Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Surf's Up Joker

I didn't even know this was a thing until I saw it on a peg at Wal-Mart. And when I did I snatched it up so it could go up on my wall next to Surf's Up Batman.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Minimate Monday: Clerks box set

So the Clerks minimate set available at comic shops, online, and toy stores are in black and white, reflecting the original movie. I'm not a fan of b&w toys, even if I love the Clerks series of films/cartoons. But this Toys R Us set has repainted the figures in full color, meaning they look nothing like they do in any movie. Well... Randall and Dante kinda look like they do in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, but I prefer to think this is a Clerks the Animated series set of figures and they're preparing to do battle with Alec Baldwin as Leonardo Leonardo.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Goth Girl

So... This figure is clearly based on the new spooky girl archetype that has become popular lately. Not quite goth, not quite cynical, but someone who knows is familiar with the darkness but still retains her childhood innocence. Think characters like Emily the Strange, Lenore, or really all of Monster High. Pale white face, black hair with straight bangs, black clothes with a hint of girly lace. This is the kind of character they put on Hot Topic lunch boxes.

And they made a Lego figure of it. Lego is trying to reach out to subcultures! First the hippy, now this! Next up, Lego figure of a Juggalo!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Minimate Monday: Peter Pan Pirate Ship

I mentioned last week that I only buy minimate vehicles if I want the figures that come with them. This is a prime example. The only way to get the Wendy and Smee minimates was to pick up the Pirate Ship that came with them. This made them the most expensive figures to acquire and also meant I would end up with a second minimate pirate ship since this is pretty much just a repackaged ship from the Calico Jack minimate pirate line. (Remember that? I barely do. But if they release more figures I'll snatch them up, because I have a sickness and it's called minimates.)

There's some differences, to be sure. The mast is larger to match the one from the movie and the sails are different, but the base ship is the same. I dunno, I would have just preferred they released the figures seperately.

I'm sure they knew they had collector's by the balls. Who would get Peter Pan minimates but not get the Wendy minimate? Weirdos, that's who.