Adventures in Shopping: Catching Up

22 11 2014

The frequency of video reviews has been down as of late but I have been picking up new items for my collection, just have no plans to review everything due to lack of time. Here’s what I’ve picked up in the past month’s time. Enjoy the pictures.

First up a Bandai Power Rangers Super Megaforce 5″ figure of Timeforce’s Red Ranger from Target ($8.99).

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Hasbro’s 3.34″ Star Wars Black series repackaged Darth Malgus. Been hunting for him and lucky for me got him from Toysrus ($9.99)

Darth Malgus

Walgreen’s had to my surprise a Hasbro 6″ Star Wars Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker ($19.99).

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A very impressive figure but his eyes balls were way too big so I repainted them to be smaller.

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At my local Fry’s Electronics, I spotted the DC Multiverse 4″ Batman based off the upcoming Arkham Knight video game ($8.99)

Arkham Knight Batman 01

a very impressive sculpted and painted figure. Note the cloth cape.

Arkham Knight Batman 02

For a 4″ figure, he has some pretty good articulation. He lacks a bicep swivel, ankle articulation and ab crunch but he has everything else a DC Classics 6″ figure would have which is very surprising.

Arkham Knight Batman 03

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If you happen to own the Harley Quinn mini-figure that came with the Batman Assault on Arkham DVD box set from Best Buy, he scales perfectly with her.

Arkham Knight Batman 05

Lastly, I was able to track down a Target exclusive Marvel Legends Infinite series Ms. Marvel on eBay. She was part of a 3 pack but I just wanted her. I paid aftermarket prices cause I’m a huge Ms. Marvel fan. Paint apps are a bit sloppy in a few areas but not super terrible. Her body mold is basically a repaint of the Moonstone figure. Overall, one of my favorite female Marvel Legends to date. Love Ms. Marvel!

Ms Marvel

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Today’s Arrivals: Turbo Beyond

21 09 2014

A couple of cool surprises thanks to good buddies of mine.

First up, the Total Heroes Ultra Series Batman Beyond from Mattycollector.com. Includes alternate heads of Terry and Bruce along with cool add-ons and a little Atom figure.

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The much sough after Bandai Super Megaforce Red Turbo Ranger figure finally joins my collection. One of my favorite designs for Red Ranger.

Red Turbo Ranger Super Megaforce Bandai 01

 





Adventures in Toy Shopping: Power Up!

9 08 2014

It’s rare I find myself on a Saturday afternoon inside of Toysrus. I never ever find anything descent but for once I lucked out. Spotted the 2nd wave of Power Rangers Super Megaforce 5″ figures. We get some classic Reds from the past. Had to get Zeo Ranger V. Red Wildforce and Red Jungle Fury didn’t look too bad and I love how each figure isn’t reusing too manybody parts, especially in the glove and boots areas. Each of these sell for $9.99.

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Snagged a couple of Marvel Legends Infinite Series Figures. 1st Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie which includes a Groot Build-A-Figure Part.

Marvel Legends Infinite Series Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Gamora Figure

Next the Toysrus exclusive Cyclops with the X-Head design. I was never a Cyclops fan but ever since he killed Charles Xavier in the comics, I somewhat like his new black/red X-Head design. He includes a Build-A-Figure part for a very cool looking Jubilee. Each of these ML figures are $21.99. Ouch.

Marvel Legends Infinite Series Cyclops X Head Figure

 





Adventures in Toy Shopping: Power Rangers Super Megaforce 5″ Red Ranger

11 01 2014

If you read my Yellow Ranger review then this pretty much the same kind deal, we’re just dealing with the Red Ranger.

Power Rangers Super Megaforce 5 Red Ranger 01

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R296 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Amored Red Ranger Review

13 11 2013

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Armored Red Ranger comes to the S.H. Figuarts line. Super pose-able for any action pose you want to put him into. He includes a few alternate hands, Power Sword, Ranger Stick & Dragon Dagger.

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Amored Red Ranger 01

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R275 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger Review

27 07 2013

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger comes to the US. As a repackaged version of the S.H. Figuarts Zyuranger Tyrannoranger, the Red Ranger has never looked better. Figure is an amazingly sculpted figure with TV accurate design. Super pose-able for any action pose you want to put him into. He includes alternate hands, Power Sword, and much more.

*The Japanese release includes bonus body parts to recreate the Akibranger version of the Tyrannoranger (Powerful Ranger). The US release will not have these bonus parts.

Highly recommended and sells for about $40 (amazon, bigbadtoystore.com)

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger 01

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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.