Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This is the most maddening set of the Playground sets so far. As the largest set you are given lots of pieces, but getting them in the right places, not so easy. The illustration on the back is not much help, as you have to go a level higher, to get it to sort-of work. Once constructed, it only half works anyways, as things need to fall, land, and spring perfectly for a win. Still though, I had fun as it challenged me so much. Look for it at Toys R Us and give it a try if you dare!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Two reviews on the same day? Yeah! It seemed wiser to split these two reviews up. The Catapult is hardly fool proof. I would say 1 out of 300 are my odds. Still though, it looks spiffy, and if you collect many of these build sets you could possibly build a nice playground piece. Too bad the Om Noms are not different.
Even though these Playground sets function terribly, I still like them quite a bit. I think its the bright colors, and the mostly solid working parts. They just don't deliver the candy very well at the very end. Having an Om Nom figure is a plus, and the pieces that look like spikes are nice too. Maybe I will try and build a master machine some day.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Monday, May 06, 2013
Series 4 of the Star Wars Fighter Pods are slowly showing up on shelves. I found a box of packs at Walgreens for $3.99 each, a dollar more than what you would normally expect. By far my favorite is Hoth Han Solo.
Here I open a few live, then tapped, and re-edited for your convenience...
Luke in Stormtrooper guise is a sign that the collection is getting thinner, but in some ways still going strong.
Finally I get a couple Jedi filler guys.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
With my local Toys R Us about 9 days left till moving, things were getting to great deals. With 60% off, I could not pass (on lots of things). Knight Rider here ended up to be about 4 dollars! What a deal!
I have been eyeing K.I.T.T. for several months and am thrilled to get an 80's deal on it.
MiniMates figures have always been great on detail, maybe not so much in construction, but this set turned out to be pretty solid. I am glad to have it parked on my desk.