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JAM Storm Wireless Speaker (Black) HX-P740BK
JAM Storm Wireless Speaker (Black) HX-P740BK
Price: $99.94
4 used & new from $99.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Wireless sound on the go, September 19, 2014
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The JAM Storm Wireless Speaker is a small (about the size of a softball) very portable bluetooth speaker with surprisingly good sound. It's easy to use right out of the box, though the "powering on" and "now pairing" announcements can be startling at first. It does get a little twitchy if you try to pair it to multiple devices, so if my wife uses it for a couple of hours, it won't let me pair until she actually turns bluetooth off on her device. Other than that, I have no complaints. It's one of the more portable (and affordable) wireless speakers I've used.


Electric Age
Electric Age
Offered by Mad Rush Media
Price: $6.99
2 used & new from $6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the Electric Age of Rock!, September 18, 2014
This review is from: Electric Age (Audio CD)
The second wave of Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series is here, and unlike the first wave, which focused on bands from decades past, this wave puts the spotlight on new bands whose demo releases didn’t get the attention they deserved. The final band in the series is Electric Age, hard rock band out of Sao Paolo, Brazil. Initially formed as a Deep Purple tribute band, Electric Age has an old school sound and an infectious modern energy.

The Electric Age debut EP is brief (just six songs totaling 25 minutes), but it still packs a classic rock punch. The band channels Deep Purple (obviously) as well as Uriah Heep and Rainbow, but with a modern vibe a la The Darkness or Rival Sons. It such a wild and unpredictable sound, and it’s absolutely impossible to resist. They’ve got these big, bouncy rhythms, killer hooks and a vocalist who sounds like Michael Kiske on a blues-rock bender. Sample “Snake Eater” or “Good Times Are Coming” and you’ll get an idea what’s in store (and you should be thoroughly hooked on the band in the process).

Divebomb’s Bootcamp CD release of the Electric Age EP is limited to 500 units and features new cover artwork and band-supplied photos in the full booklet.

It’s pretty rare for a band to sound both instantly recognizable as well as completely new, but that’s exactly what Electric Age achieves here. It’s a short, unforgettable blast of classic rock, but in a way that’s fresh and exciting. If this EP reaches the right ears, Electric Age could really take off. Check ‘em out now and say you heard of them before they were stars!


WWE Action Figure Case
WWE Action Figure Case
Offered by TheToyNation
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing special, but it gets the job done., September 18, 2014
This review is from: WWE Action Figure Case (Toy)
Despite the spinning WWE belt logo on the front, this is a pretty simple plastic box with a handle. My son has a dozen wrestlers, and they all fit comfortably in this case. He could get a couple more in here, but I seriously doubt it would hold the 20 as advertised. And like other customers experienced, the decals on the "belt" are already peeling.

It's nothing fancy, but it's worth the price just to have a place to store my son's wrestling figures, and my son does enjoy the fact that it's an official WWE item and not just a Rubbermaid bin.


Lego Castle 70402 The Gatehouse Raid 248 Pcs
Lego Castle 70402 The Gatehouse Raid 248 Pcs
Offered by BuyItAnytime
Price: $39.99
15 used & new from $25.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Guardians of the gate!, September 16, 2014
The Gatehouse Raid may be the smallest castle set in the new Lego Castles line, but it's a really neat set. It's essentially a small gatehouse with a tiny prison cell. In this set you get four minifigures: two Lion Knights and two Wolf Knights, one of which comes with an armored warhorse. The Wolf Knights also have a siege engine that really launches projectiles.

Complexity: There are 248 pieces in this set, so it didn't take much time to assemble. It took just over 30 minutes to get everything put together.

Playability: This is a very fun little set. I bought it mostly for display, but between the opposing minifigures, opening gates, working catapults and just the fun of building it, kids will get a lot of mileage out of this set. It's ideal for imaginative play.

Even though this set is nearly identical to the LEGO Castle Escape from Dragon's Prison 7187 set from a couple of years ago, I still couldn't say no to it. For the price (between 20-30 bucks), this is a terrific addition to the Lego Castles line. It makes a great gift as well.


