Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Looks like Hasbro is going to make a fighter pod for everything now. I did not expect to see these, but here we have it. In some ways this makes the most sense as Fighter Pods typically have tons of characters to choose from, and what better to choose from but a million mini Minions. A good quick buy, but again, like I rant about in the video, only one Minion per pack is kind of lame.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Kreon Devastator his been busy doing construction on set...
I like these guys. They are good for the buck, as there are several stages of setup. I skipped the individual robot modes today. Most likely, I will leave them in combiner mode for the rest of eternity.
The only prob I have with the combiner mode, is the waist pegs to torso slip out too easily. A few other spots can be weak too for dropping pieces. On the other hand, Devastator's main joints are strong, and hold up well.
I found Superion this weekend on an fast dash, three day road trip to Sacramento, for a wedding. I flew through Toys R Us in about five minutes, picked up what I needed, and got out. After seeing that fancy TRU, maybe our local new one won't be such a bad idea (its open too, I have not yet gone).
Now I just need to find a Bruticus for ultimate fighting time.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
imaginext toys were clearly the winner over the official Monsters University toys. More to choose from, better likeliness, better articulation, all that stuff. I also like the simplified paint schemes going on with these guys. They are fun, and a better deal too at about $6.99 per two or three pack. Sulley and Art look great. Mike even has a retainer line going through his teeth. I strongly suggest picking up a few, if you like the style of Monsters Inc.
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.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Thursday, May 02, 2013
I did not think Series 10 would reach the shelves this fast, and here they are! I did a quick open up on a few, before I mix em up in battle. I don't think this series is as strong as the last one, but it still has a few strong characters. I like the Sea Captain, and will have to go back to find one. As for that random Gold figure, I can only dream.