Sunday, December 30, 2018

Blogger Resolutions For The New Year!

With the new year rolling in (holy crap,2019 already!) things are going to switch up aesthetically here on 2 Minute Toy Break.Ill be switching up themes and with that i'll probably have to reload my blog list as well.I'm also going to make it a point to stick to hobby related posts,avoiding controversial and gripe based content,unless they are gripes about toys specifically.I want to say that I'm going to comment alot more this time around but that all depends on the bloggers content.If i don't leave a comment on your site ,it doesn't mean that I don't   appreciate the work you put into that post,it only means that I'm just not interested in the post. Lastly ,the following list consists of things that I'll be coveting going into 2019 (in no particular order).

1.Reissue Transformers
2.Lanard Corps! Rampage sets
3.Starting Lineups
4.Baseball card singles, vintage commemorative,department store themed sets.
5.Vintage Marchon M Force military figures
6.Vintage Sectaurs figures
7.Vintage 80s PVC mini figures

That's pretty much it.So thank you to everyone who stuck around  ,contributed and commented  all of 2018!I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and may your  2019 be  a toy filled one!Stay young ,people😉

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Collection pic dump!Merry X Mas people!I hope everyone got the toys they asked for this year,adults and kids alike!And If you didn't,you can always appreciate the hundreds in your collection currently 😁

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Mitchell,Maddux and Ripken !

The final pieces of my Starting Lineup display arrived today!Everything else I add to this collection will be just fillers and extras.I still have my sights on certain players but for the most part  , Im done with SLU's.Baseball,anyway 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Kenner Action Toy Guide

I thought this would make for a pretty cool post,especially with X-Mas just a couple days away.This Kenner pamphlet slid out of my Starting Lineup Award Winners box upon opening.This brought me back like you wouldn't believe!One of my favorite childhood pastimes was looking through toy guides ,marking off figures I needed to complete collections. We recently picked up a new printer with scanner so I figured why not give It a test run.The pics aren't as detailed and crisp as I would have liked them to be ,but that's something I'll have to work on as I go.Trial and error ,I guess.If anyone's got any scanning tips,all are welcomed :)

Monday, December 17, 2018

A Slew Of SLU's !

I'm almost where I want to be with my Kenner Starting Lineup collection.The Award Winners set knocks off alot of players that I would have had a hard time picking up individually ,mainly Bonds and Bob Welch.Another thing this set does is tie in the 80s and 90s ,allowing me to segue my collection to add a few early 90s players that I enjoyed watching during those particular years. The 90 Canseco figure will be replacing the 88 figure in my Oakland Athletics team display.The 1990's Bo Jackson and Cecil Fielder figures will be displayed next to the Award Winners ,where I will be adding a few more 90s players to tie everything in.The top of my shelving unit will be reserved for Mets figures.Aside from a few key 1988 figure needs ,im pretty content with my collection so far.

I'm waiting on a Greg Maddux figure that's going to be displayed on the National League side of the Award Winners piece,along with a Kevin Mitchell.In front I'll be placing a fielding Cal Ripken ,Jr. and fielding/diving/sliding player to be named later.Another new acquisition not pictured above Is the Tony Gwynn 1988 piece.You can see he's taken Bo Jackson's place on the far right of my 80's display.

I still want to add a  Mattingly and a Boggs to the 80's display .Any other 1988 figures  I'll use as fillers.

I'm loving my Cecil Fielder figure!Kenner was generous to the 1990's American League HR champ ,giving us a slimmed down version of  Big Daddy !

I'm done with my makeshift Athletics team. Eckersley aside,I've got pretty much all the major players.

The Mets display has shifted over to the top of my toy shelf.I still have a few figures to add and now I'll definitely have the space to do that.

Monday, December 10, 2018

On My Starting Lineup Grind!

I'm getting closer to completing my ,i guess you could call it frankenset,of Oakland A's Starting Lineup figures.I was going to stop at the 88 releases ,but that was only 3 figures deep,so I've decided to piece my team together with other A's figures released from 1989 thru 1991. Steinbach was kind of the exception here as this figure here Is from the 96 run.It was way cheaper than his 89 fig and I needed a  Steinbach,so there's that.

There Isn't much to tell this figure apart from the others that I have on display other than the lettering on the back of his jersey.The letters are green with a yellow outline, modeled after the 96 unis but you can't tell that unless you turn the figure around.So In my mind,this Is 1980's Steinbach .The smallest "Bash Brother" Steinbach. The 1987 Donruss Rated Rookies Steinbach. It's a cool figure but I couldn't help but chuckle at the softball he's about to chuck down to second base.Also ,he's a tad bigger than the earlier released line of Starting Lineup figures.

Then there's Rickey Henderson ,the catalyst .Rickey made the A's virtually unstoppable, hitting at the top of  an already stacked lineup. I believe this 1990 release  is his post 80's  debut A's figure.In 1979 Rickey started his career In Oakland before being traded to the Yankees  ,and then ultimately making his way back to the A's In 1989. I like the figure but I'm enamored more by the cards that come with it.That yellow bordered 79 Rookie Year card Is pretty awesome!

This Is what my A's team Is looking like right now.I now need to pick up a Walt Weiss and Dave Henderson figure to put the kibosh on this makeshift team  set. I would have loved,loved,loved to add Eckersley to this mix but he's way too expensive for me to even consider It at this point.I may switch out the Canseco figure for the 1990 version.It's alot bulkier , has a different head sculpt and would look better ,imo,with the other A's figures.I'll just slide his 88 fig up to the top with all the other 88 figures.It's coming along,slow,but coming along ,nonetheless.