Monday, November 25, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tara Toys, Combat Collectors Case

Yet another generic action figure case from Tara Toys. The one difference being the shape of the case. While most cases tended to be about 16 to 18 inches wide and the image was place horizontially, this one is vertical and more square like. And quite honestly, I don't know which one came first as this claims to be good for GI Joes and Tara Toys made an licensed GI Joe one. Another interesting thing is that the art on the front seems to be vacu-formed and not printed on the cardboard. It's pretty cool despite being shaped differently from all the other cases I have.

The front cover, though not my actual case as the one I have is missing the vacu formed plastic sheet.
This is what the interior trays look like and where I keep Zartan and the Dreadnoks!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hasbro, COPS- Bulletproof

Ah... COPS. One of the few lines that I go outside the 3 3/4"- 1:18 scale. Not alot toylines centered around a police force and this one came on to the scene with a bang. No, really, it's literally came on to the scene with a bang because of it's cap firing features. Those were the good ole' days when toy guns looked like guns and a not afraid of them in the sense that a kid would be scared witless because someone else brought one to school. I actually read about that in a news article.

Anyhow, getting away from the politics of guns and gun control. B.P. Vess aka Bulletproof here is the leader of the Central Organization of Police Specialists or C.O.P.S. As a kid I really liked this show and due to the lows in Joe and Transformer collecting, I've managed to pick up a few here and there. Expect more COPS figures in the future. :)

It's crime fighting time!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Galoob, Blackstar- John Blackstar

John Blackstar is probably one of the earliest toys I remember seeing on TV and wanting one. I think I might've seen the show but I was barely 4 or 5 years old when it aired. Either way I loved playing with this guy and his draconic steed Warlock. Especially Warlock as I kept him well after his foot broke off. Unfortunately I didn't remember what happened to both of them (probably went off to some needy kid or trashed during the annual purging of old or broken toys) but thanks to the magic of eBay I got a new Blackstar. Now to get a He-Man so they can go off on adventures together!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mega Bloks, Halo- NYCC 2013 Exclusive Spartan

I didn't really get any swag (freebies) at NYCC this year but the one thing I did get, I think is pretty cool. If you haven't noticed I happen to like Halo, and when they're mini-figs it's awesome. Cool thing is, is that all I had to do was fill out a SUPER quick survey to get him! Expect more of him and his Spartan buddies to show up on the blog more often! ;)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hasbro, Star Wars 6" Black Series, Sandtrooper

BONUS POST since I missed Tuesday. Sorry guys!

Yup, I did it, I got a 6" figure. I know, know, you're probably say, "But Vic. you don't really collect 6" figures. You're a 3 3/4" guy. What happened?" I'll tell you what happened. It was 2 things, curiosity and everybody raving over it. Peer pressure in a way, but not really. Peer pressure is what convinced to get one after hemming and hawing. I mean, I was curious but I wanted to hear what everyone else had to say first and dammit, everyone was right, this figure is great!

Does this mean I'll become a hardcore 6" collector? Heck no! Besides this is STAR WARS and like most GEN Xers in their late 30's to early 40's, Star Wars is pretty influential in their geekly pursuits. Star Wars is one of the exceptions of why I would cross the 3 3/4" barrier. That said, super cool figure, if you could find one and definitely worth getting!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hasbro, COPS- Longarm Redux

I've shown off Longarm from the COPS line before but this is a new one that came with accessories. He's still not 100% complete but it's better than the one one I had gotten before. Expect more for from this line in the future! :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Power Lords, Gripptakk Grunt

The fourth and final Power Lords figure for now, is another Gripptakk Grunt but in alternate colors from the previous one shown. Hopefully I can get the new figures as they are released and share them with you.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veteran's Day

To all the men who bravely and courageously fought to protect the rights and freedom of all, thank you.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Bandai, Module on Fourze 3- Kamen Rider Meteor Storm

Yet another Kamen Rider. Meteor Storm here is the powered up of Kamen Rider Meteor, who hails from the Kamen Rider Fourze series.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Playmates, TMNT- Turtles in Training

The boys are back! These guys are super cute and I think every Turtles fan should have a set. Granted they aren't very articulated but their awesomeness more than makes up for it in my book!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Power Lords, Gripptakk Grunt

Four Horseman Studios was at this year's NYCC and they had his fella for sale. I really love what 4H is doing with this line!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mini -Monday: OMFG 3, Pugnacious

EDIT: I know it says Mini Monday but I inadvertently switch today's and yesterdays posts. Sorry!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Spinmasters, Tenkai Knights - Vilius

I blame internet personality Vangelus for this! Being a Transformers fan I listen the WTF @ TFW podcast which Vangelus is the host of. He mentioned them on the podcast and having similar tastes I tried one out. Needless to say, I think I'm hooked.

