Toy Library – Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Sat, 24 Feb 2018 02:30:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 61893577 AFi Toy Archive – @DCCollectibles Greg Cappulo Two-Face Figure http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/afi-toy-archive-dccollectibles-greg-cappulo-two-face-figure/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/afi-toy-archive-dccollectibles-greg-cappulo-two-face-figure/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:21:07 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=131573 DCCCapTwoFaceFt2

 This past month DC Collectibles released the 10th figure, from their 3rd wave of their Greg Capullo designer series action figure line – Harvey Dent aka Two-Face.  Two-Face was a little delayed from the rest of the wave, but better late than never!

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This figure is based on the current, long running Batman comic arc by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo.  Two-face’s design in the New 52 Universe feels like a cross between the movie design (in the face) and the Batman Animated series (with the costume).

The Package: The package is similar to what we have seen with the rest of the line.  They chose purple as the highlight, which is nice and gives a bit of throwback feel to the classic 70’s Two-Face.   There is also the side panel showing the character art by Capullo.  The back panel shows the rest of the wave, which are all currently available.

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The Figure: The figure is articulates at the neck, shoulders, elbow swivel and joint, wrists, hips, knees and ankles.   The Two-Face figure shares some tooling with the Commissioner Gordon figure from this wave, specifically the legs and the upper arms.

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Accessories: The figure comes with two pistols, but the figure can only hold one at a time.  The other hand has Two-Face’s coin sculpted into it.  It does have a marked and a clean side, but it is not removable.

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Comparison: 

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This figure is available now for order at retailers such as our sponsors: BigBadToyStore.comEntertainmentEarth.com and Amazon.com.

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The @Hasbro @Amazon Exclusive #StarWars First Order 7-Pack Boxed Set http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/the-hasbro-amazon-exclusive-starwars-first-order-7-pack-boxed-set/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/the-hasbro-amazon-exclusive-starwars-first-order-7-pack-boxed-set/#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2016 20:12:23 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=130954 1stOrder7pkBox1

This week the mailman dropped off my Hasbro/Amazon exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens First Order Legion 7-pack.   This is a set that I literally ordered on my smartphone while I was standing in line for Toys R Us to open for Force Friday back in September.   The day after I ordered I was told it was delayed until February.   Then I got a update last week saying it would arrive this week.

I ordered this a bit blindly.  I didn’t know if it would have unique packaging or if I would just get 7 single carded figures in one box.   I did know, at the time that it looked like there were two exclusive figures in the set.

The packaging turned out pretty cool.  It’s a cube that unfolds to reveal all 7 figures and their bios.   There is a tab with velcro that holds the cube closed.

The package: – The packaging reuses the original painting used on the single card releases as well as showing the planet/location factions that the figures appear in the film.

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The Figures:  Five of of seven figures are the same as their single carded releases and come with the same accessories as their original release.  The two exclusives to this set (for now?) are the Riot Control First Order Stormtrooper and the Heavy Artillery Stormtrooper.

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Captain Phasma:

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First Order TIE Pilot:

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First Order Flame Trooper:

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Riot Control Stormtrooper:

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Heavy Artillery Stormtrooper:

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First order Snowtrooper:

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First Order Stormtrooper:

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The set has sold out temporarily several times, but is currently available again on Amazon.com for $48 on Amazon Prime.

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Masters of the Universe Classics, Club 200X Prahvus Figure from @MattyCollector.com #MOTUC http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/masters-of-the-universe-classics-club-200x-prahvus-figure-from-mattycollector-com-motuc/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/masters-of-the-universe-classics-club-200x-prahvus-figure-from-mattycollector-com-motuc/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:53:59 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=129648 As 2015 draws to a close so to are we coming to the end of the Master of the Universe Classics “Club 200x” Sub-line.  The MattelCollector.com December 2015 monthly figure is the evil Prahvus, Evil Master of Doom.

Even though Prahvus uses the standard buck body and many familiar parts, it’s the new parts and the character design that help the character stand out on the shelf a feel like something different.  The paint job, the asymmetrical cape, and the span of the horns/antlers all work together to make this figure bigger and badder.

 

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Prahvus™ Figure

Evil Master of Doom™
Masters of the Universe® Classics
Club 200X™ Monthly figure, December 2015

The Evil Master of Doom™ lives up his reputation as the warlord most likely to annihilate. He’s not just bad, he’s one of the biggest and baddest in all of Eternia®! This 200X character comes with his mace and former residence, the magic lamp. (It’s bigger on the inside.)

