Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Not so impressive Comic Con haul

So it was Salt Lake Comic-con this last weekend and as always it was lots of fun but my haul this time was dismal compared to previous outings.  This is an X-wing model kit from Ban Dai. It is really high quality but the stickers were lame and it didn't satisfy my desire for a super cool toy purchase.

I was excited to see little vinyl figures from Kid Robot of Megaman. They were blind boxed so I just picked one and got Roll which is cool since I don't have her in any other form.

Then I found this at Walmart last week it is a traditional Japanes woman car from Cars 2 but since I collect the Tokyo Mater cars I picked this one up to go with the other Tokyo cars.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Force Friday and beyond

So September 3rd I showed up at Toys R Us at about 10 pm and waited in line with other anxious fans for the doors to open at midnight to start Force Friday which saw the release of all the new Force Awakens merchandise.  I got most of what I wanted that night but some crazy people at the front of the line cleaned out most of the action figures so I still don't have a Kylo Ren.  One of the things I was most looking forward to was these bionicle type figures from Lego.  This is Darth Vader and the picture does not do its awesomeness justice!  It has great poseability and it looks amazing!

This is the winner though, Obi Wan in the his Clone Commander gear is absolutely my favorite new Star Wars toy.  The pose here does do him justice! The face looks amazing and the details are incredible. I love this toy!

I was able to get a few action figures. I picked up Captain Phasma and decided this will be the one I leave in its package as an example of this packaging (I try to do this for every style of packaging).

I had to snag a stormtrooper because I really do like the new look.

I picked up two regular lego sets, this is the First Order TIE Fighter.  I love the black and gray with red accents.  At this point having not seen the movie I have no attachment to the minifigures (that may change) but the ship is definitely worth it.

Then I had to pick up the new X-Wing because, well I love X-Wings.  The pilots are cool but had to have the X-Wing! I also love the color scheme here and it has lots of firing guns on it.

Diamond released some blind bagged Nightmare Before Christmas figures.  I bought 6 and got duplicates of Jack and Sally but also got the Mayor of town and professor Finkelstein.  I love this movie and so toys of them in my favorite toy format was a must!

TRU got some exclusive Age of Ultron minimates as well as some Ultimate Spiderman cartoon (love that show) ones too.  So here is War Machine and Bruce Banner from Age of Ultron and Stealth Spiderman from Ultimate Spiderman.  

Then Walgreens of all places got some exclusive minimates as well so here is Groot, Rocket, and Star Lord from their animated series.  I love the smirk on Star Lord's face! I wish the Rocket was poseable and more different from the movie one but oh well.

Then I got this little set so that Xander could have a Carnage figure (one of his favorite characters).  I kept the Spiderman and the Shield guy and Xander got the Carnage.

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


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.