Zod is another awesome little piece of plastic from the 3 3/4 inch line of Superman MOS figures.There is something special about these figures.While they are not super articulated,they are durable,sharply painted figures that aesthetically hit the mark.Zod sports the cloth cape,which i just love on action figures, and comes with a super sized weapon that can detach to become a kick ass sword and blaster.Now that i’ve managed to subdue the stranglehold NECAS voodoo had over me,i can start to focus on 3 3/4 figs again.I’m hoping they release a single carded version of Jor-El and the rest of Zods henchmen!
Another great figure in NECA’s Predator line,Jungle Hunter Predator apparently has more articulation than previous versions. I won’t be able to compare the two because i’ve never owned the initial version.Hopefully the pics will be helpful to those who had the first version, in determining how much more articulated this version of Predator is.The one gripe i have with this figure is the shoulder cannon.When attached it hinders the Predators head movement.Not a big deal because it is removable.Enjoy the pics!
Avid readers of my blog know that i am not a collector of 6 inch + figures.In fact i am a 3 3/4 freak!Their aren’t many plus size figures that grab my attention these days,and if they do,they generally have poor articulation.So there i was scanning the aisles of TRU for something to spend my birthday cash on.Normally i would get a gift or two from the fam but this year i was hit off with a couple of bucks,giving me the green light to pick out whatever i wanted!Initially i was looking for the two-pack 3 3/4 Street Fighter figures but apparently i came late to that party because they were pretty much gone from the shelves, with the exception of a few stragglers/ characters i really wasn’t interested in on sale for 4 bucks.Then i came across this amazing Dutch figure,although when i first spotted it i thought it was John Matrix/Commando.Either way i wasn’t going home without it.I mentioned earlier how i didn’t like the fact that most of these bigger ,highly detailed figures usually lack in the articulation department.Such was not the case with Dutch as he sports 20 points of articulation.There isn’t much to say about these figures that images don’t already convey.This is Arnold Schwartzenegger to a t!Even if you’re not a fan of NECA’s 6 inch figures,i highly recommend this figure,if only for the sake of nostalgia.This figure reminds me of the 80’s Galoob Commando figure- only a gazillion x’s better.Also worth noting is the 16 dollar price tag.That’s about six dollars more than most 3 3/4 figures these days and well worth it when you take into account the quality and nostalgiac vibe of this NECA gem.
I can’t believe this is my first Batman figure in ..well…30 years.I was around 6 years old living in Puerto Rico when i got my first Batman and Robin figures.It was Christmas time and i can still remember my aunt messing with my head telling me that Santa forgot to give her my present lol.She got me good because because i can rememeber feeling extremely sad about it.Until she reached inside of a big,black plastic bag and pulled out this amazing set that included the Batmobile with the Batman and Robin figures.It was insane!I’ve searched everywhere on the internet for that set and can’t find it.The one detail that i can vivdly remember were the capes on both Batman and Robin.They were made out of a very hard,stiff plastic.I was 6 so the year was 1982-83.If anyone has any idea which set this was,please gimme some info 😉 I now officially own my second Batman figure and i really like it.One of my biggest beefs with contemporary Batman figures is their cartoonish appearance.Kenner and ToyBiz produced more realistic looking versions of Batman in the 80’s and 90’s,but then the animated series came out.I liked the animated series and always thought it had great writing/stories,but was never a big fan of the broad shouldered look they gave Batman.The same went for the figures.It seems like from that point on every action figure of a DC character had to have those wonky,broad shoulders.I never dug it.This Batman figure suffers from lack of articulation,yes,but makes up for it with the clean and very detailed sculpt imo.There are certain figures that give you a sense of excitement when photographing them,such was the case with DKR Batman.The overall appearance of the figure is so bad ass that it doesn’t really matter what pose you have him in.He will still look bad ass.
I picked this up a little while ago and since then i’ve opened and played with it a bit.I’m not too thrilled with this version but it will fit in nicely with the rest of my Snake Eyes figures.Loose pics coming soon!Also,My girlfriend recently picked up an awesome display case for me,well sorta,that i’ll be showing soon here on Action Figs and Things.So stay tuned for that and future posts on Zod,Batman and the Avengers reference book as well!
These two super cool items were given to me by my sister as a birthday gift and i’m super thankful to her for it!She’s always looking out for her little bro and i don’t know what i would do without her!Thank you soooo much!The
Spidey Venom shirt features a camouflage emblem which is a nice touch.The book features a who’s who of Marvel characters that are or have been affiliated with the Avengers in the past.There are over 200 full color photos and write ups on not just the heroes,but villains as well!
I must say that i did have a great B-Day overall,spending it with the fam at an amazing little out of the way park over the weekend.I also received a little bit of birthday cash and decided to pick up a couple figures that had been on my radar,and then check out the local hobby shop as well as Toys R Us to see what they had.Now,i’m not the type of collector that goes out of the way to find what i’m looking for.Usually if Wal Mart doesn’t have something then i might check out the local Target or nearby pharmacies but that’s about it.I rarely go to TRU or hobby shops for that matter.Today i decided to go against the grain and traverse crappy little “under construction” roads to see what TRU had to offer seeing as how the Comic shop had pretty much nothing in the way of action figures…although i was impressed at how they were able to make their floors so sticky.Anyways,TRU disappointed with a bunch of wave 1 Retaliation Joes,hoards of 6 inch figures and overpriced playsets.A big W.A.G.(
Waste Of Gas)(Waste-A-Gas) My bad 😦 Luckily my trusty Wal-Mart still had 600 rows of Superman MOS figures left as well as the 3 3/4 Drak Knight figures that just refuse to leave the party.And some may argue that Wal-Mart also has sticky floors and i would say to them “True,but they also have the best deal on single rolls of GV toilet paper.”
Every once in a while a couple of Lanard CORPS! figures manage to sneak their way into my collection and such is the case with Shadow!Hugo “Shadow” Ortiz is affiliated with the covert ops branch of the CORPS and is a decent looking figure for the price.
Lanard has provided a cool site http://www.thecorpshq.com/ for serious and/or casual collectors of CORPS! figures.You’ll be able to access certain pages like the one shown below,of every member of the CORPS! team including the villains.You’ll only be able to access character bios if you become a member,which isn’t that big of a deal but it is nice to get a feel for a figures background.