 

THE PACKAGE: – The figure comes in the standard card and bubble that is shipped in the brown protective mailer box.  The character has his bio on the back along with the cross-sell images of other character, several also from the 200x animated series.

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THE FIGURE: The figure has the standard articulation that you are used to with this standard buck.

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THE ACCESSORIES: The figure comes with a VERY intimidating club that you don’t want to be on the wrong end of and the lamp that Prahvus was imprisoned in and eventually freed to wreak havoc on Eternia.

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You can order Prahvus on Mattycollector.com starting today 12/14 for fans with early access, and tomorrow 12/15 for everyone.

This sample was provided by Mattel

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Masters of the Universe Classics, Club 200X King Chooblah Figure from @MattyCollector.com #MOTUC http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/masters-of-the-universe-classics-club-200x-king-chooblah-figure-from-mattycollector-com-motuc/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/masters-of-the-universe-classics-club-200x-king-chooblah-figure-from-mattycollector-com-motuc/#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:30:54 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=125493 Heroic King of the Kulataks

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Today on MattyCollector.com sees the release of the Masters Of the Universe Classics King Chooblah action figure.   King Chooblah is the next figure in the “200X” sub-line that features characters and designs seen in the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series.  If you already subscribed to the Club 200x line then King Chooblah will be arriving shortly in your mailbox.   If you didn’t subscribe you will need to jump on line this morning and try to snag one of the “day of” figures.

While the good King looks to be an oversized figure, it’s actually the new parts used that beef up the existing Beast Man buck that sets him apart and makes him stand out on your shelf.

This Kulatak elder knows a thing or two about getting his claws dirty, but it’s all for a good cause. He stands king to king with the Eternian leader to fight their mutual foes and protect the peace. King Chooblah™ comes with an oversized walking staff.

 

THE PACKAGE – The standard package we are used to with the brown cardboard mailer box, the MOTUC bubble, new bio and all of the characters on the cross sell are are other royalty and leaders.

 

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THE FIGURE – The King Chooblah uses the Beast man buck primarily, reusing the torso, upper arms, hips and lower legs.   The figure gets a new head, torso cover, lower arms, hands, crotch cover, lower legs and feet… and it’s all very effective.   This gives the figure more height than the standard figures, and changes the profile of the figure a lot with the animal-line leg joints, the longer arms and the hunched over shoulders and head.

The way the torso cover fits over the figure it makes the upper torso hunch over so that the head and jut out as needed and gives this harry figure the layers to make him look old and alien.  His necklace/amulet is sculpted as part of the torso cover piece.  It’s a great design by the Four Horsemen!

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THE ACCESSORY – King Chooblah comes with one single accessory – his staff.

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You can order your own King Chooblah TODAY on MattyCollector.com starting at 12am EST and 9am PST for $28 plus shipping.

This sample was provided by Mattel.

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Keep your money safe with Rocket Raccoon and Glow Harley Quinn Banks http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/keep-your-money-safe-with-rocket-raccoon-and-glow-harley-quinn-banks/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/keep-your-money-safe-with-rocket-raccoon-and-glow-harley-quinn-banks/#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=120900 (BALTIMORE, MD) – (June 25, 2015)-Save your money in one of two new exclusive banks by Monogram Products, available only in the July PREVIEWS catalog. No one would dare try to take your cash from the bust bank of Rocket Raccoon from the 2014 blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy or the glow-in-the-dark Harley Quinn head bank. Both banks are available to pre-order from the July PREVIEWS catalog.

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The Rocket Raccoon sculpted bust bank features the loud-mouthed, trigger-happy Rocket standing aggressively while proudly brandishing a large gun. Rocket’s legs are fixed to a black base featuring the movie’s title. As Rocket Raccoon said, “Ain’t no thing like me, ‘cept me,” and this bank would truly be a unique way for Guardians of the Galaxy fans to look after loose change! The bank can be found in the July PREVIEWS catalog on page and can be purchased using code JUL152827 for $24.99. The bank will ship in mid-August.

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The DC Comics fan-favorite queen of chaos returns to watch your money with this new glow-in-the-dark version of the popular head-sized Harley Quinn bank from Monogram that debuted in the April PREVIEWS. Harley’s life-sized beaming face and headgear measure 11 ½” tall by 14” wide. This bank will light up the life of any DC fan! The bank can be ordered using code JUL152763 for $29.99 and are scheduled to ship mid-September.

