Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Vintage Toy Haul - GI Joe, Thundercats, & Power Rangers

Vintage Toy Haul including GI Joe, Power Rangers, Thundercats, Toy-Biz X-Men, and more! Here are a bunch of toys I've picked up recently. 2017 was a a pretty good year for toy show toy hunting. I'm sure 2018 will be another good year. Toy collecting is big business in this area of the US. Lot of shows and toys stores with in a two hour drive. Check out the haul below.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

SEO Toy Review Christmas Special 2017

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you're 2017 wraps up nicely as we finish out the holiday season. If you didn't get a chance to check out our Christmas Special this year check it out below. The Screenwave Media group has grown and this year we have a bunch of extra guest. I had so much fun filming it live,  but for rebroadcast we have it broken down into smaller chucks. I even fixed a few issues with the audio getting out of sync on the live show.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Netflix: The Toys that Made Us

I watched the first four episodes of The Toys that Made Us from Netflix. Not a bad series. I feel like it was made for a general audience, but there are a few tid-bits in there for die-hard toy collectors as well. Check out the video review below. It may contain some "spoilers" for the series but it's history so I don't know if there is such a thing.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Vintage She-Ra Toy Pick-Ups

Showing off some recent vintage  She-Ra Princess of Power toy pick-ups. With the recent announcement of the new She-Ra Netflix show it worked out perfect.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

GI Joe Collectors Club 6.0 Raptor

It's a bird! It's an accountant! It's Raptor! Today we checked out the modern version of Raptor. This unusual cobra character is brought to us by the GI Joe Collectors Club Subscription Service 6.0. Check out the video below.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Custom Arctic GI Joe Figures

I posted about these Custom Arctic GI Joe figures several years ago here on Action Figure Adventures. Recently they got brought up in a discussion thread on a Facebook Group so I put together a video about them.Arctic Stalker, Grand Slam, Footloose, Beach Head, and Snake Eyes. I really like how these guys turned out and I was neat to see someone else sharing my work on the GI Joe group.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Captain Skip & Dojo - GI Joe Collectors Club FSS 6.0

Today we are taking a look at Z-Force Captain Skip and Dojo. These are modern figures released as part of the 6th GI Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Superman: The Movie by NECA Toys

I recently picked up this older (and hard to find) Superman figure based on Christoper Reeves. I picked up this figure at a Neca warehouse clearance event. I'm pretty pumped to own him!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SEO Toy Review Justice League Thanksgiving Special

Hey it's time for another goofy Holiday Special! This time the Justice League is having a special guest over for a big holiday meal, but Batman dropped the ball on a few details. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

GI Joe Pop Vinyl Destro by Funko

Pop! Vinyl, love them or hate them... any toy with a Vac-Metal head is pretty cool. Check out my review of the Convention Exclusive version of Funko Pop Destro. Despite there being hundreds of GI Joe characters Funko has only offered up a handful of Joe and Cobra Pops.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

GI Joe Collectors Club FSS 6.0 Hardtop & Cross Hair

Today we are taking a look at two modern GI Joe figures that are part of the Collectors Club FSS 6.0. Hardtop the driver to the Space Shuttle Complex and Cross Hair the GI Joe marksman. Both figures look pretty nice. Check out the video below to find out which figure I like best.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Vintage Toy Hunting Haul

Vintage Toy Hunting Haul - This weekend I did some toy hunting and now I'm showing it all off! Check out the awesome GI Joe, Power Rangers, and other toys I picked up.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Retro Con 2017 Toy Show Haul

Retro Con was last month and I still had not had the time to post my Haul! So here it is, lots of Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, GI Joe, and more.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Retro Con 2017 Panel: The Breaux Show & SEO Toy Review

