Merry Christmas – 2014 Haul

26 12 2014

First off, hope everyone had a great Christmas day. Family, friends, food, gifts, and non-stop NBA basketball games on TV made this day a long one to get through. But I survived and hopefully you did too.

This year’s gift haul was certainly epic.

1st up, Bandai’s Real Grade Justice Gundam model kit. I technically got this yesterday morning at my office Christmas party and once I got home, I went right to work on it. As you can see I repainted it blue, panel lined it, and applied a few decals. Fun build. 12+ hrs of work.

Real Grade 1/144 Justice Gundam Blue repaint

Next, another Real Grade kit, the Destiny Gundam. I’m fortunate I have the whole last week of 2014 off to take my time on building this one.

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Got a very cool Batman Arkham Asylum action figure set by DC collectibles. The Batman figure I got in single form when it was first released but the one in this set has a much darker paint scheme which I really think looks better. The villains in this set look really wicked.

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The female Assassin Creed Aveline De Grandpre figure by McFarlane Toys. Never had a chance to play her in the games, wonder if she’s any good. Also, season 1 DVD set of the Musketeers.

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Got Generations Deluxe Chormia and Arcee as well as the new Animated R.I.D. Warrior Class Strongarm. 2014 was the year of the fembots.

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and lastly, gift to myself thanks to a sweet Holiday bonus, got the full set of Revoltech TMNT action figures. May do a video review on these after I try test them out bit more to see what the pros and cons are.

REvoltech Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

That’s all for now… need a beer 🙂

 

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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

 





Adventures in Toy Shopping: Big Haul Today

13 02 2013

I get asked a lot by viewers is how can I afford the hobby of toy collecting. Well the simple answer is I sell off older toys I just don’t care for. I’ve been collecting for a long time so i have vast stock of action figures that I find could use a new home. Rarely do i need to spend extra cash to buy something new that I want.

So went to Target and Toysrus and picked up some new additions (no video reviews on these).

1st up is Bandai’s Power Rangers Megaforce 7″ Armored Ultra Mode Red Ranger ($19.99)

Bandai Power Rangers Megaforce Ultra Mode Armored Red Ranger

Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutagen Ooze Tossin’ Raphael ($8.99 Target). This one was an experimental buy to see if I could do a head swap. You can!

Playmates TMNT Raph

Got a mini non-transformable Rescue Bot Optimus Prime ($2.99 Toysrus) that comes in a small bag. You’ll have to walk over to the boys section rather than the action figure section to find him. A nice desktop figure. Also snagged the Hasbro Transformers WFC Ultra Magnus ($14.99 Target). Nice repaint of the previously release Optimus Prime version. Digging the extra sword he comes with.

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Target had the newest Hasbro Transformers Beast Hunters Voyager Class figures. Passed on Optimus Prime because of that horrible head sculpt but Predaking ($19.99) looked very cool.

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Toysrus had the very cool Batman/Superman/Killer Croc 3 pack. I passed on it but I’m probably gonna pick it up at the end of week. All the figures look very cool.

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello

12 11 2012

It took me awhile but I finally assembled the entire Turtle team based off the 2012 Nicktoons animated series. Before I go any further, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series just might be the best cartoon I’ve seen in a very loooooooong time. Picked up Donatello today at Target for $7.99.

With my trusty .005 black Micron pen, I added panel lining to bring out some depth and detail in the figure. Here’s Donnie with the rest of his brothers.





Adventures in Toy Shopping: Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo

25 10 2012

I’m 4 episodes into Nick’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon and loving it. Because of this I really wanted to start picking up the action figures for the show. I already own Raphael who is my favorite. Walked into my local Target store and snagged Leonardo.

Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo 1

I wondered what the figure would look like with black panel lining. So  I grabbed my trustee black .005 Micron pen and gave it a go. Here’s what it looks like:





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!