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Posted on September 28th, 2016

My most anticipated from #MarvelLegends #DrStrange wave (afpics.link/2c5NSeX) - #IronFist (amzn.to/2djVM1h) focuses his chi!

There's a lot of mystical masters in the Dr. Strange Legends wave that's hitting the ground in the States now, but I have a special love for Iron Fist. The Immortal Iron Fist, on which this figure is based, was a high spot in his comic book history.

Even though #Hasbro recently released Danny Rand in his white costume from New #Avengers, that figure was the last to be made on that old base body. This new Iron Fist is on the new lean but ripped base, and it works great for him.

In addition to these translucent, chi-powered hands, he comes with a pair of chi blasts that fit over them and a pair of bandaged hands from the comics that gave him so much more street cred.

My one nitpick - Hasbro didn't give him calf swivels, so any twists in the legs has to be done at the hip. Other than that, this figure is awesome!
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My most anticipated from #MarvelLegends #DrStrange wave (http://afpics.link/2c5NSeX)  - #IronFist (http://amzn.to/2djVM1h) focuses his chi!

Theres a lot of mystical masters in the Dr. Strange Legends wave thats hitting the ground in the States now, but I have a special love for Iron Fist. The Immortal Iron Fist, on which this figure is based, was a high spot in his comic book history.

Even though #Hasbro recently released Danny Rand in his white costume from New #Avengers, that figure was the last to be made on that old base body. This new Iron Fist is on the new lean but ripped base, and it works great for him.

In addition to these translucent, chi-powered hands, he comes with a pair of chi blasts that fit over them and a pair of bandaged hands from the comics that gave him so much more street cred. 

My one nitpick - Hasbro didnt give him calf swivels, so any twists in the legs has to be done at the hip. Other than that, this figure is awesome!

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Kevin McsheaWell... I mean real human anatomy any twist in the leg is done at the hip, no movement like that from there down. So... Nitpick against whoever designed legs, not Hasbro really =P

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Posted on September 27th, 2016

"Do you believe in the Devil?" - the #HotToys #Netflix #Daredevil is available to pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles - side.sh/h2

For those of you anxiously awaiting the Daredevil figure from Hot Toys, at least part of that wait is over. Sideshow has it up for pre-order now, along with the details of what you'll be getting when the figure arrives sometime next summer.

Of course, you'll be getting interchangeable hands - open, fists, and a pair for holding his billy club. In addition to a regular pair of billy clubs, you'll get a pair in its extended mode, and another pair as nunchuks.

Unfortunately, those of you hoping for a Charlie Cox unmasked head will be disappointed, but you'll still get two interchangeable parts for the unmasked portion of his head. One has a neutral expression, while the other is grimacing and features some blood.

The costume and mask itself is from the season 2 rework, which I like a lot better than the final reveal of his costume at the end of season 1. I'm still hoping for a Daredevil featuring the black track suit that he wore for most of that season.
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Do you believe in the Devil? - the #HotToys #Netflix #Daredevil is available to pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles - http://side.sh/h2

For those of you anxiously awaiting the Daredevil figure from Hot Toys, at least part of that wait is over. Sideshow has it up for pre-order now, along with the details of what youll be getting when the figure arrives sometime next summer.

Of course, youll be getting interchangeable hands - open, fists, and a pair for holding his billy club. In addition to a regular pair of billy clubs, youll get a pair in its extended mode, and another pair as nunchuks.

Unfortunately, those of you hoping for a Charlie Cox unmasked head will be disappointed, but youll still get two interchangeable parts for the unmasked portion of his head. One has a neutral expression, while the other is grimacing and features some blood. 

The costume and mask itself is from the season 2 rework, which I like a lot better than the final reveal of his costume at the end of season 1. Im still hoping for a Daredevil featuring the black track suit that he wore for most of that season.

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Posted on September 24th, 2016

#MOTUC Night Stalker - why is he cheaper on eBay (bit.ly/2drghx5) than on #MattyCollector, and who's taking pictures for #Mattel?

Even though I stopped subscribing to MattyCollector this year, there were a few things I still planned to pick up. I'm a big fan of Jitsu (bit.ly/2cUcXMu), so I was stoked they were finally getting around to Night Stalker, and ahead of Stridor, no less. However, I still forgot to head to Matty on their sales date this month, and only thought of it after hearing people complain about how quickly Lion-O sold out.

I thought I was in luck when I stopped by Matty and found Night Stalker still in stock. On a whim, I wondered what the aftermarket prices were, and was surprised to see that I could pick him up for almost $10 cheaper than from the official outlet.

And then there's the product photography - how do you end up making a cool robotic horse look so bad? Is that two guys in a lame robotic horse suit?

Honestly, I'm relieved MattyCollector is shutting down this year. While its demise is a blow to people who want the big toy makers to cater to the collector market, I'm hopeful Super7 and the Four Horsemen can still do something with the Masters license in a big way.
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#MOTUC Night Stalker - why is he cheaper on eBay (http://bit.ly/2drghx5) than on #MattyCollector, and whos taking pictures for #Mattel?

Even though I stopped subscribing to MattyCollector this year, there were a few things I still planned to pick up. Im a big fan of Jitsu (http://bit.ly/2cUcXMu), so I was stoked they were finally getting around to Night Stalker, and ahead of Stridor, no less. However, I still forgot to head to Matty on their sales date this month, and only thought of it after hearing people complain about how quickly Lion-O sold out.

I thought I was in luck when I stopped by Matty and found Night Stalker still in stock. On a whim, I wondered what the aftermarket prices were, and was surprised to see that I could pick him up for almost $10 cheaper than from the official outlet.

And then theres the product photography - how do you end up making a cool robotic horse look so bad? Is that two guys in a lame robotic horse suit?

Honestly, Im relieved MattyCollector is shutting down this year. While its demise is a blow to people who want the big toy makers to cater to the collector market, Im hopeful Super7 and the Four Horsemen can still do something with the Masters license in a big way.

Posted on September 23rd, 2016

#Hasbro Shares Details for #StarWars Retailer Exclusives - bit.ly/2d6bmPQ

We’re a week away from #ForceFriday, and Hasbro has more retailer exclusives incoming. As you might expect, most are tied-in with #RogueOne: A Star Wars Story, but a certain astromech droid is looking to remote control his way to your heart.

With the Star Wars Smart #R2D2, Hasbro is looking to capture some of the magic that Sphero did with its app-enabled #BB8 (amzn.to/2cMWhmE). While you won’t be able to pick up R2-D2 at Walmart until next week, you can preview the companion app for Android and iOS now. Now I just need an appropriately-sized #C3PO head for Artoo to drag around.
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#Hasbro Shares Details for #StarWars Retailer Exclusives - http://bit.ly/2d6bmPQ

We’re a week away from #ForceFriday, and Hasbro has more retailer exclusives incoming. As you might expect, most are tied-in with #RogueOne: A Star Wars Story, but a certain astromech droid is looking to remote control his way to your heart.

With the Star Wars Smart #R2D2, Hasbro is looking to capture some of the magic that Sphero did with its app-enabled #BB8 (http://amzn.to/2cMWhmE). While you won’t be able to pick up R2-D2 at Walmart until next week, you can preview the companion app for Android and iOS now. Now I just need an appropriately-sized #C3PO head for Artoo to drag around.

Posted on September 22nd, 2016

#MarvelLegends #Juggernaut - #ToyBiz 2004 and #Hasbro 2016 (afpics.link/2c0ZgdD) - which do you prefer? #ThrowbackThursday #TT

When Toy Biz first released Juggernaut, can you believe he was a single-carded figure? Now, 12 years later, we're getting him from Hasbro as a Build-a-Figure. Toy Biz Juggs features more articulation, but you could argue whether a lot of it is over-kill. For example, he has finger and thumb articulation, but can't make proper fists as a result.

Hasbro's BAF seems better proportioned. He doesn't have those long, ape-like arms, and his torso isn't too short. The ab crunch is more functional. He isn't able to remove his helmet, though. That's both good and bad. While there's not a complete head sculpt under that helmet, by incorporating it as one piece, his eyes and mouth stay aligned when you move his head around.

