Monday, June 30, 2014
The next group of Hero Mashers are out, and Transformers are their game. These are nice as they stay close to the original classics with a few pulled from various other times. They are similar in build to the Marvel, with maybe removable hands this time as well. Optimus Prime and Megatron mid sized sets are pretty fun, with lots of extras. These are worth picking up a few, and maybe some Marvel too, to build some pretty crazy stuff. If you are not into mixing, some make really good stand alone action figures too.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Micro Land World of Nintendo Mario Bros. U Layer Cake Dessert, whew, thats a lot of words to write! I am still a sucker for these awesome sets, to be able to rebuild and custom a video game level in toy form is a great way to spend your day. The 2"x2" tile pieces work perfect here. The only complaint is price, as about 12.99 for a small and 19.99 for a deluxe. Even more off, is the mini builder 3 mini-figure packs for like around $6.99. I saw a kid today at Toys R Us with one mini fig pack, probably all his money spent on that. Made me sad, buy some Legos or something kid, you will get more out of it! With that said, the tile sets is where its at. :)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Team Hot Wheels the Origin of Awesome is, well, AWESOME! If you have not got a chance yet to see the new show, I think its on Netflix for a few more weeks. Its a pretty good show, with good animation, great computer animated cars, and funny jokes. Like Power Rangers for Hot Wheels or something. I am no Hot Wheels history master, but the cars are all classics, and are perfect choice for the shows characters. Find em and drive em!
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Looks like a nice crossover with Hex Bug Warriors and Transformers, and it makes perfect sense. I always enjoy a little battle arena with the bugs too. Galvatron's batteries were just a little too strong for a fair fight though. I like the little spike wings off of Galvatron. Fun fun!
Friday, June 20, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Last week I came across the Hot Wheels Let's Go Racer kart, and have been constantly switching out who is the best figure to ride it. It fits the little Lego men, pretty well for not being a Lego product. There is some slipping on the pegs, and a little bit of a trick locking hands onto the rail, but its still a fun ride. I am now looking forward to other styles in the future. I also now need to find the legendary FigRig.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Not figures this time, but Flying frisbee discs. I guess in some other countries figures are offered. The discs do perform fairly well going 30 to 40 feet. Discs available are Toothless, Cloudjumper, Meatlug, Hookfang, Stormfly, and Belch and barf. Colorful and easy to find (except maybe the black Toothless). Find them June 13th for a few weeks onward!
Monday, June 09, 2014
Friday, June 06, 2014
I am not that versed in the indoor helicopter arena, with my last copter being an Air Hogs from about over six years ago. I got a chance to play with a World Tech Toys Nano Hercules, and was pleasantly surprised at the improvements. Maybe because the helicopter is made of plastics, instead of foam, it flew really well indoors. I could keep a steady hover, fly forward, turn really easily and even attempt realistic landings (I still need some fine tuning practice). The copter also charges of USB which is genius, as remote control battery drain is less of an issue. Now if I can just land on that ceiling fan blade...
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
With the truck loads of Dragons toys I have been reviewing through, it was neat to try out the new video game. The game is a fun and whimsical racer, tag, target shooter, fly around, game that can keep you busy for a few. Its nice that all five main Dragons are there, and play well. The game is available for most platforms (except maybe the most newest). Fun!
Monday, June 02, 2014
Funny how plastic being so expensive these days that this guy only runs about 50 bucks.