Sunday, October 14, 2018

Heroes of the Storm: Starcraft James Raynor Action Figure

Heroes of the Storm: Starcraft James Raynor Action Figure
The Terrorist Marshall James Raynor
NECA does indeed delight with this sculpture of the Heroes of the Storm General James Eugene "Jim" Raynor" from the Starcraft video-games.

Now we use the word sculpture because, as you'll soon see, NECA hardly provided him with any articulation.

But given how we've complained about NECA's choice of joints - especially after what happened to our Starcraft November "Nova" Terra figure during her shoot, our expectations on Jim Raynor's pose-ability  wasn't very high.

So we're really fine with referring to him as a sculpture rather than an action figure - though yeah we wish he was an action figure.


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Marvel Legends Sabretooth - quick look

Marvel Legends Sabretooth
Your fancy claws can't cut what they can't hit.
An' your hotsy-totsy healing factor... won't save you... 

when I rip out your heart! 
This will be a quick look at the Marvel Legends Apocalypse BAF Sabretooth. This is definitely not our first Sabretooth, but it is indeed our favorite! 

This particular Sabertooth stirs up memories of back when we first discovered the X-Men. This was the Wolverine antithesis who cut his way into the X-Mansion and nearly killed everyone in there during the Mutant Massacre only to be stopped by the timely arrival of Wolverine (Face it Psylocke, that was a running retreat. Nice try though).

Today he's more of an anti-hero, but he'll always be a classic X-Men villain to us. Their literal bogeyman.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Star Wars Black Series Jaina Solo Action Figure Review

"You know what? Being the Sword of the Jedi really stinks."
You can choose to find and purchase Jedi Master Jaina Solo-Fel: daughter of General Han Solo and Jedi Knight Leia Organa Solo; Niece of Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker; Twin-sister to Darth Caedus;  Former commander of Rogue Squadron; Former commander of the Twin Suns Squadron; Hero of the Yuuzhan War; Avatar of the Trickster Goddess Yun-Harla - Goddess of Deception; Sword of the Jedi or; you can go look for Rey, daughter of nobody.

While we do not hate the direction that Disney took with Star Wars, we do regret that they did not pursue the rich now non-canon history which began with Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire in 1991, especially since it relegated such a strong female character into virtual non-existence.

So we were surprised that Disney acquiesced to creating a 6" Black Series version of her just because she won a fan's survey.

Disney could have easily lied.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Marvel Legends Multiple Man Action Figure

Marvel Legends Multiple Man Action Figure
You never know when you might need X-Factor.
How may Multiple Mans are needed before you have an acceptable army? We don't know but it's a really sad thing that we only have the one. 

Jamie Madrox, Marvel's Multiple Man has always been a surprise to us. When we were introduced to him some time back in the 1980s we kinda scoffed at him. We thought his power was lame in comparison to everyone else who could easily wipe out all of his duplicates with one or two blasts.

Yet through the years through creative writing, the Multiple Man has proven to be a complex and charismatic character; a worthy leader of the X-Men (Factor), and; a resourceful and almost unstoppable one-man army

He's so complex he refuses to die (His death via Terrigen Mist in the absolutely horrible IvX story-line was waaay undeserved, so welcome back).


Monday, June 4, 2018

GI Joe Vintage Fast Draw Action Figure Quick Review

GI Joe Vintage Fast Draw Action Figure
Beware the firepower of a US Clerk typist!
Fast Draw was one of the GI Joes that, if you really think about it, is absolutely ridiculous. But he did make our imaginations fly.

Bear with us people as we try a new camera here in the Dungeon.

Frankly we're not impressed and will stick to the Samsung Note 5 that we've been shooting with for quite some time now.

Anyway, to the uninitiated this is Fast Draw, the GI Joe Mobile Missile specialist who is much loved and much hated for introducing FAFNIR or the Fire and Forget Non-Tube Launched Infantry Rocket.

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