I did this review over at floridageekscene.com, but I like Cyborg the figure and the character so I added him over here as well.
I’ve mentioned this before on here, but Cyborg was one of the first Black super-heroes that I thought was really cool. I watched him fight crime on Saturday mornings during the “Super Powers: Galactic Guardians” cartoon (Super Friends revamp). Around the time I started to collected comic books, I was a little disappointed to learn that he wasn’t on the Justice League of America like in the cartoon, but in the Teen Titans.
Long story short, a few years ago, Cyborg joined the Justice League, albeit a Justice League without Bruce Wayne Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman. Then “Flashback” occurred and the powers that be made him the premier superhero in that timeline, although there was speculation that they did this to prepare people for the New 52 Cyborg, where he becomes one of the founding members of the New 52 Justice League.
This is the figure based off of that character…so did DC Collectibles deliver? Check it out after the jump…
I sometimes get asked where I find stuff. As I see stuff on the shelves at stores, I’ll post them from time to time. I was at Toys R Us when I found the Expendables 2 action figures (review of Hale Caesar here). I also found a new multi-pack of Mortal Kombat figures for those who are into them (even if they are kinda crappy). Plus side, they are at a respectable price of $35. Individually, they would cost $10 a piece for a total of $60.
Hasbro came out in force today and in their press conference revealed most of their offerings for the rest of the year. First up, Marvel Legends!
To note, these are spread between different waves including a regular Marvel Legends wave and a Wolverine Marvel Legends wave. Check them out after the break… Continue reading
Of course we’ll take a look at some of the excellent (and fairly diverse) figures coming out of the 3.75″ camp. Special shout out to Cloak (above) from Cloak and Dagger fame! One of my favorite Marvel Universe characters…Check it out after the break… Continue reading
MTV Geek today had an exclusive look at some new offerings from DC Collectibles including the 3.75″ Cyborg and Harley Quinn 2-pack action figures seen above. Can’t wait for a Cyborg versus War Machine showdown!
Other figures revealed included several New 52 characters including Martian Manhunter, Katanna, and Vibe. Stay tuned as more information is revealed…
AMC’s blog has revealed a preview of a new TV version of Michonne. I reviewed the comic book version of Michonne last year and this will be a great compliment to that figure.
This preview shot is pretty much a dead-on likeness of Danai Gurira, the actress who plays Michonne. Let’s hope that McFarlane toys continues to put out great figures like this one!
The first wave of Iron Man 3 Marvel Legends are showing up in stores now!
I honestly have to say I never thought I would get another Iron Man figure, but these are some nice figures. Included in the first wave is classic horn-head Iron Man (with exchangeable head), Norman Osborne Iron Patriot (not to be confused with the Iron Man 3 Iron Patriot), and the Bleeding Edge Iron Man.
What makes it even nicer is that they come with a Build-A-Figure Iron Monger! Check out the picture and see how big that thing is going to be!
I was checking out Target on my break to find that they finally did a reset on their toy aisle. Found Iron Man 3, Ultimate Spider-Man, and DC & Batman Unlimited action figures and accessories. Those Iron Man 3 Marvel Legends 6″ figures are going to be hot especially since they include a Iron Monger Build-A-Figure!
Check out your local Target soon!
I know I’m waaayyy behind in my reading, but I came across this little gem over the weekend. Action Comics #9 features the Black Superman of Parallel Earth 23. We’ve seen images of the Black Superman before in the DC Universe multiverse, but this is for me the first time we get some origin and look at the actual character.
The Justice League also features an all-Black cast…no opposites here. So if you’re Black in the normal DC universe (Earth 1 if you will), then you’re still Black. So we see Cyborg, Vixen, and Steel are still Black, but now we have a Black Wonder Woman and a Black Batman. I couldn’t determine from the picture whether that is a Black Hal Jordan or just John Stewart as the Green Lantern.
I hope they explore this more and hope DC Collectibles or Mattel gets off their butts and make this into an action figure someday!
Update: Just found out that this Superman will be the star of his own comic book called Multiversity (by comic legend Grant Morrison), exploring the New 52 multiverse! Here’s a link to the article: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/grant-morrison-action-comics-final-issues-interview.html
Are you ready for some football?!? It’s Super Bowl XLVII Sunday y’all, and I’m getting ready for this showdown. Apparently, I’m one of the few pulling for the Baltimore Ravens. But it is looking to be a good matchup.
Of course, Mcfarlane Toys has their 3rd series of NFL greats immortalized in plastic. It was with some luck that I happened to have two of them from our two Super Bowl teams today, Patrick Willis and Ray Rice. I’m getting ready for a Super Bowl party, so let’s do this quickly…