Wednesday, February 28, 2018

No winner for the January 2018 Contest . Answers revealed in this post .

Unfortunately no one won the January 2018 Contest . Below is what was shown .
 And below is the ANSWER .  WWE Mattel Earthquake in his Natural Disasters attire .
Good Luck to everyone in the next contest !!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February 2018 Contest !!! Win 10 Dollars via Paypal !!!

Win 10 dollars via PayPal for correctly naming the two figures and the toy lines !!!

You have until March 31, 2018 to  have the correct answers . GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE !!!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

MARVEL LEGENDS - Erik Killmonger Review !!!

I think that this is the very first action figure of the character known as Erik Killmonger . Not only is this the first ever Marvel Legend of the character, but it may also be the first Killmonger figure period . Here's a character that a lot of people knew very little about until the current hit Black Panther film has increased his exposure to fans along with his popularity . Plus he is a part of the build-a-figure wave in which the build-a-figure is that of another character in the movie, known as Okoye . I purchased this figure of Erik Killmonger from a local Walgreens for around the $ 19.99 price range .

I apologize for the poor lighting in the pictures where he is inside of the packaging. I really need to do a better job with proper lighting . I tried enhancing the photographic quality with my photo software, but to no avail . And I always throw the packaging away after I take pictures of them, because I do not have the extra space to store them , so by then it was too late to take the pictures over . If you can't see Killmonger's bio on the back of the packaging, it says " A warrior of physical and mental strength , Erik Killmonger slashes into battle with unrivaled intensity . " Now for a look at the figure out of the packaging .

I'll have to admit when I first saw this Erik Killmonger figure when it was first introduced to the public, I thought it was just a " variant" of the Black Panther himself in a differently designed costume . I did not know that it was a totally different character altogether . Because I had no knowledge of the Killmonger character until the movie and this Marvel Legend series came out . Speaking of the figure it is totally cool . There is another Erik Killmonger figure on the way later this year, an unmasked version shown at the 2018 New York Toy Fair . As you can see this version comes with the weapons he has in the film , along with an extra pair of hands along with the left leg of the " Okoye" build-a-figure . I love the very cool look of the gold trimmings on his costume and mask. It's also nice to see how the costume represents the panther identity with the scars on the costume. I'm not sure if those are scars from Killmonger's body showing through the costume or is the costume designed like that ? It's a cool look either way. For a moment the neck wear looks like it is either painted or sculpted on , however it is actually a movable piece of plastic . If you would prefer to remove it you would have to pry it off with force or maybe a pair of scissors . Now for a brief look at some poses of Erik with his weapons .

One of the best features to come with this Killmonger figure if not the best feature is that the extra hands allow multiple display and posing options . With the default hands , only his left is capable of holding the weapons . However with the extra hands , his right is posed the same way as his left, and vice versa . His extra left hand is posed the same way as his right . Therefore you can remove the default right hand and replace it with the extra right hand, so by doing this you can now display Erik with any weapon in his right hand . So if you want to display him with weapons in both hands, it can be done by switching the default hands with the extra ones .
                                                                    FINAL    THOUGHTS  
(1) ARTICULATION  LIMITS -  Excellent all around . No limits and I love the fact that his shoulder blades have the extra pivots so that his arms can be displayed multiple ways.

( 2) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands well with little to no balance issues .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The extra hands allow for multiple display options and fighting poses , the weapons are cool . Along with the luxury of another new character being added to the Marvel Legend universe .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - Nothing disliked .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? - An extra unmasked Erik Killmonger head . However this issue is about to be taken care of as the already aforementioned unmasked Killmonger figure is on the way .

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A Pefect 10 !!! Could find no flaws .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS -  Since the Black Panther movie is doing so well in the box office , can the popularity of the film help increase the purchases of not only Killmonger but the other Marvel Legend figures in this wave? The answer remains to be seen .

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Black action figures coming in 2018 !!! An action figure tribute to Black History Month !!!

We all know that February is Black History Month . So in tribute I'm starting off with upcoming black action figures that we saw at this past weekend's Toy Fair in New York .  Plus I'm looking forward to these figures. First the unmasked Erik Kilmonger from the Black Panther franchise . ( NOTE )  NONE of these pictures belong to me. They are courtesy of The Fwoosh , Toynewsi and .

 Cloak with his partner Dagger .
Frozone from "The Incredibles". 
 Mezco One 12 collection John Stewart Green Lantern .
 I know he's a Green Lantern but is it John Stewart ?
 Vixen is finally coming . I've been wanting a DCU Classics style figure of her while the DC Classics line was around . Even though it's Multiverse she still fits in with the Classics .
 Another Kid Flash . I don't know his name.
 Lando from Star Wars . This looks like the Billy Dee Williams version of the character . Another version of Lando based on the actor playing him in the upcoming Han Solo film is also on the way .
 Guy from the Aliens franchise .
And finally Mike Tyson . Of course there are more black action figures on the way later this year that have not been announced yet from various franchises . Of all of the black action figures shown above. the ones I am the most excited about purchasing and adding to my collection are The Unmasked Erik Kilmonger , Mezco 1/12 John Stewart , Vixen , Cloak and Mike Tyson . That's it for this year's tribute . The Following are links to PAST TRIBUTES -  Black Action Figure Tribute 2017
                                                                                Black Action Figure 2015 Tribute
( NOTE ) The 2016 Tribute is just a look back at the past ones , and a link to the 2014 Tribute is inside of the 2015 Tribute .