One of my personal highlights from Retro Con was getting to co-host a panel with Mike Breaux from the Breaux Show. Mike live broadcast (audio only) the first portion of our panel together. It was so much fun! The second half involved questions and answers from the crowd. We didn't broadcast that portion. Sorry about the audio quality, it's hard recording something like this at a convention. Mike and I had a lot of fun, so we may try to do it again sometime. We start by talking about the stop motion commercial I made for Retro Con, then we talked about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and finally the Breaux Show Exclusive Lego set for Retro Con.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sleepy Hollow Hayride - Newtown, PA

It's October... and so warm it almost doesn't feel like Halloween time. As I have for the past several years, each weekend I help put on a show for people in the Halloween spirit at Sleepy Hollow Hayride in Newtown, PA. I help manage the zombies, witches, and ghouls that haunt the hayride and field of fright.

 Henrietta, the fire breathing dragon has been one of my favorite scenes on the hayride for my entire time at Sleepy Hollow. This year she is terrorizing a hayride wagon instead of the a school bus like she did in the past. Henrietta is unique to Sleepy Hollow, and enormous... plus did I mention she breaths fire?!?!

One of the newer characters to haunt Newtown is this awesome specter. He's a hit even with the other terrors of the farm. Here the specter poses for a photo with some of the other scarers.

I was having fun trying to photograph the fire twirler. I really like how this photo turned out. It's hard to balance the motion blur with the shutter speed needed to capture enough light. I think it turned out pretty well.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Retro Con 2017: Behind the Characters: Rob Paulsen & Arthur Burghardt

The voice of Destro and the voice of 80's Raphael were together at Retro Con 2017 last weekend. Arthur Burghardt and Rob Paulsen talk about acting, voice over, and other people in they worked with in the industry. Highlights from the voice actor panel at Retro Con 2017.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mega Construx Pokemon - Pikachu vs Bulbasaur Set

Today we are checking out the Mega Construx Pokemon Pikachu vs Bulbasaur battle set. This pack contains all the Mega Construx bricks needed to build Pikachu, Bulbasaur and a battle environment. Special thanks to Mattel for sending over these Mega Construx Pokemon toys.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Vintage Toy Show Haul

Vintage Toy Show Haul from a toy show in Delaware (Oct 8th 2017). I picked up some Thundercats, GI Joe, California Raisins, Imaginext, and more.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mega Construx Pokemon - Machop & Abra

Today I'm taking a look at Mega Construx Pokemon Machop and Abra buildable figures from the Pokeball Series 1 line. Each Pokeball contains parts and directions to build a Pokemon minifigure. These sets are part of a pretty cool Mega Construx toy line.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

DC Comics Icons: Supergirl

DC Comics Icons: Supergirl from DC Collectibles. Today we are taking a look at a modern Supergirl action figure I recently picked up at my local comic shop. Supergirl has nice articulation, multiple sets of hands, and an alternate head. Check out the DC Comics Icons: Supergirl Review down below.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Retro Con 2017 Stop Motion Animated Commercial

Hey guys, I'm getting really excited for Retro Con 2017! I always get the chance to meet awesome celebrity guest as well as buy a bunch of toys at the show. Once again, for this years convention I've created a fun Stop Motion Animated commercial featuring lots of action figures. Each years these videos get bigger and better. I love how we always have new 70's & 80's characters to interact in the parking lot outside in the convention center parking lot.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Flea Market Finds

Flea Market Finds! Power Rangers, Kenner Aliens, Ronin Warriors, Captain Power and more. A collection of action figures I picked up a few weekends ago while out toy hunting at the flea market.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Explained

Ryan explains to Kevin what happened with the Toys R Us Bankruptcy. What does Chapter 11 mean and how did this happen? Time to learn about leveraged buyouts.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Power Rangers Blue Ranger & Zord - SDDC The Loyal Subjects

I just got my newest shipment in from the Loyal Subjects Super Double Diamond Club. Like every installment we got another translucent action vinyl figure. I really wish instead of saying you'd get exclusive action vinyl figures by joining the SDDC they would have said you'll get exclusive translucent figures. Every figure is the same gimmick and I'm tired of it. Can't get get Glow in the Dark or a special paint scheme. What a waist of money. I don't even think these figures display nice in or out of the package.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Changing Destro's O-Ring - Retro Con Teaser

