Friday, June 29, 2012

GI Joe Renegades Scarlett Undercover Agent

Renegades Scarlett continues the amazing GI Joe line of the past year. This might be the first female figure that actually holds up to the strength of play of the male figures. Except for maybe her small wrists and hands, the figure functions and feels like a GI Joe toy should, solid and ready for any kind of punishment.

Low on accessories, but not on looks, Scarlett is quickly becoming one of the go to figures in my bin of action figures. Every time I go to play, figures like Shipwreck and Snake Eyes ask if she can come out too. Every angle of this toy looks good, I think the designers might have been channeling Emma Stone on the face design.

She's a smoking update to the classic look, keeping the design simple yet working in many of her past features. Again, with the solid updated design, she can do anything the other Joes can; sit, kick, and flip (without falling over or breaking).

Now it's off to target practice with her famous Crossbow shoot'n buddy Chewbacca.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monsuno Wild Core Motorized Spin

Having trouble spinning your Monsuno Cores? Get the Monsuno Motorized Spin Core! I was unsure at first if it could do what it says it does, but sure enough it works. It's the autopilot of Monsuno cores. Just press in the side flaps, press the power button, let the top part spin a bit, place on floor, and watch it go. Its almost hypnotic watching it go.  It also stayed roughly in the same spot. The core is kind of spendy at about $14.99, twice as much as a normal core, and without a foldable monster inside. If I could get the other two for free, I would film them all together for fun.

Friday, June 22, 2012

GI Joe 30th Anniversary Zombie-Viper Cobra Dead Trooper

The Zombie-Viper is the most creative thing out of the new GI Joe line that I can think of.  It's a shame GI Joe isn't more popular to support a larger cast of GI Joe Zombies.  This is the kind of figure that gives you solid plot ideas when playing... er "positioning" your "professional" collection on your desk.

Again, more stuff that makes the toy better than any toy figure on the market today. The tentacle arms are truly horrific. Insane sculpting detail too. Very important wrist articulation for that Zombie walk look too.

Hey, how did Scarlet get out of the box? I didn't review her yet. Zombie foreshadowing, I guess.

In case you want to "try" and control your Zombie, Cobra has included a chemical canister back back that feeds important nutrition to your Zombie. Surely the work of Dr Mindbender.

In the end though, the Zombie Viper was produced for the highly demanded desk duties of the Cobra Command Carpet Cleaning Organization. Keeping them focused on their work is another job entirely.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

GI Joe 30th Anniversary Techno-Viper the Cobra Engineer!

The Techno-Viper is the purple gem to the 30th Anniversary figure set. Again, loaded with stuff and crazy awesome detail, he makes toy collecting/hoarding worth it.

Perhaps he can help organize my Toy Museum mess of boxes piling up. That cone is a nice touch. I wouldn't mind troop building that cone.

Hang on, what is going on here...

Get the Techno-Viper you will, yes get the Techno-Viper.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

GI Joe Renegades Cobra Trooper Infantry Guy

The GI Joe Renegades Cobra Trooper is one of the best modern renditions of a Cobra Trooper in years, because of its simplicity. Colors, helmet, mask, and gear, all are at appropriate levels for making a quality Cobra Trooper Infantry Guy (CTIG).

Its also neat to add that the Renegades cartoon toys fits right in with any of the other figures, so that you don't have to feel weird in combining teams. The weaponry is the only thing that seems to stand out different, as its rectangular and laser like.

I was tempted to troop build this guy, but GI Joe prices have sky rocketed from an awesome $6.99 to $10.99 in my area, making it real hard to decide. I may just get "one" more, and call it good. By the looks of the future, figures won't be getting much better than this anyways.

This guy begs for his own government issued motorcycle patrol car.  I can believe Snake Eyes going over 210mph, but getting caught? Wow, this trooper is really elite.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

GI Joe 30th Anniversary Seymour "Sci-Fi" Fine, Yo shoot your eye out Joe!

One of the best parts of 30th Anniversary figures is the chance to get a character you never had before. I want to say I never got a Sci-fi because I never had the $2.49 in the wallet at the same time I saw him on store shelves (that, or I had to use the funds to replace the many General Hawks I went through).  So now, years later, I can add him to the team.

Uh, did Sci-fi get the memo that the cartoon GI Joe's shoot with lasers anyways, making his ability kind of played?

Joking aside, he is another great figure. He doesn't come with as much stuff as the other guys (which is kind of relieving this time around). He comes with two helmets, a spiffy ray gun and back pack. Cool wired boots too. I did have a little trouble getting him to hold the gun though, it takes a little fiddling.

Under the helmet he has a good looking face sculpt (almost Torpedo Joe like). I wouldn't recommend taking the helmet off though.

Monday, June 18, 2012

GI Joe 30th Anniversary Lifeline Rescue Trooper

Its hard to believe that I still have a case full of mostly unopened 30th Anniversary GI Joes! Many of which are some of my favorite figures ever (I always say that)! I will try and make more time for these in the next couple of weeks. Lifeline, has been on my mind to open this weekend. I needed an open medic for my team, as poor Doc (the sort-of special mail-away) has been left in his fancy plastic box.  Lifeline does not disappoint as he is another Joe that comes with a ton of accessories!

