Monday, July 29, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
I am still quite fascinated by these Cut the Rope playground sets. They barely work, but tinkering with them provides minutes of fun. This set should be on top on your list anyways, because of the functioning spring launcher, and menacing spiked wheel. As you can see in my adventures lots of stuff can happen.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
If you don't have a Night Fury in your toy collection now is a good time to get one. Toothless here is a pretty good toy. Good likeliness, nice features, clean breath. Catapulting a sheep can't be more fun. The other Toothless available shoots a projectile out his mouth, but since I got that kind last time, I went for the sheep fun.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Now the Smurfs have a lady in their village to mess with! The Smurfette pack comes with a house, flowerbed, and a turn in the road. Its not too exciting on action features though. Still though its nice to have such a powerful icon as Smurfette around to distract the boys.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
When i first saw these I picked up just one pack, then one more, then one more, then one more... They are more like Micro Figures, as they are smaller than a normal Kreons, but that doesn't make them any lesser. Two Kreons per pack instantly ups the prize too. I enjoyed the variety and cleverness of many of the characters. I found em over at Toys R Us for $2.99 a bag, which is pretty reasonable. My Favorites are Roboticus and Agent Stealth the #21 pack. Good hunting!
31401 21 - Agent Stealth & Roboticus
31401 22 - Toxic Zombie & Hazmat Henry
31401 23 - Steve Timber & Willy Werewolf
31401 75 - Sgt. Drill & Zombie Soldier
31401 76 - Zombie Outlaw & Sheriff Fastdraw
31401 77 - Wavecrawler & Walter Wetsuit
31401 78 - Capt. Firebreak & Red Blaze
31401 ? - Mike Medic & Zombie Medic
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Apparently I was really cold last spring, so that and I got conned into purchasing the Matty Collector Filmation Subscription series, all because I wanted an Icer figure so badly. It was also one of those "fate" things, where I was watching old Masters episodes on Netflix, and happened to see the Icer episode (somewhere in season 2 I believe). I had completely forgot about this obscure character and really wanted a piece of the cold. Turns out he was a very rare figure, so that was a no go. Then, like 2 days later, Matty had Icer on their to do list. So I bought into the whole subscription thing (of course now I am getting five more really obscure figures!).
In retrospect, I should have just bought a Captain Cold figure and removed his clothing.
If the bio didn't remind you of the episode, it also involves a bratty English speaking boy (which is weird that the accent is on Eternia), who gets transfered to the weather station after some dim witted high-jinks.
Icer however, was really hot and fits perfectly into Skeletor's minion pyramid schemes. As a figure, He turned out pretty well. He has some nice white airbrushing all over his naked body, a nice snowy blue. He is provided with two accessories; an icicle and a golden staff.
I am glad I got a chance at getting him, I am just not sure why I did the whole sub thing, when I probably could go the Ebay route. Whatever I did, I have bungled my way through this whole Matty campaign of Masters figures, getting the weirdest assortment that even the neighbor kid is left scratching his head.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Brainy is one of those Smurf legends, and here is his pad. An action feature is included with this set that launches Smurfs off a tree trunk. I will have to hunt down a few more of these sets, the more you get, the bigger the village!
Friday, July 12, 2013
It has been years since I last did anything full scale artistic. I used to draw comics all the time, with binders full of stick figure adventures. I am obviously more into video creation and editing these days, and had no plans of anything drawn. IDStormTroopers suggested I try some Thundercats fan art. I was wary, because when I think of fan art, I think amazing one character focus that I simply can't do (or do well). My style, if it still existed, was small rough ink drawings, then making a lot of them. I guess Where's Waldo like. So I got motivated to try a few drawings one day, and it ballooned into a big time project.
I did draw heavily from show screen-shots and even from a few toys, so many of these are visual traces, but I think several have a bit of Dan in them. I did draw some vary obscure characters. The full layout is all my doing. The project took about three weeks to complete. The pen drawings went fast, but the painting was very tedious.
The full size is 14"x 11" and I had Walgreens print me up one on Canvas, which looks so Awesome!
So that is my art for the decade (Or unless I get some new energy for a Masters of the Universe piece, say maybe in winter time). Let me know if you would like a print file, again Walgreens gets it done in less then an hour.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I thought a few of these new Planes toys would be fun to check out. They are pretty basic as toys go, die-cast construction (plastic wings), good paint aps, spinning props, eyes for windshields. They will fly if you throw them, but that would be just "plane" dangerous. Pick up a few where things are sold.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
I am usually quite skillful at deflecting Smurf toys, but when the words "Micro" and "Build Smurf Village" come into play I can't resist. This toy is as awesome as it sounds. Vibrant and small, the infinitely customizable Smurf Village is a thing of beauty. I just need to get a few more sets so I can dress up as Gargamel and attack the village.
Friday, July 05, 2013
Going with the best part of minions, the funny sounds they make, the Happy Meal toys feature sound effects. The Gang of 8 here, are a solid collection of goodly scaled minions. I think I like the shake giggle ones the best as they work smoothly. Good hair textures too. Keep an eye out this month at your local Happy Meal seller.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Feltipern was a bounty hunter in search of Obi-Wan on Tatooine. Looses him (worst bounty hunter ever) and becomes a tax collector in Mos Eisley.
I fancy the simplistic Cantina Aliens style as if they all fit some sort of crew. As always a display base makes the figure, it looks like this kind can interlock with others.
Cheers to Filtipern Trevagg!
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
I am looking forward to the new The Lone Ranger movie, it looks pretty neat, and I dig that many of the special effects are real stuff happenings. They even built a working steam engine train (out of Legos too)! I don't know if I will get many Lego sets, but I could not pass up a promo Tonto set (Toys R Us $4.99), and maybe next I will pick up a small Lone Ranger set.
Ahh, this warm crackling fire is good for cooking a chicken leg.
AHH! Surprise attack by Lego Minifigures Series 10 Tomahawk Warrior!