Sunday, July 31, 2011

Transformers Reveal the Shield, Solar Storm Grappel pt 3

A few more photos of Grappel the Great to drool over. Some things have been said over his crane being permanently stuck to his wrist. I don't see it has a huge set-back, and its certainly better than before when it hung off the back of his head.

Grappel's backside is a little on the light side. I do like how he has a folding panel to cover his back. His Shield to Reveal is behind his left shoulder. It was fun watching my light heat it up and reveal that he is indeed an Autobot.

Grappel Standing next to old Grapple.

The two like to have crane fights.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Transformers Reveal the Shield, Solar Storm Grappel pt 2

My Review is in, Grappel is amazing cool! He is like a missing childhood truck re-introduced into my life. I can't stop driving him around in vehicle mode.

New Grappel is much larger than old Generation 1 Grapple. About the only thing that G1 Grappel has over new Grappel is the old shiny chrome. Transformation from Robot to Vehicle was fairly simple and quick. He is a solid Transformer.

And here I am again, driving him back and forth.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Transformers Reveal the Shield, Solar Storm Grappel

If you want this years classic Transformers remakes, you have to avoid the big stores, and head to the discount chains like ROSS and TJ Maxx. It takes a few more weekly visits, but in the end you'll find the remake of your vary first Transformer!

In box, he looks totally AWESOME! I am enjoying him captured for a few more days before I tear it out. My old Grappel, note the spelling change, is still functional, but quite beat up. New Grappel is enormous! I am a bit sad I didn't get his counterpart, Inferno, now a year back or so, as Ebay his him for a fortune now. Thats okay though, I have too many as it is, and Grappel is the Transformer of the hour around my place.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

imaginext Clayface

This time I made the not mistake of buying the toy, and not missing out when I came back for it. Clayface is a must have in the imaginext line. I actually only have the first Bat-Cave (Yeah, there is a new one coming!!!) with Batman and Robin, so I have been needing bad guys for a long time.

Clayface has four points of articulation and a hinged mouth (un-springed) to eat stuff.

He has a soft plastic hammer fist to fit onto either hand. Bat-man likes to jump on them.

Bat-man almost seems happy to be hanging out inside Clayface.

There is no exit location for Bat-man, so you just have to use your imaginextation.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Quorra Action Figure Conundrum, Pass or Fail? Tron Legacy.

I'm still sticking to my Tron Legacy toys as a fan! They are spiffy future cool. I know in five years when all the batteries are dead, I will be cursing them, but for now, play on! I finally found a Quorra in the wild at Target, but is she an epic fail of a figure? Her helmet is so stumpy, and covers her better side. It's as if she's hiding some horrible disfigurement.

Everything else is spot on cool, she has good articulation, and can even kick/sit with the mini skirt pretty well.

They even have her digital shoes going accurate.

So with her ugly helmet, is their any chance?

Wait a second, look who just walked by!

Indiana Jones girl, Irina Spalko everyone!

Are we to be entertained with a female sword fight???

Not a sword fight, but a good old fashioned head steal!

Well look at that, Irina's head almost fits to Quorra's body! She looks a little too old, but the hair is spot on. I wonder if there are paint tricks to match her better.

With the head being a little loose, she's almost channeling some Kim Cattrall's Lieutenant Valeris from Star Trek VI (Can this post get any geekier...Just wait a second...)

Quorra look out! Irina is at it again, channeling the power of the black crystal skull helmet!!!

Oh Wait, it doesn't fit. Whew, we can all rest.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

WWE Legends Sgt. Slaughter

Did I REALLY just buy a wrestling action figure? I guess I did. I have been eyeing Sgt. Slaughter for months now, thinking he might fit well with the Sigma Six GI Joe figures...

Sarge looks a little too short already, as Duke reports to duty. I guess Slaughter is going to be a stand alone figure instead. He's not too bad, and has all my normal callouts, good likeliness, good articulation, solid joints, blah blah blah. He could use a couple fake blood packets to burst over his head though. If you YouTube his Iron Sheik fights, WOW, there is a lost and bizarre era. I can understand amping your countries patriotism, but with a fake staged fight? It seems kind of small. Yet on the other hand...

The display stand is spiffy, as it holds a small card vertically with his name. I like that. But he's still too short for Duke.

Sarge, you are just not big enough to pin Duke.

Sarge is big enough to whip the 3 3/4" scale figures back to action. The team will wish they didn't eat all those mini mini doughnuts the last few years.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2011 Mcdonald's Happy Meal Toys, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Yoda Levitator Toy #3 Stop Motion Review



At first, this was the last toy I wanted out of the group, it soon became my favorite...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

GI Joe The Pursuit of Cobra; Cobra Ice Cutter

Totally awesome tread height dude!

Cobra Commander clearly has rehired, or un-prisoned, his 1980's vehicle design team. Many of the new Pursuit of Cobra vehicles borrow much from the old era. They have that Cobra funky design, yet still almost look possible to build. The Ice Cutter has those great flipping tracks borrowing from He-Man's Attak Trak too. I think the general consensous is, neat flipping tracks, but a need to lock them into place. I think I will do a video shortly to show those off, so stay tuned.

the back sports a big wheel, that would probably need some spikes for even more traction. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to drive and maintain this thing. Yet it is still totally awesome. The laser cannon on top, is just that a laser cannon. No shooting projectile if you can imagine that!

The driver wields two powerful flat like rackets for hitting Joe's in the face. He also has a back back with mini missile, and a machine gun.

Great toy to add to your arctic battle teams.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

It's a vintage 1983-84 Gizmo and Stripe Gremlins set!

Awwwwe, how cute. It's Gizmo! A 1984 LJN toy that came extra with a huge lot of Ebay Thundercats action figures my friend bought.

Hey, Stripe too? He's a little more scuffed up, but what do you expect from that trouble maker? He's also older, aged 1983. Uh-oh my leaky ceiling!!!

That's not good!!! A leaky ceiling and an amok Gremlin. There goes my house value.

Fun little treasures these are. I had to take a few photos before they are Ebayed off to compensate for the huge lot of Thundercats prices. If you would like them, show some love to Thatboywhites new Ebay account...

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Transformers Thrust Review on the Road and totally awkward



Once again pushing the boundaries of toy reviews.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Burger King me the Head of Megatron, a Kids Meal Story 2. Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

This time, Burger King served me the Head of Megatron. Actually, Toy Museum merchandise contributor ThatBoyWhite, purchased Megatron and Shockwave for me (Thank You). Actually, Actually, the girl at the register went far far back to the supply room to find these, vs getting another Optimus Prime. And I did technically do the driving to Burger King. So many hands were involved. Its nice to have the main bad guy to stand up against Prime, although Megs here is a little bland. He makes the traditional transform noise with chest button.

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