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In today’s feature presentation, we have the dark knight himself– Batman!  However, before I get into that, I must explain my long absence.  This is all due to the fact that my boss has been on vacation, so man of us are left balancing out the responsibility left behind by him. Batman as everyone knows is Bruce Wayne, millionaire playboy whose parents were murdered when he was eight.  Growing up with butler Alfred, Bruce Wayne eventually left Gotham City to train so that no child would ever have to feel his pain.

This figure is a representation of the dark knight from the cartoon Justice League.  In this show, Batman is a member of a team of super heroes who operates from a space station.  The show is very good and I particularly like their portrayal of Batman in a team setting.  This figure is exclusively packaged with Wonder Pig as in an episode of the afore-mentioned show, Wonder Woman was turned into a pig by Circe.  Throughout the episode, Batman does everything he can to change Wonder Woman back into a woman.  He first seeks Zatanna (as she is a magician).  However, Batman loses Wonder Woman and he has to call B’wana Beast (as he has heightened animal senses) to track her down. The episode is very memorable as Batman has to sing to get Circe to change Wonder Woman back in the end.

Zatanna attempts to change Wonder Pig back.

B’wana Beast tracks for wonder PIg

This figure is more of a shelf piece than a functional figure as he has five points only of articulation and thus cannot do very much.  However, he is well-sculpted and true to his appearance of the cartoon.  Thus I cannot fault the sculpting as more articulation would have made the figure bulkier and less cartoon accurate.  Quick Robin to the Batmobile.  8 out of 10.

Star Lord out.

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p.s. here’s a link to Batman singing:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZj6AC7jAO4.

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G.I. Joe Army Paratrooper (2011)

G.I. Joe

Alright this is my first actual review.  I thought I would review this Joe doll(That’s right, “doll”!  Read on to find out more) re-creation.  This way, I will get a chance to talk about the history of G.I. Joe.  Well, remember me saying “doll”?  The reason is when G.I. Joe was first put up on the toy shelves back in the 1960s, they were 12″ dolls with interchangeable clothing akin to barbie dolls.  In the 1970s, when  the army was no longer popular, they were re-branded as adventurers like Indiana Jones.  They were called the G.I. Joe Adventure Team.

Okay, so now onto this toy. He came out in the 30th anniversary line in 2011 to celebrate 30 years of G.I. Joe.  He is supposed to be a army paratrooper and his accessories include a back pack with removable parachute, a helmet, a pair of goggles, a M16 gun, a pistol a knife, a  flashlight, a pair of binoculars and a jump pack.  This figure is amazing.  Not only is he able to hold his accessories, his parachute actually works.  His fingers are articulated, which is awesome, and on his left hand his thumbnail is on the bottom.  This is an awesome attention to detail.  Back in the 1960s, they added this so that rival  companies would not be able to steal their mold to make knockoffs as if they did, you would be able to tell from his thumbnail and scar.  This toy retains the classic scar of the original.  His uniform also include a lot of detail with it’s pouches as well as stating that he is a member of G.I. Joe, a ranger and a sniper. His uniform also shows that he is a sergeant.  If you want to have him out of uniform, he has a shirt sculpted underneath with two metal dog tags.  His gun magazines are removable which is another cool thing.  If you don’t own one of these already, I recommend you get one as this is worth all the money you will spend on him. 9 out of 10

Star Lord out.

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