A boy and dad passion for action figures.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos

Based on the animated series by Ruby Spears. Chuck Norris is an operative for the United States government whos team foils the plans of the evil Vulture organization.

The original series released in 1986 included 8 figures including three different Chuck Norris variants. A cool Karate Corvette vehicule was also released.

The second series was originally to included 6 more figures - Ninja Henchman, Night Fighter, Klaw, Tank Sherman, Chuck Norris with Roundhouse Kick (Combat Gear), Kimo with Flying Side Kick as well as the Ninja Banzai Cycle, Samurai Cycle and Karate Chopper. They were shown in the 1987 Kenner dealer catalog but were never produced, though may have been released in small numbers by Jocsa in Argentina.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Star Wars

The last action figure we got during that flea market hunting is the very nice 1997 Star Wars 12" Snowtrooper released by Hasbro. Rich in details and fully poseable this is one very cool figure, which now joins our 12" Star Wars collection with Luke Skywalker, Ben Kenobi and the Tuskan Raider.

There are two variants to the Snowtrooper, one version has a blue area on its chest plate while the other has two orange stripes on the top of his feet. We do plan on hopefully getting more!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Star Wars

As always while at the flea market we were looking for new Star Wars action figures and managed to find some. First of all we got another original vintage Boba Fett, the mid-1990s re-issue of the vintage Luke Skywalker, two creatures from the cantina which unfortunately I can't name and Jar Jar Binks.

I haven't counted them all in but I am sure that we have over 100 Star Wars figures, insane!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Batman

As usual, last weekend and I my son went to the flea market. There wasn't has many tables as two weeks before but we still found some cool stuff. Like I've mentioned before, we both love the whole Batman universe. We are spending most of our recent nights playing Lego Batman on the Nintendo Wii. Actually we are almost done with the game, cool!

Still there was some Batman characters we were missing as action figures and we found some. The Mad Hatter and Two-Faces are two didn't have. They are extremely easy to find used but most of the time they look terrible. We wanted a cool looking version of both of them.

Another cool figure we got is the Joker. We already have the Kenner Super Powers version but this new one was simply too cool not to get. All three are in good condition and was only $5 for all of them. Needless to say my son has been playing a lot with them!

Now we need to find Harley Quinn, Alfred, Clayface, Killer Croc, Ra's Al Ghul...

Friday, August 27, 2010


After the post yesterday about our Batman Imaginext, here's two images from some of our Imaginext collection. Not everything is in there as the photos are missing another big purple dinosaur,  the big yellow submarine, lots of figures and tons of accessories. Still gives you an idea though.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Imaginext Batman

My son and I love Batman and the Fisher Price Imaginext collection is amazing! As posted before, we recently got the Joker along with his van and the Penguin. Here's a photos of them along with our Batman and Batmobile.

When you turn the key on top of the Batmobile, it pulses forward, lights flash and then roll. Very cool! It also comes with three barrels to crash.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


A couple of months ago I got my son some very cool M.A.S.K. action figures and vehicules. I finally managed to find some more on Ebay for extremely cheap!

Above is all of the figures and the two vehicules I got for only $2! For me the highlight is the Jackhammer SUV which I always though was cool. Below is a look at all of our M.A.S.K. collection.

Enter a world of adventure and deception where illusion is the ultimate weapon. New technology has led to the development of vehicles that can transform from ordinary looking cars and planes into advanced combat vehicles. Hi-tech helmets have also been developed each having a special power. Miles Mayhem and his Viscious Evil Network of Mayhem plan to use this new technology for evil. Join Matt Tracker and the agents of the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand on their quest to stop the V.E.N.O.M.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


One gift I gave my son last year was a Carrera Mario Kart DS racing system. As a kid I always loved these so my son had to have one. It comes with a Mario and Wario car, transformer, connection section, two speed controllers, curves, narrow section, guardrails and supports.

The car themselves are well made and detailed. This is the smallest of the Carrera kit but there is nearly 8 feet of track! What's cooler is that it actually works with batteries. Forget the bad comments online, this thing is great! Remember that this is for kids (of all ages!).

