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Monday, September 01, 2014

Entertainment Earth Summer Clearance Extravaganza

Entertainment Earth has up to 90% off sale items in its Summer Clearance Extravaganza!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

The AFB Podcast Episode 131: Funko Legacy Game of Thrones The Hound / DC Collectibles Starfire


Episode 131 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

Join Scott, John and Ben for the latest news and all of our regular features.

This week, we review the Funko Legacy Game of Thrones The Hound Figure and the DC Collectibles New 52 Starfire Action Figure. We also debrief on the announcement that Mattel will be releasing the DCUC Doomsday Unleashed after all....

If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 131 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here - but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings at iTunes, that will help us greatly! 

The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com - we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Happy listening!





Thursday, August 21, 2014

The AFB Podcast Episode 130: Hasbro's Marvel SDCC Exclusives Reviewed!


Episode 130 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

Join Ben, Adam, John and Scott for the latest news and all of our regular features.

This week, we review Hasbro's Marvel Exclusives from this year's San Diego Comic Con - the Marvel Universe Infinity Gaunlet and the Marvel Legends Thanos Imperative Sets!

If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 130 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here - but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings at iTunes, that will help us greatly! 

The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com - we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Happy listening!





Thursday, August 14, 2014

The AFB Podcast Episode 129: MOTUC Extendar, Golden Age Figurines Black Terror, Blip Toys DC Heroes


Episode 129 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

Join John, Justin and Eli for the latest news and all of our regular features.

This week, we have three Toys of the Week - the Extendar figure from Masters of the Universe Classics, the Golden Age Figurines Black Terror Figurine, and the DC Super Heroes Blind Bag Toys from Blip Toys. 

If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 129 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here - but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings at iTunes, that will help us greatly! 

The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com - we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Happy listening!





Thursday, August 07, 2014

The AFB Podcast Episode 128: Bowen Designs Mojo Statue / SDCC News Wrap-Up


Episode 128 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

Join Scott and Ben for the latest news and all of our regular features.

This week, the Bowen Designs Mojo Statue is our Toy of the Week, and we do a final wrap-up of the winners and losers in the toy reveals department from SDCC 2014! 

If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 128 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here - but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings at iTunes, that will help us greatly! 

The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com - we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Happy listening!






Thursday, July 31, 2014

The AFB Podcast Episode 127: SDCC 2014 News and Reveals Mega Big Show


Episode 127 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

Join Ben, John, Justin and Adam for a mega news show this week!

The 2014 San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, and in its wake there is a mountain of news for the guys to work through - so much in fact that we couldn't cover all of it!


NOTE: In place of our normal enhanced podcast, we've put together a list of links to all of the items we're discussion which is below - if you like following along with your eyes as well as your ears, this is the way to do it for this mega-show!

If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 127 here now! Click on the link to listen, or right click to save the file! The podcast will always be available from the “Podcast” tab here - but if you can subscribe and give us positive ratings at iTunes, that will help us greatly! 

The AFB Podcast is also on Stitcher Radio!

Have a listen, and please give us some feedback at podcast@actionfigureblues.com - we might even read out your feedback on the next show!

Happy listening!

News Section One Links:


  1. ThreeZero - TMNT
  2. Hot Toys Back to the Future: Marty McFly

News Section Two Links:


  1. Sideshow - Flash and GL 12” action figures



Monday, July 28, 2014

The AFB Podcast's John reviews the Ninja Turtles Michelangelo (Movie Version)


First of all, I want to thank TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.com for providing this figure for review. They have TONS of Turtle news and information so make sure to go check them out. I was getting some pretty good nostalgia checking out the video game articles. Some buddies and I fed the 4 person arcade game a bunch of quarters in a Slushee induced sugar frenzy one particularly memorable afternoon.


Besides various game incarnations and few cartoon episode, I kind of missed the Turtles wave. I've always appreciated the property. I intended to go back and read some of the B&W stuff. It's just never happened. So for somebody like me, the new film isn't quite as controversial as it is for some folks. While there are some aspects of the designs that I may not have chose, I can appreciate putting the Turtles in a modern light.

I've been seeing the movie figures in stores and thought they looked okay enough. However, when I got Mikey in my hand and really looked at him through the blister, I noticed more texture and detail than my casual glances had picked up on.

Well, I know Turtles figures are something that is meant to be played with so I ripped him open. My first experience in hand was a fairly decent one. The figure  is solid. No loose joints, and nothing broken. More importantly, nothing felt like it was going to break.

Looking at this as a pure plaything, I'd be fairly pleased. He can hold his accessories, has a fair amount of detail, and looks recognizable enough. Honestly, this figure is probably somewhere between a pure kids figure and a collector level figure.


The one thing that kids and collectors will probably both dislike is the head joint. It's pegged on with a ball, but is essentially a cut joint. Since his neck is at a strange forward angle due to the anatomy, this really limits the usefulness of this joint. To me some of this looks caused by the shell being a bit too high on his back, but we will have to see the film to confirm that.

The shoulders are regular ball joints and not as limited as what I thought they might be. The knees and elbows however aren't double jointed, but single jointed with swivels. They work really well and I was pretty surprised by the poses I could get with them. The lack of wrists and ankles is a bit frustrating, but remember what I said about this being a solid figure? I'm sure that is part of the reason why.

The hips are ball jointed, but are restricted by the piece around his waist. So if you are thinking that Mikey was going to do some ninja high kicks, you might be disappointed.

Detail abounds on this guy. There are chains on his neck that are sculpted. I really loved the metal plate on wraps covering his knuckles. I also like the fact they cut channels into the nicely textured shell for the his straps. It both helps secure them and keeps them from sticking out too far.


For the adult collector the disappointing thing about all of this detail is that it's not painted. The chains are painted on the front, but not behind his neck. There's some beads sculpted into the wraps in his left wrist that you can't see because there isn't any paint on them. If somebody was to sit down and apply washes and detail paint to this guy, he would look pretty dang cool

I'm really not too sure about the ends of his mask. Because of the fashion they are sculpted into the piece, they look more like braids to me. The mask is a separate inset piece that otherwise doesn't have really any flaws.

The mask does look like it has been changed from its' original intent, though. The way it is painted it has only white eyes showing with no pupils. The actual movie turtles have green around the eyes and pupils. Also, and I'm not sure it my figure or not, the controversial "nose" has been covered up a bit to make it less noticeable.

Speaking of areas that need cover up, can we talk? Mikey's midsection is covered up by a hoodie tied preppy style around his waist. And of course, he's wearing some sort of ninja pants causing purists to complain. However, the area of his groin that is not his legs is not painted and shows through as green plastic. This gives the impression that his little turtle is peeking out. I guess he is the party dude.



I always remember TMNT figures coming with a bunch of accessories. Here though, we are a bit light. Mike comes with two different nunchuk accessories. One is the standard two handle version and the other has three segments. I'd have like to seen both the same. Also, for a movie figure, I'd have like to have seen some paint on them.


I have to say I was actually pleasantly surprised by this figure of the pizza hungry Michelangelo. It seems like in recent times companies throw just anything out to make a buck on movie buzz. This particular figure doesn't seem to fall in that camp. Sure the articulation isn't perfect and the paint is woefully underdone, but I'm not going to condemn it. There's of range of motion and detail and the figure seems to fill the need for both collectors and kids.

Engineernerd Score: 7.5 out of 10 dollies.




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