Hey guys, I'm working on the 2017 Retro Con Commercial and I needed to change Destro's O-Ring. This is just a little teaser for the Retro Con animation as well as a chance to talk about this classic action figure.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Flea Market Finds - Power Rangers, Gi Joe, Ninja Turtles

More Flea Market Finds including Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, Rocks, and Bugs, and Things, as well as a bunch of GI Joe toys. This episode includes some shots of the actual flea market hunt the the request of Melvor, the videographer for the Game Chasers (on youtube).

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Fixing GI Joe O-Rings and GI Joe Talk

I'm replacing more GI Joe O-Rings and Talking about GI Joe. Fixing up Sgt. Slaughter, Straight Arm Stalker, SA Rock n' Roll and more. Fun for Joe fans of all ages.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Flea Market Finds! Power Rangers & Little People

More Flea Market Finds on Action Figure Adventures. Today we've got Power Rangers, Cheesasaurus Rex, Conan, and Fisher-Price Little People toys plus more! Check it out.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Star Wars Force Friday the Last Jedi Toy Hunt

It's Force Friday! Did you go out at Midnight looking for new Star Wars toys? Why not? I checked out Toys R Us and Target to see what kind of fun Star Wars toys I could find. I felt like this Force Friday was basically an adult collector event for the Black Series. I didn't see as many young people looking for Lego and standard action figures as I did for the Force Awakens.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hasbro/IDW Revolution SDCC 2017 Box Set

Revolution was a world building event comic book series published by IDW that combined several Hasbro properties. As Hasbro works towards building a Cinematic Universe this years SDCC Exclusive was a Revolution Box Set containing Transformer, GI Joe, Action Man, MASK, Visionaries, ROM and Micronauts action figures. This is a pretty fun set. I don't know how great the combined movie universe will be, but bring on the toys!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Paw Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour

I know Paw Patrol is geared at a very different audience than this blog usually attracts, but as a kid I remember meeting characters at malls and grand openings of restaurants. I always thought that kind of stuff was really cool. Over the weekend I attended a the Paw Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour, a huge event put on by Spin Master Toys. I went to the Road Tour with some friends and family and just had a really good time. I was really impressed with the detail that went into designing all the attractions. I think the Paw Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour is this generations Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coming Out of their Shells Tour or He-Man Power Tour. Just a really fun way for kids to experience their favorite tv/toy characters come to life.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

NJCC Vintage Toy Haul

Last weekend was the New Jersey Collectors Convention (NJCC). As usual I picked up a bunch of vintage action figures. Time to take a look at my haul! Power Rangers, Thundercats, COPS, Army Ants, and more.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Star Wars Stormtrooper Army

I came across a pile of Stormtroopers and other Star Wars Imperial action figures. So check out my Star Wars Stormtrooper army. This isn't all of them, but most. Do you guys collect Star Wars figure?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

NJCC Haul - NECA Toys Warehouse Overstock Sale

Wow, I got a great deal on a ton of NECA action figures at NJCC last weekend. The New Jersey Collector's Convention did something a little different this time with Boss Fight Studios showing off their Bucky O'Hare toys and NECA holding a warehouse overstock sale.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bucky O'Hare - Boss Fight Studios

Bucky O'Hare is the fearless Captain of the space ship the Righteous Indignation. Bucky O' Hare and his crew are getting all new action figures from Boss Fight Studios. These figures are awesome modern updates to the original Hasbro figures. Wave One contains Bucky O'Hare and Jenny. Wave Two will include repaints, Stealth Mission Bucky and Astral Projection Jenny. Wave 3 will include Deadeye Duck and another figure. Boss Fight Studios hinted that the evil Toad Stormtrooper will be coming eventually at their event at the New Jersey Collectors Convention. It was great getting to talk with the people from Boss Fight Studios about their new Bucky O'Hare figures at NJCC.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Flea Market Finds - GI Joe, TMNT, Ghostbusters, Visionaries

More Flea Marker Finds! Lots of weird stuff this time. Fun toys from GI Joe, TMNT, Ghostbusters, Visionaries and more. I've had a pretty good flea market season this year. I hope you guys have been enjoying seeing what we've found.