In fact, who cares about Lifeline the figure, its all about the accessories. There is enough fun here to last me all week.  The heart paddles alone can make some great play.

Lifeline might just be the first figure ever to come with two display stands. His normal stand, and his back rest stand. This pose reminds me of Malcolm in the Middle, when the dad escaped the hospital.

The best leaders are the ones willing to do field medical care to themselves.

I got my case from Hasbro Toy Shop, but it looks like these are finally reaching the shelves in stores around my town. Although I haven't seen Lifeline yet in stores, the others I have. With his bright red uniform, he will make a striking contrast to my other GI Joes. Now I just need to brush up on my "Medic-Mixes" that I may demonstrate too sometime this summer.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Zoobles Spring to Life! McDonalds Happy Meal Toys 2012 Review

I wasn't able to go all out with the Zoobles like I did with the Pokemon, but I did get a couple to share. The #1 and #2s where available, Cadet and Clappers. They function pretty well, springing from ball to pet character. Pretty large too, you could possibly throw pretty far. Let me know in the comments if you are interested in me reviewing the other "pinker" side of the Happy Meal toy aisle more often.

Pokemon Black and White McDonalds Happy Meal Toys 2012 Review

I buy and reviewMcDonalds Happy Meal toys because I love their simplicity and randomness.  It seems like only yesterday that Pokemon Black and White were featured, but I guess its been a year already. This years set is waaaaaay better than last years, as they look, function, and stand better. I really like the Woobat and Axew. They are very fun. I was a bit bummed of the non exciting cards, they came with, and got a double too.  As a group these 6 Pokemon look great and I recommend you stomaching some Happy Meals to get one or two in the next couple of weeks.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Hot Wheels Batman Edition Wall Tracks Starter Set in Action

Wow, what a day! I am still a bit dizzy from constantly picking up Batmobiles and reloading them into the track. I don't think I have every played so hard, and with such a strange toy. Who ever came up with these wall tracks is a genius. This is just a starter pack, so you can add more tracks to this for even more stunts and action. I am very pleased overall with the function of this toy, with very little mishaps. My only problem is I don't have a free wall I can keep this on, so its going to have to come down. Moving these tracks is the only real problem. If you have a permanent free wall, its all good. The Tumbler Batmobile performed so-so. The rubber band propelled loop helped push it through, but a heavier car like the Arkham Asylum did a little better. Also, if you are doing a chain of cars, there are times of mass crash, but not to bad if you plan the right cars. Good Day.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Batman Edition

As soon as I saw this Hot Wheels Batman Edition Wall Tracks set online the other day, I didn't stop eating candy until I found it. I even called a few stores, which in hind site were not helpful, as I found the very set the next day at that very same store called!!! I can rest now, but with slight buyer's remorse ($34.99 Toys R Us). 

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The Hunger Games - Miniature Figurines - District 12 Peeta Mellark, with Fire Cape

Now here is a figure of great importance to cinema, Peeta himself. Funny thing is, since I didn't read the book, I thought his name was "Peter," but with Katniss's accent making it sound more like Peeta. I think the same thing happened in The Chronicles of Narnia, but in that case his name really was Peter. Anyways, this is the flame cape Peeta version, seen in the ceremony parade deal. I did not expect a flame cape Peeta, so awesome to be me.
 Just look at that fancy cape flame detail. Only the finest toy makers can pull that texture off.

This would be my group so far. Here is hoping I go to Target again soon.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Hunger Games - Miniature Figurines - Blind Box

That darn aisle by the checkstands at Target! Now I can never leave without just one more The Hunger Games Figurine fix. My first time, I tried the foil packs found at Walgreens, and got stuck with a boring District boy.

This second time around I had to be more lucky, now with "Whats in the Box" helping me out. And I got a good one, The Agriculture District 11, Thresh himself! Different from how these other figurines go, he is pretty detailed, and has some actual humanity to him. I have to ask, what's in the bag?

The next visit I rolled the boxes again and got, Masonry District 2 Cato! He however, looks nothing like the character, and was whittled by a third grader in his own district, what ever that means. I am okay with that though, he is a main character, has a sharp object, and is leaps and bounds better than my first Tribute fish boy.
I picked up one more box, but lets wait a day in anticipation.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

BonkaZonks Marvel Series 1 Toy and Game Review

Today I am playing with Marvel BonkaZonks. They looked kind of fun and different, so I picked up the Face Case pack and also a Standard 4 pack. The Face Case runs about $12.99-14.99 and the four pack is about $5.99 or so. Target was cheaper, so I made sure to buy at Toys R Us. DOh! There are also blind packs, 2 for about $3.99. They are silly, but not too fantastic to really get into in the long run. As I said in the video, they missed an opportunity for different sizes of BonkaZonks. So far, I find playing any game other than tossing them into the container, pretty darn hard. One container is worth it though, for the game shelf.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Transformers Prime Cliffjumper can do some things...

As promised earlier, here we have Cliffjumper doing some things. The Cliffjumper toy was pretty fun to play with, well made in both forms. I've noticed these Prime toys are more intricate than ever, but also lighter weight. They are able to transform more compact like. Also, so far, pretty easy transformations too, less panel crap. I recommend this Cliffjumper, as he is usually a Bumblebee repaint.


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