Saturday, September 21, 2019

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Crait Luke and Imperial Gunner

As much as I didn't like The Last Jedi, I did like the Luke character and outfit at the end of the movie - the battle on Crait. He just seemed to get from his scruffy Luke look to a more "I can still be a bad ass" look - especially as he wipes the dust off his shoulder after getting incinerated by ten Imperial Walkers.

The Imperial Gunner is also a good addition. I really didn't feel the need to add another R2 or Chewbacca to the mix, and I couldn't find the Rogue One Imperial Assault Tank Commander. Honestly, since the first wave with Rey and Jyn, I haven't seen a single vintage collection carded figure at any big box store.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Hasbro Marvel Legends Retro Carded Silver Samurai

I passed on most of the retro carded X-Men, only because I have most of them in some previous incarnation. I did grab Dazzler, but Silver Samurai was a must. Why? His epic battle against Wolverine in one of the first Limited Series comics in the early 80s.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hasbro Marvel Legends Nightcrawler

We've already had a Nightcrawler in Marvel Legends from when Toy Biz ran the show. Hasbro finally upgrades him with a few extra heads and great articulation. I'll have to pull out the old one to see how they compare. Always one of my favorite X-Men. Not sure why his description says "trouble making."

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Jazwares Fortnite Target Exclusive 5 Pack

I usually don't go for the repaints, but this set had me hooked immediately. Although Drift and Raptor were straight repacks, I liked the repaints of the Skull Trooper (in green), Brainiac, and Spooky Team Leader.

Spooky Team Leader is obviously a repaint of Cuddle Team Leader and Brainiac is a repaint of Jonesy. And you can never have too many Skull Troopers, especially in different colors.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Marvel Legends Spider-Man Homecoming - Spidey and MJ 2 Pack

Spider-Man: Homecoming! Great movie. Great reboot. Awesome job by Tom Holland, and Zendaya was an awesome addition to the cast. Hasbro puts them together in plastic,six inch form with this fantastic two pack. Their real life sculpting just gets better and better.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Toybiz and Hasbro Marvel Universe All New X-Men Sets

I started reading comic books regularly in 1982. My first Uncanny X-Men comic was #163, well into the Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler team. I discovered a reprint of the Giant Sized All New X-Men comic where they were introduced. The "new" team included Banshee, Colossus, Sunfire, Thunderbird, along with Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler and Cyclops.

Toybiz celebrated this line up back in the 90s with a great six pack of its 5 inch figures. Hasbro followed it up during their Marvel Universe 3-3/4 inch line.  Both sets are awesome, and makes me want to try and recreate it with past and present Marvel Legends. I believe the only figure never made is Thunderbird.


Hasbro Marvel Universe Set