Monday, April 24, 2017

Snailien Fight 1999!

Snailiens Supersonic Shell Fighters was a goofy toy from 1992. At a friend's birthday party that year we had a giant Snailien fight. Years later, in 1999, we tried to recreate the epic Snailien fight. So for Brian's Birthday this year I'm posting the home movie on the internet.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Vintage Thundercats Collection Sort

Today Paul and I take a look at a bunch of Thundercats who have been in a attic for almost 30 years. I love shooting these type of videos. Let me know if you guys like watching them. I got this collection from a co-worker. She gave me a whole bunch of toys that belonged to her two sons.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Green Ranger's Quest part 3 - Terror Toad

Saturday morning means Green Ranger time on SEO Toy Review! In part 3 of the Green Ranger's Quest Tommy has to battles Putties, a Z-Putty on Motorcycle, and the evil Terror Toad! Can he defeat the monsters and complete his quest?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fast & Furious Stunt Stars Hobbs & Navistar MXT

Time for some more Fast & Furious action. He's a fun video I shot using the Stunt Stars Hobbs & Navistar MXT. I like the little figures that come with these cars. They remind me of MASK, but they are actually smaller. I love that the Navistar MXT comes with a little action figure of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Flea Market Finds Video #15

It's Spring! I'm hoping to start having some really good Flea Market Finds. This episode features some Power Rangers, Thundercats, Army Ants, and more. Any Ultraman fans out there? I found a Red King vinyl monster.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fast & Furious Dom's Auto Shop Playset

Mattel sent over a ton of Fast & Furious toys. I've been busy playing and reviewing them. I had fun making this video. I combined a whole bunch of toys from the line to make it. Check out the end for a cameo from Matt Trakker of MASK fame.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Retro Video Games Mystery Minis (Case Unboxing)

Funko sent us a box of Retro Video Game Mystery Minis. Today Kevin and Paul unbox a full case of Retro Video Game Mystery Minis. Some of the characters in this wave include characters from Pac-Man, Mega Man, Frogger, Dig-Dug, and more.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Walmart Blue Ranger Then & Now 2-Pack

Walmart Blue Ranger Then & Now 2-Pack includes a Mighty Morphin Blue Ranger and a 2017 Movie Blue Ranger. I really like these Mighty Morphin Power Ranger figures. The movie figures are exactly like the single card releases. MMPR Billy comes with his Blade Blaster in blaster modes and his Power Lance which comes in to pieces. The movie Billy comes with an effect that he can hold in his hand to look like he's punching.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Power Rangers 2017 Review

Here's my thoughts on the Power Rangers 2017 Movie. The review starts off spoiler free. Towards the end (I made it clear ahead of time) I do talk a little bit about Spoilers. Let me know down below if you checked out Power Rangers over the weekend.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Power Rangers Movie (2017)

I just saw Power Rangers this morning. I really, really enjoyed it. It's not cheesy like the original and that's okay. I did miss the rubber monster and Megazord suits, because I love that kind of movies. The CGI looked fine, but it's not really my thing. What they did best in this movie was to make you care about the Rangers. I think this film was a great start to a new Power Rangers movie series.

I plan to shoot a video so, keep an eye on SEO Toy Review for more thoughts. Let me know in the comments below what you thought of the movie, if you saw it?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Walmart Power Rangers Red Ranger Then & Now 2-Pack

I recently picked up the Walmart Power Rangers Red Ranger Then & Now 2-Pack. We get a Mighty Morphin Red Ranger and 2017 Movie Red Ranger figure in the same pack. I bought these for the MMPR Red Ranger. I already have a single pack of the Movie Ranger.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nightmare Before Christmas ReAction

Today we look at three more ReAction figures by Funko based on the Nightmare Before Christmas. These are good looking figures, but are perhaps too well detailed to fit the ReAction vibe. Check out my video review for my thoughts on Oogie Boogie, Wolfman, and Clown with the Tear Away Face.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Flea Market Finds - Warhammer 40,000 (Games Workshop)

From Middle School through the part of College my group of best friends and I played Warhammer 40,000 all the time. Later girlfriends and stop motion animation would distract us from playing this Sci-Fi table top battle game. Each one of us had our own army of models and I LOVED painting and modifying the miniatures. Basically the only thing I did with my free time in High School was paint Warhammer models and make custom GIJoe figures. At the flea market one week a guy had a bunch of these models made by Games Workshop. He was asking someone else if they knew what they were. I chimed in and the guy asked me if I'd give him $20 for them. SOLD!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NJCC Toy Haul 3/12/17

New Jersey Collectors Convention (aka NJCC) just had their March show on 3/12/17 and it's time to check out my Haul. As usual my buddy, Nick, and I went to show in Cherry Hill and paid for early admission. We met up with Rose & Tony who run Retro Con as well as our friend Mike. We walked around the show several times and found lot of goodies. I picked up a bunch of Power Rangers items, some vintage GI Joe packaging, Marshal BraveStarr and a Real Ghostbuster figure. Check out the video below for all the details.

