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Superman Man of Steel Shadow Assault General Zod 3.75 inch Action Figure
Superman Man of Steel Shadow Assault General Zod 3.75 inch Action Figure
Offered by ToyWiz
Price: $8.99
6 used & new from $8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Great sculpt and paint, but just for playing, August 20, 2014
This is General Zod as seen in the movie Man of Steel. I got this figure to stand side-by-side with the General Zod from the Multiverse "Adult Collector" line. Sculpt and paint wise, this figure is impressive, but severely lacks articulation. For ~$4 in a discount store, it's OK.

The head and body sculpts of this figure are really good, showing good resemblance to the movie character. The face likeness is ok and the armor, the sculpt on his symbol and boots are very detailed as well.

The paint of the head is precise, with no run-off on the skin or the eyes. The skin tone is ok. The paint of the body is black, with a black and gray.

The articulation of this figure is just bare bone:
- swivel head, ball-hinged shoulders, hinged elbows and swivel hips

I don't overstate that this figure lacks articulation, but it was intended for kids to play with.

This figure includes a split blade and fabric cape.

Over all, this figure looks really good, but the limited articulation would kill this figure for collectors unless you want him just standing. However, I highly recommend it for kids.


Man of Steel Split Cycle Superman
Man of Steel Split Cycle Superman
Offered by EmeraldCityBoutique
Price: $12.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Great sculpt and paint, but just for playing, August 20, 2014
This review is from: Man of Steel Split Cycle Superman
This is Superman as seen in the movie Man of Steel. I got this figure to stand side-by-side with the Superman from the Multiverse "Adult Collector" line. Sculpt and paint wise, this figure is impressive, but severely lacks articulation. For ~$4 in a discount store, it's OK.

The head and body sculpts of this figure are really good, showing great resemblance to the movie character. The face likeness is ok, the texture of the suit is uncanny with a lot of muscle tone definition and the sculpt on his symbol and boots are very detailed as well.

The paint of the head is precise, with no run-off on the skin or the eyes. The skin tone is ok. The paint of the body is deep blue, with a dark reed belt, red and yellow symbol and red boots.

The articulation of this figure is just bare bone:
- swivel head, ball-hinged shoulders, hinged elbows and swivel hips

I don't overstate that this figure lacks articulation, but it was intended for kids to play with.

This figure includes a split motorcycle and fabric cape.

Over all, this figure looks really good, but the limited articulation would kill this figure for collectors unless you want him just standing. However, I highly recommend it for kids.


Batman The Dark Knight Rises Caped Crusader Batman 3-3/4 Inch Scale Action Figure
Batman The Dark Knight Rises Caped Crusader Batman 3-3/4 Inch Scale Action Figure
Offered by barrysbargaingoods
Price: $9.99
34 used & new from $4.97

3.0 out of 5 stars Great sculpt and paint, but just for playing, August 20, 2014
This is Batman as seen in the movie The Dark Knight Rises. I got this figure to stand side-by-side with the Batman from the Multiverse "Adult Collector" line. Sculpt and paint wise, this figure is impressive, but severely lacks articulation. For ~$4 in a discount store, it's OK.

The head and body sculpts of this figure are really good, showing great resemblance to the movie character. In particular, the armor is very well detailed.

The paint of the head is precise, with no run-off on the skin or the eyes. The skin tone is ok. The paint of the body is black, with a dark gold belt and glossy black on the bat symbol.

The articulation of this figure is just bare bone:
- swivel head, swivel shoulders, swivel hips and hinged knees

I don't overstate that this figure lacks articulation, but it was intended for kids to play with.

This figure includes a big grapple gun, fabric cape and a huge batarang.

Over all, this figure looks really good, but the limited articulation would kill this figure for collectors unless you want him just standing. However, I highly recommend it for kids.


DC Comics Multiverse 3.75" Basic Figure, Unmasked Variant Batman
DC Comics Multiverse 3.75" Basic Figure, Unmasked Variant Batman
Offered by marc-down_entertainment
Price: $10.59
37 used & new from $9.97

3.0 out of 5 stars An OK Batman for a 3 3/4", August 19, 2014
This is Batman as seen in the movie Batman. As a fan of the Batman and Batman Returns movies, I have to get this figure to complement the masked one and for ~$10 it was hard to pass.

The head sculpt has a pasing resemblance to Michael Keaton. However, the body sculpt is way better. The bat symbol and belt are sculpted with fine details. You can the ribs on the armor and the muscle on the arms and legs. Even the gloves and boots are highly detailed, which can not be appreciated from the picture in the card.

The paint of the head is precise, with no run-off on the eyes. The skin tone is ok and matches the picture. The paint of the body is black. This time I got lucky I a got a figure with no run-off paint on the bat symbol.

The articulation of this figure is good for a "Adult Collector" line:
- swivel head,
- ball-hinged shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel wrists,
- swivel waist,
- ball-hinged hips, swivel thighs and hinged knees

I hardly see figures this small with swivel thighs. However, it lacks articulation on the ankles.

This figure includes a grapple gun and vinyl cape.

