Here’s a quick pic review of ThreeA’s Action Portable PITFS (Palm in the Face Sunday) Fighting JC. This guy is the 6-inch version of the original PITFS 12-inch Fighting JC. ThreeA had pre-orders for these figures last year and they started arriving around last month. There’s 5 versions of JC: the original black robe with red detail JC, Mauro which is a grey skinned JC with blond hair and a black robe and pants, Exegesis with blond hair and garbed in white, a track suit JC, and finally the PITFS version which is the one I picked up. Each figure costs $45 (with $15 shipping) and there was a 4-piece set ($180) which had all JC’s minus the Tracksuit one, which was a surprise drop during the Action Portable Slicers sale.
There’s not a lot of backstory for this guy except he was sent back by the “Big Guy” to kick some butt in a troubled world. He’s a member of the Adventure Kartel team, a group that battles Zomb MD and his undead army.
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Happy New Year everyone! Well, 2012 has come and gone, and like every year, Ron has asked us to pick our own Best of 2012!
I have to say, 2012 was a tough year for toy collecting for me. With prices going up across the board and my wife and I having our first baby this past July, the budget for toys had to be trimmed down. It didn’t help that there were so many awesome toys that came out during this year! Of the toys that I did manage to get, here’s my Top 5 for 2012!
#5 ThreeA Zombs
These guys were actually available for pre-order from ThreeA in November 2011, but since they came out in 2012 they’re on this list! They’re super articulated zombies with different head sculpts and uniforms and they were a hoot to play with! I wish I had an army of these! I also wish I had gotten one of those War Zombs!
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson, is almost upon us, and The Bridge Direct’s first wave of figures have finally started showing up at Toys ‘R’ Us stores in my area! I collected the old Toy Biz The Lord of the Rings trilogy figures, and I could not help but pick up some of Bridge Direct’s 6-inch line to see if they complement my LOTR collection.
Showcased today are the elf, Tauriel, and the dwarf, Thorin Oakenshield. On to some pics!
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2011 was the year I rekindled my childhood love of Lego – it started with a Harry Potter Hagrid’s Hut set that I found on sale, and since then I’ve been picking up sets from their different sub-lines. One of the things I enjoy the most are the minifigures that come with the sets, so it was a no-brainer that I started picking up their Lego Minifigures series as well.
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Aaah, it’s good to see some Marvel Legends in toy shelves again! Well, ones that don’t get snapped up as soon as they get put out anyway, like the couple of Legends that I stumbled upon in my local Toys R Us. The return of Marvel Legends is finally underway with Wave 1 starting to show up at retail!
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After some December teasers from Spy Monkey Creations, we finally have some in-hand samples of what they’ll be opening up 2012 with: The Spy Monkey Armory Series 1!
Over the past couple of years, Spy Monkey has been producing weapons that toy collectors can use with their 6/7″ action figures, mostly geared towards Masters of the Universe figures. We’ve reviewed a couple of them like the Sword of Ages, and the Shield of Destruction and Shield of Deliverance. For 2012, they’re adding another dimension to their products: customization!
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A couple weeks back, Spy Monkey Creations sent us some black and white silhouette teaser images of what they have in store for 2012. It looks like you can disassemble and customize your own weapons! We’ve been told the new items will be fully interchangeable and compatible with Onell Design’s Glyos System and as well as the Four Horsemen’s Outer Space Men line.
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Bluefin / Tamashii Nations announced a few weeks ago that they will be releasing an S.H. Figuarts Trunks next year!
Here’s their official statement from their Facebook account:
Introducing S.H. Figuarts Trunks!Created through direct consumer feedback from the U.S. comes one of the most heavily requested Dragon Ball Z characters! And because we heard you, Trunks comes with both normal and Super Saiyan head/face pieces! Tamashii Nations and Bluefin is proud to present this U.S. and Tamashii Web Exclusive item! Coming May 2012. U.S. MSRP $48.99
Interchangeable hand parts: 7 right hands, 5 left hands (plus the two attached to figure means 14 hand parts total)
Interchangeable face parts: 8 interchangeable faces (4 Normal, 4 Super Saiyan)
I love that we’ll be getting a normal head as well – I’m really looking forward to this one!
Oh how time flies. I’ve had these MU X-23 pics since October and things got busy and blah blah blah… I had a blast taking these pics and it would be such a waste for them to go unpublished, so here they are!
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Sweet! Here are shots of ThreeA’s The Yellow Hornets, which is the mass release equivalent of the very limited SDCC 2011 Exclusive TK Unleashed set (which had red track suits). I was very happy that ThreeA offered this set after the Con, as I missed out on the TK Unleashed set.
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