Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Fortress of Mystery and Power - PART TWO: Outside the Castle Walls

Details, details!  In our next installment of the way-too-long review of MotUC Castle Grayskull, we take a look at the details of the outside of the castle.  Join me, won't you?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Fortress of Mystery and Power - PART ONE: To Begin With

In 2008, Mattel grabbed He-Man fans by the neck and asked if we were ready.  We weren't sure what we were supposed to be ready for, at the time.  We got an awesome exclusive King Grayskull figure with what was supposed to be the body for the new Masters of the Universe Classics toyline...but were we REALLY getting that?  And if we did, how far would it go?  Surely the interest wasn't strong enough to get to the more unique characters.  Realistically, this could only last up until the big-time vintage figures were made.  I only expected to get He-Man and Skeletor and leave it at that.

Beyond that....far, far beyond that: We would never get a Castle Grayskull.  That would just be ridiculous.  No point in even hoping for that monster to come around.

Thursday, December 25, 2014


Merry Christmas and Hanukkah and anything else!  Or, if you don't celebrate any of that: Have a good day.  You know, have a good day, like, ALL the time.  Why save that just for Christmas?

Wait, nevermind that!  Take a look at MAH CURSHTMURSH TUURRRR!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Ancient Bowels of My Photobucket: PART TWOOOO

And we're back!  Last time we got through a swath of my photobucket, starting from the original folder ALLL the way back at the beginning.  I stopped around when I got into Joes again, so we'll start there and see what kinda junk I had been taking pictures of, beyond MotUC.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TMNT Mutations: An Old Fashioned Christmas Haul

Some Christmas ago, when I was a wee one, my parents got me nearly the WHOLE SET of Mutations figures, from the old TMNT line.  Now, there have been plenty of Christmas hauls over the years, but you can see why this one stands out.  It's not every Christmas that you get nearly everything from a current toyline!  So, with Christmas a week away, I figured I'd take a look at one of my favorite hauls from The Ghost of Christmas Past.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Alright, so they're not at the Pontiac Silverdome.  I also don't think it's called the Pontiac Silverdome anymore.  ALSO's possible you have no idea what I'm talking about if you're not near Detroit.

This is Mutant Mania!  New comers to the scene of tiny collectibles and VERY much in the same vein as M.U.S.C.L.E.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cloak (with Master Chief)

I saw this in the store and thought it looked neat, but I hadn't bought a Halo figure in a good while.  They're cool, but I can only own so many of these similar looking guys in different colors.  My buddy Zach bought it, though, and explained that it was worth a purchase.  WE'LL JUST SEE ABOUT THAT.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rise of the Beasts - Another Addition to the Glyos System Family

Are you looking for something pocket sized?  Something similar to Battle Beasts?  Something compatible with Glyos?  Or were you just checking my blog today and were all like "I wonder if Alexx posted anything tod---oh, he did.  Might as well read it even if it isn't Grayskull"?


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Poseocalypse - Ultra Act: Evil Tiga

I was ordering a couple shows off Amazon ("Are you Afraid of the Dark" and "Rick and Morty", if you must know) and needed to push it into the free shipping range.  Just a little bit!  So I added a forty dollar figure.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sprukits: Little Battlers Experience

Hey look, they're trying the Gundam Model thing again!  Except this time, they aren't Gundams...they're LBX: Little Battlers Experience.  Among others.  Lets take a look!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


So here we are: few days before Halloween!  What's more October than Halloween itself?  How about GLOW IN THE DARK STUFF?!  Eh??  October?  Glowing stuff?  Make sense?  Yeah?

Just get in here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Octobersbest: Clamp Champ and Ram Man check out Sleeping Bear Dunes

My birthday was two weeks ago (the 8th) so the wife and I went up to Traverse City, again!  Nothin' celebrates October like the Dunes around my birthday.  So bascially, celebrating October means doing things I like.  Only my things.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Octobersbest: M.U.S.C.L.E.!

