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Game of Thrones - Season 5 [DVD]
Game of Thrones - Season 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kit Harington
Price: £24.99

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark, Bloody, Nasty But Still (At Times) Brilliant, 28 Jun. 2015
At its worst, Game Of Thrones is still my favourite TV series currently on air.
Season 5 is the weakest season so far, the first seven episodes offer very little to chew on and the show has developed an even nastier and more brutal tone.
When it wasn't being nasty, it was being slow and at times unmemorable.
The budget was clearly being saved for the last three episodes. Episode 8 of season 5 is one of the best since the show began, and is unquestionably the most epic episode ever.
The finale is excellent but exhausting in its darkness. Its relentless, its as if the show hates it audience some times. It was one of the best season finales though (even if it was hard to watch at times), with some journeys coming to an end, and remaining characters pointed in new directions.

The acting and effects work are still outstanding, and put some big budget movies to shame, but this season took a few wrong turns in my opinion.

NECA Aliens-7-Inch Action Figure-Series 4 Ripley (White Nostromo Spacesuit Version)
NECA Aliens-7-Inch Action Figure-Series 4 Ripley (White Nostromo Spacesuit Version)
Price: £17.35

5.0 out of 5 stars *Panties And Tight Vest Not Included, 26 Jun. 2015
If you are buying one Ripley figure, go for the jumpsuit version in this wave, but this figure to me is equally nice.

Compression Suit Ripley is essentially a kit-bash figure. Head from Jumpsuit Ripley (but with new hair) and body from Kane and Dallas (minus a little pack at the front of the waist)

The colour really sticks out on this one, its a lovely clean white with with SLIGHTLY grey details on some straps and some pearly white details in other places. There is also movie accurate red and black paint detailing on the fingers of the gloves. A lovely touch from NECA that lesser companies may have skipped. Also, the valves on the back of the suit are painted red.

The helmet can be put on by popping Ripley's head off and then putting it on, don't try and force it over her head as you could damage the sculpt or paint.

The accessories consist of a little Jonesy figure, different from the one with the other Ripley, this one is scared, Body tensed up with a hissing head.
There is some lovely sculpting and paintwork on him.
She also includes a harpoon gun with two interchangeable harpoons - and open one and a closed one.

Articulation is the same as Dallas and Kane.

A lovely figure, from paint to sculpt, and also excellent value.

WWE Battle Pack Series 34 Action Figures - Lana & Rusev
WWE Battle Pack Series 34 Action Figures - Lana & Rusev
Offered by a1 Toys
Price: £26.31

5.0 out of 5 stars RUSEV (AND LANA) CRUSH!, 26 Jun. 2015
This has been my favourite Battle Pack is a very long time.
This contains the first ever Lana figure, and our third Rusev from Mattel.
I skipped the first two Rusevs in order to get this Battle Pack and it was worth it.

Rusev is a repaint, a very nice repaint with a sturdy build. My two issues with the figure are the head-scan - I don't think it looks like Rusev whatsoever. And his name is written across his waist, and when you move him the name splits and it looks bad.

Lana is a first in the line figure and she is an excellent addition to the collection. Her head-scan is spot in, her articulation is plentiful and sturdy and her red suit is nicely sculpted in soft plastic which doesn't hinder articulation. Paint is neat and tidy also.

The accessories are two cinder blocks which can 'break' in half. Pointless to me, but added play value for children. I would have much rather this set come with a microphone for Lana

Online prices can be frustrating for collectors, especially on Amazon. But if you after a Rusev for your collection, this Battle Pack can be found cheaper than either of the Rusev figures alone - I would recommend this set alot!

Neca Alien 35Th Anniversary Ripley Jumpsuit Version 7 Inch Action Figure
Neca Alien 35Th Anniversary Ripley Jumpsuit Version 7 Inch Action Figure
Offered by Mini Model Shop
Price: £18.09

5.0 out of 5 stars The Crown Jewel In NECA's Alien(s) Line, 25 Jun. 2015
We as collectors have waited a very long time for a Ripley figure featuring the likeness of Sigourney Weaver. Ladies and Gentleman, much like they did with Pinhead and Dutch, NECA present this absolute holy grail of action figures.

Ripley is based on her appearance in Alien (Aliens Ripley later this year) and I personally think this figure is near perfect.

THE LIKENESS: To my eyes its perfect. To some people I show this figure to, its not. This depends on your own expectations but I 100% see Weaver in this sculpt.

THE SCULPT: From Ripley's hair, right down to her sneakers I was in awe at the sculpt on this figure. Near perfect from head to toe, but if I had to be picky, there are two minor niggles.
1) Ripley appears to have hurt her back carrying that flame-thrower. She has a little bit of a hunch.
2) After re-watching the film, I feel her jumpsuit should be a bit more open. It rarely appears zipped this far up in the film. This is me being ungratefully picky though.

THE PAINT: NECAs Alien line has been,sadly, hit or miss with paint so far. My Ripley figure was painted beautifully and perfectly. Not a single drop of paint is out of line on this figure from the head down.

ARTICULATION: The same as most of NECAs movie figures. Articulation is plentiful and cleverly hidden.

ACCESSORIES: Two brilliant accessories are included. JONESY. JONESY THE CAT!!!! Painted and sculpted perfectly, and includes articulated head and tail. Second accessory is a flamethrower. again, its sculpted and painted beautifully.

OVERALL: What we are dealing with here is real Holy Grail type of action figure . PURCHASE, ENJOY, TREASURE.

