Wednesday, December 31, 2008

End of the year, need some toys? Never fear Jedi Master Tolman is here!

What a way to close out the year! So Target got this exclusive Republic Fighter Tank set that I didn't have enough money to buy when it came out so I resigned myself to not getting it especially since I haven't seen it in the store for over a month but I got some Christmas cash and I happened across this one single set in the store earlier this week and so I snagged it up. Now all I need is the attack shuttle set and hopefully I will be good on legos for a while.
Currently I am waiting for my pre-order of Marvel Minimates waves 23 and 24 to come into stock at so that they will be sent to me. However TRU got all of wave 24 on their shelves (minus the variant) but the TRU in Orem never got them so since we were up in SL today we went to a TRU up there and voila they had two of the sets from wave 24. I bought them since there are alternate ways of showing some of the mates in this wave but also because it never hurts to have some extras to trade on my forum and since I bought these and will be getting a whole set of this wave soon I will have extras. Here we have Cosmis Spiderman and Transformation Venom (who has a great Eddie Brock head which you will see when I get my whoel wave).

Then here we have Classic Spiderman and Shocker. This is getting me so impatient to get my order from BBTS which also includes ST wave 5. They should be in stock by the latest the end of next week so I am eagerly waiting to get the rest of wave 24 and wave 23 too.
Then I was excited to see wave 1 of GI Joe Mighty Muggs at TRU and I had to have Xander help me choose between this Snake Eyes and a Cobra Commander and well obviously Snake Eyes won. His sword is awesome! I am sure I will get CC sometime soon so until next year. . . . .

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Obsessed? Why yes I am!

Well it is Christmas day and I had to get my post done so that I can actually start reading some of the stuff I got and getting the toys up on display. Here is something my wife got me (along with the lightsaber from a few posts back) This is a SW trivia book that randomly selects one of the 2500 questions in the book, you turn there and select the answer A-D on the little button pad and it tells you if you are right or wrong. (obviously I am right most of the time) I can't get me enough SW and hence. . . . .
here we have the brand new Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia which is 3 volumes, over 1200 pages of SW goodness. It is heavier than a cinder block and ha amazing illustrations in it and it just kicks the previous encyclopedias butt. Not to mention the main author on this baby is in a picture with me at the bottom of this here blog!!! This was from my Mother-in-law and it is just down right amazing. I wish I knew I would have enough time to read this within a reasonable amount of time but given its length and my upcoming lack of time to do anything it may just take me a while to get through this one.

My mother-in-law also got me the two Masters of the Universe Classics figures that came out this month. They are the first in the line and they are amazing looking. Here we have He-Man and
here we have Beast Man. The only compaint I have with these figures is that the packages don't have hangars to put them up on the wall. I can't wait till next month when we get Skeletor!
Then here we have one from my brother in law JD. He got me this Santa Jack from NBC (as well as the DVD Shaun the Sheep off the Baa!) The way they are now making these NBC figures is much higher quality than the others I have and they look and feel awesome.
This is another from my mother-in-law. I always gets the SW Hallmark ornaments for Christmas but never post them here because they aren't really toys they are just collectibles . . . . .I guess that is the same but I had to post this one because it is the Reliant from ST II and it is simply one of the best looking ornaments ever! I love it. Well I also got a significant amount of cash which will serve to publish more posts here soon enough (new lego sets here I come) and I got some other non toy related books and other things too. I love that I am part of a family that has no problem buying me toys for Christmas despite my age. Breanne is the best at understanding my "hobby" or obsession and I love her to death for it. Xander made off with quite the haul this year with a whole bunch of lego sets that he has endless fun with, such an imagination he has. Mara was the prize winner this year with a Barbie house, a play kitchen and just hoards of other things. Well Merry Christmas all of my readers. . . . . . . . . if there are any!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Keep out bright light!

