Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Pursuit of Cobra; Shadow Tracker

Dear Lord, this guy is creepy. Yeah, Predator creepy.

I exchanged an old unopened five Dollar Dusty for Shadow Tracker, using my Walgreens receipt from last week's Low Light. Pretty evil eh? COBRA!!!

Once again, this guy is packed to the brim with utensils and weapons. His Bow weapon is great, and his hands are formed to hold arrows. Real nice! The Dread hairdo gives the Dreadnoks something to think about too.

As for his creepy green net, he likes to collect heads. Oh, not again Man-At-Arms?!!

So yeah, this guy begs a violent, bloody, Stop Motion someday.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Classic Man-At-Arms

A long standing joke around the Toy Museum, is the mystery of the location of Man-At-Arms head. I have been searching for years and years. I was pretty sure it was still in existence, as I don't just toss critical parts of toys away. Maybe his mace weapon is lost, but i knew his head had to be in some box somewhere. I remember clearly taking the head off as a joke years ago, but not being able to get it back on. So I always planned to "do it later."

It turned up in an unexpected location on Saturday. Actually, a pretty logical spot; my parents basement crawl space. I have a few boxes stored in there, but it wasn't in a box. I have in fact looked through those boxes several times. This time, I was just "casually" walking by, looking for Thundercats stuff, when something on the dirt floor caught my eye. It looked like a strange blue ball. I almost passed it up, but something got me to pick it up. I was shocked to see the head of an old friend. Behold Man-At-Arms returned to full action figure status!

Funny thing was, that after all these years the head fit back on without any problem. It took literally two seconds to attach. Man-At-Arms is thankful, and has a ton of brain to body processing to catch up on, and maybe grow a mustache.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hot Wheels, 2011 New Model, Arkham Asylum Batmobile 24/50

It seems like each summer Hot Wheels has us searching for a Batmobile or some pop culture icon. This years is the Arkham Asylum Batmobile (Which reminds me, I really need to stop playing Lego Batman, and play Arkham).

I usually keep these in package, unless I find two, but this time I had to rip this one out right away. It has many angles of niftiness. I see a dozen Batmobile themes is this version.

Not a bad view from any spot. It feels a little heavier then other cars, I might briefly run it on the Batman Hotwheels track. Keep your eye out for it, I found one at Target on a Hot Wheels display baron of much to choose from.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hotel for Dogs; Georgia, or is it?

I did the McDonalds lunch today, thinking I could get another set of Batman toys, for the work office desk. As its late in the game for this promotion, they had exhausted their supplies, and dug deep into the box and gave me this...

It's Georgia from Hotel for Dogs, a movie from 2009. Its hard to believe that box was back there so long. He is cute, and I think I have a perfect use for him.

I never had a Ma-Mutt toy, and now I do.

Well, before he became rabid I guess.

A quick comparison for reference...

I wonder what horrible accident will befoul Georgia to turn into Ma-Mutt?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gone Fishing; SpongeBob SquarePants Fishing pole

My little fishing trip from last weekend.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Pursuit of Cobra; GI Joe Low-Light

Low-Light is the GI Joe team's night operations expert. He was one of my favorites from the original series season 2. I like how he was once afraid of the dark, yet now works in the dark.

This guy is nuts! I can't believe how much crap Low-Light comes with.

There is simply too much to keep track of with these new GI Joes. TOO MUCH!!!

Are you #@&*ing kidding me?

The only thing missing is a tilting neck so he can lay low.

A thousand gold stars for this action figure, well worth the rip-off price that Walgreens got me for. At least I can take back an older PoC figure I didn't open yet, use the receipt, and exchange it for a newer one, that I want.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Batman The Brave and the Bold; Attack Copter with Batman, who else?

I have learned three things today. Always buy the toy, the first time you see it weeks ago. Who cares if you don't have the immediate funds for it. And remember when people throw fake buckets of blood on you at Burlington Coat factory, its only for the fur coats and not the toys.

I was worried at first it was gone for good, but after the panic subsided and I used the "Toy Force" I found the set I saw weeks ago, wedged in between some old crap. I really just wanted the normal suit Batman, the Attack Copter was an added bonus.