Tenkai Knights are basically transforming building brick that transform into little robotic figures and they are fun! There are also larger sets that transform into tanks and animals but I don't have them. YET.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Kamen Rider Fourze, Module set 3

So Fourze has these switches that given him power up items. Some of those switch items come in a box to attach to the figure from last Friday. Pretty cool. Now I wish I could find the other sets! :(

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Power Lords- Power Soldier Elite

Hailing from the recently revived Power Lords line by the Four Horsemen Studios, this Power Soldier Elite was part of a batch of figures that was "exclusive" to The Power-Con. Fortunately they didn't sell out and I was able to snatch one up in the after con sale. It's about 4" tall and is compatible with Glyos figures.

Monday, October 21, 2013

OMFG, it's OMFG 3!!!

Yup, it's that time again, October Toys has started shipping out the 3 series of OMFG figures. For those of you who don't know what OMFG is, it is a line of MUSCLE styled mini-figures, created by various artists, the top 5 are voted on by the fans/ public and crowd sourced via Kickstarter.

This here is Fruit Punch and was created by Scott Tolleson. He seems pretty angry, so I wouldn't mess with him!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Foreign Friday- Kamen Rider Fourze

Kamen Rider Fourze here hails from the 3rd Module on Fourze series of candy toys in Japan. Released around 2011 this figure was packed with a soda candy, which are pretty tasty if you ask me, the figure, stickers (which I didn't apply) and a windmill type of accessory. Not bad for a series that retails at about $3-4 retail.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

And now back to our regularly scheduled program...

The Jacob Javitz Center where NYCC is held every year.
So as you can tell I ended up being busier than I thought, hence the lack of updates. Fortunately for you, my loyal followers, that means that I've got a reserve of toys in reserve to fawn over. But since NY Comic- Con was this past weekend I thought I'd share with you photos of some cool and interesting things that I saw. More after the jump. Enjoy!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Masked Rider

So I finally fished this bad boy out of storage not too long ago. Released over here in the states by Bandai, it represents the main character from the 1995 series. Despite the silly show from Saban, I liked it enough to spark my interest in the actual Japanese show, which led me down a slippery slope of Kamen (It means masked in Japanese btw) Rider marathons in front of my laptop or TV.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Space Figure Case

While I don't own this particular case but I did bid on it on eBay. Which is where this picture is from. Too bad I didn't win it. It's amazing how many cases were made in the 80's. Too bad they don't make them like this anymore. Also of note, I believe this one was a Sears exclusive as it says it on the bottom right of image on the case.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Toy Fail

There are some really misguided, dastardly collectors in my area. How could you give up a Zartan for a Black Panther? Not that there's anything wrong with Black Panther but at least use something else! Lol. These people... :(

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Good news everybody!!!

So I finally fixed my GOOD phone, so I have a GOOD camera on that phone and I can start taking pictures again. If only I could find my USB cable for my regular camera... Well, in the meanwhile enjoy this pic that I didn't realize I had on Picasa.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Avenger Assemble!

Sorry for the lack of updates. My fritzy good camera is working again and I took some pics but I seem to have misplaced the USB cable to upload them. Fortunately, I found these pics of the Avengers display at Toys R Us in Times Sq. NY. Enjoy while I shift through tons of action figures just to find a USB cable! Btw, sorry about the glares in some pics, there's A LOT of lights around there.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Flea Market Finds

Back in July I was helping my mom out at a local flea market were she was selling off old junk and for once, one of the tables had action figures. This is a rarity in my neighbor as most vendors usually have baby toys if at all.

So after diggin through TONS of Power Rangers toys, and there were ALOT, I managed to find these 3 little gems. These guys come from a STAR TOURS ride exclusive set that is/ was available at Disney parks. The vendor has all 5 five figures from the set but I only took this guys since the other 2 figures were a Chewbacca, which I have a better version of and Star Tours Officer who is just a red/ blue repaint of an Imperial officer. The other figures, which I bought are (from left to right) Ree Yees with a 3 lens camera, Kaink and Teek. Kaink And Teek were in the Ewok movies that came out in the 80's.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

One step closer to a complete Hall of Armors

So I FINALLY found this set about 2 or 3 weeks ago! Can you believe it? Marvel Universe has been rather scarce in my local TRUs, besides the fact that there are TONS of collectors and scalpers. What can I say? It's NYC!

Though I really like all the figures in this set including the not so derpy Thor, the gem in this set for me is the Iron Man. My collection felt a bit empty w/o Tony's 2nd armor. So now I have every Marvel Universe/ Iron Man 2 Comic armor. Yay! I should start planning to build a Hall of Armors display.... :D

Friday, August 23, 2013

Action Figure Appreciation Day

So tomorrow is Action Figure Appreciation Day and you basically share pics of action figures and celebrate them.  So since things are winding down a bit from working with Bah'Glenn Creations, which is why I've been gone for about 2 months now, I thought I'd share a pic. I'll try to post some more but I'm stuck with a crappy camera on my current phone. With that said enjoy the posts to come!

Cobra Commander makes Baron Ironblood wait with Destro, while Swamp Viper TK 421 brings over Copperhead a newly upgraded Water Moccasin, code named: Fangboat. It's Copperheads reward for years of service and wiping out a squad of Greenshirts. Unfortunately for TK 421, he has training with Croc Master, who doesn't like to be kept waiting.