Star Trek Playmates Toys Retrospective Part 2: 1994 [Soundout Review]

The third year of Playmates Toys’ Star Trek toyline expanded to include Deep Space Nine, Generations and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? 1994 was an eventful year for Star Trek. The popular Star Trek: The Next Generation series was coming to a close, only to be instantly resurrected for a series of movies. The first movie, Star Trek: Generations released this year and featuring Original Series characters appearing alongside the Next Generation characters. In addition, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, now in its second season joins the toyline with its own subset of action figures, ships and more! There’s also a wild and crazy crossover line with another Playmates…

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Star Trek Playmates Toys Retrospective Part 1: 1992-1993 [Soundout Review]

The year was 1992, Star Trek: The Next Generation was running strong, more Star Trek was on the way and Playmates Toys was having success with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These two high points in their respective history resulted in the now famous Playmates Toys Star Trek toy line. Lasting from 1992-1999, the line encompassed every television series and film for the Star Trek universe at the time. With the news that Playmates Toys will be returning to make a brand-new Star Trek line-up for 2022, Soundout12 is taking a deep look into the history of this long-running toy line.   Now, Part 1 of this…

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[Toy Review] Power Rangers Lightning Collection Wave 3

Hey there Hero Club! Wave 4 of the Power Rangers Lightning Collection is currently out and about online, whereas Wave 5 will be releasing in a couple months. So, let us take a look back at the great figures released in Wave 3! Now, this wave features four figures: Mighty Morphin Red Ranger/ Jason Lee Scott, Beast Morphers Blue Ranger/ Ravi Shaw, Dino Charge Gold Ranger/ Sir Ivan of Xandar and Lord Drakkon/ Tommy Oliver. This wave was released in an eight figure case assortment that broken down to 3x MMPR Red,…

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[Toy Review] Soul of Chogokin GX-88 Vehicle Force Voltron/ Armored Fleet Dairugger XV

From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend, the legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe! This iconic robot is the titular mecha of the hit 80’s cartoon which spanned a variety of sequels and spin-offs. The original series itself is an adaptation of Toei Animation’s two anime series, Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV; the second Voltron is regarded as Vehicle Force, but in Japan it is Dairugger XV.   Now, thankfully since Toei and Bandai are in a wonderful working…

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[Toy Review] Soul of Chogokin GX-71 Lion Force Voltron/ Beast King GoLion

From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend, the legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe! This iconic robot is the titular mecha of the hit 80’s cartoon which spanned a variety of sequels and spin-offs. The original series itself is an adaptation of Toei Animation’s two anime series, Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV; with the main Voltron, Lion Force, obviously based on GoLion.   Now, thankfully since Toei and Bandai are in a wonderful working relationship it led to Voltron…

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Power Rangers Lightning Collection – Lord Zedd Review

Hasbro’s line of collector’s focused Power Rangers action figures, known as the Lightning Collection, has started to make its way out to fans. While the street date is officially April 22nd or May 1st (Depending where you look), Amazon began delivering Lord Zedd to some of those who pre-ordered it. Luckily, one of those orders belonged to Hero Club’s own Soundout12 who has presented a review for us today. Almost guaranteed to be the hardest to find figure of the first wave, Lord Zedd looks striking in his packaging and cuts a very striking silhouette, but how is…

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Marvel Legends 2018 in Review: A Lot of Product and a lot of Love

Here we are at the end of 2018, its had its ups and downs as the days passed but one of those ups was the Marvel Legends 2018 lineup. This year saw the line expand and Hasbro managed to release 130 figures across build-a-figure waves, multipacks and more. This is the biggest year in the line’s history and I want to highlight it today. In this video, I am looking over the line in general with a focus on the 80 figures that I purchased myself. So without further ado,…

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Review: Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Role-Play & Mecha

Hello Hero Club, Soundout here with a review on the majority of the toyline for Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. In this four part review, I take a look at the transformation items, a selection of the weapons, and the entire Otomonin mecha line! Released throughout 2015, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger’s toyline had a mixed reception from long time fans and overall sales were down from previous years. With that being said, are these bad toys? Personally I do not think the entire line is bad, but there are some weird kinks that…

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HGBC 1/144 Diver Ace Unit/ Gundam 00 Diver Ace Review

As Gundam Build Divers debuted on TV in Japan, Bandai Hobby released the High Grade Build Divers 000 Gundam 00 Diver model kit at a very reasonable 1000 yen. That kit however was lacking in the accessory and detail department. Now, while it is a great introduction to Gunpla, it was very limited in its display options. Then along came the Diver Ace Unit to save the day. Included in the set is not only the Ace Unit backpack and the Diver Swords, but parts to upgrade the overall look of the Gundam 00 Diver; the parts allow…

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HGUC 1/144 Gundam Ground Type (Revive Ver) Review

Breaking out of the classic 90s OVA series, Mobile Suit Gundam the 08th MS Team, the RX-97 [G] Gundam Ground Type are the primary forces of the titular 08th MS Team. Several of these units were used in ground based combat during the end of the One Year War. This Mobile Suit was developed from research done on the RX-78-2 Gundam but does not have flight capabilities of any kind or a core fighter. The HGUC 210 release of the Gundam Ground Type is an updated 1/144th scale model kit…

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