Friday, June 28, 2013

Gift Card Bag Toss

Okay, one thing. This target gift card comes with tiny bean bags that are actually bean bags. So since it's a gift card set, free mini bean bags.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pigs in Space

Ever since I got First Mate Piggy, I've been looking at maybe picking up the rest of the Swinetrek crew. Unfortunately, like most Palisades Muppet figures, they were ludicrously overpriced. Recently I found them at a price I'm okay with, so now I can add Link Hogthrob and Julius Strangepork to my slowly growing Muppet collection. Which is great!

I'm always impressed with how much articulation these figures have, since I usually expect just a few cut joints. The figures are just so well sculpted that conditioning has me expecting 90's McFarlane levels of articulation.

The accessories are also kinda awesome, you get some blasters, a copy of a sci-fi magainze (StarHog) featuring Link on the covers, a model of the Swinetrek, and a R2-D2 esque robot.

I admit that Pigs in Space was never my favorite Muppet Show sketch, but these toys make me want to revisit them and maybe change my mind. I mean, c'mon, look at the plot synopsis of one of the stories.

The Swinetrek is bombarded by snacko waves, which turn everybody's heads into food.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Iron Mickey

Saw this at a Toys R Us. I've been expecting something like this ever since Disney bought Marvel. You knew this was going to happen eventually.

Granny Apple

I've wanted the non-neon version of this figure for a while because it's a horse using a walker. This happens every now and then on the show My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, but c'mon the idea is hilarious.

It's a horse with a bad hip who needs a walker.

Unfortunately, the only way to get this figure is in a 3 pack with 2 figures I don't care about. But yesterday I found one in the wave 8 Neon Pony blind pack box so I figured, why not. I'm pretending that the coloring is due to her being an irradiated horse who is using a walker. Because I've read comic books an have come to understand that radiation = magic.

Friday, June 21, 2013

AMP Episode 72: Door to Door Salesman

Episode 72 is up. Other James couldn't make it, so we got one of our regular guest....'s.... Roommate....

Enjoy if you actually listen to these things.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Brother Warth

I totally thought this dude's name was Brother Wrath in a nod to some sort of Irony since the dude is one of the Blue Lanterns, a lantern of hope. My Mattel splurge at the toy show had me jonesing to build up my 6 inch Lantern Corps collection, so I finally bit the bullet and picked up Warth after years of fence sitting. Idioms, gotta love em. Warth is a solid piece of plastic, although the skirt is made of that soft rubber that has that weird sheen toys made of soft rubber eventually get.

Also, his tiny feet on the thick legs worry me a bit. Otherwise, a solid figure with a fairly good set of articulation. I mean, no knee articulation, but cut feet.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Captain Janeway and 7 of 9

Toys R Us exclusive in the Star Trek Minimate wave knows as "Captains."

I thought they had neglected Voyager, but I can happily say they did not. So I get a Janeway minimate, although she does not come with an iconic Voyager villain, probably because that was not a thing that existed.

They made the Headless Headmistress!

Little girls, play with a decapitated character! This is awesome.

Why can't Mattel's boys toys be this on the ball?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Toy Sale

Went to a parking lot toy show. It was fun and I ended up buying a lot of Mattel stuff... I'm clearly a masochist. But I also picked up a mr Burns figurine with his brain scoop for a quarter.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Pop! Pops

These Kidrobot vinyl figures of balloon animals are adorable and I've been meaning to get one for a while now. Usually I balk at the price, but I went to a comic book conventionthis  weekend and after the prices in the dealer's room, paying $8 for a miniature sculpture of a balloon doggy didn't seem that outrageous.

Plus it turns out I got a green one! (They're blindboxed with one sculpt, various colors.) That's a great balloon animal color!

Sunday, June 2, 2013


This is a thing that's being sold in stores? How did I not know this? I need to pay better attention

Chaser the saluki DJ

I've bought 3 of these blind packed Puppy in my Pocket figures from a 99cent bin trying to get this guy. Each figure is flocked with faux fur, comes with a soft rubber jacket and some plastic accessories. Chaser is the first of the three I'm happy with because he's a DJ and that means he's a dog who has somehow mastered the turntables.

It's so ridiculous that I can't help but be amused.