Sunday, September 26, 2010

Flame On!

So the newest wave of TRU exclusive minimates is actually a wave of Fantastic Four minimates and I LOVE this wave. First here we have an incredible looking Sue Storm and then our very first Mole Man (although the cape they made him with makes it very difficult to stand him up).
Here we have a great new version of the Thing and Human Torch.
Then we have Mr Fantastic and Dr Doom (I really like the look of this Doom).
Then you have an Atlantean Soldier and Namor.
And this is the cool little poster that came in each set. The upcoming wae of minimates also has more Things in it but also some other super cool characters so I can't wait till those show up. . . . . oh and by the way these last bunches of minimates puts me at a total of 904 total unique minimates! So 1000 here I come!


Ok so Minimates now have the Universal Monsters license and will be releasing minimates from a few of these classic movies every year before Halloween. There are TRU exclusive waves and comic book store waves and I have decided to just stick with the TRU waves so that I don't have to pay shipping. This first package here is the Wolfman and Larry Talbot.
Then here we have a glow in the dark Creature from the Black Lagoon and transformation Wolfman.
Here we have the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Dr. Reed (or as I like to call him Scuba Steve).
The the TRU exclusive pack is a black and white version of both the Creature and the Wolfman. Other movies slated to be released in this collection are Dracula, the Mummy, Invisible Man, and Frankenstien. Pretty cool.
Then here we have another car from the Tokyo Mater toon this is the DJ from that toon and his name is Yokoza.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

All aboard!

So my mother in law and sister in law went to Disneyland this last weekend and my sister in law looked out for me and picked up these very unique cool set at the Star Tours shop. This is the Boarding Party set which includes a Star Tours Officer, Kaink the Ewok, Teek (who has never been done before and if you don't know who he is you need to go watch your Ewok movies!), then you have Ree-Yees with his awesome camera (that he shouldn't use on the ride) and Chewbacca. I can't wait to see what changes they make to this ride as it is one of my favorites (big surprise).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's been a while.

Well its been a while. Not since my last post but since I had a day to post a bunch of different toys. I have been cutting back on my toy purcahses the last little while but today I saw some things that although not on my list of wants were just things I really wanted to buy. This first one though is of course my monthly MOTU figure coming in the mail and this is a figure of a character from the 200x series. This is Chief Carnivus and you can read his bio below but this is like always a great looking figure!

Then here we have some Galactic Heroes which I have been fairly picky with lately in terms of what I do and don't buy. This here is Pre Viszla and a Mandolorian Soldier. I had a Target gift card so getting these for free in essence was a no brainer!
Then I also picked up this Cad Bane and Aurra Sing set since they go nicely with my other bounty hunters.

Then if you haven't watched the Cars Toons with Mater and his tall tales then you should start my favorite is Tokyo Mater (you can see the Lightning McQueen in a post a while back) but since they were on sale I picked up this Kabuto

and this Komodo. I love the looks of the cars from this episode and will likely get the other ones too.

And then last the new line of GI Joes is largely unimpressive but I came across this Jungle Viper who has this great camoflauge that makes him look really cool and a great looking sniper rifle and my favorite Cobras are the Vipers so I snagged this guy up. So there is the lot of random of things that I have picked up the last few days.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Holy Grail

So this is the mail away figure for the SW vintage wave of figures shown a few posts back. It came today and it is a recreation of the Holy Grail of all SW vintage figures, the missile firing Boba Fett. Because the firing missile was deemed a hazard the old ones never actually got released so the ones out there were early prototypes etc. So this is a great throwback to that figure and especially since they made this figure look very much like the vintage figure it is very cool. Also the card came unpunched which is nifty. My only complaint is the box that hasbro sent it to me in was seriously mangled so it is amazing the figure didn't have more damage than it did (a slight dent in the bubble and the bubble detached slightly from the card).

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Random but very cool

Ok so I am more excited for the upcoming Tron Legacy movie than about any movie I can think of since Star Wars movies were coming out (and that is saying a lot since I like a lot of different movies) so when I saw that the figures were on the pegs at TRU yesterday I got very very excited! I did control myself however realizing that I can't just buy all of them so I looked over the four they had and chose this CLU figure. The figure has great articulation and if you push a button on the back there are two strips on his chest that light up. Now if you remember in the first movie CLU is the name of the program that Kevin Flynn is using to break into the system at the beginning of the movie. My guess is that this is the same program as it says that CLU rules the Tron world and the previews shows a Jeff Bridges character that says he is not Sam's father. But I guess I won't know for sure utnil December 17th as that is when this movie comes out. . . . . .not soon enough!
Here is a figure from wave 2 of the IM2 figures. This is the Hulkbuster armor and I just love this bulked up armor. It looks cool and I haven't got anything IM in a while so finding this guy made my day!