Batman and Robin #34…Robin Rises part 3, SpartanNerd thoughts

I only have one big thing to highlight…



The last page!  Batman flies off into Apokolips wearing the Hellbat suit!   Now we have to wait until OCTOBER to see what happens next!

This book pretty much confirmed that this isn’t the same suit we have been seeing.  It looks awesome!

(It’s not that I’m not excited about the Futures End event, but DC is keeping us in SUSPENSE about Robin!

OK, one more thing to say.  Bruce totally lied to his bat-family AGAIN, when saying he was going to be transparent.  Dick Grayson was alive and well and present at the meeting.  He should have just told them.

SpartanNerd Review…Final Fantasy Trading Arts Mini Yuffy and Aerith

(OK. I’m going to call “Aerith” by her beloved American name, “Aeris”)


If you have been following my blog, then you know that SpartanKid got some new figures for his birthday, figures that fell short of our expectations…

He got those because I steered him away from these.  What can I say, I was COMPLETELY WRONG.

The SpartanKid bought these two guys from The Tangled Web, and for $20 a piece, WHAT A VALUE!

1 Aeris box front 2 Aeris box back


Here is Aeris in box.  I assure you, Yuffie is basically the same.  All of this packaging is in Japanese, so I have no idea what it says.

3 girls together

Here are both girls, fully assembled, and standing together on their connected stands.  It is nice that the stands that come with them connect together for display purposes.  Yuffy has no problem standing without her stand, but Aeris is too top-heavy in the pink dress,…not so much in the night gown.

7 areis in gown

Both characters come with two outfits.  The pieces fit together by little pegs that mostly work pretty good.  Yuffy has an alternate hand that is too loose.

4 Aeris pieces 5 yuffie pieces

I suppose I should do this right…Sorry for rambling.  Here is a pic of all of the pieces each girl comes with.  Each comes with three faces and a fourth blank face that you can customize.  Neither me nor the SpartanKid are up for that quite yet…

The clear pieces are speech bubbles or parts of the stand.  The stand has pegs and props that attach to the bottom.  The stands are pretty good.

Both characters come with alternate hands as well as outfits.  Yuffie has two different weapons…I should say COLORS of the same weapon.

I mean, all of this for $20…Deep customization, a fairly durable product…I was very pleased with these.  If only I had steered him towards a Cloud or Vincent like this.  He would have been happier probably.

8 aeris speech bubble11 Yuffie Speech bubble

The figures remind me of something made of “Sculpy” clay…I know they are not, but they feel like that.  It isn’t unpleasant…

6 Aeris with staff

My rating for Final Fantasy Trading Arts Mini Aeris and Yuffie…

These figures allow for a lot of customization…you can even swap dresses/shorts, hands, hairpieces, whatever you want.  They come with a nice stand.  They feel nice in your hands…They are true to each character’s “character” in Final Fantasy VII, (Aeris with the staff and flowers, Yuffie with the bandanas and giant throwing stars)

I feel I need to take a point from Yuffie for that loose hand…It fits in the wrist socket fine, but can’t support one of the weapons.

The only other point off is that it is all in Japanese with no English translation.  I wish there was AT LEAST a translation, for us illiterate Americans.

So I give Final Fantasy Trading Arts Mini Aeris and Yuffie a 4/5!

Playing with dress-up dolls sort of makes me cringe a little, but these figures are very nice, and I have been surprised how much fun they have been with playing with the SpartanKid, (a male!)

What would your rating be?  Let me know!




SpartanNerd Blog…AMAZING NEWS! He-Man: The Eternity War

Of course I could’t let this go without comment!

Details about the picture…

The Snake-Men appear to continue to be aligned with the good guys.

She-Ra is the central hero(ine) in this cover photo!

Orko is back to normal!

The only masters that remain alive, as far as we know in the current comic, are He-Man,  Moss Man, Man-At-Arms, and Stratos.  Teela has of course ascended to Green Goddess status as the new sorceress.

Skeletor is back with his regular skull face…(This might be related to Orko being normal again.)

Does Skeletor now have a power sword?  We notice that the Havoc Staff is missing.  In the story, Dark Orko fused Skeletor with his staff after He-Man broke his jaw and defeated him.  The Havoc Staff’s power apparently made him a huge hulk of a skeleton warrior.

Also, we haven’t seen too much of Panthor lately.

Hordak doesn’t appear as a god.  It has been established that he cannot go to Eternia because of his curse in banishment to Despondos.

It’s good to see Scorpia (is that her name?)

Skeletor seems to have all of his main bad guys, except for Whiplash.  Has he even made an appearance in the current comics?

Castle Grayskull is back intact!

Last of all…Is that Loo-Kee?  (I don’t even care.)

We all know that the comic book cover might not even matter.  But still, it is fun to speculate!

This event is apparently a continuation of the comic rather than a re-boot.  I think they want to have a “#1” on the shelves again.  I will be sure to get all of the variant covers I can!