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!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Extended Birthday!

Well toys for this post started before my birthday and continued up through 2 weeks after but that's the way it is with me!  Here you have the blue light cycle and Sark from the Tron Kubrick set D.  I have set A and want all the others but they are too expensive so when I found this loose I had to snag it.

Here we have some of this year's new DC lego sets. This is the Green Lantern set with GL with the Lantern in a cage, Sinestro and Space Batman but the reason I got the set was for what's below.

I love this cool little GL jet!

Here we have the F91 MS in Pocket.  I got this same one when I was a kid and so I have been waiting for a good deal on Ebay and found one so I snagged it!

Here we have the 35th Anniversary of Alien miniamte set, finally got a Ripley.  I love the Kane with the chestburster and the Alien in this set is way better than the others I got with the Aliens set.  There is even a Jonesy cat!

Then I snagged the Marvel Zombies villains boxset #2 with Sabretooth, Dr Doom, Kingpin and Morbius.  I love the combination of Marvel and zombies!

At the Salt Lake City Fan X (our comic-con) I snagged these two Battle Beasts that I had when I was a kid for a great deal! (Rowdy Rooster and Slowpoke Sloth)

 I also snagged some vintage Joes at Fan X. I got Snow Serpent, Hiss driver and  Water Mocassin.

Then here is the only toy I got on my actual birthday.  This is the SW black series 6 inch Scout Trooper and Speeder bike.  This series of toys is amazing and if I was rich I would buy them all but they are expensive enough that I only occasionally get one but I had to get this one eventually because it is amazing.

TRU Marvel minimates wave 19 showed up this wave and it didn't disappoint, there is anti-sinister six Spiderman, Space Iron Man, Ronan, Classic Sentinel and Payback Wolverine.  Of course my favorite is the IM.

Toy Fair happened this last week and they announced a bunch more MOTU figures that I want but this is the last year of that line!  Here is the most recent addition to my collection.  This is Ninja Warrior more commonly known as Ninjor.  A classic toy that I recall playing with so I had to pick this one up. Bio Below.

I love Hulkbuster Iron Man so when I saw this playskool Stark armor I had to snag it!  Melody loves playing with it, it looks awesome so great addition!  This is quite the varied post!  Just an example of how varying my collection is!

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year new toys!

Well this is actually the only toy I got for Christmas this year but at least there was one.  It is a new year now so here we go. This is the two Big Bang Theory minimates sets.  It came with two couches, two Sheldons, Leonard, Raj, Howard, Amy, Penny, and Bernadette.  It has some take out food, a computer, a soda, and a roommate agreement accessories. This was a satisfactory solitary toy gift for Christmas.

I went  to FYE after Christmas and they had all their NBX stuff 50% off so I got this Reaction Jack!  Love Jack Skellington.

Another Transformer that I had as a kid that is now in the Generations collection is Powerglide.  A-10s are my favorite jet so this was one of my favorite Transformers.

Here he is in jet mode.

Then with the beginning of a new year there are new lego sets!  Here we have a new T-16 Skyhopper to replace my old one that I got back more than 10 years ago!  Updated pilot and Tusken Raider are great too.

Then I got a set for these figures. I got Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren and a new version of the Stormtrooper. These are all from the new Rebels series.
Another Rebels set is the TIE Advanced prototype which I wanted because I have the other TIEs but this set comes with the Inquisitor which I would have bought but I wanted the ship too.  The pilot and imperial officer are keepers too. This is a cool looking TIE

Then I had to buy this set not only because it had the Double Decker couch from the Lego movie but also because it had 5 great minifugres for only 15$  This set came with Unikitty, Emmet, Ghost of Vitruvius, Benny the Spaceman, and President Business. (I already had the other figures int he picture).  So finishing up Christmas break and starting a new year with some great new toys!  Loving it!  Lets see if the trend of me buying less each year continues with 2015. Allons-y!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Pre Christmas tidbits.

Well only a few days till Christmas and I am sure there will more toys then and in the month that follows as toy stores restock their shelves but in the last month I found a Darth Malgus. No thanks to the TRU employee who had hid it and then got it out when I told him that was what I was looking for!

Down to the last few MOTUC figures that I will pursue here we have Tung Lashor.  Currently only one more on the announcement list and isn't for like 6 months so this collection of mine is almost complete (at least the ones that I want to get) Bio below.

 So I had Cosmos Transformer when I was a kid (I have a vintage one now too) so when I found this Generations version I had to get him (he came with Payload)  I love ones that look like classic toys but are updated.

 Spaceship mode.
Then they have these Mashable transformers (like the Deadpool I got a while ago)  and they finally released a Soundwave so I definitely had to snag it.

 Then I filled in some holes in my minifigure collection using  Here there is an Imperial Navy trooper, Imperial officer, Weequay, Luke, Dak and Kanan Jarrus. 

 This is my current minifigure collection with some up close pictures below.  There are likely some figures on here that I haven't taken individual photos of.  I love these lego minifigure and I know I will be adding more in the next few weeks.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The deluge!

I have had most of these for about a month but sometimes life gets in the way and I forget to update!  So a bunch of Marvel minimates. First is an exclusive set the Deadly foes of Spider-man from Lukes Toy Store.  I already versions of Carnage, Sandman, Lizard, and Doc Oc but these versions you see here were som uch better than my others that I had to replace them. Also with the extra parts I could take my old Lizard and make a Doc Conners. I especially love that Doc Oc can stand on his arms!

Then we have others from Amazing Spiderman 2 which is Alistair Smythe, Aleksei Systevich, Gwen Stacy and Graduation Peter. I have picked and chosen the few that I want from the alst few waves because they are all movie waves and I haven't wanted every single one.

Then we have the Captain America the Winter Soldier wave which has Brock Rumlow, Stealth Cap, Falcon, Black Widow, Batroc, Winter Soldier, and Agent Sitwell. The stand out in this wave is the Stealth Cap. 

Then I got one of the last three I need from the GOTG wave, here is Nebula. So I am still missing Gamorra and Nova Corps guy. So those should be added sometime soon.

 Then from Days of Future Past the only ones I got were future Prof X and Magneto because this is the first Patrick Stewart Prof X and Ian Mckellan Magneto. The rest of the wave were versions of characters that they have made before. I actually wish they would have made more characters from this movie as there were some great things they could have done (like two versions of sentinels).

 Then I got a loose Walking Dead Governor to add to my other Walking Dead mates.

Then the first Aliens set was a counter display of single characters.  You can see I got a bunch of Aliens and then a few humans.  The front is Burke which is awesome since it is Paul Reiser, then it also came with Spunkmeyer and Weirzbowski. There is an Alien set coming soon and then a full wave of Aliens and they recently announced Predator mates so wahoo!

Here is a closer version of an Alien.

Then more great news for minimates is Ninja Turtles from the new Nickeldeon series.  The first release were single packs at Kmart which I haven't found yet. I got these from a member on my minimate forum for a better deal then buying them new so no complaints from me.  I have Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael but still need Michelangelo and April.

Then I got a footbot, Shredder, and a foot soldier. Only missing  Kraang here.  Loving these minimates.

Then the crown jewel of all of this deluge is the Revoltech Donatello. Super articulated and detailed.  This is one of the best action figures I own. 

To make it even better you have an alternate drooling over April head.  Love it love it love it! Man that was a lot of new stuff, I probably missed some other things I have bought in the last month because I have fallen out of the habit of updating as soon as I buy stuff.  I think I got a few lego minifigures and some other things but these were the biggest parts.

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.