Monday, October 13, 2014

The trickle before the flood

So next year is the last year of MOTU classics and currently what has been announced their are only 2 more that I want.  So this line is winding down for my collecting. Here you have Rio Blast and his bio below.  One of my least favorite characters only because I never had him as a kid but he is still one of the classics so here he is.


Here is the Deadpool Marvel mashups figure. They don't make a lot of Deadpool stuff (although they are making more) so I had to pick this one up, he looks really cool. If I decide to get anything else from this line then they can be taken apart and combined with other characters.

Here is a Donatello that makes sounds. I wanted this mostly because Melody loves it, so fun Donatello to add to my collection and a toy that makes my almost 1 year old giggle.  I have an amazing new Donatello figure for my next post on the way as well as a flood of new minimates on their way so stay tuned for the flood.

Friday, September 19, 2014

A little too much fun!

So I found a cool website called bricklink.com which has people from all over the world selling lego stuff.  So I made my first order to fill in some of the holes in my SW minifigure collection so I got Chief Chirpa, Jek Porkins and an A-wing pilot.

So they are making TMNT minimates but the first ones you could get were these translucent Michelangelo and Leonardo from SDCC. I had to get them on ebay but found a good deal. Can't wait for the first full wave because I must have a Donatello.

I love the new TMNT show and one of my favorite original show characters was Slash so I had to snag this new versino of him. 

So this month we had the Salt Lake Comic Con September 4-6 and then we got up the 7th and drove to CA for a week to go to Disneyland so there was lots of cool stuff to buy and although I got a lot here I sure could have purchased a lot more.  This cute little guy is a plush Deadpool. 

 I got some vintage SW figures from a random booth at the con and it was the last day so they were all 50% off so I got Ackbar and the entire Max Rebo band for 15$ !  I love great deals.

I also got a bunch of these blind boxed Sci Fi figures. Xander picked them for me and he picked all three versions of the Predator and the Alien.  There are several others from the collection I want but not a bad selection for picking 4 blind boxes!

While in CA I took Xander to Legoland and while there I picked up the new B-wing set (mostly for the minifugres of Cracken, Ten Nunb and Gray Squadron pilot).

Then I had to have this incredible Ecto-1 with the Ghostbusters.  It is seriously one of the coolest Lego sets of all time.

Today I snagged the Toryn Farr figure from the black series since it is a characters I don't ahve a figure of yet and she if from ESB.  There ya go, maybe I had a little too much fun in the last two weeks!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Great Movies and great toys

So Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the best movies so far this year. So funny, action packed and full of heart.  I loved this movie so although I wish minimates were making more comic based figures I like this wave because great movie and great toys.  Here you have Groot, Rocket Racoon, Star Lord (Peter Quill) Ronan the Accuser, Yondu, and a Sakaar trooper.  I got these at TRU so there is still 3 more I will have to get at a future date online. 

So this company ReAction is making toys of things that didn't get toys so I had to pick up this great looking Alien figure from Alien.  If there weren't expensive I would get the rest of the Nostromo crew but this will have to do for now.

Then I had to get my first Rocketeer figure from the same company.  His face looks dumb and I wish he had his helmet on but I love the packaging so I will live with the goofy face and keep it MIP.
 
 Then GI Joe has released some more figures that are like the 25th anniversary. This was a two pack that I had to get so that I could have this new version of HEAT Viper (who I vintage MOC).  I love that figure. The Blowtorch he came with will replace the one I already have since this one looks much better.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

That's Wizard!

The latest Star Wars line the black series has only had a few characters that I have absolutely had to have and it took me way too long to find them. I happened to discover these two at the Disney store.  Although I already have several Mara Jade figures I can't pass up another. Toys of the namesake of my daughter have to be added to the collection.

Then I had to add this one to my characters with lightsabers collection, here we have Darth Plagueis.

There is an episode of the new Ninja Turtles where the guys LARP and Donatello dresses up as a wizard so when I came across this one I just could NOT PASS because it was so wizard!

 Last year they released Clamp Champ in the MOTUC line and I missed it but they rereleased it this month so I had to snag this one.  Next week is SDCC so they may announce others I want but for now the only other one that I want is in September and that is Rio Blast. But below is Clamp Champ's bio.  This is one of the less cool figures but still looks pretty good.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Toy extensions

So some random additions to the collection. Here is a 12 inch Cobra Commander from like 1994 or something like that.  I love Cobra Commander so when I found this at a local antique store for 8$ I snagged him.

One of the few MOTUC figures left to buy this is Extendar (bio below)  Currently there is only one more announced figure that I plan on buying so not many more of these incredible figures to add to my collection.


I normally don't care for these Funko vinyl figures but I couldn't pass up this Alien.

The Disney store was clearancing their Muppets plush so I snagged this Rowlf for 10$

Another local antiques store got a visit from me and I snagged this vintage MOTU Sy-Klone

and this vintage Super Powers Superman.  Wish he had his cape but I loved this figure as a kid.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Treasures from a far away land.

So I went on a trip to the midwest and like I do whenever I go into a store with toys I go look at the toys. So in the Walmart in Burlington Iowa, despite not finding what I really wanted (SW black series Darth Plagueis) I did find some Tokyo Mater cars that I didn't have yet (I collect the cars from that specific Cars Toon)  Here you have Patokaa the police car, Kaa Reesu, and Chisaki. I love the style of this one and love the look of these cars.  Great find!

Then walking down the main street in Burlington I found a comic book store and inside the guy that works there had put out this big bag of old GI Joes and as you can see I got all that for 20$ SCORE!

Here they are set up (although SEAL and Snow Job I already had).  There are a bunch here I don't know and don'e care about but at least 1/3 of them are ones that I would have bought on ebay if I was a moneybags.  I especially love Wet Suit, I had him and a submarine that I loved.  I love sweet scores like this especially when they are attached to a good memory, in this case a trip to somewhere I had never been before.