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Expendables Action Figure Team
Our Team from the Toy Chest!
By Robert T. Trate
August 06, 2010
Toy Maniac gives the Expendables Action Figure Team
© Bob Trate
The Expendables is only a week away. Will it be the action flick of the summer or one of the biggest turds of all time? After seeing the San Diego Comic Con panel and footage (see coverage) I think it will be the action flick of the summer. I have wanted some modern action figures of these action stars (see column) especially from this movie. They made an old Indiana Jones/ Harrison Ford figure why not an old Stallone and Bruce Willis? There is an Expendables toy line in the works from Hot Toys but nothing has been revealed (see ad) yet. This week in preparation for The Expendables I thought I would dig into the toy chest and pull out my own crack team of Expendables. The advantage of diving into the toy chest is that I am not limited to actor’s schedules, genres or even licensing. So until Hot Toys puts out their Expendables here is Mania’s Expendables Action Figure Team.
With only 8 main cast members on the Expendables team I too have limited myself to 8 members.
8. The Crazy Guy – Trap Jaw
Every team needs a guy that is over the edge and willing to do anything. Who better than an evil master of weaponry who’s right arm is a weapon? Oh and his mouth too. Trap Jaw standing next to you gives you a huge advantage. Those crazy eyes alone will scare most henchmen back into the woodwork.
7. Heavy Weapons Specialist - Roadblock
Roadblock not only has big guns but carries them too. His rhyming even brings a bit of class to the team. The other benefit to having Roadblock on your Expendables is that he is a chef. After kicking some ass you want to eat a decent meal.
6. Communication Expert - Soundwave
Not only is Soundwave a kick ass communications expert he is also a master spy. Soundwave can break into anywhere and usually has some doofus take him right through the front gate. Those crazy cassettes inside of him only make him more valuable.
5. Demolition Expert - Firefly
He doesn’t say much and doesn’t have to. His actions speak loud enough and everyone listens when they go off. Dark and mysterious Firefly is the guy on the team that sits alone. You know why he is there and you’re cool with him having his alone time.
4. Fists of Fury - Syclone
There has to be one guy on the team that is unstoppable. When surrounded Syclone is just that. His hands are a blur as henchmen blindly rush to take him out. Did I mention he also flies?
3. Bad Ass Kung Fu Expert – Storm Shadow
There always needs to be an honorable man on a team like this. Storm Shadow has had his mental problems in the past but let’s take him from better days. He’s the perfect Ninja and the one guy who will keep the shadier members of the team in line.
2. Right Hand Man – Man-at-Arms
Every leader needs one man he can trust, a man who can do what ever it takes if one member of the team falls. Someone you can ride into hell with and expect to make it out alive. Man-at-Arms is that man.
1. Team Leader – Han Solo
With a group like these Expendables only one leader came to mind, Han Solo. Han is a leader who is both a little bit dirty and a little bit clean. Han Solo is both a scoundrel and a hero. You need that combination when trying to negotiate back alley deals and have the forethought to see the repercussions of the mission.
Do you have your own Expendables Team? Sound off below! Check out Robert’s A-Team of Action figures as well here.