All in all, I think this is another worthy update from Hasbro.
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#MarvelLegends #Juggernaut - #ToyBiz 2004 and #Hasbro 2016 (http://afpics.link/2c0ZgdD) - which do you prefer? #ThrowbackThursday #TT

When Toy Biz first released Juggernaut, can you believe he was a single-carded figure? Now, 12 years later, were getting him from Hasbro as a Build-a-Figure. Toy Biz Juggs features more articulation, but you could argue whether a lot of it is over-kill. For example, he has finger and thumb articulation, but cant make proper fists as a result.

Hasbros BAF seems better proportioned. He doesnt have those long, ape-like arms, and his torso isnt too short. The ab crunch is more functional. He isnt able to remove his helmet, though. Thats both good and bad. While theres not a complete head sculpt under that helmet, by incorporating it as one piece, his eyes and mouth stay aligned when you move his head around.

All in all, I think this is another worthy update from Hasbro.

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John LarterI don't know the old toy biz figures had way more paint aps so they looked better But a decent update by hasbro I actually do like the less articulation

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Zach WolinerYeah, the BAF is mostly an improvement, as noted, with the proportions, but that original un-helmeted head is so perfectly Cain, so it's a shame that it couldn't have been somehow implemented with the new one.

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Ant ShepardMy favorite Juggernaut was this one from the 2010 Spider-Man series, But the X-men build-a-figure is a huge improvement wish it came with the Cain Marko Head Sculpt!

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Brad JonesThe BAF for sure minus the fact the helmet isn't removable. You'd think it would be w/ how hasbro has done so well with giving so many figures swappable heads.

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Steve ShannonI prefer the Select version over both.

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Posted on September 21st, 2016

By the Eye of Agamotto - the #HotToys #Marvel #DrStrange is mystical! (side.sh/gr)

I've seen a lot of Hot Toys figures that have needed some tweaks to get their likenesses up to snuff, but they nailed this one right up front. Doctor Strange eerily evokes Benedict Cumberbatch's look from the upcoming movie.

There's an incredible amount of detail that's captured, down to what looks like surgical scars on multiple sets of spell-casting hands. Lots of other accessories too - multiple spell-casting effects, the Book of Cagliostro (I would have thought it would have been the Book of the Vishanti), and two Eyes of Agamotto - one closed, and one open.

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth!
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By the Eye of Agamotto - the #HotToys #Marvel #DrStrange is mystical! (http://side.sh/gr)

Ive seen a lot of Hot Toys figures that have needed some tweaks to get their likenesses up to snuff, but they nailed this one right up front. Doctor Strange eerily evokes Benedict Cumberbatchs look from the upcoming movie. 

Theres an incredible amount of detail thats captured, down to what looks like surgical scars on multiple sets of spell-casting hands. Lots of other accessories too - multiple spell-casting effects, the Book of Cagliostro (I would have thought it would have been the Book of the Vishanti), and two Eyes of Agamotto - one closed, and one open.

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth!

Posted on September 19th, 2016

I like the new #MarvelLegends #Iceman, but wish he came with an alternate smooth head. With him on sale for under $15 at Amazon (amzn.to/2daaA3G), I picked up an extra to customize.

The original #ToyBiz Iceman was awesome back in the day, and it's that look I was going for. That figure had paint apps over a clear translucent body - it was a popular quick mod to use nail polish remover to take off that paint.

The new figure from the #XMen wave (afpics.link/2c0ZgdD) is produced in a translucent blue plastic, so all I did here was sand the spiky head down at first with a dremel and then with some emory boards normally used for fingernail care.

I finished it off with a couple of layers of matte Mod Podge (amzn.to/2coyKZs), which helps smooth out any rough edges and gives the sanded down surfaces a luster that matches the finish of the smooth factory plastic.
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I like the new #MarvelLegends #Iceman, but wish he came with an alternate smooth head. With him on sale for under $15 at Amazon (http://amzn.to/2daaA3G), I picked up an extra to customize.

The original #ToyBiz Iceman was awesome back in the day, and its that look I was going for. That figure had paint apps over a clear translucent body - it was a popular quick mod to use nail polish remover to take off that paint.

The new figure from the #XMen wave (http://afpics.link/2c0ZgdD) is produced in a translucent blue plastic, so all I did here was sand the spiky head down at first with a dremel and then with some emory boards normally used for fingernail care.

I finished it off with a couple of layers of matte Mod Podge (http://amzn.to/2coyKZs), which helps smooth out any rough edges and gives the sanded down surfaces a luster that matches the finish of the smooth factory plastic.

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Zach WolinerMan, I wish I had some customizing skills. Maybe I could even make my (still unopened) FA X-Men look halfway like something I'd hoped for.

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Posted on September 19th, 2016

With #MarvelLegends still on sale at Amazon (amzn.to/2cj5mqv), it was a great time to pick up some fodder for another custom #Crossbones to face off against #CaptainAmerica.

While I am fond of the Crossbones that shipped with the #Hasbro Ares wave and the redeco that followed with the #SDCC #SDCC2013 #Thunderbolts exclusive, I always found the head to be a little out of proportion. My first attempt was to swap it onto a #ToyBiz X-Men Classics Sabretooth.

With Nuke on sale for $11 and change (amzn.to/2dabaOT) I thought I'd give it another go on the latest Hasbro big guy body. I do have a cast of the Crossbones head coming (bit.ly/2cVPN4B), but wanted to try out Nuke's. I shaved the head down, and went for a cloth mask look vs a less expressive faceplate.
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With #MarvelLegends still on sale at Amazon (http://amzn.to/2cj5mqv), it was a great time to pick up some fodder for another custom #Crossbones to face off against #CaptainAmerica.

While I am fond of the Crossbones that shipped with the #Hasbro Ares wave and the redeco that followed with the #SDCC #SDCC2013 #Thunderbolts exclusive, I always found the head to be a little out of proportion. My first attempt was to swap it onto a #ToyBiz X-Men Classics Sabretooth.

With Nuke on sale for $11 and change (http://amzn.to/2dabaOT) I thought Id give it another go on the latest Hasbro big guy body. I do have a cast of the Crossbones head coming (http://bit.ly/2cVPN4B), but wanted to try out Nukes. I shaved the head down, and went for a cloth mask look vs a less expressive faceplate.

Posted on September 19th, 2016

I'm going to have a tough time resisting the 1/6 scale #DCComics #Lobo from Sideshow (side.sh/gk). The exclusive version comes with a cigar for the Main Man!

He'll go great with the #Batman (bit.ly/2coEn9Z) and #Superman (bit.ly/2cxHf27) figures I have. I still have mixed feelings on the #GreenLantern (side.sh/gj), though, and haven't picked him up yet.

The costume detailing on the prototype I saw at #SDCC #SDCC2016 (bit.ly/2cBOGHF) was amazing, and he comes loaded with a bunch of accessories, like his hook, chain, and revolver. The stogie puts Lobo way over the top.
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Im going to have a tough time resisting the 1/6 scale #DCComics #Lobo from Sideshow (http://side.sh/gk). The exclusive version comes with a cigar for the Main Man!

Hell go great with the #Batman (http://bit.ly/2coEn9Z) and #Superman (http://bit.ly/2cxHf27) figures I have. I still have mixed feelings on the #GreenLantern (http://side.sh/gj), though, and havent picked him up yet.

The costume detailing on the prototype I saw at #SDCC #SDCC2016 (http://bit.ly/2cBOGHF) was amazing, and he comes loaded with a bunch of accessories, like his hook, chain, and revolver. The stogie puts Lobo way over the top.

Posted on September 16th, 2016

#CaptainAmerica: Blind Fury – Bill's Comics - afpics.link/2cZL4lT

#RedSkull’s nefarious plan? Turn Captain America into an agent of HYDRA. And who better to test Cap’s new allegiances against than a former ally? #Daredevil guest stars in Blind Fury!
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#CaptainAmerica: Blind Fury – Bills Comics - http://afpics.link/2cZL4lT 

#RedSkull’s nefarious plan? Turn Captain America into an agent of HYDRA. And who better to test Cap’s new allegiances against than a former ally? #Daredevil guest stars in Blind Fury!

