Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fly Swiftwind fly!

Motuc this month was great as the sub gave us a great classic figure in Snout Spout heroic firefighter! You can read his bio below.

We also got a beast this month in Swiftwind who is She-ra's horse. This is an amazing toy even though it is the girliest toy I have ever owned.Read the bio below.

The only problem with Swiftwind is that the She-ra we already had couldn't spread her legs wide enough to sit on it so they made a new version of She-ra called Bubble Power She-ra that can sit on Swiftwind so I had to get this version. You can take off all the pink armor and she looks like normal She-ra which is what I did and then I sold my old She-ra. Next month we get our first vehicle in the Motuc line so I am very excited about that. Read the bio below.

Heralds and gods

So wave 42 of Marvel minimates was a Thor/Captain America wave. Here we have Eric Masterson as Thor which is the variant for the wave. The army builder is the Kronan stoneman and then you also have Eric Masterson Thunderstrike.

Here we have Civil War Captain America and Arnim Zola (a very unique minimate with the face on the chest and the wierd head)

Last you have my favorite from this wave Armored Thor and also Beta Ray Bill.

TRU fan choice box set this year is the Heralds of Galactus. This set includes Terrax on the floating rock, Galactus with a mini Silver Surfer that attaches in flight to his shoulder, Nova, and Morg. This is one of the best box sets yet because first of all it is all completely new charaters and second the Galactus is incredibly cool!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I need to pay more attention.

So I just got a Savage Opress and complained that he didn't have a lightsaber. Well I found the second version of him that does come with the lightsaber. I guess I need to pay more attention to upcoming SW figures!
I also found this CW Even Piel figure. The other version I have of him is from my Jedi Council set so he doesn't have a lightsaber. This version is cooler.
My TRU had the first wave of the Marvel Vs Capcom 3 sets and I was oh so excited especially for this one. We have Magneto and the normal version of ZERO!!!!!
We also have Deadpool (care) and Dante (don't care).
And last we have Arthur (from Ghouls and Ghosts) and Iron Man with his big A gamma gun!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Vampires and Zombies

So I got a few new minimate sets and was excited to finally be getting some new minimates (Marvel minimates). This is called Curse of the Mutants and it was a story line involving vampires so we have Blade (of course) Dracula, Zombie Wolverine and Zombie Jubilee. I am glad to get another Blade and I like the look of this Wolverine.
This set is great because I love Deadpool. This was Action Figure Expresses NYCC exclusive set of the Deadpool Corps. Deadpool goes to other dimensions to recruit his counterparts to help him. From left to right we have Championpool, Kidpool, Headpool (the zombie head of deadpool from the Zombie universe) Deadpool, and Lady Deadpool. I love this set.


So the mail away exclusive this year for SW is this figure of the prototype armor of Boba Fett. So the first armor they made up for this character was more like a stormtrooper. We are all glad of course that they changed it to what it is but this is still a great exclusive figure. Even better was that I got a redemption form from Hasbros website and didn't have to buy a figure to get the form (they later changed that and made the online form unusable) they also didn't have assortment requirements for the proofs of purchase to send in so I used a bunch of old ones I had even as far back as 2005! Happy day.
Here we have Savage Opress from The Clone Wars. This is a great looking figure to pit against some of my jedi but I was disappointed that he did not come with a lightsaber of any kind.
This month's MOTUC figure is not my favorite but still cool. This character is from the New Adventures of He-man or as I like to call it He-man in space. In the show this character is called Flipshot but Nerf owns that name so Mattel calls him Icarius. You can read his bio below.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

These are the REAL Ghostbusters

TRU continues making minimates for the REAL Ghostbusters cartoon from when I was a kid. This wave two includes Winston Zedmore and Peter Venkman. I love the wavy hair on Venkman!
Then we have Stay Puft and Louis Tully.
My favorite of them all is the Logo Ghost with a saw trying to cut his way out of the sign. He has an alternate head with a happy face to put on him once he has escaped. You also have Killerwatt ghost.
Then last we have Evil Slimer and the Sandman. Sandman isn't my favorite but these minimates are REALly great!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Monsters and menaces.

So I decided the only Universal Monsters minimates I would get would be the black and white versions that are TRU exclusives. So here we have this year's set in Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster.
With the release of SW on blu-ray there was a Lego Star Wars special released called the Padawan Menace and it features young Han Solo and the set came with this young Han minifigure! Very cool.
When I went to get my comics for this month at the comic store they had this on the shelf which I have wanted since I saw pics of it. It is a set of nesting dolls (I have a Darth Vader set already) of Princess Leia. Very very cool!

Here comes the Horde!

This month we get two MOTCU figures. The first is the variant Hordak figure Hurricane Hordak. He has three different attachments for his arm that spin around like a hurricane. You can read bio below.

Then we get a member of Hordak'd Horde, Leech. He doesn't have suction capability like the vintage Leech but the net he comes with does. He is probably the most different looking figure from a vintage figure so far but I still like him. You can read bio below.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

SDCC stragglers come in the mail and 41 waves holy cow!

Well lets start with a great addition to the 90s Xmen here with wave 41's Mr Sinister! I remember loving the episodes with him in it! The army builder for this wave is Nimrod and the variant is the Age of Apocalypse Mr Sinister.
Then you have a great looking beefed up Hulk and a first appearance Iron Man.
The great new unique set of this wave is Green Goblin with a very first and very cool glider and then Unmasked Spiderman who can be, as you can see, tied up and captured with that rope!
Here are the last of the exclusive SDCC sets that came in the mail. Here is the Disney set Future Foundatin with Thing, Spiderman, Invisible Woman, and Mr Fantastic.
This set if the Mighty Thor with the very first and totally rad Beta Ray Bill, Thor, Sif, and Loki.
So very excited for this set which is a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 set with Dante, Phoenix, Arthur (from the game Ghouls n Ghosts which I had and loved for SNES!) and Deadpool. Arthur and Deadpool are my favorites here I love the accessories with Arthur!
Here we have TRU wave 11 exclusives (there was also a Nightcrawler but he is a duplicate from the Excalibur set so I didn't picture him here). We have Fantomex, Mr. Negative, and Betsy Braddock.
Here we ahve DSTs Marvel Select Gambit figure. We don't get many Gambit figures like this 90s Xmen version so I just had to pick him up when I found him at the Disney store!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The many faces of Man-E-Faces

So this month's MOTUC figure has got to be one of my all time favorites so far! We have Man-E-Faces and you can read his bio further down below (sorry that the pic is sideways stupid blogger!) I love this figure! So you can see his many faces below. The first 3 are the same as the original figure. The second three are the secret accessory that he came with that I didn't know about until today and it is the coolest one so far!

Here you have his robot face

Here is his monster face

Here is his man face and then you can switch out the head inside to get the next three faces since Man-E-Faces is a master of disguise you can also make him . . . . . .



Or He-Man!!!!!! He also has the head turn feature so the little knob on top of his head turns the three faces around!

Since it was on sale at Target I also bought the new Endor assault lego set. . . . why you ask? Because I like Star Wars ok so shutup!

Friday, August 12, 2011

A few random things

So I picked up some of TRU exclusive HALO Universe wave 3 this here is the white Spartan ODST and the Brute Stalker with active Camo.
Here we have a Spartan Mark VI and an Elite Combat guy who looks really cool. I mostly just like to get the packs that have some unique figures in it not so much caring about the Spartans as they all look pretty much the same.
Cool new thing though was a two pack of Bakugan that has a Bakugan (which I gave to Xander) and a Marvel one which is Iron Man! I love different versions of Iron Man!!!