Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wild Wild West!

So it is sad that this is the last wave of BTTF minimates that we will get but I am still very excited to have them now and with so many minimates coming up there won't be any shortage to my enjoyment! So this two pak for series 3 is Future Biff with his knock on the head cane and Marty with his Sports Almanac which is one of the coolest minimate accessories ever, it is even carboard so it feels like a real book.
Then we have the Wild West Mad Dog Tannen and then Marty and Doc and then "detention" Marty. This set is great and I love having figures with such different accessories it kind of makes me want to get the sets based on the Clint Eastwood movies but unless I get a super deal I can resist those.

Reasons part 4

So DST announved another SDCC exlusive minimates box set this one is the Invaders with Captain America with several interchangeable parts, Bucky, the Sub Mariner and Human Torch. Man oh man do I love me some minimtes and I will get atleast 2 great box sets at SDCC so WAHOO!
Variations on the figures.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Jackpot at Walmart.

A stop at Walmart on the way to work today yielded quite the find. They had the newest wave of Mighty Muggs so I snagged Yoda since I got my DV and Yoda shelf (I wanted the Grievous one but I resisted).
They also had the new wave of Marvel Mighty Muggs and so I had to get the Captain America.
They also had the newest wave of Joes so I picked up my Major Bludd. They had a bunch of others as well But they are "as seen in comic books or on the cartoon" so I passed those ones up.
Then they had a new IM bad guy this is Titanium man so I picked him up too. There are a bunch of other version of IM coming out later this fall so I look forward to those as well.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Crystal Skull This WEEK!

So I got this Indiana Jones Potato Head a while ago but I just forgot to put it up on the blog and it is fitting to put it up now since Breanne and I will be going to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on Wednesday night at midnight. This potato head plays the Indy theme song when you press the hat down and he comes with a golden potato head idol.
Super Hero Squad are great little collectibles I just have limited myself to only getting the sets with figures that I really want so when I found this pack with Deadpool in it I snagged it. The other figure of Punisher isn't my favorite but hey I got a Deadpool so I am happy (now they just need to make a minimate!)

Reasons part 3

Ok so my friend Billy sent me a link to this great bit of news that Hasbro will start making Combat heroes so we get these great little cute collectibles in GI Joe form and the first will be a SDCC exclusive with Snake Eyes and Timber FRAK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Reasons part 2

So I have known about this one for a while and have also been incredibly excited about it. Mattel is relaunching the MOTU toys and the first will be a SDCC exclusive of King Grayskull. This figure it great because it is reminiscent of both classic figures and also the figures based on the Mike Young series. Best of all is the next picture though!
The package the figure comes in can be trasnformed into a castle Grayskull! Frakking awesome!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Reasons to Go to SDCC!

Well since the time for San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching and in light of this announcement I thought I would start a new feature of reasons to go to SDCC. So Diamond Select Toys and Shopafx announced this exclusive set that is the Iron Man through the Ages box set. First since it is IM I have to have it and second since it so awesome with a lot of interchangeable parts for the figs I will be getting two of these. There is a plethora of great minimates coming out this summer so WAHOOOOO!
(pics from diamondselecttoys.com)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

More Joes

So I went to Target today after taking Xander to school and happy day they had the new wave of Joes too so I picked up this 3rd version of Snake Eyes and . . . . .
Wild Bill. As a kid I always played with this guy as the pilot to the super awesome helicopter toy and I always called him Sgt. Slaughter. So I think that finished up this wave becasue I think Major Bludd is in the next wave not this one like I thought.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Its about time!

So I decided this evening that I needed to go down to Walmart because I had that toy feeling that I was gonna find something I have been waiting for and voila! This wave of 25th anniversary joes has been a long time coming and I found 3 of the 5 from this wave that I wanted tonight and most importanlty I found this H.I.S.S. Tanks driver. I had this guy as a kid and he and the tank he drove are among my favorite childhood toys of all time. I love this guy!
Then we have the generic Cobra Viper. Hopefully they continue this line long enough to get some of the other vipers like Alley Viper, and Heat Viper.
Then we have another one from my childhood, Spirit Iron Knife. The thing I remeber most about this figure as a kid was that our eagle has a broken foot so he wouldn't perch. I love the slight updates to this figures and increased poseability while still remaning incredibly faithful to the originals this line rules!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Me and a local movie star!

Ok so almost five years ago I worked at Convergys activating American Express Cards. One of my co-workers and I became really good friends. Here is Shea Potter and I and our board of many wonders. We took turns drawing different characters on the board fighting one another, everything from Megaman to Strong Bad it was such a great picture that I had to take a picture of it. Anyway so then I got a job at RC Willey and worked with a guy name Andy Sell (who is also now a good friend who teaches seminary in Mountain Home Idaho) and Andy ended up marrying Shea's sister Amber, such a small world eh! So Shea has been in UVSC plays and then he was recently in the movie Turn Around which a great little LDS movie and today I rented and am excited to watch a movie called Rescued which he stars in! So when I got home I found this picture on an old disc and had to put it up because Shea is such a great guy and the white board picture we drew here was so much fun!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Invincibly Cute

Happy day as I go to TRU today and found this Mighty Muggs Iron Man. He may be invincible but he is darn cute here. . . . .ok he is also just super awesome but if its IM I just gotta have it!
On my way home from work I stopped at Target and got this Zev Senesca figure that was previously only released with a snowspeeder toy and so I never got him so I am glad he is now single carded and added to my collection.

I am Iron Man

So Breanne and I went to see Iron Man and midnight last night and it was soooooooooooooooo FRAKKIN' AWESOME! Very easily jumping right into my top five favorite movies ever! Robert Downey Jr. was THE perfect person to play Tony Stark, the acting was great, the movie flowed and moved along, there was good comedy, incredible special effects, great after credit scene to tie in future movies, and well simply it had lots of Iron Man in it which was awesome. I LOVED this movie, if you aren't planning on seeing this one than shame on you! Every person alive needs to see this movie! Thank you Jon Favreau for living up to all of my expectations and then plenty more!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

New Movie Mania

So TRU put out a bunch of new movie merchandise and that includes the Indiana Jones stuff. There is a bunch of stuff that I would buy if I had a bunch of money but since I am limited and try to only buy the things I really am interested in I restrained myself and only bought this one 3 3/4 inch Indy figure He is very well done and has awesome articulation.
Yesterday I found this new set with Fin Fang Foom and Iron Man and had to buy it just to get the IM figure. It if about 10:15 and I will be leaving here shortly to go and see the midnight premier of the IM movie and I can't even express how excited I am about that!
TRU also put out a bunch of Hulk movie stuff and that includes the Super Hero Squad stuff and so I had to get this set with a Hulkbuster IM and then Hulk figure (that I will porbably end up giving to Xander) Anyhow It is great to get some new stuff here it has been a slow few week on new stuff!