Swindle Wants to Know . . .

“Bro, do you even lift?”

I picked up Combiner Wars Swindle last night, and I took a few pictures.

When I first saw Swindle on the shelf I had a mixed opinion of the figure.  The one I really wanted was Brawl, to tell you the truth, but this was the only one they had on shelves.  I wasn’t a fan of the Rook mold to be honest, but G1 Swindle is one of the figures I had as a kid.  Also the figure was a lot bulkier than I thought Swindle should be.  The original figure had scrawny arms.

This guy’s been clearly hitting the gym lately.  He’s a regular beefcake!

All in all I’m glad I picked up the figure.  The proper hands are a VAST improvement over Rook!  The hole in front of the fist was . . . interesting, but I prefer my figures to be able to hold their weapons the right way.

Speaking of weapons, Swindle comes with the same hand/foot/gun that rook came with. There’s a hole in the palm section that allows you to mount it on top of his vehicle mode, but it also allows you to combine it with his main gun!

All in all Swindle is a pretty awesome figure.  Maybe a little beefier than I expected, but a great addition to my Decepticon ranks!

I’d recommend him, even if you’re not planning on picking up the rest of the Combaticons.  Hell, I’m not.  Well probably Brawl, but not the other three.

You can check out larger images in the Swindle gallery on Cobra Island’s Google+ page!

Discuss the Combiner Wars Swindle figure here!

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Review of “Marauder Task Force” Figures

Today at the New Jersey Collectors Convention, Marauder Gun Runners had a booth set up showing off and selling their new “Marauder Task Force” line of 3 3/4″ Action Figures.

I picked up four sets. Normally on their website, you would pick a body, and customize as you see fit with heads, weapons, gear, etc. Today at the show, they had prepackaged sets of the different colors (Black, Blue, Red, White, Dark Green, Camo and Tan).

I picked up one each of the Dark Green, Red, White, and Tan, of which I’ll be giving you my honest opinions of below.

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Desert Duel SDCC Exclusive Review by GeneralsJoes!

Justin from GeneralsJoes posted a review of the San Diego Comic Con exclusive Desert Duel set!

The set was split up into two separate reviews so check out the review for the F.O.E. Striker with Chuckles and Night Fox and the review for the Basilisk with the Elite Horseman and Air Trooper!

Desert Duel review discussion!

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When I was a child, one of the first Transformers I remember having was Hot Spot. I eventually managed to acquire Streetwise and Groove from one of my cousins when he was trying to get rid of some of his Transformers. I never did acquire Blades or First Aid.

But now I’ve got all of the Protectobots . . . except Groove.


But anyway, check out my review of the Protectobots!

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Apex Action Figure Display Cases at SMALLJOES.COM!

Hey folks!  Looking for an awesome way to display your Cobra legions?!  Check out these Apex Display Cases and Stands from SMALLJOES.COM!

SMALLJOES.COM is pleased to announce the APEX Action Figure and Collectibles Display Case!

The bane of every collector’s existence is dust! Dust ruins the look of a displayed collection, and worse, dusting some collectibles is nearly an impossible chore. To avoid this problem in the past the collector was faced with building or buying a custom display for many hundreds of dollars, or buying a bulky curio case or retail display cabinet. None of those solutions are really ideal for efficiently, conveniently display small collectibles such as action figures, scale models, and figurines.

The APEX Display Case brings to the market the first case designed to showcase your collection, dust-free, and conveniently located anywhere you like – for example on a desk or coffee table, in your cubicle at the office, or on a bookshelf.

The APEX Display Case includes three parts: a crystal clear poly-styrene base, a stand, and cover. The cover fits snugly around the base to keep out unwanted dust. The stand is designed to fit neatly inside of the case and to maximize space for display of 3 3/4″ – 4″ (roughly 1:18 scale) action figures, or other figurines and collectibles of similar size.

Case dimensions are 15 3/4″ (width) x 9 5/8″ (height) x 10 3/4″ (depth). More detailed dimension diagrams below.

More features:

  • Stackable
  • Keeps your valuable collection out of the jaws of pets and out of the hands of curious children.
  • Expandable solution – simply buy more cases as your collection grows, and arrange them however you like.
  • Stand can be removed to accommodate larger items for display.
  • Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.!

Apex Figure Display Case discussion!

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CobraIsland Plays … with Transformers!

Let’s be honest this is CobraIsland, we’re not as up tight as the Suits in Springfield. While our mission of world domination is clear the general Island population are Vipers and Vipettes here to take a vacation from all the Blue and Red lasers, to chill on the beach and try not to think of Joes. They like to think sometimes of other things that they enjoy and PLAY!

Today CobraIsland Plays … with Transformers!

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