Adventures in Toy Shopping: It Ain’t Human

28 06 2014

Hopped around during the week to a few local establishments and picked up few cool things. None of them human.

First up I got Neca’s poseable Godzilla 2014 movie action figure. He’s equal to scale with the S.H.MonsterArts figures but not as well sculpted or highly articulated. Still, he has enough articulation to be considered very good in my book.

Neca Godzilla 2014 Movie Action Figure

My local Target had just got in the TMNT movie figures. I most likely won’t get all the figures, but I got my favorite Turtle Raphael. The sculpt is pretty good for a $9 figure.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael Movie 2014 Playmates

They’re priced the same as the Animated Nick TMNT figures. He actually scales a bit taller than my Battle Shell Raph. His articulation system is the same as Battle Shell Raph.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael Movie 2014 vs Animated Nick

My comicshop owner buddy gave me this UltraAct Glenfire. Apparently it was misordered and the distributor didn’t want it back. Lucky to have friends in the right places.

UltraAct Glenfire

Lastly, this one was an online deal I got from Bigbadtoystore.com when they had their Botcon 2014 sale. MP Lambor (aka Sideswipe) was $10 off so I was able to get him for $70. He looks great next to my MP Prowl.

Takara Tomy Masterpiece Lambor Sideswipe Autobot Transformers

Transformers Masterpiece Lambor Sideswipe Prowl Autobot Takara Tomy

 

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Today’s Arrival: Takara Transformers MP-17 Prowl

15 10 2013

Nothing like a Masterpiece from Takara Tomy to make my month. The 1st of fair ladies is hear with one of my all-time favorite G1 characters.

Box is simple and keeps with the style of recent MP figures.

Takara Transformers MP-17 Prowl 01

Takara Transformers MP-17 Prowl 02

You get figure (in car mode), his main rifle, instructions (in Japanese), and character card (in Japanese).

Takara Transformers MP-17 Prowl 03

Car Mode is what you expect. Rolls smoothly and has a very accurate looking design with nice crisp markings.

Takara Transformers MP-17 Prowl 02

In robot mode, he’s simply amazing.

Takara Transformers MP-17 Prowl 04

His classic rifle is pretty sizable in length and sculpted in basic silver.

Takara Transformers MP-17 Prowl 05

Top notch figure from Takara that is a must own for TF fans. Priced at about $80 (bigbadtoystore.com)

Takara Transformers MP-17 Prowl 06





Back from San Diego Comic-Con 2013: The Haul

25 07 2013

Comic-Con down in San Diego is always a combination of fun and exhaustion. Here’s a few things I snagged.

SDCC Exclusive Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Scouter. This had to be one of the most sought after exclusives courtesy of Bluefin Distribution. Cosplayers rejoice.

SDCC Exclusive Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Scouter

SDCC Exclusive Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Scouter

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Piccolo Special Color Edition was a Comic-Con exclusive. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger got an early release at Comic-Con before hitting retail.

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition and MMPR Red Ranger

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition and MMPR Red Ranger

Bluefin was also giving an exclusive Power Ranger Megaforce card that can be used with a Gosei Morpher.

SDCC Bluefin Exclusive Power Ranger cards

SDCC Bluefin Exclusive Power Ranger cards

Not to be out done, the Bandai booth had 2 exclusive cards of their own.

SDCC Bandai Exclusive Power Ranger cards

SDCC Bandai Exclusive Power Ranger cards

I snagged the exclusive SDCC Shazam action figure from Mattel.

SDCC Mattel DC Universe Shazam

SDCC Mattel DC Universe Shazam

Got my hands on the SDCC Exclusive 6″ Star Wars Black Series Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite. This one was a quick sell out.

SDCC Hasbro Boba Fett Black Series with Han Solo in Carbonite

SDCC Hasbro Boba Fett Black Series with Han Solo in Carbonite

To my surprise, Entertainment Earth had Hasbro’s Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave on site. This was a tough one to get but I got in line early on Saturday for $120.

Entertainment Earth Masterpiece Transformers Soundwave

Entertainment Earth Masterpiece Transformers Soundwave

For my cousin, I snagged this Mego-style action figure of Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory TV Show. Featured an exclusive SDCC bag for Sheldon to carry around.

SDCC Entertainment Earth Big Bang Theory Sheldon Action Figure

SDCC Entertainment Earth Big Bang Theory Sheldon Action Figure

The Plants vs. Zombies booth had a variety of free giveways like an exclusive tote bag, comic,  pins and gummie candies. They had a very cool metallic Pop Vinyl Conehead Zombie figure I had to snag for my nephew.

SDCC Exclusive Plants vs Zombies

SDCC Exclusive Plants vs Zombies

Other things I found where these really cool Mega Man X T-Shirts.

Mega Man X T-Shirts (Daft Punk Tribute & Zero Word Silhouette)

Mega Man X T-Shirts (Daft Punk Tribute & Zero Word Silhouette)

Mega Man X T-Shirt (X Word Silhouette)

Mega Man X T-Shirt (X Word Silhouette)

While not an exclusive, I’ve had the hardest time tracking this figure locally. Nice to have plenty of options at Comic-Con to pick up the Sqaure Enix Play Arts Kai MG Rising Raiden.

Sqaure Enix Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Rising Raiden

Sqaure Enix Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Raiden

To my surprise, 1 dealer had a Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 1 Darth Maul 6″ Action Figure for sale. I’m a big Darth Maul fan and definitely overpaid for this figure ($45).

Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 1 Darth Maul 6" Action Figure

Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 1 Darth Maul 6″ Action Figure

I’ll be doing video reviews on Piccolo, Red Ranger, Raiden and Darth Maul so stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Today’s Arrival: Toysrus Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime

13 11 2012

Thanks to a heads up from my buddy, I was able to order Toysrus exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime from Toysrus.com ($130.04 (w/tax, free shipping)).

Out of package he’s everything you remember if you were a child of the 80’s. Truck mode has a flawless classic look. The trailer opens up in the back to reveal roller. Notice the little Spike Witwicky figure.

Of course, the trailer converts to battle station mode with all the classic elements.

A third mode for the trailer in repair bay mode.

In this mode, you can store your weapons on the walls.

Prime’s chest opens up to reveal the Matrix of Leadership

Here’s a couple of full body shots of the Autobot Leader.

Lastly, a battle-axe effect part clips right over a hand of your choice. Bring it Megatron!