WWE Action Figure Series 51: #40 Stephanie McMahon
WWE Action Figure Series 51: #40 Stephanie McMahon
Offered by a1 Toys
Price: £17.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Billion Dollar Princess, 11 Jun. 2015
Mattel have been pumping out the WWE Diva figures recently and they have been great. Nice to see the women of WWE getting the plastic treatment. This is Mattels first ever Stephanie McMahon figure and its pretty much perfect.
Apart from her arms and feet, this appears to be a brand new sculpt which is always nice. The articulation is plentiful and although its a Basic figure, the articulation is more in line with an Elite figure (ab crunch, ball jointed hips)
The headsculpt is absolutely perfect. One of the best I have seen on a female WWE figure. Steph even has nice silver ear rings sculpted on.
The overall look isn't exactly exciting though. She is in a plain grey suit with a black T-shirt underneath, but it is pretty accurate.
I had a few of issues with this figure though. Her legs are incredibly long. Like seriously long. In fact, she stands SLIGHTLY taller than the Triple H figure I have next to it.
My second issue is one I seem to experience with all Diva figures. They feel SO fragile. I display my figures and feel nervous touching this one. I can't imagine her standing up to alot of rough play.
Finally, even though this figure is a basic with plenty of new sculpting, she really could have done with a microphone.

Overall this is another great female figure from Mattel, and an essential addition to my collection
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WWE Elite Series 34 Action Figure - Paige
WWE Elite Series 34 Action Figure - Paige
Offered by Midco Toys Ltd
Price: £33.29

5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Nicest Diva Figures Yet, 18 May 2015
Disregarding the shocking online prices (parents, you have my sympathies) this is a beautiful figure, one of the nicest Divas Mattel have ever made.
This is the first ever Paige figure and she sports accurate attire and the best Diva likeness I have seen from Mattel.
There is alot of new tooling as well, not just repainted parts. her torso is unique to this figure as are her lower legs and boots.
Paint is excellent and little details like the green soles of her shoes, her lip piercing and eye lashes are very neatly done.
Articulation is plentiful, I counted 19 moving parts in total, but as with all Diva figures be careful - they feel less sturdy than their male counterparts.

Accessories are excellent. She comes with two (shiny) belts - the first ever NXT women's championship, and a brand new smaller WWE Divas Championship. Its a good bit smaller than previous versions, and is a better fit. Detail on both belts are exceptional.

This figure is excellent overall, but online prices and possible fragility were my only issues.

Gladiator - 15th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2000] [Region Free]
Gladiator - 15th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2000] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Richard Harris
Price: £17.80

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 15th Anniversary Blu Ray Information, 5 May 2015
For 16 quid this poorly promoted '15th Anniversary Special Edition' of the classic Gladiator is a rip-off of the highest order.
Trawling through the internet for hours on end I could find NOTHING about it then finally, after a week of waiting, I got a reply email from Universal UK.

This is a re-release of the previous 2-disc edition of Gladiator on Blu Ray. You can pick that up new and sealed for around £5.
That 11 extra quid gets you a digital copy and a truly terrible new cover.

The choice is yours, but I am not entertained.
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Tremors - 25th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [1990] [Region Free]
Tremors - 25th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [1990] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Rod Underwood
Price: £22.73

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars POOR Advertising. (25th Anniversary Special Edition Blu Ray), 5 May 2015
Tremors is a cult classic. A film I have always enjoyed and hold in quite high regard.

Released yesterday (4th May 2015) was Tremors 25th Anniversary Special Edition.

If this is a new version of Tremors, with additional features, new transfer etc I would be interested in buying it. But I have not been able to find out anything about this release except for a picture of the front cover.

I have searched forums for hours, Blu Ray review sites, contacted Universal by email and multiple tweets (All ignored) and can find out NOTHING about this release.

It costs £16 on Amazon. There are people on Ebay selling it for up to £24. If i buy it, and its a re-release of the previous disc with a new cover and UV copy I would be very annoyed.

Do Universal not want people to buy this? Feeling quite frustrated about this Blu Ray.

***EDIT 19/5/15*** Apart from a new cover and an Ultraviolet Code this release is a re-pack of the previous version as per an email I finally received from Universal studios. Still a shoddy product in my mind - Does a UV code really justify a '25th anniversary special edition' label?
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WWE Basic Action Series 50: Adam Rose #32
WWE Basic Action Series 50: Adam Rose #32
Offered by a1 Toys
Price: £14.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Be A Lemon, Be A Rosebud!, 2 May 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Adam Rose is a current roster wrestler that I know very little about, but seeing as its his first ever figure, I had to have it.
His attire is painted perfectly, with roses wrapped around his trousers that are painted very cleanly. His head-sculpt is very good and captures Adams personality nicely. The best part of this figure for me is the wonderfully sculpted hair which features plenty of detail.

Build quality is excellent, Adam Rose feels very sturdy and all articulated areas move with ease.

There is an Elite Adam Rose due in Elite 38. That series is a good while away yet, but I feel he is a character that could use the extra articulation and accessories, maybe a necklace and jacket or his trademark lollypop!

WWE Basic Action Series 50: Sami Zayn #36
WWE Basic Action Series 50: Sami Zayn #36
Offered by a1 Toys
Price: £14.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Olé!, 2 May 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
OK, maybe I'm not the best person to review this figure as I don't watch nXt (please excuse my ignorance)
Sami Zayne is a 'first in the line' figure, and Mattel's first ever nXt figure.

As a figure, its solid. The points of articulation are tight yet move easily making this figure perfect for play and display.
Doing a bit of research, the attire is spot on also - from the different coloured elbow pads to the white paint on his boots.
The head-sculpt is also pretty much spot on with a nice detailed sculpt and excellent paintwork.

Sami is a solid and well made figure with nice paint work

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