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DC Universe Action League Review: Orange Lantern Larfleeze with Glomulus

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Several years ago, Geoff Johns at DC comics introduced a concept that in hindsight seems stupidly obvious: what if there were lanterns of every color. Grabbing the rainbow, Hal Jordan soon found himself facing off against Yellow Lanterns, Red Lanterns, Blue Lanterns, the Star Sapphires (violet, I guess) and a single Orange Lantern. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 4th, 2013 at 12:12 am

DC Universe Action League Review: Batman with Hydrobat Sled

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DC Universe Action League Batman with Hydrobat Sled

An Action League wave wouldn’t be complete without the Batman.  But in an unexpected twist, Batman is not only a brand new figure, but also a release of a figure originally shown off years ago for the Brave and the Bold Action League. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 30th, 2013 at 12:00 am

DC Universe Action League Review: Green Lantern Hal Jordan with Cannon Construct

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DC Universe Action League Green Lantern Hal Jordan with Cannon Construct
Out of the blue, the new wave of the DC Universe Action League (which in retrospect is a terrible name when trying to Google these figures) showed up at my local Wal-Mart… and already on clearance. This sixth wave was originally shown off at Toy Fair 2013, but something tells me Mattel wasn’t thrilled about making an entire series dedicated to Flashpoint, only to have DC introduce the New 52. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 28th, 2013 at 12:00 am

Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Energize Review: Optimus Prime & Cody Burns

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Transformers Rescue Bots Energize Optimus Prime & Cody Burns

For a collector, there is nothing quite like being surprised when browsing your local toy store. So much of hunting is knowing which case assortments have been sighted across the country or tracking down that one specific figure to finish your collection in vain. But to stumble across a new line you didn’t even know existed? It is like being a kid all over again! Read the rest of this entry »

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January 25th, 2013 at 12:00 am

LEGO TMNT Review: The Shellraiser Street Chase #79104

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LEGO TMNT The Shellraiser Street Chase

I don’t know what is going on at LEGO this year when it comes to the capstone sets in each line. The Avengers Quinjet was bland, the Goblin King Battle was haphazardly designed and now Ninja Turtles joins the fray with this set. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 am

LEGO TMNT Review: Turtle Lair Attack #79103

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As a kid, there were three playsets everyone wanted to own: Castle Grayskrull, the Technodrome and the Sewer! While a LEGO Castle Grayskull isn’t a reality yet, getting a LEGO Sewer is awesome. Then again, the idea that another generation will find the idea of living in the sewer appealing probably will be an issue down the road. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 21st, 2013 at 12:00 am

LEGO TMNT Review: Baxter Robot Rampage #79105

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With each new version of the Ninja Turtles, it is always exciting to see how classic characters get revisited. Baxter Stockman has gone from robotics genius, to mutant fly, to disemboweled scientist and now he’s… a guy who just got really lucky. Or really unlucky it hasn’t all panned out yet. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 18th, 2013 at 12:00 am

LEGO TMNT Review: Shredder’s Dragon Bike #79101

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I officially don’t understand scale in the LEGO universe. You would think a motorcycle would be smaller than a horse, right? Turns out you’re wrong or Dragon Bike means something else completely. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 16th, 2013 at 9:30 am

LEGO TMNT Review: Stealth Shell in Pursuit #79102

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I love the Ninja Turtles. Seriously. When I look back at the stories that shaped me into who I am today, four properties have had drastic influences shaping me into who I am today: The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Spider-Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (of if you would prefer, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird). So when I say I love LEGO right now, it goes beyond just the plastic bricks.

Or maybe LEGO implanted a chip in my brain while I was sleeping to get as much of my money as possible. Both seem like realistic options. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 14th, 2013 at 8:00 am

LEGO TMNT Review: Kraang Lab Escape #79100

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If you told the seven-year-old version of me that one day there would be LEGO Ninja Turtles, he would have screamed until his lungs gave out while running around the house recklessly. When twenty-seven year-old me finally got his hands on them, the response was surprisingly similar. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 11th, 2013 at 8:00 am