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Mass Effect: Tali
Mass Effect: Tali

5.0 out of 5 stars Cute figure of a cute character., 1 Aug. 2015
This review is from: Mass Effect: Tali (Toy)
Really cute little figure of Tali here. I only have the Shepard in the range to compare it with but the detailing is nice, especially considering how intricate Talis suit is. It's a little disappointing that unlike Shep there's no omnitool but I can live with that.

The only fault really, like others have stated is the base. There is a hole in one of Tali's boots, but its a tight fit. Shep has no base, but has bigger feet so doesn't need them. Anyway, it's sitting next to Shep and my Big Fish ME figures.


Dc Comics Mass Effect Series 1: Thane Action Figure
Dc Comics Mass Effect Series 1: Thane Action Figure

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wasted potential, 17 Jun. 2015
This figure is unfortunately the worst of the range. First off, like most of the shots of figures here, ignore the picture. Thane comes with his jacket and trousers in the two tone grey/dark green colour as seen in the game.

The unfortunate thing is that getting a pose like the one shown is very precarious. As mentioned by a previous reviewer the intention seems to have been to show him 'sighting' down his pistol, instead his head is tilted down. The weight imbalance that occurs when you put him in a two handed grip means his weight is very much balanced in a way that he can easily fall over. There is a distinct lack of articulation, no knee joints to speak of, ditto with the elbows, not enough to make a decent alternative pose.

If you can get it cheap, by all means do so.


Pin-up Wings : Pack en 3 volumes : Tomes 1 à 3
Pin-up Wings : Pack en 3 volumes : Tomes 1 à 3
by Romain Hugault
Edition: Album

5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia in a new style, 13 Nov. 2014
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I love American style pin up art by the likes of Gil Elvgren and Vargas. Romain Hugault is a more contempary artist who I've not long heard of and his artwork is not a copy of the American style but is very impressive. Naughty but nice is a good way of putting it. Unlike most pin ups of the American era, Mr Hugaults art pieces are aviation themed, which I've no objection to being a bit of a wingnut from Marilyn Monroe standing atop the ladder of an F-86 Sabre amid crowds of adoring USAF airmen in Korea to a Pan-Am Air stewardess adjusting her stockings. The artwork is nice and these books while they might seem expensive are well worth it. Paper is of a high quality and this collection comes in a high quality slip case.


Space: 1999 - Aftershock and Awe
Space: 1999 - Aftershock and Awe
by Andrew E. C. Gaska
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended to Space:1999 fans, 13 Nov. 2014
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I've long been a Space:1999 fan and when I heard about this I was a little dubious. I needn't have worried as I feel this has been written by people who are true fans and not just cash in merchants. The artwork varies but is in the whole excellent. A lot of characters who would appear later in the series are given an intro in the "Awe" segment which is basically like the Breakaway pilot episode but much expanded with viewpoints from other characters as well.

The Aftershock segment is intriguing, showing us Earth's viewpoint post Breakaway, immediately after the event and further on. There's obvious potential for a sequel but we'll see how that goes.


War and Remembrance - The Complete (Region 2) Mini Series Box set 12 DVDs
War and Remembrance - The Complete (Region 2) Mini Series Box set 12 DVDs
Dvd ~ Robert Mitchum
Offered by Silver-screen
Price: £68.57

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series covering the a vital part of history, 13 Nov. 2014
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Been waiting to get this in a region 2 compatible format for years ever since I got "The Winds of War". They don't make series like this now.

Some of the cast changes jar a bit between Winds of War and this but you quickly get used to it. Robert Mitchum was starting to show his age by the time this was made but I enjoyed the whole show to be enjoyable.

There are very few series on this scale. Great cast and epic scale and casting.


Sony Xperia M2 Case/Cover - Premium Quality PU Leather Easy Clip On Wallet / Book Style Case with Card Slots and Cash Compartment Case for Sony Xperia M2 + Free Clear Screen Protector + Polishing Cloth + Free Touch Screen Stylus Pen (Sony Xperia M2, Black)
Sony Xperia M2 Case/Cover - Premium Quality PU Leather Easy Clip On Wallet / Book Style Case with Card Slots and Cash Compartment Case for Sony Xperia M2 + Free Clear Screen Protector + Polishing Cloth + Free Touch Screen Stylus Pen (Sony Xperia M2, Black)
Offered by EXCELLENT ACCESSORIES
Price: £2.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay, but might not last overly long., 13 Nov. 2014
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Can't quibble for the price, but while the plastic phone holder inside means the phone is held securely the recharge socket on my M2 Aqua is covered. Even if you didn't have to fold out tabs to use it, it would still be covered. The 'leather' is very thin with what seems like a cardboard insert but I got it as a temporary protector till I could get a genuine leather one.

