Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kane from Alien - ReAction Figure

Today I'm highlighting another ReAction Figure I picked up at the big FYE Grand Re-Opening over the Summer. This figure was originally sculpted back when the movie came out, but was never released. The amount of sculpted on detail is incredible for the era in which this toy was created.

Kane is dressed in the space suit he wears to check out the strange ship the Nostromo received distress signals from. His suit is complete with a removable helmet with see-through visor. This is another impressive feature of this figure.

Kane is one of my favorite ReAction figures released so far. I would have had so much fun playing with this guy as a kid. He would have probably been a Rebel Pilot in my Star Wars universe.

Oh no Kane! It looks like you found a 90's Kenner Aliens Face Hugger!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TMNT Thanksgiving - SEO Toy Special

I filmed another Super Exciting Outrageous Toy Review Holiday Special. In this episode we see how the Ninja Turtles spend Thanksgiving. I know these SEO videos are aimed at a much younger audience than my usual blog reader, but I'm having fun making them.

Monday, November 24, 2014

November Nerd Block

Now I remember why I dropped my subscription to Nerd Block before. I'm getting a box of random stuff I don't really want each month. It's all fun nerdy stuff, but down the road it's really all just yard sale fodder. I enjoyed October's Block, but November didn't impress me that much.

Friday, November 21, 2014

More of my NJCC Haul

I posted about all the carded and loose GI Joe Marines I bought at NJCC, but there was also a lot of other this to be found. I picked up several GI Joe file cards. My mom meticulously cut out about a hundred of these things during my childhood. I love tracking down ones I need as shows. I picked up Ice-Viper, Steeler, Clutch, Scarlett, Cobra Trooper, and the Cobra Officer.

I've been collecting a lot of odd bits of memorabilia lately. Thses Birthday Candles seemed too unique to pass up. A friend of mine had these (or similar) at his party. Leo, Donny, Raph, Micky, and the Shredder.

Oh Hasbro, you silly goose. The GI Joe Motorized Action packs. I had this Helicopter pack as a kid. My cousin got this toy back in the day and  traded it to me somehow. I don't really remember how I came to own the Helicopter pack as a kid, but I'm out now for the rest of the day. Just an interesting display piece.

The last item for this post (still more NJCC stuff to come) is a super cool TMNT digital watch. I has this exact watch as a kid. I can remember running around the school yard talking into my wrist watch as if it was a communicator.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Giant He-Man from MattyCollector

Giant He-Man is currently available from MattyCollector. His jumbo figure really takes you back to the 80's. He's not an perfect recreation of the vintage figure, bu he's a pretty cool toy.

His head sculpt has cause quite a bit of conroversy among fans. This is the main difference between the Giant figure and the vintage figure. It's not a bad face, but just not the one we all grew up with.

Here you can see the size difference  between the original and current figure. I also wanted to show off the giant power sword. I'm pretty happy with my purchase, I can't wait to check out Giant Skeletor.

Check out my review below.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Blades the Copter-Bot - Transformers Rescue Bots

I got together with a bunch of my friends from SEO Toy Review to shoot some more Super Exciting Outrageous videos. Today's review is of Blades the Copter-Bot. He's from the Transformers Rescue Bot line. He's pretty basic, but of course aimed at young kids. Let me know what you think of these videos.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Monsters in My Pocket Super Scary Packaging

Monsters in My Pocket were some cherished playthings from my childhood. I worked hard to collect all of Series 1, Series2, and the Super Scary monsters. Later I would found out that the Super scary were technically Series 4 and that Series 3 was not widely released. Over the Summer by buddy Derek, who actually introduced me to MIMP game me a a collection of toy packaging from his childhood. I this pile of boxes was one item of MIMP history. This is ae Super Scary secret 6 box. The window would display the 100 point monster in the pack and the other five figures were blind boxed (before that was a term). I always liked the haunted house art work on the box..

The back of the package explained that the Super Scary Monsters in my Pocket figures were slightly larger and decorated compaired to the earlier figures. It doesn't mention what series number the Super Scary figures were. There is also information on the fan club and some of the other MIMP products.

The one product that was teased but never released was the Haunted House Playset. I wanted this thing so bad. I'd love to see photos of the prototype if it ever got that far. I'd love to know what Matchbox was planning for our little rubber monsters.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Photos from NJCC

I posted a few photos of my purchases from New Jersey Collector's Con, but I also have a few photos I took at the show. The first photo I wanted to share is of a Terrordrome and Defiant Space Shuttle. The vendor also had a USS Flagg sitting right next to the shuttle, but I didn't get of photo of it. It's funny that i was so excited, since I own all three, but to see the three Holy Grails in a row was kind of mind blowing.

The vendor who had the amazing GI Joe items also had a box to the Aircraft Carrier and a box to the Shuttle. I had never seen the box to the Space Complex in person before. It is huge. The Flagg's box is big in two directions, but isn't very deep. The Defiant's box is like an huge cube.

This photo is the 2nd most insane thing I saw at NJCC. I could not belive that anyone had this many Master Piece Grimlock and Soundwave figures. These figures are crazy expensive and pretty hard to find.

I don't really know if they moved many of them,  but I saw a lot of people looking at them. I have Soundwave, but not Grimlock. I'm not really a big Transformer Collector, but those figures are incredible.

The funniest thing was that in addition to all the Master Piece Transformers the guy had a bunch of Frozen Dolls.

The last three photos I have are of the awesome custom figures that were on display at the show.

Previously I posted about the Two Bad (Masters of the Universe) themed Ewok figure.

In addition now they had an Ewok figure based on the two-headed monster from Sesame Street. I wonder if he made a mold after he combined the initial two Ewoks.

Otherwise I can't imagine cutting four figures apart and sculpting over the seems twice.

I really loved this Trap Jaw (Masters of the Universe) themed Stimpy figure. I just think he's super cool.

I do belive I previously posted about the little Buddha Hordak figures. Nto only is Kevin Watts great at sculpting, but his painting is superb.

I don't know how he made that bird skeleton, but that this is incredible. I wonder if it has any articulation.

The last photo I have to share is a cool Oscar the Grouch / R2-D2 Mash-Up. I looks like he made a mold off the vintage R2 and an Oscar PVC figure.

I just think it looks great. I like that he had a blank slate as well as a fully painted sample of this figure.

As usually I had fun hanging out with my buddy Nick and Meeting up with other collector friends. Kevin B. and Mike B. to name a few.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mega Bloks Cars packed in Cereal

I was in the grocery store a week or so ago and couldn't believe that there was a prize packaged in a box of cereal. So I picked up three boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios. I ended up getting one black car and two of the white car. Each car is packaged with a sheet of stickers that allows you to decorate them as either Power Rangers Super Mega Force cars or Hello Kitty Cars.

Each of the Mega Bloks cars are made up of three pieces that can be mixed and matched. These pieces can also be combined with any other compatible building blocks you may own.

For more details check out my review below.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wave 5 Kre-O GI Joe figures

I recently bought 5 Kre-O blind bag packs from the new wave 5 GI Joe series.  Several 1986 figures were included in this wave, and despite '85 being considered the greatest year of the vintage joe line, '86 was the year I really started collecting.

Check out a my video review of these figures.