Over all, this figure is OK, but wich the resemblance to Michael Keaton was better. If you are a fan of Batman, this one is certainly a must just for the nostalgia factor.


DC Comics Multiverse 3.75" Basic Figure, Superman 1978
DC Comics Multiverse 3.75" Basic Figure, Superman 1978
Offered by The King's Cabinet
Price: $19.95
22 used & new from $18.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A good Superman for a 3 3/4", August 19, 2014
This is Superman as seen in the movie Superman: The Movie. As a fan of the original Supeman and Superman II movies, I had to get this figure along with General Zod and for ~$10 it was hard to pass.

The head sculpt has a passing resemblance of Christopher Reeve. However, the body sculpt is way better. You can see the muscle tone. The S symbol is well sculpted along with the boots.

The paint of the head is precise, with no run-off on the eyes. The skin tone is ok and matches the picture. The paint of the body is the blue, with red undies and boots, and yellow belt. No run-off on the S symbol.

The articulation of this figure is good for a "Adult Collector" line:
- swivel head,
- ball-hinged shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel wrists,
- swivel waist,
- ball-hinged hips, swivel thighs and hinged knees

However, it lacks swivel biceps and ankle articulation.

This figure includes a rubber-plastic cape.

Over all, this figure looks good. If you are a fan of the Superman: The Movie, this one is certainly a must just for the nostalgia factor.


DC Comics Multiverse 3.75" Basic Figure, General Zod (Superman II)
DC Comics Multiverse 3.75" Basic Figure, General Zod (Superman II)
Price: $10.99
26 used & new from $6.32

3.0 out of 5 stars A good General Zod for a 3 3/4", August 19, 2014
This is General Zod as seen in the movie Superman II. As a fan of the original Supeman and Superman II movies, I had to get this figure along with Christopher Reeve's Superman and for ~$10 it was hard to pass.

The head sculpt has a passing resemblance to the General Zod from the movie. However, the sculpt of the body is way better. The clothing looks loose with many folds and creases sculpted. Even the high boots are highly detailed.

The paint of the head is precise, with no run-off on the eyes. The skin tone is ok and matches the picture. The paint of the body is matte black, with glossy black on the boots and the collar of the shirt.

The articulation of this figure is good for a "Adult Collector" line:
- swivel head,
- ball-hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists,
- swivel waist,
- ball-hinged hips and hinged knees

However, it lacks swivel thighs and ankle articulation.

This figure includes a bent rifle.

Over all, this figure looks good. If you are a fan of the Superman II movie, this one is certainly a must just for the nostalgia factor.


DC Comics Multiverse 3.75" Basic Figure, Batman 1989
DC Comics Multiverse 3.75" Basic Figure, Batman 1989
Price: $10.99
42 used & new from $6.40

4.0 out of 5 stars A must-have Batman for a 3 3/4", August 13, 2014
This is Batman as seen in the movie Batman. As a fan of the Batman and Batman Returns movies, this figure caught my attention and for ~$10, it was hard to pass.

The head sculpt has some resemblance to the Batman in the picture. However, the sculpt of the body is way better. The bat symbol and belt are sculpted with fine details. You can the ribs on the armor and the muscle on the arms and legs. Even the gloves and boots are highly detailed, which can not be appreciated from the picture in the card.

The paint of the head is precise, with little run-off of the skin color around the jaw, but none on the eyes. The skin tone is ok and matches the picture. The paint of the body is black, with only a little of run-off paint of the black bat symbol on the yellow oval.

The articulation of this figure is good for a "Adult Collector" line:
- swivel head,
- ball-hinged shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel wrists,
- swivel waist,
- ball-hinged hips, swivel thighs and hinged knees

I hardly see figures this small with swivel thighs. However, it lacks articulation on the ankles.

This figure includes a grapple gun and vinyl cape.

Over all, this figure looks really good. If you are a fan of Batman, this one is certainly a must just for the nostalgia factor.


DC Comics Multiverse 3.75" Basic Figure, Catwoman (Batman Returns)
DC Comics Multiverse 3.75" Basic Figure, Catwoman (Batman Returns)
Offered by Algers Emporium
Price: $24.45
34 used & new from $17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A must-have Catwoman for a 3 3/4", August 13, 2014
This is Catwoman as seen in the movie Batman Returns. As a fan of the Batman and Batman Returns movies, this is one figure that immediately caught my attention and for ~$10, it was hard to pass.

The head sculpt barely has a likeness to Michelle Pfeiffer. However, the sculpt of the body is most impressive. For such a small figure, it has a lot of texture on the gloves, boots, the sides of the abdomen area and it even sports diminutive stitches on several areas.

The paint of the head is very precise, with no run-off. The skin tone is ok, but it should have been lighter because it doesn't match the picture on the card. I which they had pull off the expression on the card as well, but it is pretty good as is. The paint of the body is black, with white highlights over some stitches. There is some rips in the costume showing skin, which matches the color of the face. A very detailed job.

The articulation of this figure is where this line earned the "Adult Collector" subtitle:
- swivel head,
- ball-hinged shoulders, swivel biceps hinged elbows, swivel gloves,
- swivel waist,
- ball-hinged hips, swivel thighs and hinged knees

I hardly see figures this small with swivel biceps and thighs. However, it lacks articulation on the ankles.

