Monday, October 31, 2011

Hot Wheels, 2011 New Model, A Team Van 39/50

Tonight the Toy Museum is dressed up as a Hot Wheels A Team van. What a tight costume to fit into. Luckily the card was beyond creased, so opening was no debate.

Now I just need three more, so I can reenact episode 37; "The A Team Van goes Roller Skating"

Sunday, October 30, 2011

James Bond Johnny Lightning Cars and Battle Cat Connection?

No Connection, I just wanted a shameless plug to sell stuff. Yes my storage bins are overflow busting, so I thought its time to part with a few things that never see daylight in the Toy Museum.

These James Bond cars a awesome, just too perfect to open or find a spot for. They just beg for me to buy more, so in this situation, I will sell, and not have to complete another collection.

And then there is Battle Cat. Don't worry, he's an extra I bought, just a precaution against Matty collector dumbnessness. The best part is, I stored him contained for a long while in his safe white box, only to pull him out with plastic cracking on his package shield. Doh. I guess the best best part is, for all those collectors who did the same, will their packages start falling apart? Cheap plastic? Well, what ever, the toy inside is still solid, and is perfect for first open playing with. Just another example of MattyCollector greatness.

Oh duh, the auction link...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Puss in Boots Happy Meal toys Mcdonalds 2011

Puss in Boots toys are now in McDonald's Happy Meals, and so are the Apple Chunks. There are six to collect, and not a bad assortment this time.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thundercats 2011 Cheetara 4 inch Action Figure Toy

Running fast into a backlog of piled toys is the astonishing Cheetara!

She's a hard cat to catch, only seen in the wild for brief seconds of time. Some fans would even go as far as ordering online, to get a quick glimpse of her, And others would venture into non traditional toy outlets such as book and video stores to find her. With Patience, I found her at Walmart in front of about 30 peg warming Mumm-Ra's.

She has Pros and Cons for an action figure. Good likeliness, and vivid coloring. Her articulation is a bit confusing though. She has three points of rotation near the hips and thighs, which can get confusing to manipulate (unless your Lion-o, he-he, cough-cough-cough). She could really use wrist rotation, as her staff is limited in positioning. But the staff is also super bendy, so maybe that doesn't matter. The Thunder Lynx gimmick (which I have yet to try, so maybe its worth it), on her back makes her back heavy and she is difficult to stand. None of the cons really matter though, as pretty as she is. Except for Leesub, she's jealous of the swing in attention...

With three new Thundercats found, the bandwagon grows...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Transformers Generations; Autobot Sergeant Kup

After my scathing review of Perceptor, the world was really worried what I would say about Sergeant Kup.

The world can worry no more, Sergeant Kup is one of the BEST Classics/Generations Transformer I have ever played with.

Solid design in both Vehicle and Robot, and a pretty smooth Transformation process gives this guy very high marks. There is minor difficulty in the Torso to Hood transformation because of some tight springs, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. His likeliness is spot on in Robot mode of the 1980's Transformers cartoon movie. I totally dig the Earth truck mode, vs his Cybertron Vehicle mode he always sported in the past. This is one time, I can get behind the vehicle redesign 100% of the way.

He feels more advanced and one ups the Classics HotRod, but may look good vs the Masterpiece Rodimus thats been floating around (that is if you have $80 to spend). I hope, they get with it and make a Classics RC and Springer to go with these two some day.

Now I just have to dig through a ton of boxes to find Classics Grimlock for Cup to tell stories too. So if you have the chance, get Cup over Perceptor. If you get them both, you can use Kup's truck bay to carry Perceptor around.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Epic Lego Minifigures Battles 3

This one nearly killed me. An estimated 1451 Photos, 630 Rejected Photos, 3 Re-shot scenes, 25 to 30 hours, and a production budget of over $2,450. I started early September shooting for the end of that month, and ended up almost the end of this month. I have never had so many life interruptions, trips, jobs, and dog walks to break me away from a project. Yet, it was still an enjoyable blast! If you like it, I ask you to please share either by sled-dog word of mouth, or something called the internet.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Huge Thundercats Collection

This shot proves you can still "easily" collect a lot of Classic Thundercats, in a short amount of time (Spring-Summer 2011). These were found mostly through amazing deals on Ebay, but also through local Craigslists (the really rare ones believe it or not), and Comic Book stores. But now, as quickly as they came into our lives, they will be dispersed back through the world. Check out Thatboywhites auction for your chance at a rare Bengali with Hammer, or Jaga with accessories, or oddly one Pound Puppy. We might do a video later this week so I can at least record and touch one of these great rare specimens for just a few moments.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Transformers Reveal the Shield, Deluxe Class, Perceptor

I have been on the fence for awhile in getting an updated Transformers Perceptor. Well, it helped that I never saw him in stores, until last week for a discounted rate at Grocery Outlet. Oh, and I BETTER thank Thatboywhite for the heads up, or I will get BERATED again for not giving a shout out :)

So, I have been carrying him around in my pocket in Vehicle mode for most of the week. Just vehicle, not even transformed once (believe it or not). I like the look, and it was neat that I still had much to discover. I slowly did a few steps even and had him half transformed, by Thursday night.

So far I was liking it, then came his ugly UGLY back pack compaction mechanics. What a mess, I have been trying for hours, and I just can't seem to get a solid lock. His arms then keep slipping down! Arrrg, makes me SOO MAD!!! I think I will stick with the classic classic versions. There is no messed up over reaching designs that keep befalling modern Transformers.

Besides, the originals are often bigger, and Transform into what they are supposed to.

Putting my rant aside, and trying to forget that whole not transform working deal, he "looks" pretty good. Which makes it all the more annoying because that darn backpack piece just won't play right. ARRRG!

I guess I could compliment the usage of Chrome, but even that makes me mad. Now I feel that I have to white glove the guy in fear of fingerprinting up the chrome, which I already did, because...

The Freaking Unworking Un-Transformable backpack mechanics, ARRRRG!

Say look at the time, So yeah, get your Perceptor today on toy shelves, Right Now!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Mighty Morphin Power Ranger's Samurai Collector's Edition; Villain Rita Repulsa

Seeking out this evil witch is a difficult task even for the most experienced Power Rangers geek. It's amazing it took this long for Ban-Dai to get such a pivotal classic character released in the modern Power Ranger Samurai universe. It may be a good thing too, as maybe more original characters are to be released in the future? Lord Zed? That blue guy? Bulk and Skull?

Um, by the way, how is this toy in any way appropriate for ages 4+ kids? Just asking?

With that said, what a spiffy figure! Her arms a jointed enough to do some wand staff waving, dramatic standing without falling over, and incredible hair reach. Then there is her back. Is that her hair, or an animal fur belt?

I think it's safe to say I have a horde of Power Ranger villains now. I could use some more Putties. I wonder if I could make those?

Rita has already started to attack my Power Rangers with the usual fireworks weapon attached to the figures fronts.

And then, she used her magic to make this dog grow.

In which he did, but more on the lines of curly Golden-doodle hair that needs to be cut every 3 to 4 months.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Transformers Reveal the Shield, Legends Class; Prowl

I never had much interest in Prowl, and I can barely remember what he did in the old show. However, I wasn't about to skip him in the four small Autobots that were at the Grovery Outlet.

With that said, he has the best Transformation of the four, smooth and clean. I like how his arms pull out on post hinges, his front folds down torso nicely, windows for back wings, and adjustable feet for standing. You can really get him in a lot of positions for such a tiny Transformer.

I now like Prowl, and will honor him by making some vinyl signs for my own car, that say "Highway Patrol POLICE", and drive around town to honor him.


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