rise of Skywalker: Clone Commander Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars: The Black Series Phse III by Hasbro
since October but, thus far, I haven't reviewed a single figure from the upcoming film. I've got some coming, don't worry, but the product Hasbro has released from Jedi: Fallen Order, The Mandalorian, the Original Trilogy has been more interesting lately. Now Hasbro is even mining the 2003 Clone Wars series for inspiration (that's different from The Clone Wars, kids!). Today I'm checking out the very cool Walgreens exclusive Clone Commander Obi-Wan Kenobi. Walgreens has offered many cool exclusive Black Series figures over the past few years and this version of Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the coolest. Combining the Jedi with the Clone Trooper armor was always a win in the coolness department and Obi-Wan just looks awesome in this outfit. Let's check him out after the break...
Saturday, November 16, 2019
2019 might be the year of She-Ra but it's also the year of Modulok. Super7 has already released four different Modulok figures in the ReAction line and now here comes the fifth! This guy is pretty unique, though, as he's based on the Top Toys version of Modulok (called "Modulock" on his packaging) that was released in Argentina in 1987. Super7 has done some cool figures based on obscure international variants (the Malaysian Hordak and the Leo variants come to mind) and this guy definitely is one of the more unusual international variants. I mean, it's Modulock but now his limbs are green. He's like a Christmas version of Modulok! Let's check him out after the break and see if he's worth another purchase...
Friday, November 15, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
that figure was based on the Suicide Squad film version of the character. It also just wasn't very good. Prior to that, the last comic based Killer Croc in this scale and style was back in 2005 in the D Superheroes line. Croc was due for an update and this one is a massive version that looks incredibly fearsome. Most of the last series of DC Comics Multiverse figures is worth picking up on their own but, when you factor in this sweet Killer Croc, you really have a reason to pick everyone else up. I haven't completed a Build-a-Figure this year that I can recall, but this guy had me very excited. Let's check out Killer Croc after the break...
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Kanan Jarrus/ Caleb Dume, Cal Kestis is a Padawan who survived Order 66 and is hunted by the Empire. I have high hopes for the game as it's been awhile since we had a Star Wars game designed as a single player story and it's always fun to lose yourself in a playable version of the Star Wars galaxy (I liked the campaign in Star Wars: Battlefront 2, but it was clearly designed as a multiplayer game first). Let's see how Cal Kestis turned out after the break...
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
gold Star Wars figures being released for Rise of the Skywalker. Of course, when you have something where a gold variant legitimately makes sense, it can be kind of cool. Gold Statue He-Man is a metallic variant that is legitimately based on an episode of the Filmation cartoon series, The Shaping Staff, where He-Man is turned into a gold statue so that he can be replaced by Faker. It's a pretty scene specific variant, but you know what? I'll take it! Let's check out Gold Statue He-Man after the break...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Skulltrooper and the head from the Rabbit Raider, but that makes sense as in-game those skins are placed over the Jonesy model. It's accurate to the source material, so good going Jazwares! Let's check out Jonesy after the break and see what's going on with him...
Teal sets and the Flesh colored Pack A, now it's time to check out the Flesh colored Pack B which includes the evil brains of the operation, Cortex Commander, the beautiful but slithery Shedusa, and everyone's favorite character: Werewolf Biker! To celebrate the upcoming gritty, reality grounded reboot of the film, simply titled Werewolf J. Biker, Super7 has really been putting out some quality merchandise. I know that Joaquin Phoenix's performance as the Joker has been getting all of the attention this year, but I'm really curious to see his take on Werewolf Biker. Throughout the film's many installments, the 3 live action television shows, and the two different animated shows, along with various foreign adaptations and television appearances, 73 1/2 actors and actresses have played the Werewolf Biker. I really think Joaquin is going to bring something to the character, which is tough, as such esteemed actors and actresses as Daniel Day Lewis, Dame Judy Dench, Danny Trejo, Jennifer Lawrence, and John Reynolds have portrayed the character over the years. Let's see how this Werewolf Biker minifigure compares to others!
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
The Scream of 31 Days of Toy Terror, but that sadly didn't: It's Jack Torrance from The Shining. We've been seeing more licensed items from Stanley Kubrick's classic adaptation of The Shining and I have hopes that someday Mezco will release Jack Torrance in the One:12 Collective line. Apparently Jack Nicholson might be pretty controlling of likeness rights, though, so, maybe it's a bit of a pipe dream (although Hot Toys did get Jack's likeness for their Joker figures from the 1989 Batman film). Still, I was pretty excited to see this figure being released and he was only one of the two must haves from the 5 Star: Horror series for me. Since Doctor Sleep is coming out this weekend, now is a great time for a review of Danny's dad. Let's check out Jack Torrance after the break...
Monday, November 4, 2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Crystal Man-At-Arms from last week? Well, now we get his daughter, Frozen Teela! She's not related upcoming Frozen II, though (man, I am so flipping excited for that movie!) but is instead a variant of the standard Teela figure based on an episode of the Filmation animated series. In the 76th episode of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, "The Ice Age Cometh," Teela gets frozen by Icer, so that's where this very scene specific variant comes from. Mattel made Icer in the Masters of the Universe Classics line but, sadly, it doesn't look like Super7 is going to get to him in their neo-vintage Masters of the Universe line. He would have been a good choice for a figure, though. Anyways, let's check out Frozen Teela after the break...
Re-Halloween Special: Shaggy and the Headless Horseman from Scooby-Doo!: 50 Years by Character Options
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Starfire) and, like her, is another figure who was originally released in DC Universe Classics. I owned the DCUC Beast Boy at one point but I actually traded him away many years ago to pick up some MOTUC stuff I was missing. Since then Beast Boy has become one of the more difficult to track down DCUC figures, so it's nice to have another chance at the character. I like this version of Beast Boy much better, too. Let's check out Beast Boy after the break...
Friday, November 1, 2019
The Epic Review for any length of time then you're surely familiar with Re-Halloween. If not, then you'd better catch up! Since this year's Halloween countdown,The Scream of 31 Days of Toy Terror, as themed around movie characters, I actually have some cool stuff I've picked up since August to show off. Today I'm starting off with a group of the coolest, spookiest, meanest minifigures around: The Worst! Back in August I picked up both sets of the new Keshi Surprise minifigures from Super7 based on the characters from series 2 of The Worst. Super7 released multiple colorways of the characters from series 1 under the M.U.S.C.L.E. brand but now they're using the Keshi Surprise brand for these. The figures look the same, though, so no worries there. Let's eat some Halloween candy and check out the terrifying trio of Captain Deadstar, Frankenghost, and Red Tiger after the break...