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  1. Iok

    Podcasts

    We don't (appear to) have a thread discussing podcasts, so I figured I'd start one... I'm really digging Welcome to Night Vale, which has been around for a while and so you may already know. For those who don't, it's an NPR-style news show based in a town where conspiracy theories are all...
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    REVIEW: The CORPS! Curse Exo-Battlesuit with Troll

    FULL REVIEW AND PICS: That Figures: REVIEW: The CORPS! Curse Exo-Battlesuit with Troll Lanard's The CORPS! figures are always a lot of fun. I like their retro-styling and great value for money, so it will, I'm sure, come as no surprise to learn that I'm a fan of this Exo-Battlesuit set...
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    REVIEW: THE CORPS! 6'' Super Soldier ''Masked Guy''

    FULL REVIEW AND PICS HERE: That Figures: REVIEW: The CORPS! Super Soldier Curse ''Masked Guy'' I've always appreciated Lanard's The CORPS! figures. I love that despite being cheap they don't feel it and that there's always an element of fun to them and their most recent releases have...
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    REVIEW: The CORPS! 3-Figure Pack - Ogre, Buckshot & Snake Bite

    FULL REVIEW HERE: That Figures: REVIEW: The CORPS! Elite 3-Pack - Ogre, Buckshot and Snake Bite The CORPS! Elite 3-Pack is definitely a game of three halves (yes, I know...) Ogre is a solid, retro-style figure that CORPS! collectors will not only recognize but will welcome into their...
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    Interview with Derryl DePriest

    Apologies if this is old (and that it features a lot of discussion of the 12'' line) but this makes for interesting reading, particularly his comments on social media...
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    Marvel Legends Radioactive Man

    That Figures: REVIEW: Marvel Legends Radioactive Man There's really very little wrong with Radioactive Man. It could be argued that the clear green plastic makes him a little flat looking (due to the lack of any additional paint) and it ''looks weird'' because it exposes his joints or...
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    Marvel Legends Captain America (Ultimate Marvel Version)

    That Figures: REVIEW: Marvel Legends Captain America (Ultimate Marvel Version) Final Thoughts The Ultimate Marvel Captain America has a lot going for it. It looks great, the articulation (horrible hips aside) is great and it's ultimately - no pun intended - a great rendition of the...
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    SLUG Zombies Decrepit Katie

    That Figures: REVIEW: SLUG Zombies Decrepit Katie Final Thoughts The SLUG Zombie line really deserved a better run. It's still something that baffles me, as the line checks pretty much every box you'd expect of a great minifigure line, from competitive pricing to great sculpts and the...
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    Marvel Legends Ms. Marvel

    That Figures: REVIEW: Marvel Legends Ms. Marvel Final Thoughts I resisted the Marvel Legends line for the longest time. To me they just appeared to be scaled-up versions of the Marvel Universe figures but at twice the price. But when I saw the Target-exclusive 3-pack on clearance (down...
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    Marvel Universe's Green Goblin

    That Figures: REVIEW: Marvel Universe's Green Goblin Final Thoughts I love classic superhero comic designs and the Silver Age represented, for me, probably the best era in comicbooks in terms of characters and designs. If you look at Spider-Man's line-up of foes, it quickly becomes...
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    Marvel Universe Ultron

    That Figures: REVIEW: Marvel Universe's Ultron Final Thoughts It would be pretty easy to dismiss Ultron as just another Hasbro figure but that would be doing him a disservice. Granted, if you stick him side-by-side with Doctor Doom it will become apparent very quickly how many pieces...
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    Imaginext Ghost Ship

    That Figures: REVIEW: Imaginext Ghost Ship Final Thoughts I've really enjoyed the Imaginext Pirate theme's previous releases. Whilst the ''normal'' pirates are fun, I found the Steampunk themed ones added a little extra depth to the line that really ramped-up the visual design and fun...
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    Magic: The Gathering Ajani Goldmane (Funko Legacy)

    That Figures: REVIEW: Magic: The Gathering Ajani Goldmane Final Thoughts There are a lot of problems with Ajani Goldmane. His paint app is uninspired, a few of his layer pieces inhibit his articulation (although thankfully they're at least solid and don't feel like they're going to pop...
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    Marvel Universe's/Marvel Infinite Drax

    That Figures: REVIEW: Marvel Universe's Drax When this figure was first released Drax was a pretty obscure player in the Marvel Universe but, following last year's big screen adaptation, he's become a more mainstream character, meaning there are probably more collectors now interested in...
  15. Iok

    12 Monkeys (SyFy Show)

    It doesn't have its own thread and it deserves it. Or am I the only one watching? 12 Monkeys, although it says it's ''based upon'' the movie of the same name, started life as a show called Splinter but, seeing parallels with the Gilliam movie and a way to add some brand recognition, it was...
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    Marvel Universe's/Marvel Infinite Star-Lord

    That Figures: REVIEW: Marvel Universe's Star-Lord I found it an interesting experience to revisit the Marvel Universe line after such a long absence. And I have to admit that I did find myself enjoying posing Star-Lord much more than I expected to. I had memories of the hip/cut-thigh rig...
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    LEGO Bionicle Protector of Stone

    That Figures: REVIEW: LEGO Bionicle Protector of Stone My first experience of the Bionicle line - the Protector of Jungle - set the bar pretty high. And sadly, whilst the Protector of Stone is excellent, he's just not quite as excellent as his leafy cousin. That's not to say the...
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    Imaginext Pirate Serpent Ship

    That Figures: REVIEW: Imaginext Pirate Serpent Ship The Serpent Ship is a superb playset/vehicle, packed with great interactive play features, cool-looking figures, fun engineering and a design that looks so cool both at rest and during play. With all that said, your enjoyment of this...
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    Imaginext Pirates Skeleton Diver

    That Figures: REVIEW: Imaginext Pirate Skeleton Diver The Skeleton Diver is another strong addition to the Imaginext Pirates line-up. But before I can fully recommend it, I just want to briefly touch on the pricing of this set. If you're used to the single-figure with mount/accessory...
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    REVIEW: Imaginext Cosmic Chaos Ion Scorpion

    Review of one of the most 80s-tastic toys I've seen in a long while: That Figures: REVIEW: Imaginext Cosmic Chaos Ion Scorpion Every time I come to Review an Imaginext toy, I'm impressed. There's a lot of good in this line and it hits a lot of the things I look for in a range of toys...