#3293: Ultraman Orb Spacium Zeperion
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by Ethan Wilson
2d ago
ULTRAMAN ORB SPACIUM ZEPERION S.H. FIGUARTS (BANDAI) Fun FiQ Fact #0072: Ultraman Orb is the 14th form-changing Ultraman in the franchise. I’m gonna level with you guys: I’ve gotten back to Ultraman reviews, and I can’t kick the habit all that easily.  So, there’s gonna be more Ultraman reviews.  Not a ton, because, well, I have slightly more limited means of getting new Ultramen right at this moment, but still, there’s more Ultramen, and that’s always a great thing.  Alright, let’s look at an Ultraman Orb variant! THE FIGURE ITSELF Ultraman Orb Spacium Zeperion was a December ..read more
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#3292: Cyclops
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by Ethan Wilson
2d ago
CYCLOPS MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO) Fun FiQ Fact #0071: Since taking over the Marvel license, Hasbro has released Cyclops as a Marvel Legend 13 times. I have spent the last few weeks in a X-Men bliss, thanks to X-Men ’97.  X-Men: The Animated Series was an unquestionable influence on me as a kid, and I was thrilled by the announcement of the continuation.  The end result (or the four episodes we’ve seen of it thus far) has been nothing short of phenomenal, and one of my very favorite things about the show has been its fantastic focus on the X-Men’s field leader, Cyclops ..read more
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#3291: Nightwing
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by Ethan Wilson
4d ago
NIGHTWING DC: THE NEW 52 (DC COLLECTIBLES) Fun FiQ Fact #0070: Though he had an early lead on the Fun FiQ Facts, Nightwing’s been stuck on two since January.  Now he’s up to three! When the New 52 launched, everybody got a new costume design.  For his part, Nightwing, who has classically been very blue-skewed for coloring, was swapped to red accenting, calling more to mind his days as Robin, especially his Batman & Robin design from 1997.  His initial costume was one of the more short-lived ones, but his initial redesign still stuck to the red…for better or for worse ..read more
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#3290: Abe Sapien
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by Ethan Wilson
1w ago
ABE SAPIEN HELLBOY (MEZCO) Fun FiQ Fact #0069:  In the 2004 Hellboy movie, Abe Sapien is voiced by an uncredited David Hyde-Pierce, who after seeing Doug Jones’ on-set performance of the character refused to be credited. 20 years ago this week, Hellboy hit theaters.  It was a big deal for the franchise, and it was a big deal for me, because it was my first introduction to the characters.  I found myself instantly enamored, and I was particularly a fan of Hellboy’s fellow “freak” from the BPRD, Abe Sapien.  Abe’s remained my favorite part of the franchise since, a ..read more
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#3288: Ultraman Ginga
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by Ethan Wilson
1w ago
ULTRAMAN GINGA S.H. FIGUARTS (BANDAI) Fun FiQ Fact #0067: This marks my fifth Figuarts Ultra review since they ended Ultra-Act and switched over to SH Figuarts full-time, and only my second live-action Ultra in the style. I got into smaller-scale imported figures, specifically Bandai’s Figuarts-style range, with Ultra-Act, the specifically Ultraman-themed line.  With the end of Ultra-Act, I stepped back on Ultras specifically, but I dipped my toes back into the waters with the Anime-based figures, before jumping in headfirst late last year with Ultraman ..read more
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#3286: The History of Superman
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by Ethan Wilson
1w ago
SUPERMAN (GOLDEN AGE, SILVER AGE, & MODERN AGE) THE HISTORY OF SUPERMAN COLLECTION (KENNER) Fun FiQ Fact #0065:  On April 1st, 2016, Superman was the subject of my third April Fools Day gag.  Neat, huh?  Anyway… I don’t talk a *ton* about 1/6 scale figures here.  I mean, sure, I’ve looked at a lot of higher end figures, but for base level 1/6, it’s not really hip and happening.  That’s not to say that I don’t own any of them.  Back in the day, I had a whole bin of 12-inch G.I. Joes, and a handful of other characters as well.  Even some DC stuff.  To ..read more
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#3285: Fennec Shand
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by Ethan Wilson
2w ago
FENNEC SHAND STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION (HASBRO) Fun FiQ Fact #0064: Fennec Shand actress Ming-Na Wen has been a Disney Princess, a Star Wars Bounty Hunter, and an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., giving her a tri-fecta of Disney franchise appearances! Star Wars: Retro Collection has somehow steadily become my main go-to line for modern Star Wars collecting, which is, I guess sort of paradoxical, with it being branded “retro” and all.  I don’t know, I just like my Star Wars figures to be more on the basic side, and the death of the 5POA line after Solo really bummed me out, so I like ha ..read more
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#3284: Scarlett
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by Ethan Wilson
2w ago
SCARLETT G.I. JOE: ULTIMATES (SUPER 7) Fun FiQ Fact #0063: Scarlet is G.I. Joe’s First Lady, debuting as part of the 3 3/4 inch line’s Original 13 in 1982. It’s been seven months since I’ve taken a look at Super 7’s G.I. Joe: Ultimates, largely because it’s been about eight months since there were new G.I. Joe: Ultimates to look at.  In general, Ultimates seem to be in a rocky spot, but I’m still invested in getting at least the line’s Joes…or most of them.  Scarlett’s one of my favorite characters, an essential counterpart to Snake Eyes in my collection, so I’ve been waiting f ..read more
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#3282: Soundwave
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by Ethan Wilson
2w ago
SOUNDWAVE TRANSFORMERS ULTIMATES (SUPER7) Fun FiQ Fact #0061: Soundwave is actually one of the earliest classic Transformers characters to get a non-transforming figure, having been part of Action Masters. I don’t circle back to Transformers quite as often these days, so when I do, I gotta make it count, right? Yeah, go for the best of the franchise, the things that best represent the whole thing. And what best represents the Transformers? That’s right, it’s figures that don’t transform at all! Yeah! So, let’s look at this not-transforming Soundwave! THE FIGURE ITSELF Soundwave is part of the ..read more
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#3281: Dr. Doom
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by Ethan Wilson
2w ago
DR. DOOM MARVEL SUPER HEROES (TOY BIZ) Fun FiQ Fact #0060: While the Fantastic Four jumped into the world of action figures during the Mego days, their longtime foe Dr. Doom wasn’t alongside them, and wouldn’t get his own figure treatment until Mattel’s Secret Wars, a line that, ironically, didn’t feature any of the FF. I sure do like Dr. Doom. He’s the quintessential comic book villain, and he’s just great.  While he’s got his fair share of toys, they do have a tendency to be…hit or miss.  As a kid, I had the Fantastic Four line’s version, which wasn’t bad, and left me wi ..read more
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