Posted on September 15th, 2016

"Hey, everyone!" The MCU #SpiderMan is in the #MarvelLegends #CivilWar 3-pack - now on sale! amzn.to/2d2c6rf

I thought about waiting until next year for the inevitable onslaught of figures for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Although nothing movie-related in what was revealed for the first Spidey wave for 2017 (afpics.link/2a2s17D), there's bound to be some movie stuff added.

From what I've seen, the Homecoming suit is slightly different from what appeared in Civil War anyways, so when I saw the box set go on sale, I shot my wad of web fluid.

The figure is damn nice. Sculpt and articulation is great. The only thing missing is extra hands - I've been spoiled by the single-carded figures.
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Hey, everyone! The MCU #SpiderMan is in the #MarvelLegends #CivilWar 3-pack - now on sale! http://amzn.to/2d2c6rf

I thought about waiting until next year for the inevitable onslaught of figures for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Although nothing movie-related in what was revealed for the first Spidey wave for 2017 (http://afpics.link/2a2s17D), theres bound to be some movie stuff added.

From what Ive seen, the Homecoming suit is slightly different from what appeared in Civil War anyways, so when I saw the box set go on sale, I shot my wad of web fluid.

The figure is damn nice. Sculpt and articulation is great. The only thing missing is extra hands - Ive been spoiled by the single-carded figures.

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Zach WolinerYep! Needed extra hands, definitely. The only letdown of it. Hopefully, a Homecoming one will have them, and they'll be compatible with this one. Nice work, hiding the web-shooting hand, in the pic!

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Posted on September 14th, 2016

#KittyPryde (on sale now - amzn.to/2cyo2N6) is a major upgrade for my #MarvelLegends Astonishing #XMen team!

It took the combined efforts of #ToyBiz and #Hasbro to complete one of my favorite X-Men teams - Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's Astonishing X-Men. Toy Biz made the #Colossus and #Wolverine, which, aside from the articulation cut through the belt, remains one of my favorite Wolverine figures. Toy Biz made Kitty around a decade ago - this Hasbro one is a worthy replacement.

#Beast is one of Hasbro's earlier efforts, and it shows. While I'd love an upgrade for him, I'd prefer an John Byrne Avengers Beast, since there's never been a good action figure version of that rendition. Meanwhile, #EmmaFrost and #Cyclops have seen Hasbro upgrade their earlier efforts.

Yes, I know that Astonishing Cyke costume was introduced after the Whedon / Cassaday arc, but it's so much better than the earlier Cyke in the correct costume.

To me, my X-Men!
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#KittyPryde (on sale now - http://amzn.to/2cyo2N6) is a major upgrade for my #MarvelLegends Astonishing #XMen team!

It took the combined efforts of #ToyBiz and #Hasbro to complete one of my favorite X-Men teams - Joss Whedon and John Cassadays Astonishing X-Men. Toy Biz made the #Colossus and #Wolverine, which, aside from the articulation cut through the belt, remains one of my favorite Wolverine figures. Toy Biz made Kitty around a decade ago - this Hasbro one is a worthy replacement.

#Beast is one of Hasbros earlier efforts, and it shows. While Id love an upgrade for him, Id prefer an John Byrne Avengers Beast, since theres never been a good action figure version of that rendition. Meanwhile, #EmmaFrost and #Cyclops have seen Hasbro upgrade their earlier efforts.

Yes, I know that Astonishing Cyke costume was introduced after the Whedon / Cassaday arc, but its so much better than the earlier Cyke in the correct costume.

To me, my X-Men!

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Zach WolinerI wish I could have gotten the Wolvie wave Emma. She's expensive, now, in the secondary market. One of the few massively improved ladies of ML that I don't own.

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Brian WatryPuck Emma is an improvement over the Annihilus series Emma, but it isn't on the newer ML female body. She could use a redo.

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Bill SandefurReally digging all the team shots lately.

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Posted on September 13th, 2016

Heads up! A lot of recent and upcoming #MarvelLegends are on sale at Amazon (amzn.to/2cj5mqv), including the #CivilWar 3-pack (amzn.to/2ccqcoz) that has the MCU #SpiderMan.

It looks like Amazon is clearing warehouse space in advance of the holiday season, so a lot of Legends are on sale. That includes the #DrStrange wave (amzn.to/2cct8S9), which is still in pre-order status, and the #XMen #Juggernaut wave (amzn.to/2ctFzGw), which only started shipping recently.

Not every figure is on sale, but a lot of them are, going back to the All-Father and Thanos waves. It's a great time to fill in the gaps or pick up extras for customizing fodder. Happy shopping!
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Heads up! A lot of recent and upcoming #MarvelLegends are on sale at Amazon (http://amzn.to/2cj5mqv), including the #CivilWar 3-pack (http://amzn.to/2ccqcoz) that has the MCU #SpiderMan.

It looks like Amazon is clearing warehouse space in advance of the holiday season, so a lot of Legends are on sale. That includes the #DrStrange wave (http://amzn.to/2cct8S9), which is still in pre-order status, and the #XMen #Juggernaut wave (http://amzn.to/2ctFzGw), which only started shipping recently.

Not every figure is on sale, but a lot of them are, going back to the All-Father and Thanos waves. Its a great time to fill in the gaps or pick up extras for customizing fodder. Happy shopping!

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Zach WolinerInteresting to see how some are just $16.

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Posted on September 12th, 2016

I am just one figure away from a complete #MarvelLegends Uncanny #XMen team - how about a classic #Storm, #Hasbro?

It's taken many years and some of these figures have had recent upgrades, but there's still a couple of characters still missing from this line-up. First and foremost, we need a first appearance, classic Storm. Both #ToyBiz and Hasbro have made figures of her, but never in her first costume, with the lockpick headdress and avant garde swimsuit that had that ring joining the top and bottom.

The upcoming Sunfire (afpics.link/2alfQ7c) will also join this line-up, but in addition to him and Storm I wouldn't mind a classic John Byrne Beast and a masked head for the recent Kitty Pryde figure.

Cyclops, Colossus, Professor X, and Nightcrawler are from the Toy Biz run. Banshee is from early in Hasbro's run - I modded a collar for him and repainted his face. Wolverine and the Jean Grey Phoenix are from Hasbro's most recent (and most excellent) X-Men wave (afpics.link/2c0ZgdD).
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I am just one figure away from a complete #MarvelLegends Uncanny #XMen team - how about a classic #Storm, #Hasbro?

Its taken many years and some of these figures have had recent upgrades, but theres still a couple of characters still missing from this line-up. First and foremost, we need a first appearance, classic Storm. Both #ToyBiz and Hasbro have made figures of her, but never in her first costume, with the lockpick headdress and avant garde swimsuit that had that ring joining the top and bottom.

The upcoming Sunfire (http://afpics.link/2alfQ7c) will also join this line-up, but in addition to him and Storm I wouldnt mind a classic John Byrne Beast and a masked head for the recent Kitty Pryde figure.

Cyclops, Colossus, Professor X, and Nightcrawler are from the Toy Biz run. Banshee is from early in Hasbros run - I modded a collar for him and repainted his face. Wolverine and the Jean Grey Phoenix are from Hasbros most recent (and most excellent) X-Men wave (http://afpics.link/2c0ZgdD).

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Zach WolinerNice improvements on Banshee!

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Bill SandefurDefinitely need that classic Storm. Can't believe it hasn't been done yet.

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Brian EdwardsThey have a classic suit storm

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Posted on September 10th, 2016

Heads up! Exclusive #MarvelLegends #CivilWar #WinterSoldier and #Falcon are hitting brick and mortar #Walmart stores.

Our good friend Paul sent us this pic of his latest find. He writes:

"Not sure if you got your hands on Marvel Legends Falcon and Winter Soldier or not but they are showing up in brick and mortar Walmarts in metro Atlanta area. Wouldn't be surprised if they hit all stores this weekend in anticipation of the Blu Ray/DVD release of Civil War this coming Tuesday."

I haven't been so fortunate yet - the Walmart exclusives are always the toughest for me to find. But the advanced warning is appreciated - thanks, Paul!
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Heads up! Exclusive #MarvelLegends #CivilWar #WinterSoldier and #Falcon are hitting brick and mortar #Walmart stores.

