Wednesday, February 21, 2018

G.I. Joe ROC - Snake Eyes

I remember seeing tons of this version of Snake Eyes on the pegs and on clearance.I never paid It any mind.I thought the head sculpt was a little wonky ,especially with the odd inclusion of a nose and mouth.And then something happened.They began disappearing from clearance aisles ,and ultimately from stores altogether.Of course,now I wanted one because that's just how It is isn't It ? Even still,lots of them began to show up on eBay, but so reasonably priced that yet again ,I  passed.I thought,hey I can always pick one up at that price sometime down the road.Well,recently they've shot up In price a bit so naturally ,It was time to make my move before they became simply unattainable.



If you ever feel the need to open up a quality action figure ,you can do a lot worst than a G.I. Joe ROC movie figure.

When was the last time you opened up an action figure that included this much stuff!?!


Newbie collectors probably don't know what this Is ,but what you're looking at Is a figure stand.Yup,you heard right.An actual action figure stand.With the figures name on it!


And look,It doubles as  a dog tag !We had It good,I know.


Look,It's a functional action figure!Weapons fit snug in hand ,backpacks with sheath for easy sword storage.Paint apps on point complete with tight joints. 










In conclusion,I'm glad I finally picked up this version of Snake Eyes.It's actually pretty significant considering It's the first time we've ever seen Snake Eyes In a real live action film. Thanks for joining me on this 2 minute toy break!Now you can get back to whatever It Is you do when your not reading toy blogs and surfing the net 😉



Sunday, February 18, 2018

G.I. Joe Loyal Subjects - Snake Eyes

When collecting starts to become a boring a chore ,nothing re-sparks my interest like a Snake Eyes figure.It's crazy how  Loyal Subjects was able to cram 12 points of articulation Into these tiny figures. I must admit to not being a big fan of  novelty figures ,but  these don't feel like a novelty.What your getting here Is an action figure with full mobility ,removable accessories and file card.









Saturday, February 10, 2018

Random Pics /Thoughts

So I've just been through my third Resident Evil disc and none work :( It's not my system because It plays every other game I own.This has really gotten me down due to the fact that I really,really want to beat It.Suxxx!Luckily I've been able to return the games with no problem and with the refund ,purchase more copies.I'm at my wits end,though ,and refuse to pick up anymore copies of the game.3 Is enough.

On the toy side of things,my better half recently knocked over my Marvel Universe display of figures  while doing Zumba lol.I thanked her for doing so because It gave me a chance to take them off the shelves and take some pics.I tend to be more active with pic taking when I can just grab them from a pile and create scenes.When they are all on display ,nice and neat,I don't like touching them much.I know I'm weird like that.

I've got a couple things coming In the mail so that's on the horizon but other than that ,not much Is going on .



Monday, January 22, 2018

Resident Evil Woes!


So,I picked this game up about a year ago and have just gotten around to playing It. I've played It before,when It first released actually,but never beat It.I thought I'd suck at It since It's been so long since I've played,but It was kind of like riding a bike.The mad skillz came surging back and before you know It I had the mansion cleared of the first wave of Zombies including the giant snake .After clearing out the back  garden area ,It was time to go back inside the mansion to open up the rest of the locked doors .FAT MOTHERPOPPING CHANCE!Why you ask?Cuz uh dis door right here..


..The shit won't open!The game Is still running ,you can even hear the sounds in the background but  it continuously loads without opening.So now I'm unable to complete the game due to the fact that an important computer disk Is In that room and without It ,I'm toast :(

If anyone out there has a copy they'd like to trade or  sell,please let me know. Hopefully It's a game problem and not a console problem.Other games I have work just fine so I'm thinking It's just the game disc.There's a small nick on the outer edge so maybe that's the culprit.Idk.In the meantime I'm playing the remastered Gamecube version on my Wii,reluctantly because I really wanted to beat the original first.Oh well.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Rathtar's and the Many Possibilities!

Now that we've looked at the Rathar's out of box and in hand,let's put them to  good use.Like I stated before,I wanted them to be generic alien creatures for my Marvel Universe ,however, Rathtar's are anything but generic.It feels like your holding a real ,live little life-form when   these guys are in hand.Lets check out some cool Rathtar/Marvel Universe figure combinations with   characters that I think make the most sense.

Lets begin with the most obvious.Mole Man Is known for rolling with a crew of  monsters and alien like ,subterranean creatures.While there are a few that are unique to Mole Man ,who says you can't throw a couple of these Rathtars into the background for an added effect.I think they're a match made in ...hell?

Doc Ock also makes alot of sense here.Mad scientist,science experiment involving an octopus gone wrong and suddenly Dr.Octavious has bodyguards.




Silver Surfer Is an alien life-form himself,so he Is certainly no stranger to encountering Rathar-like creatures while traversing outer space.




Rathtar's  could easily be  one of Dormammu's many demon lords.Dr.Strange would have his hands full with these two.


I could definitely see  an enraged Hulk going toe to tentacle with a couple of    ravaging  Rathtar! 



As of now,this will be my preferred pairing.I think I'll make It so that the Rathtar are actually mutants In their purest form.Unadulterated  mutant life-forms.Magneto raised them to be loyal attack dogs so to speak and he's going to sick them on the X-Men and anybody else who plans on getting In the way of his dream of one day eradicating the human race.Well,just those who oppose mutants. Subservient
humans will be enslaved and closely guarded by Rathtar ,when not being used as food for them to snack on ;) 

















Rathtar's are big figures.They will take up a significant amount of space on your 3 3/4 figure display but you can always pose figures in between and around the tentacles to make things fit.Notice,though,how I had to place Sabretooth,Mystique and Juggernaut towards the back.






Monday, January 15, 2018

Star Wars Force Link - Rathtar / Bala - Tik

A little while back,GIJigsaw posted about this very same Star Wars set and I took interest.Much to my surprise ,these were marked down to 5 bucks and some change on certain eBay vendor sites,so I snagged up two.I could care less about the action figure ,but the Rathtar should double nicely as one of Mole Mans creatures or maybe even a mutant spawn of Magnetos!If your a  3 3/4 Marvel Universe collector ,then you know how weak their playset and vehicle game is.I like the way  Star Wars movie vehicles and sets mesh with my Marvel Universe.   





Important note:I almost didn't bite on this set after reading a customer review on It.  He or she stated that the Rathtar tentacles tended to come off easily and weren't very sturdy.I then took to Youtube to see If I could find any other reviews on the Rathtar and I did.This one here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nFyfhIDPTE .Not once did he mention anything about the legs on the Rathtar being problematic, so I went on his word.


So here we have a hot mess of  Tentacles ,all individually marked with a letter that corresponds to a certain port on the Rathtar's body. 



The guy in the video was right on the one hand ,you really have to push and twist these in firmly for them to attach correctly.Unfortunately ,some of them are still a little loose and If you try to twist It on more ,you'll inadvertently knock off other tentacles.So both reviews were partially correct.Once all of the arms are on,they'll stay on but I can't imagine a kid not getting frustrated when positioning them to grab their action figures.I haven't done It yet ,but Super Glue might be an easy fix for this problem.All that aside,this Is an amazing looking creature!







Rathtar's get high!Did you know that?Yeah!And this Is what happens after they smoke.Yep,they get the munchies!


I don't know who Bala-Tik Is and don't care to find out either.I will,however,be using his head sculpt on my super pose-able Spidey figure.I love the way this came out!  


If your a parent buying this for your kids ,be prepared to hear some complaints.The tentacles will pop off  of the Rathar If your child intends on extended play sessions with It.For those just looking for display-ability ,then you can't go wrong with this set.Especially for the price.