Welcome to the first post of Octobersbest!  It's like Oktoberfest, except with less beer and lederhosen.   And not at all like Oktoberfest.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sonic Boom: Dr. Robuffnik and his Eggmobile

I want to say that Jazwares lost the Sonic the Hedgehog license....but they're still listed on the Jazwares site.  SO: here's a new item from Tomy, who - I guess - have the license to the new Sonic Boom cartoon that's coming up.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Schwag Brag: I'm Interested In Way Too Many Things

I was waiting to do another one of these when I got enough new things,, I guess I already had been getting new things.  ALL THE TIME.  If you folks wana schedule an intervention, I'm available whenever, man.  Bring donuts.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tamashii Effect BURNING FLAME - Suddenly, Pictures!

W-where did all these pictures come from?!  All I did was sit down to open my new Tamashii Effect Burning Flame parts and - hours later - there's a ton of pictures!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

His Coconut Gun Can Fire in Spurts: DONKEY. KONG.

Yeah, he doesn't have a coconut gun.  That title might throw you off if you've never heard the DK Rap.  You also might be thrown off if you have heard the DK Rap.  You also ALSO might be thrown off by THAT FACE.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hey Look, It's Zelda!

Wait, he's not named Zelda?  Then why did they call the game that?!

Huh huh huuuuhh....seriously though, click on in to check out the 4 inch World of Nintendo LINK.  That's right.  FOUR.  INCH.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Magical Slaphappy Insanity of Mobile Fighter G Gundam

Greetings, folks.  I want to tell you about Mobile Fighter G Gundam.   I also want to cover the toys I managed to get from a snapshot in time when G Gundam toys absolutely covered the toy shelves.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tomfoolery After Dark: Black Light Special Returns

Welcome back!  You may remember the last time we did this.  If not, click here to refresh your memory with Mer-Man's horror face.  Since that original post, I have been taking one toy each night and snapping some pics of it under the black light with my phone camera.  Some of them work, some of them don't.  For your viewing pleasure (I graciously assume), I have once again displayed the best of them.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Only One Who Could Make Puddies Weaker

YEAH, Lord Zedd!  You ever watch Power Rangers, back in the day?  No?  Well Power Rangers was a collection of five teenagers with "attitude" that PPPFFFT yeah right man, I'm not explaining Power Rangers!  Where were you?  Come on, keep up.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

King A'Da Koopas

So, this is a thing!  Jakks Pacific started making these "World of Nintendo" sets with teeny tiny Mario figures that go with these little mini-world playsets of Super Mario levels.  I am staying away from them for reasons.  You know, I buy one set, I'll get 'em all.  This, however, is different!  It's in the same World of Nintendo line, but they're regular action figures.  As you can see...they've made a Bowser!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Ancient Bowels of My Photobucket

I don't think my photobucket is private, so you could technically do this yourself....but trust me.  It's HUGE.  There's 107 pages alone in the original folder (before I started breaking them up into themes) and I started it back in 2004.  So - as more filler while I continue to work - I figured I'd take you on a tour of some really old junk!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HumAble Models for the HumAble Man

Are you Hume-able?  Well g...good for you?  I guess we all are, if that means you're able to be human.  Which, I assume, is why these things are called HumAble models!  Because they're able to be like humans.  Too much like humans.  I mean, the Gundam ate all my lunchmeat yesterday.  ALL OF IT.  Didn't even make a sandwich.  Sucked it all down like it was.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

An Update/Schwag Brag

"Wait a second, where was Alexx for the last two months?!  I've been coming here EVERY DAY in hopes that he would bring his bright, shining comedic brilliance and winning personality right through my retinas and into the joy center of my brain!  How am I supposed to achieve spiritual nirvana without pictures of toys edited in Paint?"

Sunday, May 4, 2014

In Memoriam

Hey, three weeks (or so) without an update and BAM - not what you wana see.  But you know what?  I don't care.  My camera took a dive from the table while I was workin' on Grayskull, and now it doesn't want to do anything without saying "lens error" and turning off.  I wouldn't feel so bad if it's last job wasn't filming the dumbest video ever...but oh well.  We don't get to choose how we go.  Come join me in remembering my little red camera and some of it's earliest and unused pictures.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Um...Filler: G.I. Joe Confessions

Yeeeah, it's more filler.  Just a few pics from an old thread about G.I. Joe confessions.  I believe it was supposed to be confessions about collecting, but of course I involved the figures.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Building A Better Man - A Mega Man

I haven't been workin' on the pics I've wanted to, lately, so I decided to dig through the files and find some things that should have been done a long time ago.  This is Kotobukiya's Mega Man model kit, and I got it back in 2010.  Also took these pics back then, too.  At that time I was reviewing G.I. Joes, and I had no idea where to put a review of a Mega Man model the pics sat around unmodified until now.  Not only did I get this done just for you good folks, but I also mostly remembered the jokes I had planned!  Mostly.  Probably not.  I may have just made up new ones.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


...yeah, nothin' else.  Saw this at a Meijer.  It's just a plastic container with animals in it.  It's just...that choice of top. 


