As I have probably stated in previous reviews; Metal Gear is my all-time favorite videogame series. Therefore I’m really disappointed that there is still no action figure line in my favorite scale (1:12 or 1:10). Luckily Play Arts Kai offers a decent character selection in their series of high quality figures. This might be just wishful thinking, but I’m still hoping that my current toy company of choice, NECA, will pick up the rights to Metal Gear and bless us with a full line of figures. Until then, I will enjoy the hell out of these PAK versions.
Even though the Star Wars hype is somewhat dying down, and the magazine covers are no longer adorned by our favorite characters from a galaxy far far away, I’m still very much in love with the Star Wars 6 inch Black Series figures. And since I have only taken a look at one of the figures from The Force Awakens, it is time to review one of the main characters from that movie. Enter Kylo Ren.
Ooh Star Wars, how do you get grown man to feel excited for toys, movies, video games, books as if they are little boys… It is amazing! The cool thing about Star Wars is that it’s something that you can get introduced to by your father (at least my generation). Being a little kid, I saw my Dad watching the Original Trilogy at home numerous times. This is how I caught the Star Wars bug. With the newest trilogy underway, I hope I can introduce my own son to the Galaxy far far away. So yeah, Luke Skywalker.
This is the first Terminator action figure in my collection. Even though Terminator is one of my favorite Arnold movies, a close second to Predator, I was never attracted to the figures that NECA was putting on the market. These figures had almost no articulation, a mortal sin for an action figure. But NECA announced that they will revisit their Terminator line and release a series of figures with updated articulation. They started this “new” line with re-releasing the T-800 endoskeleton, since this figure already had a decent amount of articulation when it was released for the first time. Being a classic cinema character, I had to pick this toy up.
It is no secret that I am a huge NECA fan boy. This company puts out amazing figures for really competitive prices. I’m also a big fan of Gears of War. The original game was the sole reason why I picked up a Xbox360 back in the day. Now let’s see if my love for NECA en GOW will translate in enjoyment of this figure.
I was never interested in action figures of DC characters, for two reasons; I love Marvel more than DC and the action figures being released of said DC characters were always straight up poopoo. Flat colors and super ugly articulation. Enter DC Collectibles; I’m not sure if it was the Arkham Origins or the Capullo Batman that first caught my eye, but both these figures definitely put DCC on the map for me. Combined with the fact that I’m a fan of the Snyder/Capullo book, it was reason enough for me to dive into this line.
Collecting the Star Wars Black line made me very picky. I would love to buy them all, because, you know, it’s Star Wars. But Hasbro puts out some really crappy figures in this line. So even the most hardcore Star Wars fan has to be honest with himself and accept the fact that not all these figures are worth your money. Chewbacca, on the other hand, definitely is.
Even though Halo Reach is somewhat of a touching game about courage, personally, I have no emotional attachment to the Halo franchise. I do however really like the design side of it. I think that the Spartan armors look beautiful, especially the helmets. The weapons are cool too. This is the only reason why I enjoy playing the Halo games.
So, if you’re lukewarm about the actual videogame, but you love the look of the protagonists, what do you do? Exactly, action figures!
I had this figure for quite some time now, but never came around to opening it. As you all know, Metal Gear V comes out in less than a month, and I’m feeling excited about it, big time. So I felt it was good timing to open this guy up.