Monday, November 30, 2009

Commadant Cobra

Commadant what now?

Hey look, Tuesday Morning had cheap French Canadian GI Joes! You can tell because they have both English and French printing on them. Even on the cheap paper file card that comes with the generic packaging!

And I do like that Cobra Commander's laser blaster just fits into a groove in his back. Was that how it was in the cartoon? Because that'd be awesome.

Otherwise, it's a typical GI Joe figure. But now I've added the Commander to my collection.

Okay, up on the 3.75" shelf for you.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Black Friday Haul

So on Black Friday I went to the Lego store and a comic book shop, both of which were having sales, and picked up this...

Although those Star Wars Legos were just so I could get Lego magnets.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Marvel Minimates Wave 28

Hey, you know how people never read the character descriptions on the back of toy boxes? Well most people... if they're not buying the toys. Hell, I don't read them, not unless I get bored in the store.

But I did read the backs of the Marvel Minimates Wave 28 boxes. They're pretty neat, partially because it seems like they stopped caring about being accurate and just started having fun with it and leap frogging details. Which isn't a problem unless you're a fanboy.


Actually I'm pretty sure that deciding to join the X-men isn't what made him a hero, it was the heroic stuff he did with the X-men. If all it takes is deciding to join the X-men to be a hero then that means dude could have been heroic if he had spent all his time watching hockey on the television rather than saving people. Also, fanboy note: he joined the X-men to get away from the control of the Canadian government, which in itself isn't very heroic.

I like how they gloss over the body swap bit. Mostly because no one gave a damn about the character until she became a Japanese woman wearing a swimsuit. And how they included the Omniverse stuff in a nod to all the reality travelling the character did which no one gave a crap about and tries to froget because it really doesn't matter.

And of course they throw a joke into the Deadpool profile. Which is fair enough, although I'd lvoe it if they put jokes in all the profiles. I mean really, it'd make the whole thing a lot more entertaining.

AT-ST & Chewbacca

My collection of Lego interpretations of walking vehicles just got closer to being completed.

The AT-ST or "chickenwalker" is part of the Battle of Endor set which retails for around $100. But damned if I'm paying $100 for a AT-ST Lego set. So I totally e-bayed this sucker.

$15 for the AT-ST and Chewbacca. I could do without the Chewbacca, (I'm not a huge wookie fan, i mean seriously, what use is a crossbow that shoots lasers. Why is the bow part necessary?) but what the hell, I'll take him if you're offering him. I'm not a fan of the design, which restricts head movement as a trade for looking a tiny bit more like the character. Hilariously, the guy who sold this to me included the instructions to construct the AT-ST, but since they were middle pages in the instruction book he accomplished this by tearing the pages out of the book. I'm sure there's a bit of genius there, buying a big Lego set and selling off the pieces one by one, but that's the Gray Market for you.

Whatever, I totally got a Lego AT-ST for a reasonable price and that makes me smile a smile of a collector who is temporarily sated.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Back in the international X-Men days, Sunfire was the representative for the Continent of Asia. He got his powers because his parents were irradiated by the atom bomb when it blew up Hiroshima.
Or it was back in the day. He was never part of the X-men officially, having refused membership. He's sort of a side character who pops up every now and then, particularly if something's happening in Japan. But he's one of the few Asian Superheroes whose super power isn't martial arts, so awesome.
I find it surprising that they decided he should be one of the 3.75" figures. They never even made a Marvel Legend of this costume. (Opting for the Age of Apocalypse costume.) But here he is, and here I bought him.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


We are the Champions my friends... AND WE'LL KEEP ON FIGHTING 'TIL THE END...

of the woooooooooooooorld.....

Sunday, November 1, 2009

More Insecticons

By request, here's a picture of all three Insecticons in robot mode!