Monday, February 19, 2018

Action Figure Man 's New York Toy Fair 2018 Want List .

I did not go to the NY Tot Fair 2018, just browsed the major toy websites to see what's coming this year. Sites such as and . Below are just " some " of the things that I want to purchase that was shown at the show . NONE of these pics belong to me. They belong to the already mentioned web sites Toynewsi and The Fwoosh . First here are the Marvel Legends I'm interested in .

I've been wanting Marvel Legends of Cloak and Dagger since the Toybiz days. Now they are finally here. I wonder will they come as a two pack or as singles . We'll soon find out . Plus an unmasked Erik Kilmonger, unmasked Venom and an unmasked Carnage are nice bonuses .

As for the six inch Star Wars Black Series, there are a lot of upcoming figures that I want to add to my collection , however the above three are the ones I want the most .

I'm disappointed that WWE Mattel did not have many " NEW " characters that have not been made yet . Mainly they just had a lot of variants of wrestlers that already have figures. However I am excited to get Alundra Blayze ( shown above ) plus I plan on buying that Kurt Angle, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Stephanie McMahon figures shown above . Now for a look at some Neca products I'm interested in .

I can't wait to complete that Diorama playset from that Turtles line . And speaking of play sets, the Aliens playset shown above looks like it may make a good substitute interior for Snake Mountain until the actual Snake Mountain for the MOTU Classics finally does arrive .
Now for a look at some video game and cartoon figures from the show .

Lots of video game figures were shown including Mario and Mega Man . I wonder are those Incredible figures are in six inch scale ? Because if they are I can add them along with my already owned six inch scaled figure of Mr. Incredible, which I reviewed here on this site a while ago back in 2015 . If you missed that review here's the link to it  - .
Well that's it for now . There's more stuff that I want from the show however this will be it for now. I was really looking forward to some new Masters of the Universe Classics, maybe at the next Comic Con we'll see some.  Maybe .

Monday, February 12, 2018

MARVEL LEGENDS - Nakia Review !!!

From the Black Panther series here is Nakia . Nakia is a character of the Black Panther franchise I was not familiar with until the figure came out along with the character being introduced to the media via the live action Black Panther movie . This figure of Nakia is based on her looks in that Black Panther movie , and not the comic version . I purchased this figure of Nakia at a local Walmart for around the $19.99 price range .

If you're having trouble seeing Nakia's bio caption on the back , it says "A member of the Dora Milaje. Nakia protects the reigning Black Panther with strength and poise . " Judging from this caption tells us that she is a body guard of the Black Panther . And that when you google " Dora Milaje" you'll discover that that is simply the name of the group of female body guards that protect T" Challa AKA The Black Panther .
Above, the Black Panther logo almost reminds me of an Autobot or Decepticon logo from Transformers. I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels this way about the logo's Transformer like look .
 Of all of the accessories that you see in the above pic, only the rings belong to Nakia . The rest belongs to this series build-a-figure known as Okoye .
Above is the Build-A-Figure piece of the torso of Okoye .

As you can see the spear is very tall. Not only taller than Nakia but a lot of other Marvel Legends.
In my opinion Nakia is a very nicely and beautifully decorated figure . A very nice mixture of the colors orange and silver . She is also the first Marvel Legends figure to my knowledge that has curls for a hairstyle. Hasbro did a nice job detailing the curls in her hair . The figure's joints are nice and tight, just the way us collectors like them . No more loose joints, such as loose legs and arms. I've noticed that the joints have been tighter on a lot of the latest Marvel Legends recently, which is a good thing . The movie company did a nice job of giving not only Nakia but the other Black Panther characters attire that looks completely African . Great job and the toy looks great as well .
 Is it just me or does Nakia's lipstick on her upper lip looks smeared a little .  This however is only noticeable in very bright light . In dim or normal lighting it can barely be seen . I'm not complaining about it as a gripe though because it does not bother me . However I thought I would point out this paint mishap.
 The character is listed as being six feet tall, so the figure is in line scale wise with the character, at right about six inches tall . Whereas in six inch scale figures six inches translates into being six feet tall .

I love how the silver shines in bright light, just like real silver .

Nakia's ring like weapons can be held in either hand, plus one day they may can be used again in making a very little known Marvel villain known as " The Ringer " .

Nakia's rings could be used again to make a Marvel Legend of the above character's weapons . Although I prefer the original look of the Ringer, which is the green and orange version .
If you own a WWE Mattel figure of Kamala in your collection, then you already know he comes with his shield but not his spear . The spear intended for Okoye could be used to complete Kamala's total look on his entrance to the ring . However the spear handle is too skinny to fit tightly into his only hand capable of holding it, since his right is a closed fist . You would have to have Kamala holding the spear resting it on the ground, as you see the the above pic, because if you try to make him hold the spear in the air it will slip through his grip .
                                                                 FINAL    THOUGHTS  

(1) ARTICULATION  LIMITS  - No limits except for the right shoulder pad almost limits the upper outward arm movement .

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

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The nice mixture of colors in her costume . I like how the silver ornaments on her attire shine in bright lighting, duplicating the effects of real silver being exposed to light . The figure looks wonderful .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - Nothing disliked .

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

(6) GRADING  SCALE  - A Perfect 10 !!! I could find no flaws .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS -  I hope to see more characters from the Black Panther franchise as Marvel Legends in the future . Especially Man-Ape , he would make a very cool Marvel Legend .