Modern Metal Sonic : Droid of the Day – 02/18/2020

Modern Metal Sonic is from a 1998 Comic and maybe a Game. He is a Robot created to oppose the real Sonic.

Same as the Classic Metal Sonic this figure is from a two-pack that includes a comic made by Tomy in 2018 from what I can tell. There are a bunch of Metal Sonics that have been released over the years and this character seems to be prone to having a lot of bootleg figures made of it.

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I got this set from Amazon but it is now only available in their Marketplace. Like I said though there have been many versions of Metal Sonic released. Here are some examples from Amazon and Ebay.

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Size & Scale compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS blank figure
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Sonic Classic Metal : Droid of the Day – 02/17/2020

Classic Metal Sonic is from a 1992 Comic and maybe a Game. He is a Robot created to oppose the real Sonic.

This figure is from a two-pack that includes a comic made by Tomy in 2018 from what I can tell. There are a bunch of Metal Sonics that have been released over the years and this character seems to be prone to having a lot of bootleg figures made of it.

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I got this set from Amazon but it is now only available in their Marketplace. Like I said though there have been many versions of Metal Sonic released. Here are some examples from Amazon and Ebay.

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Size & Scale compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS blank figure
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Promotional image
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Promotional image with included comic book

G3-5LE : Droid of the Day – 02/16/2020

G3-5LE is from the Disney World Star Tours attraction.

This figure was released in the Star Wars Original Trilogy Collection released in 2005 by Hasbro.

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This figure is a little pricey on Ebay at the moment from $30-$45.

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Trashcan : Droid of the Day – 02/15/2020

Trashcan is from the 2009 animated Astroboy movie.

This figure is part of a two-pack that came with a Weapon drone. The Astroboy action figure line was made by Jazwares in 2009, the same year the movie came out.

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This little guy doesn’t show up too much for sale. There is 1 currently on Ebay.

1:18 Action Figure Archive Droid of the Day Reviews Checklist Guide Jazwares Astroboy Trashcan Dog
1:18 Action Figure Archive Droid of the Day Reviews Checklist Guide Jazwares Astroboy Trashcan Dog
Size & Scale compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS blank figure
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WakuWaku! Goblin Village

This is a 3 figure set made by Aquamarine. Just like the Goblin-Kun by Aplhamax, these goblins are similar to the goblins in the anime Goblin Slayer

The figures come in a box with images of the figures on the front, back, and each of the sides. When you open the box each figure comes packaged in its own little baggie.

I ordered them from Amiami but they are also available on Ebay.

Each goblin is most differentiated by their heads and the position of their legs. Goblin 1 is standing and has his tongue out. Goblin 2 is slightly bending his knees and grinning. Goblin 3 is squatting and drooling.

Goblin 1 – Standing with tongue out
Goblin 2 – Bent knees and grinning
Goblin 3 – Squatting and drooling

Compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Blank each goblin is about 3/4s the height.

Here are all four goblins in this style.

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In addition to the goblins there is a pack of accessories. A rudimentary sword, a club, and a rock.

They all have a hole in them that fits a peg on each goblin’s hand to hold the accessory.

Articulation:
  • Barbel upper neck
  • Ball lower neck
  • Ball shoulders
  • Ball mid-torso
  • T-bar hips

Each goblin is made using the same structure so you are able to mix and match each one to get them to look however you wish.

Here is a parts image. The chest piece goes over the cross shaped piece that gives the shoulder and upper torso articulation.

Goblintaur – You’re welcome.

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Grim : Monster Jam Creatures

Grim is what happens when you take a monster truck and turn it into an action figure.

These new Monster Jam Creatures figures are made in 2020 by Spin Master Toys as part of the 1:64 scale monster trucks that they make.

I found this guy at Target. I would assume he’ll show up at Wal-Mart as well at some point. He is also available from Amazon.

Sculpt:

Grim seems to be a cross between Skeletor and Phantom Skykiller.

Paint:

His paint applications are pretty basic with solid colors for most of the figure.

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1:18 Action Figure Archive Reviews Checklist Guide Spin Master Toys Monster Jam Creatures Grim
Articulation:

Unfortunately this figure does not have much in the way of articulation.