Can't complain at the price anyway.


Big Fish Toys Mass Effect 3: Series 2: Garrus Action Figure
Big Fish Toys Mass Effect 3: Series 2: Garrus Action Figure

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice figure, shame about the gun problem, 21 Sept. 2013
This figure is of Garrus, and although the later packaging by Big Fish has the Mass Effect 3 logo this is Garrus when he was masquerading as Archangel on the space station Omega. This can be told by the damage to the collar section of his armour. The main problem with this figure and the Legion one is that each has the others signature weapon. Garrus comes with the Widow, which in Mass Effect 2 onwards is Legions rifle, Garrus's signature weapon is the Mantis which comes with Legion. First off, I got both figures and swapped the rifles around, neither figure will hold their 'proper' weapon. The Mantis has too large a handgrip for Garrus. So, I kept the Widow with him.

Garrus's figure has a substantial weight and he slots into the rather mediocre stands that come with this series easily enough. Recommended, but if you want them shop around, the price of these figures is going up all the time.


Mass Effect Volume 4: Homeworlds (Mass Effect (Paperback))
Mass Effect Volume 4: Homeworlds (Mass Effect (Paperback))
by Jeremy Barlow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Cool, about the best so far, 6 May 2013
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This is about the best of the Mass Effect comic collections so far and consists of four shortish 'origin' stories set in various parts of the Mass Effect timeline. First off, we have Vega's backstory. Artwork and story are decent, and overall its a nice bit of filler to a character we first met in the last game.

Next, we have Tali's Pilgrimage lead up story. I'm a fan of Tali and this is one of my favourite of the four stories, BUT, I do wish the artwork had been done by one of the artists who had worked on one of the other stories as artistically this is the worst. The proportions of the figures seem a little 'off', and its a little more stylised than some of the artwork. That's just my choice though.

Then we have Garrus with a backstory showing his infancy and his leadup to his role of Archangel on Omega. Good story and it seems that the writer really nailed Garrus.

Lastly, we have a Liara story. It's not the absolute best story, as I feel it could have done with being a little longer but we get to see some new environments. Also some nice interactions with Cerberus.

Overall, one of the better collections, especially as I was disappointed with Evolutions.


Big Fish Toys Mass Effect 3: Series 2: Miranda Action Figure
Big Fish Toys Mass Effect 3: Series 2: Miranda Action Figure
Offered by YUK
Price: £19.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Decent, not deserving the flak it gets, 3 May 2013
Miranda was a character I liked from Mass Effect and this is a decent figure. It's not without its faults however and lets get those out the way. Miranda's hex pattern outfit apparently sometimes suffer from an overenthusiastic black wash when trying to highlight the hexes, but this varies from figure to figure and mine was good, some people apparently get an unsightly 'smudge' effect, mine was fine.

Another issue some might have is that despite being tagged as a Mass Effect 3 figure, this is a reissue of a series 2, hence why Miranda still has her Cerberus emblem on her outfit, but this is no big issue to me. There isn't a hell of a lot of articulation, and what there is, seems a little delicate. No matter, I've got her posed holding her gun at her side, but her arms look a little thin and possibly could be flimsy. The only thing is that is sometimes seems a bit precarious how her gun is being held, if the fingers had been angled a bit differently the grip would be a little more secure.

She does stand on the base fairly easily and looks decent though. Since this was the figure that came in for some heat it can be obtained cheaply now. This, along with all the series 1 figures are sitting on my desk and look decent.


Mass Effect 3 Series 1 Thane 7" Action Figure
Mass Effect 3 Series 1 Thane 7" Action Figure

4.0 out of 5 stars Surprised, but still a little awkward, 3 May 2013
This is the figure that has received some of the worst reviews and seems to be regarded as the worst of the Series 1 figures.

First off, like I've mentioned in the other figure reviews I've written, disregard the promo image. Many promo images show Thane in a light brown/biege jacket. The one supplied is Dark grey/black and light grey. He comes with a decent looking submachine gun. The pose shown is about the only one you can put him in, but the unfortunate thing is that if he is not sitting JUST right, there is a chance he will topple forward. Still, a nice enough figure but definitely my least favourite so far of the figures I've got.


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