Saturday, March 18, 2017

More than meets the third eye.

So I am graduating with my masters degree soon and so as a reward my wife let me buy this third party masterpiece Thrust.  Thrust was one of  the first Transformer that I got that was mine and that same Christmas my brothers also got seekers (Dirge and Skywarp) so I had to have this masterpiece.  Here is jet mode.

These big transformers are a pain to transform and this being a third party it isn't as high of quality and so part of his arm broke and so I had to end up soldering it together which means he will forever be in robot mode......so sad but he still looks amazing.

New lego sets for 2017!  Here you have a Hammer bot and Coulson's flying car with some great minifigures!

This Avenger's space jet was on clearance and so I snagged it as it came with Hyperion, Captain Marvel and Thanos as well as space Iron Man and Captain America!

New Skiff and Sarlaac set with a great Skiff Guard and new Han Solo. Sometimes these new sets replace an old version which was the case here!

 Got some great new box sets here we have the Daredevil Season 2 set with Elektra, Daredevil, Stick, and Karen Page.


Then we have the Luke Cage Box set it came with Luke Cage and parts to make the first appearance Luke Cage (made from other parts from the Luke from the Jessica Jones set), Misty Knight, Mariah Dillard, and Cottonmouth.

Then we have Guardians of the Galaxy 2 wave with a great looking new Yondu and Gamorra,  A better Rocket and little Groot.  Then there is a cool new Star Lord and new characters Mantis, TaserFace, Ego and  Ayesha.

Then I found the newest wave of Walgreens minimates (thanks to a Pokemon hunt) Here we have Ultimate Green Goblin, Scarlet Spider, Underwater Spiderman, Speed Demon, Doctor Spectrum, Iron Skull, Antivenom and Hulk.  The Hulk glows in the dark! Love that they are still releasing new characters after 15 years!

This was another set meant to replace an old one.  I love the prototype A-wing but the Tie Advanced was to replace my old one because the one I had was blue and black and I have never liked it that color (Now I need some other replacement TIEs) This came with a great unique pilot and new verison of Tarkin and Vader (with a great two part mask) and a Sabine (Still without a helmet which is so lame)

This weekend was Fan X in Salt Lake and I got to complete my childhood MASK collection with Raven and Bullet with Calhoun Burns and Ali Bombay.  I now have all 5 of the vehicles I had as a kid!  Man do I love comic con weekends because I always get great stuff.  I also got a bunch of knockoff lego minifures to add to my collection but I am not taking individual photos currently as I will put up photos of the collections soon.

Lastly to top it all off is another third party transformer from Ocular Max this is Artifex or as the actual version is known, Hoist.  This is an AMAZING knock off probably one of my new favorite all time toys and definitely in my top five transformer toys.  So many great third party companies in China making high quality masterpiece toys that I wish I was a millionaire so I could buy them all! (and a house just for toys!)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Lotso Legos

With my birthday this month there has been an influx of new toys. I probably didn't even get them all here cause I am a slacker sometimes.  Here we have the Yautja (Predator) Clan leader figure. This is my first full size Predator figure and I had to choose between like 5 different versions and this was by far the coolest.  I love the shoulder tails and well just the whole thing!

Then we have these Mega Man Dorbz figures which are of course adorable!  Rush, Protoman, variant Mega Man and my first figure of Dr. Wily.

Then I found the most amazing new Gundam figure, Nobell.  It is a girl Gundam that looks like Sailor Moon Gundam crossover.  I have looked for new Gundam figures but haven't had any recently that just jumped out as must haves, but this one certainly was!

When I was young I had a Gorilla Alien figure and now Neca has made this version in their new line of figures and so my wife got this for me for my birthday!  Love it.

Have been dying to get this set since I saw it announced. The Phantom ship is really cool but a minifigure of Admiral Thrawn is a dream come true!!!! The blind Kanan and Chopper are great new additions to my minifigure collection. More new SW legos to come soon!

