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Reviews by Mr.jackal95
Riddler (Talking) Batman Forever (Kenner) - Deluxe Figures Rated 5.00 stars by Mr.jackal95 Riddle me this? Why does Jim Carrey's performance have more in in common with The Joker than the Riddler himself? Eh, who cares?! You'd have to be a stuffy bore in order to not have enjoyed Carrey's performance at least on some visceral level. I'm a guy who likes to own at least one plastic effigy of the things that he likes so I was in luck with this figure not only because it's the only single carded movie accurate Riddler, but this also happens to be my favorite Riddler costume from the film. Why, you ask? Simple, this costume is the ultimate embodiment of Carrey's Riddler: flashy, over-the top, and down right silly. This figure captures everything from that look into plastic and shrinks it down so it can fit into the palm of your hand.
The body is merely a rehash of the body found...[See More]
Brain vs Brawn Batman & Robin (Kenner) - 2-Packs Rated 3.00 stars by Mr.jackal95 Here we have yet another two-pack of figures from the 120 minute toy commercial that was Batman & Robin. Oddly enough, most of the figures from this line only bear a passing resemblance to their movie counterparts. Most people might find this to be a redeeming factor but speaking for myself, I like to get exactly what's being advertised to me (even if it's a byproduct of one of the worst films ever made). This set showcases the extremely brief and weak confrontation between Batman and Bane as seen in the film. These two toys are unmistakably from the Batman & Robin line as they feature obnoxiously garish paint jobs that slightly weigh down otherwise decent sculpts.
First we'll take a look at the titular character: Batman, who I might add, is sporting one of the stupidest colored...[See More]
Deacon Frost Blade Vampire Hunter (Toy Biz) Rated 3.50 stars by Mr.jackal95 The late 90's/early 2000's were definitely an odd time for Toy Biz. Toy Biz was in sort of a transition period from the delightful simplicity of their Spider-man and X-men TAS figures, to the awe inspiring sculpt and articulation of such lines as Marvel Legends, Spider-man: The Movie, and X-2. This period is where lines for the film adaptations for Blade and X-men come in; the figures for these two lines featured improvement from earlier Toy Biz, but inferiority to later Toy Biz. Deacon Frost is no exception; while our vampiric fiend sports decent articulation (13 points), he has very sub-par sculpting. Now I'm basing this purely off of the head sculpt, and the reason I'm giving it such a bad rap is because it doesn't resemble Stephen Dorff remotely. But aside from the figures flaws, it...[See More]
Magneto X-Men - Movie (Toy Biz) - 10" Figures Rated 5.00 stars by Mr.jackal95 If you are looking for a suitable figure from the X-Men movie line to add to your collection, then look no further, because this is the one to get! The 10" Magneto is definitely a breath of fresh air from the sub par main line, especially when compared to his 6" counterpart. Following in the footsteps of the original X-Men series, this figure is basically just a blown up version of the smaller scale figure; but the main difference between the two, is execution. This one fares far better in it's execution than the 6" scale version; while the 6" one tried to incorporate cloth and plastic elements in the costume, this one looks much less ridiculous. Magneto's costume is split into four different pieces: a cloth jacket,a pair of cloth pants, a pair of soft rubber boots, and a satin cape....[See More]
Dr Loveless (Spider Blaster) Wild Wild West (X-Toys) Rated 5.00 stars by Mr.jackal95 many people (especially those who were kids around this time) will remember that in 1999, Wild Wild West was one of the summer's most anticipated movies. But, in short, the movie ended up being a huge peice of crap; nevertheless, the film did have two redeemable qualities to it. Those two being film's main villain, Dr. Loveless (played by Kenneth Branagh), and his giant mechanical steampunk Tarantula, and while the Tarantula never really received a proper action figure, this top notch figure makes up for that. Now for those of you who havent seen the film or are too young to even know of this film's existence, here's a quick recap of the character: Dr. Loveless is a former confederate army scientist who looses the entire lower half of his body in the war and is confined to a steampowered...[See More]
Batman (Hover Attack) Batman & Robin (Kenner) - Series 1 Rated 5.00 stars by Mr.jackal95 Now while we all know that Batman & Robin is one of the worst comic book movies ever made, the action figures themselves (which are probably the only reason the movie was made) are pretty good. In my opinion this particular figure is the pick of the litter, not only is this figure movie accurate (whether that's a good or bad thing in your opinion), but it also does away with those two hated protrusions known as "Bat Nipples" making this Batsuit probably the best looking Batsuit ever created. But the acessories it comes with are pretty goofy, the only true reason to get this is for the figure itself. Now while it does have pretty limited articulation, it still looks very nice as a display peice, and does provide a pretty solid play experience. So with that said, I definiteley reccomend...[See More]
Young T-Rex Jurassic Park (Kenner) - Deluxe Dinos Rated 5.00 stars by Mr.jackal95 Young T-rex could possibly be the best figure in the JP line. While the electronic Tyrannosaurus was the right scale, it's color scheme is just horrid, and this is where yong T-rex prevails. The color scheme is quite similar to the one in the movie, this one being a peach color, while the latter being a tan color. As for the sculpt, it's nearly identical to the electronic T-rex, which is a good thing since the electronic has pristine sculpting. This is a high quallity figure that I extremely reccomend and a must have for JP fans....[See More]
Alien Terrorist Edgar & Kay Men In Black (Galoob) - Ultra Alien Rated 4.50 stars by Mr.jackal95 I recently picked up this figure off a website, and all I can say is cool. I'll first start off on the look of the figure. In the movie when we finally see Edgar tear away his rotting farmer suit to reveal his true slimy form, we immedeately say cool. That was my response when I took this bad boy out of the box. This guy stands about 8 and a half inches, not including the antennas. Before I go any further I should say that Galoob decided to base this figure on the comic adaptation, rather than base it on the creature in the movie, which is quite interesting since the comic version is an amalgamation of a puppet designed by Rick Baker and the final look in the film designed , now that we have that out of the way let's continue. The best thing about this guy is probably the sculpting, the...[See More]