Batman Reborn Series Batman: Jason Todd & Batgirl: Stephanie Brown

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These two are straight from DC Direct’s Batman Reborn series that was released sometime in 2009-10. The wave included 4 figures in total. Those 4 were Batman: Jason Todd(pictured), Batman Two Face, Azrael and Batgirl(also pictured).

These two figures aren’t really heavily articulated, but where they lack in articulation they make up for it in detail. Each figure’s costume is designed in a way to show off the different textures worn by the Cape Crusaders. Batman: Jason Todd really shines in this area. From the lines and grooves all throughout the costume to the textured inner portion of his cape, you can tell he’s not wearing just the typical tights, cape and cowl.

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Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel by Original Sculptor Tomohide Enoki

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Cowboy Bebop has been high on my list as one of the best anime series ever released for a while now. It’s odd that for such a hit series they haven’t released that many action figures for it.  Out of the limited selection, we were able to get our hands on a Spike Spiegel action figure by Kaiyodo Toys. As you can see from the title, the figure was sculpted by Tomohide Enoki. Before picking up the figure, I just assumed it was a non-articulated statue of Spike. To my surprise, this figure actually comes with a couple points of articulation: His head, arms and elbows all rotate.

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Marvel Legends House of M Iron Man Review

Marvel Legends House of M Iron Man

This is my favorite Iron Man figure of all time and it’s the premiere toy in the House of M collection produced in 2006. The other characters are Hulk, It and Inhuman Torch. House of M was a storyline from a few years back that featured the Scarlet Witch sending many of the heroes from the Marvel universe into an alternate reality. This collection represents the swan song of Toy Biz and it’s one of the greatest sets they ever produced.

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Marvel Legends Planet Hulk Review

Marvel Legends Planet Hulk

Part of why I love this figure so much is it comes from one of the coolest storylines in comics. Hulk is exiled to a planet of warrior tribes by a conspiracy of Earth heroes and S.H.I.E.L.D. On the planet, Hulk takes part in gladiator style battles and of course comes out on top. He also falls in love with Caiera and chooses her as his queen. But she dies after the shuttle that transported Hulk to Sakaar explodes. Hulk decides to return to Earth and declare justice on those who did this to him.

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Legendary Comic Book Heroes Pitt Build A Figure Review

I’m convinced this is one of the most amazing toys ever created. In the category of build-a-figures it is simply as good as it gets. The character of Pitt first appeared in 1993. For those of you who don’t know, he’s a human/alien hybrid created by an alien race known as Creed. There’s a long and fairly complicated backstory involving his creation (and his half-brother, Timmy) that eventually rendered Pitt a fugitive with a serious attitude.

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Marvel Legends House of M Hulk Review

Marvel Legends House of M Hulk

For those of you who don’t know, House of M was a storyline from a few years back that featured the Scarlet Witch sending many of the heroes from the Marvel universe into an alternate reality. The Hulk from the House of M was produced in 2006 as part of an insanely cool box set that also featured sick House of M versions of Iron Man, It and Inhuman Torch.  It’s tempting to want to talk about all the toys in this set but this review is about the angry green man we’ve grown to love.

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Marvel Legends Nightcrawler Sentinel Series

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Nightcrawler aka Kurt Wagner was born to a shape-shifting mutant terrorist known as Mystique and a demonic looking mutant named Azazel. At birth, Kurt was abandoned by his mother due to his demonic appearance. His physical mutations include blue skin, yellow eyes, three-finger hands, two-toed feet, sharp ears, and a prehensile tail. Aside from Kurt’s outwardly mutations, he possesses superhuman agility, adhesive hands and feet, and his most commonly known power; the ability to teleport. After being raised by circus gypsies who were highly religious, Kurt was saved by Professor Charles Xavier from a group of villagers trying to kill him. He later joined the X-Men to help fight for peace between humans and mutants.

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Toy Spotlight of the Week: Batman Begins Batmobile/Tumbler

This is the eighth installment of our Toy Spotlight of the Week series. Within this series we showcase one of our favorite toys we added to our store for that week. If you missed last weeks post you can check it out here.

Almost 2 weeks ago, we posted about the new plane Batman has been flying around Gotham in called “the Bat”. This week we’re bringing it back to the basics. Before we saw the cape crusader soaring the Gotham skies in a upgraded jet/helicopter hybrid, he was terrorizing the streets in his tank-like Batmobile, known as the Tumbler. Originally sporting a military desert camouflage paint, Bruce Wayne requested a black version of the vehicle from Lucius Fox. In the first two movies, we got to see the Tumbler shine. From Batman rescuing a poisoned Rachel Dawes and evading a swarm of Gotham PD, to seeing the Tumbler’s left and right front tires convert into the Batpod before the rest of the vehicle explodes. Until the last movie, the Tumbler was the vehicle to have.

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