Monday, December 23, 2013

In The Beginning, There Was....


Before time began...the 80's.  There wasn't anything before that, right?  Anyway: There was THIS.  Castle Grayskull!  Fortress of Mystery and Power! 

...also a playset for your toys.  But man, what a playset! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tenkai Knights: Blastank and War Stallion - Rival metal bands, or new toys?


The Tenkai Knights train chugs on with a look at one of the two big sets in the series: The Blastank/War Stallion!  Both of them.  In one box.  TONIGHT AT THE SILVERDOOOME!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Nick TMNT: I'll Take Things You Find in a Dark Alley for $1000, Alexx


EAUGH!  What kinda dark alleys are you walkin' around in, Jeopardy contestant? 

Never mind!  Here's two of the newer TMNT villains from the current toyline: Cockroach Terminator and The Rat King.  Nothin' but the best for you people!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tenkai Knights: Big 'ol Bricks be Big 'ol Bots



In my previous Tenkai Knights review, you saw the little bricks that turned into little robots.  In this review, you'll see BIG bricks that turn into BIG robots.  However...with some new tricks I learned.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Nick TMNT: Ketchup and Lickquid Rage


WHEW, who was the last one of these?  Metalhead?  Time to catch up and lick some villains!  But not any of these.  'Cause ew, man.  Just...all of 'em.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Duty Call: Okay So I've Been Buying A Lot of Minifigures Lately


When I bought the previous Call of Duty set, it was the only game in town.  Then the figure packs showed up!  I had to try one.  Specifically: I had to try the one that has a figure that looked a lot like v1 Snake Eyes in it.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tenkai Knights: Bricks Are Fun


We all know Bricks are Heavy (a great man named Arthur taught me that) but are they...fun?  Well that all depends on whether or not said bricks turn into robots.

Uh...these ones do.  Yeah.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Quick Update on the CoD set: Uhh...it broke?



So uhh...I went to Disney World for my birthday/early anniversary last week (more on that later) and came back to this!  No idea why.  I rolled this guy around a couple times to no adverse effect, but apparently sitting around for a week untouched means the treads snap!  Figured I'd warn you folks since I sang it's praises in the last post.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Alright, One More Mega Bloks Thing: CoD Attack Drone


It was pointed out to me that these little guys gots MORE articulation than normal Mega Bloks minfigures, so I snabbed a box to check it on out.  Why not read further to see if you should also snab one for your own enfingered hands?  Also-also: Maybe I'm incapable of just simply reviewing a toy?

Friday, September 27, 2013

Halo Cyclops Mechs: If it Ain't Lego, it's MEGA BLOKS.


So it's like this: Sometimes I hear about how any building block toy that isn't Lego are just cheap rip-offs.  Well that just ain't true, in fact--- 

---what, you already knew about Mega Bloks?  Whadoya want, a medal? 

Alright alright!  Just click below and read about some cool mini mechs.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Cityville Invasion: Apps All Up In Ma Toys!


So Hasbro creates their own Lego and calls it Kre-O.  You with me?  Well they made the coolest little poseable figures and knew they would be a hit, so they blind bagged those suckers and sold 'em like hotcakes.  However, we know how Kre-O works!  It's pretty much like Lego, except with classic Hasbro properties like Transformers and G.I. Joe.  Are there any other directions to go in?  A way to do their own Kre-O thing without a standard property we all know and love?  Something....new?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Go! Launch all Eyebot! Forever into the Face of VICTORY!

Salutations all you toy fans and otherwise ('cause if Chef don't judge, then neither do I).  Would any of you like to know what would happen if I had TWO heads?  I know I would!  I mean, which one of us would throw up when it came to that occasion?  Or would BOTH heads throw up?  Wouldn't that be awesome?

But I digress.  Or digross.  Probably more accurate. 

My second head, as it were, decided to spit off from me before I was ever born and somehow lived his own life in Canada.  Also developed an interest in monsters instead of awesome robots, the crazy weirdo.  This guy called himself Zach and I may have mentioned he has a blog called The Plastic Eyeball where he indulges all his strange Canadian passions. 

Well, I've finally reattached him (or me to him?) for short periods in some malformed beast called Go! Launch all Eyebot, where we double-team various toys and toylines to berate them into submission.  Or perhaps that's just me and he's totally cool with them...we'll see!  And so will YOU, if come on down and check out our very first post on the Iron Man Assemblers line from Iron Man 3. 


