Thursday, July 30, 2015

T-800 and Sarah Connor Terminator 2 - ReAction

Forgot to post this yesterday, but I picked up the T-800 and Sarah Connor from the T2 ReAction line from Funko. I'm really happy with the T-800 and it just reminds me how awesome Terminator 2: Judgment Day really is.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

T-1000 Officer and Patrolman - Terminator 2 ReAction

I picked up the T-1000 Officer with a hold in his head as well as the regular and frozen T-1000 Patrolman figures from the T2 ReAction line. Check out the video review below for details.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Joker - DC Universe Classics

The Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker from Mattel's DC Universe Classics line. This Joker figure is a great representation of his classic comic look. Dressed in his purple suit with yellow/orange vest. His outfit is compete with a yellow flower on his lapel.



 The Joker came with several accessories, but unfortunately they were not readily available to be photographed. He came with a cane, mallet, playing cards, and joker fish.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

T-800 Terminator - ReAction

The T-800 is a classic Sci-Fi/Action movie bad guy. The Terminator still holds up today and back in the day only got the wacky Kenner figures based on T2. Here Funko tries to capture the magic of the original film with there ReAction line.


This isn't the only version of the Terminator that Funko has released. But I feel this on is more iconic and captures Arnold's likeness a little better, but that might just be due to the sunglasses. He's dressed in a leather jacket, gray shirt, tan pants, and boots.


 The T-800 Terminator comes armed with two different weapons he using to try to kill Sarah Connor in the film.


I wonder if they'll ever make a Time Traveling Terminator figure. Ya know, Arnold in the buff. They'd have to do some sort of interesting shadow paint effect on the figure to hide his junk. Maybe Terminators are like Ken dolls in the front?


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Power Droid - Vintage Star Wars

Power Droid from the Vintage Star Wars line was about as basic a toy as you could get from this line, yet everyone loves this guy. He's a little blue box with two movable legs and some stickers. He also has a tiny rubber antenna on his back corner. This is often missing, and on mine (pictured below) that top cylindrical part is missing from the square base. Perhaps his best feature is the little clicking sound  Power Droid makes when you move his legs.


As a kid my buddy Derek and I used to always have Power Droid walking around Jabba's Palace. We would pretend the Gamorrean Guards would think he was a mini-fridge and open his front panel looking for soda. They'd always be disappointed to just find circuits.

Friday, July 17, 2015

California Raisins

As a kid I loved the California Raisins. I'm a stop motion animation junkie and I always have been. I used to buy up the little PVC Raisins at yard sales and a couple of my relatives used to give them to me as presents. Today I want to show off two guitar playing Raisins. The first one with the yellow guitar has a bit of a hippie look going on. He has the round John Lennon glasses going on along with a head band. The second Raisin playing the blue guitar is a more familiar style with his orange sneakers.


As a kid I actually wore these goofy California Raisin sun glasses. My mom gave them to me as a gift one time because I was so obsessed with the Raisins. I quickly outgrew them because they are tiny kids glasses.



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Funskool Devil Fish - GI Joe from India

I shot this video a while ago, but it didn't get published until today. Check out my video on the Funskool Devil Fish, part of the GIJoe International Heroes line from India. I loved the original Devil Fish as a kid. When I had the ability to pick up the wacky Funskool version I couldn't pass it up.




Saturday, July 11, 2015

Night Stalker - Vintage MOTU

We saw a lot of cool reveals at Comic Con from Mattel. One of the items they showed was the Classics version of Night Stalker, so today I'm posting about the vintage Night Stalker. The two robotic horses were some of my favorite rides from the vintage line (besides Battle Cat). I'm so happy to finally get them with articulated legs for the modern line. With Night Stalker scheduled for release, Stridor can't be to far behind.

As a kid I got the Fisto & Stridor gift set for my 5th birthday. I bought Jitsu at a yard sale but paired him up with a brand new Night Stalker later. I really enjoyed the two characters with metal hands both having metal steeds


Night Stalker has two front facing laser cannons, a rear cannon and a posable tale. Night Stalker also originally had a purple helmet like armor piece, but it's missing these days.


I think Night Stalker's black, purple, and gold color scheme is really striking.



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Flea Market Finds #37

I haven't posted any Flea Market Finds recently. I'm trying out a video version. Let me know what you think? This episode includes Batman, Star Wars, He-Man, She-Ra, and other toys.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alien Arachnid - Kenner Aliens

Kenner's Aliens line was very popular with myself and my friends when it first came out in the 90's. After the first wave though interest quickly died off, with only one of my friends collecting many of the more outlandish Aliens from the later waves. The Alien Arachnid is one of these more wild designs. I picked up this guy for $5 at the local comic shop when they were having a sale on carded toys in busted up cards to clean up inventory.


Here you can see the Arachnid Alien in it' packaging.


 Of all the Alien and Predator figures listed on the back of the package, the Flying Queen is my favorite. I'm not sure why they named that toy Flying Queen and not Bat Alien, but it's a cool figure.


Here is a close up of the instructions for the Arachnid Alien? Alien Arachnid... what is this thing called? Basically his head can suck up water and squirt it out and his legs can lock back and spring forward to trap a victim. Funny... because I had a toy called the Gorilla Alien that kind of did the same thing from the first wave. Reusing gimmicks already?


The Arachnid Alien is a red and black alien figure who looks kind of like a Queen Alien head on a crab's body... okay maybe a spider's body. I only count six legs... is it an Insect Alien or a Bug? Oh wait that's too much like another franchise of sci fi movies.


Get this thing off of me!