Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Additions and subtractions

So at the same time that I am reducing my collection significantly I have also added to it. Here we have the new Excalibur boxset with a great powerhouse Juggernaut, Captain Brittain, Nightcrawler with a great bampf stand, and Meggan.
Then we have the new Thor movie army builder set which was the individually packed figures of Frost Giant 1 and 2, Laufey, Selvig and and Asgardian Royal Guard.
Those came in the mail today and I also found today at TRU the exclusives of civilian Thor, Volstagg and Lady Sif. This movie looks like it is going to be awesome. I also have the Thor movie wave coming in the mail!
The BBTS box also came with the BTTF 25th anniversary box set which came with Biff, Principal Strickland, Marty with his 50s skateboard, and Doc Brown in his radiation suit. The set also came with these fire tire marks to use with the mini Delorean.
This gives you an idea of the like 130 minimates that I am reducing out of my collection. I decided I needed to cut back and the easiest way for me to do that is to reduce what I already have, it makes it easier for me not to buy new stuff. So some previous posts will be of product that I don't have anymore. Mostly it was stuff I didn't care about like 24 minimates, Rocky minimates, and then alternate versions of characters I already have, and all of my duplicates among others. You obviously can't see them all here but it is a good amount. So now even though I was approachin 1000 different minimates I am just going to stop keeping count and just buy the new characters that I really want instead of trying to be a completeist. The lot I am selling also includes some minivehicles, c3 sets, and the box of the carrying case I just got last week.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Laser Gator!

The extra figure this month is Battle Armor Skeletor. I don't have BA He-man so I didn't necessarily care about getting this one but he is still cool and will look great on the filing cabinet in my office at work. The bio wouldn't load correctly so I have left it off but that is ok since there isn't any new and necessary info for Skeletor on it.
So this month's figure is King Hssss who comes with a separate upper half so that you can make him his snake insides. I think this one is cool but am not a big fan of his normal look and the snake insides look isn't that great either so oh well. Read his bio below.

So I got the Uncanny X-Force minimate box set with Wolverine, Archangel, Psylocke, and the oh so cool Deadpool. I really mostly wanted Deadpool but the others look good too. You can see behind these miniamtes that I also got the minimate carrying case. I bought this for two reasons. #1 because the inserts inside to stick the figures in are currently being used to make a great looking hall of armors for my Iron Man minimates.
#2 is that it came with this exclusive laser gator battle beast minimate. Oh I can't wait till they expand this line and make some other great BB minimates!


So for the past several years, since they opened up Ikea up in Salt Lake Valley I have been eyeing this display case. It reminds me of SDCC display cases because you can see stuff from all sides as its walls are all glass. This last week we went up there and I told Breanne that I wasn't going to pass it up again so voila here it is. Getting this case was also the one thing I needed to do before I opened up my MOTUC figures because I wanted a good place to display them before opening them (I didn't open all of them though, I kept some in their package).
So top shelf you have Beastman, Merman, Skeletor, Evil Lyn, He-man, Battle Cat, Orko, Man-at-Arms, Teela, Prince Adam, Screech, and Zoar.
Shelf two you have Neo. . . . . . .wait that is the poster on the wall. You have Scareglow, Tri-klops, Webstor, Whiplash, Faker, Trapjaw, Buzz-off, Roboto, Zodak, Mossman (who smells very very very strongly like a Christmas tree), Stratos, and King Randor.
Third shelf you have Grizzlor, Hordak, King Hssss, Adora, Bow, and She-ra.
and at the bottom we have a palace guard, Chief Carnivuz, Zodac, Optik, Count Marzo, and Keldor. This display case is the best ever!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Flynn Lives

So my wifewas at the Disney store and they were clearancing their Tron stuff, granted their clearance is barely a better price than buying the figure somewhere else, so she picked up a Kevin Flynn figure for. I can't wait for this movie to come out next month and they are releasing the original on Blu-ray also!
Following my habit of buying the Seeker transformers I bought Scourge since he kind of falls into that category. Besides he looks good as a plane and a robot which makes it that much better.