Top 100 Toy Blogs!?!?!?

So I got an email today informing me that Action Figure Adventures was named to a list of the Top 100 Toy Websites and Blogs for Kids, Parents & Toy Industry Pros. I'm blown away. This blog has done so much for me and been so rewarding over the years.To be put on a list like this and in the company of so many of these other sites I can't really express how it makes me feel. I'm very proud of the work I've put into this blog and it has led to other cool projects like SEO Toy Review on YouTube. I think that this award will also motivate me to produce more posts uniquely for the blog. As the work load for SEO has increased the number of blog posts have been reduced. I'm going to crack the whip and get Baby Skeletor back to work. It's time to get this blog back into shape.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Power Rangers the Movie Action Vinyls by the Loyal Subjects

I finally found some Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie action vinyls by the Loyal Subjects. I've been collecting their Power Ranger figures for quite some time (as well as the He-Man figures). Time to unbox a few action vinyls.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

LEGO Minifigure Collection

A coworker picked up this Lego Collection and let me borrow it to check it out here on the channel. I hope you guys enjoy. It's predominately the blind bag Minifigures that have been for sale for the past couple of years.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Kane - Alien ReAction Figures

Today we take a look at two figures of Kane from the classic Sci-Fi movie Alien. Kane with Chestburster and Kane with Facehugger are figures that allow you to recreate dramatic and horrific moments from Alien.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

DIY - Mini Figure Shelves

I love finding fun ways to display toys. Here is one solution I have to displaying mini figures. I hang California Job Cases on the wall and use them to show off fun figures. California Job Cases are draws used to hold metal type used on old fashion printing presses.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Imaginext Power Rangers Command Center Playset

I got to take a look at the Imaginext Power Rangers Command Center. This set features a spring-loaded missile launcher, training area, jail cell, viewing globe, and Zordon's Tube. The set includes a Blue Ranger and Alpha 5 figure. Special Thanks to Mattel for sending over this playset so I could check it out!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Flea Market No Finds

I went to the flea market this weekend. It was like 70's degrees yesterday, but after a storm last night we were back to winter temperature. I got excited when I found a table full of Power Rangers toys. Unfortunately the guy wouldn't sell anything individually. He wanted to sell everything as a lot. Clearly the guy bought it as a lot and wanted to flip it. He was asking me what the names of stuff was because he had no clue what he had. His lot price was to high to buy the whole thing an make any money getting rid of the stuff I already own. So I had to leave it there. The toys were in nice shape and he had a decent number of weapons all in a bag.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Action Vinyls - The Loyal Subjects at Toy Fair 2017

I got to check out all the Loyal Subjects Action Vinyls at New York Toy Fair. I still haven't seen a lot of the Power Rangers items in stores, so it was fun to see them. Lots of new Masters of the Universe repaints and Street Fighter II. The Loyal Subjects also had Thundercats and Mega Man Action Vinyls on display but they are waiting approval to be photographed.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Max Rebo vs Voltron (Pop! vs Legendary Defender)

Pop Vinyl Max Rebo is part of a special line of Funko Pop figure sold only at small specialty stores. Now Max Redofrom Star Wars the Return of the Jedi is up against Voltron: Legendary Defender in an all out brawl. It's Funko vs Playmates in this episode of  SEO Toy Review.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Walmart Exclusive MOTU Action Vinyls by the Loyal Subjects

I checked three Walmarts looking for their exclusive versions of the Masters of the Universe Action Vinyls blind boxes. I only found two total blind boxes. Oh well, lets open them up and see who we found. He-Man and the Masters the Universe has always be a cartoon and toy line I've loved. These are some fun mini figures based on that series.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Flea Market Finds Video #13

Flea Market Finds #13. More fun action figures bought at the Flea Market. Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, GI Joes and more covered in this video. It's been cold so I haven't been out looking much lately. Hopefully one of these weekends soon I can get out a look for more figures.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Power Rangers Legacy Ninja Megazord

Can the Power Rangers beat Ivan Ooze with the help of the Legacy Ninja Megazord? In today's episode we play with some toys based on Power Rangers the Movie. This video combines modern toys with action figures released in the 90's for the film.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Masters of the Universe Action Vinyl Unboxing

Time to open up three more Masters of the Universe Action Vinyl figures. These nicely sculpted and detailed figures are made by the Loyal Subjects. How did we get this time? No doubles, no doubles...