Friday, August 4, 2017

NECA SDCC Exclusive Ninja Turtles

Check it out, San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Ninja Turtles by NECA Toys. These SDCC Exclusive Ninja Turtles are some of the best "cartoon" Ninja Turtles ever made. What a great set! I would have loved these figures as a kid. Can't wait to review the bad guys from this set.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Marvel Legends Iceman - X-Men Wave

Today we are reviewing a Marvel Legends figure of Iceman. He's my favorite X-Men, but this action figure is only okay. Nothing really wrong with him, but also nothing real interesting. I would have liked to have seen him come with "energy" effects. Iceman does come with an arm to the build-a-figure Juggernaut.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Vintage GI Joe Collection Sort

Paul and I filmed this Vintage GI Joe Collection Sort. A co-worker game me this box from her attic full of her son's toys from the 80's. This collection includes a MOBAT, VAMP, Hiss and more. There are also some figures, but most of them had broken rubber bands.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Dollar General Ninja Turtles 2- Packs

These 2" Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started showing up at Dollar General a little while back. I think about ten years ago I bought some of these carded in single packs. Now they are offered in 2-packs with weapons. They offer four sets: Michelangelo & Casey Jones, Raphael & Foot Soldier, Leonardo & Splinter, and Donatello & Shredder. They are fun sets and I really enjoy them with their little accessories. I previously posted about the older (but almost identical figures) from Dollar General here on Action Figure Adventures.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Flea Market Finds Video - Power Ranger, GI Joe, TMNT

Flea Market Finds from a couple weeks ago. Today's haul includes Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Masters of the Universe, GI Joe, Ninja Turtles, Monster in my Pocket, and Filmation Ghostbusters. Not a bad Flea Market Finds haul.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Marvel Legends Kitty Pride

Marvel Legends Kitty Pride Action Figure Adventures review. Kitty comes with Lockhead and a piece to the build a figure Juggernaut. Check out the video below to see my thoughts on this Kitty Pride action figure.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Green Ranger's Quest Part 13

Green Ranger's Quest Part 13: Rita's Luck. Can Rita finally stop the Green Ranger and bring an end to his quest?  Last episode Rita used her wand to make Goldar grow. The Rangers were able to fight him back but they haven't finished him off yet. What will the Green Ranger and Pink Ranger do?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Marvel Legends Wolverine "Old Man Logan"

Marvel Legends Wolverine "Old Man Logan". Today's Action Figure Adventures video takes a look at the Marvel Legends Logan figure which was released recently. I really like seeing these types of figures. It's amazing how many variations of these characters Hasbro has released.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Batman Classic TV Series Action Figures Follow Up

As a follow up to yesterday's video review of the figures in the Batman Classic TV Series I've posted two more videos. If you didn't see the video I did with Mike Matei, make sure you check it out. In the videos below I wanted to go a little more in-depth on these figures. Get a chance to look at the articulation and accessories a little better.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Batman Classic TV Series Action Figure Review with Mike Matei

Today Mike Matei (from Cinemassacre) joins Kevin to talk about the Batman Classic TV Series action figures from Funko. The first wave includes Batman, Batgirl, Catwoman, Bookworm, Mr. Freeze, and King Tut.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Do You Fidget Bro? - Too Many Games

Since Fidget Spinners are so popular these days I decided to take one to Too Many Games to find out if various members of the YouTube Community could Fidget. It turned out Screenwave Media was giving out Fidget Spinners at the Con. So here's a bunch of my friends Fidgeting. Mike Matei, Pixel Dan, Keith Apicary, The Game Chasers, 8-Bit Eric and more.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Marvel Legends Edge of Spider-Verse: Ben Reilly Spider-Man

Today we are taking a look at a Marvel Legends figure based on the Ben Reilly Spider-Man. I was a big fan of this costume in the 90's and I'm happy to have this Edge of Spider-Verse Spider-Man figure.

