The Uncanny X-Men

Uncanny X-Men: Forge with Quick Draw Action from Strike Team Set

April 27, 2013
Forge by Toy Biz

The Internet has been a-buzz this month with X-Men news as work started on X-Men: Days of Future Past with some of the movie’s stars spotted in Montreal for filming. Excitement has also been fuelled by director Bryan Singer tweeting some great behind-the-scenes photos (@BryanSinger), and a brilliant April Fool’s Day Tweet that Lady Gaga […]

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Uncanny X-Men: Cyclops with Laser Light Eyes!

January 14, 2013
Uncanny X-Men Cyclops

Long before Simon Cowell launched his reign of terror over TV networks the world over, in the 1980s our Cyclops here was already part of a very different X-Factor team in the Marvel Comics X-Men spin-off comic book series of the same name. One of the mutant X-Men since the very first issue in 1963, […]

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Juggernaut with Power Punch – the Unstoppable X-Men Villain!

November 26, 2012
Juggernaut with Power Punch by Toy Biz

The brainchild of legendary comic book writer Stan Lee, and artist Jack Kirby, Juggernaut aka Cain Marko first appeared during the Silver Age of Comic Books in X-Men #12 published in 1965. When Toy Biz issued this 5-inch Juggernaut action figure as part of the Evil Mutant subset of characters in the first series of […]

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Trouble and Stryfe! The Uncanny X-Men villain from Toy Biz X-Force line

October 26, 2012
The Uncanny X-Men X-Force Stryfe by Toy Biz

Marvel super villain Stryfe, leader of the Mutant Liberation Front and sworn enemy of team X-Force, first appeared in 1990 in issue #85 of X-Men spin-off comic The New Mutants. In the final issue #100 readers were in for a huge surprise when he removed his helmet and revealed himself to be none other than […]

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X-Men Super-Villain Sauron with Savage Attack Wings!

September 16, 2012
Sauron - X-men

When Marvel Comics launched a new super-villain in 1969 to do battle with the X-Men, writer Roy Thomas and artist Neal Adams found themselves with the tricky task of inventing a monster that would pass the strict rules of the Comics Code Authority, a 1950s body that still censored depictions of horror or violence in […]

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The Uncanny X-Men: Gambit with Power Kick Action!

August 1, 2012
Gambit by Toy Biz Uncanny X-Men 1992

I recently watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine on DVD and was reminded of this 1992 Uncanny X-men figure of Gambit, the human mutant whose kinetic energy powers, card-throwing skills and wicked moves with his trusty bo staff are given quite a showcase in that movie, the first of the X-Men series in which he has appeared. […]

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Snikt! Wolverine gets his claws out with Toy Biz!

May 31, 2012
Wolverine by Toy Biz 1991

Several years ago I posted a great vintage advert for the first wave of 5-inch X-Men action figures produced by Toy Biz, which appeared in issue #1 from the October 1991 relaunch of the comic book starring the mutant superhero team as simply “X-Men” (rather than “Uncanny X-Men”). I finally got around to tracking down […]

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Vintage 1991 X-Men action figures by Toy Biz

November 7, 2009
Vintage 1991 X-Men action figures by Toy Biz

I recently picked up an old X-Men Marvel comic in a second hand store – in fact, it wasn’t just any old issue, but #1 from October 1991, when they were relaunched as simply “X-Men” (rather than “Uncanny X-Men”) with pencilling and story by the much admired comic book artist Jim Lee. This is the […]

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