Saturday, July 18, 2015

Game over man, game over!

New Star Wars Lego set is an updated shuttle Tydirium.  This is infinitely better than the one I got way back in the day.  Whoever comes up with these designs amazing.

The set came with two Endor rebel troopers, Han, Leia, and Chewbacca.  For getting the set from legoshop.com I got a free Winter Soldier minifigure. I also bought an exclusive Admiral Yularen minifigure too.  Still trying to get all those random guys to fill out my SW minifigure collection.

At this point this is the last classics figure that has a vintage counterpart that I am getting.  This is Sssqueeze.  His bio is below.  His arms are bendy and they remind me of an alligator toy I had when I was a kid.  


ReAction continues to make toys of old movies and even though the quality of these action figures are kind of lame the nostalgia of some can't be passed up. I assume that is what they are banking on.  So I had to pick up this Stripe figure.

TRU got some exlusive TMNT minimates so I snagged Anton Zeck who becomes Bebop and then Mutagen Donatello because ya know I have to have all versions of Donatello.

 They also got some Aliens minimates. These characters will be in the next wave but I couldn't pass them up when they are on the shelf now.  So here is Hudson who is my favorite character from that movie and then Vasquez.  Wave two will fill out most of the rest of the Colonial Marines and have a Newt so I am excited about that but not as much as I am about the deluxe queen and power loader set coming later this year.

This is Callix who is a member of the Horde from the MOTU 200x series.  I love the look of this figure so I had to snag him. There will still be more MOTU figures coming but they will likely be Filmation style or from the 200x series.  The figures are still amazing enough to pick up the great looking ones. Bio below.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

What's a robut?

So went to St George this last weekend and was in a random educational toy shop and saw the display with all the little laser etched metal model kits and saw that they had Transformer ones so of course I had to pick up the Soundwave.  It looks pretty cool but NEVER AGAIN! This thing was the biggest pain int he but to put together! You can see on the left his knee is buckled and there are several pieces that are barely hanging on or broken. Of course this is partially because I am not the best putting it together but still these are not worth the time and frustration.

Also while out of town we went to a Barnes & Noble and I found this great Gundam Wing Fence model. Much better assembling experience and much cooler looking.  I love this model kits and I love how cool Gundam look!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Still love me some minimates!

One of my favorite movies of all time, Aliens got a minimate treatment.

Here is Ripley, Apone, Hicks and other colonial Marines

A face hugged colonist and some Aliens.  They have wave 2 announced and I am loving everything about these!

They did some single pack Avengers Age of Ultron minimates but they were in blind bags so I purchased these four on ebay. There are two different Ultron drones and then 02 and 04 from the Iron Legion.

Wave 60 of minimates is already one of my favorites because we finally got some classic X men characters that we have been lacking. Here we have Banshee and Forge to add to the good guys. Then we have a bunch of members of the brotherhood. We have Pyro and Blob two of my favorite bad guys from when I was a kid. Then we also got Avalanche and Destiny.

The wave also came with a Storm and Jubliee with parts to make other characters so I chose to make Gambit and Psylocke.  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cowabunga!!!!

Wave 2 of the TMNT minimates are AMAZING!!!! The four turtles came with alternate head and alternate parts galore!! I especially love Donatello's in love eyes so he can gaze and the April miniamte I already have. 

 This wave also has Splinter, Casey Jones, Bradford, a Krang Norman bot and Karai, Ttere is also a Krang brain! I am dying to see what they do next with this line because these are so incredible!

I was at Shopko and don't normally buy toys there but they had this Jedi Temple Gaurd from an episode of Rebels that I didn't know they were making and so I had to snag it (2 bucks more than Walmart) because I didn't want to miss this cool figure. It will be my packaging representation for my toy room (meaning I have at least one figure still MOC for all the different packaging styles)

So some of the MOTUC figures come with alternate head for the 200X style and their vintage style.  I like the other head but they have been just sitting in a bag in a box with other extra parts so I decided to make a head display stand. It doesn't show in the picture but I also had 4 vintage MOTU puzzles that I put together and glued onto a backer and hung on the wall behind this curio. Since it it a glass curio they act as a background to my MOTUC figures.  I thought it was pretty cool.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Necessities?

I love the new TMNT series and they had an episode where the turtles have to get their edge back and they have different outfits so since Donatello is my favorite I had to snag him in this cool outfit.

 TRU got their Avengers Age of Ultron minimates and since I have to have Iron Man I picked up that two pack and then the exclusive pack of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Luckily IM came with Black Widow so it was a figure I wanted too.

 So the new SW Rebels show is great but Disney's first line of figures from the show are lame because they have crappy articulation but being me I had to pick up Kanan and the Inquisitor to go on my Jedi and Sith shelf.  Necessities? 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Obscure toy from my childhood!

So I snagged the first Lego set from Avengers Age of Ultron because it had a Hulkbuster Iron Man!  Love that version of IM and it doesn't hurt that the set came with an Ultron Prime, Hulk and Scarlet Witch.  Can't wait for this movie!

So I was trying to remember this car toy I had as a kid that when you revved it up and let it go it would drive and the switch on the front when it hit a wall or something it would transform into a robot (like you see below) and drive back the other way!  I couldn't find what it was and then I described it to a my friend and he found what it was called which allowed me to find a great deal for one on ebay!  I love adding toys I had as a kid to my collection. 

These are called Pow R Trons and this one is called Fy-Ton.  Really weird and obscure but so cool!