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Friday, January 12, 2018

The AFB Podcast Episode 305: S.H. Figuarts Time Patroller, DST Gallery Netflix Daredevil / Marvel Legends Exclusive X-force and Back in Black Deadpools / Vixen Bombshells Statue





Episode 305 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

This week, we have three Toys of the Week for your listening pleasure:

  • S.H. Figuarts Time Patroller
  • Diamond Gallery Netflix Daredevil
  • Hasbro Marvel Legends Exclusive X-Force and Back in Black Deadpools
  • DC Collectibles Vixen Bombshells Statue

If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 305 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, January 04, 2018

The AFB Podcast Episode 304: 2017 Picks and Pans





Episode 304 of the AFB Podcast is live at iTunes and is now available for direct downloadDownload and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes now! 

Before we start on our 2018 Reviews, we look back at the highlights and lowlights of toy and statue collecting in 2017.

You can play along at home with our picks listed below!

If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 304 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!

Ben’s Picks
  1. Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under)
    1. Winner - Mezco Punisher
  2. Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
  3. Best High end item
  4. Biggest Red Card
  5. Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
    1. Runner-up - SWB 40th anniversary
  6. Best Line (new or ongoing)
  7. Best Company (new or ongoing)
    1. Winner - Hasbro (Commitment to SWB, Marvel Legends, eg. 40th)
  8. Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
    1. Runner-up - N/A
  9. The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2017 release)
    1. Runner-up - N/A
    2. Winner - XM Studios Ghost Rider & here

Adam’s Picks
  1. Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under)
  2. Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
  3. Best High end item
    1. Runner-up -   Nada
    2. Winner - Nada
  4. Biggest Red Card/WTF?/Douchebag moment
    1. Runner-up - Neo-Shodo DragonBall Z line increasing prices, and repetition, while dropping quality control
  5. Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
    1. Runner-up - Nada
    2. Winner - Figurise Effects/Mechanics/Characters
  6. Best Line (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up - Revoltech Amazing Yamaguchi Marvel
  7. Best Company (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up - Revoltech
    2. Winner - Bandai
  8. Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
    1. Runner-up - Bandai S.H. Figuarts Kaioken Goku
  9. The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2017 release)
    1. Runner-up - Bandai S.H. Figuarts Vegeta (Saiyan Saga - new crotch edition)
    2. Winner - Bandai S.H. Figuarts Ryouga Hibiki


Eddie’s Picks
  1. Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under)
    1. Runner-up - MCU Spider-man
    2. Winner - Revoltech Wolverine
  2. Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
    1. Runner-up - Transformer trypticon
    2. Winner - Neca Deadpool
  3. Best High end item
    1. Runner-up -  none
    2. Winner - Mezco one:12 Deadpool
  4. Biggest Red Card/WTF?/Douchebag moment
    1. Runner-up - BAF mother boxes
    2. Winner - Death of DC Icons
  5. Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
    1. Runner-up - face scan
    2. Winner -Transformer eng
  6. Best Line (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up - Star Wars Black Series
    2. Winner - Marvel Legends
  7. Best Company (new or ongoing)
    1. Runner-up - NECA
    2. Winner - Hasbro
  8. Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
    1. Runner-up - Figuarts Perfect Cell
    2. Winner - X-force Deadpool
  9. The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2017 release)
    1. Runner-up - Rey Speeder
    2. Winner - SDCC Neca Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Set

Scott’s Picks

1.     Best small scale fig (6-7” or 1/12 scale and under)
a.     Runner-up – DC Icons Deathstroke
b.    Winner – Mezco Comic Joker
2.     Best Large scale figure/vehicle/playset (8” and above)
.             Winner – Batman Animated Batcave
3.     Best High end item
.               Runner-up -   Sideshow Darkseid
              Winner – Tweeterhead Classic Batman Maquette
4.     Biggest Red Card/WTF?/Douchebag moment
.               Runner-up – SS 1:6 Marvel
            Winner –
5.     Innovation Award (for thinking outside the box)
.               Runner-up – DC Collectibles Bombshells
           Winner – DST Gallery Series
6.     Best Line (new or ongoing)
.               Runner-up – Mezco One:12 Collective / DST Muppets      
Winner – Hasbro Marvel Legends
7.     Best Company (new or ongoing)
.               Runner-up - Mezco
            Winner - DST
8.     Personal acquisition (Something awesome you got. Grail? Vintage? Got it for a deal? Etc)
.               Runner-up – Mera Cosbaby
            Winner – ML A Force – Monica Rambeau!!!!
9.     The biggie!!!! “Item of the year” (2017 release)
.               Runner-up – SS Black Canary
            Winner – ML Warlock Wave

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