Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January 2018 Contest !!!! Win 10 dollars via Paypal !!!

First contest for 2018 , win 10 bucks via Paypal !! Below is the Trivia picture .
Give the name of the figure and the toy line .  You have until February 28, 2018 to come up with the correct answers . GOOD LUCK  TO EVERYONE!!!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Article by on five toys from the 1990s that may be worth a lot .

Similar to the previous article of valuable toys from the 1970s , this article ventures into the 1990s . From the same website as before , here's the link to the fun to read article -  .

Friday, January 26, 2018

Article by on valuable toys from the 1970s !!!

When I'm not reviewing over toys or reading about them I browse news articles on various web sites such as Yahoo, etc . Here's an article mentioning five toys from the 1970s that may be worth a lot of cash today . It is a very entertaining and fun read , and here is the link to the article - . 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LATE REVIEW Number One - STAR WARS BLACK SERIES - Maz Kanata Review !!!

Welcome to the first of a Series I call LATE REVIEW !!! The reason it is called that is because these are figures that are older and have debuted in the previous year or years. This Maz Kanata figure came out last year but I'm reviewing her now in 2018, thus labeled a LATE REVIEW .  When I first saw this character I thought it was originally a male . Then later discovered that Maz Kanata is a female alien with a background as a pirate , thus explaining the treasure chest as an accessory . If you google Maz Kanata there are some pics in my opinion where she looks feminine, definitely more feminine looking than this toy, although the toy does look cool and it is cool . I purchased this figure of Maz Kanata at a local Walmart for around the $ 19. 99 price range .

Maz is just a cool all around figure . I love her jewelry and all the gold she is wearing. All of that gold on her definitely proves that she has a pirate background, since gold is an item pirates are known to pursue . Look closely and you'll notice that Maz's fingers are decorated with rings , on both the right and left hands . Maz has some nice items on her belt . Look closely and you'll see what appears to be a pair of keys and a pouch . Maz's vest is removable also if you wish to display her without it .
Maz Kanata's goggles can easily be lifted up and down . You have the luxury of displaying her with the goggles or without .

As you can see Maz Kanata comes with the above three accessories, unless you count her goggles as a fourth accessory . Her rifle seems to be like a combination of a sniper and a rocket / missile launcher . The treasure chest from a distance looks as if it's made out of real wood . Great attention to detail . I'm not sure what the silver accessory is .

As for the contents of the treasure chest , it is difficult for me to determine what the items are . One of the items looks to be a canister used for drinking . As you can see the chest easily opens and closes .
Maz is one of the shortest Star Wars characters in the history of the franchise . As you can see the figure is slightly under four inches tall . Now let's see how Maz compares to other diminutive  characters of the Star Wars universe .

As you can see Maz is definitely taller than R2-D2 . I'm not to sure about the Yoda figure above because that Yoda figure is one I'm kind of nervous about opening . I'm waiting on a possible re-issue of Yoda by Hasbro, because the current Yoda is attracting decent money on E-Bay when carded. Plus he looks pretty cool inside the packaging . Now for a comparison of Maz to a character that I'm sure I'm not the only one that thought she looked like E.T .
When comparing the two side by side , you'll notice there are more differences than similarities . Orange eyes compared to blue eyes . Their heads are shaped differently . The noses are shaped different . Maz has a human looking nose, compared to E.T having more of a snout like an animal .E.T almost literally has no forehead, Maz does . Even their skin color is different. Maz is a mixture of brown and orange whereas E.T is like a mixture of pink and a brownish orange .
                                                                   FINAL    THOUGHTS   
(1) ARTICULATION  LIMITS - Only upward head movement and no ab crunch are the limits. The rest of the articulation is well rounded .

(2) STANDING  ABILITY  - The figure stands very well without balance issues .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The goggles are cool and fun, allowing multiple display options . I love her treasure chest . Maz is a fun figure all around. I love her gold jewelry too . It's neatly decorated .

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

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? No improvements needed .

(6) GRADING  SCALE  - I could find no flaws so I give Maz a Perfect 10 !!!

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - A cool figure with cool accessories , Maz is definitely worth adding to your Star Wars Black collection .