Our good friend Paul sent us this pic of his latest find. He writes:

Not sure if you got your hands on Marvel Legends Falcon and Winter Soldier or not but they are showing up in brick and mortar Walmarts in metro Atlanta area. Wouldnt be surprised if they hit all stores this weekend in anticipation of the Blu Ray/DVD release of Civil War this coming Tuesday.

I havent been so fortunate yet - the Walmart exclusives are always the toughest for me to find. But the advanced warning is appreciated - thanks, Paul!

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Janet BlackI saw these in my local Asda, (UK division of Walmart), a couple of weeks ago. Pretty sure they didn't have the blue sticker on them. I was just thinking it odd that they had no BAF parts in them. Now I know why.

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Zach WolinerFINALLY! I've been coming up empty-handed, expecting them to be there, for quite some time. I hope I can snag them.

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Posted on September 9th, 2016

My #MarvelLegends #Avengers shelf has withstood the test of time. #ToyBiz #flashbackfriday #ff

With just a couple of exceptions, my Avengers display has been predominantly Toy Biz, and has resisted change. I decided to take a pic of the mainstays, because I've reached a point where these characters have Legends made by #Hasbro that I like just as much or even more. It's time to rearrange the display.

Notably, #CaptainAmerica is from Toy Biz wave 1 from 2002. I wasn't able to find the #IronMan from wave 1 - but he's one of the few figures that I had already replaced with one from Hasbro, the 2-pack classic version. (I grabbed the Neo-Classic IM from early in Hasbro's run for this pic.) I was also a fan of Toy Biz wave 3's #Thor, but the one from the #GiantMan wave in 2006 became my default.

Speaking of Giant Man - I doubt any figure of him from any company will ever top the Toy Biz build-a-figure. I think the economics of the business have changed so much that we'll never see the likes of him again.

Finally, when I get around to putting my new Avengers display together, I don't think it will include the #Sentry, also from the Giant Man wave in 2006. He was a prominent character in the comics during Toy Biz's run, but I think his spot will go to #BlackPanther, whom I think is a more deserving Avenger.
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My #MarvelLegends #Avengers shelf has withstood the test of time. #ToyBiz #flashbackfriday #ff

With just a couple of exceptions, my Avengers display has been predominantly Toy Biz, and has resisted change. I decided to take a pic of the mainstays, because Ive reached a point where these characters have Legends made by #Hasbro that I like just as much or even more. Its time to rearrange the display.

Notably, #CaptainAmerica is from Toy Biz wave 1 from 2002. I wasnt able to find the #IronMan from wave 1 - but hes one of the few figures that I had already replaced with one from Hasbro, the 2-pack classic version. (I grabbed the Neo-Classic IM from early in Hasbros run for this pic.) I was also a fan of Toy Biz wave 3s #Thor, but the one from the #GiantMan wave in 2006 became my default.

Speaking of Giant Man - I doubt any figure of him from any company will ever top the Toy Biz build-a-figure. I think the economics of the business have changed so much that well never see the likes of him again.

Finally, when I get around to putting my new Avengers display together, I dont think it will include the #Sentry, also from the Giant Man wave in 2006. He was a prominent character in the comics during Toy Bizs run, but I think his spot will go to #BlackPanther, whom I think is a more deserving Avenger.

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Note to #Hasbro - fix the paint on #MarvelLegends eyes, so I don't have to - here's my dirty fix for #Enchantress.

I've been happy with Hasbro's steady improvement on the Legends line in terms of sculpt, articulation, and most of its paint apps. In general, the paint on most figures is clean and precise. But one area that has room for improvement is the eyes. Some inconsistency here has led to figures that appear to be cross-eyed or struck with a wandering eye.

Some recent examples include #Hyperion, #MistyKnight, and woe is me - the Enchantress from the #SDCC #SDCC2016 #SpiderMan Raft set.

I think the fix is easy - just tell the factories to make the irises of the eyes bigger. And that's the foundation of the quick and dirty fix I've found myself undertaking. All you need is a toothpick and acrylic paint in the appropriate color. For Enchantress I used a pearlescent green. A quick poke or two on the outer edge of the iris takes the cross-eyed appearance away. Sure, it's not the cleanest work when magnified, but in normal viewing conditions it sure beats what we got.

Hasbro will get another shot at Enchantress with the #DrStrange wave (full case: afpics.link/2c5NSeX | Enchantress: afpics.link/2bGLyMf) coming soon, but if they haven't addressed this, at least it's not a tough fix. If I can do it, so can you.
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Note to #Hasbro - fix the paint on #MarvelLegends eyes, so I dont have to - heres my dirty fix for #Enchantress.

Ive been happy with Hasbros steady improvement on the Legends line in terms of sculpt, articulation, and most of its paint apps. In general, the paint on most figures is clean and precise. But one area that has room for improvement is the eyes. Some inconsistency here has led to figures that appear to be cross-eyed or struck with a wandering eye.

Some recent examples include #Hyperion, #MistyKnight, and woe is me - the Enchantress from the #SDCC #SDCC2016 #SpiderMan Raft set.

I think the fix is easy - just tell the factories to make the irises of the eyes bigger. And thats the foundation of the quick and dirty fix Ive found myself undertaking. All you need is a toothpick and acrylic paint in the appropriate color. For Enchantress I used a pearlescent green. A quick poke or two on the outer edge of the iris takes the cross-eyed appearance away. Sure, its not the cleanest work when magnified, but in normal viewing conditions it sure beats what we got.

Hasbro will get another shot at Enchantress with the #DrStrange wave (full case: http://afpics.link/2c5NSeX | Enchantress: http://afpics.link/2bGLyMf) coming soon, but if they havent addressed this, at least its not a tough fix. If I can do it, so can you.

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Posted on September 7th, 2016

Finally! #NECA is releasing a comics-based #TMNT #Shredder and #FootClan as a #NYCC #NYCC2016 exclusive. Pre-orders for the set open tomorrow, September 8, at 1PM EST at the NECA store (thenecastore.com/).

At #SDCC, I was tempted to pick up the video-game set and repaint it to match the style of the NECA #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles I've had for so many years. But at $100, it was an expensive prospect to trash something that would be a limited collectible.

This four-pack (Shredder plus 3 Foot Clan variants) will cost the same, but won't require any extra work - plus it will come in that awesome, Eastman & Laird packaging. As a bonus, you'll get an Utrom.

My only wish would be for an extra Foot Clan head. There's a purchase limit of two sets. For army-building, I'd love to repurpose that extra Shredder as another Foot Clan grunt.
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Finally! #NECA is releasing a comics-based #TMNT #Shredder and #FootClan as a #NYCC #NYCC2016 exclusive. Pre-orders for the set open tomorrow, September 8, at 1PM EST at the NECA store (https://thenecastore.com/).

At #SDCC, I was tempted to pick up the video-game set and repaint it to match the style of the NECA #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Ive had for so many years. But at $100, it was an expensive prospect to trash something that would be a limited collectible.

This four-pack (Shredder plus 3 Foot Clan variants) will cost the same, but wont require any extra work - plus it will come in that awesome, Eastman & Laird packaging. As a bonus, youll get an Utrom.

My only wish would be for an extra Foot Clan head. Theres a purchase limit of two sets. For army-building, Id love to repurpose that extra Shredder as another Foot Clan grunt.

Posted on September 7th, 2016

Check out the #Funko #Dorbz #XMen, including a customized #Jubilee and #SDCC2016 #SDCC exclusive X-Men 3-pack, with their #Hasbro #MarvelLegends counterparts.

Dorbz are Funko Pop's cuter but way underappreciated step-siblings. I like them better, so when we found #HankMcCoy at Gamestop for $1.97 (afpics.link/2cg4ge3) we couldn't say no. The missus picked me up the exclusive 3-pack with #Wolverine, #Colossus, and #Iceman there too (afpics.link/2bXi1we). Use the "Pick Up At Store" button.

Jubilee is from crazy-talented Instagrammer Are-Jay (afpics.link/2cAadPH). Thanks again to the missus!

