Tuesday, May 16, 2017

My Top 20 Figures

Time for a countdown peoples.I figured,my birthday Is 5 days away ,so why not   do this In installments,revealing the number one figure on the 20th!Now these aren't just figures that I'm crushing on currently.These are figures that have stood the test of time,mainstays that I refuse to get rid of  because of how much I dig them and what they mean to me.Lets get things started with figure #20....

Captain Phasma just barely made #20 on the list.The off to the side cape ,the personal blaster and all around aura the figure gives off on display, got her on this list.She really Is just an awesome figure.Plus,what could be better than a chromed out Storm trooper?

#20 Captain Phasma

If you look closely,you'll see dust starting to collect on Soundwave's shoulders.A testament to how long he's been on display .My Mashers Soundwave ain't going nowhere any time soon.This G1 accurate rendition of  everybody's favorite Decepticon Is ,imo,the best figure to come out of Hasbro's Masher's line of Transformers.

# 19 Transformers Mashers Soundwave


 I can take separate pics of Nightcrawler or Wolverine  ,even If they both belong to the same team,and It won't look odd or seem strange.With the TMNT's It's,different.They are always together ,well most of the time.No team of heroes looks out for each other the way these four do.Maybe It's because they're brothers.That Is why I see them more as a unit.They come In at #18.I know they haven't been in my collection long enough to meet the "mainstay" criteria,but I can assure you that these guys are mainstay's.I just love the ninja shits out of em.So worn and weathered,each with their respective facial expressions.Gotta love these Mega Bloks figs!
#18 Mega Bloks Eastman Laird b/w TMNT

 Battle Glider black Suit Spider-Man could have made It higher on the list but didn't seeing as how It Is not the technically black and has a lack of articulation.The figure has more of a deep blue tint to it with a sparkly finish.While I'm not a fan of the "sparkly's"   ,It's not as pronounced as It is on other Marvel Universe figures.The backpack slash glider Is pretty neat as well .To me,It's kind of like an homage to the black Secret Wars Spidey that came with a Styrofoam glider.What I like most about this figure Is the body and head sculpt.So many Spider-Man figures get the eyes wrong on their head sculpts but this one  didn't. Also,the sculpted muscles on this figure look great despite the lack of waist and wrist articulation.  
#17 Battle Glider Black Suit Spider-man
 When these guys were announced as Happy Meal premiums back in the 80's ,I secretly lusted after them.Now,as a soon-to-be 40 year old fart,I can't hide my love for them  any longer. Love,love,love the Kermit figure especially.
#16 Happy Meal Premium Muppet Babies  Kermit the Frog 


                  Stay tuned for tomorrows post where i'll be taking a look at numbers  15 - 11!

12 comments:

  1. I still have my set of Muppet Babies Happy Meal toys from the 80s and I will never let them go! They need to release this show in a boxed set or through Netflix! I was lucky to find a few original VHS tapes of the show at a thrift store, but that was it!

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    1. Would love Muppet Babies to be released in full on DVD. As well as Smurfs and Alvin and the Chipmunks.

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    3. Same on releasing them on dvd completed.

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  2. I'm still waiting for a network to air all of our favorite cartoons ,back to back ,just how It used to be.Certainly there are enough of them to warrant it's own channel.

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  3. Love countdown posts! Can't wait to see #1.

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    1. Me, neither.I'm still not 100% sure what figure deserves the spot.

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  4. Love your choices thus far. Might have to steal your idea of a top 20 in July for my 39'th birthday lol!

    As for a channel, I miss classic cartoon network and toon disney as they did close to having our cartoons all the time that and USA Cartoon Express!

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    1. Ideas were meant to be shared ,Alexis!I'm curious to see your top 20.

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  5. Everytime I see you post about the MegaBloks TMNT, I feel the need to run out to Toys R Us and pick them up. So cool. I remember picking up my first TMNT comic at the LCS in 1986. Who knew the empire they would become.

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    1. You should Gigsaw,you totally should!I agree,man.I'm on Instagram ,where the love for TMNT's is insane!I get a few likes here and there but let me post something TMNT related and forget It,the likes come pouring In!In fact I'm gonna post a single pic of one of my vintage turtles to see If I shatter my likes record.

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