Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DC Direct New Frontier Green Arrow Revisited

While moving recently, I rediscovered my DC Direct New Frontier Green Arrow, beautifully sculpted to emulate the late Darwyn Cooke's art in his retro-Atomic Age masterpiece. As painfully fragile as a lit of Green Arrow action figures with small parts are, this was still a beautiful piece from what in retrospect seems to have been a special era of action figure production, bringing long marginalized characters to the forefront, comic art-inspired lines from companies like DC Direct, and huge collections like MOTU, the revival of Marvel Legends, a new Masters of the Universe line, and much more. The new Golden -Age of Action Figures, as Canadian Kal calls it. I started this blog nearly seven years ago in the midst of that special time, long ago enough to look back fondly upon it   :)
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Want! Diamond Select Marvel Gallery Iron Man Retro Statue...

I wasn't that wild about Diamond Select's recent Marvel Gallery Spider-Man statue- the standing model with one foot dangling off the top of a pole. I was floored by this retro Iron Man spotted in TRU on Saturday however, with his metallic sheen and classic good looks! Not taking away from the 2008 modernization of the character for his silver screen debut, his is what pops into my head when I think of Iron Man. Sculpted by Mat Brouillard, this diorama measures approximately 11" tall, and the paint apps looked really good for the price of $39.99. I'm currently in the process of reorganizing and downsizing my collection, so I'm unsure I want to pick him up, but among these Diamond Select Gallery Statues, he'd be the one I get! I don't have a lot in the way of statues among my collection, but it's nice to see some below $50.00. See my Pinterest of Boyish Interest: Toys I Want page to see more of what I like!

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Jada Nano Metalfigs Superman

While somewhat simple with regard to paint apps, these 1 3/4" Jada Nano Metalfigs are a reasonable value at just under one dollar. After picking up a Batman and a couple Guardians of the Galaxy figures from this line, I had to have this Superman, decorated in his DC Rebirth outfit! Check out the video:

This Nano Metalfigs Superman is not my most diminuitive Superman figure, an honor bestowed upon an even tinier Heroics Superman I received as a gift several years ago...

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jada Nano Metalfigs Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora & Star-Lord

After picking up the Batman Nano Metalfig from my last post, I had to get a few more. I love simple toys and small figurines like this, and at $0.99, there's not much to lose! Check out the video:

Below, Gamora and Star-Lord with my Hot Wheels 2017 Milano...

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Jada Nano Metalfigs- Batman the Animated

Check out my post and video on this Jada Batman the Animated Nano Metalfig over at Batman The Animated Toys Blog! I bought a few other Nano Metalfigs that I'll post on here at the Super-DuperToyBox in the future!

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Monday, June 26, 2017

BootLego "Customer" & "Doctor"

Just a quick post  on two BootLego minifigs I found on eBay awhile back- I loved their prints and bright, happy colors, particularly the "customer" in his hoodie, plus I didn't have much in the way of medical personnel...

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Lego Series 16 Ice Queen & Imp

Though I was hoping for one of the other minifigs, I appreciate the Lego Series 16 Ice Queen up close in person more than I thought- her color is great, and the intricate pattern in silver paint on her dress is really cool!

Below, Series 16 Ice Queen with Series 14 Witch...

 I was happy to stumble onto the Series 16 Imp! I have a few Halloween themed, as well as short-legged kid minifigs he will fit well with. He has great accessories, including that great jack-o-lantern trick or treat pail!

Below, Series 16 Imp with Series 4 Werewolf...

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Batman '66 #1

From the archives, the 1st issue of Batman '66, Sept. 2013. The cover is by Mike Allred, one of my favorite contemporary comic book artists, whose retro style was a perfect fit for the title. The few issues I bought were true in spirit to the TV show, and filled with the kind of  madcap humor it was known for. I won't go into the synopsis, available at DCWikia if you care to read, but will instead share a classic trope within this issue taken from the show, featuring another well known creature of the night...

*Also read my November 2014 post on Batman '66 #14

RIP Adam West
1928 - 2017