May 03

Hannibal: Reborn (2006)

Hannibal

I just don’t get prime time television these days. To have a series based on a serial killer would have been unthinkable in the past. Maybe I’m just getting old, but I can’t get into Hannibal beyond his appearance in the original Silence of the Lambs film. Wait, what? Oh, sorry. Wrong Hannibal. Anyway, I …

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May 02

Stalker (1989)

Stalker (1989)

I sit here tonight in the midst of a snow storm in May. More than a little odd for my corner of the world, and inspiring in a way. The last time I took photos in the snow was back in December. I figured I would tuck them away until the snowy season rolled around …

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May 02

New Field Report: Darklon and Evader (1989)

KansasBrawler starts off a new series of reviews with the classic combo of Darklon and his sweet sweet ride, the Evader. Check it out right here.

May 01

Sand Scorpion (2004)

Sand Scorpion (2004)

Cobra has had a share of animal themed troops, but until Valor vs Venom, with its theme of recombinant DNA (courtesy of everyone’s favorite crazed dentist) the animal nature was in name only. Of the three distinct post-RAH figure lines, I found VvV to be the most compelling. The file card makes being a Sand …

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Apr 30

Video Review: Battle Hornet (2004)

Another video review. This one was begging to be covered via video, since it’s so much goofy fun.

Apr 29

Destro (2006 Sigma 6)

Destro (Sigma 6)

Destro has always been a villain with a (shiny) head for totalitarian high fashion. Not that his sense of it is grounded at all in the real world, but you have to credit him with being bold. In the world of Sigma 6, bold is a good fit. The enemy weapons supplier dresses to impress …

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Apr 28

Nemesis Enforcer (1987)

Nemesis Enforcer (1987)

Nemesis Enforcer. Sounds like the sort of thing you’d see as a knock-off Masters of the Universe villain.They say that Cobra-La was a placeholder name that was left without being changed, and Nemesis Enforcer seems generic enough to be one as well. In the movie, Nemesis Enforcer was a hulking presence, who easily dispatched many …

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Apr 27

Snake Eyes (2013 Tactical Ninja Team)

Snake Eyes (Bling)

Snake Eyes has worn a lot of different outfits over the years, most being a variation of black on black on black. He’s also been a ninja equipped with blue weapons, a camo wearing Sigma 6 commando, an arctic commando, a color changing Shadow Ninja and more. I imagine the training of a ninja involves …

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Apr 26

Law & Order (2011)

Law & Order (2011)

The original Law & Order have always been one of my favorite figures from 1987. As a follow up to Mutt & Junkyard, they served a similar purpose, but I never saw them as replacing the original K-9 unit. The 30th anniversary series was exciting for me. While I had enjoyed the detail and the …

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Apr 25

Special Force AKA Dollar Tree Firefly (2013)

I talk about knock-offs here and there, but I’ve not really covered an honest to gosh low-rent cheeseball one until now. Most of the “me-too” figures I’ve posted, like those from the Corps or National Defense, have been GI Joe imitations in terms of concept and construction. This one takes a GI Joe design and …

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