Sunday, November 30, 2008

So this is minimate #496 and is technically not mine but it will be counted anyway. This is Cheff Duff minimate from the Food Network show Ace of Cakes. My wife loves this show and so at SDCC when we saw that they were making a minimate of him my wife said she had to have him. So here he is and he is hanging on the wall with my minimates and he is a new minimate and he has more accessories than any other minimate before him and is one great little minimate but technically I bought him for my wife.

Here is another armor to add to the Hall of Armor this is Subterranean Armor Iron Man with his power drill. I like the bulkiness of this figure and a good new color scheme too.

Then here we have a new Marvel Legends Iron Man Heroes Reborn version. This figure isn't the greatest looking figure but he is a new version of Iron Man so he had to be added to the Hall. There should be more minimates coming in the mail this week to get me to 500 and then TRU has some new exclusive minimates that I have to hunt down now which so far has proven to be a frustrating process but I will prevail!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Lucky me!

Ok so I have been really lucky with minimates as of late and I will obviously tell you about each one as I post here. This here is the Iron Man Hostile Takeover AFX exclusive set that has not yet been released. See I participated in a contest where for every time you reviewed a product on your name was entered into a drawing to win a production sample of this set. So I went and reviewed all the miniamte sets that I have and a couple of other non minimate products and last friday I got an e-mail that my name was drawn as the winner of the set. Now here it is monday only three days later and it came in the mail, now that is quick an awesome. This set comes with a battle damaged Iron Man and Iron Monger. The IM has flight flaps on his back and unique little flight glove hands. Then the set also has Playboy Tony Stark and the Ten Rings Terrorist Raza. This is obviously a great set since it is Iron Man and it is even better because it was FREE!!!!!!!!!!! Only five more minimates until 500 who is gonna be the lucky 500th minimate in my collection? Tune in soon to find out!

Friday, November 21, 2008

You can't repel toys of this magnitude!

So I actually sold some of my transformers to BBTS (thats big bad toy store) for a butload of in store credit (butload meaning I got a lot more than I paid for these transformers and since I am not a die hard transformer collector I can live with just my one Grimlock Alternator and I sold the other four I had). I used some of this credit to make a purchase of some things that I have been interested in and am saving the rest of the credit for some upcoming minimate waves. First here we have the Previews exclusive Mighty Muggs Admiral Ackbar. I could not pass this one up!
Then here we have a Cosbaby which are these great little toys from Asia somewhere that I wish I could get the whole Iron Man set but they are way too expensive so I will live with this Mark II one.

Here you have a size comparison with a minimate.
Then this is actually the first Cosbaby I ever saw and I love Aliens so I had to pick up atleast one so here is a battle damaged Alien.
Then since I got an Alien I had to also get a Predator with it since these are from teh AVPR movie. So here we have the Wolf Predator and the only thing I don't like about it is that I can't get the mask to stay on him. Otherwise I wish these things were sold over here so they would be cheaper cause they are great!
Then this is actually what I got when I took back those GI Joes to Walmart that I mentioned in the previous post. This is Stealth Strike Iron Man. I just can't seem to get enough iron in my diet! This figure is particulary cool not just because he looks great but because his joints are solid and the plastic in his appendages is not warped like several other figures I have got recently. What a great toy week it has been not to mention the several minimate sets that I have won. . . .oh wait I won't spoil the surprise I will just wait till they come in the mail and talk about it then.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Avengers Assemble

Well I got a package in the mail today (a day early!) and it had my Avengers #1 minimate box set. Actually the box had two sets in it because with the accessory pieces you could change the figures up so I got two sets. So you have Golden Armor Iron Man and then Tony Stark without the armor on. Then in the back left you have a modern version of Wasp and then on the right a classic Wasp. Then on the left you have Giant Man and on the left Ant Man. And you have Hulk in the middle there. The Wasp even comes with an additional mask and the Ant Man comes with a hair piece so you can make him Hank Pym. So even thought this only adds 4 new minimates to my count of unique minimates (quickly approaching 500 now) there are 7 new ones to display! I like the customizability of these sets but at the same time I wish they would just stick to one version so that I wouldn't feel bummed only getting one set and only being able to display one version at a time.
Then here we have another character from the new wave of GI Joe. This here is Croc Master and boy he looks pretty evil. He would be like Steve Irwins arch nemesis or something. I also got a Para-Viper and a Wraith figure but when I found out that these are not actual reissued figures from a vintage wave I took them back to Walmart because I get these figures because I they represent the amazingness that was GI Joe from my childhood and I don't have any attachment to newly created figures characters. The figures I took back looked really really cool but there are so many GI Joes coming out I have to put some sort of limit or qualifier on the purchases.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Ok so on the minimatemultiverse forum that I am a member of there is a section for people to post their custom creations and I am always amazed by the great stuff these guys can make. I wish I has some talent in this area since I have a bunch of extra minimates that I could use to do it (I'll just live with trading them for now). Anyway I was looking through stuff that members have for trade/sale and a member Nervous (Joshua) had these customers he made up for sale and they are flat out the greatest customs I have yet to see. I have always wanted MOTU minimates since I saw a great custom of the Sorceress. Anyway I sent a message to Nervous and he said I could post this pic here so thanks! Man there isn't any other license I would like in minimate form more than MOTU. Oh well for now I can just sate my desire by looking at this picture! I should mention for those of you who had a sad childhood and don't know the characters in this picture we have Trapjaw, Beastman, Skeletor, and Merman.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Heir to the infinities of Iron Man

Here we have some new Comic 2 packs of Star Wars Figures. This here is from Heir to the Empire (which is actually a novel they just put it in comic book format too) We have Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde. This was essential to my collection as this book is the one that introduced Mara into the Star Wars universe and I really like both of these characters anyway.
Then here we have a set from the Infinities comic book which is a what if series. This particular set has a white Darth Vader as if he had joined to Rebel Alliance and then you have a sniper Leia because in the series she is the one that takes on the bulk of defeating the Empire.
Then there isn't much better than some new Iron Man figures except when I get them on sale! So TRU was having a 2 for 15 sale and they actually had some new figures out to make taking advantage of the sale a must. Here we have the Mark I suit but the gold version (yes I know that wasn't in the movie but that's ok because it still rocks!)
Then here we have the Atmospheric Diving Armor or the Scuba Steve suit as I like to call it. This is still a great looking suit. There is one more new one in this wave that I want but they didn't have him so stay tuned. . . . . . .

Monday, November 3, 2008

FANG, Claw, Stap.

So Twaga called me this mornin to let me know that Walmart had this new GI Joe vehicle pack that I have been looking for so I cruisedo n down before I went to work and got this here FANG helicopter with the Cobra Viper and the Claw hanglider with the Cobra Pilot. The hanglider is a little different than the one I had as a kid but this FANG helicopter is just awesome! This copter, the HISS tank, and the water mocassin boat (which is coming out soon) were the three that got the most play from me. Thanks Twaga!
Then here we have some of the new wave of Galactic Heroes (there were two more packs but I didn't have enough moola to get those so I just the these two here) This is Anakin with a great littel Stap. I wish this line would make more vehicles (they have done much better in the last litte while) cause things like this Stap are just awesome. This wave is from the Clone Wars so I love getting stuff that is not just from the main movies.
Here we have Ahsoka Tano and Cpatain Rex. Ahsoka has a very unique grip on her lightsaber and she also has a Rotta the Hutlett on her back.