 

The banks can be ordered from the June PREVIEWS which is available in comic shops. Find a comic shop at www.comicshoplocator.com to pre-order today.

 

 

ABOUT PREVIEWS-PREVIEWS is part magazine, part catalog, featuring all comics and pop-culture merchandise found at your local comic shop. The catalog is broken down into sections: Comics & Graphic Novels; Books; Magazines; Trading Cards; Toys, Statues & Models, and more. Each month there is a detailed listing for almost every comic book and pop-culture product that will be available in two months. For more information, visit PREVIEWSWorld at www.previewsworld.com.

 

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

© 2015 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. All rights reserved. Diamond, the Diamond logo, and PREVIEWS are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Diamond Comic Distributors in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective copyright owners.

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Mattel’s Club Eternia November 2014 Figure – Tung Lashor http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-club-eternia-november-2014-figure-tung-lashor/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-club-eternia-november-2014-figure-tung-lashor/#respond Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:18:16 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=110371 MOTUCTungLashFace2 MOTUCTungLashChip

This month our Snake Men AND our Horde army expands by one more with the release of the November 2014 Club Eternia figure – Tung Lashor!

His enemies wish this sinister servant of King Hssss would hold his tongue, but they’re about to feel the sting of his scorn! Adding to the evil army of Snake Men, Tung Lashor™ comes complete with a vintage-style dragonfly crossbow and snake staff. He’s ready to strike with two interchangeable heads, one with tongue in and one with tongue out, to recreate the vintage tongue extending action feature.

 

THE PACKAGE – The package is the same as we have come to know over the years.   The figure ships in a brown mailer box, inside is the carded figure with bio and “Snake Men” designation sticker.

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THE FIGURE – Tung Lashor has a few new parts including the 2 new heads that help replicate his vintage toy action figure as well as new hands and new feet.

Head #1 – No tongue

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Head#2 – Plenty o’ tongue!

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ACCESSORIES- In addition to the two interchangeable heads, Tung Lashor comes with his dragonfly crossbow and snake staff.

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Toung Lashor is available Monday 11/17 on MattyCollector.com.

This sample was provided by Mattel.

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Mattel’s DCUC Super Powers Tribute Mr. Myxzptlk http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-dcuc-super-powers-tribute-mr-myxzptlk/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-dcuc-super-powers-tribute-mr-myxzptlk/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:24:18 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=109266 SPMrMyxChip2

As announced, back in February at Toy Fair 2014, the final figures in Mattel’s long running 6″, Four Horsemen sculpted, DC Universe Classics line will be a series of tributes to the 30th anniversary of Kenner’s beloved DC Comics ‘Super Powers’ 3.75″ action figures.   Mattel is repainting 6 figures (including a collect-and-connect figure) and giving us one last new mini-figure sculpt as a “thank you” to the fans.   In it’s 7+ year run, Mattel’s DC Universe Classics has released 6″ versions of all 34 characters that were released in the 1984-1986  Kenner Super Powers line, however not all of the paint jobs on the Mattel figures matched their vintage counterparts.   They are correcting some of that now.

I think by now everyone that knows me knows that I am a HUGE fan of the original Super Powers line.  After all we house the Super Powers Archive here on AFi as well as have a dedicated Super Powers blog.  I have loved and encouraged and even helped Mattel out with some of the past DCUC Super Powers figures so I was greatly looking forward to these, and even with Mattel sending me samples I will be buying a second set to keep carded when they are released.

I think it’s important to note that these are merely a Super Powers tribute/homage and not a intended to be a replica in figure or card.   There are quite a few differences in details on all of the cards and figures from their original Kenner release.  However, this character was never made into a figure for the original Kenner Super Powers line, so there’s no vintage counterpart to compare the figure or the card with in this instance.

The History – We know that Mr. Myxzptlk was at least considered by Kenner for a slot somewhere in the Super Powers line, because his presentation board was uncovered along with many other treasures back in the Super Powers 4th wave scoop we had many years ago now.