LEGO Castle The Gatehouse Raid
LEGO Castle The Gatehouse Raid
Price: $22.25
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guardians of the gate!, September 16, 2014
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
The Gatehouse Raid may be the smallest castle set in the new Lego Castles line, but it's a really neat set. It's essentially a small gatehouse with a tiny prison cell. In this set you get four minifigures: two Lion Knights and two Wolf Knights, one of which comes with an armored warhorse. The Wolf Knights also have a siege engine that really launches projectiles.

Complexity: There are 248 pieces in this set, so it didn't take much time to assemble. It took just over 30 minutes to get everything put together.

Playability: This is a very fun little set. I bought it mostly for display, but between the opposing minifigures, opening gates, working catapults and just the fun of building it, kids will get a lot of mileage out of this set. It's ideal for imaginative play.

Even though this set is nearly identical to the LEGO Castle Escape from Dragon's Prison 7187 set from a couple of years ago, I still couldn't say no to it. For the price (between 20-30 bucks), this is a terrific addition to the Lego Castles line. It makes a great gift as well.


3 Sets Super Hero Series Minifigures Big Hulk 8cm Tall 3color Eco-friendly Plastic No Box (144-146)
3 Sets Super Hero Series Minifigures Big Hulk 8cm Tall 3color Eco-friendly Plastic No Box (144-146)
Offered by Zhang Chunxiong
Price: $12.98
3 used & new from $11.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hulk(s) Smash!, September 8, 2014
OK, let's get the important info right up front: These are not official Lego minifigures. They're Chinese knockoffs (and they ship from China, so be prepared for a wait to get them). Lego isn't getting paid here, and neither are Marvel or DC. Keep that in mind when considering this set.

Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about what you get in this set. You get three different colored Hulk figures. They're all super-sized, and modeled after the official Hulk minifigure from the more expensive Avengers set. In addition to the green Hulk, you get Red and Grey Hulks, which is a fun extra for fans of the Hulk comics.

These minifigures look just like official Lego figures, and the quality level is surprisingly high.

As much as I hate to recommend buying Chinese knockoffs, this is a much more affordable alternative to the expensive sets you'd have to buy to get a "real" Hulk figure.


6 Sets Super Hero Series Minifigures Phoenix Joker Black Widow Eco-friendly Plastic No Box (147-152)
6 Sets Super Hero Series Minifigures Phoenix Joker Black Widow Eco-friendly Plastic No Box (147-152)
Offered by shashastore
Price: $7.19
3 used & new from $7.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bootleg minifigures, but still a cool set for the price, September 8, 2014
OK, let's get the important info right up front: These are not official Lego minifigures. They're Chinese knockoffs (and they ship from China, so be prepared for a wait to get them). Lego isn't getting paid here, and neither are Marvel or DC. Keep that in mind when considering this set.

Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about what you get in this set. There are six minifigures in this assortment: a Dark Knight-style Joker (that looks very cool and creepy), Black Widow, Spider-Man, Captain America, Phoenix and a blue suit Wolverine. A couple of these are straight-up copies of the official versions, but ones like Phoenix and the Joker are custom figures that Lego hasn't yet taken on.

These minifigures look great, and have nicely detailed uniforms and heads. They look just like official Lego figures, but you can tell the plastic is of lesser quality (and their choice of accessories is a bit odd). Still, the quality level on these is better than the last couple of sets I've seen from this company. Oh, and they don't come in the boxes pictured.

I hate to recommend buying Chinese knockoffs, but since Lego hasn't yet bothered to make official versions of most of these characters, this is a pretty cool (and quite affordable) alternative.


Super Heroes Minifigures Set of 6- Includes Batman, Cyclops, Green Arrow, Winter Soldier, Venom, and Odin. 100% Compatible with Lego Brand.
Super Heroes Minifigures Set of 6- Includes Batman, Cyclops, Green Arrow, Winter Soldier, Venom, and Odin. 100% Compatible with Lego Brand.
Offered by shashastore
Price: $10.98
3 used & new from $10.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best set of bootleg minifigures I've seen so far., September 8, 2014
OK, let's get the important info right up front: These are not official Lego minifigures. They're Chinese knockoffs (and they ship from China, so be prepared for a wait to get them). Lego isn't getting paid here, and neither are Marvel or DC. Keep that in mind when considering this set.

Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about what you get in this set. There are six minifigures in this assortment, and all but one of them are brand new minifigure designs. Instead of simply bootlegging existing Lego minifigures, they’re creating their own new ones. This set includes Batman (based on the regular minifigure, but with something of a Batman Beyond motif), Green Arrow (looking very much like the Arrow TV show version), Odin (like the movie version, and very cool looking at that), Venom (this is the one that’s a straight-up copy), Winter Soldier (this is also quite cool, though the flesh-colored left arm is an obvious goof) and Cyclops.

These minifigures look great, and have nicely detailed uniforms and heads. The Cyclops looks a bit more amateur than the others, but it’s still a cool addition. They look just like official Lego figures, but you can tell the plastic is of lesser quality (and their choice of accessories is a bit odd). Still, the quality level on these is better than the last couple of sets I've seen from this company. Oh, and they don't come in the boxes pictured.

Normally I'd never condone buying Chinese knockoffs, but since Lego hasn't yet bothered to make official versions of these characters, this is a pretty cool (and quite affordable) alternative.


4 Sets Super Hero Series Minifigures Fantastic Four Invisible Woman Things Eco-friendly Plastic No Box (140-143)
4 Sets Super Hero Series Minifigures Fantastic Four Invisible Woman Things Eco-friendly Plastic No Box (140-143)
Offered by Zhang Chunxiong
Price: $9.99
4 used & new from $9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not an official Lego FF set, but not bad for what they are, September 8, 2014
OK, let's get the important info right up front: These are not official Lego minifigures. They're Chinese knockoffs (and they ship from China, so be prepared for a wait to get them). Lego isn't getting paid here, and neither is Marvel. Keep that in mind when considering this set.

Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about what you get in this set. IT'S THE FANTASTIC FOUR!!! So far, Lego hasn't bothered with these characters, so these Chinese custom figures are the next best thing. You get Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, Thing and the Human Torch (in Johnny Storm form, unfortunately). The uniforms are well done, and for the most part they look great. The Thing obviously could have been better (larger like the big Hulk figure and/or with a sculpted head), and it would have been cool to see a "flamed on" torch, but that's a minor gripe. These minifigures look just like official Lego figures, but you can tell the plastic is of lesser quality (and their choice of accessories is a bit odd). Still, the quality level on these is better than the last couple of sets I've seen from this company. Oh, and they don't come in the boxes pictured.

Normally I'd never condone buying Chinese knockoffs, but since Lego hasn't yet bothered to make an official Fantastic Four set, this is a pretty cool (and quite affordable) alternative.


6 Sets Super Hero Series Minifigures Shazam Dr. Doom Martian Manhunter Eco-friendly Plastic No Box (128-133)
6 Sets Super Hero Series Minifigures Shazam Dr. Doom Martian Manhunter Eco-friendly Plastic No Box (128-133)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not official releases, but there are some cool minifigures in this set, September 8, 2014
OK, let's get the important info right up front: These are not official Lego minifigures. They're Chinese knockoffs (and they ship from China, so be prepared for a long wait to get them). Lego isn't getting paid here, and neither are Marvel or DC. Honestly, I had an ethical dilemma ordering them in the first place, but caved because I wanted these figures on my shelf.

Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about what you get in this set. This is a set of six superhero minifigures - Flash, Nightwing, Captain Marvel (a.k.a. Shazam), Martian Manhunter, Dr. Doom and Robin (or maybe Red Robin, I can't keep track). They look exactly like the official Lego versions (except for Martian Manhunter, which appears to be a custom job - and not a bad one at that), but you can tell the plastic is of lesser quality (and their choice of accessories is a bit odd). Still, with the real Shazam being a very rare (and expensive) ComicCon exclusive, it's hard to resist this set of figures. They look great on the shelf and ought to withstand regular play.

Normally I'd never condone buying Chinese knockoffs, but when you'd otherwise have to spend hundreds of dollars to get these minifigures, it's hard not to recommend this to those who just want the minifigures and not the larger Lego sets. It's a shame Lego doesn't make it easier to get the official versions of these guys.


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