It'll be a hoot, ya'll.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Shaken by the Shockwaves from the Shocking Shockwave Show (Part 1)


Shockwaveshockwaveshockwave...ugh.  The word lost meaning.  "Shock" doesn't even look like it's spelled right anymore.  So hey; you wana see how many versions of Shockwave I've managed to shovel into my shtunning shpile of trashformer shoup?  SHHHHHHH

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Tomfoolerous Times of The Tired Old Toys - 1: The Boxes Open


I've come to the conclusion recently that I may still own just about everything I ever owned, save for some broken or lost things.  Right from the beginning!  With that in mind: My dad brought over boxes 'n boxes of all my junk I lazily left behind at his house.  It is full of memories and junk! 

...but mostly junk.  So lets turn that junk into something mildly humorous and interesting, shall we?

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Three Minutes of Terror


OH MAN you have no idea how much I had wanted this guy back in the day.  Holy grail, I tell ya.  Well, one of 'em. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Only Snakes with Nipples (Sept '12)


 
HEY HEY what's goin' on folks?  Where was I?  Oh yes, He-Man stuff and maybe some other things.  Well how about the Snake Men two pack of army building madness?  This baby came out in September of 2012 and BOY HOWDY it brought the goods like mama's homemade biscuits (assumin' yo mama make da biscuits). 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Rabbits, Eggs, and Things Found in Baskets

 
Hello to those who celebrate Easter!  Whether it be a festival of fertility, a holy resurrection, or Cadbury Mini Eggs (which I hear those outside the US get to have year-round...).  For me though, it's...well it's Cadbury Mini Eggs - but it's also toys and eggs and rabbits!  Come celebrate it mildly with some random crap my brain farted out half-way.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Marvel 3 3/4 Figures: 2011 to Nowadays Times



Now we're gona bum-rush these mostly single pics of figures.  Many of these are from various posts where I was just showing off new purchases (again), so I'll make a quick schpeal about them as I go and we'll all leave a little more informed, eh?  Well okay, so maybe you won't be so much informed as pumped full of another's opinion, but you get the idea.  Lot of pumping going on.

Marvel 3 3/4 Figures: Littla 2010 and 2011


Here we are in November of 2010 and I was pretty much just posting pics of my new purchases.  As usual, I buy on a basis of cool, somehow related to my old stories, or the rare actual knowledge of a character.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Marvel 3 3/4 Figures: 2010 Area


My pics of Marvel figures were always spotty - not sure why.  It's not that they didn't excite me as much...I guess I've always just did my own thing with them and figured a lot of it wouldn't make sense since I made up my own stories for long-time characters that I barely knew anything about.  Superhero figures were always my wildcards that were used across my old toy stories, so I see them in a different light than most.

Marvel 3 3/4 Figures: Some Old and Ugly Pics



So lets travel back to February 2009 when the wife and I (then fiance) were still living out of her mom's house (at least for another month or so) and I had a crap camera and no backgrounds or specific lighting.  I was waiting for the Marvel Universe figures to show up for the first time, and ran into Wolverine Origins figures first!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Blink of an Eye: Metomorphs?


This was January 2011 and the new toys for the time were showing up.  This toyline appeared at Meijer (grocery store like K-Mart or Wal-Mart) and went on clearance not long after.  Seemed like it might have had some sort of media behind it with a website to go to (though I barely checked it out) and a story.  They had little bugs on wheels (I think) and then these: Metomorphs.

MORTAL KOMBAAAAT (robot ninjas)

 
Were you folks aware of the Mortal Kombat toyline?  If not, then you don't go to Toys R Us, 'cause that's the only place you can get it.  In fact, that's the place where you can get a lot of Jazwares products!  Anyway, I only bought a few things: One Scorpion, and this pack.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

RRRICK SUPERRR BRRREAKERRR!!


Lego used to do this Hero Factory thing where you could design your own guy.  There were limits on plastic colors and parts, but there were more than enough to make quite a few different and unique combinations.  I knew I had to try it out at least once.  I kinda wanted a few more, but I wasn't able to make any more before they ended the program.  This is my guy: Rick Super Breaker.

Firm Grip


Yay, Photobucket fixed the pageview thing!  Still can't upload, but I'm sure that's next.  Anyway, I'm going through the 'ol albums and finding interesting things.  I think I took this pic for someone asking about the size of the SDCC exclusive Voltron.  This was it.

Whoo!

Always Watching


My buddy over at The Plastic Eyeball did a post recently displaying all his Alphabots.  During whatever conversation we had where they came up, I had expressed interest in them (because they're robots, if you've been keeping up).  Can't remember how long ago this was.  Anyway, he had ordered some for me from the glow-in-the-dark set allowing me to spell my name! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Further Gundam Nonsense


Had to go digging for these pics!  I had apparently planned to post these to the same site the previous Gundam pics were at, but I never did.  No idea why.

