Daily Toy Review #31: Darth Maul Vintage Collection Action Figure VC86 2012 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Darth Maul Vintage Collection Star Wars Action Figure VC86 2012

I was starting to think that it was 1999 again, because I had to hit store after store in search of Darth Maul! I reviewed Queen Amidala, Padawan Anakin, Ben Quadinaros, and Ratts Tyerell as I found them earlier in the month. But even with the Vintage Phantom Menace figures finally fully-released by stores, Darth Maul is by far the fastest seller and still a tough figure to grab. It’s …

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Daily Toy Review #30: Ben Quadinaros & Otoga-222 Vintage Collection Action Figure VC81 2012 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Ben Quadinaros & Otoga-222 Droid Vintage Collection Star Wars Action Figure VC81

I wanted a Ben Quadinaros figure before I even knew who the character was. I wasn’t hardcore about Star Wars yet when The Phantom Menace came out in 1999, so it would be years before I’d know all the characters without action figures by name. But I was aware that fans kept asking for someone named “Ben Quadinaros” and Hasbro kept saying no. Though I didn’t know who Ben Quadinaros …

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Daily Toy Review #29: Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid Vintage Collection Action Figure VC77 2012 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid Star Wars Vintage Collection Action Figures Packaged

Hasbro must have set some kind of gruesome record with their release of Ratts Tyerell, as this is probably the first time in the history of action figures that the photo on a figure’s package depicts a character screaming in terror as they’re about to explode into fiery death. I was lucky enough to find and review the Vintage Collection Padawan Anakin and Queen Amidala early in January, but it’s …

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Daily Toy Review #28: Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 1 Starter Pack & Mystery Blind Bag

Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 1 Figures Bossk Lando Jango and Kit Fisto

I was in the room when Hasbro announced the Star Wars Fighter Pods line at New York Comic Con 2011, and it was quiet enough to hear a pin drop in a Star Destroyer. Collectors came to the Star Wars toys panel expecting tons of big reveals, but the lengthy Fighter Pods presentation wasn’t what they had in mind. I think about four people in the room had any interest …

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Daily Toy Review #27: Robin Batman Arkham City Series 1 DC Direct Action Figure

Robin Batman Arkham City DC Direct Action Figure Packaged

Today I’ve got my first-ever Reader Request Review: Robin from DC Direct’s Batman: Arkham City line of action figures! Twitter follower @Bryan7086 wanted a review of this figure so badly, he loaned me his unopened one so I could give everyone the scoop on it! When DC Direct first started releasing action figures, I balked at the high prices and never really gave them a chance. Over the years I’ve …

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Daily Toy Review #26: My Little Pony Blind Bags Series 1 Kiosk Ponies 2012 (Hasbro) — Part 2

My Little Pony Blind Bags Special Edition Ponies Series 1: Twilight Sparkle Rainbow Dash Pinkie Pie

Blind bag mania overtook my senses last week and I ended up coming home from Wal-Mart with the entire Series 1 case of My Little Pony blind bags. I opened up and documented the code on the back of each blind bag and what pony it corresponds to last week, so if you need the code list it’s available over here. Last week I reviewed the first dozen ponies in …

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Daily Toy Review #25: Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living Transformed Thundercats Series 2 4″ 2012 Action Figure (Bandai)

I never thought I’d be writing this, but Mumm-Ra keeps mooning me. Following up my review of the 4″ King Claudus from earlier in the week, I picked up the new transformed version of Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living to review today. I was encouraged by how well Claudus turned out, and I’m likewise impressed with the new Mumm-Ra (for the most part). The only weird thing is that I never realized …

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Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Shade Turret 96949 Review

Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Shade Turret 96949 Set Description

Possibly the most under-the-radar line on the market is the increasingly awesome series of Halo Mega Bloks. As the quality of the sets improves, I find myself buying more and more of them and feeling the urge to give them extra coverage. I reviewed the Zealot Elite Drop Pod and Covenant Revenant Attack earlier this month, and after searching a few weeks I found and picked up the Covenant Shade …

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Daily Toy Review #23: Claudus Thundercats Series 2 4″ 2012 Action Figure (Bandai)

After decades of pent-up demand, new Thundercats action figured arrived last fall from Bandai with promises of a deep roster of characters immortalized as action figures. That said, so far all we’ve gotten from the main 4″ line is the main roster of Thundercats (including a crazy out-of-scale Snarf), a couple Mumm-Ras, Grune, and one generic lizard man. With 2012′s first new series, we get our first all-new character as …

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Daily Toy Review #22: Reverse Flash DC Universe Classics Wave 20 DCUC Action Figure

I’m back tonight with the final entry in my series of DC Universe Classics Wave 20 reviews! If you’re just tuning in now, you can find all of the reviews over in the Toy Reviews Index. I started these reviews with a Flash figure review (that of White Lantern Flash), so I figured it was only fitting I end with a Flash figure review as well. I’m closing out with …

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