Category Archives: Non-Hulk

Luke Cage / Claire Temple Marvel Legends 2-Pack (2019)

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Luke Cage and the infamous Night Nurse played by the very sexy Rosario Dawson finally have their day in the sun with their very own 6 inch figures!  No lie, I was not going to pick these up but once I saw them in hand I decided to go for it.  The likenesses of these two Netflix show characters are pretty uncanny!  Impressive!

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The paint applications on these figures you’d assume would be pretty standard but I am impressed with the textures on the pants and hair.  Within this two pack we get a bevy of interchangeable parts and accessories for… Claire.  Pretty much leaving Luke out to dry – but hey, he might be used to that since his series has been the weakest of the bunch.  Hate to say it but it’s true.

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But Night Nurse comes with medical glove hands as well as claw hands!  If that’s not enough they made sure to include her purse as well!  Maybe the purse is for Cage?  Wow, now I’m not so sure anymore…

Either way this 2-pack is worth getting as I don’t think it will be very popular.  Besides, has anyone really been looking for a Night Nurse action figure?  Well, now we have one!

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Black Panther Wacky Wobbler (2018)

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I’ll be honest, I miss the Marvel Collectors Corp.  I adored getting the b every other month – even when the contents inside didn’t live up to the hype of the actual box itself.  But hey, I know they are still available if I wanted them – just through Amazon.  I have not taken advantage of the Amazon box yet – but when I see something worthwhile I will do so.  Until then I will just admire the pieces I have from them now.  This Black Panther Wacky Wobbler is just fine but I don’t really collect T’Challa stuff.  That and I don’t collect Wacky Wobblers stuff… so, yeah.  It’s in the collection – for now.

Geoffrey Schleich Figure (2017)

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I miss Toys R Us.  I miss working at Toys R Us.  I was lucky enough to snag almost every Geoffrey memorabilia piece that they produced.  Schleich has always made quality products so it was nice to see this company put the toy store mascot to plastic.  What wasn’t so great was watching all of the people who came in and began buying these pieces in droves – hoping to profit off of the unfortunate circumstances that led to TRU closing down.  It truly felt like the vultures were swarming when they would ask “Do you have anything else with Geoffrey on it?”

Now I can look at this piece and reminisce about the good old days.  I miss my co-workers, my friends, many of whom I’ve kept in touch with.  And this little guy sits up proudly in my office so I can look up and think back to my time at Toys.

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Heroes Reborn Promo Poster (1997)

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There are recent event comics that were put together better than Heroes Reborn – but that’s not saying much.  The Heroes Reborn catalogue was handled by 90’s superstars Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld.  This was about the time when people realized just how untalented and what a hack Rob Liefeld truly is.  While this poster is actually quite cool looking upon closer inspection you have a to ask what the hell is wrong with Thor’s arm?  His shoulder is bigger than his whole freakin’ head!  What’s with the pose?  Thor is going to double fist Mjolnir’s handle and stand there holding it just above his head?  Humans don’t do that!

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If you’ve ever read the stories you know that Iron Man and FF read better than Cap and Avengers but the entire experiment goes down as an embarrassment to not only Marvel but the artists who were involved.  I think we should all be thankful that they used this Cap rather than the appalling Big Boob Cap that has become infamous across the internet!

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Donatello SHFiguarts (2016)

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I do love me some awesome Donatello!  SHFiguarts has been sort of hit and miss with me but I do love this particular figure.  With the alternate head and alternate hands you can really place this figure in a multitude of dynamic poses!  I began loving the turtles with the 80’s cartoon so the fact that these figures are based off of that cartoon makes me particularly happy.  The window box means I can display this figure in package – how I prefer – and it still looks awesome.

Jim Lee Joker Pop!

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I love the Joker – the Batman villain is easily the most memorable bad guy that Batman has in his entire rogues gallery.  Jim Lee is one of the best artists that came out of the 90s comic boom.  Funko has combined the two to give us this unique Pop.  The figure is one of the special edition “Deluxe” Pops with the Joker set on a special base and giving us a more dynamic pose then the regular Pops offer.  In this instance we get the Joker on a bunch of trash giving us some finger guns.

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This being a GameStop exclusive, you can get this pretty easily at any of those stores.  While Exclusive Pops are fun to collect usually they aren’t hard to get be it a GameStop or Target or Walmart Pop.  The other benefit you have when it’s an exclusive is that if one store doesn’t have it then there is usually another in driving distance to check.  The best stores will even call another location and check for you.  GameStop is usually the best at that.

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Little Metroids (2018)

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Metroid was one of the best Nintendo games ever created.  The subsequent games are still pretty darn entertaining but the original, for me, can’t be undone!  It’s just too perfect.  Well, when they released Metroid figures I was able to find the large one at Toys R Us – I posted it back a while ago – and I thought I was happy with them.  Well, they also released a pack including a Samus figure and two smaller Metroids.  Some keen seller on eBay decided to take the Meroids and just sell those.  I could not help myself at that point – I instantly bought them!

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Now I have a little Metroid family with the large one at the center and the four babies surrounding it.  The large one has a soft bubble around the brain and moveable horns (tusks?  Teeth?  What are those sharp things called?) while the little ones all have a hard plastic bubble and immoveable horns but they look just awesome.

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