A strange bonus, that is. What is the deal with the head on the front? It looks like Batman is sitting on an Attack toilet.

Luckily the Attack Copter comes apart and makes weapons!

I can now play Batman's stealth raid on Bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan.

The Attack Copter weapons don't look half bad. The face shield, what's with that?

Good set for 9.99, now I don't have to order this online.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Marvel Universe; World War Hulk

You might have noticed yesterday's Apocalypse knock down by World War Hulk. WWH is SOO much cooler than Apocalypse.

A few ounces lighter, he holds up better, and with weapons! Cool weapons!! I know Apocalypse is all powerful, but at least a ray gun or something to humor me with. WWH has a sword, a battle axe, and a shield. Heck, his loin cloth looks like a weapon.

This figure begs stop motion, but he does drop weapons easily, and is a little loose, so that might end in vain, but I will try sometime. The problem with the portly MU figures, is there tiny joints can't hold too much weight. WWH's hip has popped out of joint twice. Easily fixable, but kind of a design flub.

I highly recommend this toy over Apocalypse.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I Cus, You Cus, We all Cus, for Marvel Universe's Apocalypse

My last Apocalypse toy was a Toy Biz figure from the 90's. I found him for a dollar, and he was worth it. His arm broke off, and had to be held on with poster tack. To be honest, I've never been a fan of Apocalypse. His name is really hard to spell for one reason. Clearly whoever first drew him had a bad experience with orthodontic headgear (not that anyone has had good experiences). He looked pretty good in this modern package though, so I thought what the Apocalypse?

Kind of thinking that I want my original back instead now (I sold it years ago). This figure is too hulking for his points of articulation, so he sags, bends, tilts, and bulges all over the place. It's not even an appropriate size, shouldn't he be like ten of these figures?

Bah, now I don't know what to do with him!

Who dare challenge Apocalypse?

Hulk does, and wins.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Transformers Generations; Decepticon Thundercracker, Robot Mode

Thundercracker's robot mode is Scrumtrulescent. Especially when compared to this...

And the Cybertron version...

And back compared to the G1 version...


Friday, May 13, 2011

Transformers Generations; Decepticon Thundercracker, Jet Mode

At long last the awesome Thundercracker! It sucked watching him pass by as an exclusive for too much moneys, but finally the "sensible" collector can get one. Why the deep love for Thundercracker? Well...

Thundercracker was my first Decepticon toy (Second Transformer toy, next to Grapple). I am amazed by the moons of Cybertron that I have most of his stuff still. Even the landing gear! I remember seeing that piece bounce form collection box to collection box, and somehow I finally got it into a baggie with all the other wings and weapons. I think since I had fewer Transformers as a kid, I developed great respect for keeping them intact. As for Man-At-Arm's missing head...

So What it seems like ten years ago, Transformers Cybertron created a new Thundercracker.

He sports a nifty new advanced look, but a little too gray. I still like him a lot, he is easy to transform and is sized really well.

Finally the real deal Thundercracker...

A repaint to go with the the classics Starscream and Skywarp. My initial thought is a really well done paint job. His silver sections are highly shiny, and we know how much I like shiny things. Out of the three classic jets, he is the best version of course. Blue just fits that jet so well.

All three look great in formation, and will be sure to cause all in the Toy Museum much pain.

Shall I transform them?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Batman The Brave and the Bold; Total Armor Batman; Attack Blade Batman, or Running with Half Scissors Batman

I didn't realize that this was one of the newer Batman figures, so I thought I was going to have to order online. I was surprised to see him at Walmart though, with the rest of the Total Armored series. Toys R Us had a much pretty version...

His Cape was supposed to be a lighter blue, and his torso sides be the light blue. Also, shiny pants, where is his shiny pants? The Metallic blue chest plate could be darker too. With all that aside though, he's still a pretty spiffy figure.

He wields a mighty half scissors, I should buy another, so I could have the full scissor weaponry. I do like the mini additional shoulder metal mount. I didn't think I would like the weapon attachment holes on these figures, but I am really starting to turn. It makes the weaponry hold on so much tighter than the usual low grip hands. Oh, his cape is a deep navy blue.

So not a bad figure to add to my Batmen. If there is one that is more like the Toys R Us photo, let me know, so I can get that one too. :)


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