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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cat women from the super hero world as action figures !!!

Cat-Woman from the Bat-Man franchise may be the most famous fictional cat lady , however she's definitely not the only one. With the exception of the ThunderCats, there are very few male cat characters compared to female . Below are six inched scaled figures of some cat lady figures over the years.
As you can see, Catwoman is not the only cat lady in the DC Universe . Above she is paired with both of the female Cheetahs .



The above Catwoman figure is from DC Direct . Now for a look at the cat women of Marvel .




As you can see Marvel has almost just as many cat women as DC . Pictured in individual order above are Hellcat , White Tiger , Tigra and The Black Cat . A group shot of the Marvel cat women is pictured above . Now for a look at probably the most famous cat lady outside of DC and Marvel .
Cheetara from the ThunderCats franchise . I never knew there were so many cat women until one day I was browsing through my collection and noticed , giving me the idea to make this article relating to the topic . Hope you enjoyed the article .

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Max Steel movie on the way . The toys come to real life !!!

Next month in October the motion picture Max Steel movie debuts . The following is the link to the official trailer number one on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf4sa0BVJVw .  The following is an official pic of an ad for the movie . Credit goes to the website known as comicstalkblog.com . A link to the article with another preview is here -https://comicstalkblog.com/archives/12807 .

I reviewed action figures of the two main characters a long while ago, back in 2013. The first is a variant of Max Steel himself , called Boomerang Blast Max Steel at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf4sa0BVJVw .

The following is also a variant of the villain , which you can catch the figure review at this link http://actionfigureimagerytoyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/12/max-steel-blade-attack-dredd.html .
I'll admit it seems kind of odd to see Mattel's name shown right before the preview clip. It is rare in films to see toy companies given credit at the beginning of a movie. The actor playing Max seems to look like a perfect likeness to the Max Steel action figure .

Sunday, September 18, 2016

WWE Mattel - Elite Flashback Collection The NASTY BOYS Review !!!

Even though these two action figures did not come together , together they are known as one of the nastiest ( literally ) tag teams in WWE history . Brian Knobbs and Jerry Saggs, AKA as the Nasty Boys . I purchased both of these figures from a local Target for around 18.99 . Fist we'll have a look at both of them together , then individually .




When comparing these figures side by side, you'll notice that they share the same bodies and outfits. The only differences are the head sculpts and tattoos . The " Nasty Boys Shirts" can be removed by pulling upwards the crease line on the left side of the figures. Removing the jackets will be explained in a moment . If you look up the Nasty Boys on Wikipedia, you'll probably discover a ton of facts that you may have forgotten about or did not know, such as them being fired by WWE , and that they are probably named after Janet Jackson's " Nasty" song since she does use the term " Nasty Boys", plus they came out to the ring with her music at one time. Jimmy Hart is their former manager in real life, so if you have the above Elite Flashback Jimmy Hart in your collection you can pose/display him with his " boys". Now for a look at Brian Knobbs and Jerry Saggs individually . First Knobbs, then Saggs .





Both Knobbs and Saggs come with the same accessories , the jackets and glasses .







As already mentioned, the same accessories are with both figures, despite them not being packaged together . Many collectors may wonder why are tag teams sold individually ? Well, in WWE Mattel's case, some are and some are not. You will however find just about all of the women's tag teams packaged together, such as The Bella Twins. Now for a look at Jerry Saggs .





As you can see, even the packaging between the Nasty Boys are almost identical . The differences are the heights and weights listed , along with them replacing one another on their individual packaging .