Monday, August 23, 2010


I know this is not really action figures oriented but my son and I love Nintendo! In fact I've been a die hard Nintendo fan since their very beginning of their entry into the video game market. Before releasing the amazing Nintendo Entertainment System (NES - 8 Bit), they released lots of small handheld games.

Anyway, my son and I spend way too much time playing games on the Wii and DS. Much to my surprise while we were at the La Ronde theme park in Montreal, the Nintendo building was still there! I made it a duty to take some pictures of the outside. In the inside lots of Nintendo Wii and DS Lite were ready to be played along with some cool collectibles displayed.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Star Wars

Here's the last batch of action figures we got at the flea market two weeks ago. With the vintage original Boba Fett and Snaggletooth mentioned a few days ago we found other Star Wars figures.

A Tusken Raider (Sand people), a newer version of Greedo, Imperial SnowTrooper, Walrus Man, Darth Vader and a 2-1B medical droid. All were only $2 each and are in almost perfect condition (most actually came with their respective weapons).

But the coolest thing we got is one of those huge Darth Vader figure case! It is in near perfect condition, only missing the stickers. We got it for $4... ridiculous! Here's a picture of Isaac with everything we found on that amazing day of flea market hunting!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Flea Market Hunting

The X-Men were one of the first superheroes my son got into. We watched all three movies way too many times. While he loves Wolverine and Magneto, he absolutely adore all of the female characters in the X-Men universe. Finally we found a Jean Grey figure released by Toy Biz in 1996.

As I've mentioned before, my son and I love the Batman universe. For action figures collectors and addicts like us, way too many Batman figures have been released through the years. Funny enough, a friend of mine actually sells stuff at the flea market. He has the coolest of the vintage Fisher Price and Kenner stuff. This time we bought a couple of Star Wars figures from him (more on that tomorrow) and he gave my son a wicked looking 1999 Robin figure. I have no idea what is the name of that Robin.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Batman

Released in September 2008 through McDonald's Happy Meal was an entire Lego Batman collection based on the amazing video game. Back then my son was too young but now he's a die hard fan of the Batman and its universe. Lucky for us we actually find the Joker figure (#8 in the collection). While it is missing its box of surprise it is still a cool figure. Yet I find it strange that all the figures released were actually much bigger then the normal Lego figure, making them impossible to use with the "real" ones.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Spider-man & Friends

Yes! We dit it! We managed to find another cool figure from the Spider-Man & Friends collection released years ago by Playskool. This time we found Wolverine! He is not in perfect condition (some paint wore off) but it is still very cool. My son was the one who find him!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Star Wars

Another cool Star Wars figure we got at the flea market is the 1996 Power of the Force Deluxe Probe droid. Complete with missile and in great condition this was a find from my son. We both love The Empire Strike Back and especially the sequence on planet Hoth. Needless to say we were both extremely happen to find it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Star Wars

A little over a week ago, my son and I were joined by my friend Frank and his son Nolan for our biweekly adventure at the flea market. It was a lot of fun and totally worth it. Not only did we talked and laughed but the two father were even crazier then the kids. Too bad no one filmed us!

Isaac and I found lots of amazing stuff. Two items were like a gifts from heaven. Today I am presenting to you one of them... the original 1979 Boba Fett figure released by Kenner! This is not a re-issue but the original figure in perfect condition, with no scratch or paint lost. The only item missing was the gun but since we already had one to spare (from another figure), Boba Fett is now complete!

It is an amazing figure, one of my favorite as a kid. Today we now own three different Boba Fett figures. Hopefully we'll soon find the Ralph McQuarrie version which is simply amazing.

