Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wind-up Cyborg toy.

There's a joke here. I know it.


Imaginext series 4


Oh look, an Imaginext astronaut. The last Imaginext figure I got had a Walter White surprise under the good, so whose under this hood?


OMG! It's a Sasquatch astronaut! What?!

Scratch

Buying Scratch was problematic for me. 



See, when I got into Skylanders with the game Skylanders: Giants I fell in love deep. I purchased a figure of every available figure. I did not buy every figure, since there were a lot of repaints and many characters were given a new figure with each wave. And since the variants and whatnot don't add anything to gameplay, I feel fine ignoring them. 

So when Skylanders: Swap Force came out I assumed I would collect all the new characters too, because collector mentality. But that turned out to be problematic because by the time the new  game, Skylanders: Trap Team, came out it had become clear that they had underproduced figures of Scratch. No store had it. Skylander collectors grumbled about how no stores ever got them It was on ebay, but for about 3x the MSRP, and I refuse to pay more than MSRP for Skylanders because that way leads to bankruptcy.

When Trap Team came out I realized that Scratch had broken me of the need to collect them all. If it was impossible to get every character why try. When I finally started buying Trap Team characters I only picked up characters I really wanted. I ignored a lot of figures and my wallet was glad for it.

But now... My local TRU got a Skylander restock and it included a bunch of Scratch figures. This figure that collector's couldn't find for 2 years and suddenly I see a woman and her 6yo trying to figure out Skylanders holding one. I literally gasped and asked her if there were more. There were.

So I've finally finished getting all the characters in the first 3 games. Now I wonder if I should just go and buy all the characters I skipped for the fourth game  to complete my collection.... Or would that be a waste of money. 

I should probably point out that I already have 70% of the Trap Team characters.It turns out that I really like Skylanders.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Batroc

They made a 6"  figure of Batroc the Leaper with double jointed knees? Well, you know me. I'm a sucker for any toy of a French stereotype who is considered a credible threat to Captain America because of how hard he can jump on things.

BATROC!



Don't let them fool you by their claims that he is a threat because of his savate (french kickboxing) skills, Batroc's power is that he has really strong French legs that he can French kick or stomp you with.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Marvel super hero mashers

Well, if anything was going to get me into this line it would probably be a Beta Ray Bill figure.


An alien horse head you can put on other Marvel characters! But I resisted. For now.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Marvel figures

Wow. Why is Hawkeye so maniacally happy?


And I found both versions of Beast... but who really wants Gray Beast? Does that version of the character have a fan base?




Super Mario K'Nex wave 5

Maybe it's because I've started collecting Amiibos, or maybe it's because the whole wave is variants of already released figures, but when I saw the new wave of K'Nex Mario figures I realized I did not want a single one.

And I had a gift card, so I wouldn't have even needed to spend real money.


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