Saturday, October 14, 2017

DC Young Justice - Captain Atom


I remember buying this Captain Atom annual as a kid and really liking It.The fight between he and Major Force at the end  was pretty bad ass!He was one of the few non mainstream characters in the DC universe that I liked.I always thought he looked a little like Roy Scheider In the comics,the way he was drawn.


I've always wanted a 3 3/4 Captain Atom figure,just not this one.It's nice to finally have one ,but these are just crappy little figures.Limited articulation coupled with the odd positioning of the hands  make them ,well, just odd.They're not even 3 3/4 ,I'm guessing 4 inches .I'm still looking out for the 3 3/4 public enemies or Infinite Heroes version .  






Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Skeleton Invasion Has Come To 2 Min. Toy Break!

This was ,without a  doubt ,a Brother Midnight inspired post!Inspired by his skeleton army posts (They Are Coming),I had to run down to Dollar Tree and grab some skeletons of my own  to have Zorn duke It out with.Ladies and gentlemen,skeleton wars have begun!!! 












Sunday, October 8, 2017

Small Collection Of Transformers:Rescue Bots

These little fellas are pretty dope!I've actually seen some of the series (not in depth but briefly) and liked it.I may have to revisit It at some point.I'll go over the Dino - bot and figures  a little more    later on this month.





Saturday, October 7, 2017

Calling All DC Aficionados!

I recently received a large amount of hand me down toys ,mostly DC with some Imaginext stuff .I donated alot of it but kept a few things.I've stated before how I wasn't the biggest DC fan nor their 3 3/4 figures.Most are pretty difficult to stand up and are in played with shape.I know the ones In the front are Young Justice figs but have no clue where the six inch Aquaman and Cyborg come from.They're not even  marked/stamped with a date or brand.I'm assuming Mattel,though.  The Batman Beyond figure along with the Aquaman and Nightwing seem to be from the 90's but  they don't have a date stamp either.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

M.A.S.K. - Matt Tracker/Miles Mayhem

It felt nice to add a M.A.S.K. folder to my collection of blog pics.Finally, I have something from the iconic 80's cartoon series to display In my retro collection.Whenever I'd see these figures on eBay I would hold out In  hopes of coming across some In the wild or by way of trade.The wait paid off ,somewhat , as I was able to find both Matt Tracker and Miles Mayhem (one of, If not the best  80's villain names ,ever) for under 10 bucks.Mayhem went for 6 bucks and Matt Tracker was only 3 !It sucks that I wasn't able to find them complete with helmets.I would have paid extra for them.Still,It's nice to have some M.A.S.K. on the shelves.










Monday, October 2, 2017

Son of Zorn - Zorn (Funko)

I said I had had It with the influx of Funko but when I first laid eyes on this figure In the movie/media section of my Target ,It left an impression.So much so that I had to go back for It .Son of Zorn was a Roger Rabbit like series that lasted only one season before being cancelled.The show  starred Zorn ,a barbarian who moves to Orange County California to reconnect with Ex-Wife and son. I've only caught snippets of It on Hulu. Hopefully they will release the whole season at some point.

Collect all two! lol!

Funko borrows from older styled Remco action figures for their Zorn design and totally pulled It off.I ,honestly , can't say a bad thing about this action figure.Everything on It has been executed pretty much flawlessly.Like I've stated in the past,I like going after figures that appeal to the kid In me.Zorn would have immediately been moved to the top of my action figure ranks.He's that bad ass.And that sword..!


Zorn sports 6 points of articulation ,including the all important swivel waist  for  action poses.He also has a functioning holster for sword storage. 


At first I thought I had a defective figure but It turns out....


...Zorn is balding on the show.Funny shit!


Here he is next to Remco's Lost World of Warlord  Arak and Mattel's Motu He-Man .As you can see,he fits In nicely,almost outshining the vintage figures.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sometimes,One Must Venture Out

Saturday morning was quite the nostalgic one.I caught some Heathcliff on Pluto TV (If you have the Fire Stick,definitely download the Pluto app) and  got an early start on yard work and other daily doings.The chill In the air reminded me of childhood autumn days spent playing  outdoors with your friends .Fall's initial batch of downed  leaves rustling brought back memories   of  playing touch football in the street and  the tall grass reminded me to snap the hell out of it and get to mowing my lawn. Really,just a great morning overall.So great that I decided to make It even greater by venturing out into wild to do some toy hunting.Stops included a local comic shop,baseball card hobby shop and Target.The comic shop was a bust but the card shop had a ton of  cool stuff,just a bit overpriced.I managed to come away with Matt Tracker and Miles Mayhem.Target had a bunch of overpriced Legends 3 3/4 figures and ninja turtles that had been peg warming for so long,they were now senior citizen mutant ninja turtles.Each turtle came with an AARP card.I did stumble across this Zorn figure.For the second time actually.I had recently passed him up.It turns out the brand I so vehemently bashed the other day,ultimately, came away with my business.The figure looks fantastic and I'm looking forward to breaking him out of his plastic confines.The games were ebay purchases that coincidentally arrived on what was probably the best Saturday I've had in a months.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Gaming The Toy Blues Away