This figure includes a black whip. This whip is thicker that I would have expected, but it will also be durable because of its thickness.

Over all, this figure looks really good. If you are a fan of Batman Returns, this one is certainly a must just for the nostalgia factor.


Star Wars The Black Series Limited Edtion Action Figure - #06 Boba Fett
Star Wars The Black Series Limited Edtion Action Figure - #06 Boba Fett
Offered by stadiumsportscards
Price: $35.00
2 used & new from $35.00

5.0 out of 5 stars The one that started the madness, August 11, 2014
I was not looking forward to collect 6" figure, until I saw the pictures of the Sandtrooper. Of course, Boba Fett was the character that started this madness and I had to have it too. This seems to be basically the same SDCC figure repackaged for us mortals.

This is Boba Fett is from the Black Series 6" line, as seen in Empire Strike Back.

The articulation of this figure is short of awesome, surpassing the best from the Vintage Collection:
- Ball-jointed head,
- ball-hinged shoulders, swivel right biceps,
- ball-hinged elbows, ball-hinged wrists,
- ball-jointed torso,
- ball-hinged hips, swivel thighs,
- double hinged knees, and hinged-rocker ankles.

This is another armored figure that hides the articulation as much as possible. You still can see the pegs on the ball-hinged elbows and hinged knees, and the ball-hinged on the shoulders and hips are well hidden by armor and pouches. However, the swivel on the bicep is perceptible even as the cable that connect the forearm controller to the bicep (just before the swivel) is a nice touch. Unfortunately, the pouches hanging from the front of its belt are hard plastic and limits the freedom of moment of the hips. The belt could be rotated around the waist to free the hips as it is an unremovable accessory, but looks odd that way.

However, the way the ball-hinged ankles work is ingenious. The foot angles front-back, but swivels inwards-outwards. So, if you stretch the legs, swiveling the feet inward would allow the sole of shoes to be parallel to the ground. This makes the figure very stable even in action poses. In addition, the figure can angle the wrist inward-outward, specially valuable when trying to pose the figure holding the blaster shotgun and blaster pistol.

On top of a great sculpt and articulation, this figure has an amazing paint job. The wear and tear on the green of the armor is awesome, down to detailed dent and nicks. The gray uniform has subtle dirt wash, specially perceptible towards the legs. Compared to the Vintage Collection counterpart, I think this figure looks better.

A few accessories has been included to complement an already awesome figure. Besides its pistol, which fit well into its holster from the belt, the figure include a light repeating blaster rifle and its trademark jet pack, which the figure balances well when attached to it. As with the SDCC version, this one doesn't include a removable helmet and the eye sight doesn't swing forward either.

This figure may still have the same faults as from SDCC, but I'm too distracted with the good in its sculpt, paint and articulation to notice.

In all, this is a great figure with guns and back pack for posing for those scenes in Empire Strike Back.


Star Wars The Black Séries Stormtrooper Figure
Star Wars The Black Séries Stormtrooper Figure
Offered by WONDER-GEEK
Price: $31.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Following the steps of the Sandtrooper, August 11, 2014
The Stormtrooper follows the successful steps of its predecessor for a sure hit on Hasbro's Black Series 6" line up. The only short comings on this figure are the lack of accessories when compared to the Sandtrooper and that lack of this figure at any store (at least for now May 31, 2014).

This Stormtrooper is from the Black Series 6" line, as seen on A New Hope, Empire Strike Back and Return of the Jedi.

The articulation of this figure is short of awesome, following the Sandtrooper's proven formula:
- Ball-jointed head, front-back hinged neck,
- ball-hinged shoulders, swivel biceps,
- ball-hinged elbows, ball-hinged wrists,
- ball-jointed torso,
- ball-hinged hips, swivel thighs,
- double hinged knees, and hinged-rocker ankles.

Hasbro's modelers had taken full advantage of this armored figure to hide the articulation as much as possible. Unfortunately, the armor limits the freedom of moment on those parts as well. However, the foot angles front-back, but swivels inwards-outwards for great stability in action poses. In addition, the figure can angle the wrist inward-outward for posing the figure holding its blaster rifle with both hands.

Although, the sculpt on the Stormtrooper is obviously based on the Sandtrooper, there are a few differences: the sculpt of buttons on the abdomen panel and the left knee to name the only two I could spot.

This time around this figure has clean white paint job, with some distinctions from the Sandtrooper: the black line on the eyebrows is a bit wider, the black on the chin does not cover fully and the pouches at the side of the belt are white instead.

However, there are not as many accessories to complement the Stormtrooper. Besides its blaster pistol, the figure just include a blaster rifle different from the Sandtrooper's.

Bottom line, this figure sports the good sculpt, paint and articulation from its predecessor. Army builders love this figure judging how hard it was to get just one. The drop of half a star (must round down) it just that I like the Sandtrooper better because it has more personality and accessories.

In all, this is a good figure with some weapons to use for posing for those scenes in the Original Star Wars Trilogy.


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