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!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thunberbird - Marvel Universe X-Men

Several years ago I picked up this Thunderbird in a boxed set of Marvel Universe figures based on Giant Sized X-Men #1. Thunderbird has mutant enhanced athletic abilities, but his time on the X-Men was short lived. Later his brother Warpath was on the team. T-bird has some really nice paint apps on his uniform.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Too Many Games 2015 - Gaming Convention Visit

This past weekend Baby Skeletor and I attended Too Many Games 2015 in Oaks Pennsylvania. It was a good time as usual. I volunteered at the show and Baby Skeletor enjoyed checking out all the video game related merchandise and Panels. His favorite panel was the "Talk about Games" panel with Ryan Schott and Mike Matei. There was a live Super Smash Brothers Wrestling Show at the convention that everyone said was pretty awesome.

Baby Skeletor at the Screenwave Media Booth

The Game Chasers, 8-bit Eric, Alpha Omega Si, and Rerez after their signing.
Check out the video below for more on Baby Skeletor's adventures at Too Many Games.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fifth Element ReAction figures

The Fifth Element is a movie that I've scene dozens of time over the years. If I flipping channels and it's on... I'm hooked. So when Funko announced Fifth Element figures as part of their Reaction line I knew I needed to get them. The line included Lee-Loo, Korben, the Diva and handful of other characters.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Mike Matei of Cinemassacre shows off the Real Ghostbusters

Mike Matei from Cinemassacre shows off his awesome Real Ghostbusters collection. Mike explains the proton packs, containment unit, and how the Ecto-1 works. This is the third video in a series we did with Mike. I hope you enjoy. Check out James and Mike Monday on the Cinemassacre YouTube channel for more on Mike's collection.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Mike Matei shows off his G1 Transformers

Mike Matei from Cinemassacre (Angry Video Game Nerd - James & Mike Monday) shows off his impressive collection of G1 Transformers. He starts off with the toys displayed behind his sofa in many of the James & Mike videos and then moves to another room where he keeps the rest of his collection. Hear about Mike's first conversation with the future AVGN.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sssqueeze & Multi-Bot - MOTUC

Sssqueeze and Multi-Bot just arrived from MattyCollector this week. These to Masters of the Universe Classics figures help bring two more vintage figures into the new series. Both feature great sculpting and appropriate accessories.

Sssqueeze has his purple snake staff and has his bendy arm action feature.

Multi-Bot comes apart and can be recombined into almost countless different configurations if combined with Modulok. He includes his two blasters that can be combined to form a larger gun.

Check out my video review below for more details.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Prize Pack from Diary of a Dorkette

Miss M from the Diary of a Dorkette ran a contest not to long ago... and I won one of the prizes!

Check out all the cool stuff she sent to Baby Skeleltor and myself!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sarah Connor - Terminator ReAction

Sarah Connor, possibly the most important person in the Terminator universe has been cast in plastic as part of the ReAction line from Funko. I actually picked up this figure last summer at the FYE store event I was a part of. I didn't want to flood Action Figure Adventures with ReAction posts, so I still have some of these to show off.

Sarah is sculpted with her big 80's style hair and has nice paint apps on her striped shirt. I can't say she's the most exciting figure, but she grows up to be a real bad ass in T2. She's a pretty basic figure with no accessories, but I felt like I need someone for the Terminator and Kyle to fight over.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Lex Luthor - DCUC vs MOTUC

I have to start by saying that I love this Lex Luthor figure. He is so well detailed. Lex is just incredible. I got this figure as part of a DC Universe Classics vs Masters of the Universe Classics two pack. Lex Luthor came packaged with Skeletor the bad guys for MOTUC.

I had Lex Luthor in his power armor back in the day from the Super Powers line, but this updated figure is so much more intimidating. He did come with some kryptonite fragments as accessories but they are not pictured here.