Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mail away and belated Birthday

So since Mattycollector stuff doesn't go on sale until the 15th of each month these two birthday presents are a little belated but incredible and awesome nonetheless! First we have Trap Jaw, given to me by Breanne, which if you scroll down to the bottom of my blog you wil know he is one of my all time favorite MOTU characters. His card says, "An insane criminal from the dimension of Infinita, Kronis was one of several evil warriors freed from an intergalactic prison by Keldor to bolster his ranks during the start of the Great Unrest. After serving Keldor for years, Kronis grew ambitious and raised an army of his own to challenge his master. Now a powerful overlord of Evil, Skeletor, defeated Kronis - breaking his jaw and arm and leaving him for dead. Found and rebuilt by Tri-Klops, Kronis was transformed by him into Trap Jaw, a man armed with combat weapons and an "Iron Jaw!"" I love this figure and the added coolness comes because he comes with an extra arm and head so that you can make him be Kronis and then transform him into Trap Jaw! My woes with my mattycollector subscription are not over but I think they are under control enough to just be happy that I am getting these figures!
Next (sorry I don't know why it won't make the picture appear correctly) is Battle Cat, given to me by my mother-in-law. This is the first over sized figure and it is so amazing that it makes my eyeballs pop out of my head! His package reads, "A member of the Green Tiger Tribe, Cringer was saved from a parek-narr attack by a young Prince Adam and afterwards became his devoted companion for life. He assisted Adam during his quest to unite both halves of the Power Sword of He and afterwards was enhanced by its power to become Battle Cat, the fighting tiger of He-Man. Cringer is one of only a handful of allies who knows Adam's secret and fights alongside the other Masters of the Universe carrying He-Man into battle against the forces of evil." I told myself that once I have a really good display case I am going to open all these figures because I can't handle not being able to play with their amazingness. This toy here only enhances my desire to want to open them! For now they will just adorn my wall in all of the coolness!
So Hasbro is doing an exclusive mail away figure for Nahdar Vebb who is the Mon Calamari Jedi who was Kit Fisto's padawan who is seen in the episode Grievous' Lair on The Clone Wars series. So I have purchased several figures so I can send the upcs away to get this figure. The first here is the one of these figures that I actually really wanted and it is Hondo Ohnaka who comes with his pet red Kowakian monkey lizard. This is a unique and cool figure and I couldn't pass it up because of the pet KML!
Then I got this figure of Aayla Secura because my current version is from Episode II and she is posed, not poseable and so this version is much cooler.
She also came with flight gear.
And this here is another qualifying figure that I didn't have a real excuse to get until this promotion. This is the best looking and articulated Yoda they have made so far and he even comes with a cloth robe so he is uber cool! I also used the upcs from my Cad Bane and concept Snowtrooper figures and have mailed away for the Nahdar figure so I am excited to get that one!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Birthday Joy!

So my brother in law JR had this Thunderhawk MASK toy when he was a kid and he had given it to his son Noah to play with (which makes me cringe since giving vintage toys to smaller children often spells doom) But Noah was kind to the toy and he outgrewit I guess so for my birthday last week my sister Lana and Noah came over to my brothers and gave me a box and I open it to see this and it was the biggest suprise presnt I have had in a long long time and one of the best presents too!
Here is me in my happiness!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Its a Masterpiece!

So the Japanes versions of Masterpiece Transformers usually go for a minimum of 100$ which is why I always end up getting the American Walmart exclusive version because it is cheaper. Well They released Skywarp (one of my favorite Seekers) but I couldn't bring myself to spend 60$ dollars for it which is Walmarts much better price. Well as incredible as these things are, they just don't sell that well so they just went on clearance for 30$ and that put it in the range where I had to snag one. So here you have MP Skywarp next to the commerative edition of the vintage Skywarp.
Here is Skywarp in robot mode.

Here are the two Skywarps in robot mode. Look how simply amazing the MP version is next to the largely unposeable and boring vintage version.

Here is MP Skywarp next to my Walmart version of MP Starscream (The picture wouldn't turn the correct way so sorry).
Here is Skywarp and Starscream in Robot mode.
Then here we have the two Seekers along with my MP (Walmart version again) of Optimus Prime and then my Alternator (which are just about as cool as MP versions) of Grimlock. These are the best of pretty much all Transformers in all of always. Anyway, yesterday was my birthday and I got something I need to post here and I am sure there will be more in the upcoming weeks.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Tron Legacy!

So here are some pictures from the upcoming Tron Legacy movie out in theaters in December. As the original Tron is one of my favorite movies of all time. I am quite excited for this! I saw the teaser (if that is what it is called) after the Race to Witch Mountain Panel at SDCC in 2008 and it has been a long wait but I am so excited! The updates look awesome. Enjoy!