I did this drawing of the Ben Reilly Spider-Man fighting Sandman back in 1996! So crazy.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Too Many Games is Next Weekend!

Too Many Games is a big three day video game convention that happens every year in Oaks Pennsylvania. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center is were it all happens, and the con is next weekend! I work at Registration every year making sure the guest and attendees get checked in to the show. I'm excited to see some of my convention friends who work the show and also some of the guest who I am friends with as well.

James the AVGN with props from his show.
James Rolfe, the Angry Video Game Nerd, and Mike Matei will be there. Both of these guys are really cool and will be attending. Mike has been super cool about working with me once in a while to produce some videos for SEO Toy Review.

The Game Chasers, Billy and Jay will be at Too Many Games again. Two good old boys from Texas looking for deals on retro video games. They are also both avid toy collectors and so it's fun to talk to them. They do a side series on their channel called the Toy Chasers.

8-Bit Eric, who has also been super helpful on the youtube front will be there as well. At first I knew about Eric because he appeared on the Game Chasers channel. In real life, I've hung out with Eric quite a bit. He's really funny.

Pixel Dan, my favorite toy youtuber is coming back to Too Many Games for the second year in a row. Last year his panel was all about weird forgotten toy lines like Rock Lords and Stone Protectors. It was a lot of fun. I think this year he is previewing an episode from his second season of "From Plastic to Pixels", where he plays video games based on toy lines with fellow youtuber the Gaming Historian. Dan and I are planning to try to shoot a little video again this year at the con.

This is not an exhaustive list of everyone coming to the con. I know James from Epic Game Music will be there and Pat the NES Punk will be there. Check out the Too Many Games website for more details. Hopefully I'll see some of you there!

Pixel Dan doing is Pixel Dan thing at Too Many Games last year.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Flea Market Finds - Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, GI Joe & More

Flea Market Finds for the beginning of June. Power Rangers in Space, GI Joe vehicles, and vintage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I picked up a few items at a community flea market that happens a couple times a year. The bulk of the items came from one of my typical weekly flea markets.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hasbro Army Ants (1987) Home Movie from 1999

Army Ants was a new take on "little plastic army men" by Hasbro in 1987. My best friend growing up had the entire collection. We played with them a lot. We would each pick figures from both sides and then act out huge ant wars. In 1999 (way before youtube) we started making a nostalgia tape about toys from our childhood. We didn't film very many "episodes", but I enjoy the ones we made. So in honor of my friend Derek's birthday I present our Army Ants video with a brief modern into.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Batman Classic TV Show Batmobile

Taking a look at the Batman Classic TV Show Batmobile with Batman & Robin action figures. Funko has really stepped up their game. This entire series of Batman Classic TV Show action figures look like they will be a really fun line. I filmed and edited this video and then got the new Adam West (Batman) had died. I did at a brief tribute to the end before uploading the video over the weekend.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Flea Market Finds Video #16

Check out my most recent Flea Market Finds including Power Rangers, Lego Star Wars, Big Jim, GI Joe and more toy lines.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

GI Joe Collector's Club FSS 5.0 Gaucho & Xamont

Time to take a look at a few more GI Joe Collectors Club FSS 5.0 figures. Gaucho the mechanic and Xamont the Crimson Guard Commander in business attire. Check out the review below.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

It's a Toy Show Haul

I ventured out to It's a Toy Show this weekend with a couple friends. I picked up a bunch of fun toys. Check out the video below to see all the cool Power Rangers, GI Joe, Star Wars, and other action figures I picked up.