Another original vintage figure we got is Snaggletooth. He is a cool little creature quickly seen in the cantina sequence in the original 1977 film Star Wars. I looked at the dealer's table to see if the almost impossible to find taller blue Snaggletooth was there but no. Still an amazing find, especially considering that we pay only $4 for both! In the coming days we will have more of all the amazing figures we found at our last trip at the flea market!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Star Wars

Another figure we got at the Legends store is bounty hunter Dengar. Everyone loves bounty hunters. In the original trilogy Dengar is seen only for a few seconds in The Empire Strike Back. He is among an elite group of hunters recruited by Darth Vader to capture Han Solo.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Star Wars

Another action figure we got at the Legends store is the awesome Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper. My son and I love the Stormtrooper, especially the original design from the 1977 film. The figure comes with a gun, shield and a lightsaber! Now just how crazy cool is that! A Stormtrooper with a lightsaber!

Born June 13, 1929, McQuarrie is responsible for creating the look and feel of the original trilogy (lots of unused concept also ended up in the newer trilogy) based on George Lucas' notes. The look of the Stormtrooper was actually created in 1975. Below you can see the amazing painting he did back then.

My son loves his new Stormtrooper! I plan on getting all of the Ralph McQuarrie based action figures!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Star Wars

While on vacation my son and I decided to go to our local action figures store, Legends. We were looking for a few Star Wars figures and managed to find most of them.

For reasons I simply don't understand my son has always been more into live action films then animated ones. We rarely watched any animated Spider-Man, Hulk or Star Wars but saw the live action versions many times. With that in mind, we haven't really been following the Star Wars The Clone Wars film or TV series. But one figure that my son wanted was Jabba the Hutt's son Rotta. We got him/it along with the young Padawan named Ahsoka Tano, who in the series is under training with Anakin Skywalker.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Grocery and Lego

While doing the grocery we also got a new Lego set. This time its a Space Police set (#5969) which contains only 42 pieces. It comes with two figures including the very cool Squidman figure, which my son imitates with his tongue out. I must also say that Squidman is now the best friend of our Lego Greedo.

Just noticed that these Lego set are recommended for kids between 6 and 12... my son is only 3 but loves them!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Grocery and Nerf

Nerf guns are the coolest! While doing the grocery last weekend we quickly went into the toy section. We usually get an action figures but lo and behold that wicked cool Nerf Dart Tag StrikeFire set for two dropped from $34.99 to $4.99! What a deal!

Twenty minutes later we were all set with the vision gear glasses, scoring vests (with target zones for points) and the ultra cool blasters guns. Each guns can hold 6 darts but shots one at a time.

Seriously this is great, we've been running around in the condo while Aliens are attacking us. For sure this is not the last Nerf guns we are getting!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Thank you!

My son and I wanted to say "Thank you!" to all the readers of our little blog, Full Jointed Play Figures. In the last weeks, the amount of readers of our blog as grown 25% more. And with all of our recent Lego Star Wars content we were featured on Witty Flair!

Again thank you!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Marvel

As I told you a few days ago, apart from the Batman universe my son is more into Marvel then DC. When I was a kid most Marvel figures sucked. Just look at the Kenner's Super Powers collection compared to the rather simplistic Marvel Secret Wars collection from Mattel. Yet I am still glad I hold on to all of my Secret Wars from that time.

Released in 1984 by Mattel, the Secret Wars collection was based on the very cool Marvel comic series. Eight figures were released in the first series. Each came with a shield accessories that could hold lenticular images.

We already owned Captain America, Dr. Doom, Iron Man, Wolverine, Baron Zemo and the black Spider-Man. Well now I finally managed to find a new one used at the flea market... Kang the time-travelling conqueror!

My son loves him so much that Kang has been part of all the action figures playing of the last week or so, even making special appearance in the Star Wars universe! Hopefully this is just the beginning as there are more Secret Wars figure I want to find like Magneto, Octopus, Daredevil, Hobgoblin and especially Falcon which has always been a favorite of mine!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Star Wars

Ever since my son started to play the Lego Star Wars video game on the Nintendo DS, he's been a fan of Garindan (Long Snoot). I remember that even I as a kid I liked that character even though we only see him for a few seconds in the original 1977 film.