My good friend Eric was cleaning out some old stuff and came across this Gizmo toy a friend gave him a long time ago and of course he thought of me. I am a big Gremlins fan and had quite the collection of Gremlins figures as a kid sothis was a great present he gave me. The best is that it is from Japan so the English translation of some stuff on the box is funny like on the back it says "Can you say the three firm promise" (????) Keep out bright light, keep away from water and never never feed after midnight. The best is the t-shirt that Gizmo is wearing that says no more water! Thanks Eric
Here we have a classic GI Joe that is Blowtorch. I loved this figure as a kid and was way excited to find him on the shelf this morning despite the fact that I missed an enitre wave. I haven't seen any of wave 12 and I still haven't found Airborne from wave 11 oh well this was the figure out of all those waves that I was looking forward to the most. Only two more days till Christmas, wow time flies!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Secret Christmas Invasion

So a store based in the UK called Limited Edition sponsored a giveaway on my forum and I entered and won. The minimates were a secret until they started showing up at other members and they started posting what they got. Everyone has received a different one so far. They are all known minimate bodies with a Skrull decal and a Santa hat so they are all Secret Invasion Christmas miniamtes. I got Nightwing who is one of my favorites of the DC mates. This is a great custom free minimate and it is very unique, the reasons I love that forum just keep piling up!
Here we have the Mighty Mugg of Plo Koon which is a character that I have really started to like as you can tell from the last post so I couldn't pass up this great Mugg.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

End of the Semester Lightsaber salute!

This morning I went and took my one and only final for this semester and was so relieved to have it done. I stopped by Target on the way home (despite the crazy snow covered roads) to hopefully find a new toy to celebrate the successful completion of this long and tiring semester. Lo and Behold I found the Clone Wars Plo Koon figure I wanted and what an incredible figure he is. He is opened obviously to go on the Characters with Lightsabers shelf but this is just one awesome figure. Definitely in my top ten favorite SW figures to date. I mean come on how he could he not be awesome when he comes with two lightsabers and then a two bladed lightsaber type wrist weapon? A little more than a week till Christmass and then as you could guess there will be I am sure several posts of great toys I will receive.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Post 200 in stealth mode

Ok so after several weeks of torture with Toys R Us not getting in their own exclusive product (the little silver sticker on the corner of the package denotes the product as TRU exclusive) I finally got the Stealth Iron Man Gauntlet Tony Stark set (actually I got a few so I could also have Tony out of the Stealth Armor. The set is great because it came as a surprise, meaning I didn't know it was coming out, it also came with the awesome little poster you see and it is just an all around great set. I got an extra set you see in the back to trade on my forums because this is one hot item! This by the way is also my 200th post! WOW that is a but load of toys!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Early Christmas

Due to a great family sale at FYE (Breanne's brother JD works there) we got a sweet 40% off deal on a force FX lightsaber. I have always wanted one but couldn't justify spending full price. We almost bought one for me last year at comic con but ended up not getting it. So Breanne got me an early Christmas present and got me this here Yoda Lighstaber.
It comes with an awesome display stand.
Here you have Jedi Master Tolman!

Today at Walmart I found this here Matt Trakker GI Joe figure. If you know your toys you might be thinking to yourself hey that guy wasn't a GI Joe and you would be correct for if you look closely at the upper right corner you will see the logo for M.A.S.k> (or Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) This was the leader of M.A.S.K. and since Hasbro owns Kenner who made M.A.S.K. they did this incredibly cool crossover figure and gave us Matt Trakker.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Free, Cheap, and Cool

Ok so this was the big minimate thing from a few posts ago that I was excited about it just took a long time to get to me. I was one of the top guessers on my forum for an upcoming wave of minimates (like Gambit and Deadpool!!!!) so Diamond Select Toys gave a free set of minimates to the top guessers. I chose to get some more Iron Man minimates and so I got the whole set finally today (more than a month after the contest ended) and I can now display Tony in his out of armor Mark II and III versions and Obadiah Stane out of his armor as well. The rest of the figures I will use to trade on my forum but it is very cool to get a bunch of free minimates especially a set that is my favorite wave of all!
Then another forum member wanted one of the minimates I have for trade and so he got a sweet deal on a bunch of Fistful of Dollar sets so he traded me one of those sets for one of my extras (one minimates for four ain't bad eh!) SO here we have Ramon Rojo, Marisol, The man with no name, and John Baxter. The accessories on these Clint Eastwood movie sets are just AWESOME!
Then today at Target I got this Cobra Eel from the next wave. They didn't have the other character from this wave that I wanted but I can only imagine it won't take long to find it as the Christmas toy influx has begun!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

24 = 500?

From a tip on my minimate forum I found a great deal on for this set of 24 minimates that I normally wouldn't purchase but the set (normally 15$) was only 5$ and it was free shipping, in other words I couldn't pass that up. So I snagged this set so we have Michelle Dessler, George Mason, Tony Almeida (all of which I have no idea who they are since I didn't watch season 2) and then the 500th unique minimate Jack Bauer (I took him out of the package last to make sure that #500 was a character that I atleast know! So yeah 500!