Friday, May 26, 2017

GI Joe Collection Sort:Vintage GI Joe Vehicles

Time for a GI Joe Collection Sort. I picked up these vintage GI Joe vehicles at the Flea Market. Now Paul and I are sorting them out. How many VAMPs could be in this box?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ambush & Scoop - GI Joe Collectors Club

Ambush and Scoop from GI Joe Collectors Club FSS 5.0 are modern versions of two classic figures. One I think is pretty good and other I think is kind of a stinker.

Monday, May 22, 2017

1985 Imperial Godzilla & King Kong

I made a special video about the 1985 Imperial Godzilla & King Kong figures I got for my 7th birthday. I posted this video to youtube, but forgot to blog about in on my birthday! So anyway here's my birthday video a week late. Godzilla was a big part of my childhood and I really loved these figures. I used to get a kick out of the fact that the 12" Imperial Godzilla was in the background of most episodes of the Roseanne sitcom in the 80's. Along with reviewing these figures I also talk about how this Godzilla figure has been important though out my life starting with some home video of me getting these figures and finishing off with some clips from a low budget video called Godzilla Flick my friends and I made at the end of high school.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Auto Morphin figures

Kevin and Ryan take a look at a collection of 90's Auto Morphin Power Rangers from the 90's. These "head flipping" Rangers are a real Mighty Morphin classic.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Target Exclusive Power Ranger Action Vinyls

Target Exclusive Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie Action Vinyls by the Loyal Subjects. One last unboxing from that almost full case of Power Rangers Action Vinyls I picked up at Target.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Madness Coloring Book

I loved this Ninja Turtles Coloring Book as a kid. I really liked that it carefully followed an episode of the Ninja Turtles cartoon. This coloring book as pretty good looking art. I also had a coloring and activities book featuring the Ninja Turtles as a kid.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Transformers: Revenge of the Decepticons

The Transformers: Revenge of the Decepticons an adventure to sticker and color. Similar to yesterday's Voltron book, this Transformers coloring book came with "stickers" you lick and stick on the pages and then you can finish coloring them in. Megatron's got an interesting color design on the front cover.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Voltron Defender of the Universe Coloring Book

Voltron Defender of the Universe Sticker and Fun Book. Another fun 80's coloring book from my childhood. This book features "stickers" that were more of stamps because you had to lick 'em and stick 'em.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Batman 80's Coloring Book

Batman Coloring Book from the 80's. It doesn't have a specific title, so I call it The Sinister Night of the Batman. This is one of the only coloring books I had as a kid where I colored every page. I was a little older, and a big Batman fan so I tried to really take my time. I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, May 8, 2017

GI Joe: The Cobra Shrinking Ray Coloring Book

Check out this awesome coloring book from my childhood. GI Joe: The Cobra Shrinking Ray was published in 1987.  So much fun! I read the story aloud and show off the art work. About half the pages have been colored inside the book.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Justice League Action Batman & Transforming Batcycle

Mattel sent over some toys from the Justice League Action show. I had fun checking them out. Here is my review of Batman & the Transforming Batcycle. The Batman figure is better than the cycle.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Green Ranger's Quest Part 4 (Imaginext Power Rangers)

In Green Ranger's Quest part 3, Tommy was eaten by the Terror Toad! Can Billy and Kimberly help the Green Ranger on his Quest? Find out in today's episode of the Green Ranger's Quest.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Action Figure Spring Cleaning

Time to do some cleaning. I have toys sitting around from Flea Market Finds and Collection Sorts and I need to clean them up and figure out what stays and what goes. So I'm outside on a nice day cleaning them up with warm soapy water. Lots of Thundercats and GI Joe stuff. Also some Power Rangers and other toys to be cleaned.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Darklon & Salvo - GIJoe Collector's Club FSS 5.0

Today we are looking at two GIJoe figures from the Collector Club FSS 5.0   We Have the evil Darklon and hero Salvo. Both are modern updates for classic 90's figures. Do you have either of these figures as a kid?

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..