On the Legends front, we can see how far Hasbro has come during their tenure. Colossus is from the #ToyBiz X-Men Classics line. #Beast is from Hasbro's earlier, less successful efforts. Both are overdue for remakes. It's nice that we're getting a new Colossus next year (afpics.link/2alfQ7c), and it'd be awesome to get an #Avengers McCoy for the first time.

Jubilee was the BAF when Hasbro first re-opened the X-Men floodgates, and Wolvie and Iceman are from the latest X-Men wave (afpics.link/2c0ZgdD). To me, my X-Men!
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Check out the #Funko #Dorbz #XMen, including a customized #Jubilee and #SDCC2016 #SDCC exclusive X-Men 3-pack, with their #Hasbro #MarvelLegends counterparts.

Dorbz are Funko Pops cuter but way underappreciated step-siblings. I like them better, so when we found #HankMcCoy at Gamestop for $1.97 (http://afpics.link/2cg4ge3) we couldnt say no. The missus picked me up the exclusive 3-pack with #Wolverine, #Colossus, and #Iceman there too (http://afpics.link/2bXi1we). Use the Pick Up At Store button.

Jubilee is from crazy-talented Instagrammer Are-Jay (http://afpics.link/2cAadPH). Thanks again to the missus!

On the Legends front, we can see how far Hasbro has come during their tenure. Colossus is from the #ToyBiz X-Men Classics line. #Beast is from Hasbros earlier, less successful efforts. Both are overdue for remakes. Its nice that were getting a new Colossus next year (http://afpics.link/2alfQ7c), and itd be awesome to get an #Avengers McCoy for the first time. 

Jubilee was the BAF when Hasbro first re-opened the X-Men floodgates, and Wolvie and Iceman are from the latest X-Men wave (http://afpics.link/2c0ZgdD). To me, my X-Men!

Posted on September 6th, 2016

#MarvelLegends #CaptainAmerica #SamWilson and #MistyKnight take out a Hydra cell!

It's tough to pick a favorite from the latest ToysRUs exclusive 3-pack (afpics.link/2bQsGHY), but it might just be Sam. But it might just be #KateBishop too.

Even though I'm sad the relationship that developed between #IronFist and Misty Knight in the Immortal Iron Fist comic book series was killed off, I have enjoyed the pairing with Sam in his book. She's available on Amazon (afpics.link/2c2tVlJ) but I've also seen her on the pegs a lot at Target.

Most of the Misty figures I've seen have wonky eyes. The one that came in my case of the Rhino Legends wave had them too. It wasn't that hard to fix with a toothpick and some brown paint, even with my deteriorating eyesight and shaky hands.
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#MarvelLegends #CaptainAmerica #SamWilson and #MistyKnight take out a Hydra cell! 

Its tough to pick a favorite from the latest ToysRUs exclusive 3-pack (http://afpics.link/2bQsGHY), but it might just be Sam. But it might just be #KateBishop too.

Even though Im sad the relationship that developed between #IronFist and Misty Knight in the Immortal Iron Fist comic book series was killed off, I have enjoyed the pairing with Sam in his book. Shes available on Amazon (http://afpics.link/2c2tVlJ) but Ive also seen her on the pegs a lot at Target.

Most of the Misty figures Ive seen have wonky eyes. The one that came in my case of the Rhino Legends wave had them too. It wasnt that hard to fix with a toothpick and some brown paint, even with my deteriorating eyesight and shaky hands.

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Kenneth Gonzalezmy Sam has a very loose waist.wasn't sure if this was a common thing?

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Has #Hasbro finally made the definitive #MarvelLegends #Punisher?

As one of the more popular characters in the #Marvel Universe, the Punisher has his fair share of figures in the Legends line over the years. Both #ToyBiz and Hasbro have made good ones and bad ones - regardless, I've always wanted them to be better.

The Punisher on the left is a custom that Josh Izzo gifted to me several years ago. It's a combination of the classic Punisher from Toy Biz wave 4 with the Face-Off 2-pack Punisher. The one on the right is my kitbash of the Hasbro trenchcoat Punisher head on a USAgent body, with boots from a 2-pack SHIELD Agent.

In the middle is the latest Hasbro Punisher - the Walgreens exclusive. It's now listed on their site (afpics.link/2bNgxkW) but is shown as temporarily out of stock. Luckily, their "find at a store" system worked great for me.

I'm glad it included this regular Punisher head. The Jim Lee bandanna was a bit much. Is it perfect? Pretty close - but I am not sure how anyone could make a Punisher action figure, load him up with an awesome arsenal of weapons, but not give him trigger fingers.
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Has #Hasbro finally made the definitive #MarvelLegends #Punisher? 

As one of the more popular characters in the #Marvel Universe, the Punisher has his fair share of figures in the Legends line over the years. Both #ToyBiz and Hasbro have made good ones and bad ones - regardless, Ive always wanted them to be better.

The Punisher on the left is a custom that Josh Izzo gifted to me several years ago. Its a combination of the classic Punisher from Toy Biz wave 4 with the Face-Off 2-pack Punisher. The one on the right is my kitbash of the Hasbro trenchcoat Punisher head on a USAgent body, with boots from a 2-pack SHIELD Agent.

In the middle is the latest Hasbro Punisher - the Walgreens exclusive. Its now listed on their site (http://afpics.link/2bNgxkW) but is shown as temporarily out of stock. Luckily, their find at a store system worked great for me.

Im glad it included this regular Punisher head. The Jim Lee bandanna was a bit much. Is it perfect? Pretty close - but I am not sure how anyone could make a Punisher action figure, load him up with an awesome arsenal of weapons, but not give him trigger fingers.

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Mythic Legions Urzokk with Prisma
Even pics that I liked from the start get a little extra oomph with #Prisma - #FourHorsemen #MythicLegions Urzokk

While this shot is started off a bit on the dark side, I still liked how it turned out. It's shot with an LED light (afpics.link/2bWRcVZ) from the left rear and a smartphone flashlight app set to yellow from the right side.

I particularly like how the "Mononoke" filter brings out Urzokk's eyes and war paint. Get Prisma for your smartphone or tablet here - prisma-ai.com/
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Posted on September 4th, 2016

Mythic Legions Malleus with Prisma
Here's another #Prisma conversion to the rescue - #FourHorsemen #MythicLegions Malleus

While I think this shot worked better than the previous example with Tibius, there's still room for improvement. The background is a bit washed out, and the green lighting (another smartphone with a flashlight app) is a bit much.

The "Flame flower" filter takes care of the contrast issues and adds some red into the mix. The result reminds me of the cardback art on action figures from years gone past.
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Mythic Legions Tibius with Prisma
#Prisma makes my pics taken with phone and bad lighting a lot more interesting - #FourHorsemen #MythicLegions Tibius

When the inspiration grabs me, I'll set up an action figure in front of my computer monitor for a quick picture. The lighting there isn't that great, so usually I'm holding an LED light (afpics.link/2bWRcVZ) in one hand, often at awkward angles, with my smartphone shaking in the other. The resulting pictures usually need a lot of clean-up.

The Prisma app (prisma-ai.com/) is a great deal of fun, because its built-in effects work wonders with the push of a button. Here's Tibius with the "Wave" filter applied.
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Posted on September 2nd, 2016

#MarvelLegends #Deadpool and #Taskmaster, with the custom 100% manly scooter I made years ago. #FlashbackFriday #FF

I've always been a fan of #GailSimone's run on Deadpool and #AgentX, and especially enjoyed Deadpool's scooter. So I painstakingly researched the scooter by reading and re-reading that entire run of comics, even though the scooter itself only appeared briefly, in issue 68. And when I was done, I created and printed (with the missus' help) some decals for a New Ray 1/12 scale Vespa (eBay - afpics.link/2c160oY) that I had picked up for this purpose.

