Thursday, May 17, 2018

Let Me Upgrade You!

 Up until today,this had been my only Rambo Force of Freedom action figure.Kind of bland with no accessories save for his trademark knife. I've been wanting to find his belt and bandolier  for the longest and ultimately ended up just replacing the whole gosh darn figure.


Can you spot the differences?Apparently there were two versions of this figure.One with a small head and one with a bigger one.I always knew this but wasn't aware that the one I recently got In the mail was the big head version until I had It In hand. 

I'm still missing his rocket launcher and a couple of other accessories but I like my new Rambo figure ,now. I think It's  a decent  upgrade.Although,I'm not sure which size head I prefer.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

I Call This One...C.C.

The funny thing about blogging Is that It entails photography and writing.Two things at which I'm not particularly good at.But sometimes,I unintentionally  snap a good pic or two. My writing,however,Is always bad :)

Sunday, May 6, 2018

You Are 8 Years Old.....

...and It's family road trip time again.You're allowed to bring 5 toys/action figures to accompany you on that long drive to sunny Florida.Out of your current collection,what 5 figures make the voyage with?

This one I have to really think about.I would obviously have to include heroes and villains ,but they would have to be versatile enough to get maximum play out of them.One of them would have to fly so I could hold him up to the car window while my dad floors It and pretend that he's airborne. My universe of choice would have to be Marvel.But do I go with vintage Secret  Wars or modern Marvel Universe figures?Below are my choices...

Venom Is a must when you talk about all out brawling and maximum carnage. I'd have him pair up with Wrecker ,who's on the run from  Punisher. Captain America intervenes ,wanting to take Wrecker into custody but Frank Castle has other plans.Meanwhile ....

...Venom Is morphing into this!

It's action figure madness at It's finest!Swingin' a episode In the backseat  like  L.L. Cool J ;)

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Done With Instagram

The Instagram experiment has now come to a close.I've been on there for about a year and a half ,amassed 700 + followers and made some great cyber friends along the way.Everything was cool until I realized that I was becoming addicted to it.Scrolling through endless upon endless toy pic feeds ,reluctantly liking posts just to get likes in return.Then I started to get curious ,looking up old people I knew from back in the day and that's when It hit me.It had taken me years to get over my somewhat forgettable past and Instagram was bringing It all back.People I didn't want to remember started creeping into my suggestion feed,along with all those terrible memories .I realized ,I was happier without all that.I prefer blogging.It's more quaint ,private and slower than all these insta-apps that are designed for their users to indulge.Slow is my speed.I'll admit,It was fun at first but then It started to get a little too personal,so ultimately  It was time to insta-scram from Instagram.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

All Thanks to the PS3

So,my better half must have felt bad about the fact that I've been stuck in the dark ages as far as game consoles go.She walks in on me all the time and makes fun of  the pixelated  characters on the TV screen while I'm rocking out on my PS1.She hates It whenever we're driving and  I do a double take whenever I see an old TV with the front mounted red and white AV ports .If It was up to me  I'd have a garage full of them.Oh,and she's tired of looking at my,well,tired original XBOX sitting in the middle of our TV shelf taking up space.And at times,I bet she wonders why I sit in front of a TV screen playing my 16 bit Genesis ,In shock and awe of a 30 year old  piece of game playing hardware.So long story short ,last month she picked me up a PS3 !I know ,the PS3 itself Is also kind of dated but I'd still consider It to be next gen.Not only that ,but the backwards compatibility allows me to play ps1 game discs and downloaded PS2 games as well. So this Is why I haven't posted in a while.Toys have taken a back seat to gaming .The other day I was able to download Resident Evil 2 and 3 for 4 bucks during a flash sale on digital content.I've since loaded up the console with a few must have Ps1 titles as well  as some PS3 games.But yeah,I'll get back to posting about toys soon.For now,though,It's Street Fighter X Tekken time(I know it's an old game lol)!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Captain Power!

I finally added the star of the 1987 live action series ,Captain Power ,to my collection.As a kid ,I genuinely enjoyed this show and toy line.There was nothing generic or knock off-ish about It.This was the real deal and a nice change of pace from the Joes I had been collecting and hoarding at the time.I never purchased   any of the VHS tapes or vehicles but remember really liking the original line of action figures.I'm missing his blaster ,which to me Is critical to have as It was an integral part of  the character.Sometime down the line I'll snag one up as well as the rest of this line.