Anyway, these are all figures I obtained in my last trip to Anime Central (Acen, in what...2011?  Yeah, pretty sure that's it), an anime convention.  I make sure to bring a good chunk of cash to grab some much sought after figures and random robots.

Monday, March 18, 2013

High Five Puddy


Don't leave 'em hangin' man.

Gundam Nonsense


Now, some of you may be under the assumption that I've got a toy obsession.  This is true.  I have many toys.  Sometimes I swim in them like Scrooge McDuck and it causes me great pain, because there are many sharp items.

*ahem* Within that obsession, however, lies sub-obsessions.  One of those is Gundam toys, of which the majority are MSiA, or Mobile Suit in Action.  This is their story.  Names and dates have been changed to protect the identity of the toys.  Wait, no, the names and dates are fine, but I did add captions because toys are hilarious.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Toyless Interlude


I was going through my Photobucket (in my regular visits to see if they've fixed anything yet) and realized that I've got some really random junk pictures when taken out of context.  I thought you chaps might enjoy a good romp around the fine velvet rug of the sitting room that is my Photobucket. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Iron Man 2 Figures (Part 3)


And here's where the toyline started to wind down!  This was around June 2010 up to October.  Everything was getting hard to find, and some of them had to be found for me by friends.  I'm not sure why, but standard procedure states that you MUST over saturate the market with the first and second waves of figures for any movie line.  If you get any other waves, make sure you only stock them once or twice, then go back to stocking the first wave.  Then, when nobody wants those AT ALL, put out all the brand new stuff straight to clearance.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Iron Man 2 figures (Part 2)


Continuing on with our tour, you'll see more armor than you can shake a stick at...assuming you're walking around shaking sticks.  In which case I have to assume you're having a cool stick fight.  Can I join you?  I found this awesome curved one that looks like a katana!

Uuumm...What else...OH! How About Iron Man 2 Figures? (Part 1)


Photobucket got back to me and explained that they're trying to fix things, so yay!  They're also putting back some of the removed features that everyone didn't want removed.  Double yay!

In the meantime I'll continue posting some older junk: Here we have the first batch of toys I found when Iron Man 2 was coming out.  Whether or not you liked the movie, the accompanying toyline made for some great figures!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Thundercats 2011 (Needlessly separating this into Part 3)


I jumped into this line as the show started up and bought two of possibly the most useless figures in the line!  But hey, I liked the kids in the show, so I wanted representations.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thundercats 2011 (Part DEUX)


I dunno you wana look at more toys?

Thundercats 2011 (Part 1)


So Photobucket still isn't working (or won't work?  I haven't figured out if they took out features for good or if they're working on them) and the site I used for the Sir Laser-Lot pics froze my screen twice and was a bitch to use (Imgur).  That means that I'ma go through MORE pics I posted at other sites and compile them all here!  This next batch is from the Thundercats toyline that just died (along with the cartoon).  They'll be in order of when I posted them (obviously back in 2011) blahblahblahblah.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

They See Me Lasin' (Aug '12)


Aaaaand back to the MotUC figures!  Last time I believe we were on the convention exclusives for August 2012, so now we're back to the regular figures.  Well, sorta.  I've explained before that they were doing a 30th Anniversary subscription with special new figures for the MotUC line.  If I'm not mistaken, August didn't have a regular figure, but this still kinda counts.  So, as I've said: The 30th Anniversary consisted of six figures.  Three by inside Mattel folks (two designers, one being Draego-Man and one by the brand manager, which is the Mighty Spector up there), two contest winners (Fearless Photog from awhile back and one I'll go over eventually), and one figure from a big-name comic book writer.  That's this one: Sir Laser-Lot! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Photobucket and the "BUHWHAAA?"

Alright, so Photobucket decided to fix what ain't broke.  As a product of that change, I guess they don't automatically change bitmaps into jpegs anymore (they did so in such a way that I didn't lose much resolution - if I saved a pic as a jpeg on my computer it gets a little fuzzy).  I can't seem to navigate their help forums in any sane way, so I'm kinda stuck with these piles of pics I just took with no way to get them online without changing them all to jpegs myself (and then getting them all fuzzy).  If any of you folks have any ideas, let me know!  Until then I'm not sure how I'm getting my pics online at the moment.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Alexx Shorts?! He still does those?


YEAH I STILL DO THOSE SHUT UP

But seriously, you can read my look into the new G.I. Joe Kre-O line (some blind bags and a building set) here or here!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So I Wasn't Actually Awake - SUE ME


So last time I said something about being awake, which I had assumed would be an indication that I would get back in business as soon as I moved my slothful chunk of a body into the motions that mocked the idea of pushing boxes around.