Thursday, September 17, 2009

Well here is proof that the new subscription program works. The first firgure in the subscription is Webstor evil master of escape his bio says, "One of the last remaining members of an ancient Eternian race of spider warriors called the Arachna, Webstor was awoken from hibernation beneath Snake Mountain and occasionally allies himself with Skeletor. In ancient times, the Arachna were an advanced, dominant race until driven underground by the Snake Men. Araneus retains much of the knowledge of his people and while seemingly savage, is an expert mathematician and strategist as well as an accomplished escape artist. He often arms himself with a grappling hook, fast pack and uses his climbing power to escape capture!" Once again I have to say how incredible all of these MOTU classic figures look and my only complaint about this one is that they didn't package him with his armor on.
I went to TRU this morning because people on my forum have been reporting finding the new wave of X-men Origins Wolverine minimates and Thursday is new product day at my TRU so I went and voila here we have the four new minimates. We have Battle Damaged Wolverine and the movie version of Gambit who was cool in the movie other than he really didn't talk with the accent appropraite to that character. But in any case the minimate of him here looks great, I love his coat.
Then we have final battle Deadpool in all his creepiness and WW2 Wolverine. I was dissappointed when they first showed the movie minimates that there was no Deadpool (this version) and no Gambit so I am extremely happy that they did them now and it worked well in conjunction with the release of the DVD which Xander and I watched yesterday and he really liked it, although he thought Deadpool's eyes were creepy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

700 is gold!

So back when BSG minimates were first announced they showed pictures of miniflyers to go with them and after 3-4 years now we are finally getting them with these first two being TRU exclusives. Here we have a Mark VII Viper (I wish it was the old version rather than the new version but oh well) and it comes with our first Lt. Brendan Costanza AKA Hot Dog AKA Bodie James Olmos (the real life son of Edward James Olmos AKA Admiral Adama) AKA the real father of Nickie Tyrol. It is very cool to get this character with such a cool little toy.
But here we have minimates #700 which is a gold Cylon Commander with his Raider. I opened him up as # 700 since gold is significant. . . . yeah I know I am wierd but these toys are anything but they are frakin awesome!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Great bounty!

So at Walmart today I got a great bounty in this Lego Clone Walker Battle Pack set that was on clearance for 5$ but the real bounty was . . .
this bounty hunter Cad Bane from The Clone Wars series. This figure was on my want list and he is the first figure I have purcahsed with this new packaging. There have been like 2 waves already that I have passed on so here is Cad in the cool new packaging.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Slimer, Zombie, Ghost, Terror Dog, and. . . . . . Marshmallow Man?

Happy day as people on my MM forum have been reporting seeing the GB TRU wave 2 minimates at stores across the country I had to make srue I was at my TRU first thing this morning (as Thursdays is when they put out new product) and voila here they were! We have here a Zombie Taxi Driver and Winston Zeddmore.
Next we have Ray Stantz with the first ghost trap and his cool goggles and he came with the Happy Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Next we have Louis Tully in a GB uniform and a bright green version of Slimer.
Next we have Lab Coat Egon (I love the reuse of Baltar's blood vials) and a Jogger Ghost.
Last but not least is this here Energize Terror Dog who came with a Peter Venkman who was a duplicate so Xander was quite happy to take that off my hands today! This week has been a great minimate week so now it is time to enter drought time until October when there are more slated for release!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The best minimates of them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It has been a long time coming but I finally have wave 27 and 28 of my Marvel Minimates and I am starting with wave 28 here because it has given me the first versions of two of my favorite comic book characters of all time as well as my favorite female comic book character! Here we have a Wolverine (nothing new there although this version looks great) and we have DEADPOOL!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally the Merc with a Mouth in MM form loaded with 4 guns two katanas and a sai as well as two version of his mask (displayed here with my favorite version). I love this minimate so much I can't even describe it!
Next we have the best two pack ever! We have Gambit who is my favorite X-man and Psylocke who is my favorite X-woman and favorite female comic charater of all time. Both of these look amazing and come with AWESOME accessories. Getting Gambit and Deadpool in one wave made this wave more than worth the wait but man am I glad they are here and in my posession!
This wave's other set included this here Sabertooth and a Skrull. This Skrull has had his head transplanted with one of the extra heads from my Secret Invasion set so that he will be different from the other Skrull that came with the variant.

So here is the variant of the wave which is first appearance Sabretooth from Iron Fist #41 or something like that with a Skrull as well.
Now we can get to wave 27 which to me has some good figures but is really half and half meaning half awesome and half just ok. Here we have Ultimate Thor and Ultimate Nick Fury (as you can tell this is the version of NF that the new Marvel movies are basing the character on)
Here we have the variant of the wave which is World War 2 Captain America and a SHIELD soldier.
Here we have Ultimate Captain America which I think is one of the best Caps they have done yet and another SHIELD soldier which I actually have switched the head out on as well to make him look different (but I did that after taking this picture).
Last but not least we have Ultimate Hulk (blah) and Ultimate Iron Man (Sweeteroni!) They are going to release this guy in an upcoming TRU wave as well so I will have to snag another IM to display him without his armor on like I have with all my other IMs. Man what a high it was to open up these minimates, especially wave 28. The next waves have some great characters in them too so its not like I don't have anything to look forward to but as for my must have list it is now complete!