We saw the Lego Batman movie and loved it so much we had to go get some sets right after. Luckily TRU was having a BOGO sale. Here we have the Catwoman heist set with Catwoman, Robin and Batgirl.  Batgirl is amazing because her ponytail on the back is movable for action poses!

Lastly we have the Riddler Racer with Magpie, Kite Man, Calendar Man, the Riddler, and Batman.  I am slightly obsessed with lego minifigures lately and where they come out on a more regular schedule and are easier to find than some minimates they have been rapidly catching up to my minimate obsession (that is not to say that I don't still love and won't continue to collect minimates!)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Yes I do buy dolls

Clearance!  Mega Blocks Kraang and Leonardo and Raphael gotta love it!
So I have found that I really like these DC Super Hero Girl dolls......yes I am serious......so I now have four as you can see. Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Harley Quin. My girls love playing with them which of course makes me happy but they just look great.

Finally found the new wave of Walgreens minimates.  We have jet pack Spiderman, Squirrel Girl, Captain America, Itsy Bitsy Spiderman, Hyperion, and Noir Spiderman love it!

Got my SDCC exclusive Daredevil and Punisher set from the Netflix show. 

Got a couple of older minimate sets on Amazon because they were on clearance. This is the Age of Ultron set that has a drone, Nick Fury, Ultron, Tony Stark and Iron Man.

This was the Days of Future Past set so there is a new better lookin Mystique, a Sentinel, Wolverine, and Senator Kelley (which is made from parts of Kitty Pryde)

Since I have a Uwing now I figured I need to have a V wing as well so I snagged this for cheap on eBay. Oh boy good times.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Post Christmas goodness

My big present from my wife for Christmas was the Marvel NOW blind bag series of minimates.  THe counter display box came with the whole wave and a bunch of duplicates which I can trade or sell but the wave includes Deadpool 2099, X-23, Space Knight Venom and I took the extra to make him Flash Thompson, then you have the Chaser Silk, International Iron Man, Spider Gwen, Old Man Logan and Miles Morales Spiderman.  I don't necessarily care about all of them but most of them are a score!

My mother in law got me the other two Rogue One Legos I didn't have yet. This is the Tie Striker and
This is the amazingly cool U-wing.  I love this one and it came with some great minifigures of Cassian and Jyn among others. 

Love the beginning of the year because it means new lego sets.  I snagged these marvel micro racers!  I love the minifigures and the cool racers too.  Magneto and his magnet car, Wolverine and the X jet, Iron Man (which I adore because he is in classic colors) and his cool car and then Thanos and his Infinity Gauntlet car.

The Disney store has these great Die Cast figures and so I couldn't pass up this K2SO because he is so awesome and it was on sale.  He was one of my favorite parts of Rouge One.


Lastly I snagged the TRU wave of Dr Strange minimates with Astral Form Dr Strange, Zealot, Kaecilius, Mordo, The Ancient One, and Doctor Strange. 

Friday, December 23, 2016

It's been a while, huh?

Rest assured I didn't get all this stuff in the recently I just have been a slacker at putting stuff on my blog and as I look at these pictures there are even things that I forgot to take pictures of but referring back to being a slacker I am just going to do the pictures I already took!  Here you have the TRU exclusive Ghosbuster minimates from the new movie Yates, Tolan, Gilbert and Holtzman.  I liked the movie and my daughter loved it enough to be Holtzman for Halloween.

Got more of the Loyal Subjects MOTU figures.  Luckily for me someone at TRU has popped open a few blind boxes so I could see the weapon inside (you still can't see the figure because it is in a baggie) so I was able to get two I didn't have. Here is Man-E-Faces (the one I wanted the most and the best looking of them all) and Stratos.

Someone on my minimate forum offered up this Skeletor one which was the last one I needed to complete the basic set.  I love the style of these just wish so much that they weren't blind boxed!