  • Swivel neck
  • Swivel peg and hinge shoulders
  • Swivel T-hips
Accessories:

Grim does come with a 1:64 version of the Monster Truck Grave Digger he was comes from. I don’t collect mini cars so that is going straight to the store.

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1:18 Action Figure Archive Reviews Checklist Guide Spin Master Toys Monster Jam Creatures Grim

Not really an accessory per se but he has some killer boots.

Size and scale:

Just like the other figures in this line Grim stands right around the 5″ mark. This whole line is a little larger than typical 1:18 scale figures I feature here but could work as a larger type character. Similar to how I use Ninja Turtle Villains and some 2K Masters of the Universe figures.

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Final thoughts:

This figure is also very reminiscent to Chap Mei figures that I love. It was an easy decision to add all 3 figures of this line (so far) to my collection even if they are a little larger than I usually collect.

Petit’gguy : Droid of the Day – 02/14/2020

Petit’gguy aka Bearguy is actually a huge MECH in the Gundam universe but I got the figure to be a cutesy little robot for my 1:18 collection.

This figure is a Bandai Hobby HGBF 1/144 Lightning Blue Petit-Beargguy Gundam Build Fighters Model Kit that you have to put together from its spru. I was able to put it together very easily so It’s not like a challenge or anything.

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These things a pretty cheap and can be found between $5-$15 depending on what color and style you would want. Amazon has bunches of styles and colors. I ordered mine from BBTS.com, It is sold out of this color but there are other colors and styles available.

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1:18 Action Figure Archive Droid of the Day Reviews Checklist Guide Bandai Gundam Build Fighters Model Kits Bearguy
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1:18 Action Figure Archive Droid of the Day Reviews Checklist Guide Bandai Gundam Build Fighters Model Kits Bearguy
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Promotional miage
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Box Art
Other styles:

Captain Black : Monster Jam Creatures

Captain Black is what happens when you take a monster truck and turn it into an action figure.

These new Monster Jam Creatures figures are made in 2020 by Spin Master Toys as part of the 1:64 scale monster trucks that they make.

Sculpt:

Captain Black is a pretty sweet looking skeleton pirate with both a hook and and an anchor for a peg-leg. It doesn’t really get any cooler than that.

Paint:

His paint applications are pretty basic with solid colors for most of the figure.

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Articulation:

Unfortunately this figure does not have much in the way of articulation.

  • Swivel neck
  • Swivel peg and hinge shoulders
  • Swivel T-hips
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1:18 Action Figure Archive Reviews Checklist Guide Spin Master Toys Monster Jam Creatures Captain Black
Accessories:

Captain Black does come with a 1:64 version of the Monster Truck Pirate’s Curse he was spawned from. I don’t collect mini cars so that is going straight to the store.

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Size and scale:

Pirate Black stands right around the 5″ mark. This whole line is a little larger than typical 1:18 scale figures I feature here but could work as a larger type character. Similar to how I use Ninja Turtle Villains and some 2K Masters of the Universe figures.

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1:18 Action Figure Archive Reviews Checklist Guide Spin Master Toys Monster Jam Creatures Captain Black
Compared next to a MOTU 2K Two-Bad figure
Final thoughts:

This figure is very reminiscent to Chap Mei figures that I love. It was an easy decision to add all 3 figures of this line (so far) to my collection even if they are a little larger than I usually collect.

Mobile Mastiff : Droid of the Day – 02/13/2020

The Mobile Mastiff is a robotic dog from a Chinese animated show called World Peacekeepers.

The figure is from a line made by M&C Toy Centre that also makes the Army figures called Power Team Elite – World Peacekeepers as well. The two lines are completely separate things though. The animation line is really pretty great for Sci-Fi lovers.

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I got mine directly from the manufacturer from their website. They do have a few hoops to jump through but the process is fairly simple still.

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1:18 Action Figure Archive Droid of the Day Reviews Checklist Guide MandC World Peacekeepers Mobile Mastiff Dog
1:18 Action Figure Archive Droid of the Day Reviews Checklist Guide MandC World Peacekeepers Mobile Mastiff Dog
1:18 Action Figure Archive Droid of the Day Reviews Checklist Guide MandC World Peacekeepers Mobile Mastiff Dog
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Size & Scale compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS blank figure
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Fully geared up
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