Garindan works for the highest bidders. It can be the Empire or even Jabba the Hutt but he does get the job done. Actually he is the one who informs the Stormtroopers where Luke and Ben are meeting Han & Chewie in the Falcon. Hasbro released the figure in 1997 and needless to say it as become one of my son's favorite.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Batman

My son loves Batman. He also thinks that Bane is one of the coolest villains. While the character was terribly portrayed on the big screen in the Batman & Robin film, I too think he's one of the coolest.

At the flea market I found the 5" version of Bane from the Batman The Animated Series released by Kenner in 1994. The figure comes in a "Venom" tube and a body-slam arm action that is activated from his back.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Marvel

Like most little boys, my son loves superheroes. I'd say he's more into Marvel then DC. We own lots of Marvel figures but one that was missing is Juggernaut. I finally find one used, the vintage 1991 version released by Toy Biz. The original collection had 9 figures.

The figure looks pretty basic and the sculpt isn't that nice but it is still cool. It has a lever on its back to deliver a power punch action.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Star Wars

Another great collection released years ago by Playskool was the Star Wars Jedi Force. Not that many figures were released but most of them are actually impossible to find or either go for extremely high on Ebay.

We already own C3-PO, R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Yoda. All of them are nicely sculpted and designed. They all feature some very out of this world cartoon looks which makes them way too cool. Last weekend at the flea market I found Anakin! He didn't have his lightsaber but the figure is in good condition. Apart from the multiple variants of some characters we almost have them all now!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Flea Market Hunting: Spider-man & Friends

Last weekend I decided to go to the flea market all by myself. My son was with his mother and I had a few hours to spare. In the end it was worth it since I got him some very cool figures.

The very first superhero my son got into was Spider-Man. A few years ago Playskool released some amazing Spider-Man and Friends collection. Back then I got the Spider-Man figure (without even knowing that one day I will have a son). Last year at the flea market we got a cool Hulk figure. And now I finally found a new one!

Lizard is probably one of the coolest looking figure of the Spider-Man and Friends collection. On Ebay it goes for ridiculously high. This is another collection that was quickly sold out by collectors when it was meant for preschoolers to play with. Hopefully we will be able to find more soon.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lego Star Wars

As you might have noticed last week was pretty much dedicated to all of the new Lego Star Wars sets we got online. We've been enjoying them ever since then and we do plan on getting more.

My only disappointment is that the older sets are either extremely hard to find or way too expensive. Lego Star Wars have become collector's items. But at our home nothing stay in the box. Every toy is opened and played... isn't what it is all about? Here's a quick look at all 19 Lego Star Wars figures we now own!

My son has recently completed the Lego Star Wars video game on the Nintendo DS. He is now going through the Nintendo Wii version, which is a lot bigger and actually tougher. Isaac is a young three years and a half old Padawan in training and I love him so much.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lego Star Wars

The last Lego Star Wars set we got last week is from the Attack of the Clones film, it is the Tusken Raider Encounter (#7113). Complete and with the instruction manual, the set contains 90 pieces and comes with two Tusken Raider and Anakin Skywalker. The speederbike is nice and there is some kind of energy reactor that are common on Tatooine. Overall a cool set.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lego Star Wars

Another set we got is the Ewok Attack (#7139) based on Return of the Jedi. Released in 2002, the complete set had 119 pieces. Unfortunately, this one was far from complete but we got it for only $3 so it was still worth it. We are missing the Biker Scout Trooper, Stormtrooper, Speederbike and hang glider.

Still like every kids, my son loves the Ewok and the catapult is very cool and useful when they are attacked by the Empire.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lego Star Wars

Another set we got is the Lego Star Wars Imperial AT-ST (#7127). Released in 2001, it has 107 pieces and comes with a Chewbacca figure. The set is complete and with the instruction manual.

My son and I simply adore Chewie, he is one of the coolest character in all the Star Wars universe. So we had to get this one, plus Isaac is a big fan of the AT-ST, he already owns the version for 3 3/4" figures. Slowly our Lego collection is building itself nicely.