Sunday, November 27, 2022

thecapemaster

 If you've picked up any of McFarlane's retro DC Superpowers figures, you've undoubtedly come across the hideous capes with holes in them. Luckily there are places on eBay where you can find amazing replacement capes! Check out "thecapemaster" on eBay! That's where I got mine and it's pretty flawless. The fabric is more like the cloth on the original Superpowers figures and hangs nicer than the stiff ribbonlike capes McFarlane used for his reissues. Also, no annoying holes in them either. They are kind of expensive, though, at $15 with shipping but since I'll only be needing two, not a big deal. I like this line a lot and hope to see some of the characters from the vintage line make a comeback. I'd love to have another vac-metal Braniac!



  

Friday, November 25, 2022

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 


What's good people? Just checking in on everyone, making sure the kids are all right ;)  I've been super busy with work and now more than ever with the holiday season. Another reason why I haven't been posting much is because of this shitty little camera I've been using ever since my phone's screen shattered. 
I can't believe phones are better cameras than actual cameras are. It is what it is, I guess. That aside, I thought I'd update everyone on the new pad and what I plan on collecting moving forward. So, because of my limited space, added expenses and time constraints, action figure buying has slowed a bit. Every now and again I'll pick up a MOTU origins figure from Wal-Mart or GIJoe Classified figure on-line. I've also taken to Ollie's variety shops as they have a little bit of everything including super cheap comics, games and action figures! Besides that It's been full steam ahead with everything else I have going on. I will say that I miss the unique comradery of the toy blogosphere and hope to get back into the swing of things sooner rather than later. I'd like to shout out 

Brother Midnight
Matt from Toy Box
GI ( George) Jigsaw
Colin / Super Duper Toy Box
Matt/ Moster Cafe Saltillo
Alexis
Fuji
Spyda
Cool & Collected
Bubbashelby
Buzzchuck
John Gaither 
Reis Obrien
Orpheus
Mr. Smith....

Dang! These are just a few of the personalities that have been there from the start and still inspire me to post today! 

I leave you with Holiday Wishes and a few pics of the Christmasized Man-Pad! 







Thursday, September 22, 2022

Not So Super, Super Powers Superman

Retro is all the rave right now, especially in the world of action figures. Todd McFarlane has taken notice and released his own line of retro themed DC action figures, DC Super Powers! I could do a long winded review on Supes where I harp on about how Super Powers was a line I liked as a kid, gush over the amazing card art  and blah, blah, blah but I won't. I will, however, point out the fact that the capes on these figures stink! They blow! Absolute crapola! They look and feel like cheap Dollar Tree Christmas ribbon. I don't get it. Not only that but they decided to fasten the capes to the inside of the packaging with plastic ties that leave a gaping hole. The figure is cool on it's own but, man, Batman and Superman are the two most popular DC characters. Their capes are iconic and should be treated as such. Looks like I might be hopping on eBay to find some customs. 









I don't have many Superman figures but of the three I currently own, Spin Master's offering is my favs!     





Sunday, September 18, 2022

That Sweet Spot

Now that I'm all moved In to my new place, It's time to find that sweet spot for taking action figure pics. Unfortunately I have yet to find it. A couple of things. My phone screen is shit right now so I'm seriously considering picking up a camera with Bluetooth capability. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I hate having to depend on my phone for pic taking. For now I'll be dusting off the old FUJI digital until I can find something better.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Where's Your Spirit?!?

We'll, in my case, the clearance section! Strolling down my local Walmart's toy aisle the other day, nothing really great caught my eye. I always check the usuals, Marvel, Transformers, first. Then it's on to the MOTU section where I spend a little extra time as, out of the three, it's the line I've been enjoying the most. You would think GI Joe would be first on this list and they would be if I could ever find any related product. Most of the time I don't even bother looking for it due to scalpers eradicating any and all hopes of me finding anything with the name GI Joe on it. Good thing Spirit is an expert stealth survivalist as he was able to escape the slimy  clutches of multiple, slimy toy resellers and make his way onto the clearance shelves where I would ultimately make contact and go in for the rescue! Spirit is safe now and will be reunited with the rest of his Joe team when I finally get moved into my new place this coming Saturdayđź‘Ť

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Clearance!

I picked this up from my local Walmart clearance section for $20 bucks. Not sure if that was a deal or not. We'll see once I get it open and play with it a bit. I haven't seen anything new out there from the MOTU Power Attack line. Looking forward to more figures as well as  new series episodes.