Friday, January 27, 2017

Kenner Star Wars Collection Sort

Got a box of Vintage Star Wars action figures from out of my co-workers attic. Ryan, Paul, and Kevin dig through the box to see which figures are here. Kenner Star Wars figures in this collection span all three movie toy-lines, but no Power of the Force figures here.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Power Rangers the Movie - McDonald's Happy Meal Toys

Here's a fun adventure featuring the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie McDonald's Happy Meal toys. All six Rangers and their Zord battle Ivan Ooze's monsters. It was fun playing with the Power Rangers figures I picked up at a toy show not too long ago.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

GI Joe Action Vinyl Blind Box Unboxing

Time to unbox some GI Joe Action Vinyl Blind Boxes. These are highly articulated and detailed figures from the Loyal Subjects. I've been impressed with the He-Man and Power Ranger figures they have made as well. Who will I get?

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Power Rangers Pint Size Heroes Blind Bags - Unboxing

Time to open up some super cute Power Rangers Pint Size Heroes from Funko. I was at Hot Topic over the weekend with my friends Paul and Ryan and I picked up a few packs of Pint Size Heroes. What Rangers and Villains did I get? Obviously I got the Power Rangers Pint Size Heroes Green Ranger... but besides him.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Star Wars Rebels Kanan Jarrus in Stormtrooper Dosguise

I take a look at Kanan Jarrus in Stormtrooper Disguise based on the Star Wars: Rebels cartoon show. This figure is based on a season two episode of Rebels, but can also double as a troop builder when you put the Stormtrooper helmet on Kanan.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Masters of the Universe Action Vinyl Blind Boxes

Time to open up some He-Man & the Masters of the Universe Action Vinyl Blind Boxes. These fun figures from the Loyal Subjects are based on the old He-Man figures and cartoon. I really enjoy these figures, but they are a little expensive to be sold as a blind box. I also have a bunch of fun Power Rangers Action Vinyls.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Alpha 5 - Power Rangers 2017 Movie Action Figure

The new Power Rangers 2017 movie is right around the corner and the action figures are starting to show up in stores. In this episode Alpha 5 and the Red Ranger have to battle the Black Knight while searching for more Power Rangers. I wonder what the personality of Alpha will be in the new movie. His voice will be provided by Bill Hader from Saturday Night Live in the film.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

King Arthur & Hordak's Slime Pit

If you are a long time reader of Action Figure Adventures you probably know I'm a huge Masters of the Universe (He-Man) fan, but you might also know that I like a short lived cartoon and toy line called King Arthur and the Knights of Justice.

These two toy lines share an odd connection. Both toys were made by Mattel and on the back of the King Arthur packages the cross sell art shows Hordak's Slime Pit from Masters of the Universe was planned to be part of the King Arthur line. (No evidence can be found that it was produced.)

I don't know how closely Mattel worked with the creators of the cartoon, but it seems the cartoon came first and Mattel was hired to make the toys. The figures are all made in a similar style to the Master of the Universe figures and  the Boulder Basher features a recycled play feature from a Masters Toy. In the cross sell art the Slime Pit toy still features Hordak's face. While watching some episodes of the cartoon I saw the Slime Pit in an episode called Darren's Key. In the show it looks pretty much like the Masters toy, but Hordak's face was changed.

The fact that this toy that Mattel planned to recycle was featured in the show makes me think there was a lot more involvement from Mattel during the pre-production of the show. Perhaps the show producers came to Mattel with the concept and then Mattel came back with some mock-ups for the toys line. Then as the toys and cartoon moved forward both sides could incorporate what the other was doing.

The cartoon lasted two seasons and the toy line only had one wave of figures. I enjoyed the cartoon in the early 90's and since I found out about the toys I have been having fun collecting them. I wish both had lasted a little longer. Warlord Blackwing could have been a cool toy. Stridor and Night Stalker, the robotic horses from Masters of the Universe might have been interesting recycled toys for the Warlords.  For more posts on King Arthur and the Knights of Justice check out this post about Sir Darren and Valor and this post about some of the other figures..