Deadpool is from the current wave of #XMen Legends (afpics.link/2c0ZgdD). Taskmaster is from a recent wave of #CaptainAmerica Legends (afpics.link/2c14ymN). Both waves are worth checking out.
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#MarvelLegends #Deadpool and #Taskmaster, with the custom 100% manly scooter I made years ago. #FlashbackFriday #FF

Ive always been a fan of #GailSimones run on Deadpool and #AgentX, and especially enjoyed Deadpools scooter. So I painstakingly researched the scooter by reading and re-reading that entire run of comics, even though the scooter itself only appeared briefly, in issue 68. And when I was done, I created and printed (with the missus help) some decals for a New Ray 1/12 scale Vespa (eBay - http://afpics.link/2c160oY) that I had picked up for this purpose.

Deadpool is from the current wave of #XMen Legends (http://afpics.link/2c0ZgdD). Taskmaster is from a recent wave of #CaptainAmerica Legends (http://afpics.link/2c14ymN). Both waves are worth checking out.

Posted on September 2nd, 2016

There’s More #Hasbro #RogueOne: A #StarWars Story Toys Coming - afpics.link/2bIrzN8

If you were wondering where the 3.75-inch figures were in yesterday’s Star Wars reveals from Hasbro (afpics.link/2bGG8ir), they couldn’t be contained in a single announcement! But there’s more.

Hasbro also shared their role play items, which include a voice changer Death Trooper mask and a pretty cool update to their #Stormtrooper voice changer helmet.

#actionfigures #actionfigurephotography #toys #toystagram #toycrewbuddies #toycollector #toyphotography
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There’s More #Hasbro #RogueOne: A #StarWars Story Toys Coming - http://afpics.link/2bIrzN8

If you were wondering where the 3.75-inch figures were in yesterday’s Star Wars reveals from Hasbro (http://afpics.link/2bGG8ir), they couldn’t be contained in a single announcement! But there’s more.

Hasbro also shared their role play items, which include a voice changer Death Trooper mask and a pretty cool update to their #Stormtrooper voice changer helmet.

#actionfigures #actionfigurephotography #toys #toystagram #toycrewbuddies #toycollector #toyphotography

Posted on September 2nd, 2016

It’s Time to Order Your #DrStrange #MarvelLegends! - afpics.link/2c5MLMg

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, we’re a couple of months away from Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Strange hitting theaters, on November 4 in the US. Online retailers have their pre-orders up for the Strange Marvel Legends wave, and they’re expecting figures to land some time this month.

Here’s where I recommend picking them up:

Full case at #EntertainmentEarth for $159.99 – afpics.link/2c5NSeX

Unlike most Legends waves, this one has eight individual figures. You will not have any extras after you assemble the BAF, the dread Dormammu. EE has the benefit of free shipping, which makes a difference.

Individually, cherry pick the Dr. Strange wave at Amazon (afpics.link/2c5N4Hb) for $19.99 with free prime shipping.

Dr. Strange (movie) – afpics.link/2c5O0LA
Dr. Strange (movie, astral form) – afpics.link/2c5MARa
Karl Mordo (movie) – afpics.link/2bGLeZ1
Dr. Strange (comic) – afpics.link/2bUTiX2
Brother Voodoo – afpics.link/2bGM4ER
Enchantress – afpics.link/2bGLyMf
#IronFist – afpics.link/2chWtZE
Nico Minoru – afpics.link/2bXcSEQ

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It’s Time to Order Your #DrStrange #MarvelLegends! - http://afpics.link/2c5MLMg

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, we’re a couple of months away from Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Strange hitting theaters, on November 4 in the US. Online retailers have their pre-orders up for the Strange Marvel Legends wave, and they’re expecting figures to land some time this month.

Here’s where I recommend picking them up:

Full case at #EntertainmentEarth for $159.99 – http://afpics.link/2c5NSeX

Unlike most Legends waves, this one has eight individual figures. You will not have any extras after you assemble the BAF, the dread Dormammu. EE has the benefit of free shipping, which makes a difference.

Individually, cherry pick the Dr. Strange wave at Amazon (http://afpics.link/2c5N4Hb) for $19.99 with free prime shipping.

Dr. Strange (movie) – http://afpics.link/2c5O0LA
Dr. Strange (movie, astral form) – http://afpics.link/2c5MARa
Karl Mordo (movie) – http://afpics.link/2bGLeZ1
Dr. Strange (comic) – http://afpics.link/2bUTiX2
Brother Voodoo – http://afpics.link/2bGM4ER
Enchantress – http://afpics.link/2bGLyMf
#IronFist – http://afpics.link/2chWtZE
Nico Minoru – http://afpics.link/2bXcSEQ

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Posted on September 1st, 2016

#KateBishop, #Vision, and #SamWilson may be the most badass #MarvelLegends 3-pack yet! - afpics.link/2bQsGHY

I've been a fan of all the recent retailer exclusive 3-packs from #Hasbro, but this one from #ToysRUs takes the crown. The Kate Bishop #Hawkeye just oozes cool. Vision, aside from some warping in his collar (which I suspect will happen easily if they're packed like mine was), is a great representation of his Uncanny #Avengers costume. That one just debuted in the comics at the start of 2015. And Sam Wilson as #CaptainAmerica got his start with the shield just a few months earlier.

The previous TRU exclusive, the Agents of SHIELD 3-pack with Phil Coulson, Maria Hill, and Nick Fury, is now on sale for $29.99 (afpics.link/2csLPUc). And the MCU Civil War 3-pack with #IronMan, Captain America (still Steve Rogers), and the only MCU #SpiderMan to date, is not a retailer exclusive. I've seen it cheapest on Amazon for $53 and change (afpics.link/2bSNZHk).
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#KateBishop, #Vision, and #SamWilson may be the most badass #MarvelLegends 3-pack yet! - http://afpics.link/2bQsGHY

Ive been a fan of all the recent retailer exclusive 3-packs from #Hasbro, but this one from #ToysRUs takes the crown. The Kate Bishop #Hawkeye just oozes cool. Vision, aside from some warping in his collar (which I suspect will happen easily if theyre packed like mine was), is a great representation of his Uncanny #Avengers costume. That one just debuted in the comics at the start of 2015. And Sam Wilson as #CaptainAmerica got his start with the shield just a few months earlier.

The previous TRU exclusive, the Agents of SHIELD 3-pack with Phil Coulson, Maria Hill, and Nick Fury, is now on sale for $29.99 (http://afpics.link/2csLPUc). And the MCU Civil War 3-pack with #IronMan, Captain America (still Steve Rogers), and the only MCU #SpiderMan to date, is not a retailer exclusive. Ive seen it cheapest on Amazon for $53 and change (http://afpics.link/2bSNZHk).

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Zach WolinerDo you think this is one to grab, right away, or wait and see if it starts taking up space like the SHIELD set, and gets knocked down a bit? I can't imagine most kids are super into Kate Bishop or Vision, at least since he's not the movie version. Cap's costume and name make him more appealing to a general audience, but it's still not the same guy in the movies, too.

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“Every Day They Grow Stronger” – #Hasbro Reveals Line-Ups for #RogueOne: A #StarWars Story - afpics.link/2bGG8ir

You didn’t need the Force to know Hasbro would be coming out with new toys for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, right? Hasbro has shared the initial line-ups for vehicles and playsets for the 3.75-inch scale, a wave of figures for Star Wars: #BlackSeries in the 6-inch scale, and basic and deluxe figures in the 12-inch scale.

With their recent foray into super-articulated 12-inch figures for Marvel, I thought maybe Star Wars would follow suit with Black Series in 12-inches. But that’s not to be this time around.

No Bothans were harmed to bring us this press release.
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“Every Day They Grow Stronger” – #Hasbro Reveals Line-Ups for #RogueOne: A #StarWars Story - http://afpics.link/2bGG8ir

You didn’t need the Force to know Hasbro would be coming out with new toys for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, right? Hasbro has shared the initial line-ups for vehicles and playsets for the 3.75-inch scale, a wave of figures for Star Wars: #BlackSeries in the 6-inch scale, and basic and deluxe figures in the 12-inch scale.

With their recent foray into super-articulated 12-inch figures for Marvel, I thought maybe Star Wars would follow suit with Black Series in 12-inches. But that’s not to be this time around.

No Bothans were harmed to bring us this press release.