To remove the jackets from the Nasty Boy figures, just follow the pic above. Remove the jackets by pulling back their arms, and pull on the bottom sleeves. The jackets are soft and rubbery, and the chains are movable also. As for both of the figures, even though they share the same bodies there are some nice similarities to the real life Nasties. The Mohawks are styled differently on the figures as they are on the real men. They both have tattoos of their names below their right elbows, and Saggs is displayed with his gap toothed facial expression that he is known for. The Nasty Boys are also former tag team champions, so a tag team championship belt to go with each one would have been nice, even though you can still display them with tag team belts that came with other figures . Since I'm reviewing both of these figures put together, there is no " FINAL THOUGHTS" for this review . However I'll implement some elements of "Final Thoughts" into this review . Grading Scale wise- I give both figures a Perfect 10 . Not just because of the figures, but the multiple display options they provide because of the accessories .
In a way, I think the " Nasty Boys" tank tops should be considered accessories also , since they can be removed . Since they are both heavy set figures there are no balance issues when standing them. Overall the biggest luxury of owning these Nasty Boy figures in my opinion - having one of the best tag teams in the history of WWE in the collection .

Monday, September 12, 2016

DC Comics Multiverse - Batman V Superman - LEX LUTHOR REVIEW !!!

This version of Lex Luthor is from the Batman Versus Superman movie . I purchased this figure at a local Walmart for around the $ 19.99 price range . Lex comes with no accessories with the exception of the Collect and Connect piece, which is a part that belongs to a replica of Batman's grapnel blaster. I remember wanting this figure immediately the first time I saw a preview pic of it from one of the Comic conventions . It's always great to have civilian dressed figures added along with super heroes and villians. Even though this figure is labeled as Lex Luthor, you can use your imagination and pretend that he is just some average civilian . Since he is in normal everyday clothing, in my opinion this figure looks like it belongs more with those Buffy the Vampire / Angel figures instead of any super hero line . More on that in a moment .





In the description on the side of the packaging , the first couple of paragraphs are referring to Batman, as he is concerned that Superman may be too powerful to be fully trusted. The bottom half of the paragraph is referring to the threat of Lex Luthor without actually mentioning his name.
Now for a look at Lex out of the packaging .



Not only is this Lex Luthor figure in everyday clothing , but it also represents him when he was a very young man . A full head of hair compared to no hair, etc. I love how realistic details are added to this figure . For example, his t-shirt has wrinkles in it as if it was never ironed , plus the shirt tail hangs over the left side of his belt. This gives us an indication that Lex did not care much for his personnel appearance . As for the figure itself, I'm very pleased with it . As always with figures with jackets, the bottom corners can be moved , just like those Mattel Movie Master figures such as Alfred and Two-Face . I love the look of the sneakers and how they match his jacket . Now for a comparison of this younger Lex to an older version of himself .


Even though the younger version of Lex is a representation / likeness of the actor that portrayed him in the Batman V Superman movie , whereas the older armored version is of comic book likeness, there are two similarities in the faces . The two things that both figures have in common, is that they both have green eyes and brown eyebrows . This is great for those collectors that desire these two figures to be the same person . Now for some looks at the Collect and Connect piece .


Above are looks of the Collect and Connect piece from three different angles, views . This part was not named, although it is a piece of Batman's grapnel blaster, as already mentioned . Also already mentioned at the beginning of this article, is how I think that this version of Lex Luthor looks like he belongs with those old Buffy the Vampire Slayer figures instead of the DC Universe .
Two different toy lines , two different franchises, and two different companies, yet all three figures pictured above look as if they blend in perfectly .

                                                                  FINAL   THOUGHTS 

(1) ARTICULATION - The only part of Lex's articulation that seems to be somewhat hindered is his head . He can look downward just a little, but no upward head movement .

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands fine once you adjust him into a perfect stance .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The realism , a wrinkled shirt and a hanging loose shirt tail . Plus the luxury of having another 6 inch scaled civilian dressed figure added to the collection, even though it is Lex but does not have to be .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There is nothing that I dislike about this figure .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? - Nothing the figure is perfect as it is .

(6) GRADING  SCALE  - I give this figure a Perfect 10 . I could find no flaws .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - Although I will NOT be posing / displaying this younger version of Lex with the Legion of Doom DCU Classic figures, the armored Lex or the Legion of Doom version of Lex belongs more with those figures . However for the above reasons mentioned I am glad to finally own this figure .