Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Evilseed & Heads of Eternia Pack - MOTC 200x

Here is my review of the 200x version of Evilseed as well as a peak at the Heads of Eternia Subscription Exclusive head pack. I hope you guys enjoy the video.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Kang - Secret Wars

Kang the Conqueror, one of the least popular figures from the Secret Wars toy line.  Kang shares his body with several other figures from the line, but features a nicely done head sculpt. Kang is mostly dark green with purple details. He also features a light blue face. Kang came with three accessories. He had a double barrel blaster, a secret wars shield, and a removable belt/harness.



Saturday, August 22, 2015

K'NEX Titanfall Ultimate Angel City Campaign Set

I just recently got a chance to check out this awesome K'NEX set based on the video game Titanfall. The set comes with parts to build two giant Mechs (Titans) and a couple of buildings to simulate the battle damaged city. The set also includes several figures. Check out my review below.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Scully - X-Files

I bought this Scully figure from the X-Files TV show made by McFarlane toys several years ago at a yard sale. I thought he'd work well as a generic female for some of my stop motion animation projects. We have used her a few times as the Scientist "Miss. Pip" in videos I've made with students for science class.


Scully originally came with a phone. FBI ID Badge, and a creepy body in a pod. I don't have any of these accessories because I bought her second hand.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Flea Market Finds Video #2

I used to really like posting photos of my Flea Market Finds, but I've shifted over to doing more videos so my numbering is starting over. This would have been Flea Market Finds #38. I scored some pretty cool stuff ranging from Star Wars to Power Rangers and a whole bunch more.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What would be in my Nostalgia-themed gift crate

I recently heard about Man Crates, a gift service website that delivers an awesome manly gift to someone in an awesome wooden crate (complete with crowbar for opening the crate). They offer gift crates based on brewing beer, retro gaming,  and 100 years of candy to name a few crate themes.  This got me thinking... what would be the perfect gift crate for a child of the 80's like myself.

If I was going to create the perfect Nostalgia-themed Man Crate for myself here's a few items I'd include...

1. Colorforms - "window clings" of your favorite pop culture characters in a little box with a backdrop. I had loads of fun playing with my Colorforms Play Sets s a kid. If it was popular in the 70's and 80's it got a Colorfoms set (except Star Wars). I had GIJoe, Ninja Turtles, Spider-Man, Ghostbusters, Garfield, Batman Returns, and a whole bunch of other ones. You could make up a little scene and then rearrange it over an over again. Better than stickers.



2. Licensed Party Supplies - Silly hats, invitations, and paper plates with your favorite characters were a must for any awesome 80's Birthday Party. Check out those rad Masters of the Universe hats and plates from my 5th birthday. Other parties included Transformers, Ghostbusters, GIJoe, and Wuzzles. If you received a man crate in the mail you are probably celebrating something... why not drink of out of a kids paper cup!



3. Plastic Lunchbox - I love the super cool metal lunchboxes of the 1970's but they were phased out very early on in the 1980's for safety concerns. I know the art on the plastic ones was more simplistic and they only had a sticker on one side instead of art going all the way around, but the plastic ones just have a special place in my heart. Plus if you don't want to carry your lunch in it, they are great for storage.



4. California Raisin PVC Figure - I heard it through the grapevine... It might just be due to the fact that I was obsessed with stop motion animation as a kid, but I loved the California Raisins. There was merchandise based on these guys everywhere, but my favorite was always the little PVC figures.



5. Smarties - one of my favorite candies from my childhood. The little plastic sleeve of tiny candies. I used to let them dissolve on my tongue one at a time for the first few and then crunch through the rest of the pack. Loved them! Nerd and Pez might also make it into my personal Man Crate.


6. Nintendo - There would have to be something based on video games. The original NES and later the Sega Genesis were a huge part of everyone's child hood in the 80's and into the 90's. Some people had the systems and lots of games, and other people just had to play while hanging out at a friend's house. So my ultimate Man Crate would include a wallet or something that looked like the original NES Controller.


If you've ever wanted to receive something shipped in a crate or you are looking for an awesome gift for a special guy in your life check out all the different Man Crates. They have a pretty wide selection and I can only imagine they will add more down the road.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Super Saiyan Goku - Dragon Ball Z

Here is Super Saiyan Goku from Dragon Ball Z. I bought him years ago at a yard sale. I thought having a few anime characters might be useful for future stop motion animation projects. Goku is dressed in a blue outfit with red bands. Most of his articulation is in his legs.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Retro Con has Characters

I took this promotional photo for Retro Con a while ago, and didn't realize that it never got posted here on Action Figure Adventures (just Facebook). The characters in the photo were all voiced in their 80's cartoon by one of the voice actors that will be attending Retro Con in Oaks, PA on September 12 & 13th. The Bill and Ted time machine will be there as well.


Michael Bell - Duke (GIJoe) and Prowl (Transformers)
Larry Kenney - Lion-O (Thundercats) and Bluegrass (Silverhawks)
Doug Stone - Matt Trakker and Bruce Sato (M.A.S.K.)
Michael McConnohie - Tracks (Transformers) and Cross Country (GIJoe)
John Moschitta Jr. - Blurr (Transformers)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Power Rangers Sabertooth Tiger - Imaginext

I don't know if any of you guys have checked out Imaginext figures from Fisher-Price. They made some really fun kiddie toys based on licenses like DC Super Heroes and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. They also make a lot of original characters. I'm having a lot of fun with the Imaginext Power Rangers. Here's my review of the Sabertooth Tiger from the Imaginext line.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Brony Con 2015- Baltimore MD

Last weekend I attended Brony Con in Maryland.  I'm not a big My Little Pony fan, but I love a good convention. There was a nice vendor room, lots of panels, and tons of cosplayers. I was most impressed with the wide age range of MLP fans. I've also never seen a fan base that was more proud of their Fandom. People were decked out head to to in My Little Pony gear.


You can check out a short video from Brony Con here.