Adventures in Toy Shopping: Tuesday Morning Finds

2 04 2013

Stopped by my local Target today and picked up a few things since a lot of Hasbro brands were on sale.

First up some Transformers Prime Cyberverse figures. Found new bulkier Optimus Prime, Predaking, and Airachnid.

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Optimus Prime

Hasbro Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Predaking  Airahnid

Picked up some G.I Joe Retaliation movie figures. Roadblock has an awesome head sculpt of the Rock and some really cool weapon accessories.

Hasbro G.I. Joe Retaliation Battle-Kata Roadblock

This line is heavy with various types of ninjas and the Cyber ninja has got to be one of the top ones. Don’t know if he shows up in the movie (haven’t seen it yet) but he has a really cool design and color scheme.

Hasbro G.I. Joe Retaliation Cyber Ninja

And just for fun, nabbed a 5 figure set of the Micro Force series. They’re rubber based figures and have a fun sculpt.

Hasbro G.I. Joe Micro Force

Here’s the Mirco Force next to the Retaliation Movie Snake Eyes for a size comparison.

G.I. Joe Micro Force vs Retaliation Movie Snake Eyes

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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: My Haul

18 07 2012

Finally returned from San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Long tiring 5-Day event but I was able to secure some very cool exclusives along with other things I’ve been putting off. First the exclusives.

For my sister I picked up the Toynami Exclusive Hello Kitty Chun Li Edition.

Kotobukiya Exclusive Marvel Bishoujo X-23 (X-Force Edition). This is the one fans wanted cause she’s sporting the angry face.

Hasbro Exclusive Marvel Legends X-Force 3-Pack (Archangel, Psylocke, Wolverine)

Finally after so many Comic-Cons, I finally got a exclusive Comic-Con Shirt. Also found a cool Capsule Corp logo from Stylin Online.

BlueFin’s Exclusive S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Gohan (Special Color Edition)

Wasn’t planning on getting these until a friend called me while she was in line at the Hasbro booth. These are the exclusive G.I. Joe Jinx action figures.

Now for the other stuff I’ve been waiting to buy in person just never got around to do it.

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Ryuki and Knight

Square Enix Play Arts Kai Super Street Fighter 4 Cammy

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Akiba Red

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Nadeshiko

Bandai Gundam Seed HG 1/144 M1 Astray

And to my surprise, the new TMNT figures for the new Nick Animated series was being sold by a few dealers. Had to get Raphael.

That’s the Haul. Gonna need a few days to rest before I work on video reviews. Stay tuned!





San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Want List

9 06 2012

In about a month from now, I’ll be down in San Diego once again for Comic-Con. It’s a crazy weekend of constant standing or walking around for conventions exclusives. I’ll have to remember to wear very comfortable shoes. For once I’m not too worried about getting what I want this year. The big dealers: Hasbro and Mattel, have always posted the majority of their exclusives to their online stores days after the Con for the public to buy at convention prices. The smaller companies are the more important to visit at the Con.

I went through the entire list of SDCC 2012 exclusives and my want list that I really need to pick up at the Con is pretty small (Thank God).

Kotobukiya DC Comics Huntress Bishoujo Statue. Not exactly sure if this is a SDCC exclusive but a few online sources report that she is. She’ll be the first figure I pick up.

Hasbro Marvel Legends Uncanny X-Force (Archangel, Psylocke, Wolverine). How bad ass is this box set? Features 3 awesome characters in my favorite versions of their costumes. Don’t want to gamble on this one being sold online after the Con so I’ll hunting this down while I’m attending.

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Supar Saiyan Gohan Special Color Edition. I already own the 1st version which has a much low key, manga style color palette. You figure I’d be very happy about just staying with that version but come on…I’m a diehard DBZ Fan. The Special Color Edition will have more saturated colors and resemble the anime palette more so there’s a good chance I’ll be picking this version.

Hasbro G.I. Joe Jinx. I love me some G.I. Joe ninjas. Jinx will have 2 different versions available: a classic red and a movie version. I’d like to get this at the Con but I’m OK with pass on her and buying her at http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com

For now that’s my want list. Chances are I will buy other toys while I’m there that aren’t exclusives.

And of course, there’s a good chance I’ll be doing video reviews on them too.





R207 Hasbro G.I.Joe Retaliation Movie Wave 2: Snake Eyes Action Figure Review

6 06 2012

This Snake Eyes is one amazing looking action figure from Hasbro. Part of Wave 2 of the G.I. Joe Retaliation Action Figure line, this ninja includes a variety of weapons: 2 swords, 2 knives (I’m missing one), handgun, and sword holders. Very pose-able so putting Snake Eyes in some ninja-like poses is pretty easy. Sports a movie accurate head sculpt, possibly the best head sculpt of Snake Eyes ever (my opinion).

*Due to G.I. Joe Retaliation Movie being pushed back to March 2012, Hasbro is holding off in releasing any wave 2 figures in the US until that time. Overseas toy dealers were able to get this figure before Hasbro’s announcement so this figure is out there. I was able to get this through a friend. Good luck finding it. Try eBay.





Weekly Update 5/31/2012

31 05 2012

As May 2012 comes to a close, probably the most productive video review month I’ll have for awhile, we covered very interesting variety of action figures. Check out the May 2012 posting on the side bar to view them.

The next big thing coming is San Diego Comic-Con 2012. I’ll be heading down mid July for the whole sha-bang and expect to come back with exclusives.

I recently picked the Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes from the 1st wave of G.I. Joe Retaliation Movie action figures.

Seeing as this only wave going to be released this year due to the movie being pushed back to March 2012, I wanted to snag these as fast as I could. Storm Shadow really impressed  me with his design and weaponry. Snake Eyes not so much.

Upcoming Reviews:

Uploading as I type: Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Trunks Action figure. It’ll pop up on my Youtube Channel Page first then back here later on. Here’s a teaser photo.





R171 Hasbro G.I. Joe Renegades Scarlett Action Figure Review

19 03 2012

Here’s the Joe’s undercover operative Scarlett. Features display base, hand gun, and trademark crossbow. Retails for about $8. Available at bigbadtoystore.com





R156 Hasbro G.I. Joe Renegades: Duke & Snake Eyes Action Figure Reviews

14 03 2012

Here are the 1st two G.I. Joe Renegade figures from Hasbro: Duke and Snake Eyes.