Posted on September 1st, 2016

We’ve Stolen the Plans for the #LEGO Sets for #RogueOne: A #StarWars Story - afpics.link/2bEOY32

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in the US on December 6 this year, and LEGO will be there with LEGO Star Wars sets based on the movie. We’ve got the schematics for eight new sets. Many Bothans died to bring us this information.

While no official street date has been revealed, if past patterns hold, we should see these sets hit shelves in the 3 months before the movie release. And there’s this year’s #ForceFriday, aka #RogueFriday, which falls on September 30. So, use the Force!
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We’ve Stolen the Plans for the #LEGO Sets for #RogueOne: A #StarWars Story - http://afpics.link/2bEOY32

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in the US on December 6 this year, and LEGO will be there with LEGO Star Wars sets based on the movie. We’ve got the schematics for eight new sets. Many Bothans died to bring us this information.

While no official street date has been revealed, if past patterns hold, we should see these sets hit shelves in the 3 months before the movie release. And there’s this year’s #ForceFriday, aka #RogueFriday, which falls on September 30. So, use the Force!

Posted on August 31st, 2016

The #Marvel x #ThreeA #BlackWidow is up for pre-order now for $160 - afpics.link/2bHux1t

I've slowed down on my #3AToys purchases - my last pick up was their 1/6 scale #Ultron (afpics.link/2bzO8o6). Those of you that like Ashley Wood's #TomorrowQueens aesthetic will find his Black Widow appealing.

She'll ship with a trench coat, twin Glocks, 3 pairs of hands, her trademark wrist stingers, and an alternate masked head. Expect her to arrive 1Q 2017.

Also available for pre-order - Peter Parker and the Spider-Bot (afpics.link/2bQqB1w)
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The #Marvel x #ThreeA #BlackWidow is up for pre-order now for $160 - http://afpics.link/2bHux1t

Ive slowed down on my #3AToys purchases - my last pick up was their 1/6 scale #Ultron (http://afpics.link/2bzO8o6). Those of you that like Ashley Woods #TomorrowQueens aesthetic will find his Black Widow appealing.

Shell ship with a trench coat, twin Glocks, 3 pairs of hands, her trademark wrist stingers, and an alternate masked head. Expect her to arrive 1Q 2017.

Also available for pre-order - Peter Parker and the Spider-Bot (http://afpics.link/2bQqB1w)

Posted on August 31st, 2016

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For our anniversary, the missus customized us as #Funko #Dorbz! Full disclosure - only my head is that big and round in real life. #HappyAnniversary!

Posted on August 31st, 2016

#Hasbro will return to the origins of #Venom when they ship the new #MarvelLegends Symbiote #SpiderMan next year.

It'll be close to nine years since they first released a black-suited Spidey, back in 2008 with the Red Hulk wave. That figure was pretty good by their standards at the time. But the new one, which they revealed at SDCC this year (afpics.link/2a2s17D) will take advantage of the latest base body, which vastly improves on the articulation, particularly in the hips and ankles.

In the meantime, they've filled out the history of the symbiote with great figures for the other hosts: Eddie Brock (the original Venom), #DoctorOctopus (the Superior Venom), and Flash Thompson (#AgentVenom) in his original look with the symbiote and his current look with the #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GotG.
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#Hasbro will return to the origins of #Venom when they ship the new #MarvelLegends Symbiote #SpiderMan next year.

Itll be close to nine years since they first released a black-suited Spidey, back in 2008 with the Red Hulk wave. That figure was pretty good by their standards at the time. But the new one, which they revealed at SDCC this year (http://afpics.link/2a2s17D) will take advantage of the latest base body, which vastly improves on the articulation, particularly in the hips and ankles.

In the meantime, theyve filled out the history of the symbiote with great figures for the other hosts: Eddie Brock (the original Venom), #DoctorOctopus (the Superior Venom), and Flash Thompson (#AgentVenom) in his original look with the symbiote and his current look with the #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GotG.

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Zach WolinerNow, if we could get a proper upgrade for the Mac Gargan one...

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Posted on August 30th, 2016

The #Bandai #SHFiguarts #SuperMario is priced to sell for $20.99 at #GameStop (afpics.link/2bxnSK8)

Mario is another figure I've been trying to resist. But seeing him for just over $20 (a couple bucks cheaper than I had seen him anywhere else) finally broke me down. The look is spot-on, and the articulation, particularly in the hips, allows him to move really well for a figure with those #Nintendo video game proportions.

One nitpick - the Figuarts Luigi comes with a interchangeable panel on his back. You can plug in a panel the has a socket to work with the various Bandai stands. Mario has the unsocketed panel, but if you want the panel with the socket, you have to buy the first of the accompanying diorama sets. (afpics.link/2c5nTSv)
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The #Bandai #SHFiguarts #SuperMario is priced to sell for $20.99 at #GameStop (http://afpics.link/2bxnSK8)

Mario is another figure Ive been trying to resist. But seeing him for just over $20 (a couple bucks cheaper than I had seen him anywhere else) finally broke me down. The look is spot-on, and the articulation, particularly in the hips, allows him to move really well for a figure with those #Nintendo video game proportions.

One nitpick - the Figuarts Luigi comes with a interchangeable panel on his back. You can plug in a panel the has a socket to work with the various Bandai stands. Mario has the unsocketed panel, but if you want the panel with the socket, you have to buy the first of the accompanying diorama sets. (http://afpics.link/2c5nTSv)

Posted on August 30th, 2016

#MarvelLegends #Electro's back... groan, I know... with more #Bandai Thunder Effects (afpics.link/2bMWV0P)

The individual parts work as stray bolts and blasts of different sizes and shapes. And they're compatible with the various Bandai stands, so they're very versatile.

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#MarvelLegends #Electros back... groan, I know... with more #Bandai Thunder Effects (http://afpics.link/2bMWV0P)

The individual parts work as stray bolts and blasts of different sizes and shapes. And theyre compatible with the various Bandai stands, so theyre very versatile.

Electro 1, wall 0

Posted on August 30th, 2016

Check out the newest #MarvelLegends #Electro with the #Bandai Thunder Effects

With #Hasbro in beast mode with its growing collection of base bodies, how a figure is turns out depends a lot on the head sculpt. And Electro's head sculpt is pretty damn good. Electro comes with an alternate head (I'm not sure where the design is from) and regular hands. (afpics.link/2bzzGXT)

I paired him here with the Bandai #TamashiiNations Effects Thunder (afpics.link/2bMWV0P) - although I think perhaps the better translation would be "Lightning." It works as a backdrop, when fully assembled, but it can also break down into 6 pieces for various blasts and bolts.

It also comes in a translucent blue version, which would have better matched up with those lightning hands of Electro's, but I'm thinking I'll get more use out of the yellow.
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Check out the newest #MarvelLegends #Electro with the #Bandai Thunder Effects 

With #Hasbro in beast mode with its growing collection of base bodies, how a figure is turns out depends a lot on the head sculpt. And Electros head sculpt is pretty damn good. Electro comes with an alternate head (Im not sure where the design is from) and regular hands. (http://afpics.link/2bzzGXT)

I paired him here with the Bandai #TamashiiNations Effects Thunder (http://afpics.link/2bMWV0P) - although I think perhaps the better translation would be Lightning. It works as a backdrop, when fully assembled, but it can also break down into 6 pieces for various blasts and bolts.

It also comes in a translucent blue version, which would have better matched up with those lightning hands of Electros, but Im thinking Ill get more use out of the yellow.

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Zach WolinerThe other head represents his modern look, since the Gauntlet storyline from 2010, where a lot of Spidey's rogues came back in new and different ways: static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/10812/2146556-1026030_amazingspider613_joe_q_blog.jpg .

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Brian WatryLike Zach said...the one in the pic is the alternate head according to the costume he's wearing.

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Posted on August 29th, 2016

The #SuperDeluxe #RocketRaccoon and #Groot set is on sale, but check for quality control. (afpics.link/2buhGRR)

Knowing my love for #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GotG, the missus picked up this set and the full-sized Groot (afpics.link/2bkQQtP) when she saw them on clearance at #GameStop for some really great prices. Turns out Rocket was the gift that kept on giving. We're on our third set, having to exchange them at GameStops further and further away from home as we searched for stores that had them in stock.

