Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mars Attacks POP!

  



Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Are you ready to rumble?

I took another chance on the Playmobil blind bagged figures.

This time I got the boxer, I like this one a lot better than my last two.


The boxing gloves and the robe (cape) are sweet.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Weird-Ohs!

While perusing Ollie's Bargain Outlet this past weekend I came across pegs full of these guys. I don't know much about the old Weird-Ohs plastic models these were based on, but I really like the aesthetic and style. 


Each one came with it's own skateboard.  The figures conveniently have magnets in their feet so that they have no problem standing on their medal boards.


I'm not sure how I feel about the skateboards, these characters don't seem to be skaters originally.  A generic stand may have been more appropriate.

The package includes the original art in the upper left hand corner. Also prominently displayed is the pack of 5 "collector cards".


The translation from 2-D art to 3-D figure isn't great.  I'd be happier if there was some articulation in the arms so that I could get Sling Rave Curvettes hands onto her hips like in the original art, instead of stuck in this strange karate pose.


These are fun for what I paid (less than $3 a pop), but the trading cards sealed the deal on the purchase.


Card scans will have to wait for their own post.



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Playmobil Blind Packed Figures

I'm not very well versed in Playmobil, but blind pack figures have been fun so . . .

 I bought two, and the two I got are some of my least favorite figures in the line.

Hospital lady
I know that’s supposed to be a crutch
 she’s holding, but it sure looks like a white 
stick to me.
and pizza guy
I’m not sure where pizza chef here is makin’ his pies, but they have a pretty lax dress code.  
slippers?!?!?

I'll still grab more of these, I'd like to try for Uncle Sam. and the Grim Reaper.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Modulok

Here’s another survivor from my youth. Modulok here was one of my favorite Masters of the Universe figures.


Seen here reassembled in my favorite configuration, using up all his parts. Wish I still had the gun. Pretty sure it was in parts, like him.

I’d like to see how they’d handle him in the MOTU Classics line.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

James P. "Sulley" Sullivan

Score! I can sleep at night now.


I now have both Mike and Sulley.



Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pixar Vending Machine Score

I found these guys in a vending machine while out running some errands.
Just like the Marvel ones that I haven't found yet, the head is the capsule and the body and feet are hidden within.

Definitely gonna try to score a Sulley and another Hamm that's not scraped next time I'm out.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cool Simpsons Mugs

Hi everyone, do any of the three people who read this blog live in Europe? I'd love a set of these Simpsons Mugs from burger chain Quick.

That is all, thank you.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Convertors Spies Bandit

Thanks to jboypacman over at Revenge From The Cosmic Ark I was reminded of one of my childhood toys that survives in my collection still. For the longest time I had no idea what this was called or who made it. I just assumed it was a cheapo toy without much of a toy line surrounding it.

I still remember when I acquired this fella. It was a Monday holiday, maybe MLK day and I was not feeling well. I was off from school and picked this Transformers wannabe out while being dragged along while my folks ran errands.

I had a rotten headache the day I got this. An unrelenting sinusy kinda headache that made me sick to my stomach. For a long time this little robot reminded me how terrible I felt that dreary day.

I spent awhile pulling the arm (still works btw) to try and get it to land on the highest scoring reel. It didn't take long to figure out that the tab in the front stopped the reels on demand, taking the sport out of it.

Thank you again to jboypacman for tipping me off on what I had here. Of course, I will be on the lookout now for any of his kin, hopefully feeling better when I acquire them.