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

STAR WARS BLACK SERIES - General Leia Organa Review !!!

This version of Leia is just a few figures left over from 2017 that I'm reviewing before I get to the 2018 action figures . I purchased this version of the now " GENERAL " Leia at a local Walmart for around the $ 19.99 price range . This is the third Star Wars Black Series of Leia Organa along with my third Leia figure also. The first two figures of Leia she is still a " Princess" but now this older version of her is that of a " General " .

If you're having trouble seeing the dialogue description it says " Despite all that she has endured and lost in a lifetime of war , General Leia Organa continues to shine as a beacon of hope for the loyal soldiers of the resistance under her command . Now let's view the figure out of the packaging .

I think that this is probably my most favorite Star Wars Black Series Leia figure . It seems as if Hasbro put more attention to detail to this version than the others . For example , you can see the aging in Leia's face with the forehead wrinkle, the jowls in her cheeks and the age lines on her neck, since this is an older version of Leia . I think this is a fantastic figure . I could not find anything to complain or gripe about . As you can see she only comes with one accessory, her pistol . Unless you count the vest . She can hold the pistol in either hand however it would be best to put it in her right hand, because there is no trigger finger for the left hand . Not only does her right hand has a trigger finger , but if you look closely you can also see what appears to be an engagement ring on one of the fingers . A nice piece of jewelry symbolizing her marriage to Han Solo . Back to the vest . It is removable . Plus it is made of a soft rubbery plastic, not rubber or real leather .
For some reason the flash from my camera makes the vest look as if it is made out of leather in the above pic, but again it is not . To remove Leia's vest . just pull her arms behind her back as shown , grab the vest at her neck and pull downwards to remove it . To put the vest back on just reverse the process of removing it , with her arms still downward behind her back and pull upwards on the vest to put it back on .

I think she looks great either way, with or without the vest . With out the vest however she kind of remind me of the outfits that people wear when exploring a jungle or going on a safari trip . Now for some comparison shots of this latest version of Leia compared to her previous figures .

I just love the realism with these figures. The previous figures of Leia her age is probably in her twenties, whereas General Leia is probably in her fifties . Leia has come a long way in changing careers, from a royal career as a princess , to becoming a military figure of authority in a general . Which Leia Organa figure do you like best ?  If you missed the review of " SLAVE LEIA " on this website , the link is here - .   If you missed the review of the " ORIGINAL  PRINCESS  LEIA " - then click on the following  link  - .
                                                               FINAL   THOUGHTS   
(1)  ARTICULATION  LIMITS  - Only the upward head movement seems limited . The rest of the articulation is well rounded . She even looks downward really well .

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands very well with no balance issues on hard and smooth surfaces .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The realism of her face, the attention to details with the wrinkles showing how she has aged . The vest being removable is a nice luxury giving the options to display Leia with or without it . Plus she just looks really cool !!!

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There's nothing disliked .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? - Upward head movement would be nice however I'm not bothered that she does not have it .

(6) GRADING  SCALE  -  Since I could not find anything I disliked General Leia gets a Perfect 10 !!!

(7)  FINAL  ANALYSIS  -  Since the other two versions of Leia are based on when she was NOT married to Han Solo , it would probably be wise to display this GENERAL Leia figure next to one of your Han Solo figures, just in case you would like a husband and wife display on your shelf .

Monday, January 1, 2018

HAPPY 2018 from Action figure Imagery !!!! A look back at some of Action Figure Man's favorite figures from 2017 !!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !!! This first post of 2018 looks back at some of my most favorite action figures that came out in 2017 . I choose SOME of my most favorites because if I choose ALL of my most favorites the list would be too long , lol . So here are a few of my most favorite figures from last year .
 WWE Mattel Nia Jaxx
 Marvel Legends Tombstone

 Star Wars Black Grand Admiral Thrawn
 Star Wars Black Maz Kanata
 Stanger Things Chief Hopper
Marvel Legends Nebula 
WWE Mattel Berzerker .

Again there are more , this is just a small sampling . HAPPY NEW YEAR AGAIN AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR !!!