Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Marvel Universe Wonder Man

Those of you who regularly check In on my blog know how badly I've been wanting to add a Marvel Universe Wonder Man figure to my collection.Finally ,I was able to find one at a reasonable price. I'd like to do some research at some point to see what It Is that makes some of these figures so much more expensive than others from the same line. I don't need many to complete my personal want list but the ones I need are obviously the ones that I can't really afford,and It kind of blows. Even If I could afford them ,I wouldn't pay any of those insane asking prices.

I don't know what It Is about Wonder Man that I dig so much.I think It's a combination of his dope outfit ,color scheme and  his mental instability. He's a character that's kind of vein and all over the place and I can dig that.Relate to It almost. He's also pretty damn powerful when at full strength.





A quick head swap and.... 





Sunday, February 23, 2020

Destro!

Another great G.I. Joe 25th Ann. figure,I believe this Is v.18. This version of Destro came In the Mass Device three pack that also included Roadblock and Lady Jaye. As you can tell It is based on the cartoon ,hence Destro's grey boots and silver gloves. The original Destro action figure that released In 1983 had black gloves and black boots.






Sunday, February 16, 2020

Marvel Universe Iron Fist

Scratch another Marvel Universe figure off the want list. I'm pretty damn patient when It comes to waiting on prices of action figures to come down. And even If they don't ,There's always the chance that one will pop up on eBay for the right price.For me, anywhere from 8 to 12 dollars for an action figure Is the "right price". I was lucky enough to find this Iron Fist figure that normally goes for about 20 plus dollars ,for 8 bucks shipped. This Is actually from the Marvel Universe Greatest Battles comic packs that comes packaged with Power Man.



I've had Power Man In my collection for a while now but never thought I'd complete the two man set seeing as how most Iron Fists are so overpriced on eBay. I refuse to spend 20 dollars on a modern  3 3/4 action figure . I got lucky with this one!








Friday, February 14, 2020

Copperhead!

Copperhead was one of those figures most kids never had because  he came packaged with the Water Moccasin. Unless you were fortunate enough to have your parents buy you that vehicle ,you were crap out of luck because Copperhead figures weren't sold individually. This Is his modernized ,G.I Joe 25th Ann. version and It's insanely cool! Damn,gotta love that color scheme!Copperhead Is just  badass !






Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Snake Eyes : G.I. JOE Origins



I gotta say,I'm excited but at the same time worried .We are finally getting a stand alone Snake Eyes film. But will It be any good? In my opinion ,probably not good enough for the die hard fans. We will always find something to nitpick . I really like the military aspect of Snake Eyes's backstory  and I think they're going to go full on Ninja fighter for this one. Again ,I love Ninja so If they do decide to go that route ,I'll be cool with it.If you guys don't already know , Henry Golding (the guy in the middle) will be playing Snake Eyes. To be honest ,I don't know much about him.I'll have to do my research. Robert Schwentke (Divergent,Insurgent , etc.)  will be the director so that could be a good thing. Only time will tell. I will say that I haven't been this stoked about a film release since Captain America First Avenger!

Also,from what I've heard ,the designers of Fortnite figures will be working with Hasbro on the movie figures.6 inch Joes , maybe?  




Saturday, January 18, 2020

Stop And Smell The Toy !

Today I realized why I started collecting action figures ,again, as an adult  In the first place. I forgot how therapeutic It Is to simply pick up and pose an action figure. It hit me today while I was taking a closer look at my Ultimate Snake Eyes figure. I know lots of people talk about how blogging can be  so therapeutic and good for the soul. I don't disagree. But I collected before I blogged. Baseball cards, comics and action figures have been curing my ills way before I began posting about it.  Even now , when I'm feeling down  , I'll instinctively walk over to my display shelves to pose random action figures. It takes my mind off of whatever It is that may be  ailing me. The moral of the story here is - Just because your not posting about your collection as much, never take your collection for granted -Try to remember why you began collecting In the first place and enjoy the moment without having to stop, snap a pic and write about it.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

2020 Goals

2020 Is upon us and with It a slew of resolutions. What are mine you ask? Oh ,you didn't ask. Well I'll tell anyways . I don't have many 2020 goals ,toy related, anyways. One part of my collection that I've always wanted to work on was vintage Star Wars. I'll be trying to pick up more of the figures I had as kid and even that wasn't much but let's see how It goes. The handful of vintage Star Wars figures that I own now aren't really ones of my choice but rather odd ball stuff sent to me from past trades. 2020's newest addition Is none other than the fabulous Hammerhead! Hard to believe this figure came out In 1978!


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year!

The wife's away for a couple of days so what better way to spend the time than by setting up a new action figure display lol.I snatched this up from my parents today and will be filling it with action figures tonight over a glass of red wine 😉 Damn, 2020 !Where does the time go? Happy New Years people !

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Snake Eyes Jet Storm Rip-Attack Cycle (Revisited)

Looking through some things In my basement the other day,I happen to come across a bunch of  G.I Joe ROC boxes that I still have laying around. It's nice to revisit them after all these years just to relive the moment . I remember finding a couple  of these Snake Eyes Rip - Attack  cycles on clearance at my local TRU ,about  12 years ago, for about 5 bucks and some change. At first I thought this was just a Nerf like toy pistol or something because of the visible  trigger mechanism .


It's not until you turn the box around that you get to see exactly what It Is your getting here. I picked It up more for the  Snake Eyes figure which  btw looks nothing like the one included.




The rip cord goes ....



...here .


One quick yank of the cord sets the back wheel  In motion and pressing the trigger releases the Jet Storm cycle. It actually works pretty well.


But If you're anything like me ,the trigger mechanism got tossed to the side  while the figure and cycle went on display. Snake Eyes doesn't look bad while mounted but Is a little bland as a stand alone figure.





Removable missiles are always a good thing for kids who like to simulate them In flight , but they  actually serve a purpose. They balance out the cycle while It's In motion and also help It stand .


As you can see the figure leaves a lot to be desired.Back then I liked It more because I hadn't picked up the single carded ROC Snake Eyes movie figure yet.


Clearly the movie fig outshines the one included with the Jet Storm cycle .



This set sells for about 25 bucks new on eBay today. Not worth It IMO. If you can find It for 15 bucks or less, definitely snag It up. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Soldier Force Navy Seal


I saw this at Family Dollar and had to snag It up for three bucks. It was really the only other figure from the line I wanted , so.  I love the color scheme and weapons but the lack of articulation take away from an otherwise  really cool looking figure. 



He's got articulation at the head , arms and legs but no elbow, wrist  or knee joints. 


He does ,however, have articulated ankles for some deep diving flipper action! The flippers are not removable.