I snagged a Rebels two pack of figures (the first SW figures I have purchased in a while) because I wanted Sarah Michelle Gellar's character the Seventh Sister for my collection of Jedi and Sith.  The Maul was just a bonus with the purchase.

Lego Dimensions released some new sets for their games and I had to pick up the Sonic and the Gremlins packs because, well, I just really wanted them.  Good thing there was a BOGO sale cause these are ridiculously expensive!

ReAction has been putting out a lot of toys (second only to Pop Vinyls!)  and when I saw the two pack that had Ripley and the Power Loader and the Queen Alien (below)  it was another of those must haves! The figures are simple vintage SW type figure articulation but having so many diffeent properties represented by these toys makes them worth it.


TRU also release some Predator miniamtes, These are from Predator 2 you have the cloaked Predator and one whose camo is shorting out.  

I won a 10 year anniversary thing on the minimatemultiverse and I got Jay and Silent Bob zombie and the Ezekial figure (below) from the Walking Dead.  I got a bunch of other zombie parts as well.  It is cool to be part of a community like this!


So I love Smash Brothers Brawl and so when I saw this plush bendable Rayquaza at Walmart I had to have it.  My kids love it and so do I, it is a fun toy for everyone to play with!

There was a Lego sale at TRU buy one get one 40% off which is great for Legos so I snagged some more Rogue One legos. Here is the Hovertank with Chirrut Imwe (one of the best characters in the movie) and a Hovertank pilot.

With that purchase I got this AT-ST that comes with Baz, a Pilot and a Rebel Trooper.  This one is bigger and better looking than my old AT-ST so this will replace it.

Then at Walmart they had this set on clearance for 40% off and it was the one Batman V Superman set I wanted it was just too much at full price.  So I was super happy to get a discount.  It has Lex, Lois, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman along with a Lexcorp helicopter and the Batjet.


On a different sale day I also got Krennic's Shuttle with some great minifigures including Krennic, K2SO, Deathtroopers, Bodhi and Pao.  I will be getting the other Rogue One sets for Christmas so stay tuned.

After getting some Christmas money from my parents I went and got this Bat Gremlin from Gremlins 2 that I have been eyeing for a long time.  I love those movie and this is a great looking figure to go with the others I have.  Now if only I had a bunch of extra money to get the Spike Spider one!

Doesn't seem to be a good toy post without some minimates.  I got some big orders recently from Lukestoystore.com so I snagged a Sophia and a Rosita loose on a sale price.

This is wave 3 of Aliens minimates this wave is based on Alien.  It has Ripley in her space suit as well as Dallas and Lambert in their space suites.  Then you have Ash normal and Ash with his head ripped off.  And of course what collection would be complete with out Ripley in her underwear! Then there is a space frozen Alien to boot!

Here we have the first Netflix Daredevil set with Claire, Matt, Kingpin, and Foggy.  I will be getting another set that has actual Daredvil in it (This one did too I just chose to display him as Matt instead)

Here is the Jessica Jones set with Luke cage, Patsy, the Purple Man and Jessica.  Can't wait for the Iron Fist and Defenders shows cause that only means more minimates!

Then we have some awesome comic book minimates. We finally have an Enchantress, Tigra, Mandroid, Black Knight, Shield Agent, Sunfire, and Blizzard.  I love getting these classic comic minimates.  I like the movie ones because I love the movies a lot but I would give ever having movie minimates again if they would do as many comic minimates as they do movie ones!

Great movie and excited to get some of the Dr. Strange minimates. Here is Steven Strange, Dr Christine Palmer, a Zealot, and Wong.

Then we have the second wave of Civil War minimates with a Mercenary, Crossbones, War Torn Iron Man, Agent 13, Secretary Ross, and Black Widow.  The wave also came with a cap but his leg broke right out of the package!

Lastly I got this Aliens APC tank from TRU,  I love those movies so much so pretty much anything from that in minimate form is going to make it into my collection.