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The Four Horsemen had already sculpted Mr. Myxzptlk in the DCUC scale as a pack in accessory that was to come with a Superman figure (much like we saw with Batmite in the Batman Unlimited line), however that SKU was cancelled and the sculpt was “on the shelf” for several months.   When putting together this sub-line of DCUC tribute figures Mattel looked over our wave 4 scoop and saw that Mr. Myx was at least in the mix to possibly become a Super Powers figure, so this last original sculpt from the Four Horsemen would make it to fans after all in this Super Powers tribute line.

The Package – The figure comes in the same standard white mailer box that we have seen with the rest of this sub-line.  The card art of the character seems to be a re-drawn/cleaned up version of the character art from the presentation board.

 

 

The Figure –  The figure was intended as a “pack in” and not a full figure so he does not have the same articulation as a regular figure in the DC Universe Classics line.   Mr. Myx has only 3 points of articulation: neck swivel and swivel at both shoulders.    I suspect at some point he was going to come with a stand, so he could “hover” but there is no stand included and there is not a peg hole anywhere on the figure, which we typically see with Mattel figures that work with stands.    He is in a seated position and can sit on flat surfaces.

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Collect and Connect – The Collect and Connect Kalibak piece is in the mailer box not in the bubble with the figure.  It is polly-bagged and taped to an “L” shaped piece of cardboard in the mailer box so that it’s not in the package with the figure, as that would not be accurate to it’s vintage counterpart (if that had come to pass).

Again, since Mr. Mxyzptlk was supposed to be a pack in figure when sculpted and not a full figure, Mattel included the largest of the collect and connect parts, Kalibak’s torso with Mr. Myx so it would feel to fans that they were getting more for their money.

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Mattel’s flight stand works well for this figure if you have one handy.  Since there’s no peg hole it just slips around the waist.

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Doing what he does best, bothering Superman:

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You can see our earlier features on DCUC Super Powers Superman , Gold SupermanDCUC Super Powers Wonder Woman, Super Powers Riddler and DCUC Super Powers Batman by clicking on those links.

The figure is available to order on MattyCollector.com on October 15th, 2014.

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This sample was provided by Mattel

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Mattel’s DCUC Super Powers Tribute Riddler/El Acerjito http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-dcuc-super-powers-tribute-riddler/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-dcuc-super-powers-tribute-riddler/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:46:34 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=107404  DCUCSPRiddlerLogo

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As announced, back in February at Toy Fair 2014, the final figures in Mattel’s long running 6″, Four Horsemen sculpted, DC Universe Classics line will be a series of tributes to the 30th anniversary of Kenner’s beloved DC Comics ‘Super Powers’ 3.75″ action figures.   Mattel is repainting 6 figures (including a collect-and-connect figure) and giving us one last new mini-figure sculpt as a “thank you” to the fans.   In it’s 7+ year run, Mattel’s DC Universe Classics has released 6″ versions of all 34 characters that were released in the 1984-1986  Kenner Super Powers line, however not all of the paint jobs on the Mattel figures matched their vintage counterparts.

I think by now everyone that knows me knows that I am a HUGE fan of the original Super Powers line.  After all we house the Super Powers Archive here on AFi as well as have a dedicated Super Powers blog.  I have loved and encouraged and even helped Mattel out with some of the past DCUC Super Powers figures so I was greatly looking forward to these, and even with Mattel sending me samples I will be buying a second set to keep carded when they are released.

I think it’s important to note that these are merely a Super Powers tribute/homage and not a intended to be a replica in figure or card.   There are quite a few differences in details on all of the cards and figures from their original Kenner release but THIS figure goes above and beyond in capturing a SPECIFIC “white whale” for many collectors – the Argentina only Super Amigos “Riddler” or “El Acerjito” figure.

The Package –  I LOVE the package on this figure.  The fact that they not only made it a Super Amigos card, but that they wrote the whole card in Spanish is the best tribute in this subline.  Just look at it, the bio, the safety warning, even the character names are all in Spanish.

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The Figure – This is the third Riddler figure we have gotten in the DCUC line.   I think this is my favorite figure in the 6 figure DCUC Super Powers sub-line.  The original, vintage Super Amigos Riddler was a repainted Super Powers Hal Jordan Green Lantern figure.   Many of the non-Kenner produced Super Powers/Super Amigos figures were produced with much lesser quality with sloppy, shoddy paint and often times the plastic not matching all the parts.  This is why the tribute figure has so many mis-matched greens as the Riddler figure was notorious for having discolored limbs and parts.   It’s a cute detail.

