Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Maggie and Santa's Little Helper

I bought these a long time ago. I think I picked them up when they were in the Clearance shelves for last  Halloween. So their cost was surprisingly low, which might explain why I'd buy them considering I'm not really a fan of Squinkies.

But Chibizised Maggie and Santa's Little Helper are adorable. And they cost under $1. I ended up putting them in my Claw Machine. So now anyone who visits my apartment has a chance to win one of them.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"Flame-On" Human Torch and Blastaar

Pretty much the whole reason I bought this set was that they made Blastaar and I love it when they make minimates of villains they've never done before. And I have to admit, the "Flame On" effect and base for Human torch are pretty great too. It also helps that I've always wanted a version of the Human Torch with the Johnny Storm head. Until now, none of them came packed with a figure I really wanted though.

So once again, hooray for Blastaar!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Razor Scooter

So at the San Jose toy show I found something awesome in one of the 50 cent bins. This Razor Scooter. Toy sized. I assume it's in the same vein as Flick Trix and those tiny skateboards the kids are into.

But this, this I wanted because it was 50 cents and I wondered what toy lines it would be in scale with. So I ended up with this picture.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Power Ghouls

Oh crap they combined superheroes with Monster High.

I can feel my willpower waning.

Friday, March 22, 2013

AMP: Episode 68: Plastic Box

 The new episode of the Articulated Monster Podcast is up. The podcast really picks up when Alan shows up and we start really getting into what last episode's toy show was like!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bump Around

Hey, Hot Wheels Bumper Car!

They try to claim its been modded out under the hood to be a street car, but whatever, bumper car.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Quick Kick

Man, Every time I think I'm not going to buy another Kre-o they come out with something like this: Quick Kick. You know the most racist G.I. Joe they ever made... probably, they made a lot of racist GI Joes, but this is the racist Asian G.I. Joe. The guy who goes into warzones not wearing a shirt or shoes because he's just so martial arts.

I just had to get it in all its ridiculous beauty. I don't understand why he comes with a chocolate bar but it's probably a reference to a G.I. Joe episode I never saw. Because damn there were a lot of episodes. Like the One where you find out his parents run a Korean grocery store.

Monday, March 11, 2013

AMP Episode 67: Psychology Podcast

Latest episode of Articulated Monster Podcast is now up. Took a little time since we went to a toy show on Sunday. But since we recorded the episode before that, we spend most of our time talking about what we'll do when we get there. Also, Alan joins us. 

Autopsy Gear Dana Scully

I've been trying to get this Autopsy Scully figure for a while, but I never was able to get it for a price I liked on e-Bay. So imagine my surprise when I saw it at a Doctor Who convention for exactly what I wanted to pay for it.


Because it's Agent Dana Scully in her Autopsy gear. If I was only going to get one X-Files 1:6 scale figure (and that might very well be the case) it was going to be this one. Because Autopsy Scully is one of the greatest variants for a toy figure ever. It seems like this character appeared in this garb every other episode, because for some reason she didn't trust anyone else to run an autopsy on a dead body that may or may not have been killed my people with paranormal abilities. So hey, that deserves to be honored as an action figure!

The figure's accessories are based on her props from these autopsy scenes. They include a human stomach, her safety goggles and a mini-tape recorder for her to report her findings into.

The likeness isn't dead on, but for $30 it's good enough to get the idea across, and with Autopsy Scully, that's all I ask.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Finn McMissile

Why did I buy this? Because I really do love me some Cars 2 Lego figures. So everything I've said before applies here.

Also, it's Michael Caine.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Three Doctors set

Why did I buy this set? Because it's the first new Classic Companion figure in what seems like years. We get Jo Grant and the Brigadier in their Three Doctors outfits. Also a Gel guard. The Gel Guard is hollow and only has one point of articulation, that claw moves up and down. But that's pretty much all the Gel Guards did on the show too, so that's actually pretty accurate.

The Brigadier is pretty great in this set. The likeness is amazingly good. REALLY GOOD. I'm always impressed by how accurate most of the Doctor Who 5 inch figures are to the actors they depict and this is one of the better one.

But the real surprise was Jo Grant. The likeness is pretty good, but in what I find an amazing thing for them to do: she can take off her coat. That's right, you can remove the main coat piece and the figure comes with alternate unflocked arms. It's fricking amazing. Also amazing: She has a cut waist underneath her dress. This has me really angry that they've changed the main line into a 4 inch figure series. Ah well, at least my classic figures will still be in this scale.

I can't tell you how relieved I was that they finally made new companions for the Classic Line of the Doctor Who figures. Even if, true to form, they've already announced that the next set with Classic Companions are will consist of Jo and the Brigadier in two in different outfits. They're packed with a humanoid in a plain jumpsuit and golden head. So I'm probably going to skip that set. $50 for 1 new character isn't happening. (The new outfits aren't awesome enough that I must have those figures.)