Toy review roundup (via Fanmode) 1/2/2009

fanmode-copy yo go re reviews the Hasbro The Incredible Hulk Bi-Beast figure. Excerpt: “Bi-Beast has some definite flaws (his shins, his action feature, his paint) but the design is good, and it’s not like he’s ever had a figure before.”

Artemis reviews the DC Direct All Star Batgirl figure. Excerpt: “Maybe DC Direct figures don’t grow knees until they’re 16?”

Michael Crawford reviews the Mattel Batman The Brave and The Bold Battle Slam Batman, Ray Blaster Kanjar Ro, Sea Spear Aquaman and Skiff Ripper Black Manta figures. Excerpt: “These figures are intended to hit that 5 – 7 age range, very much like the cartoon.”

yo go re reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Snow Serpent figure. Excerpt: “… this may be yet another arctic-suited action figure, but he’s no cheap variation …” (See also.)

Updatedude reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Resolute Cobra Commander figure. Excerpt: “… here we have a Cobra Commander for the world of today …” (See also.)

Nathan Newell reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics Wonder Woman figure. Excerpt: “There are a few things that need help, like her gaudy creases and Amazonian height, but overall, she’s worth the dough.” (See also.)

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics Firestorm figure. Excerpt: “… it’s hard to really dislike a figure that otherwise looks this good …” (See also.)

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Mattel DC Universe Classics Lobo San Diego Comic Con exclusive set. Excerpt: “… Mattel has done a really superb job with this figure.” (See also.)

Updatedude reviews the Hasbro Transformers Universe Classic Ironhide figure. Excerpt: “A really good toy with its share of issues, Ironhide gets undeserved hate.” (See also.)

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Lanard Toys The Corps! Team Mission Sea Squad, Terra Team, Flying Force and Covert Command sets. Excerpt: “… a very capable, well-done, and generally well-made and well-thought-out action figure line.”

Artemis reviews the Zizzle Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Swashbucklers Elizabeth Swann figure. Excerpt: “… there’s just nothing really appealing about her.”

Sanjeev reviews the Aoshima Shin Seiki Gohkin Goten-Go 1/350-scale toy. Excerpt: “… this might be the perfect scifi ship collectible.”

EVA Unit 4A reviews the Thinkway Toys WALL-E Clean ‘N Go M-O toy. Excerpt: “… my vote is N-O on Clean-N-Go M-O.”

EVA Unit 4A reviews the Lego Star Wars 7665 Republic Cruiser Toys ‘R’ Us and Lego online shop exclusive set from Star Wars Episode 1. Excerpt: “… this really isn’t meant to be banged around like smaller sets are- this belongs on a shelf to be admired, and pulled down once in a while to dust it off, and fiddle with the features.”

Retro reviews

WIKD reviews the Irwin Techno Zoids Zoidzilla kit. Excerpt: “An interesting piece of Zoids distribution history …”

Philister reviews the Hasbro Transformers Reflector mail-away set. Excerpt: “… it still looks pretty good.”

Thomas Wheeler reviews the Hasbro Star Wars Comic Packs Carnor Jax and Kir Kanos set from Star Wars Crimson Empire. Excerpt: “… if you’re a Star Wars fan, who perhaps enjoyed ‘Crimson Empire’, or just likes the Imperial Guards, you will definitely want to acquire this set.” (See also.)

Shogundan reviews the Hasbro Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Starfighter toy. Excerpt: “… I like this ship.” (See also.)

Mike reviews the Hasbro G.I. Joe Firefly figure from the Comic Pack # 49 Scrap Iron, Serpentor and Firefly set. Excerpt: “… the best version of a major character for a fraction of the cost of the original figure.” (See also.)


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  1. Nice! I stopped by Wally's in Raynham on my way home this morning and the only B&TB figures they had was the Batman vs. the Alien 2-pack. I did however find an Animated Blurr!

    They also had the Classics G1 redeco Starscream, I don't know if I can bring myself to pick it up just for a new paint job. Plus, by now I'm sure the joints are loose as hell since its the umpteenth use Hasbro has gotten out of it.

  2. Poe

    I picked up a B&TB Batman yesterday at the Framingham Walmart…I'll do a write-up soon. They had 1 Aquaman and 1 Black Manta too.

  3. I'm digging MC's review of Batman – The Brave and the Bold. I didn't know about those Sigma 6 style holes on the arms and legs, that takes away from the figure bigtime. Otherwise I'm looking forward to at least picking up Batman, perhaps even Black Manta, and a couple others. This is a line I'm going to be cherry picking.

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