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Collection and Connect – The Collect and Connect Kalibak piece is in the mailer box not in the bubble with the figure.  It is polly-bagged and taped to an “L” shaped piece of cardboard in the mailer box so that it’s not in the package with the figure, as that would not be accurate to it’s vintage counterpart.  The Riddler comes with Kalibak’s head and weapon.

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Comparison – Unfortunately I don’t have a LOOSE Super Amigos Riddler so the comparison to the vintage figure will have to be carded.

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 Here’s the comparison of the loose DCUC SP Riddler with the DCUC Hal Jordan.

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Here’s the comparison of the loose DCUC SP Riddler with the previous DCUC Riddler releases.

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Here is the whole Sub-line together:

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You can see our earlier features on DCUC Super Powers Superman , Gold SupermanDCUC Super Powers Wonder Woman and DCUC Super Powers Batman by clicking on those links.

The figure is available to order on MattyCollector.com on October 15th, 2014.

This sample was provided by Mattel

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Mattel’s MOTUC New Adventures of He-Man Intergalactic Skeletor http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-motuc-new-adventures-of-he-man-intergalactic-skeletor/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-motuc-new-adventures-of-he-man-intergalactic-skeletor/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:40:12 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=106710 MOTUCIGSkelChip1

Sometimes you’ve just gotta branch out. One planet isn’t enough for this greedy guy… he wants a much bigger piece of the cosmic pie. Representing his healed techno virus body, this figure comes with a removable helmet, cosmic Havoc Staff, and an all-new “battle damage” head for Faker®.

Skeletor, the Intergalactic Overlord of Evil™  is the Club Eternia®  Masters of the Universe® Classics figure for August 2014.  He is currently still available on MattyCollector.com.

 

The Package – Same as it ever was.  Cardboard outer mailer box, standard MOTUC card with bio.  “Space Mutants” faction sticker on the front of the bubble.

 

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The Figure – New Adventures of He-Man or Intergalactic Skeletor finally joins his arch-nemesis (New Adventures) He-Man on collector shelves.   Figure has the standard articulation, he comes with his cosmic Havok staff, a removable helmet and an alternate battle-damaged head for Faker (who I didn’t have on hand for this shoot so I had to put the head on Skeletor.)  He has quite a bit of new sculpting and is loaded with detail.  It’s tough to see in the pictures, but close up you can see a lot of subtle paint details in the circuitry and cyber parts.  The head/face is fantastic.   The Horsemen really knocked it out of the park with this figure.   There is some collector concern over the torso overlay being to thick as a result of some design decisions from the previous design regime at Mattel, but the rest of the figure is so great I’m not that bothered by the size of the torso.

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The Showdown –

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Intergalactic Skeletor is on sale now on MattyCollector.com

This sample was provided by Mattel.

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Early Look at Mattel’s MOTU Giants He-Man http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/early-look-at-mattels-motu-giants-he-man/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/early-look-at-mattels-motu-giants-he-man/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:52:03 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=107816 MOTUGiantHeManSDCC4

Today we take a quick look at the new MOTUC GIANTS He-Man from Mattel. This is the first in Mattel’s new jumbo line of vintage Masters of the Universe figures.

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Faithful recreations of the vintage MOTU figures in 12” scale! Each figure has a twist waist power punch, “rubber band” legs, and vintage-style accessories. They come on an oversized vintage-style blister card featuring watercolor cross-sell art from 1982. Giant He-Man® comes with a sword that snaps together just like the vintage toy, shield and axe, and removable armor.

Here is a quick video look at the carded figure:

 

The MOtU Giant He-Man is on sale today, September 15th, 2014 on Mattycollector.com or you can sign up for a subscription to all four MOTU GIANT figures through Sept 25th to either ship out monthly or all four in one shipment.

Here is a look at the bungee that is inside the figure:

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On the last day of the con Mattel swapped out the half-power swords so you could see them together in all of their vintage glory:

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Collect all four:

  • Giant He-Man® (September 2014 Figure)
  • Giant Skeletor® (October 2014 Figure)
  • Giant Stratos® (November 2014 Figure)
  • Giant Beast Man® (December 2014 Figure)

Here’s a look at the other figures from the display at SDCC 2014:

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Mattel’s DC Signature Series Connor Kent Superboy http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-dc-signature-series-connor-kent-superboy/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattels-dc-signature-series-connor-kent-superboy/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:28:03 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=107355 DCSCSuperboy4Face2

