Review Round-Up
(February 11th-February 24th)

After a week off, Review Round-Up is back with a ton of reviews from the last two weeks! This edition is dominated by G.I. Joe Retaliation and Iron Man 3 reviews, but there still was plenty of variety these last two weeks. We’ve got everything from Aquarium décor to Arnold Schwarzenegger!

I want to give a special shoutout to Star Wars Figure of the Day! The Jocasta Nu review featured below is the 2000th Star Wars figure featured on FOTD. That is nothing short of amazing. A huge round of applause for Adam Pawlus!

This round-up covers the fixth & sixth weeks of 2013 and includes a whopping 126 reviews from thirty different sites! Reviews are categorized by major brands, independent releases such as Onell or Spy Monkey are listed under the same “7th Market” heading we use for our own reviews, and smaller brands are grouped together under Miscellaneous. As always, offsite reviews do not necessarily reflect the views of IAT or its staff.

7th Market

Beast Saga

DC Comics

G.I. Joe



Marvel, cont.

Masters of the Universe




Star Wars



Transformers Unlicensed


Do you know of (or run) a toy site that you think I’d enjoy? Let me know!



16 thoughts on “Review Round-Up
(February 11th-February 24th)

  1. Sweeeeeet! Thanks for including Creature Cantina again!

    After looking at Miss Elizabeth’s intricate apparel, Mattel can’t make fabric wings for the Sorceress or a robe for Shadow Weaver. . . why, exactly?

    Those Star Wars exclusives are getting too hard and expensive to track down and acquire. If they pull anything like they did with G. I. Joe’s 2012 SDCC Jinx, I may very well Quit Teh Lien.

    1. Jinx dang near caused me to quit joes all-together, I know several people who have quit due to stuff like that.

      Thanks again for the mention, love this feature to be able to see what others think as well.

  2. Agreed on the Mrs. Liz Beedo. Cloth capes for heroes and heriones. Damn jib I say.

    1. No cloth capes and poseable skirts for heroes and Masters and don’t get me started on the sorceress wings.

    2. No cloth capes and poseable skirts for heroes and Masters and don’t get me started on the sorceress wings. Though yet another female elite I can’t find.

      1. I have, literally loads of times. For example, the vintage Jawa I got back in 1983 looked great, and that sucker was under 3″ tall. I had the 1983 Jedi Luke that had the cape without the snap-closure, and that version of the cape has been unsurpassed to this day. Considering MOTU’s usual commitment to cheap ‘n’ cheerful, Scare Glow’s cape looked amazing back in 1987, and a well-preserved specimen would stand up well today. For me, it’s not so much replicating every realistic fold and stitch, it’s about having an action figure that doesn’t have posing and balance problems, like you get with static, heavy plastic or rubber capes. And you can’t tell me The Sorceress looks so marvelous with gigantic Frankenstein bolts coming out of her shoulders.

        Just because a lot of the mass-market stuff these days goes the cheap, corner- and cost-cutting route, doesn’t mean it can’t be done well. One day, when I get the time (and materials, I still have to do some colour-matching), I’ll start soft-goods-ifying my MOTUC collection.

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