Friday, January 31, 2014
I was recently honored with a bunch of Emoji Icons stuff, and here is what I found. They are inside your phone, why not on it as well. There is no shortage of little icons, so if a few fall off, there is room for more. The Squirrels like them too.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Here's a toy that will keep you busy. I first ran into this last year, but forgot to buy it, then went back to get it, but it was gone, then forgot about it, then saw it again this week. A toy that builds something via links sounded really fun, and the finished build looked great. You build this long chain link by complex system of coded instructions. At first, almost impossible, but once you get the hang of it, fairly easy. You have to stay focused though, and have good eye sight. The Robot Mega Pack, is pretty neat as there are lots or different robots to build. The new set was pretty tight, and hurt my fingers after awhile, so I will have to try the main robot some other day. For the moment, I built Stretch, and he was pretty cool.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Adventure Time takes a stab at Happy Meal this month. Nice collection of figures, too bad it wasn't a little larger. I think I would have been fine with the action feature Finn and Jake being nixed for a Princess Bubblegum and a Lady Rainicorn, but I will take what we can get. Figures look great for Happy Meal. I like the bendable ones more than I thought I would too.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Thursday, January 09, 2014
The idea of build-able Super Hero characters has been tried several times but never so well as the new Marvel Super Hero Mashers. They have a good blend of action figure, and building set. Simply switch out legs and arms and heads to make some pretty cool or funny combinations. A ton of characters out there to start with and you have lots of customizable fun. I found that the best combos are simply doing just two, so start there as see if you like them.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
- Dire - Ha ha, Just kidding... Sort of.
So we begin 2014 at the Old The Toy Museum. The tenth year of operation (well, more like 8, but split years make it sound like more). I mostly do video reviews now, as getting out the camera for just photos seems like a lot of effort. Maybe I will try for more informal posts like these, but the success of this Toy Museum has always been no ultimatums. I will just plan on continuing the rollout of random toy stuff for the upcoming year.
Lots of things going on at the tail end of last year 2013, including the old supposedly new Furnace breaking down on the 20th of December and almost killing the family (exaggerated). Luckily we got a new one, under "Sort-of" warranty, and did not "completely" destroy Christmas. Goodman brand not so good by the way.
I moved my office/toy display/studio room, for like the third time in three years, to the front room. I wanted it to look more professional, as family and friends will walk by it all the time. I did manage to repaint the office, with help from IDStormTroopers, and place some new shelves. I dismantled some older toy bookcase shelves for a more simpler and professional display. I did not plan well on my Prime Shrine, as some of the best Primes didn't fit on the shelf. I must have almost 50 Primes now, and it is my favorite collection to look at these days.
As for the other shelves I went with just a fun mixture of everything (just realized I need to get Lion-O up there). Sort of like my Toy Museum Title bar. This way I can mix and refresh it out once and awhiles.
By the way, that darn new Castle Grayskull came in. Its glorious in all creation, just too big, and I can't even wrap my head around it for a review yet.
I painted the room mid-tone gray to help with better light for video work. So far its been working well. I have toy bin drawers set up near by so when I need a Juggernaut or a Merman they are seconds near by.
I really like the display a mixture approach right now, with some boxed and open toys. Nice to see you Captain Planet!
Only the best are out right now, Sky Lynx, George, and Rancor, and He-Man are finally back out where I can see them!
I picked up this old 80's GI Joe case at Timezone Toys (reseller), and I am really debating on re-buying all my favorite 1986-87 Joes to fill it up. I have lots of reissues (not including 25th anniversary stuff), but they are not the same as the originals.
So that is the current game plan, same as before, continuing on...
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Following Lego Minifigures Series 11, is The Lego Movie Minifigure Blind Packs 71004. If this is Series 12, or just Movie Blind packs is unknown... Lego's Minifigures Bio page has it listed as The Movie, and I guess we will see when Series 12 or 13 comes out (or do they skip 13 as well (13th floor???))
Whatever series it is, there are 16 new minifigures to look for. What makes them great? Some are character movie specific, others are normal new mini figures like Panda Suit guy and Lincoln. So it pretty much feels like Series 13. Can't wait to see the movie too.