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Friday, September 12, 2014

The AFB Podcast Episode 133: Intergalactic Skeletor / Bombshells Stargirl Statue Review


Episode 133 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, Justin and John for the latest news and all of our regular features.

This week in addition to all of our regular features, we review the Masters of the Universe Intergalactic Skeletor and the DC Collectibles Bombshells Stargirl Statue. 

If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 133 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, September 04, 2014

The AFB Podcast Episode 132: SH Figuarts Zero Super Saiyan Vegeta / Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Hellboy


Episode 132 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, Adam and Ben for the latest news and all of our regular features.

This week in addition to all of our regular features, we review the S.H. Figuarts Zero Super Saiyan Vegeta and the Sideshow Collectibles Hellboy Premium Format Figure. 

If you don't use iTunes, you can download Episode 132 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!





Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Scotty's Toyroom Tales: X-Men Legends Infinite Series Jubilee Wave Review

The latest wave of Marvel Legends action figures features a mix of most-requested and never-requested that adds some new characters to Marvel’s 6” scale and also some repeat offenders to the fodder / charity bin pile.

The X-Men Legends Jubilee Wave continues the pattern of smaller characters as the Build-A-Figure. There are five single-carded figures in this wave, four of which are required to build Jubilee.



Jubilee has never been on my Top 10 list, but any new character to a line is of interest to me, and for all of the ‘90s X-Men fans out there it’s great to see Jubilee finally getting some attention in the collectibles arena. I think she makes sense as a smaller BAF as well.

I had a bit of trouble getting Jubilee’s left arm to snap in snugly, but once assembled she is sturdy and has a good range of movement. Her trenchcoat doesn’t inhibit her movement, and her plasmoids are nice inclusions that add some dynamism to the figure’s pose.

Storm is a lovely figure, and certainly the nicest 6” representation of the X-Men’s Weather Goddess we’ve seen. One thing that Legends has executed very poorly over the years is female headsculpts, and it’s nice to see Hasbro start to right this wrong with some lovely Legends females like Red She-Hulk, Medusa and now Storm sporting not just headsculpts that are attractive but that actually have an expression.



The fabric of her cape is nicely constructed, but the hoops that attach them to her arms could be a bit tighter fitting so that stay around her wrists for posing – as it is they move about a touch too much.

The figure is the least sturdy of the bunch, but can accomplish a range of poses with a bit of effort, and of course would look great on a flight stand.

Stryfe is another character who has been clamored for throughout the run of Marvel Legends. Again, not a character I was hanging out for, but a universe builder I’ll take.

This is a beautifully sculpted figure with a good range of movement and a massive cape! I’m not sold on his sword – he’s sported some pretty funky tech as weapons which would have been nice inclusions, but I expect that the tooling budget was well and truly used up by Stryfe’s impressive armor.





It’s been awhile since we had a Magneto in the Legends line, so I can accept him in this line. I’m actually quite fond of this version of the Master of Magnetism because the face sculpt seems reminiscent of very early comic versions. Seeing as this is a very modern age-focused wave, I don’t know that that was a deliberate choice – but it works for me!

Cyclops’ current look in the comics is certainly not my favourite of his appearances, so I certainly wasn’t itching for an action figure representation. Cyclops has had a fair bit of attention in this line, and having had both Cyclops and Wolverine in the last X-Men Legends wave one might think we didn’t need both again, but it is what it is. This is a nicely done figure of a weird costume that I hope disappears very soon.




All up – a mixed bag, but overall a set of figures I’m happy to own! You can check out the full photo album of this wave at Facebook and discuss it at the AFB Forum.

Until next time!

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!





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