As we learned last year in my interview interview with Scott Neitlich, the Connor Kent Superboy figure was actually sculpted a few years back and was originally scheduled to be part of DCUC Wave 13.  He was going to be a 50/50 split with the ‘Reign of the Supermen” 90′s Superboy that we got in wave 13.   The tooling budget for that wave didn’t cost out for there to be a variant in that wave, so Conner went into limbo.  Until now.   Now Connor will be one of the final 6 figures in the DC Signature Series of 6″ Four Horsemen scupted DC Comics figures.   We almost got an animated 6″ version of this costume and this character in the Young Justice line, but that figure did not meet the minimum preorder number in the Young Justice 2-pack with Miss Martian so it was shelved.

We had an indication that this Superboy figure was out there because he showed up last year as a thumbnail on former Four Horseman, Chris Dahlberg’s new website.  If his face looks familiar it’s because we have seen it before.  Some fans have commented that several of Dalhberg’s DCUC faces looked very similar.  this figure has drawn comparisons to the heads/face sculpts  we saw on Guy Gardner, Omac, Matter Eater Lad, and we see it again here on Connor.

The DC Signature series draws to a close with this second-to-last figure, the fan-demanded Superboy! Conner Kent arrives in the 2000’s look, with black t-shirt and jeans. This member of the Teen Titans and Young Justice League is ready to step into his place in your collection.

 

The Package –  The package is the same as we have seen in the line for the past 2 years.   The figure ships in the white mailer box, inside is the boxed figure with the window in front, character painting on the side and back and a bio for the character.

 

The Figure –  The figure is a bit tall, actually standing taller than the Superman figure, and Superboy doesn’t really feel like a teen using this buck.   I get he’s a super teen/clone, but he’s as big as most of the super “grown-ups.”   He has the standard articulation as the rest of the line.    Connor is in his  pre-New 52 Young Justice outfit, black shirt and jeans.   Connor Kent Superboy does not come with any accessories.

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Comparison- Here is the new Connor Kent Superboy figure next to the Superman figure and the other 3 Superboy versions we have gotten previously in the DCUC/DCSC line.

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The 2014 Line-Up – (SoFar)

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DCSC Connor Kent Superboy will be on sale on MattyCollector.com on September 15th.

This sample was provided by Mattel.

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Amok Time’s Retro 4″ ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ Gort and Klaatu 2-pack http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/amok-times-retro-4-the-day-the-earth-stood-still-gort-and-klaatu-2-pack/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/amok-times-retro-4-the-day-the-earth-stood-still-gort-and-klaatu-2-pack/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:16:08 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=107562 GortKlaatuSet2

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Several months ago online retailer Amok Time surprised collectors by getting into the retro 3.75″ (or 4″) game when they announced a 2-pack of action figures based on the 1951 sci fi parable film “The Day The Earth Stood Still.”   In the past we have gotten a few Day The Earth Stood Still items, mostly vinyl figures of Gort from places like X-Plus and unlicensed garage kits.   This is the first time we have action figures of both Gort and Klaatu.  While this set might be a bit niche, they are very well done from both a retro toy and movie representation.

The card – The card is a bit underwhelming.  It’s black and white and features some image from the film.  The bubble is so large it covers the name of the characters.   The bubble also isn’t glued down very well and mine had completely  separated from the card.

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Klaatu –The Klaatu figure is 4″ tall and has 7 points of articulation at the hips, shoulders, fore-arms and neck.   The fore-arm swivels are just on a small pin and can easily pop out and pop back in.   The figure has interchangeable heads with a masked head and un-masked.   The unmasked head on mine has a pretty heavy wash on it.  It looks better from further away, than close up. I think I will keep the masked head on mine.

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GORT – Gort is 5″ tall with 5 points of articulation at the hips, shoulders, wrists and neck.   I wish that Gort also had an alternate head with the visor down since Gort spends most of the move like that.

Gort is my favorite of the pair.  He silently towers over all of my other retro 3.75″ figures.

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Comparisons- Here are some shots of the figures with both vintage and new retro 3.75″ scale action figures for comparison.

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This 2-pack is available right now to order at BigBadToyStore.com and EntertainmentEarth.com.

Fun Facts – There are at least 3 “life sized” Gort statues in the Los Angeles area.   One is at the Fry’s in Burbank:

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One is at a collectibles shop in Santa Monica:

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And the last one is the window display for Grey Goose Framing on La Brea:

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