My last post touched on the fact that toy aisles these last couple of months just haven't had anything cool to offer as far as action figures go.I even took a trip down to TRU to see If they had anything popping on their store shelves.Turns out the only thing popping was the gum an  employee  kept blowing bubbles with a couple aisles down from me.My friends,It Is a sad sight when you walk into a TRU and find that the majority of the store has been filled with video games, Legos,Mega Bloks ,Funko POPS! and action figures based on recently released films.They even had some Dragonball Z stuff.Is that even a thing anymore? I remember walking into my childhood TRU store and having a myriad of action figure lines to choose from.On any given day ,these toy lines cluttered the store aisles...

Bravestarr
Blackstar
MOTU
G.I. Joe
Sectaurs
Transformers
Go Bots
MASK
Thundercats
A-Team
Bionic Six
TMNT
Marvel Comic Books

I could go on and on!It's damn near depressing.The only thing TRU has going on right now Is their True Heroes line.But even that wasn't enough to keep me in the store longer than 20 minutes ,before  ultimately getting the hell outta dodge.I will say this.Toy droughts always present the chance for me to get reacquainted with my  video games.Lately I've been more of a point and click gamer ,opting to play Diablo like PC games seeing as how I spend alot of my down  time on my desktop.


I've talked about Divine Divinity before ,over on the Toy Disorderly forums.I had the Steam version but had to get the physical copy ,just because.Freedom Force Vs. The 3rd Reich is a sequel to Freedom Force and Is an absolute blast to play!You'll feel like your inside the pages of  a golden era comic book.I picked It up for 5 bucks and  got It to run on Windows 10.Skeleton Warriors was a pick up for my PS1 and more of an impulse buy.It's a cool little side scroller  that you'll have to beat in one sitting due to a lack of any saving features.But yeah,that's pretty much it people.Stay tuned for future video game posts ;)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Custom Mole Man Cape

This was a rushed effort,but I'm not that disappointed with the results.I wish It would sit further down on his shoulders .Maybe I can tweak that somehow.What do you guys think?




Friday, September 22, 2017

Nothing Out There I Want!

OK,maybe the SDCC Exclusive GI Joe Revolution set  but that's never,ever gonna happen,so,yeah.There's nothing out there that I'm crazy about right now.When Alexis over at Collector's Universe  posted about some Mega Construx He-Man and Skeletor figs  I thought,mmm well maybe.Plus Mega must mean that they're bigger than normal figures in that style.Negative.They were pretty much the same as Mega Bloks turtles.Wait,are Mega Bloks the same as Mega Construx?Already too much of a conundrum for my frail brain to contend with right now.I'm gonna have to pass.And then there's  the Star Wars,Justice League take over.WTF!I don't do Marvel Legends so even though there's always like 70 of them stocked on any given day at my local Wal Mart and Target,me no likey.Not even the 3 3/4 stuff.Fuck POP's. And then what's left after that?Oh ,yeah ,I forgot,more POP's.Fucking Funko!I wish G.I. Joe would come back.Until that happens,It's only retro and Marvel Universe hole filling for me.






Saturday, September 2, 2017

Marvel Legends 3 3/4 - Executioner/Enchantress 2 Pack

I haven't gotten overly enthusiastic about a recently released Marvel 3 3/4 action figure In a long time.In fact there haven't been many 3 3/4 figures at all that I've  felt the need to have to hunt down or obsess over.G.I. Joe is dead with the exception of the exclusive (Revolution) stuff which I'll never be able to get my hands on anyways.I only collect Star Wars figures that pertain to the original trilogy,so all this new stuff Is cool but not must haves.I'm done with Transformers (too much of a scale discrepancy) and I've stated before how I'm no DC collector.At least Hasbro keeps churning out these 3 3/4 Marvel Legends figures.Even though It's hit and miss (mostly miss) ,every 2 or three waves  there'll be a figure or two that I'm really interested In. Like this Executioner/Enchantress two pack.As far as Thor related characters go,Balder the Brave ,Warriors 3 ,Executioner and Enchantress are personal favorites .I'd love a Balder figure and a proper rendition of the Warriors Three but who knows when that will happen.For now I have to be thankful for  3 3/4 versions of Executioner and Enchantress.Both are stellar figures.Be sure to check  Enchantress for wonky eye syndrome.My Enchantress's eyes are a little too far apart.