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Dark Lord Dungeon Toy Reviews

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lego Captain America Power Armor

Presenting a Heroes Assemble Lego version of a Power Armor for the Avengers Age of Ultron Captain America.

We didn't call it a KO Lego this time because - as of this writing - we could not find a legitimate Lego version that this Power Armor copied - which is quite different from the KO Lego Tumbler that you can see here.

So for now we're classifying this as an original design. Anyway we really love it because you can use it to help envision a world where the Avengers failed to stop Ultron from triggering global extinction. The few surviving Avengers find themselves hard-pressed to turn back the tide of a world made of metal.

So Tony Stark suggests powering up the surviving Avengers: Thor, Bruce Banner (Who lost his Hulk powers trying to stop the fall of Sokovia) and Captain America - whose Shield was destroyed in the fall of Sokovia.

Tony Stark builds a power armor for Captain America that gives him 400x his original durability, while providing him with additional firepower, the ability to fly or zoom around on street level, and a new shield built from the remains of Ultron Prime - making Captain America a prime target for Ultron who wants his Prime body back

Flying out from their secret base, the power-armored Avengers fight on to avenge a world that they failed to save.

Isn't the joy of having no backstory behind a toy fun?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Star Wars Rebels Ahsoka Tano and Darth Vader

Presenting Ahsoka Tano and Darth Vader from the Star Wars Rebels series two-pack.


The Failed Jedi has returned to confront her former master who has fallen to the Dark Side of the Force.

When Anakin Skywalker's failed padawan Ahsoka Tano was revealed to be the mysterious contact of the Rebels in the 1st season of Star Wars Rebels, their was a collective gasp heard worldwide as her return filled our minds with a plethora of questions:

Where has she been? What happened to her during Order 66? Is this why she rebuilt her lightsabers? Why is she using a curved design? Has she been hanging out with the failed Sith Ventress?

And of course: What will happen when she finally confronts her former Master?

We've already seen how shocked she was when she ascertained the identity of Darth Vader in Star Wars Rebels Season 2's  "Siege of Lothal" And we know that the juvenile Ahsoka Tano has stood her ground against the likes of General Grievous and Asajj Ventress. So, 13 years later, the adult Ahsoka has to know that if there's anyone who can hope to challenge Anakin Skywalker, ow Darth Vader, it's her.

This does not bode well for her.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Jessica Alba Invisible Woman Action Figure

Presenting Jessica Alba as the Invisible Girl action figure from the 2005 Fantastic Four Movie franchise.

Two days ago the internet was abuzz that the Fantastic Four's movie rights had finally been traded off by Fox back to Marvel in exchange for two X-Men TV show rights. (HEY CHECK OUT OUR THOUGHTS ON THE 2015 FANTASTIC FOUR MOVIE HERE!)

Unfortunately this turned out to be a big hoax and both Marvel and Fox have since denied the rumor.

But it still made us want to feature our remaining Marvel Legends scale Fantastic Four 2005 action figure: The Invisible Woman.

This is actually the Fantastic 4 Power Blast Invisible Woman Action Figure fully visible variant. There's a variant that has her partially invisible (Lower torso and lower arms), and; a variant that's completely invisible. We were unfortunately unable to locate her power base as of this shoot.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man

Presenting the Ultimate Spider-Man from the Marvel Universe Infinite Series Toyline.

So a black Spider-Man. Born in the Marvel Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610), this is Miles Morales the Afrian-American/ Hispanic grade-schooler who's uncle - the Prowler - stole the recreated serum (and an irradiated spider) that gave Peter Parker his super powers. Miles got bitten by the Spider while visiting his uncle and developed similar powers to the Earth 1610 Spider-Man (Peter Parker) who had recently died.

Realizing he could have helped stop the Green Gobiln, Miles is guilt stricken by the death of Peter Parker and takes up his mantle - much to the chagrin of everyone who considered the original 1610 Spider-Man a hero.

Captured by S.H.I.E.L.D., Miles proves himself a hero against the 1610 Electro and is given this black and red Spider-Suit.

Which we really like.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Star Wars Black Series Rey (Jakku) & BB-8

Presenting the Jedi (?) Rey as she appears on the planet Jakku and the droid BB-8 from the Star Wars Black Series Toyline.

Not much is known about the mysterious female protagonist from Star Wars Episode VII. All we know is that she's a scavenger on the planet Jakku (where she drives a Magnum ice-cream bar), and, if we're to believe a spoiler thanks to a game card, she's a Jedi (Or will be one).

So Star Wars Episode VII will feature a gender (Female) and a skin color (Black) that Star Wars, in general, has been criticized for not including that much of, as the two primary protagonists.

No Asians? Sigh.

We don't know much about BB-8 other than he was criticized heavily early on for his design - although we're sure that his critics have recently been silenced with the release of an actual toy that can do what BB-8 does in the films.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Face-plate upgrade for the Optimus Prime Fansproject Parallax Armor

Presenting a face-plate upgrade for the Fansproject Parallax armor for Optimus Prime.

This will be a pretty short review.

This is actually a face-plate that came with an after market upgrade package for the original Parallax armor for Ultra Magnus - not Prime. Our Magnus armor was a KO and did not include the shoulder mounted missile launchers.

Not wanting to give Optimus Prime's missile launchers to his poorer cousin, we sourced for one on-line and found a set.

The set included new face for Ultra Magnus and one blue-eyed face-plate bearing alternate for Optimus Prime.

So we thought we'd share the upgrade with the rest of the world.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ultra Magnus Reprolabels - Combiner Wars

Presenting the Transformers Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus with Reprolabels applied. We're quite fond of the Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus and we said that he was worthy of how he looks in the IDW comic books and has a mold that fits nicely in his other versions including when he appeared as the Autobot City Commander in The Transformers Movie.

So we have to tip our hat to Reprolabels for creating a need and making us realize that there was "room for improvement."

The Reprolabels are based upon Magnus' original G1 toy design and his portrayal by IDW in the Dark Cybertron series, both of which depict Ultra Magnus with a solid red lower torso and upper thighs.

We honestly appreciate though that Reprolabels did not go overboard with turning those body parts red as Ultra Magnus' cartoon version is primarily white and blue - probably an attempt to make him as distinct from Optimus Prime as possible. We think that this is a fine compromise between the two. 

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