Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Not so impressive Comic Con haul

So it was Salt Lake Comic-con this last weekend and as always it was lots of fun but my haul this time was dismal compared to previous outings.  This is an X-wing model kit from Ban Dai. It is really high quality but the stickers were lame and it didn't satisfy my desire for a super cool toy purchase.

I was excited to see little vinyl figures from Kid Robot of Megaman. They were blind boxed so I just picked one and got Roll which is cool since I don't have her in any other form.

Then I found this at Walmart last week it is a traditional Japanes woman car from Cars 2 but since I collect the Tokyo Mater cars I picked this one up to go with the other Tokyo cars.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Force Friday and beyond

So September 3rd I showed up at Toys R Us at about 10 pm and waited in line with other anxious fans for the doors to open at midnight to start Force Friday which saw the release of all the new Force Awakens merchandise.  I got most of what I wanted that night but some crazy people at the front of the line cleaned out most of the action figures so I still don't have a Kylo Ren.  One of the things I was most looking forward to was these bionicle type figures from Lego.  This is Darth Vader and the picture does not do its awesomeness justice!  It has great poseability and it looks amazing!

This is the winner though, Obi Wan in the his Clone Commander gear is absolutely my favorite new Star Wars toy.  The pose here does do him justice! The face looks amazing and the details are incredible. I love this toy!

I was able to get a few action figures. I picked up Captain Phasma and decided this will be the one I leave in its package as an example of this packaging (I try to do this for every style of packaging).

I had to snag a stormtrooper because I really do like the new look.

I picked up two regular lego sets, this is the First Order TIE Fighter.  I love the black and gray with red accents.  At this point having not seen the movie I have no attachment to the minifigures (that may change) but the ship is definitely worth it.

Then I had to pick up the new X-Wing because, well I love X-Wings.  The pilots are cool but had to have the X-Wing! I also love the color scheme here and it has lots of firing guns on it.

Diamond released some blind bagged Nightmare Before Christmas figures.  I bought 6 and got duplicates of Jack and Sally but also got the Mayor of town and professor Finkelstein.  I love this movie and so toys of them in my favorite toy format was a must!

TRU got some exclusive Age of Ultron minimates as well as some Ultimate Spiderman cartoon (love that show) ones too.  So here is War Machine and Bruce Banner from Age of Ultron and Stealth Spiderman from Ultimate Spiderman.  

Then Walgreens of all places got some exclusive minimates as well so here is Groot, Rocket, and Star Lord from their animated series.  I love the smirk on Star Lord's face! I wish the Rocket was poseable and more different from the movie one but oh well.

Then I got this little set so that Xander could have a Carnage figure (one of his favorite characters).  I kept the Spiderman and the Shield guy and Xander got the Carnage.