Friday, March 21, 2014

Launch All Eyebot updates once again!

You've no doubt forgotten about Go! Launch All Eyebot - the side blog me and my friend Zach started up to showcase our shared interests.  I don't blame updates slower than me, and it's got only one post so far! 

Well come on back!  We decided to post up a Skype chat between us, involving an old childhood pastime of divvying up toys.  In a way. 

Come on in and read about Trash Talk!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

An Unnecessarily Long Post About Transformers

This wasn't planned.  I blame Heli88.  He's a dude.  I'm trading toys with him, currently.  He's also a bigger Transformers fan than me, so I wanted to get some nice trades for him 'cause he's totally gona give me a Harryhausen Skeleton.  That meant I had to dig through my Transformers and get rid of some more, like I had been planning for awhile now.

 ...naturally, when I do that, I end up playing with my favorites.  I hadn't planed on taking any pictures of them...but I did.  Once again: I blame Heli88 for this post about some of my favorite Transformers.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tomfoolery After Dark: Black Light Special

Darkness is my friend.  Not like the way darkness is Batman's friend, though.  He treats darkness like a psychiatrist.  He stalks through darkness; darkness shows him who he really is, etc.  Naw, me and darkness are buds who go way back.  Ever since my Grandma bought me Scare Glow and I ran into the closet to see him glow...we've been pals. 

Point is: you can see everything in the light.  In the see only what you light up. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Give that Skeletor a Dragon. Skeletors Love Dragons (Sept. '12)

OH MAN.  I was super looking forward to this one through the whole toyline up to this point.  This was MY Skeletor, ya know?  My only Skeletor, growing up. 

So naturally, this is the only figure where I have major complaints.  BAH.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

And Your Power is....A Long Neck! (Sept. '12)

So I've got the Classics Grayskull on the picture table and I thought: Hey!  I could use this as a background and get back to reviewing the MotUC figures while I work on the Castle itself!

So why not?  Here's Mekaneck in all his mekagiraffe-like glory.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Schwag Brag: Batmins, Spittermin, Blind Bagged Tenkai, and Others

IT'SH DA SCHWAAAG BRAAAG!  Play on swag bag.  Well, "schwag" isn't playing on anything, I just like how it sounds.  Anyway, I figure I can take up space by telling you what I've bought recently.  That way I have an easy post and a way for you to tell me what you want covered!  Also: LOOK I HAVE THINGS.

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Go ahead and think back to when you were five, or somewhere around that area.  Now, using your five-year-old brain: think about the year 2000.  Crazy, right?  Well this mother is from 2002, and it was the year that Mattel decided to smack us with Masters of the Universe again, but this time with a little help from the Four Horsemen, Sculptors of Detail and all Things Totally METAL. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Christmas Swag and Beyond

I wasn't really planning on doing this, but I don't think I'll have the 2002 Grayskull pics done when I wanted to, so here's what I got for Christmas, as well as some more junk I got around and after Christmas.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

*Shuffles through Photobucket* Uhhh...Micro Machines? you know how I was bitching about the snow in the last post?  WELL IT SLAPPED MY FACE.  It slapped it hard, like an angry lover.  Last Monday was officially Arctic Hell, and I was also super sick that day, with wonderful jets of unmentionable foulness streaming from both ends.  Needless to say: the 2002 Grayskull pics are gona take even longer,'s some crap I don't have to do any work for. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014


I'm workin' on the 2002 Grayskull pics as we speak!  We got a little dumped on last night though, so I gotta show this powder who's boss.  IT'S ME.  That's who.  I don't give a shit about you, snow.  You think I do?  I'LL SHOW YOU.  I'll stick some toys in you and show you how much I don't care!