The problems have been with Rocket. The one from the first set had his left arm unattached - it looked like the glue just didn't keep the arm in the socket. The second's head and tail popped off. And each of them have had some kind of handling blemishes that for the most part can be ignored, but may belie a quality problem at the factory. Let's hope the third can keep it together.

Now, I'm somewhat handy when it comes to minor figure repair. I think what's making these figures a little fragile is some faulty engineering. Rocket's rifle is putting a lot of torque on those arm sockets. In turn, that's warping the sockets on all the joints - neck, shoulders, and tail.

The figures themselves do look awesome. So if you're up for risking having to exchange it or Macguyver your own repairs if you need to, then go for it. The price is right!
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The #SuperDeluxe #RocketRaccoon and #Groot set is on sale, but check for quality control. (http://afpics.link/2buhGRR)

Knowing my love for #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GotG, the missus picked up this set and the full-sized Groot (http://afpics.link/2bkQQtP) when she saw them on clearance at #GameStop for some really great prices. Turns out Rocket was the gift that kept on giving. Were on our third set, having to exchange them at GameStops further and further away from home as we searched for stores that had them in stock. 

The problems have been with Rocket. The one from the first set had his left arm unattached - it looked like the glue just didnt keep the arm in the socket. The seconds head and tail popped off. And each of them have had some kind of handling blemishes that for the most part can be ignored, but may belie a quality problem at the factory. Lets hope the third can keep it together.

Now, Im somewhat handy when it comes to minor figure repair. I think whats making these figures a little fragile is some faulty engineering. Rockets rifle is putting a lot of torque on those arm sockets. In turn, thats warping the sockets on all the joints - neck, shoulders, and tail.

The figures themselves do look awesome. So if youre up for risking having to exchange it or Macguyver your own repairs if you need to, then go for it. The price is right!

Posted on August 29th, 2016

So here we are: a thief, two thugs, an assassin and a maniac. But we're not going to stand by as evil wipes out the galaxy. I guess we're stuck together, partners. #MarvelLegends #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

I'm not sure why it took me so long to get to this set. It's been in the pile of toys I've wanted to open since Entertainment Earth shipped it to me after I pre-ordered. When I saw them finally sell out of the set during their summer clearance sale (that sale is over, but they've got special deals every day - afpics.link/2cl1fK7), I realized I hadn't even taken the figures out of the box.

Flark, is this set great! I know some folks were put off that #StarLord and #RocketRaccoon were re-decoes, but they both look great and came with new accessories. Rocket got two huge new guns to accompany the original one he came with, and Quill got a Cosmic Cube.

#DraxTheDestroyer isn't a re-issue, because he is on a bigger base body. #Groot has the comic-based head. And #Gamora - she turned out great. She's got a hooded head and cape, and an unhooded head. First thing I did was remove the "modesty cloak" they put on her.

EE may be sold out, but there's still some available from 3rd parties on Amazon, for the pre-order price I paid of $99. (afpics.link/2cl1S6r)

Get them before they're gone for good!
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So here we are: a thief, two thugs, an assassin and a maniac. But were not going to stand by as evil wipes out the galaxy. I guess were stuck together, partners. #MarvelLegends #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

Im not sure why it took me so long to get to this set. Its been in the pile of toys Ive wanted to open since Entertainment Earth shipped it to me after I pre-ordered. When I saw them finally sell out of the set during their summer clearance sale (that sale is over, but theyve got special deals every day - http://afpics.link/2cl1fK7), I realized I hadnt even taken the figures out of the box.

Flark, is this set great! I know some folks were put off that #StarLord and #RocketRaccoon were re-decoes, but they both look great and came with new accessories. Rocket got two huge new guns to accompany the original one he came with, and Quill got a Cosmic Cube.

#DraxTheDestroyer isnt a re-issue, because he is on a bigger base body. #Groot has the comic-based head. And #Gamora - she turned out great. Shes got a hooded head and cape, and an unhooded head. First thing I did was remove the modesty cloak they put on her.

EE may be sold out, but theres still some available from 3rd parties on Amazon, for the pre-order price I paid of $99. (http://afpics.link/2cl1S6r)

Get them before theyre gone for good!

Posted on August 29th, 2016

#MarvelLegends #SpiderMan takes on the Rhino... with the help of the #Bandai Stage 4 stand! (afpics.link/2bKN4c4)

A lot of friends have raved about these stands, but I didn't pick one up until recently because I had thought they were a tad on the expensive side. I didn't realize the value that came in a single package. Each comes with three bases that can be connected to each other, 3 segmented rods, 3 straight rods, 6 clips (3 each of 2 sizes), and 4 connecting clips. Each of the bases has peg holes for 3 rods.

Then there's the compatibility with the Bandai Effects, like the Impact Effect (afpics.link/2bviBAN). This setup with Spidey and Rhino uses one base and 3 segmented rods (1 to support Rhino's arm, 1 to hold up the impact effect, and 1 supporting Spidey from the impact effect). Rhino's held up using the larger sized clip, while Spidey is held up using the smaller sized one.

That's a lot of things supported, and that's using only a portion of what comes with one stand package.
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#MarvelLegends #SpiderMan takes on the Rhino... with the help of the #Bandai Stage 4 stand! (http://afpics.link/2bKN4c4)

A lot of friends have raved about these stands, but I didnt pick one up until recently because I had thought they were a tad on the expensive side. I didnt realize the value that came in a single package. Each comes with three bases that can be connected to each other, 3 segmented rods, 3 straight rods, 6 clips (3 each of 2 sizes), and 4 connecting clips. Each of the bases has peg holes for 3 rods.

Then theres the compatibility with the Bandai Effects, like the Impact Effect (http://afpics.link/2bviBAN). This setup with Spidey and Rhino uses one base and 3 segmented rods (1 to support Rhinos arm, 1 to hold up the impact effect, and 1 supporting Spidey from the impact effect). Rhinos held up using the larger sized clip, while Spidey is held up using the smaller sized one.

Thats a lot of things supported, and thats using only a portion of what comes with one stand package.

Posted on August 28th, 2016

I want #Hasbro to revive #GIJOE with a 6-inch action figure line. Check out this 6-inch #SnakeEyes bootleg. YO JOE!

As a young kid, my first action figure was a GI JOE with a Kung Fu grip. As an older kid, I had a bunch of 3.75-inch Joes. Now, as an adult collector, I'm entrenched mostly in the 6-inch scale. But Joes haven't ever been made in that scale.

Hasbro had the chance to go to 6-inches back in 2005. Retail was wavering on the 3.75-inch line and needed something fresh. But they opted for Sigma 6, an 8-inch highly-stylized line. After two underwhelming years, Hasbro reverted to their bread and butter scale and style for the 25th Anniversary.

A few years ago, an eBay listing from China had a bunch of these 6-inch Snake Eyes bootlegs for sale. The sculpt and articulation is on par with the 25th Anniversary JOEs, and the figure is well-constructed. I never found out more about its origins, but I wonder if Hasbro was exploring the scale. It's not a cheap endeavor to tool a super-articulated action figure.
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I want #Hasbro to revive #GIJOE with a 6-inch action figure line. Check out this 6-inch #SnakeEyes bootleg. YO JOE!

As a young kid, my first action figure was a GI JOE with a Kung Fu grip. As an older kid, I had a bunch of 3.75-inch Joes. Now, as an adult collector, Im entrenched mostly in the 6-inch scale. But Joes havent ever been made in that scale.

Hasbro had the chance to go to 6-inches back in 2005. Retail was wavering on the 3.75-inch line and needed something fresh. But they opted for Sigma 6, an 8-inch highly-stylized line. After two underwhelming years, Hasbro reverted to their bread and butter scale and style for the 25th Anniversary.

A few years ago, an eBay listing from China had a bunch of these 6-inch Snake Eyes bootlegs for sale. The sculpt and articulation is on par with the 25th Anniversary JOEs, and the figure is well-constructed. I never found out more about its origins, but I wonder if Hasbro was exploring the scale. Its not a cheap endeavor to tool a super-articulated action figure.

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Brad JonesI've been saying this for years! I would be sooooo broke but sooooo happy!

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